Looking for another Carmaggedon or Death Track; Blur ain't it

Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2010 - 05:01 PM |
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Blur: Twisted Metal has been making news for a while now as a mix of Need for Speed and Twisted Metal, combining a racing game with a bit of good old destructive mayhem.  Most of the destruction is based off of on track pickups, five different weapons and three car power-ups
are available and none stack so don't bother picking up multiples.  It lacks the realism of many racing games and while the destruction is a little more extreme than Mario Cart, overall Techgage found it lacking in b

Source: TECHGAGE

YouTube speaks up for Flash

Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2010 - 02:12 PM |
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The Flash versus HTML5 debate, started before Jobs or the pr0n industry spurned Flash, rages on.  For the most part we hear about the problems Flash is so good at creating and the benefits that HTML5 offers, but one should wonder why it is that Flash has had such staying power.  YouTube spoke out recently about that, covering the benefits that Flash currently offers over HTML5, though considering the general youth of HTML5 they do not mean to imply that these features can never be incorporated into HTML5, these are the things it cannot do currently. 

Source: Slashdot

Bored with Win7 already; take a peek at Win8

Subject: General Tech | June 28, 2010 - 03:57 PM |
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There is a sneak peek over at Engadget of some of the features that will be included in the new version of Windows.  There is little information on what improvements will be made to the kernel or the file system but they do have some goodies to share.  USB 3 and Bluetooth 3 are more integrated, facial recognition will be the norm and new states like logoff and hibernate will appear.  There will even be more leeway for OEMs to customize the version of

Source: engadget

Great Plains Batman! Microsoft's BSG turns 29 today.

Subject: General Tech | June 25, 2010 - 06:54 PM |
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As PC Perspective's Forums age, like a fine blue cheese, it is nice to be reminded of past posts that are still solving problems for people today.  There is of course Ned's world famous AHCI post but
recently a newcomer was asking about improving their routers signal strength which revived an old thread that details how to build a directional antenna to extend the range of your WiFi.&

Adobe bumps its critical patch up by two weeks

Subject: General Tech | June 25, 2010 - 12:23 PM |
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Earlier this month we learned that quite a few of Adobe's products come bearing an unwelcome gift, no matter which OS you use.  A critical vulnerability that is already being used in attacks.  The vulnerability would allow specially crafted pdfs and flash content to either crash your computer or in some cases allow an attacker to take control of your system.  Adobe has bumped up their patching schedule and will now release a fix for this next Wednesday and have already dealt with the flash vulnerability with the release of the

Source: The Inquirer

In case you thought Apple was the only one with lines today, Microsoft has them too

Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2010 - 03:06 PM |
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I know that some people are all excited about the lines wrapping around city blocks for some Apple device that was released today, I wanted to show our unbiased coverage of the tech world with this EXCLUSIVE video of the opening of Microsoft store in San Diego!  There were literally TENS OF PEOPLE on site waiting for the ribbon cutting and the confetti to enter.

Which flavour of Linux do you prefer?

Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2010 - 01:29 PM |
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Phoronix has grabbed five of the latest and greatest versions of Linux to see how they compare and which is best at various tasks.  Most of their testing compares the performance of common tasks in Linux, such as compressing and uncompressing as well as taking a look at multimedia performance.  As some of these distros are sepcifically designed with certain task in mind it seems that choosing the distro that fits your desired usage makes more sense than just grabbing the

Source: Phoronix

Rage will rock on either console

Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2010 - 12:45 PM |
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id Tech 5 is the name of the engine that will drive Rage and the new instalment of the DOOM franchise and there has been some speculation as to whether that game engine will favour the XBox or the PlayStation.  The specific concern has to do with hitting the magical 60fps and keeping the game at that rate throughout the players experience.  John Carmack has spoken with Beyond3D and has assured them that while the challenges these two consoles differ, there is a solution for both.  The PC version's perfo

Source: Beyond3D

The new VLC launches with improvements and a beef

Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2010 - 12:15 PM |
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VideoLAN has released a new version of their popular VLC Player, an open source and very flexible media player.  It became popular for its versatility in being able to play just about any media file it came across and has built quite a name for its self on the online community.  This new version brings extends support to Blu-ray MPEG-4 lossless and VP8 and it also incorporated GPU decoding on

Source: Linux.com