More news from the Global Foundries GTC 2010

Subject: General Tech | September 2, 2010 - 11:08 AM |

There is quite a bit of news that came out of the Global Foundries Global Technologies Conference that shows what the future of GF looks like.  You may have heard of Freescale, whose thin film storage technology is found in non-volatile flash memory called FlexMemory are partnering with GF to start to produce 90nm EEPROM flash memory.  This represents another non-AMD contract that AMDs semi-detached manufacturing arm will be working with.

Is it still a demo when it costs $5? Dead Rising 2 prequel arrives

Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2010 - 01:11 PM |

If you are a fan of dispatching zombies in new and interesting ways, such as with a kayak paddle, duct tape and chainsaw Darth Maul-ish kludge then you have probably been following the Dead Rising series.  For those anxious for the release of the sequel or those curious about what all the hype is, for 400 Microsoft points you can have a few hours of fun in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies for you to torment.  Take a peek over at Ars Technica.

Source: Ars Technica

nVIDIA eyes integrating graphics into a southbridge

Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2010 - 11:28 AM |

Speculation over how the three main competitors for market share are going to manage to create a general purpose processing unit capable of handling the duties of both CPU and GPU have been keeping tech analysts busy over the past year and a bit.  With AMD and Intel it has been obvious the path they are most likely to take as they currently have both CPU and GPU products and experience developing them is to find a way to combine their two existing products into a single die or at least a single ZIF chip. 

Source: Digitimes

ASUS Xense, a new soundcard bundled with headphones

Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2010 - 02:47 PM |

Don't let your first glance of the ASUS Xense fool you, that shiny shroud is more than just decoration, it is an EMI shield as well.  It is a PCI Express card that will give you a use for those molex power connectors that are hanging around not doing much thanks to SATA and PCIe power connectors.  Bundled with the sound card is Sennheiser's PC350
headset, using 6.30mm jacks for the mic and headphones and is collapsible into a nicely compact form.  Head on over to Overclock3D to see how they

Source: Overclock3D

Don't buy that i7 950 quite yet, there's a price cut coming

Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2010 - 12:20 PM |

The 3.06GHz Core i7 950 is a rather nice LGA 1366 processor though at the price of $600 not everyone could afford to drop it into their system.  DigiTimes has some good news for those eyeing a processor upgrade as Intel has announced that the price is coming down almost 50% to an MRSP of $294. 

Source: Digitimes

Corsair Launches High Performance USB Headset for Gamers

Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2010 - 11:36 AM |

FREMONT, California — August 31, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the launch of their inaugural audio product, the Gaming Audio Series HS1 USB gaming headset.

A pair of mice from unusual suspects

Subject: General Tech | August 30, 2010 - 03:19 PM |

Sharkoon has been heard from before but certainly not as a supplier of mice and QPad tends to focus more on mouse pads than the actual mice themselves.  That hasn't stopped either company as you can now purchase a QPad K5 or a Sharkoon FireGlider.  Both have high DPI settings, the QPad with a higher top end than the Sharkoon though the Sharkoon is a litte nicer to look at with the pattern they've decorated it with.

Source: Funky Kit

Another way to unbrick your BIOS

Subject: General Tech | August 30, 2010 - 12:56 PM |

Here at PC Perspective we have often recommended and BIOS Saviour as the two main ways to recover from a bad BIOS flash.  It is easy to tell if you have done a bad BIOS flash as the component you've just updated has become about as useful as

Source: MAKE: Blog
Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: General

Introduction and Specifications

Hardcore gamers know the importance of quality sound when they are playing online or during gaming tournaments. Plantronics has always had their back and their new GameCom 777 headset gives them Dolby 7.1 virtual surround to add depth and clarity to their gaming experience. The GameCom 777 features a lightweight frame, noise cancelling technology, and 7.1 sound to make any movie, Skype conversation, or gaming match sound like your in a virtual surround sound theater.

Get a free full copy of Mafia II thanks to nVIDIA

Subject: General Tech | August 29, 2010 - 06:49 PM |

Starting this week across the US and Europe, you can get a free copy
of the smash hit game Mafia II with the purchase of a GeForce GPU, GTX
465 and higher! That’s right, a copy of Mafia II for free!

We here at NVIDIA are super excited about the incredible experience
that can be realized when playing on a GeForce GPU.

Source: NVIDIA