Its not a god game

Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2009 - 12:12 PM |
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Demigod is a multiplayer RTS with a few twists from the original recipe.  Perhaps the most noticeable one is your complete lack of control over units, they manage to kill themselves off without any help from you.  Resources are also changed, instead of hordes of workers farming resources, you need to capture specific points on the map in order to receive the various resources.  This leaves you plenty of time to strategize how to best to remove your opponent's demigod from the game.  This is one of the few recent games that bears AMD's logo instead of nVIDIA's during the spl

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Gee, Brain. What are we going to do tonight?

Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2009 - 11:48 AM |
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Feeling confident after the huge success of slipping nVIDIA graphics into Apple's mobility line, Jen-Hsun Huang is now setting his sights even more firmly on Intel.  In an interview reported on by The Inquirer, he claims that nVIDIA will soon be an equal partner with Intel.  The reasons include the longer running time of a Macbook Air with a GPU, the ARM-based Tegra processor which may make up half of nVIDIA's sales in the relatively near future and of course OpenCL.  He does

Source: The Inquirer

EVGA the undisputed leader in water cooling?

Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2009 - 03:51 PM |
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Those with long memories might find EVGA's recent claim to be the undisputed leader in watercooling solutions when they describe the GTX 295 Hydro Copper.

BFG feels that their claim might be a little bit off, as they point out that they've been making watercooled cards since the 6800 Ultra.  You can read [H]ard|OCP's review of that card from July 27th, 2004 here.

The LEDs on the side make it go faster

Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2009 - 12:16 PM |
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If you want to make sure that your mouse can keep up with you, as well as have a unique look then the Roccat Kone might be what you are seeking.  It is a 3200 DPI gaming mouse, with adjustable weights, 10 buttons and a 4 way scroll wheel; it does also sport lights all along it's edges and logo.  It also has a little extra trick in its driver, called Tracking Calibration Utility, which proved useful on less than perfect surfaces though had no effect on performance when using a mat. 

Source: Overclock3D

High-k, but low in power

Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2009 - 12:01 PM |
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Global Foundries has been showing off some nice wafers at the Symposium on VLSI Technology, displaying just how low they can go.  Their work on high-k metal gate transistors seems to have paid off as they showed of some seriously tiny tech.  The sizes they've reached have been seen before, Global Foundries trick is to overcome the leakage problem to keep these chips power requirements low.  Drop by The Inquirer for a look.

Source: The Inquirer

So, about that part we recommended

Subject: General Tech | June 15, 2009 - 12:14 PM |
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There are two very obvious facts that have been realized about the HD4770; it is an incredible value, and it is incredibly hard to find.  HEXUS has been doing some digging trying to find even a single card for sale, let alone the pair you need for CrossfireX which can really make this card shine and as it turns out they are sold out across Europe and North America.  It seems the problem lies with TSMC's volume of 40nm chips, which hasn't been able to keep up with unexpected demand.  We did hear that t

Source: Hexus

Smooth moves from Project Natal

Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2009 - 12:26 PM |
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If you don't recognize the name Johnny Chung Lee, get thee self to You Tube for some background, like this video, or this one

Source: engadget

AMD lowers prices for ATI Radeon HD 4000-series GPUs

Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2009 - 12:01 PM |
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Right now on NewEgg you can grab a 512MB version of the HD4870 for $125, the 1GB model for a whole $20 more. 
If that isn't enough power for you, go all the way up to $185 and you can

Source: Digitimes

Boy, the way Glenn Miller played ...

Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2009 - 05:45 PM |
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Back in the days when the mid range ruled, and digital was only for recording studios, the record was king of media.  The scratch of a dull diamond coming through speakers that were birthed before Dolby made its appearance, and huge stacks of vinyl and decorated cardboard sleeves dominated the homes of every audiophile.  Now those records are collecting dust, or are accumulating scratches through heavy use, but hopefully not sitting beside a furnace.  If this sounds familiar, and you have a lot of old vinyl that you want to listen to, but don't want to hurt it nor buy a CD to re

Source: TweakTown

A new hit from an old master

Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2009 - 01:42 PM |
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Anyone who has used a tablet for anything in the past, and quite a few who have never played with one, know the name Wacom.  If you have used their Intuos3 tablet you will probably be excited about the new Intuos4 Professional Pen Tablet, available in several sizes.  The price is still high and so is the quality, in this case the new version is all about more little extras.  For instance the programmable LED shortcut keys to the side of the tablet n

Source: TECHGAGE