Things are looking up for AMD

Subject: General Tech | March 31, 2009 - 11:39 AM |
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According to DigiTimes, the low price of the Phenom II processor has made the company a lot more popular.  So popular that motherboard manufacturers are expecting a big jump in market share, their prediction is 30%.  Computex will also bring about some more interest in AMD, with the rumoured release of the 780G+ chipset.  They will pair that with the new Athlon II processors in a platform named Pisces, which undoubtedly will be cheaper than a Dragon platform.

Source: Digitimes

My, you're a big boy

Subject: General Tech | March 30, 2009 - 03:50 PM |
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The OCZ Behemoth Large Gaming Mouse is, as the name implies, a rather large mouse you would use for gaming.  The size isn't a complete gimmick, the mouse sports two lasers allowing 3200 dpi accuracy and it sports a weight compartment as well; both features require a bit of extra space.  Even more attractive is the price of this mouse, at $30, it is one of the least expensive gaming mice around.

La raw bee, an aperitif

Subject: General Tech | March 30, 2009 - 11:49 AM |
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Intel is piecing out the portions of information on Larrabee in tiny little tastes, trying to whet the appetite of an already well fed crowd.  The Corei7 launch is barely in the past, the Core2 launch is also still fresh in peoples memories and the Phenom II is offering fair competition in certain scenarios on AMD's side.  That rich feast of new architecture lies heavy on the belly so Intel has a bit of work ahead of them to get users hungry for more.  If you feel you have the space, you can see the newest information on the structu

The case mod of EVIL!!

Subject: General Tech | March 27, 2009 - 06:27 PM |
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One of the most popular threads in the Cases'n'Cooling forum is the making of an incredible case mod, both in video form and still pictures.  The case its self is jaw droppingly amazing for anyone who doesn't feel an instinctual revulsion to anything designed by H.R. Geiger, and the details in the making of may lead you toward some modding ideas of your own.  You will also spot some nice finds for those looking for a unique case, without the metal and Styrofoam work. 

How about a nice game of CounterSue

Subject: General Tech | March 27, 2009 - 11:46 AM |
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It is a good time to be an IP lawyer in the semiconductor industry; there is a legal free for all going on.  The newest case is Intel versus nVIDIA and nVIDIA versus Intel, as they are both suing
each other over the cross licensing agreement that may or may not be changed.  As it stands, Intel is planning on denying nVIDIA access to the necessary licenses to produce chipsets for the Nehalem processor, while nVIDIA feels that Intel's current IGP as well as Larrabee both
utilize nVIDIA patents.  Follow

Source: Digitimes

Much better than squinting and using your imagination

Subject: General Tech | March 26, 2009 - 11:23 AM |
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nVIDIA card owners now have an application that performs a similar task to AMD's Badaboom, which was released not that long ago.  It is provided by the same company that created FixMyMovie in days gone by, but promises to be more effective.  vReveal harnesses nVIDIA's new CUDA programming environment to offer a magic 2x button, which promises to take your crappy 320x240 phone cam pictures and upscale it to 640x480.  Don't expect to be able to use that on pictures with above 576 lines nor make use of SLI while you are upscaling, but it still beats the fuzzy alternative. 

No, Orcs do not get a health plan

Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2009 - 12:03 PM |
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Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a Star Wars Battlefield style game, you can play in first person or third and even control others during the game.  It has two single player campaigns, one following the familiar story of a hobbit and his ring, the second a parallel evil campaign allowing you to try to succeed where Sauron failed.  All the major battles and landmarks are to be covered in the single player campaign and the screenshots and promo movies seem to capture the ambiance of Tolkien's
Middle Earth.  There is also a multiplayer aspect, allowing for Conquest, Capture, the Fl

Source: OCMODSHOP

Deworming a router

Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2009 - 11:43 AM |
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Before you decide to panic over the Psyb0t worm's new ability to go after Linux powered modems and routers, you should read this quick checklist

  • Your device is a mipsel (MIPS running in little-endian mode, this is what the worm is compiled for) device.
  • Your device also has telnet, SSH or web-based interfaces available to the WAN, and
Source: The Inquirer

NEW NVIDIA APEX TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES PHYSICS CREATION PIPELINE FOR CONTENT DEVELOPERS

Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2009 - 11:14 AM |
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GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (GDC) - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 25, 2009 - NVIDIA Corporation today announced NVIDIA APEX, a dramatic new capability to its PhysX technology development software development kit (SDK), that provides artists, level designers, and game developers with a set of easy-to-use tools that streamline the process of implementing scalable physics across multiple platforms for next-generation titles.

With NVIDIA PhysX technology, game developers can design worlds that literally come

Source: NVIDIA

AMD Announces Next-Generation, Platform-Agnostic Tools for Increased Game Development Efficiency

Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2009 - 11:09 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - March 25, 2009 - AMD today announced the availability of GPU PerfStudio 2.0, a free, platform-agnostic, next-generation AMD graphics application development tool for game developers, obtainable through a closed beta program. GPU PerfStudio 2.0 has been designed from the ground up to easily integrate with existing projects, and help to identify and resolve performance issues early in the development cycle.

Source: AMD