Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2010 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Windows is out at Google as the company cites security concerns and offers its employees the choice of either Mac or Linux for their main computer. This move is prompted by security concerns as they hope to avoid the many viruses and other nasties targeted at the much more popular Microsoft platform by moving to ones where the malware is less common; a different kind of security through obscurity. Of course one has to wonder if Google's adoption of these platforms will not inspire those who originally make the viruses to start going after the other two platforms. Even a
Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer have managed to find a slide that was posted to the net covering the next 12 months of Intel's mobile chips. Six new processors will arrive by the end of the year to keep you occupied until Huron River comes out in the beginning of 2011, if all stays on track. Not too much new technology has been associated with this chip refresh though Zero Power ODD and the incorporation of on-die Intel HD graphics is generating interest.
Subject: General Tech | May 28, 2010 - 06:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been said before and it will be said again, but there is a good reason why the advice given in the PC Perspective Forums to those suffering from random reboots and failed POSTs is to remove everything, including the motherboard from the case and attempting to boot it. It will save you a lot of headaches though it does help your testing when you have one of the best PSUs out there to help you determine what is at fault.
Subject: General Tech | May 28, 2010 - 06:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
City of Industry, CA. - May 28, 2010 – Micro-Star International (MSI), a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and consumer electronic devices today proudly announces its partnering with Futuremark, the world leader in 3D, mobile and PC benchmarking, to officially introduce 3DMark 11, the upcoming version of the world’s most popular benchmark for measuring 3D graphics performance of DirectX 11 gaming PCs.
Subject: General Tech | May 28, 2010 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Here at PC Perspective we really haven't jumped into the iPad frenzy, apart from a little speculation on who made the chip that powers it and some thoughts on Flash support. Jon did find an interesting and brave use for his review model, letting his young children play with it.
Subject: General Tech | May 27, 2010 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Powercolor is showing off two hybrid HD5770's that add extra and unexpected functionality to their offerings at Computex. The first is the HD5770 Sniper which has a network processing unit onboard; think Killer NIC, though a different solution. The second card is another HD5770, the Evolution, has a little present from LucidLogix on it called Hydra. This is the form that the second release of Hydra is taking, originally planned as a discreet card they seem t
Subject: General Tech | May 27, 2010 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2010 - 12:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you want to enjoy the latest installation of the Splinter Cell series
it helps to know just what hardware will give you the best experience. That is [H]ard|OCP's goal in their article comparing the quality and performance of Splinter Cell: Conviction, as opposed to explaining what "Mark and Execute" is and how to use it in game. Instead they will let you see the difference in performance between AMD and nVIDIA's latest cards when displaying the heavily updat
Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2010 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When XP first appeared as a 64-bit OS, many peoples free firewall program of choice, ZoneAlarm, suddenly disappeared as an option. As they came along, Vista and Win7, when installed as a 64-bit OS also could not use ZoneAlarm and people sought out different choices of free firewalls like Ghostwall or even resorted to the built in Windows firewall.
Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2010 - 01:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Eagle Tech has released a 2.1 speaker system called the Arion ET-AR506-BK, it is not very portable but they are appropriate for many setups. The orange and black colour scheme might not work for everyone but the quality is certainly good enough for small rooms. The two satellites have dual 3" midrange drivers and single 1" tweeter with 12.5W of power and the subwoofer has a nice 5" driver with 25W of power and claim a frequency