Anand just can't stop buying Xboxes

Subject: General Tech | June 18, 2010 - 12:51 PM |

The new improved and thinned Xbox, codenamed Valhalla has arrived and one major benefit is that you will no longer have to fear the Red Ring of Death as they changed the colour of the ring to green.   Anand is quite familiar with the RRoD as he has seen three of his five Xboxes die in that particular way.  He picked up one of these new Xboxes, with its new look and reduced power consumption and tore it open to see what was inside.  You can find out what he dis

Source: AnandTech

Flash memory in 3D; the major makers make some changes

Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2010 - 11:37 AM |

The big three NAND makers, Toshiba, Macronix and Samsung are loving the surge of popularity of their products.  It isn't just the SSD market that is making their accountants smile, the ever growing need for more capacity embedded in mobile products is helping as well.  All three had something new to announce to The Inquirer when they were asked.  With

Source: The Inquirer
Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: AMD

Tired of Benchmarks? Here's the Dirt!

Industry Dirt will be exploring some of the more suspect rumors and happenings around our beloved technology firms. Today I take a look at some of the latest from AMD and Intel, and while Intel certainly is still controlling the industry, AMD looks like it could be in for a surprise quarter. Plus I explore the ramifications of Intel's latest "K" series of unlocked CPUs.

Wondering what games are being displayed at E3?

Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2010 - 01:02 PM |

Wired has assembled 10 trailers for the games generating the most buzz at the E3 conference for your viewing pleasure.  Most of the trailers are a little light on the gameplay video and we haven't seen much in the way of that so far from E3 but the trailers are definitely heavy on the tease.  Drop by to see the games most likely to be absorbing all of your free time in the near future.

Source: Wired News

Recycle, reuse, repeat with an old router

Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2010 - 12:23 PM |

MAKE:Blog has a rather useful suggestion to help you get an old piece of tech out of the closet and make it useful again.  Using the wonderful tool of DD-WRT they have instructions on how to turn your old wireless router into a repeater.  DD-WRT, if you have not run into it before is a tool used to replace the firmware on a router with a Linux based alternative.  This means that the old interface on your router is replaced with a different interface that offers more fun

Source: MAKE: Blog

Audio-Technica's ATH-AD700's are music to your ears ... and pocketbook

Subject: General Tech | June 15, 2010 - 05:23 PM |

If you are in the market for some high(ish) end cup style earphones that stick with reproducing quality sound and do not venture into microphones or beat on your head to music then you should look into Audio-Technica's ATH-AD700 headphones[H]ard|OCP recently reviewed this $90 headset and were i

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Bored of the Wii controller? Pick up the T-Freestyle NW.

Subject: General Tech | June 15, 2010 - 03:36 PM |

If you are wanting a non-standard input device and cannot wait for Project Natal or Kinect or whatever name the motion sensing device Microsoft is working on bears when it hits the market then just maybe Thrustmaster can help you out.  They have on offer the T-Freestyle NW, a skateboard control for the Wii.  The number of games that you will be able to successfully use device with are limited, but

Putting the onus of 3D on the CPU and not the bridge of your nose

Subject: General Tech | June 15, 2010 - 12:25 PM |

Microsoft is showing off their own take on a 3D display and it is one that people may find preferable to alternatives that require you to wear glasses.  By varying the thickness of the display and uses tracking cameras to steer the LED light to your eyes directly.  The processing power prohibited this type of 3D display until recently when newer generations of processors arrived that could handle the load.  It is also a very small solution, no bulky projectors needed as this will fit in a normal TV/display from factor.  The viewing angle is a little thin right now, but

Source: Ars Technica

That ole Google browser

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2010 - 12:01 PM |

As Google's Chrome arrived on the scene many installed it and tried it out to see how it compared to their browser of choice and many seem to have acknowledged its existence and then gone straight back to their usual web browser.  Their reasons vary but there are two main causes for people to stick with their original choice, the lack of extensions and that persnickety
little requirement in the tech world; a killer app. 

Source: InsideHW

Footballers try to kick between the posts; we get our kicks from trying to POST

Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2010 - 06:05 PM |

Visiting the PC Perspective forums for help is always a good idea, even if your question is not technically about a PC, since at least one of our fine members will know at least a little about what you need more information on.  For instance this thread will put you in the know for picking an inexpensive drawing pad to doodle on.  Of course if you do have a question involving PCs and their components you will get more people answering