Get your neural impules firing

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 03:30 PM |
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Drop by Overclock3D for a look at the OZC Neural Impulse Actuator in the wild.  As opposed to all the demos we have seen set up at various computer shows, they are trying to use it on a real system.  Read on to find out just how useful this device is.

Source: Overclock3D

One take on anti-spyware

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 12:07 PM |
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At ExtremeTech you can read about their top 10 antispyware programs.  The list is short, and they offer a quick overview on which offer better protection, and which are not worth the money it would take to buy it.  If you have been hit by malware and are considering a new
programs to protect yourself then give this article a peruse.  There is also a lot of advice in our networking forum.

Source: Extremetech

AMD Foundation Launches "AMD Changing the Game"

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 11:30 AM |
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New York -- June 2, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the launch of AMD Changing the Game, the first initiative of the newly formed AMD Foundation. The AMD Changing the Game program is intended to improve critical technical and life skills by teaching kids to develop digital games with social content. The program is rooted in AMD's commitment and experience in supporting education with the company's passion and expertise in the gaming industry.
Source: AMD

VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design wins Gold at Computex

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 11:27 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Its not X86, but who cares?

NVIDIA is releasing its new "system on a chip" product which promises to bring industry leading visual performance to handheld and mobile internet devices. Utilizing an Arm 11 processor to power the chip, NVIDIA has added a fully functional graphics part with 3D and video encode/decode functionality. The combination is one that NVIDIA hopes will lead the mobile revolution once 3G hits the streets en masse.

FIXED! Forums down for a bit

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2008 - 02:25 AM |
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Thanks to all who wrote in - yeah the forums are down for a bit of UNscheduled maintenance. But no worries, we have people on the job and they will hopefully be back Sunday sometime.

UPDATE - the forums are back up!  A huge thanks goes to our friends at eicomm.net and moreweb.com for helping me with the problem while I was flying across the globe!

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Time to break out that summer cooling gear

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 06:50 PM |
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While new technology is almost always a good thing, getting rid of old tech is not.  The parallel port still has not died, nor the 3.5" floppy or the PS-2 port.  There are probably even ISA slot holdouts, I know for a fact that there are still AGP addicts.  The newest forced obsolescence is causing a lot of FUD, so to properly understand the new Cable TV standards drop by this thread.  It won't help make your grandmother feel better about her old TV no longer receiving a signal, but it can help yo

MSI is showing off in Taipei

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 11:36 AM |
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bit-tech was shown some interesting little previews by MSI.  You can see their planned new X58 chipset based motherboard and the Nehalem that will go into it, all 1366 pins of it.  Hard information on this pair of next generation silicon from Intel is still rather rare, but the pictures do tell a lot.

Source: bit-tech

Is the new Zune more in tune?

Subject: General Tech | May 29, 2008 - 01:26 PM |
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The new Microsoft Zune is 80GB, giving you plenty of space for videos to watch on it's 3.2" screen.  The large storage capacity and screen do make the Zune larger than the iCompetition, but not so much as to make it unattractive for many users.  The Zune Pass is also a new way to get your music, you are essentially renting it as opposed to buying it outright.  Drop by Digital Trends to see how well Microsoft managed with this new generation.

Be safe out there

Subject: General Tech | May 28, 2008 - 11:36 AM |
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Slow day on the computer, and maybe it seems like a good idea to kill some time with some random flash game?  Be very careful where you click today; there is a brand new flash vulnerability out there and it is spreading.  Slashdot offers some advice on avoiding the issue, some of it actually useful, and provides a link to more info on the vulnerability.

Source: Slashdot