Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Techzone grabbed Ideazon's ZBoard Customizable Gaming Keyboard, and tried it out on a few games. Read the review, maybe you'll be tossing your old keyboard out later on today.
"Ideazon has a great idea here, and one that has held up well since its introduction. The Gaming
Keyset supports a surprisingly large number of games, and keymaps are easily accessible from the
Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2006 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Out of the wild, wacky world of USB devices, The Tech Zone has grabbed a USB powered drink cooler. If you switch your intake from warm caffeine to cool caffeine at some point in your day, this little doohicky will help keep your drinks cooler for longer.
"We all know that USB is very versatile and can be used for anything from transferring data to
powering a laptop light. However, this is the first time we've seen USB used for keeping your
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is not a company most people have heard of, but BlueGear makes soundcards, and their newest is the HDA X-Mystique 7.1. The cards are priced for someone on a budget, but do offer 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound for those who don't want to pick up a Creative card. Read the whole review at Penstar Systems.
"The sound card market is a very strange one these days.
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2006 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech-Hounds adds a second article to their quest for lag free gaming. They explored the video and memory subsystems in teh first article, and now they move onto the hard drive. If you are planning an upgrade because some of the newest games just don't play smoothly, this may help determine what to buy first.
"In part 1, we concluded that if you want to play new games at the highest detai, you better be
prepared to buy both a high end graphics card and at least 2 GB of memory (assuming you alre
Subject: General Tech | January 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Beyond3D had a chance to chat with Gavin Carter about the upcoming release of the next chapter of Morrowind, Oblivion. If you are waiting impatiently for the release, you can at least glean a few more tidbits out of this interview.
"Bethesda's Morrowind was one of the "big three" computer roleplaying games released in 2002,
along with Dungeon Siege and Neverwinter Nights. Sporting an advanced engine many high end systems
buckled under the pressure and gamers delighted at what they saw.
Subject: General Tech | January 13, 2006 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs wraps up their coverage of CES2006 with a look at some of the stuff they haven't covered yet. After that, kill some spare time making a CNC machine, or converting your barbeque.
"CES 2006 is over. But although we have been sharing with you all the news hot from the show floors on a daily basis, there were still quite a few interesting things left that are worth mentioning.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2006 - 02:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red & Blackness Mods reviews an odd product that could increase the 'realism' of your gaming experience. The Buttkicker Gamer is, as the name implies, a big subwoofer that makes your chair, and butt, vibrate. Read the whole review before you burst out into laughter.
"We review everything computer based and I mean everything! Today we got a cool little gadget for
you that we will share our thoughts on. Buttkicker sent us their latest gamer product.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers has posted their take on the Microsoft Keynote speech at CES 2006. If you are curious as to what Billy's bunch plans for this year, it is worth a read.
'Microsoft has been on the leading forefront of advancing technology, and the Consumer Electronics
Show is one place they have consistently showed an intriguing outlook on what the future could