AMD Delivers HDTV Experience for Mac

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2007 - 11:49 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 14, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced
the new ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac - a new HDTV
experience for Mac users
. ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac integrates
two TV tuners to receive off-the-air ATSC/HDTV broadcasts as well as
analog television programming.

Source: AMD

One keyboard with a side order of gamer

Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 02:51 PM |
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Ideazon's MERC Stealth Gaming keyboard, if you haven't already seen it, looks like a normal keyboard with a gaming keypad glued to the left side (so sorry lefty gamers).  It also sports lighting beneath the keys, presumably so you can game stealthily in the dark.  An ergonomics junkie at Techgage tried it out and found it a useful, if a little odd and

Source: TECHGAGE

Cranking it up to 1600

Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2007 - 11:48 AM |
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TechARP talks about what we know so far about the X48 Express chipset that we will be seeing soon to support the new 1600MHz FSB processors that Intel has announced.  There is also some speculation that we will still see Bonetrail before the end of the year and that the X48 will follow close behind.

Source: Tech ARP

Sounding out analog and digital conversion

Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 03:59 PM |
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Drop by Ars Technica for all the details of getting started with analog to digtal audio conversion. Sure there is a lot that you need to learn to get it just right, but it is better than paying an audio shop to do it for you.  They also include links to previous articles in the AudioFile series to get you well aquainted with all the terms and processes you should get to know.

Source: Ars Technica

Tempted by the white side

Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 03:37 PM |
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You may have caught yourself smiling in the reflective Apple logo as you look at a new iMac or one of the MacBooks, as you admire it's sleek white lines.  Those who cannot resist straying from the world of PCs may find themselves in a strange land where nothing works quite as expected.  PC Mechanic can offer advice for those poor soles, in this guide on common confusions for the recently assimilated.

Source: PC Mechanic

Have you joined the folding frenzy?

Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 03:27 PM |
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If you haven't joined up with the Folding@Home crew here at PC Perspective, there are plenty of good reasons.  A great explanation of just what this project is, and what the processing power you donate does, check out this short video on YouTube.  If you have more questions about how F@H helps the problems mentioned in the clip, Stanford and members of the F@H software team have a Talklet site where you can find out more about the history of the project and general questions about the project as well. 
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Hop onto the forums and join in on the controversy

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 05:13 PM |
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The release of the 8800GT sparked a lot of controversy from 8800GTS owners when they realized a cheaper card could out perform the one they just purchased.  It doesn't end there however ...

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Alone in the dark

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 11:59 AM |
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Horror fans will be glad to see the release of Clive Barkers' Jericho, a single player FPS that takes you through the ruins of of Al-Khali and pits you and your AI controlled team against the Firstborn.  If you head over to Gamepyre, you can get a look at more screenshots as well as reading through their impressions of the game.

Source: Gamepyre

Hector has not left the building

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 11:41 AM |
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Rumours flying around that Hector Ruiz is stepping down as head of AMD to be replaced by Dirk Meyer are exaggerated.  The Inquirer has been snooping around and bothering their usual sources, and no one except for those who don't have any inside sources, seem to put any faith in the rumours.

Source: The Inquirer

Secret plans revealed: The AM3

Subject: General Tech | November 8, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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Once again, those Chilehardware fellows have managed to sneak some pictures of upcoming products, this time the reference design for the AM3 chipset from AMD.  Slashdot has a link to both there and an English site that is easier to understand than using Babelfish to translate the Spanish forums.  AMD is certainly looking at expanding their onboard audio and video solutions with the reference board used to make the diagram.

Source: Slashdot