Subject: General Tech | March 30, 2010 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Back in the beginning of March we heard about a vulnerability in IE6 and IE7 that offered drive by malware infection. Visit a website with a certain bit of code and your browsers inbuilt vulnerability will allow the silent installation of malware of their choice. The Register has heard that this Tuesday Microsoft will be releasing a patch to plug that vulnerability, so if you know anyone that hasn't
Subject: General Tech | March 29, 2010 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Ozone Smog mouse bears a remarkable similarity to both the Cyber Snipa and Ace with some individualized tweaks. The overall shape almost appears shortened as the mouse is quite tall and has an rest for your thumb and one for the fingers on the outside of your hand.
Subject: General Tech | March 29, 2010 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA's soft launch of the GTX 480 and GTX 470 took place at PAX East, which gave TechREACTION a chance to sit down and chat with Bryan Del Rizzo after the announcement. They talk about the delays and rumours over the past few months as nVIDIA fed out information about Fermi, along with where he feels Fermi will fit into the current market. Drop by and see what nVIDIA feels about their newest processors after the link.
Subject: General Tech | March 26, 2010 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have big ears, or as OC3D points out, if you played rugby or boxed then the new SteelSeries Siberia V2
headset is worth a look as the headset sports rather large earcups. It sports a retractable microphone which can be pulled out of the left earcup when needed and slides back in when not in use as opposed to swinging up and sticking out from your head at an odd angle like most do. The sound quality made OC3D quite happy, both in au
Subject: General Tech | March 26, 2010 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica visited the Microsoft Research TechFest to see what Microsoft has planned for its future. Cloud computing was a big topic, in a variety of ways from software to allow power saving on virtual machines to what they are calling a personal cloud mouse allowing you to interact with a personal cloud as if you were within it.
Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2010 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Jon Peddie Research has been doing research on the graphics card market for 16 years recently published findings on the enthusiast market. In the past you would picture the gamer who lives on pot noodles for the majority of the time so that they can pick up the newest hardware just to eek out a few extra fps and grab bragging rights among those with lesser hardware. The enthusiast market is certainly smaller than the performance segment most gamers fall into, but the hardware they buy tends to be rather expensive. There are also those who are not going to wait a month to see
Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2010 - 09:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (March 24, 2010) - Today’s devices like Digital Cameras, HD Camcorders, Multi-Gigabyte Media Players, Digital Video Recorders, and external Storage Devices along with the rapid rise in consumer needs for portable High-Definition media content place an ever increasing demand on data transfers. USB 2.0 has been the interface standard for years between peripheral devices and host platforms but is no longer fast enough for the growing demands of these bandwidth hungry devices and future hardware.
Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2010 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are two major questions in the minds of everyone looking to pick up the PC version of Metro 2033. The first being what kind of CPU power you need and the second involving the class of GPU needed to see all the bells, whistles and sparkles. Thankfully there are sites devoted to answering just those questions, saving you from having to buy numerous CPUs and GPUs just to find out yourself; feel free to do so if you wish however.
Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2010 - 12:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Yesterday's slip by Gigabyte in a compatiblity list, which hinted at the existence of an unlockable Intel CPU, the Core i7-875K. DigiTimes has also heard this from their sources, though they heard tell of a pair of processors, as the 655K accompany the 875K in a release scheduled some time in June or July.