Free CALL OF DUTY 4 Map Pack on nZone

Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2008 - 08:13 AM |
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Santa Monica, CA - June 5, 2008 - New battle zones are emerging on the Windows PC front and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is putting out the call for new recruits starting today as Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack for Windows PC is now available online. Sponsored by NVIDIA, the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack is available for download, free of charge.

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Cooling the next generation of chips

Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2008 - 08:59 AM |
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The research being done at IBM into cooling stacked or 3-D chips is focusing on water.  They have managed to pipe water into cooling structures as thin as a human hair (50 microns) between the individual chip layers.  They are getting some impressive results, which you can read about over at [H]ard|OCP.

 

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No mutants allowed!

Subject: General Tech | June 4, 2008 - 10:37 AM |
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FarCry 2 already has two things going for it, no mutants and no aliens.  The game really doesn't have anything to do with FarCry at all, apart from dropping you into a lush sandbox, giving you guns and a mission and then sitting back and letting you do whatever you want to complete the mission.  It is a little early to tell, but the lack of mutants may help make the latter parts of the game actually fun, as opposed to the exercise in frustration that the last few levels of FarCry became.  C

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Become your own record label

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 10:26 AM |
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TuneCore is a rather interesting new way for up and coming musicians, and well established ones, can become their own record label so that people can hear their music.  For $19.98 a year per album, plus one time fees of $0.99 per song on the album, and $0.99 for each music store that you want them to make it available on, your music is as easily accessible as any other band on iTunes.  Check out how well it worked for Ars Technica.

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The absolute opposite of a slow news week

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 09:33 AM |
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The Tech Report had a very busy first day at Computex, they must have run the whole time to get as much done as they did.  From nVIDIA's new GeForce 9M-series notebook GPUs and their new Tegra system on a chip to ASUS Showing off their new Eee and Eee Box, it's a long list.  Head over and see what els

Now that's a naked Nano

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 09:22 AM |
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Legit Reviews had a chance to visit the Centaur Technologies fab that was responsible for the creation of the Nano.  Not only did they get to see the Nano, there were wafers of C7 chips and rooms filled with games, for testing purposes.  They even got some benchmarks for the Nano, so check it out.

StreamMyGame Launches Broadband Player: Play games installed on your home PC remotely

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 08:23 AM |
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Streaming software by StreamMyGame that enables the latest games and software applications to be used remotely, was publicly demonstrated for the first time today during the opening keynote address by an Intel Corporation executive at one of the world's largest technology trade shows.

Online streaming of video and audio has radically changed the broadcast and mobile industries re-inventing the way consumers purchase and watch media. StreamMyGame takes this evolution one step further.

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VIA Nano Processor Platform Earns Prestigious 'Best of Computex' Award

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 08:14 AM |
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Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the recently launched VIA Nano processor and the VIA VX800 all-in-one digital media IGP chipset received the coveted 'Best of Computex' award by the Taiwan Computer Association and the Taiwan External Trade Council (TAITRA), during a morning ceremony today.

Get your neural impules firing

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 12:30 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.

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One take on anti-spyware

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 09:07 AM |
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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.

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