Subject: General Tech | February 15, 2010 - 11:01 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The BSoD is coming to a phone near you thanks to the efforts of Microsoft who has made a 90 degree turn from their previous mobile efforts, ditching their mobile OS for Windows 7. The GUI looks like a ZuneHD (if anyone has actually seen one of those in the wild) as opposed to Windows 7 but there is more to this cellphone than that. Not only can the Windows Phone 7 do everything a Zune can do, you also get a 'Bing Button' will get you searching on the web, from XBox you get LIVE games, avatars, and profiles all built into the phone, plus social networking integration.
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2010 - 06:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At some point once you have become learned in the ways of the computer you will run into something that makes you have second thoughts about what you know to be true. Case and point is the deal that a forum member spotted on Newegg, which features a DDR2 socket AM3 board with a deal for an AM2+ processor bundled with it and that is not even mentioning the RAM.
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2010 - 12:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you go out shopping for headphones you may end up flabbergasted at the amount of choice you have. Before even thinking about a brand you need to decide what type you want. Are you a fan of the classic earbud style, or do you prefer the newer ear canal type or perhaps you are a purist and prefer the cans. Once you have decided on your preferred style then there is the small matter of picking out which of the 100s of brands you want. Digital Trends tries to help out by offerin
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2010 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Like some sort of bad horror movie villain that keeps coming back from the dead, another phone-home validation program is arriving from Microsoft. Back in the days of Windows 98 it was the Critical Update Notification Tool that checked for updates but also opened up the possibility of serious security breaches, not to mention that checking every 5 minutes was a little excessive. With Windows 2000 and XP, we saw the beginning of the Windows Genuine Advantage program, which was intended to keep people honest and drive them to purchase Microsoft's OS instead of pirating it. Unfo
Subject: General Tech | February 11, 2010 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's new server benchmarking tool may not come in handy the next time you are testing a family PC, but if you run servers or clusters of servers then you may be visiting that page quite a bit. What everyone will like to see is the results AMD has published from these benchmarks detailing the performance of six core processors and soon to be eight core processors. The benchmarks may or may not be biased, it is hard to tell without the hardware in hand to test ourselves but they certainly are impressive. It is also quite nice to see dual socket systems included;
Subject: General Tech | February 10, 2010 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: General Tech | February 10, 2010 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
To celebrate Valentine's Day, MSI is giving you the chance to win one of three U135 Ruby-colored 10” netbooks, each worth $329!
To enter, follow these three simple steps:
Subject: General Tech | February 10, 2010 - 01:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The rumours of Google's plans to become a service provider have gained some veracity with this announcement from the Google Blog. They are requesting applications from US cities to participate in a test roll out of a 1 Gb/s fiber-to-the-home
service. Eventually they plan to offer this service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people, so the space is fairly limited. They are looking to hear from local governments as well as priva
Subject: General Tech | February 10, 2010 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are any number of gamers in Rapture right now, both emotionally and virtually, as the sequel to BioShock hits the stores. If you have been hiding with the rock crabs, then you won't know that BioShock 2 puts you in the boots of the original Big Daddy in Rapture 10 years after the events of the first game took place. There are still Little Sisters, but now some of them have grown up with a bad attitude and an armour suit and are looking to make your life miserable. Seeing as how you are in the biggest, baddest diving suit ever you can expect to see a more close up view o
Subject: General Tech | February 10, 2010 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MaximumCPU has taken a break from reviewing silicon based products in favour of a handy tool that belongs in anyones kit. If you do not yet have a Dremel, the new Dremel 4000 will run you less $100 which is not a bad investment for a tool you are likely to fall in love with. At that price
you also pick up 55 various cutting wheels, grinders, polishers and drill bits, enough t