The Sound Blaster X-Fi is marketed as a sound card for the future, but does that mean you should buy one now? We go beyond frame rates to give you a different perspective on Creative Lab's latest sound card.
Update Nov 3rd, 2005: NF4 and X-Fi seem to have some compatibility issues.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2005 - 12:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2005 — Originally planned for early 2006, Intel Corporation's first dual-core, hyper-threaded processors for servers with four or more processors started shipping today. The processors deliver record levels of performance2 and are optimal for multi-threaded applications such as database, supply chain management and financial services software.
'With a current installed base of over 30 million, Intel Xeon processor-based servers are the proven platform of choice,' said Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's Server Platforms Group.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2005 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet reports on a vunerablility affecting many popular Anti-Virus programs. They describe a "magic bit" that could be added to a .bat file, that will make your scanner completely ignore the file instead of scanning it.
"By adding some data to a file, an attacker could trick virus scanners into letting a malicious
executable file pass through, security researcher Andrey Bayora wrote in an advisory last week.
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2005 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
... you get the Razer Copperhead 2000 DPI Laser Mouse. Big Bruin gives you the full run down on all it's bells and whistles.
"Razer has packed a lot of features into a mouse with great looks.
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2005 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
R&B Mods offers some advice to those who are finding the MP3 Player market a little confusing. With the dozens of main brands, each having dozens of models, finding the right player to put under the tree might not be as easy as you first though.
"I have worked at an Mp3 company before, (not to mention any names) and I have somewhat of an idea
of what to look for when it comes to an mp3 player. I worked as support crew which gives me an
idea what people are looking for in general.
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2005 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel has devised 2 new benchmarking tools, the Gaming Capabilities Assessment Tool (G-CAT), and the Digital Home Capabilities Assessment Tool (DH-CAT). Silent PC Review will give you the full run down on what they test, and why you should be interested.
"They're benchmarks, designed to test a PC's gaming or "Digital Home" capabilities. It's probably
the first time that a processor company is trying to create benchmarks for a whole PC rather than
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2005 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2005 — Motorola* Inc.
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2005 - 11:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2005 — Intel Corporation announced today a new storage platform designed to make it easier and more affordable for small- and medium-sized businesses to deploy storage solutions that help ensure prompt disaster recovery and extend backup capabilities.
Businesses today are inundated with an increasing volume of data due to greater use of digital information, such as business reports, employee records, photos and videos.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2005 - 07:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Stats has a long hard look at how Vista's HDCP (High Definition Copy Protection) will affect you and your PC viewing habits.
"Part of the feature set of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system is support for
High-Definition content, either through television signals, HD or Blu-Ray DVDs, or Internet video.
Along with this support though, is a new set of restrictions designed to ensure the sanctity of HD
content and protect it from copying.