Subject: General Tech | August 7, 2007 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR managed to finagle a tour of Gigabyte's high tech testing chambers, where their new line of cooling products undergoes testing. They have some impressive cabinets for testing temperatures under precisely controlled environments, and you have to see the audio testing chamber for yourself in the article.
Subject: General Tech | August 3, 2007 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Back when we were young, it was a huge battle to get a PC in the house, and there was essentially no chance at getting a hand me down. Times have changed, and the kids of PC enthusiasts are guaranteed to get their own PC after a few upgrades to their parents main rigs. If you've got kids, how old were they when you built them their first rigs? Over in the security forum, you can read up on the problems with securing WiFi, and just what kind of attacks ex
Subject: General Tech | August 3, 2007 - 04:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If COM surrogate or DLLHost gives you grief when you are trying to play music or video files on Vista, then give this article at OCModShop a good read. They cover everything from how to get the codecs you are missing that cause the error, to how to improve Media Center's overall stability.
Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2007 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After news broke yesterday about defective HD2400 & 2600 making it into the resellers channel, AMD has stated that there is no need for a recall. The defective cards have not been sold to anyone, simply shipped to retailers according to the story they released to DigiTimes. Unfortunately we are still in the dark as to whether the review models released to PC Perspective and other review sites suffered from this defect.
Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2007 - 11:30 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, Calif. - August 2, 2007 - A new economic study issued today by Dr. Michael A. Williams, Director, ERS Group, found that Intel has extracted monopoly profits from microprocessor sales of more than $60 billion in the period 1996-2006. Dr. Williams' analysis explains why pro-competitive justifications for Intel's monopoly profits are implausible.
Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2007 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif. - Aug. 1, 2007 - Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today introduced the newest addition to its award-winning line of G-series peripherals for PC gaming.
Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2007 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Crysis has been beaten to the punch for the first retail DX10 game by Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions. Now that the final (barring patches) version is available, [H]ard|OCP tries out some of the latest graphics hardware to see if DX10 makes it worth switching to Vista for gaming. We already know that performance takes a hit under DX10, but the quality should increase. Take a look at their comparison shots, and see what you think.
Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2007 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD is having incredible luck with their HD2x00 series, all of it bad. From the lackluster performance of the top end, to the confusion about UVD, and now it turns out that some of the 2400 and 2600s that hit the market are defective, due to an error in the BIOS. Read more about this latest chapter in the sad story of AMD's new graphics series at DigiTimes.
Subject: General Tech | July 31, 2007 - 04:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has been try to get a hold of Realtek to discuss some missing EAX features for quite a while now. The original inquiry was back in November, and they revisited it in May with the 1.66 driver. There was no change in the driver's EAX implementation in that version either. Today they try the 1.71 driver, so you can find out if Realtek has addressed their concerns.
Subject: General Tech | July 31, 2007 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The BEAR from Vecna Robotics is a 6 foot tall tracked robot that is designed to retrieve casualties from areas too dangerous for medics to enter. It is currently powered by a VIA EPIA M10000G with a C3 processor, and there are plans to make this robot semi-autonomous. Currently it is remotely piloted by a human, as we are still much better at decision making, but it may well be that the first Terminator ends up being a combat medic. Read more about it at the repository of all things VIA, VIA Arena.<
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