Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2010 - 05:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For over a decade the release of a new Windows OS has been met with demands to know when the first Service Pack will arrive, or in some cases Service Pack 2. They have helped corporate adoption in the past thanks to it having all of the dozens of critical security updates bundled together and tested to see that they play together nicely, thus ensuring far less in the way of repeat testing by their IT departments before it is rolled out. For the home user it is similar, having the bugs worked out and the extra testing of compatibility is nice when you really don't want to deal with
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2010 - 09:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS has partnered with Sennheiser to create a new discreet audio card solution called the Xonar Xense HD. Inside you will see the usual suspects, an AV100 audio processor along with Texas Instruments and Cirrus Logic
to handle the digital to audio conversion, though this card's frequency response is a little more impressive than most in the Xonar series. The package also contains a pair Sennheiser PC350 headphones, fairly high quality and designed with this card in mind. If you are shopping around for high quality discreet audio then
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2010 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Using a nice and easy technique called Structured Light 3D Scanning, all you need is a projector, a camera and a bit of software to record 3D images. By projecting a known pattern onto an object or scene and utilizing imaging software to interpret the geometry of the objects the pattern is projected on. As you watch the video on MAKE:Blog you can see that this is a work in progress but as the source code is also available from them you might be able to help make this
Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2010 - 05:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you already have invested in three or six monitors and a new AMD graphics card then you already know just how impressive EyeFinity can be. If you haven't been able to do so then you can drop by Techgage for a nice teaser, comparing many modern games on a single display @ 1920x1080, on three displays @ 5760x1080 and on six displays @ 5760x2160. As there are more than a dozen games of a wide variety of types you really can get an idea just why multiple monitors are so popular, es
Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2010 - 04:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers HQ recently received a package from Intel containing a Core i7 875K, an Intel DP55SB, 8GB Patriot Viper II Sector 5 PC3-19200 DDR3 and a challenge. They spend some time with the parts, assembling and overclocking them and do it in a video so you can follow along and see for yourself how overclocking one of these new unlocked processors is. You should also keep an eye out for a contest that will be evolving from their experiments.
Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2010 - 09:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
Thermaltake is well known for their high-end enthusiast chassis (like the Level 10), power supplies and coolers but it would seem the company isn't content with that and is making a move into the world of keyboards. They will have two distinct lines of keyboards, one aimed at a lower price for the mainstream user and another higher-end option that is aimed at those of us that remember the days of mechanical keyboards.
Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2010 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Windows is out at Google as the company cites security concerns and offers its employees the choice of either Mac or Linux for their main computer. This move is prompted by security concerns as they hope to avoid the many viruses and other nasties targeted at the much more popular Microsoft platform by moving to ones where the malware is less common; a different kind of security through obscurity. Of course one has to wonder if Google's adoption of these platforms will not inspire those who originally make the viruses to start going after the other two platforms. Even a
Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2010 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer have managed to find a slide that was posted to the net covering the next 12 months of Intel's mobile chips. Six new processors will arrive by the end of the year to keep you occupied until Huron River comes out in the beginning of 2011, if all stays on track. Not too much new technology has been associated with this chip refresh though Zero Power ODD and the incorporation of on-die Intel HD graphics is generating interest.
Subject: General Tech | May 28, 2010 - 10:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been said before and it will be said again, but there is a good reason why the advice given in the PC Perspective Forums to those suffering from random reboots and failed POSTs is to remove everything, including the motherboard from the case and attempting to boot it. It will save you a lot of headaches though it does help your testing when you have one of the best PSUs out there to help you determine what is at fault.
Subject: General Tech | May 28, 2010 - 10:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
City of Industry, CA. - May 28, 2010 – Micro-Star International (MSI), a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and consumer electronic devices today proudly announces its partnering with Futuremark, the world leader in 3D, mobile and PC benchmarking, to officially introduce 3DMark 11, the upcoming version of the world’s most popular benchmark for measuring 3D graphics performance of DirectX 11 gaming PCs.