Have you joined the folding frenzy?

Subject: General Tech | November 12, 2007 - 03:27 PM |
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If you haven't joined up with the Folding@Home crew here at PC Perspective, there are plenty of good reasons.  A great explanation of just what this project is, and what the processing power you donate does, check out this short video on YouTube.  If you have more questions about how F@H helps the problems mentioned in the clip, Stanford and members of the F@H software team have a Talklet site where you can find out more about the history of the project and general questions about the project as well. 
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Hop onto the forums and join in on the controversy

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 05:13 PM |
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The release of the 8800GT sparked a lot of controversy from 8800GTS owners when they realized a cheaper card could out perform the one they just purchased.  It doesn't end there however ...

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Alone in the dark

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 11:59 AM |
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Horror fans will be glad to see the release of Clive Barkers' Jericho, a single player FPS that takes you through the ruins of of Al-Khali and pits you and your AI controlled team against the Firstborn.  If you head over to Gamepyre, you can get a look at more screenshots as well as reading through their impressions of the game.

Source: Gamepyre

Hector has not left the building

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2007 - 11:41 AM |
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Rumours flying around that Hector Ruiz is stepping down as head of AMD to be replaced by Dirk Meyer are exaggerated.  The Inquirer has been snooping around and bothering their usual sources, and no one except for those who don't have any inside sources, seem to put any faith in the rumours.

Source: The Inquirer

Secret plans revealed: The AM3

Subject: General Tech | November 8, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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Once again, those Chilehardware fellows have managed to sneak some pictures of upcoming products, this time the reference design for the AM3 chipset from AMD.  Slashdot has a link to both there and an English site that is easier to understand than using Babelfish to translate the Spanish forums.  AMD is certainly looking at expanding their onboard audio and video solutions with the reference board used to make the diagram.

Source: Slashdot

I could have sworn there were people who's purpose was to think of the children

Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2007 - 12:10 PM |
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It looks like even though you are old enough to legally vote while drunk, you are going to have a tough time buying Manhunt 2.  At some point the idea has become commonplace that it is the retailer or service provider that has responsibility for raising children, not some other person, like say the parents ...

Source: CoolTechZone

Bad apple in the barrel

Subject: General Tech | November 6, 2007 - 11:50 AM |
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As if the grief that has been plaguing early adopters of Leopard wasn't bad enough, now Quicktime has run into some serious problems as well.  The Inquirer has a link to upgrade to the newest version which will do the job of plugging the holes that are currently wide open.

Source: The Inquirer

One X38, with everything please

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 05:32 PM |
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The Asus Maximus Formula (Special Edition) sports a list of features as long as it's name and a price to match.  The cooling for the chipsets takes what we have seen on P35 and 680i to a whole new level, both from the complexity of the heatsinks and the fact that it has built in watercooling nozzles.  It also comes with an LCD display to give you POST information, no more will you be straining your ears for beeps or the faint voice of Bi

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Crysis pulls a Homer

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 01:40 PM |
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If you consider unlocking all of the guns and vehicles, but not all the maps cheating and a way to ruin your gaming experience, then go browse the forums until more news gets posted.

Source: Extremetech

A leaky weekend

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2007 - 12:12 PM |
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A few interesting tidbits have leaked out over the weekend, touching on ASUS, AMD, nVIDIA and Crysis.  One of the biggest is the accidental revealing of product boxes for upcoming graphics cards from AMD.  The link that [H]ard|OCP has doesn't really provide much in the way of new information, but it is nice to have the specs that we have heard out be confirmed.

Source: [H]ard|OCP