Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2007 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Graphics cards are evolving quickly. No one company can claim to be king of the hill for long, before a competitor replaces them. The components and slot interface keeps advancing and the newer cards are capable of things earlier generations couldn't have dreamed of.
Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2007 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech wasn't terribly impressed with Bigfoot's Killer NIC. They did notice an improvement over an onboard NIC, but not ~$270 worth. A new model, the Killer K1 is now available, at about $100 cheaper. Read the full review and find out if this less expensive model can beat a free NIC.
Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2007 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At CNET, Madshrimps got a look at the OCZ Actuator, which may be the PC interface of the future. Put down your mouse and toss out the keyboard, this device reads brainwaves, eye movement and facial movement as well. Head over to see how you may be gaming in the future.
Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2007 - 11:20 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has scoured the net for fixes to some of the interesting behaviour that Vista produces. They offer 5 solutions to problems seen in many forums, and all 5 are easy to implement.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2007 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A member of our forums has reached an existential crisis, the problems he has had constructing PCs has lead him to wonder if a prebuilt PC is the answer. Help him out in this thread. In this year the old Intel vs.
Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2007 - 11:07 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Give yourself Wi-Fi ESP with this handy little project that MAKE:Blog has linked to. With a little work with a micro-controller and PIC you can have a small sensor that provides a heartbeat-like signal that gets faster the better the Wi-Fi signal.
Subject: General Tech | March 15, 2007 - 11:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CeBit Hannover hasn't started yet, but that hasn't stopped a few sites from sneaking a quick peek at what is going to be happening. VR-Zone got a good look Abit, ASUS and a peek at Bearlake. They didn't stop there though, they also got a good look at what some major memory manufacturers are up to as well.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to this story on The Inquirer, Xbox Live is being opened up to be reachable by PCs. Halo 2 will be the initial test of this, and if it works you will have a chance to pit yourself against console only gamers.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2007 — Innovation was the word of the day as Intel announced the winners of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). The top award, a $100,000 scholarship from the Intel Foundation, went to Mary Masterman, 17, who built an accurate spectrograph that identifies the specific characteristics — or "fingerprints" — of different kinds of molecules. Spectrographs have wide applications in research and industry and can cost as much as $100,000.
Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2007 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has been hard at ... err work ... at the Games Development Conference. Drop by to see what kind of impression a guy in slacks and a shirt makes with the gamers.
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