Subject: General Tech | January 13, 2010 - 07:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are waiting for Win7 SP1, then Slashdot has some good news for you as they have some information on what it will be, if not when. The Service Pack for Windows 7 has not been demanded with the same fervour as the Service Pack for Vista, partially due to the fact that a strong argument exists that Win7's identity was changed from being a complete change to Windows, with the MinWin kernel and a new file system into being a quick and dirty replacement for Vista. Whether
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2010 - 07:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Razer's new Imperator mouse eschews the fancy bat wings and LCD screens we have seen on mice recently, opting for a clean look. That doesn't mean there are no features included, for instance the thumb buttons have the ability to slide backwards and forwards to place it in exactly the right spot. The included software allows for programming the 7 buttons as well as the scroll wheel as well as vary the DPI from 100 to 5600 and even lets you program
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2010 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not so long ago, just before 64bit OSes hit the mainstream market, there was many a flame war fought between proponents of different RAM amounts for systems. The majority focused on the differences between 1GB and 2GB as well as the number of DIMMs used to reach those amounts. Today you can drop in on Bjorn3D as they compare the relative merits of 6GB versus 12G
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2010 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2010 - 07:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Picking up a 100W+ 5.1 surround sound system is guaranteed to make your ears happy and likely to occasionally make the ears of those around you upset. Of course, just because your neighbours are unhappy is no reason to abandon positional audio in either gaming or while watching movies. That is why products like the ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset are popular. PC Shop Talk takes a listen to these gaming headsets, which even feature a switch to tog
Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2010 - 04:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Secure Socket Layer is obsolete, so if you still refer to SSL connections it is time you meet Transport Layer Security, aka TLS or SSL/TLS. TLS is a must in e-commerce, or any site that wants to ensure that any traffic between the server and a remote computer is encrypted so that it is much harder to intercept or change. VPNs can be unwieldy for someone who simply wants to set up a server to share family movies or other media and getting a proper certificate from a certificate authority tends to cost money.
Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2010 - 12:00 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A new year means new projects for the average computer geek, nerd or enthusiast; often utilizing parts that were wrapped in paper and living under a tree just a few short weeks ago. Of course, not everyone gets a smooth ride, nor does everyone have instant inspiration as to what system to build. Others have been slaving away trying to make PC Pe
Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 09:19 PM | Jonathan Hung
Update: 4:45pm ET. It's all over now. The guys will be back on the show sometime soon. Still 2 more days of CES.
Ryan is on TWiT Live at CES 2010.
Hit this link:http://live.twit.tv/
Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2010 - 04:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Call it mobile computing or ubiquitous computing, the fact is that people want smart devices which can connect to the internet, carry around huge amounts of data and don't weigh much. One of the last analog holdouts is the book, but thanks to significant changes in technology the e-book is now here to stay. They have been around in various configurations previously but never caught on; Amazon changed all of that a few short years ago. Ars Technica postulates that 2010 will be the year of the e-book and from the examples we have been seeing this week at CES and from press rele