Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2008 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA's new Quadro card, the FX 5800, will sport 4GB of RAM though we don't know exactly how fast the RAM will be. Chances are very good that the specs will be very close to the GTX280, as nVIDIA does tend to reuse the same boards and processors, as proven by the Quadro soft mods that exist. The 4GB of RAM will probably be unique, they may try it in a gaming card, but the amount of people trying to game on a 60" monitor is probably rather small. Engadg
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2008 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The current unpleasant economic conditions across the globe right now are cutting into a lot of peoples spending money. Enthusiasts shouldn't be too badly off, we are all used to our hardware investments dropping significantly in value over a very short amount of time, stock market investors on the other hand are not as used to it. Since any money you invest may well lose money and provide very little fun, you should seriously consider investing in more parts for your PC, as you will have a lot more fun while their value plummets. To help out, you should always check the
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2008 - 03:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hoping for a new stereo system this year? Maybe to go with a nice HTPC setup, or perhaps just to replace an ageing current system? Drop by Digital Trends as they walk you through a long list of systems that are available. There are also suggestions for the audiophile that has it all. You will also be happy to know there is not a single Monster cryo-magically massaged
uber cable on the list.
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2008 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After all the ridiculousness that Creative has been displaying, they are finally showing some sense. With the troubles that Vista caused their X-Fi driver team, which inconvenienced a lot of users, they totally dropped the ball on the Linux drivers. It has been just over a year since the initial release and there has not been a properly working driver in all of that time. Finally Creative has open sourced the driver, which means no one will be sued for making it work properly, unlike a certain Windows driver.
Subject: General Tech | November 6, 2008 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD announced in April that they would be reducing their workforce by 10%, or 1650 jobs. Yesterday saw the second round of job cuts, with 500 people being let go from all but AMD's brand new 'The Foundry Company' in Dubai. The Foundry Company's 3000 employees are supposedly safe, as they represent the fruition of the Asset Light program of AMDs. One engineer will apparently missing being picked on by The Inquirer.
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2008 - 06:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the biggest growth opportunities for PCs has been the recent surge of HTPCs and DVRs, which make TV and movies much more enjoyable thanks to time shifting and proper HD support. Unfortunately, the extra features on these machines make them a little harder to control with a remote. That's why products like the Vidabox Premium Wireless Keyboard are becoming a lot easier to get a hold of. techPowerUp tried out this little wireless keyboard and it's trackball, so you don't have to buy it wi
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2008 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Prince of Persia will differ significantly from the previous Dagger of Time. Not only is there no Dagger of Time, the Prince has a very different cell shaded look to him, and he is searching for his donkey as opposed to a princess, father or other such standard plot conveniences. At least the driving reason behind his search for Farah is that the donkey happens to be where he keeps all his loot. Check out the preview at bit-tech.
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2008 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the favourite rumours for fear mongers to spread has been the discontinuation of either Win2K or XP. That's made all the more easy to do thanks to Microsoft's continuing cycle of claiming to be discontinuing licensing and support, and then changing their mind and continuing to support the ageing OSes. As The Inquirer reports, they have finally discontinued support a licensing for one of their legacy OSes ...
Subject: General Tech | November 4, 2008 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The day after Nehalem was set free from reviewers benches, a leak of information on Shanghai somehow made it into the hands of a Polish website and then onto the net where everyone could see it. Of course, AMD is refraining from commenting on this leak and the products it talks about. The timing seems a little suspicious, not that it matters to the enthusiast who is anxiously awaiting news of AMD's new parts. The model numbers are higher, the feature list is long, so head to DigiTimes and dig in.
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2008 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Scythe's new Kama Bay amplifier is not for every system, but not everyone is going to drop hundreds of dollars on a sound system for their PC. The Kama Bay will give unpowered, or even lower end powered speakers an ni