The new military simulator

Subject: General Tech | June 27, 2007 - 08:57 AM |
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Armed Assault:Combat Operations is not exactly the sequel to Operation Flashpoint, but it is it's descendant.  If you missed out on Operation Flashpoint, it was far more than a FPS like the Battlefield or Call of Duty series, more like a simulator.  You didn't get to save during missions, but you could take advantage of the entire world to get your job done, including taking control of any vehicle and later in the game, ordering your squad around ...

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The price of being cool

Subject: General Tech | June 27, 2007 - 08:31 AM |
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Pricing on the iPhone, and the plans from AT&T have hit the streets, shortly before the June 29th release date.  The hype surrounding this device has been everywhere, but we have been short on some details, which are being dribbled out as the date goes closer.  Read more about the service plan you can expect to get on CoolTechZone.

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Intel Accelerates High Performance Computing Clusters

Subject: General Tech | June 27, 2007 - 08:18 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. and DRESDEN, Germany, June 27, 2007 - Intel Corporation today announced new technologies that will advance and accelerate growth of high-performance computing (HPC) - from deskside supercomputers to high-end petaflop-sized clusters. Intel Cluster Ready and Intel Connects Cables help simplify cluster use and deployment as high-performance computing use expands from academic and scientific realms to more mainstream use in data centers.

ntel Introduces Worldwide Software Training Curriculum to Spur Multi-Core Computing Software Design

Subject: General Tech | June 26, 2007 - 12:03 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26, 2007 - Intel Corporation unveiled today a global training curriculum for software developers to speed and expand software development for multi-core processors. The Intel Software Training Program offers classroom courses and hands-on lab work to better train software developers in multi-threaded application design.

High def sound for your high def movies and music

Subject: General Tech | June 26, 2007 - 10:31 AM |
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7.1 cards are becoming more common as PC add on cards, and they aren't all made by Creative.  Diamond's XS 7.1 cards are relatively inexpensive, and offer you the chance to hear full Dolby surround sound.  OCC compares it to the Turtle Beach Montego, and you can follow their testing here.

Under seige

Subject: General Tech | June 26, 2007 - 08:39 AM |
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Join Ars Technica in taking a look at spam, phishing, botnets and more.  They briefly look back at the trends that we have seen in the wonderful world of identity theft and scams, and examine the new trends we are seeing currently.  Viruses now mutate, so no matter how long the list of definitions is, anti-virus software is becoming obsolete.  The popularity of social networking programs gives new weapons to the hordes of zombie computers out there, which they are

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Connect3D disconnected?

Subject: General Tech | June 25, 2007 - 08:34 AM |
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There are rumours of bankruptcy surround Connect3D, a company that has produced ATI cards in the past, and was indicated to be a major partner for AMD.  The US site is no longer up, although there are links to sites Great Britain, Poland and Germany which are still active.  Keep an eye on The Tech Report's coverage of this story here.

Share your perspective with us on the forums

Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2007 - 02:42 PM |
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Behind every good http is an ftp, and there are plenty of ftp clients to chose from.  Contribute to this thread in the General forum, and let us know your favourites, or vote on the best (unofficial) 80211n routerWatercooling fanatics can participate in this poll, which asks where you usually keep your reservoir when you build a watercooled rig.

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Logitech Classic

Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2007 - 11:08 AM |
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After straying away from the MX series with the G5, a move that left off the features that made the MX series so popular, Logitech is going back to that design.  The new revision of the G5 sports the second thumb button as well as new features, like LEDs to show which DPI setting you are at.  Virtual-Hideout also applauded the use of variable weights, so you can get the mouse to feel exactly like you

Destructive Criticism

Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2007 - 09:02 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP noticed a video of a guy with a message to send to Apple.  It seems they denied his warranty claim on a Macbook, so he vented his frustrations and recorded it for posterity.

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