Subject: General Tech | June 26, 2007 - 10:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | June 26, 2007 - 08:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: General Tech | June 25, 2007 - 08:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2007 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 router. Watercooling fanatics can participate in this poll, which asks where you usually keep your reservoir when you build a watercooled rig.
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2007 - 11:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2007 - 09:02 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2007 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Amarok is a popular and useful media player for Linux, but it also has some secrets you may not know about. TECHGAGE takes you through some of these features, like streaming music and integrating the player with last.fm. If you use Linux, or are even just considering it, take a look at what you can do with this program.
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2007 - 08:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In protest to the rise in both the minimum royalty payment, and the price per listener per hour, webcasters are planning a day of silence on Tuesday, June 26th. The royalties do not come into effect until July 15th, so the participants still have some time to attempt to get it changed. [H]ard|OCP can supply you with the tools you need to get the whole story.
Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2007 - 08:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fallout 3 is definitely more than just a few ink spots on a designers wall, although it will still be locked away in a vault for a year before we get our hands on it. The trailer was really just a tease, but The Tech Report has spotted a bit more info, and what looks like gameplay screens. Bethesda has been being very quiet about this game, but as details emerge it looks to be something special, as long as they didn't make a bloody mess, in which case they're dogmeat.
Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2007 - 08:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has a link with a bit of interesting news about AMD. It would seem that they are looking for a partner to help them set up a new fab in Saratoga County, in upper NY State. Also in the article, although denied by the AMD rep, is a question about the future of one of the two AMD Dresden fabs.
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