Halo 3 Pre-orders anyone?

Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 12:09 PM |
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Hexus isn't getting to much into the rumour mongering, but they do know a couple of things about the upcoming Halo3 release that are pretty much confirmed.  It is available for pre-order, there are at least 2 new weapons, and if you order the Legendary edition, you get a replica Halo Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI Helmet.

Source: Hexus

The great JPEG wars have ended

Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 11:43 AM |
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Forgent wanted $1 billion, but they have settled for a measly $8 million, in what looks to be a move to end the case quickly.  The large PC making companies being sued had convinced the judge to review Forgent's patent, which if it was overturned would cost Forgent a huge amount in royalties it already collects from 60 different companies, like camera makers.  More about the settlement and the cases history can be found at CNET.

Razer tries to do for keyboards what it did for mice

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 06:33 PM |
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Razer did a very good job with their gaming mice, and are trying to apply their skills to gaming keyboards with the Tarantula.   Drop by XYZ computer for a look at it.

Verizon and Intel Bring Online PC Gaming to TVs

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 12:43 PM |
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NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Nov. 2, 2006 - Verizon and Intel Corporation have collaborated to
enable consumers to play popular PC games on their television sets
through Intel® Viiv
™ technology-based PCs, making the games more
enjoyable and accessible than ever before.

Vista's release is just over the horizon

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 12:08 PM |
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The Inquirer believes they have tracked down someone who knows when Vista will be released.  The RTM (Release To Manufacturer) should be out mid-month, giving Dell, HP and others the chance to get Vista installed on pre-built systems.  It does seem like a tight time-line to get those PCs in stores for Christmas.

Source: The Inquirer

The Tech Report turns 7

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 01:30 PM |
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Believe it or not, seven years have passed since we first started
serving web pages to the world here at TR. Since then, we've seen a
tremendous amount of change and growth. It's taken some time, but we
have essentially reached our initial goals of growing a successful
publication devoted to core PC hardware and building a solvent business
that can support our inclination to play around with such PC hardware
all day. I'm constantly grateful for that fact.

Horror action games have you beat?

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 12:23 PM |
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Futurelooks comes to the rescue with a handy guide on surviving horror action games.  This is a perfect guide for those who can dance through Quake or Halo, but stall out in a game where health and ammo can be severely limited.

Source: futurelooks

Collaborative Spyware

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 11:56 AM |
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US Intelligence agencies have a new tool, their own top-secret version of Wikipedia.  Allowing 16 agencies to share information between each other, this could be a major help to investigators.  CNet has some more information on this project, which should be more reliable than it's open submission cousin.

Corsair offering Five Gold Plated DOMINATOR Memory Kits

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 11:25 AM |
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Fremont, CA (November 1, 2006) —Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMS™, XMS PRO™, XMS XPERT™ and the newly released XMS DOMINATOR™ line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair's position as the world's largest performance module maker, and the 8th largest DRAM module manufacturer, according to iSuppli.

It's not just the candy you should be checking tonight

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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There is a brand new threat that can disable your Windows Firewall with a malformed packet.  It attacks using ICS, which means you will likely loose your internet connection as well as the firewall.  Slashdot has links to more information.

Source: Slashdot