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

Making it easy to get your MP3s onto your player

Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 02:38 PM |
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Best Buy's online music store is similar to iTunes in some ways, but it hasn't received the notice that Apple's site has.  The SanDisk Sansa e280R may change that, as it is to be the iPod for Best Buy's music site.  Drop by I4U to find out more about Best Buy's site, and their MP3 player.

Source: I4U News

A look at AMD-ATI's future

Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 12:14 PM |
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Overclock3d has posted a bunch of captures from an AMD slide show.  They cover their plans on uniting the GPU and CPU, as well as more info on Torrenza.

Source: Overclock3D

PCPerspective Forums: Feel the heat!

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 05:36 PM |
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When you pick up OEM processors, you don't even get the option to use a stock cooler, and have to wade through all the 3rd party choices, which is something our members know about.  It matters even more when you are overclocking a Conroe, or just consulting the Overclocking Bible.  You also want to make sure that the case you use has good airfl