Subject: General Tech | June 19, 2006 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech is hosting a modding contest with weekly prizes as well a very impressive grand prize. The rules are very simple, although the contest is only open to US residents.
Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It took almost a full week for The Tech Report to recover from their sensory overload at Computex. As part of their therapy to re-adjust them to this limited world of post-release technologies, they were told to share their experiences with the world. A warning, you will be jealous by the time you finish reading their article.
Subject: General Tech | June 15, 2006 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It looks like on of the biggest reasons to get Vista when it comes out is to be able to use Direct X 10. The Inquirer even found out why.
Plus, check out the Video cards and motherboards that Ryan spotted at Computex.
"WE FINALLY got the official word that Direct X 10 won't find its way to Windows XP.
So anyone who plans to buy Direct X 10 hardware and plans to use its full potential will have to buy
Vista as well.
Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2006 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Trends managed to put down their new DS Lite long enough to give a review. Take a look at what they think of it, but don't bug them too much ... they are exercising their thumbs.
Subject: General Tech | June 13, 2006 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Easy to install, and little or no configuration, the AlphaSheild Pro is perfect for anyone who doesn't have a router, or isn't sure if they have properly configured it. Drop by 3dGameMan for a look at this hardware firewall.
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2006 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XYZ Reviews the newest in XM radio, the Helix XM2go YX-M1Z. It has MP3 capabilities, in that you can record radio show for later listening as well as being able to perform as an MP3 player. Check it out.
"Portable audio has quickly become one of the most innovative segments in today's electronics
industry. The rapid growth of digital music and the tremendous potential of satellite radio has made
this segment particularly interesting and the advances have been rapid.
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2006 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Well, it looks like Microsoft has well and truly abandoned Win98 and ME, as they have been threatening to do for about 4 years according to CNET. Guess it's finally time to upgrade to Win2K, eh?
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Steam has revived an old radio show and T.V. technique, episodic content. With Episode One finally available over Steam, Elite Bastards ran through it so that they can tell you all about it. Read on to find out if they will revive another old technique, the cliff-hanger.
"It is thankful therefore, that the advent of their Steam distribution system has helped to persuade Valve to move away from producing major new games every half dozen years or so, and rather to make use of their existing (and ever improving Source engine) to work on episodic content, which can be released as small chunks of gameplay (typically five or six hours or so) as and when it is ready."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Half-Life 2 Episode 2 Teaser 1 @ Bjorn3D
- Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Review @ WhoDigs
- Battlefield 2142 Captures (76) @ Cutting the Edge Network
- 81 High Res. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Video Captures @ Cutting the Edge Network
- New Super Mario Bros. @ Ars Technica
- Oblivion Tips & Tricks from the Developers @ OCModShop
- WoW Report: Fun in Ironforge @ ThinkGaming.org
- The Future of Gaming: Paper, Plastic and Cardboard? @ ExtremeTech
- Great Games for Cheap Bastards! @ OCModShop
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a java exploit recently discovered; reported by CNET. It is very difficult to exploit, in order to get at your files, a malicious webpage has to trick you into typing in the full path of the file it wants to try to upload. On the other hand, this flaw affects Firefox, Mozilla SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer, so it could be a problem for anyone.
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