Sneaking a look at the Zune interface

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 04:19 PM |
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Microsoft's iPod killer, Zune, still has to make an appearance in the plastic, but some have seen at least the interface.  Head to Slashdot for a look at the Zune, and what to expect.

Source: Slashdot

Free F.E.A.R. Free-for-all

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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Hexus has links to the newly announced F.E.A.R. multi-player addon.  Even better, it is a free download!

Source: Hexus

Can it clean the dust bunnies out of my case too?

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:33 AM |
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The Ultimate Troubleshooter undergoes some scrutiny from The Moditory.  With some of the functionality of msconfig, and HijackThis, plus registry info and more, this program puts most of the maintenance you do to your system in one easy interface.  Of course, the programs you use now are probably FOSS, while TuT will cost you about $30, plus yearly subscription fees.

Source: The Moditory

VIA Launches "Get the Girls into the Game" Contest with Free Trip to Sweden

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:16 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 18th August 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc.,
leading supplier of high definition PC silicon for the gaming market,
together with VIA Chrome Ambassadors the girlz 0f destruction, today
announced an exciting new contest: "Get the Girls into the Game," with
the winning girl spending a weekend at the Home of Chrome in Sweden
with a friend, learning how to play PC games like a professional while
visiting beautiful Stockholm. 

Intro to virtualization, add Linux to a Windows machine

Subject: General Tech | August 17, 2006 - 11:28 AM |
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XYZ computers has started practicing safer browsing, without having to fully install Linux on their Windows box, or play with dual booting. Thanks to virtualization, they can have the security that comes from browsing on a much less commonly attacked OS.  Check out Player, the free version of VMWare's Workstation.

What once was old becomes new again

Subject: General Tech | August 16, 2006 - 06:31 PM |
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If you have heard music, live or recorded, through an old tube amp, then motherboards.org review of the Cooler Master Musketeer III Tube Amp will interest you.  If you haven't heard music through a tube amp, you're missing out.  By placing the vacuum tube in the front panel, the heat produced shouldn't be too much of a problem, as it was on a particular motherboard released not too long ago (the AOpen AX4GE Tube-G).

Good Zombie bashing fun

Subject: General Tech | August 16, 2006 - 12:44 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP really likes Dead Rising for the XBOX 360.  The open playing style allows you to go almost anywhere, assuming the zombies don't eat you.  Everything can be used as a weapon, from bowling balls to heated cooking oil, and there are other ways to amuse yourself, like playing dressup with a live zombie.  There is a lot more to the game, go check out the review.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

In the case of Slashdot versus Bigfoot, gD Hardware presiding

Subject: General Tech | August 16, 2006 - 12:25 PM |
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The announced Killer NIC coming from Bigfoot, guaranteed to reduce lag for online gaming seems to have a bit of FUD surrounding it.  gD Hardware has compiled an article featuring the main questions Slashdot members, and Bigfoot's responses.  Head over to get a clearer idea of what this NIC is going to do.

Source: gD Hardware

Performing today in the Forum

Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2006 - 06:42 PM |
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Don't think that PCPerspective is just the front page.  If you haven't visited the forums, or have just not been visiting as much as you used to, you are missing out.  Get advice to help you decide between a Pentium D or an AMD X2.  Perhaps an older system's RAM isn't working quite right, and you can't figure it out.  If you are looking to blow up some friends online, the Fragging Frogs are always

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The ultimate mousing surface?

Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2006 - 06:11 PM |
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A True Review tries out the SteelPad 5L, a mousepad with many layers.  Hard plastic, foam, rubber and cloth are all combined in an attemy to give you the accuracy benefits of a hard surface, and the comfort of a soft pad.  Find out if they can make it all come together, or if it makes as good a mouse pad as 5 layer dip would.