Microsoft Flight Simulator X gets a little more real

Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 12:12 PM |
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Microsoft has partnered with Aero-News, a world wide real-time news service for aviation and aerospace.  Flight Sim X will be gorgeous already, but this partnership raises the possiblity of real time weather and other new and unique features.

The Quadfather gives a press conference

Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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An ATI VP gave a ten minute presentation on what the ATI-AMD merger will mean to consumers.  Head to [H]ard|OCP to find out what was said.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI CrossFire(TM) and Intel® CoreT 2 Extreme platforms now available

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:09 PM |
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MARKHAM, CANADA - July 27, 2006 - 'Boundless gaming' comes home today as ATI
Technologies (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) announced that leading system
integrators and OEMs from around the world are bringing to market the
powerful combination of ATI's RadeonR X1900 CrossFireT multi-GPU graphics
and the IntelR CoreT 2 Extreme processor.

Source: Email

NVIDIA® SLI(TM) SELECTED BY GLOBAL PC BUILDERS FOR INTEL® CORE(TM) 2 DUO LAUNCH

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:05 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 27, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that many of the world's leading system builders have elected to launch new enthusiast gaming Intel Core 2 Duo-based systems exclusively with NVIDIA SLI technology.

Source: NVIDIA

But who will take care of the tubes?

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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The Register was a fly on the wall at a meeting at ICANN where the USA has more or less given up control of that body in favour of more international control.  It will still be an almost exclusively English-speaking commitee, and it is yet to be seen if the decision will have any real impact on most peoples use of the internet.

Source: The Register

Having trouble holding onto your mouse

Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 03:05 PM |
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After gaming for 12 hours straight, do you find the mouse slipping out of your grasp, and getting you killed?  If you don't want to buy the weird mouse with the fan in it, take a look at what Think Computers found, Mouse Grips V2.0.

A warning for those a little slow on the patching

Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 12:23 PM |
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With patch tuesday now immediately followed by explot wednesday, getting those Windows updates has become a little more pressing.  CNET has some info on the 2 newest proof of concept vulnerabilities, so patch before they find their way into the wild.

The sweet sound of ... neodymium?

Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2006 - 03:23 PM |
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Think Computers gave a listen to Altec Lansing's VS2321 Powered Audio System.  It is a 2.1 system that really doesn't take much space even less money, which sounds and looks good.

Kate 3.0b shows off Linux with a mission

Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2006 - 12:00 PM |
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TECHGAGE looks at a new beta for a distro of Linux release by a team of Polish programmers, called Kate.  Very colourful and running Xfce4 to display the desktop.  Although a lightweight distro, it comes with Open Office, The Gimp, Super Tux and more.  The attention getter is updateos, a very easy way to upadte the entire system.

Source: TECHGAGE

Taking control of Vista's image based install

Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Slashdot has linked to an article examining Vista's new way of installation.  Instead of many .cab files and other compressed data, the Vista disk is an image of a fully functional OS install.  Read on to find out what tweaks you might expect to be able to ad to it.

Source: Slashdot