Too much hype while gearing up for war?

Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 12:25 PM |
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The hype surrounding Gears of War seems a little less than that which surrounded Daikatana and hints of a new Duke Nukem release, but not by much.  At least it made it to stores, which means Ars Technica has a chance to review it

Source: Ars Technica

You might want to turn off password manager

Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 12:08 PM |
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There is a new login and password vulnerability in both Firefox 2 and IE7.  Not quite a phishing attack, nor a full web page spoof, it can nonetheless capture entered user data.  Read more at this story on CNET.
 
Don't feel too singled out though, as there is also a 0-day exploit for Mac OS X floating out there too!

Microsoft and Razer get together, make Habu

Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 05:06 PM |
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Microsoft has been making mice for a while, but they do not tend to aim for gamers.  This changes with Habu, a mouse designed by both Microsoft and Razer.  As you might expect, 2000DPI and on the fly sensitivity change is included, but the LEDs are a nice touch.  You can read more about this collaboration at I4U.

Source: I4U News

Bigfoot Announces First Linux-based FNApp for the Killer NIC; posts bounty for more

Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 02:24 PM |
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AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 21, 2006 — Bigfoot
Networks, Inc., a research and development company announced the first Flexible
Network Architecture (FNA.TM) application for the Killer™ Network
Interface Card (NIC) to help make online gaming safer and more secure.

Source: BigFoot

NVIDIA Announces the SLI Marketplace!

Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 01:38 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 21, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced a revolutionary new shopping experience for gamers—the NVIDIA® SLI™ Marketplace. Located at www.slizone.com/marketplace, the NVIDIA SLI Marketplace will allow consumers in the United States to:

Source: NVIDIA

You got your GPU in my CPU ...

Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 12:08 PM |
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Ars Technica expands on AMD's Fusion, the united GPU/CPU we hope to see sometime before 2010.  They also look at companies that have tried this in the past, as well as a quick look at what Intel may do to unite the 2 processors.

Source: Ars Technica

AMD CONGRATULATES NINTENDO ON THE LAUNCH OF Wii, A REVOLUTION IN GAMING

Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-NOV. 21, 2006-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today congratulates Nintendo on the successful launch of the revolutionary Wii(tm) video gaming console. The AMD "Hollywood" graphics processor resulted in Nintendo delivering a brand new level of immersive gameplay and interaction for consumers in North America.

Source: AMD

Better get a backup wrist strap

Subject: General Tech | November 20, 2006 - 12:19 PM |
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The Wii's controller has killed for the first time, in this case a 60" TV.  If you are playing an active Wii game, you should keep that in mind, before it kills again.

Source: The Inquirer

New this week from the PC Perspective forums

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2006 - 03:56 PM |
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It might sound odd with nForce and the other high powered, bling-full chipsets on the market, but have you considered a VIA based board lately?  Elsewhere on the forums, a member ponders the difficult of having a dual boot machine and a virus on at least one of the OSs.  In the ASUS forum, there is a thread talking about how to get a troublesome A8V Deluxe to recognize a 4th stick of RAM, and also som

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Thar be a new MMORPG off the port bow

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2006 - 02:31 PM |
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VIA Arena offers a sneak peek at Pirates of the Burning Sea, an upcoming new online RPG.  Right now it is in beta, and the article contains a link to the beta-tester application form, if you are interested.

Source: VIA Arena