Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2006 - 03:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP sits back and enjoys some old school Star Wars, with the second installment of Lego Star Wars. Available on Xbox, Xbox360 and PC, they opted for the Xbox360 version, but the plot can't really change, now can it? Great screenshots are just a click away.
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2006 - 03:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Firefox continues to grow, first working directly with Microsoft on Vista compatibility, and now Adobe has handed them the keys to ActionScript. Read more at Slashdot, about what this means for Firefox in the near future.
Subject: General Tech | November 6, 2006 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not content with just one core being run at 100%, Valve now plans to fully utilize 2 or 4 cores in it's games, depending on which chip you have. [H]ard|OCP has a lot of info on how Valve plans to implement multi-core threading in it's games, and this includes giving entire cores to AIs so your enemies will truly be working in parallel.
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 05:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This week on the forums, a member's computer appeared to have been taken over by a special effect from the Matrix, and now all his games and even his desktop display his video card's cries of pain. Another member is having some issues with installing WinXP on a RAID-0 on an A8N-SLI after a BIOS update. Even just a quick visit to our storage forum, and BWM will teach you more about hard drives than you m
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report does some serious investigation into 2 onboard EAX2 solutions, Analog Devices' AD1988B codec and Realtek's ALC882D. This testing was initiated because of a White Paper published by Analog Devices, based on testing done by Creative. Find out just how well onboard EAX2 really does work.
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hexus isn't getting to much into the rumour mongering, but they do know a couple of things about the upcoming Halo3 release that are pretty much confirmed. It is available for pre-order, there are at least 2 new weapons, and if you order the Legendary edition, you get a replica Halo Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI Helmet.
Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2006 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Forgent wanted $1 billion, but they have settled for a measly $8 million, in what looks to be a move to end the case quickly. The large PC making companies being sued had convinced the judge to review Forgent's patent, which if it was overturned would cost Forgent a huge amount in royalties it already collects from 60 different companies, like camera makers. More about the settlement and the cases history can be found at CNET.
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Razer did a very good job with their gaming mice, and are trying to apply their skills to gaming keyboards with the Tarantula. Drop by XYZ computer for a look at it.
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology-based PCs, making the games more
enjoyable and accessible than ever before.
NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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