Where to get your movie fix

Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2006 - 12:43 PM |
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Ars Technica felt like staying home a watching a movie, so they headed off to a local brick and mortar video rental store ... but it didn't turn out so well.  Join them as they try out the various new ways you can rent or buy videos, without ending up filling your house with DVDs.

Source: Ars Technica

It's the PC Show, with special guests, The Hardware Zone

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2006 - 11:58 AM |
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HardwareZone has snapped a picture of just about every single booth and display at the 2006 PC Show.  Drop by and see what they have spotted, some of it you may have heard of, and some which you might never have imagnined ... a 9-in-1 printer?

The pre-view from up here

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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Ars Technica takes a comprehensive look at the second beta for Vista.  Covering everything from the new IE and Media Player to Aero and Windows flip.  Take a look at what Microsoft has in store for it's next OS.

Source: Ars Technica

What's new with Windows Media Player 11

Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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Windows A to Z! examines the new Media Player from Microsoft.  Find out what improvements have been made to this player, and if it might drag you away from your favorite open source player.

Thinkpad with a Sempron?!?

Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2006 - 11:55 AM |
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In what is probably a totally unforseen consequence of the sale of IBMs hardware division to Lenova, it looks like we may be seeing the old IBM brands with AMD chips inside.  The Inquirer gives a bit more information on the possible change here.

Source: The Inquirer

Google's got a file system

Subject: General Tech | May 29, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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OS Weekly takes an introductory peek at what would seem to be a file system designed and used by Google.  It's not likely that a Google OS is included in with all the other projects Google is working on, this is probably just the biggest distributed file system going.

Source: OS Weekly

Monarch Hot Deals Available in Forums!!

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 06:16 PM |
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Please join me in welcoming Monarch Computers as a sponsor to PC Perspective.  He brings with him amazing daily deals and specials from Monarch Computer Systems, and you can find out about them before anyone else just by keeping an eye on the thread

Enough about Vista, what's up with Linux?

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 12:59 PM |
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Vista news is becoming much like a Soap Opera, with new characters and devious plots introduced almost weekly, and a story line that could drag on for years.  So switch your channels to XYZ computing, and check out what's new on Linux.

Oblivion's lead designer speaks

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP sits down with Ken Rolston, a designer at Bethesda who has lead the past 2 Elder Scrolls installments.  Learn about the design of the game, and what a designer does in his spare time.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Make every surfing session as safe as if you were at home

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2006 - 12:40 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the StealthSurfer II Privacy Stick, a USB stick that comes in four sizes, all loaded with Thunderbird, Firefox, RoboForm and Anonymizer.  
It should be enough to protect you form whatever spyware or malware migth be on a public computer.