Ars Technica dissects the Zune

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 03:38 PM |
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You can learn all about the Zune, without having to run out and buy one thanks to Ars Technica. From it's looks and playback to the tricks it can do and it's software, they've got it all.

Source: Ars Technica

To beta or not to beta

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 03:30 PM |
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Strategy Informer has noticed an Activision site that implies a beta test is coming up for Quake Wars.  Drop back to their blog on Monday and see if they have figured out any more details.

"Activision has launched a new website which appears to be dedicated to an upcoming Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

beta test. The site is currently closed but they do have a message up telling you to come back on Monday the 27th

of November."

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Vote for your favourite vapourware

Subject: General Tech | November 23, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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It's time to vote for your favourite vapourware at Wired News.  From Duke Nukem Whenever to quick recharge batteries.  If it did not ship to the public it's vapourware, but if it did ship, no matter how much it sucked, it doesn't count.

Source: Wired News

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