The [H]ard|OCP Christmas Systems Guide

Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2006 - 09:15 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP has designed a Consumer Best of the Best Awards, to help you with your Christmas shopping.  They don't tell you what to buy necessarily, but they have a lot of recommendations on the best places to shop for systems online.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel Board Elects William Holt Senior Vice President; Three Others Named Corporate Officers

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2006 - 01:28 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has promoted William M. Holt to serve as senior vice president, and also elected Sohail U. Ahmed, Stacy J. Smith and Richard G.A. Taylor as corporate officers.

'These four individuals who've been elected by the board of directors are key to Intel's success,' said Paul S. Otellini, Intel president and CEO.

Steam provides a little surprise

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2006 - 10:22 AM |
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The Tech Report noticed something interesting available via Steam this morning, Prey.  If you haven't picked this game up yet, you might find it pretty easy to get now.

Looking to buy an electronic friend for Christmas?

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2006 - 09:44 AM |
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Robots are big for kids and adults right now, and futurelooks took it upon themselves to try out some of the robots that are on the market currently.  They even found the original Robbie the Robot, though that will set you back $50,000.

Source: futurelooks

The sound of gaming

Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2006 - 10:24 AM |
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It's hard to recall the days when audio in games barely existed, now that even a PC POSTing has something to say, but they were real.  ExtremeTech takes a quick look back, and then focuses in on the current state of PC audio and what is coming soon.

Source: Extremetech

The A to Z of almost eveything to do with security

Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2006 - 08:51 AM |
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CNet has published a large series of articles covering computer security, with each one focusing on a particular topic.  From keeping your Wi-Fi connection secure to discussions about Windows vulnerabilities and companies that seek to solve them.  They also make sure not to leave out one of the

Release To Manufacturer - Vista and Office

Subject: General Tech | November 27, 2006 - 03:54 PM |
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ExtremeMhz has posted a look at the RTM versions of Vista and Office '07.  No longer in beta, but not officially released, it is still possible to be able to get a look at it before you buy.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Thanksgiving Weekend at PC Perspective

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 03:00 PM |
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Ars Technica dissects the Zune

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 12:38 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 - 12:30 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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