Killer NIC Goes on Sale

Subject: General Tech | September 9, 2006 - 10:17 AM |
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If you haven't heard about the Killer NIC, then you are missing out on one of the biggest debates in hardware community right now.  It is a network card, that has an on-board version of Linux, used to supposed improve ping times while playing games.


Newegg is the first to have the item in stock, and to

There is always a good reason to visit our forums

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 03:49 PM |
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Spyware keeps getting smarter and harder to defend against, which is why a few of our members are trying to figure out

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Red Orchestra: A mod grows up and moves out

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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The Fragging Frogs spent a bit of time playing this mod for Unreal Tournament 2005.  It is a very realistic game, you shoot using iron sights, not a magic crosshair, and there are a limited number of the various rifles, so not everyone can be a sniper or heavy gunner.  It has now become it's own standalone game, and Gamehelper takes a look at how it has matured.

Source: Gamehelper

Lost your laptop? Hope you secured your files!

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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PC Mechanic examines several ways to protect your data through encryption, including the My Private Folder from Microsoft that never took off.  Drop by for an overview of several good ways to keep your personal files personal.

Source: PC Mechanic

Intel® vPro(TM) Technology Poised to Redefine Business PCs

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2006 - 05:16 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2006
- Intel Corporation
today introduced Intel® vPro™ technology, a package
of hardware and software that marks a major change in what businesses
can expect from their PCs, providing IT workers with unprecedented
levels of computing performance and more proactive control of security
and costs. Intel also said early trials with select Fortune 500
companies showed an average potential cost savings of 40 percent.

Preorder your flying car, only 5% down!

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2006 - 11:40 AM |
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CNet has links to both preorder your Terrafugia and a flight simulator so you can practice while you are waiting for it to arrive ... in 2009ish.   More of a light aircraft you drive to the airport to fly away in, than something you can launch from your own driveway, it at least makes some efforts to get us into the flying cars we were all supposed to have by now.

Wireless Digital Music Network

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 05:55 PM |
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The Sonos Digital Music System is difficult to describe.  The ZonePlayers are the hub of the system, one is connected directly to your router, the rest (up to 32 in total) can then connect to that one ZonePlayer wirelessly.  Designed to play music files from a PC, with a NAS device, you don't even need that.  The ZonePlayers come in 2 flavours, one with a built in  amplifier, and a cheaper one that does not.  Once they are hooked to the network, the ZonePlayer is then attached either directly to speakers, or to an existing stereo setup, and it is all run through one re

Source: CoolTechZone

Feast your eyes on Episode 2

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 03:34 PM |
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Want to get a peek at HL2 Episode 2?  What are you waiting for, get over to OCMODSHOP and start downloading the new videos!

"OCModShop brings you two new downloadable videos of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that show off some of the

gameplay features, and reveal a little of the technical updates to the Source engine."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Gaming

Source: OCMODSHOP

Blu-ray Diode Supply Problems and Apple Debuts Core 2 Duo Line-up

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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It appears that Sony is delaying their European launch of the PS3, and reducing initial shipments of the new console in the North American and Japanese markets. The article cites the delay caused by a meagre blue-laser diode supply which is causing other OEMs to start grumbling. Lite-ON (aka.

Source: BetaNews

The Google cache expands to dead tree versions

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:35 AM |
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Google's new tool is the ability to search 200 years worth of scanned in print pubilcations over the web.  For a small fee, which goes straight to the original publisher you get to read the full article.  If you don't want to pay, you will have to be satisfied with a synopsis.  Head to Slashdot to read more about it. (this article is free)

Source: Slashdot