Subject: General Tech | December 17, 2008 - 09:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Neither AMD nor nVIDIA can claim favouritism
when it comes to graphical performance in GTA IV, neither card does as well as it should. For a DX9 game that lacks antialiasing and anisotropic filtering the performance you will get from a top of the line card may disappoint you. You can see the performance and some of the differences in graphical settings at [H]ard|OCP, not that the quality will matter too much in a high speed pursuit.
Subject: General Tech | December 17, 2008 - 08:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Regardless of whether you are into Internet Explorer or Firefox, you have some patching to do today. Microsoft has just pushed out an emergency patch to deal with the recent highly publicized
flaw that IE7 suffers from instead of waiting until January. As Trend Micro has identified over 10,000 sites that are actively exploiting that flaw, you might want to apply it right now.
Subject: General Tech | December 16, 2008 - 10:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A lot of gamers are perfectly happy with the dominant style of gaming mice available, at least those with a fair sized right hand. Lefties with smaller hands have been left out in the cold, forced to use mice without on the fly DPI changes or a half dozen programmable buttons. Now thanks to the NZXT Avatar you will suffer no longer! Think Computers is quite
Subject: General Tech | December 16, 2008 - 08:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are now two choices for those who want to transcode video, be it for back up purposes or so that you can watch a favourite DVD on your iPod. nVIDIA's Badaboom can be purchased for $29.99 and with the help of a Geforce graphics card you can encode to your heart's delight. AMD's Stream comes for free with the new 8.12 Catalyst. Once you begin to compare the quality of the two encoding processes, the obvious choice by price proves not to be the obvious choice for watchability. Take a look at
Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2008 - 11:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you've ever wondered why it is a bad idea to forward a email claiming to be for good Samaritan purposes or to disclose some dire health threat that nobody knows about,
Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2008 - 07:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Christmas time is time away from work and school, and possibly family, depending on just how dedicated a gamer you are. There is a huge list of recently released games for the PC, as well as brand new hardware to run them on. If you have a specific game you can't stop playing, but would perhaps like to see in a higher resolution or with more details you may want to hunt for a specific graphics card. Ryan has published an article covering several of the popular games that are absorbing immense amounts of time and how the
Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2008 - 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Unless you are an insect living in a hive, diversification is preferable to specialization, as long as you don't completely botch projects outside of your original focus. This is most likely the driving reason behind the ex-chief of Intel, Andy Grove, is recommending that Intel starts widening their focus. Batteries for electric cars does seem to be a little far fetched, but according to The Inquirer's article, Intel is already investing in battery comp
Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2008 - 08:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are a pair of cards appearing on the internets representing nVIDIA's next enthusiast level offerings, following the GTX280. They will be the new top end of their lineup, directly aimed at the 1GB HD4870 and the 4870X2 as opposed to being the first cards we see from a completely new line.
Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2008 - 06:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GIGABYTE has a new mouse, the GM-M8000 GHOST with all the features you would expect from a high end gaming mouse. It has removable weights, a 4000DPI sensor and on the fly sensitivity changes with an accompanying LED to indicate which setting you are on as well as a colour changing logo that lets you know which of your saved profiles is active. It even comes with a mouse pad. Read the review and see if you agree with Tweaktown.
Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2008 - 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
WordPad and Internet Explorer are both going to see an increase as vectors for attack. A new exploit, that requires you to have XP SP2 or earlier and to open an attachment should be coming your way soon. Make sure to avoid any files with a .wri extension, as that is a way being used to circumvent Word from opening the file. The exploit is only in a specific function of WordPad.