Psst ... did ya hear the one about the new G80's?

Subject: General Tech | February 15, 2007 - 12:16 PM |
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What you are about to read may or may not be true, but it's juicy so you'll read it anyways.  Thanks to some friends and a little translation, TweakTown has found some information about the replacement for the 8800 series.  The 8950GX2 will be, like it's predecessor, a dual GPU card and the 8900GTX will have 128 pipelines, and GDDR4 running at 2200MHz DDR.  It also marks the switch to 80nm cores.  Find out more by following the link, or wait to see if the specs get co

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Audiophile enhancement product

Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 06:05 PM |
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The XMod from Creative is essentially a driverless external USB soundcard.  It has 2 modes, Crystalizer and CMSS-3D, the first of which attempts to fix the horrible things that happen when you compress audio and the second takes a basic 2 channel signal in interpolates a full surround signal.  If you have an ear that can tell what level compression was used in making an MP3, drop by t-break for a look at this little device.

Source: t-break

OCZ Expands into Peripherals with the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse

Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 04:13 PM |
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The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today's demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge.

AMD Recognized Among Leading Corporate Citizens

Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 03:28 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 14, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its No. 2 ranking on the '100 Best Corporate Citizens' list for 2007 by CRO magazine. The '100 Best Corporate Citizens' list identifies companies that excel at combining strong financial performance with responsible practices on environmental and social issues. This is the second consecutive year AMD has been recognized in the top five on the list for its corporate and social responsibility practices.

Source: AMD

Dateline 2142: Intel recieved from Northern Strike

Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 12:41 PM |
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Think Computers got their hands on 10 screens from the upcoming EA game, Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike.   As the previous BF expansions have done, there will be new vehicles including a nasty looking tracked vehicle.  Check them out, or try to live with the suspense.

Don't get caught with your pants down

Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2007 - 12:22 PM |
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The last thing you need on Valentine's Day is a virus, and of course their are plenty of opportunities to get one.  Ned Slider warns about one that may try to get you via a Valentine's e-card claiming to be from American Greetings, so if you don't want to spend the evening running virus scans, be careful.

... and is some of you don't want to spend the evening in the dog house, take the advice at the end of the post too!

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Introducing the new Killer K1

Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 03:02 PM |
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Killer K1 is powered by Lag and Latency Reduction Technology, which fully optimizes the way networking works in your computer: tweaking it out for specifically for Online Games. Learn more about LLR here.

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Where old computers go to die

Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 12:30 PM |
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If you aren't a member of a distributed computing program (and you really should be!) folding proteins or searching for a ride off the planet, sooner or later you need to get rid of your old computer.

Source: PCStats

AMD to License Graphics Technology Optimized for Handheld Devices

Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 13, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new business focused on developing and licensing leading-edge graphics core technologies to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the handheld industry. This move is a part of the AMD commitment to enable The Ultimate Visual Experience™ across all devices from handhelds to PCs.

Source: AMD