Where's the heat?

Subject: General Tech | February 10, 2006 - 11:39 AM |
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The ThermoHawk 200 Infrared Thermometer is a $60 dollar tool that you may never get bored of playing with.  Sure, it is handy for figuring out which capacitor or chip is running really hot and needs a heatsink, or where the hot air gathers in your case.  But think, now you will never need to sip a beer to figure out if it is cold, or if the water in the lake is warm enough for a swim, or just how hot your coffee is.  Check it out at Think Computers.

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Practice your web-based self defense

Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2006 - 11:36 AM |
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Tech Connect Magazine has posted an article called "Under Attack", a primer on defending against the various wild nasties currently roaming the virtual world.  If you aren't up to speed on what kind of threats are out there, this is a read that could save you a lot of time and money.


"Viruses, Trojan horses, spyware and Hanson lyrics - the internet is a veritable jungle that only

a few can come out of unscathed.

Avoid the Direct Access button on your monitor

Subject: General Tech | February 8, 2006 - 11:41 AM |
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NGOHQ has been trying to get a hold of nVIDIA, after running into some problems with the relatively new Direct Access feature, wihout much luck.  The feature is now gone from the newest drivers, and they do have a workaround for those who are having issues.


Also, if you entered the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS Giveaway Contest @ ARP

Source: NGOHQ

Make any stereo broadcast in Bluetooth

Subject: General Tech | February 6, 2006 - 05:45 PM |
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The Bluetake BT450Tx Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter is a little device designed to pulg into an iPod, to allow Bluetooth headphones to not only play your music, but to allow some control over the iPod itself.  The neat thing is that anything with a 3.5mm plug-in can broadcast it's current music over Bluetooth.  Read the full story at A True Review.

A short time ago I reviewed the spectacular Bluetake i-PHONO mini Bluetooth Stereo Headphone.

Will Terratec's new device help you claw your way to victory?

Subject: General Tech | February 6, 2006 - 03:39 PM |
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3DXtreme looks at the Terratec Mystify Claw, a customizable gaming device that will let you get rid of the keyboard for gaming.  Can it actually help your performance, or will it suffer the fate of most things that try to challenge the mouse+keyboard combe?

"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing a gaming device for the hardcore in the Mystify

Claw. Everyone is trying to make the gaming experience easier and more ergonomic and that's where

the Mystify Claw comes in.

Source: 3DXtreme

A quick glance at AM2

Subject: General Tech | February 6, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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AnandTech has put together a 3 page look at the upcoming AM2 AMD processor.  If you don't fully understand what this new processor will be capable of, then give this summary a read to see what it can do beyond simply support DDR2.

"The new AMD technology refresh, now called AM2, will bring DDR2 memory to the Athlon64

on-processor memory controller.

Source: AnandTech

Knoppix to the rescue

Subject: General Tech | February 3, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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Extremetech has posted a guide on using the boot disk distros of Knoppix to aid in recovering a borked windows install.  Simply download the newest version of Knoppix, burn to a disk, and boot the troublesome PC using it.  The guide covers various ways to rescue yourself from data loss. 

"A bootable CD or DVD with Knoppix can be a lifesaver when your computer goes awry.

Source: Extremetech

Is Crackberry withdrawl inevitable?

Subject: General Tech | February 2, 2006 - 11:58 AM |
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CNET has gathered an FAQ on the Blackberry patent dispute for those trying to figure out if they will wake up one day to find the service dead.  If you have one, then you know the confusion this suit has caused.  If you don't have one, but know people who do ...

Mobile multifunction music maker

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2006 - 02:11 PM |
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The SonoWave Digital Media player is a WiFi device that will play back music from just about any source you can stream to it.  It's only major drawback is the amount of batteries it eats, just like old ghetto blasters, this guy wants 8 C batteries.  Heaf to 3dGameMan for the full review.

'This is not your standard boombox. Being able to play Internet Radio, MP3 and other audio formats

wirelessly sets it apart from many other devices.

Source: 3dGameMan

Internet Explorer discovers tabbed browsing

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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CNET has a story about, and a link to download, the newly released IE7 public beta.  Head straight to the page if you want to see what the new version can do ... the only requirement is that you must have WinXP with SP2 in order to use it, Win2K won't cut it.

"The program, still a work in progress, is available for download from the Internet Explorer

section of Microsoft's corporate Web site, the company said.