Get your beta on

Subject: General Tech | July 11, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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FireFox 2.0 Public Beta is here.  Drop by Ars Technica for a link to get it for yourself.  Although your extensions will not be very likely to work, some of the more popular extensions have been incorporated into the main program.

Source: Ars Technica

An illuminating typing experience

Subject: General Tech | July 10, 2006 - 12:10 PM |
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The Revoltec Lightboard advanced has a lot going for it.  It has fairly well thought out key placement, and overall attractive look, and it glows at the touch of a button.  The lights use barely any power, so the only connector is the USB cable you would expect to see.  Drop by Hi-Tech Reviews for a closer look.

It's a game about a game about a designer ...

Subject: General Tech | July 7, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Drop by Think Computers for a very odd concept in gaming ... it's Game Tycoon!  Instead of taking time off your gaming schedule to work on Quake X, travel back to the heady days of the early 80's, when coders were real coders, and cassettes and 51/4" diskettes ruled the earth.

Why read your news, when you can listen to someone do it for you?

Subject: General Tech | July 7, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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If you have yet to listen to one of Digital Trends podcasts, today is a good day to try it out.  Always covering many different topics, this go around touches on Apple, Dell and Microsoft, as well as other odd topics.  Give it a listen, there's a good chance it will put a smile on your face.

What's in a sticker anyway?

Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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3 of the systems that [H]ard|OCP reviewed over the past while bear a 'Windows Vista Capable' sticker somewhere on thier case.  Armed with a Vista Beta 2 disk, they decide to find out if that is true.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Clearwire Secures $900m In Financing With Intel Capital, Announces The Sale Of NextNet To Motorola

Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2006 - 11:35 AM |
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KIRKLAND, Wash., SANTA CLARA, Calif., and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 5, 2006 — Clearwire Corporation, a high-speed wireless broadband services provider founded by Craig McCaw, today announced a series of transactions with Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, Motorola and Motorola Ventures to accelerate the development and deployment of portable and mobile WiMAX networks based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard.

Stand in the place where you are

Subject: General Tech | July 5, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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With the NOVOGO V30 voice command SatNav system, you have a "You are here" dot everywhere you go.  Visit UK Gamer for a look at this GPS system.

"The V30 is the most basic of the four "V" series range which comprises of the V30, V50, V70 and V90.

The main unit remains the same throughout the range with the differences being down to the inclusion

of a TMC traffic report function and a remote controller on some models."

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Source: UK Gamer

The next big thing in mousing

Subject: General Tech | July 4, 2006 - 05:57 PM |
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So you've bought the highest DPI mouse you can find, and a high quality mousing surface for it to run around on, but you still want more?  Drop by XYZ computer for a look at the next step in gaming dominance, the Razer Armadillo cable management system.

Home theatre in a small box

Subject: General Tech | July 4, 2006 - 04:22 PM |
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A True Review looks at the new Soundmatters FULLstageHD Audio System, which is composed of a reciever and a subwoofer.  It claims to provide High Definition 2.1 sound with  only that subwoofer needed.  Read on to find out if they managed to do it.

"Some time ago, I reviewed an impressive single piece audio system — the MAINstage from Soundmatters.