Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2007 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Storm Worm that has been driving security folks up the wall recently has reached a point where it is much more powerful than any supercomputer out there. It has become the largest zombified PC grid in history, which offers the creator an incredible amount of raw power to do whatever.. It looks like they are playing with it now, so they may well have an idea what it is they want to do. Check out more about this story at Slashdot.
Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2007 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The SteelSeries Steelkeys 6G Professional Gaming Keyboard is very similar to a basic Danish keyboard, as opposed to being a total workover of a US style one. With 18K gold plated key switches, each rated for 60 million clicks, this keyboard will not fail you when trying to manage your bases and armies in a RTS game, and the ability to process 8 simultaneous clicks offers an interesting advantage.
Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2007 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD has just started a site devoted to gamers everywhere. It covers all the latest games, as well as some older ones, and it has everything from links on where to buy them to the latest tips and tricks to help you master them. There is a community that lets you chat with other gamers and join or create your own clans. They have lists of LAN Parties and Tournaments, so you can find events near you, or if you are trying to organize one for yourself.
Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2007 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you don't turn your PC off at night, and you don't actually have it doing anything during that time, PC Mechanic has some suggestions for you. They range from basic automated maintenance tasks to setting up downloads and rendering machines.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 PCI Audio Card offers you a way to get creative with your sound card sources. This is a modified X-Fi with all the connectors on the card, they are RCA jacks, with an adapter to change them to optical. Hardware Canucks loved this card and could only fault it in one area, the lack of proper digital surround sound.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 02:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
Okay, I am so angry right now, that I'm going to leave this as short as possible lest I end up getting PCPer put on any corporate filters.
So, Apple announced some new iPods and then...dropped the price of $599 iPhone to $399. Just 2 months after I spent 50% more on it. Apple has officially lost all credibility for me and the new iMac I recently bought will be going back.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Based on the Unreal Engine 3, Fury combines the speed of a FPS with a MMO game, or as the creator puts it, "Unreal Tournament with swords and auctions". OCMODSHOP took a look at this game, and the various unique features that it offers, up to and including it's fee structure. If you like the online play of Guild Wars and WoW, but need a little excitement, or just want to try a team based fighting game, this might be right up your alley.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silverlight 1.0 will run on Linux, a move likely prompted by the lead Mono developer creating a working version of Moonlight, an open-source version of Silverlight. It looks like .NET will be a choice for Linux users after all. Get more on this story and if it signals a change for Microsoft at Ars Technica.
Subject: General Tech | September 4, 2007 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So you changed your password just before you went on holiday, or picked on so complex it will never be guessed; even by you. Maybe you just had a brain fart. Whatever the cause, your XP machine will not boot for you because you've forgotten the password. Don't panic, there is help for you in the form of a guide from PC Stats. Reading through it might also give you enough time to remember the password on your own, which is a much easier route.