Subject: General Tech | April 19, 2006 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by The Inquirer to find out how AMD has managed to get Fab 30 to produce a lot more wafers than originally expected, in a very creative way. Hope we will see price cuts on some of the chips.
Subject: General Tech | April 18, 2006 - 06:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While reviewing Logitech's X-530 5.1 speaker system, Think Computers reminds us of a good way to get deals ... never forget about refurbished items. If you can find a reputable seller, then the item will be nearly new, if not indistinguishable from brand new.
That's why we have a Hot Deals Forum and a Trading Post.
Subject: General Tech | April 18, 2006 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone reviews ajaxXLS 0.5, a web based spreadsheet program. Without even installing anything, you can view any .xls file. They are currently working on an editor that will let you edit and save changes too.
Subject: General Tech | April 14, 2006 - 04:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech Connect Magazine links to the SBS, a shared ban system for Steam based games. If you are losing your cool to cheaters, give the system a shot, hopefully it will make blasting away opponents even more fun.
Subject: General Tech | April 14, 2006 - 04:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Moditory wants you to know about Process Library and Quick Access. Run their free program in the background and when you bring up task manager, every process will have a link to their database to tell you what it is.
Subject: General Tech | April 13, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sick of cords all over your desktop, and don't want to give up your favourite mouse for a wireless one, plus all the batteries you have to keep in the desk drawer? PC Modding Malaysia reviews an incredibly simple solution ... the XTracPads Mouse Bungee.
Subject: General Tech | April 13, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Suddenly your desktop turns an alarming shade of blue, with white text in your system font, and the adrenaline starts to surge as you desperately try to remember if you have saved recently. The BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) is something you become very familiar with, and PC Stats hopes to make it rarer in your life, and give you more tools to deal with it if it does try to make you miserable.
Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica reviews some inexpensive flash based MP3 players, all holding around 512MB. Don't worry about killing a 40GB iPod at the beach, bring one of these fairly easy to replace players for those trips into human friendly environments that have hazards for electronics.
Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Time to use that Windows Update shortcut in your tools menu, 10 critical patches came out yesterday, mostly for IE, though others are affected as well. CNet reports no screaming about incompatabilities, so you will be safer getting them installed than leaving it for a while.
Subject: General Tech | April 11, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While putting together a system for review, ExtremeTech ran into a little problem most of us are familiar with, no POST. Read on for some tips on what to do, and some reassurance that, in fact those things don't just happen to you.
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