Subject: General Tech | December 3, 2008 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GTA IV has arrived for the PC, allowing all those PC users who haven't picked up a console to see what all the fuss is about. Eurogamer really enjoyed several features such as the music but what really impressed them was the 32 person multiplayer support. Doubling the maximum amount of participants can totally change the multiplayer experience and a lot of console fans may pick the PC version up for that reason. Read the other features that put a smile on their faces here.
Subject: General Tech | December 3, 2008 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's official, there will be a Windows 7 Beta disk for those attending the MSDN. Follow the links from [H]ard|OCP to read the official story, as the DVD won't actually be in the bag. According to one source, the DVD won't quite be ready in time, but Microsoft promises to ship to attendees it as soon as it is ready.
Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2008 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There will be a new Eee Box from ASUS available, using a Celeron 220 CPU as opposed to an Atom CPU. The main drive behind this seems to be increasing sales by knocking $50 off the price of the Eee Box. That may not sound like a huge deal, unless you are trying to put together a system on the cheap, in which case the difference between $240 and $290 is a little more important. According to the story on DigiTimes, tossing in an extra $110 will net you a 19" monitor to go with your Eee Box.
Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2008 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to DigiTimes, Phenom fans will know when to plan their shopping trips. January 8th is the first big date, then February follows with six processors. The semi-lobotomized quad and triple core Athlons, missing the L3 cache won't be around until the spring and the dual cores won't appear until June.
Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2008 - 04:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In between football games and feasts, you may have some free time this weekend, so why not see if you can increase the power of your PC with a little overclocking. Sure, it does tend to void your warranty; the risks must be weighed against the benefits, so it never hurts to have a little help. The Overclocking Forum can help you out in that respect. On the other hand, maybe you have a motherboard you are rather proud of and wo
Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2008 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are having problems finding deals online with our Pricegrabber engine, and no one is offering exactly what you are looking for at The Trading Post, head over to TechReviewSource. They assembled a list of those little tech goodies that everyone could use to help you find the best deals.
Subject: General Tech | November 27, 2008 - 02:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sleek-Audio's new Custom Earphones have a different focus than their previous SA6s. The SA6s also involved the use of a mold created from your ear canal, though their particular speciality was to allow you to adjust it's ranges after you have them. The new customs still require the molding, but it is the aesthetics that can be personalized. Everything from the colour of the earbuds to the length of the cabling, plus you can have custom logos added. techPowerUp!
Subject: General Tech | November 27, 2008 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has five different builds, not including the alternate they offer, to get up and running on a new system. There are even a few Core i7 systems like the Crushinator to keep you at the top of your game. At the very end they also offer ideas on cooling, displays and even keyboards and mice. If you don't want to go quite that far, remember that Ryan has recently updated our Hardware Leaderboard, which you can use to help assemble a new Core i7 based system