Oblivion is coming, find out how it works

Subject: General Tech | January 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM |
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Beyond3D had a chance to chat with Gavin Carter about the upcoming release of the next chapter of Morrowind, Oblivion.  If you are waiting impatiently for the release, you can at least glean a few more tidbits out of this interview.

"Bethesda's Morrowind was one of the "big three" computer roleplaying games released in 2002,

along with Dungeon Siege and Neverwinter Nights. Sporting an advanced engine many high end systems

buckled under the pressure and gamers delighted at what they saw.

Source: Beyond3D

CES 2006 - That's a wrap

Subject: General Tech | January 13, 2006 - 11:43 AM |
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X-bit Labs wraps up their coverage of CES2006 with a look at some of the stuff they haven't covered yet.  After that, kill some spare time making a CNC machine, or converting your barbeque.

"CES 2006 is over. But although we have been sharing with you all the news hot from the show floors on a daily basis, there were still quite a few interesting things left that are worth mentioning.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Shake that booty

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2006 - 02:29 PM |
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Red & Blackness Mods reviews an odd product that could increase the 'realism' of your gaming experience.  The  Buttkicker Gamer is, as the name implies, a big subwoofer that makes your chair, and butt, vibrate.  Read the whole review before you burst out into laughter.

"We review everything computer based and I mean everything! Today we got a cool little gadget for

you that we will share our thoughts on. Buttkicker sent us their latest gamer product.

What Microsoft has up it's sleeves

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2006 - 11:47 AM |
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Think Computers has posted their take on the Microsoft Keynote speech at CES 2006.  If you are curious as to what Billy's bunch plans for this year, it is worth a read. 

'Microsoft has been on the leading forefront of advancing technology, and the Consumer Electronics

Show is one place they have consistently showed an intriguing outlook on what the future could

hold.

Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists Named

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2006 - 07:01 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2006 —— Today 300 teens may well be on the road to becoming tomorrow's elite scientists as they have been named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). Often considered the 'junior Nobel Prize,' the Intel STS is America's oldest, most highly regarded pre—college science competition and heir to more than six decades of science excellence.

Makin' your own mousepad

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2006 - 06:13 PM |
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The MAKE: Blog points to a quick and dirt cheap way to make yourself a high performance gaming mousepad, using hard to find high-tech items ... namely wax paper and cellotape.  This is probably the easiest and cheapest way on the planet to try out a low-friction mouse pad for yourself.

"If you're anything like me, you just spent your last bit of cash on a wicked gaming mouse and

didn't leave any money for a mouse pad.

Source: MAKE: Blog

Intel Outlines Software Programs for Apple Developers to Boost Multicore, Threaded Application Desig

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2006 - 04:07 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced new software development tools and resources through its Intel® Software Network. These tools and resources will help Apple developers take advantage of Intel® Core™ Duo processor technologies to maximize application performance on the new Intel—based Mac platforms.


The special beta versions of the Intel® Fortran Compiler, Intel® C++ Compiler, Intel® Math Kernel Library and Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives are available now.

PC Perspective 2005 Hardware Reader's Choice Awards

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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Now is your chance to vote on the best hardware of 2005!  There are 12 different categories to vote on, and everyone at PC Perspective is invited to participate.   Love a particular manufacturer?  If you don't vote, no one will know how you feel but you.


For a sneak peek at the coming year, Ryan has posted his CES 2006 experience, in pictures and HD video!


Get your hands out of your pants!!

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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Levi's has announced the unpcoming release of jeans with their own built in joystick ...

A new species of bug to infest your box

Subject: General Tech | January 10, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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Windows Meta File vulnerabilities are being focused on by many right now, even with the patch Microsoft released on the 5th.  The reason is mostly because of the nature of the flaw, and how easy it is to infect an unpatched machine.  You do not have to interact at all, no installation, not even a pop-up box; simply viewing a picture on a website