If ya can't win 'em, buy 'em.

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2005 - 11:54 AM |
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Christmas is a time for giving ...

Source: Firing Squad

Soundcards not by Creative

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2005 - 04:18 PM |
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Techgauge has posted a review of the Turtle Beach Montego DDL Sound Card.  If you are looking for a high end soundcard, but want to avoid Creative for some reason, check out how this card sounds.

"We all have the desire to have the cleanest sound on our computers, but like everything else,

there are far too many sound cards to choose from. Turtle Beach has been known for their high

quality audio products, so we are taking a look at their top of the line Montego sound card.

Source: TECHGAGE

Turning Turing's work to EVIL!

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2005 - 11:45 AM |
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It's not very sophisticated ... yet ...

Similar mouse, different tails

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2005 - 04:16 PM |
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The Logitech G5 and G7 are very similar, the biggest difference is, one is wireless and one isn't.  However there are other differences, like the various weights that the wired G5 comes with.  XYZ Computing has them both, and they can tell you a lot about Logitech's newest gaming mice.

"Though the idea of a laser mouse is not a brand new one, these products have been making a lot of

noise lately.

Your favorite NES game deserves some fine Russian China

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2005 - 12:10 PM |
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Tetris is twenty! If it seems you have had occaisonal dreams involving falling shapes for most of your life, you are probably right. 


"The simplest games are generally the best. And Pajitnov's idea was a simple adaptation of a board

game called Pentamino. The 29 year-old programmer made the first prototype from a glass and little

blocks to drop inside it, each of which consisted of four cubes.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD to Present at The Lehman Brothers Global Technology Conference

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 06:24 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - December 5, 2005 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Hector Ruiz, AMD Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers Global Technology Conference at 7:30 a.m. PT (10:30 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in San Francisco, CA. Forward-looking and other material information pertaining to AMD may be discussed during the presentation.

Source: AMD

Yakking about the Xbox 360

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 01:51 PM |
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A couple of sites still haven't chimed in about the new Xbox 360, so here you go.  HEXUS starts off with their look, and an article on XBox Live too.

"Now we're allowed to officially write about that creamy white box that's been sitting here for

the last 10 days, Team HEXUS has passed the time reading all about Microsoft's latest console on

pretty much every gaming site on the web.

Source: Hexus

Go ... Go ... Gadget SCOTTeVEST!

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 12:18 PM |
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Show off your geeky style with the SCOTTeVEST SeV Fleece 4.0 Mobile Techno Junkie Winter Jacket, as seen on futurelooks.  It will hold just about every bloody technogadget you've got, short of a laptop, and will hide them well.  Some of the pockets have magnets in them, to keep flashlights and the like secure, so be careful which pocket you put hard drives in.  Even if you'd never wear this or the MP3 shades, it's good to now they're around, eh?

"SCOTTeVEST's are some of the most sought after tech accessories

Source: futurelooks

BattleField2 & BSD serve up a game

Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2005 - 12:08 PM |
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Why use Linux or Windows when you can setup a BF2 server on FreeBSD?  If you know the OS, and want to start rising in EA's ranks, NewsForge can run you through the setup.

"Many players of Electronic Arts' multiplayer online game Battlefield 2 run Battlefield 2 game

servers, either at home or as a hosted solution. Most use Windows or Linux as their server

operating system. Few people know that you can use FreeBSD as well.

Source: Newsforge

BioWare is looking for a few good game writers

Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2005 - 11:57 AM |
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Think you've got what it takes to make the next Baldur's Gate or KOTOR?  BioWare is having a contest, to have people submit, in writing, the outline for a game.  Even if you don't get hired, there's a good chance you could win a prize.  The Inquirer can give you more info, and a link to the contest details.


I've also heard rumours that FutureLooks and The Tech Zone are running a similar ECS contest, if you are really hoping to put a Pentium D under the tree.


"It is officially titled, "The
Source: The Inquirer