Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Postal III is coming, and censors and the easily offended had better hide. If you haven't played Postal II you missed out, so scour the bargain bins and eBay for copies of them. If ever there was a game that deserved an R rating, this is it. Hexus has a bit of info on the game, including mention of motion captured stars that will appear in the game.
Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wired News has an article on the sort of-invisibility cloak that has just recently been created. While being invisible to microwaves may not seem to impressive, I want to find out what would happen if you wrapped a fork in the cloak and then microwaved it.
Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET has a lot of links to reviews and downloads of the just released IE 7. As long as you have Windows XP or Server 2003, you can update and try out the newest incarnation of this browser. On the other hand, there has already been a vulnerability revealed, which can disclose personal information on websites with mhtml: URL handlers.
Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2006 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Massive Assault Network 2 is an online strategy game, but not in the traditional MMO genre. Instead it runs more like the online lobbies of Total War, Warhammer 40K or Starcraft. If you are looking for some online mayhem, head to Gamehelper to see if MAN 2 is right for you.
Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
... but if you work it out, it is only $250 per core. Keep in mind that the $1000 figure is probably lower than what you will have to pay, unless your local retailer or online shop is in the habit of buying lots larger than 1000 units. DigiTimes has more here.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 06:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Rapsody N35 Home Media Center is a network media storage system allowing playback of audio or video, in a variety of formats. The fact that it uses normal 3.5 IDE hard drives lets you keep a lot on this box, and you can set up RAIDs to help with the speed. Find out the whole story at Hardware Zone.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 04:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's quite a mouthful, but Intel's WPAN is kind of like Bluetooth on steroids. You get 480Mbps at a range of 10 meters or less, but no further, and Intel refers to it as wireless USB. Tweaktown can give you more from the demo at IDF Taiwan.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 03:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Taipei,
Oct. 17, 2006 — Intel Corporation announced today that it will
encourage networking companies to benefit from a key server data input
and output acceleration technology designed and added to its server
product lines earlier this year.
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Taipei,
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. and MARKHAM, ONTARIO - Oct. 17, 2006 -Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) and ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:
ATYT) today announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has
issued the final order approving the arrangement under which all of
ATI's outstanding common shares will be acquired by an indirect wholly
owned subsidiary of AMD. The proposed acquisition, announced on July 24,
2006, is expected to be completed during the week of October 23, subject
to satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.