Subject: General Tech | October 23, 2007 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When Vista pegs it as completely new hardware. Slashdot has a link to a story on how Vista's activation scheme can suddenly deactivate your PC and give you a nasty surprise. We are all aware that enough changes to your hardware will deactivate your Windows install, and that you will have to call Microsoft to get it reinitialized, but in this case an update to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager was registered as a hardware change. On the good side, Microsoft did help him track down the cause of his pro
Subject: General Tech | October 22, 2007 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica carries on in their look at the history of Amiga, this time focusing on the time surrounding the birth of the hugely popular Commodore 64. The story at that point was more than just the hardware, or even the debacle that was the Commodore Amiga Operating System. Some of the people that were involved in Commodore and the recently purchased Amiga team were rather interesting individuals.
Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2007 - 09:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This week saw the birth of a new forum, the Hardware Leaderboard forum. Strangely enough, it focuses on discussions about the components that Ryan puts into the 4 systems on the PCPerspective Hardware Leaderboard. You can make alternate suggestions, debate why certain pieces should be included or removed, or even make suggestions on purpose built rigs, like a web server or a super cruncher for BOINC projects to give the Uncle B's a run for
Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2007 - 06:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclocker's Club has reviewed a miniscule 1GB flash based MP3 player from Super Talent, the SmartClip. They made it very easy to load songs onto it, just drag n' drop in explorer, but it turned out to be much slower than the competition. If it is small that you want, then this is probably as small as you can find right now.
Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2007 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft has been very quiet about Windows 7, but thanks to a speech to university students we know a little more about it's kernel. Head over to The Inquirer for a link to video of the presentation and a unique windows logo.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2007 - 09:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Razer has just released two new cloth mousepads, the Mantis Control for slower paced users and the Mantis Speed for those that like to keep their twitch reflexes sharp. Tweaknews, not usually a fan of cloth mats, found both of these mousepads to be stel
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2007 - 07:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The next generation of Zune's are upon us, although many didn't even notice the first. Microsoft is hoping to change that by offering 3 models at different prices, as opposed to having a single model. You can expect to see 4GB, 8GB and 80GB models, and you can fill them with DRM free music from their Marketplace. The Tech Zone renders the verdict on the new Zune in their full review.
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2007 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So, it would appear that UT3 has adopted a rather odd approach to attract Linux gamers. Their theory seems to be selling them a disk that only work under Windows and a promise that they will get right on the Linux client thing. While they do say that the Linux port will use the same disk, I am not sure how many people are going to run out and buy a disk they can't use. The fact that the editor uses wxWidgets does offer some hope to those waiting for the Linux binary to be complete, but still doesn't take the sting out of the snub.