Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2007 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So you figure you've got Google down, eh? Mastered the advanced search page, joined a few groups via your Gmail account, and used Boolean operators in your searches, and now you know all you need to know?
Subject: General Tech | February 27, 2007 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are hundreds of joysticks, thousands of keyboards, and umpteen billion mice to choose from, but the racing fan has been left out of this input device madness. New steering wheels for the racing game fan are few and far between. Logitech steps up with the G25 Racing Wheel, an incredibly attractive device. The wheel itself is 11 inches, with 900 degrees of motion from lock to lock. It is rimmed with leather and the spokes and the 2 hand paddles ar
Subject: General Tech | February 27, 2007 - 12:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has listed several new tricks and toys we will be seeing in cell phones. From using BlueTooth enabled phones to let you pay for things, by hooking the cell up to your bank to the BlackJack which merges a PDA and a cellphone in a much more useful package than we have seen yet. Head over to get a look at what your phone will let you do in the not too distant future.
Subject: General Tech | February 26, 2007 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The British Royal Navy is switching to Windows (for Warships) based on Win2K. Now, before you start making BSOD jokes, consider what the navy has been working with. The hardware was a pair of 24-bit, 1MHz machines with 25KB of RAM and took 4 people to take care of it, as the current software has a disturbing tendency to crash. Plus the fact that you are entering code like "PE L5414.10N L00335.67E R6000 TMDA [INJECT]", pop up windows don't really sound so bad.
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2007 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Friday is here again, and as well as heralding the weekend, it brings our forums into the spotlight as well. In the Tech Talk forum is a thread that covers almost all the basic questions and warnings that apply to building a Core 2 Duo system. Once you've managed to build your system, unless you are a huge fan of spaghetti and stale air, you should consider the possibilities available for cable management. Check out this huge thread that starts with spli
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2007 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Audio has had a rough start. Not many care what it is, or what it means and many speakers make bizarre claims about what signal they receive and how it is processed. The Tech Report looks at Abits' iDome speakers, a set that includes 2 dual channel desktop speakers and a subwoofer. These are true digital speakers, nothing in the chain is analog until the actual broadcasting of sound from the cones. Read on to get a better idea of what is meant by Digital audio and a look at some impressiv
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2007 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Over at Slashdot is a link to an article done by a guy that managed to convince Vista to take his bead necklace and remove some clothing. This is the second part of his 3 part look at the insides of Vista. If you missed the first installment (memory management and more), you can follow the link at the start of the article. Otherwise continue on to read about the various new "Ready-something or other" components new to Vista.
Subject: General Tech | February 22, 2007 - 12:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Vint Cerf wants to make sure you can get email from the red planet. We have gone from the 1970's data uplink of 16 kbps to 2004's uplink of 256 kbs. Although we can't get rid of the 20 minute delay, having a more reliable connection will help any future Mars Rover type missions.
No word on when the Barsoomian 419 scams will start coming.
Subject: General Tech | February 22, 2007 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You might want to take notice of a new forum member ... Newegg Deals. If you keep your eye on this thread here, you will see some very nice deals appearing. For example right now you can get an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor for $314.00 + Free Shipping.
Subject: General Tech | February 21, 2007 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Join Digital Trends for a look back at some of the musicians and formats they grew up with and loved, and a serious problem that is infecting the musical universe. Compression kills dynamic range. In order to get music to listeners in what is essentially a LoFi format, one of the most powerful ways to evoke emotion is being removed. Ask your self when the last time you listened to an MP3 at a full 192bps.