Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2006 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You are never guaranteed that the system you buy today won't be obsolete in the next week, in fact the guarantee works the opposite. However, with the new platforms that just came out, PCI Express, DDR2 and dual core, it would seem logical that a system should be OK with several partial upgrades over the next year.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2006 - 04:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of our members, PaulDriver, has decided to scrap all his 3.5" drives, as he has 2 ways to boot to DOS using a USB memory stick or card, his guide is well worth a read. Several members have also realized that with the plethora of newere AGP cards coming out, they can refresh their systems without having to buy a completely new computer. If you are looking for a new HDD, tuskenraider has done an infor
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Battlefield 2142 is creating a lot of stir, and not all of it is good. On one hand you have futuristic weapons and vehicles, on the other hand, you get to pay full price for a game that uses the same engine as BF2, which a lot of fans feel should make it a less expensive add-on. Then they offer the demo only to people with paid accounts on download sites.
NGOHQ wants to help, that's why they have a direct link to download the demo, no money or membership required.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This HEXUS article could be a conversational hand grenade. They are wondering if the inroads that AMD has made into corporate servers, and having Dell build systems around AMD processors displays a change in direction from AMD. Intel's Core 2 Duo is the PC enthusiast's choice, and AMD doesn't seem to be doing much in response.
Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sure, teleporting something the size of a single bacterium about 1/2 a meter or so isn't quite what science fiction promised us by the year 2000. It is a good start though, and you can read a little about it at CNET.
Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2006 - 12:12 AM | Ryan Shrout
Normally I would look past headlines like this without a pause, but with the recent purchase of ATI by AMD, I no longer think these people are completely nuts. And the AMD/ATI rumor started in a fashion VERY similar to this...remember our post just towards the end of May from a Forbes analyst?
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 07:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gone are the days of listening to your radio late into the night to record your favorite DJs onto a cassette tape. Thanks to the rise of XM Radio, the first part is coming back, but you can't easily tape the feed. Digital Trends has a look at Pioneer's Inno, a device deisgned to replace that old tape deck with something a little more modern and satellite radio friendly.
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 05:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just because it's odd, doesn't mean you can't find one for sale. Sysgration melded a Skype phone and mouse in some sort of bizarre experiment, and now you can buy one of your own. CoolTechZone seems as confused as I, but someone, somewhere must have a use for this little USB device.
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The twist being that Company of Heroes is a RTS, not a FPS. From the awesome sounds of mortar fire and the soldiers reactions to it, to the rag doll physics and fully destructable terrain thanks to the Havok engine, you have to agree with Gaming Illustrated ... this game has serious potential.
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Imagination Technology Group works on systems on a chip, including graphics and video chips, and are now working closely with Intel. HotHardware has an article containing thoughts on what this means, in the light of the recent AMD-ATI merger. It almost looks like nVIDIA has to get into the CPU business by themselves.