Mouse reviews taken to the next level

Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2006 - 12:23 PM |

HEXUS links to a site that has invented the first mouse benchmark.  Covering 17 mice, and testing for their ability to perform at high speeds.  His graphs represent perfect performance, some small malfunctions in accuracy and total disappearance of accuracy.  Check this out, this much work deserves some recognition.

"Finally, mouse testing done properly! Sujoy Roy gets out his turntable and performs a newly devised mouse

benchmarking system on seventeen different mice. Gamers take note...

Source: Hexus

Killer NIC for Christmas, or not?

Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2006 - 12:01 PM |

[H]ard|OCP is trying to put the discussions over whether the BigFoot Killer NIC is worth it.  At a cost comparable with a good video card upgrade (but not a great one), you would expect to see some improvement in your experience.  It turns out that you might well be happy with it, if you play the right games.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Another good week to be a PC Perspective member

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2006 - 06:53 PM |

This week on the forums a lot of handy advice was generated from a hard disk that went bad.  Just about every step you can take before finally formatting appears, so check it out.  Another user is having difficulty with getting a network of 34 PCs to stream video from a server.  If you are in the mood for a new Anti-virus program, there is advice on alternatives to AVG.  Grounding and static


Crysis fly through

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2006 - 12:07 PM |

Tanks and chainguns on a tropical island, what more do you need?  Check out for a good look at the world of Crysis.

"Following our recent Crysis gameplay and interview videos on, we bring you a fly through video of the

game world."

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Source: Hexus

Sony's got the blues

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2006 - 11:41 AM |

Blu-Ray isn't doing so well.  Sony's new format seems to have reminded people of previous failed attempts by the company to introduce new formats, and they aren't buying it.  Add to that Microsoft and HP's backing of HD DVD, dual sided/dual format DVDs and a cheaper price, and it isn't looking good for Sony.  Digital Trends has gathered more information into an article.

Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: General

A Good Year for Geeks

With the Holidays quickly approaching, we give you some tech tips to help you last minute shoppers find the perfect gift for the geek in all of us!


Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2006 - 05:04 PM |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Dec. 7, 2006 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that
it will hold its financial analyst meeting at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET
(5:00 a.m. PT) on Thursday, December 14, 2006 in New York. AMD Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz and members of AMD's management
team will deliver key presentations regarding AMD's business.

Source: AMD

Music, on a diet

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2006 - 03:15 PM |

Coming next year from Panasonic is the worlds smallest speaker.  They shrunk from 2.5mm to 1.5mm, and claim no loss in audio quality.  How much longer before we are buying MP3 pants that play music on their own?  CoolTechZone has some pictures and a bit more information.

Source: CoolTechZone

AMD's Quad-Core revealed?

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2006 - 12:10 PM |

The Tech Report has encountered some success in tracking down specs on the new native quad-core chips from AMD.  They boil down the translated source page very well, but you may still want to click to the original to see the translated comments.

Major U.S. Employers Join to Provide Lifelong Personal Health Records for Employees

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2006 - 01:43 PM |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2006 -- As
the cost of providing health care continues to rise, Applied Materials,
BP America, Inc., Intel Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Wal-Mart
are funding an independent nonprofit institute to develop 'Dossia,' a
Web-based framework through which