Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2011 - 06:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As far as Ars Technica can tell the sequel to Dead Space picks up immediately after the first ended. You play the same character, trying to survive in less than friendly conditions without much in the way of resources. Fans of the original will be pleased to know that the game has not morphed into a shooter, it retains the same survival horror focus while trying to improve on the atmosphere (or lack thereof). Some of the enemies ha
Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2011 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gizmodo has several suggestions for those who have an old laptop kicking around doing nothing but collecting dust. Apart from donating it or tossing it out the window, you could use it as a second monitor or as a wireless bridge or any of the five suggestions they offer. Still, it is hard to beat an old Samsung Satellite as an impromptu boat anchor.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2011 - 06:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has hold of an NVIDIA roadmap which leaked and it reveals the plans that they have for mobile platforms. Considering that half of the roadmap describes tablets, it seems likely that NVIDIA's plans include a Tegra powered tablet although the roadmap references a model which was to be ready for Fall 2010. It seems that over the coming year we can look forward to Tegra 2 3D as well as the introduction of Tegra 3. There will also be improvement
Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2011 - 08:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you need 17 buttons, including a dozen in a grid under your thumb when you are playing a first person shooter, you are probably doing it wrong. On the other hand MMORPGs lend themselves to excessive keyboard usage as you need more and more macro buttons to handle every occurrence. In that case the Razer Naga Epic MMO Gaming Mousemight just be the thing to put your enemies under your thumb. You might be hard pressed to explain
Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2011 - 04:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Accidental file deletion and hard drive corruption are not what you want to think about on a Monday morning; unless you are Gizmodo. They've assembled a guide to help get those unfortunate souls whose storage have failed them recover at least some data without paying a specialized data recovery business to do so. Physical damage is not really covered as once you arrive at that point you are better off leaving it to the professionals, however recently deleted photos of a CF card or
Subject: General Tech | January 21, 2011 - 11:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It really doesn't matter how long you have been working with PCs, all of us at some point or another manage to forget something or make a silly mistake.
Subject: General Tech | January 21, 2011 - 04:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It might not be a record they wanted to set though you have to be impressed, the Skype toolbar single-handedly crashed 33,000 Firefox instances. Even worse, the way it detected phone numbers was having a large detrimental effect on performance in general. According to Ars Technica, for two weeks Mozilla tried to get someone at Skype to repair the problem for before opting to disable the add-on. It is not uninstalled, just disabled
Subject: General Tech | January 20, 2011 - 11:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has reviewed one of Gigabyte's new P67 boards, the descriptively named Gigabyte P67A-UD7. It costs less than most X58 boards did while offering as many, or more features as most. When they tried overclocking they ran into a big pile of fail with the Easy Tune 6 software, but since most successful overclocking is hardware, they did not hold that against the board as they had no problems overclocking manually. The biggest draw wa
Subject: General Tech | January 20, 2011 - 04:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has put together a guide for those who like to make their own music and don't have a trust fund to depend on to buy them mixers and the other equipment required to properly lay down tracks. There are several choices of software offered to those willing to take the plunge into the world of Linux powerful enough to let you craft your music properly. The learning curve is steep, much like that of the professional level equipment; the plus is that the qualit
Subject: General Tech | January 20, 2011 - 04:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At some point the marketers will figure out that it has been the Year of the Tablet for over 12 months now and pick a new moniker, but probably one that is quite similar as the focus on tiny form factors for PCs is still at the forefront. Intel lead their newest chip family with the mid-range and lower powered models and AMD is all about Brazos and their G-series of chips. That indicates that a lot of small sized, lower powered netbooks, tablets and likely complete systems built into other things, like the classic PC hidden in a touchscreen monitor.