Subject: General Tech | December 3, 2010 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is the time of year when our Forums begin to fill up with gift ideas and dilemmas, as our members try to decide which SSD makes the best gift, if there is a perfect eBook reader or even how to get the sound working on an early present.
This member is likely to find something heavy
Subject: General Tech | December 3, 2010 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Why should console users get all the cool controls, get your own motion sensing controller in the form of the Gyration Air Mouse Elite. At $70 the price is in line with high end gaming mice though a little steep for those just wanting to experiment with a new way of interacting with their PC. X-Bit Labs tired Left4Dead 2 with the mouse and were not impressed, but when they used it for Office productivity type tasks they were a
Subject: General Tech | December 3, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Soon we shall see the arrival of the 8th main iteration of Chrome which will include a rather useful security feature. They will be incorporating their own pdf reader into the browser and running it it what is termed a sandbox environment. You can think of it in the same way as a sandbox game, in that you can do whatever you feel like inside the sandbox but there are invisible walls surrounding the entire area in which you are and no matter what you try you cannot affect anything outside of the defined area you are playing in.
Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2010 - 06:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Depending on how well you are at finding bargains, a pair of 1GB GTX460's can run you less than $350 while a GTX580 will cost over $500. You might think with that price differential that there would be a significant difference in performance, but you would be wrong. [H]ard|OCP just finished testing the performance and found practical parity, apart from some frame rate spikes in CivV and a lowered MSAA setting in F1 2010. Apart from that, it is hard to justify buying the GTX580
Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2010 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes has broken the news on a new and non-standard card from nVIDIA called the NVS 300. Gamers will not be picking up the card, instead it will be bought up for use by the suit and tie guys to drive multiple monitors for displaying stock information or driving large numbers of displays such as you see in airports. This in not really been a strong point for nVIDIA as there are other providers of this type of specialized GPUs, the new Mosaic software may help them take some market share away from the
Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2010 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Audio quality, specifically headphone quality, is a very subjective measure and hard to review in such a way as to pin down the exact ability of a headset to provide sound that you will enjoy. What for some is barely audible with no bass presence may well be deafening and overly strong on the low end for another set of ears. So while Steve did just finish a review of the Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset it might be best to offer a se
Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2010 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While Ken got their first with his review of Rage on the iPhone back on Nov 22nd, Ars Technica had a chance to speak with John Carmack about his new creation, something we haven't had a chance to do in quite a while. They do take the time to play through the game on an iPad, but spend more time discussing what Rage means to id and gamers. This is much more than just a game, it is a $2 proof of concept that id's latest and greatest game engin
Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2010 - 01:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes had the chance to ask AMD's CEO, Dirk Meyer, a few questions about the near future plans of AMD. He seemed less than optimistic about the ultra mobile market, with no interest in the already overcrowded smartphone market, little interest in tablet technology until the market starts to sell below the $300 mark and little faith that netbooks will survive without more processing power being made available without increasing their size. Click on through to read his thoughts on the GlobalFoundries and
Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2010 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2010 - 12:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can't figure out what it is that you want for Christmas, consider stealing some gift ideas from the gang at Ars Technica. The picks range greatly, from bike storage and backpacks to a very impressive desk that allows you to adjust the height of your work surface. This Part 2 so if you are still stumped by the end you can always try Part 1.