AMD is splitting the Atom's market share

Subject: General Tech | February 17, 2011 - 12:34 PM |

The Acer Aspire One 522 is a Brazos 10" netbook with a 720p display, a Fusion APU with Radeon graphics, an HDMI output, and Windows 7 for just over $300.  Playback of 1080p and 720p video was flawless, at least until the Tech Report tried streaming 720p YouTube videos with Flash 10.2.  They noticed some dropped frames and when they contacted AMD about that issue, AMD r

Another Zero Day Flaw to worry about

Subject: General Tech | February 17, 2011 - 11:57 AM |

In pre-Vista versions of 64bit Windows it seems that not only has a vulnerability using BrowserWriteErrorLogEntry() and the mrxsmb.sys driver be discovered, it is already out there in the wild.  As The Register is quick to point out, in this particular case browser refers to how older versions of Windows discovered workgroups, domains, and the computers belonging to them, as opposed to being an IE flaw.

Source: The Register

Can't get enough TRON? Try a matching mouse and pad from Razer!

Subject: General Tech | February 16, 2011 - 03:58 PM |

If you are unsure what the Razer TRON Gaming Mouse and Mat are, you are probably on the wrong page.  For those that are still riding the TRON wave, you can get a 290x207x3mm hard mouse pad and with a bioluminescent surface which glows after the mouse light has travelled over it.  The mouse, as mentioned, has several blue LEDs and a pattern reminiscent of the circuit paths prominent in the TRON movies.  Even the control software s

Did you know Crysis 2 is part of the "PC packaged goods market"

Subject: General Tech | February 16, 2011 - 01:47 PM |

If you've had your head under a rock for this week, then you might not have heard that a version of Crysis 2 is available on torrent sites.  While not a finished version it should certainly give you more satisfaction than a YouTube video ...

Source: Hexus

nVIDIA is putting the super into superphone with Kal-El

Subject: General Tech | February 16, 2011 - 12:44 PM |

Just two weeks after receiving the first silicon back from the Fab, NVIDIA is already demonstrating their new 40nm quad core Cortex A9 SoC called Kal El.  They've abandoned Tegra2 3D which was what we had originally believed would be the next generation of mobile chip, which was a faster clocked Tegra2 capable of 3D support in favour of this new(ish) chip architecture.  The GPU is also upgraded, AnandTech saw the demo model manage a 50Mbps 1440p H.264

Source: AnandTech

Attention Rumour Mongers: Dell might want to buy AMD

Subject: General Tech | February 15, 2011 - 02:28 PM |

The details are sketchy and mostly involve the recent departures of high level employees from AMD, CEO Dirk Meyer in January and the COO Robert Rivet early in February.  The lack of current leadership implies to some tech wonks that perhaps AMD is looking for more than just new leadership.  The interim CEO is the once CFO Thomas Seifert, who has publicly stated that he does not want to continue in that leadership role.  Read the speculation at Slashdot.

Source: Slashdot
Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Logitech


A well-known peripheral company, Logitech makes everything from keyboards to webcams to racing wheels, and is generally well regarded. The G series of gaming peripherals has many successful products in its portfolio, and among them is the G13, which Logitech calls an “Advanced Gameboard.” That’s a fancy way of saying “keyboard replacement.”

Intel offers some Sandy Bridge love to their partners

Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2011 - 01:11 PM |

According to DigiTimes, today is the first day of mass production for the new and improved B3 version of P67/H67 boards, now shipping without the possibly faulty SATA ports.  By next week they will be shipping these new motherboards to ASUS and and Gigabyte in small quantities, though apparently not to MSI or others.  By April they expect to be in full swing, having replaced the early adopter's boards and filling the channel as well.

Source: Digitimes

Wake n Bacon, making mornings bright

Subject: General Tech | February 11, 2011 - 06:43 PM |

Being a geek is an expensive hobby, from the mental and financial costs of staying on the bleeding edge to picking up the proper tools and software you need to test your machines and keep them running healthily.  One way to avoid bankrupting yourself is to keep a close eye on the PC Perspective Hot Deals Forum as well as the Trading Post, but how do you feel about the refurbished component dea

Antec jumps into the audio biz with their soundscience rockus3D 2.1 Speakers

Subject: General Tech | February 11, 2011 - 12:52 PM |

Antec's new soundscience rockus 3D  2.1 Speaker set is comprised of a control pod, a subwoofer sporting passive radiator technology and a pair of interesting looking anodized aluminium satellites, combined with some proprietary DSP algorithms.  [H]ard|OCP contrasted their performance against Klipsch's Promedia 2.1 system as well as Corsair's recently released SP2500 2.1 system (

Source: [H]ard|OCP