Subject: General Tech | November 3, 2008 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The innovators at Gunnar Optiks have designed the Shedder, a pair of glasses that you wear while using the computer. In their defence, I4U did find that they noticed a difference in eyestrain after extended use of their PC, and there doesn't seem to be a wide neckstrap attached to the basic model. On the other hand, having special glasses you wear at a LAN party may cause other strains in your life.
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2008 - 10:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Does your home resemble an Italian kitchen? Are there spaghetti-like wires travelling everywhere you use your computer? Is the reason that you haven't gone wireless based on a feeling of insecurity? Fear not, a lot of what you may be worrying about may be unfounded, though not all. The wireless connectivity may come in very handy if you find yourself needing to build a clandestine Folding@Home machine!
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2008 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Stuck staring at an orange spherical gourd without a clue as to where to stick the knife? Drop by Wired for some inspirational works, ranging from extremely geeky and easy to much more l33t 'kin carving. In fact, you could completely dump the knife all together and go with power tools. Much quicker to do and far more fun, if you can find one, is
Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2008 - 03:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Rumours about various manufacturers have been flying around lately, the newest rumour being Foxconns' imminent cessation of making branded motherboards. DigiTimes has spotted several things that peaked their curiosity, and seem to think that while Foxconn may continue to make motherboards or at least components, but they would not be sold under the Foxconn brand. Of course, Foxconn says that they had never heard of any of this.
Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2008 - 04:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
All you fans of squad based FPS mulitplayer games in general and CoD in particular will be glad to know the demo of Call of Duty: World at War is now availalbe to everyone. The Tech Report has the link to a demo that features three maps, all you need is to download it and grab a beta key by signing up at the CoD website. Otherwise you will have to wait until November 11th.
Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2008 - 04:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are having performance troubles with Radeon cards and FarCry 2 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, AMD has a hot fix out for you. It is a beta driver and is unsupported by AMD, so you may find it causes other problems for you. Be warned before you try.
- Improves performance for the DirectX 9 version of Far Cry 2 on CrossFire compatible systems
Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2008 - 04:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD finally has a relatively public Developers Forum to call their very own, the Technical Forum and Exposition. Though in it's 4th year, this is likely the first you have heard of it, it has been a very quiet and exclusive event. Seeing as how The Inquirer made it into the TFE this year, the standards for attendance have been significantly lowered. The event differs from the IDF in it's philosophy and purpose, read on to see what AMD thinks is the proper way to get developer
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2008 - 07:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you head over to engadget you can get a preview of Windows 7's features and overall look. Some interesting tidbits came up about the systems that Windows 7 will run on. At the PDC the audience was shown a netbook with a 1GHz processor and a single gigabyte of RAM, half of which was unused. It will also support up to 256 CPUs (or maybe they mean cores?), giving you lots of room to expand or to use Larrabee perhaps. The information is still coming
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2008 - 04:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A lot of thought has gone into designing the Microsoft Arc mouse. Built to accompany your laptop or netbook, it is wireless, folds up much like a cellphone does and can work at ranges up to 30 feet. You may never get that far away, but it is a handy feature, like the 25lbs of pressure the hinge can support. ExtremeTech has put up a full reivew, contrasting it against
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2008 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft is jumping into cloud computing with Azure, as announced by their Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie at a Professional Developers Conference. Called Project Red Dog in development and now renamed to something that might smell a little sweeter, this will be Microsoft's attempt to draw people into a hosted application environment and will attempt to take on Amazon's similar product. You can read all the market-speak about it by following the link at The Inquirer.