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Better than the D70s but not quite on par with the D200s, the Nikon D80 Digital SLR camera is Nikon's next hope for the mid-range market. If you're looking to get yourself into amateur photography and need a good camera to start with, the D80 could be the right fit for you, as you'll be getting some excellent features without breaking... Read more...
America Online has been making some BIG changes in the way they do business as of recent. AOL has previously announced that its services would be available to broadband users at no cost, and now AOL is giving the details on offering free personal e-mail domains. AOL has changed its business strategy to combat dwindling consumer interest,... Read more...
VIA Launches New Luke CoreFusionTM EPIA Mainboard with Dual LAN VIA EPIA EK-Series Mini-ITX Mainboard reduces power consumption by up to 35% and boasts a rich digital media experience with hardware MPEG-2/4 decoding acceleration and 6-channel audio Taipei, Taiwan, 10 August 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of... Read more...
Intel Releases Next Generation Open Source Graphics Driver The Intel Open Source Technology Center graphics team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of free software drivers for the Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset family graphics controller. These drivers include support for 2D and 3D graphics features for the newest generation... Read more...
When Nvidia realized that two graphics cards couldn't always do the job, they moved to Quad-SLI. While the money needed for a Quad-SLI system is beyond what most people are willing to pay for a gaming rig, there will always be those looking to have the best of the best, regardless of the cost. Whether you're... Read more...
In a response to rumors of scrapping the ATi brand name, AMD has set the record straight with Ars Technica. AMD has said it plans to keep the ATi name, as well as the Radeon brand name. "Yesterday CustomPC claimed that AMD was going to scrap the ATI brand, inferring this in a most dubious... Read more...
On August 17th, 2006, the multiplayer version of F.E.A.R. will be made a free release under the name of "F.E.A.R. Combat". F.E.A.R. Combat will include 10 game modes, 19 multiplayer maps, 12 different weapons, Punkbuster support, and the capability to download user created content. F.E.A.R. Combat players... Read more...
If you're dreaming of building a top quality system, with a dual-core processor, top of the line ATI CrossFire or Nvidia SLI graphics setup, and a bunch of hard drives, than you'll probably need one heck of a power supply to keep everything running smooth. Especially if you plan on overclocking the beast. There aren't... Read more...
Though AMD's AM2 socket might be new technology, getting a motherboard that supports AM2 isn't as expensive as you might think. Biostar has released a very capable motherboard that's based on Nvidia's nForce 550 chipset, the Biostar TForce 5500. Though it might be light on features, you can't argue against a stable and... Read more...
I'm sure many of our readers are fully aware of what it takes to maintain a safe level of privacy while using the Internet, but on the other hand, I'm sure there are many of you out there who think having a firewall is all you'll need. Privacy and Anonymity can't just be found in a program, you need to practice it on a daily... Read more...
A company named TransGaming Technologies is boasting about a new type of engine they've built that, as they claim, will allow PC Games to be easily ported to a Mac. Of course you'll need an Intel Mac for it to work, but TransGaming seems confident that their engine will bridge the gap between PC and Mac gaming with quick and easy... Read more...
Some people might cringe at the idea of an operating system which features built in advertising. However those people probably have enough money to afford a non ad-supported OS, or are tech savvy enough to understand Linux. The ones who don't fit into either category, such as public buildings like libraries and schools, might find the... Read more...
Google has been under fire from a few different news organizations recently, as they claim Google violates Copyright laws with its Google News service. Google has struck a payment deal with the Associated Press, though details have yet to be disclosed. Agence France Presse, a French news agency, is still seeking $17.5 million through... Read more...
Though the RIAA has been suing people over copyright infringement for a few years now, they've been starting to run into some roadblocks as of recent. Despite using such tactics as trying to sue deceased people, or even people without a computer, many of their lawsuits have been successful due to folks not wanting to fight the charges.... Read more...
AOL has been going through quite a few changes recently. In July, AOL announced a drastic change in their service by offering its services free of charge to broadband users. Today we learn that AOL will also be offering 5GB of free file storage, but will also be cutting around 5,000 jobs in the next six months. AOL currently has a global... Read more...
The Quake themed sequel for the popular Enemy Territory series is getting some special coverage at where else but Quakecon. AMDZone's coverage of the event details some of the workings of the highly anticipated game, such as vehicle mechanics(and physics), character animation, and some of what we can expect from the rest of the event.... Read more...
With Microsoft's emphases on security for their upcoming OS Windows Vista, they've decided to turn to the same people they're trying to combat. While Microsoft isn't about to let just anyone pick apart their OS, they have given early versions of Vista to around 3,000 security professionals. CNN's new article explains... Read more...
The popular Half-Life 2 Mod, Red Orchestra, will be available for a five day free trial starting tomorrow. Valve has also provided free trials of Day of Defeat: Source in the past, and hopefully these free trials will continue to be a regular part of their marketing campaign. The World War 2 based mod can be pre-loaded now, and if you... Read more...
Later on this year, Dell is expected to launch a plethora of AMD powered notebooks, using AMD's Sempron, Athlon 64, and Turion 64 x2 processors. Dell already has AMD based servers on the market, and AMD based desktops are expected to show up are September. "The first AMD-based models, which will likely be launched in late October... Read more...
Two new movies of Crysis, which is due out sometime next year, have been made available. The two videos contain actual gameplay footage, showing off some great lighting effects, physics, and one hell of an explosion.... Read more...
This might not be a surprise to some of you, but Epic's much anticipated Unreal Tournament 2007 has been pushed back to the first half of 2007. There are no hints of a PS3 release date, but GameStop gives some info about the Xbox 360 edition. "Right now, UT 2007 (PC) is slated to hit... Read more...
When your average thumb drive just doesn't have enough space for your data, you might be at a loss of what to do. Well if you're not interested in burnable media, or bulky portable hard drives, you might want to check out Western Digital's 6GB Passport Pocket Drive. It's slightly bigger than a flash stick, but houses a mini... Read more...
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