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To the dismay of many gamers out there, next years Electronic Entertainment Expo will only be a shadow of its former self. The economically based decision is expected to be announced tomorrow by the Entertainment Software Association. The game and technology demos showcased at the event will only be available to a select number of people,... Read more...
A new bill that passed 410-15 in the U.S. House of Representatives could soon spell the end to chat room use on public terminals, like ones found in schools in libraries. The bill is a response to the increasing threat of child predators on sites like MySpace. The problem with the bill though, is that it's a bit vague in its... Read more...
AGP graphics card brings latest high resolution, rendering technology to AGP market Albatron AGP7600GS The AGP7600GS graphics card boasts an NVIDIA(R) 7600GS core that is part of the powerful G73 family. This core employs 90 nanometer process technology which consumes less power thus generating less heat and allowing more room for faster core... Read more...
When Microsoft's new version of Internet Explorer ships later this year, it will be set to automatically download its self as a 'high priority' update for Windows XP. Microsoft is quick to point to the improved security the browser should offer. It's not a required update though, you can still opt out of downloading it.... Read more...
Would Microsoft ever forget about it's core set of free games like Minesweeper, Solitaire, and Hearts? Of course not. But they have given them a bit of a touch-up job, which is no surprise considering the emphasis their putting on the OS' looks. In one of their latest articles, GameSpot checks out Vista's version of the Window... Read more...
All the goodness that is Google maps can now be accessed from your cell phone. Location searches, maps, satellite imagery, all of it's there, and there's also the new feature of real-time traffic information. Click here for the details. "Combining directions, maps, and satellite imagery,... Read more...
Yahoo has teamed up with software developer Symantec, and will be providing the services Symantec is well known for. Symentec currently offers virus scanning for Yahoo mail users, but will soon be providing a spyware scanner for their toolbar, and will provide firewall and anti-virus protection for members of their broadband service.... Read more...
Back in 2001 America Online merged with media giant Time Warner, and since then AOL has seen a massive decline in business. The merger has cost around $200 billion in shareholder value, and AOL has been facing some stinging competition from other content based services such as Yahoo! and Google. Though Steve Case still thinks the... Read more...
Back in March of 2005, Google was hit with a lawsuit by french news agency "Agence France Presse". AFP claimed copyright infringement over Google's use of their content with Google's own news service. Though Google agreed to stop, they apparently haven't called it quits just yet. "A lawyer for... Read more...
For those of you who are interested in the technology that goes into making a cutting edge engine like id software's Doom 3 engine, Intel has a bit of a good read in store for you. Make some time and get some coffee, there's plenty of info to pour over. "The articles below provide an overview of the SIMD... Read more...
For the average person, the workings of a computer and digital camera can be a bit mystifying and confusing. To combat this problem in the retail market, advertisers have been creating easy ways to judge the power of a product using fairly easy to understand terms like "Megahertz", and "Megapixel". The Megahertz rating... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the PC2-7200 Special Ops Edition Sunnyvale, CA - July 13, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-7200 DDR2 Special Ops Edition. The new DDR2-900 SOE is part of the limited edition Special Ops series which is a line of... Read more...
Google has partnered with quite a few other nations to provide more content through their Google Video service. France, the UK, and Canada are just a few of the nations which Google will be focusing on. "Google hopes that the eight national editions will grow to reflect the likes of the countries each site serves - visitors can rate videos... Read more...
Intel's Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Conroe) is now available for your purchasing pleasure through Newegg. As with any hot new technology though, you'll be paying a premium to get the latest and greatest from Intel. If you've got $1,360 to burn and a thirst for new hardware, don't hesitate to get started.... Read more...
Well, I'm sure most of you gave your goodbye's shortly after Windows XP was released, but as of July 11, 2006, Microsoft will no longer officially support the software. Microsoft hopes this will get those who haven't already upgraded into the XP(or possibly Vista) camp. "Consumers... Read more...
Windows Vista, Microsoft's latest operating system which has received numerous delays, is now looking at a January release date. Businesses will likely see a version tailored for them sometime in November, with the rest of the SKU's being made available in January. "There has been... Read more...
It seems likely that the European Commission will hit Microsoft with a hefty fine of $383.2 Million, awaiting a decision expected on Wednesday. By not complying with the Commission's standards, as they were ordered to do back in 2004, they risked facing a $2.5 Million a day fine, which seems to have caught up with them.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces their Highly-Anticipated New Tempest CPU Cooler Sunnyvale, CA - July 10, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the anticipated release of the OCZ Tempest, the pinnacle of air and heat pipe CPU... Read more...
Rumors are up and about over the supposed theft of the source code for Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London. Bill Roper of Flagship studios hasn't confirmed that anything theft has happened, but sources say that a lone chinese hacker lifted the code, and may be attempting to sell the code. "For those of you who don't know, Hellgate:... Read more...
As much as you may hate it, there are those who love Spyware. To be more precise, the owners of such businesses as Direct Revenue, love Spyware. While they may be raking in the money, people everywhere are spending frustrating hours trying to remove Direct Revenue's type of software from their computers. Though Congress has been trying... Read more...
This week the BBC has written about what many have known for some time: the massive amount of graphical processing power Windows Vista will require. While it's not exactly as demanding as a game like Quake 4, Microsoft's new Aero Glass interface is like nothing Windows has seen before. "But the not so good news is that not everyone... Read more...
Monolith's Sci-Fi shooter, F.E.A.R., has received another patch, this time taking the game to version 1.06. The patch contains a few big fixes, including a loading issue with games saved prior to the 1.05 patch, and can be downloaded from Sierra's site. "This latest update for F.E.A.R.... Read more...
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