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Matt Beauvais

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Have you ever needed to Google for something? You might have even heard someone say they "Googled" something, when they were actually using Yahoo! search. As silly as it sounds, Google has become so popular in modern culture that it has made it's way into Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "We try to... Read more...
Valve's Steam service has received a few updates recently, but the biggest news comes in the form of another free trial weekend for their WW2 shooter, Day of Defeat: Source. Pre-loads are ready, and the fun begins this Friday at 4pm EST. "Preloading for the second Day of Defeat: Source Free Weekend has begun. This second free... Read more...
AMD ANNOUNCES ESTIMATED SALES FOR SECOND QUARTER SUNNYVALE, Calif. - July 6, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that sales for the second quarter ended July 2, 2006 are expected to be approximately $1.215 billion - a 52 percent increase compared to the second quarter of 2005[1] and a nine percent decline compared to the first quarter of... Read more...
As we get closer and closer to the end of the year(I can't believe we've already passed the halfway mark!), we get closer to the much anticipated OS from Microsoft, Windows Vista. While the prospect of a new OS to tinker around with is good, there is an equal amount of interest in the next version of DirectX and the new technology... Read more...
When there's nothing on TV, there's always YouTube. But the popular video service might be facing some stiff competition in the form of eefoof.com. The attracting aspect of the service is its claim to share a percentage of site revenue based on the number of viewers a video attracts. "Analysts will want to know whether eefoof can sustain... Read more...
"Hi, my name's Matt, and I'm a gamer." While it may sound a bit funny at first, video game addiction isn't a joke for some people. Like gambling, playing games can become an obsession that controls your life. As with any addiction though, there's a detox process, and CBS news has the story. "Unlike with substance... Read more...
Looking to get the jump on the soon to be released Prey? If you absolutely need to play the game ASAP, you can pre-order Prey now using the Triton player($49.95). The game will be released at 12:01AM on 07/11/2006. "Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an... Read more...
With the official release of Internet Explorer 7 expected later this year, Microsoft has updated their Internet Explorer page with the announcement of IE7 Beta 3's availability. IE7 is shaping up to be a much better browser than IE6 currently is, with improved security, tabbed browsing, and RSS capability being some of its highlights.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches the PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 Series Sunnyvale, CA - June 29, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 Edition, a special extremist series of modules specifically geared... Read more...
Well today is a busy day for gamers, as some of the most popular games available received updates. If you're looking to upgrade F.E.A.R. to version 1.06(release notes), head on over to FileFront or FileShack. World of Warcraft and DoD: Source have their own respective update clients, though you can grab the notes for WoW here, and... Read more...
The making of a printed circuit board is an interesting process as The TechZone shows in their latest tour. They've taken plenty of pictures while in ECS' factory, so sit back and enjoy the tour. "The Golden Elite plant is the first in a series of expansion on the SEZ property. When... Read more...
Corsair's new external water cooling kit, the Nautlius 500, gets high marks for decent performance at a low price. The folks over at sudhian.com compare the Nautlius 500 to Silverstone's NT03 and NT06 coolers, and for $149 it does a decent job. "This time around Corsair is placing... Read more...
Marvell To Purchase Intel's Communications And Application Processor Business For $600 Million SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27, 2006 - Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have signed an agreement for Intel to sell its communications and application processor business to... Read more...
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Bethesda's latest RPG, has been enjoying considerable growth in it's mod community, and one cool mod to keep an eye on is a Multiplayer mod currently being worked on. At the moment there isn't much to enjoy, with only basic multiplayer connectivity(no deathmatch yet), but hopefully we'll be... Read more...
Sporting Intel's Cure Duo processor. the MacBook Pro is no push over. The 17" model will set you back about $2,799 USD, but if it's in your price range, and your looking for a powerful notebook running Mac OS X Tiger, then look no further. "The MacBook Pro is a laptop... Read more...
ATI has another driver release ready before the months end, bringing the latest Catalyst version to 6.6, and also bring some improvements to the use of Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic filtering. TweakTown has the usual performance comparisons for the release, comparing it to Catalyst 6.5 in a few different benchmarks. "We weren't too sure if... Read more...
Spanning over 500 stores across 24 states in the US, Wal*Mart's new program will help consumers get connected with Verizon's broadband DSL service. Wal*Mart's staff will be ready to handle sign-up procedures for costumers, and an easy to install DSL kit will be shipped soon after.... Read more...
Up until now, it's been little more than a hot rumor circulating around the web, but Ordinn from the official World of Warcraft forums has confirmed that Blizzard has been working on the feature for some time, and will eventually add it to the game. "Weve noticed some threads asking about... Read more...
Recently scheduled to appear this August, Sony's first Blu-Ray player has received another delay, this time slipping until October. This puts the player's release date close to Sony's projected Playstation 3 release date, and a bit further away from Samsung's June 25th release. "It had been assumed that Sony and its partners... Read more...
The demo for 3D Realms' Prey is finally out, offering five single player and two multiplayer levels. 3D Realms has gone ahead and compiled a good list of file mirrors, so head on over. Unfortunately it could be a few days until the XBox 360 version appears on Marketplace.... Read more...
Version 9 of the alternative browser Opera has now been made public, and CNet is quick to cover all the new bells and whistles(like Bittorent integration) Opera 9 has to offer. Even with all the improvements though, is it worth trading in Firefox for? "Opera 9 embraces AJAX technology... Read more...
JCal from FiringSquad had some time to sit down with the official demo from 3D Realms' upcoming game Prey. The game is coming along nicely and runs well on a 2.2GHz P4 & GeForce 6800. The article is light on spoilers so don't be afraid to read. "This article will give you... Read more...
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