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While Republicans across the nation are screaming to cut spending, there's one thing in particular that's hard to scream about: education. But if there's a second thing, it's probably infrastructure. It's obvious that a nation's economy can be bolstered and boosted by widespread Internet access. Just look at nations where Internet is nearly everywhere (South Korea), compared to nations where it's almost nowhere (North Korea). This week, President Barack Obama announced a new plan that acts as a bolt-on to the Rural Broadband initiative already going around. This new wireless access plan would extend... Read more...
At the South By Southwest conference, mobile innovators announced custom versions of nightlife games and iPhone applications to dazzle the tech-savvy crowd. Unfortunately, many attendees haven’t been able to get a signal on their phones to try out the new applications. For the majority of the five-day digital conference, AT&T 3G users in Austin have been experiencing dropped calls, sluggish data services, and unavailable service because of an overload on AT&T’s network. It appears that AT&T wasn’t prepared for the number of iPhone-carrying users that would be attending the conference... Read more...
Sprint already won the race to market with its AIRAVE, but it's Verizon Wireless' Network Extender that seems to be the better overall deal. For those unaware, a femtocell is -- for all intents and purposes -- a miniature cell tower that connects to your broadband Internet. Once installed, it gives you impeccable at-home coverage by routing mobile calls that originate in your home through the Internet. Sure beats climbing up to that one window in your attic to eke out a single bar, doesn't it?Starting this week, Verizon customers who are disappointed with coverage within their own home can exchange... Read more...
We’ve just posted our coverage of this year’s Quakecon at HotHardware.  We’ve got plenty of pictures and information from id’s keynote address, NVIDIA’s kick-off event, tons of case mod pics – including the contest winners, and all of the vendor displays.  We’ve got some pics of the lovely Frag Dolls as well, and news about a handful of yet to be released games including Rage, Left 4 Dead, John Woo’s Stranglehold, and Quake Wars.  There’s even a bit of news about the upcoming movie based on id’s Wolfenstein franchise.  Click the link below and check it out...... Read more...
This past weekend marked the twelfth anniversary of a gaming event started by a group of die hard Quake players in suburban Dallas, Texas. Evolving and growing rapidly since its grass roots founding, Quakecon has become the largest LAN gaming event in the United States, with over 3000 gamers attending, some from places as far as Japan, Iraq, and Finland. Put on by id Software with their main sponsor NVIDIA, this year’s Quakecon was filled with gaming tournaments, vendor exhibitors, and new gaming announcements, but the heart of the event was the bring-your-own-computer area, or the BYOC.... Read more...
Intel's Core 2 family of processors has been officially launched today and it's causing quite the frenzy as technology websites all over the web post reviews. Our very own Marco Chiappetta took a gander at the new Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Extreme processors, so head on over and take a look. After you've had a chance to digest our review, check out some of these other reviews for a second, third, and maybe even fourth opinion! (Note: links from original coverage have been duplicated below) AnandTech (Core 2 Duo/Extreme) AnandTech (Woodcrest) Bit-Tech Bytesector ExtremeTech... Read more...
Intel has lifted the NDA on their new Core 2 Duo line of desktop processors, formerly known as "Conroe", and the review madness has begun. You can read our article by clicking here, and then when you're done be sure to check out some of the other articles from around the web... AnandTech (Woodcrest) GD Hardware GotFrag [H]ard|OCP - 1, 2, 3, 4 Hardware Secrets Legion Hardware MadboxPC NeoSeeker Overclockers Australia Phoronix SimHQ The Tech Report Trusted Reviews TweakTown Chinese website, Coolaler, has numbers showing a X6800 overclocked to 5.266Ghz achieving sub-10 seconds on Super... Read more...
We stayed stateside and didn't attend Computex this year, but the Tech Report did such a good job summarizing the best of Computex 2006, that it feels like we just got home.  It's obvious Geoff was a busy man out in Taipei. "COMPUTEX IS A SPECTACLE like no other. An ocean away, in a land where most motherboards and graphics cards are born, it's almost like being dropped into the belly of the beast. The show has a different vibe than most North American trade shows, too. While the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Developer Forum, and... Read more...
All of today's big news is regarding the official release of NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2. If you missed the frash link at the top of the page, you can read our review right here, but we've also pulled together a few other articles from around the web to give you some different perspectives... GeForce 7950 GX2 Reviews: The Tech Report PCPerspective Guru3D HardwareZone nV News Legit Reviews  ... Read more...
"To game is to live." - Anonymous Gamer The Day After Yesterday - Welcome To E3, Day Two The majority of yesterday was spent in the West Hall, which consists primarily of console games with the Sony and Nintendo booths overshadowing everything else in the hall. I tend not to spend as much time in this area, but thought that you might be interested in seeing what those companies had in store for the global consumer. Welcome to another day at E3 E3 Crowds... A Vista of the South Hall My Lambo was parked in the sun However, today was a day for primarily PC gaming and hardware meetings. But... Read more...
"You'd do better in a volcano with a nitroglycerine towel." That's a quote from our E3 shuttle bus driver sans non-family friendly commentary. Welcome To E3 Here I am back for my 10th E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) - unfortunately, I missed out on the very first one in 1995. Hopefully, never again. E3 is many things to many people, but at the end of the day, it's about the games that are coming to market in the upcoming year(s). Some folks think E3 is just one monstrous arcade and to some degree it is. After all, attendees can see and usually play the majority of games... Read more...
Yesterday we posted some info on what sony has to offer at this years E3, and tonight we have some information about Nintendo's Press Conference. BFR Provides some decent shots of a few upcoming games for Nintendo's Wii, and has a little more information concerning how the system will tie into the next Zelda title. "After Sony's appearance at E3 last night, it's Nintendo's turn at the mic. Stayed tuned to this page because we will be continuously updating it with all of the latest information released at Nintendo's press conference.... Read more...
We've posted up detailed coverage of Ageia's PhysX launch details at GDC.  Stop on by to see where Ageia is today, what makes the technology tick and where the industry is headed in the fully interactive world of real-time dedicated physics processing.  ... Read more...
In 2002, AGEIA's founders broke into the gaming industry with the intention of revolutionizing the way PC games would be played. Focusing their attention on the notion of in-game physics, the ultimate goal was to bring a new level of realism to the latest and greatest titles on the horizon. In short, the company has developed the world's first Physics Processing Unit (PPU) and is aiming to use this new hardware to blur the line between virtual worlds and reality. With no direct competitor, AGEIA's discrete PPU card largely shoulders the burden of lobbying developers and consumers for advanced physics... Read more...
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