Items tagged with EZ

Believe it or not, the machine you see pictured here really is an eMachines. It wasn't that long ago that eMachines was a name synonymous with lackluster, but no more; the company is refreshing its brand and producing far more stylish machines than before, with its latest all-in-one PC looking nearly as good as Apple's iconic iMac. Boasting a thin, sleek design that should spruce up most any pressboard computer desk, the newest member of the EZ series is labeled the EZ1601-01 and is available only in a Diamond Black hue that's accented with green LED lighting and silver trim. As eMachines puts... Read more...
Weezer has done it again in a stroke of viral genius.  With their recent exclusive Yahoo! video release of the song "Trouble Maker, they offer a encore show-stealing performance.  Just as they did with the ground-breaking YouTube release of their hit "Pork and Beans", where they featured a number of viral internet video "stars", the group breaks new ground by once again, calling upon a "crowd sourced' concept, getting their fans into the act in a very special way.  In August, the band shot the video for Troublemaker in Los Angeles where they summoned fans to help them... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto IV has created a frenzy of news stories, including rave reviews and record sales, but the one that has gamers hot under the collar: freezes.Last month, the launch of Rockstar Games' Bully on the Xbox 360 was marred by a bevy of crash bugs and other glitches. With this morning's heavily anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto IV for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar finds itself dealing with still more troubleshooting trouble, as online forums are buzzing with reports of crashes.Reports are that the 60GB PS3 is most likely to see this issue.  Rockstar's only workaround... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces “Freeze” Extreme Thermal Compound Based on a Proprietary Formula Sunnyvale, CA—December 3, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today released a unique thermal compound, Freeze, to their line of premium cooling products.  Using the latest innovations in thermal management compounds, OCZ Freeze has higher heat conductivity potential than leading silver-based thermal pastes on the market today, offering an ultra-reliable solution for all computing environments. Based... Read more...
We've covered the story of the freezing aluminum iMacs and the subsequent patch, but still users seem to be having difficulties.  Feel free to insert your own favorite 'mac users' joke here.So far the only way many users have found to resolve graphics freezing issues is to have Apple replace hardware.  Lending credence to the numerous complaints strewn about various Apple-related web sites is the following:“AppleInsider itself can attest to the symptoms, which first manifested in a review unit weeks after the August release. A sure sign that the system is near a freeze are very brief... Read more...
A computer, or rather, and operating system that freezes?  Perhaps not a BSOD, but it still sounds vaguely Microsoft-ian doesn't it?  It's not.  It appears, through a series of support forum threads, that some new iMac users are experiencing "issues."A growing number of users have reported that Apple's aluminum all-in-one computers suffer from a flaw that locks up the interface, rendering the system all but inert until a reboot.The issue appears to be related to the ATI Radeon HD graphics hardware and its drivers, but has proven unpredictable. While some customers have said they... Read more...
In many ways, the video game business is a zero-sum game. The amount of time that gamers can spend going virtual places and killing imaginary things is huge, but it is limited. So video game producers always keep one eye on the competition and one on the market. Electronic Arts is the largest independent video game maker in the world, but they forgot to look over their shoulder for Activision, which raced past them to become the largest game developer, at least in North America. BusinessWeek talked to CEO Robert Kotick about how Activision did it. It's been a remarkable ride for Activision,... Read more...
Another South American country has ditched Windows for Linux, not exactly a new phenomenon, but Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has done just that and more. Chavez personally announced last week that the "Bolivarian Computer," a Venezuelan made PC and notebook line, will be available to the public soon in four different models and that all of them would come with Linux. Inspur Group, the parent company of Venezuela de Industria Tecnologica collaberated with the Venezuelan government to produce the new line up and hopes to produce as many as 150,000 annually. The new PCs and notebooks will cost between... Read more...
Ivan Krstc is the director of security for the 'One Laptop Per Child Project', and in a speech at the AusCert 2007 conference recently he offered an interesting take on the underlying problem with desktop security: Everything does everything - and that's bad. "The No. 1 broken assumption of desktop security...is this very simple premise that all executing software should execute with the full permission that its user possesses," Krstic said. "There are a bunch of programs that ship with all major operating systems--including Linux, Mac OS and Windows--that can format your... Read more...
Arctic Cooling today announced the release of their latest AMD socket AM2 based cooler with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan control.  Utilizing a unique design with 6 vertical copper heat pipes, vibration dampened frame, and fluid dynamic bearings, the Freezer 64 Pro is designed for swfit absorption of heat and dispersement through the fins.  Armed with a 6 year warranty, this cooler should provide years of trouble free cooling.    For additional details check out product page.  The Freezer 64 Pro will be available in October with an MSRP of $34US.  ... Read more...
Network media players have been making huge waves in the mainstream community, and ThinkCE.net got their hands on a slick little player called the Slim Devices Squeezebox. This handy little device allows you enjoy music from the comfort of your living room, even when your computer is off!Media, over the past few years all different types have been flooding our lives, from music to video we see it everyday. There are services to download music and video now. We have MP3 players and media players. This past year we have seen the introduction of network media players. These players are very big and... Read more...
Arctic Cooling, known for many decent coolers including their VGA Silencer series, is back with a new offering. This time they're covering the CPU Market with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, but does it live up to AC's quality reputation? "Today, I am going to look at a fairly new CPU cooler from Arctic Cooling named the Freezer 64 Pro. This is a cooler designed to fit on AMD Athlon 64 CPUs (Socket 754/939/940). Arctic Cooling does also make a version that mounts on Intel systems called the Freezer 7 Pro for the Intel Socket 775."... Read more...
Without question, there is seemingly an endless number of music fans with a massive collection of songs and albums. Unfortunately, managing these impressive collections can be tedious at the very least, to downright appalling for larger compilations of music. Traditionally, music fans were forced to stockpile their collection of CD's in racks or protective folders. Although these methods served their purpose well, it was difficult to bring that collection of music with you. With the dawn of MP3's, the world soon began storing these accumulations of music on PC's. Armed with massive hard drives... Read more...
GameTrailers has just posted an interview with NVIDIA's Director of Public Relations Derek Perez which mainly focuses on the company's Quad-SLI setup shown at CES. In addition to the 4-GPU behemoth shown in cooperation with Dell, the interview also touches on PureVideo and the recent emphasis on home a/v functionality. Overall, this is a great chance to get information straight from the horse's mouth and also an opportunity to put a face to a name for some of NVIDIA's team.... Read more...
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