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Well, not every gaming league will be shown on the air, but Major League Gaming its self as announced a deal that it hopes well help get competitive gaming into more of a mainstream market. MLG also plans to bring content to mobile phones, and should be bringing competitive gaming to the masses this year.... Read more...
PCI Express External Cabling Specification Completed by PCI-SIG Enables New Usage Models Such as Platform Disaggregated I/O, Chassis-Chassis Expansion I/O and Others BEAVERTON, Ore. - February 7, 2007 - PCI-SIG(R), the Special Interest Group responsible for PCI Express(R) industry-standard I/O technology, today announced the availability of... Read more...
Princeton has agreed to let Google digitize about 1 million public domain books which are no longer in copyright, into the enormous database that is Google Books. The project started two years ago, and aims to digitize many of the worlds books, allowing them to be searchable over the web.... Read more...
The battle between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD is still heating up, but so far Sony's Blu-Ray has the edge. Ending the week of January 14th, for every 100 Blu-Ray movies sold there were only 38.36 HD-DVDs sold. The numbers have slowly progressed in Sony's favor, thanks in part to their Playstation 3 sales. It's still early though, and we... Read more...
You know a technology is on its last breath when large retail chains stop supporting it. It was the case when major retailers stopped selling VHS tapes, and now it seems the floppy disk is going the same way. PC World as announced it will no longer support the format once it stock runs out, and you can expect many other retail... Read more...
Seen enough Vista news yet? Well we're still not done, and this time we bring news of Drivers! Yes, Nvidia has released some new Windows Vista drivers for their graphics chips. The drivers still need some work though, as SLI support is still a bit spotty. Stay tuned for a new driver release tomorrow, providing DX9 SLI support... Read more...
Microsoft's Windows Vista promises to revolutionize gaming with DirectX 10, but how does gaming performance stack up against Windows XP, using the DirectX 9 games we have available today? Well, some of you might be disappointed, but you're not exactly going to see a leap in performance. Vista has a greater hardware requirement... Read more...
Cyber crimes have been on the rise over the years, but so haven't the number of overall net users. While every society has its share of the not so decent, will the Internet, with it's ability to provide criminals easy access to money, merchandise, people, and privacy, eventually be overrun by them? If security and user knowledge don't... Read more...
Epic's Unreal Tournament 2007 is getting a name change, so say hello to Unreal Tournament 3. Creative, eh? More important though, is you can now expect to see it on Microsoft's XBOX 360, which joins the Playstation 3 and PC as its chosen formats. Unreal Tournament 3 is expected to be out in the 2nd half of 2007.... Read more...
If you build it, it will be cracked. That's been the story behind most encryption, and the latest generation of media formats seem no different. Last year, Microsoft's HD-DVD encryption was cracked by someone who goes by the name of "Muslix64", and this year he adds Blu-Ray to his list of defeated media formats. This is a... Read more...
In a weeks time, the highly anticipated release of the next version of Windows will be here. Windows Vista is the latest major overhaul of Microsoft's operating system since Windows 2000/XP, and with a revamped graphics system and security improvements, you can bet some people just can't wait to get their hands on it. Retailers understand... Read more...
Creative has announced their ALchemy project which is aimed at providing Sound Blaster X-Fi drivers for Windows Vista. In Vista, Microsoft has removed the Hardware Abstraction Layer(HAL), which DirecSound and DirectSound3D require. While games that use OpenAL still work, those that use DirectSound would face problems, until now.... Read more...
NVIDIA has released a new version of their ForceWare GeForce 8800 Drivers, bringing the official version to 97.92. The new drivers fix various game errors, adds new PureVideo features, and a new NVIDIA Control Panel(click here for release notes). The new drivers are for GeForce 8800 cards only, so if you have anything less, don't... Read more...
With the release of its first ever expansion pack, Blizzard's World of Warcraft has hit the 8 million subscriber mark. The popular MMO boasts over 2 million users in North America, 1.5 million in Europe, and China 3.5 million in China. With the Burning Crusade expansion hitting Jan 16th, don't be surprised to see a "9 Million... Read more...
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