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Over at CNN Money, opinions of the new XBox 360 are shared. While the technology behind the system is amazing, and the hype has been intense, the starting game lineup might not dazzle you like the original XBox. "The Xbox 360 goes on sale Tuesday, Nov. 22 and will cost either $299 for a bare bones machine that will not allow you to play existing Xbox games or $399 for a fully loaded, backward compatible system (by far the smarter buy). It's certainly a sleek piece of equipment, with enough technological oomph to make even the most casual gamer raise their eyebrows. And Microsoft continues to extend its lead in the online console marketplace.... Read more...
Those looking for some initial pics of XBox360 up and running at HD resolutions will be thrilled to see this collection of images showing the console connected to a 24" Dell LCD. Despite seeing some initial gameplay previews over at Kotaku such as this preview of King Kong, none have been seen on an HD-capable TV or monitor. Fortunately, there are some sane people that have the equipment to do the XBox 360 justice.... Read more...
Well it looks as though Christmas has come early as Anand has somehow managed to get his hands on an XBox 360. With roughly 20 games at launch and some bonus perks like enhanced Halo2 gameplay, and it appears as though this is the ideal solution for curing the post-Turkey Thanksgiving boredom. Like any reputable hardware junky, Anand wastes no time ripping the system apart and investigating the internals.Microsoft has clearly announced to the public that it has designed the Xbox 360 from the ground up to thwart those who want to crack open the case -- even simply for a look inside. They have stated that the unit will be screwless (partially true) and be extremely difficult to disassemble -- unfortunately... Read more...
Today over at Gamecloud, Jeff Yates(VP of Havok) gives his time for an interview. Topics range from his feelings on how the Havok physics has been used, to their new software "Havok Animation"(Thanks Blue!). And for all you overclockers out there, ATI's X1800 XT has had it's GPU pushed past a whopping 1GHz! Do I even have to mention liquid nitrogen was involved? Falcon Northwest FragBox 2 Evaluation @ [H]ard|OCP "I was extremely disappointed by the stability issues we were having in Battlefield 2, and I wasn't convinced that the combination of hardware that we received would ever work 100% together. I applaud Falcon's efforts in making it right, and I can even chalk up some of... Read more...
VisionTek XTASY Theater 550Pro @ [H]ard|OCP: "What really makes this chip unique is that it has a 12-bit video decoder. Most add-in-card solutions only offer a 10-bit video decode solution. The Theater 550 Pro itself can perform 60 billion operations per second meaning smooth video frame rates employing image quality features to clear up the image. Part of the 12-bit decoder is a high quality 2D comb filter that exceeds other filters by offering 5 lines instead of 3. The 2D comb filter is beneficial when your input source is of composite material such as a standard TV broadcast through the RCA (Yellow) connection. This higher quality filter on the Theater 550 Pro allows for more detail and... Read more...
Good evening all...  By now you've probably read a few of the articles post around the web regarding the new Microsoft Xbox 360 console and the ATi Graphics Processor technology that will be the main rendering engine in the machine.  If you haven't had the chance to dig into the scene yet, there are articles up at the following sites: Firing Squad's "Inside Xbox 360's Graphics" does a good job of covering the basics of the architecture and includes an interview with ATi VP of Engineering for Xbox 360, Bob Feldstein. HardOCP has two articles up - An "Xbox 360 Sneak Peek" and "Xbox 360 GPU Features" with their usual down-to-earth layman's approach to the... Read more...
Xbox 360 Sneak Peak @ HardOCP: "We all know that the Xbox 360 will be a gaming console, but did you know its abilities are going to reach far beyond playing games? The Xbox 360 has changed the Xbox from a gaming console into a lifestyle device." ASUS Extreme AX800XL-2DTV @ Viperlair: "Performance in our tests was pretty good. In all the game tests, except Doom 3, the x800XL did very nicely providing playable frame rates in basically all situations. Doom 3 is playable at 1024*768 with 4X AA and 16X ansiotropic filtering, but going higher isn't too recommended." Point of View GeForce 6600 GT Review @ Bjorn3D: "Being a reviewer, it is sometimes easy to forget that not everyone... Read more...
Hey folks, up for some news? For those of you looking to turn your computer into a media center, techniz has reviewed the TwinhanDTV Magic Box, which is the first of its kind that doesn't require an extra power supply to work. If media is still on your mind, you can also check out my review of the Leadtek Winfast TV USB II Deluxe. Enjoy the rest of the news :) How To Create Your Own Blog @ The Tech Zone "Blogs, the abbreviation of Web Logs (online journals), are becoming more and more popular all the time. People are starting new blogs at an astounding rate so it's safe to assume that there are constantly people out there who want to know how to get a blog going. Despite personal feelings... Read more...
Good morning friends, NJ here with your AM news update.  The Juice Fairy was very kind to us last night, so we have quite the variety of juice on tap this morning.  So, go grab a mug, pull up a chair and settle in; you are going to be here for a while ;)  Sapphire Radeon Toxic X800 Pro VIVO Review @ GotApex "The fan that gave the boot to Zalman is the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer 4, in Blind Your Mother Orange. This is a larger set up than found on the older IceQ 9800 card, but about as silent in actual operation. It's also lighter than the Ultimate cards, and I found it's mounting to be quite solid on the card with no obvious gaps or any looseness to be found, which was a... Read more...
The D-Link DFE-910 Network In A Box Award Winning Performance By Jeff Bouton 6/12/2001 In the past, networking home computers together required the installation of a few network cards and a simple hub.  Usually, installing the cheapest 10Mbps network cards would be more than sufficient for file transfers and possibly sharing a modem with Internet Connection Sharing software.  With the ever growing popularity of broadband internet services, multimedia demands, and online gaming, users required a more robust solution for their networking needs. First came the introduction of 100Mbps Ethernet to the commercial market.  Once reserved for high end networking environments, Companies... Read more...
D-Link DHN-920 - 10Mb Phone Line USB Network In A Box  A Home Network For Dummies By Dave Altavilla - September 11, 2000   The proverbial "free lunch", this is what Home Networking really delivers to most people and what draws consumers down the isles of the retail store peering at boxes.  Let think about this for a moment.  Most households these days are quickly justifying the expense (if it can be afforded) of adding a second computer for the kids or possibly the spouse instead (in many cases ladies, I realize there may be a fine line between the two anyway).  Now, each one of these machines needs access to the internet and printer service.  The rest... Read more...
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