Items tagged with Expansion

At Blizzcon this weekend, Blizzard Entertainment dropped a bombshell—commit to signing up for a year of World of Warcraft, and you can have the upcoming, hotly-awaited Diablo III for free. For WoW subscribers, it's a great deal—Blizzard is giving the game to people in exchange for a promise to do what they were going to do anyway. The true genius of the offer is that it's also attractive to Diablo fans. Buy Diablo III for $59.99, and receive a year of World of Warcraft for just $9.99 a month. It's a great offer either way—but it's also a sign that Blizzard is becoming concerned about the long-term staying power World of Warcraft. During Activision's Q2 conference call in early... Read more...
Scythe, the Japanese company that specializes in the art of CPU cooling, has come up with a novel way to attach additional internal storage to your PC. The solution goes by the name of the Slot Rafter and allows you to attach up to four additional HDDs or SSDs to your system by slotting a mounting module in a spare PCI slot (nowadays, they’re all spares) within your PC. The module has no electronic elements to it, the “card” sticks out of the PCI slot and screws to the bracket mount, just like a regular expansion card. You can then attach one to four additional 2.5-inch drives to the mounting hardware. Mounting holes are provided for two 80mm fans on the bottom of the device to improve... Read more...
While we're hardly in favor of the Senate's approval of a four month delay on the has-to-happen-sometime digital TV transition, this is one political agenda we can definitely stand behind. Reportedly, United States lawmakers are mulling a plan that would provide tax credits for Internet and wireless companies as part of a "broad stimulus package to boost the ailing economy."Specifically, AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Sprint were named as examples, though any firm with the willingness and ability to "build out high-speed Internet in rural and underserved areas" could soon see a 10 percent tax credit. For the overachievers out there, a remarkable 20 percent break would be doled out to outfits... Read more...