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Friday, June 23, 2006

Creative Introduces the Zen V Media Player

The new Zen V features an OLED screen, a small 4gb/2gb of storage, built-in fm radio, voice recorder, and some more. I would be impressed if it had more storage.

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Conroe @ 4.95GHz

Kinc and Crotale have done it again! This time they've managed to overclock a Conroe X6800, with liquid nitrogen, to 4.95Ghz. It produced the second lowest SuperPi time ever at 10.375 seconds. The OC they obtained was limited by the motherboard since 4.95Ghz was the highest frequency it could obtain.

Story @ Nordic Hardware

GeForce 7300GT vs. Radeon X1300 Pro

The GeForce 7300GT is by far the best budget graphics card ever. It boasts a heap of rendering pipelines with modest core and memory frequencies that allow a good amount of overclocking. The Radeon x1300 Pro is running close to its maximum clocks and only has 4 pipelines. The 7300GT, at default settings, still seems to be faster than the Radeon x1300 Pro in gaming anyway.

Story @ Legion Hardware

Utility Nukes Windows Genuine Advantage Callbacks

Don't want your Windows PC phoning home to Microsoft? Here's news about a utility to stop it.

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A Real Intel Core 2 Duo Preview

A real preview of Conroe's performance, that is, not setup by Intel. They use 7900GTX SLi for gaming benchmarks.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Vincent Ferrari talks to Matt Lauer about Cancelling AOL (VIDEO)

Vincent Ferrari appeared on NBC today to talk about his notorious experience with a rude and persistent AOL rep who tried to convince him not to cancel his account.

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"The Zelda Timeline"

The timeline of the Legend(s) of Zelda has been twisted and tunred and misunderstood throught the games. Here's a timeline that straightens everything out.

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20 Must Have PC Maintance Downloads- Reviewed by PCWorld

Free, or low cost, apps that will bring your sluggish rig back into shape.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Pirate Bay: The Phoenix Bay

The Pirate Bay has once again changed their site's logo. This time it is a Phoenix Bird. It says The Phoenix Bay when you hover your mouse over it.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

AMD vs. Intel: Will the Best CPU Please Stand Up?

PC Stats has taken up the task of analyzing cpus in both camps to see which is best for you, the consumer. "After all, does it really matter who has the fastest CPU?"

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The Piratebay Returned To Its Base

After a short stay in The Netherlands the torrent tracker moved back to their provider PRQ in Sweden. The �reverse DNS� sends out a clear message to the MPAA and their friends: hey.mpaa.and.apb.bite.my.shiny.metal.ass.thepiratebay.org.
TPB rul3z!!1!

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Digg v3 Screenshot

Here's what the new version of digg will look like. I'll be staying with the tech news though, but it looks great.

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AMD Sempron 2800+ AM2 Overclocking

The only new feature of the AM2 Semprons is that they support dual-channel DDR2 RAM. So there should be only a small difference in performance between the s754 and s940 Semprons. DDR2 has struggled to outperform the original DDR standard, so should you expect a huge leap in performance from DDR2?

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Prolonging the Graphics Life of Your AGP Machine

If you built a high-end rig a few years ago, a 3Ghz cpu is still competitive for single-threaded apps, low-latency DDR400 is still runs strong against DDR2 and AGP8x bandwidth is still enough for any game out now. Minus dual-core cpus and multi-threaded apps, only graphics processors have seen any performance leaps. The gaming world is moving all away from the AGP interface regardless of performance. Seeing how many don't have enough to buy a whole new system, they may have enough to just upgrade their GPU. Radeon x1600 Pro AGP Review @ Tom's Hardware

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Your DIY 4 GHZ Dual Core Gaming Rig for $720

Who needs a mere 4-GHz of processing power these days? Why not double it up, with a dual-core device while you're at it? Our do it yourself (DIY) project shows how you can build a dual-core CPU PC by buying parts from your friendly neighborhood or online PC component vendor. I recommend the $1224 model since you can game on it.

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Palit 7900GT 512MB Edition

Palit has released their 7900gt 512mb board. Instead of the 7900gts usual 256mb, this one has twice as much, not unlike the GTX variation. But does it stack up to the GTX?

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

GeForce 7950 GX2 Reviewed

nVidia's new flagship card, the 7950 GX2 is actually two cards for the price of one really expensive one. Its performance is close to the 7900GTX SLi for around $325 less.
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Napoleon Dynamite Does Halo

Its a sledgehammer. (Warthog) Its got shocks, pegs, Lucky!

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Is Nintendo the apple of Apple's eye?

It may be possible for Apple and Nintendo to merge. After all, they are very similar companies. Two underdogs. And Apple has the cash.

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How NOT to Steal a Sideick

Thinking about stealing a Sidekick? Well some dumbasses did, and they did it horribly.
"Instead of doing the honorable thing when finding someone’s phone in a taxi, they instead kept it." This incident has spawned much press from blogs, news sites, and whole sites dedicated to the stolen Sidekick. Have a look at the whole story.

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Sapphire X1600 Ultimate vs MSI NX7600

bit-tech has taken two cards for media center PCs. The Sapphire x1600xt Ultimate passively cooled or the MSI nx7600GS passively cooled for your HTPC? Both cards support hardware acceleration and HD playback, but which does it best?

Final Fantasy 7 V.S. Oblivion - RPG Greats

bit-tech has a match between FF7 and Oblivion. Two games that are considered to be the best rpgs ever released. Who takes the crown?

Socket AM2 Athlon 64 3000+ Hits 2.735GHz!

AMDs new AM2 socket has to better than its 939 counterparts. It is. Especially in overclocking.

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Nintendo Monopoly prototype pictures released

There's going to be a Monopoly board game based on Nintendo characters. The tokens look pretty sweet. This looks awesome!

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Pirate Bay: Back and Searchable

The Pirate Bay is back with a vengence, and back with its search! Order has been restored!

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Guide to boosting your internet bandwith to the max

Using this guide you will be able to get some significant increase in your internet bandwith. Tweaks include QoS tweaking, Host Resolution Priority Tweaking and many more. Give it a try.
I gained kb/s in a speed test.

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Truth About Switching

If you go looking for information on what it's like to switch over to a Mac, you'll quickly run into hyperbole, zealots, bigots, and naysayers... from both the Windows and Mac camps. So here's what it's like to switch to a Mac, without the hysterics: Be Patient

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"Ligers are not something we planned on having,"

"We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we had no idea how well one of the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl, then lo and behold we had a liger." Pictures included.
They are real.

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Final Nintendo Wii secrets revealed by Game Informer?

This article from the upcoming Game Informer magazine focuses on the pros and cons of the development environment of the upcoming Nintendo Wii. As well as revealing the last big secret concerning hardware functionality.
So a camera, headset and a PPU.

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Saturday, June 03, 2006

HOWTO: What to do With all Those AOL CDs

Well, of course you'd want to build a cool 3-D geometric construction!

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Overclocking the Pentium D to High Clocks 5.9GHz

Intel's Pentium D 960 was their only D to be built with 65nm process and C1 stepping, and had great overclocking success. In a few months intel will be rollin out other D models with the same stepping.

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Dell Introduces Online Tech Support

Dell has just came out with their online tech support service. They hope to rid themselves of the bad tech support image with this new feature. I doubt this will help.

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers Accused of Plagiarism

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were accused of copying styles of Tom Petty's hit ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’ for their song Dani California.' I listened to both and their beats sound similar, but not enough to be called plariarism. There are only so many beats you can make anyways.

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Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Review

Shacknews has just posted their review for the new HL2: EP1. Its a larger game compressed into a short 5-hour block, and packed from start to finish with action.
Ill have to wait until my torrent finishes.

The Pirate Bay is back online

The Pirate Bay is back, sporting a new logo. Search feature will be online later. Searching for now gives the message "no hits due to politics"
Finally, but I cant see their logo.
EDIT: use this link to see the new logo

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Benefits From Upgrading 6600GT to 7600GT

Do you have a 6600GT? The new 7600GT just came out, but should you upgrade your trusty card? The short answer is yes.

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Inno3D 7600GS Performance & Overclocking

VR-Zone reviews Inno3Ds 7600GS. For $100 you get a great value for your money out of teh box already. This 7600GS also manages to overclock very well, furtherly increasing your reason to buy it if you are short on cash.

Best Buy Will Destroy Your Old HDD? Nope

Last year a couple took their pc to a Best Buy in Springfield Township to be replaced. It had all of their person info life credit card numbers, addresses, ect. A year later some guy in Chicago calls them to tell them he bought their old hdd at a flea market, and that he can send it back to them.


ATI Says E3 Wii Graphics Are Just the "Tip of the Iceberg"

In an interview with GameDaily John Swinimer from ATI hinted that the Wii is capable of a lot more than what we've seen so far. Many reported Gamecube-level visuals at E3 even though Wii is supposed to be 2-3 times more powerful.
Ill buy it even if it has only minor graphical enhancements over the GCN. It about the games kids.

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Friday, June 02, 2006

Evaluating Image Quality nVidia VS ATi

[H]ard|OCP wants to find out straight up which cards, nVidia's or ATi's, deliver the better image quality. And its just cool.

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*Windows Vista will not outpace Apple Mac OS X Tiger*

Scot Finnie, Computerworld: "I have no problem with Microsoft copying Apple's or any other company's best interface designs. We all win when that happens. What's really strange is when a company lifts good ideas and makes them worse, not better."
Only Microsoft.

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Video of The Pirate Bay Raid

Video from the ISP that hosted the pirate bay. The intro text says that this copy can't be used as evidence. Why are the police covering the cameras one by one?
Too bad theyll be back in a few.

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Torrentspy Has Digg-like Homepage

I thought I would resubmit this because the original story only had a few diggs. Torrentspy resembles digg.

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Get Rid of the Blogger NavBar

Dont you just hate that Blogger navbar at the top? Me too.
It may make clash with your blogs template.
Use this code into your HTML. Put it before the end though.

Graphics Card Quiet: Gigabyte's Silent-Pipe II Cooling

Tom's Hardware has reviewed the Gigabyte 7600GT
with silent-pipe II tech.

Its totally silent, gives great price/performance and
is perfect for quiet PCs.

Top 10 Strangest Custom Gaming Systems

Our editors have compiled a list of the �Top 10 Strangest Custom Gaming Systems� for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites?
The Gamecube-to-Go is the best.

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Getting Out From Under: Procrastination

There's considerable misunderstanding about procrastination. For one thing, it's not laziness. Settling into the fertile psychological ground between our intentions and our actions, procrastination is an active mental process of diverting yourself from doing high-priority things in the delusion that tomorrow will be better.

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SIX Pages of New Super Mario Galaxy Screens!

IGN has posted SIX new pages of SMG screens. Check 'em out.
And we have to wait till November 6th.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Trailer!!

This is the offical trailer for Half-Life 2: Episode 2 from Half-Life 2: Episode 1's game files.
Now I want a SiN Ep2 trailer.

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iPod click of doom solved by intrepid owner

After chucking his (dead) 4G iPod off of a third story balcony to test an iPod case, JC from Mac Geekery made a startling discovery: ... "Come again? Three story drop and it fixed it?"
Read the Digg commments.

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ThePirateBay Strikes Back

MPA, IFPI and Antipiratbyrån jubilation proves impotent, as ThePirateBay.org prepares its return.
Where ill get HL: EP1 once theyre back online in a few days.

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Half Life 2: Episode one Released

Valve have now released the first half life 2 expantion, HL2:EP1, Playable on steam NOW
Playable on bittorrent dl TOMORROW

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Apple Named Hardware Company of the Year by PC World Magazine

PC World magazine on Wednesday issued its 2006 Hardware Company of the Year award to Apple, which had five products land on its list of the 100 Best Products of 2006: the iPod nano (#4), Boot Camp (#10), the Mac mini (#35), the iPod (#36), and iTunes (#43).

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