Browser Wars: IE 9 Beta 1 versus Firefox 4 Beta 6

@ 2010/09/16 read/post comments(0)
It appears that Firefox 4 has pulled away from Internet Explorer 9 slightly in speed. Despite this, it should be noted that IE 9 is much closer to FF 4 in speed than IE 8 was to FF 3. Basically,… Go To Full Article

Must have feature for all voice-enabled multiplayer games: auto mute. Halo has it!

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Those playing Halo: Reach had better mind their mouth or the new system which we have dubbed “auto mute” will deal with them. This new technology from Bungie is on the lookout for players that are always being muted; and… Go To Full Article

ASRock Launches "Vision 3D", a Mac Mini Look-A-Like

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It’s actually quite amazing what a difference a new chassis design can make in terms of first impression of a product and the Vision 3D 135B is a great example of this. The new slot loaded optical drive also helps… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 10.04

@ 2010/09/15 read/post comments(0)
While the occasional need to resort to a command line interface, the odd glitch, and the incomplete support for popular pieces of hardware such as the iPhone make it difficult to recommend Ubuntu 10.04 as an outright Windows replacement on… Go To Full Article

Lumus See-Through Wearable Display Makes You Look Like A...

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I’m rarely excited by technology anymore but Lumus pressed my willies button and didn’t let go. Although it’s a bit hard to explain, the technology is simple:… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 SLI Video Card Review

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Our GeForce GTS 450 SLI versus Radeon HD 5770 CrossFireX and Radeon HD 5750 CrossFireX comparisons today have revealed that GeForce GTS 450 SLI is on the bottom end of performance in this price range. Two standard GeForce GTS 450… Go To Full Article

AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 10.9 WHQL Driver Suite

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The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.9: * STALKER: Call of Pripyat Benchmark o Performance increases up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with Enhanced… Go To Full Article

PCI Express 3.0 base spec to be ready by November

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Now that newer PCs are rocking PCI Express 2.0 slots, it's time for an upgrade, don't you think? EE Times reports that PCI-SIG will complete the PCI Express 3.0 base spec by November, having released a 0.9 version of the… Go To Full Article

Intel's 32 Core, Quad-HyperThreading Super Chip

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Intel has been shipping industry design and development kits codenamed "Knights Ferry" to select developers. Intel says that this MIC architecture is derived from several Intel projects, including Larrabee and such Intel Labs research projects as the Single-chip Cloud Computer. Go To Full Article

Mozilla Unleashes the Kraken

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Mozilla has released the first version a new browser benchmark called Kraken. Mozilla's Robert Sayre writes on his blog, 'More than Sunspider, V8, and Dromaeo, Kraken focuses on realistic workloads and forward-looking applications. Go To Full Article

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