Overclockers hack PhysX effects in GRAW2 to render on CPU

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GRAW2 is heavily advertised as a game that uses real-world physics to enhance gameplay, and for full enjoyment in the game environment, you should own an Ageia PhysX card. A forum member under the name of Ergonomics appears to have… Go To Full Article

Hybrid SLI first for AMD

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The first Hybrid SLI solutioin is expected in Q4, possibly in November and it should be launched for the AMD platform with Intel to follow. We are sure that this will work with both K8 and the upcoming K10 generation.… Go To Full Article

Users want notebooks with XP

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One of the biggest Austrian retailers/etailers has confirmed that they sell more notebooks with XP than with Vista. The price of a machine with XP and Vista is the same and the end users still wants the one with a… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Premiers Its First Short Film “The Plush Life”

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Lundo and Flint, two plush characters with a penchant for joyriding in their 1969 Buick Electra, find themselves on a unforgettable journey in the new NVIDIA Corporation animated short film “The Plush Life,” which is set to make its debut… Go To Full Article

Intel's Third Nipple Marketing...

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When Intel launched Viiv I recall the confusion it provided PC OEMs, System Builders, and Channel partners alike. Like a third nipple no one really understood the value of Viiv or what it was meant to add to the customer… Go To Full Article

Getting Your Girlfriend to Build Her Own PC

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When his lovely girlfriend Glenda needed a new PC, Jason Cross, who spends much of the week assembling PCs with the latest gear to test for ExtremeTech, decided he would let her build it herself. She gave him her list… Go To Full Article

Windows XP SP3 Released To Small Group

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In addition to the previously reported Windows Vista SP1 drop to testers, Microsoft has just recently (few days ago) dropped a copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3 in the lap of the same small group of testers. Coming in… Go To Full Article

Modified Vespa Scooter with touchscreen, XP, and WiFi

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Are you ever cruising on your Vespa, listening to The Kinks, pondering the plot of Absolute Beginners, and fantasizing about Twiggy when you think, ''Hey, I need to check my email''? Well, you're in luck, because Quang Nguyen, a forward… Go To Full Article

Microsoft blocks Atsiv Vista utility to prevent unsigned driver loading

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Microsoft has acted to prevent the continued function of a free utility designed by LinchpinLabs. Up until now, Linchpin's Atsiv utility could be used to load unsigned drivers into the operating system's kernel. Atsiv itself used a signed driver, but… Go To Full Article

Official Vista "performance" and "compatibility" packs released

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Microsoft still isn't commenting on when a beta of Service Pack 1 for Vista will be officially released (our money is on November), but the company has posted two updates that are expected to be part of that final package:… Go To Full Article

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