DirectX 10 only for Vista: Big Mistake?

According to an online survey by Valve Software, only one in fifty players who access download service Steam has a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card and Windows Vista installed. In an interview with heise online, Gabe Newell, president of Valve Software, said that Microsoft made a terrible mistake releasing DirectX 10 for Vista only and excluding […]

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4000 dpi Mouse Announced

Most gamers understand the value of a good mouse when it comes to optimizing their game play. Certainly, a good mouse won’t make a bad player better, but a good mouse can help a decent player have more fun. This week Microsoft revived the SideWinder name with a new SideWinder Mouse that had a paltry […]

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New iMac Computers

Apple updated its iMac computers with a slimmer design, faster chips and glossy screens, hoping to further propel sales that already outpace the rest of the PC industry. The desktop computers now have aluminum casings, replacing the white plastic facade that has defined the computer lineup for years. The new iMacs will come in only […]

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And Then There Was Rage

id Software, the creator of the “Doom” and “Quake” series, recently unveiled their next game, called “Rage”, in which players fight an oppressive government in a post-apocalyptic world. The new game will be released for computers running either Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s Macintosh operating system, as well as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 […]

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The World’s Fastest Microprocessor

Sun Microsystems announced about a week ago a new microprocessor that it boasts to be “the world’s fastest.” The new processor, officially named UltraSPARC T2, is the successor to the company’s UltraSPARC T1 – with several improvements and architectural changes. The UltraSPARC T2, formerly codenamed Niagara 2, is an eight-core, 64-thread microprocessor that will reach […]

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New 80GB PS3 available in The US

Less than a month after Sony announced the 80GB PS3 at the E3 Media & Business Summit, it has officially arrived in North America. The higher-capacity model is now available in the US and Canada, where it retails for $599 and C$649, respectively. Currently, the console comes bundled with the heavily promoted off-road racer MotorStorm, […]

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New LCD Solves Viewing Angle Problem

Virtually everyone has used an LCD display of some sort from a computer display, phone display or a portable gaming device to your HDTV. The problem inherent in the design of an LCD screen is viewing angles tend to be narrow for the best image quality. Wayne Cheng and Chih-Nan Wu, a pair of Taiwanese […]

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Doom 3 Case

A hardcore Doom 3 fan has made some remarkable Doom 3-ish modifications to a computer case. The details are amazing, and it really looks like something torn out of Doom 3. I especially like the smoke that comes out on the side and the little doors and secret places that you can open by pressing […]

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Vista is Actually Doing Well

Microsoft has this week moved to counter claims that the PC industry is largely unmoved by its latest operating system (OS), by announcing that Windows Vista has shipped 60 million units since it launched back on January 30th of this year. Computerworld reports that during a presentation at an annual financial meeting in Redmond, Washington, […]

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Vista disappoints

Earlier this week, Gianfranco Lanci — president of Acer, the world’s fourth-largest computer maker — told the Financial Times that “the whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista.” The PC company executive said Vista has not generated as many sales of new computers as it should have over the past seven months, and that the […]

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