March 3rd, 2008
Ever get sick of using a mouse? Well OCZ has you covered. They've finally announced their Neural Impulse Actuator(NIA), which will be shipping sometime next week.
February 19th, 2008
Toshiba has officially given up on HD-DVD, making the format war finally over. So if you've been waiting to buy until there was a clear victor, there is now one. However, Blu-ray will be releasing it's newer series disks soon, which will not work on players which do not have access to an update system(everything except a PS3). The real question is, do people even want an HD format? or are they happy with DVDs and downloadable content? It seems like Blu-ray has a steep hill to climb, and I'm not too sure I care if it ever gets to the top...
February 15th, 2008
In a different report, it looks like the previous information about Vista SP1 write times to external USB devices could be wrong. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, a writer for ZD-net, has been taking some time with SP1 and has written a blog post about transfer times. Also Mark Russinovich wrote a more detailed piece on the changes within SP1 specifically. I hope this is really the case, improved performance is always good!
February 14th, 2008
With Vista just over a year old, Microsoft is set to release Service Pack 1. It looks like a lot of bugs have been fixed, including the terribly slow disk-writing problems. However, it looks as though a new problem has emerged, as SP1 is 50% slower than the original version when writing to USB devices. Most of the update doesn't seem to be much different, but hopefully it will resolve some of the more serious issues with the platform.
February 11th, 2008
Yahoo has declined Microsoft's initial purchase price of 44.6 billion dollars. Apparently, they think their company is worth more to Microsoft...So the question now is, how high will Microsoft go?
February 7th, 2008
I take a deeper look into what the potential purchase of Yahoo! really means to Microsoft, as well as the rest of us. The real question is...why? [Comments]
February 6th, 2008
Is this a wise choice for Nvidia? I think that Nvidia could benefit greatly from some of the technology AGEIA has created, but only if they integrate it all onto one chip...the separate physics cards that AGEIA produces have yet to gain serious traction with gamers.
February 4th, 2008
Ars Technica has just released a review of the Macbook Air. Take a look at how they feel about the machine. I hope to have a short preview of the functionality of the machine soon, but in the mean time, their review is well done.
Finnish researchers claim to have grown and successfully transplanted a 65-year old man's upper jaw, using his own stem cells from some fatty tissue. This is a huge breakthrough in the idea of creating replacement bones or organs for humans.
February 3rd, 2008
Ever had a hard time finding a mouse that feels just right? Well this mouse lets you mold it to basically any shape you so desire. I think this product is absolutely brilliant in concept, but fear that someone with a strong grip would have a hard time having it keep its shape...
This is a really cool video of some hands-free pointing and software manipulation. I hope they start implementing this kind of technology very soon! Here's a link to the official website of the company behind it.
February 1st, 2008
A lot of these you may already know about, but here's a list of several good freeware apps and a brief look into their flexibility. [Comments]
It looks like Microsoft has put in an offer to buy Yahoo, an estimated $44.6 Billion in cash and shares. The real question is, why? Why does Microsoft want to compete with Google? Over the next couple of days I will speculate more on this subject.
January 30th, 2008
Here's a glance at some of the games that are coming out throughout the year. Take a look at my list to see if you think you have some to add.
January 29th, 2008
After a brief break from the tech world I cover some of the news that came through during January. Take a look at what I felt was important about this month in Tech News.
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