This ain’t your dad’s “Quake”

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 21st 2005 | Permalink
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I recently got a copy of “Quake 4”; you should get one, too. You should get one if you like FPSs, with stunning graphics, lots of action, lots of weapons, opponents, and levels. If you don't like that kind of stuff, well, go play “Everquest,” or “WOWC.”

No wonder about ATI using R520 for TV

Posted by Kathleen Maher on November 21st 2005 | Permalink
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As the 1800 XT is finally hitting the market ATI will introduce its latest card in the All-In-Wonder series, the Radeon All-In-Wonder (AIW) X1800 XL.

Living with the Xbox 360

Posted by Kathleen Maher on November 21st 2005 | Permalink
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The Xbox 360 is clearly this year's Tickle-Me Elmo. Stores started reporting shortages shortly after Thanksgiving. If you want an Xbox 360 and you just can't find one you might try going to Japan because we hear the machines are sitting on the shelves. According to a survey conducted by Japanese publishers Enterbrain, Microsoft has sold less than half of the 159,000 boxes the company has shipped to Japan for the first week of sales. Enterbrain publishes the Japanese game magazine Famitsu.

Monitor madness on the mountain

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 11th 2005 | Permalink
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As you know I'm a big advocate of multiple displays: "The more you can see the more you can do." -Jon Peddie, 1998. It's one thing to preach it, it's another to practice. I'm practicing.

Compaq nw8240

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 7th 2005 | Permalink
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MTTL got paint all over its new computer this week. It's OK, though, because we Ctrl-Z'ed it and cleaned it all up. We mean, of course, that this week we got a Compaq nw8240 mobile workstation to play with and we also got our hands on a beta version of Corel Paint Shop Pro X. Sweet. Super easy install, none of that close all other applications, must reboot stuff. Unfortunately, we're going to have to reboot on the Paint Shop Pro review we wrote, since it turned out to be embargoed. We'll tell you all about it real soon. So, let's concentrate on what we can talk about, the Compaq nw8240

Photo album software comparison

Posted by Kathleen Maher on September 22nd 2003 | Permalink
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The biggest problem of the digital age will not be how to get the digital media—it is flowing to and from the computer from every imaginable source including TV, video cameras, still cameras, Internet downloads, etc. The biggest problem will be how to organize the data. Photo album software has been around for some time but very little of it works well. New products have come out and each one is an improvement over the last, but no program has the perfect mix of features. The first requirements are ease of use and flexibility enabling the hobbyist to easily keep track of photos and for the professional to classify them according to subject, job, color, camera, etc. Assuming that the ability to create albums for the Web, make movies and slideshows, stitch photos, and add audio tracks are all features that are nice to have but not as necessary as simple organizational tools and batch processing, then all these products have fun features. And, all of these tools leave something to be desired.