Here's the rest of the morning news roundup.
Short-Media on ATI's broken
Cat 3.8 Drivers...
The controversy continues over ATI Catalyst 3.8 drivers allegedly causing
hardware issues. ATI has stated we have spent a great deal of time trying
to reproduce this problem and analyzing our driver code. There is nothing in
our driver code that has changed since CAT 3.7 to CAT 3.8 that could possibly
cause this behaviour. We believe that our drivers are not causing these alleged
has the Highpoint Rocketheat100 Serial ATA Converter and stuff...
Several weeks ago, I picked up two 120GB Western Digital HDDs
8MB cache specials. My plan was to span them and use them for storage. My wife
remarked that there is such a thing as too much storage space.
Creative Mods has a HDD Mod guide.
Putting a window on the top of your case is a common mod to do. the only
problem is that there is usually not much to look at. To spiff things up a little,
try this hard drive mod and learn how to put a window on the top of your hard
The CoolerMaster Jet 7 makes its way to GruntvillE.
Some of you may be looking at the Jet 7 and thinking that it looks vaguely
similar to the Aero 7+ that I reviewed back in July. The Jet 7 basically builds
upon the standards set in place by it older brother. Cooler Master took the
feedback they got from the Aero line of coolers and went back to the drawing
board to make revisions in what we hope will ultimately result in a better cooling
package for the user.
AseLabs busts out a review
on the iRock! 830 MP3 Player...
Take a quick peek in your nearest CompUSA or Best Buy: other than the disturbing
amount of hunting and street racing games being sold, notice any other trends?
No, I'm not alluding to the growing number of mousepads with kittens printed
on them: I'm talking portable mp3 players - every color, every shape, everywhere!
I'd say that, by my precise calculations, there are at least 46 million different
models to choose from right now, from almost as many companies. From the popular-yet-overpriced
Apple I-Pod, to the key chain-styled offerings from I-River, there's one for
everyone. For this article, I'll be giving you the skinny on the 128mb-equipped
model 830 player from the good folks at "iRock!"
And finally Hardware Pacers has the X-Micro WLAN PCMCIA Card for us today.
As we enter into a wireless era, we begin looking for different ways to
connect to the Internet. For mobile users, most current laptops have some kind
of built in WLAN capability or a PC Card slot for WLAN cards. For desktop users,
it was never as easy to connect to a WLAN since it was required to open up a
computer. X-micro came up with a way to have access to a WLAN with almost one
step, by inserting the WLAN Card into any PCMCIA slot, that applies to any laptop
user. Now we can enjoy the internet around the house without making holes in
the walls for the famous RJ45 cable.