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Archive for October 15th, 2021

Online Gaming Threatened due to Sony’s Illegal DRM Rootkit.

Security Focus have uncovered?the true danger Sony’s Rootkit?can cause with a news?story stating that?World of Warcraft hackers have now confirmed that the hiding capabilities of Sony BMG’s content protection software can make tools made for cheating in the online world impossible to detect. The software–deemed a "rootkit" by many security experts–is shipped with tens of thousands of the record company’s music titles.? For those who do not know, a guy by the name of Mark Russinovich discovered that Sony BMG CD’s contained what is know as a root kit, read his findings here.

Hardware Roundup 4th Nov: Shuttle SD11G5 Pentium M & Alienware Aurora 5500

Shuttle SD11G5 – Bit-tech "On the bit-tech test bench today we have the new Pentium M small form factor system from Shuttle, the SD11G5. This is the quietest, sleekest, sexiest Shuttle we’ve ever seen – and it comes with an external PSU too. How does it rack up? We find out." Alienware Aurora 5500 – TrustedReviews "Take the side of the case off and you?re greeted by a very tidy machine, something that adds to the overall quality feel of the Alienware PCs. The hardware isn?t bad either. The processor is a 3800+ Athlon 64 (single-core) and this has been paired with 1GB of PC3200 DDR memory but the heatsinks are Alienware branded. For some reason the latency of the memory wasn?t set as low as it could have been, (CAS 2.5 rather than CAS 2.0), so there?s an opportunity for a slight performance boost by tweaking this. More Hardware in this Edition: Asetek WaterChill Extreme 12v Pump – Modthebox Saitek Cyborg EVO Joystick Giveaway!!! – Amdgamer Microsoft Media Center 2005 Keyboard – TrustedReviews Averatec 3700 Review’s – cowcotland JVC GZ-MG70U Camcorder Evaluation – Designtechnica Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods – PC Stats Cooljag SFO-D(18SC) Skived Copper Opteron Heatsink – FrostyTech MSI P4N Diamond – Viperlair iolo System Mechanic Pro 6 Review – Techgage Razer Copperhead 2000DPI Laser Mouse Review – Techgage Logitech Harmony 659 Remote – ThinkComputers G...

S3 unveils DeltaChrome S20 series GPUs

Both the?Tech Report and Hexus both have published overviews for the newly announced S3 DeltaChrome series of graphics cards. That?s right, S3 are back! It appears the S3 is targeting the mid-range sector and might be a good contender to?the 6600 GT. This is a good move on S3?s part as this is where the big money is. S3 wll have to offer more performance for a cheaper price to have any impact on ATI and Nvidia. A key factor?for S3?s success with these cards is going to be driver support, and this I fear is where S3 may stumble. Time will tell though, and I for one am looking forward to testing one as soon as possible! You can check S3’s very overloaded website HERE

Sapphire X800 GTO Ultimate

If you?re looking for a silent graphics solution, this is the most powerful available. Adding a fan to the equation makes this one of the most efficiently cooled X800 GTO on the market. If you take the pitfalls into consideration and account for them the Sapphire X800 GTO is fantastic. Review: Sapphire X800 GTO Ultimate


Sapphire X800 GTO Ultimate

We review a passively cooled performance powerhouse from Sapphire

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