Items tagged with action

In the world of action cameras, GoPro currently rules the roost. But there's always room for competition, and JVC is hoping to steal a bit of the market share with an updated version of its own tough-as-nails, go-anywhere recording machine. The... Read...
Spore is a critically-acclaimed game, but (at least by users) its DRM has been universally panned. Many of those who know anything about the SecuROM copy protection used in the game don't want it near their computers, unless they absolutely have to... Read...
Despite our technophile-ness, we haven't seriously considered moving to the i 64-bit version of Windows Vista, mostly because we figure we will have application or device driver woes. However, in a blog post on the Windows Vista blog, Microsoft product manager Chris Flores said that Microsoft has noted a shift in... Read...
Intel Statement on Latest European Commission Action SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Intel Corporation today issued the following statement in response to allegations contained in the new Statement of Objections (SO) issued by the European Commission: We're... Read...
Getting that perfect picture has always been a problem.  There are books and courses dedicated to the art of taking one, but what if you don't have time for all that?  Some cameras detect smiles and wait to take pictures until the time is perfect, other cameras take a few photos then run a quick facial... Read...
When it comes to solid, reliable networking connections, nothing beats copper at the moment.  It's not the most convenient, as most people (particularly wives and girlfriends) don't want cables running across the floor, or even jacks in walls... Read...
You've all felt the pain a WiFi network can bring, with fading signal strength through walls or over even moderately long distances inside your home or office.  The only other option, short of snaking CAT5 cables inside walls and around... Read...
By now we hope you have all taken some time to check out our evaluation of AMD’s latest ATI Radeons, the HD 3870 and HD 3850.  If you haven’t you can find the article right here.  In that article we talk a bit about CrossFireX and explain... Read...
20th Century Fox scrapped a plan to make a movie based on Microsoft's smash hit Halo series of video games, but they've inked a deal with Redmond to become the primary licensor for the Halo franchise anyway. They'll sell books, clothes, and various... Read...
Microsoft has teams of engineers working on all kinds of interesting projects. Some are never meant see the light of day; others have to be seen to be believed, like Photosynth.  Photosynth is a technology that takes multiple pictures and not only stiches them together (with angle correction) but also allows the... Read...
X-Bit Labs have managed to get their hands on the demo for the add-on for the popular game F.E.A.R and run it using the latest crop of hardware to illustrate what hardware will provide the best possible performance for this title. Using the Jupiter... Read...
Gamers can get their first taste of the upcoming expansion pack for F.E.A.R. with the single player demo that was released today. Head on over to whatisfear.com to get yourself started.... Read...
There is a great article on-line at acmqueue.com detailing the past, present, and potential future methods by which humans interact with computers.  They cover advances made at Xerox's PARC and speculate about future technologies like perceptual interfaces.  I don't know about all of you, but... Read...
ATI announced today their plans for "boundless gaming" which includes new hardware physics acceleration. To those interested in seeing how the ATI cards perform physics, Tweak Town has coverage of the ATI presentation at Computex, which demonstrated their "True-to-Life Gaming... Read...
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