XBMC was originally developed on a console, hence the “Xbox” part of “Xbox Media Center”. Because of this, the CPU had to run all the time to match up with the resolution.
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Ever since I moved the site over to Linux, I’ve had weird, unexplained issues, most often the network would stop responding with no warning.
While researching, I found a lot of mixed reviews about this device, but I’ve pretty much resolved all of the issues that these people were complaining about.
In Seattle, that doesn’t happen so much… spring gradually sneaks up on you like a Mother Nature Ninja and hits its peak around June.
Another day and more CES coverage! I’m sure a lot of stuff will be coming in over the next few days (and even the weekend) even though CES is almost over.
Mushkin reveals some new SSDs, Netgear has a new video streamer, ArtRage lets you be a digital artist, and of course MSI, Logitech, Thermaltake, and a bunch of other vendors show off their new stuff.
In addition to our normal tech news, Corsair and several other companies have announced new products at CES! There are some new high-quality gaming peripherals that use Cherry mechanical switches, a new mobile HDD/NAS that you can take with you in the car, light kits for DDR3 memory modules, and of course new gaming mice and headsets!
There were no shortage of things to poke fun of in 2012, and some of these things were very public in modern media.
Let’s go over some of the most memorable bone-headed fails in the technology industry last year.
I bought the shiny new FX-4170 processor Asus M5A78L-M LX motherboard, 8 gigabytes of RAM, used an Antec 650W PSU out of a side build, purchased a motherboard, and put it all together. And (drum roll, please), got nothing. Nada. Zip.
The “cloud” may the the cliché buzzword of the year, but leveraging it has saved me a lot of hassle transporting (and sharing) files to the OCMS staff. When we write articles, we have to share assets like product images, screenshots, graphics for watermarks, documents, and benchmarking software for testing. We used to do this through our own FTP server or forum software, each of which have their own set of problems.
We’ve reviewed a few of Scythe’s products here at OCmodshop, and they’ve produced a few decent heatsinks, like the MINE heatsink reviewed here. It’s kind of sad in a way, but that may not affect their business, and hopefully we’ll still be able to buy their products online.
On one stage there were DJs playing and the other side were professional Starcraft players winning roughly $38,000 cash prizes! There were also tons of giveaways and raffles, and not to mention a classic PONG competition played on a classic Atari 2600. I tell you it was quite fun to see the younger players struggling with the seemingly simple controls.
I have been a DirecTV customer since 1997, shortly after they rolled out the service, and have remained loyal and dealt with many of their growing pains. I recently decided to drop DirecTV after 15 years for several reasons.
It’s only been two weeks since the launch of Windows 8. Although Microsoft claims huge sales figures, not everything is a bed of roses. Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows division was let go from the company on Monday. While Microsoft claims the break is due to a personality conflict between him and other [...]
I do know that having a site being purchased spells eventual doom. VoodooExtreme was recently canned by IGN, and a few affiliate tech sites like motherboards.org have changed leadership when the owners sold their rights away.
There is some technology that we pay an awful lot for, even though it is actually very cheap. Listed here is the top tech that we as a society greatly overpay.
So what does that mean for us sci-fi geeks who liked Star Wars and those guys who still live in their parents’ basements, living and breathing the sacred trilogies? Well, apparently Disney has more movies planned.
But the big hit isn’t coming from consumers, yet. It’s coming from the world of PC game developers. The guys over at Valve are calling Windows 8 a disaster for PC gamers.