Tech News March 2010

Megacon 2010 Coverage 
Techware Labs :: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
From costumes and celebrities to models, magic and more the MegaCon 2010 show has it all. We walked down the hall of the Orlando Convention Center and through the doors and might as well have stepped into another galaxy. Our journey through MegaCon lasted a short four hours and we only managed to see a small part of the events and happenings going on. The walls were lined with memorabilia and every gizmo and gadget from your favorite show, comic, and film. Check out our huge gallery of pictures from the event where people dressed as their favorite characters.

NZXT Premium Cables Review
OCIA :: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
“Today we will be taking a look at NZXT’s new line of premium extension cables. I realize that a review of extension cables doesn’t sound very interesting, but this could be a product that you didn’t even realize you need / want. Aside from the obvious fact that these cables will extend the length of your current power supply cables, they are also individually sleeved in black mesh which can drastically improve the aesthetics of your system build while helping to improve airflow. Join along as I take a closer look at the NZXT Premium Cables.”

Techgage’s 5th Birthday Contest – Win a Gaming PC!
Techgage :: Monday, March 15, 2010
Techgage has just turned five, so what better reason to celebrate? To help kill two birds with one stone, we’re looking to YOU for input on what we’re doing right, and what you want to see more of (or improve). As a thanks for taking our site survey, you’ll be entered to have a chance at winning our custom-built gaming PC, valued at $4,200!

Game Developers Conference 2010 Highlights 
Hot Hardware :: Monday, March 15, 2010
Just this past week, the Game Developers Conference was held in downtown San Francisco, CA. GDC is held every spring and is basically a forum for learning and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and on-line games. Hundreds of companies come out to present their latest wares, preview upcoming titles, and also interview thousands of potential game developers. We’ve got some highlights from the show posted here…

Integrated Systems Europe 2010 Tradeshow 
Madshrimps :: Sunday, March 14, 2010
We visited Integrated Systems Europe 2010 this year, the show for professional Audio Video and electronic systems integrations, located in Amsterdam RAI.

Diamond ATI TV Wonder 750 USB Review
Overclockers Club :: Monday, March 15, 2010
“For such a small product, the Diamond ATI TV Wonder 750 USB manages to do a lot. It has outstanding over-the-air image quality, with absolutely amazing looking high definition signals. The small size of the unit makes it easily carried in a laptop case, and with support for broadcasting signals all over the world, it is perfect for downtime on business or personal trips. The analog cable image is also very clear, managing to look better than the comparison tuners, and with the included TotalMedia, you have an ultimate media center that will let you watch, rewind, and record live television. The tuner can also be used to watch or record from alternative sources such as a DVD player or gaming system.”

Home Theater PC Building – A HotHardware How-To
Hot Hardware :: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Building a Home Theater PC is often times a much better option for enabling your entertainment center for various forms of digital media playback capability. Rather than stepping up to additional discrete components, like a stand-alone Blu-ray, DVD or CD player, why not infuse your living room entertainment center with real intelligence and multimedia muscle and build an HTPC (Home Theater PC)?

In this video, we’ll give you some suggestions on a few component selection options for building an HTPC, as well as a high-level overview of its assembly and a few key design points to look out for.