Tech News

  • Windows XP Piracry Cleared Up

    Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 | By: Dennis

    HardOCP has some info posted on the controversial issues surrounding Microsoft's upcoming Windows XP platform: Many of the issues of privacy and piracy are discussed.

  • Anandtech on the Pentium 4 1.7Ghz

    Published: Monday, April 23, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Anandtech takes an interesting look at the Pentium 4. Though a series of benchmarks he compares this processor to the Athlon (1.33Ghz and 1.0Ghz) and Pentium 3 (1.0Ghz) processors. If you where ever curious about the P4 I'd say take a look.

  • Hercules Kyro II Review @ HardAvenue

    Published: Monday, April 23, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Kyle at the infamiously non-NS6 friendly site [H]ard|OCP was complaining that everyone but him has gotten a Kyro II card to review. I can't say I feel sorry for him.

    The review is pretty good though from the benchmarks that I've seen on other sites I'm starting to wonder if this card's performance scales differently on different processors.

  • L33+ 5p34k Dictionary

    Published: Monday, April 23, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I thought I would post something fun today for all of the people like me that are not l33t. I’ve made up a simple character conversion dictionary so that you can better understand how l33t is written. Plus, i’ve included a list of common l33t words and phrases.
    I'm not sure how valuable this stuff will be but you never know when it might come in handy.

  • FastGraphics looks at the Kyro Line

    Published: Friday, April 20, 2001 | By: Dennis

    It looks like has gotten a new look and is back in the video card game. This time they take a look at the Kyro line of video processors namely the Prophet 4500 from Hercules.

  • Get Gray Hair if you use Windows2k

    Published: Friday, April 20, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Believe this or not, copied directly from Microsoft.

    If a user group contains more than 500 users, the hair color of the "person" icon for the group changes to gray. This does not affect the functionality of the group or the users for whom the hair color of the icon changes. This issue affects built-in groups, local groups, and global groups.

  • SMB Exploit Compromises NT Security

    Published: Friday, April 20, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Port 139 is bad!!

    An application called SMBRelay, written by cDc's Sir Dystic, exploits a design flaw in the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol on Win NT/2K boxes, easily enabling an attacker to interpose himself between the client and the server.

    Read more on the reasons why at the register.

  • Kyro 3

    Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 | By: Dennis

    With the release of the Kryo II and the benchmarks that show it to be faster than the GeForce 2 Ultra (at some things) it is no wonder that there are rumors of a successor. The Kyro III or STG5000 will definitely have support for T&L though the board architecture will remain the same as the Kryo II.

  • New Boards from Tyan

    Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I saw this post over at today. It seems that xbit has gotten the inside scoop on some exciting new motherboards from Tyan.

    Dual Fosters, Dual Athlon, just about enough to make your mouth water.

  • 128mb GeForce3 from Hercules

    Published: Monday, April 16, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Reactor Critical has gotten word from sources close to Guillemot/Hercules that they plan to release a 128mb version of the 3D Prophet III in May.

    There have been rumors of a 128mb enabled card ever since the inception of the first GeForce, maybe this time it will happen.