Tech News

  • Windows XP Product Activation

    Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Arstechnica has an interesting article up about the Windows XP registration scheme and how Microsoft is trying to curb piracy. For the normal home user I can see how this will work quite well but for hardware people like myself this could cause endless problems.

    I would suggest reading the article and decide for yourself if you think Microsoft is being a little extreme.

  • Getting to Know RAID - RAID Levels

    Published: Monday, February 19, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Things have been pretty slow on the news front lately so I decided to find a useful site in my bookmarks and post a link to it.

    RAID, what is it? and how can it help me? Two questions that everyone should know.

  • Ninjalane Refresh

    Published: Saturday, February 17, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Well it was time to reorder some things here at Ninjalane. I've added another news section, Removed the forums due to the lack of interest, and changed the quake section to a general gaming section.

    I've reserved the upper news section for Ninjalane specific articles, reviews, projects, etc.. This news space will come and go depending on what we have going on. The lower section contains industry news and what other articles I might receive.

    A new section on this website is the Gaming page. Each month we will feature a new gaming related article. This month we will feature "How to host a LAN party". Look for it to be posted soon.

  • Intel speeds up launch of Brookdale

    Published: Thursday, February 15, 2001 | By: Dennis

    It looks as though Intel is feeling left out of the DDR market and pushed up their DDR chipset release date to Oct. of this year. Now with this jump it would also appear that SDRAM version of the same chipset is being squashed.

  • GeForce3 ... for real?

    Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Not sure if this is a hoax or not...but regardless this looks mighty interesting. Looks like it might be only overseas, but I find that hard to believe. A quick check of the site that has it for sale doesn't show much difference in the specs from the GeForce2 Ultra. Check it out and post what you've heard in the forums.

  • 5 Dual Via Boards in Review

    Published: Monday, February 12, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Digit-Life has put 5 Dual Processor Via boards under review.
    The review spans an entire spectrum of Dual boards from the "ATA66 only" boards to the iWill ATA100 + DDR. The thing I find interesting thing about his review is the inclusion of the DDR memory platform and how it compares to the other boards in this class.

  • The History of Nvidia

    Published: Saturday, February 10, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Browsing though the Hardforum I came across a post that talked about Nvidia, and how they had ties with Sega.
    In the early years, Microsoft almost destroyed the now video technology leader when they released the DirectX software for the PC.

    Following one of the posted links I found an article that talked about Nvidia's history and what made them the company they are today. Quite interesting to say the least I would suggest checking it out.

  • The Attraction to Counter-Strike

    Published: Friday, February 9, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Shugashack has put together a nice article about what makes Counter-Strike so popular. Is it the guns? The realistic sounds? or is it the Team play? I don?t really know you will have to read and discover for yourself.

    I find this piece interesting as well since Shugashack originally spawned around the popularity of the original Quake series.

  • Stealth Case Mod

    Published: Thursday, February 8, 2001 | By: Dennis

    We have posted yet another cool case mod in the projects section. This time we take a "stealthy" looking case, increase the airflow with 5 extra fans, and when we were done have a case that looks like the factory designed it that way.
    Check out the Stealth Mod

  • New Detonator Drivers from Nvidia

    Published: Monday, February 5, 2001 | By: Dennis

    The new Detonator 3 drivers have been released.

    I installed them on my machine at work and was surprised to find out that when I started up Netscape6 it froze my machine. Looks like a new bug that probably won't get fixed any time soon. Though I'm sure all of you loyal IE users really won't care.