The just-released Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate (RC), like the previous beta, does more to improve the internal plumbing of Windows Vista than it does to make any major changes to the interface.
Point releases in 3D packages generally don't deliver the biggest new feature sets, but the big news with this update is that Softimage has restructured its offerings as well as changing the price.
Gigabyte's GeForce 8800 GT is the latest card we've tested of NVIDIA's top value mid-range series 8, DirectX 10 graphics card. It gets a little old saying this, but Gigabyte has once again tampered with the board for the benefit of the final product....
Microsoft's new Expression Studio suite (available online for about $1144 or $670 to upgrade from any of the Expression components to the full Studio) brings together four programs that stake out some new territories for Microsoft and strengthen the ...
Welcome to your next videogame high. This is not hyperbole, believe us; you will touch the stylus to the screen and not be able to put it away. You'll play on the bus or train despite the bumping and jostling; you will play on your lunch break and fo...
Not being a regular worshipper at the temple of Ultima Online's Richard Garriott, we sat down with our own set of reservations as we began to play Tabula Rasa. We weren't really in the mood to be summoned from up high into a sci-fi environment to do ...
The Toshiba Satellite X200 (PSPBUA-00N007) is the second of Toshiba's high-end gaming notebooks we've looked at and we like its style. It's Toshiba's answer to the Dell XPS range, such as the Dell XPS M1730, or the ASUS G series, such as the ASUS G2...
In the age where your mobile phone is also your camera, your MP3 player, your portable storage device and hopefully soon an all-in-one breakfast maker, it is refreshing to see that some phone accessories are still keeping it simple. Energizer's Energ...
Sapphire is the most prestigious -- and priciest -- collection of visual-effects plug-ins for compositing applications and suites. Version 2 has been available for Shake since June 2006 -- and the edition for Autodesk systems such as Flame is version...
The Sony Bravia KDL-52X3100 is the 52 inch model in Sony's X series Bravia LCD displays - second only to the XBR series. A 1080p panel, the X3100 is a high quality display, perfectly suited to high definition playback. It does suffer slightly from so...
3DS Max 2008 is the 10th full release of the venerable Autodesk suite, supporting Windows Vista and XP in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. There's an integrated driver for DirectX 10, optimised selection and transform performance, improved DWG suppor...
In case you're one of nine people who haven't heard of the simple yet awesomely addictive Geometry Wars, here's a quick primer: you command a ship that flies around an enclosed star-field.
The $5445 Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 is one of two new wide-format printers from Canon, both of which use the same 12-ink printing architecture.
An upgrade to the earlier S500, Nikon's latest CoolPix S700 doesn't reinvent the wheel, but its combination of a high resolution sensor, a sturdy and attractive design along with a decent feature set make it a reasonable choice for point and shoot us...
Larger than the Acer Veriton 1000, but smaller than the Lenovo ThinkCentre A61e, HP's new small business, small form factor PC does a good job of mixing form with function.
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