ASUS Isn't that a great feature?
Shacknews reports that ASUS has now released their newest drivers for their video cards (nVidia class), which enable the user to limit graphics output to wireframe or enable transparencies (through walls). Both features have mainly two functions: A: they're supposed to speed things up (wtf wants to play Quake 3 in wireframe mode?) and B: It's about the best cheat that is virtually possible. I doubt many, if any 3D shooters out there have internal safety measures to prevent the engine from running in wireframe mode. That way everybody who's going to use those drivers can now see ahead and may only wait behind a corner to simply knock the opponent down when he comes around. No surprises anymore, no hiding, no camping (well that's good) etc.
G-News is definitely joining the choir of Shacknews and congratulates ASUS for finally supporting cheaters officially. We always wanted that, right? I can guarantee you, that's not the last post on that topic:)
the register reports that a new virus is making IT people crazy all over the world. Thanks to Microsofts wonderful Visual Basic programming language and the brains of some wicked geeks a new virus is spreading faster than anything before and shows the flaws of business security and antivirus-software.
The antichrist to be released
Oops, what did I say? the register says it better: Windows XP aparently is going to be released on October 25th, being the companies (Microsoft's) biggest PR investment to date with an extremely high predicted sales rate. Given they seem to be keeping all that copy protection bullshit, they may be quite wrong.
New chip to come from Matrox
the register reports that Matrox is expected to ship its new GPU in June. The new G550 (as opposed to todays G450) is going to support 128bit DDR-SDRAM, smaller manufacturing processes, faster RAMDACs for even better resolutions and support for AGP 1,2,4x.
MOSR has some news on the possible Be deal and that the iBook 2 may in fact be the previously rumored "CubeBook".