Weekend tech reading: Crysis 2 performance test by Nvidia

By on March 6, 2011, 1:45 PM
Crysis 2 performance test (by Nvidia) When the original Crysis came out it was universally heralded for its groundbreaking graphics, and while its high-quality visuals were unparalleled at the time, not everyone was able to enjoy them. Crytek had designed Crysis to be "future-proof," meaning that no single graphics card released at the time would be able to run Crysis smoothly with all detail options enabled. Nvidia

Canadian songwriters propose $10 fee for music-sharing A group representing Canadian songwriters are proposing consumer licences that could add as much as $10 to monthly Internet bills, but would allow Canadians to download as much music as they wanted. It would allow holders to download as much music as they wanted without fear of legal reprisal. The Windsor Star

Cheap, ultrafast broadband? Hong Kong has it Hong Kong residents can enjoy astoundingly fast broadband at an astoundingly low price. It became available last year, when a scrappy company called Hong Kong Broadband Network introduced a new option for its fiber-to-the-home service: a speed of 1,000 megabits a second known as a "gig" for less than $26 a month. The NY Times

CBS & Turner Sports are streaming all the March Madness games to PCs, iPhones & iPads for free Every year CBS has enhanced its March Madness On Demand experience, from HD VOD on cable boxes to HD streaming on PCs before adding PiP and paid mobile access last year. For 2011, a new deal has brought in Turner Sports to not only provide enough channels to air all the games in high definition... Engadget

Build a triple-screen beast for $983 So, earlier last year, I realized you could build a triple-screen gaming/graphics PC for $983 (after tax). On it, I can run all at the same time: Unreal Tournament 3 (60-90fps at max settings, measured on one screen only), 3d Studio Max, Photoshop, and Firefox with 4 windows and 30 tabs open, without any slowdown. HardForum

Double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops Activision today announced a Double XP Weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops, to celebrate its launch of the First Strike downloadable content on the PlayStation 3. The XP boost already started, and lasts until 8 a.m. PST on Monday. Shacknews

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