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ATI Technologies has updated its website with the addition of a new language, Spanish, and a completely redesigned interface for improved access to support and product information. These changes are the result of feedback received from some of the sites 7 million users.
More information @ ATI
There is a new website in town for you all to go check out. It is called nForcers HQ, and believe it or not, it is dedicated to nVidia's series of nForce and nForce2 chipsets. They don't have much content up yet but they have got a bunch of news posted a newly opened forum for your viewing pleasure.
More information @ nForcers HQ
The Australian Herald Sun newspaper and Hitwise yesterday ranked TweakTown as the forth biggest Australian computer website as visited by Australian web surfers, followed closely by Epson, Acer and Toshiba with the top spot belonging to our friends at Overclockers Australia.
Now, considering the sites are ranked by the amount of Australian web surfers looking at these sites, we are very happy with forth spot considering only 7% of our total reader base is Australian, which probably comes as a shock to most of you since we are an Aussie based website.
To all of our readers referred through the Herald Sun - Welcome to TweakTown!
Creative's newest addition to the SoundBlaster legacy, the Audigy2, now has an official website. Featuring 6.1 channel audio, LucasFilm THX certification, and a plethora of other features, the Audigy2 is supposed to be the next big thing in audio. But, is it really necessary?
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 delivers high-quality multi-channel recording and playback at up to 24-bit/96kHz and is the first PC product to offer playback of Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio at an astonishing 24-bit/192kHz with a stunning Signal-to-Noise ratio of 106dB, delivering spectacular audio quality that has now redefined PC audio standards. With EAX Advanced HD, 6.1 speaker support and Dolby Digital EX support, movies and games will be experienced with a breathtaking level of immersion and intensity, while SB1394 allows super-fast transfer of audio to external players.See for yourself @ Creative.
I've touched on this several times before now, it concerns me no end and it should concern all of you as readers of Hardware Websites. Mikhail from Mikhailtech wrote up a short editorial entitled "Computer Hardware Websites Today" discussing the current state of affairs between websites, vendors and readers.
You may not be aware of it, but for months on end now, many people have been creating their own websites just to get some free hardware and maybe the odd advertiser here and there. I know for a fact some of these people are kids who would be lucky to spend a half an hour on their websites... NOT 12 hours plus, 5 or more days a week, like I often put into TweakTown, as it is my full time job. It annoys me to think people will start up their own half cast hardware websites with the purpose of getting free hardware - It tarnishes the reputation of quality hardware websites like ours and makes companies more hesitant when handing out hardware to any website in an already flooded "industry", and that could well mean a new website which is starting up with a real purpose.
If you're pondering the thought of making your own hardware website, do it with purpose and meaning - Companies and manufactures alike aren't stupid, you wont get their support, and you defiantly won't get support from us at TweakTown.
Another new site has hit the web called ColdOc.com and to start with they have 3 articles and 3 reviews up. So go check them out and let them know what you think.