Sound Cards

Packard Bell has introduced a line of desktop PCs

Packard Bell has introduced a line of desktop PCs aimed at supporting all types of multimedia applications. At the top end of the range, the Platinum Supreme is a 350 MHz, Pentium II-based PC with 64 mb Ram and hard-drive storage of 6.4 gb or more.

Thursday, 15 October, 1998, 12:00am

Start your engines!

The most important rule of designing a racing game is to get the physics right.

All the realistic scenery, sound effects and quadruple-accelerated graphics in the world mean nothing if the cars look like they are defying gravity.

There are certainly no hovercraft impressions in Speed Rally.

22 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Creative wins injunction

Creative Technology has won a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against Cyrix Corp of the United States over false advertising and copyright infringement.

A district court in California endorsed claims levelled by Creative Labs, the US subsidiary of Singaporean inventors and makers of Sound Blaster and Sound Blaster AWE sound cards, that the US giant had misled customers.

13 May 1997 - 12:00am

How to give your desktop a facelift

If, like me, you use an ageing clone put together in a local store, then you are probably not very well equipped to enjoy the new and enriched world of multimedia computing.

However, thanks to the wide availability of computer equipment in Hong Kong, it is not hard to upgrade your system.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Time's running out!

Time Commando For PC CD-ROM A formidable computer virus is going to destroy the world.

A gallant virus-fighting hero is needed to deal with the dreadful enemy before it is too late.

20 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

3-D card to pack big punch

I RECENTLY heard some gossip about Creative Technology, the Sound Blaster people, having plans for a new low-cost graphics card for PCs. I am in the market for such a card, but haven't been able to track down this particular part anywhere in Hong Kong.

22 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Multimedia explores more ideas

WITHOUT a doubt, 1994 has been the year of multimedia.

We witnessed the emergence of the concept into mainstream thought and, to accompany it, technology to fulfil many multimedia dreams.

There was a rapid expansion of the number of CD-ROM multimedia titles, from entertainment to reference and education, and there were also advances in hardware technology.

13 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Karaoke product among ideas for multimedia buffs

VISITORS to the Software Exhibition '94 in Wan Chai were left in no doubt that the personal computer industry is in the throes of a multimedia revolution. There was a profusion of multimedia-related products.

The company that appeared to lead the multimedia charge was Singaporean firm Creative Technology through its sole distributor in Hong Kong Apex Computronics.

6 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

SoundBlaster kit an Easy set-up

FOR the average PC user, making the move to multi-media is often a daunting process filled with numerous questions: Which sound card should I buy? What type and speed of CD-ROM best suit my needs? Speakers? Do I need to buy speakers? Several CD-ROM packages provide complete solutions.

2 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Creative group in sound shape

COMPUTER company Creative Technology is one of Singapore's most successful enterprises.

It has built up a strong reputation in the burgeoning multi-media field.

Last year, it recorded turnover of US$240 million and market capitalisation of $1.1 billion.

11 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Audio software from Microsoft

MICROSOFT has announced version 2.0 of its Windows Sound System audio software that integrates with any Windows-based application.

For the first time, the Windows Sound System is available in two versions. One includes the software and a microphone and the other includes a Windows Sound System audio board and headphones.

1 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Improved quality lies in video card upgrade option

I HAVE a Dell 325D with a math co-processor which has faithfully served me for the past 31/2 years. Recently, I loaded Creative Labs Video Blaster and Sound Blaster Multimedia Upgrade Kit on to it. Although the audio works just fine, the view is choppy and the display is of poor quality.

18 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

CDs break new ground in HK

THE compact disc (CD) first revolutionised the world of stereophonic music, storing information in digital rather than analog form, and now the computer industry has harnessed the fidelity of the CD to make compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM) drives forpersonal computers to store large volumes of text or programs.

7 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Visitors join in multimedia show

MANY visitors to the successful 7th Computer and Software exhibition in Seoul last week let down their hair and became budding karaoke singers.

The most adventurous among them gave uninhibited performances using the latest multimedia technology on display from the 250 exhibitors, including the most up-to-date ''sound-blaster'', sing-along and video products.

6 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Seeking the right word search

IN the course of my work, I have compiled a text database of case notes, articles and digests, all word processor-based. It comprises about 115 Wordstar files - in all, about 4.5 MB - and will expand at the rate of about 1.5 MB a year.

I now access this pool of data with an old program named ZY. That program indexes every word of the data and is now nearly five MB in size.

9 Feb 1993 - 12:00am