What's another Word for hole?

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2006 - 09:03 AM |
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Keep an eye out for any Word attachments you get until patch Tuesday, unless Microsoft releases an interim update.  MS Word 2000 and up, including Mac versions and even more recent Works versions all suffer from a vulnerability, according to this article on CNET.

Sling Media talks placeshifting

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2006 - 11:06 AM |
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It sounds fancy, but it really just means streaming media you have stored in one spot to wherever it is that you are currently, over a network or the internet.  Sling Media is currently the tops in doing that, and Digital Trends has an interview with one of the founders.

Time to get Medieval

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2006 - 09:22 AM |
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The newest in the Total War series takes us back to medieval times, but it isn't just the same game as the first.  Along with significant graphics improvements, there are new gameplay features that expand your experience.  Head to Gamepyre to get a look.

Source: Gamepyre

Another use for your Xbox 360

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2006 - 09:01 AM |
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TweakTown offers an easy way to get an Xbox 360 to play XVID and DIVX videos, without cracking open the shell.  Just a simple tool called TVersity and a bit of time and you are ready to go.

Source: TweakTown

Palm de-sweater

Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2006 - 02:35 PM |
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The Logitech Chillstream Gamepad has 2 things going for it.  It is USB based, making it work on both platforms, and the 40mm fan inside will keep your hands cool.  Head over to Techgage to see how it performed.

Source: TECHGAGE

Intel® Core(TM) Microarchitecture-Based Processor Line-Up Expands to Communications Solutions

Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2006 - 11:53 AM |
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ITU TELECOM WORLD, Hong Kong, Dec.
4, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced building blocks for
communication servers that deliver enhanced performance
, value and
choice for telecommunications equipment manufacturers and computing
tasks such as call control, mobile location services and subscriber
billing.

The [H]ard|OCP Christmas Systems Guide

Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2006 - 09:15 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP has designed a Consumer Best of the Best Awards, to help you with your Christmas shopping.  They don't tell you what to buy necessarily, but they have a lot of recommendations on the best places to shop for systems online.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel Board Elects William Holt Senior Vice President; Three Others Named Corporate Officers

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2006 - 01:28 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has promoted William M. Holt to serve as senior vice president, and also elected Sohail U. Ahmed, Stacy J. Smith and Richard G.A. Taylor as corporate officers.

'These four individuals who've been elected by the board of directors are key to Intel's success,' said Paul S. Otellini, Intel president and CEO.

Steam provides a little surprise

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2006 - 10:22 AM |
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The Tech Report noticed something interesting available via Steam this morning, Prey.  If you haven't picked this game up yet, you might find it pretty easy to get now.

Looking to buy an electronic friend for Christmas?

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2006 - 09:44 AM |
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Robots are big for kids and adults right now, and futurelooks took it upon themselves to try out some of the robots that are on the market currently.  They even found the original Robbie the Robot, though that will set you back $50,000.

Source: futurelooks

The sound of gaming

Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2006 - 10:24 AM |
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It's hard to recall the days when audio in games barely existed, now that even a PC POSTing has something to say, but they were real.  ExtremeTech takes a quick look back, and then focuses in on the current state of PC audio and what is coming soon.

Source: Extremetech

The A to Z of almost eveything to do with security

Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2006 - 08:51 AM |
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CNet has published a large series of articles covering computer security, with each one focusing on a particular topic.  From keeping your Wi-Fi connection secure to discussions about Windows vulnerabilities and companies that seek to solve them.  They also make sure not to leave out one of the

Release To Manufacturer - Vista and Office

Subject: General Tech | November 27, 2006 - 03:54 PM |
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ExtremeMhz has posted a look at the RTM versions of Vista and Office '07.  No longer in beta, but not officially released, it is still possible to be able to get a look at it before you buy.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Thanksgiving Weekend at PC Perspective

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 03:00 PM |
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Ars Technica dissects the Zune

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 12:38 PM |
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You can learn all about the Zune, without having to run out and buy one thanks to Ars Technica. From it's looks and playback to the tricks it can do and it's software, they've got it all.

Source: Ars Technica

To beta or not to beta

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 12:30 PM |
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Strategy Informer has noticed an Activision site that implies a beta test is coming up for Quake Wars.  Drop back to their blog on Monday and see if they have figured out any more details.

"Activision has launched a new website which appears to be dedicated to an upcoming Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

beta test. The site is currently closed but they do have a message up telling you to come back on Monday the 27th

of November."

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Vote for your favourite vapourware

Subject: General Tech | November 23, 2006 - 09:06 AM |
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It's time to vote for your favourite vapourware at Wired News.  From Duke Nukem Whenever to quick recharge batteries.  If it did not ship to the public it's vapourware, but if it did ship, no matter how much it sucked, it doesn't count.

Source: Wired News

Too much hype while gearing up for war?

Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 09:25 AM |
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The hype surrounding Gears of War seems a little less than that which surrounded Daikatana and hints of a new Duke Nukem release, but not by much.  At least it made it to stores, which means Ars Technica has a chance to review it

Source: Ars Technica

You might want to turn off password manager

Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 09:08 AM |
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There is a new login and password vulnerability in both Firefox 2 and IE7.  Not quite a phishing attack, nor a full web page spoof, it can nonetheless capture entered user data.  Read more at this story on CNET.
 
Don't feel too singled out though, as there is also a 0-day exploit for Mac OS X floating out there too!

Microsoft and Razer get together, make Habu

Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 02:06 PM |
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Microsoft has been making mice for a while, but they do not tend to aim for gamers.  This changes with Habu, a mouse designed by both Microsoft and Razer.  As you might expect, 2000DPI and on the fly sensitivity change is included, but the LEDs are a nice touch.  You can read more about this collaboration at I4U.

Source: I4U News