It's the PC Show, with special guests, The Hardware Zone

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2006 - 11:58 AM |
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HardwareZone has snapped a picture of just about every single booth and display at the 2006 PC Show.  Drop by and see what they have spotted, some of it you may have heard of, and some which you might never have imagnined ... a 9-in-1 printer?

The pre-view from up here

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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Ars Technica takes a comprehensive look at the second beta for Vista.  Covering everything from the new IE and Media Player to Aero and Windows flip.  Take a look at what Microsoft has in store for it's next OS.

Source: Ars Technica

What's new with Windows Media Player 11

Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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Windows A to Z! examines the new Media Player from Microsoft.  Find out what improvements have been made to this player, and if it might drag you away from your favorite open source player.

Thinkpad with a Sempron?!?

Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2006 - 11:55 AM |
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In what is probably a totally unforseen consequence of the sale of IBMs hardware division to Lenova, it looks like we may be seeing the old IBM brands with AMD chips inside.  The Inquirer gives a bit more information on the possible change here.

Source: The Inquirer

Google's got a file system

Subject: General Tech | May 29, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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OS Weekly takes an introductory peek at what would seem to be a file system designed and used by Google.  It's not likely that a Google OS is included in with all the other projects Google is working on, this is probably just the biggest distributed file system going.

Source: OS Weekly

Monarch Hot Deals Available in Forums!!

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 06:16 PM |
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Please join me in welcoming Monarch Computers as a sponsor to PC Perspective.  He brings with him amazing daily deals and specials from Monarch Computer Systems, and you can find out about them before anyone else just by keeping an eye on the thread

Enough about Vista, what's up with Linux?

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 12:59 PM |
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Vista news is becoming much like a Soap Opera, with new characters and devious plots introduced almost weekly, and a story line that could drag on for years.  So switch your channels to XYZ computing, and check out what's new on Linux.

Oblivion's lead designer speaks

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP sits down with Ken Rolston, a designer at Bethesda who has lead the past 2 Elder Scrolls installments.  Learn about the design of the game, and what a designer does in his spare time.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Make every surfing session as safe as if you were at home

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2006 - 12:40 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the StealthSurfer II Privacy Stick, a USB stick that comes in four sizes, all loaded with Thunderbird, Firefox, RoboForm and Anonymizer.  
It should be enough to protect you form whatever spyware or malware migth be on a public computer.

Intel Computer Clubhouse Opens At Boys & Girls Club In Heart Of Atlanta

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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ATLANTA, May 24, 2006 — Intel Corporation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) today are celebrating the opening of a new Intel® Computer Clubhouse, a unique after-school learning center for youth ages 10 to 18. The clubhouse is located at the John H. Harland Club in the city's southwest area.
'Intel and the Boys and Girls Club's collective goal is to help open up the world of opportunities to the youth of southwest Atlanta through access to the latest technology and support of dedicated staff and mentors,' said Rosalind Hudnell, Intel director of diversity.

Intel Capital Extends Global Reach

Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 04:33 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2006 — Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, has embarked on a bolder, more proactive strategy designed to enhance innovation worldwide by helping its portfolio companies to be more successful through larger investment stakes and more active collaboration.


Recognizing the importance of technology centers outside the United States, Intel Capital over the past year announced the formation of a series of geographic investment funds in India (US $250 million) , China (US $200 million), the Middle East and Turkey (US $5

But will it play in iPod-ia?

Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 01:47 PM |
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DRM might be holding back a lot of the online music providers, but not necessarily for the reason that first comes to mind.  Ars Technica looks at the question of using DRM that makes the music unplayable on an iPod.  Since 3 of every 4 MP3 players is an iPod, that can have a big impact.

Source: Ars Technica

Upcoming announcements from Microsoft, of the good kind

Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 12:50 PM |
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AnandTech is at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, listening to what is coming up in the world of Windows.   See what the second half of 2006 has in store.

Source: AnandTech

Intel CEO: India Plays Key Role In Intel's World Ahead Program

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2006 - 02:40 PM |
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BANGALORE, India, May 23, 2006 — Paul Otellini,
in his first visit to India as president and chief executive officer of
Intel Corporation, today described the pivotal role India plays in
Intel's World Ahead
Program, which seeks to accelerate access to uncompromised technology
and educ

Like 2000 flushes for your registry

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2006 - 02:10 PM |
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Red & Blackness Mods looks at a $30 registry cleaner called Uniblue Registry Booster.  Find out if it does it's job, and how it stacks up to the competition.

Intel Capital Extends WiMAX Investments Worldwide

Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:54 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2006 —
Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation,
today announced the signing of two WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for
Microwave Access) agreements. The first is for an investment in Orascom
Telecom WiMAX Limited, a joint venture with Orascom Telecom of Egypt,
and the second is for an investment in Worldmax, a joint venture with
Enertel Holding of the Netherlands.

Vista, coming to a store near you ... eventually

Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:12 PM |
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Vista has hit another stumbling block, and this time it's called Symantec, as a report on CNET explains.  There is no guess as to how long a delay this might cause, but it almost guarantees no Vista until 2007.

Intel, Microsoft Collaborate To Bring Pay-As-You-Go PCs To Millions Of New Users

Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 03:32 PM |
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SEATTLE, May 22, 2006 — Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corp. today announced that the companies will collaborate to engineer and deliver flexible, pay-as-you-go PC purchasing models for consumers in emerging markets. Intel's support of Microsoft* FlexGo* technology is a key part of Intel's broad World Ahead program to help speed access to uncompromised technology and education for people in developing regions around the world.

Lets hear from a little guy

Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 12:11 PM |
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You have probably never heard of a Polish software company called CD Project, so let Think Gaming introduce them and thier newest project "The Witcher"

Source: Think Gaming

What to buy before next January (or so)

Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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CNET posted the requirements for Vista, straight from Microsoft.  There are the usual 2 lists, the minimum stats and then the recommended, or as they call it "Premium Ready".  Read through to find out if you are ready, or if you need a component or two to get there.