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.

Creative's response to NGOHQ's scandalous emails

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 03:43 PM |
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If you have been bitten by the X-Fi bug, keep an eye on this page on NGOHQ.  They have not recieved any response to their questions yet, but they will post them if/when they do.

Source: NGOHQ

The next dimension in mousing

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 01:47 PM |
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Game O' ... Gaaaa-me O' ... Game O' come and youse gunna get owned.

The Tech Zone reviews the world's first 3D mouse, designed to leave your keyboard hand free to do other things.  Drop by and check out the video of this mouse in action.

Get the most out of your custom build

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP has garnered a bit of experience in buying custom built PCs from numerous vendors recently.  They took all that they learned from these purchases, and have put together their best tips on buying a custom build for yourself.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Need a fatter pipe?

Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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hardCOREware looks at an alternative to buying your own T1 line, the Hawking Technology HBB1 Broadband Booster.  It might not provided as big an effect as they claim in all situations, but less lag is always good.

Source: hardCOREware

Controversial Anti-Spam Start-Up Closes Doors

Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2006 - 11:12 AM |
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Blue Security, the little start-up company in Isreal that touted some innovative anti-spam technology, has officially closed its doors. After the massive DoS attack unleashed by a spammer in early May that shut down servers around the Internet, including those of Tucows, Blue Security decided it can not morally take the burden of indirectly causing the collateral damage resulting from escalating spam retaliation.


While it appears that the spammers have won this round, the technology developed by Blue Security proves that it is possible to effectively shut down a spammer.

Source: Wired News

It's ALIVE!!! It's ALIVE!!!

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2006 - 12:14 PM |
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Auphan Online will teach you how to bring an iPod back from the dead.  Learn how to open one up, and replace the peices that have given up the ghost with newly unburied parts.  Just be careful which brain your assistant hands you.

"Your iPod. Its sleek, its sexy, and now... its not working. Is your iPod giving you the Apple

equivalent of the Blue Screen of Death? Don't throw it out! You can fix it yourself, I'll show you

how."

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FrontPage gets the boot

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2006 - 12:04 PM |
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Microsoft has given up on FrontPage, replacing it with 2 new tools.  The Expression Suite is supposed to allow standards-based website creation, and as well it is designed to play nice with ASP 2.0.  Read more about this at CNET.

VTF2006 to Feature Prominent Keynote Speakers and Technology Leadership in Fast-Growing Markets

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2006 - 11:28 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 16 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced an outstanding array of top executives from leading industry players to address the seventh VIA Technology Forum (VTF2006), taking place in Taipei from Wednesday, 7th June to Friday, 9th June.


VTF2006 will be opened by Wenchi Chen, President and CEO of VIA, who will expand upon VIA's leadership in developing exciting new technologies that are driving the proliferation of digital intelligence.