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.

Worlds first USB drive to secure 100% of data on the fly

Subject: General Tech | May 10, 2006 - 06:15 PM |
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Legit Reviews takes a look at the DataTraveler Elite - Privacy Edition from Kingston. You can find the DataTraveler Elite in 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB in size and is the first to secure 100% of data on the fly. Check out the full article for more.

"If you enter a wrong password a small window will pop up informing you that you have entered an invalid password. If you enter an invalid password more than 25 times the drive will lock the user out and need to be formatted.

E3 Season - The Week I'd Love to Hate

Subject: General Tech | May 10, 2006 - 09:00 AM |
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This time of year is always one I would love to hate -- E3 completely eclipses everything with a unyeilding barrage of announcements, teasers, videos, and booth babes. The big news from E3 yesterday was from Sony. Not only did they announce a release date for the PS3, they also pegged it with a whopping $599 USD. Excuse me? Yeah, that's a whole lot of cheddar for a console and I hope it's worth all the delays (though Sony never promised a ship date).

Source: Shacknews

Patch Tuesday - The Return

Subject: General Tech | May 5, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Microsoft has been busy, with several patches expected to appear on Tuesday, according to this article on CNET.  There are bulletins posted at Microsoft detailing the patch, and there will be a broadcast on Wednesday as well.

"The Exchange e-mail server and at least one of the Windows alerts is deemed "critical," Microsoft's highest risk rating, the software maker said in a notice posted on its Web site on Thursday.

Double check the Fox is secure

Subject: General Tech | May 4, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Firefox got a small update this week, pushing the version up to 1.5.0.3.  They have switched to automatic updating, so it is likely that you are already updated, but double check, as this is one of those nasty remote code execution issues.

"Malicious attackers could exploit the flaws to cause a denial-of-service attack, which in turn may allow them to take remote control of a user's system, according to an alert from security research company Secunia, which rates t

Intel CEO: Need To Speed Gains For 'Next Billion People'

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 07:52 PM |
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AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2006 — The multiplying effects of computers, the Internet and education can double the reach of technology's benefits worldwide in the next 5 years, Intel Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said today in a speech at the World Congress on Information Technology.


'We're close to achieving Andy Grove's vision of a billion connected PCs — and the economic, social and personal gains that come with them,' said Otellini, referring to the Intel co-founder and former CEO.

Keep that iPod hidden in your pocket

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 03:10 PM |
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Think Computers explorers the world of Bluetooth iPod accessories.  Globalsat's tiny transmitter and reciever allow you to keep the iPod somewhere safe, while you are listening to it.

Keyless Entry System

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 01:02 PM |
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Extremetech takes Das Keyboard II for a test type.  Like it's predecessor, this black keyboard has no labeling, and variable resistance on it's keys.  Are you ready for it?

Source: Extremetech

Intel Commits $1 Billion To Further Emerging Markets Strategy

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 2, 2006 — Intel Corporation will invest more than $1 billion over the next five years in a broad new program to speed access to uncompromised technology and education for people in the world's developing communities.


The Intel World Ahead Program, which extends the company's existing initiatives for developing regions, integrates Intel's efforts to enhance lives by driving progress in three areas: 



  • Accessibility: Creating opportunities for widespread ownership and use of PCs through affordability, access and content, including the

The Nintendo Developers System

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews the Nintendo DS, with it's dual screen and WiFi abilities and a good selection of games.  It must have something going for it if [H] will admit to playing with it.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Toshiba MP3 player crosses the Pacific

Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2006 - 06:44 PM |
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ExtremeMhz reviews the Toshiba Gigabeat F40, which is incredibly popular in Asia, and is now available here.  Check out the player to see if it lives up to the hype.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Free yourself from the ties that bind

Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2006 - 12:29 PM |
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Wireless USB is here to rid the world of some of the spaghetti that seems to grow near PCs.  Drop by Auphan Online to read about the devices that can use it.

Valve opens the tap on Source for 360

Subject: General Tech | April 27, 2006 - 01:56 PM |
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Valve is now including the X Box360 as a supported platform. Drop by the OCMODSHOP to find out what they know about this announcement.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Don't let your image deteriorate over time

Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2006 - 12:11 PM |
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ExtremeTech touts the benefits of keeping an up to date image of your usual OS installation and programs.  Instead of having to reinstall everything from scratch after a bad thing happens, just restore from the image.

Intel Unveils Game-Changing Direction For Business PCs

Subject: General Tech | April 24, 2006 - 06:55 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2006 —
The way the world views and uses business PCs is about to change with
the introduction of Intel Corporation's new Intel® vPro™ technology, a
revolutionary shift in desktop PC security and manageability along with
remarkable energy-saving computing performance.