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Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE looks at a new beta for a distro of Linux release by a team of Polish programmers, called Kate. Very colourful and running Xfce4 to display the desktop. Although a lightweight distro, it comes with Open Office, The Gimp, Super Tux and more. The attention getter is updateos, a very easy way to upadte the entire system.
Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slashdot has linked to an article examining Vista's new way of installation. Instead of many .cab files and other compressed data, the Vista disk is an image of a fully functional OS install. Read on to find out what tweaks you might expect to be able to ad to it.
Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today, in a $5.4 billion deal, AMD and ATI announced their plans to combine forces to become an industry processing powerhouse. AMD's leadership in CPUs, combined with ATI's leadership in graphics and digital media processing technologies, will enable significant new product innovations, resulting in more integrated, open standards-based solutions to address customers' needs. AMD aspires to re-invent the industry as the customer-centric technology leader and partner of choice.
Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Join Elite Bastards as they talk about the next generation of iPods. From the features that will definately be included, to a wish list of things that should be.
Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Get frustrated by the touchpad on your notebook? Even worse, you have a mouse with no middle button? ExtremeTech reviews 2 mice for laptops that migth just have what you need.
Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Scantily clad female wrestlers groping each other in a quest for the championship. I can't imaging why [H]ard|OCP would be interested in a game like Rumble Roses XX.
"Are you looking for a wrestling game that features scantily clad 3D women wearing so little it
actually makes you uncomfortable to play in the presence of real women? If so, we found your game!"
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Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For their 700th review 3dGameMan went recursive, and reviewed themselves reviewing hardware over the past 7 years.
"After 700 reviews and over 650 video reviews, it's time to reflect. Take a peek through 7 years of
Rodney Reynolds Video Reviews. Rodney also explains how he got started doing video reviews and much
more. Warning: It will be funny at times, so popcorn is definitely recommended! Watch the Video to
find out more..."
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Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 04:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today announced that it is making a number of senior
management changes focused on improving the company's structure and
achieving faster and better decision making. The company also announced
that two senior executives will be retiring.
Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 01:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone is shaking their collective heads about how high tech pricing works, and how it is that companies who charge twice as their competitors are still around.
Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2006 - Intel
Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $8 billion,
operating income of $1.1 billion, net income of $885 million and
earnings per share (EPS) of 15 cents. Excluding the effects of
share-based compensation, the company posted operating income of $1.4
billion, net income of $1.1 billion and EPS of 19 cents.
Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2006 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech has pitted the new FireFox 2.0 (Beta 1), Internet Explorer 7 (Beta 3) and Opera 9.0 in a battle for ultimate browser dominance. Find out who can claim the prize, and a bit more about the features in each.
Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you find yourself looking for something more than just work or school, but aren't really into the bridge-building or ditch digging that the Peacecorps tends to focus on, then consider the Geekcorps. Read all about this group of internationally travelling geeky philanthropists at VIA Arena.
"Geekcorps is a division of the International Executive Services Corps (IESC).
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you find yourself frustrated with the placement of keys in your favourite games, consider the Ideazon FANG gaming pad. All your keys are in close proximity, and it is easier than trying to manually change key bindings in-game or with a config.ini file. Read the full review at [H]ard|OCP.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are finding yourself at a loss trying to explain digital cameras, megapixels and sensor sizes, Dan's Data can straighten you out. Drop by to find out why buying a camera just based on the fact that it has a bazillion megapixels might not take pictures any better than a 2 year old model.
Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Close on the heels of Excel vulnerabilities patched this week, a flaw in PowerPoint could lead to remote code execution. Be very cautious in opening any .ppt attachments you get, and read the full story at CNET.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Is it a keypad, a game pad or something else altogether? Think Computers can tell you all about the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit, and what it can do for you in FPS and RTS games.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is essentially a VCR with a twist. Hook it up to your cable, exactly like you would a VCR. It will record MPEG-4s of whatever channel you are on, giving you a choice of 4 resolutions. Once you've recorded, either plug into a PC for transfer to an iPOD, or a memory stick for PSP. XYZ Computing can tell you all about it.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2006 — Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on August 7, 2006.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It certainly sounds easy enough to use. Just plug the USB TV Tuner into your home PC, and then plug your cable into the USB tuner. Once you are at another PC (at work, for example), just start a Skype video call with your home computer and you are watching TV. Drop by The Inquirer for more on this handy device.
Subject: General Tech | July 12, 2006 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has linked to the research of Prof. Renugopalakrishnan, who is doing some very interesting work with bacteria. If you can handle the idea of literal bugs in your data, these disks will store a lot. I wonder if as a side benefit, they will eat the crumbs and lint that always seem to end up in jewel cases.