Playstation 3 Launch!

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2005 - 05:34 PM |
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Gamespot has some good coverage of what has happened in the Sony Playstation 3 launch thus far.  The specs for this piece of console hardware look just as impressive as the Xbox 360!  3.2 GHz Cell processor, Blu-Ray Disc support, 256 MB of XDR system memory running at 3.2 GHz (4 x 800 MHz) and 256 MB of GDDR3 at 700 MHz. 


Update: Here are some photos of the system! 

Source: General

Intel Opens 100th Computer Clubhouse

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2005 - 02:48 PM |
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2005 — Intel Corporation today opened the 100th Computer Clubhouse, a milestone for the unique, technology-based learning program which has served more than 50,000 youth since it began in 1993. Fueled by a $32 million investment by Intel in 2000, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network has continued to grow to 100 around the world. 'The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network offers youth access to computers, but its uniqueness lies in its learning model,' said Intel CEO Craig Barrett.

Teen Scientists And Inventors From Around The World Awarded $3 Million In Scholarships And Prizes

Subject: General Tech | May 14, 2005 - 04:13 AM |
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PHOENIX, May 13, 2005 — Projects on a navigational system for the blind, possible discovery of an ancient coastline on Mars and a lower-cost technology to analyze compounds used to protect against disease were the student projects that won top awards today at the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Xbox 360 Launches

Subject: General Tech | May 13, 2005 - 08:36 AM |
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Sure, the product won't be available until sometime in November, and yes, the 30 minutes special on MTV last night just sucked, but there is still a lot of good information circulating on the new Xbox console this morning. 


My personal favorite so far is this article titled Xbox 360 Dissected that attempts to look at the Xbox from a hardware perspective.  They go into some rumor mill detail on the processor and GPU (from ATI) and go over some of the new features and technology used in it.&

AMD Uses The Force At The Intergalactic Premiere Of 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge Of The Sith'

Subject: General Tech | May 10, 2005 - 03:12 AM |
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LONDON, ENGLAND -- May 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that in addition to being the computer processing force behind the making of Star Wars: Episode III, it is also the technology sponsor of the Star Wars: Episode III 'Celebration Day' event taking place Monday, May 16 in London's Leicester Square.

Source: AMD

A new forum at PC Perspective!

Subject: General Tech | May 7, 2005 - 02:12 PM |
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We have a new forum we just went live with today. It's called Spyware, Trojans, and Viruses. This forum is meant to bring you the latest in how to rid your system (as well as it protect it from) all the nasty spyware and other junk running rampant on the WWW. We have assembled a team of mods who really know their stuff and will be able to help you with almost any issue.

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Sixty Schools Named Finalists For Intel And Scholastic Schools Of Distinction Awards

Subject: General Tech | May 6, 2005 - 03:25 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 5, 2005 - Today 60 schools will be named finalists for the Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards. The schools will compete for $230,000 in grants from the Intel Foundation and additional prizes from sponsoring companies to be presented at an awards ceremony this October.

Sprint And Intel To Explore WiMAX Broadband Technologies

Subject: General Tech | May 6, 2005 - 03:24 AM |
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Overland Park, Kan. and Santa Clara, Calif. - May 5, 2005. Sprint (NYSE: FON) and Intel Corporation today announced an agreement to engage in joint efforts to advance the development of IEEE standards-based 802.16e WiMAX mobile technology, which can provide high capacity wireless broadband coverage and services throughout metro areas and an enriched multimedia user experience.

Looking to Buy Windows XP x64 Edition?

Subject: General Tech | May 5, 2005 - 08:02 AM |
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It looks like at least one online vendor has started selling Windows XP Professional x64 Edition in OEM format.  The price is $142, but you have buy a piece of hardware with it to make it "legit."  They even have a $1.99 keyboard as an option!

Notes: (1) You have three ways to qualify to purchase this OEM product: (a) Buy them in multiple of three. (b) Buy it with any hardware. Yes, ANY hardware. You can be creative here.

Source: The Inquirer

Forum changes Complete

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2005 - 07:38 PM |
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Looks like the changes we made took far less time than was anticipated. The forums are back and the changes are complete. Please refer to the following forum announcement for details on what has changed.

Scheduled Forum Down Time

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2005 - 10:30 AM |
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We are going through yet another set of changes to our forums. We will be creating a new forum that we hope will benefit all. Work has already begun on this new forum and will have tons of useful information so keep an eye out for it!

We will also be moving some forums around and combining others. Another announcement will follow this one when all the changes are done.

In order to do some of the changes we need to do, we will be forced to close the forums down.

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Xbox 360 is Backwards Compatible

Subject: General Tech | April 27, 2005 - 07:45 AM |
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It looks like the new Xbox 360 will be able to play the last generations Xbox games, a trend started by the PS2 console.  I can't imagine how this would be really difficult though as the Xbox consoles are so close to a PC in their technology.

Xbox Live is an online gaming service that works across both the current Xbox system and the future Xbox 2. You will be able to play online and compete against others across both consoles.

Source: The Inquirer

96 processors & 192GB RAM in a Desktop

Subject: General Tech | April 26, 2005 - 08:31 AM |
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So you figure you've got a good desktop?  Well try this box from Orion Industries, if you can be spending the $100,000 to buy it.  Currently the 'puter is running Transmeta chips, but Orion is looking into support for other chips as well.  If you could cool it, imagine what 96 AMD 64 Bit, dual cores could do for your Seti@Home, Einstein, Folding or Find A Drug production!


"It's a new phenomenon for desktops.

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Officially Live

Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2005 - 07:32 AM |
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Well, the wait is finally over.  Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is finally, a real live, non-beta, official software release today!

New Look, New Features at Newegg

Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2005 - 09:40 AM |
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Newegg.com has today launched a completely new design on their website.  They put in a lot of work setting up the website to make shopping easier and faster, so head on over and see what's changed at one of PC Perspective's longest sponsors

VIA Releases Linux Open Source Driver Source Package

Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2005 - 07:14 AM |
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VIA Releases Linux Driver Source Packages


Freely available driver source code eases the development of tailor-made applications for the latest Linux distributions


Taipei, Taiwan, 12 April 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the extension of its open source support with the release of driver source codes for specific VIA hardware.


Of particular interest to the growing number of Linux enthusiasts and customers utilizing VIA EPIA mainboards, is

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This weeks AMD Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 05:44 PM |
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 SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- March 30, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today for the first time publicly disclosed key elements of its 'Pacifica' virtualization technology, at the AMD Reviewer's Day in Austin, Texas.

Source: AMD

Intel Tops Off 64-Bit Server Platform Portfolio

Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 05:27 PM |
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 SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation today added to its portfolio of 64-bit offerings with a platform that increases application performance, improves server uptime and the ability to manage large sets of data, and can lower utility costs. Targeted at the mid-tier enterprise market segment, the platform consists of five new processors for servers that use four or more processors, and a new chipset.

Newly Formed Intel® Software Network Creates 'One-Stop Shop' For Developers

Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 05:26 PM |
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 SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation's Software and Solutions Group today announced the creation of the Intel® Software Network, a collection of software development products, tools, training and expert advice designed to help software developers bring more innovative products to market even faster on Intel platforms. The announcement was made during the introduction of the company's high-end Intel® Xeon™ processor MP line.