I call shenanigans!

Subject: General Tech | September 21, 2006 - 11:48 AM |
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AMD seems to have hired a marketing company called Design Reactor, who specialize in viral marketing and joining tech forums to spam them with messages.  This time they were advertising AMD's Virtual Tradeshow, and you might have even seen them on our forums.  Drop by NGOHQ for more info.

Source: NGOHQ

Revenge of the iPod Mini

Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 03:44 PM |
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The new 2nd Generation iPod nano is different from it's predecessor.  With 24 hours of playback time and an aluminium casing, these changes are in the rigth direction as well.  Ars Technica can tell you all about it.

Source: Ars Technica

Intel Chairman Unveils The World's Most Remote Digital City

Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 03:35 PM |
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PARINTINS, Brazil, Sept. 20, 2006
In one of the most remote inhabited places on Earth, the Amazon,
Intel Corporation has created a wireless, high-speed Internet network

for residents to access vast resources of medical, educational and
commercial knowledge through computers.

Are you a golf addict who's allergic to grass?

Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 12:49 PM |
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Thanks to Shot Online, you can now participate in a MMO golf game.  Gamepyre reviews the free online version that is available right now, as well as the bought version which opens up more features for those who fall in love with the game.

Source: Gamepyre

Thinking about the C02 your PC spews out

Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 12:25 PM |
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Leaving your PC on 24/7 sucks up a noticable amount of power, the generation of which which tends to cause pollution.  VIA Arena takes a moment to think about what a person can do to eevn out the damage ... without giving up PCs or Distributed Computing altogether.

Source: VIA Arena

That use for tha radio be a good one

Subject: General Tech | September 19, 2006 - 11:49 AM |
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Thar' be some swabs from Germany been inventing stick on electronics.  Ye can pump the bilge water and extend tha plank with one switch, and ye aren't forced to run wires through your entire ship.

Intel, UC Santa Barbara Develop World's First Hybrid Silicon Laser

Subject: General Tech | September 18, 2006 - 03:53 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18,
2006 — Researchers from Intel Corporation and the University of
California, Santa Barbara
(UCSB) have built the world's first
electrically powered Hybrid Silicon Laser using standard silicon
manufacturing processes. This breakthrough addresses one of the last
major barriers to producing low-cost, high-bandwidth silicon photonics
devices for use inside and around future computers and data centers.

Digital Leaders Forum To Focus On Digital Inclusion Policy, Opportunities

Subject: General Tech | September 18, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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CARTAGENA, Colombia, Sept. 18,
2006 — Intel Corporation
hosted the first meeting in Latin America to
unite leaders representing 16 countries to set a new technology
direction to support the region's social and economic growth.

AOL, Intel Deliver On-Demand Video Entertainment to Intel® Viiv(TM) Technology-Based PCs

Subject: General Tech | September 18, 2006 - 03:51 PM |
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DULLES, Va. and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
September 18, 2006
- Combining the powerful capabilities of the PC with
the familiar face of TV, AOL and Intel Corporation today launched the
AOL Video service for Intel® Viiv™ technology-based PCs with a goal to
create the ultimate on-demand entertainment experience.

Time to update your webcam?

Subject: General Tech | September 18, 2006 - 12:04 PM |
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Webcams are an ever more popular way to embarrass yourself on the web, and occasionally get your 15 minutes of fame. Well, it isn't going to happen if you are using a 7 year old webcam that is on it's last legs.  The Tech Zone will help you buy a new one by highlighting the important features available now.

Got questions? We've got answers to spare!

Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2006 - 06:49 PM |
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Troubles with WoW looking a bit odd and running slow?  Maybe we can help.

Coming soon, as in now

Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2006 - 01:25 PM |
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Engadget has all sorts of pretty pictures of the just released Zune from Microsoft.  More than half of the Zune is taken up by the screen and it comes in black and white versions; as well as brown?

Source: engadget

Gamin' in the USA ... for money

Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2006 - 11:58 AM |
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Wired News will give you some advice on how to get into professional gaming without moving to Asia.  Tech companies like AMD, nVIDIA and Intel are all offering sponsorships for teams, and there is serious money to be won, if you are good enough.

Source: Wired News

Good bionics getting closer

Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2006 - 11:49 AM |
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MAKE:Blog has info and a few links about Jesse Sullivan, who has 2 bionic arms controlled by nervous signals.  You also get a glimpse at a few of the other interesting medical inventions recently created.

Source: Slashdot

Free antivirus from AVG

Subject: General Tech | September 14, 2006 - 11:35 AM |
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If you have never heard of Grisoft or Free AVG, you really should check out this Tweaknews review.  Then I would suggest downloading it and giving it a try.  If you really like the free version, there is a version you can purchase for fairly cheap which gives you more options to get support from Grisoft.

Source: Tweaknews

Game on: Yahoo! and Intel Team Up to Bring Fantasy Sports to the TV

Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2006 - 02:51 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. and Santa Clara,
Calif. — Sept. 13, 2006
— Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), a leading global
Internet company, and Intel Corporation today announced the kick off of
Yahoo! Sports for TV, a new service that brings the excitement and
camaraderie of fantasy football to TVs connected to Intel® Viiv™
technology-based PCs this football season.

Intel Declares Regular Cash Dividend

Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2006 - 02:50 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 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 Dec. 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on Nov. 7, 2006.


nVIDIA versus ATI on Vista

Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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Legit Reviews gets to the bottom of the beta drivers for Vista.  They find out how well the 2 main companies graphics cards perform when gaming, and find out if it is even worth upgrading from Windows XP, as far as gaming is concerned.

Easy wireless for PCs and consoles

Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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Visit [H]ard|OCP for a look at Logitech's new wireless appliance for PC's and consoles.  It is called the Play Link, and it offers some interesting uses, as well as being very esay to set up.

Source: [H]ard|OCP