Intel Donation To Help Improve K-12 Science And Math Teaching In California

Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2005 - 04:52 PM |
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IRVINE, Calif., May 31, 2005 — The Intel Foundation today announced a $2 million grant to the University of California in support of California Teach, an initiative to help improve science and math education in the state.

Good News for DIY Builders Look at Win64

Subject: General Tech | May 27, 2005 - 10:33 AM |
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This may have been posted before, but I think it is worth another mention.  It looks Microsoft has changed its mind and will now allow users who merely built their systems to get the free upgrade to Windows x64 as well. 

BETA NEWS reported yesterday that Microsoft has tweaked its upgrade programme and has now entered a world closer to reality.

According to the site, Microsoft will now give users an upgrade to the 64-bit version whether or not they bought or built their PC.

Source: The Inquirer

Intel Delivers New Features For Home And Office PCs

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2005 - 09:09 PM |
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SANTA CLARA , Calif. , May 26, 2005 — Intel Corporation today unveiled two new platforms for home and office PCs. The new platforms, which combine key hardware and software technologies, are designed to provide consumers the ability to do more with their digital content simultaneously, and better allow businesses to enhance PC security, system management and collaboration capabilities.

IPod Plug-In Sets Music Free

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2005 - 10:00 AM |
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Good news for IPod owners today, Wired News reports of a new plugin that allows IPod users to bypass ITunes and manage their music collection with Winamp instead.

The plug-in, called ml_iPod, allows iPod users to bypass iTunes and manage music collections in Winamp instead. The iPod is supposed to work with iTunes only. A new version of the software was released Monday.

Source: Wired News

Alcatel And Intel Collaborate On AdvancedTCA® Platforms

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2005 - 06:08 AM |
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PARIS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2005 — Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Intel Corporation today announced that they have signed an agreement to improve time to market of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture® (or AdvancedTCA) platforms for mobile service providers. Both companies will further work together on the design and development of AdvancedTCA subsystem building blocks to increase standardization and component interoperability across the mobile telecommunications industry.

AMD Releases "Pacifica" Specification For AMD64 Technology

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2005 - 06:06 AM |
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NEW YORK -- May 25, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the general availability of the full specification of its virtualization technology, 'Pacifica,' at the LinuxWorld Summit. 'Pacifica' is designed to enhance 64-bit client and server virtualization technologies for x86-based servers, workstations, desktops and mobile computers.

Source: AMD

Pat Gelsinger To Head Digital Enterprise Group

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 09:22 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that Abhi Talwalkar, co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, is leaving Intel to pursue another opportunity. Senior Vice President Pat Gelsinger, who was appointed co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group when it was formed in January, will assume sole responsibility for the group.

Get Your E3 Coverage in HD

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 05:51 PM |
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If you want to see all of what happened at E3 this year, head on over to FileShack to see it all in video format.  If you are a subscriber, then you can get all these files in HD format as well!

FileShack is proud to bring FileShack members E3 2005 coverage from the Expo in L.A.! FileShack is the only site in the world bringing you true High definition resolution videos from E3 so you can check out all the latest games in amazing high resolution.

Source: General

FIA/AMD Formula One Survey 2005

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 01:00 PM |
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Monaco -- May 20, 2005 --At the beginning of 2005, the FIA initiated a consultation on the future of Formula One. A timetable for the consultation has since been published with an open invitation to all of the stakeholders to participate.

The FIA has always considered the fans of Formula One to be an essential part of this process. As a result, the FIA, backed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., (NYSE: AMD) a global technology leader, is launching a new survey to gauge public opinion and to help shape the future of the sport.

Source: AMD

MonsterGecko PistolMouse FPS

Subject: General Tech | May 21, 2005 - 10:32 PM |
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Whether it's shooting demons, terrorists or spreadsheets you will feel right at home using the MonsterGecko PistolMouse FPS


MonsterGecko - an over-grown lizard or manufacturer of innovative Gaming Controllers?  If you hazard a guess at the latter you'd be on the mark.
Source: HotHardware

AMD And HP Team With Lance Armstrong Foundation

Subject: General Tech | May 20, 2005 - 04:40 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 20, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced a joint initiative to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation™ (LAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with cancer live strong.

AMD and HP, working closely with the LAF, have developed the HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC, a one-of-a-kind consumer PC that bears the LIVESTRONG™ message and a reproduction of Lance Armstrong's autograph.

Source: AMD

Google Announces Personalized Home Page

Subject: General Tech | May 20, 2005 - 11:35 AM |
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Google has released its new personalized homepage service which include news, weather and stock information along with other customizable features.

Citing user requests to coalesce it's disparate services, Google yesterday released its new personalized homepage service.

Source: Slashdot

Everything USB reviews keyboard aimed at the HTPC crowd

Subject: General Tech | May 20, 2005 - 08:56 AM |
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With Home Theater PCs becoming more commonplace, we begin to see more items aimed at that segment of enthusiast. Everything USB takes a look at a new keyboard that ends the frustration of controling your PC from the couch.

With the PC quickly becoming a part of many people's entertainment center, the universal remote is suddenly not so universal.

Ride in the NV RV?

Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2005 - 11:17 AM |
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If you happen to be in LA this week during E3, keep an eye out for the "NV RV"!  I'll try to wiggle my way in and see what kind of luxuries I can partake in.  ;)



High-Def E3 Movies at Shack

Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2005 - 10:07 AM |
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You have got to

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Playstation 3 Launch!

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2005 - 08:34 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 - 05:48 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 - 07:13 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 - 11:36 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 - 06:12 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