Spansion Extends Wireless Family With Introduction Of 3-Volt Mirrorbit(TM) Product Line

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:42 AM |
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 SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- October 24, 2005 --Spansion LLC, the Flash memory venture of AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), today announced the introduction of the 3-volt MirrorBit™ technology-based PL-N product line, designed to satisfy the growing code storage demands in wireless handsets. The 256 Mb devices build on the momentum of the successful 1.8-volt products and allow designers to migrate from floating-gate technologies to Spansion's award-winning, two-bit-per-cell MirrorBit technology for improved price performance.

Source: AMD

AMD EXPANDS CHINA RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY X86 MICROPROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
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BEIJING - Oct. 24, 2005 - At a ceremony today in China's Great Hall of the People, AMD executives signed agreements with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Peking University to license AMD


x86 microprocessor design technology that will enable Chinese development of low-power and embedded computer solutions for consumer and commercial markets.

Source: AMD

AMD UNVEILS COMMERCIAL CHANNEL PROGRAM ENHANCING AND EXTENDING CHANNEL INITIATIVES WORLDWIDE

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct. 24, 2005 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced the AMD Commercial Channel Access Program to enhance and extend the company's commitment to partners' business needs and contribute to their continued growth and success in the commercial market. The program is designed to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation within the growing worldwide AMD64 ecosystem of systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors.

Source: AMD

AMD TO USE 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY IN AUSTIN

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:37 AM |
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Oct. 24, 2005 - Austin, Texas - AMD today announced a new agreement with the Austin Energy GreenChoice(r) Program to purchase green energy derived from renewable resources that will power all AMD Austin operations for the next 10 years, including the new AMD Austin Campus which is expected to be operational in 2007. The new agreement makes AMD the largest private Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partner in Texas, the fifth largest private Partner in the U.S. and 12th largest overall Partner in the nation.

Source: AMD

She chopped off their tails with a carving knife ...

Subject: General Tech | October 21, 2005 - 06:00 PM |
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Three wireless mice from Logitech, the cordless Mini, and the V200, intended for notebooks and the cordless LX 7 are examined at GeekExtreme.  The butcher's wife had no comment.

'Today we're going to take a look at three of Logitech's new wireless mice: the Cordless Mini, the

V200, & the LX 7. The Cordless Mini & the V200 fall into Logitech's "Notebook Mice" category,

while the LX 7 is simply in the "Cordless Mice" category.

Source: GeekXtreme

Hot Pinouts gone wild, everything revealed

Subject: General Tech | October 21, 2005 - 12:17 PM |
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The Hardware Book is "The Internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions."  If you have trouble remembering how to splice an S-Video into a composite wire, or how to build a Serial to PS/2 mouse adapter, then you will spend hours on this site.

"The Hardware book is the internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable

descriptions. All pages have the same style of presentation.

Source: MAKE: Blog

AMD OPTERON PROCESSOR TO POWER KOREA'S NATIONAL EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM

Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2005 - 05:46 PM |
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SEOUL, Korea-Oct. 20, 2005-AMD (NSYE:AMD) today announced the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development of Korea has selected the AMD Opteron(tm) processor to power its server systems for the National Education Information System Project (NEIS).


The NEIS project, establishing an online education information system to improve teachers' working environments and increase efficiency of national educational administrations, is the largest IT project in 2005 in Korea and will service over 10,000 schools and education offices nationwide.

Source: AMD

Intel Named Best Workplace For Commuters

Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2005 - 11:56 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 - Intel Corporation is the nation's best workplace for commuters for the second year in a row, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Intel's commute reduction program is meant to improve the environment and reduce impact on local communities by offering Intel employees alternatives to driving alone in their cars to work.

AMD MOMENTUM BUILDS AS INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO EMBRACE AMD TURIONT 64 MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2005 - 11:55 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF - October 20, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Falcon Northwest has joined the ranks of computer manufacturers and system builders supporting AMD Turion(tm) 64 mobile technology.

Source: AMD

She canna' take much more ...

Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2005 - 11:53 AM |
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It may be being used for armouring tanks, instead of a whale tank, but Transparent Aluminium is here.

"Many of us remember the scene from Star Trek IV where Scotty barters the formula for transparent

aluminum for a small run.

Source: Slashdot

Intel Makes Multimedia Services Faster, Easier And More Affordable

Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2005 - 05:39 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced new hardware and software products that will simplify the deployment of multimedia solutions and Internet Protocol (IP) services such as Voice over IP (VoIP) in pure IP and hybrid enterprise networks.


Telecommunications service providers offer multimedia services such as adding video to voice and text applications to help increase revenues, improve end user experiences and more effectively compete around the world.

Intel's Next-Generation Wi-Fi Solution To Support Cisco Compatible Extensions

Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2005 - 01:48 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced that it will support the latest version of Cisco* Compatible Extensions in Intel's next-generation Wi-Fi solution, providing enterprises the assurance that Intel-based devices have been designed to interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points.


Intel is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection.

Intel Announces Record Revenue Of $9.96 Billion

Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced record revenue of $9.96 billion for the third quarter, up 18 percent year-over-year and up 8 percent sequentially.


Third-quarter operating income was $3.1 billion, up 31 percent year-over-year and up 17 percent sequentially, and includes the impact of a legal settlement discussed below. Net income was $2 billion, up 5 percent year-over-year and down 2 percent sequentially.

USB Gaming Console Controllers coming to a PC near you

Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2005 - 12:00 PM |
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If you are jealous of all the console systems cool controllers, then this review from Think Computers will make your day.  They look at the USB Nyko Airflo EX, a programable game controller that will let you play just about any PC Game, but still get the feeling of a controller.

'Nyko was founded in 1995 and is based out of Los Angeles, California In that short ten years,

they have proven themselves as qualified developers, manufacturers and marketers of innovative

peripherals to enhance

Do not just Snort at this vulnerability

Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2005 - 11:38 AM |
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Snort is an open-source tool that tries to detect and prevent attacks on systems and has also been included in up to 45 retail firewall products, plus many more open-source software.  CNET has an article which describes a buffer overflow flaw in it, which hasn't been exploited ...

How does "no wires" sound?

Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2005 - 05:59 PM |
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hardCOREware has a review of Logitech's Z-5450 Wireless Surround Speaker System.  If you have a wireless LAN, mouse, keyboard and phone, why do are you still forced to have wires for your surround sound system? 


"If you've used the Z-680, Z-5500, or any good surround PC speaker system, you might have been

annoyed by the rear speakers.

Source: hardCOREware

Video Quality Examined - The Eyes Have It

Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2005 - 04:30 PM |
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The Firing Squad takes a close look at video quality, and how it applies to HDTV, and to video processors.  Any questions you might have had about what to expect in quality, or even how people write reviews that include quality, will be answered here.

"Alan challenges one of the recently published "third party studies" comparing ATI and NVIDIA

video technology and shows you just how deep the rabbit hole goes... unless you'd rather go on

believing what you want to believe.

Source: Firing Squad

Is VOIP really free?

Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2005 - 03:44 PM |
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Red & Blackness Mods examines this new thing called VOIP ... and tries to answer the real question ... is it truely free?

"We all hear about Voip here and Voip there but what does it really stand for? Voip stands for 'Voice over Internet control' which basically means the phone over the internet. We have seen Skype, MSN, etc… come onto the market with the marketing slogan, 'call free over the internet.' But is it really free?"

Computing Faster Than Light

Subject: General Tech | October 18, 2005 - 11:31 AM |
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If you aren't familiar with quantum computing, you really should read this morning's article at The Tech Zone.  One of the most interesting ideas is instantaneous data transfer, not to mention incredible processing power.

"Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer.

But the flamethrower makes it cool

Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2005 - 03:17 PM |
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Robosapien is kinda neat, but it's functionality is limited.  MAKE: Blog has found someone who thought a little improvement is in order, and what could improve the Robosapien more than a flamethrower?


"Filed under the "don't try this a home" Maker project.
Source: MAKE: Blog