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Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2007 - 09:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, 2007 â€” The two leading consortia dedicated to the advancement of LinuxÂ® — the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) — today announced that they have signed an agreement to merge and form The Linux Foundation. The new organization accelerates the growth of Linux by providing a comprehensive set of services to compete effectively with closed platforms.
Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2007 - 09:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digitimes has a full list of the processors from AMD, and the expected price changes. The top of the line FX series are unchanged, but dual core processors have dropped in price. Semprons have dropped below $50, for those looking for inexpensive PCs.
Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ever thought about trying open office, for yourself or maybe for a small company? Read on to get an idea of experiences forum members have had. Need some advice on setting up an FTP server? No problems! You can even stream for yourself, from your PC to an XBox360. 64 bit OSs are getting more mature, but what is the best Anti
Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 09:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP picked up the new Wii title, "Wario Ware: Smooth Moves", without any expectations of enjoying it. As it turns out, this huge assortment of mini-games provided them with a lot of fun. Read the review, and you might just agree with them, this could actually be a lot of fun.
"I have to admit that I was skeptical of Wario Ware: Smooth Moves. The demo looked stupid, the box looked stupid, and the art
looked stupid too.
Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 08:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't open any emails titled "230 dead as storm batters Europe.", or you will find yourself the recipient of a Trojan-bearing attachment. CNET reports on a virus that has just appeared, trying to take advantage of people's curiosity. Since the storms only hit Europe on Friday, this is a very quickly appearing virus.
Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2007 - 10:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Santa Clara, Calif., Jan. 17, 2007 — Three hundred high school seniors today were named as semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The STS, America's oldest and most prestigious science competition, is often called the "Junior Nobel Prize." Each of the 300 Intel STS semifinalists receives $1,000 with an additional $1,000 going to their respective schools, resulting in $600,000 in total awards.
Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2007 - 09:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP links to a story on some amazingly fast wireless. 6 gigbits a second isn't quite the wired record of 14 terabits, but it certainly beats current standards.
"CSIRO researchers have announced that they have achieved a six gigabits per second over a point to point wireless connection.
That is fast enough to download almost 10 DVDs a minute. Wow."
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Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2007 - 10:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you dream of living the good life working at a game store, you should read this cautionary tale from OCMODSHOP. One of their members was working on the night WoW: Burning Crusade was released. See what the night was like, from the other side of the counter.
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2007 - 09:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has gathered news of Intel into an article you can find here. AMDs profit was hit by the price wars of 2006, and Intel did not get off any easier. On a more positive note, there were samples of the 45nm cores and new of some sell offs.
Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Microsoft Wireless Racing Wheel for the XBox360 is definitely aimed at enthusiasts. The wheel itself, and the foot pedals that come with it are scaled to almost life-size, so you don't end up feeling like you are driving a mini-kart when racing in Project Gotham or other hit titles, and the paddle shifters and normal Xbox buttons are within easy reach. Of course, the $150 price tag may limit the number of interested parties. [H]ard|OCP has the full review if you are interested in putting the peda
Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 01:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The spoils go to the fastest. In this case, be a US resident, and get the best 3DMark06 score with Futuremark approved drivers and win a Dell 30" Ultrasharp widescreen flat panel monitor. Follow this link for all the details.
Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 09:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
KaZaA and Skype co-founders have some together to provide free TV content to the masses. The only catch is that there will be commercials, which are quite familiar to most people who watch TV in the first place. The Tech Report has more on Joost and it's competitors on their front page.
Subject: General Tech | January 15, 2007 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LONDON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2007 — Accelerating the availability of on-demand, broadband- delivered entertainment to PCs connected to TVs, Intel Corporation and Eros International, today announced the debut of Eros' premium Bollywood service on IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology-based PCs. Eros International is a London AIM-listed leading studio and distribution house within the Indian film industry known as "Bollywood."
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 10:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gothic 3 sounded like an incredible game. It was to be a lot like Oblivion, but with a world you could influence in a much larger way than in the Elder Scrolls. It also seems to have driven one reviewer in grief counseling from the appearance of certain problems when trying to play, and the crushing disappointment of not being able to play. Read the full article at Gamehelper to see what happened.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 08:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has discovered the 3 main reasons that AMD bought ATI. The reasons the AMD VP mentioned give credit to an earlier story, which mentions that AMD was looking at buying either nVidia or ATI in 2005. The Core 2 Duo and significant price drops in processors have hurt AMD this year, lets hope that "Fusion" can wow people in 2008.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 08:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. â€” Jan. 11, 2007 â€” AMD (NYSE:AMD) today
announced revenue, excluding ATI-related segments, for the fourth quarter ended
December 31, 2006 is expected to increase approximately three percent from the
$1.33 billion reported in the third quarter of 2006.
Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 08:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAS VEGAS, NV, January 8, 2007 â€” Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading provider of digital media software, announced today that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), (ASUS), a worldwide leader in notebook computers, is bundling InterVideoÂ® WinDVDÂ® HD, the world's leading DVD playback software, with its new ASUSÂ® W1J series notebooks.
Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2007 - 10:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Netgear EVA700 takes streaming digital content a step up. Like most of the other wireless media streamers, it supports MP3, MPG, WMA, WMV Xvid, DivX 4 and 5.11, OGG and more, but it can send a wireless 1080i picture as well. Read on at Hardware Zone to find out more about this handy wireless multimedia streaming device.
Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2007 - 08:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VeriSign offers you the chance to become a bounty hunter. They are offering $8,000 per hole reported, in response to Trend Micro researchers finding Vista flaws for sale at $50,000 per on black hat sites. Make sure you are fast, for VeriSign will only pay out for the first 6 people to report a particular flaw.
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