Intel Extends Embedded Offerings With Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processors

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 06:54 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 26,
2006 — Intel Corporation today announced expanded life cycle support
for the Intel® Core™2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors
for embedded
applications, ranging from bank ATMs to point-of-sale cash registers.

Intel Develops Tera-Scale Research Chips

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 06:54 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San
Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 — Intel Corporation today described the
significant technical challenges that need to be addressed if
computing
, from personal devices to giant data centers, is to keep up
with increasing demand by consumers and businesses for Internet-based
software, services and media-rich experiences.

Small vulnerability found in OpenSSL

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 11:58 AM |
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A very specific vulnerability in OpenSSL has been discovered, and patched recently.  It is only one particular signature, so it is likely to have affected very little, but that's no excuse not to patch.  Slashdot has links to the article.

Source: Slashdot

VIA CX700M -Unified Chipset with HDTV support

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 11:43 AM |
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The VIA CX700M integrates premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and
HDTV support all in a single chip design
. This unified design enables
the creation of smaller form factor designs, reduced power consumption,
and easier cooling, all of which opens the door for an expanded range
of embedded solutions. This is all done in a single chip package
exactly the same size as a North bridge, i.e. 37.5mm x 37.5mm,
representing a saving of over 34% in board real estate.

The death of DVD movies?

Subject: General Tech | September 25, 2006 - 06:05 PM |
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The Tech Zone puts forward some thoughts on the death of DVD movies, in all three flavours.  They cover several points, including the fact that it can be easier and quicker to download from iTunes than to wait for a rental store to have the movie in stock or wait for a mail delivery.

Intel, Omnicom Media Group Announce Collaboration to Bring Internet-Delivered Ads to TVs

Subject: General Tech | September 25, 2006 - 01:41 PM |
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Santa Clara, Calif., and New York,
Sept. 25, 2006 - Intel Corporation and Omnicom Media Group (OMG), which
includes global media agencies OMD Worldwide and PHD Network, today
announced a collaboration to develop "10 foot" or large screen
advertising templates for Internet-delivered advertising to TVs
connected to Intel® Viiv™ technology-based computers
.

Come visit the upgraded forums, they're still shiny and have that new car smell

Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2006 - 06:31 PM |
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The PC Perspective forums have undergone an upgrade, which you can read about here.  Or, if you want to head directly into the forums, the ASUS M2N32-SLI thread has moved to mega-thread status, and will cover almost any problem you could run into.  There is a very active argument in the Lightning Round, which asks you to choose your favorite type of government and defend your choice.  The

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Mighty Mini Mouse

Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2006 - 03:31 PM |
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Futurelooks reviews a tiny Bluetooth mouse, not much bigger than the 2 AA batteries that it runs on.  It is easy to recharge, and will fit in even the most cramped laptop case.  Mind you, you might want to keep it tied to something, as it will be very easy to lose.

Source: futurelooks

A Vincent shooter, non-RPG Squaresoft game

Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2006 - 12:11 PM |
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On the one hand, you are playing Vincent, with all his guns.  On the other hand, it's a non-RPG from SquareSoft, who have a dodgy history when they try to break away from that.  Then you read the article at Ars Technica and find out there is an entire level where you are forced to play as Cait Sith.

Source: Ars Technica

A sneek peek at AMDs roadmap

Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2006 - 11:48 AM |
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Head to the Inquirer, who have a link to a Dutch site that has a list of AMDs upcoming processors and some of the specs.  The new FX's don't have a release date yet, but the 3 GHz X2 6000+ is to be out in November.

Source: The Inquirer

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.