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Subject: General Tech | October 12, 2005 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Did you turn in your 32bit WinXP for the 64bit version when Microsoft first offered the trade in, and are now starting to regret the decision? Think Computers wants you to know that you aren't alone.
'Well, Windows Xp 64 has been out for quite a while now, I for one have already upgraded and there is a noticeable difference, better in some respects, while not better in other. The 'not better' part is driver support.
Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2005 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BigBruin does a full review of SinTek's new 500W PSU. It's got modular connectors, as in you only plug in however many wires are needed. It has a 120mm LED fan, and you can overvolt your memory and PCIx by 5%, right on the PSU. To see what else it can do, read the whole review.
"SinTek has a real quality unit on their hands here.
Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2005 - 01:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2005 — As the most technology savvy and well-connected generation of college students enters school this fall, Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., is the nation's 'Most Unwired Campus,' according to Intel Corporation's second annual survey on wireless Internet access at U.S. colleges and universities.
Last year many campuses reported limited wireless network capabilities. This year's survey, conducted with the Center for Digital Education, reveals that students are more likely to be enjoying campus life unwired.
Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may have never heard of Jackson Backup before, but you may well wish you had. They are a company that specializes in data loss prevention, and recovery. Hi-Techreviews has a review of their Armor PCI Card, which is a hardware solution to both data protection and recovery. It is much like the software suites you are used to, but it takes up less of you HDD space to do the same job.
"Things have changed over the course of the last five years when it comes to using the Inte
Wireless Industry Leaders Promote Next-Generation Wi-Fi Technology to Accelerate IEEE Standards Deve
Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2005 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2005 — Twenty six Wi-Fi* industry leaders today announced a coalition formed to accelerate the IEEE* 802.11n standard development process and promote a technology specification for next-generation wireless local area networking (WLAN) products. By introducing a specification with widespread industry support, the Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC) hopes to speed ratification of an 802.11n standard, while enabling an ecosystem of high-performance WLAN products built to a common set of guidelines.
Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2005 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced the availability of its first dual-core, hyper-threaded IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor for dual processor servers.
Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2005 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Have you been hearing about mice with extremely high DPI or precision, but haven't been curious enough to spend $60 to $80 or more, just to finf out if it's worth it? A True Review has found a solution for you, in the form of the Sunbeam X-1300 Gaming mouse.
"Every hobbyist and gamer is looking for a mouse that helps them improve in their computing world. Although, a $60 gaming mouse like the Razer Diamondback, is not in their budget.
Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2005 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone has a huge write up on the changes you will see from Vista Beta 1 to Vista Beta 2. If you want to know what to expect, or to see how the OS changes during Beta testing, then they've got your answers.
"At the recent PDC, Microsoft started a new way of launching software, and we aren't complaining.
Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2005 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-Oct. 10, 2005-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced general availability of a broad range of AMD64 technology-based server and motherboard solutions from Supermicro Computer, Inc., through three leading distributors, offering Supermicro solution providers and technology buyers greater choice in the x86 server market.
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 03:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Full release available in the Intel Press Room.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 6, 2005 — John Stanford International School in Seattle and Academy of Allied Health and Science High School in Neptune, N.J. have been named the 'Best of the Best' winners in the 2005 Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards. Both earned honors in the 'Collaboration' category for their innovative use of local, national and international partnerships to promote student achievement.
Intel Announces Agreement To Acquire Digital Broadcast Technology Assets, Expertise From Zarlink Sem
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct.
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 12:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
El Reg reports on the attempt by the CME to provide all viruses with common names. If you have ever suffered mental trauma trying to figure out just which virus it is that has infected you, because Norton, Symantec and all of the others give different names to the same virus, these guys may be able to help.
"A group dedicated to curing virus-naming confusion enjoyed its official launch on Wednesday.
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Dan, from Dan's Data, has found a pair of high quality headphones from HeadRoom, and seems amazed at their quality, see what you think about his mental state after reading about them.
HeadRoom's Micro Amp and Micro DAC cost a mere $US600 between them. They provide supposedly superb headphone sound from various analogue and digital sources (including computers, via USB). They're the gateway drug for the heavier HeadRoom electronics. I was expecting them to sound very much the same as the cheaper headphone amps I've reviewed.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2005 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ZDnet has an interview with Houlin Zhao, director of the ITU's Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau. He discusses why he feels that an international body should be in charge of the internet, and what possible changes could come of diong so.
"The International Telecommunication Union is one of the most venerable of bureaucracies. Created in 1865 to facilitate telegraph transmissions, its mandate has expanded to include radio and telephone communications.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2005 - 01:19 PM | Jonathan Hung
The Australian court has ruled that the PS2 modchip is legal in that country. Seems this is just another page in the continuing story of Sony going after the consumer to stop them from doing unintended things to their hardware (re: PSP hack firmware). However, this ruling is not the end of the road as the recent Australia vs.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CA - Oct. 6, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it will become the Official Technology Partner of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), the foremost sanctioning body of stock car racing in North America. Through this unique relationship, AMD plans to play a critical role in helping NASCAR improve competition on the race track and enhance the safety of its participants.
"Technology is as critical to NASCAR as fuel, tires and communications.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HardwareHell has a review of a device that those of you with multiple gaming consoles will love. It's the Hip Gear S-Video AV System Selector, which is essentially the same as a KVM switch for your PC. Go and see how the review turned out.
"A couple of people out there may be asking: 'What's an AV system selector?
Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 06:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you love modifying photos, can't afford Photoshop, and don't think MS Paint is up to the task, try The GIMP. If you have used it before, you'll be glad to hear version 2.4 is out. Newsforge has a breakdown of what's new and improved.
A major update to the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), widely regarded as the leading free software raster image editing program, is scheduled for this month.
Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
YellowTAB's ZETA OS (version 1.0) could be viewed as a revival of BeOS, available at the same price you can buy a retail copy of a Linux distro. It is a fully functional OS, and includes many small games as well as the Gobe Productive suite, ZETA's own inbuilt office suite. Head over to XYZ Computing to see what else it can do.
"When looking for an alternative to Windows most people think of either Apple's OS X or Linux.
Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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