Hurry, you're missing it all!

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2007 - 05:34 PM |
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We offer advice on a new diagnostic skill this week on PC Perspective ...

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LOTR online details released

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2007 - 03:32 PM |
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HEXUS has quite a bit of information On LOTR Online: Shadows of Angma.  There are some unique bonuses to getting in on a pre-order, or The Founder's Program as they refer to it. If you have any interest in Middle Earth, and love MMORPGs, head to the European or American pre-order sites before the release date of April 24th. 

Source: Hexus

I'll bet you didn't expect that

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2007 - 12:04 PM |
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Who could have imagined it?  The Inquirer has located a computer store that stays open until midnight, and not just on nights when a new MMORPG expansion is released!  Think of all those times you had to give up and go to bed because you destroyed a keyboard, and didn't have a back up.  If this catches on, you'll never have to worry about that happening again!

Oh, and it has an iMac running Vista Ultimate Edition too.

Source: The Inquirer

But how will you ever find it once you put it down?

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2007 - 12:32 PM |
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The storage density record was destroyed by a joint group from Caltech and UCLA.  While you are not likely to see this for sale anytime soon, that circuit seems to be well ahead of Moore's Law and proves we have a while to go before we hit any sort of limit to the complexity of circuits.

Source: Slashdot

AMD Announces Strategic Partnership with TCL Computer

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2007 - 12:08 PM |
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BEIJING - Jan. 25, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that TCL Computer Tech. Co.

Source: AMD

Absolutely fabulous, or total flop?

Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2007 - 02:17 PM |
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Slashdot links to a game currently in development, called The Crossing.  It is based around the idea of having the enemies controlled by other humans.  In the single player, story mode, you have missions to accomplish, and occasionally skirmishes to fight in.  In the mission mode, you will likely be on your own, but with a chance another human may take over one of the AI characters, a la 'Agent Smith'.  In the skirmish mode, those playing single player games take the roles of Elites, and the purely muli

Source: Slashdot

Well, that won't cause controversy

Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2007 - 01:01 PM |
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The Inquirer and Ars Technica have 2 different takes on the news out of Redmond today, that 1 in 5 Windows installs fail a WGA check.  To put it another way, 114 million systems of the 512 million that have installed WGA have failed, and you can add a significant amount of systems that people have never installed WGA on to that total.  Of the 114 million that failed, Microsoft has stated about 20% are not due to piracy, and although they do not say

Source: The Inquirer

So long Intellipoint, Microsoft and Razer join forces

Subject: General Tech | January 23, 2007 - 06:06 PM |
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The Habu gaming mouse is the product of a joint venture between Microsoft and Razer.  It has all that you would expect, like on the fly DPI adjustments and multiple buttons.  It also has some extras like the ability to move the buttons, and it swings both ways so lefties can use it.  If you like your mouse to glow, the side rails and mouse wheel will attract you, as it did in ExtremeTech's case.

Source: Extremetech

AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

Subject: General Tech | January 23, 2007 - 05:53 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.— Jan. 23, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2006.  As a result of AMD's acquisition of ATI, fourth quarter financial results include the results of the former ATI operations[1] beginning October 25, 2006.

Source: AMD

A little known Digital Media Players

Subject: General Tech | January 23, 2007 - 01:25 PM |
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The Tech Lounge would like you to know about Cowon.  They are a little known company with some good offerings.  Their D2 is a 2/4 GB flash-based MP3 player with a 2.5' 24 bit TFT LCD screen for video playback, and space for 52 hours of music.  It supports MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV and FLAC, as well has having TV out, a voice recorder, and photo viewing.  The FM tuner and support for Microsoft's DRM10 is the icing on the cake.

Storm Warning

Subject: General Tech | January 23, 2007 - 12:20 PM |
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Storm Worm made an appearance this weekend, and it's botnet is growing quickly.  With multiple versions released in a very short time, and with the ability to upgrade itself after it has infected PCs make this one look to be around for a while.  CNET has more info on this Trojan that we are likely to be removing from relatives computers quite frequently in the next while.

Vista Home Premium For Sale Today - Update for All of them!

Subject: General Tech | January 23, 2007 - 01:47 AM |
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Newegg sent along word that they have the Windows Vista Home Premium OEM DVD for sale and showing IN STOCK TODAY for $119.99.  You can be the first on the block to start testing out the new Vista features with this full version OS; not an upgrade!

Update: Newegg now has just about all of the Vista versions ready and for sale today!

Sun and Intel Announce Landmark Agreement

Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2007 - 04:12 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 22, 2007 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation today announced a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel's endorsement of the Solaris™ Operating System (OS) and Sun's commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on Intel® Xeon® processors. The scope of the agreement spans Solaris, Java™ and NetBeans™ software and Intel Xeon microprocessors, as well as other Intel and Sun enterprise-class technologies.

New Linux Foundation Launches - Merger of Open Source Development Labs and Free Standards Group

Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2007 - 12:56 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, 2007 — The two leading consortia dedicated to the advancement of Linux® — 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.

Price drops from AMD

Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2007 - 12:14 PM |
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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.

Source: Digitimes

You can never get bored hanging out on our boards

Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 05:06 PM |
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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

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Get in touch with your inner child

Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 12:12 PM |
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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.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Something rotten in the wind

Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 11:47 AM |
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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.

Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists Announced

Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2007 - 01:21 PM |
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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.