Taking control of Vista's image based install

Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Slashdot has linked to an article examining Vista's new way of installation.  Instead of many .cab files and other compressed data, the Vista disk is an image of a fully functional OS install.  Read on to find out what tweaks you might expect to be able to ad to it.

Source: Slashdot

AMD and ATI Acquisition

Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 11:36 AM |
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Today, in a $5.4 billion deal, AMD and ATI announced their plans to combine forces to become an industry processing powerhouse. AMD's leadership in CPUs, combined with ATI's leadership in graphics and digital media processing technologies, will enable significant new product innovations, resulting in more integrated, open standards-based solutions to address customers' needs. AMD aspires to re-invent the industry as the customer-centric technology leader and partner of choice.

Source: AMD

iPods of the future

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 01:45 PM |
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Join Elite Bastards as they talk about the next generation of iPods.  From the features that will definately be included, to a wish list of things that should be.

Itty bitty mice for your laptop

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 12:31 PM |
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Get frustrated by the touchpad on your notebook?  Even worse, you have a mouse with no middle button?  ExtremeTech reviews 2 mice for laptops that migth just have what you need.

Source: Extremetech

We don't need no stinkin' story line

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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Scantily clad female wrestlers groping each other in a quest for the championship.  I can't imaging why [H]ard|OCP would be interested in a game like Rumble Roses XX.

"Are you looking for a wrestling game that features scantily clad 3D women wearing so little it

actually makes you uncomfortable to play in the presence of real women? If so, we found your game!"

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

Look who just turned 700

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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For their 700th review 3dGameMan went recursive, and reviewed themselves reviewing hardware over the past 7 years. 

"After 700 reviews and over 650 video reviews, it's time to reflect. Take a peek through 7 years of

Rodney Reynolds Video Reviews. Rodney also explains how he got started doing video reviews and much

more. Warning: It will be funny at times, so popcorn is definitely recommended! Watch the Video to

find out more..."

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Source: 3dGameMan

Intel Announces Management Changes

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 04:50 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today announced that it is making a number of senior
management changes
focused on improving the company's structure and
achieving faster and better decision making. The company also announced
that two senior executives will be retiring.

Pricing schemes in high tech

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 01:20 PM |
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The Tech Zone is shaking their collective heads about how high tech pricing works, and how it is that companies who charge twice as their competitors are still around.

Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8 Billion

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2006 - Intel
Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $8 billion
,
operating income of $1.1 billion, net income of $885 million and
earnings per share (EPS) of 15 cents. Excluding the effects of
share-based compensation, the company posted operating income of $1.4
billion, net income of $1.1 billion and EPS of 19 cents.

Return of the browser wars

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2006 - 12:31 PM |
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Extremetech has pitted the new FireFox 2.0 (Beta 1), Internet Explorer 7 (Beta 3) and Opera 9.0 in a battle for ultimate browser dominance.  Find out who can claim the prize, and a bit more about the features in each.

Source: Extremetech

Using your powers for good

Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2006 - 12:00 PM |
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If you find yourself looking for something more than just work or school, but aren't really into the bridge-building or ditch digging that the Peacecorps tends to focus on, then consider the Geekcorps.  Read all about this group of internationally travelling geeky philanthropists at VIA Arena

"Geekcorps is a division of the International Executive Services Corps (IESC).

Source: VIA Arena

Sink your teeth into Ideazon's newest gaming device

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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If you find yourself frustrated with the placement of keys in your favourite games, consider the Ideazon FANG gaming pad.  All your keys are in close proximity, and it is easier than trying to manually change key bindings in-game or with a config.ini file.  Read the full review at [H]ard|OCP.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Megapixel madness

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 12:08 PM |
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If you are finding yourself at a loss trying to explain digital cameras, megapixels and sensor sizes, Dan's Data can straighten you out.  Drop by to find out why buying a camera just based on the fact that it has a bazillion megapixels might not take pictures any better than a 2 year old model.

Source: Dan's Data

Careful with those funny .ppt emails

Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2006 - 12:28 PM |
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Close on the heels of Excel vulnerabilities patched this week, a flaw in PowerPoint could lead to remote code execution.  Be very cautious in opening any .ppt attachments you get, and read the full story at CNET

Saitek's Pro Gamer thingamajigger

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 06:14 PM |
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Is it a keypad, a game pad or something else altogether?  Think Computers can tell you all about the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit, and what it can do for you in FPS and RTS games.

A PVR for your PSP

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 04:06 PM |
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The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is essentially a VCR with a twist.  Hook it up to your cable, exactly like you would a VCR.  It will record MPEG-4s of whatever channel you are on, giving you a choice of 4 resolutions.  Once you've recorded, either plug into a PC for transfer to an iPOD, or a memory stick for PSP.  XYZ Computing can tell you all about it.

Intel Declares Regular Cash Dividend

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 02:22 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2006 — Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on August 7, 2006.

Sneak your favorite shows away from home

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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It certainly sounds easy enough to use.  Just plug the USB TV Tuner into your home PC, and then plug your cable into the USB tuner.  Once you are at another PC (at work, for example), just start a Skype video call with your home computer and you are watching TV.  Drop by The Inquirer for more on this handy device.

Source: The Inquirer

Putting bacteria to good use

Subject: General Tech | July 12, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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The Inquirer has linked to the research of Prof. Renugopalakrishnan, who is doing some very interesting work with bacteria.  If you can handle the idea of literal bugs in your data, these disks will store a lot.  I wonder if as a side benefit, they will eat the crumbs and lint that always seem to end up in jewel cases.

Source: The Inquirer

Get your beta on

Subject: General Tech | July 11, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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FireFox 2.0 Public Beta is here.  Drop by Ars Technica for a link to get it for yourself.  Although your extensions will not be very likely to work, some of the more popular extensions have been incorporated into the main program.

Source: Ars Technica