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Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2006 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slashdot has a link to the new incarnation of Writely, as a Google product. The new Google Docs and Spreadsheets allows you to create documents and spreadsheet, which you probably figured out, but it also allows you to upload various formats, including Excel, Word and Open Office. It also makes it very easy to get at those documents from anywhere you can log into your Google account.
Subject: General Tech | October 11, 2006 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
WIMAX WORLD, Boston, Oct. 11, 2006
— Intel Corporation today unveiled a new baseband card that helps speed
the creation of WiMAX base stations. The Intel NetStructureÂ® WiMAX
Baseband Card is Intel's first integrated hardware and software
platform for transport, control and baseband processing in a
standards-based Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC)* form factor.
WIMAX WORLD, Boston, Oct. 11, 2006
Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2006 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sporting such features as Ethiopian Sheep leather earcups and headband, S-Logic support, 30 ohm impedance and electromagnetic emissions reduced by up to 98%, the Ultrasone PROline 750 Professional Headphones seem to have a lot of feature. Digital Trends has a pair for review, so find out if you love any of these features enough to pay the $400 price tag.
Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2006 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You are never guaranteed that the system you buy today won't be obsolete in the next week, in fact the guarantee works the opposite. However, with the new platforms that just came out, PCI Express, DDR2 and dual core, it would seem logical that a system should be OK with several partial upgrades over the next year.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2006 - 04:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of our members, PaulDriver, has decided to scrap all his 3.5" drives, as he has 2 ways to boot to DOS using a USB memory stick or card, his guide is well worth a read. Several members have also realized that with the plethora of newere AGP cards coming out, they can refresh their systems without having to buy a completely new computer. If you are looking for a new HDD, tuskenraider has done an infor
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Battlefield 2142 is creating a lot of stir, and not all of it is good. On one hand you have futuristic weapons and vehicles, on the other hand, you get to pay full price for a game that uses the same engine as BF2, which a lot of fans feel should make it a less expensive add-on. Then they offer the demo only to people with paid accounts on download sites.
NGOHQ wants to help, that's why they have a direct link to download the demo, no money or membership required.
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This HEXUS article could be a conversational hand grenade. They are wondering if the inroads that AMD has made into corporate servers, and having Dell build systems around AMD processors displays a change in direction from AMD. Intel's Core 2 Duo is the PC enthusiast's choice, and AMD doesn't seem to be doing much in response.
Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sure, teleporting something the size of a single bacterium about 1/2 a meter or so isn't quite what science fiction promised us by the year 2000. It is a good start though, and you can read a little about it at CNET.
Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2006 - 12:12 AM | Ryan Shrout
Normally I would look past headlines like this without a pause, but with the recent purchase of ATI by AMD, I no longer think these people are completely nuts. And the AMD/ATI rumor started in a fashion VERY similar to this...remember our post just towards the end of May from a Forbes analyst?
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 07:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gone are the days of listening to your radio late into the night to record your favorite DJs onto a cassette tape. Thanks to the rise of XM Radio, the first part is coming back, but you can't easily tape the feed. Digital Trends has a look at Pioneer's Inno, a device deisgned to replace that old tape deck with something a little more modern and satellite radio friendly.
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 05:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just because it's odd, doesn't mean you can't find one for sale. Sysgration melded a Skype phone and mouse in some sort of bizarre experiment, and now you can buy one of your own. CoolTechZone seems as confused as I, but someone, somewhere must have a use for this little USB device.
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The twist being that Company of Heroes is a RTS, not a FPS. From the awesome sounds of mortar fire and the soldiers reactions to it, to the rag doll physics and fully destructable terrain thanks to the Havok engine, you have to agree with Gaming Illustrated ... this game has serious potential.
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2006 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Imagination Technology Group works on systems on a chip, including graphics and video chips, and are now working closely with Intel. HotHardware has an article containing thoughts on what this means, in the light of the recent AMD-ATI merger. It almost looks like nVIDIA has to get into the CPU business by themselves.
Subject: General Tech | October 3, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"Mozilla has been able to reproduce a DoS issue based on the information, according to a new post on the Mozilla Developer Center.
Subject: General Tech | October 2, 2006 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NBC VIP Access to provide Viiv™ and IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® users with a broad range of on-demand entertainment and sports content, including access to the two new shows, 'Heroes' and 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip'
Subject: General Tech | October 2, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer links to a story on ZDNet, which claim that the Java flaw discovered in Firefox makes the entire browser irreparably insecure. Firefox's Window Snyder beleives that that reaction is FUD, and that a patch can remove the Java vulnerability. Either way, I'd suggest avoiding strange Java for a bit.
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Having once been AMDMB, a lot of the members of PC Perspective feel a little protective of AMD, which has lead to speculation on what AMDs response to the Core 2 Duo. In the mean time, Meridian is trying to even out the score by showing everyone "nauseating detail over the overclocking of my new AM2 rig". Ryan and members of the forum are very exitied about ASUS' new Crosshair board, even if it is 2
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2006 - 01:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ATI is commited to the Folding@Home on a GPU that they officially launched at the IDF. Three press releases have come out, giving details on what they did do design this, and how.
ATI pioneers new Stream Computing technology
Stanford University's Folding@home uses ATI stream computing to squeeze three years worth of disease research into just one month
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2006 - 01:53 PM | Joe White
New York and Santa Clara, Calif. Sept. 28, 2006 - NBC Universal and Intel Corporation today announced the launch of the NBC VIP Access online service that will provide on-demand broadband-delivered entertainment content for free to consumers with IntelÂ® Viiv™technology-based PCs and CentrinoÂ® mobile technology-based laptops.
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2006 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Web 2.0 has been promised to give those a chance that missed the first dot-boom a chance to make gobs and gobs of money. Not too many people, apart from venture capitalists seem to believe it though, and The Tech Zone counts themselves among the skeptics. They do spend soem time thining about it though, so srop by to see what they think the new 'killer apps' might be.
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