Cortina Systems Purchases Intel's Optical-Networking Components Business

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 05:40 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 11, 2006 — Cortina Systems Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have completed the sale of product lines and associated assets of Intel's optical-networking components business to Cortina.

New Intel Software Developer Kit Bolsters Plug-And-Play VoIP Components for the PC

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 02:08 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 11,
2006 — Intel Corporation
today announced a new software framework and
development kit to enable plug-and-play components for Web-based phone
calls using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Looking to the future

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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Wired News has an article about the Freedom Tower, and the other buildings going up in Ground Zero.  they talk about the tech that has gone into it's planning as the safest building around.  They also have a lot of artwork depicting the finshed tower.

Source: Wired News

Take time out of your day today, to just sit

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 09:34 AM |
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Today is one of those rare days in my life where I have to sit back and relax for a long while and just think.  It has been five years since that fateful day we now know simply as "9/11" and too many, the thougths of the day are still ripe in our minds.  I am one of those people; not because I lost a loved one in the event or lived in NY or anything like that, but just because I am usually one of the most patriotic people I am around.  The attacks made me angry, MAKE me angry, and all the constant bi

Killer NIC Goes on Sale

Subject: General Tech | September 9, 2006 - 10:17 AM |
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If you haven't heard about the Killer NIC, then you are missing out on one of the biggest debates in hardware community right now.  It is a network card, that has an on-board version of Linux, used to supposed improve ping times while playing games.


Newegg is the first to have the item in stock, and to

There is always a good reason to visit our forums

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 03:49 PM |
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Spyware keeps getting smarter and harder to defend against, which is why a few of our members are trying to figure out

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Red Orchestra: A mod grows up and moves out

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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The Fragging Frogs spent a bit of time playing this mod for Unreal Tournament 2005.  It is a very realistic game, you shoot using iron sights, not a magic crosshair, and there are a limited number of the various rifles, so not everyone can be a sniper or heavy gunner.  It has now become it's own standalone game, and Gamehelper takes a look at how it has matured.

Source: Gamehelper

Lost your laptop? Hope you secured your files!

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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PC Mechanic examines several ways to protect your data through encryption, including the My Private Folder from Microsoft that never took off.  Drop by for an overview of several good ways to keep your personal files personal.

Source: PC Mechanic

Intel® vPro(TM) Technology Poised to Redefine Business PCs

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2006 - 05:16 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2006
- Intel Corporation
today introduced Intel® vPro™ technology, a package
of hardware and software that marks a major change in what businesses
can expect from their PCs, providing IT workers with unprecedented
levels of computing performance and more proactive control of security
and costs. Intel also said early trials with select Fortune 500
companies showed an average potential cost savings of 40 percent.

Preorder your flying car, only 5% down!

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2006 - 11:40 AM |
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CNet has links to both preorder your Terrafugia and a flight simulator so you can practice while you are waiting for it to arrive ... in 2009ish.   More of a light aircraft you drive to the airport to fly away in, than something you can launch from your own driveway, it at least makes some efforts to get us into the flying cars we were all supposed to have by now.

Wireless Digital Music Network

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 05:55 PM |
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The Sonos Digital Music System is difficult to describe.  The ZonePlayers are the hub of the system, one is connected directly to your router, the rest (up to 32 in total) can then connect to that one ZonePlayer wirelessly.  Designed to play music files from a PC, with a NAS device, you don't even need that.  The ZonePlayers come in 2 flavours, one with a built in  amplifier, and a cheaper one that does not.  Once they are hooked to the network, the ZonePlayer is then attached either directly to speakers, or to an existing stereo setup, and it is all run through one re

Source: CoolTechZone

Feast your eyes on Episode 2

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 03:34 PM |
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Want to get a peek at HL2 Episode 2?  What are you waiting for, get over to OCMODSHOP and start downloading the new videos!

"OCModShop brings you two new downloadable videos of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that show off some of the

gameplay features, and reveal a little of the technical updates to the Source engine."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Gaming

Source: OCMODSHOP

Blu-ray Diode Supply Problems and Apple Debuts Core 2 Duo Line-up

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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It appears that Sony is delaying their European launch of the PS3, and reducing initial shipments of the new console in the North American and Japanese markets. The article cites the delay caused by a meagre blue-laser diode supply which is causing other OEMs to start grumbling. Lite-ON (aka.

Source: BetaNews

The Google cache expands to dead tree versions

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:35 AM |
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Google's new tool is the ability to search 200 years worth of scanned in print pubilcations over the web.  For a small fee, which goes straight to the original publisher you get to read the full article.  If you don't want to pay, you will have to be satisfied with a synopsis.  Head to Slashdot to read more about it. (this article is free)

Source: Slashdot

Intel Announces Restructuring

Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2006 - 11:12 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2006
— Intel today announced plans for restructuring following an analysis
of the company's structure and efficiency. As a result of the
restructuring, the company expects to generate savings in costs and
operating expenses of approximately $2 billion in 2007. In 2008 the
company expects savings from this restructuring to grow to
approximately $3 billion annually.

A laptop mouse you can actually enjoy using

Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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Extremetech reviews the Logitech's VX Revolution Notebook mouse.  Not just an undersized mouse that can barely connect to a laptop 6 inches away, it is full sized and has a range of 30 feet.  There are also a lot of extra buttons to make your life easier, so check this 'revolution' in mousing out right now.

Source: Extremetech

Intel 2006 Game Demo Contest winners--best threaded game, mobile game & more

Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2006 - 12:12 PM |
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The Intel Game Demo Contest was launched at GDC 2006 to
empower game developers and break down game development barriers.  Over
the course of the last five months, 80 people entered the contest, narrowed
down to six finalists.  With our two prize categories, Best Threaded Game
and Best Game on the Go, we have the following winners:

 

Not a good day to be reading funny Word attachments

Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2006 - 11:58 AM |
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CNet reports on an Office flaw particluar to Word, that is running around in the wild.  As opposed to many vulnerabilities, this one was not discovered by researchers in a lab, or a white hat playing with code.  It is out there and it wants to munch your DNS.

The answer to life's little annoyances

Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2006 - 04:50 PM |
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Sporadic network troubles can drive a person nuts, which is why our Networking forum has been busy this week.  Some members think IE7beta3 may give Firefox some stiff competition, but others disagree, much like this Intel vs.

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Integral speakers in an MP3 player?

Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2006 - 04:15 PM |
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CNet reports on a Samsung MP3 player, that will contain speakers so you can listen to your music without headphones.  That's not the only thing going for it, as is should be compatible with Urge, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody and Napster.

"At first look, the K5 Digital Audio Player, which is slated to be released Sept. 10, doesn't look too different from other portable audio players.