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Subject: General Tech | June 18, 2008 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Spam, phishing and malware are certainly inconvenient, but they are nothing compared to the evil of attacking one's caffeine source. According to the story on Slashdot, some nefarious poltroon has figured out how to compromise a particular brand of coffee makers via it's internet connection, assumedly java enabled, and from there onto the PC that is connected to. Don't worry about why a coffee maker should have an IP address, worry about the possibility of over-caffeinated morning people and IT workers d
Subject: General Tech | June 18, 2008 - 11:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DRESDEN, Germany - June 18, 2008 - At the International Supercomputing Conference, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its AMD Opteron processors have helped deliver many of the top performing supercomputers in the world. For the first time ever, AMD technology plays a role in the number one supercomputer in the world and this same processor technology that helps drive the number one supercomputer is also readily available for business and personal computing.
Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2008 - 01:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DRESDEN, GERMANY - JUNE 17, 2008 - From video encoding to oil and gas exploration and from medical imaging to scientific research, thousands of CUDA developers in the high performance computing (HPC) community are leveraging a revolutionary GPU computing platform that was announced just one year ago.
Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2008 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Whether you are trying to help get them into the Guinness Book of World records, because you simply can't wait to get your hands on the AwsomeBar, or even if you are just hoping that you get to see Mozilla's servers crash under the load, today is the day.
Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2008 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD is really working hard to promote their low powered, green solutions for PCs. According to DigiTimes, we should be seeing a pair of triple core Phenoms as well as a quad core well before the end of the year. They also mention that the end of life for the X4 9100e is coming up very soon; with plenty of new parts to replace it soon.
Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2008 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 17, 2008 - With a goal to connect and assist the more than 50 million caregivers in the United States, Intel Corporation today unveiled ConnectingForCare.com, the first online community of its kind for family caregivers, nurses, social workers and others to share information and provide emotional support, filling a void in today's healthcare system.
Subject: General Tech | June 17, 2008 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN FRANCISCO - June 17, 2008 - At a press conference June 16, 2008, in San Francisco, AMD (NYSE:AMD) demonstrated a milestone achievement in ultra-realistic and interactive visual computing through the processing power of its forthcoming teraFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second) graphics chip, codenamed "RV770".
Until today, content developers had to choose between cinematic realism rendered offline and absent the rewarding sensory experience of interactivity, or an interactive experience without full ultra-rea
Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2008 - 06:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
An idiotophile being a close relative of the audiophile who believes $1000 a foot cable and magic rocks make stereos sound noticeably better, and get upset when people point out that they don't.
Subject: General Tech | June 16, 2008 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quick, head over to Newegg and take a peek at the prices for the 9800 GTX and click on that unfamiliar "See price in cart" button. Nifty, eh? Doesn't that just totally make it easier for you to decide which card you want to pick up? To make it even better, try the 9800 GX2; notice how the same thing d
Subject: General Tech | June 13, 2008 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's Q6600 found it's way into the systems of a lot of gamers when it arrived. While not their top performing part by a long shot, it was a quad core with some overclocking potential and a dirt cheap price. They will be doing it again with the Q8200 according to DigiTimes. The exclusion of VT and TXT is amusing, just how many gamers want the re-reincarnation of Palladium in their PCs to begin with?
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Firefox 3, which we have heard a lot about, is to be available next Tuesday. No point in lining up early, even if you did decide to participate in the promise to download it the first day it becomes available. The mozdev site is holding up to todays Slashdotting, but how will it handle serving up the full Firefox 3 download?
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LostCircuits are the next to try out OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator, and they liked it! As we have heard, the headband of doom takes a little getting used to, but after that you begin to get the hang of it. It sounds like UT3 is a great game to try this thing out on, but at what price will it come?
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 03:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
RESEARCH@INTEL DAY, Mountain View, Calif, June 11, 2008 – At the Computer History Museum today, Intel Corporation unveiled more than 70 futuristic projects and concepts underway in its labs in the areas of the environment, healthcare, visual computing, wireless mobility and more, reflecting areas where the company is investing some of its annual $6 billion in research.
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop in for a quick visit to Hyboria with [H]ard|OCP. Armed with 6 graphic cards, they decided to see which would give you the best way to experience your inner barbarian. Drop by to find out, and for a good look at what to expect from this game.
Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you were waiting with baited breath for the two dual core Kuma CPUs from AMD, you are going to be waiting for a while yet. It's not all bad news over at DigiTimes for you; when they do arrive they will be 45nm processors.
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Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2008 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CA (June 10, 2008) - ASUS, a worldwide leader in Open Architecture Product and notebook design and manufacturing, today officially unveiled its first-ever gaming event in North America. Named after its successful line of gaming-focused products, the Republic of Gamers, the Republic of Gamers Convention (ROGCon) will bring gaming sizzle to Dallas, Texas this July. The ROGCon is the first joint gaming initiative by ASUS and Intel in North America.
The goal of ROGCon is to bring classic LAN gaming back, and to honor the gaming enthusiasts who help fuel technology advancements.
Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2008 - 06:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you need to change your digital signal into high quality analog, then look no further than the SilverStone Ensemble. Hardware Canucks found
it to produce very accurately in certain applications, but don't expect EAX support, that's not really what the Ensemble is for. On the other hand, if you have some old, high quality speakers that only accept analog signals, then the Ensemble may fit right in.
Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2008 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ubuntu has had a version designed for use in mobile devices, and it has received a significant upgrade thanks to Canonical. Phoronix took a look at Netbook Remix, you can see pictures of the interface in their article. It will be a while before we see mobile devices shipping with it, but they will arrive and Phoronix is looking forward to testing at least one Intel Atom-powered device in the near future.
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2008 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Phoronix is trying out their brand new test suite on three different Linux distros. Mandriva, a bit of a different OS, was only tested for nine of the benchmarks, while Ubuntu and Fedora both went through the full battery of 24 tests. See which tests most closely match your needs, and pick your Linux distro accordingly.