Sprint And Intel To Explore WiMAX Broadband Technologies

Subject: General Tech | May 6, 2005 - 03:24 AM |
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Overland Park, Kan. and Santa Clara, Calif. - May 5, 2005. Sprint (NYSE: FON) and Intel Corporation today announced an agreement to engage in joint efforts to advance the development of IEEE standards-based 802.16e WiMAX mobile technology, which can provide high capacity wireless broadband coverage and services throughout metro areas and an enriched multimedia user experience.

Looking to Buy Windows XP x64 Edition?

Subject: General Tech | May 5, 2005 - 08:02 AM |
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It looks like at least one online vendor has started selling Windows XP Professional x64 Edition in OEM format.  The price is $142, but you have buy a piece of hardware with it to make it "legit."  They even have a $1.99 keyboard as an option!

Notes: (1) You have three ways to qualify to purchase this OEM product: (a) Buy them in multiple of three. (b) Buy it with any hardware. Yes, ANY hardware. You can be creative here.

Source: The Inquirer

Forum changes Complete

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2005 - 07:38 PM |
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Looks like the changes we made took far less time than was anticipated. The forums are back and the changes are complete. Please refer to the following forum announcement for details on what has changed.

Scheduled Forum Down Time

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2005 - 10:30 AM |
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We are going through yet another set of changes to our forums. We will be creating a new forum that we hope will benefit all. Work has already begun on this new forum and will have tons of useful information so keep an eye out for it!

We will also be moving some forums around and combining others. Another announcement will follow this one when all the changes are done.

In order to do some of the changes we need to do, we will be forced to close the forums down.

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Xbox 360 is Backwards Compatible

Subject: General Tech | April 27, 2005 - 07:45 AM |
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It looks like the new Xbox 360 will be able to play the last generations Xbox games, a trend started by the PS2 console.  I can't imagine how this would be really difficult though as the Xbox consoles are so close to a PC in their technology.

Xbox Live is an online gaming service that works across both the current Xbox system and the future Xbox 2. You will be able to play online and compete against others across both consoles.

Source: The Inquirer

96 processors & 192GB RAM in a Desktop

Subject: General Tech | April 26, 2005 - 08:31 AM |
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So you figure you've got a good desktop?  Well try this box from Orion Industries, if you can be spending the $100,000 to buy it.  Currently the 'puter is running Transmeta chips, but Orion is looking into support for other chips as well.  If you could cool it, imagine what 96 AMD 64 Bit, dual cores could do for your Seti@Home, Einstein, Folding or Find A Drug production!


"It's a new phenomenon for desktops.

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Officially Live

Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2005 - 07:32 AM |
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Well, the wait is finally over.  Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is finally, a real live, non-beta, official software release today!

New Look, New Features at Newegg

Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2005 - 09:40 AM |
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Newegg.com has today launched a completely new design on their website.  They put in a lot of work setting up the website to make shopping easier and faster, so head on over and see what's changed at one of PC Perspective's longest sponsors

VIA Releases Linux Open Source Driver Source Package

Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2005 - 07:14 AM |
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VIA Releases Linux Driver Source Packages


Freely available driver source code eases the development of tailor-made applications for the latest Linux distributions


Taipei, Taiwan, 12 April 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the extension of its open source support with the release of driver source codes for specific VIA hardware.


Of particular interest to the growing number of Linux enthusiasts and customers utilizing VIA EPIA mainboards, is

Source: General

This weeks AMD Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 05:44 PM |
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 SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- March 30, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today for the first time publicly disclosed key elements of its 'Pacifica' virtualization technology, at the AMD Reviewer's Day in Austin, Texas.

Source: AMD

Intel Tops Off 64-Bit Server Platform Portfolio

Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 05:27 PM |
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 SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation today added to its portfolio of 64-bit offerings with a platform that increases application performance, improves server uptime and the ability to manage large sets of data, and can lower utility costs. Targeted at the mid-tier enterprise market segment, the platform consists of five new processors for servers that use four or more processors, and a new chipset.

Newly Formed Intel® Software Network Creates 'One-Stop Shop' For Developers

Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 05:26 PM |
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 SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation's Software and Solutions Group today announced the creation of the Intel® Software Network, a collection of software development products, tools, training and expert advice designed to help software developers bring more innovative products to market even faster on Intel platforms. The announcement was made during the introduction of the company's high-end Intel® Xeon™ processor MP line.

AMD gleeful about Sin City

Subject: General Tech | April 4, 2005 - 11:12 AM |
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The big-screen Sin City was shot almost entirely against green screen, with all the stylised backgrounds added in virtually. AMD is cooing, because Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios used a setup entirely of AMD64 machines to create and edit the film and its special effects.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD Announces 7.75 Percent Senior Notes Exchange Offer

Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2005 - 05:38 AM |
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 SUNNYVALE, CA -- March 23, 2005 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has commenced a registered exchange offer to exchange up to $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.75 percent Senior Notes due 2012, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for all outstanding 7.75 percent Senior Notes due 2012 which were issued and sold by AMD on October 29, 2004 in a private placement offering.

Source: AMD

Two Executives To Leave Intel

Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2005 - 05:36 AM |
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 SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that two senior executives are leaving the company to pursue other interests. They are John H.F. Miner, vice president and president of Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment arm; and Pamela L. Pollace, vice president and director, Corporate Communications Group.

Intel Declares Regular Cash Dividend

Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2005 - 05:35 AM |
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 SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24, 2005 - The Intel Corporation board of directors has declared an $0.08 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on June 1, 2005 to stockholders of record on May 7, 2005.

Sony PSP Launch Day

Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2005 - 06:56 AM |
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In case you didn't already know, today is the launch date of the new PSP, portable Playstation unit.  Mine should be delivered sometime this afternoon, but if you want one I suggest you head out to the stores ASAP to have a chance at one.  The guys at Engadget covered the PSP launch party in New York, where some people like Carson Daly showed up.  At the launch in Toronto, Wayne Gretzky was there, and ByteSector was on hand to cover the event

Source: General

Reusing Defective Chips

Subject: General Tech | March 17, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
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I saw this post on HardOCP about an article at Wired.com that discusses fab companies being able to use chips that fail stringent quality tests for other uses.  Rather than quote the article, I am going to quote Steve of HardOCP's joke instead!  :)

There is an idea circulating that maybe some of the chips that are tossed in the trash every year by big companies can be 'good enough' for other things.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

U.s. Environmental Protection Agency Honors Amd

Subject: General Tech | March 16, 2005 - 06:56 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - March 16, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded AMD's Cool'n'Quiet(tm) technology with an ENERGY STAR(r) Certificate of Recognition for advancing computer energy efficiency. All AMD Athlon(tm) 64 desktop processors have the innovative Cool'n'Quiet technology, a system-level feature that lowers the power consumption of a computer whenever maximum performance is not needed. AMD received the certificate on March 15 in conjunction with the 2005 ENERGY STAR Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Source: AMD