Intel Chairman Addresses United Nations

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 01:09 PM |
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TUNIS, TUNISIA — Nov 16, 2005 — Acting as the ambassador for the global information and communications technology industries, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett today spoke at the opening ceremony of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (UNWSIS) about a new era in economic history marked by 'ideas as the new source of wealth.'


'Technology enables businesses and individuals to participate in the global information society,' said Barrett, who as Chairman and former CEO of Intel visits more than thirty countries a year.

First generation replicator

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 11:47 AM |
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Dan of Dan's Data has posted a look at the state of 3-D printing.  If you can afford one of the printers, you can have just about anything you can imagine.  Or if it works out like he is thinking, a trip to Kinko's or Office Depot may be a bit more interesting in the future.


"In The Beginning of "additive" 3D printing (as opposed to the old "subtractive" milling machines

that cut a shape out of a block of source material), there were stereolithography machines, that

UV-lasered a slowly growing resin prototype o

Source: Dan's Data

AMD ADDED TO DOW JONES INDEXES THAT TRACK PERFORMANCE OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANIES

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 11:31 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - November 16, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has been added to the recently launched Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North American) and the Dow Jones Sustainability


United States Index (DJSI United States). These indexes track best-in-class companies in the U.S. and throughout North America based on social, economic, and environmental criteria, such as corporate governance, climate change, eco-efficiency, and labor practices.

Source: AMD

3 Million Teachers Help Students Learn To Develop 21st Century Skills

Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2005 - 12:59 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 — A major milestone was reached by Intel Corporation today in its worldwide effort to help students and teachers develop 21st century learning skills. Three million teachers have now completed training through Intel® Teach to the Future, a professional development program designed to help teachers effectively integrate technology with learning.

Mice get firmware upgrades too

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 03:09 PM |
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CoolTechZone has published a brief article on what Razer has done to their mice to fix a tracking problem found in their mice, and Logitech's response to the same issue.

"If you've read our interview with Logitech, you'll realize that Razer remedied much of the

surface tracking problems by issuing a firmware upgrade, which is currently not possible with

Logitech mice due to quality assurance issues, according to Logitech.

Source: CoolTechZone

AMD in supercomputing

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 02:53 PM |
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As you know, this is a big week for High Performance Computing and Supercomputers.  With the release yesterday of the most recent list of TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, Bill Gates' keynote this morning at SC|05, and a host of companies making announcements from the show, I'd like to provide you with some interesting points that concern AMD in Supercomputing




    • Sun and AMD announced today a major supercomputing win
Source: AMD

Intel Establishes $50 Million Venture Fund For Middle East And Turkey

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 02:52 PM |
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RIYADH, Nov. 15, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$50 million venture capital fund to invest in technology companies developing innovative hardware, software and services in the region covering the Middle East and Turkey.

AMD INTRODUCES 'EMERALD' CLUSTERING ENVIRONMENT FOR MULTI-CORE APPLICATION TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 11:27 AM |
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Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor-based Cluster Broadens AMD Developer Center Resources, Provides Solid Example of Partnering


SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Nov. 15, 2005-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled its Emerald cluster installation. The AMD Developer Center's Emerald is its newest and largest system, as well as its first publicly-available cluster based entirely on Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors with Direct Connect Architecture.

Source: AMD

Sounds good, but can it play Counterstrike

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 06:00 PM |
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R&B Mods tests a Creative X-fi Fatal1ty soundcard out.  If you are in the mood for a new soundcard, and are looking for one of the best, you've found the most likely suspect.

"Today we are taking a look at one of the new Creative sound cards from their new X-fi series. We

recieved their Fatal1ty card which is the middle card out of three different price classes.

Source: 3DCenter

How to - Virtual Private Networks

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 02:34 PM |
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If you have been having difficulty setting up, or evenjust understanding VPNs, PC Stats has a posted a guide that is sure to help.  They also cover the security aspects of having one running on your network.


"This article is intended to deal with creating Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to connect a home

network with the outside world.

Source: PCStats

Intel Delivers New Era For Virtualization

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 02:09 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov.

CRAY TO BASE NEXT-GENERATION SUPERCOMPUTERS ON AMD OPTERON PROCESSOR PLATFORM

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 12:01 PM |
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SEATTLE, WA, November 14, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Cray Inc, (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) today announced that they have signed an agreement that extends their successful relationship through the end of the decade.  Cray will continue to use AMD Opteron(tm) processors for the microprocessor-based supercomputer products Cray develops during this period.  In addition, the two firms will actively collaborate on Cray's mid-2006 proposal for Phase 3 of the federal government's DARPA HPCS  (High Productivity Computing Systems) program.

"After an extensive review of marketplace alternati

Source: AMD

AMD AND THE GRAND OLE OPRY HARMONIZE AT CARNEGIE HALL

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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NEW YORK CITY-NOVEMBER 14, 2005-AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that the Grand Ole Opry, the world's most venerated name in country music, will be capturing live performances tonight at Carnegie Hall using AMD64 processors. The special Carnegie Hall event commemorates the 80th anniversary of live Grand Ole Opry broadcasts and will feature performances by many of today's top musical artists. The performances will provide content for a planned 5.1 surround sound DVD.

Source: AMD

A different kind of Windows install

Subject: General Tech | November 11, 2005 - 04:51 PM |
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Pro-clockers has a guide on how to install a window into your PC.  If you've got the tools and the time, it can really make your case look unique.

"Nowadays, there are countless numbers of computer cases available with panels

that have been pre-fabricated with windows. Two of the most popular methods of

window mounting are gluing and riveting, both of which work quite well but

leave something to be desired aesthetically.

Creative Labs speaks up on the X-Fi and nForce 4 issue

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2005 - 04:28 PM |
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Since publishing our review of the X-Fi sound card, i've heard about incompatibilities with the X-Fi and certain nForce 4 motherboards.

Intel Announces 25 Percent Cash Dividend Increase And Authorizes $25 Billion In Share Repurchase

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2005 - 12:43 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a 25 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 10 cents per share beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the first quarter of 2006.

A capacity for stealth

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2005 - 11:42 AM |
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According to this article on CNET, not only are we in for another run of bad capacitors on mobos and graphics cards, some of them won't be easy to spot.  Not all bad caps rust, ooze or buldge, some sit there looking perfectly healthy while secretly sabotaging your enjoyment.  They offer a few hints to spot them, without bringing out the ocilliscope.

"Not all broken capacitors will bulge, swell and burst, however.

Das Geeky Keyboard

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 07:00 PM |
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Das Keyboard, if you haven't run into a mention of it yet, get over to The Moditory to see what people are talking about.  If you have, but aren't sure if you really want to take your computing to that level, read the review, and see if it makes your mind up one way or the other.

"Looking for a new keyboard to proclaim your status of Geekdom?
The DAS Keyboard is a product invented by Ãœber Geek Daniel Guermeur intended to make a bold

statement to enthusiasts.

Source: The Moditory

AMD to Hold Financial Analyst Day

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 05:37 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Nov. 9, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will hold a financial analyst meeting at approximately 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at AMD Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA.

Source: AMD

Intel-Based Commercial WiMAX Networks Under Way With 24 Carriers Worldwide

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 01:09 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2005 — Thirteen carriers from around the world are now deploying the world's first fixed WiMAX networks based on Intel Corporation WiMAX technologies, delivering high-speed broadband access to businesses and residences from Germany to Guatemala.