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Subject: General Tech | September 30, 2005 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
No one got the prize ($1 million) last year. The best effort was Carnegie Mellon University's robot Hummer, Sandstorm. It made it 7.3 miles out of the full 144-mile. This time, at least in the semi-finals, we actually have teams finishing the course. The finals are scheduled for Oct.
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2005 - 03:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HardwareHell, and GamersHell are hosting the downloadable multiplayer demo of F.E.A.R. I believe that it is properly referred to as a "Video System and Network Traffic Stress Test", if anyone asks why there's the sound so many explosions coming from the IT department.
Update: While you're at it, check out the F.E.A.R. mechanima done by RoosterTeeth (the Red vs. Blue people) called "P.A.N.I.C.S".
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2005 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Razor Copperhead is a black mouse with blue LED's, and quite the stats for a lowly mouse. It's paired with the anodized aluminium eXactMat in this review at PureOverclock.
"The Copperhead boasts some of the best specs of any mouse available. These include the 2000 DPI laser engine, 1000 Hz interpolling and a 16bit data path. This should provide absolute accuracy.
Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2005 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's not Patch Tuesday, but CNET is letting everyone know that Office 2003 got a bit of a facelift and a security upgrade. If you use it, head to Office update to get it. Even better, it looks like you won't need to dig out the old disks to do it. Plus, Overclockers Online has a Coolermaster contest going on.
"Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 is designed to prevent "phishing" attacks and improve the han
Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2005 - 06:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
2 Media players running on *NIX have expolit flaws, story on CNET.
"A flaw has been discovered in RealNetworks' RealPlayer version 10.0.5.756 Gold and Helix Player 22.214.171.1247 Gold running on Linux or Unix operating systems, according to a report released Tuesday by the French Security Incident Response Team, or FrSIRT."
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Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the oldest disk management and virus suites will be updating it's software within the next 2 weeks. It's probably too soon for them to have incorporated the anti-worm and anti-fishing software they gained control of from
WholeSecurity last week, but it's detection ablities will undoubtably be improved from 2005.
Symantec, in the next two weeks will start selling the 2006 editions of its consumer security software prod
Subject: General Tech | September 23, 2005 - 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's been 30 years today since Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed a little company in Albuquerque, called Micro-Soft!
"Software King of the World, Microsoft, is celebrating its 30th birthday today.
Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2005 - 05:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The recent reports of bluetooth enabled cars being infected with viruses may have turned out to be mostly false, but it has been discovered that your SmartPhone could infect your PC. CNET has the full story.
"A Trojan virus that attempts to spread from smart phones to users' PCs was discovered Wednesday, marking one of the first cases of virus "cross-sharing" between the two devices, according to security firm F-Secure."
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Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2005 - 05:58 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well, all in the name of science at least... The reviewers at ArsTechnica put the iPod Nano through an abundance of tests including a stress test that included being thrown from a car at 50 mph!
Last Tuesday, Apple's solution came in the form of the iPod nano, a mini-mini-version of their current iPod color line. That's right, it's more miniature than the iPod mini, and the display is color!
Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2005 - 03:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well not really, but you can expect to see lots of devices coming out like this new Samsung player that plays both the upcoming Hi-Def video standards: Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
Samsung will bring out a DVD machine next year capable of playing both Blu-ray and HD DVD if backers of the rival standards fail to agree on a unified format, a newspaper said.
Intel Pledges 1500 PCs, Wireless Access Points, Technical Support For Hurricane Katrina Disaster Rel
Subject: General Tech | September 3, 2005 - 08:59 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 2, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced it is coordinating the donation of 1,500 laptop personal computers to the American Red Cross for distribution to shelters in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. In addition, Intel will donate 150 wireless Internet access points to enable wireless local area connectivity in all permanent shelters and is providing fifty Wi-Fi transmitters for installation in the New Orleans downtown and airport area.
Subject: General Tech | September 3, 2005 - 07:09 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- September 2, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it will become the Official Technology Partner of the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the international non-profit organization concerned with automotive, motoring and mobility issues and the governing body of world motor sport.
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2005 - 08:16 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Sept. 1, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding Intel Corporation's answer to AMD's complaint filed in U.S. federal district court in the district of Delaware on June 27, 2005, which asserts that Intel committed illegal antitrust violations to exclude competition.
"Intel's response is not surprising considering what they are trying to hide, but the facts of illegal monopoly abuse are clear and undeniable," said Thomas M.
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2005 - 08:07 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Intel Corporation today filed its response to a lawsuit recently initiated by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) regarding Intel's business practices. In the response, Intel refutes AMD's claims and states that its business practices are both fair and lawful.
Intel Donates $1 Million To American Red Cross In Support Of Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Effor
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2005 - 08:04 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Intel Corporation's philanthropic arm, the Intel Foundation, announced today that it will make a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. The Foundation will also match dollar-for-dollar employee contributions in support of the relief effort during September.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 08:51 PM | Joe White
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug. 25, 2005 - Intel Corporation today outlined long-term research to make electronic products smarter, safer and capable of adapting to the way people use them around the world. These "user-aware" platform technologies could be used to build systems that intuitively respond to people and their ever-changing needs.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 06:50 PM | Joe White
SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 24, 2005 — Unwired Australia, a wireless broadband carrier, and Intel Corporation announced today that Intel Capital has agreed to invest in secured convertible notes issued by Unwired with a face value of AUD$37 million (approximately US$27.9 million at present exchange rates). The investment is part of the companies' efforts to advance the deployment of WiMAX networks.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 06:49 PM | Joe White
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug. 25, 2005 - Lenovo's demonstration of its ThinkPad* X41 Tablet captured top honors at the inaugural Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards held at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 12:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
The fine folks over at VIAArena have put together an article that that outlines their experiences using the new Windows XP x64 Edition OS.
After installing Avast I transferred my emails that I had saved from my previous system, into Microsoft Outlook Express. Microsoft Outlook Express comes bundled with WinXP x64. I always run spell check before I send an email. But as soon as I hit spell check, I received an error messageâ€¦ Error. Spell Check could not run.