Deworming a router

Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2009 - 11:43 AM |
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Before you decide to panic over the Psyb0t worm's new ability to go after Linux powered modems and routers, you should read this quick checklist

  • Your device is a mipsel (MIPS running in little-endian mode, this is what the worm is compiled for) device.
  • Your device also has telnet, SSH or web-based interfaces available to the WAN, and
Source: The Inquirer

NEW NVIDIA APEX TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES PHYSICS CREATION PIPELINE FOR CONTENT DEVELOPERS

Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2009 - 11:14 AM |
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GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (GDC) - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 25, 2009 - NVIDIA Corporation today announced NVIDIA APEX, a dramatic new capability to its PhysX technology development software development kit (SDK), that provides artists, level designers, and game developers with a set of easy-to-use tools that streamline the process of implementing scalable physics across multiple platforms for next-generation titles.

With NVIDIA PhysX technology, game developers can design worlds that literally come

Source: NVIDIA

AMD Announces Next-Generation, Platform-Agnostic Tools for Increased Game Development Efficiency

Subject: General Tech | March 25, 2009 - 11:09 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - March 25, 2009 - AMD today announced the availability of GPU PerfStudio 2.0, a free, platform-agnostic, next-generation AMD graphics application development tool for game developers, obtainable through a closed beta program. GPU PerfStudio 2.0 has been designed from the ground up to easily integrate with existing projects, and help to identify and resolve performance issues early in the development cycle.

Source: AMD

They called the click wheel crazy too

Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2009 - 04:02 PM |
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The new 3rd generation iPod shuffle has a number of interesting features, such as it's tiny size and 4GB of storage for the same price as the previous 2GB model.  The battery life is down a little from 12 hours to 10 or more hours.  The biggest change is the buttons, or at least the lack thereof, as the only buttons to be found are on the headset.  What does this mean for your ability to control the music and how will you ever replace the Apple headphones with ones that actually fit in your ear and sound the way you want? 

Source: Ars Technica

MotionDSP VReveal puts "CSI"-style Video Enhancement software in consumers' hands

Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2009 - 01:58 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA - March 24th, 2009 - MotionDSP Inc. today released vReveal, an easy-to-use Windows application for PCs that fixes common problems afflicting consumer-generated video.

vReveal features patented "CSI"-style super-resolution technology adapted from the forensic applications used by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Using the massively parallel processing power in NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPUs, vReveal instantly cleans up videos that are shaky, dark, noisy, or blurry.

Source: NVIDIA

You'd best make yourself comfortable

Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2009 - 12:00 PM |
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If you are curious as to how the public beta of Windows 7 compares to Vista SP1, then Ryan has about 28 pages worth of material that you have to read.  There are four tiers of system that he tested running from the low end of the spectrum to the best money can buy, and compared the performance of both nVIDIA and AMD cards at all tiers.  There is an incredible amount of information and while it may not show the true face of the final Windows 7, you can certainly get a feel for the OS.  Once the release candidate arrives, revisiti

AMD Demonstrates Live Migration between Three AMD Opteron Processor Generations

Subject: General Tech | March 24, 2009 - 11:33 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 24, 2009 - Continuing its momentum and leadership in virtualization technology, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Source: AMD

AMD ready to demo Havok physics on its graphics cards

Subject: General Tech | March 23, 2009 - 05:02 PM |
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If there was nothing else to look forward to at the GDC, which really isn't the case, one of the most interesting presentations will be from AMD.  After starting work with Intel's new purchase, the phsyics acceleration company Havok, we will be seeing the fruit of the last 9 months labour.  Along with OpenCL and ATI Stream we should be seeing the first AMD cards able to process physics with this new process.  Keep your eyes open for more info, for now you can visit TGDaily to catch up on the back story.

Source: TG Daily

Mutant mouse

Subject: General Tech | March 23, 2009 - 12:18 PM |
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Some may have had a rather surreal conversation about how the cord on the mouse is backwards because the tail of a mouse should be at the rear, not the front.  Now try imagining how to explain the Nova SliderX 600's tail to them without having your head explode.  Apart from the tail, the rest seems like a regular gaming mouse, numerous buttons, high DPI that can be changed on the fly along with multiple programmable profiles and an LED that changes col

Source: Arm3D

The gift that keeps on giving

Subject: General Tech | March 23, 2009 - 12:05 PM |
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It looks like you may want to be really careful who gets to touch your PC as they could give it something that will never be cured, even if it goes into remission.  According to the article on Slashdot, the only prevention is to ensure that no one has exclusive unprotected interaction with your PC, otherwise you might find a little something in your BIOS that keeps coming back.  Since the actual infection resides in the BIOS, a compromised machine has no defence, and the ability to survive flashing m

Source: Slashdot