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Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2008 - 11:32 AM |
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... or blogs, anyways.

Source: The Inquirer

Let's benchmark everything again

Subject: General Tech | April 24, 2008 - 12:04 PM |
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It's time for hardware reviewers to panic, there is a new 3DMark coming next week.  Every piece of kit lying around gathering dust because it has been benchmarked dozens of different ways needs to be pulled out and tested again.  This version will be Vista only, so at least there is only one OS to test the hardware on.  Follow the link at The Inquirer for more info.

Source: The Inquirer

Groovy!

Subject: General Tech | April 23, 2008 - 11:59 AM |
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Interplay is finally doing something right.  According to The Inquirer, not only will we see a new Earthworm Jim game, they are talking about reviving both the MDK and Descent series.  Perhaps the Earthworm Jim TV series and movie (stay away, Uwe) are not much to get excited about, but a game in which lawyers are a main opponent, cows fall from the sky and you have to fight villains like Prof. Monkey for a Head to get back Princess What's-Her-Name can't be all bad.

Source: The Inquirer

A dying breed of peripheral

Subject: General Tech | April 22, 2008 - 12:24 PM |
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In the not too distant past, a mouse was pretty much a mouse, as was a  keyboard; the real effort was put into designing joysticks and racing wheels that one upped the competition.  Now you have too look hard just too find one, while keyboards and mice are sporting LCDs and other fancy improvements.  If you are still a fan of the wheel then take a look at Benchmark Reviews take on the Thrustmaster RGT For

Software Shaders?

Subject: General Tech | April 22, 2008 - 12:03 PM |
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SwiftShader 2.0, designed by TransGaming is designed to allow DX9 shader processing on a CPU.  Right now it is only impressive as a future technology, gamers will not be impressed by the performance in benchmarks, even on a quad-core processor.  Once Nehalem arrives on the scene, the processing power might increase to the point where it is usable for more than just tech demos.  Of course dedicated GPUs will continue to increase in power as well, and the software solution will probably lag behind in terms of pure bandwidth. 

Source: Extremetech

New Intel Software Connects Health Networks, Enabling Key Data Sharing in Clinical Settings

Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2008 - 11:51 AM |
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WORLD HEALTH CARE CONGRESS, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2008 - Intel Corporation today announced Intel SOA Expressway for Healthcare, software that provides an efficient way to exchange healthcare information inside hospitals and with health information networks. The product will allow healthcare providers to more easily connect with one another so that each can provide better care while benefiting from reduced integration costs.

They are rich now, hopefully they will be (in)famous soon

Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2008 - 11:48 AM |
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The actual code used to exploit a certain SQL vulnerabilities used by an automated search tool that looks for websites with those vulnerabilities has been spotted at SANS.  The code sets up javascript files with exploits which then infect anyone who browses by.  There is even a call to a script called pay.asp, so this automated tool probably makes a lot of money for someone.  Follow the link at [H]ard|OCP for the full story and links to the patches your webserver should already h

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Battling over your eyes

Subject: General Tech | April 18, 2008 - 06:49 PM |
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It's been a tumultuous week in the tech world, with Intel and nVIDIA going at it like a group of vi fans going after emacs users.  The stakes are big, the future of PC graphics could be decided, but both parties are ignoring AMD, and by extension the old ATI crew.  Ryan feels that this is not the brightest move, AMD could well become the major player in the PC graphic industry.  Do you think he is right; or do you have a different view?  There is

AMD Reports First Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2008 - 05:58 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 17, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported first quarter 2008 revenue of $1.505 billion, a net loss of $358 million, or $0.59 per share, and an operating loss of $264 million. These results include an impact of $50 million, or $0.08 per share, from ATI acquisition-related charges. First quarter revenue decreased 15 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 and increased 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2007.

Source: AMD