Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2007 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Media seems to be a topic on everyones minds lately, this week it is Betamax versus VHS round 2, aka HD DVD versus Blu-Ray. Do you have a preference? Let us know what it is and why you feel that way. If arguments aren't your thing, you can find a statement that can't be argued with in this thread, and maybe you can share a shocking story or two yourself.
Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2007 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A lot of news about AMDs plans for the near future were revealed by their executives at the Technology Analysts Day. Catch [H]ard|OCP's coverage of their plans for multipurpose processors, new core structures, including a mysterious Bulldozer core that is touted to be able to share the work of a single thread amongst it's cores ... something no AMD or Intel Dual or Quad core can currently manage.
Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2007 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BRUSSELS/SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - July 27, 2007 -The European Commission (EC) today confirmed that it has charged Intel with violating EU competition laws by abusing its dominant position in the global microprocessor market. The Commission said in a press briefing today that "in the short, medium and long-term, we think that the actions of Intel are bad news for competition and consumers." http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm.
Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2007 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
During executive presentations today, AMD unveiled details about new
platform and product initiatives, future processor design philosophies
and insights into its manufacturing model. Highlights below include:
Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2007 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This one comes to FireFox users in much the same way as the vulnerability that was patched last week, through the way Uniform Resource Identifiers are handled. Last week's flaw involved URI's passed from IE, this week it has to do with the way FireFox, Netscape 9 and Mozilla handle them directly. A patch is currently in the works, which you can read about on The Register. This type of vulnerability will keep appearing when new URI's are added, which is going to keep happening with the growth of it's
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2007 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GamePyre picked up Transformers: The Game, with high hopes. After fighting dodgy controls and the lousy interface, they did see some new Transformers, but unfortunately it was not enough to save the game in the end. The only good news they had was that it would be a good deal if you found it in the bargain bin.
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2007 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The first ever Ubuntu Live conference is happening, and Phoronix got an invite. You can drop by for a look at the Ubuntu roadmap, as well as many of the new Dell Linux systems. This is a sort of precursor to the bigger Open Source Con, being held during the latter part of this week.
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2007 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 24 July 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA NR Nano-ITX mainboard, powered by a fanless 1.0GHz VIA C7 processor and VIA CX700 system media processor for ultra compact, quiet and durable embedded systems.
Subject: General Tech | July 23, 2007 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While rumours of the iPhone Version 2 are circulating all over, and many fans debate the possibility of something being released by Apple for the Christmas season, Microsoft has announced Zune 2.0. Slashdot has coverage of this release, which Microsoft hopes will revitalize interest in their portable music player. Zune has just hit 1 million units sold this week, and they need something to make the player more attractive. Details are relatively sketchy, but there will be new styles and price points for those loo
Subject: General Tech | July 23, 2007 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We saw a bit of this type of behaviour last week, spurned on by a certain German hurler, and it has spawned a popular new way to interface with your PC. BCCHardware had some fun working over a few old systems they had lying around, and a BBQ too. Check out the video on their site.
Shoot 'em up indeed.
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