SPCR opens Pandora's Box

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2007 - 02:59 PM |
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Thanks to the Music Genome Project, we have a new personalized music stream service, called Pandora.  The fellows over at SPCR are quite impressed with the quality of choices that the service makes, even though it is definitely not quiet.  It's way of choosing music differs from Last.fm, and unfortunately it is not free.

Rumours of it's demise have been greatly exaggerated

Subject: General Tech | November 2, 2007 - 11:50 AM |
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nVIDIA has pulled a fast one on us ...

Source: The Inquirer

Building a better mouse for the office

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2007 - 02:38 PM |
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Dragon Steel Mods has a look at a mouse that may help your productivity or just confuse your fingers.  It is wireless and sports 9 buttons, including 4 set in a circle just above the scroll wheel.  You may find some of the default button settings useless, but the software allows you to customize the setup so you can get it just the way you want.

One cheap PC

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2007 - 11:58 AM |
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Wal-Mart seems to be the current winner in the drive to provide cheap PCs.  The Green GPC that they currently have on sale is $199, $299 with a 17" LCD.  You aren't going to be impressed by it's benchmark scores, but being able to buy a full PC for cheaper than an iPod is certainly an accomplishment on it's own.

Source: The Inquirer

Intel Opens Software Technology Innovation Support Center in China's Zhejiang Province

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2007 - 02:57 PM |
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HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 31, 2007 - Reinforcing its commitment to foster innovation through local technology companies, Intel Corporation today opened a software innovation and support center in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang Province.

Intel Expands Digital Accessibility and Education Initiatives in Nigeria

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2007 - 02:56 PM |
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ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 31, 2007 - Marking his first visit to Africa's most populous nation, Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett announced a comprehensive set of digital inclusion projects aimed at improving education, healthcare and economic development for Nigeria's 140 million people.

This game requires star power

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2007 - 12:06 PM |
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Start your finger exercises, Guitar Hero 3 is on stage and not worried about Rock Band.  Ars Technica has risked embarrassment and finger cramps to bring you this review of a revamped favourite.  It isn't just the songs that have changed, you will notice changes in the interface and the way you play.  It looks as though you may need to get your friends all in the same room, Ars found the online play to have some difficulties.

Source: Ars Technica

Camera buffs untie!

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2007 - 11:48 AM |
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Gizmodo has spotted what is probably the most useful SD card on the planet.  For just $100 you get a whole 2GB of storage ... and Wi-Fi!  There is a completely enclosed Wi-Fi chip that will let you upload pictures directly to your PC, without having to hunt down the wires, or the dock, that were sitting in front of you 5 minutes ago, and have since gone walkabout.   The only downside is no HotSpot connectivity.

Source: Gizmodo

Does it come in a Fatal1ty model yet?

Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2007 - 11:42 AM |
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The newest online gamer target product will be arriving thanks to D-Link, their Draft 802.11n Xtreme N Gaming Router.  With an onboard packet processing unit, and full compatibility with X-box and Playstation, it is designed to make the most of your internet connection, presumably with the help of a Killer NIC.  Drop by The Inquirer to get a look at this new router and it's MSRP.

Source: The Inquirer

First person slide show

Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2007 - 03:15 PM |
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Crysis has certainly lived up to it's promise of redefining the FPS genre ... unfortunately for most gamers, it has redesigned it as a slide show.  The difference between high quality and medium quality goes far beyond just the turtles and other wildlife that appear at high, but the speed takes a huge impact as well.  Very High textures can only be chosen on a DX10 machine, but unless you are planning to play the game at 800x600, chances are you won't be cranking this game to maximum.

Source: Tech Spot