Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2005 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet reports on a vunerablility affecting many popular Anti-Virus programs. They describe a "magic bit" that could be added to a .bat file, that will make your scanner completely ignore the file instead of scanning it.
"By adding some data to a file, an attacker could trick virus scanners into letting a malicious
executable file pass through, security researcher Andrey Bayora wrote in an advisory last week.
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2005 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
... you get the Razer Copperhead 2000 DPI Laser Mouse. Big Bruin gives you the full run down on all it's bells and whistles.
"Razer has packed a lot of features into a mouse with great looks.
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2005 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
R&B Mods offers some advice to those who are finding the MP3 Player market a little confusing. With the dozens of main brands, each having dozens of models, finding the right player to put under the tree might not be as easy as you first though.
"I have worked at an Mp3 company before, (not to mention any names) and I have somewhat of an idea
of what to look for when it comes to an mp3 player. I worked as support crew which gives me an
idea what people are looking for in general.
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2005 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel has devised 2 new benchmarking tools, the Gaming Capabilities Assessment Tool (G-CAT), and the Digital Home Capabilities Assessment Tool (DH-CAT). Silent PC Review will give you the full run down on what they test, and why you should be interested.
"They're benchmarks, designed to test a PC's gaming or "Digital Home" capabilities. It's probably
the first time that a processor company is trying to create benchmarks for a whole PC rather than
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2005 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2005 — Motorola* Inc.
Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2005 - 11:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2005 — Intel Corporation announced today a new storage platform designed to make it easier and more affordable for small- and medium-sized businesses to deploy storage solutions that help ensure prompt disaster recovery and extend backup capabilities.
Businesses today are inundated with an increasing volume of data due to greater use of digital information, such as business reports, employee records, photos and videos.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2005 - 07:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Stats has a long hard look at how Vista's HDCP (High Definition Copy Protection) will affect you and your PC viewing habits.
"Part of the feature set of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system is support for
High-Definition content, either through television signals, HD or Blu-Ray DVDs, or Internet video.
Along with this support though, is a new set of restrictions designed to ensure the sanctity of HD
content and protect it from copying.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2005 - 03:41 PM | Alex Marsters
It's been about 2 years since the original IceMat was first available, and now the 2nd Edition has arrived. It is much bigger and come in a wider variety of colours. XYZ computing took it out for a test drive, see what they had to say about it.
"One of the first high-end mouse pads to make a name for its was the glass Icemat.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2005 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you haven't heard of AMD's upcoming Horus chip, it is designed to allow Opterons to work in 12, 16 and 32 way systems. Keep an eye out for the conference, and head over to The Inquirer to read up on what is known about the Horus so far.
"AMD AND NEWISYS are set to demonstrate a 32-way or more Horus system at a Supercomputing event in
Seattle in a couple of week's time.
And the event will have Microsoft's Bill Gates as the keynote speaker, prompting speculation that
the firm might have a bash at showing off a