A BSOD for your Smart Phone

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2007 - 12:34 PM |
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CNET reports on a flaw that can cause smart phones running Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 to crash.  The good news is that this vulnerability was discover by researchers at Trend Micro, it was not discovered in the wild.

Early adoption blues

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2007 - 12:13 PM |
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So you ran out and spent $1800 on a pair of overclocked 8800GTX's and then bought a copy of Vista Ultimate Edition.  Now you are sitting in front of the computer foaming at the mouth because they won't play nicely together.  As Ryan has pointed out and linked to, the 100.59 drivers add ... beta support anyways, but ...

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel Science Talent Search Finalists Announced

Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 04:26 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2007 — Forty high school seniors today were named finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The competition is America's oldest and most prestigious high school science competition; six former finalists have won the Nobel Prize and others have been awarded the Fields Medal, the National Medal of Science and MacArthur Foundation fellowships.

Go! Go! Godzilla

Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 03:11 PM |
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Back in the '80s, Rampage was a big arcade game, putting you in control of George, who was very King Kong-like, Lizzie the Godzilla lookalike, or Ralph who was a giant werewolf.  You fought the military and each other in a huge monster free for all.  The Wii has it's reincarnation already, Rampage: Total Destruction, but now there is a new game in the same genre.

Source: Hexus

Razer's new reptile

Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 01:54 PM |
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The Razer DeathAdder is a relatively small mouse when compared to some of the other gaming mice on the market.  It is shaped much like the new Habu, as well as having LED lighting similar to it.  Considering the Habu is a joint effort between Microsoft and Razer, this is not really a huge surprise.  The software that comes with it has the features you would expect, with programmable buttons, tweakable on-the-fly DPI changes and as an added benefit, you can change the lighting as well.  Head to techPowerUp to get

Source: techPowerUp!

New Solitare and Minesweeper screenshots!

Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2007 - 12:02 PM |
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OCMODSHOP examines Vista's history and it's release.  They look back a few years to Longhorn, and the expectations that were created during the development process and beta testing, then follow Vista forward into release.  Looking not only at Aero and the newly updated games, they delve into what has changed about the core technology behind Windows the difference between the versions and details about the security.

Source: OCMODSHOP

So that's what the second core is for

Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2007 - 12:27 PM |
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Digital Trends presents an interesting theory, that is also a little worrying.   The big PC and laptop retailers may have been behind the push to move to dual core in order to let their proprietary software run.  Almost any PC and laptop from a major manufacturer has any number of programs that constantly run and take up CPU cycles.  What would it mean if that load was pushed onto the second core, leaving the first core for the user

Got Vista?

Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2007 - 12:16 PM |
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Today is the day that Vista hits retail stores everywhere, though it does not seem to have had the same effect on people as, say, Burning Crusade.  With the FUD surrounding this new OS from Microsoft, many are double thinking the switch from XP to Vista.  In that crowd is [H]ard|OCP, and Kyle, an admitted Microsoft fan, is sharing his thoughts on his satisfaction with XP versus his desire to have the new shiny.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD and Microsoft Collaboration Enables World-class Windows Vista Experience

Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 06:33 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 29, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today detailed the
hardware and supporting software technologies to deliver the highest
levels of performance, stability and application compatibility for
Microsoft Windows Vista(tm) users.

Source: AMD

Apple versus LG versus Ruckus

Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 03:26 PM |
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Digital Trends compares the LG Prada phone to the Apple iPhone.  While both have touch screens and are 2.5G GSM GPRS EDGE phones, the LG will be out sooner, and does not tie you into a contract with Cingular.  That may give it an edge in your mind, or not.  They follow up with a look at Ruckus, which is going about online music subscriptions in a very different way than iTunes, and will work with the Prada, and just about anything else.  They finish with some screen grabs, and a hypothesis that Apple may have been