Something rotten in the wind

Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 11:47 AM |
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Don't open any emails titled "230 dead as storm batters Europe.", or you will find yourself the recipient of a Trojan-bearing attachment.  CNET reports on a virus that has just appeared, trying to take advantage of people's curiosity.  Since the storms only hit Europe on Friday, this is a very quickly appearing virus.

Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists Announced

Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2007 - 01:21 PM |
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Santa Clara, Calif., Jan. 17, 2007 — Three hundred high school seniors today were named as semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The STS, America's oldest and most prestigious science competition, is often called the "Junior Nobel Prize." Each of the 300 Intel STS semifinalists receives $1,000 with an additional $1,000 going to their respective schools, resulting in $600,000 in total awards.

802.11N, who needs steenking N?

Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2007 - 12:19 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP links to a story on some amazingly fast wireless.  6 gigbits a second isn't quite the wired record of 14 terabits, but it certainly beats current standards.

"CSIRO researchers have announced that they have achieved a six gigabits per second over a point to point wireless connection.

That is fast enough to download almost 10 DVDs a minute. Wow."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Burning Crusade launch party, from the other side

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2007 - 01:22 PM |
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If you dream of living the good life working at a game store, you should read this cautionary tale from OCMODSHOP.  One of their members was working on the night WoW: Burning Crusade was released.  See what the night was like, from the other side of the counter.

Source: OCMODSHOP

The news from Intel

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2007 - 12:33 PM |
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Ars Technica has gathered news of Intel into an article you can find here.  AMDs profit was hit by the price wars of 2006, and Intel did not get off any easier.  On a more positive note, there were samples of the 45nm cores and new of some sell offs.

Source: Ars Technica

Get behind the wheel

Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 05:24 PM |
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The Microsoft Wireless Racing Wheel for the XBox360 is definitely aimed at enthusiasts.  The wheel itself, and the foot pedals that come with it are scaled to almost life-size, so you don't end up feeling like you are driving a mini-kart when racing in Project Gotham or other hit titles, and the paddle shifters and normal Xbox buttons are within easy reach.  Of course, the $150 price tag may limit the number of interested parties.  [H]ard|OCP has the full review if you are interested in putting the peda

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Dell/Futuremark performance competition!

Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 04:03 PM |
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The spoils go to the fastest.  In this case, be a US resident, and get the best 3DMark06 score with Futuremark approved drivers and win a Dell 30" Ultrasharp widescreen flat panel monitor.  Follow this link for all the details.

Source: Dell

The Venice Project gets a new name Joost in time

Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 12:21 PM |
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KaZaA and Skype co-founders have some together to provide free TV content to the masses.  The only catch is that there will be commercials, which are quite familiar to most people who watch TV in the first place.  The Tech Report has more on Joost and it's competitors on their front page.

Intel, Eros Take On-Demand 'Bollywood' Entertainment Worldwide

Subject: General Tech | January 15, 2007 - 03:48 PM |
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LONDON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2007 — Accelerating the availability of on-demand, broadband- delivered entertainment to PCs connected to TVs, Intel Corporation and Eros International, today announced the debut of Eros' premium Bollywood service on Intel® Viiv™ technology-based PCs. Eros International is a London AIM-listed leading studio and distribution house within the Indian film industry known as "Bollywood."

While Ryan is at CES, the forums are still here

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 04:59 PM |
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A member recently moved to the country, and was forced to use dial-up ...