The curse of the movie game

Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2007 - 08:53 AM |
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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.

Source: Gamepyre

Open source party

Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2007 - 08:40 AM |
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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.

Source: Phoronix

New VIA Nano-ITX Mainboard for Healthcare, Retail and Industrial Applications

Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2007 - 08:26 AM |
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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.

At least one new gadget for Christmas

Subject: General Tech | July 23, 2007 - 12:48 PM |
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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

Source: Slashdot

A new computer meme

Subject: General Tech | July 23, 2007 - 08:51 AM |
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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.

Source: BCCHardware

PC Perspective IS the new media

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 02:15 PM |
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If you are like me, old media formats seem to accumulate faster than dust bunnies.  Old audio tapes, 3.5" disks, even a few 5.25" disks are hiding in corners and flat surfaces everywhere, some that even have data I want to keep.  By far, the media that consumes the most space is old VHS tapes.  If you want to update those old movies you could buy a new version on DVD, or you can copy them onto new media yourself.  Of course, for others, it is the vinyl tha

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Scratching the surface of Microsoft's Milan

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 09:06 AM |
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CoolTechZone finds themselves much more impressed with Microsoft's Surface after watching an episode of DL.TV.  The "coffee table" PC has an interface that has been very popular in movies for a while now, but hard to find in reality.  The first time you run into Surface it will likely be in a retail store, possibly T-Mobile, and used as a selling aid.  When you place a

Source: CoolTechZone

The show was phenomenal

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 08:44 AM |
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Hot Hardware made it to the AMD Consumer Electronics Event in NYC.  One of the best parts of their experience was getting to see a Phenom in action ...

Source: HotHardware

AMD Reports Second Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 02:52 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - July 19, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. AMD reported second quarter 2007 revenue of $1.378 billion, an operating loss of $457 million, and a net loss of $600 million, or $1.09 per share.

Source: AMD

A working vacation

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 08:36 AM |
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Novel tried holding a Hack Week, and Ars Technica spoke with Novell's chief open-source
strategy officer, Nat Friedmam about it
.  It involves Novel employees temporarily abandoning their current projects in favour of a free form week of writing open source software.  Letting a bunch of programmers creativity loose was intended not only as stress relief, but also a chance to let the programmers work on projects that they would otherwise have difficulty justifying to their bosses.

Source: Ars Technica