Music, on a diet

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2006 - 03:15 PM |
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Coming next year from Panasonic is the worlds smallest speaker.  They shrunk from 2.5mm to 1.5mm, and claim no loss in audio quality.  How much longer before we are buying MP3 pants that play music on their own?  CoolTechZone has some pictures and a bit more information.

Source: CoolTechZone

AMD's Quad-Core revealed?

Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2006 - 12:10 PM |
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The Tech Report has encountered some success in tracking down specs on the new native quad-core chips from AMD.  They boil down the translated source page very well, but you may still want to click to the original to see the translated comments.

Major U.S. Employers Join to Provide Lifelong Personal Health Records for Employees

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2006 - 01:43 PM |
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2006 -- As
the cost of providing health care continues to rise, Applied Materials,
BP America, Inc., Intel Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Wal-Mart
are funding an independent nonprofit institute to develop 'Dossia,' a
Web-based framework through which

What's another Word for hole?

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2006 - 12:03 PM |
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Keep an eye out for any Word attachments you get until patch Tuesday, unless Microsoft releases an interim update.  MS Word 2000 and up, including Mac versions and even more recent Works versions all suffer from a vulnerability, according to this article on CNET.

Sling Media talks placeshifting

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2006 - 02:06 PM |
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It sounds fancy, but it really just means streaming media you have stored in one spot to wherever it is that you are currently, over a network or the internet.  Sling Media is currently the tops in doing that, and Digital Trends has an interview with one of the founders.

Time to get Medieval

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2006 - 12:22 PM |
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The newest in the Total War series takes us back to medieval times, but it isn't just the same game as the first.  Along with significant graphics improvements, there are new gameplay features that expand your experience.  Head to Gamepyre to get a look.

Source: Gamepyre

Another use for your Xbox 360

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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TweakTown offers an easy way to get an Xbox 360 to play XVID and DIVX videos, without cracking open the shell.  Just a simple tool called TVersity and a bit of time and you are ready to go.

Source: TweakTown

Palm de-sweater

Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2006 - 05:35 PM |
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The Logitech Chillstream Gamepad has 2 things going for it.  It is USB based, making it work on both platforms, and the 40mm fan inside will keep your hands cool.  Head over to Techgage to see how it performed.

Source: TECHGAGE

Intel® Core(TM) Microarchitecture-Based Processor Line-Up Expands to Communications Solutions

Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2006 - 02:53 PM |
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ITU TELECOM WORLD, Hong Kong, Dec.
4, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced building blocks for
communication servers that deliver enhanced performance
, value and
choice for telecommunications equipment manufacturers and computing
tasks such as call control, mobile location services and subscriber
billing.

The [H]ard|OCP Christmas Systems Guide

Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2006 - 12:15 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has designed a Consumer Best of the Best Awards, to help you with your Christmas shopping.  They don't tell you what to buy necessarily, but they have a lot of recommendations on the best places to shop for systems online.

Source: [H]ard|OCP