Maybe we will get a wire free office

Subject: General Tech | May 4, 2007 - 08:42 AM |
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In an effort to make recharging you gadgets easy and unobtrusive, researches have found a way to make a small sheet of special material into a charger that uses electromagnetic induction.  The sheet is made of copper and pentacene, and is tiny, but any device placed on it with a special receiving circuit starts getting charged.  Slashdot has a link to the original story.

Source: Slashdot

PC Perspective Launches a Podcast

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2007 - 09:09 PM |
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I wanted to drop a quick note here to let as many PC Perspective readers as possible know that we have officially started podcasting today.  Basically, the podcast is an outlet for our editors to talk about their reviews and general tech news in the industry and let you in on the conversation.  You can get all the information by heading over to my weblog here: http://www.pcper.com/weblog.php


You can also subscribe to our RSS feed here: http://www.pcper.com/rss/podcasts.rss


We have a

Source: General

AMD to Present at UBS 2007 Leveraged Finance Conference

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2007 - 03:01 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 3, 2007 — AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that AMD Chief Financial Officer Robert J. Rivet will present at the UBS 2007 Leveraged Finance Conference at 8:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in Las Vegas.   

A real-time audio webcast of the presentation will be available at www.amd.com/InvestorRelations.   A replay of the webcast will also be available for 10 days after the event.

Source: AMD

Dropping hints about IE8

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2007 - 08:40 AM |
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The buzz at Mix'07 is focused on Silverlight, that Microsoft hopes will replace Flash; but there have also been some hints dropped about IE8.  As you might have suspected RSS, CSS, and AJAX support are all high on the list of features.  As well, there will be no interim versions of IE7 ... apart from security patches, the next big jump will be straight to IE8.  Ars Technica has more.

Source: Ars Technica

Gone to Gondor

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2007 - 09:03 AM |
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HEXUS has just published a review of LOTR Online: Shadows of Angmar.  If you can spare the time from WoW, you can start a new online career as a hobbit, elf, dwarf or man.  With Tolkien's entire world replicated, there are a lot of sites you can enjoy checking out and plenty of orcs to slay and quests to complete.  It would also be a great way to first experience an MMORPG, as the reviewer has been playing for quite a long time and still hasn't died once.

Source: Hexus

DDR3 is on it's way

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2007 - 08:48 AM |
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With Bearlake's release date bumped up from May 27th to May 9th, DDR3 is about to become a hot topic.  Of course, DDR2 has had quite a lot of benefit from being on the market, with very tight timings now becoming common, and that may make DDR3 systems slow in comparison.  The Inquirer shares a bit more here.

Source: The Inquirer

Soft mod your iPod

Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2007 - 02:51 PM |
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Overclocker's Club has posted a review of some add-on software for iTunes from Avanquest called TransferMy Music.  Designed to fit right into iTunes, it offers a user friendly way to music from iTunes to your iPod and back again.  It also lets you make text notes and other interesting customizations to your iPod.  The warning messages might scare you a little, but there were no problems durin

Silverlight - the new web hotness or just a flash in the pan?

Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2007 - 08:40 AM |
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Ars Technica shares what they know about Silverlight, Microsoft's new Flash killer.  Based around XML, and now integrated with .NET commands it features a new 'Dynamic Language Runtime' layer, designed to allow more programming interfaces, like Python.  With no Linux support, and Microsoft's habit of not following existing web standards, read on to to see if they have a chance at unseating Flash as a web app.

"Yesterday, Microsoft revealed the latest alpha rele

Source: Ars Technica

Form over function?

Subject: General Tech | April 30, 2007 - 08:56 AM |
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The Saitek Obsidian Wireless Rechargeable mouse has a very sleek look to it, to the point where scroll wheel has even been removed.  In it's place is a touchpad that acts as the scroll wheel, as well as being able to perform a few more tricks as well.  Head to ExtremeTech for the full review, and find out if this mouse has been designed more for style than usability.

Source: Extremetech

[H]ard|OCP jumps on the soapbox

Subject: General Tech | April 30, 2007 - 08:38 AM |
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After a long hiatus, [H]ard|OCP presents a new State of the Silicon Union address.  There is a lot to talk about, with AMD/ATI losing ground with their aging architectures, both CPU and GPU.  nVIDIA also causes him to wonder, as many companies have managed to start partnerships but nVIDIA is still going it alone.  Head over and read the full editorial

Source: [H]ard|OCP