Where's my Web 2.0 money!

Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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Web 2.0 has been promised to give those a chance that missed the first dot-boom a chance to make gobs and gobs of money.  Not too many people, apart from venture capitalists seem to believe it though, and The Tech Zone counts themselves among the skeptics.  They do spend soem time thining about it though, so srop by to see what they think the new 'killer apps' might be.

Intel Chairman Calls on Employers to Transform Healthcare System

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2006 - 03:47 PM |
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 26, 2006 -
Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, speaking at the eHealth Initiative's
Health Information Technology Summit, urged a dramatic change in the
way the nation administers healthcare
. Barrett called for employers to
exercise their influence as the largest purchasers of healthcare to
drive improvements in care delivery, reducing costs and improving
quality.

Home Theatre Purchasing Advice

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2006 - 01:21 PM |
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The Tech Zone will help you buy an awesome Home Theatre, and give you advice on how to get all the components to compliment each other.  They cover everything from the basics for the TV, recievers and speakers to the best A/V connectors  to use.

Folding@Home on ATI GPU's: a major step forward

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2006 - 11:14 AM |
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Now in 2006, we are looking forward to another major advance in capabilities. This advance utilizes the new, high performance Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) from ATI to achieve performance previously only possible on supercomputers. With this new technology (as well as new Cell processor in Sony's PlayStation 3), we will likely be able to attain performance on the 100 gigaflop scale per computer. With this new software and hardware, we will be able to push Folding@Home a major step forward.

Source: Email

IBM, Intel Propose Innovative Extension to Popular PCI Express Computing Standard

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2006 - 09:41 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco,
Sept. 27, 2006
— IBM and Intel Corporation, with support from dozens of
other companies, have developed a proposal to enhance PCI Express*
technology to address the performance requirements of new usage models,
such as visualization and extensible markup language (XML).

99 Nights in about 25 hours

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2006 - 02:08 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has posted a review of the Xbox360 game, Ninety Nine Nights.  It's an epic game, with more than the usual amount of enemies involved in this good versus evil struggle.  Drop by to find out if they came away with a good feeling from all the button mashing.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

New Athlon 63 X2s expected

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2006 - 11:48 AM |
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DigiTimes has posted an updated AMD processor roadmap. AMD is extending the 65nm Brisbanes, which has new processors at 100MHz seperation, instead of the original 200 MHz.  All will have 2*512Kb L2 caches.

Source: Digitimes