Using your powers for good

Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2006 - 12:00 PM |
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If you find yourself looking for something more than just work or school, but aren't really into the bridge-building or ditch digging that the Peacecorps tends to focus on, then consider the Geekcorps.  Read all about this group of internationally travelling geeky philanthropists at VIA Arena

"Geekcorps is a division of the International Executive Services Corps (IESC).

Source: VIA Arena

Sink your teeth into Ideazon's newest gaming device

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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If you find yourself frustrated with the placement of keys in your favourite games, consider the Ideazon FANG gaming pad.  All your keys are in close proximity, and it is easier than trying to manually change key bindings in-game or with a config.ini file.  Read the full review at [H]ard|OCP.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Megapixel madness

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 12:08 PM |
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If you are finding yourself at a loss trying to explain digital cameras, megapixels and sensor sizes, Dan's Data can straighten you out.  Drop by to find out why buying a camera just based on the fact that it has a bazillion megapixels might not take pictures any better than a 2 year old model.

Source: Dan's Data

Careful with those funny .ppt emails

Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2006 - 12:28 PM |
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Close on the heels of Excel vulnerabilities patched this week, a flaw in PowerPoint could lead to remote code execution.  Be very cautious in opening any .ppt attachments you get, and read the full story at CNET

Saitek's Pro Gamer thingamajigger

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 06:14 PM |
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Is it a keypad, a game pad or something else altogether?  Think Computers can tell you all about the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit, and what it can do for you in FPS and RTS games.

A PVR for your PSP

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 04:06 PM |
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The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is essentially a VCR with a twist.  Hook it up to your cable, exactly like you would a VCR.  It will record MPEG-4s of whatever channel you are on, giving you a choice of 4 resolutions.  Once you've recorded, either plug into a PC for transfer to an iPOD, or a memory stick for PSP.  XYZ Computing can tell you all about it.

Intel Declares Regular Cash Dividend

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 02:22 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2006 — Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on August 7, 2006.

Sneak your favorite shows away from home

Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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It certainly sounds easy enough to use.  Just plug the USB TV Tuner into your home PC, and then plug your cable into the USB tuner.  Once you are at another PC (at work, for example), just start a Skype video call with your home computer and you are watching TV.  Drop by The Inquirer for more on this handy device.

Source: The Inquirer

Putting bacteria to good use

Subject: General Tech | July 12, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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The Inquirer has linked to the research of Prof. Renugopalakrishnan, who is doing some very interesting work with bacteria.  If you can handle the idea of literal bugs in your data, these disks will store a lot.  I wonder if as a side benefit, they will eat the crumbs and lint that always seem to end up in jewel cases.

Source: The Inquirer

Get your beta on

Subject: General Tech | July 11, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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FireFox 2.0 Public Beta is here.  Drop by Ars Technica for a link to get it for yourself.  Although your extensions will not be very likely to work, some of the more popular extensions have been incorporated into the main program.

Source: Ars Technica