Looking at the next generation of consoles

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2006 - 03:26 PM |
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Slashdot links to a prognostic article which talks about the next generation of consoles.  Not an easy thing to predict when not all of the current generation have been released yet.

Source: Slashdot

What if Microsoft absorbed Firefox?

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2006 - 03:03 PM |
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The Inquirer links to a bizarre parody site featuring MSFireFox Professional Edition.  It's designed very well and even includes a commercial, so head over to put a little smile on your face.

"A CHEEKY web designer has unleashed a site showing what life might be like if Microsoft took over Firefox.

The mystery developer bought the web address www.msfirefox.com/ and seems to have let his or her imagination run riot

with a pseudo-Vole web page.

Source: The Inquirer

Intel Expands Investment in Vietnam

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2006 - 02:50 PM |
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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Nov.
10, 2006 — Intel Corporation announced today that it will increase the
size of the assembly and test facility it is building in Vietnam
from
150,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet and raise its investment
from the USD$300 million announced in February to USD$1 billion.

The old diNovo Media Desktop revived in a single keyboard

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2006 - 03:15 PM |
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ExtremeTech reviews the new diNovo Edge, a keyboard designed with many functions.  With a body designed out of Plexiglas with an aluminum frame around the outside the keyboard is nicely designed, and sturdy as well.   Check the full review to get an idea what extra features were incorporated.

Source: Extremetech

IRC just not Skype-y enough for you?

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2006 - 02:33 PM |
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Head to Wired News for a quick preview of Skype 3, then follow their link to download it.  The majority of the improvements are focused around conferencing and IRC like public chatting.

"Windows-based VoIP users rejoice! An open Beta of Skype 3 began today, and you can download and install the client freely

at the address below. Features new to the revised client include public chatrooms, click-to-call and Skypecasts."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Source: Wired News

Intel Announces Industry's First Volume Shipments of 65nm NOR Flash Multi-Level Cell Products

Subject: General Tech | November 8, 2006 - 03:41 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Seoul,
Korea, Nov. 8, 2006 — Intel Corporation announced today the industry's
first volume shipments of 65-nanometer (nm) NOR flash Multi-Level Cell
(MLC) products, including the industry's first 65nm 1Gigabit (Gb)
monolithic part for cell phones. These new products are based on
Intel's StrataFlash® Cellular Memory (M18) architecture and are drop-in
compatible with Intel's high-volume, 90nm-based flash chips, ensuring
an easy migration path for cellular Original Equipment Manufacturers
(OEMs.)

ADRIANNE CURRY AND NVIDIA UNVIEL WORLD'S FIRST REAL-TIME VIRTUAL CELEBRITY

Subject: General Tech | November 8, 2006 - 03:18 PM |
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HOLLYWOOD, CA-NOVEMBER 08, 2006- In a move that is sure to send waves
through Hollywood, model and television star Adrianne Curry and the
worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), have announced today they have teamed up to
create the world's first real-time, virtual celebrity. This breakthrough,
which is enabled by NVIDIA's new flagship graphics technology, will allow
'stars' to create and license detailed replicas of their likeness without
ever having to make a physical appearance or take a photograph.

Source: Email

BioWare to Integrate AGEIA PhysX Technology into Next-Generation Eclipse Engine

Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2006 - 04:01 PM |
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — November 7,
2006 — AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in
hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced that BioWare Corp.
is integrating AGEIA PhysX™ technology into its next-generation
BioWare Eclipse Engine™ for PCs and next-generation consoles
. BioWare
chose AGEIA PhysX for its unmatched physics capabilities and its
straightforward implementation across multiple platforms.

Source: AGEIA