E3 Season - The Week I'd Love to Hate

Subject: General Tech | May 10, 2006 - 09:00 AM |
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This time of year is always one I would love to hate -- E3 completely eclipses everything with a unyeilding barrage of announcements, teasers, videos, and booth babes. The big news from E3 yesterday was from Sony. Not only did they announce a release date for the PS3, they also pegged it with a whopping $599 USD. Excuse me? Yeah, that's a whole lot of cheddar for a console and I hope it's worth all the delays (though Sony never promised a ship date).

Source: Shacknews

Patch Tuesday - The Return

Subject: General Tech | May 5, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Microsoft has been busy, with several patches expected to appear on Tuesday, according to this article on CNET.  There are bulletins posted at Microsoft detailing the patch, and there will be a broadcast on Wednesday as well.

"The Exchange e-mail server and at least one of the Windows alerts is deemed "critical," Microsoft's highest risk rating, the software maker said in a notice posted on its Web site on Thursday.

Double check the Fox is secure

Subject: General Tech | May 4, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Firefox got a small update this week, pushing the version up to 1.5.0.3.  They have switched to automatic updating, so it is likely that you are already updated, but double check, as this is one of those nasty remote code execution issues.

"Malicious attackers could exploit the flaws to cause a denial-of-service attack, which in turn may allow them to take remote control of a user's system, according to an alert from security research company Secunia, which rates t

Intel CEO: Need To Speed Gains For 'Next Billion People'

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 07:52 PM |
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AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2006 — The multiplying effects of computers, the Internet and education can double the reach of technology's benefits worldwide in the next 5 years, Intel Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said today in a speech at the World Congress on Information Technology.


'We're close to achieving Andy Grove's vision of a billion connected PCs — and the economic, social and personal gains that come with them,' said Otellini, referring to the Intel co-founder and former CEO.

Keep that iPod hidden in your pocket

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 03:10 PM |
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Think Computers explorers the world of Bluetooth iPod accessories.  Globalsat's tiny transmitter and reciever allow you to keep the iPod somewhere safe, while you are listening to it.

Keyless Entry System

Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 01:02 PM |
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Extremetech takes Das Keyboard II for a test type.  Like it's predecessor, this black keyboard has no labeling, and variable resistance on it's keys.  Are you ready for it?

Source: Extremetech

Intel Commits $1 Billion To Further Emerging Markets Strategy

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 2, 2006 — Intel Corporation will invest more than $1 billion over the next five years in a broad new program to speed access to uncompromised technology and education for people in the world's developing communities.


The Intel World Ahead Program, which extends the company's existing initiatives for developing regions, integrates Intel's efforts to enhance lives by driving progress in three areas: 



  • Accessibility: Creating opportunities for widespread ownership and use of PCs through affordability, access and content, including the

The Nintendo Developers System

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews the Nintendo DS, with it's dual screen and WiFi abilities and a good selection of games.  It must have something going for it if [H] will admit to playing with it.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Toshiba MP3 player crosses the Pacific

Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2006 - 06:44 PM |
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ExtremeMhz reviews the Toshiba Gigabeat F40, which is incredibly popular in Asia, and is now available here.  Check out the player to see if it lives up to the hype.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Free yourself from the ties that bind

Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2006 - 12:29 PM |
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Wireless USB is here to rid the world of some of the spaghetti that seems to grow near PCs.  Drop by Auphan Online to read about the devices that can use it.