Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some congratulations are in order for our 2 new forum mods, Scruff35 in our BOINC forum and Harryc os modding in our LINUX forum. Drop by and cheer them on, and look for their interviews with UncleBob on the front page. As well, a certain simian member has convinced our Wise admin to make it possible to embed video on the forums.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Mar. 9, 2007 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:
AMD) and Cameron Sinclair, winner of last year's TED Prize and founder
of Architecture for Humanity, today announced the first ever Open
Architecture Prize at the annual TED Conference. The $250,000 Open
Architecture Prize is the largest prize in the field of architecture and
is designed to be a multi-year program that will draw competition from
design teams around the world.
Each year, a winning design will be selected from a field of low-cost,
sustainable design projects and built in a selected community.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 01:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech is hanging out at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. They've collected all that they have seen and heard onto this page, covering keynote addresses, vendor presentations and pictures. Check out what's coming up in the world of play.
"Our ace tech analysts are at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco snooping up all the tasty morsels, product
releases, and hot news stories."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
Subject: General Tech | March 8, 2007 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you haven't really heard anything about IPv6, the new improved TCP/IP protocol, apart from the fact that it exists and Vista can use it, Ars Technica can help you out. The reason for the switch is due to the growth of things with IP addresses, it's not just computers anymore; fridges, phones and coffeemakers all want them too. According to the article, the total addresses possible number 4,294,967,296 with over 500,000,000 unusable, there are 3,700,000,000 usable addresses. About 2,400,000,000 are in use right n
Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2007 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone had a chance to see the new Sony Walkmans that are to be released soon. The NW-A800 series comes in 3 flavours; 2, 4 and 8 GB, with a sleek design and 2.0-inch LCD. The NW-E010 series comes with the same 3 varieties, but sacrifices the LCD for it's tiny size. This little player is 3.3" by 0.9" by 0.6" and weighs about one ounce (29g).
Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2007 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Get your fix from Uclue, a new service by the researchers involved in what once was Google Answers. One of the first questions they answered is how Uclue will differ from Google Answers. It is currently in beta, so it is hard to get a perfect grasp of what the service will do. This article on Ars Technica may help you to figure out what it is all about.
Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2007 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- March 7, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its strategy to enable visually stunning and immersive games and multimedia content optimized for handheld devices powered by AMD's next-generation graphics technologies.
Subject: General Tech | March 6, 2007 - 02:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Saitek has released a new input device for the gamer in you, the Pro Gamer Command Unit. Offering 20 buttons, plus a shift button, as well as a tiny joystick under your thumb. Head to techPowerUp to get the full review, but be careful ... they liked this device so much they've tossed away the keyboards on their gaming machines.
Subject: General Tech | March 6, 2007 - 12:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
No, pigs haven't sprouted wings, nor has the permafrost extended that far down ... it's not DN4ever. The Inquirer has seen a port of Duke Nukem 3D onto portable phones, allowing to you lay the mighty foot down old skool style. If you have a BREW compatible phone, this is worth checking out, and the port of Prey as well.
Subject: General Tech | March 6, 2007 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A great experiment has taken place at [H]ard|OCP. A member has just spent 30 days using the 32- and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu on 2 different computers on fairly new and one a year old. Everything from the installation to normal everyday use like email, IM and DVD burning, as well as a foray into getting a graphics editor like Photoshop to work, and even a little gaming. Take a look, you might be tempted to switch, yourself.