Intel Announces Management Changes

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 04:50 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today announced that it is making a number of senior
management changes
focused on improving the company's structure and
achieving faster and better decision making. The company also announced
that two senior executives will be retiring.

Pricing schemes in high tech

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 01:20 PM |
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The Tech Zone is shaking their collective heads about how high tech pricing works, and how it is that companies who charge twice as their competitors are still around.

Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8 Billion

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2006 - Intel
Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $8 billion
,
operating income of $1.1 billion, net income of $885 million and
earnings per share (EPS) of 15 cents. Excluding the effects of
share-based compensation, the company posted operating income of $1.4
billion, net income of $1.1 billion and EPS of 19 cents.

Return of the browser wars

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2006 - 12:31 PM |
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Extremetech has pitted the new FireFox 2.0 (Beta 1), Internet Explorer 7 (Beta 3) and Opera 9.0 in a battle for ultimate browser dominance.  Find out who can claim the prize, and a bit more about the features in each.

Source: Extremetech

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.