Intel Announces 25 Percent Cash Dividend Increase And Authorizes $25 Billion In Share Repurchase

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2005 - 12:43 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a 25 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 10 cents per share beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the first quarter of 2006.

A capacity for stealth

Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2005 - 11:42 AM |
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According to this article on CNET, not only are we in for another run of bad capacitors on mobos and graphics cards, some of them won't be easy to spot.  Not all bad caps rust, ooze or buldge, some sit there looking perfectly healthy while secretly sabotaging your enjoyment.  They offer a few hints to spot them, without bringing out the ocilliscope.

"Not all broken capacitors will bulge, swell and burst, however.

Das Geeky Keyboard

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 07:00 PM |
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Das Keyboard, if you haven't run into a mention of it yet, get over to The Moditory to see what people are talking about.  If you have, but aren't sure if you really want to take your computing to that level, read the review, and see if it makes your mind up one way or the other.

"Looking for a new keyboard to proclaim your status of Geekdom?
The DAS Keyboard is a product invented by Ãœber Geek Daniel Guermeur intended to make a bold

statement to enthusiasts.

Source: The Moditory

AMD to Hold Financial Analyst Day

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 05:37 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Nov. 9, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will hold a financial analyst meeting at approximately 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at AMD Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA.

Source: AMD

Intel-Based Commercial WiMAX Networks Under Way With 24 Carriers Worldwide

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 01:09 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2005 — Thirteen carriers from around the world are now deploying the world's first fixed WiMAX networks based on Intel Corporation WiMAX technologies, delivering high-speed broadband access to businesses and residences from Germany to Guatemala.

Intel, Dell And Schlumberger To Deliver Feature Rich Platforms For The Oil And Gas Industry

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 01:06 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced it is working with Dell and Schlumberger to deliver a new workstation platform specifically designed to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.


The three companies will employ their core strengths to develop computing platforms that deliver solutions with superior data throughput, computation performance and 3D graphical performance. Specifically, Schlumberger brings to this collaborative effort an intimate knowledge of exploration and production (E&P) environments and customer needs.

TANSTAAFL, as it applies to Wi-Fi

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 12:10 PM |
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That free, unsecured Wi-Fi connection you just logged onto may come back to haunt you one day.  Free internet is fun, but is it worth a stranger capturing every bit of data you send, including passwords?  Read on at The Tech Zone.

"What Is An Evil Twin? They are fake Internet gateways posing as legitimate Wi-Fi hotspots.

Supposing you visit the local Internet cafe who has a paid hotspot.

AMD'S OPEN PLATFORM MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE EMBRACED BY INDUSTRY ...

Subject: General Tech | November 9, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Nov. 9, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced key industry acceptance and support of its Open Platform Management Architecture (OPMA) specification that defines a common system interface between the server motherboard and its management subsystem. Leading infrastructure vendors, system builders and solution providers worked with AMD to develop the specification, which was published earlier this year.

Source: AMD

Lupper - Linux-land, left out no longer

Subject: General Tech | November 8, 2005 - 11:32 AM |
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Feel like the virus writers mostly ignore Linux, and miss the thrill of trying to harden a box while it's undergoing an attack, or fixing it after the fact?  Well, let me introduce you to the new kid on the block ...

Portable Multimedia Storage

Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2005 - 02:24 PM |
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The Novatronn iamm NTD-35 is a little different than the MP3 players you might be used to.  For one thing, it's based on a normal 3.5" HDD, so you can swap in a huge drive, if you feel so inclined.  This may take away from it's portability, as does the power plug, but it will play most movies, pictures and songs, and can hook up to a TV as well as a PC.

Source: 3DVelocity