Knoppix to the rescue

Subject: General Tech | February 3, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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Extremetech has posted a guide on using the boot disk distros of Knoppix to aid in recovering a borked windows install.  Simply download the newest version of Knoppix, burn to a disk, and boot the troublesome PC using it.  The guide covers various ways to rescue yourself from data loss. 

"A bootable CD or DVD with Knoppix can be a lifesaver when your computer goes awry.

Source: Extremetech

Is Crackberry withdrawl inevitable?

Subject: General Tech | February 2, 2006 - 11:58 AM |
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CNET has gathered an FAQ on the Blackberry patent dispute for those trying to figure out if they will wake up one day to find the service dead.  If you have one, then you know the confusion this suit has caused.  If you don't have one, but know people who do ...

Mobile multifunction music maker

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2006 - 02:11 PM |
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The SonoWave Digital Media player is a WiFi device that will play back music from just about any source you can stream to it.  It's only major drawback is the amount of batteries it eats, just like old ghetto blasters, this guy wants 8 C batteries.  Heaf to 3dGameMan for the full review.

'This is not your standard boombox. Being able to play Internet Radio, MP3 and other audio formats

wirelessly sets it apart from many other devices.

Source: 3dGameMan

Internet Explorer discovers tabbed browsing

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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CNET has a story about, and a link to download, the newly released IE7 public beta.  Head straight to the page if you want to see what the new version can do ... the only requirement is that you must have WinXP with SP2 in order to use it, Win2K won't cut it.

"The program, still a work in progress, is available for download from the Internet Explorer

section of Microsoft's corporate Web site, the company said.

Tell us something we didn't know

Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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It looks like Vista won't be under anyone's Christmas tree this year, from what The Inquirer has learned.  The beta version that will come out this quarter to TechNet members will contain all the features of the planned commercial release, so the extra time before distributing to the public should let them iron out a few more bugs.

"As it stands Vista and Allchin will leave the Redmond Volehill about Christmas. Already that is a

bit late, as Microsoft had been talking about October or November.

Source: The Inquirer

BlueGears Stop Support for HDA X-Mystique and VR-Fidelity

Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2006 - 03:38 PM |
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It appears BlueGears has discontinued support for the HDA X-Mystique and the VR-Fidelity. The same post references a contact at a new company called Auzentech located in San Jose, CA.

AMD AND HP GENERATE MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR THE LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION

Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2006 - 11:53 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 30, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced that they have generated more than $2 million to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) through sales of the HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC, powered by AMD Turion(tm) 64 mobile technology. Thanks to the tremendous success of this initiative, availability of this one-of-a-kind notebook will be extended through June 2006.

Source: AMD
Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
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Introduction & Specs

Diamond Multimedia lets loose with an affordable sound card featuring Dolby Digital Live. We put it through games, subjective listening, and even CPU scaling to see how it stacks up to today's competition.

ABit will trade info for a chance at great schwag!

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2006 - 01:53 PM |
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Abit is hosting a survey on their website, and if you participate, you are entered to win some really good prizes.  Depending on how far you go in the survey, you can end up with more than just one chance to win, as well as letting you in on even bigger prizes.  There are daily draws, and the grand prize winners are announced on Feb 10th.

1000mW pointer of light

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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Well, maybe not quite that powerful, but the Spyder Series Portable lasers that MVKTECH has linked to are something else.  While they are quite expensive, you can do useful things with them, like burn holes in black garbage bags or melt plastic ... or use it as a pointer, I suppose.

"Wicked Lasers is proud to introduce the most unique and innovative portable lasers available in

the market.

Source: MVKTECH.NET