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Subject: General Tech | December 13, 2005 - 11:35 AM |
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According to CNet, a UK based security company has discovered a way to send sensitive emails, that delete themselves after a certain amount of time.  If, like me, you have a boss who's Exchange mailbox file is over 3 Gigs, I can think of another use for it too!

"Staellium UK said its StealthText service will allow business executives dealing with sensitive

information to send texts that will delete themselves from the recipient's mobile phone soon after

the person has r

Get some late night gaming done, quietly

Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2005 - 01:08 PM |
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Unless you live alone in an isolated area, you have probably had someone yell at you to put on your headphones during an artillery barrage in BF2 or a similar game.  Well, if you've bought a good sound system so that you can feel the bass, and hear the guy sneaking up on your 6, that can be kind of annoying.  The solution is to find a set of headphones that sound as good as your 5.1 speakers, and CoolTechZone may have found a pair that fit that description, the Shure E3g Gaming Earphones

Source: CoolTechZone

Intel Chairman Urges U.S. To Address Healthcare For Aging Society Through Technology Innovation

Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2005 - 12:55 PM |
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 12, 2005 — Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett today urged U.S.

It's time to wax nostalgic again

Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2005 - 11:51 AM |
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The Inquirer starts off the "Looking back at 2005" season with an article on Intel's fairly lackluster year.  While AMD has been pumping out dual cores and new pinouts, it feels like Intel didn't do too much in the retail market.  It may not last for long, next year the effects from the sale of Spansion by AMD, and the death of Intel's Itanium could indicate big changes for 2006.

CHIP FIRM Intel began this year as it meant to endian it, in a blizzard of confusing chip numbers

that no-one could make sense of while it trod water and hoped AMD didn't gain too much market

Source: The Inquirer

Great Charity Auction at HardOCP

Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2005 - 10:42 PM |
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HardOCP is setting up to have a hell of a charity auction.  How does a system full of an "unreleased" Athlon 64 FX processor, dual 7800 GTX video cards, 700 GB of storage, 2 GB of Corsair memory and Koolance water cooling system!  Holy heck!  And best of all, it all goes to a good cause -- the Penny Arcade Child's Play auction.

Just to make sure you are not getting "my old junk" when it ships, AMD, BFGTech, and Falcon Northwest have stepp

Source: [H]ard|OCP

If you liked Silent Storm ...

Subject: General Tech | December 9, 2005 - 01:37 PM |
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you will love Nival's newest game, done in concert with CDV.  Hammer and Sickle isn't really a sequel to SS or Sentinels, but the style of play, the character progression and the fact that you can blow a hole through just about anything will be very familiar.  Read the full review at Think Computers to get an idea what to expect.


'Lately, the theme of a lot of games has been World War II. Most of them have been first person

shooters.

FireFlaw discovered

Subject: General Tech | December 9, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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According to the CNet article here, FireFox 1.5 just had it's first flaw discovered.  The good news is that simply deleting the history.dat will get you back up and running, if you do happen to fall victim.  By the way, you usually find it under Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile name].default.


"The latest Firefox flaw exists in the history.dat file, which stores information from Web s

Intel Fourth-Quarter Business Consistent With Expectations

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2005 - 06:31 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2005 — Intel Corporation expects revenue for the fourth quarter to be between $10.4 billion and $10.6 billion, as compared to the previous range of $10.2 billion to $10.8 billion.


The fourth-quarter gross margin percentage expectation has been narrowed to 63 percent, plus or minus a point, and is expected to be slightly above the midpoint of the new range. The previous expectation was 63 percent, plus or minus a couple of points.

Give your mouse a new pad

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2005 - 06:15 PM |
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QPAD is a new company that provides high quality mousepads with gamers needs in mind.  Head to HardwareXL and see if the Lowsense series of pads can provide the perfect surface for your beloved high DPI mouse.

'…QPAD is based in Sweden and probably better know among gamers. My first impression of QPAD is

that its a young and creative company that knows how to cater to every hardcore gamers needs.

Source: HardwareXL

If ya can't win 'em, buy 'em.

Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2005 - 11:54 AM |
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Christmas is a time for giving ...

Source: Firing Squad