Teen Scientists And Inventors From Around The World Awarded $3 Million In Scholarships And Prizes

Subject: General Tech | May 14, 2005 - 07:13 AM |
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PHOENIX, May 13, 2005 — Projects on a navigational system for the blind, possible discovery of an ancient coastline on Mars and a lower-cost technology to analyze compounds used to protect against disease were the student projects that won top awards today at the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Xbox 360 Launches

Subject: General Tech | May 13, 2005 - 11:36 AM |
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Sure, the product won't be available until sometime in November, and yes, the 30 minutes special on MTV last night just sucked, but there is still a lot of good information circulating on the new Xbox console this morning. 


My personal favorite so far is this article titled Xbox 360 Dissected that attempts to look at the Xbox from a hardware perspective.  They go into some rumor mill detail on the processor and GPU (from ATI) and go over some of the new features and technology used in it.&

AMD Uses The Force At The Intergalactic Premiere Of 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge Of The Sith'

Subject: General Tech | May 10, 2005 - 06:12 AM |
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LONDON, ENGLAND -- May 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that in addition to being the computer processing force behind the making of Star Wars: Episode III, it is also the technology sponsor of the Star Wars: Episode III 'Celebration Day' event taking place Monday, May 16 in London's Leicester Square.

Source: AMD

A new forum at PC Perspective!

Subject: General Tech | May 7, 2005 - 05:12 PM |
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We have a new forum we just went live with today. It's called Spyware, Trojans, and Viruses. This forum is meant to bring you the latest in how to rid your system (as well as it protect it from) all the nasty spyware and other junk running rampant on the WWW. We have assembled a team of mods who really know their stuff and will be able to help you with almost any issue.

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Sixty Schools Named Finalists For Intel And Scholastic Schools Of Distinction Awards

Subject: General Tech | May 6, 2005 - 06:25 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 5, 2005 - Today 60 schools will be named finalists for the Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards. The schools will compete for $230,000 in grants from the Intel Foundation and additional prizes from sponsoring companies to be presented at an awards ceremony this October.

Sprint And Intel To Explore WiMAX Broadband Technologies

Subject: General Tech | May 6, 2005 - 06:24 AM |
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Overland Park, Kan. and Santa Clara, Calif. - May 5, 2005. Sprint (NYSE: FON) and Intel Corporation today announced an agreement to engage in joint efforts to advance the development of IEEE standards-based 802.16e WiMAX mobile technology, which can provide high capacity wireless broadband coverage and services throughout metro areas and an enriched multimedia user experience.

Looking to Buy Windows XP x64 Edition?

Subject: General Tech | May 5, 2005 - 11:02 AM |
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It looks like at least one online vendor has started selling Windows XP Professional x64 Edition in OEM format.  The price is $142, but you have buy a piece of hardware with it to make it "legit."  They even have a $1.99 keyboard as an option!

Notes: (1) You have three ways to qualify to purchase this OEM product: (a) Buy them in multiple of three. (b) Buy it with any hardware. Yes, ANY hardware. You can be creative here.

Source: The Inquirer

Forum changes Complete

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2005 - 10:38 PM |
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Looks like the changes we made took far less time than was anticipated. The forums are back and the changes are complete. Please refer to the following forum announcement for details on what has changed.

Scheduled Forum Down Time

Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2005 - 01:30 PM |
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We are going through yet another set of changes to our forums. We will be creating a new forum that we hope will benefit all. Work has already begun on this new forum and will have tons of useful information so keep an eye out for it!

We will also be moving some forums around and combining others. Another announcement will follow this one when all the changes are done.

In order to do some of the changes we need to do, we will be forced to close the forums down.

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Xbox 360 is Backwards Compatible

Subject: General Tech | April 27, 2005 - 10:45 AM |
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It looks like the new Xbox 360 will be able to play the last generations Xbox games, a trend started by the PS2 console.  I can't imagine how this would be really difficult though as the Xbox consoles are so close to a PC in their technology.

Xbox Live is an online gaming service that works across both the current Xbox system and the future Xbox 2. You will be able to play online and compete against others across both consoles.

Source: The Inquirer