Good News for DIY Builders Look at Win64

Subject: General Tech | May 27, 2005 - 10:33 AM |
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This may have been posted before, but I think it is worth another mention.  It looks Microsoft has changed its mind and will now allow users who merely built their systems to get the free upgrade to Windows x64 as well. 

BETA NEWS reported yesterday that Microsoft has tweaked its upgrade programme and has now entered a world closer to reality.

According to the site, Microsoft will now give users an upgrade to the 64-bit version whether or not they bought or built their PC.

Source: The Inquirer

Intel Delivers New Features For Home And Office PCs

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2005 - 09:09 PM |
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SANTA CLARA , Calif. , May 26, 2005 — Intel Corporation today unveiled two new platforms for home and office PCs. The new platforms, which combine key hardware and software technologies, are designed to provide consumers the ability to do more with their digital content simultaneously, and better allow businesses to enhance PC security, system management and collaboration capabilities.

IPod Plug-In Sets Music Free

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2005 - 10:00 AM |
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Good news for IPod owners today, Wired News reports of a new plugin that allows IPod users to bypass ITunes and manage their music collection with Winamp instead.

The plug-in, called ml_iPod, allows iPod users to bypass iTunes and manage music collections in Winamp instead. The iPod is supposed to work with iTunes only. A new version of the software was released Monday.

Source: Wired News

Alcatel And Intel Collaborate On AdvancedTCA® Platforms

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2005 - 06:08 AM |
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PARIS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2005 — Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Intel Corporation today announced that they have signed an agreement to improve time to market of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture® (or AdvancedTCA) platforms for mobile service providers. Both companies will further work together on the design and development of AdvancedTCA subsystem building blocks to increase standardization and component interoperability across the mobile telecommunications industry.

AMD Releases "Pacifica" Specification For AMD64 Technology

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2005 - 06:06 AM |
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NEW YORK -- May 25, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the general availability of the full specification of its virtualization technology, 'Pacifica,' at the LinuxWorld Summit. 'Pacifica' is designed to enhance 64-bit client and server virtualization technologies for x86-based servers, workstations, desktops and mobile computers.

Source: AMD

Pat Gelsinger To Head Digital Enterprise Group

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 09:22 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that Abhi Talwalkar, co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, is leaving Intel to pursue another opportunity. Senior Vice President Pat Gelsinger, who was appointed co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group when it was formed in January, will assume sole responsibility for the group.

Get Your E3 Coverage in HD

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 05:51 PM |
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If you want to see all of what happened at E3 this year, head on over to FileShack to see it all in video format.  If you are a subscriber, then you can get all these files in HD format as well!

FileShack is proud to bring FileShack members E3 2005 coverage from the Expo in L.A.! FileShack is the only site in the world bringing you true High definition resolution videos from E3 so you can check out all the latest games in amazing high resolution.

Source: General

FIA/AMD Formula One Survey 2005

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 01:00 PM |
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Monaco -- May 20, 2005 --At the beginning of 2005, the FIA initiated a consultation on the future of Formula One. A timetable for the consultation has since been published with an open invitation to all of the stakeholders to participate.

The FIA has always considered the fans of Formula One to be an essential part of this process. As a result, the FIA, backed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., (NYSE: AMD) a global technology leader, is launching a new survey to gauge public opinion and to help shape the future of the sport.

Source: AMD

MonsterGecko PistolMouse FPS

Subject: General Tech | May 21, 2005 - 10:32 PM |
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Whether it's shooting demons, terrorists or spreadsheets you will feel right at home using the MonsterGecko PistolMouse FPS


MonsterGecko - an over-grown lizard or manufacturer of innovative Gaming Controllers?  If you hazard a guess at the latter you'd be on the mark.
Source: HotHardware

AMD And HP Team With Lance Armstrong Foundation

Subject: General Tech | May 20, 2005 - 04:40 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 20, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced a joint initiative to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation™ (LAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with cancer live strong.

AMD and HP, working closely with the LAF, have developed the HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC, a one-of-a-kind consumer PC that bears the LIVESTRONG™ message and a reproduction of Lance Armstrong's autograph.

Source: AMD