Smile at a Mac user

Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2006 - 12:27 PM |
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On this day of the 286, CNet reports 26 Mac OS flaws have just been fixed, including remote code execution vulnerabilites.  Add to that the Macbook Pro issues [H] links to, and it's not a good day to be a Mac fanatic.

Stop laughing! It IS a real mouse

Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2006 - 04:23 PM |
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In the search for a better mouse, many odd shapes and designs have been considered, in the hopes of banishing RSS and carpal back to the tennis courts and assembly lines, where they belong.  Extremetech will not give up until they find the newest mouse, in this case the "Zero Tension Mouse" which looks like ...
well ... umm....
Go look for yourself, I'm not going to say it.

Source: Extremetech

Intel Announces NOR Flash Memory Products for Emerging Low-Cost Handset Segment

Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2006 - 02:07 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2006 —
Intel Corporation
today introduced its first NOR flash memory products
aimed at the emerging low-cost cell phone segment. The new products
have a new pin sharing package to minimize pin count and are configured
to work with low-cost, single-chip baseband and RF solutions from
leading chipset suppliers.

A super way to re-encode your day

Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2006 - 12:23 PM |
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To Linux users, ffmpeg is probably a program you have heard of, but not if you are a Windows user only.  That is all about to change, The Inquirer has spotted Super, a FOSS video converter able to change files from any one codec to another.  Check this out before you go nuts from re-encoding files 8 times before getting it in the format you want.

Source: The Inquirer

Previous Versions could save you, or catch you

Subject: General Tech | July 31, 2006 - 12:13 PM |
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Ars Technica looks at the new incarnation of Sahdow Copy that will likely ship with Vista.  Having 5 previous versions of files can be very handy, if you've mistakenly changed and saved a file, but it can also making getting rid of files difficult.  You will also have to be careful the backups don't bloat your hard drive to death.

Source: Ars Technica

Microsoft Flight Simulator X gets a little more real

Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 12:12 PM |
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Microsoft has partnered with Aero-News, a world wide real-time news service for aviation and aerospace.  Flight Sim X will be gorgeous already, but this partnership raises the possiblity of real time weather and other new and unique features.

The Quadfather gives a press conference

Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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An ATI VP gave a ten minute presentation on what the ATI-AMD merger will mean to consumers.  Head to [H]ard|OCP to find out what was said.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI CrossFire(TM) and Intel® CoreT 2 Extreme platforms now available

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:09 PM |
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MARKHAM, CANADA - July 27, 2006 - 'Boundless gaming' comes home today as ATI
Technologies (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) announced that leading system
integrators and OEMs from around the world are bringing to market the
powerful combination of ATI's RadeonR X1900 CrossFireT multi-GPU graphics
and the IntelR CoreT 2 Extreme processor.

Source: Email

NVIDIA® SLI(TM) SELECTED BY GLOBAL PC BUILDERS FOR INTEL® CORE(TM) 2 DUO LAUNCH

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:05 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 27, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that many of the world's leading system builders have elected to launch new enthusiast gaming Intel Core 2 Duo-based systems exclusively with NVIDIA SLI technology.

Source: NVIDIA

But who will take care of the tubes?

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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The Register was a fly on the wall at a meeting at ICANN where the USA has more or less given up control of that body in favour of more international control.  It will still be an almost exclusively English-speaking commitee, and it is yet to be seen if the decision will have any real impact on most peoples use of the internet.

Source: The Register