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Everything gets automated eventually. At first, businesses strive for efficiency in workers, and then when the work becomes too boring and repetitive, they go all the way to having a machine of some sort do it. But that could never happen to writing software code, could it?  Charles Simonyi thinks it could, and his company Intentional Software is trying to do just that with its Domain Workbench. Simonyi's five-year-old startup, Intentional Software, is making software so smart that you can simply tell it what you want to do. Lay down a few basic parameters, and it will write its own code.... Read more...
Albatron’s Blue Ray Decoder Card brings HighDef Video and Windows Vista Performance Exciting low-profile VGA card with PureVideo HD reduces CPU utilization 60% during HD playback Albatron has recently announced the exciting new “Blue Ray Decoder Card” giving mainstream users a great alternative to Integrated Graphics. This low-profile VGA card can provide even the most basic systems with High Definition video playback including Blu-ray and HD-DVD.  This card also supports DirectX 10, boosting 3D graphics performance for the Windows... Read more...
Ivan Krstc is the director of security for the 'One Laptop Per Child Project', and in a speech at the AusCert 2007 conference recently he offered an interesting take on the underlying problem with desktop security: Everything does everything - and that's bad. "The No. 1 broken assumption of desktop security...is this very simple premise that all executing software should execute with the full permission that its user possesses," Krstic said. "There are a bunch of programs that ship with all major operating systems--including Linux, Mac OS and Windows--that can format your... Read more...
Well, the life of the pocket protected just got a little easier. Google has gone live with a search engine for computer code. Google is applying the same machine-driven techniques it uses to help consumers search the Web for text, images, video and books to help professional programmers as well as computer enthusiasts overcome stumbling blocks to writing code. Searchers can seek out specific programming terms or computer languages and dive deep into compressed code to locate specific features. Users also can narrow a search to find software code based on specific licensing requirements, which is... Read more...
In a rather stark claim, Analog Devices and Creative labs state that Realtek's high definition audio solutions do not render proper EAX and EAX2 effects correctly and in some cases not at all. Realtek audio solutions are quite popular among OEM motherbboard vendors as they provide low cost audio with reasonable results.  Dailytech teamed up with Analog Devices and Creative to confirm the lack of EAX extensions through various listening tests.  Competing HD audio solutions do not appear to have this problem and it is unclear if the DDL/DTS Connect solutions supported by C-Media based... Read more...
LostCircuits has an informative article on-line today that focuses on a number of popular audio and video encoding applications.  They pit a handful of Intel processors against similarly priced counterparts from AMD. If encoding performance is important to you, this article will likely be of interest. "Arguably, the biggest factor driving the computer industry is gaming. However, the home entertainment sector, especially encoding of audiovisual content, is becoming increasingly important as well. Ripping and editing software ranges from super-expensive... Read more...
I like both, but the net still comes first. Coffee is more of an internet aid really, just something to help you keep surfing. "A quarter of employees watch or listen to streaming media at least once a week from work, and 18 percent have downloaded and stored nonwork music, photos and video clips, according to a telephone-based survey sponsored by Websense Inc., which makes software that helps companies filter and monitor Internet use." And both are highly addictive.... Read more...
VIA Announces VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition Audio Codec, Delivering Premium Performance Audio for the PC Building on the acclaimed audio excellence of VIA's Vinyl Audio solutions, the VIA VT1708 Codec is designed the deliver the Warmth of Sound for media-centric PCs Taipei, Taiwan, 22 February 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition (HD) Audio Codec with premium quality and features for expanding PC audio requirements. The HD Audio standard realizes the next step... Read more...
Good afternoon folks. We just got a juicy tid-bit of information directly from NVIDIA that we wanted to let you all know about. It seems that the highly anticipated game Call of Duty 2 will be bundled with some popular graphics cards based on GeForce GPUs.  Here's the full scoop... NVIDIA GeForce graphic processing units (GPUs) have been selected by Activision as the preferred platform for Call of Duty 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Call of Duty which is the winner of over 80 "Game of the Year" awards. To enable gamers to experience Call of Duty 2 as it was truly intended, NVIDIA... Read more...
Hey gang, happy Friday to ya!  I'm still trying to shake a nasty bug and the NyQuil fog from last night.  So let me wish you a great weekend and start you off with the morning news.  Thanks for stopping bye! A.C.Ryan RyanPower2 450w Modular PSU @ Viper Lair: "Overall, the AC Ryan 450w modular power supply is an excellent unit. The only negative thing that I found about it is that there were not enough mini 4-pin connections for my setup. Aside from that, the voltage levels all stayed at proper levels, the modular cable system makes my case look a whole lot cleaner, and actually... Read more...
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