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Eric Kim really loves TV. If he ever decides to step down as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Digital Home Group, he might have a future as a game show host. At least he had fun channeling one as he donned a bright red jacket and asked panelists some media-based trivia questions to prove a point during his keynote address at IDF... IDF Day 2: Eric Kim: "We Love TV" ... Read more...
Eric Kim really loves TV. If he ever decides to step down as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Digital Home Group, he might have a future as a game show host. At least he had fun channeling one as he donned a bright red jacket and asked panelists some media-based trivia questions to prove a point:    Question #1: What percentage of 2008 Superbowl viewers used a notebook or cellphone to surf the Internet while watching the game? Question #2: How many viewers cast votes in this year's American Idol finale? Question #3: How many buttons were on the first wireless... Read more...
Bournemouth, England is getting a big upgrade on their Internet infrastructure. It's the first town in the UK to get a certain kind of fiber-optic service, with speeds up to 100Mbps. Of course fiber-optic Internet service isn't really news. It's the method of running the cable to everybody's home that has people talking. H2O Networks limited is running the cable through the sewerage system. H2O has been offering the underground network to businesses and universities around the UK for several years and plans to create a nationwide network for consumers over the next few years.It is also cheaper... Read more...
After spouting some rather harsh words about Intel, it seems that NVIDIA is not ceasing its vocal rampage against the competition.  This time the target is AMD and more specifically their graphics subsidiary, ATI. Recent comments by NVIDIA speak for themselves: "The UK is the only place in the world where anyone talks about AMD or ATI".  To prove his point, [NVIDIA’s Roy] Taylor went as far as showing us a graph representing the entire market for GPUs last year, both discreet and integrated.  Astonishingly, ATI did not feature at all. Where was ATI among the 366 million graphics... Read more...
Yes, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Prize winner and internationally known humanitarian, is a fan of free music. Don't read that to mean he supports illegally downloading music, however.Tutu has become involved with SOS Records, a label that plans to let users decide which acts it signs. Tutu was in New York on Tuesday to help launch the label's site, which will offer open MP3s free of charge.In a telephone interview with CNET News.com, Tutu, famous for helping to end forced segregation of blacks in his home country of South Africa, said that after hearing about the idea from SOS Records' CEO... Read more...
How many of you reading this got started in computing because of the good old Commodore 64?  Considering our demographic, I'd bet a whole lot of you spent many a sleepless night parked in front of that unassuming brown and grey contraption grinding your way through Impossible Mission or experimenting with some BASIC programming. Well, can you believe that awesome little machine is about to celebrate its 25th birthday?  To commemorate the milestone, CNN has a story posted with plenty of great information, including videos, pictures, and current collections.  Here's a snip from... Read more...
When most people think about revenge on the Internet, they might think of signing someone up for unwanted e-mails or even changing passwords to various accounts.  If one really wanted to get spiteful they could try adding a Wikipedia entry, writing nasty a nasty blog, or the ever-so-popular removing someone from your MySpace friends list.Pilar Stofega of Connecticut had a much more devious plan in mind when she decided to take revenge on her ex-boyfriend:“Waterford police say she created phony profiles of the former boyfriend's current wife on some adult Web sites that included the wife's... Read more...
A new worm has been unleashed that has the capability of deleting MP3 files. Known as the Deletemusic worm, it uses removable devices as a vector. Once the infected device gets accessed, the worm starts its work. It first multiplies onto all drives and is executed when Windows fires up. “‘With so many people relying on their PCs to store their digital music, rather than physical CDs, a worm capable of deleting an entire MP3 collection could leave someone thousands of pounds out of pocket,’ said Orla Cox, Security Operations Manager, Symantec Security Response. ‘We would recommend all users with... Read more...
Bonnie Australian lass, Tamara Broome, met an American lad on World Of Warcraft, the current king of MMOs.  So what’s the big problem?  One of them is a minor!  No, I don’t mean their primary or secondary tradeskills in WoW!!  Minor with an “o” not the kind who complains about the lack of gold veins near Goldshire.  In a strange twist, it’s not an older male trying to take advantage of a juvenile female.  Tamara is said to be 31, and the boy is now 17 currently, but was 16 when they met online.After learning about the boy’s desire to move to Australia to be with his online sweety, the parents immediately... Read more...
Dell became the darling of the Open Source crowd -temporarily- by announcing an option to purchase computers loaded with the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Windows. Things are getting ugly over there again on the news that Dell has decided to offer a version of Linux (there are many)supplied by a partnership of Microsoft and Novell. It's not enough that you're not required to purchase the Microsoft/Novell version; Linux fans are so consumed with hate for Microsoft that they don't even want it to be offered.  Recently, Linux supporters swarmed Dell after the company put... Read more...
Wired.com has all the proof you'll need to convince your prospective partner that you'll be a good lover. <insert your own joystick joke here> "I've read recently that geeks make better lovers because they are so unaccustomed to romance that they will do anything for their mates. Also because geeks don't have the social skills to cheat (wanna bet?). Yeah, ha ha, let's chuckle at the stereotypes. Might as well add that geeks won't waste valuable relationship time watching football. Or that geeks are clueless and fashion-impaired and have the social skills of a bowl of fruit. But you... Read more...
The Wii controller is sweeping the nation, while a portion of the nation is sweeping up the glass from broken things when you accidentally let go of it. But how do they work? Scienceline explains the advances in accelerometer technology, and how the Wii controller made them work for fun. The accelerometers used in the Nintendo controller are thinner than a penny, small enough to fit twelve on a postage stamp, and sell for under $6 a piece. They can accurately measure forces more than three times stronger than the pull of gravity in three directions - up and down, side to side, and forward and back.... Read more...
The reason spammers send out all those e-mails that no one in their right mind will respond to is that it's essentially free to do so. If one person in a billion sends them dough, they're golden. But e-mail advertisers would tailor their messages more closely to their prospective customers if you told them about yourself and agreed to look at their advertisements - for a price. MIT's Technology Review explains the new internet forwarding services like "boxbe" that filter out the Nigerian Viagra Lottery Stock Tips, and pay you to look at what's left.... Read more...
Hey everyone. As promised, the F.E.A.R. single player demo has arrived. You can download the 645MB demo from Filerush, 3D Gamers, FileShack, and FilePlanet. Pretty much any site with the word "file" in it. I'll post my impressions later on. Until then, please enjoy the news. OCZ PC2-6400 Gold Series @ Bytesector "Today, I will be taking a look at their second-best DDR2-800 memory modules, also known as their Gold Series. While these modules sport a nice 800MHz module speed, the latency timings take away from the potential performance for 800MHz modules. Regardless of the timings,... Read more...