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Out of nowhere, HP CEO has resigned. Quit. Left the company. Headed for other pastures. Late on a Friday, after most investors had headed out for the weekend, Hewlett-Packard quietly dropped a bomb that their CEO was no more. Effective immediately, CEO Mark Hurd no longer has his CEO title, and CEO Cathie Lesjak has been appointed interim CEO. The reason? Anytime there's a sudden departure, rather than a departure where the existing CEO helps bring on his or her replacement, it usually means scandal. And in this case, it's a scandal. HP has confirmed that there has been a claim of sexual harassment... Read more...
The One Laptop Per Child project is in kind of a muddle. Their "$100" laptop costs $188; not many ended up in the hands of children around the world they were supposed to help; and now the number two man, Walter Bender, who oversaw content and software for the OLPC has resigned. It's  not clear if it's the factor that drove the decision, but the true believers at OLPC are hardcore open-source software enthusiasts, and don't like the decision to run some form of Windows on the laptops instead of continuing to develop OLPC's  own software, called "Sugar." Officially, OLPC said it was streamlining... Read more...
Don't get your hopes up; it's not Universal Music or even EMI.  It's a small label  from Germany, and it's already folded. Nonetheless, a few days ago Dependent records’ CEO Stefan Herwig decided to upload all the albums from his label -which mainly features aggrotech, electro-industrial and futurepop artists- onto The Pirate Bay.In the description on the torrent download page Herwig writes: “I closed down my record label Dependent Records for good. But since I want my music to be heard by the people out there, everything I have ever published is now available on The Pirate Bay,” stressing... Read more...
Sales of consumer electronics in the United States are expected to reach $155 billion dollars for 2007, up from $145 billion in 2006. That's larger than the Gross Domestic Product of Singapore, but not quite the whole output of goods and services of Ireland. Behind the strong performance was surging sales of digital consumer electronics such as flat-panel televisions. Those same products will propel the industry in 2007, says the CEA. The TV industry alone is predicted to be worth US$26 billion as shipments of LCD (liquid crystal display) and PDP (plasma display panel) sets reach... Read more...
The world of doing your word processing on the 'net is officially here, no doubt about it. But how do developers make the programs that people are using these days? While the traditional CD or DVD based (or even large download) software is often written with some variant of the tried and true C programming language, this approach may not be the most suitable to bringing web-based applications to life. So what did Buzzword developer, Virtual Ubiquity, chose? Flash of course. Adobe themselves have been expanding into web-based apps, and it so it would seem very likely that future versions of... Read more...
The guys at NGOHQ took some time with ATI's X1800 to see what this card could do in the overclocking arena.  What they found was the X1800 was quite the little overclocker indeed.  Utilizing ATITOOL, this experiment yielded impressive results, all without any physical modifications required.  This is a brief write up that didn't include any benchmark comparisons.  However. the focus here was on the overclocking process, and overclock the X1800 did. "ATi has finally made the leap and given overclockers a reason to celebrate.... Read more...