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After troubles that caused users to be unable to log in to the peer-to-peer VoIP service for up to two days over this weekend, it looks like Skype has ironed out their software issue.What exactly was the problem?  Other than knowing that it’s allegedly software related, Skype has been awfully tightlipped about the origin of the difficulty other than to say that they’d be releasing information today: “The company, a division of online auction company eBay Inc., said it would explain what caused the problem in more detail Monday.” The fact that they’re being so hush-hush about the issue might... Read more...
Piling on the cores is nothing new. Intel demonstrated an 80 core processor last year. But there's always been a problem. The computing power of multiple cores has been like a huge boat you built in your basement. You could go sailing, but it won't fit out the door. In multicore chips, the too-small door is getting on or off-chip access to memory through which all data must pass. Well, MIT spinoff Tilera is expected to present a 64 core processor at Stanford's "Hot Chips" symposium today, and instead of a skyscraper of cores stacked on top of a tiny lobby, it's laid out like a grid of city streets.... Read more...
Skype isn’t commenting just yet on the major outage that has befallen the service.  Since the trouble began, Skype has ceased allowing users to download the client while they iron out what is believed to be a software issue.The problem started late on the 15th, when both log-in and connectivity issues struck the Skype.  Current estimates are anywhere from 12-24 hours before complete restoration of all services. “In an update on its Heartbeat page last night, Skype said the outage was caused by a "software issue" and expects the problem "to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours."The company also said... Read more...
The phone/mp3 player created by the bright boys at Cupertino is still a few months shy of release, but sadly that doesn't stop people from poking holes in it. Perhaps a rephrase is in order, people with some agenda, say providing more back-up for an article they wrote here. Here's a snippet from the Inq: "APPLE FANBOYS have really been going for hack John C Dvorak after one of his sources in Cingular told him the iPhone's batteries lasted just 40 minutes. During Episode 93 of the spodcast this Week in Tech (TwiT)Dvorak said he received information from "a guy at Cingular who's testing the... Read more...
Today is the day we're all supposed to turn our clocks ahead for Daylight Saving's Time, and if you listened to some tech. analysts, today is also supposed to be riddled by widespread computer problems, locusts, wildfires, and all sorts of mayhem. "This is nice for after-dinner strolls and might even save some energy (which was Congress' motive), but the computing industry has had to scramble. Many people only recently realized the change would even impact computers. "This has been a little bit of a sleeper issue," said Brian Mulford,... Read more...
When eBay bought Skype a while back, I rushed out and picked up a few share of eBay because it just felt like a natural fit.  With Skype's ever-popular and amazing VOIP client technology taking off like a rocket, it just seemed like a total home-run for eBay to integrate that functionality into their goliath-sized online auction services, giving buyers and sellers an opportunity to speak directly regarding transactions and deals.  The stock made a nice run and I punched out quickly with a tidy gain on the smallish investment I made.   Now, Niklas Zennstroem, co-founder of... Read more...
All kinds of goodies are showing up at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. Ars technica takes a look at Nokia's improvement on their 770 Internet tablet, the N800. The most impressive new features for the N800 were the video streaming and GPS capabilities. Using a wireless router, the N800 was able to play video streamed from a PC and act as a remote control to control video played on another device. GPS functionality comes courtesy of the Nokia Navigation Kit, which has been available in Europe for a few months now. Developed by Navicore,... Read more...
Skype, which has popularized Web telephone calling, on Monday marked progress in extending its low-cost calling services beyond computers to new types of phones. At the Consumer Electronics Show here, Skype, a unit of online auctioneer eBay Inc., said it was introducing 12 new phones and related phone accessories in conjunction with telecommunications equipment suppliers. The models include a dual-mode phone from Netgear Inc., the SPH200D, which enables users to place and receive both traditional phone calls and Skype Internet calls from a single cordless handset. The device connects both to a... Read more...
Microsoft has decided to go viral with their marketing approach for their Zune portable media player, and the results are ... interesting. Nothing says entertainment like a bag of eyeballs screaming at an ambulatory penis through an empty eyesocket while holding back a fart. The guys at Microsoft have really lost it with this advertisement for the Microsoft Zune. It's the perfect piece of video for early New Year's Day. I feel exactly like a bag of eyeballs right now. Happy New Year!... Read more...
TeleSky and 60 SkypeOut Minutes Now Available With Purchase of Two New ASUS Motherboards Taipei, Taiwan, - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today announced that the ASUS TeleSkyTM telecom adaptor will now be included in the package of the M2N/TeleSkyTM and P5B/TeleSkyTM motherboards. The TeleSkyTM telecom adaptor converts ordinary house phones into multi-functional SkypeTM phones. It is a highly integrated application for traditional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) and Skype VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) calls. The Skype VoIP system enables users... Read more...
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that the Broadcom(R) Wi-Fi(R) phone platform now supports Skype(TM) software and will be available to consumers in new Wi-Fi phone handsets from Buffalo. In the past, Skype users needed a PC to make Skype calls. Now, with the availability of wireless Internet phones, users can make calls at open Wi-Fi access points all over the world without being tied to a PC. "A Wi-Fi phone is more flexible and useful than a traditional analog phone... Read more...
The Inquirer's ever controversial Faud is reporting that it wouldn't be very risky for NVIDIA to produce the upcoming G80 GPU at 80nm because the shrink can be done at the fab and not in the chip development stage. Regardless of NVIDIA's reasons, launching G80 at 90nm and later tweaking and moving to 80nm gets NVIDIA their typically faster "refresh" product, while their engineers can focus on the next gen. "When you go to 80 nanometre you have to design your logic and even the floor plan at 90 nanometre and all you have to... Read more...
SteamCast Networks, creator of the Morpheus file-swapping software, has filed a lawsuit naming Kazaa, Skype Technologies and its founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, among others, as defendants. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, claims that StreamCast owns the technology underlying Internet calling provider Skype. Zennstrom and Friis are also the developers behind file-swapping software Kazaa. StreamCast and Kazaa have argued in the past over software licensing fees.... Read more...
Epox EP-9NPA+ SLI Motherboard @ pcstats.com: "The Epox 9NPA+ SLI supports any current and future socket 939 AMD Athlon64 processor and is based on the Nvidia nForce4 SLI chipset with support for up to 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory. The Epox EP-9NPA+SLI motherboard adds on to this capability with an on board PCI Express-based Silicon Image SiI3132 Serial ATA II controller. The SIS SiI3132 supports two additional Serial ATA II channels, and thanks to port multiplier capabilities it can accommodate up to 30 SATA HDDs (fifteen on each port) with an appropriate port-multiplier device." Saitek Eclipse... Read more...
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