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There's fast, and then there's really, really fast. As lovers of the Internet, we love the latter. Kabel Deutschland agrees, as the cable operator has just announced an amazing achievement. Somehow, it has accomplished a new world record in transmission: 4.7Gbps. There has been a successful field test in cable network of the city of Schwerin, and the company is giving a tip of the hat to AARIS in helping it hit the rate over traditional TV cable. Back in 2010, KD already achieved a speed test peak of 1.17 Gbit/s in a field test in the cable network of the city of Hamburg. The maximum download speed... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced that a new, more affordable, wired 3D Vision kit will soon hit the market. The NVIDIA 3D Vision wired glasses will arrive with an MSRP of only $99 and allow compatible GeForce owners to enjoy the benefits of NVIDIA’s 3D technologies with a pair of active shutter glasses connected to a single USB port. Full details and other information regarding the release are posted in the PR below... NVIDIA Introduces New 3D Vision Wired Glasses for Only $99 New Wired Model Delivers Same Award-Wining 3D Vision Quality and Features with Sleek New Design, Making Full HD (1080p)... Read more...
Wired's public upload image viewer, which generates a page containing an image you upload under a Wired logo banner, was hacked to produce an official-looking page that seemed to indicate Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack (if you ignore all the grammar and spelling errors, that is). You'll recall that last year someone posted a fake story about a Steve Jobs heart attack on iReport, CNN's social news site. It's hard to believe anyone fell for this, based on how poorly the story was written: Steve Jobs in has had a cardiac arresta sombre mood surrounding sever of the Apple boardPaulo AltoAmbulenceSheesh.... Read more...
Wired has posted their list of annual Vaporware awards, and you'll never guess what tops the list yet again this year. Yes, you guessed it--Duke Nukem Forever. The 12-year (and counting) development cycle and subsequent leaks of screenshots, game footage, and what have you of DNF, has got to be one of the longest running jokes in the industry...this game can't possibly still be in development..."After some twelve (12!) years in development, we had given up all hope of ever seeing Duke Nukem Forever hit the shelves. We even held a high-level meeting in the Wired newsroom where we agreed to end the... Read more...
802.11n has taken forever to come to market - and it's still in Draft status, not even fully ratified.  Interoperability between chipsets is still a problem, as is the "bad neighbor" effect.  Yet the Burton Group today issued a report saying that businesses should plan on moving from gigabit LAN to wi-fi. In a report comparing gigabit Ethernet with the latest version of Wi-Fi, 802.11n, Burton Group suggests that companies should begin making plans for switching their local-area networks (LANs) from wired to wireless.The new 802.11n standard "will put pervasive mobility on the fast track,"... Read more...
Generation "Y" are about to deluge the IT world, and the IT world isn't ready for their informal attitude and reliance on technology intensive communication. Smart companies are figuring out that they better expect to serve the needs of their new employees, or the best will go work for their competitors: Richard Leyland, head of knowledge at Unwired, said that many firms had failed to realize that the next generation of job entrants will have very different requirements. "Kids now are so used to instant and informal communication... Read more...
Wired has posted their latest installment of their annual Vaporware awards for your viewing pleasure. In this industry, it is not uncommon to have a long list of unfulfilled promises from vendors to bring the greatest new products to market. From Microsoft Vista to a handful of highly anticipated software titles like the infamous Duke Nukem Forever, there are certainly a handful of widely known failures to execute. The ever-delayed debut of Microsoft's next version of Windows, Vista, is a long-running vaporware joke. It's been put off so many... Read more...
Hey everyone :) The mailbox isn't exactly overflowing with news, but we've got enough for a decent post. Well I'm off to gut some old machines for spare parts, so goodnight all! Dean Of Stanford Engineering School Elected To Intel's Board Of Directors SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that James D. Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, has been elected to Intel's board of directors. With Plummer's election, the Intel board now consists of nine independent directors and two directors who are executive officers of Intel (CEO Paul Otellini and Chairman... Read more...