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Revolutions are talked about frequently, but in honesty, not too many revolutions come about. It takes something truly outstanding, truly innovative to be considered a "revolution" in our book. The original iPhone was revolutionary, but every model since has simply been evolutionary. But Corning's vision of the future, if it all works out, will actually be revolutionary. What's notable is that even though Corning is focused on the glass aspect, they must also be infatuated with multi-touch. Also every instance of "the future" relies on touch or touch screens. The issue is that keeping a public use touch panel clean and clear isn't an easy task, so there will definitely be challenges. But even... Read more...
Of course you'd love to know what that Google engineer makes. But the idea behind Glassdoor, a startup which launched in public beta on Wednesday at 12:01 AM EDT, is more than just that. In addition, the site wants you to review your company, and let people know just what you really think about your CEO, your workplace atmosphere, its politics - and your salary. Anonymously, and free, of course.Founded by veterans of Microsoft and Expedia (Rich Barton, the CEO of real estate site Zillow, is non-executive chairman) Glassdoor has a fairly simple goal: Make salary and workplace-quality information (the kind of stuff you'd love to have when you're interviewing for a new job) as public as possible.It's... Read more...
Corning Inc, the inventors of low-loss optical fiber wire in the 1970s, have devised a way to use nanostructures to allow fiber-optic cable to be bent around tight corners without loss of signal. This opens up the way for high speed fiber service to be made available to millions of customers in such places as apartment buildings and condominiums where incoming lines must be snaked through all sorts of walls to deliver service. More than 1 percent of North American homes are now directly connected to fiber, but many of them are single-family dwellings, Render said. "There obviously are a large number of people that live in multi-tenant buildings, and improvements in the... Read more...
There's an evil security flaw in many Windows-based computers that exploits code related to animated cursors. It's bad enough that Microsoft is releasing a security patch ahead of its regular release date. The exploit is particularly easy to unwittingly pick up, so you should get the patch right away. Security firm F-Secure said attacks using the flaw related to cursor animation files used by Windows intensified over the weekend, with the majority tracing back to different Chinese hacker groups. It said most of the activity around the so-called ANI exploit has been via dozens of malicious Web sites but warned that on Sunday the first... Read more...
This one might bring a whole new meaning to one of my favorite discs of all time, Jimi Hendrix's "Smash Hits"... "Information on the glass CD is read by laser. Because existing plastic CDs are not completely transparent, information on them cannot be read perfectly. They are also susceptible to bending or warping if left in sunlight or humid areas, which leads to sound distortion. As glass CDs are completely transparent, information on them can be read perfectly, improving sound quality. They are not affected by heat or humidity and remain in perfect condition forever." Yeah, except when my 6 year-old decides she's going to play frisbee with that sucker.  Then it's... Read more...
   Elsa's Erazor III & Revelator 3D Eye Glasses ! A Dynamic Duo! (Benchmarks)     Well, needless to say, we did put the Erazor III through its paces. Overall we expected to see a bit of a hit in various framerates due to the Erazor III's lower clock frequencies. What we discovered was a little surprising. Check it out.... Our Test System  Full Tower ATX Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium3 -450 Overclocked to 558 MHz. SY-6BA+III Motherboard, 64MB of PC100 CAS2 RAM, IBM Deskstar 10GXP 10GB 7200 RPM EIDE UDMA Hard Drive, Elsa Erazor III, Toshiba SDM1202 3rd. Gen. 4.8X DVD/32X CDROM, Win 98, DirectX 6.1, Elsa Display Driver Version 1.0100-0012 Erazor III Tested @ 140 MHz. Core... Read more...
   Elsa's Erazor III & Revelator 3D Eye Glasses ! A Dynamic Duo! Click for larger image     What's better than a hot new TNT2 based AGP card? How about a TNT2 based AGP video card bundled with 3D Stereo Eye Glasses? We recently received Elsa's new Erazor III TNT2, 32MB AGP card and it came with a nice surprise, The Revelator 3D Stereo Shutter Eye Glasses. The market first saw 3D Stereo Glasses with the early days of the Voodoo2. Since then, things have improve dramatically with increased resolutions and refresh rates. In addition, this 3D Accelerator / Shutter Glasses Bundle is supercharged with the power of the Nvidia TNT2 Graphics Processor. Coupled with the TNT2, the... Read more...
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