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Google’s search engine is the world’s most visited page. According to ComScore Inc., last month, Google furthered its lead over Yahoo and Microsoft in Internet searches to a new milestone: a majority market share. 50.7% of Internet searches done in the U.S. were done through Google, which is a gain of about 1% from the previous month. Yahoo and Microsoft’s pieces of the pie were 26.4% and 10.3% respectively. “The battle for online searches is closely followed by advertisers, who use it to judge where to buy ads. Mountain View, California-based Google is adding images, book excerpts, news and video to its search results to attract more users and create new space for advertisements.” 7.6 billion... Read more...
Microsoft has released a new DirectX redistributable package into the wild for virtually all versions of Windows, including Vista.  This is a DX9.0c update that's not going to show up on the Windows Update website, but it is an official release.  "This download provides the DirectX end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product.  The DirectX redist installation includes all the latest and previous released DirectX runtime. This includes the bi-monthly D3DX, XInput, and Managed DirectX components." This is not going to make your Vista framerates jump all that much, if at all, but with the relative immaturity of Vista and graphics drivers for Vista,... Read more...
Congress is considering two pieces of legislation to counter the rise of botnets, denial of service attacks, and spyware like keyloggers. And they're finally taking an approach to Cyber-crime that reflects the seriousness of the crimes; they're bringing it under the umbrella of the RICO act, which was originally intended to attack real-world gangsters.  You can't hide in Second Life from the long arm of the law any longer. And with a proposed five year prison sentence for such crimes, cyber-criminals might become at least half as frightened of the Justice Department as they are of the RIAA. "You're looking at a new species of criminal conduct," says Roma Theus, a white-collar crime... Read more...
Google released their "Google Gears" open source tools to software programmers yesterday . It's a handy virtual widget that allows users to work on web-based applications when they are off-line. Web-based applications that handle e-mail, news, and process information like spreadsheets and text documents can be altered or generated anytime, and then updated automatically when you return to the web. It's in direct opposition to Microsoft's vision of two sets of tools for online and offline functions. Google has been among the most enthusiastic proponents of this new computing model, and its executives say it will help usher in faster innovation because many Web applications can... Read more...
Steve Jobs wowed everybody with a demonstration of his multitouch screen iPhone. The little buttonless screen appeals to the touchy-feely instinct in all of us. You can't call anyone with it, but Microsoft's "Surface" multitouch tabletop PC takes the whole concept to an enormous other level. On Tuesday, Microsoft took the wraps off "Milan", five years in the making and the first in what the company hopes will be a long line of "surface computers". The Microsoft tabletop PC, called "Surface", for which Microsoft has created both the hardware and software, offers shades of the technology seen in the sci-fi thriller Minority Report. The whole unit is controlled entirely through touch — there's... Read more...
This Memorial Day weekend, if you're really looking  put the spread on for family and friends,  you might want to bring out the  heavy artillery -  The Infrared Gas Grill. Fire in the hole! "Infrared is really hot," said Leslie Wheeler, a spokeswoman for the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, an industry group in Arlington, Va. "They're great for searing and then either you turn it down or move over to another burner for cooking." The grills are still powered by propane and have traditional gas burners that heat mostly by convection — or hot air. But they also can cook foods with radiant heat generated by one or more infrared burners. (Infrared falls between visible light... Read more...
Just in case you're the type of reader who likes to jump right down to the news, we wanted to let you all know that we've just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features, aesthetics, installation, and overall design of Antec's Nine Hundred Gaming Chassis. If you're unfamiliar with the Nine Hundred, it features an innovative open-mesh design, along with numerous speed-controlled fans, and a "Big Boy" 200mm blowhole.  As you'll see, the Antec Nine Hundred is not your typical mid-tower.  Click the link blow to check it out: Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Chassis... Read more...
Heat as you all know is one of the main enemies of the PC and its many components.  Just visit any PC Hardware-related site out there today and you will find whole sections devoted to heatsinks, coolers, etc., the sole goal of which is to cool down the ever growing number of heat producing components in a typical PC.  Motherboard manufacturers have also jumped into the fray, providing their own customized cooling solutions, ranging from passive heatsinks linking the CPU, NorthBridge, and SouthBridge to the oversized Turbo coolers than we found on the Gigabyte G1-Turbo a few months back.  However, all of these cooling tools are put to work within the chassis.  Airflow within the... Read more...
Vigor Gaming Announces Family of Systems based on New R600 Radeon 2900 XT Card CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (May 17, 2007) -- Vigor Gaming www.vigorgaming.com will introduce a family of gaming systems based on AMD/ATI's new R600 Radeon 2900 XT graphics card. The card will be incorporated into several of Vigor's gaming systems including the top-of-the-line Vigor Force Recon QX4 system, which is based on AMD’s Quad FX4 dual socket CPU platform. The new AMD/ATI card offers users a high-performance graphics solution at a lower price point ($399 MSRP) than competing cards without sacrificing performance. The AMD/ATI Radeon 2900 XT features 320 stream... Read more...
Will seeing the fear in the eyes of an Orc you're about to slaughter in World of Warcraft make you stay your hand? Probably not. Seeing the look of anger and raw fury might actually make the game more fun for countless millions. "Emotiv's technology represents a scientific breakthrough: it is the only brain computer interface solution that can detect and process both human conscious thoughts and non-conscious emotions, including those represented by brain activity patterns unique to a particular individual. Unlike earlier brain computer interfaces, which only detect a limited number of mental 'states' such as concentration (by identifying when the user is focusing on the screen), Emotiv can... Read more...
IT staffing is expected to be flat in 2007. Computerworld has a rundown of the five Mad Skillz an IT jobseeker should expect to be grilled about in their job interview: IT hiring figures are expected to dip slightly in the coming year, so you'll be getting a flood of résumés for every job opening you have. From those, hiring executives will pluck people with the strongest combination of technical and business skills. For instance, knowing how to help a call center agent navigate malfunctioning pop-up screens will no longer be enough. Instead, DHL and other big companies want tech support staffs to prioritize and understand why jumping on a problem quickly is a mission-critical must. Hot... Read more...
The case is long from settled, and there will likely be a littany of appeals and countersuits, but Alcatel-Lucent won the first round in their legal battle against Microsoft and has been awarded a $1.52B (that's Billion) settlement. "A U.S. federal jury found that Microsoft Corp. infringed audio patents held by Alcatel-Lucent and should pay $1.52 billion in damages, the No. 1 software maker said Thursday. Microsoft said it plans to first ask the trial judge to knock down the ruling and will appeal if necessary. It said the verdict is unsupported by the law and that it had already licensed the technology in question from Germany's Fraunhofer."... Read more...
VIA EPIA EN-Powered Ainkaboot Octimod Cluster Makes HPC Scalable and Affordable Energy efficient, ultra compact modular design provides high density parallel and supercomputing units that can grow with your organization Taipei, Taiwan, 19th February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that Ainkaboot, a London-based company designing cluster servers for high performance computing (HPC) and high availability computing, is shipping the first ultra compact Octimod MPC7-1500 cluster modules powered by VIA EPIA EN15000 mainboards. Based on the Beowulf concept of providing HPC using off-the-shelf hardware,... Read more...
Yahoo introduced their personal GUI builder Pipes, a short time ago. Is it "beatbox defjammin L337 kewl," or is it "Ted Stevens interwebs is a series of tubes Perry Como" cool? Read/WriteWeb has a look, and sees a lot of potential there. Perhaps today we are witnessing one of the most vivid examples of emergence - the remixing of the world wide web. The parts of the new web have crystallized - blogs, photos, video, audio, maps, RSS, social network profiles and even plain old HTML pages have formed an impressive network, that now can be mined and remixed. Mashups are really nothing new, the web has been a programmable oyster... Read more...
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