Monday, September 05, 2005

Silicon Valley offers help for Katrina relief

The tech community helps in rebuilding the gulf coast.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Chewing Gum Makes You Think Better

"Research has shown that chewing does indeed increase our ability to concentrate and to retain what we've learned. In fact, studies indicate that, for both kids and adults, mental tasks are completed up to 20% more effectively when we chew gum." Thanks to Lifehack.org for finding this.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Half of Canadian students use pirated software

Nearly half of Canadian students admit to using pirated software, even though the bulk also agree that the practice is unethical, a new industry survey indicated Monday.

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Google's Instant Messenger coming soon

Google is expected to announce the acquisition of Meetroduction popularly known for Meetro, location-aware social networking software.

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Yahoo Search Doubles Google's Search Index

Yahoo said Monday that its online search engine index now spans more than 20 billion Web documents and images, nearly double the material scanned by rival Google Inc.

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Mac 101

Mac 101

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Check this out if you are thinking about buying any Apple product

This guide has saved me money and heartache many times. It tells you how long it's been since an Apple product has been updated. This helps you decide to buy something now, or maybe wait a few weeks for the new model.

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John C. Dvorak says shrink-wrapped OS X coming.

"Dvorak: Steve Jobs eventually intends for Apple's Mac OS X to run on any x86 PC." He says it is all a plot to overthrow Vista.

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GTA: San Andreas Releases patch to remove "Hot coffee"

As expected, patches are now available for the US, EU, AUS and DE editions of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updating the game to v1.01. The update removes the controversial Hot Coffee content, adds 720p and 1080i resolution suport and fixes several game bugs.

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Video of AMD processor running OS X x86!

Incredible progress has been made trying to port OS X on non-Mac hardware...just check out this video.

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Homestar Runner Wiki

"The Homestar Runner knowledge base that anyone can edit."
If you like homestarrunner.com check out their wiki website. It is a super cool site with updates, featured articles, downloads, toons, games, chat,etc. Definitely worth a visit.

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The Fastest Way to Find the Torrent You Need

This is a great way to search all the top torrent sites quickly.

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Every South Park Episode

Download all the South Park Episodes. These are not torrents, good old fashion avi downloads.

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Stealing Neighbors Broadband is a growing trend.

Why pay for $40.00 per month for access when you can use your neighbors for free??

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The Sony PSP is about flop

This guy has some good points; I am getting rid of mine before they are completely worthless.

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Apple to Refund iPod Levy for Canadian Customers

"According to this CBC report, Apple Computer will be starting a refund program for those who purchased their iPod product during the year that a levy of $25 per iPod over 10 GB was collected. The levy was in effect from December 2003 until a year later, when a Federal Court overturned it. Previous CBC coverage here."

Discovery and Crew Safe on Earth

Discovery and the STS-114 crew have touched down safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California, successfully wrapping up NASA's historic Return to Flight mission.

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PCI card to end crash problems

RecoverPC fixes any software issue that might suddenly occur and it doesn't care what the problem was, it just fixes it. Recovery is instant, and its protection technology does not place any speed overhead on your system.

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Internet Explorer 7 gives standards the finger

If Internet Explorer 7 is Microsoft's attempt to gain back market share from Firefox, the developers are doing a very poor job so far.

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Fans of Officespace, come get your T.P.S. Report Cover sheets!!

Now you can have your VERY own T.P.S. Report coversheet, in PDF Form!!

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Toy Story III

Disney is set on making Toy Story III with or without Pixar.

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Dual-Core and 64-Bit Go Mass!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU: Half the power consumption and a faster processor compared to it's competitor, the Intel Pentium D 830.

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HOW TO replace your iPod's Battery

There are few products more popular than the iPod�except when it comes to battery life. The batteries in early iPods fail after a time (300 to 500 charge/discharge cycles or about two to three years) and just won't hold a charge. Even worse, there's no easy way to change the batteries. Here's how to replace it!

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Music fans angered by anti-piracy CDs

Recent CDs by Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, and the Dave Matthews Band containing new anti-piracy technology are still selling well despite a backlash among some fans angry that the discs are incompatible with iPods.

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Huge Directory of Concert Bootleg Download Sites

Bootleg Browser is a huge directory, by artist, of all the sites where you can download live shows.

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How the internet could die

a credible plan to take down the internet

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Microsoft Cuts Windows Vista Feature

Just days after the first public reports of viruses being written for an upcoming feature of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Microsoft confirmed that it will not include the feature in the first generally available release of Microsoft Vista, expected in the second half of 2006.

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When Should You Buy Your Kid A Laptop?

"Marketwatch News reports that some people say that we should be buying our kids laptop computers well before they get into the higher education realm. Even as early as middle school. From the article: 'These days, it's almost unquestioned that college-bound students will tote laptops back to school. For parents of high school and middle school kids, the decision to invest in a laptop is far from given.'"

Monday, August 08, 2005

10 Things to Do With Old PCs

Drop em from the roof? Blow em up? Pull a "office space on em?

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Gmail Notifier Update Aug. 4

Gmail comes through with it's first update in 2005. Version 1.0.25.0

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Google now a hacker's tool

Somewhere out on the Internet, an Electric Bong may be in danger. The threat: a well-crafted Google query that could allow a hacker to use Google's massive database as a resource for intrusion.

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Microsoft�s Critical patches coming on Tuesday

Microsoft has warn that they will be releasing six security updates all affecting Windows operating system and some of them will be critical requiring the users to restart their systems.

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Pay more for iTunes downloads

Apple pressured to raise iTunes song prices in 2006

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Sony may delay PS3 until 2007...

Analyst believe that Sony can wait until 2007 to release the PS3 if certain market conditions fall into place including dropping the PSTwo to $99.

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Xbox 360 for only $299?

Wal-Mart employees have leaked information suggesting that they have seen the prices of the Xbox 360, and they are event lower than expected.

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See how Starcraft could have been in the Alpha/Beta Gallery

For all the starcraft fans Here's a nice gallery showing Starcraft's early development. See the progression from when it was little more than Warcraft 2 with different graphics, to just before release. A must for any Starcraft fan.

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Xbox 360 to Pack Some Serious Power

According to a ATI worker the Xbox 360 will be much more powerful than even their upcoming R5XX series of graphic cards.

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"Getting Naked" (THG)

Tom's Hardware Guide has a look at nudity in games.
Tomb Raider, Half-Life 2, No One Lives Forever, The Sims 2, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Neverwinter Nights, Duke Nukem 3D, Dead Or Alive 2, Max Payne 2, and World Of Warcraft.

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Star Wars TV series on the way

This isnt really tech but very geek but theres
Not one, but two, Star Wars TV spin-offs are on the way under the watchful eye of George Lucas: one animated and one live action. At the recent Siggraph event, Lucas confirmed that the current three-minute Clone Wars mini-series will be extended into a series of 30 minute adventures.

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Mac OS X.... On The PC??

So theres been some rumors that the ps3 can run Mac OS X Tiger. So im thinking maby there might be some hope of greater games on macs the one thing mac is lacking is gaming. So if they licenced 10.4.2 tiger on the ps3 that would mean there would be little transitions for the games.
So im hoping they make this move, But on the same point i also think that apple should licence OS X to the pc because the richest man in the world is a software company and Steve Jobs should look at this. If they dont i fear they could go into deep trouble and any way that would be the happiest thing if they launched it for the pc.

10 Worst Things About Video Games

MAD and Gamepro Magazine team up to list the 10 worst things about video games. I especially enjoyed number 10 which has to be the most true statement made about video gaming and the media that covers it.

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Canadian Recording Industry Pledges No Lawsuits Against CD Buyers

The Canadian Recording Industry Association has pledged not to sue purchasers of CDs that make copies for their iPod or computer hard drive. The statement comes after the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that such copying may be illegal. No word on whether CRIA will drop support for techological controls that block the same form of copying.

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Game Industry Jumping On The Modding Bandwagon

EA just released the first mod kit for Battlefield 2. San Andreas hacks revealed naughty business. User-created skins make Sims nude. Should people be able to futz with games? Well thats your opinion but i think damn right they should. Im paying $60.00 Canadian. I should be able to do what ever i want to do its installed on my computer and they want you to as you can see with battlefield 2 and san andreas. so i say why not. But if you do they ESRB goes at you like a ton of bricks changing the rating and all. I think that we should all be able to mod games if they have they capability, But as we see the modding community is large and strong and they will not fall to the likes of the companys and ESRB.

Xbox 360 price could rise to match the PS3

UNTIL SONY STARTED mouthing off about how expensive the PlayStation 3 is going to be, things were looking pretty purdy for the price of the Xbox 360. Now with the release coming closer and closer and speculation hitting new highs many are thinking that Microsoft will raise the as yet unannounced price of...

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