QuoteThe solution is not actually entirely "wire free", however. The base station is plugged into an AC adapter and can deliver up to 30V DC to an individual device. It's also, according to Goren, completely safe, and if any charge were delivered to a person, it would be at the level of a low-voltage battery, virtually imperceptible to humans and certainly not harmful, he added. The final base units will also, he said, be waterproof and protected from electrostatic charges.
Quote"It seems like Microsoft is deliberately downplaying the severity of the vulnerabilities in an attempt to gain less bad press. It sure would look bad to release two critical cumulative updates in just two weeks, but that is exactly what has been done," Larholm wrote.
QuoteNorth Bridges for Intel Pentium 4 Platform
RS250: An updated version of the current RADEON IGP340 with PC2700 DDR SDRAM support that is due in the first quarter 2003. Will also offer 533MHz Quad Pumped Bus, AGP4x and the same I/O capabilities as the predecessor.
RS300: Definitely a more interesting product for hardware enthusiasts than the previous one. It will support the Pentium 4 Northwood and Prescott processors with the Hyper-Threading technology and 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus. Besides, it will allow dual-channel memory configurations using PC2700 or DDR400 modules. What is very important, ATI will incorporate the RV250 (namely RADEON 9000) graphics core in this chip, hence, expect relatively high performance and DirectX 8.1 support from the part. As all the latest core-logic devices, this one will provide AGP 8x. The unit will appear in late Spring with mass-production to start a bit later.
I wonder about the performance of integrated graphics core: 6.4GB/s provided by dual-channel DDR400 is just enough for the CPU, but may not be enough for a powerful graphics core and a CPU; I remind that the original RADEON 9000-based graphics card requires 6.4GB/s peak bandwidth.
RS300VE: Simplified version of the RS300 with only one memory channel.
North Bridges for AMD Athlon 64 Platform
RS380: AGP 8x-supporting tunnel with integrated RV250 (RADEON 9000) DirectX 8.1 compliant graphics core. ATI will integrate additional 64-bit memory controller in the tunnel and will allow end-users to install a memory module as a frame-buffer.
RX380: An ordinary AGP-8x tunnel without integrated graphics capabilities.
QuoteProfessor Yasumasa Kanada and nine other researchers at the Information Technology Center at Tokyo University calculated the value for pi with a Hitachi supercomputer over 400 hours in September, project team member Makoto Kudo said.
QuoteUsing the exploit, a hacker could create a Web site that stores information in the browser's cache that would take the Internet user to a different Web address or domain. The hacker also could deliver this "Web object" in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)-formatted e-mail either opened by the user or simply displayed in Outlook Preview. Outlook Express 6 and Outlook 2002 are not vulnerable to this exploit when used in their default configurations.
QuoteSoltek Computer Inc. today officially launches the world wide first Granite Bay mainboard with golden PCB. This Shiny Golden Mainboard is named "Golden Flame", and it will be available only with limited edition! (We will offer SL-85FR 500pcs, and SL85FR-R 200pcs only.)
SL-85FR / 85FR-R adopt Intel E7205(Granite Bay) + ICH4 chipsets, and support latest Intel Pentium 4 processors including Intel Pentium 3.06G+ processor (Hyper Threading Technology). SL-85FR / 85FR-R also feature the most advanced technologies of FSB 533Mhz, Dual Channel DDR 266 SDRAM up to 4GB, AGP 8X supported, Ultra ATA 100/133(SL-85FR-R only) , 6-Channel AC'97 Audio, USB 2.0, and Serial ATA Raid Function (SL-85FR-R only).
Being power users' favorites as always, SL-85FR / 85FR-R once again satisfy power users with its overclocking capability and easy BIOS adjustments of FSB Setting, Vcore Setting, AGP Voltage, DIMM Voltage, and Multiplier Setting.
QuoteUnlike proprietary software such as Microsoft's Windows operating system and its Office productivity application, the Linux language can be copied and modified freely.
The low up-front costs associated with Linux have fueled the software's adoption among businesses for advanced computing tasks, but Linux has yet to gain significant ground on the desktop, which is Microsoft's home field with an estimated 600 million personal computers in use.
QuoteProfessor Martin and Dr Russell have long had problems with the existing hypotheses of cell evolution and their theory turns traditional views upside down. They claim that cells came first. The first cells were not living cells but inorganic ones made of iron sulphide and were formed not at the earth's surface but in total darkness at the bottom of the oceans. Life, they say, is a chemical consequence of convection currents through the earth's crust and in principle, this could happen on any wet, rocky planet.
QuoteThere are many millions of different possibilities but, reassuringly, the proof shows that centuries of human trial and error has already selected out the strongest lacing patterns. However, the pattern using the least amount of lace possible, the decorative "bowtie" lacing, is usually only seen in shoe shop displays.
QuoteComputer manufacturers on Wednesday said that holiday sales of PCs got off to a relatively good start this year, thanks to aggressive promotions, with unit sales matching or exceeding expectations for the Thanksgiving weekend. But executives and analysts still cautioned that the end-of-year shopping spree as a whole may not be anything to rave about.
For the top two retail PC sellers in the United States, Hewlett-Packard and Emachines, unit sales over the holiday weekend were favorable. HP matched its expectations, while Emachines saw fourfold increases in some areas, representatives from the companies said.
QuoteCommenting at an analyst meeting, the recently appointed head of AOL Time Warner's online division hinted at subscription charge changes in coming months--including a possible price increase for its flagship Net access service. The company currently charges $23.90 a month for unlimited dial-up access and $54.95 for its high-speed product, both among the priciest in the business.
QuoteA Microsoft-sponsored white paper from research group IDC, which compares the total cost of ownership of Microsoft's Windows 2000 and Linux server environments across five enterprise computing workload situations at 104 companies, found that the Windows 2000 server offered a lower five-year total cost in four of the five selected workloads.
QuoteIn a statement, McGraw said the state will join the appeal because the settlement, negotiated between Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department last year, does not go far enough to end all of Microsoft's illegal practices.
"No reputable government should plead poverty and allow an adjudicated lawbreaker to retain their ill-gotten gains," McGraw said.
Quote"Prior to the announcement, each vendor had its own unique solution for direct printing. The practice meant that consumers who wanted to print their pictures without PC intervention had to buy a printer from their camera maker."
QuoteEncountering the Chernobyl virus is not a pleasant experience. Network Associates wrote an analysis of the original Chernobyl viruses in which the security firm describes the effect of the Chernobyl virus on the average system: "The viruses contain a very dangerous payload, whose trigger date depends on the variant. On this date, they attempt to overwrite the flash-BIOS. If the flash-BIOS is write-enabled (and this is the case in most modern computers with a flash-BIOS), this renders the machine unusable because it will no longer boot. At the same time, they also overwrite the hard disk with garbage."
QuoteThe hearing could be the most critical legal skirmish since the closure of Napster, focusing on the Morpheus and Grokster file-swapping networks, and potentially affecting the more popular Kazaa network as well.
Attorneys for movie studios and record labels are asking that their copyright lawsuit against the file-swapping companies be brought to a near-immediate close, and the companies found guilty of massive copyright infringement. The file-trading companies are asking that the case be dismissed and that they be allowed to distribute their software unmolested.