Quote"You're wasting a lot of natural resources," said landfill manager Janet Schnyder. "You're causing pollution and you're basically sending something that people don't want."
They launched their campaign after going to the video store one night and getting an AOL disc with their rental. Then when they got to Lierberman's house there was another disc waiting in the mailbox, complete with plastic wrap and additional packaging. All of it added up to a lot of garbage.
QuoteThe twist is that Green has no intention of implementing these techniques himself -- and in an interview with Wired News, declared his intention to "aggressively enforce his patents," if granted, to prevent anyone else from doing so.
Green has not disclosed the specifics of his patents. However, even without those details, Dan Burk, a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law, says it is perfectly legal to patent any kind of automated technique, such as Amazon's One-Click patent and Priceline's reverse auction patent. Additionally, he says, "Improvements on known technologies are patentable."
QuoteBLAST uses multiple antennas at the terminal and base station to send and receive wireless signals at ultra-high speeds. It relies on innovative signal processing techniques to send and successfully decode several transmissions within the same frequency band. When utilised in base station equipment and mobile devices, this technology permits far higher transmission speeds to be achieved.
Quote"We believe that there is a general, unfair characterization of the interactive entertainment industry and as a result, our product is being held to an entirely different standard than other entertainment media with comparable content, including movies, television and radio," said Greg Fischbach, co-chairman and CEO of Acclaim. "According to NPD's August report, more than 60 per cent of all next-generation hardware owners are men over the age of 18, and this combined with the fact that last year's number one selling game was mature rated, fully supports our belief in the demand for this type of content."
QuoteThe fastest NV 30 will work on the nice round number of 1000MHz, bringing graphics memory to a 1GHz speed for the first time in history.
One of the key questions is, who has this kind of memory? And if you search the net for a while you will find that Samsung promised volume production of this DDR II memory capable of up to 1GHz speeds in Q1 2003.
QuoteAdvanced Micro Devices intends to cut operating expenses $350 million in 2003 and plans to reach a break-even level in the second quarter of that year, President Hector Ruiz told financial analysts Wednesday on a conference call.
AMD's target break-even revenue point is $875 million, due to the reduced costs, said Bob Rivet, senior vice president and chief financial officer.
QuoteHowever, the system does contain yet-unreleased versions of Microsoft Windows products. In addition, the hacker would have had access to comments posted by beta testers, as well as the key used by beta testers to activate their software, said Miller.
QuoteOpteron will appear in the first half of 2003, said Mark Bode, division marketing manager of the desktop products group at the company. Bode said the desktop version of Hammer will hit shelves in March or April and the notebook version, like Opteron, will publicly debut sometime in the first half.
Although Weber discussed a 2GHz Opteron, the company has not committed to releasing the chip at that speed. Analysts have said the first chip could run at speeds between 2GHz and 2.4GHz. AMD earlier said the chip would be marketed with a 3400+ performance number.
QuoteCrawford did not disclose specific plans for such a processor, though he said Intel will be able to design and build a 1-billion-transistor microprocessor using 65-nanometer process technology by 2007.
Crawford went on to describe a hypothetical processor that would contain four Itanium 2 cores and 12 to 16 megabytes of shared cache memory, all connected through a leaf interconnect scheme. Each Itanium 2 processor would contain about 120 million transistors while the cache would carry 700 million to 950 million transistors, bringing the total transistor budget to well over 1 billion, he said.
QuoteExpected to be launched in November, the Granite Bay (E7205) and Placer chipsets are designed for workstations, while the Plumas 533 (E7501) chipset will be introduced for server products. All three chipsets adopt the new dual-channel DDR platform, instead of the RDRAM standard Intel previously used for its workstation and server lines.
QuoteThe size of the cache bolsters Intel's claims that the chip will be one of the top performing mobile chips in the world when it debuts. More cache typically leads to higher performance. The chip will be introduced at speeds of 1.6GHz, 1.5GHz, 1.4GHz and 1.3GHz, slower than the Pentium 4. The larger cache, though, will likely narrow the performance gap created by the differences in speed.
QuoteDell's new ads, which debuted last week, feature a group of interns at Dell's headquarters and factory. Steven will make an appearance in one of the ads, said Dell spokesman Bob Kaufman.
"We're looking at ways to convey the overall brand value with this new campaign and are really excited with tests we did with the new campaign," Kaufman said.
QuoteMemoryLogix's designs describe a chip that runs at only 400MHz but is energy efficient and incredibly small, said Kevin Krewell, executive editor of industry newsletter the Microprocessor Report, which sponsors the chip industry convention.
According to the program notes for the conference, MemoryLogix's new x86 core "supports advanced micro-architectural features typically found on Pentium-class processors, yet is no larger than some low-cost embedded CPU cores." MemoryLogix could not be reached for comment, and the company's Web site has yet to be unveiled.
QuoteMicrosoft has itself to blame at least in part for strengthening the hand of its rivals. A controversial new software licensing policy, which raises prices for some customers and asks them to pay in advance for future releases, has angered many Microsoft customers and driven them to seek cheaper alternatives such as Linux.
QuoteDefining the target group is not so easy. In terms of performance, the Micro PC comes out ahead of the top group of high-end notebooks. After all, the Pentium 4/2400, in conjunction with 512 MB of DDR266 memory, takes care of performance. As far as equipment goes, it features all the most important interfaces, such as USB 2.0, FireWire, SP/DIF, modem and network functions - and the additional 1 GBit connection is currently in a class of its own. An S-Video output is available for presentations.
QuoteEarlier this year, for instance, the office was criticized for issuing a patent for a method of swinging sideways on a swing.
Originally filed in August 2000, IBM's restroom reservation patent describes a system that would determine who is next in line for using the facilities on an airplane, passenger train or boat. As envisioned in the patent, the system would be run by a computer that would assign customers a number based on a first-come, first-served basis. The system would give customers an estimate of their waiting time to use the restroom and would notify them when the restroom was available and allow them to cancel their reservations.