QuoteThe diversion started Sunday night when 58 Texas Democrats slipped across the Red River to take up temporary residence at a Holiday Inn in Ardmore, Okla. On Monday, Republican Gov. Rick Perry (search) sent the Texas Rangers to Ardmore to arrest and escort the AWOL Democrats back to Austin, a move allowed under the Texas Constitution.
QuoteThe 3200+ features a 400MHz bus, faster than the 333MHz and 266MHz buses found in earlier Athlon-based computers, and runs at a slightly faster clock speed than other high-end Athlon chips, said John Crank, senior branding associate for AMD.
QuoteA computer maker found the electrical problem in stress testing earlier this year, and Intel confirmed it was a problem with the chips, not the software or other parts of system design, Grimes said. The problem affects both 900MHz and 1GHz versions of the Itanium 2, code-named McKinley. However, it doesn't affect a faster 1.5GHz successor--called Itanium 2 6M and formerly code-named Madison--that is set for release in mid-2003, she said.
QuoteThe ruling is significant, because the appeals panel attempted to address some muddy legal issues related to online data collection. These questions include what, in the online world, constitutes protected "content" for the purposes of intercepting communications--a technique commonly used by law enforcement agencies.
QuoteElpida submitted its 512 Mit DDR2 Unbuffered DIMM module dubbed EBE51UD8ABFA-5C to Intel Corp. to test it in a real prototype system. "The DDR2 DRAM actually operated at 533 Mbits/s with a 1.8V power supply in the Intel machine," said an Elpida spokeswoman.
QuoteThe new Nvidia chip also eliminates one of the least-admired aspects of the 5800: the big, noisy cooling fan that the chip required. Steve Sims, senior product manager for Nvidia, said the 5900 uses a cooling system based on Nvidia's workstation products, which improves airflow and reduces fan-related noise significantly.
QuoteUnlike tablets or the coming mini-PCs, NEC's MobilePro does not contain a built-in hard drive and runs Windows CE, as well as the pocket version of Microsoft applications. On the other hand, NEC's device has a longer battery life and costs $899.
QuoteOn Thursday, the software giant was scrambling to determine the impact of a flaw in the password reset feature of its Passport identity service. The vulnerability, first reported by CNET News.com, could have allowed attackers armed only with a Passport user's e-mail address to access information such as the user's name, address and credit card number.
QuoteAlthough cable broadband is more expensive than DSL, it remains the dominant technology choice for broadband access in the United States. This lead is credited to cable's fast download speeds and its availability in nearly every major U.S. market. About 10 million U.S. homes get broadband access from cable providers such as Comcast, while about six million use Verizon and other telephone companies' DSL services.
QuoteThe material, only as thick as three human hairs, displays black text on a whitish-gray background with a resolution similar to that of a typical laptop computer screen.
QuoteIBM has begun building the chips that will be used in the first Blue Gene, a machine dubbed Blue Gene/L that will run Linux and have more than 65,000 computing nodes, said Bill Pulleyblank, director of IBM's Deep Computing Institute and the executive overseeing the project. Each node has a small chip with an unusually large number of functions crammed onto the single slice of silicon: two processors, four accompanying mathematical engines, 4MB of memory and communication systems for five separate networks.
QuoteThe patent is explicit, describing computer code that can "interact with the browser to modify or control one or more of the browser functions, such that the user is directed to a predesignated site or page, instead of accessing the site or page typically associated with the selected browser function."
Quote"Use the names 'Mozilla Browser' and 'Mozilla Mail' to describe the Firebird and Thunderbird projects after the 1.4 release," reads a Mozilla branding policy published April 25, referring to the release slated for May 14. "This branding should be found throughout the projects if possible instead of referring to the Firebird and Thunderbird names directly. Project names are transitory."
QuoteBesides becoming a communications device, the PC will increasingly function as a nerve center for home entertainment and other consumer-electronics devices, in part because of the storage space provided by computers. By 2005, hard drives will hold up to 500GB of data, while 568GB to 1-terabyte PCs will hit the market in 2007, Gates said.
QuoteWhile VIA and SiS are scheduled to ship new 800MHz FSB (front-side bus)-based chipsets, their prospects for May are clouded by the low-season effect and the potential impact from the SARS epidemic. Some motherboard makers are said to be increasing inventories for fear that the SARS epidemic may worsen and affect supply. However, manufacturers with a high proportion of sales in China have been more cautious about doing so, as sales to the clone market there have been weakened by SARS, industry observers noted.
QuoteProMOS Technologies announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japanese DRAM maker Elpida Memory for development of 0.1-micron and below DRAM production technologies, according to a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). The deal also includes a product purchase and capacity allocation agreement, ProMOS said.
QuoteThe software maker now has 15 similar class-action lawsuits outstanding in various states and the District of Columbia. Microsoft earlier this year reached a whopping $1.1 billion settlement with California and a $202 million settlement with Florida.
QuoteThe programming, under the heading of the RealOne Mobile Media Guide, will include news and sports clips, and other entertainment options such as movie trailers. The programming will come from national media providers including National Public Radio, FoxSports.com and Sporting News Radio. RealOne will also stream CNET Radio Direct, a unit of CNET Networks, publisher of News.com.