QuoteCritics point out that Fujitsu and other hardware companies already have tablet PC devices on the market--yet most run a standard version of the Windows operating system. Price may be a factor in keeping tablet PCs from catching on; current tablets cost from $4,000 to $5,000. Machines running the Tablet PC operating system are expected to cost around $2,000, Promisel said.
QuoteThe idea of tapping spare processing power from ordinary PCs has seized the imagination of the computing industry, luring thousands of volunteers into donating their spare CPU cycles to the search for extraterrestrial life and to the battle against diseases such as cancer. But none of those efforts has contributed to publishable scientific results, Pande said.
QuoteWhile Vixie took issue with reports that the attack had been the "largest ever," he did say that aspects of the data flood made it unusual. "There have been (previous) attacks against the root domain servers--yes," he said. "But it is rare to have attacks against all 13 at the same time."
Still, the results of the latest attack were not severe. At the attack's peak, access to the entire DNS network dropped to an average of 94 percent, down only slightly from normal levels near 100 percent, according to Matrix NetSystems.
QuoteATI also announced a DDR-2 variant for mobile graphics and mid-range desktop graphics, code-named DDR-2M, and demonstrated the technology working on a desktop graphics card. DDR-2M delivers DDR-2 performance with lower power consumption, reduced heat dissipation and simplified board design. ATI worked closely with Elpida Memory Inc to develop DDR-2M as part of ATI's ongoing commitment to moving technology innovation aggressively out to the masses.
QuoteBy manipulating swine sperm, Italian researchers have made a strain of pigs that carry human genes in their hearts, livers and kidneys, an advance that could lead to creating herds of pigs that could provide organs for transplanting into humans.
QuoteIntel itself will jump into the Wi-Fi chip market early next year with its Banias processor for notebooks. Most Banias notebooks will contain an integrated Wi-Fi module from Intel, code-named Calexico, that will contain Intel's first 802.11a and 802.11b chips Other 802.11 chips will work with Banias, but Intel has only qualified, or intricately tested, Banias with Calexico, which will likely make it the default choice for PC makers.
QuoteThe new screens use Sharp's CGS (continuous grain silicon) technology, which is already moving into mass production in displays containing built-in driver circuits.
Display drivers, which help turn a screen's pixels on and off, usually reside in separate microchips.
Sharp is betting heavily on CGS technology, which permits on-screen circuitry that can save space, cut production costs and produce ultra-fine resolutions for showing maps or photos.
QuoteBuilding this kind of network harkens back to the move from a telephone system operated by a person working a switchboard to one that automatically routes calls. Autonomic networks would be able to sense a company's needs for bandwidth or storage and distribute them on the fly. The computers making up this network would each have built-in abilities to recognize, isolate and recover from problems, with as little human intervention as possible.
QuoteDaimlerChrysler has been using computers to simulate crashes since the early 1990s, first with single supercomputers, then with clusters of systems running Unix. Now the company is switching to less-expensive systems with Intel processors running Red Hat's version of the Linux operating system, DaimlerChrysler said.
The Chrysler system uses 108 IBM IntelliStation M Pro 6850 workstations, each with two 2.2GHz processors and 1 gigabit-per-second network adapters. The system also uses an IBM TotalStorage FastT500 storage system with 2.6 terabytes of capacity.
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.