QuoteTo Sprint and many other companies, instant messaging has evolved from a teenage fad to a valuable communications tool that is central to everyday business. Companies are using IM not only to send real-time messages, but also to collaborate on projects, exchange data and create networks linking all types of Internet devices.
QuoteThe panelists, who included executives from Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Veritas Software and Tibco, noted that they are in acquisition mode but aren't buying just anything even though prices are cheap. The panel was part of "State of the Art" seminar series held in Menlo Park, Calif., by venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures.
Quote"Overdrive," a package of hardware and software improvements in the 9200 and 9600, allows those chips to run at higher-than-rated speeds if conditions permit--essentially an automated version of overclocking, said Trupty Vora, a product marketing engineer at ATI. Thermal sensors in the chips monitor the temperature inside the laptop and throttle down the chips' speed if things get too hot.
QuoteThe Barton chips will be sold with model numbers of 2200+, 2400+ and 2500+. (The performance number is roughly equivalent to the clock speed of Intel's Pentium 4. A 2500+ would thus exhibit the same sort of performance as a 2.5GHz Pentium 4.) Hewlett-Packard will likely come out with a notebook using the Barton chip sometime in the first half, AMD said.
QuoteThe GAO used two techniques to identify pornography: evaluating file names and viewing the actual image files. "We used 12 keywords known to be associated with child pornography on the Internet to search for child pornography image files," wrote Linda Koontz, director of information management issues for the GAO. "We identified 1,286 items, each with a title and file name, determining that 543 (about 42 percent) were associated with child pornography images. Of the remaining, 34 percent were classified as adult pornography and 24 percent as non-pornographic."
QuoteOver the last two years, violent games have dominated the marketplace, led by criminal adventure games "Grand Theft Auto 3'' and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,'' which were the top sellers of 2001 and 2002. The IDSA's Maynard argued that the St. Louis ordinance went too far in its goal of protecting children from violence and that the voluntary ratings system already in place was a sufficient safeguard.
QuoteIn addition to the new capabilities for the RADEON-based desktop graphics products, CATALYST 3.2 with MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.1 delivers advanced features to the many ALL-IN-WONDER® users -- from the current best-selling ALL-IN-WONDER® 9700 PRO to the long-standing ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON. These capabilities include MULTVIEW for dual TV tuner input that provides Picture-in-Picture support, closed caption database search, VIDEOSOAP filtering for personal video recording captures and frame reconstruction, as well as new file management options in Multimedia Library.
QuoteRed Hat is becoming increasingly aggressive with its high-end Advanced Server software plans, but the company wasn't successful in persuading companies to pay $1,500 to $2,500 per year for a subscription to use the Linux version on low-end servers. The new Enterprise Linux ES product costs $349 or $800 per year, depending on support levels, De Visser said.
QuoteThe figures suggest that racing through virtual streets in a stolen car or going on pretend spy mission has become a firm favourite among thrill-seekers. In 2002 in the UK, more money was spent on games than on video rental or on going to the cinema.
QuoteA new Internet speed record has been set by scientists. Using the Internet2 network, scientists were able to send data from Sunnyvale, California in the U.S. to Amsterdam, Holland at a speed of 923 megabits per second. The Internet2 network is a network operated by a consortium of 200 universities which are exploring the next generation of the Internet. 6.7 gigabytes of data, the equivalent of two DVDs ("four hours of DVD-quality movies") was sent in less then a minute over a distance of 6,800 miles.
QuoteChipmakers have not completely abandoned efforts to create such copy protection features. But developers now say that they're ready to move ahead with what some call a second best alternative in order to feed surging demand for chips bound for new multimedia devices such as MP3 players, cell phones and PDAs. This so-called soft coding--putting antipiracy rules into software that is more accessible to users--is slower and less secure, but lets companies adapt to rapid changes in the market more easily, developers say.
QuoteThe card does come with a great software bundle, definitely more than you'd get from ATI. But in all honesty, if you are shopping for a Radeon9700, make sure you are getting a Pro. Gigabyte does produce a Pro Model which is definitely worth your consideration.
QuoteThe effort is part of HP's strategy to expand its printing business beyond the types of tasks currently handled by HP printers. Imaging and Printing boss Vymoesh Joshi is fond of repeating that only 4 percent of printing work is done on the types of printers HP makes, leaving 96 percent of the market still to go.
QuoteFujitsu created the 80GB device by increasing the drive's areal density, or the amount of data that a hard-drive platter--a small, thin disk--can store per square inch. Hard drives hold data on one or more platters, and the data is written by a special head mounted on an arm that hovers above the spinning platter that resembles a miniature record player.
QuoteIt exploits a loophole in TCP port 445, otherwise known as the Microsoft-DS port, to log on to remote machines as an administrator using a fixed list of passwords.
This worm runs on Windows 2000, XP, and the Server 2003 family. It usually arrives as the file Dvldr32.exe. When executed on the said platforms, it extracts the valid network utility, PSEXEC.EXE by SysInternals, into the directory where it is executed.
QuoteUpdate via AGP driver to v4.41a cool, Fixed overwrite issue, Fixed the K8 CPU cache Flush syntax error in Viagart.sys (miniport driver).
QuoteIntel Chief Executive Craig Barrett, Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, and a host of PC companies will be on hand in New York for the release of Centrino, a collection of chips from Intel designed to transform laptops and tablet PCs into portable offices. Centrino computers, with a $1,500 starting price, will run between five and eight hours on a battery charge, the sort of energy efficiency required to make wireless Net access a habit.
QuoteThe highest wind speeds in the atmosphere of mostly hydrogen, coloured by traces of other substances, are found near the equator and reach around 150 yards per second, said Prof Murray. The pictures clearly show Jupiter's famous Red Spot, a giant atmospheric storm as wide as two Earths, more than 300 years old, with winds of 300 mph.
Quote"Earth has an outer liquid iron core and solid inner core. This may be the case for Mars as well," said Dr. Charles Yoder, a planetary scientist at JPL and lead author on the paper. "Mars is influenced by the gravitational pull of the Sun. This causes a solid body tide with a bulge toward and away from the Sun (similar in concept to the tides on Earth). However, for Mars this bulge is much smaller, less than 1 centimeter (0.4 inch). By measuring this bulge in the Mars gravity field we can determine how flexible Mars is. The size of the measured tide is large enough to indicate the core of Mars can not be solid iron but must be at least partially liquid."
QuoteThe existence of the impact crater, Chicxulub, was first proposed in 1980. In the 1990s, satellite data and ground studies allowed it to gain prominence among most scientists as the long sought-after "smoking gun" responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs and more than 70 percent of Earth's living species 65 million years ago.
QuoteLangley researchers are developing ARMOR, short for Adaptable, Robust, Metallic, Operable, Reusable TPS, as a potential system for future NASA spacecraft. The metallic tiles are roughly twice the size of the shuttle's 8-inch by 8-inch (20-cm by 20-cm) version, and composed of Inconel 617 and Inconel 718 metals, both nickel-based alloys. They are a bit heavier than the lightweight silica ceramic tiles NASA uses on the shuttle, which means they don't qualify as a potential replacement for the system just yet.
QuoteThe new version of StarOffice includes expanded support for handicapped users and new business configuration tools that allow information technology managers to oversee multiple StarOffice desktops from a single location. The new release also will allow people to save documents in Adobe Systems' widespread Portable Document Format (PDF).