QuoteThe report thinks big when it comes to peering beyond the next two decades to the rest of the 21st century. Taking visionaries such as Ray Kurzweil seriously, it imagines robots so advanced they may deserve political rights, building surfaces that automatically change shape and color to adjust to the weather, and the prospect of personality uploads that make death itself ambiguous.
Merging human consciousness with machines is tied to another mind-boggling concept: brain-to-brain connections. The report discusses the possibility of "local groups of linked enhanced individuals" as well as "a global collective intelligence."
QuoteUnder the joint venture deal, AtomTelevision will create on-demand programming for digital cable provider Comcast to air this fall. The initiative, called Atom On Demand, will broadcast a package of five one-hour programs to home subscribers of Comcast in Philadelphia as part of the U.S. No. 3 cable provider's video-on-demand trial in that city.
QuoteAfter not doing to swell with their BA250 series Mp3 player, Bantam decided to go back to the drawing board and re-develop their thoughts, and have came up with what they call the BA350 series Mp3 player, which at a glace looks simply amazing! I've tested and used this thing non-stop since I received the product from Bantam, now lets see if Bantam is going to take control of the industry or if they they are going to sink like so many of the other companies out there..
QuoteMotherboard makers noted that VIA and SiS are expected to enjoy more stable product ASPs (average selling prices) this quarter, with slightly rising demand from Europe and China and shipments of new products. At the end of July, SiS started shipping its Pentium 4-supporting SiS648 and SiS650GL chipsets and Xabre400 graphics chips in small scale, while it has also begun volume deliveries of its Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)-based KT400.
QuoteGhettoHackers is one of several groups trying to change the way society views hackers, as stereotypical malcontents interested only in crashing systems, stealing credit cards and releasing computer viruses. While cybercrime arrests make headlines regularly, groups like GhettoHackers are aiming to help those curious about information security get hands-on experience without doing harm to others.
QuoteThe E and G variants of Klez were by far the most common infections in July, according to lists released Thursday by antivirus software and services companies Central Command, Sophos and Kaspersky Labs.
The remarkably durable versions of the Klez worm surfaced early this year and quickly munched their way into the record books, overtaking SirCam as the most active computer pest in recent history.
QuoteT-Mobile's Pocket PC Phone Edition combines cell phone and organizer features as well as voice and data capabilities, which will let customers wirelessly surf the Web and send and receive e-mail. The device will cost $550, but T-Mobile is offering a $50 rebate on the device for the next 45 days for subscribers who agree to a one-year service contract. The device runs on T-Mobile's GSM (global system for mobile communications) and GPRS (general packet radio service) wireless networks.
QuoteThe study, conducted by the Online Publishers Association (OPA) and Web measurement company ComScore Networks, showed that U.S. consumers spent $300 million to access Web content in the first quarter of this year. That's a 155 percent increase from the same period a year ago. During the 2002 quarter, 12.4 million U.S. consumers opened their wallets for content, up from 5.3 million last year.
Quote"It should be available for holiday season" J. Huang
"Has the NV30 taped out yet?" Analyst
"Historically Nvidia done a good job with tapeouts etc... We're in the process of wrapping it up" J. Huang
"So it has not been taped out yet?" Analyst
"We're in the process of wrapping it up so the answer is not" J. Huang
Now, while this may be taken many ways, we talked with NVIDIA and they again reiterated that they will make their Fall release. Also there is something we have to remember, NVIDIA has historically went 90 - 100 days from tape out to product release with all their cards so they could very well meet their expected release date.
QuoteRevenue from operating systems such as Microsoft's Windows XP and Apple Computer's OS X, as well virus detection software, helped the business category improve 9 percent to just more than $1.5 billion in revenue.