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Reported Assassination of Russian Spammer a Hoax

@ 2007/10/15 read/post comments(0)
"We got the feeling pretty quickly that it was a hoax," said Dave Marcus, security research and communications manager at McAfee's Avert Labs. "It just became obvious that either this was somebody's idea of a joke or they were using… Go To Full Article

Tweaking Windows Vista Guide Updated

@ 2007/10/14 read/post comments(0)
Welcome to the Pre-SP1 Edition of Tweak Windows Vista. This is version 1.5 and includes several additions and clarifications. Like the XP tweak guide before it I've done my best to explain the tweaks without going overboard. I hope this… Go To Full Article

How to build your own UPS

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It's public knowledge that South Africa's sole electric company is battling to keep up with demand. You only have to look at my UPS performance summary to appreciate the amount of brownouts we experience in our area of Margate.… Go To Full Article

First Actual CPU Energy Use Statistics Published

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CNN is reporting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in August asked server manufacturers to develop 'miles per gallon' ratings for their equipment that would provide accurate assessments of energy efficiency. IBM says it is now providing 'typical usage ratings'… Go To Full Article

Inside Nvidia's Testing Facilities

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NVIDIA’s Santa Clara campus is actually the third building the NVIDIA employees have called home. They started just down the street from the original Fry’s Electronics in Sunnyvale, before moving to Apple’s old facilities in Santa Clara. These offices had… Go To Full Article

Meet the 5-Watt, Tiny, fit–PC

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Meet the fit-PC, a tiny 4.7 x 4.5 x 1.5-inch PC that only draws 5-watts, consuming in a day less power than a traditional PC consumes in one hour. By today's standards, the fit-PC has very little horsepower, which makes… Go To Full Article

Sharp's Tiny LCD Doubles As Scanner

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It's all of 3.5-inches but this LCD screen from Sharp features an integrated optical scanner that could be used to scan business cards, but also be used as a method for multi-touch input. The prototype was seen at the Ceatec… Go To Full Article

Copy Windows Drivers From One Machine to Another

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Driver problems are a source of never-ending issues in the Windows world. Often you'll have a working driver on another machine, but don't have the installation cd anymore to install on the new computer. The simplest way… Go To Full Article

Half-Life 2: Episode 2 CPU and Graphics Performance

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Our experiences with Half Life 2 and Episode One kept expectations realistic this time around; Valve has historically sacrificed overall image quality in order to maintain playability on even the slowest hardware. What you'll see here today is that every… Go To Full Article

No Plans to Lower Quad-Core Pricing by Intel

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Even though there are not a lot of single-core chips in Intel’s microprocessor lineup now, quad-core processors are not going to become really affordable soon enough. After Intel introduces its new 45nm central processing units in January, 2008, the company… Go To Full Article

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