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The Smiley Face Turns 25 :-)

@ 2007/09/25 read/post comments(2)
Another milestone of online communications has been reached. The smiley turns 25, according to Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman who says he was the first to use three keystrokes. 'Language experts say the smiley face and other emotional… Go To Full Article

World's Five Biggest SANs

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ByteandSwitch is searching the World's Biggest SANs, and has compiled a list of 5 candidate with networks supports 10+ Petabytes of active storage. Leading the list is JPMorgan Chase, which uses a mix of IBM and Sun equipment to deliver… Go To Full Article

Excel 2007 Multiplication Bug

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tibbar66 writes with news of a serious multiplication bug in Excel 2007, which has been reported to the company. The example that first came to light is =850*77.1 — which gives a result of 100,000 instead of the correct 65,535.… Go To Full Article

PC Makers Offering a Bridge Back To XP

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It took took five years and $6 billion to develop, but Microsoft's Vista operating system, which was launched early this year, has been shunned by consumers — with computer manufacturers taking the bizarre step of offering downgrades to the old… Go To Full Article

Google Sued by Pennsylvania Man for $5 Billion

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Even with all the serious lawsuits surrounding Google every now and then there's still a case that seems just ... off. The latest suit against Google and its founders stems from a man who cared enough to handwrite all 23… Go To Full Article

Intel Announces LessWatts Energy Efficiency Program

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Intel officially launched a new initiative designed to help reduce power consumption by today's servers and personal mobile devices alike. The Less Watts initiative was announced during the recently completed Intel Developer Forum (IDF), though it was swamped by other… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Releases Vista SP1 Beta to Select Testers

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Testers that were selected to test SP1 should now have access to the updates via Microsoft's Connect website. Currently, the release is available in a 5-Language Standalone Package as well as an All-Language Standalone Package (contains 36 languages). Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Releases New WHQL Certified Vista Drivers

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The most notable improvement of the latest ForceWare 163.69 Vista driver is the addition of high-definition video post-processing on NVIDIA mainstream graphics processors. NVIDIA enables HD video post-processing for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 high-definition content on GeForce 8500 and 8600… Go To Full Article

Intel picks up gaming physics engine for forthcoming GPU product

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In late 2008 or early 2009, when Intel launches its forthcoming GPU product (codenamed Larrabee) on its new 45nm process, the company will almost certainly face one major hurdle: DirectX 10. Larrabee is a different sort of beast than the… Go To Full Article

back-to-school laptop shootout

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Our tests featured an HP, a Toshiba, a Sony VAIO, and a Lenovo because all four brands feature Vista Home Premium computers that you can pick up at any local store. Hopefully, by the end of this review I'll have… Go To Full Article

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