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Microsoft Home Server Edition coming soon!

0 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 17, 07 1:27pm (PST)
It should have happened years ago; the release of a simple server OS for the masses. Finally, the entire family can back-up their files to the home server, use it to stream music, and store those gobs of digital photos.  Microsoft has just ...

Hmmm . . . donut . . .

7 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 17, 07 11:53am (PST)
Though the tone and tambour of the Simpson's music is near universal is it appeal, this one's sure to please.[image1 link=yes width=250 height=100]Hmmm . . . stammped audio donut . . . with sprinkles . . . (Insert sound of Homer drooling here.) Crafted ...

Will British Columbia really start recycling old computers?

13 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 16, 07 12:17pm (PST)
Will British Columbia really start recycling old computers? A new e-waste recycling program being launched by the B.C. Government may not constitute recycling. In this day and age of environmental awareness and reconstitution of reusable ...

Intel gets a chance with the OLPC.

0 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 13, 07 12:47pm (PST)
The market was always there, though wholly neglected by major corporation's for the lack of profitability within. But when Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop Per Child project started using AMD processors in his charitable computing endeavors, ...

Water confirmed outside of our solar system.

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 12, 07 12:09pm (PST)
 Scientists and astronomers have discovered about 236 extrasolar plants drifting about the darkened depths of space, but until now, none have ever found a single planet beyond our solar system that holds the key ingredient to life as we know it. ...

iPods don't use 120 million Volts!

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 12, 07 10:46am (PST)
Certainly, most of use have heard those suggestions of not playing golf, climbing a tree, or standing next to metal objects during an electrical storm. Case in point; my father will quite often disconnect his amateur radio gear during lightning storm. ...

Playing with your Wii little toes.

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 11, 07 1:20pm (PST)
Though I haven't played it much, the Nintendo Wii and its nunchuck controller is pretty sweet. But what if Nintendo created a new device which works wih your feet? Apparantly they have.[image1 link=yes width=250 height=194]I guess some people do need ...

Disassembling the iPhone . . . in less than ten seconds!

2 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 11, 07 12:28pm (PST)
Yeah, we've all seen the iPhone; it's a phone, it's a portable computer, it's a web brower, it's a time machine. Well, maybe not that last one, but seeing an iPhone whipping and crashing around in a blender at 300 MPH was pretty neat. And all of it is ...

Microsoft says it's bad surge protectors killing Xbox 360's?

9 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 10, 07 12:57pm (PST)
My brother had his Xbox 360 suffer the red ring of death syndrome, and he was lucky enough to get it replaced under the extended warranty coverage he opted for when he originally bought it. The fight with the store over getting the warranty serviced is ...

China wants World of Warcraft to show more skin and less bones.

9 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 10, 07 11:51am (PST)
Personally, I've never been disturbed by the scenes of my digital protagonist plunging his trusty chainsaw into the torso of some hapless victim walking by. But I do feel sick to my stomach every time I see pixelated images of bones and or unearthed ...

Making fuel from the sea.

4 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 10, 07 10:58am (PST)
With the price of crude, and inevitably the price of gas soaring to amazing new heights, it's not uncommon for people to look towards alternate fuel sources. There's bio-diesel in the form of filtered and refined deep fat fryer oil. And yes, the exhaust ...

VIA enters the third world PC market.

2 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 09, 07 1:31pm (PST)
For years, VIA was the near undisputed king of the South bridge chipset market. But, as it is with the tech industry, the likes of Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD saw potential profit margins floating away. It's pretty hard to find any mainstream  ...

Did MediaDefender bait a Honeypot?

0 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 06, 07 12:59pm (PST)
It's an explosion of comic copyright calamity out there! There's no doubt that the MPAA is ticked when it comes to people downloading their movies from the web, whether it be over P2P or through Bit Torrent portals. But for someone to leave a Honey Pot ...

Perhaps the first CyberWar in history.

4 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 06, 07 11:02am (PST)
Do you know where Estonia is? Probably not. But for reference, it lives right next door to Russia, a Russia that may have launch a massive CyberAttack against the smaller nation back in the month of May. Of course, there's no definitive proof that ...

Get a big monitor, or a 3-D display?

5 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 05, 07 1:07pm (PST)
Again, it's science fiction becoming science fact. And in this case, it's one of the most pervasive aspects of science fiction that is slowly, and hopefully, becoming a reality. Immersing 3-D displays have always looked cool in the movies and on ...

It's Big Brother Jobs.

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 05, 07 12:09pm (PST)
Did you get your iPhone yet? Me neither. Sure, and  iPhone would be sweet, but having to give out your Social Insurance Number to get one, that's a little extreme. But as it happens, iPhone customers are being asked to divulge some amount of ...

Does Vista really cost $50 dollars?

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 04, 07 11:42am (PST)
Since Dell started selling their PC's preloaded with Ubuntu Linux, it has become quite apparent that Windows certianlly costs more. Take for example an Inspirion 1420 loaded with the lastest release of Ubuntu, costing a meer $774 bucks US. Take the same ...

Freakin' laser beams!

5 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 04, 07 10:36am (PST)
With the proliferation of digital media, massive games, and bloated operating systems, ample hard drive storage has become a must for the moder PC. Couple that simple fact with the HTPC's that are gracing the living rooms of people around the world. All ...

"How much is that iPhone in the window? No, really, how much?"

0 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 03, 07 2:03pm (PST)
Most consumers don't have any real idea what it takes to build the products they use. Whether it be their cars or televisions or computers, the manufacturing of these devices is mostly a mystery to us common folk. But one market research firm called ...

AsusTek divided by three.

1 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jul 03, 07 12:38pm (PST)
In terms of competition and in reduction in conflicts of interest, it is quite common for modern companies to split one parent company into multiple divisions. In the past, Acer had existed as one entity. They did however divide and conquer by spinning ...

Microsoft starts selling PC's.

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jun 29, 07 2:27pm (PST)
Recently, the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project has had some stiff competition from the likes of Intel and Microsoft. Intel launched their ClassMate PC, which is set to compete with the OLPC laptop in developing countries. Intel has taken a head ...

R2-D2 goes Hollywood.

7 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jun 29, 07 1:29pm (PST)
Providing you nave the space, and the cashola of course, LCD projectors make for one heck of a movie viewing experience. Honestly, watching 'The Matrix' on a 6 foot by 8 foot wide screen projection is pretty cool. And watching then old 80's flick, ' ...

Invisible Nano-Fibers with many talents.

2 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jun 28, 07 2:15pm (PST)
It would be nice to have a car windows that would sheet water instantly, or clothes that would hardly ever get dirty. Though researchers at Oho State University probably didn't have those particular applications in mind, the new nano-fibers they've ...

Saving the planet causes seizures?

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jun 27, 07 2:02pm (PST)
The has been quite the push towards compact fluorescent light bulbs in the past couple of years. In fact, some countries are even planning to completely phase out the old and trusted incandescent filament light bulb type over the next few years. The ...

Video games sorta, kinda an addiction according to doctors

5 comments J. Micah Grunert - Jun 27, 07 1:32pm (PST)
Doctors seems to have a lot of bright ideas. Some of them tell us how to improve our health, while others fix what ails us. They even save lives every so often. But for the docs at the American Medical Association to loosely classify playing video games ...
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