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Ubuntu 7.10 officially released.

5 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 18, 07 12:30pm (PST)
I had some few months ago made the switch. I had started using Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn back in early August. Come early September, I installed a then recent build of Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 and quite enjoyed it. Now that the official build has been ...

It is a portable computer, if you don't mind bringing an extension cord.

1 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 17, 07 1:53pm (PST)
And here I thought Willie Coyote was the only one who purchased goods from the Acme catalogue. [image3 width=169 height=163] After a bit of designing and selection of subsequent hardware, the folks at Acme Portable Systems have pushed out their ...

PS3 Science; supercomputing with a console.

6 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 17, 07 12:34pm (PST)
Ever imagined what would happen if a black hole were to get just a little too close to a star, or vise versa? Dr. Gaurav Khanna did. He wanted to model the resulting gravity waves that would be produced from such an occurrence. For some time, he had ...

A few new spots for Apple.

4 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 16, 07 12:16pm (PST)
Though it is pretty nice, the Apple iPhone caused some serious delays for Apples' sixth iteration of their OS X operating system; Leopard. It should have been out four months ago, but perhaps that delay will bring some added stability, extra features ...

Gmail puts on a few extra pounds.

17 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 12, 07 3:29pm (PST)
When Googles' Gmail service had unched back in 2004, the 1 Gigabyte of storage space quickly make the likes of MS Hotmail and Yahoo Mail quite obsolete. Then that 1GB of Gmail was doubled. And now an extra gig has been tacked onto that. Sweet ones ...

Microsoft looking to expand into space.

15 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 12, 07 2:25pm (PST)
For centuries, people have looked to the stars and asked that eternal question; is there intelligent life out there? Then we come back down to earth and face the reality of life, death and taxes, quick to realize that there isn't much intelligent life ...

A potential ban on harddrives and PC's because of some glue.

7 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 11, 07 2:32pm (PST)
Computers are getting smaller, therefore, the components used to manufacturer computer hardware shrinks. Case in point; the read/write heads of harddrives. These heads are now so small that the tiny wires that carry the data cannot be soldered into ...

Say bye-bye to plasmas and LCDs down under.

4 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 11, 07 1:28pm (PST)
Certainly, many countries are concered about global warming, many taking valliant efforts to help reduce the ammount of green house gasses that are belched into the atmosphere every year. It seems though that Australia may actually start banning certian ...

GTA IV could steal the sales crown from Halo 3.

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 10, 07 12:23pm (PST)
Microsoft certianlly riding high with Halo 3. They've bragged of $300 million dollars in sales in the opening week of Halo 3. Unfortunatlly, Microsoft has been mum on how many copies were actually sold, choosing rather to post sales figures rather than ...

Never buy another Windows OS ever again . . . sort of.

9 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 05, 07 2:01pm (PST)
Though details are sketchy at best, Microsoft had leaked some information on the next possible iteration of their Operating System. Dubbed (with the code name) Vista +1, the next MS OS is still a few years away, but could do away with harddrives and ...

Another vague e-Patent.

4 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 04, 07 5:44pm (PST)
Apparently, lawsuits have become a legitimate business model for small companies and start-ups. Such is the case for Performance Pricing Inc., a small Texas company who filed suit against some very notable players in the virtual world of e-Commerce. The ...

We're all pirates . . . according to Sony.

65 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 03, 07 6:39pm (PST)
There's a really big court case going on right now in Duluth, Minnesota. That trial by jury involves a fellow by the name of Jammie Thomas who has been accused of uploading 1,700 songs to the KaZaA P2P network, songs that he obviously didn't own ...

A very odd concept space suit from NASA.

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Oct 02, 07 10:56am (PST)
The star gazing folks at NASA have promised that the human race (or at least a few of us) will be returning to the moon come the year 2020. It may still be a few years away, but the complexity of such a project will require new vehicles, improved ...

XP gets to live . . . just a little bit longer.

15 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 28, 07 3:30pm (PST)
It has become quite apparent that most of the PC market has been quite apprehensive in the adoption of Windows Vista. Difficulties with hardware/driver issues, the inflated cost and the reduction in performance have had many OEM outlets choosing to ...

The LittleDog robot from DARPA.

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 26, 07 12:45pm (PST)
The folks at DARPA sure do love their robots. This little guy however should become a household favorite. There have been plans for some years now to develop a robot waler that could transport materials into battle grounds and war zones without worry ...

Does your spreadsheet know basic math?

0 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 26, 07 11:55am (PST)
In an odd (and somewhat humorous) turn of events, it has become quite apparent that computers can't begin to equate with the intelligence of humans, or even that of a $10 pocket calculator. Well, it's not the computers per say but the software running ...

A new way to track criminals.

2 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 25, 07 1:36pm (PST)
Who hasn't seen the reams of footage with some news reporter detailing every twist an turn of a car chase from his helicopter while a dozen police cars chase after some crook down below. It's quite the common sight in Los Angles, California. But ...

The Apple/AT&T Genuine Dis-Advantage.

4 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 24, 07 4:22pm (PST)
It's quite alright for a company or service provider to protect their product, but to try and maintain a strangle hold over their own monopoly is a little excessive. A statement from give by Apple this afternoon hints that their next iPhone software ...

EA set to release their own zombie title.

9 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 24, 07 3:05pm (PST)
With the success of the Resident Evil video games and the Hollywood movies, Capcom has enjoyed a lucrative relationship with the digital un-dead. So it goes to figure that other developers would try to capitalize on the survival horror franchise. ...

Intel aims its sights on AMD's 4x4, deflating those tires.

5 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 21, 07 11:48am (PST)
Who comes up with these names anyways? Oh yeah, the marketing department. Well, the name Skulltrail does sound pretty tough and could take even more wind from the sails of AMD. As history will tell, Intel countered AMD's 4x4 back in January 2007 with ...

Will Intel take on the iPhone?

3 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 21, 07 9:53am (PST)
Practically any mobile device with Wi-Fi is a MID (Mobile Internet Device). Even some big and klunky gaming laptop with next to no battery life is a MID. But with the recent launch of the Apple iPhone and its integrated Wi-Fi, the demand for mobile ...

Will id Software shun Linux?

6 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 19, 07 6:01pm (PST)
Since the early days of gaming, id Software has been relatively faithful to Linux and the OpenGL API. Some of id's more popular titles such as Doom 3, Quake 3 and Quake 4 are avaliable for Linux and the OpenGL graphics platform. And to further bolster ...

A fun looking robot for the big kids.

15 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 18, 07 3:21pm (PST)
Robots are cool, but this little guy could be down right nasty. The Roboquad (a spider missing a few legs) stands at an impressive 16" L  x  13" W  x  12" H and weighs in at hefty 8.04 pounds, just about the weight ...

The most ultimate diagnostic tool, ever!

19 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 17, 07 1:25pm (PST)
Police have it hard these days; murder, assault, theft and all of those crimes that usually have some measure of physical evidence to back up the claims of wrong doings committed. But it's become increasingly common for criminals to dabble in Cyber- ...

Yet another frivolous lawsuit over a ridiculous patent.

49 comments J. Micah Grunert - Sep 14, 07 1:20pm (PST)
Ever heard of Premier International Associates? Neither have I. But they do hold two U.S. patents (applied for 6,243,725 in 1997 and received as 6,763,345 in 2001) for what they filed as a 'List Building System'. I could take a moment to ...
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