Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ASUS Eee 1215N 12.1-inch DUAL CORE Atom Netbook

ASUS Eee 1215N 12.1-inch Netbook

Gmail's "Priority Inbox" sorts important e-mail for you

You know the feeling: opening up your e-mail to find hundreds of messages of varying importance.

Monday, August 30, 2010

We need about 2.5 % growth just to keep unemployment from rising

Unfortunately, that’s not true: this isn’t a recovery, in any sense that matters.

Yet growth is currently running somewhere between 1 and 2 percent, with a good chance that it will slow even further in the months ahead. Will the economy actually enter a double dip, with G.D.P. shrinking? Who cares? If unemployment rises for the rest of this year, which seems likely, it won’t matter whether the G.D.P. numbers are slightly positive or slightly negative. 

Dual core Atom based netbook

Look at here.

The Key Specs
* Model #: AOD255-1134
* Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition
* Processor:Intel Atom Dual-Core processor N550
* Memory:1024MB DDR3 1066MHz
* Hard Drive:250GB SATA (5400 RPM)
* Optical Drive: No drive (DVDs or CDs cannot be played unless you have a separate optical drive)
* Media Card Reader:Secure Digital (SD) card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
* LCD Monitor:10.1" WSVGA CrystalBrite LED-backlit display 1024 x 600 16:9

Hackers blind quantum cryptographers

Quantum hackers have performed the first 'invisible' attack on two commercial quantum cryptographic systems. By using lasers on the systems — which use quantum states of light to encrypt information for transmission — they have fully cracked their encryption keys, yet left no trace of the hack.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The next big thing will not be invented in the USA !

Intel CEO Paul Otellini believes the US legal environment under the Obama administration has become openly hostile to business
Otellini - who is no stranger to political controversy - previously opined that America had clearly lost its leadership position in the tech world.
"Our research centers were without peer. No country was more attractive for start-up capital...We seemed a generation ahead of the rest of the world in information technology. That simply is no longer the case."
Bad Hardware: But, Mr. Otellini, where are all new Intel's chip fabs built? Let me remind you big mouth , ... in Israel. Bush administration suddenly became friendly with Israel and fabs went there. So, there is where you actually need to search  for some future innovations, not in the USA. And as CEO you could stop it if afraid of USA future. If you are honest Mr. Otellini, you can't now blame Obama for that. Blame yourself.

Flexible 19-Inch E-Paper Will be Mass-Produced by LG

That 19-inch monochrome e-paper fascinates me,  and broadsheet newspapers coming it at around 22-inches in size.

BAD Hardware: LG might make a breakthrough ? Add in a 256 GB NAND memory.

256 gigabyte NAND flash chips

Applied Materials, Inc. today announced its breakthrough Applied Producer(R) Eterna(TM) FCVD(TM) (Flowable CVD(1)) system, the first and only film deposition technology capable of electrically isolating the densely-packed transistors in 20nm-and-below memory and logic chip designs with a high-quality dielectric film. The system will enable NAND skyscraper (3d NAND memory) wafers with 256 gigabyte NAND flash chips. It will also enable the creation of complex finfet transistors which are needed for faster and lower power chips. It will also enable DRaM 4F2 8 gigabit DDR4.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Complete steps to activate iPhone 4 without original SIM card.

Here are the complete steps to activate iPhone 4 without original SIM card.

4G will kill the voice phone market !

Scott Klimo said the increased network capacity would justify free phone calls killing the golden goose of mobile voice revenue.

Acros uncovered 121 remote execution vulnerabilities in 41 different Microsoft applications

Although the Windows Address Book -- renamed Windows Contacts with the launch of Vista in 2007 -- may be familiar to users, Program Manager Group Converter is probably not, Kolsek admitted. But, both can be exploited.

AMD Unveils Bulldozer and Bobcat Core Designs

AMD will announce today at Hot Chips in Palo Alto the first detailed of its two new core designs, code-named "Bulldozer" and "Bobcat," which represent the first steps toward the company's next-generation CPU and Fusion APU designs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Trojans crashed their first airplane.

In this case, when employees tried to open the computer to write these three incidents realized that the monitor was useless by the invasion of Trojans. Well, actually forgotten flaps did it, but Trojans help that happen.

Divorce: Microsoft goes to ARM, Intel to McAfee

Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini, with the $7.68 billion acquisition of security software maker McAfee Inc., is betting that customers will pay to guard against attacks that have yet to materialize.

The moon is shrinking, will anything left before USA land there?

The moon is shrinking, scientists said Thursday, but not to worry: It has not shrunk by much.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Investors Chide Michael Dell

Dell’s shareholders delivered a sharp rebuke of Michael S. Dell, the company’s founder and chief executive, when a fourth of the investors withheld support of Mr. Dell in a recent vote.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NASA Information Technology Summit 2010

"NASA's first Information Technology (IT) Summit will bring together government and industry leaders to explore the outer reaches of information technology. The summit, which takes place August 16-18 at the Gaylord National Harbor in Maryland, will gather 750 participants and more than 100 expert presenters with themes on collaboration, social networking, innovation, infrastructure, operations and IT security and privacy."
At a conference of 1,190 registered attendees  only a few is with laptops !

BAD HARDWARE: How many of them are blind and deaf?

America may be declining, but don’t despair. We’re still No. 11!

Like the summer heat, fear of America’s impending decline is weighing on Washington these days. Has the United States lost its oomph as a superpower? Even President Obama isn’t immune from the gloom. “Americans won’t settle for No. 2!” Obama shouted at one political rally in early August. How about No. 11? That’s where the U.S.A. ranks in NEWSWEEK’s list of the 100 best countries in the world, not even in the top 10.

Here is who is on the other side so fast rising.

Budget equilibrum:USA internal debt still grows at 24% of GDP. Annually

What will happen one day when the other countries stop financing dollar printing?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Apple manager arrested in kickback scheme

A midlevel Apple manager was arrested Friday and accused of accepting more than $1 million in kickbacks from half a dozen Asian suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories

Friday, August 13, 2010

AIT is accusing Dell of selling at least 11.8 million defective computers !

AIT is accusing Dell of selling at least 11.8 million defective computers and then attempting to conceal the problems from customers. In the suit, which has been going on for three years, Internet services company AIT says it lost business thanks to Dell's faulty computers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

PC orders are "falling of a cliff."

Shares of Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices fell sharply Tuesday, amid signs of a slowdown in the personal-computer market

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Research towards room temperature superconducting

The Oak Ridge researchers found that inhomogeneities arranged in parallel stripes, a few atomic layers apart, raised the temperature of superconductivity closer to room temperature, but that completely random inhomogeneities tended to suppress superconductivity.

Fox News has oldest cable audience

Perhaps the reason viewers tend to leave Fox News on all day racking up hours of big Nielsen numbers is they can't actually change the channel?

The end of Wintel !

As Microsoft and Intel move apart, computing becomes multipolar 

Hotmail still not working? Use Chrome to fix it, says Microsoft

Microsoft has advised Hotmail users struggling to access their email accounts to surf via Google’s Chrome browser in order to successfully connect to the recently overhauled service.
"If you are using high Contrast display mode in Windows, you may have difficulty sending mail."
Well, who would say?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

US military wants exaflops supercomputer

 The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has awarded the first grants to firms it wants to build so-called exascale computers.
Chip giant Intel, graphics card maker Nvidia, MIT and the Sandia National Laboratory are all recipients of the first grants to be used to create prototype exascale machines.

East of San Francisco, jobless rates go up to 20%

East of San Francisco, jobless rates go up to 20%, home prices are down as much as 75%.

Room temperature spintronics

Another bonus: once a magnetic field pushes an electron into a direction of spin, it will keep spinning the same way until another magnetic field causes the spin to change. This effect can be used to very quickly access magnetically stored information during computer operation -- even if the electrical power to a computer is switched off between uses. Data can be stored permanently, and is nearly instantly available anytime, no lengthy “boot up” needed. However, some practical problems still need to be solved: Spin state transfer through different materials.

Monday, August 09, 2010

UAE business computer usage hits 97%

Online activity among the UAE business community is also growing, with 82 percent establishing a website, 26 percent securing sales online and 29 percent using the worldwide web to make purchases.

Behind Resign: HP’s sexual harassment policy ?

A claim of sexual harassment against CEO Hurd and HP by a former contractor to HP. The investigation determined there was no violation of HP’s sexual harassment policy, but did find violations of HP’s Standards of Business Conduct.
Check this video.
The woman, 50-year-old Jodie Fisher, came forward and released a statement through her attorney, Gloria Allred.
There Ms Fisher itself explains:
I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this. That was never my intention. Mark and I never had an affair or intimate sexual relationship. I first met Mark in 2007 when I interviewed for a contractor job at the company. At HP, I was under contract to work at high-level customer and executive summit events held around the country and abroad. I prepared for those events, worked very hard and enjoyed working for HP. I have resolved my claim with Mark privately, without litigation, and I do not intend to comment on it further. I wish Mark, his family and HP the best.

Here is Ms Jodie Fisher in a unforgettable movie role that earned her job at HP to work at high-level customer and executive summit events held around the country and abroad,  from her statement above. I hope that the other HP female employees are less sexually explicit during the work time. Anyway, there is no feeling like HP feeling. Soon in 3D.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Exclusive: Fujifilm's camera phase detection system explained

Fujifilm has achieved something that's been hoped for but not previously brought to market - through-the-lens phase detection autofocus on a compact camera. The company is claiming the system enables focus times as fast as 0.158 sec. All current compact and mirrorless cameras use contrast detection AF, where the lens is racked back and forwards until the camera finds the position that gives the greatest contrast (which signifies being in focus).

Thunderbird version 3 hogs your PC 100 times more than Thunderbird 2 !

100 times more than Thunderbird 2 !

Vow, what an astonishing improvement. 
How to solve these problems manually?
To disable the Global Search and Indexer functionality:
  1. Open the Thunderbird's Options window. On Windows, click Tools; Options.
  2. Click on Advanced; General; Advanced Configuration.
  3. Uncheck the Enable Global Search and Indexer checkbox.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The AMD Bulldozer blog

Just to make sure that everyone is up to speed on what Bulldozer is —  a brand new design featuring up to 8 cores for client products and up to 16 cores for server products. Bulldozer will feature a new floating point unit that can support up to 256-bit floating point execution, which will boost the performance for technical applications that rely on floating point math.  There will be some new software instructions that will be supported, allowing for greater performance and flexibility, but, it will be backwards compatible so you won’t need to change anything to start using the processor. We will be introducing this processor in 2011, and as we get closer we’ll get more granular on the actual availability. What after?

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

FTC Settles Charges Of Anticompetitive Conduct Against Intel

The settlement also prohibits Intel from deceiving computer manufacturers about the performance of non-Intel CPUs or GPUs. 
Under the settlement, Intel would be prohibited from conditioning benefits to computer makers in exchange for their promise to buy chips from Intel exclusively or to refuse to buy chips from others; and retaliating against computer makers if they do business with non-Intel suppliers by withholding benefits from them.  While it brings no major fines against Intel, it does require Intel to pay $10M USD to establish a fund to help business customers retool their software if they were misled by Intel to think the poor performance of Intel-compiled code on AMD chips was normal.  

BAD HARDWARE: Something get screwed: If the markets worked, we wouldn't need antitrust law. If antitrust law worked, we wouldn't get monopolistic behavior.

Win XP still rocks 60% of PC market

Monday, August 02, 2010

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