Computing

Microsoft Vista follow-up “Vienna” will most likely be in 2009

With Vista barely off of the metaphorical assembly line, Microsoft says that the follow up OS, tentatively named “Vienna”, should be ready for release by 2009. Vista’s release took a tremendous 5 years of development time after Windows XP. Vista is built on an entirely different platform, so Vienna can be expected to be not as much as a overhaul ...

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Quantum computer to debut next week

Here’s a hardware freaks dream. A living, breathing quantum computing device. Canadian company D-Wave announced that next week seems to be when the company has decided to spring it’s quantum computer on the, uh, eagerly awaiting public? We most likely wouldn’t of caught this article if the photography wasn’t as cool as it is. But once you start reading through ...

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Zune Hack: Extend the size of your Zune antenna

Interestingly enough, the number of Zune mods, hacks, and accessories has been substantially lower then the tech community originally would of thought. This Zune mod lets you extend your Zune antenna. By “extend”, the modder really adds some surface area to the antennas transmitter. How much stronger will this make your Zune’s signal? We can’t say, but guesses are that ...

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Sprint and Novatel create 3G EV-DO card for Macs

3G wireless networks were getting quite a bit of press indirectly through the controversy that was the iPhone and the absense of 3G compatability. Well, on a different note, Mac users are going to have access to the 3G network on their computers now. Sprint and Novatel have developed an card compatable with ExpressCard/34 called the Merlin EX720. It allows ...

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Stunningly bad Windows 386 promo video from Hell

[ev type=”youtube” data=”QGO2hVA3P58″][/ev] What the hell was Bill Gates on when he approved this commercial? The fact that this video was played to prospective customers is absolutely ridiculous. If we were buying software and this is the video we saw from Microsoft, we would think they were some back alley public broadcasting company. Take a gander and the video if ...

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Is PCI-E for laptops overboard? The Magma ExpressBox thinks not.

This is the Magma ExpressBox that lets all of your crazy gamers to have a PCI-E graphics card hook up to your laptop. If you are really seriouly excited right now, please stop and go buy a desktop. Gaming is nice, but hardcore gaming (HalfLife, FEAR, Oblivion…) needs more than a laptop. It just isn’t right! Those games deserve a ...

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SD to mini-SD adapter, not the other way round

SD to mini-SD, you heard that right and this is no boo. Diatec Japan will start selling this converter that with a line hanging out of any gadget’s mini-SD slot with a cradle at the end for you to shove in the large SD cards. This is really useful when you try to migrate data between your phones, PDAs and ...

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Walmart, get with it, Firefox is real and it has a market share

Walmart has outdone Apple with its major studio online video download service. There, it’s been said, now let’s get to the part where Walmart screwed up big time. Just visit the site. Yeah, it really does look like that (if you are using IE, not only are you crazy, you won’t get this article). That, ladies and gentlemen, is what ...

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Apple releases Vista only app, to fix iTunes

Apple has just released a Windows Vista only application. Oh yeah, it’s to fix a problem. Please don’t just jump to conclusions, just read and then think. With the new version of Windows, some problems have arrisen with iTunes. These problems include bad CoverFlow animation, purchased tracks being unplayable, and some iPod corruptions. Geez, just another problem with Windows Vista ...

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