Archive for Nov 30, 2011

Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2100 networking tech lands in Gigabyte mainboards

Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2100 networking tech lands in Gigabyte mainboards

Qualcomm purchased the networking company formerly called Bigfoot Networks a while back. Bigfoot made all sorts of networking hardware and chips that were aimed at improving the networking speed of gaming computers to make online gaming more fun. Qualcomm has announced that it is cramming the Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2100 game networking platform into some new mainboards including some from Gigabyte.

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Worms shot into space show humans could survive a trip to colonize other worlds

Worms shot into space show humans could survive a trip to colonize other worlds

The stuff of science fiction for decades has been the thought of humans colonizing another world. NASA has been studying microscopic worms originally taken from a garbage dump on earth called Caenorhadbitis elegans or C elegans on the ISS since 2006. The worms were shot into space and studied on the ISS as a project to determine if humans could survive and reproduce on long space flights lasting many years to colonize other worlds.

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Spotify apps tipped: reviews, tickets, lyrics & more

Spotify apps tipped: reviews, tickets, lyrics & more

Spotify will announce app support, enabling third-party functionality such as music reviews, lyrics, nearby concert information and ticket purchasing to be accessed via the streaming music service's PC and Mac software, at the event later today, according to insiders. App development will be opened up freely to developers, though Spotify will test and approve each before releasing them to users, the WSJ's sources claim; yesterday, it was suggested that Spotify's big announcement today was that the company would in effect become an "authentication layer" between labels, developers and users.

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3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro debuts

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro debuts

3Dconnexion has been around for a long time making pointing devices that are much different from the typical mouse most of us use. Most of these 3D mice that the company makes are aimed at the professional user that designs things with CAD or CAM software. The latest mouse for the firm has now surfaced and it is called the SpaceMouse Pro.

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Beats by Dre Colors headphones available for a limited time

Beats by Dre Colors headphones available for a limited time

There are a lot of people out there that are fans of the Beats by Dre headphone line that is on the market today. For a limited time shoppers can get the high end Beats The Studio headphones in several colors that will brighten up the headphones from the normal white or black shades offered. The headphones that come in colors are the popular The Studio offerings that have been around for a while.

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Sony BRAVIA smart TV adds YouTube HD, Facebook, Twitter

Sony BRAVIA smart TV adds YouTube HD, Facebook, Twitter

Sony has updated its smart TV range with new social networking integration, high-definition YouTube video support and remote control from VAIO or other computers. The new firmware for the 2011 BRAVIA line-up brings Facebook galleries, messages, status updates and links to the internet-connected HDTVs, while a new Twitter ticker scrolls updates across the bottom of the screen. Meanwhile, it's possible to share Track ID results - Sony's song identifying technology - on Twitter too.

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Ultrabook prices to drop in price 5-10% in Q1 2012?

Ultrabook prices to drop in price 5-10% in Q1 2012?

DigiTimes and its mysterious sources are at it again with a new tip that Ultrabooks will get a bit cheaper early next year. The publication cites industry sources claiming that the price of an Ultrabook will fall by 5-10% in Q1 2012. That would put most of the Ultrabooks at the sub-$1000 range that they were originally promised at.

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Research into more virulent and lethal strains of the bird flu worries some scientists

Research into more virulent and lethal strains of the bird flu worries some scientists

If this sounds a bit like something out of a horror novel, it's because this sounds a lot like what starts the evens of the horror classic from Stephen King called The Stand. Apparently, researchers working on bird flu have created a strain of the bird flu virus that is lethal and easily spread through the air. Some fear that the mutated strain might be used as a bio weapon.

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