Running Windows Vista SP1? Here's a fix that cleans up stability issues involving POP email clients, third-party antivirus and antispyware clients, User Accounts, large programs that won't run if the system's been on for a long time, Apple QuickTime preview, and AV stuttering. Download it - today!
Not all systems are go, but starting today, many of American Airlines' flights are Gogo equipped, the new service offering in-flight wireless internet access while traveling above the clouds. All 15 of American's Boeing 767-200 jets traveling from JFK airport in New York to destinations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami are up and running free of charge to passengers, with pricing set for $12.95 (flights over three hours) and $9.95 (flights under three hours) once the service officially launches in a couple of weeks. Using a version of EVDO Rev A technology, Gogo equipped jets will communicate with a network of 92 cell phone towers nationwide. If the rollout goes smoothly, American Airlines indicated it would expand the service throughout its fleet.
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Amazon.com founder, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board, Jeff Bezos through Bezos Expeditions (his investment company) has invested in Twitter and just accepted a seat on their board of directors. readwriteweb.com says, “the money will be spent on building up its infrastructure and reliability to become the communications utility it needs to be before it can become profitable.” | The addition of Jeff Bezos as an advisor is a big deal for Twitter. On their blog, they says he is more than “an investor and advisor because he is also an inspiration.” They go on to say that, “Jeff's attention to business process details and distinctive, "honk-like laugh" are similarly admirable traits as far as we're concerned.”
The 9th version of sony's multi-track Vegas video editing programs includes Vegas Movie Studio 9 ($69.95), Platinum Edition ($99.95) and the Platinum Pro Pack ($129.95) which also includes Sound Forge Audio Studio (Sony's waveform editor), extra soundtrack and visual effects and a bonus 2 gb Sony USB flash drive to boot! The Platinum Edition can even burn Blu-ray discs from your HD videocam source. Vegas is the video end of the Sony Creative Software suite (which also includes Sound Forge and Acid).
Here we go! The community site Diabloii.net is reporting that Blizzard will be announcing the third game in its epic Diablo series at this week's Worldwide Invitational in Paris. That's right. Diablo III is on its way!
"With this week's speculation over the Blizzard teasers, more and more reports in the media, and numerous tips coming direct us at IncGamers from reliable inside industry sources in the past 24 hours, we now have confirmation from inside sources to say that Diablo 3 WILL be announced on Saturday at WWI Paris 2008."
With all the crowing over Rockstar's hidden sexual content unlocked through the now infamous Hot Coffee mod, you'd have thought it was Vivid Entertainment and not Take-Two Interactive who published Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. As it turns out, most gamers weren't so offended after all, and it appears the lawyers were the ones looking to cash in more than anyone else. Why? Keep reading to find out.
Put your virtual pencils down, you can stop signing the Save XP petition now. In an open letter to Windows customers this week, Bill Veghte, Microsoft's senior VP, squelched any hopes the software maker would grant the soon-to-be retired OS another reprieve. But while Microsoft will officially pull the plug on XP at the end of the month, it will still provide security patches "and other critical updates" all the way up until April, 2014, nearly 13 years after XP first debuted. Veghte also reiterated that XP will continue to be sold on low-end PCs, as well as offered as a downgrade option when buying Vista Business or Ultimate. And as for Windows 7? Look for the new OS sometime around January, 2010.
Move over MacBook Air, and make room for a sexier, slimmer model. Rahul Sood, founder of VoodooPC and CTO of the HP Voodoo Business Unit, is showing off a pre-production Envy 133 notebook, and if looks could kill, we'd all find ourselves in a world of hurt just for peeking. Sporting a gorgeous Scuderia Red paint job with Italian racing stripes and finished off with a custom laser engraving, the carbon fiber Envy 133 looks poised to win accolades for both inner and outter beauty. Weighing in at a scant 3.4 pounds and measuring just .70 inches thick, the new Intel Centrino-powered Envy boasts a backlit keyboard, instant-on technology for quick access to the web and Skype, and USB, eSATA, and HDMI ports. Just don't expect to do much gaming on the integrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics.
Who says Windows isn’t comparable to Linux on a supercomputer? A beta version of Microsoft’s Windows HPC Server 2008 recently came online at a supercomputer built and maintained in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and ranked No. 23 in the world with a problem-solving performance of 68.5 teraflops. Eweek.com reports that “it runs on commodity hardware and reported 77.7 percent application efficiency on 9,472 cores, making this facility one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world and the fastest Windows cluster to date”. They go on to say that when they deployed Windows HPC on over 1,000 nodes, they went from bare metal to running the Linpack benchmark programs in just four hours.
Microsoft has announced that the release candidate version of Windows HPC Server 2008 will be available for download sometime during the last week of June.