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AMD says consumers are technology illiterate

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AMD has launched a new branding scheme that it hopes will help technologically illiterate consumers buy with confidence.

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GameStop cuts profit view; holiday sales stagnate (Reuters)

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Reuters - GameStop Corp said on Thursday holiday sales failed to improve from 2008, and cut its fourth-quarter profit forecast, sending shares of the biggest U.S. videogame retailer to a 13-month low.

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San Jose Pool Man (K6RPT) Prepares to Launch:

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Before dawn today, Ron Meadows and his chase team plan to gather in the driveway of his Cambrian home on their way to the launch site. The equipment from his swimming pool service business will have been unloaded from his pickup truck and replaced with the day's precious cargo: Weather balloon? Check. Helium tanks? Check. Simplex repeater? Check. After a year of research and planning, Ron the pool guy -- with no more than a high school education and a fascination with flight and science -- will do what few except universities and government agencies do: launch a weather balloon into the stratosphere. It might as well be heaven for amateur radio operators like himself who will be tracking the balloon's direction, chasing it to its landing site, and communicating with each other through the simplex repeater attached to the balloon that will record and repeat their messages for a 396 miles radius around the balloon. That's as far south as San Diego and as far north as Eureka.

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Mio Moov V500

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Mio Moov V500 has just been showcased at Computex 2009 in Taipei. Moov V series differ from S series with the addition of digital TV receptor. It still has the Spirit GPS navigation interface and offers pretty much the same set of features.


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T-Mobile Unlimited Loyalty Plan Gets Retired.

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One of the nice things about being a T-Mobile customer (other than the sweet, sweet G1) is the Unlimited Loyalty plan. If you are a long-term active customer who pays his bills on time you can become eligible for the special plan, which includes $50/month for unlimited minutes, and $25/month for unlimited data.


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First Look: Seasonic X-Series PSU

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We take a gander behind the technology that powers Seasonic's latest 80Plus Gold, fully modular power supplies: the X-Series. We strip apart what's inside to find the details.

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Games I Own: Call of Cthulhu

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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of The Earth is one of my favourite games and I love it to bits. It’s tense, dark, truly and deeply frightening and possessed of the same permeating sense of atmosphere and macabre fiction as the HP Lovecraft novels it is based on. Created by Bethsoft, it really is great and there’s one chase sequence in particular that I’m sure was a major inspiration for Mirror’s Edge.

But, Call of Cthulhu is one of the worst games I’ve ever played. It’s frustrating and unrelenting, too difficult even at the best of times, with an inspirational chase-sequence that’s harder than Superman’s right hook and a story that both jumps the shark and leaves you hanging unresolvedly around.

The basic premise for the game is typical Lovecraftian horror, with players cast as a 1930s private eye who travels to Innsmouth to investigate a missing person. What at first seems to be a small American town drenched in depression and perpetual thunder, soon becomes something a lot more fearsome, with murders and dark sacrifices slowly coming to light.

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Barco Provides Illumination for Crystal Method Tour

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Barco is proud to announce that they have been selected to provide to digital equipment that will provide the visual assault for the famed DJ duo, The Crystal Method.


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German Mac clone company thinks Germany doesnt have laws

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Were never going to get tired of the insane legal theories would-be Mac clone companies trot out to try and circumvent incredibly basic copyright and contract law concepts -- like Psystar claiming Apple has a monopoly on its own products -- and today weve got German cloners HyperMeganet, wholl sell you a 3.

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Kodak Easyshare Z950 Digital Camera

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Leading the new introductions to the Kodak Digital Camera family is the 12 MP Kodak Z950 Digital Camera with a 10X image stabilized Schneider-Kreuznach optical zoom lens that provides maximum versatility for avid photographers to easily handle both distant and close-up shots.


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This Week in Amateur Radio #836 - Week of April 18, 2009

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Celebrating sixteen years of service tothe amateur radio community.Combined Editions #835/836 of This Week in Amateur Radio,and its edited one hour sister service, This Week in AmateurRadio Headline News have been released and willbe posted on www.twiar.org, and podcast distributionsites on the internet no later than Tuesday Evening, April 21st.This Week in Amateur Radio Expanded Full Version withspecial features and all the news, edition runsan expanded dual edition 134 minutes.This Week in Amateur Radio Headline News (Slightly expanded version)version runs 68 minutes with limited special features.This Week in Amateur Radio is available for regulardownload at our web site in MP3, AAC, and WMA formats,as well as legacy Real Audio files.Streaming audio is also available, as is RSS/XML subscriptionsfor the podcast.Enjoy, and see you next week!de George - W2XBSThis Week in Amateur Radio

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TerreStar Sat Phone to be Distributed by AT&T

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TerreStar makes a satellite phone that is small and looks like most other features phones rather than a suitcase device that looks like it is from the 1990s.


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"Free Facebook games make $20 per user"

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Freemium games on Facebook are making around $20 per user, say analysts.

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Nvidia releases WHQL Windows 7 graphics driver

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Nvidia releases its first WHQL Windows 7 graphics driver, just a day after AMD got its first WHQL WIndows 7 graphics driver out the door.

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Eighth Annual VoIP Conference Scheduled for April 18:

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Each spring since 2002, the Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters, Inc (NARRI) has sponsored the Annual VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Conference in Las Vegas. Attendees have discussed such protocols as the Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP).

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iPod Shuffle 3G Clone from Digitalrise Has FM But Not Very Tiny

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Weve been waiting for one since the new Shuffle has been announced and finally, an iPod Shuffle 3G clone just looks a little large, thats all.


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Yesterday, I threw out all my QSL cards

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QSL CardsThousands and thousands of them.

They were taking up way too much space and energy just sitting there in their pretty little files, all sorted by countries in order by prefix. Prefixes that keep on changing as the world changes.

There was a time when I chased DX and I used the cards to get my DX awards. The awards that now sit in a desk drawer somewhere; I don’t remember where. But since Kate and I are going through the house — all of the house — and getting rid of that which is no longer important, the awards will go out too.

That isn’t something that is derogatory to DXer’s, by the way. Chasing DX is a wonderful aspect to this hobby and one that consistently draws in new members to our fraternity. But I don’t chase DX anymore. I haven’t for years. And years.

That doesn’t mean I won’t answer QSL cards; I have plenty of those sitting on the shelf for direct cards and a nice account at Global QSL for the bureau cards.

But one of the practices we need to have in this hobby is to stop considering the past as present and retelling the stories of what happened 20-years ago (or a story from 50 years ago I was told yet again last night) like it was yesterday. And still relevant. Mostly, it isn’t relevant. We need to look forward to opportunities and not the past to cling to the status quo.

We’ve changed. The world has shifted under our feet and the past is no guarantee of future success. The hobby needs to change. It is time we got rid of all that dusty stuff that represents holding on to the past so we can build the future.

I started with my QSL cards.

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ZuneHD Powered by NVIDIA Tegra

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Neowin has the official specs of the ZuneHD. Very, very exciting news for the PMP world as the NVIDIA Tegra rumor has been confirmed, among others.

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Sony Announces Soon To Be Released VPL-MX20 Projector in Australia

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The Sony VPL-MX20 was originally expected to be released in Japan. But recently, it was announced that this projector will also be released in Australia in April.

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First Max Payne 3 details emerge

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The first details on Max Payne 3 have begun to emerge, with the series apparently set to move to Brazil and feature a multiplayer element.

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Robot Tramp Stamp Shirt

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Heh. For those of you who cant mentally translate binary into ASCII, check the image description. Available today only, more or less, on shirt.


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Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box

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Burnout Paradise has finally barrel-rolled onto the PC in the form of a new Ultimate Box. With new party modes, new vehicles and new bikes included, as well as improved graphics and multiplayer, could this be the definitive Burnout or is it just a ruined wreck?

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