If you have an older Mac and have been looking for an AMD (ATI) chip, it's your lucky day. "AMD will begin offering the ATI Radeon X1900 graphics chips for the Mac G5 Quad and the Power Mac G5 Dual, which are still powered by PowerPC processors. The new graphics chips, according to AMD, will help Mac users who use the desktops for graphic design, video editing, photo editing, as well as offer better gaming performance."
AcidAUS writes: MySpace founder launches legal action against the site's owner, News Corp, alleging "anti-competitive behaviour". Greenspan is certainly no stranger to litigation. Among the cases he has filed is a federal lawsuit, also against News Corp, in which he alleges that the sale of Intermix to News Corp was fraudulent. He says this case is continuing.
mellowinottawa writes: "A bunch of Asterisk VoIP geeks got together and created a DUNDi network that terminates phone calls in North America for free for members, to be a member though you have to offer termination service in your area code. Basically you get what you give. http://www.voipsyndicate.com/"
An anonymous reader writes: Due to the videographer's position, great video camera skills, and cool head, it's currently the best video of a sandstorm — a huge monster of a sandstorm that was videotaped for 7 minutes and 47 seconds as it approached and overtook Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. Ah, but there's more sandstorm terror. Here's a great sandstorm photo gallery, high-resolution and very large image links are included, the photos of which are spectacular! Hat tip: Digg.com ("Run, Baby, Run! The Sandstorm Cometh!")
saintlupus writes: According to this article, everyone's favorite defenders of liberty at Diebold replaced defective components in over four thousand voting machines after telling voting officials there were "no problems". From the article:
Even so, the two leading candidates for governor — Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) — have called on voters to use absentee ballots in the election, citing uncertainties about the reliability of Maryland's system.
aquai writes: "Today at Zendcon Bill Hilf and Andi Gutmans announced a new technical collaboration aimed at improving the performance of PHP on Windows. In this interview Sam and Andi discuss how Zend came to be as well as the details of the announcement. Andi provides his perspective on what this collaboration will mean to the PHP community and has a question of his own for Sam. http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/10/31/Talk
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b4rley writes: Schoolkids in Scotland are relishing a biometrics payment trial that relies on the unique vein patterns in each child's hand — meaning they don't have to worry about their lunch money being pounded out of them by bullies. "The children just love it," says the head teacher.
Erica Campbell writes: After announcing the development of the first positron based engine concept developed for NASA earlier this year, new details are emerging on this revolutionary antimatter engine which will require only a few milligrams of positrons to send a spaceship to Mars and back. Although scientists see this work as an important step, much still needs to be done before we can safely rely on antimatter to take us for a spin around the solar system.