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Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 1) 111

by Bullseye_blam (#27565319) Attached to: Intel Responds To X25-M Fragmentation Issue

Please gents, think logically here. This is something fixed ~three weeks after reproducing the problem. And it was something that could easily be fixed with a firmware update. It's not like the hardware was broken.

So, good job Intel for fixing it, but patting them on the back for admitting a problem [on a tiny user base] that was easily fixed is a delusion.

-bullseye

Cellphones

Apple Planning Video-Call iPhone 268

Posted by Soulskill
from the was-blind-but-now-iSee dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The recently awarded iPhone patent contains hidden claims which indicate Apple is planning to bring video calling and recording features to the iPhone, according to InfoWeek blogger Alex Wolfe. Buried within the 'embodiments' section of patent number 7,479,949 is this: 'In some embodiments, the functions may include telephoning, video conferencing, e-mailing, instant messaging, blogging, digital photographing, digital videoing, web browsing, digital music playing, and/or digital video playing.' Wolfe also cites language indicating Apple is aware that having a rear-facing camera is an impediment towards video calls (and also taking pictures of yourself.): 'In some embodiments, an optical sensor is located on the front of the device so that the user's image may be obtained for videoconferencing while the user views the other video conference participants on the touch screen display.' Screen caps of the patent drawing are also available."
Data Storage

+ - Seagate Acknowledges Firmware Problem with 7200.11

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An anonymous reader writes "Hard disk maker Seagate Technology has acknowledged a problem with firmware on some of its 7200.11 products, manifesting in an unresponsive/unbootable drive. The Seagate knowledge base article writes "Once a drive has failed, the data is inaccessible to users. Seagate has isolated this issue to a firmware bug affecting drives from these families manufactured through December 2008. Please use the following tools and instructions to determine if you have one of the affected products. If you do, we recommend that you update the firmware on the disk drive." Although Seagate does not seem to list the firmware for individual drives available for download, the site mentions "If you have one of the models listed above, customers can expedite assistance by contacting Seagate via email.""
Portables (Apple)

Top Apple Rumors, Bricks, Low Price, NVIDIA 283

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the my-macbook-is-broken dept.
Vigile writes "With the news that Apple will be releasing new MacBook products on October 14th, speculation has begun on what exactly those new products will be. Tips of a manufacturing process involving lasers and a single 'brick' of aluminum are catching on, as is the idea of a sub-$1000 netbook-type device. More interesting might be the persistent rumors of an NVIDIA chipset adoption that would drastically increase gaming ability, allow MacBooks to improve their support for OpenCL and take advantage of the new Adobe CS4 software with GPU acceleration. Will NVIDIA's ailing chipset business get a shot in the arm next week?"

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