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+ - HTC Incredible To Launch End April

Submitted by adeelarshad82
adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes "Verizon Wireless and HTC have recently announced Verizon's new flagship smartphone, the Droid Incredible by HTC. The Incredible's arrival comes after months of rumors and leaks about the phone, and it arrives before the similar Google Nexus One appears on Verizon's network. According to the review, the Droid Incredible is the most powerful phone on the U.S. market today, it reflects and enhances the state of the art smartphone. It has a large 3.7-inch touch-screen and is running the Google Android 2.1 operating system. It measures 4.63 by 2.3 by .47 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.6 ounces. The hardward consists of a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, GPS, Wi-Fi, and an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. HTC also replaced the Nexus One's trackball with an optical mouse. The Droid Incredible will be available for purchase on April 29."
Security

+ - Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets->

Submitted by skids
skids (119237) writes "File this under "no, really?" CBS news catches up with the fact that photocopiers, whether networked or not, tend to have a much longer memory these days. When they eventually get tossed, very few companies bother to scrub them. Coupled with the tendency of older employees to consider hard-copy to be "secure", and your most protected secrets may be shipped directly to information resellers — no hacking required. "The day we visited the New Jersey warehouse, two shipping containers packed with used copiers were headed overseas — loaded with secrets on their way to unknown buyers in Argentina and Singapore.""
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Surfacescapes D&D Demo 162

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the gentlemen-start-your-dice dept.
Jamie found a video showing an unpolished idea demonstrating the use of Microsoft Surface for D&D. Looks like they are using 4th ed as the basis for the system. This comes from the Surfacescapes team at Carnegie Mellon, which strikes me as a very good place to be a nerd right about now... provided you make your saving throws.
Intel

Asus Demos First Intel P55 48

Posted by Soulskill
from the zoom-zoom dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "Intel's X58 chipset is the platform of choice for enthusiasts, but Intel serves a heck of a big audience. To please that larger crowd and bring down prices, the company is planning a mainstream iteration of its Nehalem architecture: the P55 chipset. It's designed to work with the forthcoming Lynnfield CPUs, and offers performance close to LGA1366 chips at a much cheaper price. Recently Asus demoed its first intel P55 chip and released exclusive photos. Asus claims to have run its new boards with engineering samples of the Core i5-750 at a 77 percent overclock, boosting speeds from 2.66 GHz to 4.7 GHz. Asus admits this wasn't necessarily stable, but still — that's fast. And on liquid cooling, the boards reportedly hit speeds of 5.1 GHz."

Comment: Re:"Cheap"??? (Score 1) 77

by Rayeth (#28564815) Attached to: First Fully Programmable Gesture-Recognition Glove, Cheap
I can agree that the price seems outrageous, however I would say that cheap is fairly applied here. Also note that the product does not seem quite ready for mass market consumption (something which drives price down much more), and until it is I suspect none of these devices will ever seem "cheap" to you.

Comment: Re:This is a very old issue (Score 5, Insightful) 403

by Rayeth (#28033503) Attached to: Right-to-Repair Law To Get DRM Out of Your Car

The argument for DRM in the car MIGHT fly in cars that are leased (which in my lay-person's brain sounds somewhat similar to a license for using software), but there can be absolutely no reason for preventing me from accessing information on something that I own outright.

Its not like I bought a license to drive the car (that was provided freely (sans a few yearly fees) by the government of my state), I own the metal. What possible argument can there be for preventing me from reading the information in my car's engine?

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