Submission Summary: 0 pending, 8 declined, 3 accepted (11 total, 27.27% accepted)
CNN reports that Microsoft Corp. reported quarterly sales that fell for the first time in its 23-year history as a public company. The company has had a difficult time combating slumping demand for its Windows operating system, as the economic slowdown has dragged PC sales down 7% to 9%, according to Microsoft's estimates. The recession has also prompted many consumers to opt for cheaper, scaled-down "netbooks". They typically run a lower-cost version of Windows or an open-source operating system such as Linux.
"...the HD4870 X2 2GB is the absolute undisputed king of the single-card hill and probably will be for some time. [..] But just remember: this isn't a card for those of you with 19" or 20" LCD monitors. It is for the privileged few with massive monitors of the beastly 24" and 30" variety."
Comparing from different reviews, looks like this graphics card is so fast, now the bottleneck in games lies in the CPU: HardwareCanucks uses Intel QX9770 @ 3.852 GHz, TechPowerUp uses Intel E8400 @ 3.6 GHz, HEXUS uses Intel QX9650 @ 3.0GHz, and Guru3D uses Intel E8400 @ 3.0 GHz
At least it's smaller than last year's tricorder."Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a narrowband filter mosaic that will expand the uses and functionality of multispectral imaging — a technology that enables subsurface characterization. The new, single-exposure imaging tool could significantly improve point-of-care medical and forensic imaging by empowering front line clinicians with no specialized training to detect and assess, in real-time, the severity of bruises and erythema, regardless of patient skin pigmentation or available lighting.
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