"The internet's Domain Name System is 25 years old this week. Paul Mockapetris, chairman and chief scientist at Nominum, is credited with inventing the DNS in 1983. Mockapetris shared his thoughts on the technology during a ceremony at the Oxford Internet Institute, discussing how it came to be, its impact on the internet and where it is headed.
What started as a small project that few thought would be such an important aspect of communication, the DNS is now part of the internet's underlying infrastructure and provided an alternative to typing numerical IP addresses for every domain name."
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"Yahoo! president Sue Decker believes her company is "moving from catch-up mode to a mode of true differentiation." But its fourth quarter profits were down 23 per cent, and it will soon axe seven per cent of its work force."
Maybe clean off a good 77% of the shit on the Yahoo! Home Page too! That could help improve your company.
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Everyone seems to be throwing in the towel on HD DVD...
Hello Blu-ray ... adios, HD DVD. There was no doubt in my mind when I heard that Universal studios lined up with Warner Bros in its support for Blu-ray. Hold off on your calls and letters. I know--Universal is still supporting HD DVD too; see 'Universal Denies Reports That It's Leaving HD DVD.'
At the same time, if you read 'Toshiba Slashes HD DVD Prices,' you'll see that Toshiba appears to be dumping HD DVD players faster than Windows Vista users are switching to Macs. And Microsoft has said it couldn't care less about HD DVD."
Personally, I don't think HD DVD is going down this easily. There's too much money to be made.
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"Most energy drinks are targeted towards a general audience of Gen-Xers (and Y-ers), but Bawls is targeted specifically to gamers. You may not have heard of Bawls, but they are now the de-facto standard energy drink at any LAN party. Perhaps it is because of the high levels of caffeine, its unique taste, or its shapely bottle... or it could be the name: Bawls."
Bawls Guarana Taste Test - [OC]ModShop
"Flexible keyboards have become very popular, even being featured in big budget movies, so it's no surprise that there seems to suddenly be an abundance of them floating around everywhere now because of their co-starring role in Die Hard. Most you'll see are the corded kind, but today I've got the cordless version for review, called the Wireless Multimedia Flexible Keyboard, and it's essentially the same as the corded version, but I was curious as to how it performs compared to other wireless keyboards..."
Wireless Multimedia Flexible Keyboard - DragonSteelMods
"Looking for ways of accessing your HDD's externally and on the run? Scythe may have something of interest for you then..."
Scythe Kama Connect 2 - Overclock3D
"We recently tested the HighPoint RocketRAID 3520 which sports more features than a fully outfit sports car and is just as fast. The RocketRAID 3520 really managed to pass up every bit of competition we threw at it and then some. Read our review to see the scortching hot numbers this card was able to produce and see what this upgrade to your workstation, server, or business will really help you accomplish..."
HighPoint RocketRAID 3520 SATA Raid Controller - TechwareLabs
"Thermalright always puts out top quality products that offer computer enthusiasts a significant upgrade over stock cooling hardware. The Ultima-90 Heatpipe CPU Cooler is without a doubt an excellent choice for your hot processor due to its cooling capabilities, relatively simple installation, compact design, and support for most modern CPUs..."
Thermalright Ultima-90 Heatpipe CPU Cooler - Bigbruin
"The Enermax Jazz EB307ES External Hard Drive Enclosure arrived Technic3D. USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity for 3,5" in a Mesh/Alu Design see you in the following Review. We looks how good it is against other HDD Cases..."
Enermax Jazz EB307ES Hard Drive Enclosure - Technic3D
"To say the least, this controller is a mixed bag of pros and cons with neither of them propping the product to be a winner or pushing it down to being an absolute failure. Sure this is a good ergonomic controller which should perform its gaming tasks with ease, but the main defining characteristic, the cooling, needs work."
Logitech ChillStream Actively Cooled Gamepad Review - Tweaknews
"Crucial Ballistix DDR2 kits have always been a favorite among overclockers. Today we'll be reviewing the DDR3 incarnation to see if they are worthy of the Ballistix name."
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 2GB DDR3 Kit - Overclock3D
"Kingwin has recently decided to join the ranks of other companies which have branched their product line into the power supply unit industry. More know for their very effective HDT Heatpipe Direct Touch coolers, Kingwin is also insistent that their PSU line be just as beneficial to the hardware enthusiast..."
Kingwin Mach 1 ABT-800MA1S 800W Modular PSU - Benchmark Reviews
"In a world where multi-tasking is a necessity, multi-display configurations are becoming ever more popular. DisplayLink is a new kind of technology that promises to take the hassle out of adding additional displays to your PC - even six is possible. Best of all, you don't need a second GPU."
DisplayLink - Multi-Display Setups with USB - Techgage
"We're still not ready to proclaim Vista a must-have upgrade, but as DirectX 10 titles continue to hit the market, the days of XP could be numbered among the gaming community. Factor in DDR2's rock bottom pricing, and 4GB kits have suddenly become a viable option, helping to negate the concerns over jumping onto Microsoft's resource hungry OS."
Patriot Viper 4GB DDR2-800 (PVS24G6400LLK) - Hardware Logic
"Today AMD is officially unveiling the Radeon HD 3650 and the Radeon HD 3450 / 3470, which are based on the 55nm RV635 and RV620 GPUs, respectively. Like the RV670 that came before them, the RV635 and RV620 are competitively priced DirectX 10.1 compliant GPUs that offer full UVD support. Built on the same advanced 55nm manufacturing process technology, these new cards should drop in cost effectively and with cool-running thermal characteristics."
AMD ATI Radeon HD 3650 and 3450 Refresh Launch - HotHardware
"While it's always exciting to receive review samples from the big boys in the hardware world, it's also nice to take a look at something a little different and this almost always comes from the little guys. Now, Vvikoo are manufacturers of some top end nVidia and ATI based GPU solutions, so using the word "little" is probably a little harsh, but they are definitely the new kid on the block and have a lot to prove. What I have with me today is an 8800GT, but not just any GT... oh no. This one has 1gb of DDR3, a huge aftermarket Zalman cooler, and it's purple."
Vvikoo 8800GT Max 1GB - XSReviews
Well, we're told that Internet Explorer 8 will pass the Acid2 test.
"With respect to standards and interoperability, our goal in developing Internet Explorer 8 is to support the right set of standards with excellent implementations and do so without breaking the existing web. This second goal refers to the lessons we learned during IE 7. IE7's CSS improvements made IE more compliant with some standards and less compatible with some sites on the web as they were coded. Many sites and developers have done special work to work well with IE6, mostly as a result of the evolution of the web and standards since 2001 and the level of support in the various versions of IE that pre-date many standards. We have a responsibility to respect the work that sites have already done to work with IE. We must deliver improved standards support and backwards compatibility so that IE8 (1) continues to work with the billions of pages on the web today that already work in IE6 and IE7 and (2) makes the development of the next billion pages, in an interoperable way, much easier. We'll blog more, and learn more, about this during the IE8 beta cycle."
But according to Microsoft's IE Platform Architect, Chris Wilson, IE8 will use three distinct modes to render web pages. The first two modes will render pages the same as IE7, depending on whether or not a DOCTYPE is provided ('Quirks Mode' and 'Standards Mode'). However, in order to take advantage of the improved standards compliance in IE8, Web developers will have to opt-in by adding an additional meta tag to their web pages.
How exactly is it following standards to force web-administrators to use a proprietary OS-specific tag in their projects? I said OS-Specific because if you can point me to a build of IE7 for Linux or OSX, I'll say browser-specific.
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"The ATI Radeon HD 3650 is the direct replacement for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro as you can tell from the chart above. The ATI Radeon HD 3650 is active cooled with a core clock of 725MHz and a memory clock of 800MHz and will be available with two kinds of memory ICs - GDDR3 and GDDR2. The slower and older GDDR2 memory chips will be used on the $79 price point cards, while the $99 cards will feature faster GDDR3 memory ICs..."
ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards - Legit Reviews
"The ATI Radeon HD 3450 has 181 million transistors and is built on a 55nm process. The card has the previously mentioned 40 stream processors, four texture units and four render backends. The clock speed for the card is 600MHz on the core and 1GHz on the memory. DirectX 10.1 and ATI PowerPlay are supported as well. One of the best features of the ATI Radeon HD 3450 is the price, the card will retail for $49."
ATI Radeon HD 3450 HTPC Video Card - I4U
"The OCZ Vanquisher CPU Heatsink arrived Technic3D. The Vanquisher CPU cooler is compatible with sockets AMD 754/939/AM2 and Intel 775. See you in the following Review the OCZ Cooler with 92mm fan against others CPU Cooling."
OCZ Vanquisher CPU Cooler - Technic3D
"The Thermaltake Max 4 hard drive enclosure aims to provide cooling and good looks for your hard drive at an affordable price. We find out how easy this enclosure is to use as well as taking a look at it from the inside out."
Thermaltake Max 4 Hard Drive Enclosure - TechwareLabs
"Logitech has recently announced a new product in its line of gaming mice. According to the odd numbering tradition, it has been named G9. The well-balanced design is coupled with several engineering, technical, and design innovations. Let's review them one by one."
Logitech G9 Mouse - Digit-Lift
"So it's easy; we have the HD 3870 X2 in our hands, it's tested and that's probably all that really matters. We're going to have a quick look at the package that MSI have put together, a look over the specifications and then we'll get straight into the benchmarks."
MSI Radeon HD 3870 X2 OC Graphics Card - Tweaktown
"Lian Li has named this full tower case the Armorsuit and it's targeted at the hardcore gamer. It has an all aluminum chassis so it's fairly lightweight considering its size. There are plenty of drive bays, lots of room to work, removable motherboard tray, five large fans, fits long power supplies & full length video cards and much more. The Lian Li PC-P80 Case is one of the best cases every released! Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end."
Lian Li PC-P80 Case - 3DGameMan
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