Monday, April 16, 2007


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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Toshiba Satellite P105-S6217

Toshiba Satellite P105-S6217 (Side)CPU: 1.66-GHz Core 2 Duo T5500 • Display Size (inches): 17 • Wide Screen: Yes • Total HD Size (GB): 200 • Min. Weight (lbs.): 7.4 • Price When Reviewed: $1649..

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Mori 1.6 digital notebook

Hog Bay Software today released Mori 1.6, a digital notebook that makes it easy to record and organize notes. Mori provides a place to remember notes and organize ideas, allowing users to search through an entire notebook with its built-in search engine, or via Mac OS X's Spotlight search. Leveraging the familiar Mail-style interface, users can sort, tag, link, and alias notes as well as use Smart Folders and Tag Folders to collect and organize matching notes. Version 1.6 adds support for a tagging system for structuring notes outside of the traditional file / folder hierarchical structure. It also adds new interface elements to view and edit these tags as well as new "Tag Folder" entry types, which not only find matching entries based on a search criteria, but also allow users to drag and drop entries onto tag folders to match the tag folder's search criteria. Mori requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later and is available for $40.

Dates and information on Halo 3 Beta released

Halo 3 is Microsoft's premier gaming property. While Gears of War may be making headlines with its impressive sales numbers and online adoption, only Halo 3 could get away with a $130 edition of the game. The fires of anticipation will burn even hotter now that Microsoft and Bungie have announced that the "open" beta of Halo 3 will begin on May 16 at 5 AM PDT and run until June 6 when it closes at 11:59 PM PDT. This will allow selected gamers to get a taste of what they can look forward to in the retail game, as well as providing Microsoft with a large-scale stress test of the Live servers.

The beta will include three maps: Snowbound, High Ground, and Valhalla, as well as at least one new vehicle, the Mongoose ATV. The press release also confirms the inclusion of the new Assault Rifle, Brute Spiker, the Spartan Laser, and the Spike Grenades. While not an extensive list of maps and vehicles so far, it should at least whet the appetites of gamers looking forward to the new and improved Halo experience.

There were three ways for gamers to gain admittance into the Halo 3 beta. Lucky gamers who could get through the site crashes and Internet congestion of the first day of beta signups may have simply been selected to receive an invitation. Microsoft and Bungie also had a "rule of three" promotion where gamers could play three hours of Halo 2 online from February 1 to February 3 and hope to receive an invitation for that feat. The third way was to simply buy your way in: a beta invitation comes with certain copies of the surprisingly high-quality 360 game Crackdown.

There has also been a new video titled "Is Quisnam Protero Damno!" released that you can download directly from, or find on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The video gives you an in-depth look at High Ground and shows off some of the design decisions that went into designing that asymmetrical map. There is also talk about why the Assault Rifle works so well in the context of a Halo deathmatch, and some information on how the game will let you capture and replay key moments from your multiplayer matches. The Bubble Shield and Trip Mines look particularly useful in nasty, one-on-one situations.

Bungie has become a master of releasing just enough information about Halo 3 to keep the gaming press and the players excited about the game, and this beta and video is more evidence of that strategy. We'll have more details about game play and the quality of the maps when the Beta launches in May.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

A Black Hole for Computers

It may sound an overstatement but recent facts suggest that US Institutions represent for computers what the Bermuda triangle represents for airplanes and boats: a black hole.

The New York Times reported last week that 20 desktop computers are missing from the US government department responsible for safeguarding technical secrets about nuclear weapons from foreign spies.

At least 14 computers on 20 have been used for classified data processing.

The investigation made clear that official procedures were partially respect or weren’t respected since a recent audit by the Energy Department inspector general discovered that the department used computers not listed in internal inventories and one computer previously listed as “destroyed”.

Such situation is aggravated by the fact that it is the thirteenth time in four years that an audit has highlighted the leaks in the US Agency for Nuclear Security , whose laboratories and factories design and produce nuclear warheads.

“Problems with the control and accountability of desktop and laptop computers have plagued the department for a number of years,” the report said.

Earlier this year , The US Deparment of justice released a report that highlighted the FBI significant losses of weapons and laptops : 160 laptop computers and 160 weapons were missing.

The problems in that situation and in present cases are always incomplete inventories, delays in reporting missing items and lack of care by employees.

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