This compact Bose Wave Music System provides expansive, room-filling sound in an easy-to-use CD player and radio that has an audio range one-half-octave lower than the original Bose Wave Radio CD player. The music system produces audio comparable to more expensive rack stereo systems thanks to waveguide speaker technology that makes deeper, more expansive sound reproduction possible, so favorite CDs sound like concert-hall performances rather than the tinned sound from traditional small speakers.
The space-saving unit has a front CD loader that plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs. The unit has no buttons: all functions are controlled via the remote (included). The display has adjustable brightness with automatic night dimming, and tex t line for artist, title, and album information from MP3 CDs. With 48 hour power outage backup included.
Not that this would come as a surprise given the recent launch of Google’s Video download service and Napster’s struggle to turn a profit off its 500k or so subscribers. One thing’s for sure, Napster stands a better chance of success snuggled up to the likes of Google than they ever did with those mad CD burnin' folks over at Roxio… that was just like, so Y2K.
A visitor to a British museum tripped on his shoelace, stumbled down a stairway and fell into a display of centuries-old Chinese vases, shattering them into "very small pieces," officials said Monday.
The three Qing dynasty vases, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century, had been donated to the Fitzwilliam Museum in the university city of Cambridge in 1948 and were among its best-known artifacts. They sat on the window sill beside the staircase for 40 years. The museum declined to say what the vases were worth.
Finally, the drudgery of corporate life has been captured in a play set for adults! The Cubea spend eight hours a day, five days a week, at tiny desks in tiny cubicles in a giant room packed with countless similar cubicles in a giant building filled with countless similar rooms.
Each set has one 2-3/4" posable plastic figure and all the necessary plastic parts to build a classic corporate cube: four walls, desk, chair, file cabinet, in/out box, phone, and computer. Comes with a sticker sheet of decor for your cube, complete with graphs, charts, screens for the computer and pithy office posters. Also includes a job title sticker sheet so you can create a convoluted and meaningless position for your employee.
Nobody was ever arrested for leaking the secret source code for parts of the Windows operating system in 2004, but a hacker who sold a copy online afterward was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday.
William "IllWill" Genovese, 29, will serve three years of supervised release following his prison term, during which he'll be subject to electronic monitoring through special software installed on his computer, under the terms handed down by federal Judge William Pauley in New York. He remains free on bail, and is scheduled to report to prison March 14.
Genovese ran a popular hacking-oriented community website called IllMob.org in February 2004 when two 200-MB files containing incomplete portions of the source code for the Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems hit the internet, flooding dodgy websites and peer-to-peer networks like some hard-core geek version of the Paris Hilton video.
Years from now, the Macintosh faithful will look back on January 2006 as a pivotal time for Apple Computer Inc.
That's when Apple started selling its first batch of computers using microprocessors from former rival Intel Corp. In Apple's nearly 30-year history, this is only the second time that the Cupertino company has switched the brains of its Macintosh computers.
Here's the deal: The iMac consumer desktop PCs are the first line of Apple products to get the brain transplant. MacBook Pro laptops will be next, scheduled to go on sale in February. Jobs has said Apple will make the switch to the rest of the lineup by the end of this year.
But Apple isn't the only computer company using that processor. Sony, Acer and Samsung have already started shipping laptop PCs using Core Duo, and other companies will follow suit shortly, an Intel spokeswoman said.
One of the advantages of having a dual-core microprocessor is better performance when you run a number of different software applications. And the 20-inch iMac that I tested -- which had a memory upgrade from 512 MBs to 1 GB -- seemed to benefit as well.
I was able to play the World of Warcraft online game and also surf the Internet using the Safari browser without much of a hitch, while importing video clips from my digital video camera into iMovie HD. The same was true while importing photos from my Canon PowerShot A80 digital camera to iPhoto.
But the graphics in Warcraft stuttered slightly when I started watching television using Elgato's EyeTV Wonder USB 2.0.
It starts innocently enough... You find a little kitten on your doorstep and "rescue" it. Then, somehow, another cat comes along, and you take that one in, too. Then another. And another. Before long, you look in the mirror and... OH MY GOD! You're a Crazy Cat Lady!
When Tammy Klein began investigating crime scenes eight years ago, it was virtually unheard of for a killer to use bleach to clean up a bloody mess. Today, the use of bleach, which destroys DNA, is not unusual in a planned homicide, said the senior criminalist from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
"Most people who commit crimes are not very bright and don't take many precautions," Pozner said. "CSI and all the other crime shows will make no difference."
Yet in the six years since CBS, which did not return phone calls seeking comment, introduced "CSI," there's been a trend of fewer clues like hair, cigarette butts and the killer's blood left behind at crime scenes, Peavy said.
This is it, it has finally happened. I think I can confidently say that regardless of anything else posted here, nothing will ever top this gadget. This is Asahi, a beer pouring robot from Japan.
Japanese beer maker Asahi plans to give away 5000 personal bartending bots, each of which can store up to six cans of beer in a refrigerated compartment within its belly. At the push of a button the simple robots will open a can and pour the chilled contents into a glass for a thirsty owner.
To win one of the beer-bots, in a promotion for the company's new low malt beer, contestants must collect 36 tokens found on the specially marked beers. But the competition, starting in February, is only open to those in Japan.
Some robotics experts see the promotion as a fun way to promote a wider interest in robotics. Others, however, say it is a gimmick that distracts from genuine robot research.
Retailer Best Buy said this week that it will electronically process rebates for notebook PCs and PC accessories, eliminating the mail-in rebate.
The two-year process, begin in April 2005, is already in place with some desktop PCs. Since the beginning of 2006, the policy has been categorically extended to all notebook computers sold by Best Buy, and will be extended to computer accessories in early February. For now, however, the electronic rebate program for laptops will apply just to rebates Best Buy itself offers, and not third-party suppliers.
9. Tendency to choose terrorist side in Counter-Strike. 8. If you're not with us or against us then we're not so sure about you. 6. Wacky parents named you Ima Terrorist. 5. Lots of email from prominent African dignitaries' widows and brothers . 4. Encyclopedic knowledge of Constitution and Bill of Rights is just scary. 2. "Vote for Pedro" t-shirt too subversive. 1. You don't live in the USA.
A male high school student from Bergen County will allowed to wear a skirt to school after the American Civil Liberties Union intervened on his behalf.
The ACLU of New Jersey announced Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with the Hasbrouck Heights School District allowing 17-year-old Michael Coviello, a high school senior, to wear the attire as a protest against the school's no-shorts policy.
The district's dress code bans shorts between Oct. 1 and April 15, but allows skirts, a policy Coviello believes is discriminatory.
The organization protested that all students _ not just girls _ are entitled to wear skirts, and that Coviello's fashion statement is protected by the First Amendment.
Marijuana growers gathered in the pot-smoking haven of Europe for a trade show that is taking on the trappings of a major industry expo, complete with scantily-clad models, glossy brochures and, of course, samples.
But models don't offer their smoke samples to smoke, but instead talk about the importance of fertilizers, necessity of artificial humidity and try to explain the intricacies of hydroponics culture such as the iGrow-box Intensive Irrigation System.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. launched an online music video and audio service with exclusive studio performances Wednesday, part of a broader strategy to make itself trendier and draw consumers already in the store for cheap staples into other departments.
Dubbed "Wal-Mart Soundcheck", the service features studio performances and interviews with new and established bands and musicians, the Bentonville, Ark.-based company said in a statement. First up were punk pop fivesome Yellowcard and rock band Switchfoot.
Showing the R-rated movie "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" during high school Spanish class this week resulted in suspension for the teacher.
Fernando Del Pino was suspended with pay Tuesday for showing the movie to students at Lexington's Tates Creek High School a day earlier, said Lisa Deffendall, spokeswoman for Fayette County Public Schools.
The movie is about a 40-year-old single man whose friends try to help him gain experience with women.
The Entertainment Software Association has announced that exhibitors attending this year's E3 will face a hefty fine if they attempt to promote their products using scantily clad women.
The news emerged after the IGDA published an excerpt from the E3 handbook on its website which read: "Material, including live models, conduct that is sexually explicit and/or sexually provocative, including but not limited to nudity, partial nudity and bathing suit bottoms, are prohibited on the Show floor, all common areas, and at any access points to the Show. ESA, in its sole discretion, will determine whether material is acceptable."
Exhibitors who break the rules face $5000 penalty.
That may sound like the ultimate jackpot to most people, but to Sergey Brin and Larry Page it was just another month in their billionaire-in-a-year lives.
Since the search giant went public in August 2004, Brin has sold about 6.5 million shares at a market value of $1.68 billion. Page has sold about 5.8 million shares at a market value of $1.4 billion, according to calculations from Thomson Financial. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, who was brought in to run the company before it went public, has sold more than 2.1 million shares, worth more than $502 million.
It took more than six hours for anyone to realize that a 64-year-old Brooklyn man had died on a New York City subway train.
Eugene Reilly, who died of a heart attack, likely got onto a Brooklyn-bound Q train just before 1 a.m. Thursday. He wasn't found until 7:15 a.m. when a curious commuter touched his shoulder, trying to wake him, the New York Daily News reported.
Reilly, a mail handler, worked the 4 p.m.-to-12:30 a.m. shift and was headed home, his wife said. He was sitting up in his seat, which transit officials said was likely the reason their workers left him alone for so long, the newspaper said.
Apple Computer’s first desktop PC to be based on an Intel-manufactured microprocessor carries a Bill of Materials (BOM) cost of US$873, according to preliminary data from iSuppli.
The new Apple iMac desktop PC is based on Intel's Core Duo microprocessor, marking a major departure for Apple, which has never used an Intel-made microprocessor in its PCs, instead opting to employ PowerPC chips made by IBM and Freescale over the past decade, said iSuppli. With the introduction of the new iMac, and the Intel-based MacBook Pro notebook PC, Apple has commenced a planned transition of all its notebook, desktop and server PCs to the Intel architecture, said the research firm.
Terra Nova has a forum excerpt quoted all about how one gold farmer ran his business in EverQuest. The author made over a hundred grand in his first year of operation, and eventually turned the enterprise into a company doing $800,000 in a year, which supported 16 employees--with health care coverage. (It's probably worth noting that none of his employees were Chinese). Somewhat surprisingly, it seems that most of his employees were husband and wife duos who actually supported families on their gold farming salaries.
My tax return for that year which has salary from 2 months of my job which I quit to make this my full time business, showed $150,623.78 after expenses. By this time I had made another character on another server and bought myself another computer and was playing on two. I killed guards in everfrost and sold the weapons to vendors and then bought items from players, or sold the platinum. That's the entirety of what I did to make that income.
I have played EverQuest for maybe a total of two hours in my life, so while I'm not familiar with some of the terms he uses, the principles are easy to understand. The closest analogue I have in my gaming career to the insane upward drive of the economy due to widespread farming and sale of currency is the Diablo II Battle.net servers--and yes, I'm aware that Diablo II is not an MMO, but its player economy operates very much like one--when it got to the point where there was simply no hope of a new player participating in trade with established players without having to spend money on gold himself. It seems like a similar fate might be in store in the long term for World of Warcraft, which is apparently more conducive to gold farming than EverQuest.
You can talk to her all day long on MSN messenger. She plays games. She makes jokes. She can give you all kinds of information, from weather and news to spell checks and definitions. She will find you new friends from all over the world.
A federal judge struck down Daytona Beach's anti-nudity laws, saying they're unconstitutional.
Regulations prohibiting public nudity and nudity in places that sell alcohol violate the First and 14th amendments' protections of free speech and equal protection, the judge decided.
Daytona Beach also failed to prove its claim that adult nightclubs create secondary negative impacts on levels of crime, prostitution and illegal drug activity in neighborhoods, the judge wrote. Public nudity has been an issue at some Daytona Beach gatherings, such as Biketoberfest and Spring Break.
Myth #1. ANY SURGE PROTECTION IS BETTER THAN NO SURGE PROTECTION.
This is perhaps the most reasonable, yet the most misleading of all. With no surge protection at all, incoming surges will hit only the computer's power supply (which is considerably more surge tolerant than the data line circuitry), and will not affect the system ground level at all. Since shunt surge suppressors divert power line surges into data lines, using the wrong type of surge suppression can actually cause failures throughout the network. Thus the network is likely to be better off if individual nodes have no surge supp- ressor than if they have ones that shunt power-line surges into data-lines.
Myth #8. THE ONLY RISK FROM THE POWER LINE IS HARDWARE DAMAGE.
Computers are vulnerable to data alterations as bit streams pass through microprocessors. Stray power surges can alter data or programs, causing data errors or lock-ups which cannot be traced. The consequential cost of such soft damage can be very high, especially if errors are not found and data files are contaminated.
To many privacy geeks, it's the holy grail -- a totally anonymous and secure computer so easy to use you can hand it to your grandmother and send her off on her own to the local Starbucks.
That was the guiding principle for the members of kaos.theory security research when they set out to put a secure crypto-heavy operating systems on a bootable CD: a disc that would offer the masses the same level of privacy available to security professionals, but with an easy user interface.
Titled Anonym.OS, the system is a type of disc called a "live CD" -- meaning it's a complete solution for using a computer without touching the hard drive. Developers say Anonym.OS is likely the first live CD based on the security-heavy OpenBSD operating system.
Yes, our research group at AT&T Labs produced AT&T Natural Voices™. The website demo is using Release 1.4 at present. Our research TTS system was originally known as "Next-Generation TTS" or "Next-Gen" and some published technical papers refer to it by that name. The "Natural Voices" name came about when our TTS became a commercial product.
Vienna, once labeled Blackcomb, is the new code name for the successor to Vista. It is not clear when Vienna might ship or what features it might contain. Microsoft confirmed the name change on Friday, but declined to comment on Vienna's stage of development.
"The 'Blackcomb' code name has been changed to 'Vienna,' but we do not have any other details to share on timing or focus," Microsoft said in a statement to CNET News.com. "This does not reflect a big change for us; we have used city code names in the past, which are derived from cities/locations in the world known for great 'vistas'--the kinds of places we all want to see, experience and that capture the imagination. Vienna fits with this concept."
The code name for Windows XP was Whistler, a Canadian ski resort. Blackcomb was also a ski resort, while Longhorn (Vista's code name) came from the Longhorn Saloon, which was about halfway between Whistler and Blackcomb.
Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that "glow in the dark".
They claim that while other researchers have bred partly fluorescent pigs, theirs are the only pigs in the world which are green through and through. The pigs are transgenic, created by adding genetic material from jellyfish into a normal pig embryo.
It turns out the officers' in-car computers interfere with Dunkin' Donuts computer system. Police using the drive-through have to disconnect their computer modems to avoid clashing with the restaurants' system.
Auto aficionados got more than a preview of the hottest models. Detroit officials are looking into how a woman sneaked into the North American International Auto Show after closing hours early on Tuesday to pose naked on Chrysler's Dodge Challenger muscle car.
Security guards at the Cobo Center where the show is being held this week found the woman standing on the new Challenger, with some people -- mostly men -- taking pictures at about 2 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday.
"Some people told us there were real cameras there, and some said there were only cellphone cameras," Jason Vines, a spokesman for DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group, said, adding he did not know how many people were there.
Chrysler had brought in "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria on Sunday to pose with Chrysler Chief Executive Tom LaSorda next to the new Imperial luxury concept car. Longoria was fully-clothed.
The hotel heiress — infamous for her homemade sex tape — says the top-shelf publication is not for her. The 24-year-old claims the magazine's founder, Hugh Hefner, has been begging her to pose since she was a teenager.
If you ask around, the chances are pretty good that someone has seen a phone book 'being ripped in half' or knows of someone who does it, although it remains a feat of strength that almost seems superhuman. The purpose of this article is to de-mystify the tearing of a phone book and show you just how easy it can be. Tearing a phone book in half is something I have wanted to do but how do you go about ripping a 2” thick hunk of paper?
First, grab the top of your book and keep your hands as far apart as possible while still having all your fingers on it. Tightly grip the book with the pinky and ring finger on each hand. In the picture below, you can see that my index and middle fingers aren’t even gripping the book. With your thumbs or thumb pads, push the center of the book away from you so that it forms a “U”
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata tells Japanese newspaper the next-gen console will be in US homes for the holidays.
To date, Nintendo has been rather stingy with details about its next-generation console, the Revolution. So far, the Kyoto-based game giant has only unveiled a mock-up of the console and its new controller. It has also vaguely mentioned that several of its popular franchises, such as Super Smash Bros. and Metroid Prime, are going next gen.
Given the lack of information, speculation has mounted that the Revolution may not actually launch until 2007. Today, though, the company's head man debunked all rumors, stating that the console will make it in time for Christmas 2006.
A couple who planted a human finger in a bowl of chilli in the hope of gaining compensation from Wendy's fast food chain have been jailed in California. Anna Ayala, 39, was sentenced to nine years and her husband Jaime Placencia, 43, will serve 12 years, four months.
Ayala's false allegation was said to have cost the third-largest US burger chain $2.5m (£1.4m) in lost sales. The woman had claimed she had bitten into the finger at a Wendy's restaurant in San Jose, California, in March 2005. Investigators later found the finger belonged to construction worker Brian Rossiter, who had lost it in an industrial accident and sold it to Mr Placencia for $100.
An online casino has a piece of Capt. Kirk Actor William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000, with the money going to a housing charity, it was announced Tuesday. Shatner reached agreement Monday to sell the stone to GoldenPalace.com.
"This takes organ donors to a new height, to a new low, maybe. How much is a piece of me worth?" he said in a telephone interview.
GoldenPalace.com is noted for its collection of oddities, which includes a partially eaten cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary.
The OSx86 Project is reporting on a hidden message to hackers in Apple's new MacBook Pro. The new Intel-based OS X contains a file named 'Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext' and is accompanied by the message, 'The purpose of this Apple software is to protect Apple copyrighted materials from unauthorized copying and use.'
The file is not present in either the PowerPC version of OS X or the Intel version shipped to developers last year. While Apple has sent messages to hackers before, is this a tounge-in-cheek introduction to the anticipated (and hated) Trusted Platform Module? Is locking down OS X a strategic necessity or a missed opportunity?" Obviously a big maybe here, but a good story just the same.
Kaylee Reynolds had a problem when she recently received a summons to serve on a Taunton District Court jury.
She wasn't old enough to read it. The 2-year-old has quite a few years to go before she reaches the minimum age of 18 to serve on a state jury. Lucky for Kaylee, Massachusetts Jury Commissioner Patricia J. Wood seemed willing to let it slide for a while.
"We'll give her a 16-year grace period," Wood told The Standard-Times of New Bedford.
As a minimum, laundering instructions include (in order) four symbols: washing, bleaching, drying, and ironing. Drycleaning instructions include one symbol. Additional symbols or words or both may be used to clarify the instructions. The water temperatures listed below are provided as a guideline. Actual water temperatures obtained in the home depend on washing machine settings (hot, warm, cold), regional supply temperatures, and water heater settings.
Like the look of our website? Whatever the answer (and hopefully it was yes), the chances are you made your mind up within the first twentieth of a second. A study by researchers in Canada has shown that the snap decisions Internet users make about the quality of a web page have a lasting impact on their opinions.
We all know that first impressions count, but this study shows that the brain can make flash judgements almost as fast as the eye can take in the information. The discovery came as a surprise to some experts. "My colleagues believed it would be impossible to really see anything in less than 500 milliseconds," says Gitte Lindgaard of Carleton University in Ottawa, who has published the research in the journal Behaviour and Information Technology1. Instead they found that impressions were made in the first 50 milliseconds of viewing.
Ski Dubai is the first in-door ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing or just playing in the snow. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the snow sport enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round.
Ski Dubai has 5 slopes that vary in difficulty, height and steepness, the longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters. Test your skills on the world’s first indoor black run or practice your turns on the gentle beginner slopes. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts on the 90-metre long quarter pipe. Kids and parents alike will have fun in the huge interactive Snow Park, which at 3000 square meters is the largest indoor snow park in the world.
"I'm a satanist who doesn't hate Jesus," Sharkey told Reuters. "I just hate God the Father." However, he claims to respect all religions and if elected, will post "everything from the Ten Commandments to the Wicca Reed" in government buildings.
Sharkey also pledged to execute convicted murders and rapists personally by impaling them on a wooden pole outside the state capitol.
Apple's television ads for its new Macs boast that for years, Intel's chips have been "trapped inside PCs--dull little boxes, dutifully performing dull little tasks."
Now, the voiceover proclaims, the Intel processor will finally be set free. Of course, that's not exactly the way Intel would put it.
"Never would we characterize our customers that way," Intel Vice President Deborah Conrad said in an interview. Conrad said that Intel cooperated with Apple for some particulars of the TV spot, but added, "We didn't know what the end result was going to be."
The idea of running Windows on the Apple Computer hardware just got a lot more appealing with the introduction of Macs built on Intel processors. But don't expect the Cupertino, California, company, to be too keen on its users running Windows on the new machines.
In fact, if someone had the desire, they could run the Mac OS, Windows, and Linux simultaneously on one of the new Macs, Perens says. "If we take this to its conclusion, you could have three OSes running on these machines at once," he says. "Only a geek would want to do it, but it would be fun."
Even without specific help from Apple, the existence of Macs built on Intel's x86 instruction set eventually will give users a choice of OSes to run on their new Apple machines. Analysts believe it won't be long before someone comes up with a version of Windows that runs natively on the new Intel-based Macs, even despite a firmware incompatibility issue that prevents Microsoft's operating system from running on the new Intel-based Macs.
Just when 12 megapixel cameras were starting to become all the news. Hasselblad's new H2D-39 D-SLR is the first true 39 megapixel digital camera in the world. It is based on Hasselblad's existing H2 digital camera and is compatible with the company's H System lenses and V camera lenses.
The camera's CCD sensor is more than twice the size of conventional 35mm camera sensors (36.7 x 49.0 mm). At maximum resolution, the images captured by the H2D-39 in Hasselblad's proprietary 3F RAW format are 78MB large (50MB with lossless compression).
QANTAS chairman Margaret Jackson was suspected of being a terrorist and frisked during a visit to the US last year.
The airport security guard who checked her was reluctant to believe that a woman could be the head of an airline. Mrs Jackson said yesterday her briefcase was searched after she went through a security check at Los Angeles airport.
Among her documents were detailed plans of new aircraft, including cross-section diagrams showing seat layouts. "The guy said 'Why have you got all of this?'," she told the Herald Sun.
"And I said, 'I'm the chairman of an airline. I'm the chairman of Qantas'. And this black guy, who was, like, eight foot tall, said, 'But you're a woman'."
Robbery and assault were not the only crimes plaguing Penn's campus last semester. Up to 30 shopping carts were stolen from the Fresh Grocer each month, store employees say. But a new high-tech system is stopping would-be shopping cart thieves in their tracks.
Over the holidays, the Fresh Grocer installed electronic brakes -- developed by California-based Carttronics Inc. -- designed to keep the carts from leaving the store's area. Store officials equipped each of the store's 180 carts with a special locking device -- known as the Cart Anti-theft Protection System -- on one front wheel.
Before the mechanism was installed, cart theft was a serious nuisance for the supermarket. A store manager said the store lost up to $3,000 per month due to stolen carts.
Compaq FAQ: Where do I find the "Any" key on my keyboard? (FAQ2859)The term "any key" does not refer to a particular key on the keyboard. It simply means to strike any one of the keys on your keyboard or handheld screen.
It's a hotbed of innovative architecture, from diaphanous theaters to buildings heated and cooled by water.
China's current building boom is doing more than sucking up the world's supply of steel -- it's creating a stage for some of today's boldest architecture and engineering. Take a tour of the 10 of the most intriguing examples.
You’ve dreamed about it long enough. Now it has a name: MacBook Pro. Powered by a dual-core Intel engine. Up to four times the speed of the PowerBook G4. Eight times the graphics bandwidth. With built-in iSight for instant videoconferencing on the move. And Front Row with Apple Remote to dazzle everyone in the room. Wait no more. MacBook Pro starts at just $2299.
This is the first Mac notebook built upon the revolutionary new Intel Core Duo — which is actually two processors (up to 1.83GHz) engineered onto a single chip. It provides 2MB of Smart Cache, L2 cache that can be shared between both cores as needed. It delivers higher performance in 2D and 3D graphics, video editing, and music encoding. And the new engine is only part of the story. MacBook Pro has a frontside bus and memory that, at 667MHz, runs faster than any previous Mac notebook. It’s the first Mac notebook with PCI Express, a Serial ATA hard drive and the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 for superfast graphics performance.
An Australian man had to be rescued after becoming wedged in a washing machine while playing with his children, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Robin Toom, 38, had to be pulled from the 18-pound capacity machine by a local fire officer after he became trapped while playing hide-and-seek with his children, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported.
Toom, who lives in the northern Queensland city of Townsville, waited for an hour with his knees pressed to his chest before being rescued by local fire squad member Dave Dillon, the newspaper said.
Hard on the heels of Intel's unveiling here of its Centrino Duo mobile technology platform (previously code-named Napa), came a slew of notebook makers' announcements of hardware making use of the new technology.
Centrino Duo technology boasts a faster frontside bus (now at 667MHz, up from 533MHz), memory that matches the frontside bus speed, a new chip set (the 945 GM/PM), and Intel's new wireless 802.11 a/b/g technology. But the centerpiece of the platform is Intel's new Core Duo dual-core mobile processors, formerly dubbed Yonah.
Apple's declaratory relief complaint, filed earlier this week with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, came after negotiations to license Burst.com's video and audio delivery software broke down, a Burst representative said. The issue centers on technology used in Apple's popular iPod player and iTunes software and service.
According to a copy of Apple's complaint, Burst approached Apple in late 2004 regarding securing a license for the Burst technology. Burst's attorneys then informed Apple that Burst believed Apple was infringing on its patents, according to the complaint.
This high-stakes "hacktivism" makes great headlines, but law-enforcement officials worry that it is distracting attention from a far more worrying trend: rising Internet fraud. While hacktivists seek maximum public exposure to advance a political cause, fraud is all the more insidious because perpetrators and victims conspire to keep it hidden. This year promises to be the worst yet. Identity thieves are expected to steal more than $1 trillion. Cybercriminals are making so much money—more than the illegal drug trade last year, according to the U.S. Treasury—that they've been doing their own R&D.
Another innovation among fraudsters is to target kids. Waller warns that keyloggers, an advanced form of spyware, are making their way onto the MP3 files that Junior happily downloads to the family PC. These tiny programs track every keystroke the user makes, allowing fraudsters to monitor and record online transactions.
It's not hanging on anymore. With its 2005 redesign, the Mustang has taken off, selling like it did in 1964 when it was first introduced. The 2006 concept was particularly inspired by the 1969 version of the Camaro.
The concept car has a prominent front grille and hood bulge. Large wheels (the front wheels are 21 inches in diameter and the back wheels are 22 inches), exposed high-performance brakes, and prominent fender shapes add to the "muscle car" theme.
But unlike the Golden Globes and Emmys, the goody bag contained "Barely Legal" playing cards and Hustler condoms, and the stars such as Arnold Schwartzenpecker and Britney Rears were not quite household names.
The 23rd annual Adult Video News (AVN) Awards, the Oscars of porn, boasted a higher attendance than ever this year, with more than 5,000 watching Saturday night's two-hour-long event in a huge ballroom at the ritzy Venetian Hotel.
You’ve probably heard of a house fire, but how about a “mouse fire?”
An 81-year-old Fort Sumner homeowner says he caught the mouse inside his house and just wanted to get rid of it. He says he threw the creature in a pile of burning leaves near his home, but it ran back to the house.
Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez says the mouse ran to just beneath a window and the flames spread up the window and throughout the house. He says all contents of the home were destroyed, but no injuries were reported.
Sudoku (Japanese: , sūdoku), sometimes spelled Su Doku, is a logic-based placement puzzle, also known as Number Place in the United States.
The aim of the canonical puzzle is to enter a numerical digit from 1 through 9 in each cell of a 9×9 grid made up of 3×3 subgrids (called "regions"), starting with various digits given in some cells (the "givens"). Each row, column, and region must contain only one instance of each numeral. Completing the puzzle requires patience and logical ability. Although first published in a U. S. puzzle magazine in 1979, Sudoku initially caught on in Japan in 1986 and attained international popularity in 2005.
Joanne Gair is an artist and image maker who has emerged as the premiere makeup artist/body painter in the world. Just about everyone has seen her work. Gair has worked worldwide with the top photographers, directors, super models and celebrities.
Among a few of the celebrities she has been associated with in her career are Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sophia Loren and Celine Dion.
You are invited to anonymously contribute your secrets to PostSecret. Each secret can be a regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
You’ve seen the Motorola ROKR iTunes Phone now check out this Apple iPhone concept. Will Apple really come out with its own phone? From the concept, it looks to feature a brushed metal case and a clamshell type design. Personally, I think Apple should just stick with computers and MP3 players.
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The incident occurred Dec. 2. Using a school computer, Stone created a blog on a Web site that encouraged others to use a link to another site. Once at the second site, Stone told users to “hold down F5 to help crash my school server,” according to police reports.
Forchione said school officials noticed that Lake High’s computer system was slowing down and called a technician who discovered the problem and its source.
“Michael said it was a joke,” Forchione said. “We showed him how we deal with this kind of joke.”
I've been taking photographs for years. But so what? At last count I believe there were 1,567,892 photographers in New York City, and more are squeezing through the cracks every day. So who am I, exactly, and why am I in the mood to go against 1,567,892 to 1 odds? Well, I began my career as a professional actor, so I know about long shots. And photography really happened by chance.
To test the service, the FBI paid Locatecell.com $160 to buy the records for an agent's cell phone and received the list within three hours, the police bulletin said.
Representatives of Data Find Solutions Inc., the Tennessee-based operator of Locatecell.com, could not be reached for comment. Criminals can use such records to expose a government informant who regularly calls a law enforcement official.
Suspicious spouses can see if their husband or wife is calling a certain someone a bit too often. And employers can check whether a worker is regularly calling a psychologist -- or a competing company.
Bode Miller knows he puts his life at risk when he skis drunk, but the outspoken Olympic favorite admits he may try the dangerous activity again.
"Talk about a hard challenge right there. ... If you ever tried to ski when you're wasted, it's not easy," Miller told "60 Minutes" for a segment that will air Sunday. "Try and ski a slalom when ... you hit a gate less than every one second, so it's risky. You're putting your life at risk. ... It's like driving drunk, only there are no rules about it in ski racing."
Most folks never realize how cute microbes can be when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Until now, that is. Keep one on your desktop to remind yourself that there is an "invisible" universe out there filled with very small things that can do incredible damage to much bigger things. Then go and wash your hands. Lather, rinse, repeat.
A kiss is just a kiss -- unless she's around! 95% of the population has encountered this sweetie pie. Just think of all the fun you can have giving Mono to somebody without all the medical complications!
Windows Vista is the first Windows operating system that has a user experience that can gracefully scale to the hardware capabilities of the computer it is installed on. All computers that meet minimal hardware requirements will see the Windows Vista Basic user experience, which provides the benefits of the refined interface features already mentioned.
While Lindsay Lohan, admitted to a Miami hospital Monday night after suffering a severe asthma attack, is now "resting comfortably," an explosive interview with the Mean Girls star hits newsstands Wednesday – and lifts the curtain on her self-confessed bulimia, drug use and emotional wreckage over her relationships with her volatile father and her first boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama.
"I was making myself sick," Lohan, 19, admits to Vanity Fair magazine, of her bulimia.
She credits Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels and head writer Tina Fey with helping solve her eating disorder by staging an intervention. "(They) sat me down, literally before I was going to do (SNL), and they said, 'You need to take care of yourself. We care about you too much, and we've seen too many people do this, and you're talented,' and I just started bawling. I knew I had a problem and I couldn't admit it."
It is one of the most fundamental - and, for men, potentially hazardous - questions of modern life, for which academics now hope to provide the definitive answer: “Does my bum look big in this?” The School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have begun what is believed to be the world’s first-ever study on how women’s clothing affects the bottom.
Models with variously sized posteriors will wear different types of clothing as part of the research, which will examine how designs, colours, patterns and fabric types affect perception.
Above all else, the size is impressive. In fact, Ocean Dome is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest indoor water park, measuring 300 meters in length, 100 meters in width. And the temperature is 30 degrees Celsius year-round.
When you walk in, you are greeted by a beach of pure white sand and a paradise of eternal Summer.
The system, dubbed the EyeBud 800, is another entry in the booming ecosystem of accessories and complementary products that has emerged around Apple's portable music player. But this isn't in the realm of a $20 carrying case. Scheduled to debut in the first half of this year, the EyeBud is expected to retail for as much as $599 -- $200 more than the cost of a 60-gigabyte iPod.
But eMagin's executives are betting that the notion of a virtual big screen will win people over. With the proximity of the screen to the eye, and the magnifying effect of the company's optical technology, the company says that using the headset is akin to watching a 105-inch display from 12 feet away.
ROLLERGIRLS is the rollicking, real-action show that puts you on the fast track of the Austin Thunderdome. Check out the five-team, all-girl league of tough and sexy young athletes who pay to skate and play to win. Their raucous bouts combine fierce competition with jaw-dropping outfits and crowd-pleasing personalities.
A 21st-century sports phenomenon, ROLLERGIRLS captures the rich detail of the league's over-the-top antics and adrenaline-drenched performances that are inspiring all-girl teams across the country. Like any great sports story, ROLLERGIRLS is rife with hotshots and hellions, rebels and rascals, the unsung and the underhanded first-class competitors all. It's just that these sassy stars sport fishnets beneath their shin guards.
From the creative team that brought you MTV megahit, "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," ROLLERGIRLS returns the all-American roller derby to the banked track, this time with a knuckle-busting good-time Texas twist.
This is a question that practically every male has asked himself at one point or another in his life. Unfortunately, there is rarely a hard and fast answer to the query. Many men try to reason their way through the dilemma nonetheless, often reaching a series of ridiculous explanations, each more self-deprecating than the last: "Is it because I'm too shy, and not aggressive enough? Is it my opening lines? Am I a boring person? Am I too fat or too thin? Or am I simply ugly and completely unattractive to women?" When all other plausible explanations have been discounted, most fall back on the time-honoured conclusion that "there must be Something Wrong™ with me" before resigning themselves to lives of perpetual chastity.
We start with the largest demographic in which I am interested — namely, the population of this planet. That is not to say I'm against the idea of interstellar romance, of course; I just don't assess the prospect of finding myself a nice Altairian girl as statistically significant. Now anyway, the latest halfway-reliable figures we have for Earth's population come from the United States Census Bureau's 1999 World Population Profile [WP98]. Due presumably to the time involved in compiling and processing census statistics, said report's data is valid only as of 1998, so later on we'll be making some impromptu adjustments to bring the numbers up to date.
Ben Frost is a painter, performance artist and illustrator who lives in Australia. His work has also appeared or featured in publications such as RMX, Neomu, Victionary: Design for Kids, Harper's Bazaar, HQ, Prat, Chew On This, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Courier Mail, Large, Lucky, Motivated Australian People, Poster Press, Postcard, Conform, Eyeline, Broadsheet, Channel V, Triple J, Art Monthly, ABC Digital, Australian Art Collector, Oyster, Destroy All, Stu, Composite & Metropolis.
His work explores themes of alienation, dispossession, and perversity that exists behind the facade of contemporary western society. By subverting mainstream iconography from the advertising, entertainment and political spectrum he creates a visual and conceptual framework that is bold, confronting and often contraversial.
FIRST-TIME CALLER – Preamble often heard on talk radio. “I am serious in asking: who in any universe gives a care?” – Miguel McCormick, Orlando, Fla.
PASS THE SAVINGS ON TO YOU! – Marketing catch phrase that became a lost-leader long ago. “Read: Pass the markup along to you.” – C. W. Estes, Roanoke, Tex.
97% FAT FREE – Adventures in delusion. “Still has 3% fat . . . accept it.” – Andrew Clucas, Canberra, Australia.
BREAKING NEWS – Once it stopped presses. Now it's a lower-intestinal condition brought about by eating dinner during newscasts. “Now they have to interrupt my supper to tell me that Katie Holmes is pregnant.” — Michael Raczko, Swanton, Ohio.