If you didn’t know already, Bushnell is widely considered to be the father of the videogame industry. Cnet has an interview with him up, covering the highs and lows of his career, including how he started Atari. Didn’t know he also founded Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, though…ya learn something new everyday. Either way, I find that it’s always a wise thing to respect one’s elders, despite the outcome of their more recent ventures.
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According to a press release on AMD’s website (www.amd.com), Thomas McCoy, Executive VP of AMD’s Legal Affairs, has bluntly stated that “Intel illegally manipulated the market to exclude competition, hurting PC users around the world,” not limiting his attacks on the CPU giant. He continued to state that Intel was being unfair to the to CPU user’s worldwide by not giving users the freedom of choice. He mentioned that users have specific needs that need to be met. No doubt he was trying to plug the dramatic difference in price between the two brands.
All of these comments come via Japan’s new motions in the market. The country’s Fair Trade Commission has started a campaign to stop Intel’s monopoly of the CPU market. They are the first to do so thus far and are hoping that other technology leading countries follow suit. Japanese Fair Trade Commission has made some interesting discoveries during an 11 month investigation on Intel, one being that Intel is forcing manufactures to buy 100% Intel based PC’s.
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People using iPods formatted for Macs have had the advantage of using iCal and storing their contacts with relative ease on their iPods. For the PC users of the world who still love using Microsoft Outlook, someone still loves you. iPod Sync 2.24 ($15) promises to sync the iPod like a PDA. It stores all of your Outlook data, from your schedule to your email. For those of you using iPod photo units, you can even load Powerpoint presentations to your portable devices with this software. This offers a very healthy alternative for those who are in the market for a simple PDA. As for the rest of you, don’t go putting your PDA on eBay just yet - a full review of iPod Sync will be coming soon.
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It just goes to show how badly people want to be like Michael J. Fox, eBay user goldenpalacecasino is the winner of a time machine which was auctioned off on eBay. Apparently the time machine was made about 200 years from now by a doctor that used it to travel back in time to the 1900’s. Want proof? Well, the time machine comes with stuff from the 1900’s! Wow!
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It looks like the technology used by police and fire officials that makes traffic lights turn green when they are approaching in the case of emergency. Government officials fear that these devices, which can cost as much as $1,000 USD (or $200 for cheap knockoffs), are starting to fall into the hands of your common civilian. There has been a rise in the sale of these devices on the Internet. While the sites claim that they sell them to make it easier for places like volunteer firefighting squads to acquire them, there is no prerequisite anyone needs to meet in order to purchase a traffic light changer. It is illegal for a civilian to use one of these devices, but officials are pushing to make it illegal to even have one in your possession.
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In an interesting twist, it appears that Apple is now working on a two buttoned wireless optical mouse. AppleInsider is reporting that because of Apple’s slow-but-sure market share increase, it is now essential to provide a two button mouse for those who are used to them. Many a Windows user has made the claim that a one buttoned mouse just doesn’t cut it in the world of computing. The thing is, this is going to be an add-on product, probably retailing at $69 USD. For that price, users can purchase an alternative wireless optical mouse for their Mac - but who am I kidding? Mac users will snatch these up in droves.
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I loved the 8860 back when it was released. The slider phone was thin, sexy and attracted a lot of attention. However, the reception was really bad. At least I looked good trying to make a call, right? Looks like Nokia could be releasing another one of those sexy phones with the appearance of some pictures on a Chinese forum site. The phone appears to be a successor of the Nokia 8910 and does not appear to include a camera. Hopefully, a press release will be made in the not so distant future by Nokia to announce the launch and details of this phone.
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What looks to be something from a comic book is actually a forest machine. Created by Plustech Oy, this spiderbot is able to distribute its weight over its six “legs” in order to work with more stability and with minimum impact on its terrain. The machine is even able to walk over obstacles and adapt to the forest floor. It is able to walk forward, backward, sideways, diagonally, turn in place, step over obstacles, and adjust the stepping height as well as the clearance height all via a user friendly interface – joysticks. Have your friends bring a few for a live action Mech Assault deathmatch.
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In an effort to teach teens the effects of alcohol and drugs, Teesside in the United Kingdom is handing out a doll that simulates a baby that is addicted to these substances. The dolls weigh just 3.5 pounds, giving indication to the size of a bay with feotal alcohol syndrome. The normal baby dolls given to teens to care for weigh four pounds more than these dolls. The dolls simulate drug withdrawals, and cannot be turned off - but hey, that is what the bottom dresser drawer is for, right?
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Meet Clocky. Cute little bugger, eh? This device is simple an alarm clock that aims to wake you up, allowing you one press of the snooze button. You see, when Clocky’s alarm goes off, and you hit snooze, it rolls off of the surface it is sitting on and finds a hiding spot. The direction that is travels is completely random. This means that when the alarm goes off again, you are going to have to get up to find Clocky in order to turn off the alarm.
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