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 Saturday, 22-November-2008  18:37:59 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

The U.S army is in hot water over a photoshopped image. A spokes woman from the DoD insists that the altered photo does not violate any U.S. army polices which stipulate that photos will not be altered to misrepresent the facts or change the circumstances of an event. Colonel Cathy Abbott, chief of the U.S. Army's media relations department said that she did not know who had changed the photo or which office had released it. Abbot continued saying, "We're not misrepresenting her. The image is still clearly Gen Dunwoody."

ClutterMe is selling itself on eBay. Now, ClutterMe.com is hoping to duplicate this gimick. Unlike the 2006 Kiko, the instantly-build-your-own-website website is actually profitable. According to founder Mark Molckovsky, the company is pulling in about $4,000 a month selling dedicated domain names to on-the-fly web designers. But Kiko didn't attempt to eBay itself while a melting world economy threatened to destroy Web 2.0 as we know it.

DirectX 11 is set to debut with Windows 7. So, what's new in DirectX 11? As we reported this summer, DX 11 will include compute shader technology, enabling the GPU to perform operations other than 3D graphics; better multi-core resource handling; more efficient utilization of the processing pipeline; hardware tesselation support for more detailed 3D models.

Here is a Windows Vista optimisation guide. Warning: bad translation ahead! An operating system can "tune always something, or say we optimize. That was already in Windows XP, and so it behaves when Windows Vista is not different. The reason is simply that it's out of the house for a variety of users "default" is. Whether bloody layman or expert users - everyone gets initially virtually the same installation where certain things are switched from the outset.

X-bit labs have a showdown between the ATI Radeon HD 4870 and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260. What will have greater effect on graphics cards’ performance – twice the amount of video memory or a more powerful GPU? Find out from our new review featuring Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 1024MB and Leadtek WinFast GeForce GTX 260 Extreme+ 896MB!

OCZ have announced it will release its triple channel memory series. This latest memory solution implements a high-performance specification optimized and predefined for the Intel X58 chipset. The new 3GB and 6GB kits are rated at DDR3-1333 and feature the all-new Intel branded black XTC heatspreader. With a long history of providing the most innovative products to the enthusiast community, OCZ is excited to take advantage of Intel’s latest development of latest platforms with this new memory series.

Here is another gift guide for the silly season. The holidays can be stressful even in the best of times, but this year's dismal economic climate is bringing new headaches. Not only do we have to grapple with the usual questions about what to buy for whom ("Should I get an iPod case for Aunt Mabel? Wait, no, I got her one last year..."), we also have to look for ways to cut expenses.

But maybe it is more important to not get the wrong gift. The majority of folks – you know, normal tech-semi-literate people, those who can set up a VCR but don't necessarily care why Blu-Ray is better than DVD - really don't like technology that doesn't work. If opening the User Manual and flipping to paragraph 5 on page 2-34 can be avoided, then all the better! Within this group is a small sect of people who co-exist with computers in an uneasy balance. Their computers take exactly ten minutes to boot up, are decked out in custom cursor themes, and feature a surprisingly broad history of AOL desktop search popups which have accumulated since their HP Multimedia desktop was first flicked ON in 2001.

What kind of hardware is need to run the world's largest LED sign? In a dusty supply closet at 1 Times Square, a computer terminal hooked up to hordes of ethernet servers, RAID arrays and monitors humbly runs the largest LED sign in the world. The sign, a 3-sided, 17,000-square-foot Goliath, debuted last night at the opening of a Walgreens in New York City. Today, I got to see what makes it tick.

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