1st May 2006 Archive
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The Hubble Space Telescope has captured unprecedented images of a comet breaking up as it approaches the Sun. Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann is a fragile chap, and is set for an Earth fly-by on 6 May. The space-glamour shot pictured shows several dozen "mini-comets" trailing behind each main chunk, associated with the …
Space 1 May 2006, 03:02
Solid quarterly, monthly gains, says SIA
The world's chip makers sold 7.3 per cent more semiconductors in Q1 2006 than they did in Q1 2005. The first quarter of the year yielded revenues of $59.1bn, up from $55.1bn in the year-ago period, the US Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) revealed today. Sales were down sequentially, but that's only to be expected …
Reg Hardware 1 May 2006, 14:24
Single-core share of product mix cut
Intel will begin producing more dual-core chips than single-core parts this quarter, the chip giant has revealed. Indeed, by the end of 2006, 90 per cent of the mobile CPUs it produces will be dual-core chips, rather more than the company previously forecast. In the past, Intel has said it will go into 2007 with "over 70 per …
Reg Hardware 1 May 2006, 14:54
Apple too liberal with the thermal gunge?
If you think your 15.4in MacBook Pro is running too hot, it appears you could do a lot worse that reapply the thermal paste Apple uses to conduct heat away from the notebook's processors. Contributors to a number of online forums have opened up their MacBook Pros and found, like this gent, that Apple's manufacturer's have been a …
Reg Hardware 1 May 2006, 15:32
Open source Windows Lasso
The good people at LogLogic have made the obvious start-up move by releasing an open source package that supports their technology to developers. LogLogic's team has refined the already open source Snare agents to create a centralized log management package for Windows servers called Project Lasso. The new software is being …
Applications 1 May 2006, 22:42
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- AT&T adds 61¢ 'Mobility Administrative Fee' for users
- Updated Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market