Google and Sony Start “Da Vinci” Promotion

April 17, 2006

Google and Sony teamed up to produce the new Da Vinci Code Promotion that will run through Google Homepage. Each day, April 17th through May 19th contestants will answer some sort of question or will be asked to solve something. The first 10,000 contestants who finish the 24 problems will be finalists. Finalists will recieve a replica of the cryptex described in Dan Brown’s book to finish off the last 5 problems.

Read More: Google Teams With Sony For Da Vinci Promotion

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Oracle Might Lauch Own Linux

April 17, 2006

You’d think there is enough Linux distrobutions and versions of Linux but Oracle says that it might add to the list. Oracle says this move is to contend Microsoft’s domination with windows.

Read More: Oracle Says May Launch Own Linux Version

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Microsoft Sponsoring The WCG

April 14, 2006

Microsoft plans to sponsor the World Cyber Games. All games that are to be played in “the Olympics of Gaming” will be played on Microsoft products. Console games on the new Xbox 360 and PC games on PCs with the Windows Operation System.

Links: CNET-Microsoft to Sponsor World Cyber Games

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Google Registers Patent

April 13, 2006

Google registered their latest patent for a voice activated search. Google’s patent, number 7027987, refers to “a voice interface for search engines.

Link:Techspot


Microsoft to Prevent Pirating on Vista

April 13, 2006

Microsoft plans to prevent pirating on Vista Aero graphics by having you make sure your not using a pirated version. To check this Microsoft use their Windows Genuine Advantage program. Although Microsoft noted that Vista’s Aero design will require a better system.

Read More: Vista Won’t Show Fancy Side To Pirates

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Google Has Lauched Its Calender Application

April 13, 2006

Google has lauched its calender application that can be accesed without a Google account. It allows you to save and search for your upcoming events. Google calender is expected to heat up the competition to higher level.

Link: Google unveils Web-based calendar app

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AMD Revenue UP

April 12, 2006

AMD is reporting practically double in this quarter than they did last year. First quarter earnings were $1.33 billion compared to $780 million last year at the same time.

Links to More Info: CNET and Techspot