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  • Duke Nukem Demo sneak peak

    Η Gearbox έκανε την επίδειξη του gameplay του γνωστο

  • AMD says not for sale but willing to talk

    At an industry conference in Barcelona, chipmaker AMD's CEO said the company is not for sale, but would entertain interesting propositions. The statement was spurred by a query regarding Oracle's recent interest in purchasing a chipmaker. Oracle wants to expand its technology offering and sees acquiring a semiconductor firm as the solution.
    "AMD is not for sale, but we are happy to listen to any proposal which is in the interest to our shareholders," said Chief Executive Dirk Meyer. AMD is second only to Intel in providing x86-based processors for PCs and servers.
    AMD hopes to reclaim market share lost to Intel recently with a line of Fusion processors, which combine graphics and general processing. Intel is expected to quickly counter with its Sandy Bridge architecture, which isn't as tightly integrated but promises graphics that perform as well as low-end dedicated hardware. Any such move could shake up the technology industry by putting Intel's closest competitor in the hands of a rival with a different focus.
    Πηγη: http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/10/06/amd.ceo.says.company.will.listen.to.offers/#ixzz1297Ch15y

  • Solar Powered DIY Portable HotSpot

    Ever wondered what it would be like to have your own hotspot no matter where you went? Well now you can with this portable solar powered Wi-Fi repeater. This little mod is simply a wifi router connected to 5 AA batteries that is charged with the built in solar panel and all mounted into a little cigar box. I used this in the back window of my car and no matter where I am at I am able to surf the net and check email within 150 feet of my car.

    Here is how it works:
    First there is the solar panel. This panel puts out enough voltage and current to run the wireless router without the batteries. The batteries are simply there to act as a flywheel in case of clouds, shade, etc. The panel then recharges the 5 AA batteries which in turn supply the energy needed to run the router.
    The router runs a custom firmware called dd-wrt that automatically scans for open hotspots and then connects to the strongest signal it finds automatically. It then repeats the signal locally so you can surf the net with a more reliable connection. No need to search for open hotspots, it finds em and connects to the strongest for you.
    This comes in handy as one is at work and their car sits in the parking lot all day long. Then when I come out for lunch I am able to immediately login to my asus netbook and check email, etc.
    Notes; This router (Linksys WRT54G v8) will run on up to 12 volts 1 amp or 12 volts 500ma or 6 volts 500ma. I know because I personally tested it with other wall warts of these voltages and amperages.
    The solar panel puts out 7.5 volts @ 500 ma in direct sunlight. So no charging circuit was needed as the panel is unable to over charge the batteries due to the fact that the batteries voltage is too close to what the panel puts out in regards to voltage. Now you might be asking how can this router take such different voltages and amperages as stated

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