Weekend tech reading (3.30)

By on March 30, 2008, 10:15 AM
Asus, Creative clash over Xonar EAX support According to O'Shaughnessy (Creative VP of Corporate Communications), the Xonars do not support EAX versions 5, 4, or even 3. The cards, he says, are "falsely reporting EAX 5 capabilities" and failing to deliver a "genuine EAX Advanced HD experience." Touché. TechReport.

WordPress 2.5 released The improvements in 2.5 are numerous: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard, salted passwords and cookie encryption, a WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code... Wordpress.org.

Microsoft responds to the Byron report After months of speculation, Dr Tanya Byron's report on the effects of video games and the internet on children was released yesterday to a largely positive reception. Telegraph.co.uk.

Newspaper Print Ad Sales Fall 9.4%, Most on Record U.S. newspapers suffered their worst drop in print advertising sales since industry record- keeping began 57 years ago, hammered by the housing-market slump and competition from the Internet. Bloomberg.

The iPhone Is No Desktop People are willing to make a device that you can drop in the toilet or leave in a taxi cab the next desktop computing platform. Ridiculous. PCMag.

TorrentSpy Shuts Down A little over a year ago, TorrentSpy.com was still the most visited BitTorrent site, but times have changed. After an expensive two year battle with the MPAA, TorrentSpy decided to throw in the towel and the site has now shut down permanently. TorrentFreak.




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jesse_hz said:
- The only reason the Xonar doesn't natively support anything above EAX2 is that Creative refuses to license the technology to anyone, in attempt to enforce their monopoly on high-end 3D sound effects. And the Xonar does support EAX5-like effects, except it does them in software instead of hardware.- WordPress hasn't implemented salted passwords until now?! What a piece of s**t.- Who put the idea in John's head that the iPhone was gonna replace the desktop? Seems more likely that ordinary laptops are gonna do that. (people want the mobility)[Edited by jesse_hz on 2008-03-30 12:21:43]
canadian said:
Farewell TorrentSpy, you have server me many a torrent over the years. Ye shall be missed.
jesse_hz said:
Yeah, I used to use TorrentSpy a long time ago, but stopped after the ads went crazy.Still, TorrentSpy will be missed. :'(
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