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Tico Byte – October 2005
Hello computer users,
The October monthly meeting
will be this Saturday, October 15th, at the usual place, the
And now on with the Tico Byte:
Item 1: Yahoo news search and blogs
Today Yahoo! began integrating blog search results within . The :
"Now when you search on Yahoo! News you will see blog results as well as content from thousands of trusted news sites. The experiences and opinions published on blogs make a great addition to the mainstream news people read everyday."
Full article here:
Item 2: New Thunderbird
THE Mozzarella Foundation has released the final beta of Thunderbird 1.5 which is the next major update of its email client.
There are no new features to the update but it does have improvements to auto complete, an enhanced automated update system, and performance and security updates.
Full story here:
Item 3: Google news reader
has unveiled a beta of its Google Reader, a web-based reader, to the search engine's registered users.
The reader is similar to the online service offered by , allowing users to subscribe to RSS feeds and receive a notification when a website publishes an update.
Full story here:
Item 4: Connecting your computer with your coffee pot (OK, teakettle)
Scientists have invented a
kettle that can be turned on by text message.
You can turn it on without getting off the couch or on the way home from work by texting the words "switch on".
Item 5: “Dual core” (words you will be hearing more and more in the future)
Have you been lusting after a dual-core processor but are unwilling to pay the premium price? Your wait may be over. New dual-core CPUs from AMD and Intel are showing up in desktop systems priced around $1500, within the budget of mainstream computer users. Our first tests of such systems indicate that dual-core chips provide good value.
Item 6: Indexing the world
10 Oct 2005 21:25
Item 7: Microsoft security patches
As part of its monthly patching cycle, Microsoft on Tuesday plans to release eight security alerts for flaws in the Windows operating system.
Item 8: Should the PC Club use it's site as a mailing list site for its members?
Come to the meeting on Saturday and find out.
See you there,