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3:30 PM ET, July 15, 2006

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Scott Wasson / techreport.com:
Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors  —  Conroe at last  —  INTEL'S DESKTOP PROCESSORS HAVE NOT been in a good place for the past two and a half years.  Pentium 4 and Pentium D CPUs have run at relatively high clock speeds but delivered relatively low performance compared to their competition from AMD.
Discussion: ShopTalk, Gizmodo and TechSpot
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ExtremeTech:
The Core 2: Intel Goes for the Jugular  —  It's been a long time coming.  —  Over the past year, the hype machine has been beating the drum for Intel's new processor architecture.  Dubbed Core, the new architecture is a radical shift for a company that was once the chief proponent of ramping up CPU frequency.
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
AMD To Counter Conroe With '4x4', Power Programs  —  AMD executives say they remain "supremely confident" in the strength of their own architecture, even though the launch of Intel's Core 2 Duo or "Conroe" processor steals several pages from AMD's own book.  —  For all the details on Conroe …
Discussion: Gadgetell and Slashdot
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
Vaudeville  —  This media showdown is getting really interesting.  In no particular order, some comments about some of the players:  — Mike Arrington — Why on Earth is he keeping Marshall Kirkpatrick in such a visible position.  Nothing against the guy, he's a good writer and a competent reviewer …
Stacy Collett / Computerworld:
What's Hot, What's Not: IT Skills You'll Need in 2010  —  The IT worker of 2010 won't be a technology guru but rather a 'versatilist.'  —  July 17, 2006 (Computerworld) — The most sought-after corporate IT workers in 2010 may be those with no deep-seated technical skills at all.
Discussion: Slashdot
netomer.de:
flickrInspector 0.1.1.2  —  About flickrInspector  —  what is flickrInspector  —  flickrInspector is a non-commercial website, that displays publicly available data about single flickr users. flickr itself is probably the most amazing photo sharing site. this is by no means an official tool …
Tim / Hawk Wings:
Ten Mac tools for Getting Things Done  —  Tools to help Mac users with Getting Things Done (or "GTD"), David Allen's work-smart philosophy, fall into three camps:  — Email clients, where most of the stuff that needs to get done arrives in the first place, tweaked to do the job.
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
Skype's Opportunity for IM Federation Leadership  —  It's been a busy week:  — The previously announced (eight months ago) MSN/Yahoo IM federation became real.  Yawn.  — Phil Wolff and Alec Saunders have commented on the Skype code cracking by a Chinese engineering team.
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BBC:   Yahoo, Microsoft tie message knot
Christian Zappone / CNNMoney.com:
e-Passports: Ready or not here they come  —  The State Department expresses confidence in "e-Passports" while technologists fret about their security risks.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Imagine being overseas and your identity being available for the taking - your nationality, your name, your passport number.
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
A Week in the Valley: GData  —  I spent the week before Where 2.0 visiting companies between San Francisco and San Jose.  I've already written about my trips to Ning and Meebo.  Next is an account of a meeting with Mark Lucovsky, who was architect of the HailStorm web services product from Microsoft.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Time, space put Eventful at the intersection of, .. well, of everything  —  This week, at Mashup Camp at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, I had the opportunity to sit down with Eventful.com's API Developer Chris Radcliff.  The interview is available for download …
Lionel Menchaca / one2one, Dell's Weblog:
Comment Moderation  —  A few people have asked about how comments are moderated so I thought I'd clarify.  You can read our "Rules of Engagement" for more details.  —  Since launch, we've posted about 80% of comments and directed 18% to Dell support for resolution.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft: "Enterprise Search Is Our Business" (It's Not) & Google Can't Have It (They Don't)  —  Microsoft to Google: Hands off enterprise search from News.com and a similar report from The Register both cite Microsoft Chief Operating Office Kevin Turner declaring "enterprise search is our business …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The "river" versus "folder" RSS approach  —  Dave Winer has been talking about RSS aggregators again.  I don't use a River of News style aggregator.  I use NewsGator which comes into Outlook.  It is NOT a river of news style aggregator.  But, I don't delete either.  I just read each folder and mark all as read.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SIPphone brings Voice to Nokia 770  —  SIPphone, the company behind Gizmo Project has released a new version of its client that works with Nokia 770 Internet tablet, giving users ability to IM and make phone calls using high speed Internet connections.  —  This is the second IM client now available for Nokia 770.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Ultraportable Acer Ferrari 1000 reviewed  —  Acer's Ferrari 1000 is likely to be nominated for sexiest ultraportable, but even if not, this 12.1-inch widescreen machine looks pretty impressive; not too far back we announced that this thing was hitting the street, and now it's been properly test-driven.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
 
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