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Donard Steffes (95), KD9WI Looks to Retirement from St. Edward's:

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Holy Cross brother has taught math, physics and swimming for 68 years on three continents. It's the semester break at St. Edward's University, and most of the students and faculty are gone. But in the school's old gymnasium, in a former coach's office, the oldest instructor on campus is still working. When Steffes isn't in the pool, he's in front of his ham radio, talking to people around the world. Every Monday morning at exactly 10:30 for the past 15 years, he chats with fellow farmer buddy Gary Lang of Michigan. Their 30- to 60-minute back and forth is invariably about the weather, farming and ham radio.

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Kenwood DNX6140

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We thought wed continue covering the new DNX series from Kenwood. Kenwood DNX6140 is one their mid-level models that already went on sale on Amazon recently from $1050.

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WIN: Asus Xtreme Design VGA Competition Week 1

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It’s said that if good design is obvious, then great design is transparent. Perhaps this is why badly designed PC products are so frustrating – when designers get it right, design takes a back seat and you can easily enjoy the performance and features you bought the product for.

That said, given that so many PC components these days are commodity products with razor-thin margins that win favour by simply being the cheapest, you do have to wonder whether there’s room for anything as graceful and quiet as good design. Props to Asus then as they’re expanding their Xtreme Design approach from motherboards (which we’ve covered in depth previously), to graphics cards. It’s not just high-end graphics cards either – the Xtreme Design range covers, for instance, the newly launched GeForce GTS 240. Co-incidentally, we’ve got five Xtreme Design Asus ENGT240/DI/512MD5 cards to give away. Stay tuned for an update next week where we’ll tell you exactly how to enter,

So what does Xtreme Design for graphics cards entail? According to Asus ‘it’s about producing innovative graphics cards for the best performance, reliability and safety.’ Fine and dandy, but what specifically does this X-toting name endow a graphics card with?

Click through to find out.

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Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim Review

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The HDAV Slim is an affordable, half-height sound card for HD audio. It doesn't monkey around with compressing or 'enhancing' the audio on your Blu-ray disc, it just delivers pure, unadulterated HD audio goodness to your speakers or amp.

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Jetway NC92-330-LF dual-core Atom mini-ITX

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Are you after a multi-tasking mini-ITX board, but something that's low power and pretty cheap? Jetway's dual-core Atom is light on features but the Atom N330 doesn't cost much on this basic board. We see how it stacks up against the competition!

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Dell revises Inspiron lineup, adds octuplet of color options

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Dells putting on the neon lights for its new line of Inspiron desktops, and as usual, customizations the key here. In addition to two body types -- slim (pictured) and mini tower -- theres eight different colors to choose from: Piano Black, Pure White, True Blue, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange, Spring Green, Plum Purple and Promise Pink.

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More Robot Shirts To Spend Money On

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Lonely Robot Dirty Mind, $18 at Threadless Two more, after the jump. Build Robots Today To Fight Aliens Tomorrow, $40 at Cuppa VIA [ FashionablyGeek ] Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, $40 at Cuppa VIA [ FashionablyGeek ].


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Asus Xtreme Global Summit report

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In the run up to Lynnfield's launch, we ran a special competition with Asus. Winners had the chance to come to London, overclock Lynnfield, talk to the Asus team, and best of all, take the hardware home. Read on for our report and check out video from the day!

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Samsungs TouchWiz UI getting a MWC makeover

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With Mobile World Congress around the corner, Samsung is prepped to launch the latest version of its increasingly impressive, finger-friendly TouchWiz UI.

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Dayton Hamvention - live broadcast

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For the 7th year running, W5KUB will be broadcasting live streaming video and audio from the 2009 Dayton Hamvention. Here is the latest update on their trip

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Home Theater Replaces Three Car Garage

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Sometimes home theaters are not always built in the home. The owners of this theater had to use their three car garage because there were no rooms big enough inside the house.


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Midway Island DXpedition

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A multi-national team of 18 operators will activate Midway Island (OC-030) between October 9-19th. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has authorized this amateur radio operation from this rare U.S. entity for only a 10 day period - the first amateur radio activity in almost 10 years

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Croww 540 Takes You Camping

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Whats the point of going camping if you cant take along a giant walking robot to carry all of your important stuff for you? You know, essentials like food, water, comfy mattress, satellite TV, spa, professional masseuse The Croww 540 all terrain pack robot can carry all of that, and more.


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HE8S - World Scout Bureau

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The amateur radio station of the World Scout Bureau was active from Geneva on all short-wave and VHF bands during the JOTA weekend with the Bureau’s call sign HE8S

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GPU shipments hit hard by financial crisis

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According to JPR’s estimated graphics cards shipments, the market declined by almost 35 percent between the third and fourth quarters.

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QNAP VioStor-5012, not a NAS but a deadly NVR

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NVR Stands for Network Video Surveillance, and the VioStor-5012 is just the box behind each camera capable to record and back-up all your Video Surveillance needs on a 5-bay device and then giving you access to all the recorded video on a private network or to anyone on the Internet.


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Exclusively for China from Motorola: XT701 (Sholes Tablet), MT710 and XT800

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All the phones feature a 3. 7-inch WVGA, touchscreen display, 5 MP camera, run on Android and except for the Sholes Tablet, which is reported to be also available in Russia in 2010, they are all exclusively targeted for Chinese market.


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Syndiant Announces Next-Gen Display Panel for Pico Projectors

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Syndiant is a relatively new company dedicated to designing semiconductors and micro display panels. Recently, Syndiant announced their newest and smallest display panel, the VueG8.

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Bing will beat Google

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Alex wrote an interesting blog post about Bing, Microsoft's new search engine, last week. The gist of it was that Google is so successful that competing against it with a similar product isn't going to work - and as a result, his idea was that searching social sites such as Facebook and Twitter is probably the biggest threat to Google.

I feel that’s slightly missing the point. Bing, after all, is the default search engine for Internet Explorer, which is the default browser of the interweb, therefore as long as Bing just works and is good enough (in the same way that Google is now) no-one will see a need to switch. Far from Microsoft needing to up its game to beat the services of Google, it’s Google that needs to provide a compelling reason to switch the search engine of IE’s search bar from Bing to Google.

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Modern Mode of Communication Proves No Match for Morse Code:

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MARION - In 1835, a New York University professor named Samuel Morse proved that signals could be transmitted by wire. It would be about 150 years later before the first text message was sent and longer before it became common-place among cell phone users. A few ham radio operators gathered at Sawyer-Ludwig Park on Saturday took joy in proving that new doesn't necessarily mean best. It was designed to be a face-off, texters vs. Morse coders, similar to a segment of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno aired in 2005. The Marion event was drawn to attract members of the public to the 2009 American Radio Relay League Field Day, held the fourth weekend in June each year across North America and different parts of the world. Bill Finnegan, a Marion County common pleas judge who also teaches Morse code, didn't know about the competition until he read about it in the paper. He would find himself on the receiving end as Mike Hansgen sent. "I never texted," said Finnegan, who said he doesn't even own a cell phone. "I don't know how fast they go." Hansgen, however, would later admit he was confident. He does text and figured he could beat it. Finnegan and Hansgen, members of the Marion Amateur Radio Club, would first have to wait for any competition to arrive. Jamie Russell, who said he can text fairly fast, would face off against Hansgen in sending as Alec Ogg waited to receive the message. Hansgen appeared done, but Finnegan looked up and shook his head no. "You could have sent it slower," he said as he told his partner that he didn't get the message. Hansgen, who sent it at 26 words per minute, dropped his speed down to 18 words per minute. Ogg raised his hand. He read the message, a Will Rogers quote that goes, "An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable to make them laugh." Russell tried it again, then a few other competitors would try. Texters would be defeated every time as one radio club member laughed and said, "19th century beats 21st century." "Even though morse code is old it's still pretty efficient," said Russell. "I was a lot slower than I thought I'd be. I text a lot."

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Photofast to Launch a New 2.5-Inch SSD with 64Mb Cache Memory

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This morning Photofast announced official launch of their latest G-Monster SSD V4 SLC Series scheduled for a mid- April release. This new line-up of solid state drives are available in two versions: 64GB or 32GB.

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iPod Touch SUPREME to Kill iPhone SUPREME?

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Move over iPhone 3G S Supreme, the bejewelled iPod Touch Supreme is here. Ok, were kidding, because the iTouch SUPREME costs a fraction of its iPhone cousin.


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