Archive for July 8th, 2004

Triband phones

Thursday, July 8th, 2004

I’m not a big fan of email or ringtones on phones, but if you’re getting a new phone with a camera (also not particularly useful, I don’t think, unless you want to sneak a few shots at a concert or something) be sure to get a triband phone. You need a triband phone with GSM for use in Mexico, France or U.K. and possibly elsewhere — it’s supposed to be an international standard. It’s about $3/min in Mexico & $2.50/min in France, so it’s only use is to initiate calls you would complete using a calling card on a public phone. It beats hotel rates, however.

Latest 64-bit Windows XP requires AMD CPU

Thursday, July 8th, 2004

this story
XBitLabs‘ site.
Technically, it isn’t a big deal at all, and I’m sure the next version will support Intel CPUs.
It’s just because Intel was so late in getting consumer-level 64-bit CPUs out.
But boy, it sure makes Intel look bad — trailing after AMD in a way.