In gaming news, Counterstrike 7.1 beta has been released. This is both a client and server side update so download it if you haven't done so already. There is also a paintball mod for Half-Life weighing in at a less hefty 9 mb. Window Planet has done an xbox article.
JC has updated his AMD reseller conference with more multi-processor and SMP news. Microsoft has posted build 1812.10 of their .NET framework SDK technology preview. Try at your own risk. WinInfo has gotten semi-official confirmation that Office 10 will be renamed Office 2002. If you can't wait for Whister, then there is a new Whistler skin for Stardock's WindowBlinds.
Technoyard reviews the value and performance Duron 750, while PlanetHardware looks at the Plextor Plexwriter 12/10/32A. TR's review of the PlexWriter can be found here. Apple's ad agency Chiat/Day is threateningly admonishing some publications not to publish Mac rumors. Finally, check out this article about "running in space."