Archive for April, 2007

Blu-ray vs HD DVD update: HD sells almost a million – Blue laser diodes drop to $8

Blu-ray vs HD DVD update: HD sells almost a million – Blue laser diodes drop to $8

So we know that over 1 million Blu-ray disks have been sold, but how many HD DVDs have been sold? Turns out they're not far behind.

According to the official numbers there have been 998,059 HD DVDs sold thus far. Combine that with the fact that some HD DVD players are being sold for close to $300, I'd say Blu-ray still has a long way to go before they can declare victory.

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SlashGear Review: TerraTec’s hybrid Digital/Analogue ExpressCard TV Tuner

SlashGear Review: TerraTec’s hybrid Digital/Analogue ExpressCard TV Tuner

It still seems strange to me that for the outlay of a couple of relatively low-denomination notes you can pick up a portable TV card that only a couple of years ago would've run into the hundreds. That, I suppose, is the relentless advance of technology (and damn don't we love it!) TerraTec were kind enough to flaunt their advances in my face send me their latest TV tidbit, the Cinergy HT Express, a slender digital/analogue hybrid tuner designed to slot neatly into the ExpressCard slot on todays latest laptops. TerraTec boast that it's the first hybrid ExpressCard on the market, capable of receiving DVB-T signals like the UK's Freeview as well as tuning in to home analogue whether that be fixed antenna or cable.

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Channel Bonding Cable Modem to provide speeds up to 144Mbps

Channel Bonding Cable Modem to provide speeds up to 144Mbps

Since reading about the Japanese scientists that broke the internet speed record yesterday, my 3Mbps DSL has just felt insignificant. As if reading my mind, Ambit Broadband has just released information on their new Channel Bonding Cable Modem that promises unfathomable speed. Well, it's fathomable, but your old 100Mbps LAN might need an upgrade to keep up.

The new Channel Bonding Cable Modem works by bonding three downstream channels to reach maximum speeds of up to 144Mbps down, and 30Mbps up. With that kind of speed, you might want to consider going with a Gigabit solution for your home network.

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TufTab – The rugged tablet

TufTab – The rugged tablet

The great thing about mobile devices is that you can take them just about anywhere. Unfortunately, that mobility can also work against you; the more you carry something around, the more opportunities you have to break it. Fortunately companies like Tablet Kiosk build their systems to take a beating.

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Sony Walkman B100 – Bye Bye ATRAC

Sony Walkman B100 – Bye Bye ATRAC

Sony is learning the media player industry, slowly. There is rumor that Sony is going to start making media player that allow user to transfer music files without Sony’s SonicStage that convert music files to ATRAC format. The B100 will be the first Sony’s Walkman that allows direct transfers with drag-n-drop.

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