Archive for Sep 30, 2008

Alphascan J2290D Crystal LCD monitor is a tad gimmicky

Alphascan J2290D Crystal LCD monitor is a tad gimmicky

In an effort to stand out from the overcrowded sea of LCD monitor offerings these days, companies are going to odd efforts to add something--anything--that will bring attention to their products. Think of those scented laptops, for instance. But Alphascan has something different in mind.

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Panasonic 150-inch plasma TV prototype is massive

Panasonic 150-inch plasma TV prototype is massive

You know when you go to the local electronics store and see the biggest TV they offer and think, "Geez, that's just too big for my living room." Well, take that feeling and multiply it by 100 and that's how you'd feel about the 150-inch plasma screen prototype from Panasonic. In a word, this thing is massive.
 

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Pandora gaming handheld up for pre-order

Pandora gaming handheld up for pre-order

The handheld gaming market is pretty sparse these days. And though we have the major players like the Nintendo DS and the PSP, there are other options out there that get less face time. One such option is Pandora. 

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DXG and Geotate bring first geotagging video camera

DXG and Geotate bring first geotagging video camera

Geotagging has really caught on as of late, which explains the introduction of the first geotagging video camera ever from Geotate and DXG Technology Corp.
 

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TDK records highest surface recording density of HDD

TDK records highest surface recording density of HDD

Last week Toshiba claimed the world’s largest 1.8-inch hard drive with industry's highest areal density at 378Gbit/inch²; TDK has taken the new lead the announcement of 803Gbits/inch2 at CEATEC today. A technology would result in a single 1.8 inch double side disk of 260GB thanks to an improve TMP head.

RealNetworks file preemptive lawsuit against movie studios

RealNetworks file preemptive lawsuit against movie studios

RealNetworks launched their RealDVD software today and just one hour after it was made available, the company filed a lawsuit against Hollywood movie studios and the DVD Copy Control Association in a preemptive move to ensure the software does not violate any DVD copy agreements.

 
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Sigma Design SoC SMP 8644 to rival PS3 Blu-Ray loading time

Sigma Design SoC SMP 8644 to rival PS3 Blu-Ray loading time

Last week we took a peep at the impressive Sigma Design SMP 8664, we have no doubt the feature-rich SoC is outstanding with potential to dominate next generation IPTV, IP cable set-top boxes and Blu-ray players. What didn’t get mentioned was the multi-core media processor also boasts the frustrating Blu-ray loading time; on par with PS3 at last!

Iron Man gets first ride on Dell’s Content Preload Service

Iron Man gets first ride on Dell’s Content Preload Service

Last time I ordered a Dell PC, I have to go through 10 plus pages of endless configuration steps (exaggerates) . There were too many and countless of optional antivirus, accessories, application and bunch of unnecessary junks for a simple task- order a pc online. As if that’s not enough, Dell has launched a movie preload service on new PC. A new twist that allowing online customers to customize select desktops and laptops with exclusive pre-installed movie bundles.

DVDplay’s promotion, rent Blu-Ray at a dollar

DVDplay’s promotion, rent Blu-Ray at a dollar

Honestly, I never heard of DVDplay before. A quick search at their web site reveals there are handfuls of DVDplay Kiosks at my local grocery stores. So the DVDplay is basically a movie rental Kiosk service and they have over 1400 stores nationwide. You can rent DVD by simply browse the titles at the screen and return it back within 24 hours for a small fee of $1 per rental. Nice! Now with Blu-Ray for a dollar is even better!

The $1 per rental is limited time promotion according to Home media Magazine. It starts tomorrow but no further information has disclosed when it would end.

Dell unveils entry-level monitors, S1901WX and S1709W LCD

Dell unveils entry-level monitors, S1901WX and S1709W LCD

Dell has snuck in two low end but affordable monitors at its online store. Both models feature a new rounded edge design with detachable stand, and 16:10 widescreen resolution of 1440x900 with inexpensive TN LCD panel. The smaller 17-inch S1709w sport a VGA output with moderated 600:1 contrast and 250 cd/m2 brightness. Feature wise is unattractive but great for business class user. But for $20 bucks, you can get the feature-rich S1909WX.

Super Talent 128GB SSD breaks Sub $300 barrier

Super Talent 128GB SSD breaks Sub $300 barrier

What $300 can get you these days for a dazzling fast hard drive? A 10k RPM 300GB VelociRaptor or you prefer a Solid State Drive with lesser capacity? Super Talent has introduced its most cost-effective pair of SATA-II SSD at affordable prices. The new MasterDrive LX series come in 64 and 128GB sizes and offer 3Gbps interfaces in a 2.5" drive format.

Sony’s OLED display is 0.3mm thick and can bent

Sony’s OLED display is 0.3mm thick and can bent

The paper-thin 0.3mm Sony’s OLED is not new to US, it was displayed back in April at Japan. I’m sure the OLED fans can’t wait to see what Sony has to offer in CEATEC 2008. Unfortunately, there isn’t any groundbreaking news from Sony but a sight twist of physical display. A curved version of the OLED screen is being exhibited at the show.

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