Archive for May, 2009

Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 released

Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 released

Microsoft released the final version of the Vista and Server 2008 SP 2 today and they can be downloaded through the Microsoft Update center on your PC. For both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions, any beta builds of SP 2 MUST be uninstalled before attempting to install the final version. In order to uninstall the beta build, use the Control Panel application Programs and Features, select "View installed updates", and look for KB94846 in "Windows".

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Psystar file for bankruptcy

Psystar file for bankruptcy

Psystar have reportedly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, leaving it likely that the company will be steamrolled by Apple's legal team in their ongoing court case.  Having file the relevant documentation on Thursday May 21st, the bankruptcy hearing itself will take place on June 5th; unlike most such hearings, Psystar's will be of particular interest as the company's equity creditors will be named.

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA size-comparison with 1008HA Seashell

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA size-comparison with 1008HA Seashell

Cover the children's eyes, it's a pair of Eee PC's getting close and snuggly.  In actual fact, this is the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell - in white - and the Eee PC 1005HA - in black - showing that a removable battery does not a porker make.  NetbookNews grabbed some comparison shots of the two netbooks, basically identical machines aside from a few millimeters thickness.

More comparison shots after the cut

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Microsoft Zune Upgrade Program planned?

Microsoft Zune Upgrade Program planned?

It's not quite as exciting as a new Zune HD, but if you fancy upgrading your old Zune 30GB or would like to help Microsoft shift some more of their current-gen stock, then the Zune Upgrade Program might be for you.  According to unnamed sources, Microsoft are preparing to launch a discount scheme whereby cuts of up to $70 will be on offer to existing owners looking to switch to a more recent model.

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Hantech Siso Tablo Review

Hantech Siso Tablo Review

It’s been a long time coming. Due to several snags, such as finding a PC copy of Photoshop and Illustrator and an artist to test out the capabilities of the Tablo, I’m a bit late in getting this review up. If you forgot what the heck a Tablo is, the device turns any laptop into a tablet PC, enabling drawing, control, and other functions all directly on the screen of the computer. The Tablo is a fantastic device, and amazingly inexpensive ($99) making it a must have for any graphic artist, business user, or student who likes to hand-write notes in class.

SlashGear Test Drives a Lincoln MKS-Part 2

SlashGear Test Drives a Lincoln MKS-Part 2

Ford gave me the keys to a really nice Lincoln MKS. You can check out the first part of my experience here. In today's video, I demonstrate the music functionality and call features of Microsoft SYNC in the Lincoln MKS. The car was fun to drive, and all of the technology features made for endless fun as I downloaded phone books and talked to the car and told it to change tracks. Doris (the name I gave the female voice in the car) responded very well and SYNC was able to pick up my commands without a problem.

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JVC Xiview LT-42WX70 42-inch LCD for DSLR lovers

JVC Xiview LT-42WX70 42-inch LCD for DSLR lovers

JVC have announced a new HD LCD monitor, and they're aiming it squarely at DSLR owners.  The JVC Xiview LT-42WX70 is a full 42-inch panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p support, but the headline figures here are its 96-percent cover for Adobe RGB colors.  If you're as picky as most photographers are, then you'll be pleased to hear the LT-42WX70 offers a full 52 picture-quality adjustment properties for tweaking both still and video images source-by-source.

 

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