Archive for Sep 29, 2010

HDCP anti-copy software exploit released: can crack 1080p in real-time

HDCP anti-copy software exploit released: can crack 1080p in real-time

Intel's suggestion that they didn't expect a software exploit using the cracked HDCP anti-copy protection seems to have been a red rag to a bull (or at least to the coding community), as its taken less than two weeks for just such an exploit to be developed.  Rob Johnson and Mikhail Rubnich have created an open-source decoding system which they're describing as a proof of concept, yet which is still capable of cracking HDCP on 1080p sources in real-time (on a powerful enough machine).

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Xbox LIVE Preview goes, well, LIVE

Xbox LIVE Preview goes, well, LIVE

Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Preview has gone live, with "tens of thousands" of Xbox 360 owners getting early access today to the functionality the company expects to roll out generally later in the fall.  Among the changes are the promise of 3,500 live and on-demand sporting events per year, voice chat for groups of up to eight people during ESPN games, Zune Pass music streaming for users in the US, UK, France, Italy and Spain, and Netflix for Canadian LIVE users.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e giveaway coming up…

Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e giveaway coming up…

We're already running two giveaways - for a You Rock Guitar and a range of iPad cases - but we wanted to let you know there's yet another opportunity to win coming up, courtesy of Lenovo.  The company is giving us a brand new AMD-powered Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e to give away, and since they're particularly proud of the AMD 760G chipset's ability to drive two displays simultaneously, they're throwing in a pair of 19-inch Lenovo LCD monitors as well!

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Panasonic Toughbook S9 is world’s lightest 12.1-inch lappy with DVD drive

Panasonic Toughbook S9 is world’s lightest 12.1-inch lappy with DVD drive

Panasonic has unveiled a new addition to its Toughbook line of rugged computers. The new machine is hailed as the world's lightest 12.1-inch notebook with an integrated DVD drive. The machine weighs three pounds and is rated to survive a 30-inch drop.

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Cirago CST6000 USB 3.0 portable HDD lands

Cirago CST6000 USB 3.0 portable HDD lands

The number of external storage solutions that use the USB 3.0 port is growing every day. The latest USB 3.0 storage offering comes from Cirago and is called the CST6000. The drive uses USB 3.0 connectivity and has a small, pocketsize chassis. The device is backwards compatible with older USB ports as well.

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Borders Kobo Wireless eReader due November 1st for $140

Borders Kobo Wireless eReader due November 1st for $140

Borders has announced pre-orders for their latest ebook reader, the Kobo Wireless eReader.  Like the previous Kobo model, the new ereader has access to Border's 1.5m ebook titles; however it can now also browse and download them over WiFi.

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Pioneer offers up new S-DJ08 and S-DJ05 speaker systems for DJs and producers

Pioneer offers up new S-DJ08 and S-DJ05 speaker systems for DJs and producers

Pioneer Electronics has a large range of gear for the pro and amateur DJ that includes all sorts of turntables and mixing devices as well as headphones. The company has now added a couple new reference speaker systems for the DJ and producer that promise quality sound. The new speakers include the S-DJ08 and the S-DJ05.

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Kingston CompactFlash 600x cards aim at high-end DSLRs

Kingston CompactFlash 600x cards aim at high-end DSLRs

Kingston has announced that it is launching a new CompactFlash card that is aimed at high-end DSLR users. The new CF card supports very fast 600x speeds with UDMA mode 6. The read and write speed for the card is up to 90MB/s.

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Franklin debuts Roadie portable speaker system

Franklin debuts Roadie portable speaker system

Franklin Electronic Publishers has been working to branch out from its lineup of electronic dictionaries and other gadgets that are more educational in nature to some gear that is fun. The latest offering from the company is the new Roadie portable speaker system for music players and other sources.

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Sharkoon shows off new SATA QuickPort Home docking station

Sharkoon shows off new SATA QuickPort Home docking station

Sharkoon has a number of docking stations for HDDs and other storage media in its lineup of gear. The latest new product from the company is aimed at letting you watch your digital media in the living room with a docking station that looks more like a home theater component than something to go with a computer.

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H20 Audio Surge 2G Waterproof Sport Headphones make a splash

H20 Audio Surge 2G Waterproof Sport Headphones make a splash

Many people out there swim year round to keep fit. It may be fall and getting too cool for some people to swim, but if you are the type that goes year-round and you want to swim with your music h20 Audio has a new set of headphones for you.

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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus gets confirmed

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus gets confirmed

Nintendo's big reveal may have been the launch date for the 3DS, but company president Satoru Iwata also confirmed the incoming Wii Remote Plus.  According to andriasang, all Iwata would say is that the company is indeed working on the controller - which combines a regular Wii remote and the MotionPlus accessory - and that further details would follow shortly.

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