Archive for September, 2010

Raumfeld Multi-Room Audio System Review

Raumfeld Multi-Room Audio System Review

Just as CDs have quickly been overtaken by digital downloads, so the number of people wanting to get their music off the computer and through speakers in their living room, kitchen and bedroom has increased. Wading into that market is Raumfeld, promising "Hi-Fi for the digital age" with their eponymous modular system. Still, you can't get far in multi-room audio without tripping over Sonos, so the question is whether the little-known German start-up can compete. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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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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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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