VIA have announced a new netbook mainboard reference design, which promises 1080p Full HD playback and 8-channel HD audio. The VIA Surfboard C855 Reference Design uses a 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor with an 800MHz FSB, VIA Chrome9 graphics with hardware H.264, MPEG-2/4, VC-1 and WMV9 decoding, and support for Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and 3G connectivity.
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JVC have announced their latest full-HD camcorder, the JVC Everio GX-X900, which is capable of recording 1080p video and shooting 9-megapixel still images. Measuring just 2.6 x 4.88 x 1.46 inches and weighing 0.66lbs, the Everio X can take 5-megapixel stills (at up to 1/4000 shutter speeds) while recording full-HD video, as well as offering 600fps slow-motion video recording.
MSI brought along their 20-inch Wind Top AE2010 all-in-one PC to CeBIT 2009, and while it might look like an inflated ASUS Eee Top there's a whole lot more to it. Fronted by a 1600 x 900 touchscreen, the MSI Wind Top AE2010 has a built-in UVD (Universal Video Decoder) for high-definition playback.
Don't forget, there's only ninety minutes left to enter the SlashGear Cinedigm 3D HD NBA Slam Dunk Giveaway, where you could win four tickets to a Cinedigm 3D HD screening of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday evening. The winner also gets a selection of sponsor prizes that will vary by theater!
There are Cinedigm 3D theaters all over the country, and each of them will be inviting you to vote for your favorite Dunk of the Night. Entering is incredibly easy, and full details how - together with the competition rules - are here. Good luck!...
Compal have quietly unveiled two new internet-connected touchscreen PMPs, the APA00 (black) and APA01 (white). Each has DVB-T digital TV, the ability to record to a 1.8-inch internal hard-drive, native HD support up to 1080i, and WiFi b/g. Control is via the 7-inch, 800 x 480 touchscreen, with both PMPs running the uCLinux operating system with a custom finger-friendly GUI.
The 64 thousand dollar question on the upcoming NBA All star weekend is not the league would or not punish Nene- if he were to choose marriage instead of attending the All star game. No, is how the Superman, Dwight Howard, going to pull off the slam dunk contest this time. No one has a clue, but the sport channel co-hosts seemed to think Nene would get married at the dunk contest and have Dwight Howard dunked over the newly-wedded couple, and kisses the bride, jokingly. But seriously, that’s not a bad idea, and in fact, would be the most romantic slam dunk contest ever (not the kissing part). If that were to happen, you would get your chance to witness it live in 3D HD.
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