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Klipsch intros three affordable HD Theater surround speakers

Klipsch intros three affordable HD Theater surround speakers

Klipsch Audio has announced three affordable 5.1 surround-sound speaker systems, designed primarily for high-end PC multimedia system to entry-level Home Theater entertainment. Unlike their much-advanced Home theater lineup, the new members are reasonably priced but still offering high performance feature such as its heritage horn technology with a MicroTractrix 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter; units are compact in size but big in sound with complement subwoofer and powerful digital hybrid/ digital class D amplifier.

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AVerMedia shows off VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter

AVerMedia shows off VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter

Today we got our first look at the latest offering from AVerMedia. The AVerVision VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter is an affordable way to display images and documents in a public setting without having to fork over the cash for a full on projector.

It can be used to display images on a TV or computer screen or on a blackboard if connected to an external projector. The device features a 2-megapixel camera, auto focus and 8x digital zoom. It's small and weighs just 2.7 pounds but can project images sized up to A4 paper.

This device can also apparently utilize a 28mm adapter to show what a microscope can see. You can even connect it to video devices and computers. It features an RCA and a VGA output and a VGA input. You can choose between 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x960 resolutions. You can get the AVerVision VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter for $450 now.

[via Electronista]

CES 2009: Creative Zii ‘Stemcell Computing’

CES 2009: Creative Zii ‘Stemcell Computing’

Creative have been demonstrating their new Zii platform this week at CES, catchily titled "Stemcell Computing", which is promising a huge shift in how multimedia is handled by mobile devices.  Zii comprises a number of scalable Processing Elements, or PEs, each of which can be individually re-tasked to different tasks.  In that way, rather than a device having a set amount of video decoding, encoding or high-definition processing capability, it can selectively assign generic PEs to whatever the task at hand.

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Television on-demand streaming media app for iPhone & iPod touch

Television on-demand streaming media app for iPhone & iPod touch

Makayama have released a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, intended to make finding video content from broadcast TV channels more straightforward.  The plainly-named Television claims access to fifty shows from thirty channels on-demand (rather than live).  However, Television doesn't actually host the shows; instead, it " is designed to help you find videos and information that resides on sites not owned or controlled by Makayama".

 

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