Items tagged with Ember

Interest in 3D printers continues to grow and, as time goes on, more 3D printers are being offered to consumers and professionals alike. For software giant Autodesk, it is trying to simplify 3D printing with its open source Spark platform and Ember 3D printer for a market that continues to expand. By making both software and printer open source, the company is trying to make things easier by eliminating the need for users to purchase proprietary materials from companies. Instead of being forced to buy a specific type of plastic, the open source nature of Ember will allow the printer... Read more...
ZigBee may still be foreign to many consumers, but it's a growing wireless transmission technology that has especially taken hold in the home automation realm. To that end, ARM has decided to hitch its wagon to one Ember in order to delve gently into what could be a promising partnership.Announced today, Ember will rely on ARM's own Cortex M3 processor for its next generation ZigBee semiconductors, and considering the goals of each company, the match truly is one that's made in heaven. ZigBee needs a low-power chip, and ARM has low-power chips to provide. No, the Cortex M3 is no powerhouse, but... Read more...
Toshiba got its clock cleaned by Sony by supporting the HD DVD format over Sony's Blu-ray discs. But the next-generation video war really didn't have any winners. Even with HD DVDs out of the running, Sony can't seem to sell enough Blu-ray players to afford enough red ink to print a chart of how bad they're doing with the format; if it wasn't for the Blu-ray player in the Playstation 3, next to no one would have one. And now Toshiba's back, and angling towards fighting the next-gen hi-def wars one more time: Let's go back to watching standard DVDs, played back in Toshiba's Extended Detail Enhancement... Read more...
I never use up my cell-phone plan minutes, do you? The cheapest plan gives you more than I'll ever need. But it's still always in the back of your mind when you're talking on the phone: Don't go over. Time Warner Cable wants to put "don't go over" in the back of your mind, too, when you're uploading or downloading stuff on your cable Internet connection with them. They're introducing monthly allowances on bandwith use, and will levy fees for going over your limit. Metered usage is common overseas, and other U.S. cable providers are looking at ways to rein in heavy users. Most have download caps,... Read more...
Motherboard makers have reported that Intel intends to add another member to its "4" series (Eaglelake) chipset which is set to launch Q2 next year.Intel is planning to add one more member to its 4 series (Eaglelake) chipsets which will be launched in the second quarter of 2008, according to sources at motherboard makers.In addition to its original premium G45 IGP and mainstream P45 chipsets, Intel will add the G43 chipset to replace the previous G35, P35, G33 and G31 chipsets in the value segment.The G43 will adopt a 65nm process and have a built-in Intel GMA 4500 graphics engine, supporting DirectX... Read more...
The year's most anticipated PC game, Crysis, is scheduled to be released on November 16, but it looks like Electronic Arts will be giving gamers a taste of the game almost two month prior to its arrival.  According to a post on the official EA / Crysis website, a demo will be released on September 25 that'll let gamers play through the entire first level of the game's single-player campaign. "PC gamers now have a reason to mark a big circle around September 25th on their calendars as the single player demo for Crysis will be lighting up rigs worldwide in just 30 days. Consisting... Read more...
Universal Music Group has notified Apple that it's not renewing its annual contract that allows Apple to offer Universal's  music through Apple's iTunes service. They haven't ended the relationship entirely, as Universal continues to market through iTunes as a sort of tenant at will. It's all about leverage when the pennies get counted. By refusing to enter a long-term deal, Universal may continue to press for more favorable terms from Apple or even explore deals to sell its catalog exclusively through other channels. If Universal were to pull its catalog from iTunes, Mr. Jobs would... Read more...
The team here at HotHardware would like to extend a warm welcome into the world for young Samara Maloney.  And a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Kelley and Rob Maloney for giving birth to Maloney Kiddo 2.0! "Samara Maloney came into the world at 8.43am on Friday, April 20th, weighing in at 6lbs 9ozs.  Unlike her brother, Cameron, she had a head full of dark hair, but still has the blue, Irish eyes of her parents.  Both mommy and baby are doing well, resting this weekend in Putnam Hospital Center.  Big brother’s first reaction was to try and pet Samara like a cat. "... Read more...
Wikipedia is a great source of information, few would argue against that. The accuracy of the information is a whole different matter though, and it's a problem that's starting to trouble some teachers. The ability for anyone to edit almost any article is a double-edged sword for Wikipedia. It allows for massive amounts of information to be entered into the site, information that can be updated anytime. However it has led to a host of problems ranging from inaccurate information, to article vandalism. So while it may be tempting to use Wikipedia as a source for information, it's not... Read more...
SAN JOSE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - November 2, 2006 - "Worldwide sales of semiconductors in September once again achieved a new high as electronic equipment manufacturers geared up for the fourth-quarter holiday season," said George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). "Global chip sales rose to $21.4 billion, an increase of 9.3 percent from September 2005, and a 4.2 increase from the $20.5 billion reported in August 2006. Strong demand for consumer products, including cell phones, MP3 players, and personal computers were major drivers of increased... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that graphics card vendors have informed them that NVIDIA will be launching the industry's first DX10 compliant GPU in mid-November. Codenamed G80, this new GPU will have complete support for Shader Model 4.0 as well as for Microsoft's new Vista Operating System. Given the fact that DX10 will be available only on Vista, the launch of the GPU will be somewhat premature in terms of showcasing the latest and greatest features. However, history would suggest consumers will see some healthy gains in performance and image quality with their current crop of games... Read more...
The world's a dangerous place. Lots of bad people want to steal your stuff. They especially want to  steal the money you've got to buy that stuff. Some of the more sophisticated hoodlums know more than the security experts at the bank do about how your sensitive information is handled and stored. All of them know more than me about it. What to do about it? Maybe the ID Vault is the way to go: ID Vault is a USB security token with an embedded smart card chip. To access your financial accounts with ID Vault you need two-factors; you need your ID Vault PIN (something you know),... Read more...
HKEPC has learned that NVIDIA's first 80nm GPU is expected to be released sometime this September. Two versions of the G73-B1 GPU, the G73-N-B1 and the G73-H-B1, will be manufactured by TSMC (Fab12), and will be a direct competitor to ATI's X1650 series. The G73-N-B1 is very similar to NVIDIA's 90nm part, even sharing the same PCB design, however the G73-H-B1 will be geared towards the home theater market. The G73-H-B1 will be available to the OEM market, though NVIDIA has yet to announce any plans for the retail market. "As home theater... Read more...
Panasonic said will start selling a Blu-ray high-definition disc player in September for under $1,500 and sees up to 5 million of these new DVD players sold industry-wide in their first year. "We think adoption will be strong, based on broad support. For the first 12 months, we expect 4 million to 5 million units to be sold beginning in May and across all platforms, including standalones, computers and gaming systems," said Reid Sullivan, vice president merchandising, Panasonic's entertainment group. Sullivan said Panasonic sees no need to develop... Read more...
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