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Perhaps it's not a major surprise that Meg Whitman is making a stamp on the future of HP by not acting impulsively, but still, pulling the company's massive personal computing devision back from the brink is newsworthy in the finest sense of the word. While it's not quite as jarring as the thought of reviving webOS, HP has today announced that it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its Personal Systems Group (PSG) and has decided the unit will remain part of the company. Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer, offered the following comments: "HP objectively... Read more...
Cisco Systems announced today a new router that is designed to handle the load of current and future burdensome network traffic like Video, IPTV, and the increased demands of a growing internet population. The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000, or ASR 9000, has "six times more capacity and is four times faster than any other router in its class" handling up to 6.4 Terabits per second of data. To put this in perspective, Cisco claims a "single ASR 9000 could deliver high definition video streams to every household in Los Angeles simultaneously".In addition to providing higher bandwidth the... Read more...
The DVR is the greatest invention since fire. But especially since a substantial amount of programming became available in high-definition, its seems we're constantly having to erase something in order to make room for the next show we want. Iomega has been solving various storage problems for a long time, and if you use the DVR supplied by many Cable companies, they'd like you to be able to store a lot more content. Up to 300 additional hours of standard def, or 60 hours of hi-def goodness. The new Iomega DVR Expander Drive adds storage capacity for eSATA-enabled Scientific Atlanta DVRs, allowing... Read more...
When it comes to solid, reliable networking connections, nothing beats copper at the moment.  It's not the most convenient, as most people (particularly wives and girlfriends) don't want cables running across the floor, or even jacks in walls throughout the house.  That leaves wireless, and although most people have wireless-G at this time, 54 Mbps (when you consider actual throughput) pales in comparison to standard 100 Mbps wired Ethernet.  Even when you consider wireless-N, which still hasn't even been fully ratified, and its up to 300 Mbps speed, throughput isn't that fast by... Read more...
You've all felt the pain a WiFi network can bring, with fading signal strength through walls or over even moderately long distances inside your home or office.  The only other option, short of snaking CAT5 cables inside walls and around your home or office is Powerline Networking. Initially, Powerline Networking technology was spotty at best in terms of its performance and reliability.  Though it's not new, only recently have products entered the market which have the potential to meet or even exceed 100 Mbps wired Ethernet.  One such product is the... Read more...
The crummy camera in your phone would have been considered a multi-megapixel wonder just a few years ago. But advances in cramming megapixels into cameras have run up against the limits of what's usable. Wired has some suggestions about how to choose a digital camera, now that they're all powerful enough. But piling on pixels can actually hurt the quality of your photos, because manufacturers typically just squeeze more little diodes into the same space on the image sensor. That means the physical size of each pixel shrinks, causing them... Read more...
With shrinking feature sizes, smaller and smaller form factor devices are coming to market. Imagine this little image processor coupled with bluetooth embedded in such devices as key chains, pens and other small form factor devices. James Bond would have a ball with this type of technology. I wonder what the power requirements will be? The new Micron image sensor (product number MT9M019) captures 30 frames per second (fps) at full 1.3-megapixel resolution (1,280 by 1,024 pixels) or 60 fps at VGA resolution (640 by 480 pixels), allowing for high-quality, seamless video. Additionally, another critical... Read more...
For the average person, the workings of a computer and digital camera can be a bit mystifying and confusing. To combat this problem in the retail market, advertisers have been creating easy ways to judge the power of a product using fairly easy to understand terms like "Megahertz", and "Megapixel". The Megahertz rating system has been phased out for some time now, first starting with AMD and then with Intel following, but the problem with digital cameras remain. Thankfully Dan has some advice to give on shopping for the right camera.... Read more...
It's hard to believe that the first time we set eyes on a Small Form Factor PC was back in December of 2001.  Back then, Shuttle was breaking new ground with several new products that helped give birth to a whole new sector in the PC industry.  As Shuttle's successes mounted with each new release, other manufacturers took notice and also started jumping into the Small Form Factor foray.  One such company to deliver their own mini-barebones units was MSI.  Their Mega mPC Series of SFF systems is comprised of various solutions that cater many different applications. ... Read more...
All good marketing schemes usually come to an end. With processors, Intel had to abandon their MHz/GHz rating system. Digital cameras are starting to hit the same wall these days, with megapixels and total zoom features becoming less of a focal point. In their latest article, TheTechLounge discusses some features you should be looking for in a good camera. ""When consumer digital cameras hit the market, manufacturers looked for that magical feature which could determine the worth of one camera versus another. Once the megapixel barrier was breached,... Read more...
Hey everyone :) Yes, I've taken time during this beautiful day to sit in front of a computer and post up some news. See how nice I am? Alright then, let's get to it. If you happen to be reading this with the help of a GeForce 6 or 7 series video card, then your in luck. Hardware Secrets as put up an article showing you how to enable the 2D enhancements for the GPU. I'll try this later, but for now I'm off to the driving range. Enjoy! Data Backup Solutions Guide - How To Protect Your Files @ The TechZone "We often don't consider how fragile our computer data really is. Do you keep sensitive... Read more...
X-Mas is 21 days away, and I still haven't done any shopping. Given I only have a few people to get things for, it's always good to get it done early. It's another odd winter in my neck of the woods... four days into December, and there's no snow on the ground, when last year we had plenty. That's New-England weather I guess :) Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "The Razer Diamondback is the world's first optical mouse with a precision of 1600 dots-per-inch (dpi), this is roughly 400 dpi more than the closet competitor. When combine with Razer's highly tunable... Read more...
Good afternoon everyone, JeffB checking in with some interesting information coming out of Iomega.  Check it out! New Iomega Wireless Servers Bring New Features & Flexibility to Entry-Level Network Storage Iomega NAS 100d Now Shipping For Home Offices, SmallBusinesses SAN DIEGO, September 16, 2004 –Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced the release of the new Iomega NAS 100d entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) server. Available this month in 160GB* and 250GB capacities, Iomega's NAS 100d servers feature wireless network capabilities... Read more...
Hey gang, time to ring in the new weekend! I can't believe we are at the end of Summer already. The kiddies are going back to school and soon things should start cooling down some. That also means the hardware front should be kicking into high gear in anticipation of the holiday season. With so much change in the hardware world in recent months, things should be very interesting. There will be a lot of work for us to do, but that's what we're here for! Press Release 25 NEW WaterChill and VapoChill products launched!!! asetek Inc. - the leading manufacturer of vapor phase CPU cooling systems and... Read more...