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Microsoft is getting its wish: its new image format, HD Photo, has been approved as a possible sequel to JPEG.The multiple countries participating in the Joint Photographic Experts Group, which created the JPEG standard, have approved an effort to make Microsoft's HD Photo format a standard called JPEG XR, said Bill Crow, who has led Microsoft's HD Photo effort and who just took over the company's Microsoft Live Labs Seadragon imaging project. XR stands for "extended range," a reference to the format's ability to show a wider and finer range of tonal gradations and a richer color palette."The country... Read more...
Wanting to focus (no pun intended) on Flickr, Yahoo will close its Yahoo Photos site on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. EDT.  Yahoo said it will automatically move photos to a site of the user's choice, including Flickr, Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish and Photobucket. Yahoo said it will automatically move users' photos to the photo-sharing sites of their choice. In addition, users can download their original resolution photos to their computers. Users of the New Yahoo Photos can also get an archive CD for US$6.95 plus shipping from Yahoo's partner Englaze. If users don't tell Yahoo what... Read more...
AMD has just revealed another detail regarding their upcoming desktop quad-core processors that we wanted to share with you.  A few weeks ago, we talked about AMD's new branding for their desktop derivatives of the Barcelona core, now dubbed the Phenom FX, X4 and X2.  If you're unfamiliar with Phenom, the processors will be based on AMD's K10 architecture and will feature a faster on-die memory controller, support 64-bit and 128-bit SSE operations, and they'll be outfitted with 2MB of on-chip L2 cache (512KB dedicated per core) in addition to 2MB of shared L3 cache.  The new chips will also feature... Read more...
Microsoft has teams of engineers working on all kinds of interesting projects. Some are never meant see the light of day; others have to be seen to be believed, like Photosynth.  Photosynth is a technology that takes multiple pictures and not only stiches them together (with angle correction) but also allows the construction of 3D environments based on the photographs. Photosynth is an amazing new technology from Microsoft Live Labs that will change forever the way you think about digital photos.  Our software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities,... Read more...
According to CNet, Adobe is planning to expand on their web-based offerings. Here's a a taste:  "Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company's chief executive said Tuesday." Adobe has watched with interest as outfits like Google have acquired or developed several successful ad-supported services over the past few years, and has decided to throw its hat into the ring and take one of its most famous products into the on-line arena. The web-based Photoshop... Read more...
Hello Everyone! We wanted to let you all know that we've just put together a CES 2007 Photo Report at where we talk about some of the new products we saw at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We've got information and pictures of products from XFX, OCZ, Samsung, LG, Intel, AMD, and many more. Click the link below and check it out... Read The Article Right Here!... Read more...
Last week a few members of the HotHardware crew hopped on a plane and headed out to sunny Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show.  We make the trek every year not only to check out the latest and greatest in consumer electronics and PC technology, but to meet face to face with representatives from many of the companies we work with throughout the year, and to rub elbows with many of our peers as well.        In its 40 year existence, CES has morphed into a gigantic event that fills not only the enormous Las Vegas Convention Center, but numerous... Read more...
  This year's DigitalLife show in New York City seemed to be just a bit more festive, a bit more "real-deal", or perhaps we should just say a bit more well-attended from both an exhibitor and audience perspective?  In fact, since Ziff Davis picked up the gig, it has turned out to be like a mini-CES here on the east coast. There was also a big focus on gaming and entertainment this year, perhaps picking up where the dilapidated and now defunct E3 left off. As always, there were sights to see and excitement in the air.  Or was that just Carmen Electra? ... Read more...
This weekend Intel sponsored an event for the Global Gaming League, the TransAtlantic Showdown, that pitted some of the best gamers from North America against rivals from across the Atlantic. The TransAltantic Showdown was more than just a gaming tournament though. There were a couple of interesting twists that made the TransAtlantic Showdown unique. For one, a portion of the games were played on a jet as it flew over the Atlantic ocean.  READ MORE... ... Read more...
This weekend Intel sponsored an event for the Global Gaming League, the TransAtlantic Showdown, that pitted some of the best gamers from North America against rivals from across the Atlantic. The TransAltantic Showdown was more than just a gaming tournament though. There were a couple of interesting twists that made the TransAtlantic Showdown unique.  For one, a portion of the games were played on a jet as it flew over the Atlantic ocean. The jet had Internet connectivity via satellite and the gamers did their thing on Centrino Duo based notebooks.  In fact, the entire tournament was... Read more...
Taking quality photos in a low light setting can be difficult, especially if you're trying to take them in the middle of the night. It's possible though, and while you do need a decent camera for nighttime photos, there are a few tricks you can use to snap some quality shots. "Night photographs express a special something that cannot be seen in normal daytime photography. Whether it is a photograph of a moon and starlit sky over a windy deserted beach, the excitement of a downtown cityscape when the lights go on, or just a picture of you and some... Read more...
As usual, the Las Vegas convention center, and a handful of the nearby ritzy hotels and restaurants, were overflowing with gear being showcased at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES.  There are a couple of other major electronics and technology-related trade shows that take place all around the world, like CeBIT and Computex, for example, but now that COMDEX is essentially dead, CES has become "the" show to attend in the United States if you want to catch a glimpse of the hottest electronics and PC gear. CES is always overloaded with the latest in consumer... Read more...
With Christmas just around the corner, I'm sure some of you are looking for the perfect gift. In the year 2005, a pair of slippers might cut it. But how about new photo printer? Designtechnica looks to make the job a little easier with their Fall 2005 Buying Guide for Photo Printers. "You may have to dig a little deeper with other models that don't have 'photo' in their names. This doesn't mean you can't print photos with them; rather, there are models like the ones just mentioned that utilize specific technologies to deliver the ultimate in photo-quality... Read more...
Hey folks, I just got back from the new Batman movie and I was fairly impressed. Not nearly as cartoonish as the previous ones, and it gets back to what I love most about Batman... no special powers, no back-up forces, just some crazy rich guy in a cape with a cool car. That's a real super hero! Anyway, here's the news: Desktop DDR3 Modules Ready for Retail in 12 Months @ CoolTechZone "Manufacturers are finally being optimistic about DDR2 sales, and DDR2 has been through various speed steps to actually be a worthwhile standard with Intel platform with 1066MHz system bus. Although the market... Read more...
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