Items tagged with Xpand

Three of the top 3-D display manufacturers have announced plans to standardize on a type of 3-D glasses in order to facilitate cross display compatibility. Sony, Panasonic, and Samsung are pairing with XPAND 3-D to market what they call the "Full HD 3-D Glasses Initiative." At present, each company is chasing its own glasses, and there is currently no guarantee that a TV and monitor from the same company will use the same glasses. With XPAND, the manufacturers intend to bridge this gap. Xpand already sells what it calls "Universal 3-D" glasses for a cool $129, which the manufacturers... Read more...
3D TV may be the wave of the future, but the technology definitely has some hurdles to overcome first. For one, the cost of the 3D glasses that are typically sold separately from the television add a chunk of change to the overall price of 3D entertainment. To make matters worse, most of the glasses available today are only compatible with their respective TVs, so Panasonic's glasses work with Panasonic TVs, Samsung glasses with Samsung TVs, etc. Considering 3D glasses typically cost around $150 per pair, the price deters people from buying many additional pairs to share with friends. For this... Read more...
Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor Family Expands with New Low-Power Options- Five New Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE Processors Offering Superior Performance-Per-Watt with Ultimate Energy Efficiency -SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 12, 2008- AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced the industry's first energy-efficient x86 server processors with four processing cores and an integrated memory controller all in a low 55-watt ACP thermal envelope. Blade and rack systems based on five new low-power Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) HE (Highly Efficient) processors are now widely available from global OEMs and solution providers."Our... Read more...
Although we know Windows XP SP3 isn't going to be feature-laden, it does offer, according to tests, a noticeable speed increase. And on Monday Microsoft increased the beta coverage of SP3 by making it available to MSDN and Technet subscribers.Microsoft late Monday expanded its beta test of Windows XP Service Pack 3 to subscribers of its MSDN and TechNet programs, releasing what is being called a "near-final release candidate." The move is likely harbinger of a public beta, as the latest SP3 code will be in the hands of far more than the 15,000 who originally were given access in mid-November.As... Read more...
VIA Expands Cooperation with Geekcorps to Empower Remote Mali Communities Unique, sustainable technology deployments, "Cybertigi" and desert community radio stations highlight VIA pc-1 benefits in harsh environments Taipei, Taiwan, 27 February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced its continued cooperation with international IT development group, Geekcorps, to empower thousands of people through the deployment of specialized, sustainable information and communication technology (ICT) in Mali,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands into Peripherals and puts a Competitive Advantage at the Fingertips of Gamers with the Introduction of the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse Sunnyvale, CA - February 14, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled their plans to introduce gaming peripherals, and offer the best gaming mouse on the market. The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today's demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge. Designed to give gamers... Read more...
AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program to Further Support Embedded Market -Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors added to AMD64 Longevity Program; AMD Geode LX900 processor debuts; increased support for AMD's embedded systems customers- Embedded World, Nürnberg, GERMANY -- February 13, 2007 --At the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the next step in the evolution of its embedded business - including the addition of Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core... Read more...
NVIDIA Expands the Reach of DirectX 10 Gaming with New GeForce 8800-Based Graphics Card News Facts: NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). These new cards come with 320MB of video memory and have prices ranging from $299-$349. E-tailers and retailers worldwide now carry 320MB graphics cards based on the award-winning GeForce 8800 GTS GPU. For a complete list, visit http://www.nvidia.com/content/wheretobuy/.... Read more...
Intel Corporation formally introduced three more quad-core processors, including the first to carry the Intel(R) CoreTM2 Quad processor brand name that begins the expansion of quad-core PC sales to mainstream buyers. Intel now offers a total of nine quad-core processor versions in the desktop and enterprise market segments. The Intel Core 2 Quad processor packs four brains in every PC and delivers the immense speed and responsiveness that is increasingly required to process today's most demanding media-intensive applications. This processor is available in PCs and in the reseller channel immediately.... Read more...
Corsair Expands FB-DIMM Family with Immediate Availability of 2GByte DDR2-667 Fully Buffered DIMMs -- The latest Corsair FB-DIMM solutions are designed to support the new dual-core Intel Xeon servers and workstations -- Fremont, CA (December 4, 2006) - Corsair a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Fully Buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) family of products to include new high density DDR2-667MHz speeds to support the latest dual-core Intel Xeon based platforms. Corsair high density high-speed FB-DIMMs offer enhanced memory throughput allowing for superior application... Read more...
Looking to expand their presence on the airwaves, Google has been hiring folks for their radio sales department in an attempt to expand their advertising in offline media. There's also been some rumor of a possible Google buyout of Clear Channel, though Clear Channel has declined to comment on the issue. This all comes as Google plans to start testing their Google Audio Ads by the end of this year. "It made a clear move into radio in January when it agreed to pay more than $1 billion, depending on performance, for dMarc Broadcasting Inc.,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands Popular SD Dual Product Line to Now Offer 133X Speeds Sunnyvale, CA - October 30, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the addition of high-speed 133X parts to the cutting-edge OCZ Secure DigitalTM "Dual" Series. The new memory cards will offer a solution for enthusiasts who not only seek the convenience of USB port access, but require high speeds for their digital cameras and electronics. "To meet the demand of the latest generation of more advanced SD based digital cameras, OCZ... Read more...
Sharp has announced that it is recalling 28,000 Sony Lithium-Ion laptop batteries that could be prone to overheating and subsequent fire.  Sharp has stated that the affected batteries are from 7 different models.  Fujitsu has also expanded their recall to include 51,000 more batteries on top of the already 287,0000 they recalled earlier this month which would affect some 35 different models.  Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Toshiba are just some of the other manufacturers who have issued recalls in the past several months due to these batteries.  Total recall numbers are well into the... Read more...
The news is just not getting any better for Sony.  On top of Lenovo's recall yesterday of just over a half million batteries, Dell has upped their number of recalls from 4.1 to 4.2 million.  In addition Toshiba has upped their number by 830,000 and Fujitsu is currently pondering a voluntary recall on batteries for their systems.  All in all, this has to be one of the single biggest manufacturing blunders in computer history and is certainly putting a hurt on Sony's reputation. Dell has increased by 100,000 the number of laptop batteries it is recalling due to a... Read more...
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