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ASUS Announces World’s First 24” LCD Monitor with Integrated Video Conferencing Capabilities -- ASUS MK241H combines real-time communication with high definition 1080P display to deliver the ultimate interactive user experience -- FREMONT, CA (MARCH 12, 2008) - Designed for users who insist on watching high definition (HD) content on a PC while enjoying real-time video communication, ASUS, worldwide leader in open architecture products and notebook design and manufacturing, today launched the new MK241H LCD monitor. Touted as the world’s most versatile 24” wide screen LCD monitor, the MK241H features native High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) support for full HD 1080p video playback and... Read more...
There is a report in the Wall Street Journal today that states that Sony and Sharp have teamed up and will share an LCD manufacturing facility that is currently being built in western Japan. "Japanese electronics makers Sony Corp. and Sharp Corp. said Tuesday they will form a joint venture to make liquid-crystal display panels for televisions at Sharp's new plant as both sides seek to solidify their positions in an increasingly competitive market. Under the terms of the agreement, Sharp will spin off its LCD panel facilities at a new plant that it is building in western Japan, and share its ownership with Sony. Sharp will hold a controlling stake of 66% in the joint venture, with Sony taking... Read more...
Today Dell quietly introduced the new UltraSharp 2408WFP 24" widescreen flat panel display, as you can see it is already available for sale on Dell’s site.  Like the 3008WFP we evaluated here, the 2408WFP supports DisplayPort connectivity which will become increasingly more common as the next generation of graphics cards roll in.  DisplayPort isn’t the only connectivity option with this monitor, however, as is evident in the picture below... The 2408WFP's input options The Dell 2408WFP features HDMI, DVI, VGA, component, S-Video and composite video connections, in addition to a 9-in-2 media card reader and 4-port USB hub.  Dell's UltraSharp 2408WFP Display According to the monitor’s... Read more...
This morning we’re ringing in the new year with a special treat.   We’ve taken Dell’s brand new UltraSharp 3008WFP for a spin around the block and we think you’ll be interested in seeing how she handled.  Here's a snip from the piece..."It's easy to see where Dell was going with the introduction of their new UltraSharp 3008 WFP 30" LCD display.  Calling upon the input received from previous 30" panel incarnations and marrying these feature requests in with new technologies like a wider color gamut and the bleeding-edge of display interface technologies.  As the first DisplayPort-enabled LCD from Dell, the 3008 WFP is claiming that sexy is back.  No Justin, not you... Read more...
Like high-end graphics cards setup in multi-GPU configurations, terabyte desktop drives, and 3GHz quad-core processors, 30-inch wide screen LCDs cater to what we like to call the "enthusiast" niche.  And though this niche obviously drives lower volume demand versus the mainstream, you have to remember that the enthusiast end-user is a very influential segment of the market, often times assisting in the definition of what will become mainstream technology tomorrow.  Not to mention 30 inches of screen real-estate is a professional workstation designer's nirvana, so perhaps this niche isn't as small as it would appear on the surface.  Regardless, though there are fewer... Read more...
Last year at CES in Las Vegas, Dell previewed a "concept" monitor that definitely pegged our collective geek-o-meters with its ultra-sleek, clear, tempered glass design and super-thin, clean profile.  Back then not much was known about this 22" panel that popped out of nowhere, nor did we get a sense for when or even if the product would actually see the light of day on the open market.  Now, just a few days before CES '08, this comes in from the smooth operators over at Dell... "The Dell Crystal, much like its name implies, is the latest in Dell display innovation - featuring a breathtakingly slim and stylish design. The 22" widescreen LCD panel is encased in 4mm premium... Read more...
While we were initially hoping that this bit of bad new was somebody's twisted idea of a Halloween trick, it actually appears to be authentic: The 3rd Circuit Appellate Court recently upheld a decision that would grant more authority over physical facilities and data transmission lines to the larger telephone companies, thus potentially causing serious problems to DSL resellers such as Earthlink and Speakeasy.Previously, DSL internet service – and cable modem service before it – was classified as a functionally integrated component of enhanced “telecommunications service,” making it subject to regulations that attempted to ensure fair and open competition. Some of these rules require that the... Read more...
  Whether you’re a hardcore power user or a casual tinkerer who knows just enough to get into trouble, Asus is a company that you’re no doubt familiar with.  The company is held in high regard in the PC enthusiast community thanks in no small part to their consistent track record and seemingly never-ending flow of innovative products. Over the years, we’ve poked and prodded many of Asus’ motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, LCD monitors and notebooks here at HotHardware.   And save for a few missteps along the way, we’ve generally come away impressed.  In this article, we’re going to take a look (no pun intended) at yet another LCD from Asus, the PG221, that... Read more...
Just in case you pointed your browser right to the news and missed the link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at here HotHardware that you may want to check out.  In the article we look at (no pun intended) an LCD from Asus, the PG221, that the company has branded a ‘Hardcore Gamer’s Dream Monitor’.As its name suggests, the PG221 is a 22.1” monitor.  It has a widescreen 16:10 aspect ratio, a built-in 1.3MP webcam and speakers – including a subwoofer – and a bevy of input options.  The PG221 has a high contrast glare-type panel coating as well, for better saturation and color density.  If you look at its individual... Read more...
In late September Microsoft admitted there was a bug in Excel 2007 which caused the calculation results of certain values to be displayed incorrectly. The results were correct, but the display was not. Microsoft has posted an update on their Excel blog, and there's a fix available.  However, you'll have to download them manually for now.We are in the process of adding this fix to Microsoft Update so that it will get automatically pushed to users running Excel 2007 or Excel Services 2007.  Additionally, the fix will also be contained in the first service pack of Office 2007 when it is released (the release date for SP1 of Office 2007 has not been finalized). Now, if they would only patch... Read more...
AMD Licenses 3D Graphics Core Technology to QUALCOMM, Delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience to Tomorrow's Phones Advanced QUALCOMM Wireless Chipsets to Include AMD Graphics Technology for Immersive Mobile Gaming SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- AMD (NYSE: AMD - News) today announced an agreement to license cutting-edge graphics core technology to QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, for next-generation chipsets. This intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement is part of each company's ongoing commitment to drive a strong mobile gaming ecosystem and unleash state-of-the-art graphics across a range of handheld devices... Read more...
We have just received word that Dell plans to launch a brand new LCD today.  We're told that at 12:00PM Central Time the new $289 Dell SP2008WFP display will be available on www.dell.com. Click for full view... The new SP2008WFP is Dell's first flat panel monitor with integrated webcam and microphone.  Centered on the top of the 20" widescreen display frame, the 2.0 megapixel webcam can capture video streams, take photos, and perform advanced tasks like remote monitoring, motion detection and time-lapse video capturing.  The SP2008WFP's panel performance is also very good with a 2 ms (grey-to-grey) response time, a high native 1680x1050 HD resolution,... Read more...
To coincide with the announcement of the Blackbird 002 Gaming System (evaluated here), Hewlett Packard is also unveiling a brand new LCD monitor, the w2408 Vivid-Color 24" Widescreen LCD, that we thought you'd all like to see.      Hewlett Packard w2408 Vivid-Color 24" Widescreen LCD At first glance, the w2408 looks very much like the w2207 we showed you earlier in the week.  The w2408 is equipped with a similar base, it can be rotated into landscape or portrait mode, it has a built in USB hub, a headphone jack and integrated speakers, and it is also adorned with a high-gloss BrightView coating that enhances colors and contrast. What sets the... Read more...
Just in case you like to skip right on down to the news, we’re writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, accessories, and performance of Hewlett Packard’s relatively affordable w2207 22" Widescreen LCD monitor.  Unlike most other 22” widescreens, the HP w2207 features a high-gloss BrightView screen coating for enhanced contrast and more vibrant colors and it’s also compatible with HP’s “easy clip” accessories.  Click the link below and check it out... HP w2207 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor... Read more...
What's everybody doing at work?  According to Patricia Wallace, a Johns Hopkins University professor and author of "The Internet in the Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work," we're goofing off by looking at all sorts of things on the internet. How much are we slacking? About a fifth of our working time is spent engaging in personal activities. Seems low.  A recent survey by online compensation firm Salary.com showed about six out of 10 employees in the United States acknowledged wasting time at work. About 34 percent listed personal Internet use as the leading time-wasting activity in the workplace. Employees said they did so because they were... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces High-Speed DDR3 within the Flex XLC Series for Ultimate Performance and Optimal Cooling Options Sunnyvale, CA—August 13, 2007—With the goal of providing proprietary technology combined with the latest industry platform hardware, OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today launched the OCZ PC3-12800 Flex XLC kit. This high-speed DDR3 solution features the industry’s most unique and powerful cooling capability on the market. Intended for the extreme enthusiast looking for the absolute highest performance, the new Flex XLC delivers unprecedented speed and thermal... Read more...
In the race to develop the first LCD panel that supports the new DisplayPort interface, the champion turns out to be none other than memory chip giant Samsung. After its approval by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), DisplayPort is said to be the successor to the DVI, LVDS, and eventually VGA interfaces. As for Samsung’s first LCD panel to incorporate DisplayPort, it measures 30 inches and supports a total data rate of 10.8Gbps, which is twice the rate of contemporary display interfaces and thus allows the LCD panel to display a 2,560x1,600 pixel resolution image at 10 bits of color depth (1.07 billion colors) without any color smear. Such a feat is said to require at least three... Read more...
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, have developed a type of liquid that has the ability to change color when treated with a magnetic force. The liquid is composed of iron oxide particles, each about 100nm in diameter, coated with plastic and suspended in water. Leading researcher Yadong Yin and colleagues argue that the liquid could replace the color components of conventional LCD monitors as a more economic alternative. "'It is cheap and easy to make, and could also be used in flexible, rewritable, electronic paper, the researchers says.'""'We see applications in various areas, including sensors, optical switches and flexible colour displays…... Read more...
Project Falcon is the codename for Microsoft’s latest plan to change the architecture of future Xbox 360s such that they are less prone to overheating problems as their contemporary brethren. After a recent investigation by Microsoft, the company has been plagued with a $1 billion check to extend the warranties of red ring sufferers and other consumers with similar problems. Project Falcon is probably Microsoft’s hope of eliminating the thermal issues once and for all, with a shift from 90nm to 65nm processors. It is also said that the AMD-based graphics solution will be shrunk as well and will be fitted with improved heatsinks. There’s even a little bonus. As costs for the processors are expected... Read more...
Creative has extended the support for their OpenAL wrapper, dubbed ALchemy, to include functioning with their Audigy series of cards.  ALchemy allows software products that utilize EAX to operate under Vista without compromises in features or quality. “In Windows Vista, Microsoft has decided to remove the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for DirectSound and DirectSound3D. The HAL is the software layer that in previous Windows operating systems enabled an audio accelerator such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi to provide DirectSound3D applications with hardware accelerated audio. This enabled soundcards to perform tasks such as sample-rate conversion, mixing, 3D spatialization using HRTFs, filtering,... Read more...
Windows Live has been around for several months, but apparently it took a redesign complete with the old hotmail look to get the ball rolling. "Microsoft had been tinkering with Windows Live Mail for months, but testers still weren't happy. The program was too slow to load, too different and, well, just not like the old Hotmail it was intended to replace. It was a painful realization for the more than 100 managers and developers on the project. In banking on a snazzy Web 2.0 application to try to catch up to rivals Yahoo and Google, Microsoft had dramatically overshot its audience." For those of you still wanting the outlook-like interface of the now 'old' full version it is still available... 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. " Samara honey, unfortunately boys don't grow up too quick, so we hope... Read more...
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