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Earlier in February a strange case arose over an obscure California law, the Solar Shade Control Act (.PDF), passed in 1979 after the Oil Crisis. The law essentially made criminals out of a pair of Sunnyvale residents, whose eight redwood trees cast shade on a neighbor's solar panels.The dispute between the neighbors, Mark Vargas (solar panel owner) and Richard Treanor and Carolynn Bissett (tree owners) was "settled" when a judge ruled Treanor and Bissett had to cut two of the trees down, despite the fact that the trees pre-dated the solar panels.Let us cast some common sense on this by saying: huh? The trees were there first!Well, on Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill... Read more...
Many have modified their Priuses, and one of those possible modifications is a rooftop solar panel system.  It seems that Toyota is considering the same as standard equipment for its own models, but only for high-end models, and only to power the AC. Toyota Motor Corp plans to install solar panels on some Prius hybrids in its next remodelling, responding to growing demand for "green" cars amid record-high oil prices, a source briefed on the matter said on Monday. The panels, supplied by Kyocera Corp would be able to power part of the air-conditioning on high-end versions of the gasoline-electric Prius, the source said. "It's more of a symbolic gesture," said the source, who asked not to... 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...
Considering solar panels?  How is your relationship with your neighbors?  You might want to look around you and see if any neighbors have trees which may in the future shade your planned panel locations.  Technically, if they eventually do, it will be a crime.Richard Treanor planted the trees in his yard 11 years ago, but neighbor Mark Vargas says they reduce the amount of electricity the panels can generate."Trees do a lot of good," says Richard. "Solar does a lot of good, too.""Some people say they're for solar power, and some people do something about it," says Mark.Vargas says his panels produce enough power to sell back to the utility company. His yearly bill is only $60.Both... Read more...
AMD Displays Technology Leadership with New AMD Xilleon(tm) Panel Processors for Outstanding LCD TV Image Quality - AMD and Samsung Collaborate to Bring The Ultimate Visual Experience to Life in New Large-Panel LCD TVs - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 7, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled a new family of AMD Xilleon(tm) panel processors designed to provide unrivaled visual quality in liquid crystal display (LCD) digital TVs. AMD's new panel processors deliver advanced motion compensation and frame rate conversion technology for excellent image processing, resulting in a rich, immersive entertainment experience. "The visual experience now defines the user experience. We are committed to helping manufacturers... Read more...
For the average business-class user, extra RAM, a faster processor or a more powerful video card won't necessarily increase work efficiency or productivity. One of the best ways to boost your productivity is to add more inches, of screen real estate that is. If you simply add another monitor or get a bigger one, you can quickly realize the benefits of extra desktop space, like less Alt-Tabbing and more windows open at once. Although the work efficiency / productivity argument is an important one in the business world, most of us enthusiasts find it somewhat unexciting to think about. We just love having bigger and bigger monitors, especially for PC gaming and watching movies on our computer.... Read more...
Japan's Sharp Corp. introduced a 108-inch LCD panel Sunday (Jan. 7) at the Consumer Electronics Show here, calling it the largest unit yet. Sharp is the world's sole operator of an eighth-generation LCD line, which uses 2,160 x 2,460-mm substrates. The panel announced Sunday is the largest size that can be laid out on the glass substrate. The new television will be available by midyear, said Sharp, which did not disclose pricing. This should fit nicely in the bathroom. Read more here...... Read more...
Matrox has some pretty swank technology in their offerings, when it comes multi-monitor output and spanning for applications across multiple screens.  Those of you that are WOW junkies might want to check this out but break out the drool bucket before you go here... Three Panel Spanning - World of Warcraft "This is especially beneficial in areas such as CAD, GIS, 3D simulation, computer-aided design, security monitoring and process control, DCC and animation.TripleHead2Go is the only solution on the market to enable Surround Gaming by expanding supported 3D games across three displays and providing a much wider field of view (FOV). Three screens offer a totally immersive Surround... Read more...
That's right, a 250mm side panel fan. Madshrimps has a quick preview of what Aerocool has in store for us all, a fairly stylish case with some great cooling potential. Fortunately since the fan is so large, they can keep the RPMs down to reduce the noise, while still allowing for plenty of air to flow through. "A 250mm side panel is the eye catcher on this new case from Aerocool, it also features a 140mm intake fan and room for an additional 120mm outtake."... Read more...
In an effort to help clarify some marketing terms that have been thrown around in terms of LCD Panels, X-Bit labs takes a look at 7 different LCD monitors, discussing(in detail) response time compensation. This isn't a light read folks, so grab some coffee, and emerge yourself in 20 pages of LCD technology."The ISO 13406-2 method to measure the monitor's response time as the total time necessary to change the state of a pixel from pure black to pure white and back again brings but very little information about the real performance of the monitor and easily misleads the user. Today we are going to reveal all secrets about this parameter and discuss the response time compensation that affects the... Read more...
Need an all-in-one panel in the front of your PC? Techniz reviews Akasa's AllInOne Multi-Function Panel, which includes a plethora of ports and memory card readers. If that doesn't do it for you, it also has an LCD that can display temperatures and fan speeds. "The multi-functional panel from Akasa which is known as the AllInOne is equip with all the function that you need. It can control up to 2 fan and have 2 temperature sensors to detect the temperature for the various devices inside the computer case. With the LCD back lighted Display is the most unique part of this AllInOne that able to monitor the current fan speed and temperature...."... Read more...
Hey folks, the news is moving a bit slow, but it's still moving. AMD Zone has updated their Quake 4 benchmarks to include some numbers using two Radeon X850XT PE cards(Crossfire). On a more depressing note, Baseball season is now over, ended by a 4 game sweep of the Houston Astros by the Chicago White Sox. Two Sox in two years. It's the most generic thing to say, but I'll say it... there's always next year. Well folks, I'm out. Goodnight! ATI's Radeon X1800 XT Breaks 1 GHz Speed Barrier Finnish over-clockers make world GPU history PORI, FINLAND - October 26, 2005 - An independent team of Finnish over-clockers has made world history by over-clocking a graphics processor to engine clock levels... Read more...
Samsung YH-820 MP3 Player Review @ Designtechnica: "Apple may be king of the MP3 player hill, but there are several companies hoping to dethrone the big red, and Samsung's in line. The new YH-820 micro HDD based MP3 player is not only smaller than the iPod mini, but it sports a bright color display, and dare-we-say it, is just as attractive. But are good looks and solid sound enough to convince users to shun the Apple iPod mini? Read on to find out." IPv6 - A Look At The Next Generation Internet Protocol @ The Tech Zone: "Internet Protocol Version 6, is the latest incarnation of the TCP/IP standard that increases Internet Protocol's ability to scale to billions of users and Internet... Read more...
Hey folks! Following up on the previous announcement today for the 64-Bit version of Far Cry, we have a little bit more information for you. Below you can find a list of the additions and enhancements, as well as the system requirements(other than needing Windows XP 64-Bit, and an AMD64 CPU). If you'd like to see some screenshots of it, just click here. Patch can be found here. Far Cry 64-Bit Enhancements and Requirements The AMD64 version of Far Cry will take you back to the digital jungle for new experiences as Jack Carver. You'll see richer environments with more objects and more realistic beaches, water, and sky. It will truly immerse you. You'll also play two additional multiplayer levels... Read more...
USModular Cold Fusion 2 x 512MB PC4000 Memory Review @ 3DXtreme: "Today 3DXtreme is proud to present our latest review, this review comes from a relatively newcomer in the memory field, USModular. In this review we are taking a look at the 1GB Kit of USModular Cold Fusion PC4000 Memory; this memory is rated for use at 250 MHZ or DDR500 with the timings of 3-4-4-8. The Cold Fusion 512MB sticks of memory feature gold heatspreaders and the Cold Fusion insignia under the hood are specially tested, speed binned Hynix ICs." ATI R520 to Hit Retail Shelves in Q3, 2005 @ CoolTechZone: "After some of our sources disclosed that information, we were immediately interested in product availability... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your last dose of news for the day. If your in the market for a fancy new case, check out Robert's review of the ASUS Vento 3600. Goodnight! VoIP Editorial @ TechConnect "Voice Over IP technologies are making a comeback, with cheaper prices and prettier interfaces. What lurks beneath the surface, though?" GeCube X800XLA-VIVO 256MB (RADEON X800 XL - AGP) @ Hardware Zone "Powered by ATI's RADEON X800 XL VPU, the GeCube X800XLA-VIVO 256MB comes with the new Rialto bridge chip that should be welcomed by those unwilling to part with their well-stocked AGP compatible systems. Also find out how the new X800 XL cards stack up against the competition." Sunbeam 20-in-1... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to start you off with your weekend fix of tech news. One little interesting bit we have is a review of Thermaltake's 5.25" bay "Xpeaker"... these guys think of everything ;) Thermaltake Xpeaker Panel @ Mikhailtech "The drivers are too small and too weak to reproduce any low frequencies, so the result is a slight boost in sound levels. As for distortion, there really is none since it never reaches levels where it would be noticeable. In short, these are quiet speakers. For what it's worth, the Xpeaker is a neat contraption and useful in certain situations. However the hype is rather misleading. Thermaltake claims (and I quote), "Play it LOUD!! Xpeaker... Read more...
When Shuttle augmented their marketing strategy for their Small Form Factor PC line-up not long ago, they moved from a barebones only model to a full system approach, which also required them to compete in a different arena.  Full system sales require not only the components of the main PC chassis and assembly, but also the related peripherals to complete a full workstation or home computing solution for the end customer.   Shuttle is now offering many different types of accessories to go with their line of XPCs and they've just recently gotten into displays. What better way to show off one of those fabulous new mini XPCs, than to pair it with a matching flat panel display that... Read more...
Morning gang. Yesterday was one of the most stressful days in a long time at the day job. We lost our T1 at the office all day and Verizon really didn't act like they cared. Guess we'll be looking for a new provider soon! Anyhow, while we get back to normal, I had a few moments to pop in and give you a little news. Hope this will hold you over for now. Tweaknews has a look at a Radeon 9600 with Dual DVI and 256MB of memory from HIS: "With the numerous configurations available, one option seems to be quite a bit more scare and that is native support for dual DVI connections for the newer CRT and LCD monitors. Most dual DVI cards are more limited two dimensional drafting / professional workstations... Read more...
The SGI 1600SW Flat Panel LCD Finally, a Multi-Media and Gaming ready LCD By Dave Altavilla 8/3/01 Flat Panel technology is still far from perfect, at least in this Tech Journalist's eyes.  Then again, so is CRT technology.  I guess we're a bit spoiled here at HotHardware.  However, let's face it, the display you look at on your home or work PC, is easily the most important piece of equipment in your setup.  If your monitor doesn't cut it, chances are you won't be happy using the machine that is driving it.  Now, with this in mind, I think it is safe to say that modern TFT LCD displays are easily the best 2D Desktop image for the home user and professional alike. ... Read more...
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