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It's still a little funny to think that Sirius and XM Radio are now one, and honestly, it's funny to think the company is still hanging around. After being recently bailed out by Liberty Media and getting an iPhone app into the approval queue, the company is taking things one step further by introducing its SkyDock mounting system. Essentially, the $120 XM SkyDock converts one's iPhone or iPod touch into an actual satellite radio receiver, and it gets power from your automobile's cigarette adapter. The device sounds a little pricey, but the features are certainly nice. For example, users can easily flag songs that play in order to purchase them later on iTunes. Needless to say, the move is being... Read more...
It's kind of funny, really. Not even a month ago, we didn't know if Sirius would actually be a company come mid-March. Now, we're looking at an outfit with real potential for growth and success. Interesting how a perfect suitor and a good move to partner with a hot-as-fire device can change things, huh?We've heard that Liberty Media (DirecTV's parent company) is already looking at the viability of Sirius XM-DirecTV bundles, which would presumably give DirecTVSirius XM subscription for a nominal fee. And considering just how many DirecTV subscribers are already out there and pleased as punch with their service, you can see that Sirius has a huge opportunity to expand its reach. As if that wasn't... Read more...
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Just months after sat radio powerhouses Sirius and XM merged, the singular entity is teetering on collapse. The company (and formerly, companies) have always been pretty strapped for cash, but it appears that its leverage has almost expired. According to a recent report from the Associated Press, it's expected that the satellite radio company could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday.Apparently, the firm is having a difficult time negotiating with the holders of its debt, and while that in and of itself isn't surprising, a failure to work things out could leave it little option but to wave the white flag. Reportedly, it has exchanged $172.5 million of debt... Read more...
It's not even officially announced, but Microsoft has been trying so long to get OOXML approved, it can't wait.  It's already issued a press release.While the final vote has not yet been announced formally, publicly available information appears to indicate the proposed Open XML standard received extremely broad support. According to documents available on the Internet, 86 percent of all voting national body members support ISO/IEC standardization, well above the 75 percent requirement for formal acceptance under ISO and IEC rules. In addition, 75 percent of the voting Participating national body members (known as P-members) support standardization, also well above the 66.7 percent requirement... Read more...
Another grinch appears as a ten-year-old in Tennessee received a decidedly unwelcome present.Hill bought three of the players as Christmas presents for his children. He said one of the devices had apparently been returned to the store from a previous owner who loaded sex clips and songs with lyrics about using drugs."Within 10 minutes, my daughter was crying," Hill said Thursday. "I wish I could take the thoughts and images out of her head."Hill questioned why Wal-Mart Stores Inc. would sell used merchandise as new, which he said violates its own policies.The father is keeping the player until he speaks to a lawyer (obviously).... Read more...
Now they just have to get this deal past the feds.XM and Sirius' proposed merger received near-unanimous support from shareholders, as the two companies announced they had cleared the next hurdle in becoming a single entity.According to tabulations by XM, 99.8 percent of shareholders voted in favor of the transaction. The merger agreement calls for each XM shareholder to receive 4.6 Sirius shares for each share they own.The news was music to Wall Street's ears. XM skyrocketed nearly 10 percent to close at $15.06, while Sirius rose 6.5 percent to close at $3.63. Both stocks looked poised to add onto those gains come Wednesday.Although they still have some hurdles, both the Justice Dept. and the... Read more...
Corsair Is First Official Licensee for Intel's DDR3 Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Specification New Over-Clocking Specification Delivers Maximum Performance for Enthusiasts and Extreme Gamers When Combined with DHX Technology FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced they have been licensed by Intel to use the new Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) certification logo. The certification will apply to the latest DDR3 modules offered by Corsair and specifically programmed with the new Intel XMP specification.Through... Read more...
Microsoft continues to push its Open XML standard, the default file format of Office 2007, as an alternative to the Open Document Format.  This week, it met a setback in a vote by the INCITS. The executive committee of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) fell one vote shy of the nine required to approve Microsoft's Open XML standard. It voted 8 to 7 in favor of approval with one abstention, the group announced last week.ODF was approved as an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standard last year, a sign that it could gain traction with organizations that give preference to standards-based technology.But recently, Microsoft has been... Read more...
[H] has asked the question, "Two years ago, NVIDIA announced its MXM socketed initiative for the GPU mobile market. This new technology would allow for a modular GPU slot in all laptops, thus making servicing and upgrades much easier. Two years later, still nothing. Why?" "As lofty as the expectations of the MXM technology are, for the most part the hands of the integrators and the customers have first and foremost been tied by the ODMs who designed the cards, logic boards, and enclosures. In an effort to create more attractive, more innovative designs and system builds, they've taken the reigns away from NVIDIA. We found the contradicting statements between NVIDIA, who remains optimistic... Read more...
When technology moves the goalposts, business plans that sound like Ponzi schemes make sense. For a while. Lots of established businesses like Amazon started out by hemorrhaging cash to establish market share, in the hope of turning a profit later. Well, time might be running out for satellite radio. Sooner or later, someone's going to have to make some dough, or we'll be back to listening to Flock Of Seagulls songs on FM radio again. Even if they both come up short this year, Sirius and XM will have built an impressive market. But the growth is coming at the expense of profits. And even well-funded firms have limited life spans. At... Read more...
At 4 x 1.3 inches (103 x 35mm), 400MHz, 64MB of Ram, 16MB CF (upgradeable) and 10/100 Ethernet all for under $200, plus it fits in your pocket, the 400xm is one small but mighty machine. This little wonder is marketed for the Network Administrator or IT professional on the go. Comes with Linux 2.6.17 pre-installed. PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct 23 -- Gumstix, Inc., maker of the world's smallest full function miniature computers, today announced the netstix(TM) 400xm-cf computer. The netstix 400xm-cf computer doubles the performance of the netstix 200xm-cf, using a 400MHz connex(TM) motherboard and adding compact flash and 10/100 MBit Ethernet connectivity. In less than 68 cc (excluding power supply),... Read more...
Corsair Introduces Revolutionary Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX) Memory Technology Launches New DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR Product Line In Worlds Fastest DDR2 PC2-8888 CAS-4 Module Pair Fremont, CA (August 28, 2006) - Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today unveiled the latest innovation in high performance module design, Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHXTM) technology.  This performance and reliability enhancing technology will be available in the latest memory product line from Corsair also launched today, the DHX XMS2 DOMINATORTM Series. The advances provided by DHX enable the world's first PC2-8888 C4 (1111MHz at CAS Latency 4) speed rating... Read more...
Corsair Expands Popular XMS PRO and XMS XPERT Product Families with New DDR2-800 Low Latency Offerings -- Shipping immediately, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 aim at enthusiasts who demand uncompromised performance with real-time memory activity indicators - Fremont, CA (June 27, 2006) - Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced the introduction of two new DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. Designed with the advanced users in mind who demand performance, aesthetics and functionary in one package, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 memory kits are optimized for the current AMD socket AM2 platform... Read more...
Thanks to the technology improvements that have gone into making DDR2 memory, we've been seeing some incredible gains in memory speed. What Bytesector has for you today, is Corsair's new XMS2-8500 memory. While it's not a dramatic improvement over their 1GHz XMS2-8000, it is currently the fastest memory they have to offer. "Since my last memory review, Corsair has been busy designing and building the fastest memory on earth. With a previous top memory speed of 1GHz, Corsair saw a need to improve that just slightly to 1066MHz or 1.066GHz. What is 66MHz going to do for you though? In all honesty, not much, but Corsair's theory is that... Read more...
Corsair Memory has just announced the launch of the company's new XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB memory kits. Here, hand-picked memory modules that are guaranteed to run at 400MHz with tight 2-3-3-6 timings are paired with Corsair's unique XPERT display to report voltage, temperature, and frequency. Corsair has been a longtime member on Hot Hardware's short list of preffered memory modules. If you're in the market for new memory, do yourself a favor and seriously consider Corsair."The XPERT series continues to be Corsair's flagship product that demonstrates our leadership position in the industry. Catering to the growing demand for 2GB of system memory, we want to offer a complete product line up that... Read more...
Tech Report has the scoop on MSI's demo of two MXM modules mounted on a discrete graphics card PCB which is essentially a single-board SLI configuration. With SLI making its way to notebooks sometime in the near future, this "proof of concept" is a lot closer to reality than we are being led to believe. Regardless, seeing two low-power mobile GPU's in removable sockets certainly gets one wishing for upgradable cores for discrete desktop graphics cards.CES - MSI is showing off a unique take on SLI that combines two MXM mobile graphics modules on a single PCI Express x16 card. It's just a prototype, but depending on interest, it could eventually make its way to market.... Read more...
Who wouldn't like to have 2GBs of memory in their system? If you're looking to see some high speed ram in action, check out 3dGameMan's video review of Corsair's XMS-4000PT DDR500 2GB Kit."While Corsair is a little late implementing their UCCC solution they have done a great job. I was a little disappointed in the overclocking result as I expected a little more. But remember, this memory is at a high default speed as it is. Getting the extra few MHz's out of it is a bonus..." ... Read more...
Corsair is known for making industry leading memory modules of all kinds.  They routinely break ground with market driving products that set them at the top of their industry.  The team at Pimprig has a review their XMS Pro Series PC3500LL 2GB TwinX DDR RAM which brings high performance and overclocking potential to the forefront.  Looking for a last minute holiday treat for that geek in the family?  Well, a great set of RAM wouldn't hurt.  Check out the full write-up here. "Yep, it's time once more to skip a few meals, bite the bullet, and upgrade to 2GB of RAM. However, many people are firm believers in low latency... Read more...
Recently, Microsoft has announced they're new "Open XML" format, in order to ease fears of their growing document format dominance. But is Open XML really that open? Kevin Carmoney over at The Tech Zone isn't so sure of that. "Microsoft is only doing this because they are facing competition from the likes of Adobe and the emerging OpenDocument standard. Microsoft would certainly prefer for the world to use their proprietary file formats, such as .doc (Word for Windows), .xls (Excel) and .ppt (PowerPoint). As long as most people are using these closed formats, it becomes much more difficult for alternatives, such as OpenOffice.org and... Read more...
The security scare of the week, Zotob(the worm) hasn't had the effect that was predicted. While early reports claimed it was spreading fast, that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment. Trend Micro estimates that the original version of the worm(Zoto.A) has infected about 50 computers world wide, while the first variant(Zotob.B) has only infected about 1,000 systems. They claim it has to do with the operating system, with the worm causing problems primarily with Windows 2000. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are said to be in no danger. So folks, you can turn the sirens off for now, unload a couple of those firewalls, and take your pointer off the Windows Update icon. Intel To Deliver Dual-Core,... Read more...
Good afternoon ya'll! We've got some decent articles for you today, including The Tech Report's benching of various games @ 2048x1536! Nvidia worked on making the G70 handle higher resolutions better than it's predecessors, but how much better? Let's have a look... Uber-high-resolution gaming on today's GPUs @ The Tech Report "Some of our readers requested a different approach, asking us to test the cards at ultra-high resolutions, including the big kahuna, 2048x1536. We're obliging sorts of fellows, so we set out to locate and purchase a monitor capable of running at this almost otherworldly screen resolution. A hundred bucks and a brush with a hernia later, an enormous 22" aperture... Read more...
Hey folks, here's the latest news to cap off your night. If your a fan of CS:S, Valve has released a new update that introduces new Terrorist models, and has a bunch of other fixes and extra content such as CS_Assault and new animations. Unfortunately the problem with the hostage AI and a few other annoyances still remain. Intel And Revelations Drive New Online Film Distribution Models SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 6, 2005 – Revelations Entertainment and Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a new digital entertainment company focused on distributing premium movies directly to consumers over the Internet, connecting filmmakers to film fans worldwide. Revelations, a partnership between... Read more...
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