Archive for December, 2010
Sandy Bridge is very near right now, and as Intel is getting ready to roll out their new Socket-1155 processors, ODM partners are getting ready to play along the game, as most manufacturers have their motherboards ready by now. Here we have a look at Gigabyte’s ‘mid range’ motherboard, the P67A-UD3P for Socket-1155 processors. Do remember, that this Socket-1155 is considered a mainstream product, therefore pricing wise it’ll be more affordable than those X58 motherboards. Read more…
Google Reader is now available for download as a native app for Android, all thanks to Google. Though, it really took them quite some time to do that. Anyway, multiple accounts are supported, preferences are synced, search is enabled, and since it is native, you can send to other apps (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, and Bluetooth).
SOURCE via Google
Adobe has announced yet another beta version of the Flash Player, which the company promises to complete the move to hardware acceleration of video played back using the web software with this beta.
It is well aware that the current latest Flash (non-beta) does offload some of the video tasks to the GPU, but the new Stage Video API permits the entire workload to be shifted over, resulting in “just over 0 percent” CPU utilization when playing back 1080p clips. The company’s has also set up some demo vids for you to test this out for yourself after downloading the beta, which is available at the source link.
Windows, Mac and Linux machines are supported right out of the gate, while Microsoft gets an extra bone thrown its way with Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration also being implemented in this latest iteration of Flash.
SOURCE via Adobe
When it comes to Windows server, HP would be a familiar name for the corporate. But sad news comes this time. HP, the maker of the MediaSmart boxes that somehow defined the first release of Windows Home Server, has confirmed that it is cancelling plans to support the next major release of the OS, codenamed Vail.
The reason of it is because of the removal of storage pooling from that release, which a very odd move is looking that HP has always been supporting the Windows Home Server market strongly. HP is promising to continue support for its existing MediaSmart products but apparently has already redeployed development teams to focus on WebOS devices. For its part, Microsoft will be relying on Acer and Tranquil PC to hang the decorations for the Vail release party.
SOURCE via Microsoft
We’ve seen plenty of iPod docks, but when you say the name Yamaha, you’ll surely think of high quality products from the famous company that manufactures awesome pianos, besides many other wonderful audio or music related products. Their latest is no exception, as the TSX-140 will put itself apart from the mountains of iPod docks.
The TSX-140 comes with a very cool IntelliAlarm feature. This feature allows users to be awoken by music on their iPod, but rather than blasting firmly at 11 when the clock strikes way-too-early, it gradually ups the volume until your brain is alert enough to obliterate the snooze button.
Obviously as the name says, there’s an iPod docking port on the top as well as a USB port, and you’ll also find a pair of 3.5-inch ported bass reflex speakers beneath the Earthy exterior. In addition to the illuminated buttons on the top panel, three front panel controls give access to source, volume, radio presets, alarm clock and equalizer functions, and while Yamaha claims that this guy provides “a gentle, stress-free feeling that makes waking up a pleasure,”. I think I’ll trust them on this.
SOURCE via hothardware
Denon, the famous high-profile company which sells quality audio products and home theatre products, have announced a new 3D universal Blu-Ray player for the Japanese market. The DBP-1611UD plays all 5-inch disc formats such as BD, DVD, CD, DVD-Audio and SACD. The company has always been a leader in producing good sounding equipment and their continued dedication to supporting high resolution audio formats like DVD-Audio and SACD is highly commendable.
The Blu-ray player will also supports BD-Live, Netflix and YouTube streaming, which is a welcome in this Internet age. The DBP-1611UD is also DLNA certified, which makes it possible for you to stream audio/video/photo files from other DLNA certified devices on your network. The entry level model Denon DBP-1611UD will be sold in Japan for 52,000 Yen or around $623.
SOURCE via Akihabaranews
We’ve heard lots of 3D TV and 3D monitors from many companies, but hardly any with Naked-Eye 3D technology. Eizo is ready to launch the DuraVision FDF2301-3D Full HD monitor, which is equipped with the Naked-Eye 3D technology. This technology uses a directional backlight, allowing users to view 3D images without 3D glasses. Eizo’s recommended viewing distance for 3D images is 890mm. Due to the design though, it’s one hell of an ugly monitor.
The display has the ability to offer a number of 3D viewing modes including Side by Side, Anaglyph, Frame Sequential and Dual Input. Measuring 650mm x 261.7mm x 566.3mm and weighing 16kg, the Eizo DuraVision FDF2301-3D will be available in the first half of the 2011 for around $12,000.
SOURCE via Eizo (pdf)
Here’s a projector not for your home theatre setup. Canon has announced the availability of the REALiS WUX4000 D Installation LCOS projector, which is actually the company’s first high-resolution installation projector for the medical education market. The projector supports a DICOM Simulation mode that simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standardized display function for display of grayscale images. Read more…