Virtual airlines

Posted by Ted Pollak on August 6th 2007 | Permalink
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A blogmate of mine is a big flight sim fan, but when he posted a video of himself piloting a large commercial jet from the cockpit (Figure 1) I almost fell asleep—that is until the radio crackled to life and a human air traffic controller (ATC) vectored him for an approach to Dulles Airport in Washington, DC.

There’s no VGA connector. How do you hook this thing up?

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 30th 2007 | Permalink
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LG just brought out a 20-inch LCD monitor they’re calling the FlatronWide L206WU. The unique thing about this monitor is that it uses DisplayLink’s DL-160 chip, enabling high-res graphics over a USB 2.0 link. The display offers wide-screen resolution (1680x1050) on a 20.1-inch (51.13 cm) active matrix TFT LCD panel with a non-glare screen.

Alien Skin offers instant paint plug-in

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 16th 2007 | Permalink
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There’s no such thing as easy art but that doesn’t mean I don’t keep trying. Snap Art, a plug-in program from Alien Skin, seems to promise users a shot at becomming high art with a few push buttons. In the end, you can get some pretty interesting creations but as in all things, the more effort you put into it, the better your end result will be. And, this being a computer and all, the old rule, garbage in/garbage out still holds.

Photography reviews

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 16th 2007 | Permalink
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Camera technology has reached a major inflection point. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say cameras are looking for an inflection point. The camera body designs, lenses and sensors have all settled down into a comfortable arms race. Customers can have all the megapixels they want even in low-priced cameras. If they’re savvy enough to discern quality, consumers can opt for high quality digital SLRs with optional lenses of any description. Now, it’s all about money and brand.

Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 16th 2007 | Permalink
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Did we ever tell you that we love TV? We do, we really do and always have, and it just keeps getting better and better—and more accessible for everyone everywhere—TV to the max!

And loving TV as much as we do you can imagine we’re always interested in seeing new ones and new technologies. This week we got to look at a couple of new units from Pinnacle and got a pleasant surprise.

Cool down, Dude

Posted by Ted Pollak on July 16th 2007 | Permalink
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It all started with a terrible buzzing coming from a fan in my computer during heavy game play; I couldn’t take it—it was similar to what a mosquito must experience from those ultra sonic repellant devices.

Is that Vista in your Browser?

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 16th 2007 | Permalink
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3D software developers have long held the dream of applying the third dimension to the Internet, which is the most comprehensive communications network that humanity has invented to date. This is the vision of a literal “Web3D” rather than simply 3D on the web—a vision which has now become reality according to SpaceTime. From now on, users can search and browse the Internet using SpaceTime’s new paradigm where information need not only be recovered, but discovered.

Matrox’s TripleHeadToGo – Digital edition

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 2nd 2007 | Permalink
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Those cunning Montrealites have extended their external frame buffer manager into the digital domain and now have a DVI version of it.

AMD’s Radeon HD2400 and HD2600XT

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 2nd 2007 | Permalink
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Last we told you about AMD shipping the new midrange and entry-level AIBs based on the R600 architecture, and built in 65-nm technology. This week we got a basket full of them and ran some tests.

Revisiting some previous results

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 18th 2007 | Permalink
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We have two follow-up tests to share with you this week: the Toshiba docking station and the R600-Radeon HD2900XT.