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.

Confessions of a digital media junkie

Posted by Kathleen Maher on June 4th 2007 | Permalink
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When it comes to buying media players I just can’t help myself. As readers of this column know, I am in serious love with the Creative ZenW media player. I take it with me everywhere and I have given serious thought to leaving my computer at home and just taking the media player. Why not? I can listen to music, use it for storage, play videos, record podcasts, play the radio. It synchs with Outlook so I have my calendar and appointments and ... okay, it’s not -really a working tool. Nevertheless I love feeding it movies and music, making videos for it, and dressing it. Yep, I have bought it a case and screen protector.

Cyberlink updates its video lineup

Posted by Kathleen Maher on June 4th 2007 | Permalink
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Cyberlink has just introduced its latest version of PowerDirector and Media Deluxe Pro. Cyberlink is a wildly crea-tive company and that adjective is chosen carefully. The company draws from a deep well of creative talent in Taiwan who are associated with the University, thanks to the company chairman Jau Huang and his longstanding relationship with the school. For instance, Cyberlink is pushing the boundaries of PC TV to places that TV would never go alone with its new Media Deluxe Pro.

Dynadock: The almost

Posted by Kathleen Maher on June 4th 2007 | Permalink
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This week we’re testing a nifty little 2001 A Space Odyssey–looking monolithic device from Toshiba called Dynadock. The concept is amazingly clever: simply plug it into a USB 2.0 socket on your laptop (or desktop for that matter), and you’re done. Plugged into the Dynadock is your RJ45 CAT5 Ethernet cable, your DVI second monitor, your optical S/PDIF and/or 3-mm stereo jack, and whatever other (up to six) USB devices you use (e.g., keyboard, mouse, disks, etc.).

Graphics boards and chips

Posted by Kathleen Maher on May 21st 2007 | Permalink
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In the last week of April AMD held a little party first in Tunisia and later in the week in Sunnyvale, because those AMD folks really like to party and stack up the mileage points. To attend either of these shindigs you had to sign a NDA promising you wouldn’t say or write anything about what you might hear at the event until May 14, 2007. On Tuesday April 24 we were given details about the R600 chip and the AIB it would grace, the Radeon HD2900. We were not given any boards (which is normally what is done) and were told they would be shipped to us in a few days.