A nice looking car is one thing, but some
people are more interested in having the loudest car on the block … or
better yet several blocks. In what is a traditional at the Bangkok
International Motor Show, hundreds of audio enthusiasts showed off
their best eardrum-splitting cars and we managed to get some video of
the craziest vehicles. And we probably lost five years worth of
hearing in the process.
Comcast this week began offering a new tier of Internet speed, allowing users a 50 mbps connection, which is quick enough to download a full HD movie in 10 minutes. Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are the test cities for the new connection option, with a main initial target of professional subscribers like businesses.
Special to TG Daily – Being able to exploit the massive computation
horsepower in multicore processors is one of biggest challenges in
today’s hardware and software industry. Traditional programming
techniques become increasingly inefficient as the number of cores in
CPUs grows. Intel and Microsoft try to solve this problem with what
undoubtedly is one most fundamental and fascinating research projects
in today’s IT industry. Rajesh Karmani, a member of the research team
at the University of Illinois, gives TG Daily readers and inside look
of the challenges presented by a life time opportunity.
So let’s say you’re a diver who
just hates having watches break under pressure because you like diving
deep, I mean REAL deep. What kind of watch would you buy? The new
Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA model of course. This baby is waterproof at
12800 feet and can withstand an incredible 2.98 metric tons of pressure.
Sony, Vivendi, Universal and Warner are all expected to be part of the launch of a new channel of Myspace, allowing users to stream and download music tracks in a direct competition to other digital media stores. Myspace Music will be an all-encompassing music destination, offering unlimited streaming, MP3 downloads, ringtones, and the opportunity to buy concert tickets and other merchandise.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have taken a unique approach
to compress digital music files: Rather than cutting an existing a
digital music file in size through compression optimization, they
decided to build a completely new file based on the simulation of
humans playing music. The result is impressive - a 20-second clarinet
solo can be stored in less than a Kilobyte of space. What’s not
included in the file is the emotional factor of music.
Pricewatch - Sony, Sharp and Panasonic Blu-ray players continue to climb an upward price slope as demand has increased and competition decreased in the high definition video market, TG Daily found. Samsung's BD-P1400 and LG's combo player, however, have settled down and are moving back into more favorable price territory. For the majority of players, though, prices are higher than they have been all year and it seems as though there is really no way to stop the prices from spiraling out of control. How far will they continue to rise?
At TG Daily we strive to bring you the very
best coverage of events around the world. Sometimes that means lugging
a heavy digital camera, hi-def camcorder and a laptop around to steamy
parts of the world like Thailand, but we do it for you, our loyal
readers. For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to attend the 29th
International Motor Show here are some videos to show you what you’re
If you're going to say that your displays can show millions of colors, you better be able to back that up. That's the lesson Apple is learning after Los Angeles law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner filed a lawsuit against the company for false advertising. Part of Apple's ad campaign for its iMac computers was that they could display "millions of colors at all resolutions." According to the lawsuit, however, there are really only 262,144 colors.
Google and Virgin have joined up to settle on Mars by the year 2050, Sophos can now recognize hackers based on their webcam videos and Gmail has managed to create an e-flux capacitor to send e-mails to the past and future. April Fools!
Remember drawing images of magnetic fields in physics class? Scientists
from Hahn-Meitner-Institute (HMI) and the University of Applied
Sciences, both located in Berlin, Germany, in Berlin have developed a
much more sophisticated way to show actual magnetic fields in solid
materials by visualizing the quantum-mechanical spin state of neutrons.
We’ve just landed at Shanghai’s Pudong
International Airport and of course we just had to try the insanely
fast Mag-Lev train into town. The ride was fairly short and it was a
pain to lug our luggage through the station and onto the trains, but
the insanely fast 187 MPH ride didn’t disappoint.