An undertaker in Northern Ireland has begun broadcasting funerals over the internet so that people can mourn a deceased loved one no matter where in the world they are at the time of the funeral.
Culver City (CA) - The Apple MacBook would seem to be at risk of spontaneous combustion the same as many other types of notebook, despite claims by Apple that the Lithium Polymer type of battery used in the MacBook and MacBook Pro line of notebooks is far less likely to explode compared to the faulty type of Sony battery found in exploding Dell, Lenovo and other manufacturers products.
Students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (Bombay) have been told that the college will be turning off the free internet access provided on the campuses 13 student hostels from 11pm to 12.30 am.
Want to upgrade your notebook PC? If it is not capacity, but it is performance you are interested in, then Sandisk should soon have an option that could make you think twice:
Intel has entered the flash drive business by announcing its Z-U130 flash drive.
San Francisco (CA) - Intel's demonstration of its G965 integrated graphics chip at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose was impressive, but was it a true comparison against AMD's discrete graphics cards? Now AMD is claiming that the test of video playback against the company's ATI discrete X1600 graphics card could have been misconfigured.
Rob Enderle is wondering why we have 1000-horsepower cars on the street and aren’t shy showing off the performance of supercars, while we are hiding the performance of modern PCs under our desks. Why is it that PCs have to be boring and how would a Bugatti PC look like? Share your opinion with us!
AMD is putting more focus on the mobile graphics market, as it tries to bring Xbox 360 visuals to cell phones.
Matrox will be shipping a new version of its TripleHead2Go device, which enables users to connect up to three monitors to one graphics port. The new “Digital Edition” integrates DVI interfaces and offers a new feature that smoothes transitions between multiple screens.
Your next digital camera could be recording video in high-definition: Micron today said that it is sampling a 5 megapixel CMOS image senor that can record video in 720p resolution at 60 fps.
Throwing its hat into the limited Vista gadget arena, WeatherBug today announced that it has received certification from the new Windows operating system for a desktop weather application.
Redmond (WA) – Microsoft has been working on its own image format for some time: First information about the Windows Media Photo format became available a little over a year ago. Now Microsoft is ready to let users test the new format, renamed to “HD Photo,” in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3.
Verizon and AT&T are concurrently working on new services that will allow users to control TV-connected DVRs from their cell phones.
Hamburg, Germany, announced a few weeks ago that it planned to become the first 3D city for Google Earth, but Germany’s capital has won the race in the end: The city today published a plug-in for Google Earth that includes more than 44,000 buildings in 3D. Extra: Slideshow
Adobe today said that it will unveil two versions of its flagship image editing software Photoshop on March 27. In addition to the regular “CS3” version, there will be a “CS3 Extended” package that will integrate animation and rendering capabilities.
Intel is trying to convince entry-level gamers to accept integrated graphics with a new hardware vertex shader for its G965 graphics chip. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the company showed off some demos of popular first person shooters on the chip and also challenged journalists to pick out the integrated graphics-powered computer against a computer running a discrete card.
Samsung has begun shipping what the company claims is the first hybrid hard drive on the market. The new MH80 series is making its way to “select OEM customers” and will be available in retail outlets soon, the manufacturer said.
Denver (CO) - Archos today introduced a new portable media player that it says is the first of its kind with a 7" screen and Wi-Fi capabilities.
The Archos 704-WiFi has a screen resolution of 800 x 400 pixels and is presented in a 5"x7" size. The device comes with an 80 GB internal hard drive, enough for around 100 hours of video.
St. John’s (Antigua) – Slysoft claims to have bypassed virtually any copy protection technology that is integrated in the high-definition disc formats HD DVD and Blu-ray. Following the previously announced HD DVD ripper, the software now also supports Blu-ray discs and allows you to play both formats on computers without HDCP chips.
Samsung announced today that its Q1P ultra mobile PC (UMPC) is its first UMPC to get Windows Vista certification.