So you bought a new Windows 7 Based tablet. If you are like me you and you picked up the Asus EEE Slate EP121 then you are very happy with your purchase. However, no matter what product you picked up you are probably finding limitations. The biggest one that I have found is that I run out of USB ports and there are not many monitors that support HDMI in a resolution that the EEE Slate can realistically handle. There is also the little nagging issue that I would like to use the Gigabit network I have built in my house. I mean sure, the wireless n card in the EP 121 is good and certainly fast, but why stick with 150Mbps when you can have 1000? Today we offer up a possible solution as we take a deep look at the Lenovo USB 2.0 dock complete with DisplayLink’s USB to VGA technology. It should be interesting to say the least.
The Z68 has been touted as “cougar point done right” and many other things. I have been asked if the Z68 is going to replace the X58 and many other things beside that ever since it came onto the scene. We have taken a theoretical and design look at one Z68 and now we are going to take a look at another. This one is from Gigabyte; the Z68X-UD3H-B3 (we are getting back to the long names again). This board has a more than its share of selling points. It features the new TouchBIOS (also called Hybrid EFI), the usual compliment USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and of course SLI and crossfire. But there is more to the Z68X-UD3H than just this. We also see that it comes complete with the new VirtuGPU technology from Lucid Driver MOSFETs, and much more. So let’s see what we can find digging into the design and features before we get to the performance numbers in part II.
With the introduction of smaller and smaller cameras the world became almost obsessed with recording every moment of their lives. We have seen an explosion of gadgets apps and services that allow us to post images and videos of our daily activities. For the most part these are mildly interesting, but not really ground shaking. There is an area that while appearing innocuous, can actually be an important one in many ways. This new area of life recording is the dashcam. These devices are designed to record our travels on the roads (and off). In most cases they are forward facing and do not do much more than record the road ahead of you to some sort of removable media. In more advanced cases they are capable of watching the road, ensuring that you are not drifting, warning if you are too close to something ahead of you and tracking your location. With these advanced cameras you have a safety product in addition to being able to broadcast your driving habits. Today we will be taking a look at one of these advanced models, the Papago P2 Pro. So let’s dive in and see what it can do.
Ah it is always nice when the FedEX, UPS or DHL truck stops in front of the house. They bring the gear that keeps me busy in one of the best jobs for a geek. Today’s Delivery listing will also include the toys that were dropped off yesterday by another FedEx truck and a UPS truck in the afternoon. So let’s kick it off with the first delivery.
Google's video codec VP9 at the beginning of 2014 received the necessary hardware support that will help him further in conquering the market. All major manufacturers will soon add support for VP9 codec. Among others these are ARM, Broadcom, Intel, LG, Marvell, MediaTek, Nvidia, Panasonic, Philips, Qualcomm, RealTek, Samsung, Sigma, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. So far, the codec was supported mainly on Web browsers Chrome and Firefox, and some video players.
Company Singulus Technologies has developed a new line for reproduction called Bluline III which is intended to produce three-layer Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100 GB. Equipment for the production of new drives is based on the technology of the existing machinery lines Bluline II used for the reproduction of a double-layer Blu-ray discs.
Two companies joined forces, and this week demonstrated wireless streaming of visual content in Ultra HDTV or 4K resolution from the laptop to the presentation screen. Wilocity is a manufacturer of wireless chips with multi-gigabit speeds at a frequency of 60 GHz, while the company DisplayLink is responsible for development of the "USB graphics technology'" which includes a combination of smooth display of video, low latency and ease of USB technology.
Google praised the increasing popularity of YouTube services for setting up and viewing video clips. The company has said that the new record was achieved marking huge one billion unique users per month.
Google added the VHS effect on certain YouTube videos. User can activate it by clicking on an icon in the form of tape at the bottom right of the YouTube player on the video clips that support this feature.
International company Nielsen specialized in market research, announced the results which were collected from their systems for data collection within the music industry. System SoundScan has been recording music sales in the U.S. and Canada, while the BDS was recording released music tracks on radio, television and the Internet in the same countries. According to data collected in the U.S., in the first six months of the 2013, the sales of albums and individual music tracks fell by 4.6% compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, the music streaming increased by about 24% to 51 billion streams.