D-Link's new DIR-628 offers support for 802.11n 5GHz as well as 2.4GHz support with a street price of around $100. 5GHz support enables 802.11n networks to escape the channel congestion inherent in 2.4GHz networks (where only three of the 11 channels theoretically available do not overlap) and achieve faster throughput through the use of double-width (40MHz) channels. Find out what's included, as well as what features hit the cutting room floor to help the DIR-628 make its price point.
TV manufacturers are literally contesting every inch and when most gadgets are shrinking – in keeping with the dominant small-is-beautiful spirit of our times, TV manufacturers are spending millions on adding extra inches to LCDs and Plasmas. Now Sharp has unveiled the largest LCD TV in the world, a 108” behemoth.
The Sharp LB-1085 108” LCD is now on sale across Europe, and an outrageous sum of $185,000 and a ridiculous 16 weeks of delivery time is all that separates European consumers from it.
It is certainly not the TV you can move around your house at will as it weighs a staggering 430 pounds. It features Full HD, 400 CD brightness, 1200:1 contrast ratio and 6 ms response time. Its U.S launch is slated for September.
Fox, NBC, and CBS are already playing in the Internet TV pool, and now ABC is jumping in with a major deal with Veoh Networks. ABC's taking a different approach than its competitors with a high-quality video player that supports Streaming HD. Find out how much better the results are, what shows are being broadcast in Streaming HD, and the best sites to find lots of your favorite TV programs past and present.
Starting in January 2009, French users bittorrenting the latest film or music from singer Carla Bruni can get the guillotine -- from the Internet at least. That's the plan approved by the French presidential cabinet last week. It goes to a vote in the French Parliament later this year.
Under the 'three strikes plan', individuals who do not cease their illegal downloads after 2 (very official) warnings will be have their broadband service disconnected for 1 year. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said "There's no reason that the internet should be a lawless zone."
According to Wikipedia, Scotland occupies the northern third of Great Britain and shares a land border to the south with England. Looking at a map confirms this. Wikipedia also indicates Scotland consists of over 790 islands with a varied flora incorporating both deciduous and coniferous woodland. All true and not a bit slanderous. So what's Scotland's beef with Wikipedia? Read on to find out.
Playing the waiting game often means your proposed upgrade stays stuck in a perpetual limbo, except for those rare times when the next best thing truly is right around the corner. It appears we've reached one of those junctures, and a trifecta of new Nehalem procs already have one foot nudged out the door and ready to run. Keep reading to find out what Intel has planned, and when.
Handheld gadgets continue to get more powerful and expand upon their capabilities, but don't let anyone try and tell you PCs are dead. On the contrary, over 1 billion computers are being used worldwide, and according to research firm Gartner, that number is expected to double by early 2014. So why shouldn't PC fans celebrate just yet? Click through to find out.
Nvidia has reiterated that it won’t provide open source drivers for Linux. They claim that there is no need for it. It does however provides binary Linux drivers and has open sourced a few drivers.
According to ZDnet Nvidia said in a statement: “NVIDIA supports Linux, as well as the Linux community and has long been praised for the quality of the NVIDIA Linux driver. NVIDIA’s fully featured Linux graphics driver is provided as binary-only because it contains intellectual property NVIDIA wishes to protect, both in hardware and in software,”, which was in response to developers’ direct criticism of hardware vendors that produce just closed source drivers.
Sony's decision to slap a Blu-ray player into its Playstation 3 console helped seal HD-DVD's fate as the modern day Betamax, but the costly hardware also helped contribute to a whopping $3 billion loss in hardware sales, according to a Kotaku report. Sony's fiscal 2008 annual report also pinpointed "the large-scale investment required during the development and introductory period" as a contributing factor. Throwing salt into the financial wound, the now ancient PS2 sold more hardware than the PS3 in fiscal 2008, and nearly three times as much software. Ouch.
Solid State Drives are here to stay! The folks at Tom’s Hardware recently spoke to a source at Intel saying the company is sticking with the technology, despite reports to the contrary. Intel has announced some initiatives, and suggested that it would help mass produce SSD drives to help bring down prices. I myself can’t wait for reasonable capacity drives priced within my budget. There are definitely performance gains to be had with these (especially when drivers mature for them), but they have to arrive at a lower price point to be somewhat competitive with traditional hard drives. Not so easy given how cheap hard-drives are per gigabyte.