Today UPS was kind to drop off a Seagate FreeAgent Theater. Basically it streams your content to your television, and is similar to the HP MediaSmart Connect and the WD TV Media Player. Enjoy the video.
Today HP has announced the new HP Z Series Workstations. The Z series Workstations which are designed in part by BMW Designworks will deliver the processing power that was once only available from a super computer.
The Z Series workstations come in 3 models, the affordable Z400 with a single Intel Xeon 5500 (Quad Core) processor perfect for any size business, the Mid Range Z600 which is the smallest dual processor workstation in the world, and the Z800 a great looking machine that will give you a petaFLOP of processing power with two Intel Xeons 5500 and up to 192 GB of memory. The systems will also come with the new NVIDIA Quadro Professional line of graphics cards (FX 5800) which were announced today also. All three machines are rack mountable. The Z400 and Z800 will also have a liquid cooling option which will be available in Q3.
Today with the help of Bob from Monsters vs. Aliens, I unboxed the HP w2207h 22 inch monitor. Enjoy the video below.
Gamer and Media Enthusiast rejoice, HP has announced today that their m9600 series will feature the Intel Core i7 processors which will give its users a better media and gaming experience.
“Media enthusiasts and creators need high performance, tons of storage and high definition. Customers will find this model a total package and a great value,” said John Cook, vice president, Marketing, Worldwide Consumer PC Business, HP. “Our highly compelling solutions help to explain why customers all over the world have made HP the global leader in consumer PCs.”
The systems will be available with up to 1 TB of storage space with additional space for a HP Pocket Drive or HP Personal Media Drive. The system can be loaded with up to12 GB of memory.
Today Lenovo introduced the ThinkStation D20 and S20, two green workstations that use up to 30% less energy then other workstations and are designed for exclusively for professionals in fields such as computer-aided design, digital content creation and oil and gas.
“Designers, engineers, developers and scientists require the highest levels in computing performance to help them produce breakthrough innovations,” said, Tom Tobul, executive director, Enterprise, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo. “The new ThinkStation workstations deliver not only the utmost in performance, but also a user-centric design with an emphasis on quiet operation, even during heavy processing.”
The last time I used a Casio product was in 1995 when I loved and used my trusty Casio watch daily, but yesterday Casio launched a new camera line called the Casio Exilim. The camera comes with a feature called “Time Travel” which is basically breaks down the frames per second to 1200 in a single shot. To my knowledge no other camera is able to shoot still and video at 1200 frames per second at this price point. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
Tomorrow Microsoft will release Power Pack 2 for the Windows Home Server, a service pack of sorts that will offer better remote access, along with media streaming to Windows Media Center.
As long as your Windows Home Server is set to auto update, your server should pull down the update automatically. You also need to have Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 installed to get the update.
So I had a chance to play with Hauppauge’s HD PVR and while I am a huge TiVo fan, I never have purchased a Tivo because I could never justify the $599 for the HD Version and the $130 a year for the service.
But I always wanted a DVR, because I have a busy schedule and am not always home in time for the start of my favorite shows like 24, House and Hells Kitchen, so of course I jumped on the chance to test out the Happauge HD PVR, and I shared with with Nina from CuteGeek.com so that she could give her thoughts on it over at CuteGeek.
Being a huge baseball fan I had to share this with you all. MLB Dugout Hero’s is now in Open Beta, meaning everyone can download and play it for free during the Beta.
I tried to install the game yesterday but ran into some issues so I can’t share with you my initial experience with the game just yet, but from reading what others who have played it in the closed beta have had to say, it’s going to be one hell of a fun game.
Visit: http://mlbdugoutheroes.gamescampus.com/ to try out the game now!
Microsoft today announced the availability of Internet Explorer 8.0. The new web browser is much faster than Internet Explorer 7 and more compliant when it comes to HTML. The browser features web slices which are similar to RSS feeds but offer more information and can be customized, to display a widget of sorts.
“Customers have made clear what they want in a Web browser—safety, speed and greater ease of use,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “With Internet Explorer 8, we are delivering a browser that gets people to the information they need, fast, and provides protection that no other browser can match.”
Having tested the browser I can say it’s ready for prime time but expect some issues. There are a lot of security enhancements in IE 8 that will protect you better from phishing scams and other attacks you may face on the web.