I am a huge couch potato; if I could I would watch tv nonstop. But like you I have a job and a life that requires I go places. Besides being a couch potato you can say I’m somewhat of a cheap ass.
A cheap ass because I do not like paying 10 dollars a month to my cable company, and I don’t really feel like paying 250 dollars for a TiVo box and paying them 13 dollars a month.
But I do want to record my favorite TV shows, and well paying $200 dollars for the Hauppauge HD PVR was a good solution for me.
Today AMD has announced the new ATI Radeon 5800 Series, a brand spanking new series of video cards that promise to deliver what gamers crave, along with high definition capabilities that will make movie lovers drool.
The Radeon 5800 series will deliver up to 2.72 Teraflops of computing power; it has an 800 MHz clock speed, with a max res of 2560×1600, and depending on the card you get they can support up to 6 monitors at once!
This past week I was able to attend the mobile world congress, I visited with companies like HP who showed me their new android netbook, and synaptics that showed off their new touch technology, and logmein who showed us some really interesting software for service providers and end users alike.
But for me the biggest announcement at MWC 2010 was Windows Phone 7. It was amazing to see how much Microsoft has changed, how streamlined the new mobile OS from Microsoft seems.
USB 3.0 and External Hard drives seem to be the hot new thing and for good reason, as these drives are lighting fast.
A few weeks ago Seagate sent me their BlackArmor PS110 and having been briefed on it during CES I was excited. The ability to transfer data so quickly had me giddy.
Whats unique about the Seagate PS110 is unlike the other USB 3.0 external HDD available, this one is portable and it also includes a PCI express Card for your notebook. So you literally can turn your old notebook with a expansion slot into a super fast data transferring machine!
BlueAnt is known for their great Bluetooth headsets. I have owned several and I have yet to be disappointed. They are comfortable, deliver crystal clear sound and I never have to raise my voice in order for the person I am speaking to can hear me.
The Q1 is no exception. I have been using it for about a month now and I haven’t been happier.
It was one of the easiest phones to pair, as the headset tells you what you need to do. It was so easy I had my mom do it and the hardest part for her was finding where to enable the Bluetooth settings on her phone.
HardwareGeeks.com will be attending the Mobile World Congress, so expect a post or two from the show. We aren’t promising round the clock coverage as we have never attended before so we don’t know what to expect and what the connectivity is like over there.
But we will do our best to bring you all the news we possibly can. Also follow us on Twitter @HWGeeks.
If you are wondering what to get your girlfriend for Valentines day, and don’t want to get her flowers or chocolate. Check out Cecilias post over at CuteGeek.com on the Pantech Impact for at&t.
Who says girls don’t like technology?
Today I am in Cupertino right next door to Symantec and a block away from Apple, to visit with TeleNav. They will be sharing with me some cool information. Mst of it I can t share but any information I can share I will shre in this post.
The event has just strted with their President and CEO HP Jin speaking about technology cycles.
So far I have learned how big the global reach Telenav. I also have learned that Bob Rennrd the CTO forTelenav helped create the original GPS system designed for the Airforce with several others.
While I was at the 2010 CES, FedEx dropped off a package or maybe it was UPS I am not sure as I wasn’t in but regardless of who dropped it off, what they dropped off was the Jaybird Sportsband Bluetooth headset.
The Sportsband is a really elegant looking headset, and while it’s designed for the athlete in all of us, I primarily used it around my home and when commuting. It comfortably fit and kept my ears somewhat warm in this cold winter we have been having here in New York City.
Today AMD has announced the new Radeon ATI 5450 HD a new video card designed for those of us who want HD capabilities on our media center PC but not the noise.
The ATI HD 5450 will deliver up to 104 GigaFLOPs of computing power, will provide Windows 7 users DirectX 11 support, it will allow you to connect up to three displays, it utilizes ATIs Stream technology to reduce CPU utilization and improve video playback, ultra low power and passive cooling, and will provide Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio all for under $60 USD.