Logitech today unveiled a new remote to their Harmony line which we at HardwareGeeks.com are huge fans of. The Harmony 300 is probably one of the simplest remotes available from Logitech and from what I have heard about the remote one of the easiest to set up. The remote can replace up to four other remotes.
“Most universal remotes have a bad reputation for being hard to program and, as a result, you still use more than one remote to control the devices you own,” said Ashish Arora, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s digital home group. “With the Harmony 300, we wanted to deliver the Harmony remote promise of one remote to control your entertainment system to everyone. No more excuses — it’s time to get rid of the stack of remotes on your coffee table and simplify your home entertainment experience.”
Today Cisco announced a new life of Linksys wireless routers, designed to let all types of users from novice to tech experts and enthusiast to take their home networking experience to a new level. Supposedly the new line of routers will simplify our home networks, and will have a piece of software available called Cisco Connect that will allow users to easier customize and control their network.
“Linksys pioneered the first home router 10 years ago, and 50 million units later is the world’s leading provider of home wireless routers,” said Jonathan Kaplan, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Consumer Products. “The new E-Series caters to Linksys’ core technology-minded consumer base, with a simplified product line-up that is ideal for today’s sophisticated home network user.”
AMD honored me when they sent on loan six Dell P22H10C and a 5870 Eyefinity card so I can test out and give you guys my feedback. For those curious the card is a single GUP card with six mini display ports, 2 GB of GDDR5, 2.70 TeraFlops of processing power, 850Mhz Clock Speed, 1600 Stream Processors.
Everyone is saying that ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is a revolution in gaming. There is absolutely no denying that. The added resolution and the power the card delivers is more than even some hardcore gamers would use, and way more than what the average user would want.
Samsung today because the first to begin shipping 40nm-class, 32-Gigabyte Memory Module for Server Applications. The modules have been designed specifically for high-density, high performance features and have a low power consumption.
“Samsung continues to set the pace in advanced memory for high-end server applications by offering 40nm-class 32GB memory modules to reach previously unattainable levels of system capacity. In just 10 months, Samsung has now secured the best competitive advantage with the broadest portfolio of 40nm-class DDR3 based memory solutions in the industry since the 40nm-class DRAM was first produced last July. Technology leadership is a key factor in Samsung’s aggressive competitiveness within the memory industry,” Mr. Cho emphasized, “Our highly successful implementation of 40nm-class technology is indicative of our determination to move toward the 30nm-class process node in the second half of this year. Our 30nm-class technology will provide even more advanced memory solutions for high-end server and PC applications”. said Soo-In Cho, president and general manager of Samsung Electronics Memory division.
On Monday I flew out to Los Angeles to attend an HP event, where they were announcing improvements or as some would say a refresh to their Z-Series work station line.
The first refresh they announced at the two day event was really a joint announcement with Intel, where they announced that the Z400, Z600 and Z800 would be available with the new 32nm Intel Xeon 5600 Series processor, giving them up to 12 cores and 24 threads. More than enough power for any CAD program currently on the market. Some of the demos HP and Intel showed me at the event just blew me away. The processing power these systems can deliver will keep a lot of people at their desk longer because render times are so much shorter.
This is a handy bit of code I wrote earlier today for when I need to empty out a site collections admin recycle bin. Normally a very tedious process if you ever have a good reason to do it. Just compile and run from an elevated command prompt as a site collection administrator. If someone asks nicely I’ll upload the binary.
Syntax: ClearRecycleBin sitecollectionurl
Today Telenav introduced a new mobile app called OnMyWay. The OnMyWay app will automatically notify people whom you tell it to prior to your trip that you are on your way to meet with them, 10 minutes away from their location and when you arrived. Basically alerting them of your ETA.
Recent studies from both Ford Motor Company and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that dialing in and texting while driving increased the risk of an accident by 23 times. So having an app like this will help hopefully make us all a little bit safer.
Are you in a city that has a high risk of Internet crime? Check out the list below and let us know.
3.) Washington, D.C.
4.) San Francisco
5.) Raleigh, N.C.
9.) Austin, Texas
10.) Portland, Ore.
Surprisingly cities like Los Angeles and New York didn’t make the list. But some of the biggest tech cities did such as San Francisco, Seattle and Austin.
The list was put together by Norton. For more information visit: http://www.NortonRiskiestOnlineCities.com
TeleNav today announced the upcoming launch of TeleNav GPS Navigator 6.0, the new version will give users several new features including one-touch speech recognition, lane assist, red light traffic camera alerts, speed alerts and you will still get turn by turn navigation even if you lose wireless coverage.
Navigation Out of Wireless Coverage
Using unique, patent-pending technology, the new release of TeleNav GPS Navigator now downloads the entire route and surrounding map data onto the driver’s phone. This ensures users will continue to receive turn-by-turn directions to their selected destination if they drive out of wireless coverage – even if they miss multiple turns along the way. In addition, the service will allow customers the ability to start a route back to their original location while out of wireless coverage. Once they drive back into wireless coverage, they will again have full service access in order to get directions to a new destination as well as receive real-time information such as traffic alerts.
I checked out the Drivesafe.ly Pro app for the Android platform. The app is also available for BlackBerry and coming soon for Windows Phone and the iPhone. The app is designed to help you drive safely by reading out any text messages, emails you receive, and the names of callers. Check out the video below.
For more information visit http://www.drivesafe.ly. This is definitely a must-have for anyone who receives a lot of text messages or emails while on the road!