The rollout for high definition freeview TV certainly ran at a slow pace in the initial stages, but for a while there things were looking good for free high definition TV on all of the major Australian networks.....until said networks started pulling the plug on dedicated HD channels that mirrored their popular SD channel content.
First we witnessed the loss of Ten HD once channel One arrived, which many are still unhappy about to this day with a lot of good HD content lacking on One that Ten HD had. Then came the recent loss of ABC HD, with ABC's excuse being that they would launch ABC News 24 in replacement. This is by no means a step forward; to the contrary, only a minimal amount of news on this channel is in high definition.
Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 2.35.1219.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
Cleans the following:
Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
100% Spyware FREE
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Zonet and TRENDnet Wireless-N Routers for $19.99 Each with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Newegg has two wireless 802.11b/g/n routers for $19.99 each with FREE shipping. They include four 10/100 ports and a WAN port.
Zonet router with 3 year warranty: ZONET ZSR4154WE 802.11B/G/N WIRELESS ROUTER DEAL
TRENDnet router with 1 year warranty, expiring 8/29/10: TRENDNET TEW-651BR 802.11B/G/N WIRELESS ROUTER DEAL
The latest happenings from around the web - August 26th, 2010
- Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard @ Ninjalane
- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 890FX Motherboard @ Hardware Canucks
- Next-Gen AMD Bobcat and Bulldozer CPU Deep Dive @ Hot Hardware
- AMD Bulldozer @ HT4U
- Gainward GTX460 Golden Sample @ Overclock3D
- Compro Videomate E900F Dual Tuner TV Card Unboxing Video @ eTeknix
Apple's yearly September "special event" is slated for September 1st, and the rumor mills are abuzz over what they have in store for us. A new iPod Touch, cloud-based iTunes, and Apple TV are among the most kicked around ideas with a new Macbook Air and TV show rentals in the less-likely barrel of rumors.
What do you give a group of people who have fingers too large to text and a hard time connecting with 21st Century technology? An iPad, of course! The Japan Sumo Association is distributing around sixty iPads to all of the training facilities and top association officials to help improve communications between the groups who have, until now, still mostly relied on "outdated" tech like telephones and fax machines to share information.
The sport has come under fire recently amidst many scandals including apprentice hazing, gambling, match fixing, and gang ties. Clumsy and ineffectual information sharing between leaders has been tagged as a major culprit, and the JSA is hoping that the iPad will help the sumo leadership connect in ways that are nearly physically impossible with a cell phone or even a computer for the sport that has been slow to adopt new tech.
With the current rage over 3D technology invading our movie theaters and homes now, it wasn't going to be long before something like this came to fruition. Cisco CEO John Chambers has predicted that holograms over IP will become "commonplace" within ten years. Verizon is already conducting experiments with hologram technology over their FiOS network, with their CIO tinkering with a 1Gbps link in Manhattan, NY.
With the constantly growing hunger for bandwidth of these new technologies due to file size, Cisco is stating that even streaming video will quadruple bandwidth demands by 2014 so the 1 Gbps link may be necessary to keep even the simplest 3D video from being a choppy mess by then. Considering the fact that some DSL connections occasionally hiccup with simple YouTube videos, these types of speeds seem pretty far off in the distance for a lot of people, but ten years can be like a century in the tech world.
Google's press event in San Francisco offered up a ton of new goodies today. The company launched Google Voice integration with Gmail, allowing Gmail users in the U.S. to make and receive phone calls over Gmail to landlines and cell phones. Calls to the U.S. and Canada are free, while calls to dozens of other countries are only two cents per minute.
We may be only about a month away from the first Windows Phone 7 equipped device hitting stores. The LG C900 could be looking at a launch date of September 28th on U.S. shores according to PhoneArena. The phone will be available on AT&T.
The tidbit of information was found when they were peeking at the C900's Bluetooth certification page and found a bit of info stating, " The supporting features related to BT of this models are like bellows; - RF : 2.1 + EDR - Profile : HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP This model will be available on Market around 2010-09-28 ." If this is good info, it looks like we could be closer to WP7 that we thought.
XFX is a brand that gamers will immediately recognize. The video card company made its name building some of the best performing factory overclocked NVIDIA video cards you can get your hands on. XFX also sells ATI video cards as well and has pulled the wraps off one of the coolest Radeon cards ever.
The video card is the Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Limited. The video card has dual GPUs inside and a dual slot heat sink to keep everything cool when in use. The card has six mini-DisplayPort adapters and comes with enough adapters to turn those ports into other connectivity options as needed. Each of the cards is numbered.