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These two new graphics cards from GECUBE certainly stand out from the crowd, being that they have HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) support. This basically means that the cards can output both high-definition video as well as multi-channel digital audio simultaneously via a single cable. The interface can also be converted to your usual DVI output if so required.
This is something fairly new to the video card industry but i'm sure we'll be seeing HDMI implemented on more GFX cards natively in the future to come. (Soundstorm on a Geforce 8 anyone?!)
Grab GECUBE's official announcement for more info folks.
The HDMI is an audio-video standard with sufficient bandwidth to accommodate both uncompressed and high-definition digital video and multi-channel audio format using a single cable wire between a source device such as a DVD player or a set-top-box to a high-definition television (HDTV) or HD-compatible device for displaying video. According to IDC and Silicon Image estimates, there will be over 15 million HDMI-enabled digital televisions at the end of 2005, growing to nearly 50 million units at the end of 2007.
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A recent announcement from Western Digital highlights the release of a new larger capacity 120GB model to their popular Passport Portable USB hard drive lineup. These cool little slim storage units are now available in capacities of 40, 60, 80, 100 and 120 GB.
For more information, head over to their press room folks.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Feb. 6, 2006 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced that its WD Passport Portable USB Drives are now available with 120 GB capacity. WD Passport Portable USB Drives were recently named one of the "Ten Coolest Products" by USA Today Now: Personal Technology magazine (Nov. 2005). With no need for a separate power supply (for most systems), WD Passport Portable USB Drives are easy to use anywhere - simply plug in and store.
Sony have come up with the world's first HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) PC, dubbed the "VAIO VGX-XL1 Digital Living System", but this not without the help of NVIDIA with their PureVideo equipped GeForce 6200 series GPU.
NVIDIA have the announcement over at their press room folks.
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)-LAS VEGAS, NV-JANUARY 5, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics technologies, today announced that the world's first HDMI PC from Sony Corporation, the VAIO VGX-XL1 Digital Living System, is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce® 6200 graphics processing unit (GPU) featuring NVIDIA PureVideo technology.
Over the last couple of years, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has emerged as the connection standard for HDTV and the consumer electronics market. HDMI is the first and only digital interface to combine uncompressed high-definition video and multi-channel audio, as well as intelligent format and command data in a single digital interface.
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Another nifty gadget has just been unveiled from X-Micro in the "TV-BAR USB TV Tuner". Sized and shaped not all too different to your usual USB pen drive, this little wonder provides easy radio and digital HDTV tuning (and recording) capabilities by means of USB connectivity. For the full scoop, check the announcement here folks.
Taipei, October 15, 2005 - X-Micro Technology Corp. announced its new TV-BAR, a mini digital TV tuner that's the size of a regular USB flash drive. The TV-BAR tuner plugs into a USB port to turn a personal computer into a digital TV/Radio receiver and recorder. Watch TV live on a computer monitor, and record sports, news, and entertainment onto the computer's hard disk; then burn the recorded programs onto DVD. Never miss a program with the TV-BAR's scheduled recording feature.
The TV-BAR lets users enjoy the crispness and detail of HDTV, providing higher resolution and a superior viewing experience compared to analog. Fully compliant with the DVB-T digital terrestrial protocol, the TV-BAR provides reception of DVD quality TV images and sound. The TV-BAR also lets users listen to digital terrestrial radio on their PC.
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Several announcements were made from GeIL yesterday as they provide details of their PC2-6400 DDR2 Value series modules (w/ timings of 5-5-5-15), PC2-5300 DDR2 Ultra series modules (w/ timings of 3-4-4-8), and also a new addition to their DAViD series in the "Extreme Performance Dual Channel USB Pen Drive", one of the fastest flash USB drives available (alongside OCZ's first released dual-channel Rally offering). For press release details and images on each, right-click/save as on the below links.
Dual Channel Pen Drive:-
Taipei, Taiwan, September 2005. GeIL is proud to announce the release of the all new DAViD 100 Series - Extreme Performance Dual Channel USB Pen Drive. Clocking at 198X (30Mb/sec Read & 20Mb/sec Write speed)**, it is one of the world's fastest flash USB drives available.
The ingenious implementation of adopting Dual Channel technology into flash USB drive allows one channel of the flash to be dedicated to read and the other dedicated to write. Squeezing out maximum performance and enhanced stability while transferring data at insance speed.
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OCZ have made headlines today with an announcement supporting the release of their new Rally flash drive which is said to be the fastest USB 2.0 flash drive on the market, thanks to the implementation of "dual channel" technology. This zippy little storage unit will be available for purchase in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB sizes.
OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supply solutions, is excited to announce the release of the fastest USB 2.0 Flash Drive on the market. The high performance OCZ Rally Flash Drive implements leading edge Dual Channel Technology to deliver the high-speed data transfer rates that are needed by today's enthusiasts and professionals on-the-go.
Prior to OCZ Technology's decision to enter the flash media market, flash drive technology did not offer above-average performance-a requirement OCZ has of all our products. After determining the advantages flash drive dual channel technology, OCZ knew they could offer the first high performance flash drive to deliver truly superior data transfer rates.
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GIGABYTE have just dished out a new and improved variant of their bluetooth USB adapter which now has a wireless range of up to 100 metres along with some minor cosmetical tweaks. You can get to all the details on the new GN-BTD02 Bluetooth USB Adapter within GIGABYTE's official PR here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan December 27th 2004 - GIGABYTE Technology®, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, today announced its shipment of the GIGABYTE Bluetooth USB Adapter (GN-BTD02). The GN-BTD02 is GIGABYTE's second generation Bluetooth USB adapter featuring beefed up wireless range, now up to 100 meters and an eye-catching silver finish casing with deep wine colored accents. Simply connect the GN-BTD02 Bluetooth USB Adapter to the USB port of your Desktop or Laptop PC and enjoy the freedom and convenience of Bluetooth wireless technology.