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How's this for "wow" material. A uni student in India thinks he has found a way to store up to a whopping 450GB of data onto............wait for it.......................A PIECE OF PAPER!
Abideen, who hails from the Kerala, India, claims that that his Rainbow system is better than a binary storage because instead of using ones and zeros to represent data, Abideen uses geometric shapes such as squares and hexagons to represent data patterns. Color is also used in the system to represent other data elements. According to Abideen, all that's required to read the Rainbow prints is a scanner and specialized software.
Though in very early stages of development, there doesnt appear to be anything major getting in the way of this yet to be proven technology.
For the full rundown on it have a read of this article over at the DailyTech peeps.
According to a report from the Arab News, a university technology student named Sainul Abideen has invented a method of storing massive amounts of digital data on a plain piece of paper that he claims could store many times the capacity of the best Blu-ray or HD-DVD discs. In fact, Abideen says that his Rainbow technology can enable him to store from 90 to 450GB on a piece of paper. As far as a real life demonstration of a 450GB paper goes, the technology still needs development.
ProLink have just further complimented their PixelView PlayTV family of digital TV capture cards with the PixelView PlayTV Cinema BX1500 and BX2500 models. Both cards are designed for the pci-e x1 interface and are fully Vista certified in both 32bit and 64bit environments.
For full details on them including a specs sheet, have a read of the official PR here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan -- World leading VGA & Multimedia manufacturer, PROLINK Microsystems Corporation today announces "PlayTV Cinema BX1500 and PlayTV Cinema BX2500". They are hi-tech products with the next generation interface "PCI-ExpressX1" and Windows Vista certification. PCI-Expressx1 interface provides greater bandwidth to direct data flow quickly and shows high definition resolution. Then, Microsoft Windows Vista integrates multimedia function into PC or Notebook. PixelView PlayTV Cinema series have been certified for Windows Vista 32 bit/ 64 bit. We get ready to bring PC users to experience the next generation technology.
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Been saving up for a nice big widescreen TV? Might want to consider one of these bad boys from Philips. They've just announced 2 new ones today, the LCD based 47PF9441D and plasma based 63PF9631D, each 47" and 63" respectively. They'll both also handle 1080p resolutions... MMmmmm yummy!
For full details incl. pricing, grab the official PR here folks.
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Philips introduced today at the Electronic House Expo (EHX) a 47" LCD 1080p television, along with a 63" Plasma model. As the demand for flat-panel TVs continues to escalate to new heights, Philips' new 47PF9441D and 63PF9631D FlatTV sets offer consumers expanded sizes for larger than life entertainment.
The future of television is flat, with DisplaySearch estimating that approximately 79 percent of overall TV sales in volume will be flat in 2008. That figure climbs to almost 92 percent in 2010. Additionally, DisplaySearch indicated that Philips is the leader in LCD TV sales worldwide.
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KWorld have just launched a neat little portable USB TV stick capable of displaying both digital and analog TV signals with the added benefit of such features as time-shifting, scheduled recording in power-off mode, and picture-in-picture.
Taipei, Taiwan (TechMessenger) -- KWorld Computer Co., Ltd., one of the leading makers of TV tuners, launched the modish and exclusive hybrid slider TV stick, DVB-T 320U. The semi-transparent, arc, and slider cover represents the taste and style of the users. This slider cover designs not only for decoration, but also for avoiding to miss the cover or eaten by kids.
The size of DVB-T 320U slider TV stick is as small as only half a credit card. It is very easy to take it from home to work, or bring it in any business trip. This portable TV stick assists users to enjoy fully entertainment in a stylish way!
Besides, though KWorld hybrid DVB-T 320U TV stick is small, it still carries with complete functions, including watch digital or analog TV utilizing just one device, Time-Shifting, S.R.P.O (Scheduled Recording in Power-Off Mode), PIP (Picture-in-Picture), etc, which means users won't miss any favorite TV show or football game anymore!
"VidaBox LLC", a company reknowned for innovative media center PCs have just announced the world's first combined Dual HD-DVD *and* Blu-Ray media center systems. No problems with varying formats here! The Dual HD "LUX" and "MAX" systems also feature HDCP-compliant outputs, dual analog / HDTV tuners and much more.
For full details, have a read of the supporting press release on VidaBox's website.
"The Dual HD LUX & MAX systems are perfect for those who can appreciate convenience, high-fidelity audio, and high-quality video performance in a single, easy-to-use package," says Steven Cheung, co-founder of VidaBox. "High definition is the new video standard, and many customers want the ability to play both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs. Combining that ability with the attractive, rich feature set of media center allows everyone to conveniently use the VidaBox as the center of all their digital entertainment needs. There's no need to buy two separate high definition disc players, nor is there a need to use a PVR/TiVo®, stereo, DVD player, etc. when everything - TV, movies, music, pictures, and more - can be easily accessed from a single remote at the touch of a button."
NVIDIA have made an announcement today highlighting the use of their PureVideo HD technology (a feature of their GeForce lineup) to deliver HD DVD content across many of HP's current range of desktop and notebook PCs.
Check out the press material here folks.
SANTA CLARA, CA-SEPTEMBER 29, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that NVIDIA GeForce® graphics processing units (GPUs) featuring PureVideo HD technology are powering the outstanding HD DVD experience delivered on some of the latest HP consumer desktop and notebook PCs. The new PureVideo HD-equipped PCs from HP enable consumers to enjoy HD DVD movies with superb clarity in high definition.1
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