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Daily News Round #1 for March 4, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for March 4, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Mar 4, 2005 6:16 am

- Ultra-Wideband Wireless Goodies On The Way

Intel have today announced significant progress with their "Ultra-Wideband" wireless technology which will be capable of transferring data at up to 480mbps wirelessly within a 10 metre range. The Wireless USB specification is expected to be completed at the end of March and the MBOA medium access controller (MAC) is scheduled to be completed by midyear.) Complete details here folks.


INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2005 - Intel Corporation today updated its progress driving the development of a complete, standards-based, common platform for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology. Updates include the completion of key technical specifications and the merger of the WiMedia Alliance and Multi-band OFDM Alliance (MBOA) industry groups to drive the standardisation and adoption of UWB.


UWB is a wireless technology designed to transmit data within short range (up to 10 metres) at very high bandwidths (up to 480Mbps) while using little power. It is ideally suited for wirelessly transferring high-quality multimedia content such as videos, between consumer electronic devices and computer peripherals. One of the main advantages of UWB is it does not interfere with other wireless technologies already in use such as Wi-Fi*, WiMAX* and cellular wide-area communications.


- ATI - Video 101 White paper


For those of you who may have missed it, Terry Makedon of ATI developed a PDF document some time ago outlaying the the top 10 tips on how to use their driver suite efficiently and effectively. A terrific readup for those not all too familar with the many options and features lying within the control panel/center area. Today brings us the second part of the CATALYST team's effort in helping to make things clearer for you, this time providing a refresher on video basics in a descriptive yet easy to understand fashion. I'm sure there's some interesting content in here for everyone.


Just wanted to let you guys know about Part 2, (Part 1 being the CATALYST top 10 guide) of the CATALYST team's effort in helping end users better understand graphics technology.


This time the high-lighted document is a Video 101 white paper I've written that is highly recommended reading for anyone who wants a refresher on video basics. While I was trying to brush on my understanding of video technology I found it really difficult finding a document that clearly answered all of the questions I had; it either made no sense to me, or required a PhD in electrical engineering. So basically to make a long story short, and after a lot of work I've written this video white paper that I hope people will find useful.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- ASUS VENTO 3600 Dream Gaming Case @ Barrys-Rigs-N-Reviews
- CPU Decoder Ring Updated @ Tech Report
- PowerColor Theatre 550 Pro @ ByteSector
- A4Tech NB-30 Battery Free Wireless Optical Mouse @ TweakNews
- Razer eXactMat Mousing Surface @ HWLogic
- Swissbit's 2 Gig Twist Pro Flash Drive @ TechTastic
- Logisys Janus Case @ CoolTechZone
- ATI Shares Technology, Tools and Expertise at Game Developers Conference @ Anandtech


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