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View Article  bring out your dead...Quack
pple has asked owners of its 15in MacBook Pro notebook who bought their machine between February and May 2006 to ...   more »
View Article  HDMI Standard evolves

While talking in the office James mentioned that there was going to be yet another leap in the HDMI Standard, ...   more »

View Article  The strange things that turn up in your log files
I was doing a bit of house keeping on my webserver this afternoon and came across the very strange entry ...   more »
View Article  Image processing the microsoft way

Photosynth is a new image processing technology from Microsoft that takes a collection of images (say, of a famous ...   more »
View Article  Oh the Joys of ordering online
On Friday I ordered a USB tv tuner for my new pc. I did the normal web search for the ...   more »
View Article  Digital music player for the serious
Wi-fi music player gets serious

it plays
for Compressed formats (MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MusePack, WMA), Uncompressed formats (AIFF, WAV, PCM) and of course Lossless Formats (Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless)

It seem they really have up'd their game and not compromised with any of the parts or connectors in this one and at $1,999 (£1,079)  is not that too pricey for the audiophile pockets.

Manufactures website
View Article  AMD to buy graphics vendor ATI for $5.4B
It’s a TLA Day, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has agreed to buy Canadian
graphics chip vendor ATI Technologies Inc. for about $5.4 billion in cash
and stock, the companies announced today.

Rumors that AMD would buy ATI have circulated for a couple of months. If
approved, the deal will add significantly to AMD's product line, bringing in
a lineup of cutting-edge graphics chips and chip sets that include
integrated graphics capabilities. Much like the Intel line up
View Article  How to fry an egg... on an Apple MacBook

Now we know why Apple's notebooks run hot - the company wants you to own a computer you can cook ...   more »

View Article  ContentAgent 2.1
James the CTO of Root6 Technology post in his blog

ContentAgent 2.1 has just gone into the final stages of testing.  Some of the new features include:

CropperCapture[3]Avid MXF Writing Enhacements

  • Support for 28:1, 15:1 and 14:1 JFIF resolutions in PAL and NTSC
  • Insertion of Timecode metadata intro resulting MXF file

General Enhancements

  • Enhanced support for running ContentAgent on “Full” Windows XP (as well as XP Embedded)
  • On-screen keyboards throughout UI CropperCapture[12]
  • Touchscreen support in workflow designer
  • Template import from ContentAgent v1.3
  • Enhanced performance for browsing folders with large number of files
  • Improvements to the licensing system

Capture Enhancements

  • Visual adjustments for video cropping boarders
  • Input Proc Amp controls for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Colour Gain, Colour Balance, Gamma
  • Vertical blanking support for handling 608 line capture (PAL) and 512 line (NTSC)
  • Improved input video format detection
  • Live capture for a set time period

Image sequence creation

  • Platinum Transcode engine can now transcode video to BMP, JPEG, TIFF, Targa, PNG, JPEG2000 and DPX file sequences CropperCapture[15]

MPEG Multiplexing Workflow node

AutoCropping on still frame grabs

Export clip metadata as XML

This release will be available as a free-of-charge update to all on software maintenance.

View Article  You call is important to us!
How important, so important that we don't answer your call and when we do we cut you off. So more hold music at the back of the queue when you call back.

Isn't it wonderful when people don't do there job and promise you that they will sort it, rearraging a delivery for the day you can make rather than a day when you can't, are you listening Dell Customer Service.

Have you ever though about asking your staff to do what they say to customers. I won't name and shame yet but if a company is judged by the way it treats it customers through customer service the Dell has poor third world customer service,
View Article  Courier Companies

I've always wondered by courier companies never ring the person they are going to delivery to before they send the ...   more »

View Article  German archivists have found a way to store and access digital data for centuries -- convert it to analog.

The data pool in the universe is continuously growing. More and more information is being saved digitally on CDs and DVDs -- but these thin silver disks have a life-span of only about five years. That may be sufficient for the average user at home or work, but archives and libraries face the threat of massive loss.


At the end of June, specialists gathered for a colloquium in the library at the University of Stuttgart. They met to conclude the so called ARCHE project, which sought a long-term solution for storing digital data -- and found one.


View Article  Tomorrow is D-day
 Tuesday is D-Day for Windows 98, 98 SE and ME users. After some extensions, Microsoft is finally ending its association ...   more »
View Article  PlayStation 2 in VAT Sting
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd  have been caught by the TaxMan They have been calling the Playstation 2 machines as ...   more »
View Article  Sky launches its text to record service
Sky has launched a service allowing customers to text their Sky+ boxes from anywhere in the world, instructing it to ...   more »
View Article  Microsoft will be the sole supplier of Engine Control Units to Formula 1.
beginning in 2008, Microsoft will be the sole supplier of Engine Control Units to Formula 1. Apparently, moving to ...   more »
View Article  WiMAX in the UK. Here's why it won't fly

This article is from old friend Steve KennedyThe Article is from the great technology news service

WiMAX is ...   more »