Archive for September, 2008
Every once in a while, a technology company will develop a product outside of its traditional product line, just to meet consumer demands. (For an example, see Intel’s Dual-Core Pentium chip.)
So it is with the new Toshiba Satellite E105, which, at least appearance-wise, sticks out …
Orginal post by Michelle Thatcher
Toshiba's Atom-powered mini-notebook at Ceatec.
(Credit: Erica Ogg/CNET News)
CHIBA, Japan–Toshiba hopped onto the Netbook bandwagon here at Ceatec, announcing the NB110.
Design-wise, there’s nothing too remarkable about it. It resembles an Eee PC, with specs a mix amidst that and the HP Mini-Note: Intel Atom …
Orginal post by Erica Ogg
The new WD ShareSpace NAS server.
(Credit: Western Digital)
Western Digital (WD), introduced on Tuesday its all-new NAS server called ShareSpace. The server somewhat resembles the design of the company’s My Book external hard drives with easily accessible drive bays, eco-friendly hard drives, and quiet performance.
The new NAS
Orginal post by Dong Ngo
In a brief statement last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin announced the FCC will try to complete its review of two major wireless mergers by the end of the year. The goal, Martin said, is to reach a decision before a new president takes office in January.
The deals are Sprint’s proposed purchase of a 51 percent stake in a reconstituted Clearwire, and Verizon’s planned $28 billion purchase of Alltel. whether approved, the Alltel merger would manufacture Verizon the largest U.S. cellular carrier with roughly 80 million subscribers, versus AT&T’s 71.4 million.
According to Ross Rubin, director of industry analysis for The NPD Group, the FCC’s push to resolve the mergers has more to do with the marketplace than politics.
“I could understand why there would be some eagerness,” Rubin said, “since that is a launch of a new generation of wireless connectivity that can bring broadband to nearly [...]
Orginal post by dhiram
RealNetworks is feeling heat from the movie studios involving its just-released RealDVD software, and is firing back with a lawsuit.
RealDVD lets consumers store, manage and play DVDs on computers. Think of it as a DVD backup, since the software does not let users distribute copies of DVDs.
“RealDVD not only maintains the DVD’s native CSS encryption intact, it plus adds another layer of digital-rights-management encryption that effectively locks the DVD copy to the owner’s computer to ensure that the subject matter cannot be improperly copied or shared,” the company said. “RealDVD provides consumers with a great solution for the playback and management of their DVD collections while adding safety measure that is more robust than CSS.”
That’s how RealNetworks sees it. But Hollywood seems to have a different take. The company says the “major movie studios” have made threats, and RealNetworks has filed for a declaratory [...]
Orginal post by dhiram