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China Announces CH-DVD Format

09/10/2007, It has been announced that China will have a different next-generation optical disc standard called CH-DVD. It has been developed by the Tsinghua University. CH-DVD is similar to HD-DVD, but uses Chinese intellectual property (IP). The 1080p-capable...

MCell HDD has 1GB of smart cache

09/05/2007, There seems to be some confusion about the DTS MCell Hard Drive. It has been described by many sites/blog as a hybrid Solid State Drive (SSD) because it uses 1GB of DDR memory. Tell me if I’m wrong but standard DDR memory (Double Data Rate, commonly...

Palm kills the Foleo – official

09/04/2007, After many recent rumors saying that the Foleo will ship “on time”, Palm has decided to kill the Foleo, its “mobile companion” project that we presented here in late May. Back then, I pointed out that there was no market for such a...

DivX’s Apple TV, but smarter

08/23/2007, We were lucky to be invited to DivX technology demo driven by DivX co-founder Jérôme Rota. The prototype presented was an efficient, low-cost, networked media player running at 720p resolution. The box itself was just an example of what...

Mice: A question of ergonomics?

11/07/2006, The first computer mouse was invented over four decades ago and was chosen to be the pointing device of choice at that time due to its simplicity and convenience, and ever since that fateful day, computer users all over the world have been using mice of...

We’re getting the (text) message, we just don’t care

09/06/2006, While browsing the web at home, I saw the “Why we don’t get the (text) message” article from Paul Kedrosky in Business 2.0. It begins with “Texting is insanely popular overseas, but practically nonexistent in the United States...

High-Tech Trash Talk

08/28/2006, As much as we love gadgets, a lot of us don’t know nearly enough about how to dispose of them properly (in an environment-friendly manner). When we heard about Elizabeth Grossman’s “High Tech Trash” book, we did seek a meeting with...

Ubergizmo Guide to Bootleg copies

06/16/2006, Piracy has long been the bane of many an industry – from game and music to software developers. This white collar crime has cost all 3 industries billions in revenue each year with the authorities always one step behind the pirates. Most, if not all...

Game Makers Support Blu-Ray, so what?

01/10/2005, The rally of game developer heavy weights such as Electronics Arts and Videndi Universal Games around Sony’s next generation DVD format Blu-Ray was largely commented in the press recently. I think that it was over-hyped. “The delivery of...