Archive for April 29, 2009

Samsung unveils LED Full HD TVs

Posted: April 29, 2009 in Tech

Samsung has announced its new televisions the B7000 and B6000 series flat-panel LED high definition screens. These cutting-edge TVs use LEDs as their primary light source, rather than traditional Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL). By using LEDs, the entire line is highlighted by superior contrast ratios and color detail, ultra-thin and wall-friendly depths and substantial decreases in energy consumption.

The Samsung B7000 and B6000 Series also incorporate a wide selection of state-of-the-art picture quality enhancements and networking features for an optimal home entertainment experience, whether viewing TV shows, movies, playing video games or accessing an expansive range of multimedia from portable devices, PCs and the Internet.

Beyond online entertainment, Samsung’s LED HDTVs can also connect to a variety of other devices and content with ease. Included USB ports make viewing videos and photos from a camcorder, playing music from a media player or accessing multimedia files from a portable drive simple.

Benefits of using LEDs include ultra-high contrast ratios (1,000,000:1 and above), slim depths (less than 1.2 inches) that allow for more artful designs, plus increased energy savings, helping earn the TVs a coveted Eco-label mark from the European Union.

The LED HDTVs also include an optimized energy savings mode that adjusts the backlight and picture quality while continuing to produce smoother, more natural images.

In its continued mission to help start-up and medium businesses with their I.T. requirements, PLDT-SME Nation launches Negosyo Boost.

PLDT-SME Nation Vice President and Head Kat Luna-Abelarde explains that Negosyo Boost conveniently bundles both broadband connectivity and business-enabling hardware devices such as netbooks and printers into one package enabling SMEs to be more competitive.

PLDT-SME Nation’s Negosyo Boost comes in three packages – Negosyo Launch, Negosyo Advance, and Negosyo on the Go. The details of the packages are as follows:

Negosyo Launch Package components:
– Broadband internet – myDSL Biz
– Voice Biz
– Netbook
– Hewlett Packard 3-in-1 printer

* Monthly recurring fee = P3,000 * Non-recurring fee = P2,000

Negosyo Advance Package components:
– Broadband internet – myDSL Biz
– Mobile internet – WeRoam
– Netbook
– Hewlett Packard 3-in-1 printer

* Monthly recurring fee = P3,000 * Non-recurring fee = P2,000

Negosyo On-the-go Package components:
– Mobile internet – WeRoam
– Mobile Landline – (2 units) PLDT Landline Plus
– Netbook

* Monthly recurring fee = P3,000 * Non-recurring fee = P2,000

Booster Package A—–Add P400 monthly for MSI Wind U100LX Netbook
Booster Package B—–Add P800 monthly for HP Mini 1100 Netbook

Symantec Security Response has observed that malware writers joining spammers in leveraging the swine flu to reach unsuspecting computer users. While samples are extremely limited, this appears to be yet another attempt by hackers to leverage current events as lures to distribute their malware.

Some of the most common subject lines consumers should be aware of include:

– Mexico on edge as reports of swine flu cases climb
– UK monitoring swine flu outbreak
– UK probes ’17 swine flu reports’
– Global panic as swine flu spreads to Europe
– US declares emergency as Mexico flu death toll rises
– Probable Mexico swine flu death toll – 103: Minister
– Swine flu case confirmed in Spain
– Are you worried about flu outbreak?

Computer users are adviced to continue observing security best practices by keeping all security and other software up-to-date and exercise caution when opening suspicious files from unknown sources.

Acer Incorporated Chairman JT Wang is forecasting global shipments of 50 million netbooks in 2010, up around 100% from the anticipated 25 to 30 million netbooks forecast to ship in 2009.

Acer believes they will take a 40% to 50% market share in netbooks 2010, which has seen steady growth from 13.5 million units in 2008, to about 27.5 million units in 2009 and an expected 50 million in 2010.

Technology is playing a role in tracking of the Swine Flu. Google Map pinpoints every reported case of swine flu around the world. From Mexico to America to Spain to New Zealand, you can follow swine flu victims across the globe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Twitter page also gives out up-to-the-second information on the latest swine flu conference calls, respirator suggestions, and recommended antiviral drugs.