Archive for September, 2009

Microsoft is introducing a new anti-malware service called Microsoft Security Essentials. Available free of charge for genuine Windows-based PCs.

Microsoft Security Essentials is designed to help protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software.

The product requires no registration, trials or renewals and is available for download via http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials .

Microsoft Security Essentials is compatible with Windows XP SP2 or SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7 including Windows XP mode on both x32 and x64 PCs.

Wireless charging with Dell Latitude Z

Posted: September 29, 2009 in Tech

Dell has announced the Latitude Z. The Z is a 16-inch ultra-thin “preppy” notebook with some firsts for the the industry.

The Latitude Z is the first laptop to offer wireless docking and “inductive charging.” It can be recharged without a power cord just by placing it in a special docking station

The Latitude Z also comes with an always-on function that allows instant access to email and the Internet, and offers a screen frame that is touch-sensitive and can be used to launch applications and scroll through Web pages.

Reports indicated that Apple is supporting Intel in its development of Light Peak technology, a fibre optic interface offers speeds of up to 10Gbits/sec and could be used to replace various types of PC connector – USB, FireWire, display – with a single port.

Intel demonstrated a Windows 7 PC connected to a monitor that was 40 feet away using a Light Peak cable.

According to reports, Apple is already planning to incorporate Light Peak in a number of future products, allowing it to use only a single port on products such as Mac Minis, iPhones and more.

Warner Music Group has signed a deal with Google owned video sharing service YouTube. This deal would now see content from Warner stable appearing on the YouTube service.

Green Day, U2, Madonna are some of the artists who are signed up with Warner Music Group. Music videos of these artists would soon be available on YouTube.

YouTube pays a percentage of ad revenues generated on these videos with the content provider.

Acer introduces Ferrari One Netbook

Posted: September 29, 2009 in Tech

Acer has unveiled its 11-inch widescreen Ferrari One Netbook which is powered by an AMD Athlon X2 L310 dual-core processor.

The Ferrari One Netbook, which is based on AMD’s second-generation ultra-thin platform, is equipped with 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive and will provide a 1,366 by 768 resolution in addition to Radeon HD 3200 graphics adaptor, wi-fi and Bluetooth and 3G for access to mobile broadband.

WD introduced its smaller, smarter and more secure My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac ultra-portable external hard drives featuring WD’s new WD SmartWare software and equipped with hardware-based encryption. The new My Passport drives are more than 20 percent smaller than the previous generation My Passport.

The new My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac drives are offered in capacities ranging from 320 GB to 1 TB and come in a range of colors including Pacific Blue, Real Red, Cool Silver, Midnight Black, and Arctic White.

WD also unveils their new WD Mini-TV, an easy, affordable way to supersize your digital media on your big screen TV. Simply connect the player to your TV, plug a USB drive into the player and you’re ready to enjoy all your digital media in DVD quality playback, including RealVideo.

Creative reveals new speaker packages

Posted: September 27, 2009 in Tech

Creative recently unveils their new speaker packages – Inspire T3130, the 5.1-channel T6160 and Gigaworks T3.

The Creative Inspire T6160 5.1 speakers. With classic styling and ease of use, this speaker system delivers immersive multi-channel surround sound – cutting-edge technology that is a hallmark of Creative’s renowned audio expertise. With a powerful subwoofer and five satellite speakers, you’ll get explosive bass and positional audio for more accurate gaming and engaging movies.

The Creative Inspire T3130 is a 2.1 speaker system that features the Creative Image Focusing Plate (IFP) design which improves sonic directivity and imaging while preserving tonal accuracy. You can also fine-tune your audio preferences by accessing the wired remote control and bass control easily on the subwoofer.

The GigaWorks T3 is a premium 2.1 speaker setup that combines a perfect blend of quality and elegance to deliver precise hi-fi quality audio like no other.

Creative also launched the Creative Vado HD