Archive for September 27, 2009

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

Intel Launches New TV-Oriented Sodaville

Posted: September 27, 2009 in Tech

Intel has unveiled its new media processor designed to integrate internet access into digital television receivers, DVD players and set top boxes (STB).

The CE4100 processor, formerly codenamed “Sodaville,” is the first 45nm-manufactured consumer electronics (CE) SoC based on Intel architecture. It supports Internet and broadcast applications on one chip, and has the processing power and audio/video components necessary to run rich media applications such as 3D graphics.

The CE4100 processor can deliver speeds up to 1.2GHz while offering lower power and a small footprint to help decrease system costs. It also supports hardware decode of up to two 1080p video streams and advanced 3-D graphics and audio standards. The CE SoC contains a display processor, graphics processor, video display controller, transport processor, a dedicated security processor and general I/O including SATA-300 and USB 2.0.

Twitter Confirms $100M Additional Funding

Posted: September 27, 2009 in Tech

Twitter Inc. confirmed that the closely-held microblogging service has secured a new round of funding from investors including mutual fund giant T. Rowe Price.

However, Twitter, in a posting on a company Web site, did not comment on the size of the funding round, which was reportedly $100 million. Reports also said the round valued Twitter, which has yet to solidify a revenue model, at $1 billion.

Yahoo Launching $100M Global Branding Blitz

Posted: September 27, 2009 in Tech

Yahoo unveiled a new branding campaign centered around personalization and connecting directly with consumers.

The Web company’s new tagline is, “It’s Y!ou”. Yahoo wants to make the Web personal and it is emphasizing the various ways it does that through the Yahoo home page, search, and individual properties.

Over the next 15 months, Yahoo plans to spend more than $100 million exporting the “It’s you” campaign to countries in every major region in the world.