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Yamaha Releases Two New Receivers with Support for HDMI 1.3a and 1080p Upscaling

Submitted by lalit on August 7, 2007 - 2:19am.

Yamaha today announced two new receivers RX-V3800 and RX-V1800 with support for lossless Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD. The receiver comes with Yamaha’s Cinema DSP processing engine that supports video upscaling to 1080p and HDMI 1.3a. The receiver also has Ethernet connection for accessing Internet radio, music files on PC and company’s MusicCAST audio system server. iPod and XM radio support can be gained with help of external adapters. The RX-V1800 supports 130watt x 7 and would cost you $1299.95 and the higher end RX-V3800 supports 140watt x 7 and will set you back by  $1699.95.

The Display that Adjusts Pixels According to Viewing Angle

Submitted by lalit on August 7, 2007 - 2:16am.

Researchers Wayne Cheng and Chih-Nan Wu at Photonics and Display Institute, National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan have developed a new system that allows the LCD to alter its pixels based on the viewer’s location. A camera in the system tracks viewers eye and sends the feed back to a software that adjusts the orientation of liquid crystals in the display and the power feed to light emitting diodes behind each crystal. This process results in a sharp and clear picture regardless of your position and viewing angle. At present the display only works for one person and can be useful for doctors and surgeons who use LCD’s to views medical images.

Get your iPhone unlocked for $96

Submitted by lalit on August 7, 2007 - 2:13am.

Hackers in Europe claim that they have unlocked the iPhone using a SIM reader and writer and a blank SIM card to obtain full calling and SMS capabilities. The total cost to do this process is $96. One of the Hackintosh forum members who says that he tested the hack on the Orange UK network, call in/out and SMS in/out worked fine.

Rumor: Apple to Release 16 GB Flash based iPod Video.

Submitted by lalit on August 7, 2007 - 2:10am.

According to Digitimes, Apple is about to unveil a flash based iPod video in September, which will increase the NAND flash shortage. The new iPod will have 16GB storage and the rest of the specs are still unknown.

Full article here: Digitimes

Nokia to Support Microsoft’s PlayReady DRM

Submitted by lalit on August 7, 2007 - 2:06am.

Nokia has licensed Microsoft’s new PlayReady DRM for its upcoming S60 and S40 platform based Cell phones. According to Nokia this deal will add to and extend Nokia’s existing copy protection by including Windows Media DRM 10 and Open Alliance Mobile DRM. There is no information whether Nokia will support Windows Media DRM or not, in its ‘rumored’ online music and mobile content store. The thing that amazes me most is that Nokia has licensed Windows Media DRM after Microsoft itself has not supported it in its Zune music player business.

Apple to Bring Macintosh in Spotlight at Tuesday’s Event

Submitted by lalit on August 7, 2007 - 2:00am.

Apple is scheduled to hold a press event at its corporate headquarters on Tuesday at 10am, Apple has described the event as Mac-centric and that it will focus only on upcoming Mac products. Despite all the attention to iPod and iPhone, Mac market share has doubled in past two years. Now the question remains about what Apple is going to announce tomorrow at its press event. Apple’s events are normally platforms for announcement of new and upcoming products.  According to Crum "Apple has already upgraded its MacBook, so the event will likely include new versions of the desktop Mac line, which Apple hasn't fully upgraded since September of last year. However, there is some speculation that Apple could be on the verge of releasing a new notebook that runs on flash memory instead of a traditional hard-disk drive".
Despite whatever the analysts say we believe there will be no flash based notebook coming from Apple this year. We do think that Apple can release a sub 4-pound notebook and we are sure that they will release the new iMac

iMac Pics Leaked on Net

Submitted by lalit on August 6, 2007 - 3:56am.

Rumor is going around that the pics above are front and back of all new Aluminum iMac which, Apple is going to release on 7th August. The picture looks like photoshopped version of Apple's Cinema Display. Let wait and see what Apple releases on 7th August, rumors definitely indicate towards a all new iMac design.

Meizu M8 will be Launched by mid 2008

Submitted by lalit on August 3, 2007 - 3:05am.

Meizu has been showing the pics of the iPhone knockoff for more the 7 months but it looks like they won’t be selling them before mid 2008. Plus the latest rumors suggest that it wouldn’t be for $299 but will cost more then $400. The biggest attraction (low price) of the phone has already started to fade out. The phone will come with a 667Mhz CPU, 128MB of RAM, GSM, 3.4” VGA touch screen, Bluetooth and Wi-FI. Not just the image of the phone but the specs looks almost same as iPhone, the only problem is it will be late by a year.

Kohjinsha’s UMPC with SSD for Preorder Tomorrow

Submitted by lalit on August 3, 2007 - 3:03am.

Kohijimsha’s UMPC/ Tablet will get a 32GB SSD option in place of standard hard drive. The other specs will remain the same with 7” 1024x600 resolution display, Intel A100 processor, 1GB of RAM, 1.3 mega pixel integrated web cam, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There is no word how much the price will increase with SSD option but that should be known soon enough.

Creative Zen V Plus Gets Upgraded to 16GB

Submitted by lalit on August 3, 2007 - 3:00am.

Creative has rolled out 16GB Zen V Plus Mp3 player, presently it is only available in Singapore. Feature wise there is no change to the Zen V Plus and it’s selling for $399.99 (SGD) that’s around $260 at present exchange rate. We hope that just like last time when Creative spruced up the Zen V Plus from 4 GB to 8GB back in September of 2006, we will very soon see the player released in United States.