The company says its 27-inch curved LCD display provides a more immersive viewing experience for PC gaming and video streaming.
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Cisco is preparing for the post-PC era by making its video conferencing solutions more mobile and virtual.
Valve's Steam portal has helped keep PC gaming alive, providing a new distribution model as disc sales and retail shelf space have diminished. Now the company may be working with partners on a new device that could compete with video game consoles -- and maybe an entire gaming ecosystem that might change the face of PC gaming.
Windows 8 is coming this year, Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be out later this month, and the burning question is: does anybody care? ZDNet editor and long-time Linux proponent Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims Windows 8 will be DOA. Meanwhile, ZDNet Government and DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz (who claims all operating systems annoy him to one degree or another), claims Windows 8 is here to stay, that it matters for "real work," and so will Windows 9. In this video, originally presented as a live webcast on Feburary 15, 2012, here two opposing views on whether Windows is still relevant in a world where iPads, Android devices, and even Linux are grabbing more and more consumer attention:Discover why SJVN (as he's known to the blog-o-sphere) claims that the new Windows Metro user-interface is already stillborn and why Windows is just no longer relevant.Explore why Gewirtz (who recently vowed to move his servers back to Windows, with mixed technical results, and thousands of crazed ZDNet comments), claims that Windows is here to stay, new Microsoft UIs are often imperfect at first, and the Microsoft juggernaut will not be defeated.Learn about why the Post-PC era isn't really here yet and why most productive people can't really survive without a desktop PC or laptop.If you use computers in your business, Windows will be a factor. Don't miss this video featuring CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberdefense experts, and ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, one of America's most-read technology journalists.Bring popcorn. Three ugly, middle-aged men argue about operating systems. It just doesn't get any better than this! Sparks will fly and there will be fireworks
Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) isn't the only solution for streaming video from PC to TV. The Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) standard is increasingly popular for transmitters you can plug into a PC, game console, tablet or phone to send video to up to four TV screens and projectors at once (and more in the future).
Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.
Software allows businesses to create team profiles that help make online chat more personal and extends communications options beyond chat to voice, video and email.
Cameraphones are now the main way that consumers share photos, rather than by email, according to a survey of 2,000 British and American consumers by Futuresource Consulting. The results are frequently viewed on a laptop or netbook PC by UK consumers, though "consumers in the USA tend to use the desktop PC," the company says.
NYU prof Clay Shirky said that it will fall to the IT department to make social networking strategic---just like the PC, laptop and email.
What would you say to a stranger who walked up to you and asked for your sexual preference, phone number, and email address? Watch this video and see what you think!
Last year Hotmail introduced what it calls 'dynamic' email tools; if you get a message with links to photos, videos, office documents, parcel delivery status or a few other useful things, you see them live in your email — thumbnails of the images instead of links to online photo sites, a player for video links, whether your parcel has been delivered already. Xobni's new gadgets bring something similar to Outlook — but for rather more services — based on OpenSocial.
We're at an interesting tipping point between mobile technology, email and video partly brought about by odd business decisions.I've been using Flip video cameras to record discovery in interviews all last week and will be using them again this week with the participants permission; as I've previously discussed here they are a useful way of taking notes.
Adobe launched its Flash Player 10.2 with hardware accelerated video. The gist is that Adobe says it can now deliver video more efficiently with less strain on your PC.
In the a video, RIM highlighted a BlackBerry Bridge to keep your PlayBook tablet from downloading email all day.
The Android version of LogMeIn Ignition has been optimized for use on larger screen tablets, and in this video I demonstrate using the 7-inch Galaxy Tab to run a Mac and a PC solely by touch.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and VP Mike Anjiulo demo new Windows 7 PC form factors, including a new Acer touch-sensitive laptop and a new convertible laptop/tablet from Samsung.
Asus has expanded its Eee PC series with the 1015PN netbook, which boasts a stellar battery life and HD video playback.
Verizon launches Flex View movie streaming app for FiOS subscribers' Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile devices
Verizon's FiOS TV service is branching out to mobile devices, just unleashing the Flex View video on demand app for Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile handhelds. It gives FiOS subscribers the ability to rent or purchase movies from FiOS's collection of titles (the app itself is free) and watch them not only on phones, but also on your PC or your HDTV.
When you buy a discrete Nvidia graphics card as an add-on for your PC, you're actually buying a retail model sold by one of the company's partners, like Asus or EVGA. That is, unless you stop by your local Best Buy, where you can now obtain Nvidia video cards that are being sold under the Nvidia brand itself.
Dell showed its forthcoming Inspiron Duo Tablet at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2010) but it would be nice if it called it the Dell Flip, or at least the Dell Transformer. It’s a convertible -- it works either as a netbook PC or as an entertainment tablet -- but takes a different approach to swivelling the screen, as show in the video below.
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