Discover a more immersive media experience with the new StudioTM XPSTM 8000 desktop, designed to keep you front and center of all the action.
* NEW Intel® CoreTM i5 and CoreTM i7 processors
* Transform your games into an eye-popping experience with optional 3D.
* Stunning, high-performance graphics with NVIDIA® GeForce® up to 1.8GB.
With the introduction of new Intel CPUs comes the introduction of new rigs, and you can bet that Dell has been champing at the bit to unveil these two beauties. The new Studio XPS 8000 and 9000 machines are amongst the first from the Round Rock powerhouse to include Intel's minty fresh Core i5 and Core i7 processors, with the 8000 aimed squarely at mid-range users who'd prefer a smaller case. Both rigs can be equipped with some pretty decent innards, with up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, room for dual internal hard drives, eight USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA socket, 350W power supply and an optional TV tuner available. Graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA are also available (ATI's HD 3450; NVIDIA's GT220, GTS240 and GTX260), and if you're really feeling crazy, a Blu-ray drive can also be slotted in. Both rigs can be ordered up today, with the 8000 starting at $799 and the 9000 requiring at least $1,999 to bring home.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced the availability of YouTube™ on select Samsung Blu-ray players. Owners of the BD-P1600, BD-P3600 or BD-P4600 Blu-ray players will be able to enjoy user-generated content on YouTube by uploading the value-added service at no additional cost. The new service will be on display publicly at Samsung Booth #925 at CEDIA EXPO 2009, taking place September 10-13 in Atlanta, Ga.
When connected to a wired or wireless internet connection, Samsung Blu-ray players deliver a wealth of online entertainment at the user’s fingertips. YouTube can be easily accessed by simply pressing a button on the remote control from the main screen. One can choose to watch the most popular or highly rated videos. Videos can also be searched via a mobile phone-like on-screen key pad. The categories listed make the user experience very similar to that on the website.
The addition of YouTube underscores Samsung’s strong commitment to meeting consumers’ rapidly evolving desire to enjoy a vast array of multimedia content at home. Samsung’s advanced technology makes this possible by delivering an all-in-one solution that not only plays Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs but also provides access to streaming movies and now millions of user-generated videos from YouTube.
Medion has stepped into the pocket camcorder race with a ruggedised version, taking an action stance against the likes of Flip Ultra HD and the Creative Vado HD.
With a 2-inch LCD display, the funky looking action camcorder will give you 720p quality MOV files on the 90MB of internal memory, or more likely on an SDHC card via the expansion slot.
It Weighs 85g and measuring 65 x 105 x 23mm.
an added bonus it will also take low-resolution still photos and play some Mp3 files.
With USB and HDMI connections, you can play back content on your PC or HDTV directly and an internal li-ion battery provides the juice.
It will cost you not more than $200.
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Microsoft annouced a new webcam dubbed as "cinema". The LifeCam (also known as the Cinema) can shoot in HD resolution with 720p (1280 x 720 at 30 frames per second). It can record video footage a little better than the average, run-of-the-mill webcams that you can get at your local Wal-Mart. Of course, you will need a dual core 1.6GHz processor in order to get this thing to work, and that is just the minimum. Microsoft recommends 3GHz, as well as 2GB worth of memory. I just thought I would get all that fine print out of the way before I talked about all the other features.
For example, it has a glass lens (as opposed to the plastic that most aforementioned average webcams use), auto-focus, aluminum housing, noise-canceling microphone, and it syncs very will with Windows Live Messenger with a Windows Live call button.
In short, it appears that Microsoft has created a finer model for the webcam connoisseur, and it can be purchased on September 9th for a price of $79.99. Maybe you can purchase it at one of those Microsoft retail stores, as soon as they open.
Source: Coolest Gadgets
D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today expanded its leadership role in the development of energy-saving networking products and initiatives with the introduction of the first Green managed switch - the D-Link Green™ 16-port Managed Gigabit Switch (DGS-3200-16).
D-Link Green Technology automatically detects a device link status and reduces the power usage of ports that are not linked. When detecting a link down, the DGS-3200-16 can save up to 14.28% in power usage without sacrificing network performance.
In addition, the DGS-3200-16 switch includes a smart fan that has heat sensors that maintains the temperature of the device for optimum performance. The fan turns off by default and automatically turns on when the system operation temperature reaches or surpasses 95°F to reduce noise pollution and energy consumption. D-Link Green technology has enabled its managed switch products to provide an environmentally friendly solution.
As the first company to introduce Green networking solutions, D-Link now offers a complete line of Green Technology products, including switches, Wi-Fi routers, network attached storage (NAS), Internet-enabled digital photo frames and, coming soon, new D-Link Green™ Powerline network adapters.
"Public awareness and legislative action worldwide have created demands for improvements in energy efficiency for networking equipment," said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link Systems, Inc. "D-Link is committed to taking the lead in developing innovative, power-saving networking technology that is ideal for both home and business environments, yet doesn't add extra costs or sacrifice performance."
D-Link has launched a new website, www.dlinkgreen.com, that outlines the company's Green initiatives, such as conserving energy, protecting the environment from harmful substances and reducing waste by using recyclable packaging. The site also provides an overview of D-Link Green technology that provides eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance.
In addition, D-Link has instituted a program to which all of its Green solutions must comply before being labeled D-Link Green. In order to qualify, products must adhere to requirements that:
Price and Availability
The DGS-3200-16 L2 Gigabit managed switch is expected to be available by Q2 of from D-Link's vast network of value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and distributors, and at the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com.