Subject: General Tech | January 5, 2010 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Skype is delving into HD video for it's VoIP calls, with the introduction of a 720p stream. Now the technical specifications for the system needed to run the new beta HD Skype are not too onerous; most laptops sport the hardware that is required. The kicker is the bandwidth needed to send 720p video, which is at least 1MB. Most ISPs offer download speeds well above that, but thanks to the popularity of asynchronous
DSL the upload speeds offered are usually under 1MB, even on the highest speed plans available.
Subject: General Tech | December 30, 2009 - 05:21 PM | Ryan Shrout
Do you ever have the need to play your Playstation 3 while walking around your house? Perhaps you need to take a bio break during a heated match of Modern Warfare 2: what's a dedicated gamer to do? The answer of course is to get one of these things: a remote display and control for the Playstation 3.
Subject: General Tech | December 29, 2009 - 10:25 PM | Jonathan Hung
The tech news is slowing down as the industry slowly recovers from a massive Egg Nog hangover... or is this the calm before the CES 2010 storm?
Christmas aftermath - It's always interesting to hear what readers of PC Per got for Christmas. If you got something really cool you'd like to share, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about it.
Subject: General Tech | December 29, 2009 - 06:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
Just not YOUR school. In this case, some students at Columbia University got to hear from CEO Steve Perlman about OnLive's upcoming game streaming technology. Someone was able to grab some video from the event and shared it with the world so we can all see how the tech works, what the user interface is like and how the iPhone will likely integrate into it.
This week we decided to take a break from the usual computer hardware reviews to evaluate a couple products for creative artists and graphics professionals from a well-known company called Wacom. Wacom was kind enough to send us two products from their line of digital art tablets that meet a wide range of free-hand artist's needs and desires. We received a medium-sized Intuos4 professional tablet and a Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet to review.
Subject: General Tech | December 22, 2009 - 04:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
In what must come as an unwelcome stocking gift to CEO Steve Ballmer this holiday, a Federal Circuit Court has upheld a ruling that will prevent the software giant from selling new copies of its Word word processor (ugh) due to a patent infringement. From the engadget posting:
Subject: General Tech | December 21, 2009 - 03:25 PM | Jonathan Hung
After posting the first Bento Box on Thursday, someone asked me what a Bento Box was. A Bento Box is a traditional Japanese lunch where the meal is compartmentalized into different portions. This way you get a variety of distinct flavours in one meal. So with that backgrounder, it's time for another installment of the Tech Bento Box.
Subject: General Tech | December 17, 2009 - 04:22 PM | Jonathan Hung
@ Intel - While most companies prefer calling employees into an office to give them a pink slip, Intel prefers to fire their employees by shooting them from a cannon.
Subject: General Tech | December 15, 2009 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom