Filtering the web so you don’t have to for March 13th 2010 through March 14th 2010:
More news out of CES:
More news out of CES:
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 2nd 2009 through December 5th 2009:
- $10 USB power outlet leaves no plug behind – TruPower UCS outlet from FastMac packs two USB charging ports along with two standard power outlets for your other power-hungry devices.
- Univision & Telefutura en HD starting Monday -
- Hell freezes over, the FCC admits that CableCARD is a failure -
- OpenDNS Blog » Some thoughts on Google DNS – Thanks, Google, but I’m sticking with OpenDNS. Gives me more control and protection.
- From Twitter – RT @davewiner Twitter’s new mobile site goes live. http://r2.ly/xid6
- From Twitter – Wonder if people will use this? I still love OpenDNS RT @newsycombinator Google Public DNS http://bit.ly/4zklOj
- Acer Plans to Launch a Chrome OS Netbook in Late 2010 – http://mashable.com/2009/12/02/acer-chrome-os/
- Craigslist Blocks Yahoo Pipes After Dev Shows Craig His New Mashup – http://ff.im/-ciRnI
- From Twitter – RT @mattcutts This is important. Google provides webmaster tool to see how fast your site is http://bit.ly/6ctm6U
- From Twitter – RT @maryjofoley Microsoft’s latest promotion Buy discounted Office Pro Plus 2007 now; get Office 2010 for free http://bit.ly/870YdD
This evening at the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) trade show, Microsoft’s big announce was support for CableCARD in non-OEM Windows 7 systems. This is big news for enthusiasts as the only way to get it before was through a new purchase or a hack that wasn’t quite on the up and up.
Microsoft now supports Switched Digital Video (SDV) in Windows Media Center for Windows 7. In conjunction with a device known as a tuning adapter, supplied by a customer’s cable provider, Windows Media Center and a digital cable tuner with CableCARD will be able to tune to SDV channels. Customers can enjoy SDV broadcasts on PCs running Windows Media Center in Windows 7 and a digital cable tuner with CableCARD.
A new tool will be provided by Microsoft that assesses the a Windows 7 PC’s ability to support CableCARD. This tool will analyze the PC and enable digital cable support if the PC meets requirements, opening digital cable options to Windows Media Center customers across the country.
The other interesting thing announced was a technology preview of the new Multi-Channel Cable TV Card from Ceton Corp., which enables PCs with Windows Media Center to play or record multiple live channels of premium HDTV at once, and stream live HD channels or recordings to multiple TV sets throughout the home, all with a single CableCARD. One card recording up to 6 HD channels simultaneously. Seems like huge news to me!
Still on the hunt for extender news but none announced.