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Imagine PS3 as a digital media center

As Brier Dudley from the Seattle Times points out in his latest article, A lot of people who bought fancy TVs over the past year or two have been looking for ways to get more digital content on their screens. They’ve been waiting for high-def player prices to...

How HDMI Works

If you’ve shopped for an HDTV, a PlayStation 3, or an HD-DVD or Blu-ray player, you’ve probably heard about HDMI. It can seem like just one of many connections on televisions or home-theater receivers. But HDMI is more than a port on the back of a TV (and...

10 Cutting Edge Projects, 8 Inovators, 8 Bold Ideas

At the Popular Mechanics website, they have compiled a list of 8 inventors and 10 great new projects.  My favorites are the “make anything” machine (pictured on right), the “hands on computer” which forms the basis for Apple’s multi-touch...

XP Reprieve: Microsoft Gives OEMs Five More Months

Microsoft allow OEMs and retail outlets to sell PCs with Windows XP as customers continue to balk on upgrading to Windows Vista. Microsoft had high expectations for customer adoption of Vista, and claimed the launch would be one of the most successful in Windows...

Arithmetic Is Hard–To Get Right

Yesterday, a nasty little bug was identified in Excel 2007. Try multiplying 850 * 77.1 and Excel returns 100,000. Well the answer should be 65,535! Any calculator should get this right, so why not Excel. AppScout had the following explanation: It all boils down to the...

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