Microsoft presented an unusually vast collection of peripheral devices, including 7 new mice and keyboards: Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse Blue, Optical Mouse Blue, MultiMedia Keyboard, Natural MultiMedia Keyboard, Wireless Optical Desktop, Wireless Optical Desktop Pro and Notebook Optical Mouse.
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OC WorkBench, referring to K-Hardware, there are several AMD processors, that are said to use new 333 MHz FSB:
Below is the list of processors that might also use 333 MHz FSB:
Source: OC WorkBench
LG-Philips LCD reports that it has already tried to solve the conflict peacefully, but wasn´t able to negotiate with Tatung, owner of CPT. The action might become a serious test for the latter, selling most products in USA.
The new PDA from Sony works under PalmOS 4.1 and is shipped with Sony software: PictureGear Pocket, gMovie, AvantGo, Documents To Go 4.0 Standard Edition, etc. Clie PEG-T675C suggested price is 499 euro.
New version RightMark Audio Analyzer is released. It features multiple new features, including:
RMAA 4.0 is available for download in the corresponding section.
The RightMark Audio Analyzer test kit is designed for testing sound card and other sound equipment acoustic characteristics. The testing is conducted by playing back and recording test signals, passed through the examined sound path. Then a user can browse and save test results. For those unfamiliar with technical parameters measured, the software provides a notational mark, including: "bad", "average", "good", "very good", "excellent".
The source code is open for anyone for browsing and compilation (Microsoft Visual C++ and Borland C++ Builder projects posted). The constructive software discussions take place in the post-moderated forum.
For more details visit audio.rightmark.org.
Both cams feature an interesting 300°-rotating lens (so, you can take a picture of yourself, if needed). The senior and more expensive model DSC-FX77 ³C differs from DSC-F77 by a built-in Bluetooth module, providing about 350 Kbps data tranfers in 10-meter radius. Other specifications are: fixed focus lens, 37-mm focal length (35-mm equiv.), F:2.8 aperture, up to 10 cm macro. Sensor: 1/1.8-inch CCD, 4 million effective pixels, 3.5x digital zoom.
Cameras support 2272?â1704, 2272?â1520, 1600?â1200, 1280?â960, 640?â480 resolutions. Additionally they support 320?â240 and 160?â120 MPEG-1 movies recording. Used storage Memory Stick, 16MB card included.
Dimensions are: FX77 ³C 92.6Ú27Ú71 mm, F77 ³C 98.1x27x71 mm, weight: 157 and 152 g. Batteries are said to provide 100 min operation.
Microsoft is expected to officially announce the version of Windows XP for consumer electronics, combining features of a TV, digital VCR, audiocenter, and a media player with a desktop PC. The system, previously codenamed Freestyle, will be officially called Windows XP Media Center Edition.
As you know, only three OEM makers supported this idea first. Hewlett-Packard and Samsung Electronics will start to sell their MS Freestyle-based PCs in fall in USA and Korea, respectively. NEC will start selling its systems in Japan next year. By the way, the new OS won´t be shipped to users as a standalone product.
Note the design of such a PC from Hewlett-Packard: HP Media Center PC features a stylish minitower, IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0 are on the front panel. It also features S-Video, 6-in-1 card reader. Inside: 2GHz and higher Pentium 4, NVIDIA GeForce4 graphics, Klipsch acoustics, DVD-RW, various software. Such system will cost $1500 $2000.
On Thursday Microsoft is also expected to officially announce a beta of its next-generation Windows Media. Windows Media 9, previously codenamed MS Corona, will include a new video codec (supporting 720x1280, 24 fps, four times better compression comparing to MPEG-2), a new Windows Media Professional audio codec (5.1-channel 24-bit / 96 kHz sound over IP). Other details are to follow tomorrow.
But back to the specifications. The printer supports automatic 60-200% image scaling with a 10% step, brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness control. File formats supported: DCF (Exif 2.1/2.2), JPEG, TIFF(RGB), 4:4:4 / 4:2:2 / 4:2:0 compressed JPEG, BMP (24-bit/ Windows), JFIF. It prints on postcard (1612x2418), L (1412x2015), business card (1516x1137) paper formats. The speed is 90 sec for a postcard print.
The device features USB 1.1, a traditional MemoryStick slot, NTSC-out. The dimensions are 78x288x200 mm, weight about 2.3 kg. DPP-EX5 expected price is about $230, a pack of L-sized paper (SVM-30MS, 30 sheets) costs about $10.
According to the company, the problem is minor a possible Main Switch defect. They underline this doesn´t touch DiMAGE 7 cameras at all.
All owners of DiMAGE 7i with aforementioned serials are offered to send their cameras to the company. Minolta will replace defect switches and return cameras. Naturally, the company will pay for the expenses. The address to send cameras to:
Note: Xonio published another serial number range: 95217200-95219999 and 96201001-96226100, and also the European address:
Minolta Europe GmbH
It mentions that return time is not specified, but will be about 2-3 days.
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