VUDU Now Offers Disney Movie Download in HD

  • Posted on: 4 June 2009
  • By: chw staff

VUDU announced today that the VUDU service is the first to offer titles from Buena Vista Home Entertainment (now Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) for download-to-own in high definition. Beginning today, VUDU users can select from a collection of over 60 titles featuring recent hits, such as Doubt and High School Musical 3, as well as past favorites, such as No Country for Old Men, The Sixth Sense and National Treasure.

Get More From Your Microsoft Mediaroom Deployment

  • Posted on: 28 May 2009
  • By: chw staff

mediaroomMicrosoft annouced that they have adapted the Microsoft Mediaroom system to work with virtualization, making Mediaroom the first Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform to offer virtualization support. Mediaroom with virtualization can deliver up to a sixfold reduction in the number of physical servers required to support a full-featured IPTV service, significantly reducing hardware and management costs and speeding time to market for Mediaroom customers by up to three weeks.

DS2 New Powerline Communication Chipset: AITANA++

  • Posted on: 27 May 2009
  • By: chw staff

ds2 aitana++ chipDS2 announced availability of  AITANA++, its third-generation, 200Mbps Powerline Communication (PLC) chipset, that will formally launch at Computex, Tawian, on 2 June 2009.  AITANA++ will allow equipment vendors to design the most compact, secure and environmentally friendly powerline communications products available. The reduced BOM costs, reduces costs for device manufacturers.

New Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server

  • Posted on: 26 May 2009
  • By: chw staff

aspire easystoreAcer announced the new Acer® Aspire easyStore Home Server for customers in the United States. Designed for households and home-based businesses with multiple PCs, Aspire easyStore offers a simple way to network home computers, centralize, share and protect digital data as well as access it remotely from anywhere in the world.

Femtocell Coming to a Home Near You

  • Posted on: 20 May 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

femtocell deviceI have a friend and whenever I call him on his mobile at home he has to stand in a certain spot in his house or go outside for us to have a clear and unbroken conversation.  Why? The mobile reception in his home is bad.  For most of the time tmobile calls are inaudible or disconnect during the conversation. Because of this he avoids mobile calls when he is at home. 

Convert your Iphone to a Home Server with Freebit ServerMan

  • Posted on: 15 May 2009
  • By: chw staff

serman for Iphone[email protected] is the world's first product that lets users build their own "Personal Data Center" in just 5 minutes. First released in Japan on Feb. 4, ServersMan was soon in the spotlight in over 10 countries, including the U.S., widely featured in the media and on blogs, even though at that time it has been distributed only in Japan.

Celeno and Texas Instruments to Enable Next-Generation Cable Modem Gateways

  • Posted on: 5 May 2009
  • By: chw staff

Celeno Communications, a leading provider of semiconductors for multimedia Wi-Fi home networking applications, announced that it is working with Texas Instruments to enable next-generation cable modem gateways with wireless HD technology for Cable HD IPTV applications. Celeno’s high-performance CL1300 Wi-Fi chip is now interoperable with Texas Instruments’ (TI) Puma 5 family of DOCSIS 3.0® products.

Renesas SH-MobileHD1 Mobile Phones first Full HD Video Recording and Playback Support

  • Posted on: 1 May 2009
  • By: chw staff

Renesas Technology announced the SH-MobileHD1 application processor (product number: SH7370), the first in the industry to deliver low-power Full High-Definition (1,920 × 1,080 pixels, abbreviated “Full HD”) video recording, playback, and streaming support key for the next generation of IP video applications. Sample shipments will begin on April 23, 2009 in Japan.

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