HT-9300THX to ship in July for $1,100
Onkyo has released an updated version of its flagship home-theater system, the HT-S9300THX. The latest model offers many of the same features as its predecessor, but adds compatibility for 3D components. Users can connect 3D-enabled source hardware, such as 3D Blu-ray players, to supported televisions without sacrificing the 3D signal through the theater system.
Sales, products save AAPL
Apple is ready to rise in the stock market again, as the company rolls out international iPhone releases, which analysts predict may bring balance a slowing US economy. According to financial news site The Street, worldwide demand for the iPhone remains high, after a poll conducted by ChangeWave revealed that the iPhone is the most popular choice for those looking to buy within the next six months.
Nvidia to acquire Ageia
Nvidia today announced an official acquisition of Ageia Technologies, the company behind the PhysX software and hardware components. The acquisition will give Nvidia a physics element for its Cuda parallel processing systems. The PhysX technology is currently in use in many Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii games, as well as many gaming PCs worldwide. Nvidia will be hosting a quarterly conference call on February 13th to provide more information about the acquisition in its final stages.
RAID adapter for Leopard
HighPoint Technologies today updated its RocketRAID 3120 to support Apple's Power Mac G5 and Mac Pro systems under both Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard. The RocketRAID 3120 is a PCI-Express x1 dual port SATA RAID controller featuring the Marvell 5182 (400MHz) hardware RAID engine and with 128MB of DDR2 local memory. The RocketRAID 3120 is available for $170.
Macrovision, the company largely responsible for modern DVD copy-protection schemes, has officially integrated its technologies with CinemaNow to offer downloads of CinemaNow premium video directly to Macrovision-enabled consumer electronics devices. Users who have registered Macrovision-enabled hardware at CinemaNow.com can use those devices to watch movies, TV shows, and music videos from CinemaNow's online library of available programming, according to TWICE.
HP BrightView LCDs
In addition to four new multimedia PCs, HP is introducing two new widescreen LCD monitors at CES 2008. Using HDMI and VGA to connect with hardware, the w2207h and w2408h use HP’s BrightView technology to provide vibrant image quality. The w2207h is a 22-inch model that supports a maximum screen resolution of 1680 by 1050; the display is also able to pivot 90-degrees for either a portrait or landscape view. Integrated speakers reduce desktop clutter, and the foot allows users to place their keyboard out of the way when it is not in use. HP will be shipping the w2207h in February, selling for $350.