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HDMI 1.4

Today, HDMI is a home theater mainstay. Practically any piece of new HD capable A/V equipment has HDMI connector in it. HDMI Licensing group announced that a new HDMI 1.4 is being revealed. Hothardware.com has a short news that tells the main features of the new coming HDMI 1.4 version. The new version will support


The new HTML 5 standard is gaining significant traction even though HTML 5 is still in the draft process and has not yet been ratified by W3C. Browser makers are already implementing key features of HTML 5 and bringing robust support for some of its most advanced capabilities to end users. HTML 5 has many

USB 3.0 is coming

Register Hardware has just published Inside USB 3.0 article on new coming USB 3.0 technology. USB 3.0 is sometimes called SuperSpeed USB because of its 5Gb/s peak data-transfer rate. NEC announced first host controller chip for USB 3.0 last week. Achieving that 5Gb/s data rate has required some hardware changes because simply can’t do SuperSpeed

Cracked LCD Screen Prank

Cracked LCD Screen Prank is a funny video on one funny practical joke. This guy installs a desktop background of a cracked LCD screen and detaches the mouse and keyboard. When his roommate gets home he thinks his computer monitor is busted and flips out. The video can be found in Internet in several locations

Easy to use stepper controller IC

I had some stepper motors from old disk drives and other electronics devices lying around. Those were typically designed to be driven with 12V voltage and take few hundred mA of current per phase and had five or six wires (four phase). I thought that it would be a good idea to turn them to

Having Fun at The Office

Time magazine on-line pages are running a series of photographs on funny office practical jokes inspired by The Office TV series. NBC has invited its viewers to submit photos of their own workplaces to the show’s website. Viewers Having Fun at The Office on-line article contains 18 best pictures.

History of 3D graphics cards

Try to imagine where 3D gaming would be today if not for the graphics processing unit, or GPU.  It’s pretty amazing when you think about how far graphics technology has come. Maximum PC has publishes an interesting article From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics that takes a look back at every

Evolution of The Laptop

Laptop evolution video shows the evolution of the laptop computer since 1976 to today in three minutes. The video goes even beyond today.  The video consists of pictures of different laptop models and background music. Laptop evolution from YouTube