Stories by Peter Cohen

Epson unveils new lower-priced 1080p projector

Epson America has introduced a new High Definition (HD) digital projector that it claims is the industry's first to be released below US$2000. The PowerLite Home Cinema 6100 costs $1999 and is slated for a November release.

Platinum Solitaire for iPhone

Platinum Solitaire is certainly more limited in scope than some other solitaire games for the Mac — it has six games, including "traditional" solitaire (Klondike), Golf, FreeCell, Pyramid, Spider and Yukon. Compare that to hundreds you'll find in Mondo Solitaire from Ambrosia, and you might find the selection lacking. Where Platinum Solitaire ups the ante--quite literally--is in a casino environment.

Sony offers wireless iPod speaker system

Sony has introduced its S-Air Play sound system for the iPod. The S-Airplay is a wireless multi-room music system with prices starting at $400 — that includes two wireless speaker systems. It will be available beginning in September.

Intel offers USB 3.0 draft spec

Intel has released part of the draft specification of Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0, the next major revision to the peripheral interface standard used throughout the computing world. The company has provided information on the Extensive Host Controller Interface (xHCI) to members of its USB 3.0 Promoter Group, made up of HP, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and others.

Logitech to acquire Ultimate Ears

Logitech on Thursday announced plans to acquire Ultimate Ears, the maker of in-ear monitors and consumer earphones. The deal is valued at US$34 million in cash, and is expected to close by the end of August.

Canon intros new printers, scanners

<a href="">Canon U.S.A.</a> on Monday introduced two new Pixma Photo All-In-One printers and three new CanoScan flatbed scanners.

Sony expands Cyber-Shot digital camera line

<a href="">Sony</a> on Thursday announced two new models added to its line of Cyber-Shot digital point-and-shoot cameras. the DSC-T700 and DSC-T77 are expected to be released in September for about US$400 and $300, respectively.

Final Cut Server, Pro Apps get updates

Apple has released an update to Final Cut Server, and another to its suite of Pro Applications. Both updates are <a href="">available for download</a> from Apple's Web site.

Apple updates Xsan software to 2.1

Apple has released an update to its Xsan software, to version 2.1. The update is <a href="">available for download</a> from Apple's Web site, and is recommended for all Xsan 2 users.

Nvidia unveils GeForce 9M mobile chips

Although it has no direct bearing on Apple products Tuesday, Nvidia is paving the way for better and faster notebook graphics with Tuesday's introduction of its <a href="">GeForce 9M series</a> of graphics processors, unveiled at the Computex 2008 trade show in Taipei.

Sanyo offers 'Superbright' LCD projectors

Sanyo has announced two new portable LCD multimedia projectors for the education and business markets, the <a href="">PLC-ET30L</a> and the <a href="">PLC-XT21/L</a>. The PLC-ET30L is priced at US$6,495 and the PLC-XT/21L is priced starting at $4,495 (both prices do not include lenses).

First look: Adobe Media Player

Leveraging Adobe Interactive Runtime (AIR), <a href="">Adobe Media Player</a> is a cross-platform compatible media delivery option for user who want to watch video online and, in some cases, download them. Here's a look at what to expect.

What is shareware’s role on the iPhone?

With Apple's introduction of an iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) last week, it seems everyone and their brother is hopping on the iPhone bandwagon or considering the jump. There are still some issues about software distribution to be worked through, however--particularly when it comes to shareware.