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.
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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 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 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 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.
<a href="http://www.usa.canon.com">Canon U.S.A.</a> on Monday introduced two new Pixma Photo All-In-One printers and three new CanoScan flatbed scanners.
<a href="http://www.sonystyle.com">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.
Logitech on Wednesday introduced the <a href="http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/4429&cl=us,en">DiNovo Edge Mac Edition</a>. It ships this month for $159.99.
Apple has released an update to Final Cut Server, and another to its suite of Pro Applications. Both updates are <a href="http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/">available for download</a> from Apple's Web site.
Apple has released an update to its Xsan software, to version 2.1. The update is <a href="http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/">available for download</a> from Apple's Web site, and is recommended for all Xsan 2 users.
Epson America on Tuesday introduced the Stylus NX400, a new all-in-one printer compatible with Macs and PCs priced at US$99.99.
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="http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_m_series.html">GeForce 9M series</a> of graphics processors, unveiled at the Computex 2008 trade show in Taipei.
Sanyo has announced two new portable LCD multimedia projectors for the education and business markets, the <a href="http://us.sanyo.com/business/projectors/portable/index.cfm?productID=1580">PLC-ET30L</a> and the <a href="http://us.sanyo.com/business/projectors/portable/index.cfm?productID=1581">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).
Leveraging Adobe Interactive Runtime (AIR), <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/132906/2008/04/amp.html">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.
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.