Creative ready 24-bit colour Webcam
Creative Labs has announced a high-end Webcam that can capture VGA movies in 24-bit colour (16.7 million of them) at 15fps.
The detachable PC-CAM 300 can record 75 seconds of movie footage or 30 minutes of audio on its 8Mb built-in memory. ...more
BenQ and Sony make a play for multimedia notebook market
A bit of a laptop roundup this Monday morning, with new models from both BenQ and Sony.
The three new widescreen Centrino models from BenQ include its flagship Joybook 8100 (pictured, top). Coming with a wireless remote control, it includes the Q-Media AV entertainment suite for serving as a digital hub. ...more
Merry Christmas to all our readers!
Best Christmas wishes to all our readers.
All of us at Dennis Publishing would like to offer our best wishes for the festive season. May all your presents be good ones!
And particular thanks to those of you who have contributed to the site - posters in the forum helping out on the Help forum, to the people who have left comments on news stories, those who have highlighted any problems on the site. ...more
Computers can seriously damage your health - official
Researchers have found that excessive use of email can reduce your IQ by up to 10 points.
Experiments carried out by a team at the University of London's Institute of Psychiatry on behalf of Hewlett Packard found that people who try to multitask too much `significantly` reduce their IQs. They found that an average person's IQ drops by 10 points when they are distracted by incoming emails and telephone calls - the equivalent to missing a night's sleep. ...more
3G fares badly under DoCoMo tests
NTT DoCoMo is concerned over 3G's capability to handle large video and sound downloads, one of the key revenue streams for operators of the new high-speed mobile networks.
Keiichi Enoki, who heads up DoCoMo's i-mode Internet service, said that, after testing the technology, it would be too expensive for consumers to download large files, such as pop videos.
He said: "We will perhaps offer short video clips of ten to 15 seconds and previews of music that people can purchase to download at home through their PCs or TVs. ...more