Last year I reported on the Lucid Hydra 100. For details on what Hydra is and how it works, check that post.
This week Lucid is announcing an upgraded solution, the Hydra 200. Hydra allows two video cards to simultaneously be used in a single system.
Before clicking the Back button, yes I know Nvidia and ATI have been doing this for years with their SLI and Crossfire solutions, respectively.
The twist here is that the Lucid technology will allow you to mix and match both ATI and Nvidia cards. According to Lucid, you'll even be able to use … Read more
Wanting to build excitement leading up to the 2009 Frankfurt auto show, Rolls-Royce has released a slew of details and photos of its upcoming Ghost (formerly known as the 200EX Concept). As expected, the Ghost features umbrellas hidden in the door jambs, self-righting "RR" wheel caps, and a motorized Spirit of Ecstacy hood ornament, but we're most interested in what's happening under the hood and in the cabin.
Under the brushed metal hood is a new direct-injected 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine, sending 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed, shift-by-wire, automatic … Read more
Casio's going full force after consumers shopping for digital cameras in the $100-$200 price range. First, the company announces the Exilim EX-Z450 and EX-Z90, $199.99 and $149.99, respectively. And then Monday, it announces the $179.99 EX-Z280 and $119.99 EX-Z33.
The Z280 (pictured right) is a 12-megapixel ultracompact with an f2.6-5.9 26-104mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 4x zoom, sensor-shift image stabilization, 2.7-inch LCD, and Casio's newest image processing engine featuring a dual-processor design for lower power consumption and better photo results. It also gives you 720p HD-quality video capture and the … Read more
For this week's installment of the weekly Crave giveaway, we're offering up the Hercules ePlug 200 Duo. The product is an Ethernet-to-powerline adapter set, and it's ideal for anyone who wants to extend a home network into another room of the house without running extra wires or setting up complicated wireless bridges. Just plug one of the ePlug units into the electrical socket near your router, and put the other one near the destination device (a game console, DVR, set-top box, or any other networked product), and you should be good to go.
Normally, this package would … Read more
The Sonos CR200 is the wireless touchscreen remote control that's included with the Sonos Digital Music System BU250. It replaces the CR100 that was available with earlier iterations of the Sonos bundle.
Additional CR200s can be purchased for $350 each (with included charging cradle), providing the ability to control the Sonos multi-room audio system from additional locations throughout the house. However, it's important to note that the Sonos Controller App--a free download from the iTunes App Store--will deliver much of the same functionality of the CR200 to any iPhone or iPod Touch.
For more information on the … Read more
Although the technology debuted in 2006, for many consumers Blu-ray still feels like brand-new tech. That's why home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems like the Panasonic SC-BT200 and SC-BT300 feel like such an incredible deal--with a street price as low as $450 for the SC-BT200, you get a 7.1 speaker system plus a slimline AV receiver with an integrated Blu-ray player.
The biggest knock against both of the systems we reviewed is that that competing HTIBs offer better streaming media options; both the Samsung HT-BD1250T and LG LHB953 have both Netflix and Pandora streaming, which we prefer to the Panasonic's … Read more
Improving on two already-popular Nikon lenses, Nikon today announced the new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 ED VR II, and the new AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 G ED VR II. One is a popular FX series lens, the 70-200 f2.8, which has long been a staple for working professionals due to its fast aperture and versatility. And one is a popular DX series lens, the 18-200mm f3.5-5.6, which is one of Nikon's best sellers for the simple fact of its amazing versatility in a single lens. Both new lenses share Nikon's latest … Read more