Blu-ray players range in price from less than $100 to several thousand. Why?
New software APIs for ray-traced computer graphics make news in New Orleans just before Siggraph 2009 opens.
Although £1,600 sounds like an excessive amount for a Blu-ray player, you don't get a Porsche 911 for £25,000 and we haven't noticed people complaining about that
Dell is getting set to use the quad-core and triple-core Phenom processors for the first time.
1080p DVD: Denon DVD-5910CI
Company says new plasma displays and projectors can squeeze HD quality out of non-HD sources such as cable and DVD. Photo: High-definition simulators
Metro-Optix said Wednesday that it raised a $54 million third round of funding, led by Van Wagoner Capital. Other investors included Palantir Capital, and previous investors J.P. Morgan Partners, InterWest, Sevin Rosen, Centerpoint, Bluestream, JW Seligman and Watsach. Metro-Optix, which is jointly headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and Allen, Texas, has raised more than $136 million. Metro-Optix develops hardware for telecommunications companies that want to transition from circuit-based services to cell- and packet-based services. The hardware essentially reduces the number of hardware boxes needed, such as routers, which the networks feed into.
The chip company's new investors include Seagate Technology...Silicon Optix gets $27 million... AudioAudit raises $15 million.
Blue Ridge Networks raises $10 million...LGC Wireless grabs $19.3 million...Viata Software gets $3 million.