Giving away XBOX 360 @ TechEd!

Believe it or not, but at TechEd Europe 2005, Microsoft is giving away an XBOX 360 as a lucky draw. All the attendees who submit feedback for each session are entered in the lucky draw and one winner from every session is being given a XBOX 360 - a full, what is it, 4 months before public launch? No, I have not seen it yet, if I do, keep watching this space....

July 6, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Fiddle and see what happens

An editor’s note warns “Technology, the laws, and limitations imposed by manufacturers and content owners are constantly changing, Thus, some of the projects described may not work, may be inconsistent with current laws or user agreements or may damage or adversely affect some equipment. Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience.” How scary. And how refreshing....

June 16, 2005 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Laptop MCE?

If you have not got an MCE yet and are thinking of a small factor (like a laptop), check out Toshiba’s new Qosimo’s - drool! I have seen the old version in the stores and they are an absolute dream, the screen is just awesome and now they have improved it!

June 16, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Storage storage storage

Storage is one thing which is never enough, yes even that terabyte of space you have sitting at home! (You do have that much right?). Anyways, all is not lost. Check out the Silicon Image/Hitachi Storage demo which puts 2.5TB of storage in a tiny package, connected to the system by SATA 2.0 interfaces capable of 300MB/sec transfer rate. Or how about Sapphire Technologies Blizzard , which is a liquid metal cooled X850 XT using technology developed by Nanocooling....

June 8, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Looking into a wirless home

PCMag has a very interesting look into a Wireless Home - could this be our home of the future? You can check out things from Buglar’s beware , some place you can always be connected , the paranoids who should not read this, meter readers going the way of the milkman, a bluetooth hub , among others . I guess I should start saving to buy… :)

April 5, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

The coolest Media Center PC?

I think this has to be the coolest Media Center PC (not to mention pricey too). Since I just build mine, maybe in a few years I can save up to get this one… :)

March 24, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Over-the-Top Tech Toys

Got money to burn? PC Magazine is here to help, and they are not talking Champaign kisses and caviar dreams; they are talking about the hottest entertainment technology money can buy. Their roundup covers everything from 61-inch plasma displays to media hubs for piping tunes throughout your house. Go ahead and ogle . Your $150 million lottery haul snuggles safely in the mattress. Another $100 million, left you by the cat lady for rescuing Hieronymus, rests pleasantly under the petunias....

February 21, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Dell's Amazing 24" LCD Screen For Less

Dell has done it again. The company has just released a 24" LCD monitor for your computer at an amazing price. While most other comparable monitors cross $2k - their’s costs only $1200! The monitor also includes 4 usb ports and a 6-in-1 card reader supporting CompactFlash (type I and II), SD/mini-SD card, Sony Memory Stick / MS Pro, Smart Media and Hitachi Microdrive. The display also offers a load of connectivity options, including VGA, DVI, composite, component, and S-video connections....

February 18, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

New Category - .drool

Watch this space as I add my drool factors here - things that mostly I probably don’t need - but would love to get my hands on. Meenakshi, if you are reading, think of this as the wish-list for the presents. :o). As they say boys with toys after all!! This is not to be confused with the .food category.

February 18, 2005 · 1 min · Amit Bahree