Monday, May 30th, 2016

April 2016 – We had a chance to test the next generation of studio reference headphones from Beyerdynamics the DT1770PRO. This new headphone is designed for the studio, live location recording, DJ & home studio use. It is the premier platform the BD Tesla drivers which use new materials to create and control a high [...]

April 2016 – The rapidly growing interest in the emerging market of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) is driving content creation. To better address this need, Dell has updated their Precision workstation line to provide options that are optimized for VR/AR content creation and development with all the reliability of their long running [...]

March 2016 – In a briefing with Samsung SSI’s Michael Smullen, we discussed the newest high density SSD drive for the enterprise marketplace. The 2.5” SAS SSD uses the new 3D NAND Flash technology from Samsung and sports a industry leading 15.36TB capacity. For a 2.5” product, this surpasses even HDD density. The drive, which [...]

March 2016 – At GDC San Francisco, theme park ride pioneers Landmark Entertainment spoke on the key points for developing a VR project and their new VR offering. CEO Tony Christopher spoke on the history of the company’s experience, since formation in 1988, in the creation of interactive and immersive experiences. These have largely been [...]

February 2016 – We received the long awaited Edwin the Duck toy to test in our media lab. The toy is designed to be a companion toy for children from a few months old to about age 5-6. It is designed as a modern electronic friend that adds functions as the child grows. Edwin is [...]

February 2016 – We first looked at the BACtrack Mobile Pro in 2015 on both iOS and Android devices. Following CES 2016, we had a chance to take another look at the product and improvements made in the software and device. The base product itself is relatively unchanged. The unit provides police quality alcohol measurement, [...]

February 2016 – Rivet Networks, the new owners of the Killer Wireless technology, was talking about their new networking product.  The Killer Wireless technology has been updated to support the 802.11ac (killer wireless-ac 1535) standard and the same packet management technology has been integrated into their Killer Ethernet (E2400) product.  The combination networking chip, supporting [...]

February 2016 – In a casual lunch time briefing, we had a chance to get an update on the companies processor IP and their market application areas. As counter trend to the multi-core marketplace for processors, the company has instead chosen to follow the path of the many-core processor. The company is headquartered in France [...]

February 2016 – Innergie has created the LifeHub to address the shift in mobile devices, no longer does every device have it own power/charging cord and transformer, but most have been standardized to the microUSB connector or the Lightning connector on a cable that goes to a standard USB-typeA plug. The original thought was that [...]

February 2016 – Disney Corporation has many divisions and products in the entertainment field. In order to stay at the forefront of technology, Disney both develops and supports new ideas and innovation. One of their mechanisms they use is their Accelerator center located in Southern California. The past two years, the program has been the [...]