Posts Tagged 'monitor'

Mega Cool box converts component video to VGA

Earlier this week XCM, developers of a wide range of multi-platform gaming accessories, announced the upcoming release of their new 1080p Mega-Cool VGA box. The 1080p Mega-Cool VGA box is a dependently powered gaming peripheral that converts an incoming component (YPbPr) signal to a VGA (RGBHV) signal, capable of being displayed on a computer monitor or VGA-enabled HDTV. The device’s output will support UXGA displays of up to 1600 x 1200 resolutions, and HDTV screens with resolutions up to 1920 x 1080. In terms of input sources, the device will accept 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p signals. Addtionally, the XCM 1080p Mega-Cool VGA box will support both NTSC and PAL color encoding systems, and feature motion-adaptive interfiled de-interlacing. (link)


How monitors do you have?

I’ve got the 2 monitor setup at home and a poor man’s single monitor at work (although I have several computers with their own monitors) but really how many monitors is enough? If you’ve got some extra cash maybe you have 3 or maybe 4 across 2 computers but how about a 15 monitor or even 30 monitor setup, hmm? Ridiculous? Absolutely! Do I want one? Duh! Functionally it’s just eye candy and screams “I have too much money, but this totally destroys your 4 PS3’s”. So really, how many monitors do you have?

Gadget: power bar that monitors power usage

Cut down on energy costs and reduce your electric bill. Simply plug the easy-to-use Power Cost Controller with surge protection into the wall and connect your electronics to the power strip to see how efficient it really is. Large LCD display will count consumption and cost by the kilowatt-hour, same as your local utility. Monitor your electric consumption by hour, day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor. Measures 8-1800W appliances. Now you’ll know how much your computer network or home media center really costs! Replaceable 1.5V battery included. (link)

Monitor your employees, courtesy of Microsoft

Microsoft is developing Big Brother-style software capable of remotely monitoring a worker’s productivity, physical wellbeing and competence.

The Times has seen a patent application filed by the company for a computer system that links workers to their computers via wireless sensors that measure their metabolism. The system would allow managers to monitor employees’ performance by measuring their heart rate, body temperature, movement, facial expression and blood pressure. Unions said they fear that employees could be dismissed on the basis of a computer’s assessment of their physiological state. (link)

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