Software/hardware audio products evolve
Avid has introduced an update to its hardware/software digital audio platform, releasing Pro Tools 10 and the new Pro Tools|HDX workstation card. The HDX hardware is claimed to be much faster than its predecessor, bringing a 5X boost in processing power and support for 64 I/O channels.
Vudu lands Boxee deal for streaming movies
Vudu today landed a coup for its presence in digital media hubs and said its streaming movie service would reach Boxee devices. Both the imminent Boxee Box and the clients for Linux, Macs and Windows PCs will have access to the full catalog. Only the Boxee Box will have full support for 720p and HDX-based 1080p, as the desktop apps will so far be limited to standard definition.
HP HDX16 and HDX18
After a brief absence of large notebooks, HP on Tuesday revived the HDX line with two systems that turn the focus from gaming to movies. Both the 16-inch HDX16 and 18.4-inch HDX18 are HP's first systems to use a 16:9 aspect ratio display better-suited to movies and have a built-in subwoofer, a remote and HDMI video out. Their performance is also friendly to full HD with a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo and a GeForce 9600M GT to offload the decoding work.