Today in Hardware

E-MU 1212M and 1820M Digital Audio Systems

“It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from E-MU Systems. The company has certainly been keeping busy, but it hasn’t made a new PC audio product in over five years. The audio interface market has changed quite a bit in that time, with the arrival of 96KHz/24-bit hardware, and outboard products that use USB and FireWire. Has the digital audio world passed E-MU by? The short answer is: hardly.”

Amsterdam in bicycleWhere Are the Most Bicycle-Friendly Cities in the World?

“We all know Amsterdam leads the list—since bicycles account for 40 percent of all traffic in that city. Virgin has put together a list of the top 11 friendliest cities for bikes in the world, based on criteria advanced by the League of American Bicyclists.”

Not All LCD Panels Are Created Equal

Jeff Atwood: “I didn’t fully understand that not all LCD panels are created equal. There are three distinct families of LCD display technology, each with their own tradeoffs and peculiarities. Before you buy a new LCD display, you should take note of what kind of panel technology you’re investing in.”

Small DVD Playback Problem in Windows XP

I had to record this one at SonghaySystem.com in “Windows XP PROBLEM: Jerky DVD Playback; DVD Playback Stutters.”