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Certified USB Charger Compliance and Logo Program

Watt the USB-C logo?

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has created a new logo for chargers. There it is, under this paragraph. Certified USB Charger Compliance and Logo Program The new Certified USB Charger Compliance and Logo Program is designed to give consumers confidence that chargers won't fry their USB-C hardware. Certified Logos will …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Aug 2016

Microsoft offers stickers to boost Windows 7 64-bit take-up

Microsoft announced its Windows 7 logo program today, which comes with an interesting caveat: vendors wishing to claim compatibility status with the upcoming OS need to prove their product will run under the 64-bit version of the platform. The move paves the way for Microsoft to encourage as many hardware and software partners …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Sep 2009
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Windows XP Mode: Certify like you mean it

Windows 7's XP Mode does not mean you can completely avoid upgrading your Windows XP applications or entirely dodge Windows 7 certification, Microsoft has warned. ISVs and end users will only get a Windows XP experience when running their Windows XP applications in the new operating system's Windows XP Mode. To experience the …
Gavin Clarke, 28 Apr 2009
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DLNA compliance testing: It ain't working

Comment Alastair Morrison was stumped; his Iomega NAS sent MP3 files to be played on a Sony Bravia TV, and they stuttered to a halt after a few seconds, yet both devices were DLNA-compliant. The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is an industry body concerned to develop standards to enable storage devices and playing devices to …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2009
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Windows 7: One compatibility label, no confusion

Microsoft is reducing its four Windows-compatible logos, responsible for confusion and a class action lawsuit, down to a single system for consumers and partners. Partners that want compatibility with Windows Vista's successor operating system, Windows 7, will only have to navigate a single certification program, Microsoft …
Gavin Clarke, 06 Nov 2008
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The truth about Windows Vista hardware

No doubt you've visited the Microsoft Windows Vista webpage, and possibly you've run the evaluation tool to check whether your PC is able to run the version of Vista that will fulfil all of your needs. In which case, the odds are that you're sitting there chuffed to mint balls, happy that your 800MHz CPU, 512MB of memory and …
Leo Waldock, 15 Jun 2006

Photo standards war

For those of us that don’t follow photo standards every day, there appears to be a new standards war forming among the picture takers of the world, with Kodak firmly holding up one side of the war, and representatives from the PC printing world led by Epson and HP, supporting the other. Their two statements read virtually …
Faultline, 02 Mar 2006
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Why Napster will be a fully-integrated flop

Comment Napster today graced the world with a "revolutionary new way to enjoy music" by starting something called the Napster To Go service. As we all know, revolutions often deliver unintended consequences. So let's have a look at where Napster's service may lead. On the surface, the To Go model looks like a great replacement for …
Ashlee Vance, 04 Feb 2005

Apple claims storage price lead

Apple this week claimed it has leapfrogged the price performance of storage systems from Sun, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and EMC and is offering its new RAID storage subsystem for Windows and Linux as well as the native Mac Unix OS. The Xserve RAID is a rackmounted system delivering 3.5 terabytes of storage capacity, with throughput …
News IS, 09 Jan 2004
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AMD unveils Athlon 64 logo

AMD has unveiled the logo it will use to market the 64-bit Athlon 64 processor when the chip is launched on 23 September. It also launched a logo marketing programme for its broader AMD64 technology, on which the Athlon 64, along with AMD's Opteron family, is based. AMD64 is AMD's name for its 64-bit extensions to the old 32- …
Tony Smith, 12 Aug 2003
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WinXP Plus! pack has ‘issues’ with ATI, Nvidia, 3DFX cards

The "powerful 3D rendering and animation environment" that comes with the Windows XP Plus! pack isn't entirely compatible with several major graphics chipsets, according to the relevant system requirements page. ATI Radeon and Rage 128, Nvidia RIVA TNT2 and GeForce won't run some (unspecified) Plus! features, while 3DFX Voodoo, …
John Lettice, 01 Oct 2001
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AOL in cahoots with Compaq, HP to derail WinXP, .NET?

AOL is considering what amounts to all out war on Microsoft and Windows XP, according to a document obtained by Betanews, which has been getting its hands on some corkers of late. If genuine the document is an AOL internal strategy memo listing "response scenarios" to XP. Practically all of them are seriously hardball, and at …
John Lettice, 04 May 2001
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Microsoft WinXP-ready PC scheme kicks off

The first "Windows XP-ready PCs" have poked their heads above the parapet, but strangely enough they're not from the usual suspects. Nor, indeed, are they very exciting. A small section which appeared on the Microsoft site over the past couple of days lists manufacturers Lan Plus, Micron, Premmio, Systemax and Oki, the latter …
John Lettice, 25 Apr 2001
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Group pitches CD-R, DVD compatibility

The Optical Storage Technology Association, a trade body for makers of rewriteable CD drives and media, has approved a specification to allow consumer CD and DVD units to play CD-R and CD-RW discs created by PCs. Dubbed MultiPlay, the specification was created by removable storage specialist Oak Technology, and was ratified by …
Tony Smith, 15 Dec 2000
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DoJ learns tricks from Microsoft spinmeisters

With the mainstream US press starting to doubt the credibility of Gates' deposition (it "cast doubt on Gates credibility": NYT; "a deep divide between what Gates and prosecution witnesses recalled of crucial events": San Jose Mercury; "a rumpled and slouching Gates repeatedly denying threatening Intel": Washington Post), maybe …
Graham Lea, 19 Nov 1998