HDMI 1.4 specification is out – new devices may appear next year

HDMI has a new specification, version 1.4, which will allow for 2 new things: bi-directional audio via an audio return channel and data transfer via the Ethernet spec. So that can mean even fewer cables. Of course, it can mean even more consumer confusion. On the bright side, having an Ethernet channel built into the… Continue reading HDMI 1.4 specification is out – new devices may appear next year

Microsoft to allow downgrades from Windows 7

We’ve reported in the past about Microsoft not only extending Windows XP support but also downgrade rights from various editions of Vista. To their credit, Microsoft is being forward-thinking and also extending downgrade rights to Windows 7. Ironically, this move will probably help rather than hinder Microsoft in their efforts to get people to adopt… Continue reading Microsoft to allow downgrades from Windows 7