The TC-PG15 series sits near the top of Panasonic's extensive plasma lineup for 2009. These three displays are very similar to the company's TC-PG10 series, aside from styling. The G10s have a silver fade along the bottom of the frame, while the G15s are all black, and the G15s boast thinner panels: 2.1 inches versus about 4 inches on the G10 models. The TC-PG15 series also lacks a 54-inch screen size, and costs about $100 more than the G10s. It's reserved for "regional retail" sales channels, while the mainstream G10 series is available nationwide.… Read more
For HDTV shoppers who recognize that burn-in and product lifespan, two bugaboos that have plagued the public perception of plasma TVs since their introduction, are largely not worth worrying about today, one potential hurdle on the path to plasma remains: power consumption. Plasma has always used significantly more power than LCD. Panasonic aims to narrow that gap with a new plasma display panel it calls, naturally, Neo PDP. The least expensive of the company's numerous 2009 plasma models to boast the new panel is the TC-PS1 series.
In our testing, we found that the S1 does indeed suck less … Read more
Our friend Gary Merson, aka the HD Guru, got his hands on some early pricing for certain Panasonic HDTVs--and now he's got some numbers for Panasonic's 1-inch thick plasma, the 54-inch TC-P54Z1. Not surprisingly, the "Z1" will set you back a pretty penny when it comes out this summer. Six grand to be exact.
Now, we love Merson, but we're not so sure his statement declaring the Z1 potentially "the hottest HDTV for 2009" is all that accurate. Yes, Panasonic's loaded the Z1 with lots of features and high-end specs--and it should … Read more
Two researchers in Sweden have found multiple flaws in the TCP stack that could lead to massive denial-of-service attacks if exploited. At present there is no workaround and there are no patches available.
The TCP stack defines a set of rules by which a computer can communicate over any network. Robert E. Lee, chief security officer for Outpost24, told CNET News, "the vendors we are in talks with seem to be taking the threat seriously."
The discovery follows a test using a port scanner called UnicornScan, which Lee and senior security researcher Jack Louis created. The tool is … Read more
If you needed further proof that you should always patch Microsoft Windows when Microsoft tells you to do so, there's an exploit that will target Windows XP and Windows Vista systems lacking Microsoft's first patch of 2008.
Security firm Immunity has provided its customers a workable exploit of the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) vulnerability. This is standard practice for subscribers to see whether their system is vulnerable to an attack. However, the presence of an exploit (even one provided under contract) increases the likelihood that someone may offer it or something like it for free … Read more
Microsoft on Tuesday released its January 2008 security bulletin, which includes only two updates: One is designated as "critical" by the software giant and the second one is deemed "important". Both concern the Windows operating system. There are no Microsoft Office updates this month. All Microsoft security patches for Windows and Office software are available via Microsoft Update or via the individual bulletins detailed below.
Titled "Vulnerabilities in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941644)", this bulletin affects users of Microsoft Windows 2000, XP SP2, Server 2003, and Vista, and … Read more