Windows' built-in Remote Desktop Connection utility is a bit basic; it offers few options, and multiple connections fill up the taskbar, making it awkward to switch among desktops. If you regularly access multiple remote machines or just want an improved remote desktop client, check out RD Tabs from Avian Waves. It uses a tabbed interface to manage open remote connections with a familiar functionality similar to current browsers, keeping everything in one spot. But it offers so much more than just better organization, with extra features like password encryption, remote terminal server management, connection thumbnails, and command line scripting.
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This past week, we've seen a slew of worthwhile Windows news and products, making it tough to narrow it down to just a handful of the most interesting--but we're going to try our best. For one, Download.com posted its review of Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, a premium security suite that continues to provide users with a high level of protection that includes tools not offered by many competitors. The $80 price tag may seem steep, but there's no doubt that the tools here are robust and comprehensive and the security the programs offer is more effective … Read more
Yet-Ming Chiang, the MIT professor whose research led to the creation of lithium ion battery company A123 System, and his colleagues have started a new company to address the limitations of today's rechargeable batteries.
Called 24M Technologies, the early-stage company on Monday announced that it has raised $10 million in a series A round of venture funding from Charles River Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. 24M Technologies also recently received a grant from the Department of Energy which will bring the Cambridge, Mass.-based company between $5.5 million and $6 million.
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NuForce makes pricey preamplifiers and power amps that sell for thousands of dollars, but it's one of the few American high-end audio companies that also offers truly affordable gear. Most of the products NuForce sells are upgradable; it provides its customers with the most up-to-date technology, as well as value.
The NuForce uDAC-2 is a tiny (2.75 inches by 1.5 inches by 0.75 inches) USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) that connects your personal computer's audio with your home stereo, desktop sound system, or headphones. The uDAC-2 processes incoming data via a USB audio receiver, which … Read more
The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, which led its overall classification for more than 8 hours back in May at the Nurburgring 24-hour race, will now travel to the USA and Asia.
Due to its larger range, the GT3 R Hybrid took the lead in the race after the other cars pitted, but left it with less than two hours to go.
This fall, U.S. racing fans will get a chance to see the GT3 R Hybrid at the season finale of the American Le Mans Series. The "Petit Le Mans" on Oct. 2, at Road Atlanta. … Read more
Many home theater fans will give plasma the nod over LCD and LED-based flat-panel displays, if only because plasma TVs nearly always exhibits perfect uniformity and off-angle viewing characteristics, and often have better black levels than LCDs do. Those same fans may also dismiss LG and focus on Samsung and Panasonic, the other two plasma makers left in the market, but in the case of LG's PK950 series, they'd be overlooking a gem.
Owners of the iPad are getting a racing exclusive. Audi of America and SkyGrid today launched the 24 Hours of Le Mans Experience. The application provides the latest news and high-definition multimedia as it unfolds in France this weekend.
Audi teams have won the storied competition eight of the past 10 years of the race that dates back 87 years.
"Audi has been at the forefront of finding innovative ways to share its performance story and brand momentum," said Scott Keogh, chief marketing officer of Audi of America. "Our partnership with SkyGrid will now deliver that experience … Read more
The BMW M3 GT2 is covered in a vinyl wrap with a design that really pops. The car will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, June 12-13, 2010.
The tradition of creating BMW art cars has been around since the 1970s. Previous art cars were designed by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ernst Fuchs.