Monday, August 29, 2011

LG LSM-100: a mouse with built-in scanner

LG should take advantage of the IFA in Berlin (to be held from 2 to 7 September) to formalize the LSM-100, a mouse, "two-in-one" unveiled in January. The USB wired mouse incorporates an actual scanner in addition to its laser sensor! A simple push of a button and the mouse is able to scan what's under it, and even to use a character recognition software.

The LSM-100 thus appears as a device rather original, but the question is whether commercial success is to go, especially with a price that would flirt with the $ 100 ...

Business Tablet PC: MSI WindPad with Windows 7

The WindPad is through the Microsoft operating system as an additional mobile device in a Windows environment. Applications you use on your desktop PC at work, are also installed on the Tablet PC. For mobile use, so you can work on the documents WindPad transfer and edit from there. The hardware for the Tablet PC comes from AMD.

On the platform in an energy-saving "Brazos" architecture are the dual-core processor "Z-01" with a clock speed of one gigahertz and DDR3 memory with a capacity of 1048 is used. As the graphics unit has WindPad developed specifically for mobile devices, "Radeon HD 6250" chip. He does not have its own and is therefore connected to the main memory.

Asus U36SD-RX146: Powerful Laptop

The new notebook from Asus has U36SD-RX146V 13.3 (33.8 centimeters) with a large display of 1366x768. It is characterized by sleek dimensions (32,8 x23, 2x1, 9 inches) and weighs 1.7 kilograms. For an optical drive was no room. The laptop has a Chiclet keyboard, a touchpad that you can operate with three fingers, and a memory card reader.

A special feature is its long battery life: to hold up to nine hours the battery. The Asus U36SD RX146V-operates with a Core i7 processor from Intel 2620m (Sandy Bridge) at 2.7 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GT520M with 1024 RAM. In addition, the laptop offers four gigabytes of DDR3 RAM and a 160-gigabyte SSD memory.

Crucial RAM modules announces 1333Mhz DDR3, with 8 GB

Crucial has introduced new DDR3 memory modules for both desktop and laptop with a capacity of 8GB and a speed of 1333Mhz. These new Crucial modules operate at a voltage of 1.35V, thereby reducing their consumption and therefore produce less heat than other modules that work with higher voltage. Besides the two types of RAM has been validated by Intel, which ensures full compatibility with the latest Intel Core and Core i7 i5.

Two screens Full HD IPS in AOC

AOC has added two new models of LCD monitors in its catalog: the i2252Vwh (21.5 inches) and i2352Vh (23 inches). Have a IPS panel and benefiting from a system of LED backlighting, these displays will show a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and a response time of 5 ms. The contrast ratio reached in 1000: 1 (20 million: 1 dynamic), while the brightness peaks at 250 cd/m².

Both LCDs have finally VGA, DVI and HDMI. The date of availability of these two screens is mid September.

Sapphire Radeon HD6850 Vapor-X: improved cooling and overclocking

Sapphire presents the new Radeon HD6850 in Vapor-X version, this version stands out by employing a heat sink that greatly improves compared to the reference model and also incorporates Overclock series. The Radeon HD6850 Vapor-X is an enhanced version that Sapphire offers, just as it has done with other graphics from AMD.

As for performance, the Radeon HD6850 Vapor-X comes with a design that uses 10 power phases, with 960 stream processors and overclock it stands at 800MHz for the GPU compared to 775MHz in its manufacturing and 4.400Mhz memories 4.000MHZ against the standard, all under 1GB of GDDR5 memory and an interface to 256bits.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 4GB Point of View

This version of the GTX550 Ti Point of View has 4GB DDR3 features, distinguishing it from the normal version only has 1GB GDDR5 though. The GTX 550Ti has a speed of 1066MHz for the memory, 900MHz for the GPU and shaders 1.800Mhz for. All this with 192 Cuda cores, a 128bit interface and 4GB of memory.

Includes 3 different video outputs: D-Sub, HDMI and DVI. In time it will take the first test to see if it really compensate for the increased memory.

Razer Blade: 17-inch gaming notebook

Razer is a manufacturer known for its excellent gaming peripherals is dedicated to the world of console to the PC. Last week the company decided to take the big step in the deployment of its first gaming notebook, a product designed for the sole purpose of making gamers happy to offer them an alternative to the console.

Performance and features seem, however, can not justify a high price as proposed, amounting to nearly $ 2,800. But let's see in detail. The Razer Blade is an all-aluminum notebook thin profile with good qualities and fast acceleration. The Razer idea is to offer a product that is easily portable, yet capable of running the latest games without problems.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nikon Coolpix S6200 with optical zoom Tenfold

A special feature of the S6200 is the Nikkor wide-angle lens with a tenfold-zoom from 25 to 250 mm focal length (equivalent to the small format). Thus can be captured up close as well as group photos of distant subjects. For good image quality is the 16-megapixel image sensor provide on board. An optical image stabilizer prevents blurry images.

The screen on the back measures 2.7 (6.7 centimeters) and has a resolution of approximately 230,000 pixels. Video recordings makes the Coolpix S6200 with 1280x720 pixels. Via USB or memory card (SD / SDHC / SDXC) snapshots and clips go on the computer. Power supply is a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1,050 milliampere-hours.

AMD launches E-450, E-300 and C-60 AP

New release of AMD in the segment of the APU, in this case there are three models, the E-450, E-300 and C-60, notebook manufacturers like Dell or MSI and have included in their upcoming models. AMD had already planned and has been, and are available three new models of APU. The E-450 has a speed of 1.65GHz, a parent of DDR3-1333Mhz, Radeon HD6320 graphics, and a TDP of only 18W.

This model replaces the E-350 operating at 1.6GHz but had no Turbo Mode. E-450 if that happens and has the speed of 508Mhz to 600Mhz in the graph. As for the E-300 has dual-core 1.3Ghz, HD6310 integrated graphics with a speed of 488Mhz and a TDP of 18W. It replaces the E-240 was mononuclear 1.5GHz.

Nikon Coolpix S4150: entry-level model with touchscreen

The camera has a housing depth of about two centimeters and a weight of 128 grams and slightly flat. Settings you make on the 7.5 inch large touch-screen on the back. To navigate around using the function "design selection and trigger" the auto-focus with a finger gesture: Do not touch the image will be focussed on the Coolpix.

Focus and exposure settings, the camera automatically before then. Also for the image processing of the monitor is suitable. Beautify your recordings to the S4150 offers various painting tools and effects filters. You can then view your finished photos as a slide show on the display. The Coolpix a 14-megapixel sensor is used.

SAPPHIRE Announces New VGA HD 6850 Vapor-X Edition

Starting from the standard model offered by the excellent basic VGA Radeon HD 6850, Sapphire has developed a new Radeon HD 6850 Vapor-X Edition, which combines the exclusive Vapor-X to a chip with 960 stream processors, 48 texture units and frequencies increased to 800MHz for the core and 1100 MHz (4.4 Gb/s effective) memory.

The cooling system Sapphire Vapor-X ensures a quiet and efficient operation of the card while the section 10 power phases with the second-generation Black Diamond coils provide the best possible performance tuning for overclocking. Operation also facilitated by Trixx tools available for free download on the website

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tablet PC: HTC Puccini: First picture and details turned up to ten-inch tablet

As previously reported, HTC will launch the new tablet PC in the not too distant future. The ten-inch tablet has a touch screen in WXGA resolution, which corresponds to a resolution of 1,280 × 800 pixels. A 1.5 gigahertz faster dual-core processor will power the sequel to the. HTC missed the Tablet, one gigabyte of RAM and 16 gigabytes of internal memory.

The Tablet PC runs on the Android operating system "Honeycomb" and gets all HTC devices like the HTC donated-sense user interface - whether this is version 3.2 is not yet known. According to Engadget the Tablet PC - at least in the U.S. - even the new LTE (Long Term Evolution, also called 4G) support.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs resigns

He could no longer meet its responsibilities. The reigning top executives Tim Cook takes the helm, as Apple announced. "I've always said that if ever the day should come that I can no longer fulfill my duties and expectations as head of Apple, I was the first who tells it. Unfortunately, this day has come, "said Jobs, the company published the same time.

Jobs gave no further reasons for the withdrawal. The resignation was not seen as indicating a sudden deterioration of Jobs' health, said a confidant of the financial news agency Bloomberg. Jobs did before announcing his retirement spent the day at the Apple headquarters and attended a regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

Sapphire Unveils Radeon HD 6850 Vapor-X

Sapphire has announced the upcoming launch of its Radeon HD 6850 Vapor-X Edition, a Radeon HD 6850 which as its name suggests has the cooling dual-slot Vapor-X of the manufacturer. This graphics card is factory overclocked. We thus find in the cooler floor of a 10-phase power, a GPU clocked at 800 MHz Barts (25 MHz higher than the reference model) and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 1100 MHz (1000 MHz for Radeon HD 6850 classic).

EasyPen i405X: New graphics tablet from Genius

Genius adds to its catalog a new graphics tablet, this is the EasyPen i405X, a small and simple tablet to start in the world of computer drawing. The EasyPen i405X has a size of 4 "x 5.5", while not a size suitable for professional use, is the ideal starting point to familiar with the operation of these peripherals.

Sony's handheld: Vita PS: Sony initially waived on 3D

The 3D illusion is all the rage. Not only applauds the Hollywood 3D blockbuster on its seal, in order to attract more visitors to the cinema - even the gaming industry is looking to three-dimensional Zockerei. Remarkable, then, that Sony's upcoming handheld for all non-equipping with 3D look. After the Japanese give for reasons of quality to an appropriate screen.

Reason: The movement control over pitch and roll of the console interfere with the glasses-free 3D display. Stay for a spectacular depth effect, the distance between the eye and console constant, which is almost impossible for a handheld. More motion control and graphics performance that is held the third dimension? Apparently, the Japanese already: the flexible control of the PS Vita Group are initially more important than 3D graphics - and for good reason: Given the Sony is probably on the right horse.

Sony Cyber-VG20E - hand-held camera moves into second generation

The "Exmor CMOS APS-C HD" image sensor picks up the VG20E videos and photos with one of 16.1. Unlike the previous model, you draw with the Successor of movies with 50 frames per second (1080/50p) on. Alternatively, you also filmed with 25 frames. In this mode, there are other filters available, which the recordings are intended to provide a cinema-like appearance.

In contrast to the VG10E to draw not only the sound in Dolby Digital (2.0), but also in the process of immersive 5.1. Also offers the new model, available in a variety of manual level control settings and customization options. Thanks to headphone jack, check the sound during recording.

Canon Ixus 1100 HS: Small camera, big zoom

The CMOS sensor of the PowerShot 1100 HS takes pictures with a 12.1 and a speed of 3.3 frames a second. The chip uses a modern design ("backlight-illumination", in German: rear exposure) in order to maximize the light output. In collaboration with the "DIGIC 4" processors to develop such sharp crisp images.

The camera features a twelve times the lens focal length is 28-336 mm. The optical image stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures. Canon equipped the PowerShot HS 1100 an eight-centimeter (3.2 inch), touch-sensitive screen. On the screen you can tips on setting the camera view or set by pointing a finger at the subject the focus.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Acer H9500BD: Full HD 3D Projector at IFA Premiere

The new projector H9500BD projected movies in full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The 3D-ready projector offers three-dimensional entertainment in the living room from the 3D Blu-ray player. The device can also convert 2D into 3D and playbacks of course shows "normal" movies from your DVD player.

The H9500BD has a contrast ratio of 50,000:1 and a brightness of 2,000. According to Acer, the projector even in daylight, thus producing a high-contrast image. The H9500BD has lens shift: You can use the lens in the projector horizontally or vertically adjusted so that the images end up with no distortion at full size on the canvas.

AMD-3500 A6: an economic AMD APU

AMD already has a new APU Series A, is the model A6-3500 which ranks as the most cost-APU Series A of AMD. The APU-3500 A6 has 3 cores running at 2.1GHz, 2.4GHz being the speed of the Turbo Core. It uses an integrated graphics Radeon HD6530D. It also has 4MB of L2 cache, memory controller and DDR3-1866MHz TDP of just 65W, the same models A8 and A6-3800-3600.

This new APU from AMD will be priced at $ 95.

Fight against piracy: an end to illegal copies? Windows 8 gets on-line protection

Microsoft has always been a problem where the operating system to be hacked and then used without a valid license key. New arrangements will provide a remedy for this problem, reports. The release of Windows 8 will be. The current version, which has just been delivered to Intel demonstrates some of the innovations that are intended to impede the licensing piracy: When falling off product activation process, both the volume license keys, as well as the packets contained in the build-key product.

iPhone 4 with eight gigabytes of storage:Apple brings out cheap iPhone

According to a report, the production of the "small" iPhone 4 may be already underway. Compared to the current model, the new device then has only eight gigabytes of data storage. The corresponding flash chips will come from a Korean manufacturer, Samsung is here as a supplier in the conversation. If Apple tries to enter with the streamlined iPhone 4 in the market of low-cost smartphones seems questionable.

JEDEC reveals the first details on DDR4

We know the first technical features that come with the next memory standard RAM, DDR4. JEDEC has unveiled the first data on the new RAM. The next standard is developed and its output is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2012. For now known as JEDEC to the first data. At the moment there is talk of a transfer rate of 3.2GT / s or less, a figure that moves away from the current 1.6GT / s DDR3 is able to offer.

Neufbox supports also AirPlay

Yesterday, we indicate that the Freebox was now compatible AirPlay, the wireless technology from Apple. But this is not the only one of FAIBox: the Neufbox is also compatible. SFR had the good sense to provide the code for the GPL Neufbox V4 but also - and this is an advantage - the ability to change the firmware of the case.

And a port of ShairPort (obviously that was also used Free) exists for the Neufbox V4. In addition to the firmware compatible, it is also a USB sound card (the Neufbox has no audio capability), a device that costs less than $ 5 on eBay. Note that - a priori as in Free - the technology uses a private key from an AirPort Express and it is therefore possible that Apple is blocking devices that use ShairPort in the future.

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon AW100 is ideal for the German Summer 2011: Water-resistant and temperature resistant, offers 16-megapixel notches and special scene modes for low light conditions and underwater scenes. And the Nikkor lens with five-fold zoom and wide angle coverage makes thanks to the "Easy-view" feature also beautiful 360-degree images of fallen into the water barbecues: Swing Easy, the camera horizontally or vertically, the CMOS sensor captures in quick succession (maximum 9.5 frames per second) on a series of individual images, the AW100 automatically converts into one panoramic photo.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

AMP: 64 GB SSD for the first MacBook Air

The manufacturer Active Media Products has added a new model to its line of SSD SaberTooth Z. With a capacity of 64 GB, SSD contains the 1.8-inch ZIF connector and the 40-pin of the other models in the range. The SaberTooth Z is compatible with a number of products, including HP's Mini 1000 and the first MacBook Air from Apple.

Based on a 3016 controller Phison and using MLC NAND flash memory, 64 GB SSD that can reach speeds of about 80MB / s read and 55 MB / s write. The SaberTooth Z 64 GB should be offered at a price of 179 dollars or 189 dollars with an upgrade kit (containing an adapter to clone the SSD / HDD home).

Storm warning in force 410 NZXT

The manufacturer NZXT just launched two new models of medium size boxes in turn: the Tempest 410 and 410 Elite. Displaying the dimensions of 215 x 481 x 496 mm Weight 7.8 kg up, these two cases are identical, except for the Elite version which has a side wall equipped with a window. There are therefore three bays in the format 5.25 inch, eight 3.5-inch internal locations, a mounting system without screws and connectors USB 3.0 (x1) USB 2.0 (x3) and audio placed on the front.

Corsair launches two 90 GB SSD

Corsair has just added two new models in its catalog SSD already full: the Force and Force GT 3 90Go 90Go. 2.5-inch standard format, these SSDs use a controller SandForce SF-2200 and MLC NAND flash. They benefit from a 6 Gbps SATA interface and have a MTBF of 2 million hours. As for performance, the Force 3 to 550 MB / s sequential read and 500 MB / s sequential write, while the GT Force rises to 555 MB / s read and 505 MB / s write.

Rumour mill: Fable 4: What are planning to Lionhead Studios?

work at Lionhead Studios' Fable 4. " In the October issue of Official Xbox Magazine, the editorial speaks of a new "Fable" game, which appears in 2013 and is full on Controller. Especially the latter information should encourage fans of role-playing series jumps to cheers: The announced for 2012 offshoot of "Fable - The Journey" created by the Kinect with a controller for an enormous shock to the assembled press and the old fans.

Darksiders 2: Release date is set

One promotes the release date of "Darksiders 2" revealed: The eagerly awaited second part of the series will be released in June 2012. The game tells the story of its predecessor from a different perspective. In "Darksiders 2" War is the main character's brother's death, the fourth horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Who got wind of the fact that the high council of war unjustly accused of having caused the premature apocalypse. So he moves to restore the family honor. And although the hard way, as evidenced in his luggage: For example, there is a monumental stone hammer, without a doubt an impressive machine - and yet just a backup weapon for the less serious cases.

The A6 Apple would be a quad core Cortex A9

The next Apple processor, which is now nicknamed the A6 and A5 succeed found in the iPad 2, integrating four cores Cortex A9 engraved in 28 nm, according to Linley Gwennap, an analyst for The Linley Group, whose remarks were reported by PC World. The expert confirmed that TSMC be responsible for making chips that will be produced that next year, which would put the release of the upcoming Apple tablet intended to include the A6 around June 2012.

Native support for USB 3.0 on Windows 8

The next operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8 will integrate native support for the standard USB 3.0 controllers will be automatically recognized and no longer require separate drivers as with current versions of Windows. The news comes from Dennis Flanagan, Director of Program Management for the Networking and Devices Group at Microsoft, and though truth is not so surprising given that now all the manufacturers of motherboards and chipsets have integrated (or are doing) some form of support to USB 3.0 in its components, explains how Microsoft has implemented this support in Windows 8.

Logitech webcam presents its new B525

The B525 Logitech is a webcam designed to be carried everywhere, presents a very compact size and performance that fall short. As most striking feature, the B525 can record at 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) with autofocus and rotates 360 degrees allowing you to record every angle no matter where you put, for it has a universal attachment clip.

As previously mentioned, the B525 Logitech is very compact when folded is has dimensions of 68.5 × 29 × 40.4 mm and weighing just 88 grams.

AMD unveils dual-core APU E2 and A4-3200-3400

The E-450, E300 and C-60 are not the only APU have recently appeared in the catalog of AMD. The manufacturer has indeed formalize the A4 and E2-3400-3200, two APU desktop, however, which we suspected the existence in the month of June A priori based on the architecture Llano, two dual-core APU are etched into 32 nm.

Using a socket FM1, the A4 and E2-3400-3200 show a TDP of 65 watts respectively and are clocked at 2.7 GHz and 2.4 GHz. There are also 128 KB of L1 cache and 512 KB of L2 cache per core. The side of the integrated graphics, E2-3200 embeds a Radeon HD 6370D (with a priori SP 160 clocked at 443 MHz), while the A4-3400 has a Radeon HD 6410D (with probably 160 SP running 600 MHz).

LG A530, a notebook with two 3D webcam

LG will soon launch on the market the A530, a laptop with a slab of 15.6-inch diagonal, compatible 3D and requires only passive glasses to work with technology Patterned Retarder Film. This laptop also includes two webcams to photograph and film in 3D. Featuring a brushed aluminum finish, the A530 has a projection screen capable of displaying a resolution depending on the version of 1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Monday, August 22, 2011

IBM Processor mimics human brain

Last week, IBM unveiled two processors whose architecture is directly inspired by the brain. They boarded the "neurons" which are comprised of nodes "synapses" programmable integrating both a memory and a computer center. Eventually, engineers hope that this platform called SYNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) will draw conclusions and to reprogram its own.

Asus Mars II has arrived

Asus already has a new graphics card available for exclusive and limited edition, is the Asus Mars II has two cores used in GeForceGTX GF110 580 and a design that leaves no one indifferent. The Asus Mars II excels in all, this is a very exclusive graphics card.

The size of the Mars II is quite substantial it occupies three slots due to its large heat sink that comes with two 12cm fans to cool all the heat produced in its interior, which is not little. Monta two GF 100 to 782MHz core used in the GTX 580 3GB memory in addition to 4GHz GDDR5 also features DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.

AMD formalizes three new APU Brazos

AMD has - finally - to formalize three new models of APU: the E-450, E-300 and C-60. Etched in 40 nm, the APU are so cool some of the Brazos platform manufacturer. The E-450 is a model involving two Zacate Bobcat x86 cores clocked at 1.65 GHz (1.6 GHz cons for x86 cores of the E-350), a memory controller supports DDR3-1333 and Radeon graphics chipset HD 6320 with 80 Stream processors running at 508 MHz (but with a Turbo mode pushing up the frequency to 600 MHz).

Gamescom 2011: 275,000 gamers were in Cologne!

Europe's largest gaming convention, the Gamescom in Cologne experienced, on the final weekend of a flood of visitors. On Saturday 20 August 2011 were the operators at times no one on the site. Prior to the closed funds subsequently formed huge crowds. What was meant Stress on Saturday, the final good news: Never before have so many people were on the Messse.

The organizers expect to initial estimates, with a record of 275,000 visitors - nearly ten percent more than last year. In the Gamescom 550 exhibitors showed their latest products. Among the trends among online games and 3D animations for which you do not need special glasses. Another focus was on smartphone apps that are established increasingly competing for console manufacturers.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Intel releases new firmware to fix problems with their SSD 320 Series

The Intel SSD 320 Series were introduced in March of this year, now only a few weeks ago we discovered a bug that causes problems to recognize the full capacity of the SSD, so Intel is launching a new firmware to fix it. The error of these SSDs was seen only 8Mb capacity due to unexpected power loss under certain conditions, commonly known as Bad mistake 13x Error Context and can be solved by Intel with the release of new firmware for SSD 320 Series.

Samsung 830: SATA 6 Gbit/s for everyone

Samsung has announced the release "mainstream" of PM830, the SSD SATA 6 Gbit/s announced last week. The Samsung 830 Series will succeed the 470 Series and work with a SATA 6 Gbit/s, as many of its competitors. The design of the hull was treated (which is objectively not very important) and will offer the Samsung SSD in several capacities: 64 to 512 GB The controller used is based on two ARM cores and the memory type MLC, burned at 2x nm (between 20 and 29 nm ...).

Lenovo profits double

Lenovo became the third PC vendor in the world with 12.2% market share, Acer passed, according to its financial results on the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended June 30. The Chinese talk about a global sales record of $ 5.9 billion and earnings of $ 108.8 million. It has a cash reserve of $ 3.6 billion . The results in themselves are excellent and surpassed analysts' expectations. While the semiconductor market is down, Lenovo increases its turnover by 15% over the same period last year and profits climb 98%, which is impressive.

Solar-K750 keyboard from Logitech now available for Macs

The design of the keyboard is oriented with its flat profile to the lines of the Apple device, though it gave. A custom layout with all the special keys saves users the Mac to get used to a different function assignment. Several discreetly housed solar cells provide power supply and battery charging.

Additional batteries are not necessary. At full charge level according to the manufacturer, the keyboard is usable up to three months in total darkness. A long-term test-mastered copy of the daily routine between heavy use in low light and kept in darkness without complaint, without even going to the reserves.

HP completes the TouchPad and wants to sell its PC division

HP has announced the acquisition of Autonomy, a software analysis and information management for business for more than 8 billion euros. The conference call was held to present the financial results of the company, which occurred just before the public revelation of the acquisition by Palo Alto was also accompanied by confirmation that the company abandoned all of its products and wanted to separate WebOS its PC division.

Logitech Unveils G300 Gaming Mouse

The manufacturer Logitech has unveiled its G300 Gaming Mouse, an ambidextrous mouse, USB wire, which as its name suggests is for the market players. With an optical sensor with a resolution up to 2500 DPI, the G300 has nine programmable buttons and can record up to three profiles, game or player in his memory.

Custom lighting allocates one of seven colors to each profile, allowing to quickly see which profile is used. Displaying the dimensions of 112 x 73 x 35 mm, the G300 has finally a three-year warranty. It should make its appearance on the market in September.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Firefox 7: Faster and more stable. Attack onthe memory-hungry

For some time, Mozilla is working on a problem: Your browser has too much memory. With version 7, the developers plan to eradicate this weakness now. The goal is a faster and more stable browser that is uniform to operate under all major operating systems today. In exchange, the new graphic interface "Azure" moving into the software.

It should speed up the display of web pages considerably. Bas Schouten, Member of the Azure development team has now released the first test results. The results were still not representative, however, showed that the team is headed in the right direction. A detailed documentation of the tests can be found in English.

Apple will invest $ 1 billion in Sharp

MF Global FXA Securities, a Japanese company specializing in stock exchange, reports that Apple would invest one billion dollars in a new plant would manufacture Sharp LCD panels for Cupertino. The information was picked up by Reuters, but has not been confirmed by Apple and Sharp. According FXA, the investment would be looking to the Kameyama plant that manufactures, the report cited by Reuters, the screens of iPhone and iPad.

New ViewPad runs on Andro and Windows 7

Engine of ViewPad 10pro Intel's Oak Trail processor, optimized for Tablet PC-Z670 Atom single-core CPU at 1.5 GHz. You should ensure that the flask is about one working day of eight hours. During this time, the tablet is probably around a lot, because at 840 grams, it is almost 40 percent heavier than an iPad 2 (601 grams).

One reason may be the unusual features for tablets with a SSD hard drive. Surprisingly, it comes in addition to Windows 7, Android 2.3, and not to use Android's special Tablet OS 3 x (Honeycomb). A close look shows why: Aside from the fact that the ViewPad the minimum requirements not met for Honeycomb (dual-core processor, screen resolution), Android is here as an application under Windows - on the emulator.

Windows 8: Microsoft confirms the App Store

The second note posted on the blog of Windows 8 is very informative. Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division at Microsoft, including counting the 35 teams from 25 to 40 developers working on Windows 8, each developing a new feature of the OS. Recessed this list makes it possible to confirm some rumors.

It notes in particular the presence of an App Store team: Windows 8 will have a truly integrated application store, such as IOS, Android, Windows Phone, or Mac OS X. There are also a Hyper-V team, giving credit to rumors of an integration of a client in Windows Hyper-V 8. The presence of a team XAML confirms the compatibility of Windows with Windows applications 8 7/Silverlight Phone.

Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning: Preview

Ken Rolston has a designer instrumental role in the game "The Elder Scrolls 4 - Oblivion" worked. Robert Anthony Salvatore's "Forgotten Realms" novels are an absolute bestseller. And Todd McFarlane is considered the spiritual father of the comic book character "Spawn". What happens when such creative people develop a computer game, Electronic Arts shows now on the Gamescom-game exhibition in Cologne.

PC sales fall in Europe

If one believes the figures recently published by Gartner, PC sales have fallen by 19% between the second quarter 2010 and second quarter 2011, representing a decrease 2.8 million units sold. Solely on the consumer segment, the decrease reached 27% and even 50% if one takes into account that netbooks.

This decrease is explained by the economic climate, as well as competition from touch pads (not included in the study of Gartner) and to a lesser extent, smartphones.

Asus Eee SL101 Slider Pad: features

Announced earlier this month by Asus, the Eee Pad Slider should - except bad surprise - made its appearance on the market by September. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has unveiled the features of his official toy. Running Android 3.1 (with the ability to upgrade to Android 3.2), the tablet features a sliding keyboard has a multitouch screen (10 fingers) 10.1-inch diagonal, benefiting from a system LED backlight and can display a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Green light for the Safety Car

In the real race, the race director decides on the use of rapid safety car - on the virtual runway apparently are the fans who tip the scales: After Codemasters announced a few weeks "F1 2011" without a mention of the safety car has had the disappointment of the formula 1 large congregation. Even in the predecessor lacked Mayländer Bernd and his vehicle.

Now comes the turn: Via Twitter, the developer sought to confirm the function and are proud to present an image of the famous Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS shows on the slopes. The safety car comes in dangerous situations: Some sort of accidents Vettel, Hamilton & Co. behind a fast racer.

The new Sharp XV-Z17000 projector transmits 3D images in Full HD

The XV-Z17000 DLP projector casts of two-and three-dimensional movies in Blu-ray at the highest resolution on the screen. The contrast ratio according to the manufacturer of the device is 40,000:1 and brightness of 1,600 lumens. For depth perception requires the viewer an active shutter glasses that are synchronized with the device.

Two of these glasses are included with the Sharp XV-Z17000. In addition, the model has two HDMI 1.4 ports. The manufacturer specifies the noise level with extra-quiet 23 decibels, which is hardly likely to hear in the film look. The "color-management system" from Sharp will offer a variety of ways, the image best fit the available space.

Wii and PSP redrawn by the end of the year

Meanwhile the Wii U and PS Vita, Nintendo and Sony are trying to capitalize on the current situation: PSP and Wii will be redesigned. Nintendo, the Wii "Family Edition" will be a Wii more compact and designed to be placed horizontally. Less cumbersome, it will come with a Wii Motion Plus (the modified model and more accurate) and two games: Wii Sports and Wii Party.

The console will be a priori less expensive, but will remove Nintendo Game Cube compatibility of the console: it read more of the old games console and connectors for the controllers of the ancestor will present a priori. Marketing is a limitation in the sense that the Wii really does not emulate the Game Cube: the processor and graphics card of the Nintendo console are just faster versions of those equipped the Game Cube (a PowerPC and ATi GPU).

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Apple is behind the Intel Ultrabook

Greg Welch, Project Director Ultrabook, responded to questions from the Wall Street Journal about the investment of Intel in Ultrabook and admitted that Apple was partly responsible for the efforts of the founder. Mr. Welch said at the outset that the success of the iPad and MacBook Air are primarily responsible for $ 300 million provided by the Intel project Ultrabook.

The other information, more interesting in our opinion, is that Apple has given an ultimatum to Intel in him saying that if the founder could not break the consumption of its chips, it would look elsewhere. Welch says that Intel was then attached to meet the expectations of Cupertino and would have revised its roadmap to deliver processors Sandy Bridge.

LCD TV with LED technology: Panasonic TX-L37EW30

The Panasonic TX-L37EW30 makes the television picture at 1920x1080 pixels (full HD), which he distributed at a screen size of 94 centimeters (37 inches). The TV is seven and a half inches deep, saving space in your TV area. Thanks to LED technology, the device also comes with little power: Is the TV turned on, it consumes 63rd In standby mode the current consumption is 0.3 watts.

That of the Panasonic TX-L37EW30 is 100 hertz. The TV has four HDMI connections and scart socket. Furthermore, Panasonic offers the possibility to connect your PC or the device itself to go on the Internet: A socket for the cable network is back on TV. In addition, you can buy a wireless flash drive that lets you wirelessly browse the Internet.

FIFA Street: New football game from Electronic Arts

Electronic Art brings the ball back on the road. On the Gamescom 2011 in Cologne was the publisher of the work on "FIFA Street" is known. In contrast to previous satellites of the "FIFA Street" series sets the new football game not on excessive acrobatics, but on a realistic simulation of street football.

Nevertheless, daring tricks and dribbles are, according to Electronic Arts not be neglected: Over 50 never before seen tricks and a new system for ball control, the developers for "Fifa Street" promise. They prove their superiority on the round in various modes of direct duels man against man to classic five-on-five tournaments.

Tablet PC: Dell Latitude XT3: Tablet Notebook

End of 2007, Dell introduced its first with the multitouch-enabled "convertible tablet" on a tablet notebook PC. Followed in 2009 and now with the Latitude of the XT3, the third generation in this design. Compared to the earlier series of XT3 has a larger HD display with a screen diagonal of 13.3 (33.78 centimeters).

The monitor features a wide viewing angle, the operation in both the laptop as well as to allow the tablet mode. Optional for the XT3, a display is available, which is particularly suitable for working outdoors and in sunlight. The XT3 is working with Intel-Core-i processors. The customer can choose the version i3, i5 and i7.

iPad 3 with retinal display in 2012?

As the website says, get the three manufacturers of the iPad-3 displays Sharp, LG and Samsung, currently still too low a yield in the complicated production of the monster with 2.048x1.536 pixels. Even the lighting of the new 9.7-inch panels, the producers obviously still problems, especially since Apple's specifications regarding battery life, size and quality are very demanding.

The alleged plans for Apple's launch date later this year is therefore probably died. According to Digitimes, was the successor of the first presented in March iPad 2 originate in the autumn on the market: in the third quarter of 2011 in an edition of up to two million in the fourth quarter with up to six million units.

Microsoft opens Windows Building 8 Blog

Picking the right recipe inaugurated for Windows 7, Microsoft this morning opened a blog dedicated to the development of Windows 8, Windows Building 8. According to the note of introduction written by Steven Sinofsky, this blog is intended to open a dialogue between developers and users of Windows "that will test the pre-release of Windows over the next eight months." Windows 8 will introduce a new interface optimized for the tablets, which Microsoft unveiled in early June.

Gamescom 2011: Sony lowers price of PS3 and PSP

Sony lowers the price of its consoles. On the Gamescom press conference, Andrew House - outgoing president of Sony Europe - announced that the Playstation 3 from August 17 2011 is available for 249 €. Also the portable console Playstation Portable (PSP) Sony reduced in price. From Autumn the revised version of the handheld will cost only 99 €.

However, the best model is no more wireless functionality. When the new PSP comes exactly to the market, Sony was not yet known.

Grid10: New Tablet Fusion Garage

Fusion Garage starts a new tablet-test: Once registered any major successes, the manufacturer announced on the Grid10 now. The device appears in mid-September in the U.S.. The core of the tablet is a dual core with 2 Tegra chip and 1.2 gigahertz. Furthermore the on 512th It has 16 gigabytes of memory and a microSD card slot, 27.4 x17, 4x1, 4 centimeters tall, weighs 690 grams and has a screen diagonal of 10.1 inches (25.65 centimeters).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Music system: Loewe Soundbox with docking station for iPod and iPhone

All in one package: The music system offers a CD player, an FM radio and a stereo amplifier (two 15 watt) and a slot for and. The operation is done on the device or using the included remote control. The display shows station information, or display with music files (MP3, WMA) and audio CDs with CD text, song title and artist.

According to Loewe, the two built-in digital amplifiers generate the one-way speakers (broadband), a high-quality stereo sound.

Is Google abusing its dominant position by Android?

The U.S. authority to regulate international trade (FTC) will examine the business practices of Google on partnerships with manufacturers of Android smartphones. The Wall Street Journal says that the ongoing investigation, on the advertising and search engine, should extend to the operating system. The commissioners are looking into whether Google has influenced its partners to do not include software or services from its competitors on their Android devices.

Intel invests $ 300 million for the evolution of Ultrabooks

Intel Capital has decided to invest the amount of $ 300 million for development work and UltraBooks as far as autonomy, thinness and final price is concerned. The UltraBooks are a category of notebooks created by Intel and aims to compete with what we can see from Apple with MacBook Air, in this case the processor giant has the backing of major brands of portable improve this bet and take it to other levels of development.

New range of accessories for consoles SpeedLink

SpeedLink has announced its new range of accessories you want to make a difference in the Gamescom 2011. The next generation game console is best played using the best accessories with precise control and faster analog sticks that make a difference. The gamepad Microsoft Xbox 360 represents a pinnacle of ergonomics as to the location of their sticks.

Now thanks to SpeedLink, PS3 gamers can also enjoy what it feels like to play with optimal ergonomics in the position of the analog sticks. The Wireless Gamepad for PS3 XEOX carries the leadership style of the Xbox to PS3 gamers first. Uses a robust 2.4GHz wireless technology also gives you maximum freedom with respect to the console, in addition to turbo function to provide a tactical advantage.

Counter-Strike - Global Offensive: Finally, details about the new CS!

"Counter-Strike" (CS) finally gets a sequel: "Counter-Strike - Global Initiative" (CSGO) appears in the spring of 2012 - twelve years after "CS" revolutionized the world of online action games. In addition to PC owners to play Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers, the contemporary adaptation of cops and robbers.

A tribute to the classics: the most popular map de_dust is after a renovation there. In addition to new weapons, maps and characters Valve screwed on fresh game modes, a matchmaking system, rankings. "Counter-Strike" began in mid-1999 as a modification of "Half-Life" with a then novel team-based gameplay.

Gaming powerhouse: GT780-series: MSI introduces luxury laptops

They have a red illuminated keyboard, an anti-reflective screen, a big sound system and two. Manufacturer MSI promises fastest Intel Core i7 processors ("Sandy Bridge") and up to 16 (GB) of memory. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M faltering in the high-tech fireworks display something - there are faster graphics cards on the market.

The prices are violent: up to 1,999 euros will cost the player's notebook. The entry makes the model with Intel's "Core i7 2630QM" (quad-core with two gigahertz clock speed), six GB and two 320-GB hard drives. The display measures 17.3 (43.9 inches measured diagonally) and is 1.920x1.080 pixels (full HD) dar.

Dell Vostro V131

Dell introduces the successor of the front. The Vostro V131 has a longer battery life and better performance. The 13.3-inch notebook (33.78 inches) is inserted into an aluminum housing. The equipment can be composed according to the customer's requirements: The core of Intel processors from Celeron to Core i5 stand for election.

The memory of the notebook can be expanded to up to eight. Windows 7 is installed. The facilities of the V131 includes two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 port and a Chiclet keyboard with optional keyboard illumination. A visual is not included. For the safety of a fingerprint sensor is integrated.

Chrome on Windows OS

Citrix just released Citrix Receiver Chrome for OS that can take advantage of Windows at the same time as the operating system from Google. This makes it possible to transform an Chromebook in a thin client that can access the virtual office of his company. This is not a solution for individuals, but for large companies that use massive cloud and VDI solutions.

The Citrix Receiver Tech Preview is available on the Chrome Web Store. This is the first virtualization solution available on Chrome OS. Receiver does rely heavily on HTML 5 for its interface. Google says that VMware is also expected to propose solutions for the operating system, but no date has yet been announced.

AMD: Some details of the APU and Krishna Wichita

Some details about the APU Wichita and Krishna come to emerge on the canvas. Etched in 28 nm, both APU should take over from current Zacate and Ontario next year. These chips for up to 4 cores x86 Bobcat, a graphics chipset supports DirectX 11, a video decoder and a controller UVD3 Yuba responsible for I / O (SATA, USB2.0/3.0 and audio).

2 MB of L2 cache would also be integrated, while the turbo-Core would be in the game. The memory controller in turn accept the DDR3-1600. The future platform for Decca, the APU will adopt a new socket FT2, where Zacate and Ontario use a socket FT1. As for performance, we should finally expect a "bond" of 25% CPU side and more than 25% GPU side.

Genius SP i170, new portable speaker

Genius now has a new small portable speaker called SP i170 has a spherical design and a range of 8 hours. The SP i170 is a speaker designed to provide sound where we can not be connected to the mains, its design is simple and has an internal lithium battery that, according to Genius gives a range of up to 8 hours.

Since it is a portable speaker, its use is intended primarily to grab for example the beach or hiking. It has a 3.5mm input jack that you can use an mp3 player, mobile phone or other compatible music source. The battery charge is via a miniUSB to USB connector, but would have been interesting to incorporate a microUSB connector on the issue of improving the compatibility with mobile phones.

Tegra smartphone: HTC R

The Galaxy of the Samsung R measures 4.19 (10.64 centimeters), which is slightly smaller than the 4.3-inch screen of the Galaxy S2. Instead of a super-AMOLED displays, the Galaxy gets R donated a super-clear LCD screen. Instead of 16 gigabytes are available only eight gigabytes of internal memory available, which continues with a MicroSD card is expandable by up to 32 gigabytes.

Although the display is slightly smaller, the Galaxy has 15 grams more weight and R is approximately one millimeter thick. As Samsung continues to use Android operating system, version 2.3 ("Gingerbread"). Apart from the sheer speed the use of dual-core processor "Tegra 2" Nvidia has another advantage: the app "Tegra zone" appear Tegra-optimized games, which offer console-quality, according to Nvidia.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Earth Defense Force - Insect Armageddon

The heart beats rapidly, the pupils twitch frantically across the screen. All that is heard in addition to the explosions nor is the incessant clicking of the button on the fire - the stop frequency of a secretary is a joke about it. Cavort around you hundreds of mutated giant insects that attack from all sides.

Ants, spiders, wasps, this huge space ships and robots are your goal, because you and your troops are the last hope of humanity: Welcome to the Earth Defense Force (EDF)! Before you get to third - if you do not have online buddies on hand, the computer plays the other characters - throw into the battle, you choose one of four classes.

HDI presented 3D laser projector

HDI has introduced its new laser projectors. The six high-end models come out in 2012 to proud rates from 55,000 U.S. dollars (38,600 euros). They project both 2D and 3D videos in full HD quality on the screen. The refresh rate according to the manufacturer at 360 Hertz, which speaks for most liquid current images.

In 3D mode, which works with a passive pole-glasses, HDI provides advantages over previous systems: the case of half typical LCD, DLP and LCOS projectors through the pole technology, the image resolution. The HDI Laserbeamer produce two images in 3D mode with full resolution.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Roccat Memory +, new pads for your headphones and Kulo Kulo USB 7.1

Roccat has announced some new pads for your headphones Kulo Kulo Stereo and USB 7.1. From now on all Roccat Kulo be provided with two pairs of pads, and those who already have purchased may request free delivery of these new Memory +. From now on, the owners of headphones Kulo can choose between the pads classic or the new Memory +, offering a different combination of bass and treble, and also have a different form that best fits your ear and "remember "shape, increasing comfort.

Apple's most valuable company in the world

On 11 August 2011, it was so far: After market close, Apple have a higher rating than the U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil. Through a stock increase to 363.69 U.S. dollars per paper in a total value of the company was 337.2 billion U.S. dollars (235.7 billion euros). Exxon Mobil reached after a price decline of its share to 68.03 U.S.

dollars a value of 330.8 billion U.S. dollars. Just one day before Apple had been successful due to strong fluctuations of almost jump at # 1.

New LCD technology, Sony's White Magic for bright, low-power screens

White Magic displays will require 50 percent less power compared to a bright image than conventional RGB displays. Thanks to higher maximum brightness, they are just easier to read outdoors. The new Display Device is designed for digital cameras and smartphones. The innovation of RGBW is to add to red, green and blue pixels, white pixels.

It is not like the picture quality. The White Magic technology is a first in a three (7.62 centimeters) wide with an integrated LCD screen of 640x480. The display viewing angle is 160 degrees horizontally and vertically and has two modes: the mode outside the display brightness doubled compared to conventional LCDs, enabling better legibility outdoors.

Samsung UE32D5000

The screen size of the Samsung UE32D5000 is 32 inches (80 centimeters). The unit is equipped with LED technology - LEDs sit on the screen edges (Edge LED). Which the display is 1920x1080 (full HD). Samsung uses the specially developed image enhancement system "hyper-real engine" one that should provide good image quality.

The manufacturer specifies the refresh rate of 100 Hertz - but the TV does not calculate intermediate frames. In a test of the device AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD so would certify only 50 Hertz. The receiver housing stuck for /-C. The digital television reception via DVB-S (satellite), however, is not possible - this is an additional device is necessary.

Fuji Finepix F550EXR

The Fujifilm camera a twelve-megapixel image sensor sits with CMOS technology. The visual helps to prevent shaky pictures. Some competing cameras - like the TV series from Panasonic are working on this point, however, effective. The 14.3-fold optical set steplessly. Thanks to the low minimum focal length of 24 millimeters succeed panoramic photos, the maximum focal length is 344 millimeters (equivalent to the small format).

The results of NVIDIA is better than expected

NVIDIA has released its results for its second quarter fiscal 2012 ended July 31. It displays a turnover of 1.02 billion dollars (approx. 720 million euros), representing an increase of 5.7% over the previous quarter and an increase of 25.3% compared to the same period last year. These results were better than expected, mainly due to strong sales of Tegra chips.

Markets have driven up the action of the manufacturer of 11%. The profits of the company operating at 193.5 million dollars (about 136.5 million euros). The next quarter looks just as positive with an increase of between 4% and 6% of sales. Manufacturer's performance is particularly good while the overall trend is downward and the last three months were hard for the market of the semiconductor (see "The semiconductor market is down").

Motorola thinks charges against other companies selling Android devices

Sanjay Jha, PD G Motorola has just declared that his company was studying the possibility of imposing royalties to manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets. The firm could turn against other companies selling the Android devices. Until now, only people outside the project attacked the Google operating system.

The statements of Mr. Jha threw a cat among the pigeons. This is not the first time he says he wants to join the saga of the summer that includes Microsoft, Oracle, Apple, Google, Samsung, HTC, and others. All these companies file complaints against each other, asking for royalties or conspire to purchase patent portfolios with billions of dollars.

Grand Slam Tennis 2: Electronic Arts opens

The tennis competition in the console is tough: "Top Spin 4" and "Virtua Tennis 4" duel at the world rankings. Nevertheless proposes Electronic Arts (EA), "Grand Slam tennis 2" self-consciously. The reason for the optimism is an English lawn: Only the titles EA has the license for Wimbledon. .'s Oldest tournament of the white sport lacks the counterparties' Grand Slam Tennis 2 "will not only score points when it comes to licenses, but also in the control: forehand, backhand & Co., run by the right analog stick.

46-inch TV with Direct light: Sony KDL-46HX925: 3D TV with HD Tuner Triple

46 (117 cm) diagonal screen size, full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels) and 3D drawing support from Sony's KDL-46HX925. When backlit Sony focuses on direct-LED, so the entire surface distributed over the display LEDs. Shine so movies & Co. in best quality on the screen, the image processor is "Reality Pro-X" is used.

Flicker-free: The Sony TV supports 200-hertz technology (200 frames per second). The KDL-46HX925 receives TV signals via antenna (DVB-T), cable (DVB-C) and satellite (DVB-S2). In addition, there is a CI + slot that can be played back on the encrypted channels with the appropriate module.

Fujifilm Finepix F600EXR: Camera orientation for travel enthusiasts weak

The new features of the Fujifilm EXR-CMOS sensor, which ensures even under different light conditions for good image quality, so the manufacturer. The camera captures images at 16 megapixels and a speed of up to 11.2 frames per second. She also has a mechanical image stabilization. The lens has a 15-fold and a focal length range of 24 to 360 mm for wide angle shots as well as images in the super-telephoto range.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Security Updates: Microsoft patching 22 vulnerabilities in Window

Microsoft fixes 22 vulnerabilities in Windows versions of Internet Explorer (version 6 to 9), Visio and Visual Studio. Two of the 13 updates the rating will be "critical", nine are "important" and two are considered "moderate." Important: Internet Explorer, pointed, before the update on gross gaps - often you surf with the Microsoft browser, you will make the update as soon as possible.

The updates Microsoft has usually on the second Tuesday of the month (ie on 9 August 2011) on the Windows Update feature available to own - this is done automatically with an active Internet connection and a corresponding preference.

HTC EVO 3D now available

The HTC EVO 3D is equipped with a 1.2 gigahertz strong Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor. In addition to HTC Sense are 3D menus and an enhanced, active screen lock integrated, which enables direct access to some features such as email, instant messaging or social networks. With the "HTC Watch" To access pay movies.

How the active lock screen and HTC Watch work in detail, refer to the .3 D effects to pictures and videos are thanks to a 10.9 centimeter (4.3 inch) screen with QHD resolution (540x960 pixels) without additional glasses visible. The dual camera phones to take 2D and 3D with two of five megapixels, a side-mounted switch to change the shooting mode.

Nvidia graphics card brings to the Cloud

Nvidia's new strategy combines under the name "Project Monterey" together: in future mobile devices serve only as a receiver, run the graphical applications over a Nvidia "Tegra" chips. The calculation of the display is outsourced to the cloud. Replaces one from online servers outside of the device the process that usually comes at the cost of the power of an internal ("GPU").

Nvidia aims for each unit from the laptop to the smartphone until a response rate that is indistinguishable from a conventional configuration of graphic chip with GPU. As a further line of development Nvidia introduced innovations in the field of "Maximus" technique. It is already used on laptops and adjusts depending on the requirement to switch between internal and external graphics unit.

Seagate has sold over 1 million Momentus Hybrid Solid State XT

Seagate has already sold its solid state device one millionth hybrid since the launch of Momentus XT in spring 2010. Leading manufacturers of computers, including Alienware, ASUS, Dell, Sony and Toshiba now offer laptops that include this type of hard drives, as they have speeds that compete with the SSD, but with greater capacity and lower prices.

The Momentus hybrid solid state drive XT is an album that runs at 7200 rpm and has up to 500GB capacity. His start is 50% faster than traditional disks at 5400 rpm and is a reference in the portable gaming benchmarks. Adaptive Technology Seagate is the key to the speed of these devices, optimizing their performance by moving the most used information in its internal memory of 4GB for a starter and access to frequently used applications faster.

Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 is scheduled for October

The makers of smartphones would try to move the output terminals of the first Ice Cream Sandwich for the month of October to enjoy the holiday season to boost their sales and to overshadow the iPhone 5. The BGR site would have this information to a source close to the development of the operating system.

This date seems logical then that Android needs to strike hard at the end of the year. Ice Cream Sandwich is an important step for Google, while the firm is at a pivotal time in the history of their favorite operating system. Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is officially available since December 2010 and the source code was published shortly after his inauguration.

RIM Announces New BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry OS 7

The "Blackberry 9850 Torch" has, in contrast to the "Torch 9860" do not have the support of shared European GSM wireless standard. It will therefore not be available on the European market. The Blackberry 9860 Torch serve you - not typical RIM - only about 3.7 (9.4 centimeters wide, high-resolution (800x480 pixels) touch-screen operation for the liquid provides a 1.2 GHz speed with 768 megabytes of RAM in the device itself..

Intel invests $ 300 million in Ultrabook

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the founder, announced the creation of an investment fund dedicated to Ultrabook. With its $ 300 million, this fund will go to the capital of companies' developing hardware and software technologies to improve the way people interact with Ultrabooks, to make possible a full day of battery operation, to allow physical designs and innovative storage capacity increased.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Might and Magic - Heroes 6: The heroes are late

The "Heroes of Might and Magic" series has a long tradition: In 1995, she debuted on the PC. Since then, she is one of the constants in the games with fantasy content. Part 5, the most recent offshoot, was released in May 2006. This was followed by two extensions, but no word on how it goes. On the Gamescom 2010 Ubisoft finally gives information about the successor award.

The game is a prequel called: The story begins 500 years before the events of the fifth offshoot. A general of the Archangel involved Greifenherz Dynasty in a war, underestimated his sinister plan to wrest control of Ashan in itself, but the strength of the heroes. The developers promise the Black Hole typical blend of strategy and role-playing elements.

An 82 " touch screen: will you have enough fingers?

Perceptive Pixel, a company that helped popularize the capacitive touch screens, has just launched the largest marketing capacitive touch screen in the world, it measures 82 "diagonal or 208 cm. On a slab of this size it is easy to to collaborate more persons and, fortunately, the 82 "LCD Multi-Touch Display Perceptive Pixel is able to detect any number of fingers.

His only error of taste is ultimately to its definition: 1920 x 1080 pixels. On a slab of this size, given the distance of use, the pixels are very large (0.95 mm). In return, the capacitive technology is so precise that we can touch one pixel at a time.

Sony KDL-46EX715

The Sony KDL-46EX715 are pictures in motion again (1920x1080 pixels) and has a 117 centimeter (46 inch) screen. Note this: The greater this focusing screen, the greater the distance between seats should also be about the device. For the backlight provide built on the edge (edge-LED). Thanks to this technology you save over the traditional fluorescent lamps (CCFL) is not only electricity but also space - thanks to the LEDs, the manufacturer can make the TV very thin.

SATA Express 16-Gbps SATA

The SATA-IO (Serial ATA International Organization, the body responsible for developing various standards SATA) is currently working on a new SATA, SATA called Express. The future standard is expected to achieve speeds of about 8 Gbps to 16 Gbps, while the current rises to SATA 6 Gbps. To reach such speeds, the standard SATA Express should follow the structure of the software but rely on the SATA PCI-Express 3.0.

TDK joins the SSD market with RS3 GBDriver

TDK comes with SSD GBDriver called RS3, have capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB depending on the series, SLC (single-level cell) or MLC (multi-level cell). The new SSD drives come rather late TDK market, have a controller designed by the brand and are divided into two series, the SLC with 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB and MLC with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

The SLC have 160MB/sy speed 60 MB / s read / write and models have 160MB/sy MLC 25 MB / s reading and writing data are far from those who get SSD present domestic . They offer SATA 2.0 interface and an aluminum casing. Because SSDs are discrete with performance is likely to be used in other devices such as tablet PCs or similar rather than a desktop computer.

Nikon Coolpix S9100

The zoom factor of the Nikon Coolpix S9100 comes with a 17.8-fold magnification for a compact camera of very high and 21-stage adjustable. The amounts to 25-446 mm (equivalent to the small format). The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor provides 13.79 megapixels. Especially at the telephoto setting of the optical image stabilizer works very effectively and allows you shake-free shots.

The Nikon has face detection, smile detection, focus tracking and the red-eye reduction on board. The camera takes videos in Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels) and stores them in MPEG-4 format. Typical compact camera: the Coolpix can not adjust aperture and shutter speed manually. Commendable: The Nikon has a very short shutter lag of 0.25 seconds and is already operational for about one second.

The PS Vita arrive March 30, 2012 in America

The Canadian Best Buy site, a reseller that could be compared with the FNAC, just put the page online pre-order the PS Vita is announced for March 30, 2012. Nevertheless, it should take a step back. Last Thursday, we learned that the release of the PlayStation Vita would be delayed to 2012 in Europe and North America.

The output of the new continent is expected at the end of the first quarter of next year. It is currently impossible to say whether the date of Best Buy are predictions of or information obtained directly from the manufacturer. One thing is certain, according to Sony, the European and American outlets should take place almost simultaneously and the firm should give the official dates next month at the Tokyo Game Show.

Nokia drops Symbian and N9 in North America

The head of the American arm of Nokia, Chris Weber, admitted in an interview that Nokia was going to abandon the sale of Symbian smartphones in the New World after the release of its first Windows phone and the company betting heavily on the operating system from Microsoft.

The phrase that we will retain this interview is the admission that "if we fail with Windows Phone, no matter what we do." Nokia admits that the American and Canadian market and it escapes him is all about Windows Phone. This means not only abandoning Symbian, but its feature phone (a cross between traditional phone and smartphone, Ed) and MeeGo.