Thursday, February 10, 2011

HP and webOS for new tablet and smartphone

Yesterday HP held an event to present to the press the latest in a tablet and mobile solutions. The American manufacturer has also unveiled the first implementation of webOS born after the acquisition of Palm is dedicated to the "tablet devices." The HP tablet TouchPad with 9.7-inch screen is in fact based on the new version of the Palm operating system webOS designed to take advantage of large touch screens.

Thermaltake Toughpower alims Launches Large

The manufacturer Thermaltake has announced the launch of a new power supply range: Toughpower the Great. This range currently consists of three models of a power respective 850W, 1050W and 1200W. 80Plus certified Gold, the modular display alims efficiency up to 93%. They have of course an active PFC and are equipped with a 140 mm fan.

It continues to operate for several tens of seconds after shutdown to cool the components. CrossFireX and SLI compatible, these power supplies have finally 8 PCI-Express 6 +2 pin. Toughpower power supplies are guaranteed 7 years, but have not yet on price or availability date.

Intel cleaned up its processors

The spring should not point the tip of his nose for a few more weeks, but that has not stopped Intel from doing a little cleaning up its line of processors. The founder has announced the retirement of a number of models, including the Core 2 Duo E7400 and E8400 (box version), the Core 2 Duo E8500 and E8600 (versions "tray" and box) the i5-750 box version, the Pentium E6500 and E5400 (box), the Core 2 Quad Q9650, Q9550, Q9550, Q9505, Q9505, Q9500, Q8400, Q8400 and Q8300 version of "tray" and box or Itanium 9110N, 9120N, 9130M, 9140N, 9150N, 9140M and 9150M (version "tray").

Of 3G 21 Mb / s bands 2G

Orange has announced that its tests on 3G 2G frequency bands are successful in France. In partnership with Ericsson and ST-chip HSPA M570, the operator got a download speed of 14.4 megabits / s HSPA in 1800 MHz band, traditionally reserved for the 2G. And the chip used is theoretically capable of reaching 21 megabits / sec The recovery of the frequency bands used for 2G is one of the ways followed to limit congestion in cellular networks, 2G frequencies being used less and less.

Samsung OLED TVs of 65 inches in 2012

Samsung Mobile Display (SMD), the world's leading producer of OLED displays is currently completing the commissioning of plant capable of producing OLED panels of 65-inch (1.65 m). These screens could land in our living rooms in 2012. This is not the first OLED roadmap announcing large sizes coming soon, and it will doubtless not the last.

However, while OLED displays in Arles played for many years, we saw them arrive in force in 2010 on the smartphone market. Sony and LG have even ventured to commercialize OLED TV "large" (11 inches for the first 15 inches for the second). At IFA in Berlin last, LG has even promised a 31 "for the first half of 2011.

Flash Player 10.2 is available in final version

Adobe has announced the final version of Flash Player 10.2 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Among the main improvements are an API Stage Video that promises to dramatically lighten the load on the processor during playback of video in high resolution. The new feature of the plugin needs to be enabled, even though "the server side, then content delivery sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and the like will have to work to make technology available to users who connect.

A Media Center 500 GB Android 2.1

The HDX Bone is a stunner: the multimedia box very compact - about the size of an external hard drive 2.5 "- includes a full Android 2.1 platform. Indeed, the PC includes an ARM SoC TCB8900, based on a 720 MHz ARM11 to Mali and a GPU 200 of ARM. It's able to run (slowly) Android 2.1 but also to decode the main material in 1080p codecs (H.264 in particular).

The unit therefore incorporates a CPU with the SoC, some memory, HDMI output and a power network and especially a SATA connector, connected to a 500 GB hard drive Android manages the functions of Media Center, but also Some Android applications classics as they do not need tactile feedback, given the presence of a simple remote control as input device.

Flash Player 10.2: Acceleration and abandonment

Adobe has released the final version of Flash Player 10.2, which provides hardware acceleration on the Mac and abandon support for PowerPC processors. Stage Video is the name of the technology designed by Adobe and used to accelerate the videos played on his favorite player. Since version 10.1, Flash uses the GPU for PC and Mac to decode the videos, but Stage Video goes further supports the entire pipeline.

Monitor Packard Bell Maestro 230 LE

The consumer market of next-generation LCD display is full of products with the same technical characteristics (full-HD resolution, LED backlighting system, etc.). In this jungle the only way to stand is to bet on a winning design. It 's the case of the Master LED 230, the new Packard Bell monitor that shows an ultra-slim frame and a support asymmetric aluminum giving an elegant and unique.

Design aside, the Maestro 230 uses an LED panel, LED-diagonal 16:9 aspect ratio of 23-inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and offers a contrast of 12000000:1 (value to be taken as usual with pliers, ed) together with a response time of 5ms. On the connection side are the VGA / DVI and HDMI.

LCDs "super resolution" IO Data

The manufacturer IO Data has recently added two new models in its catalog screens: the LCD-MF223XSBR (21.5 inches) and LCD-MF232XSBR (23 inches). A priori with a TN panel with a response time gtg 2 ms, the two LCD screens display a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Renesas chipset built-in charge of improving the quality of the displayed image.

In any case, what the technology promises "super resolution" on paper ... The contrast ratio reached 1000: 1 and brightness peaks at 250 cd / m² for the 21.5-inch model and 300 cd / m² for the 23-inch model. Two speakers with 1.5 W and VGA inputs, DVI and HDMI are finally available. Expected by the end of the month in Japan, LCD and LCD-MF223XSBR MF232XSBR should be offered to respectively $ 276 and $ 324.

Broadcom formalizes its ARM Cortex A9

Broadcom has announced the availability of its ARM Cortex A9, the BCM28150. The SoC has the VideoCore graphics module of the firm that supports the OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and own a fillrate Gpixels than 1 per second. This level of PowerVR SGX 535. It also accelerates the flow 1080p video at 30 frames per second.

Designed for smartphones, the SoC integrates a processor for image sensor 20 Megapixels, and supports HSDPA and HSUPA + and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and NFC. Manufactured in 40 nm, the processor is clocked at 1.1 GHz and memory (LPDDR2) at 400 MHz. It will now wait for the manufacturers to incorporate into their design BCM28150.

Radeon HD 6950 with 1GB also Club3D

The Dutch made the Club3D Radeon HD 6950 1GB video card (identification code: CGAX-69524F), based on core and Cayman with only 1024MB of GDDR5 video memory, 2048MB against that AMD first proposed by default for this type of GPU. The card is 26.7mm long overall and uses a custom PCB red along with a custom cooling system with two integrated fans and two generous heatpipe.

With the exception of the amount of VRAM model incorporates the same technical specifications of the AMD reference board. The GPU, therefore, operates at a clock frequency of 800 MHz paired with 1408 stream processors, while traveling at 5000MHz GDDR5 video memory. Club3D lacking official confirmation from the price but the card has already been spotted on some online stores, available for pre-order of 229 Euro.

Radeon HD 6950 with 1 GB at Club 3D

After Sapphire and HIS is the turn of the manufacturer Club 3D announced the launch of a Radeon HD 6950 equipped with only 1 GB of memory, where classical models boarded 2 GB If the operating frequencies of this map are identical to the reference models, 800 MHz core and 1250 MHz for Cayman GDDR5 memory (on a 256-bit bus), the cooling system is used however the owner.

This consists of an impressive aluminum radiator, through which two copper heatpipes and overcame two fans. Compatible CrossFireX, the Radeon HD 6950 1GB has finally DVI (x2), HDMI and DisplayPort mini (x2). One can already find in the pre-order at a rate of approximately 229 euros.

Internet 100 Mega Telecom Italy, prices here and interested cities

Telecom Italy will enable fiber-optic services to 100 megabits. The agreement came yesterday that Agcom through its Chairman Corrado Calabro said: "With today's decision allows the Authority to Telecom Italy and competitors who will use the corresponding wholesale deals starting to experiment with the marketing of a service ultra wide band, waiting for the completion of the NGN framework of the rules.

Nexus S: Super LCD or AMOLED in France?

Nexus S, the latest phone from Google, arrived in France on February 18 at SFR, but we do not know the exact version of the phone. Indeed, prior to production problems, there are two models of Nexus S: one and one in AMOLED LCD screen Super. While the choice may seem trivial, it is not. At the same screen, the AMOLED is more mixed, but colors often seen as false and is less luminous than the LCD screen Super.

TDJ: slim coolers, Idapt i4

Our fellow GinjFo recently launched a test of universal charger i4 Idapt, compatible with most mobile devices market. This unit is equipped with interchangeable connectors, a USB connector, a charge indicator light and boasting an original design. Verdict? For his part, Brother Home Media has just published a comparative test involving several coolers "slim" or "low-profile, models adapted to compact HTPC.

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Microsoft confirms release of Windows 7 SP1

The rumors were confirmed yesterday by Microsoft today: Service Pack 1 of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have passed the stage of the release to manufacturing (RTM). They are already available to OEMs. MSDN and TechNet subscribers and the companies participating in the Windows Volume Licensing program will have access to 16 February.

The public will have until 22 February. This SP1 particular interest to park managers of virtualized servers function as the new manager Dynamic Memory allocation of memory on the fly with a virtual machine can increase server density by 40% according to Microsoft. The general public will benefit him, a set of consistent updates.

Kerio introduces Kerio Control Box

Kerio Technologies today introduced the last piece of the product line Kerio Control to protect the gateway: Kerio Control Box. Built on 13 years long experience in the development of network technologies, and the first new hardware solution is based on UTM Kerio Control 7.1, the latest version of the award-winning security software Kerio.

Kerio Control Box provides administrators with solutions "turnkey" for managing user access, optimizing network performance and data protection and systems. Kerio Control sets a new standard of usability between products UTM administration console with a powerful, yet intuitive. With a few clicks any operation can be performed: Configure access policies for different user groups, to establish VPN tunnel site-to-site in separate locations or create comprehensive reports on Internet usage statistics.

LG presents the PC monitor LED E10

LG presents the new solution to transform the office into a place where work in comfort and efficiency of the new series, a range of products that ensure performance excellence with an additional 40% energy savings compared to traditional LCD monitors. The E10 series is the result of a happy union between a range of technologies specifically designed to meet the demands of their environment than today's most advanced.

You GTX 560 from Zotac specific frequencies outside

Zotac has unveiled a new video card based on nVidia GPU GF114. This version of the AMP! Edition of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, card featuring operating frequencies much higher than indicated by specific features of NVIDIA. The core has been increased from 822MHz to 950MHz, so the frequency of shaders has increased from 1644MHz to 1900MHz, while the memories hours traveling at 4400MHz (effective) against the canons 4400MHz.

A tablet from Dell with Windows but only for business users

During a pre-briefing on new proposals for the PC business, Dell has confirmed the development of a 10-inch tablet with Windows 7. The slate will be limited to just enterprise users and will be based on a design suitable for all workers who require greater mobility and specific skills for data security.

The launch date has not yet been set but the American company says that will be available later this year. Dell will not be the only one with a similar solution but will add to several other manufacturers who intend to provide a tablet with its Windows operating system. Past experience with mix of hardware based on Intel Atom platform and software platform based on Windows have not been positive.

WebOS arrives on PC

HP has announced that he would deliver a version of WebOS compatible with x86 processors and will be designed to run on laptops and desktop PCs. We already knew that the firm intended to incorporate WebOS in printers and other products where it did not used to seeing the old Palm system. HP has also bought last year to have a system that can bypass Windows.

The firm decided to combine these two objectives by offering a version of WebOS which will be available before Windows starts. HP does not seem to want to replace the Microsoft operating system, but shares rise WebOS to have a machine park large enough to attract developers and inflate its shares so that IOS and Android are being cut by lion.

HP TouchPad this, its shelf WebOS

At his press conference "Think Beyond" (seen on YouTube) HP has unveiled, among other things, his new tablet WebOS, the TouchPad. Jonathan is Rubeinstein, former PD G Palm and now a leader of HP since its acquisition (see "HP buys Palm 1.2 billion), which presented the various products launched under the WebOS mark Palo Alto.

That which interests us most is the long awaited tablet, TouchPad is the first model of the firm. It will be on the market during summer 2011 at a price that is still unknown. One thing is for sure. Hope to be successful, it will be well below the $ 800 tablet Motorola. The TouchPad is based on Snapdragon processor dual core 1.2 GHz APQ8060.

A shelf dual-core 7 "150 euros

Computer manufacturer Pioneer recently formalized its DreamBook ePad 7 Pro, a touch pad "low-cost 7-inch, equipped with a dual-core processor with two cores Cortex-A9 processors running at 1.2 GHz. Capable of displaying a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, this tablet works on Android 2.2. It embeds 256 MB RAM, 2 GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and a 0.3 megapixel webcam (1.3 megapixel optional).

& NVIDIA GPUs faulty HP Notebook

The case of faulty Nvidia graphics chipsets endlessly to poison the lives of the unfortunate owners of notebooks affected by the problem. Two years ago the problem of a manufacturing defect affecting a number of mobile GPU's manufacturer, such as the GeForce 8400M and 8600M has made its appearance. A few weeks ago, U.S.

buyers of a laptop equipped with a defective chip have finally been successful, NVIDIA have preferred an arrangement with them rather than engaging in a lengthy and costly trial necessarily. A list of Dell laptops, HP and Apple regarding the problem has been brought online, the complainant having one of the models in question may request a form via a free replacement of the chip in question, even the laptop for some HP models, or a reimbursement of repair costs they have already advanced.

The universal charger for mobile arrives

The universal charger for smartphones, an initiative of the European Commission, arrives. Indeed, a first copy of the magazine was offered to Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission. The principle is simple enough: fourteen manufacturers - Apple, Emblaze Mobile, Huawei Technologies, LG, Motorola, Mobility, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research In Motion (RIM), Samsung, Sony Ericsson, TCT Mobile (ALCATEL mobile phones), Texas Instruments and Atmel - signed an agreement stating that they would offer phones compatible with the universal charger in 2011.