Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tom's Hardware tests the Nintendo 3DS

Our colleagues and neighbors at Tom's Hardware recently put online a feature on the Nintendo 3DS, the new handheld "3D" from the manufacturer. 3D effect, design, screen quality, load time, usability and of course the price: should we love or hate the Nintendo 3DS?

Laptop Accessories: External DVD burner from Buffalo

The external burner is with PCs, notebooks and. Data and power flow through a device in the integrated USB cable. Practical: A second USB cable ("boost") do you use when the first not enough power. The use of an external power supply is possible. The Buffalo-DVSM PC58U2V goes with all DVD and and it burns with up to eight times (DVD) respectively 24x (CD) speed.

The transfer rate amounts to 480 megabits per second (USB 2.0). Supplied with a software package is for burning and backing up data.

Gigabyte shows its prototype at the CeBIT Z68 board

Gigabyte offers a preview of its upcoming Intel chipset motherboard with Z68 with a prototype of the GA-Z68X-UD4H-B3. As we can see the end of the name of the board, Gigabyte makes clear that the chipset used is the last revision made by Intel (B3), leaving aside the problems appeared in the B2 version.

Contrary to what many people have thought, the Z68 chipset is the successor to the X58, but the high end within the socket 1155, over P67 and H67. That is why maintaining the 4 memory banks and 2 PCIe slots (allowing 1 or 2 graphic 16x to 8x). It may make them SLI or Crossfire. The processor power is carried out through 6 +1 phases.

Corsair announces the launch of its Flash Voyager USB key USB 3.0

Corsair has announced the launch of its new family of USB 3.0 keys, which has called USB 3.0 Flash Voyager and combines proven durability with super speed USB 3.0 interface. The new models bring Flash Voyager USB 3.0 high performance of the new USB 3.0 interface to the Voyager family, and share the same rugged and stylish shell that had been used in previous models Voyager.

All Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models are shockproof, waterproof, and are also compatible with USB 2.0/1.1. "The faster read speeds offered by USB 3.0 portable devices make high-speed storage more convenient for these tasks," said Thi La, divisional vice president of memory products from Corsair.

Skill game: Software Tip of the Day: ClickAfterMe

"ClickAfterMe is a free game for training attentiveness and concentration. Your task is to nachzuklicken the order given with your mouse. In addition to the visual emphasis is on each figure to touch a sound. It is possible that you are based in addition to the sounds. "ClickAfterMe" becomes more difficult with every combination, since the orders are larger and therefore more difficult to understand are.

The AdS: pirate VoD your neighbors

Today in the AdS, let's talk about us. Indeed, one of the editors of Tom's Hardware is among Numericable and just bought a TV. By scrutinizing the data sheet (normal at Tom's), he discovers that his television incorporates a DVB tuner capable of working in DVB-T (DTT) but also DVB-C, the standard used by Numericable.

And to simplify installation, so he decided to use the TV's tuner instead of the decoder provided by Numericable. Good news, a scan frequencies later, it works. And a little surprise waiting for us ... Indeed, if the tuner picks up all channels offered by Numericable - some calling for a decoder card - there are also some channels that do not have names.