Friday, March 11, 2011

Enermax silent ventilation housings

The manufacturer Enermax has added several new models of fan "TB Silence" in its catalog: UCTB8A (80mm) and 12A (120mm), and UCTB8P (80mm) and 12P (120mm). For cases, these models have a MTBF of 100,000 hours and have detachable blades for ease of cleaning. The "A" models have a speed, manually adjustable, between 800 and 1500 or 2500 revolutions per minute for noise of 10 dB (A).

For their part, the versions "P" models are showing a PWM speed between 500 and 1500 or 2200 revolutions per minute, the noise of only 8 dB (A). As far as prices, these fans are available between 6.99 euros and 12.99 euros.

Injection of money: 42 million dollars: Warm windfall for developers of the 'Angry Birds'

A spokeswoman for the Finnish software developer Rovio confirmed media reports of a new round of investment on this scale. At the top of the donors are the investment firms Accel Partners and Atomico Ventures, behind which in turn is the Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. Angry Birds is now on millions of smartphones.

Alone in December last year Rovio registered 25 million downloads to iPhone and on mobile phones with Google Android system. On the wave of success Rovio awards licenses to toy makers and film producers. Rovio manager Peter Vesterbacka said earlier this year, the news agency: "We want to be bigger than Mickey Mouse." Rovio was founded in 2003 by three students in Helsinki.

Action game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360: Batman - Arkham City: Start date is set

Bruce Wayne slips again into the virtual bat costume: In the sequel to "Batman - Arkham Asylum," the multi-millionaire crime fighter hits another high-security fortress named Arkham City. The prison is located in the heart of Gotham City and is the dark avenger again from all kinds of hazards and tricky puzzles.

The developers of Rock Steady promise a new history and many famous villains and heroes from the comic universe. According to Batman, among others, occurs against the villains Mr. Freeze and Talia Al Ghul. Spicy: The daughter of the links from "Batman Begins, Ra's Al Ghul known the bat a romantic relationship.

TV accessories: Terratec device allows wireless satellite-TV reception

DVB-S receiver, you connect via Ethernet cable to wireless router and satellite key. The former transmits the television and radio signal wireless (Wi-n) and across the notebooks, PCs & Co. This requires no special software required. Takes over the control of the resulting tasks. Furthermore, the Terratec Connect N3 acts as a wireless Wi-Fi access point for existing.

Suite will use Tegra PlayStation 2

PlayStation Suite, the program used by Sony Ericsson for its smartphone Xperia Play, will also be usable on devices based on Tegra 2. PlayStation Suite is actually a system that allows you to run PlayStation games (first name) on some Android phones - just like the Xperia Play - plus games for Android that have been awarded the "Certified PlayStation." Until now, only the Sony Ericsson smartphone, based on a chip with a Snpadragon Adreno 205, PlayStation Suite supports but the SoC (System on a Chip) Tegra 2 is now also the game.

Gigabyte shows the redesign of the plates 6 Series B3 Stepping

Gigabyte has introduced to the world the new redesign of the 6-series motherboards for Intel's Sandy Bridge, with the new Intel chipset B3 stepping. The new B3 version of the Gigabyte boards 6 Series has been completely redesigned so that they can be easily distinguished from the previous B2 revision, thanks to the distinctive "B3" beside the model name.

For example, the GA-P67-UD7 now called GD-P67-UD7-B3. The new model name is clearly visible on the package, the PCB, in the BIOS, and all applications such as SATA Gigabyte Check or CPU-Z utility. Check 6 Series SATA GIGABYTE Utility Just know the layout error B2 Intel chipsets, Gigabyte SATA Check utility launched to help optimize the performance of SATA ports, identifying targets 6Gbps SATA can be used, and warning users who do not use the Intel SATA ports affected PCH.

EVGA formalizes its dual-card GTX 460

Last January, EVGA took advantage of CES to show a prototype composed of two GeForce graphics chipset GF11x. EVGA GeForce comes to formalize this dual-GPU and the opportunity to give these characteristics. Dubbed GeForce GTX 460 2Win, this graphics card chipsets are two loads clocked at 700 MHz, 672 Cores CUDA running on them at 1400 MHz.

2 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 900 MHz on a bus "512-bit" are also present for memory bandwidth estimated to 230.4 GB / s. The GTX 460 2Win has also three DVI-I connectors and a mini-HDMI output. Two power connectors PCI-Express 8-pin are present, the map showing a consumption of between 300 and 375 watts.

Screens "retina" in Mac?

And if the Mac goes to a screen "Retina", or at least a screen high definition? Several indications suggest that Apple thinks. The company is the first to have proposed a screen of 30 inches in June 2004 and Mac OS X Lion shows that it is possible to go further. The first is that the screen's default system, Mount Fuji, is an image 3200 x 2000 while other images are 2560 x 1600, like all wallpapers Official Apple since Mac OS X Tiger.

The stock prices of SSDs, OCZ red card

Today, in our opinion on the price of SSDs, some remarks. The first is that all stores do not know what a SSD, aka Solid State Drive. LDLC speaks of "SSD" and Topachat and critical "SSD." RueDuCommerce and Equipment. net clearly indicate "SSD" on their sites and Pixmania says "Solid State Drive" but some of the descriptions say "SSD." Recall that a SSD is not a disc ...

Second thing, beware of Vertex 2: the transition in 25 nm made by OCZ exchange capacity SSDs, which went from 120 GB to 115 GB for Vertex 2120 GB (sic) and from 60 to 55 GB for the Vertex 2 60GB (resic). If some (LDLC) announced well the actual capacity (115 GB), others do not provide information - and TopAchat Pixmania - and finally RueDuCommerce and Equipment.

Ti GeForce GTX 550 already on sale

While NVIDIA has still not officially announced (the launch date is 15 March), the GeForce GTX 550 Ti begins to appear on the market. Thus, a model manufactured by Manli is currently offered by at least one shop in Hong Kong. Posted to 1180 HK dollars, equivalent to 110 euros, this graphics card on board for a recall GF116 graphics chipset and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory on a 192-bit bus.

Note also the presence of a single power connector PCI-Express 6-pin, two DVI ports, a mini HDMI port and a cooling system that is relatively compact dual-slot. Remains to be seen what the price of this card once you arrive in our countries, and especially what will be its actual performance ...

Strategy game for PC: Starcraft 2: Blizzard releases Demo Version

"Starcraft 2" admitted in July 2010 from tidy 1.5 million copies of the strategy hit Blizzard sold in the first 48 hours after launch. This is a new record for PC titles. So far, three went million copies on the counter. Apparently there are still masses of gamers who do not play "Starcraft 2". The Blizzard now wants to convert the demo.

The trial version contains the first three missions of the campaign and offers you the opportunity to play with no limit as Terran against the computer opponent. You download them. You must provide your name and email address.

Racing game for PS3: Gran Turismo 5: Patch fixes bug

A small mistake on the course Special Course Route 7 made it possible to collect resourceful "Gran Turismo 5" players in the online mode in a short time a lot of money and experience. This has now is over: By 1:08 Polyphony Digital includes the leak and prevent the career boost in the A-Spec mode. The nearly 1.7 patch contains no other major changes and installed automatically when you connect after starting the game with the Playstation Network.

Polaris 120, Swiftech back to air cooling

Swiftech, California-based company specializing in the production of liquid cooling systems for Personal Computers, returns after a long period to propose a heat sink to air. Polaris 120 is the name chosen for this new product will position itself among the fierce air-cooling solutions for high-end competition.

The property is of type tower and provides an extensive range of shaped aluminum fins (to increase the surface area of \u200b\u200bdissipation) crossed by 5 copper heatpipes diameter of 8mm. The heatpipes are developed from the basis of contact with the IHS of the CPU using the technology in direct HD T and end in the radiator with a special provision that ensures a fair distribution of heat.

EVGA GTX 460 2Win: 2 GF104 GPU to beat the GTX 580

In January we saw at CES in Las Vagas a mysterious dual-GPU video card "Fermi" developed by EVGA. That card is now officially made by the producers of Bree as the GeForce GTX 460 2Win. The EVGA proposal is presented as a project owner, even if developed with external support from nVidia and is characterized by the use of two GPUs GF104 (GTX 460) on a single PCB.

The two GPUs operate at 700 MHz (1400MHz for SPs) and are coupled to each of an allocation of video memory to 1GB of GDDR5 with a 256-bit bus and frequency of 3600MHz (effective). In total, the shaders are 672 and the VRAM is 2GB. The cooling system is a dual-slot solution with radiator, fan and three heatpipes.

Acer HN274HL: a 27 "3D IR receiver

The manufacturer Acer has just unveiled the HN274HL, an LCD 27-inch diagonal enjoying a refresh rate of 120 Hz and therefore compatible with 3D Vision NVIDIA. The HN274HL is also supplied with a pair of 3D glasses compatible with the screen synchronized via an integrated IR receiver. Boasting a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this monitor features an LED backlight, a response time of 2ms, a brightness of 300 cd / m² and a contrast ratio dynamic 100 000 000: 1 (sic).

PNY GTX 560 pushes the Ti at 900 MHz

The manufacturer PNY has announced the launch of its GeForce GTX 560 OC2 Ti, a graphics card receiving overlocking factory. Indeed, if the GTX 560 reference board an Ti GPU clocked at 822 MHz (1645 MHz for the shaders) and memory running at 1002 MHz, the XLR8 GTX 560 Ti Enthusiast Edition uses a graphics chipset running at 900 MHz (1800 MHz for the 384 CUDA cores) and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory at 1053 MHz.

Corsair announces the upgrade to USB 3.0 in its series of boxes Obsidian

Corsair has announced the availability of an upgrade kit for USB 3.0 front panel of their boxes Obsidian Series 800D and 700D. This kit is designed for users who bought a box of Obsidian supertorres series and have upgraded your license plates with USB 3.0. The kit consists of a replacement front panel, which includes USB 3.0 connectors, and a network of cables to connect to the USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard.

TDJ: Astro Gaming A40 Headset and MixAmp 5.8

Our fellow Cowcotland recently posted a review of the helmets and the A40 amp MixAmp 5.8 of manufacturer Astro Gaming. Design, finish, sound quality, ease of use or contents of the bundle: what to expect from such a kit displayed at about 280 euros?

Multi-GPU: Radeon 6950> GeForce GTX 570

An LCD powered by ambient light

Samsung showed a display using ambient light as the power source. It has the characteristic of low power consumption and be more interesting than the old model transparent presented by the firm. Samsung at CES were disappointed with a 19-inch AMOLED transparent QHD resolution (see "An AMOLED screen 19-inch 4k and transparent by Samsung).

The new model that has made an appearance at CeBIT used a VA LCD panel but the resolution was much higher since it speaks of 1920 x 1080. Nevertheless, the main advantage of this screen and it is not transparent enough to ask for a low backlight brightness, which allows him to be powered by ambient light through a solar panel.

The iPhone also Pwn2Own 4 falls, but not iOS 4.3

On the second day of competition Pwn2Own, experts have managed to topple the iPhone 4 and a BlackBerry. However, IOS 4.3 already prevents this attack. Charlie Muller, already known to have penetrated the iPhone 2G and 3G, took advantage of a security flaw in the system to access data from the device and take control.

iOS 4.3 does not fix the flaw, but adds an extra layer of protection that is blocking the attack passed by Safari and requested the establishment of a malicious site. Indeed, the latest update brings the ASLR or the random distribution of the address space. Specifically, the data are randomly placed in the address space of virtual memory.

A standard for 3D glasses

The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) will attempt to standardize shutter glasses in order to facilitate the democratization of 3D stereoscopic displays. Televisions with a depth effect today require the use of shutter glasses that will synchronize the image with the user's eyes so he could enjoy the stereo.

Now we have reached an absurd situation. Indeed, the technologies are very similar if not identical, between the manufacturers who make unnecessary changes to ensure that only their glasses are compatible with their systems. Specifically, they want you to buy their product. An example of this is that it is possible to wear the 3D glasses Panasonic backwards to make them compatible with Samsung TV (see "From the absurdity of active 3D glasses).

A SDHC to 95 MB / s Panasonic

The manufacturer Panasonic has announced the arrival on the market SDHC "Gold Series", capable of reaching speeds of 95 MB / s read and 80MB / s write. According to specifications SD memory card 3.01, these SDHC cards UHS-I are offered in capacities of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB of course they should be enjoyed by amateur photographers and filmmakers equipped with compatible hardware.

Expected for the next month, these different memory cards are unfortunately not yet prices.

France will block the lnternet without the approval of the judge

The decision of the Constitutional Council on the law Loppsi 2 has just been released and while many important articles were censored, the measure for filtering pornography sites without the approval of the judge was upheld. The Sages have maintained article 4 of the Act which provides that the need to fight against pedophilia on the Internet can cause blocking of websites, but necessary move before a judge.