Monday, March 21, 2011

Intel lost (turns?) Dad of Atom

Anand Chandrasekher Intel leaves for "other interests". Intel employee since 1988, he oversaw the launch of the Pentium 4 range in the 1990s as vice chairman of the Architecture Group - not necessarily the best business card. He met with more success 5 years ago as senior vice president of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group: is this unit, responsible for low-power Intel architecture, which gave birth to the Atom.

Nvidia delayed the launch of its GTX 590

Fortunately for fans of the green mark, this delay will be of only 2 days. The Nvidia GTX 590 had been launched on 22 March morning, but the new official date has been moved to 24th. The expected top-end graphics card from Nvidia, the GTX 590 will be a delay of only two days, from 22 to 24 March. The reason has not been declared by the company, which hoped to launch your product as soon as possible to subtract streaks AMD's recently released Radeon HD 6990, its direct competitor.

Samsung C27A750: a 27-inch wireless

The manufacturer Samsung has announced the launch of the SyncMaster C27A750, a 27-inch LCD with the particularity of using a UWB (ultra wide band) wireless instead of the conventional cable to connect to a desktop or laptop. USB dongle to plug into the computer of course came with the screen. In terms of specifications, there is a Full HD panel capable of displaying a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a maximum brightness of 300 cd / m², VGA and HDMI inputs.

Action game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360: Home Front: patch for the multiplayer mode

THQ is working on a multiplayer patch for the Xbox 360 version of "Home Front". Above all, a failure when subscribing to the online battles makes owners of the Microsoft console's life difficult: in some cases, denied the action game to connect to the preferred profile. The developers collect data to solve the problem.

For the PC version of the action game is already a hotfix has been released, irons out the shortcomings of the dedicated servers. THQ promises to be another update that makes extensive changes. For owners of the PS3 version also has an update available for download. Occasional crashes of the game are after in the past as well as problems at the entrance of servers and erroneous information about the delay (ping) and the server settings.

7-PDF Split & Merge

"7-PDF Split & Merge adds together any number of PDF documents. Also, the splitting of multi-page documents to be checked. To disconnect, first select the PDF file and specify, for example, whether the document should be broken down into individual pages. For joining you import the respective PDF files in the application.

You then specify the location and click on the "merge PDF files," and 7-PDF Split & Merge begins work.

Football game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011: Konami kick for a small price

Konami publishes Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 "on 31 March 2011 at a budget price. As a Classics Edition for the Xbox 360, the football game beats with 29.95 euros. The Platinum Edition for the Playstation 3 will cost the same. But it is even more favorable: The Classics version for PC is for 14,95 € in the trade.

After years of stagnation Konami succeeded in September 2010 with "PES 2011" of the coup: the revamped Passport system provides fresh air in the dusty game play and also made series veterans with a new challenge. For more details on Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 "reveals the great and the competitors".

Radeon HD 6990 with a 5x1 configuration portrait display

With the Radeon HD 6990 and the new Catalyst, AMD has officially introduced support Eyefinity 5x1P mode (Portrait). Until now, the Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series were able to drive monitor configurations with a maximum of 3 display in row and 3x1 (in the case of Eyefinity 6) 3x2. 5x1P display mode provides 5 vertically in a row (not landscape).

It is probably the most expensive configuration as it takes high-end monitors with better vertical viewing angle for optimal color reproduction. In the laboratory in Markham (Ontario, Canada) AMD has shown this particular mode of operation with games 3 and Dragon Age DiRT 2. as a 5x1 + 1 with the splitter?

Factories stop production: Tsunami: The implications for the IT industry

A majority of smartphones and Tablet PCs are not now produced in Japan, the industry still depends on deliveries from this country. Among other things, are about 40 percent of the world need memory chips from Japan. In many plants (such as Toshiba), the bands are still present because of the natural disaster.

Besides destruction, the quake caused to the buildings, provide power outages and unusable transport routes ensure that a production rule is impossible. Until everything is back to normal, it can take months. Episode: Electronic components are partly to a shortage, which in turn raises prices and makes sure that there will be supply shortfalls.

GPU-Z 0.5.2 released, support for the GTX 590

TechPowerUp has released version 0.5.2 of GPU-Z. Among the new features include support for GeForce GTX 590 - graphics card expected to debut soon - and the proper recognition of the recent HD 6990 and GTX 550 Ti. Download GPU-Z 0.5.2 is available here. Here is the complete list of changes: Added support for NVIDIA 440 GT, GTX 550, GTX 560, GTX 570, GTX 590 Added support for AMD HD 6990 Added detection support for more on Sandy Bridge IGPsFixed ROP count detection for ATI Madison Improved OpenCL ATI Added CHL8228 voltage controller support for Cayman Pro XTImproved driver and voltage monitoring support for ATI based cards Added startup parameter / Followed by the adapter card index, starts with 1.

Cubitek presents the number of homes Magic Cube

Cubitek presents a new set of PC case, "Magic Cube", made entirely of aluminum, based on a revolutionary modular design concept. Are already available in two models: Magic Cube Magic Cube B211 and B210 with freely configurable modules. The new Magic Cube houses consist of three separate sections: the main module for the motherboard, graphics card and the CPU, the storage module for 3.5-inch hard disk drive and the module for scanners and readers memory cards.

Afoxé HD6850 creates a single-slot 6-pin

Afoxé Corporation, a Hong Kong partner of both AMD and nVidia, has developed an interesting model of video card based on chip Barts PRO (Radeon HD 6850) which presents an alternative design of the cooling system and the PCB. The special heat sink occupies a single slot, against two of the reference solution and uses a low-profile fan in the front position.

The circuit board in addition to being more compact without the extra PCIe power connector 6-pin, this means that the card can operate using only the power provided by the PCI-Express mainboard. Despite the substantial changes in the two-1024D5S1 AF6850, the acronym of the new full VGA Afoxé - provides technical specifications are taken from the AMD reference board: GPU with 960 Stream Processors, a GPU clock of 775 MHz, 1024 MB of video memory GDDR5 256-bit bus and clocked at 4000 MHz is currently not clear how the producer of Hong Kong has managed to maintain these specifications and at the same time lowering fuel consumption in full-load from 127W AMD reported by only 75W under PCIe slot.

Dual core at 1.6 GHz for Archos

Archos - which is fine - announced last week that his "generation" 9 tablets used in some cases an ARM processor at 1.6 GHz with two cores. It speaks of a type model Cortex A9, while the shelves of generation 8 Cortex A8 uses a 1 GHz, as many shelves today: the iPad Galaxy Tab and use this type of core.

Lais that produces Cortex A9 at this frequency? For now, nobody. The current implementation is the fastest of Renesas, a dual core Cortex A9 at 1.2 GHz. According to early sources, that Texas Instruments chip that would provide the new Archos, scheduled for June. We can assume it will be a OMAP4 SoC, which combines two cores with a GPU Cortex A9 PowerVR SGX540.

Intel SSDs 320 for late March

320 Intel SSDs should be placed on the market earlier than originally planned. They are expected for March 28 next year and would run between $ 109 and $ 1,119 depending on the variations ranging from 40 GB to 600 GB Earlier this month, the information on these Postville Refresh asserted that Intel provided an outlet for mid-April (see "Intel SSD 320 Series for mid-April).

As a reminder, these SSD X25-M to succeed. They have memory chips etched into 25 nm (see "Life of DSS in 25 nm, it would have died [3]), unlike the Intel 510 that make use of chips in 34 nm confirms SSDs LaCie 510 Intel "). Intended for the midrange market, and small and medium enterprises or the embedded market, they offer 39,500 IOPS read and 23,000 IOPS write 4 KB, respectively.

Motherboard Foxconn Quantum Force Rattler with P67 chipset

With the launch of the new Quantum Force Rattler, Foxconn a clear signal that the consumer brand of motherboard is still active. The board is based on the P67 chipset for Intel LGA-1155 (Sandy Bridge) and was developed with users keen to overclock. Foxconn has implemented circuitry 12 +2 phase PWM power supply cooled by a pair of heatsinks connected by dual-heatpipe.

The black PCB has two PCI Express 2.0 x16 red (with support for AMD Crossfire configurations), six SATA ports (4 to 6 Gbps and two 3Gbps), eight USB ports (two and six 2.0 3.0), two eSATA and a FireWire. To signal the revival of a door to the old PATA HDD / optical drives. Two Gigabit Ethernet controllers and the HD audio subsystem manages the sound to 7.1 channels.

LG OLED TV will produce 55 "late 2011

OLED displays are gaining ground in the market for small screens (smartphones, tablets, etc..) And LG has started to purchase the equipment necessary for production of OLED panels 55 "at its plant in Paju (South Korea) from the end of 2011. But there is a trick. These slabs will indeed OLED, but not where it is usually understood.

They emit only white light is filtered uniform RGB sub-pixels in a layer in front. An OLED panel " Classic "has directly emitting diodes of red, green or blue. So LG will market in 2012 what could be called hybrid OLEDs. Their image quality is unknown but should be close to" real "OLEDs, especially as regards the response time and viewing angles.

The Sunday Quiz (9) - on Facebook

This week in the Quiz on Sunday, you are given an image and you must try to find what is and what it does. Today, something a little more difficult than for the first quiz, then hopefully. For this ninth quizzes, small change: we will also play on Facebook. The scoring is the same, and you have the right to play 11 hours between Sunday and Monday, 11 hours, but the answer will be given on Tuesday: Another photo of the same object will be available on Facebook.

A radio and free Wi-Fi router hacking DIY

Want to get a Wi-Fi radio at low prices and free at that? It's possible, thanks to OpenWRT. This Linux distribution is scheduled to replace the firmware on some access points Wi-Fi based on Broadcom chip and has a lot of functions. One is the ability to play streaming radio broadcast on the Internet.

Using a wireless router with a USB port, such as Asus WL-520GU, it is possible to connect a USB sound card and turn the access point (worth about 60 €) Wi-radio Fi. In fact, the USB sound cards generally use generic drivers so will work directly with most operating systems, including OpenWRT.

The future of antennas goes through printing

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a manufacturing process that prints an antenna on a surface and provides a level of performance potential. With the miniaturization of our electronic devices, manufacture of the antenna is more and more complex. The idea of \u200b\u200bprinting the antenna using a head that will be applied on a surface of the nanoparticles is not new.

Nevertheless, the volume occupied by performance report was disappointing. This is the first time, researchers said, that such antennas are printed on a curved surface, showing that it is possible to adapt this technique to many products. The challenge was to ensure the proper filing of the metallic ink, even when the print head approaches the surface with a difficult angle.

MacBook Pro 2011 crash, but why?

That would be a new Apple product without its attendant bugs more or less serious and proven? The latest MacBook Pro can not escape the rule: a long thread in the forums Apple describes an unpleasant phenomenon crash when the laptop is fully charged. Different users report sometimes contradictory information, but a consensus emerged, however: i) the crash occurs when applications are started demanding a little (games, graphic modeling, supercomputing, etc..) Ii) the machine does not respond to user commands but continues to run in the background (receive mail, music playback, ability to connect via ssh).

Cubitek added to their catalog series made entirely of aluminum Tank

Cubitek is pleased to announce the launch of the new series of boxes for PC Tank. Tank series is designed to offer gamers and enthusiasts silence, functionality and attractiveness of high-end boxes built 100% in aluminum at a reasonable price. The XL-Tank HPTX-Tank Mini-Tank and are painted black on the outside of brush and are constructed of anodized aluminum.

Are capable of hosting high-end graphics cards, including the huge ATI Radeon HD 5970. XL-Tank Cooled by a large front fan air inlet of 230mm and three 140mm exhaust fans, the super mediatorre of Cubitek has six spaces to mount hard disks 3.5 ", two for 2.5" drives, and four bays 5.25 ".

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, new gameplay video

Eidos has released an 8-minute video that reveals new gameplay elements of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The video is commented by Mary Demarle, narrative designer of the game. Demarle says that Deus Ex: Human Revolution to get from point A to point B any level of the main character can use three different game styles: combat, stealthy and puzzle solving.

We recall that the title will be released August 23 in North America and August 26 in Europe, in sizes PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Here, a Phenom X4 980 to 3.7 GHz

This is not the leap that will enable chip Phenom X4 compete performance Core i7 2000, but AMD still prepare an X4 Black Edition 980 running at 3.7 GHz. Yes, only 100 MHz more than the Phenom X4 975 BE. This frequency is obtained without changing the etching (45 nm) or TDP (125 W). The launch will likely take place before that of Bulldozer FX, expected in June.

Sony would adopt the Thunderbolt

Prepare for new Sony VAIO notebooks, some use Thunderbolt and other OS using Chrome. If confirmed, this would be the first time a manufacturer outside of Apple, supports the high speed bus. This was reported on Sony Insider says that the Japanese would prepare a PC Hybrid. It would combine a laptop and a dock integrating the components of a typical desktop PC.

This VAIO disposrait a Core i7, an HDMI output with management of stereoscopy, the Intel Wireless Display, the Thunderbolt and a SSD. It is devoid of an optical drive that would be worn on the dock. The latter would have a Blu-ray, HDMI output, VGA and Ethernet and USB ports. Sony's strategy is interesting.