Friday, April 1, 2011

DiRT 3, trailer of the legendary Group B

E 'entirely dedicated to the memory of the Group B cars of the latest trailer for DiRT 3 published by Coolermaster. A video in slow-motion music with ad hoc shows the unforgettable Lancia Delta S4, Audi Quattro, Ford RS200, MG Metro 6R4, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 and Renault 5 Turbo Steps spectacular - cars that have marked the history of the Rally but because of the tragic accident which saw the involvement of drivers and the public were banned from the World Championship after only four years of stay (Group B was made official by the FIA in 1982 and abolished in 1986).

Pictures of the fighting robots game

"Hawk" is a project of the developer Adhesive Games. Special feature: The first impressions from the game thanks to Unreal Engine look out really well. Convincing with a high level of detail and many effects. "Hawk" is a multiplayer game and recalls the title of "MechWarrior" series. In the command center of a barrel-heavy battle robot set up online with other pilots in explosive battles.
You control your vehicle from the first-person perspective.

Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S: Enhanced new edition planned Android 2.3?

What's new? Samsung revised the design increases the power and drive the operating system "Android 2.3" (code name "Ginger Bread") to. The back of the smartphone is made of metal. By comparison, the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S has a plastic casing. The single-core processor clocked at 1.4 instead of S as in the Galaxy with a gigahertz.

Modified four-inch AMOLED display is a resolution of 800x480 and eight gigabytes of internal memory. A 1650-mAh battery is onboard. The source of the suspected launch towards the end of April 2011.

Support NVIDIA SLI for AMD 990FX chipset

NVIDIA has finally consented to his multi VGA SLI technology is also available on motherboards with AMD, in particular for the upcoming 9 series processor-based architecture Zambezi Bulldozer. As reported by VR-Zone, only the 990X and 990FX models will support SLI. The first will have 2 PCIe x16 or 4 x8 PCIe slot to support 2-way SLI (2 x16) or 3-way SLI (3 x8).

The second, however, can only support 2-way SLI (2 x8). The technology used is exactly the same view in the Intel chipset, including the bios. The AMD chipset series 9 should be announced during the month of May.

Samsung HT-D6750W system, Blu-ray and 3D audio 5.1

Samsung unveiled the new Blu-ray Home Cinema System HT-D6750W 3D 5.1, which provides a central unit with 3D Blu-ray and an amplifier capable of delivering a total power of 1,300 watts. The audio system also provides for five speakers and a subwoofer to provide a wide frequency response by using super tweeter capable of reaching 50 kHz.

The manufacturer guarantees that the system is compatible with the latest HD audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio as well as technology and 3D Sound Crystal Sound Plus The front columns have also speaker of the vertical effects which, together with Samsung Advanced Technology Vertical Surround, offer a typical space systems Dolby Prologic IIz.

Nitro 88 +: 80 + alims of Silver from Chieftec

Chieftech manufacturer has unveiled a new range of power supplies named Nitro 88 + Series. 80Plus Silver certified, these blocks of modular power supplies are available in versions 650W, 750W, 850W and 1000W. According to specifications ATX 12V v2.3, enjoy these alims course of an active PFC and have a single +12 V rail Equipped with a 140 mm PWM fan, these alims Nitro 88 + show a MTBF of 100,000 hours.

Logitech M325: a mouse really notches

Logitech has unveiled a new mouse, the M325. The compact size of mice that carries a laptop, it innovates in its wheel. While a mouse wheel typically has between 18 and 24 notches, that of the M325 is 72. Thanks to this, the smooth scrolling is supposed to become much more fluid, without pounding. This wheel is also four-way, and fortunately, since the M325 has no side buttons.

It uses a sensor Logitech "Advanced Optical Tracking" and a wireless receiver mininuscule "Unifying". Its internal battery is scheduled to last 18 months. Logitech announces availability "in April" without elaborating.

WS-E Asus P6X58: Aimed at workstations.

Asus presents its new board P6X58 model WS-E, a motherboard that supports SLI, CrossFireX, and also accompanied 6Gb/sy SATA USB 3.0. The new Asus model, WS-E P6X58 is loaded with incentives to position itself as the reference model of the workstations, the main novelty is called commitment incorporating 24 x 24, which Asus is committed to work with this Product without any problem for 24 months continuously.

Acer wants to sell less but better

After the announcement of the sudden resignation of CEO of Acer, a replacement spoke to clarify what the Taiwanese manufacturer's strategy in the coming months. Acer aims to break the mold, will not try to sell larger volumes but will try to increase its margins. The race for sales volume supposed to cut back on costs and tariffs in order to steal market share to HP or Dell.

But the difficult economic environment and the erosion of sales of netbook in favor of those of tablets made of Acer's position increasingly difficult. The new CEO will have to set a new course towards products with higher margins comfortable. And contrary to what we believed guess in yesterday's press release, Acer intends to accelerate its transition to mobile products including tablets.

Freebox was overclocked with a paperclip

Freebox, we disassembled a few months ago, we offer some surprises. Many wondered what was the RJ11 connector, and we found: it gives access to the system of the Freebox, a connection via UART. We pass the details of our research, which will be featured once validated our method, but we managed to transfer the system of internal flash memory to another machine.

Once that was done, we analyzed the code and installed everything on a hard drive. As the case is based on a fairly standard x86 platform, it is fairly simple to look at how the system works. In the meantime you can install Windows, what we do not (yet) been done, we found how to access the BIOS.

SSD of 115 GB G. Skill 2x nm

The manufacturer G. Skill will soon launch the Phoenix market EVO, a 2.5-inch SSD classical embedding chips MLC NAND flash memory etched 2x nm. Using a controller SandForce SF-1222, the SSD has a capacity of 115 GB of storage and is equipped with a SATA 6 Gbps and can reach a maximum (theoretical) 280 MB / s read and 270 MB / s for writing.

MTBF reaches for his 1 million hours. Guaranteed 3 years, the Phoenix EVO 115 GB has not yet prices. It should make its appearance before the end of the month.

MSI X370: Brazos in notebook 13,4 "

The manufacturer MSI has announced the launch of the X370, a 13.4-inch notebook based on AMD platform Brazos. With a display backlight LEDs capable of displaying a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, this laptop Aboard an APU therefore dual-core E-350 running at 1.6 GHz (chipset with integrated Radeon HD 6310) up to 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive, 500 GB or 640 GB depending on the version.

Microsoft puts the success of Windows 7 Phone

It's been a year since Microsoft introduced Windows 7 Phone at the MIX conference 2010. A year later, while sales of Windows phone does not seem bright, the publisher wants to show that its mobile OS has a long-term future and takes stock of its adoption by developers. According to Microsoft, the software development kit for Windows 7 Phone has been downloaded 1.5 million times and 36,000 developers have registered on AppHub.

Hawken, the first true video-game

After the official trailer showed about two weeks ago, the young SH Adhesive Games has today released the first in-game footage of its promising FPS of Mech: Hawken. The video takes us directly into revealing these behemoths fighting arsenal and equipment available (fully customizable with rocket launchers, cannons, rocket launchers and rifles).

In addition to weapons "inside" you can take advantage of external locations, such as fixed towers and mobile shuttles, to increase the firepower and protection against enemy units. The game is still work-in-progress and was not given even an approximate date for release.

Corsair announced availability of its DDR3 memory kits 2000MHz Vengeance

Corsair has announced the immediate availability of the new version of its award-winning 2000 Mhz DDR3 Vengeance. The new 2000MHz kits are equipped with sinks primed in black anodized aluminum and are attached to existing 1600Mhz kits available in blue or black and 1866MHz Vengeance black. "Our new memories Vengeance 2000MHz are perfect for gamers and enthusiasts, as well as system integrators who value the potential of overclocking memory family Vengeance, and always looking for more speed." Said Thi La, vice president of memory products Corsair.

TDJ: GTX 570 Phantom, Genesis HyperX

Our fellow Cowcotland recently posted a review of the GTX 570 Phantom of the manufacturer Gainward GeForce GTX model 570 receiving factory overclocking and cooling system owner. We thus find a chipset GF110 clocked at 750 MHz (1500 MHz for the shaders) and 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 975 MHz on a 320-bit bus.

Verdict? For his part, Brother 59 Hardware has recently reviewed the kit Genesis Hyper X 4GB 2133 MHz Kingston. Consisting of two strips of 2 GB of DDR3 memory, a lifetime warranty this kit supports timings of 9-11-9-27-1T at a voltage of 1.65 V ...

, Was disassembled iPhone 4 white

Exclusive Tom's, we got a white iPhone 4, the model most anticipated of 2010 (now 2011). While our colleagues Tom's Hardware have verified the features that - surprise - are different from those of the black version, we decided to disassemble the unit. And we too have discovered amazing things.

WiMAX 2 was approved by the IEEE

The IEEE has approved the final version of the IEEE 802.16m standard, otherwise known as WiMAX 2. It offers a maximum throughput of 300 Mbit / s and replaces the WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e), which was limited to 128 Mbit / s. Obviously, these are theoretical speeds that do not reflect operators' offers. Today, WiMAX is restricted in many countries with offers of 1 Mbps and the signal quality depends very much on the lack of obstacles such as trees, and the distance between the transmitting antenna and receptor.

Two GTS 450 with the DDR3 at Sparkle

Sparkle has announced the launch of two new models of GeForce GTS 450: the SXS4501024S3NM and SXS4502048S3NM. Intended to "players with a tight budget, these cards boarded 1 or 2 GB of DDR3 memory (on a 128-bit bus) instead of GDDR5 memory standard GTS 450. Boasting a design owner, use the GTS 450 graphics chipset running at 783 MHz (1566 MHz for the 192 CUDA cores).

Compatible 2-way SLI, these cards have VGA, DVI and HDMI. Their exact price is unfortunately still unknown.

IPhone wants to patent the 3D photo

Apple has filed a patent application covering the use of multiple photo sensors to take pictures in 3D stereoscopic be viewed on the screen. Cupertino does not seem to immunize against fever 3D running the streets. It is amazing to see this application so that other companies are already marketing this kind of solution long ago.

This is not the first time this has happened. The control system of patents is in serious trouble. In this case, Apple is playing on a technicality. Apple believes that its technology is still new, since the superimposition of images is done through a calculation determined by measurements taken during the image capture.

X79, chipset socket LGA 2011

The future high-end Intel platform is revealed little by little. The X58 chipset will be replaced by a future x79 planned for the last quarter of this year. According to the paper published on it. com. cn, the x79 will be tailored to the Sandy Bridge processor-E LGA 2011. Designed for performance enthusiasts, it will allow overclocking of the memory and CPU.

The connection between the chipset and the CPU will be strengthened: it will be possible to dedicate four PCI-Express slots for the sole storage interfaces. Recall now the chipset is connected to the CPU in most cases by a DMI link that is other than the PCI-Express 4x, the bandwidth is too low to meet the needs of several theoretical SATA 6 Gb / s or USB 3.0.