Friday, April 8, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: The Playstation Phone

When folded, the Xperia play is a little chubby with Android Smartphone 2.3.2 () and a brisk one-gigahertz processor, together with its own. The operation is liquid, even if the play does not respond quite as direct, such as a. Just as with sense inside out and Sony a specially adapted surface through the Google operating system, and combining the message streams of different social networks.

Role-playing game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360: The Witcher 2: New images released

A brief review: makes an interesting story with a shady character and challenging step system for "The Witcher" in October 2007 on a play outstanding role-playing game - and an extremely successful: to date, walked more than 1.5 million copies of the PC title on the counters. The successor will sit on Disc Creator project another one.

The story revealed the developers only this: The history of role playing connects directly to "The Witcher" on. The young sorcerer Geralt of Riva is also in the latest offshoot of the main character. As evidence of the adventure, the title shines with gorgeous light, fog, blur and shadow effects.

Developers publish Schedule: Firefox 5 Beta in May, final version in June

As is clear from one, the team plans to Firefox on 22 5 May to release a beta. If everything goes smoothly, then comes 21 June, the final version on the market. During the toughest rival browser Internet Explorer from Microsoft already at number 9 is reached, providing each update to its Google "Chrome" browser with a new version number (currently 10), Firefox is the "only" the number 4 This suggests that the browser is not developed as quickly and as extensively as the rivals.

Valve is preparing the launch of Portal 2 for Mac

Valve Software has begun to advertise the launch of Portal 2 for Mac with a teaser that includes many pieces of a puzzle sent to journalists. The manufacturer has also included an additional aura of mystery with anagrams of the phrase "reboot process" defined as the rebirth of AI GLaDOS, the original game, became the villain.

The individual pieces of the puzzle do not fit in an instant: it must make changes as invert colors or rotate. Taken together should be one of the eyes of GLaDOS seen in the last part of the previous chapter. The Windows version of Portal 2 is expected next April 19

Intel chipsets for Xeon E3 C200

While Intel launched earlier this week its Xeon-based E3 Sandy Bridge architecture, the chipmaker has logically also introduced new chipsets to accompany such CPU. Derived from P67 Express "Cougar Point, the C202, C204 and C206 are relatively similar, some differences between these models ranging in terms of data protection, security features, capabilities in terms of virtualization, or the energy management.

The stock prices of (new) DSS

In our new point on the price of SSDs, we changed our entire product range. Indeed, the market is changing rapidly and the references that we had chosen in October 2010 are no longer present. Unlike our two previous panels, we decided to restrict the products to a single capacity: 120 GB (or 128 GB depending on the brand).

The reason is simple: it is sufficient capacity for many people and the average price is correct. This type of DSS is perfect for a mid-range machine. Models of 256 GB and more are still too expensive for most buyers and SSD of 64 GB and less limited interest in technology allowing only install the OS and some programs.

A-Data launches BN

Manufacturer A-Data just announced a new range of food, BN Series. Available in capacities of 400W, 450W, 500W and 550W, these power supplies are certified 80Plus Bronze and display an efficiency up to 85%. These alims otherwise complies with the Energy Star standard ATX 12V v2.3 and 5.0. Enjoying an active PFC, the power supplies have two +12 V rails and a 120mm fan.

MTBF reaches for his 100,000 hours. Already available for pre-order, alims BN 400W, 450W and 500W are displayed for 60 euros, 63 euros and 66 euros.

USB flash drives in RAID 0, what happens?

When working in high-tech press, it receives regular sticks containing press releases. And after a while, we a. .. much. So we had an idea: what if we put our keys USB in RAID 0. In fact, Mac OS X allows for software RAID sets with almost anything (we return to this point shortly) so we decided to plug in USB drives on the same computer to test the RAID 0.

The connection was simple: our test machine has only three USB ports. So we commandeered USB hubs in the newsroom for our little test. We had a powered USB hub with four ports, a USB 3.0 powered hub with four ports, a non powered USB hub with four ports, a non powered USB hub with three ports and a powered USB hub with two semi-ports (the MacBook Pro 1100 mA to send an Apple keyboard, instead of the usual 500 mA).

HIS "Ice-Q-ise" the Radeon HD 6950

HIS today announced the launch of 6 (yes, six) new models of Radeon HD 6950 equipped with the IceQ cooling system X specific manufacturer. All based on a graphics chipset with Cayman from 1048 stream processors, these cards differ in the frequency of operation of the GPU and memory, and the amount of onboard memory (1 GB or 2 GB of GDDR5 memory).

IceQ version X "Classic" is therefore used a GPU at 800 MHz and 1250 MHz memory. IceQ Turbo X model features a GPU clocked at 840 MHz and 1280 MHz memory. Finally, the Radeon HD 6950 IceQ Turbo X X has a graphics chipset running at 880 MHz and GDDR5 memory running at 1300 MHz on a 256-bit bus.

Liberty Tab: the tablet of Packard Bell

According to some sources, Packard Bell is expected as early as next June to start the market touch pads with his Liberty Tab. With a 10.1-inch screen capable of displaying a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, this tablet has some family resemblance to the Iconia Tab A500 Acer, the parent company of Packard Bell.

This impression is confirmed when you discover the characteristics of the Liberty TAB: NVIDIA Tegra 2 controllers, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G, webcam 2Mpixels front sensor and rear 5 MP, GPS, microSD connector USB and HDMI. Running Android 3.0, this tablet has not yet prices. But my gut tells me it should not be too far off the 500 euros of the A500 Acer Iconia Tab ...

Asus Lamborghini VX7: A sporty laptop in your hands.

Asus presents the new Lamborghini notebook VX7 joining the excellence of the Italian firm with the most breakthrough technology, the result is the most powerful portable that Asus has created to date, which will be available for the Spanish market in an attractive orange finish. Innovations that combine functionality and aesthetics.

No doubt the combination of Asus with the Italian carmaker Lamborghini, provide a design with users in mind most advanced performance enthusiasts and lovers of aggressive aerodynamic characteristic of the Italian sports. An example of these features are presented dissipation slots on the back that resemble those used in the Lamborghini sports, as does the power button, the leather palm rest and aluminum construction.

Update PlayStation 3 with a SSD

Deemed slow to load, let alone with some games like Gran Turismo 5, we have replaced the hard drive of the PlayStation 3 by DSS to see if improving performance was worthy of investment.

Tom's Hardware enhances Gmail with gadgets

Our colleagues and neighbors at Tom's Hardware recently put online a feature on Gmail and gadgets for optimizing the webmail, one of the most popular on the Internet. Google Calendar converter currency through the calculator or the chat module, discover a selection of gadgets improving the interface of Gmail ...

TDJ: Intel 510 250 GB, extreme overclocking

Our fellow Cowcotland recently released a test version of the Intel 510 in 250 GB SSD 2.5-inch classic. An embedded controller Marvell 9174-BKK2, 128 MB of DDR3 memory chips and NAND MLC flash memory etched into 34 nm, 6 Gbps SATA SSD is able to achieve on paper speeds of around 500 MB / s read and 315 MB / s write.

What happens in practice? For his part, Brother 59 Hardware has just put online an article on a session overclocking with liquid nitrogen. Equipment used to scores achieved, this issue is an opportunity to discover the benefits of Helen Two ...

A transistor that self-cooled

Researchers at the University of Illinois were able to measure the temperature of the transistors designed using graphene and noticed that some areas compensate for cold temperature increase related to the operation. Graphene transistors are still poorly understood. To recap, the graphene sheet is a carbon atom thick structure with a honeycomb.

The scientists used a lever atomic force microscope to measure the temperature at various locations where the transistor was in operation and there is a very interesting discovery. In a silicon transistor, some thermoelectric effects at the junction between silicon and metal connections, causing a drop in temperature.

Samsung NS310: a netbook 10 "matte panel

The manufacturer Samsung has recently unveiled the NS310, a netbook that comes to take over from the N310 available for nearly two years on the market. Its 10.1-inch matte screen (1024 x 600 pxiels) LED backlight has a dynamic contrast ratio rising to 100 000: 1 and a brightness of up to 300 cd / m².

Featuring a dual-core processor Atom N550 clocked at 1.5 GHz, the NS310 has a GMA 3150 integrated graphics chipset, 1GB of memory and a 320 GB hard drive controllers Ethernet, WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 are available, as well as a 0.3 megapixel webcam. A memory card reader SD / MMC complete the whole, while the keyboard is on his side illuminated.

A secondary display on the iPhone

Apple has filed a patent application for technology that would use the edges of the iPhone as a secondary display. The idea is strange and it would be interesting to see if the concept is both in reality only on paper. According to Apple, the main screen does not move. There is therefore no need to recode applications to take advantage of a new resolution or make enlargements unsightly.

The contours would display information and be tactile. It could therefore serve as context menus. Developers therefore have a larger area and can add menus and enjoy a larger screen more easily. A patent does not mean however that the technology he describes is necessarily marketed in the near future.

The Xoom Motorola sold to 599 €

Motorola has announced the European price of the tablet will be identical to the U.S. price level of 599 €. While sales in the U.S. are very disappointing, the firm expects that an outflow on the old continent will give a boost to the popularity of its iPad killer. The release date remains uncertain.

Motorola says it still will be "soon" on sale in France without giving further details. The news comes just after the publication of sales figures by Detutsche-Bank says that only 100,000 units were sold, against 2.5 million iPad 2. Obviously, the Xoom is only available in North America, while the model with the apple is already offered in over twenty countries.