Monday, April 25, 2011

Intel reaches record revenue.

Intel is the company celebrations, according to reports have just emerged from another quarter with record numbers, nothing more and nothing less than $ 3.2 billion, representing an increase of 29% from the same data in the previous year, to be $ 12.8 billion making a 25% improvement compared to last year.

During the first quarter the company closed and made agreements with companies Infineon Wireless Solutions and McAfee, which resulted in $ 496 million revenue. In the words of Intel processors for its personal computers, data centers and others had an increase of 17%, 32% and 70% from the same data from the previous year, while small Atom sales increased by 4% which make $ 370 million.

Happy birthday ... "Au" Game Boy

22 years ago, Nintendo launched the (the?) Game Boy portable console. This device was a godsend for users of the era, with its mythical provided game bundled, Tetris. Game Boy offered a screen in 160 x 144 with 4 shades of "yellow / green on the original model, and 8 KB of video RAM. The central processor was an 8-bit model clocked at 4 MHz.

Originally proposed in a shell beige, shell version with transparent colors or have existed. A version of "Pocket" was launched in 1995, smaller and with a better screen. A version of "Light", rare, was proposed in 1998, with the main difference a backlit display. In late 1998, Nintendo has the Game Boy Color, a faster version (8 MHz) and has a color screen capable of displaying 56 out of 32 768.

Nintendo confirms Wii 2 in 2012

Nintendo has announced that the "successor to the Wii would be sold in 2012 with a demonstration of the console at E3 will be held from 7 to 9 June 2011 in Los Angeles. The console, which would meet the code name "Project Cafe ', is more powerful than the PS3 or Xbox 360. It is in all cases mature enough for Nintendo promises playable demos at E3.

It should happen after March 2012, the firm explained that it did not include its new console in the estimate recently published and which extend this period. This announcement therefore confirms the rumors that we in our news reports "The Wii 2 would be formalized in June."

The iPhone 4 white: a reality on April 27

After numerous delays, the iPhone will finally 4 white go on sale April 27 in Europe. This date is supported by European operators and employees of several Apple Store who allegedly received shipments only open on that date. We know that the unit is planned for spring and this date allows Apple to release this new version without too much suffering in the shadow of the iPhone 5 which should be announced in June at the WWDC, if history repeats itself .

The Sunday Quiz (S02E04) (a Monday)

And here's season 2 of our quizzes Sunday exceptionally on a Monday, after 10 episodes in Season 1. The goal is to try to guess what is the image (yes, nothing changes). You have 24 hours to find the right answer, and another shot - easier - will then be posted on the Facebook page of Tom's Hardware.

At the end of the season, we offer a small gift. The scale? 2 points for the first who answers correctly in comments, 1 point for others. Important point is to avoid "spoilers" place your response between the following tags. [# Ffffff] Your answer [/ # ffffff]. The answer is written in white, which will avoid seeing the responses of other competitors "unintentionally." The comments give an answer without being placed in these tags will be ignored.

Shuttle XPC SG41J4: Customizable with only using a printer.

Shuttle launches new mini PC SG41J4, is unique in that it can be customized on the front with photos, logos and other kinds of images. The new SG41J4 is indicated for Intel Core2 processors with 1333MHz bus, so has the G41 Express chipset, also has total capacity of 8GB of RAM thanks to its two memory slots.

In your case you can install a 5.25 "optical drive and two hard drives 3.5" also features PCI-Express X16 port which can be used with dual-slot graphics cards, if not to use a dedicated graphics, the SG41J4 incorporates Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics as a solution, can use up to two monitors through its DVI and D-Sub15.

USB 3.0 hub is it effective? [Quick Test]

Today, a little test: a 3.0 USB hub. DLink is offering this product, the DUB-1340, which can connect four devices on a single USB 3.0 connector. Built around a VIA chipset, it overcomes a defect of NEC controller found on most motherboards, the number of connectors is limited to two. Not much to say, a USB hub is a USB hub.

It measures 72.4 x 97.9 x 20.2 mm and offers four-port USB 3.0 Type A female A USB Micro B type female can use any USB 3.0 in this format. An AC adapter is provided for each connector that can provide 900 mA USB 3.0 (and 500 mA with devices to older standards). The hub itself is "glossy", which is fashionable but not necessarily practical.

TDJ: Thermaltake Shock

Our fellow Cowcotland recently posted a review of Shock Tt eSports, headphones covering a spectrum ranging from 20 to 20,000 Hz and displaying a weight of 287 grams on the scale. For its part, the microphone covers a more limited spectrum, from 100 to 10 000 Hz, which is still sufficient. But wait a headset posted at 50 euros?

The Way of the Cross PlayStation Network

PSN Qriocity systems and Sony have been suspended according to a message posted on his official blog. After five days of fighting, the firm still has no date of release to service. On 20 April, a hacker attack, according to Sony, put the servers in the Playstation Network to knee. The day after the attack, Sony released a message explaining that he was working to resolve the problem would require a day or two.

A smartphone is possible with 128 GB Toshiba

Toshiba has just demonstrated the first modules of NAND 128 GB etched into 19 nm. These are the smallest cell NAND now, and if all goes well, mass production should start during the summer. These modules have 2 MLC bits per cell and account for 8 GB in a die of 118 mm2. Toshiba is then able to combine 16 dies in one package for a chip with 128 GB capacity is two times higher than the previous record.

Sudden departure: Samsung takes leave from the hard market

The South Korean electronics company is on your own hard disk drive business and transfers Seagate. This was announced by both companies announced in a. Samsung Seagate receives 9.6 percent stake and a seat on the Board by the drive manufacturer. In addition, Samsung is committed to supply NAND flash memory with Seagate for (olid tate rive) and hybrid hard drives.

Samsung will now receive for PCs, notebooks & Co. from Seagate. The antitrust approval is still pending by end of 2011 the acquisition to be completed. Then Seagate is the worldwide market share of around 40 percent.

PC hardware: LaCie Rikiki Go: A Mobile-terabyte storage

Was previously only a 500-gigabyte model of Rikiki Go available, the manufacturer now doubled the capacity of the external. The new receiving data via 2.0, an appropriate cable is mounted on the side of the storage medium. How to lose it. "Rikiki" comes from French and means "tiny". Actually be the dimensions of the aluminum housing 110x75x13 mm, which weighs about 160 grams Rikiki Go LaCie external hard drive equipped with a software package.