Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tri-Gate: Intel invented the transistor 3D

Since the launch of the 4004 in 1971 by Intel, the number of transistors integrated processors has continued to grow. Nowadays, a Core i7 Gulftown possesses eg 1.17 billion (against 2300 for the 4004), and some like the GT400 GPU Nvidia even reach 3 billion transistors. These achievements were made possible by a still finer etching transistors, and the development of technologies - Strained Silicon or more recently the High-k Metal Gate - to provide solutions to the difficulties over time, as leakage currents which result in an increase in consumption.

Rumors on the Wii's successor: Wii 2: New Nintendo console without a hard disk

Nintendo Wii 2 is not equipped with the hard drive. Only 8 gigabytes (GB) flash memory are therefore on board. This would have been but 16 times more capacity than the previous Wii, but compared to Playstation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360, the new Nintendo device from old: Sony ships the PS3 factory hard drives with a size of up to 320 GB Microsoft's Daddelkiste shines with up to 250 GB of storage.

Should the speculation prove to be correct, it would be the small flash memory, especially for online services is a bottleneck. Games, music, patches and downloadable content, the 8-GB-brand reach. Apparently Nintendo lays the solution of the problem in the hands of the user: The report mentions a slot for SD cards.

Security Software: Comodo Disk Encryption

By using "Comodo Disk Encryption" turn your USB drive into a secure PC key. Is the free software installed on your memory stick, locking them in removing the USB flash drive your computer. Thus no unauthorized access to your data. Connect the memory stick back to your computer, you ask Comodo Disk Encryption for your password you specified earlier.

Seagate provides a terabyte of data in a single dish 3.5

Seagate announced the first 3.5-inch hard drive that uses plates with a storage density per area never reached so far, that is 625 Gigabits per square inch and by which each is capable of storing 1TB of data. The first hard drives that use it are the external series Seagate GoFlex Desk which include cuts of up to a maximum of 3TB.

Barracuda models will then follow, again with a maximum capacity of 3TB and cuts 2TB, 1TB and 1.5 TB. "Organizations of all sizes and Consumers worldwide are amassing digital content at light speed, generating huge demand for storage of digital content Every kind of imaginable, "said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

APU A-Series AMD CPU and FX-Series

AMD has released some details about the route launch of the two lines of processors for desktop systems, the APU A-Series "Llano" and the CPU FX-Series "Zambezi". Some slide, taken from donanimhaber. com show how the new series of CPUs will be launched at Computex 2011, June 1, when they also announced the 9-series chipset.

The chipset will be two models: a dual chip he can use to create platforms for FX processors and a single-chip for the APU Llano. After Computex AMD will be presented at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) which opens June 7 and will be unveiled during which platforms + and AM3 motherboards partners.

Isku ROCCAT The new keyboard will be presented at Computex 2011

Roccat has announced that at the Computex 2011 held in Taipei between 31 May and 4 June the latest addition to its catalog: the illuminated keyboard Roccat Gaming Isku incorporating new technology Roccat Talk. Talk Roccat opens a new world of possibilities for Gamers, allowing the keyboard and mouse to literally talk to each other.

In addition to the inclusion of technology Roccat EasyShift [+] the Isku has the ability to configure up to 180 different macros. FEATURES. - Lighting of the 123 keys in blue with 6 levels of intensity. - 3 areas EasyShift [+] for easy duplication of keys. - 36 macro keys for easy access.

Case PSN: over 100 million accounts compromised

Sony has discovered that the intrusion into its servers on the machines as Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), in addition to systems Playstation Network (PSN) / Qriocity, which increased the number of accounts corrupted over 100 million and represents One of the biggest computer hacking of all time. The Japanese giant has just published a press release today explaining the extent of damage.

The users' personal information were stolen between April 16 and April 17. This represents 24.6 million accounts associated with online computer games such as EverQuest or DC Universe Online. It is a flaw that can easily give rise to phishing or identity theft. Bank account details of users Austrian, German, Dutch and Spanish have also been stolen but they date from 2007, which somewhat minimizes their importance.

New iMac: all quad-core, and Thunderbolt

The rumors had not deceived, Apple has revamped its line of iMac today. The all-in-One emblematic keep the same shell, but it conceals real news. The first is the arrival of Sandy Bridge Intel quad core on all models, while the first dual core prices were still above. Apple chose i5 standard (2.5 GHz, 2.7 GHz or 3.1 GHz), and leaves the option of Core i7 (2.8 GHz or 3.4 GHz), the main difference between Both ranges are, remember, the presence of HyperThreading.

The minimum of Duke Nukem Forever

The minimum of Duke Nukem Forever shows it is possible to play the game even on older machines, but the recommended configuration suggests that the title will not very rich graphics. What looks like the minimum of a game that took 14 years to emerge? The recommended configuration is not very different.

Finally, users must connect to the Internet at least once to validate their license with the Steam servers. We do not treat any minimum requirements of games, but like most of you know, Duke Nukem Forever is not a game, it is a symbolic icon that has spanned the twentieth century and which should land in stores June 10 (see "Duke Nukem Forever delayed ...

Elpida: of the 25 nm DRAM for July

The manufacturer Elpida is currently working on the development of chips with 2 Gb DDR3 memory etched into 25 nm. Capable of operating at a frequency of 1866 MHz with a voltage of 1.5 volts (at 1600 MHz with only 1.35 V), these chips DRAM posted a 15% lower consumption (operating) that displayed by their equivalent 30 nm.

Standby consumption is even lower than 20%. Mass production of these chips 2Gb is scheduled for July. Elpida finally indicates he is also working on chips with 4 Gb of mass production could begin before the end of the year.

Still no SATA 6Gb / s on the iMac

Apple takes always curious how the new technologies. The firm is alternately the first to rush a new standard (USB Thnuderbolt) or the last. So while the new iMacs have Intel chipsets compatible SATA 6Gb / s, internal drives are still wired SATA 3 Gb / s. More than a delay, it's a step backwards since the MacBook Pro 2011 are wired SATA 6Gb / s.

But some users would suffer performance problems when SATA 6Gb / s is installed in these machines. According to our colleagues MacBidouille, the fault lie with the SATA ribbon cable, poor quality. Remains until the next update, the iMac will only benefit performance offered by the latest generation of SSD.

Tom's Guide: iPhone apps scandal

Our colleagues and neighbors at Tom's Hardware just published a dossier on iPhone applications with the past created a controversy. Since its launch, the App Store from Apple has in fact been several scandals due to some apps. Baby Snake Murderdrome passing by I Am Rich, discover a retrospective of the more outrageous the App Store ...

Your device OCZ Velodrive updated with new chipset SandForce.

OCZ product upgrade your mass storage using PCI-Express interface called VeloDrive for SandForce chipsets incorporate four SF-1565 SSD to further improve the speed and management. This mass storage solution manufacturer OCZ is designed to be used in companies, have the particularity to be used by PCI-Express connection speeds getting up to 1GB / S, a figure that varies depending on which model VeloDrive available as sen The 300GB, 600GB or 1.2TB with MLC NAND Flash.

Chip sales rose in March

If you believe the figures published by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide sales of chips would have reached $ 25.3 billion in March. This represents an increase of 2.5% in February, and 8.6% in March 2010. In one year, the U.S. market jumped 18.1%, while the Asia Pacific market grew by only 3.3%.

On the entire first quarter of this year, chip sales reached $ 75.8 billion, an increase of only 0.4% over the previous quarter but 8.6% still on one year. The MLS does not advance to give a precise estimate on the figures for the current quarter, but said however that they should be higher than the first quarter.

The multi-touch in the spotlight at EIZO

The manufacturer EIZO has launched in the U.S. market two new multi-touch LCD touch, and FlexScan T2351W T1751. The first is a 23-inch model with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while the T1751 is a 17-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Both benefit from a VA panel and can be tilted from 15 to 65 °.

The FlexScan T1751 displays a response time of 25 ms (black-white-black) and a contrast ratio of 1500: 1. It has two integrated speakers of 0.5 W, a USB port and VGA and DVI. For its part, the FlexScan T2351 boasts a response time of 7 ms (gray to gray), a contrast ratio of 3000: 1 and onboard speakers of 0.35 W.

Top PC in May

This month marks include the introduction of the GeForce GTX 590 (the only configuration on Game without compromise, however ...), replacing the Athlon X4 Phenom 645 by X4 840, or the arrival two products expected for some time: the kit Logitech 5.1 Z906 upscale, and i5 2600.

In Texas everything is bigger, even Samsung

Samsung will invest $ 3.6 billion (approx. 2.4 billion euros) in its sole U.S. plant located in Texas, to transform it into a giant complex of over 213 000 m2. This will be one of the largest factories in the U.S. in all categories. It should make for processors and memory manufacturers such as Apple.

Samsung take this location to limit the costs of customs, transport and reduce delivery times. It is true that Apple products are assembled in China, but research and development takes place in the United States. This is also the case for many other manufacturers. Samsung also hopes to outsource chip manufacturing to TSMC and Globalfoundries.