Thursday, May 5, 2011

Competition for Samsung and Motorola Acer Iconia A500: Honeycomb-Tablet PC

The 10.1-inch Tablet PC (Display resolution: 1280x800 pixels) is expecting a "Tegra" dual-core chip from Nvidia, frequency: one gigahertz. : A gigabyte. Acer offers the Iconia A500 with 16 and 32 gigabytes of internal memory. Needed more space, you falter him via microSD card to a maximum of 64 gigabytes.

The front and back of each seat, a camera (two and five megapixels). N WLAN, Bluetooth 2.1, UMTS, GPS, HDMI included, as are location, light, proximity sensors. Is used, specifically designed for tablet computers customized Google operating system.

Motherboard Asus M5A99X Ages: CF and SLI in the service of Bulldozer

The site XFastest published the first pictures of the motherboard M5A99X Ages: Asus platform for AMD socket AM3 + AMD 990X chipset, paired with SB950 southbridge, that supports the Bulldozer CPU architecture-based. The board is officially compatible with the technologies of multi-GPUs AMD (CrossFire) and nVidia (SLI)-a first for an AMD chipset - using the new section of Digi's power to 6 +2 phase VRM, integrates the function of saving EPU energy, overclocking TPU and adopt the UEFI based interface instead of the old BIOS.

New Android Media Player: Samsung S Galaxy Wifi 4.0 and 5.0: Delivery begins

Both players have a one-gigahertz processor, either an internal memory capacity of eight or 16 gigabytes, 3.0, USB 2.0. You are connecting via wireless to an existing network. On the back sits a 3.2-megapixel camera. The front camera in the Android media player has a VGA resolution (640x480 pixels). The Galaxy Wifi 4.0 S is equipped with a four-inch touch screen (Super Clear LCD), the Galaxy S Wifi 5.0 puts the larger five-inch version.

Site data collection: Apple releases fix for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

According to Apple, the update reduces the cache, where those devices collect the location data. In addition, the PC-transfer of the hidden file "consolidated. db ", in the last position data contained prevented. If you disable the tracking service also empties the cache automatically. Besides the under the name "Gate Location" described problems, the IOS update brings obviously still further improvements.

Intel shows the first tri-gate transistors to 3D made 22NM

Intel makes a new step in the production of electronic chips thanks to a major revolution in technology that will allow the company to make microprocessors with 3D tri-gate transistor and process technology to 22 nanometers (nm). These transistors, which Intel had spoken for the first time in 2002, will form the basis of mass production in the near future from the known CPU codenamed "Ivy Bridge".

AMD introduced the AMD Phenom X4 Black Edition 980.

AMD launches Phenom X4 Black Edition 980, with this launch AMD seems that the manufacturer intends to extend the life of its Phenom X4 awaiting the imminent arrival of the Bulldozer. This new processor is positioned as the top end of the Phenom X4, has a 3.7GHz frequency, unlocked multiplier for overclocking enthusiasts, manufacturing process to 45nm, 2MB L2 cache and 6MB of L3 cache, plus its controller Dual channel DDR3 memory, all under the 125W TDP.

AMD lowers its prices

Hop hop hop! At the same time it launched its Phenom X4 980 - the fastest ever produced - AMD lower the prices of some of its processors. He thus found a certain interest or interest to chips such as the 645 or Athlon X4 Phenom II X6 1100T. Here is the new list price, in dollars per thousand units.

The smallest USB 3.0 PQI home

Radeon HD 6550: the next AMD APU

In "Llano", the next APU from AMD, the graphics will be named Radeon HD 6550. Explain. An APU is - according to AMD - a chip that combines a processor, a memory controller and a graphics card. The first APU brand is named Brazzos and is used in netbooks and bottom-end solutions. Llano, meanwhile, will be an APU midrange.

Llano will be engraved in 32nm and propose a graphical part which should be more efficient than what is currently available. The Radeon HD 6550, integrated in the processor will be clocked at 594 MHz and offer 400 units of calculation. As a reminder, Brazzos has 80 computer units clocked at 280 MHz (Radeon HD 6250) or 500 MHz (Radeon HD 6310).

Two notebooks from LG Sandy Bridge ultrafine

The manufacturer LG has announced the launch of two new ultra-thin notebooks: The Blade P430 (14 inches) and P530 (15.6 inches). Based on a platform Huron River, these laptops have a system of LED backlighting. The screen is therefore particularly thin (4.5 mm for the P430, P530 for 4.7 mm). Side weight, the model 14-inch displays 1.9 kg on the scale, against 2.2 kg for 15.6-inch model with the presence of a partially aluminum frame.

The figure WWF environmental impact of IT

It has been almost 30 years that the mainstream computing was born and with it used to renew their equipment every 3 years while enjoying the transition from lower prices and higher performance. But this development programmed is not without consequence on the environment. In his recent guide for responsible ecosystem, the WWF gives us the figures of our insatiable thirst for new gadgets.

According to WWF, the manufacture of 1 gram chip requires 15 kg of pure water and 1 kg of various raw materials, an astounding ratio of 16 000:1 between raw materials and finished product. On the scale of a full desktop computer, the picture is more favorable since the manufacture of a PC requires "only" 100 times its weight in raw materials.

Gigabyte launches its external HDD Pure Classic

The manufacturer Gigabyte has announced the launch of a new line of external hard drives, the Pure Classic. At 2.5-inch HDD External display these dimensions of 120 x 81 x 14 mm and weighs 150 grams. Featuring a black housing areas alternating matte and shiny, the Pure Classic comes with a carrying pouch.

It is available in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, while the proposed capacity from 320 GB to 750 GB through 500 GB models and 640 GB Gigabyte unfortunately does not perform these external hard drives are capable of achieve. It also remains to know their prices.

Travle presented their cases C293 and T1220.

The travle box manufacturer already has available two new motherboards Box Mini-ITX format, it is the C293 and T1220. The C293 model is characterized by all-black finish, aluminum front panel features a minimalist lines where a single button. Inside, this box contains enough space for a 40mm rear fan that is already included, an AC-DC 60W ideal for plates having an integrated DC-DC) and space to install a drive of 2.5 ".

Asus already preparing a tablet Tegra 3

Asus prepare tablets quad core SoC integrating NVIDIA Tegra 3. One might think that an outflow of this platform for back on track. This was reported the DigiTimes site detailing the upcoming release tablets of the Taiwanese. As a reminder, Tegra 3 is known as Kal-El, the name cryptonien Clark Joseph Kent, after that NVIDIA has decided to give code names to his superhero SoC (see "Kal-El, the Tegra Quad core of NVIDIA ").

The processor market rose

If one believes the figures published by the institute IDC, the market for microprocessors would have risen 1.6% between the last quarter of 2010 and first quarter 2011. In one year, growth was 7.4%. Intel of course remains on the top spot with 80.8% market share. It is followed by AMD and 18.9%, followed by VIA which allows itself to 0.2% market share.

On this first quarter of 2011, Intel has consolidated its position in the segment of mobile processors, with 86.36% market share, against 18.9% for AMD. Segments on "desktop" and processors for servers and workstations, the market shares of the giant, however, are slightly down, at respectively 72.4% and 93.9% (27.4% and 6.1% for AMD).

TDJ: MSI Megabook GE620, HAF 912 +

Our fellow Cowcotland just put online a test GE620 MSI, a 15.6-inch notebook rather performance based on a mobile platform Sandy Bridge. There is therefore a Core i7 2630QM 2 GHz, 4 GB DDR3-1333 memory, a GeForce GT 540M along with 1 GB of memory and a 640 GB hard drive Verdict? For their part, our colleagues at the Counter of the Hardware just published a test of the Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus, a package format using Tower showing the dimensions of 480 x 230 x 496 and weighs up to 8.45 kg on the scale ...

Logitech launches webcam for TVs

Logitech has launched the "LogitechTV Cam for Skype", dedicated to a webcam video conferencing software Skype. Originality of the webcam? It is designed to operate with televisions connected to Panasonic. The Viera range 2011 are indeed compatible with Skype and the Logitech camera - which plugs into USB - is able to work with the 720p models.

TV Cam is very similar to C910 but is more expensive sold: $ 150 against $ 100. The definition is announced of 1280 x 720, with a 5x digital zoom and - good news - autofocus. It features two directional microphones to improve sound quality and requires an Internet connection can upload to 1 Mbps, which limits the number of people who can work in 720p.

A critical flaw in the IPv6 layer of Microsoft

Security experts call for Microsoft to address a critical flaw in the IPv6 layer of the operating systems of the editor would cause a freeze of the machine and would take control. The problem can be exploited by attacks of denial of services. The flaw lies in the mechanism that the router uses to disseminate its IPv6 address and help customers find and connect to IPv6 subnet, which is called the "router advertisement" or RA.

10h of autonomy for the Sandy Bridge Mobile

The manufacturer Gigabyte has announced the launch of the GS-AH6G3N, a model of laptop for professionals, based on a platform Huron River (Sandy Bridge Mobile) and with a screen 14-inch diagonal backlit LED capable of displaying a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Showing the dimensions of 338 x 235 x 27 mm and weighs about 2 kg, GS-AH6G3N embarks therefore a Core i3, i5 and i7, up to 8 GB of RAM and hard drive capacity of up Go to 750 There is also an optional DVD burner, while the graphics chipset is entrusted to the HD 3000 integrated processor.

The Wii loses 50 €, earns a steering wheel and Mario Kart

Nintendo announced that Wii would be sold at $ 150 from 15 May. The console will also be included with Mario Kart Wii and Wii Wheel. This offer replaces the Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports delivered previously. The console is sold in France at 200 €. Nintendo has always applied in the euro dollar (the console is sold at $ 200 U.S.) and it would be surprising not to see the Wii down to 150 € at the same time as the falling American prices.

iFixit disassemble the new iMac and found the same screen

iFixit has removed one of the new iMac Sandy Bridge out a few days ago (see "New iMac: all quad-core, and Thunderbolt). There is good news, as easier access to the hard drive and processor. There are also bad news, such as the presence of the LG LED screen that had caused so many problems on the older generation.

At first glance, the choice of the screen is amazing. The controversy around this 21.5-inch LG IPS LM215WF3 scored discussion forums on Apple for much of last year. It is a problem that seems limited to 21.5-inch slab, and if initially some Apple Store offered to exchange the machines concerned, it seems that today marks denies any problem and that the majority of yellowing or in the "acceptable standards".

The tablet Oak Trail 10.1 "Fujitsu arrives

Unveiled in February, the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 is now posted for preorder, with an availability date announced for the month of June. Based on an Intel platform Oak Trail, this tablet has a touch screen multi-touch capacitive 10.1 inches diagonally, with IPS panel and LED backlight. The Q550 features a Z670 Atom processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of DDR2 memory and a GMA 600 integrated graphics chipset capable of playing videos in 1080p.