Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Microsoft: Xbox 360 spring update with new features

Microsoft says the update of the Xbox 360 between 19 and 27 May In the same breath is the new video chat "on 27 May at the start as a separate download. This technique transmits your facial expressions and gestures to your Xbox Live avatar. With the Spring Update, Microsoft introduces an additional payment option: The Windows Group provides its customers not only credit cards and prepaid vouchers to use PayPal on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Fifa 12: First information about the 3DS offshoot

In the fall of 2011 appears "Fifa 12 for Nintendo 3DS. The new branch supports the touch screen controls of the device, offers over 500 licensed clubs, eight play modes and is based on the 3D mode of the console. The effect is particularly low in the new street-soccer-mode come into play. There you select only well-known modes - from the Street mode - as the Be A Pro career.

In this variant are possible including 5-on-5 games. The classic tournament mode with real competition is part of the repertoire of "FIFA 12".

Social network problems: Data Leak: Facebook enabled access to user accounts

As the security company tells some Facebook applications allow access to user profile, photos and posted items. Advertisers are so in theory, have been able to send messages on user accounts. Apparently it was not but according to Symantec to abuse, because the gap was not noticed. Symantec pointed out Facebook on the issue.

The company had taken steps to fill the security gap. Precaution should change Facebook users but their access password to advance potential accesses a stop.

Mobile Computer: Archos 9 Tablet PC: Tablet PC with Windows 7

In the 800-gram case a SSD memory is sitting with a capacity of 32. For data exchange with external devices, a USB jack is on the Tablet PC. The touch screen with a diagonal size of nine is suitable for displaying high-definition video up to 1080p. For a liquid display provides an "Atom" processor from Intel with a clock speed of 1.2 gigahertz.

Other features of the Archos 9 includes two stereo speakers, a 1.3 megapixel camera for video chats and an integrated base that holds the device in use according to two different angles upright. The play set offers you access to the "Windows Live Essentials" package. So it is possible to demand applications such as Live Mail, Live Messenger "or" Movie Maker "to download and install.

Gigabyte: new motherboards with Intel chipsets Z68

Gigabyte presented its new Z68 series of motherboards based Intel sull'ultimochipset Z68 Express for Intel Core Second Generation "Sandy Bridge". These solutions provide, in addition to those guaranteed by the same chipset as Intel Smart Response, more innovative features. Touch The BIOS is one of these guarantees and the change of operating parameters of the system so easy thanks to the use mouse and simplified user interface yet powerful and complete that part of a complete redesign of the BIOS.

CM Storm Enforcer, comprehensive analysis

CM Storm Cooler Master division dedicated to the world Gamer has released its new box, the CM Storm Enforcer. This box has midi and internally is equal to the Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus, but presenting an aesthetic more in keeping with the style of MC Storm, and with some improvements and front USB 3.0 ports.

We hope you enjoy it. Analysis of the CM Storm Enforcer.

Gigabyte cards with Z68 port MSAT

In addition to the 11 models already known Z68 motherboards from Gigabyte, the manufacturer would launch four additional cards in the month of June: Z68XP-UD3, Z68XP-D3-D3 and Z68AP Z68P-DS3. These different maps show the feature of being equipped with a connector for receiving a MSAT SSD, for example an Intel 311 in MSAT version, and thus benefit from the Smart Response technology (SSD Caching).

Lian-Li as the housing-snail Special Edition

The manufacturer Lian-Li has just introduced a "Special Edition" of its PC case, U6, a sort of cross between a snail and a mini-tower case. Called PC-U6 Cowry, this model shows the dimensions of 219 x 500 x 410 mm and weighing up to 4.5 kg on the scale. With an aluminum chassis, the PC-CoWRY U6 has a 5.25 inch bay and three internal 3.5 "slots.

Compatible with micro ATX and mini ITX, this box also has two USB 3.0 ports, two eSATA ports and audio connectors, all placed on the front. Entirely black, the PC-CoWRY U6 comes with two 120 mm fans. It can also accommodate a graphics card with a maximum length of 310 mm. Expected by the end of the month, the PC-U6 Cowry should be displayed at a rate of 349 dollars, the equivalent of 242 euros (VAT).

Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z: The Z68 version ROG

While it was thought that Asus will launch initially with three motherboards Z68, namely P8Z68-V Deluxe P8Z68 P8Z68 and the manufacturer comes out at the last moment another card based on this new chipset from Intel : The ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z. Z68 micro ATX Taking place in its Republic of Gamers range and therefore for gamers, this motherboard micro ATX format has four DDR3 slots and two PCI-Express 16x SLI and CrossFireX.

Upload a telephone voice

Researchers from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have developed a piezoelectric battery can be recharged using ambient sounds and voice of the user. For now, it takes about 100 dB to produce 50 mV. Filaments of zinc oxide are sandwiched between two electrodes. Membrane absorbs sound vibrations and cause zinc oxide to contract and relax.

This movement creates an electrical current that will be used to recharge the battery. 100 decibels is equivalent to the noise experienced at 10 meters of a road charge, or 25 meters of a TGV rolling at 300 km / h. Yields are not yet sufficient to power the battery of a phone, but the researchers hope to overcome this problem by working on the material of the fiber placed between two electrodes.

Ice Cream Sandwich to unite tablets and smartphones

Google announced at the Google I / O that will combine and Honeycomb Gingerbread in a system that will unify smartphones and tablets. It responds to the name of Ice Cream Sandwich, the term "Sandwich" alluding to the union of two systems into one. Due to the nature of Ice Cream Sandwich, smartphones will benefit from features for the time reserved for shelves, as multitasking optimized and connecting to a USB device like a keyboard or an Xbox controller.

At a 1200W PSU Club 3D

The manufacturer Club 3D today announced the launch of the CSP-X1200CS, 80Plus Silver certified power of a 1200W power up. Standards-compliant ATX 12V v2.3 and EPS 12V v2.92, this power supply shows a maximum efficiency of 88%. With an active PFC, it has four +12 V rails and is obviously designed for multi-GPU configurations.

This power supply is also equipped with a 135 mm fan and enjoys protection against overvoltage, undervoltage and short circuit. Club 3D has unfortunately not yet indicated the price and availability date of the CSP-X1200CS.

Intel chipset formalizes its Z68: The Best of H67 and P67

It's no secret that the P67 chipset that accompanied earlier this year the launch of Sandy Bridge processors does not really convinced. Between the bugs affecting the SATA part of the first copies and the artificial limitations imposed by the manufacturer, many users have patiently waited for the Z68 chip, announced for many months already.

With the integration of a heart graphics, PCI-Express controller and memory controller within the processor, chipset's role is now limited to the management of interconnections between the CPU and the rest of the system. Connected to the CPU by a bus DMI at 20 Gb / s, the Z68 and loads of USB and SATA controllers supporting respectively 14 USB 2.0 ports and 6 SATA ports (with RAID support 0, 1, 5 and 10), two SATA 6 Gbps.

TDJ: Razer Ultimate Blackwidow

Our fellow Cowcotland just released a test Blackwidow Ultimate Razer, a mechanical keyboard perfect finish. Enjoying a backlight system, the USB keyboard has programmable macro keys and "shortcuts." It also has audio inputs and outputs and a USB port. Verdict?

GigaByte G1.Assassin: Winner of TAITRA.

GigaByte is in luck, your motherboard G1. Assassin was the winner of "Design and Innovation" by TAITRA (the Committee for Foreign Trade and Development in Taiwan). GigaByte G1. Assassin: Take Arms. The G1. Assassin includes several of the current features weight manufacturers like Creative and Bigfoot Networks, and some other new features make GigaByte exclusive G1 plate.

Assassin is unlike any other. With the latest multi-GPU support, integrated audio system dedicated and advanced network management, brings to the table GigaByte weight elements for maximum performance experience in a multimedia story. Super Sight: 4-way CrossFireX support, 3-way SLI. The manufacturer has designed the motherboard Gigabyte G1.

100 Gbps between Australia and Singapore

Leighton Contractors has signed an agreement with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a submarine cable of 4800 kilometers long linking Perth, Australia to Singapore at a rate of 16 Tb / s. Work should start in 2012 after the cable design and a vote on the road to take. The link should be operational by 2013. According to Peter McGrath, a director at Leighton Telecommunications, the cable will offer better latency than Telstra's infrastructure that has multiple links connecting Australia to the rest of Asia.

An attack that bypasses Chrome and Windows 7

VUPEN, a French company specializing in computer security, has discovered a zero-day flaw in Chrome 11 which bypasses the sandbox of the browser to launch arbitrary code. He also took the opportunity to address the protections DEP and ASLR in Windows 7. He has released details of the fault to publishers.

The public will have right cons by a video showing that the flaw in action. A so-called zero-day attack is when it takes advantage of a vulnerability that is unknown to the community and the publisher. In this case, VuPen says only that he could bypass all these protections without exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows kernel and without needing to crash the system.