Thursday, May 19, 2011

Laptops: Intel is the 15 W

Intel yesterday held its Investor Meeting, an event dedicated to investors during which CEO Paul Otellini and the highest officials of the company presented its future strategy. Among the key issues, Intel has decided to go down a notch consumption of these chips for laptops. Despite the rise of smartphones and tablets, laptops are the primary target of Intel.

But the success of ultraportable machines such as netbooks and MacBook Air shows that consumers want more mobility. Intel has decided to cut a notch the TDP of its mobile processors. While the TDP of reference of a processor laptop is now between 35 and 45 W, tomorrow it will be centered on 15 W.

GeForce GT 545 and 530 for OEMs

NVIDIA goes on and launching new graphics cards. The manufacturer has indeed bring to market two new GeForce GT 545 and GT530. Intended for the OEM market, these two maps should be enjoyed by PC manufacturers. Low-profile format, the GeForce GT 530 then embeds a GPU clocked at 700 MHz with 96 CUDA cores running at 1400 MHz.

There are also 1 or 2 GB of DDR3 memory (depending on version) running at 898 MHz on a 128-bit bus. Of VGA, DVI and HDMI are available. Side of the GeForce GT 545, both versions should appear. The first features a GPU clocked at 720 MHz (1440 MHz for the 144 CUDA cores) and 1.5 GB or 3 GB of DDR3 memory running at 900 MHz on a 192-bit bus.

Small multi-talented: Archos 50b Vision: HD Multimedia Player

The device supports, FLAC, AAC, APE, OGG, WAV, including lyrics and video files (MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, FLV). Full-HD clips with the player via mini-HDMI to a compatible TV. In addition, evidence of the multimedia player photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF) on his five-inch display (800x480 pixels) with touch-screen technology.

The internal flash memory (eight gigabytes) is expandable via microSD card. Equalizer, stopwatch and calendar functions are on board, a USB 2.0 port is available. The battery delivers 15 hours of audio or five hours of video playback, so the manufacturer. Launch: End of May 2011.

Text, tables, edit & Co. without the internet: Google Docs: Offline option is

According to Google manager the firm plans to roll out the offline version yet this summer - in parallel with the publication of the first "Chrome Book" netbooks based on the cloud operating system "Chrome OS. In these devices, the operating system is basically just a special browser that allows you to access all programs through the Internet and you save your files to an Internet hard drive.

Role-playing game for PC: The Witcher 2: Free DLC released

CD Projekt RED is in the course of the DLC 4 Free "program, registered users with new free content packs for" The Witcher 2 "are available. It starts at the start of the role-play with the first side quest "Troll Trouble" that you can download immediately. For the end of May to the beginning of June 2011 to terminate the developers already more free download packages.

Dell working on a 15-inch ultra thin notebook

A teaser of the revelation published by the forthcoming arrival of an ultrathin 15-inch notebook that puts strong emphasis on aesthetics, mobility and power. The information provided by the manufacturer at the moment are very small but sufficient to capture the attention of the press and readers. The basic platform will consist of an Intel Core or Core i7 i5 while we imagine that an SSD can be used to reduce weight and space requirements.

31.6 billion in sales for HP

The manufacturer HP has announced its results for the second quarter of its fiscal year, which ended April 30 last. The turnover for this period reached 31.6 billion dollars in revenue up from last year (30.8 billion dollars) but lower than the turnover achieved during the previous quarter (32 3 billion dollars).

Earnings reached its next $ 2.3 billion. If the department "Personal computers" saw its revenues decline 5% in one year because of slowing demand for PCs, other departments have, however seen their turnover increase (+5% for the "imaging and Printing ", +2% for services, 17% for the financial department and 15% for enterprise servers, storage and network).

OCZ announces new SSD devices SATA 3 Agility 3 and Solid 3

OCZ has unveiled its new product lines and SSD Solid 3 Agility 3, designed to satisfy the thirst for speed enthusiasts seeking the best performance for their systems. Using the latest technology, these new series provide about twice the performance of the previous generation, and offer better cost-performance than current market 6Gbps SATA SSD.

"Given the increased availability of platforms SATA III, demand for the next generation of SSDs has increased rapidly." Said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "We are responding to this demand with new products that offer the best performance, and great value for money for consumers.

Of 23 "LED backlight in IPS Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi is expected to launch on 30 May, Japan in a first step, a new model of LCD: the RDT233WX. IPS Full HD With an IPS of 23-inch display capable of full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this monitor has a response time of 3.8 ms (gray to gray) viewing angles of 178 °, a peak brightness at 250 cd / m² and a contrast ratio of 1000: 1 (80,000: 1 dynamic).

It also takes advantage of a LED backlight and integrated 2W speakers, while the VGA, DVI and HDMI (x2) are available. Two versions should be offered: a slab with RDT233WX matte and RDT233WX-S has a glossy panel. Both screens should be posted to respectively 39,800 and 42,800 yen (340 and 365 euros).

Powercolor: Radeon HD 6850 Silent

The manufacturer has formalized its PowerColor SCS3 (Silent Cooling System 3) HD6850, Radeon HD 6850 features a passive cooling system (in other words: a simple radiator crossed by several heatpipes) and therefore completely silent. However, much attention optimize the flow of air into the cabinet ...

Equipped with a floor of a three-phase power, the Radeon HD 6850 graphics chipset embeds a clocked at 775 MHz and has 960 Stream Processors. There is also 1 GB of GDDR5 memory operating at 1 GHz on a 256-bit bus. CrossFireX compatible, this SCS3 HD6850 also has the DVI (x2), HDMI and DisplayPort.

Intel accelerates the Atom: Airmont 14 nm in 2014

At its Investor Meeting, Intel unveiled more detailed roadmap of its Atom processors. Ambitious, she wants to change the Atom twice as fast as the traditional Moore's Law. It must be said that the Atom is currently lagging behind compared to other Intel processors: it is still engraved in 45nm and will remain so this year while the Core is at 32 nm and 22 nm pass in early 2012.

The Atom will evolve to 32 nm with the onset of heart Saltwell, who will lead the Atom Medfield (for smartphones). Silvermont succeed him in 2013 and should bring real architectural developments. Silvermont reborn then 14 nm in 2014 in the form of Airmont.

Kingston DT Ultimate 3.0 G2 at 100 Mb / s

Kingston has just announced the arrival on the market for DataTraveler 3.0 G2 Ultimate, a USB controller using a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed. Showing the dimensions of 73.7 x 22.2 x 16.1 mm, this key is available in capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB level performance, the manufacturer announced proudly speeds up to 100 MB / s reading and 70MB / s write.

USB 2.0, the flows are logically limited to "only" 30 MB / s five-year warranty, the DataTraveler 3.0 Ultimate G2 should be offered at prices of 77 dollars for the 16GB version, $ 116 for the 32GB model and $ 213 for version64 GB

The tax on private copying questioning

Yesterday the reporter to the State Council issued a negative opinion on the fee scales for private copying levied on multimedia hard disks or CDs and DVDs since January 1, 2009. This opinion is only advisory, but if the Council of State following ... hmm ... counsel of his own reporter, the tax could be set aside on all products raised.

Pending determination of new scales, of course. According to our confreres of 01Net, the State Council has one month to make its decision. If it had annulled the decision No 11 of the Committee on private copying, it would have 9 months to publish new schedules. They should tax exempt products purchased by businesses and professionals not intended for private copying.

Apple polish a "Cloud" Music

The future of digital music through the cloud. After Amazon and Google, Apple would prepare the upcoming release of its own music service in the cloud, "obviously related to iTunes ... According to Greg Sandoval of CNET, Apple has recently signed agreements with EMI and Warner, and is on the verge of do the same in the coming days with Sony and Universal.

The company had a few days ago, signed an agreement with DuPont Fabros Technology to build a second data center in Santa Clara giant (Clafornie). These two elements together support the hypothesis of a forthcoming availability of a music service in the Cloud able to compete with the service launched in March by Amazon and the one announced last week by Google.

MSI announces its new Z68 family of motherboards.

MSI already has in its inventory of their new motherboards with Intel chipset Z68, come equipped with exclusive features such as technology MSI OC Military Genie II and Class II materials. OC Genie II triggered a total capacity in the system. The Genie II OC MSI exclusive can get an impressive performance in a short time and trigger high CPU performance, memory and integrated graphics at the same time.

MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme version

The manufacturer MSI has announced the launch of its N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition, a GeForce GTX 580 receiving and shipping factory overclocking to 3 GB of memory. Equipped with a floor of 16-phase PWM power, the GTX 580 uses components of the Military Class II ". She also has a cooling system Twin Frozr III consists of a radiator crossed by three heatpipes and two 90 mm PWM fans.

The graphic chip is clocked at 832 MHz (772 MHz cons for the reference model) and the 512 CUDA cores running at 1747 MHz. GDDR5 memory works on it at a frequency of 1050 MHz on a 384-bit bus. Compatible with 3-way SLI, this N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition has finally DVI (x2), HDMI and DisplayPort.

Apple wants a SIM card even smaller

In the words of an official of Orange reported by Reuters, Apple has proposed a new standard SIM card even smaller than the micro-SIM. A spokesman for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has confirmed the proposal of Cupertino, but no decision has officially been taken. Subsequent events will greatly depend on the operators.

Indeed, the new standard will be proposed to the members of ETSI. If they fall all in agreement, the discussions would only require a few months and the standard will be approved very quickly. In case of discord, the process could take a year or two. Anne Bouverot, head of mobile services at Orange, said the French operator was "happy" to see Apple that this new standard, a sentiment that is shared by its competitors.

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TDJ: Revoltec K102 Touch

Our fellow Cowcotland just put online a test Revoltec K102, a USB wired keyboard multimedia look pleasant, with an impressive wrist rest and low-profile keys. With dimensions of 450 x 187 x 20 mm (450 x 256 x 20 mm when the wrist is extended), the K102 has over 1 kg on the scale. Verdict?

An AMOLED folded at will

Researchers in a laboratory from Samsung introduced an AMOLED display can be folded more than 100 000 times without showing signs of wear. These are actually two screens joined by a hinge. The novelty lies in the use of a flexible material to give the illusion of a continuous screen. The results were published earlier this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

So far, it was impossible to conceal the hinge. We met up with two screens and is an important edge in the middle, with a slab or flexible, but difficult to fold. To give the illusion of a large folding screen, Samsung has been working on a new hinge. This is a hyperelastic material silicone rubber that covers the entire visible surface.