Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NVIDIA PhysX SDK 3.0.1 formalizes its

NVIDIA has released version 3.0 of its SDK (Software Development Kit) PhysX. This API allows for recall of managing real-time physics, especially in video games, all running on Windows, GNU / Linux, Mac OS, Xbox 360, PS3 or the Android platform. This new version brings PhysX reviewed and corrected, with improvements in the computational load of collisions, multithreading management (multi-core platforms appreciate) or the rapid integration of graphics with no loss performance.

Sony offers PS3 with a keyboard ... a trackpoint

Sony just announced a Bluetooth keyboard for the PlayStation 3 and - unique product - it includes a pointing device. And Sony, instead of proposing a trackpad like in his old keyboards, joined a more rare: a trackpoint. The device used in the IBM (now Lenovo) for years is quite rare now, but it has a (big) advantage: it is compact.

For those who do not know what a trackpoint, it is a kind of miniature joystick incorporated into the middle of the keyboard and sensitive to pressure and tilt. The trackpoint generally requires little training to be controlled, unlike a trackpad that is more intuitive, but it is generally more intuitive and effective once mastered.

Logitech Colour Collection: Put your peripheral color

Logitech adds a touch of originality and color to your peripherals offering the new Colour Collection line is evident in mice, webcams and keyboards. In the words of Rory Dooley, Logitech senior vice president and general manager of business unit control devices. We are adding a touch of color to our most popular products for our customers to capture some of his personality, as individuals, through interaction with technology.

Digital Photography: NEX-C3: Sony's smallest camera system

Photos making the NEX-C3 16.2 to effectively at a light sensitivity of ISO 12800. The exposure times are Sony with values ranging from 1/4000th to 30 seconds. The camera system snaps up to 5.5 frames per second series. Clips take the NEX-C3 in HD quality (720p) on. A full battery charge will last for around 400 images.

Thanks to the pan panorama mode, you create panoramas place in 2D and 3D. The HDR provides automatic ("High Dynamic Range") for voice recordings by three different exposures, Sony promises. There is also a twilight mode and manually adjustable focus effects. The latter are in the photo and video mode available.

Sports game for PS3 and Xbox 360: Motion Sports Adrenaline

As part of the E3 2011 Ubisoft unveils a new sports game: In October 2011 announced, is "Motion Sports Adrenaline" full on motion control and provides extreme sports in the spotlight. Means Kinect (Xbox 360) and Move (PS3) to play sports or ask friends for an extraordinary out in multiplayer competitions.

The following disciplines are part of the repertoire of the title: Mountain biking, kite surfing, kayaking, extreme skiing, jungle Parkour, Windsuit flying or climbing the Himalayas.

Liquid Cooling Kit all-in-one GTX 590 from CoolIT

Among the few alternative cooling systems available for your video card nVidia GeForce GTX 590 of the Canadian CoolIT Systems liquid cooling system just insert a compact and easy to fit in the family ALC Omni. This is the kit OMNI-120-N590, a solution that integrates all the components required to operate independently from the rest of the system, based on a closed circuit composed of the full piece radiator - receiver - pump connected to the dual-GPU waterblock LP full-cover by hoses (radiator is mounted on a 120mm fan with variable speed).

Vulnerability discovered in Adobe Flash Player. Update Available

Adobe responds quickly. Users of Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris systems, has supplied the software producers are already having a (version Furthermore, mobile devices with Android operating system are affected. Adobe is planning an update in the coming days to provide. Take (has the Flash player integrated directly) is also recommended upgrading to version 11.0.696.77.

Adobe does not recommend to install the update as soon as possible, as computer criminals exploit the vulnerability is already active. The leak allows fraudsters to access your personalized page, such as your e-mail or Facebook account.

AMD officially brand the FX CPUs Zamezi but refers to September

The E3 in Los Angeles saw the involvement of several software companies that have shown the latest in video games. But novelty is seen also by hardware manufacturers like AMD has announced the return of the mark "FX" processors for future top of the range. For more information about this is no longer a secret, but now it's official that the Zambezi CPU Socket AM3 + with Bulldozer core will be marked with this name.

Game exhibition in Los Angeles: Wii next-generation

The eyes of the gaming world aimed at the 7th June 2011, the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. During its E3 press conference presented there for the first time Nintendo's Wii successor to the public. That was clear in advance. And because such a weighty, not all days - or even years - happened, the excitement and tension was enormous before the unveiling.

Especially in the run-hardly a Informationsfitzelchen transpired. But enough talk ... Barely an hour after the start of the Nintendo Press Conference-North America boss Reggie Fils-Aime, the Wii U - at least part of it. For instead of the console flickers across the screen in the Nokia Theatre, only the controller of the new console.

Corsair recalls its SSD Force Series 3 120 GB

Bad news for recent purchasers of the Series 3 SSD Force Corsair (CSSD-F120GBG3-BK for short), in its 120 GB The manufacturer has indeed set up a reminder program because these SSDs actual performance below those advertised and expected. 60 GB versions and 240 GB, and GT Force are however not affected by this problem.

If you recently purchased one of these SSDs, then you should not make contact with Corsair, so that it replaces your product with a corrected model (both in hardware and firmware). The shipping costs will of course be borne by the manufacturer. It will be appreciated of course especially the reaction of Corsair face this problem ...

SandForce and SATA III for Mushkin Chronos

The manufacturer Mushkin has just announced the launch of its first SSD enjoying a 6 Gbps SATA interface: the Chronos and Chronos Deluxe. Controller-based SandForce SF-2281 and using NAND flash memory chips in 25 nm MLC engraved, these SSD 2.5-inch format. A priori available in capacities of 120 GB and 240 GB SSD would be under these Mushkin capable of reaching speeds sequential order of 560 MB / s read and 530 MB / s write.

HP encourages customers and partners to migrate to the cloud

During his lecture Discover 2011, HP has pushed its customers and partners to migrate to cloud architectures, private or hybrid, and both announced new tools, new services and new programs to aid migration. Discover the HP 2011 conference opened yesterday in Las Vegas on many ads aimed at strengthening the CloudSystem initiative announced earlier this year.

Leave to be taken against foot-observers who were expecting some dramatic announcements in public Cloud (HP rumored to prepare an offer for this summer cloud concurrent AWS) cloud or private (including the first appliances Windows Azure). None of that at Discover 2011. HP has chosen to focus on solutions to its existing customers but also partners VARs to converge their existing infrastructure to the cloud.

A Taiwanese electronic paper reprints

The Industrial and Technological Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) has introduced an electronic paper he hopes to market within two years, according to information reported by IDG. He has the distinction of being printed as a conventional paper. The prototype could display the colors red green and blues. It is not yet possible to mix them.

It is possible to use thermal printers, like those of faxes or send an electronic signal. It is a technology that ITRI has purchased Kodak in 2007. At the time, the paper only supported a monochrome printing at 6 dpi. Today, it is possible to print the colors green, red and blues at a resolution of 300 dpi.

MSI already has presented new notebooks at Computex 2011

MSI shows its new laptops that have been presented at the 2011 Computex trade show held in different series from MSI. Series G. MSI presents its special notebooks at Computex 2011. Using the latest technologies and its unique features, players will enjoy an optimal experience playing their favorite games.

The new models include the MSI GT780, MSI and MSI GT683 GE620-driven processor second-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 for best performance. The MSI GT780 and GT683 MSI not only give users the best performance, they also have superior sound and visual quality. In addition to having high-resolution displays Full HD, equipped with Dynaudio speakers and THX sound technology TruStudio PRO.

PS Vita: the official name of the new PSP NGP

Sony has announced that the NPM would be officially marketed under the name PS Vita Vita or PlayStation. The features announced earlier this year are maintained. The Wi-Fi version will sell for $ 249, against $ 299 for the 3G model. Sony is in talks with mobile operators. He announced a partnership with AT & T which has earned him being booed by a small number of spectators, as shown in the video below.

The best configurations of June

What's new on the side of the 13 best configurations in June? Among other notable developments: the introduction of the DSS Office in configuration expert, the increase in the amount of RAM on multiple PCs given the current prices, and the arrival of the Z68 chipset configurations ultimate gaming and Silence of gold.

World IPv6 Day: Tom's Hardware participates

Today is "World Day IPv6, a large-scale test of IPv6 technology. For 24 hours, 8 June, several large companies - including Tom's Hardware - will activate an IPv6 version of their websites to verify if IPv6 works in "real life". To see if this limited deployment of IPv6 does not pose problems, Google has a page dedicated: http://ipv6test.

google. com /. On the latter, the company says if it is IPv6 (even if you know a priori) and this large-scale test will cause problems. Without going into technical details, IPv6 is a new standard intended to replace - it is not directly compatible - IPv4. Indeed, the system of allocating IP was designed in the 70s and was coded on 32 bits, which can offer about 4 billion addresses.

U Wii: The console pad by Nintendo

Nintendo introduced the Wii console will replace. U named Wii, it uses a tablet as a joystick. The carrier has a 6.2 inch touch screen, a photo sensor, a microphone and speakers. It also incorporates the gyroscopes needed to recreate the movements of the user. The Wii will offer 1080p image U and will be available between April 1 and December 31, 2012.

The screen of the tablet can clone the TV or as a secondary monitor to improve the gameplay. There is therefore no need for TV to play. It will be possible to control it with his finger or stylus. The photo sensor of the tablet can be used to videoconferencing. The manufacturer also ensures that the accessories for the Wii will be compatible with the Wii U, which will please those who have made significant investments.

The roadmap AMD FX-Zambezi fugitive

A roadmap from AMD has made its appearance on the site DonanimHaber. It reveals the strategy for AMD to compete with Intel's Sandy Bridge. A roadmap from AMD has made its appearance on the site DonanimHaber. It reveals the strategy for AMD to compete with Intel's Sandy Bridge. Bulldozer architecture, highly anticipated, will be formalized with the family of processors Zambezi.

The third quarter will see the arrival of the first four models. AMD will release four more in the last quarter of this year. Each quarter, it will offer versions with 8, 6 and 4 cores, 8 MB of integrated L3 cache. The operating frequencies are unknown. AMD has confirmed the delay of its architecture Bulldozer which was originally scheduled for April 2011 that was postponed in the summer of 2011 to be postponed last September (see "AMD confirms delays Bulldozer").