Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Free Online Storage: Windows Live SkyDrive in a new version

With the changeover to the new version Microsoft promises faster application, a cleaner operation and a clean, contemporary design. The layout is based on the surface of the "Windows Live Hotmail" service. A central view shows all stored documents with the appropriate approval status. On the display, access to individual files.

Windows Live SkyDrive offers users full support of documents from the Office software package from Microsoft. The Hotmail service and photo galleries as well as from the "Office Web Apps" applications are also properly includable. In the most recent Microsoft browser, Internet Explorer 9, SkyDrive allows for quick access to documents and files.

A thinner memory by Elpida

Elpida has this rune DRAM packaging using four layers with a thickness of only 0.8 mm. It is 20% less than traditional models that run at 1 mm, the statement said. With this product, the firm is primarily manufacturers of tablets and smartphones. The difference of only 0.2 mm may seem ridiculous to the general public, but we must understand that we are talking about design package is Package (PoP) which require specific memory modules of 0.8 mm.

New sensor technology: Photo-Revolution? Lytro builds innovative image chip

Conventional photo sensors react to the amount of incident light and transmit this information to the camera electronics. Lytro speaks its innovative image sensor to the ground-breaking ability to register information of the light field: This is the direction from which light rays impinging on the chip, and in which wavelength and intensity.

Instead of many electronic components as in conventional cameras, the manufacturer is also increasingly use sophisticated software to process the image information in the camera. This results in images where the viewer himself can decide which part of the image he sees in full force - or if he perceives all image planes simultaneously in most details.

A GTX 550 Ti "triple-screen" in Zotac

Zotac has announced a new graphics card GeForce Multiview, a model capable of running three monitors simultaneously via its DVI (x2), DisplayPort and HDMI (x2). To benefit from this feature, the user must, however essential to use both outputs HDMI, plus one additional outputs. The GeForce GTX 550 Ti Multiview then embeds a GPU clocked at 900 MHz and equipped with 192 CUDA cores running at 1800 MHz.

The new Intel Core i7 980 will hit stores on June 26

The newest processor Intel socket LGA 1366 Core i7 980 will hit stores on June 26. The i7-980 (BX80613I7980) is a variant of the Core i7 XE no-980X Extreme Edition, which has its multiplier locked at 25x. His 6-core chip delivers a rated speed of 3.33GHz, which can be increased up to 3.60Ghz with Intel Turbo Boost.

Unlike the Extreme Edition, i7-980 uses a QPI speed of 4.8 GT/s. With hyperthreading enabled, the chip operating system provides a total of 12 logical cores to work. The chip has 256KB of dedicated L2 caches per core and a shared L3 cache 12Mb. As all processors in the LGA 1366, works with RAM triple channel The Intel Core i7 980 will be available in stores starting June 26 this year at an MSRP of $ 583 USD, will replace the Core i7 970 in this range price.

AMD boycotts SYSmark 2012 and together with Via and Nvidia comes out of BAPCo

In a press release, available here, AMD has announced that it will support more SYSmark 2012, a benchmarking tool that measures the performance of the system drawn up by the consortium BAPCo (Business Applications Performance Corporation). Home Sunnyvale the yardstick of this benckmark is not reliable and does not respect the performance of new systems with real-world applications.

AMD has decided to withdraw from the consortium BAPCo and apparently this move was followed by Via and Nvidia. BAPCo Recall that counts among its members major companies such as Dell, HP, Hitachi, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Seagate, Sony and Toshiba, but Intel is definitely the main supporter.

Mobile Browser: Mozilla Firefox is now available for download on Android

With the conversion of the release cycle for new versions of Mozilla promises to provide users with timely security, performance and feature updates are available. The new Firefox has more than 1,000 improvements, including support for the modern Internet technologies. Web developers will appreciate the optimized programming of add-ons with HTML5, JavaScript and.

With Firefox Add-ons (there are more than 20 new) to change the appearance and extend the capabilities of the mobile browser. According to Mozilla, Firefox, the new scores with increased speed, especially in UMTS networks. Security feature that protects your privacy: With "Do Not Track" to specify whether and monitor what websites your surfing habits.

Intel: Sandy Bridge CPU, four new low-power mobile

Intel has added four new price list of second-generation Core (Sandy Bridge) family of ultra-low-voltage dedicated to mobile devices, all with a TDP of 17W and FCBGA package 1023. Apart from the Celeron model 847, designed for systems that are very close to the netbook with Atom platform, all others have Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading.

Some of these CPUs may be used by Apple's new MacBook Air shipping this summer. Core i7-2677M: 2 cores, 4 threads, 1.8 GHz nominal frequency, turbo up to 2.9 GHz, 4MB L3 cache, 17W TDP.

Duke Nukem Forever, demos available

The full game is out now for more than 10 days but only now the demo of Duke Nukem Forever, released one week before the launch as an exclusive pre-orders for the owners of the game and GOTY edition of Borderlands, is available for all Steam. If the positive and negative reviews have appeared online in these 2 weeks have not convinced and want to try their hand DNF, to decide whether or not to purchase the new adventures of the Duke, you do not have to do is log on Valve on the platform at this address and download the file to 1.58GB.

2.5GB of VRAM for the GeForce GTX 570 EVGA

EVGA has developed a video card based on the GTX 570 model characterized by a quantity equal to 2560MB of GDDR5 memory. The doubling of the GTX 570 VRAM than traditional door to an improvement in the management of the textures when using high resolutions in combination with anti-aliasing filters, an advantage that becomes apparent in the presence of enhanced multi-GPUs where the reduction to the swap memory is accompanied by a more processing cores.

Computer-K: supercomputer from Fujitsu

The company Fujitsu and the RIKEN Institute built the complex computer system, in the LINPACK benchmark 8.162 petaflops (Floating Point Operations Per Second, English for floating point operations per second) - this is a number with 15 zeros. By comparison, the former number one "Tianhe 1A" comes from China and bring it to 2.5 petaflops, a current Intel Core i7 processor with four cores remain below 100 gigaflops.

From Zotac GTX 550Ti to manage 3 screens simultaneously

Zotac has unveiled a new video card series Multiview. This is the Multiview 550Ti GTX card, which is attached to the previous model GTX 560Ti and that allows to drive both a display number greater than the Nvidia reference solutions. Note that all reference GeForce video cards can handle up to 2 displays simultaneously, which became three in the case of SLI configurations on a single board (like the GTX 590 and GTX 460 2Win) or multi-card.