Friday, June 24, 2011

Micron: slight decline in sales

The manufacturer Micron has just released its financial results for its third fiscal quarter 2011, which ended on June 2. Revenues reached $ 2.13 billion, slightly down from last year. Earnings reached for his $ 75 million, up slightly from the second quarter (72 million) but well below the profit of $ 939 million recorded a year ago.

According to Micron, the revenue decline was due to falling sales of DRAM (which results in a decrease of 7% of revenues) and by the contraction of 5% of revenues generated by sales of NAND flash memory due to lower average chips.

Archos G9: the shelves at 1.5 GHz

Archos yesterday presented its new range of shelves, with three generation models 9. Four models will be part of the two models and two 8-inch by 10.1 inches. While all manufacturers today (almost) use a chip Tegra 2-1 GHz in their Tablet, Archos highlights the fact that it uses a Texas Instrument OMAP4, which can reach 1.5 GHz.

The data sheet is not very clear on speed, but obviously the entry-level models will just 1 GHz. The GPU used is the classic PowerVR SGX540, level of ULP GeForce Tegra 2 and about four times slower than the iPad SGX543MP2 2. Good news, Archos will integrate Android 3.1 (or 3.2, it is not clear) and the shelves will have access to the Android Market.

LaCie CloudBox: hard drive and Online Backup

With CloudBox, LaCie is trying to provide a definitive answer to the problem of the backup. This hard drive offers indeed a function of automatic duplication of data assigned to a remote server in the "cloud". The CloudBox unfortunately offers only a limited capacity to 100 GB, both for its internal hard drive and storage space online.

Its interest lies principally in the automation of the process: no need to launch an application in the background on your computer or start thinking about yourself backup, Gigabit Ethernet CloudBox connected to your LAN does it all once a day. Online backups are encrypted before transmission via a 128-bit AES algorithm and unlike DropBox, for example, LaCie does not know your encryption key.

Action game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360: Brink: PC patch fixes several problems

The current recharges automatically download when you log in with your Steam account with the online service. In addition to the take developers Splash Damage also other areas of the breast: Among other things, are suddenly disappearing player models and problems in observer mode of the past. Also, the volume of voice communication, regulate the future itself, the makers also solve some problems regarding the network speed: cross-platform play will not only run faster, even the annoying lag when shooting action fixes the update.

LG 47LX9500: 3D TV with 400-hertz technology

The LG 47LX9500 has a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution and are therefore out of 47 on his screen (119 inches). The reaction time is two milliseconds, the refresh rate 400 Hz (400 frames per second). The dynamic contrast ratio (up to 10,000,000:1 according to the manufacturer) provides for crisp images. On board are CI-Plus interface, USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, Scart, VGA, network jack.

Thanks to the latter (or, alternatively, via Wi-Fi adapter) you can access with the LG 47LX9500 on internet platforms such as or. The TV also plays MP3, JPEG from and DivX files. If an optional TV camera used Skype video calling is possible. With the LG 47LX9500 receive (broadcast TV) and cable television (DVB-C).

4G Systems oneTab: Cheap Android Tablet

4G Systems installed a 650-megahertz processor (Rock chip) and 512 RAM. Music, Videos & Co. found on the two gigabytes of internal memory, which can be expanded via microSD card to a maximum of 32 gigabyte. There is a 1.3-megapixel front camera, two USB ports and a headphone jack.

The oneTab a seven-inch display offers a resistive touchscreen technology with 800x480 resolution. Android 2.1  is used as the operating system. According to the manufacturer assures the built-in battery operation for more than eight hours. For comparison: the going out after about 16 hours of juice.

Digital Camera News: Pentax announces compact system camera with interchangeable lenses

Pentax announces the "Q" on a new camera system that can be equipped with different lenses. At just 9.8 × 5.8 × 3.1 centimeters, the model reminds you more of a compact camera. The magnesium-alloy chassis weighs just 200 grams including battery Pentax has taken over not only the dimensions of a compact camera, but also uses a typical species for this camera CMOS sensor (size 1 / 2, 33 inches).

GIGABYTE Announces Revision 3.1 to Support AMD FX

GigaByte announced a new review for motherboards GA-M52LT-D3P Association GA-M68MT-and GA-M68MT D3P-S2P to add support for new processors with socket AM3 +, the new AMD FX. The plates AM3 + Gigabyte already incorporate the new socket AM3 + with support for the next FX series processors from AMD, the industry's first consumer-oriented market with native 8-core AMD.

You also incorporates the new AM3 + 'Black Socket', providing support for the upcoming FX series AMD processors as well as backward compatibility with AMD Athlon Phenom II AM3 II family. AM3 + 'Black Socket' also provides greater efficiency and improved heat dissipation. Motherboards equipped with "Black Socket" are as follows.

ARES kit by Apacer DDR3-2133 Memory 8GB (2x4GB)

The Taiwan Apacer Technology has upgraded its family of high performance RAM ARES with a new kit from the total capacity of 8GB. The kit, specifically designed for demanding gamers and overclocking enthusiasts, using two 4GB modules selected and tested on Intel P55/67 and Z68 to run in dual channel at a frequency of 2133MHz with latencies access 9-11-9-27 and supply voltage of 1.65v.

The modules are cooled by a heatsink attached to the flashy heatspreaders via a single heatpipe. This solution improves the dissipation of heat when operating off-specification (and overclocking overvolt). ARES kit DDR3-2133 8GB is guaranteed for life, but at the moment we do not know the details on price and availability.

Shown the first Nokia smartphone with Windows 7 Phone

During a major press event held by Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has shown to the public the new smartphone "Sea Ray" begging the audience not to take photos or video. Someone forgot to turn off the camcorder thus resuming what is referred to as the first product born from the collaboration of the Finnish company with Microsoft.

Sea Ray puts together the best of Nokia, a terminal very similar to N9, and the best of Redmond when it comes to mobile operating system, Windows 7 Phone - Mango. The smartphone features a slim chassis with the touch screen topped with a curved glass panel produced by Gorilla glass. In the event has not been any mention of when and whether the terminal will be available, but probably the time for the marketing of the first Nokia phone with Windows Phone will be shortened.

Apple joined the Bluetooth SIG consortium

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that Apple and Nordic Semiconductor joined its Executive Committee which already has major players such as Lenovo, Intel, Motorola, Microsoft and Toshiba. The Bluetooth SIG oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing and exploitation rights to manufacturers.

This is a private, nonprofit headquartered in Kirkland, Washington in the United States. Dr. Michael Foley, director of the Bluetooth SIG, states the "ambitious goal to deliver five billion devices (Bluetooth, Ed) in 2015." It happens, however, to ignore the reasons why the two companies to enter the ranks of the consortium.

Asus ROG Matrix GTX 580: Exclusive Overclocking Technology

Asus presents the new graphics card family with ROG Matrix in launching the GTX 580, has unique features for overclocking and a special design. This new features ROG Matrix GTX 580 clock speed 816MHz and 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory at 4.8GHz. It also includes hardware-based tools and ProbeIt TweakIt to adjust the speed of the components, and the Safe Mode button to automatically retrieve and secure setting at any time.

LA Noire will arrive on PC in Autumn

It will be released in autumn, with enhanced graphics and 3D support, the PC version of LA Noire. The game, already available on Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles since May 20, has received positive reviews and Rockstar Games has confirmed this to port to PC. The conversion was entrusted to the subsidiary Rockstar Leeds.

We recall that LA Noire is an action-adventure game developed by Team Bondi and investigative Rockstar Games, which sees the player to interpret the role of Detective Cole Phelps in Los Angeles of the '40s. Developed by Rockstar Leeds and built to run on a wide range of PCs, LA Noire's robust customization features includes keyboard and gamepad remapping functionality to optimize and customize both performance and user experience.

The PlayStation 3 and the Blu-ray limitations

Sony just announced a new PlayStation, the CECH-3000B. It's almost the twentieth revision of the console hardware (including changes in hard disk capacity) and the new model is more "green." The console includes a 320 GB hard drive and from 3 pounds to 2.6 pounds. Consumption is also down, with a power of 200 W instead of 230 W.

The console does not change the price, but Sony has built a small change in the reading of Blu-ray: It is mandatory to use the digital output (HDMI) to play Blu-ray in 1080p. If one tries to read a Blu-ray (or AACS protected content) on the analog output (YUV), the flow is automatically limited to 480i.

A doped GTX 570 RAM in PoV

After EVGA is the turn of the manufacturer of Point of View GeForce GTX 570 launch equipped with 2.5 GB of memory, double the conventional models. Carrying a GPU clocked at 732 MHz and equipped with 480 CUDA cores running at 1464 MHz, the GTX 570 is equipped with 2.5 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 950 MHz on a 320-bit bus. Compatible with 3-way SLI, this card has DVI (x2), HDMI and DisplayPort, and a system of dual-slot cooling.