Friday, July 1, 2011

Takeover: Photo and Printing Specialist Ricoh buys Pentax

The boundaries between office and home disappear in the future - Ricoh said. The Japanese manufacturer of printing and photographic solutions is therefore planning to develop enhanced products for the retail market. For this purpose takes the Ricoh brand of Hoya Pentax - that gave the company. Ricoh investment can be converted to cost about € 85 million, the acquisition is expected by 1 October 2011.

Lumix DMC-GF3: Minimum System Panasonic camera with flash

The basis of the GF3 is a 12-megapixel image sensor takes pictures dar. addition to the Lumix DMC-GF3 and full-HD video in a space-saving AVCHD format with 1920x1080 pixels. During the filming, the user can continuously provide sharp images. In addition, the new Lumix prepared for the third dimension: In conjunction with the Lumix-3D lens (approximately 200 €) takes the GF3 to three-dimensional pictures.

Postponed the launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge-E January 2012

VR-Zone According to reports, Intel has postponed the launch of the platform-E Sandy Bridge until January 2012, which was originally planned to see the light in the fourth quarter of 2011. This high-performance platform was planned for launch in December taking advantage of the Christmas market, according to industry experts said, but it seems that this date will be delayed until at least January next year.

Limbo: manufacturer confirmed for PS3 and PC versions

Against the background of the "Summer of Arcade" in 2010 launched an exclusive Xbox 360 title that it was serious stuff: The minimalist "Limbo" ecstatic critics and audiences alike tasks with poetic black and white look and tricky. Now appears after the arcade game on the Playstation 3: Apparently, the Korean checked "Limbo" on behalf of Sony Computer Entertainment.

This is a clear indication that the title appears on Sony's console. The rating board rated computer and video games and sets age ratings for Korea. After the examination of the Korean age rating boards could hardly doubt, it has now been confirmed by the manufacturer: "Limbo" finds its way to the Playstation Network and will appear on PS3.

Corsair Launches SSD Force GT SATA 6 Gbps

Corsair has announced the launch of its SSD Force GT models with 2.5-inch carrying a SandForce SF-2280 controller and NAND flash memory chips MLC. Equipped with a 6 Gbps SATA interface, the display according to the manufacturer SSD speeds of around 555 MB / s read and 525 MB / s sequential write. In 4K random reads, the performance reached 85,000 IOPS.

The MTBF rises for its 2 million hours. Guaranteed for life, the Force GT is expected in July in the 60 GB version ($ 149) and 120GB ($ 279). A 240 GB version should then also make an appearance.

Gelid starts his day's cooler Tranquillo

Nearly 18 months after launching the first version of its Tranquillo, the manufacturer Gelid back with a new revision of the cooling system for CPUs. Logically named Tranquillo Rev.2, this cooler shows the dimensions of 74 x 125 x 153 mm. It is compatible with the CPU on socket LGA 775, 115x and 1366, as well as those on socket AM2 / 3.

Composed of an aluminum radiator connected to a base with four copper heat pipes and a 120mm fan running at a speed between 750 and 1500 revolutions per minute, Tranquillo Rev.2 comes with thermal paste GC-2. Guaranteed five years, this cooler is finally displayed at a rate of 40 dollars or 30 euros.

Google Street View Update: New photos for 13 countries

Since 2007, invites you to explore foreign places. To equip about your holiday destination before the journey from a virtual visit to convince themselves and the local conditions. Now Google has donated suitable for the holiday season Streetview the biggest update in its history! With the update to come shooting out of the following 13 countries: Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, United States.

Football Manager 12: What's new for next season

Since 2001, gamers interact with the "Football Manager" in the footsteps of Hoeness, Felix Magath & Co. With the "Football Manager 12", the popular simulation is in the fall of 2011 in the eleventh round. According to the manufacturer Electronic Arts is this year, the offline mode of the game in developer focus.

In a survey of the number of fans had the opportunity to introduce their own proposals. Of them have managed a number of ideas such as the address before a match or a trial for young players into the game. A complete list of all the new features found on the. Under the hood is also doing a lot.

AMD: Catalyst for Llano 11.6a A6 and A8

Just formalized by AMD, the Llano "desktop" A6 and A8 benefit from a new version of Catalyst graphics drivers unified. 11.6a stamped, this hotfix is therefore supports the Radeon HD 6530D and 6550D integrated APU-3600 A6, A6-3650, A8 and A8-3800-3850 recently launched by the manufacturer. Catalyst 11.6a hotfix is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 and 64 bit).

AMD introduces the APU Llano desktop and platform Lynx

The platform designed for desktop systems is called Lynx and includes an APU Llano 32nm with integrated graphics core and a motherboard with AMD Socket FM1 A75 or A55. This is the new AMD, which we reviewed at this address, for the construction of medium and low-end PC from the variable cost between 400 and 700 dollars.

The two models of APU-Series announced today are known as the A8 and A6-3850-3650: capable of over 500 gigaflops of performance, thanks to the integrated graphics of the Radeon HD 6550 and 6530, also provide native support for Serial connections ATA 3.0 and USB 3.0. The CPU is equipped with four-core x86 Stars of the family who have suffered a mild reorganization than their predecessors, who also saw the integration of a greater amount of L2 cache.

Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Sony, etc.. buy patents for $ 4.5 billion

The Canadian equipment supplier Nortel sold its patent portfolio to a consortium of Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Sony, Ericsson and EMC for the tidy sum of $ 4.5 billion. 6000 These patents cover a broad range of technologies in communications (telephone network, 4G, optical communications, internet), semiconductors and even the search engines or social networks.

Nortel, which declared bankruptcy in January 2009 has already sold some of its subsidiaries, including CDMA/LTE to Ericsson for $ 1 billion in July 2009. Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Sony, Ericsson and EMC will share Nortel patents in proportion to their participation: Ericsson said he contributed $ 340 million, RIM for $ 740 million.

Kingston USB key announces new DataTraveler 108

Kingston Digital Europe, a subsidiary of Kingston Technology Corporation, the largest independent memory products in the world, launches its new USB key, USB Kingston DataTraveler 108 has a thin and small it fits in everywhere not to mention the protection of data. Available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, each in a different color, this new key features a cord to make this tiny key in a fashion, like a pendant.

GPU-Z 0.5.4: fastest startup and support the latest mobile GPU

GPU-Z, known diagnostic tools for identifying and graphics chips, has been updated to version 0.5.4. The new release has a startup time halved (fast start) and supports the latest mobile GPU from nVidia introduced to AMD in family-500M GeForce GTX and Radeon HD 6000m. Also improved the recognition of iGPU integrated into Sandy Bridge while the APU Fusion iGPU present in the media is still preliminary.