Friday, August 5, 2011

From Dust: set up record sales

With the sandbox game, "From Dust" breaks the French game maker Ubisoft generated sales record - the gods simulation outperforms the in-house Xbox Live Arcade high score: Compared to the unnamed former record holder rose to the turnover on the first day of sales by 45 percent. The success was obvious, for "From Dust" moved into the spotlight, before the publication of the gaming world

Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire Toxic

The manufacturer Sapphire has launched a new model of graphics card factory overclocked, the Radeon HD 6950 Toxic Edition. Equipped with a dual-slot cooling, this features a Radeon GPU clocked at 880 MHz Cayman (against 800 MHz for the reference model) and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 1300 MHz (50 MHz or more than other Radeon HD 6950).

Of course CrossFireX compatible, this graphics card has two power connectors PCI-Express (one 8-pin and one 6-pin) and DVI (x2), HDMI and DisplayPort mini (x2). Both versions should finally be proposed, depending on whether the game Dirt 3 is delivered with the card or not. As far as prices, however, is still unknown ...

EeePC X101: Extra slim netbook from Asus with MeeGo operating system

The EeePC has slimmed down. The new ten-inch model from Asus measured at the thinnest point, just 1.7 centimeters. Even when the manufacturer has saved weight: an average of the previous records still brings a kilo, the X101 only 920 grams on the scales. The flat exterior is unfortunately at the cost of connections: On an Ethernet jack, Asus has dispensed with this model.

Network connections are therefore only via wireless (n standard) is possible. To connect external devices and storage media, there are two USB 2.0 ports and a card reader at that. With a 1.3-GHz Atom processor from Intel and the unit has a typical netbook configuration. The graphical representation takes the integrated chipset "GMA 3150" from Intel.

Skype for improved: Skype 2.1: App for Android released

Since the recently released version 2.0 also supports Skype's video chat feature on Android devices. During the video-chat in the know to please, the editors criticized the then still small number of supported devices. This improves on Skype now. In addition to a bug fix extends Skype support video chat on 17 more Android smartphones and tablets.

So Skype now supports Android devices officially 21. For a complete list of all officially supported devices, see the end of the article. But owners are not officially supported Android smartphones can activate the video chat function. Prerequisite: At least Android 2.2 (Froyo) and compliance with other minimum requirements, which can be found.

Liveradio of Logitech Squeezebox Orange

Logitech incorporates the catalog Liveradio Orange to its range of applications for Squeezebox. This application offers a number of global content for the award-winning Logitech Squeezebox, wireless music player on the Internet, increasing catalog of radio stations and podcasts available. The Logitech Squeezebox is an all in one compact music player and alarm, because he can hear our favorite music from Internet and from your computer.

SAPPHIRE announces new Radeon HD 6950 TOXIC

Named as the fastest of the Radeon HD 6950, Sapphire Technology has announced the new VGA SAPPHIRE HD 6950 TOXIC Edition, which features a core frequency equal to 880MHz paired with GDDR5 memory running at 1300MHz with a bandwidth of 5.2 Gb effective / s. The manufacturer has managed to achieve these values through a specially designed PCB with an oversized power supply section and two power connectors from 8 +6 pin.

Zotac: an Infinity GTX 580 water

The manufacturer Zotac has announced the launch, in cooperation with the company CoolIT, the GeForce GTX 580 Infinity Edition, a factory overclocked model and benefiting from a liquid cooling system all in one. While the reference model features a GPU clocked at 772 MHz (1544 MHz to 512 CUDA cores) and memory running at 1002 MHz, the Infinity GTX 580 GPU benefits from turning to 815 MHz (1630 MHz for the shaders ) and 1536 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1025 MHz.