Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Might and Magic - Heroes 6: The heroes are late

The "Heroes of Might and Magic" series has a long tradition: In 1995, she debuted on the PC. Since then, she is one of the constants in the games with fantasy content. Part 5, the most recent offshoot, was released in May 2006. This was followed by two extensions, but no word on how it goes. On the Gamescom 2010 Ubisoft finally gives information about the successor award.

The game is a prequel called: The story begins 500 years before the events of the fifth offshoot. A general of the Archangel involved Greifenherz Dynasty in a war, underestimated his sinister plan to wrest control of Ashan in itself, but the strength of the heroes. The developers promise the Black Hole typical blend of strategy and role-playing elements.

An 82 " touch screen: will you have enough fingers?

Perceptive Pixel, a company that helped popularize the capacitive touch screens, has just launched the largest marketing capacitive touch screen in the world, it measures 82 "diagonal or 208 cm. On a slab of this size it is easy to to collaborate more persons and, fortunately, the 82 "LCD Multi-Touch Display Perceptive Pixel is able to detect any number of fingers.

His only error of taste is ultimately to its definition: 1920 x 1080 pixels. On a slab of this size, given the distance of use, the pixels are very large (0.95 mm). In return, the capacitive technology is so precise that we can touch one pixel at a time.

Sony KDL-46EX715

The Sony KDL-46EX715 are pictures in motion again (1920x1080 pixels) and has a 117 centimeter (46 inch) screen. Note this: The greater this focusing screen, the greater the distance between seats should also be about the device. For the backlight provide built on the edge (edge-LED). Thanks to this technology you save over the traditional fluorescent lamps (CCFL) is not only electricity but also space - thanks to the LEDs, the manufacturer can make the TV very thin.

SATA Express 16-Gbps SATA

The SATA-IO (Serial ATA International Organization, the body responsible for developing various standards SATA) is currently working on a new SATA, SATA called Express. The future standard is expected to achieve speeds of about 8 Gbps to 16 Gbps, while the current rises to SATA 6 Gbps. To reach such speeds, the standard SATA Express should follow the structure of the software but rely on the SATA PCI-Express 3.0.

TDK joins the SSD market with RS3 GBDriver

TDK comes with SSD GBDriver called RS3, have capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB depending on the series, SLC (single-level cell) or MLC (multi-level cell). The new SSD drives come rather late TDK market, have a controller designed by the brand and are divided into two series, the SLC with 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB and MLC with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

The SLC have 160MB/sy speed 60 MB / s read / write and models have 160MB/sy MLC 25 MB / s reading and writing data are far from those who get SSD present domestic . They offer SATA 2.0 interface and an aluminum casing. Because SSDs are discrete with performance is likely to be used in other devices such as tablet PCs or similar rather than a desktop computer.

Nikon Coolpix S9100

The zoom factor of the Nikon Coolpix S9100 comes with a 17.8-fold magnification for a compact camera of very high and 21-stage adjustable. The amounts to 25-446 mm (equivalent to the small format). The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor provides 13.79 megapixels. Especially at the telephoto setting of the optical image stabilizer works very effectively and allows you shake-free shots.

The Nikon has face detection, smile detection, focus tracking and the red-eye reduction on board. The camera takes videos in Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels) and stores them in MPEG-4 format. Typical compact camera: the Coolpix can not adjust aperture and shutter speed manually. Commendable: The Nikon has a very short shutter lag of 0.25 seconds and is already operational for about one second.

The PS Vita arrive March 30, 2012 in America

The Canadian Best Buy site, a reseller that could be compared with the FNAC, just put the page online pre-order the PS Vita is announced for March 30, 2012. Nevertheless, it should take a step back. Last Thursday, we learned that the release of the PlayStation Vita would be delayed to 2012 in Europe and North America.

The output of the new continent is expected at the end of the first quarter of next year. It is currently impossible to say whether the date of Best Buy are predictions of or information obtained directly from the manufacturer. One thing is certain, according to Sony, the European and American outlets should take place almost simultaneously and the firm should give the official dates next month at the Tokyo Game Show.

Nokia drops Symbian and N9 in North America

The head of the American arm of Nokia, Chris Weber, admitted in an interview that Nokia was going to abandon the sale of Symbian smartphones in the New World after the release of its first Windows phone and the company betting heavily on the operating system from Microsoft.

The phrase that we will retain this interview is the admission that "if we fail with Windows Phone, no matter what we do." Nokia admits that the American and Canadian market and it escapes him is all about Windows Phone. This means not only abandoning Symbian, but its feature phone (a cross between traditional phone and smartphone, Ed) and MeeGo.

Gigabyte motherboards LGA1155 compatible Ivy Bridge and PCIe 3.0

Owners of a motherboard Gigabyte Intel 6 series to be happy: via a simple BIOS update to your card will be compatible with upcoming CPU and Ivy Bridge Controller PCI-Express 3.0 at the same time. Gigabyte ensures that its entire line to Intel 6 series - so the socket in 1155 - is concerned. Updating the BIOS can be downloaded today at the manufacturer's website.

Compatibility PCI-Express 3 will concern the course PCI-Express cable directly to the CPU (those dedicated to graphics cards), the remaining 6 series chipset it limited to PCI-Express 2.0. As a reminder, we expect the Ivy Bridge in April 2012.

Lenovo announces ThinkCentre M71z all in oncomputer

Lenovo introduces its bid for the computer market all in one with the ThinkCentre M71z, will be available next October and will feature Intel Core Second Generation. The ThinkCentre M71z have a 20-inch display with touchscreen capabilities and interactive video conferencing capabilities through its 2-megapixel camera.

As a new version equipped with a 160GB SSD drive takes only 15 seconds to boot and be ready for use. Intel processors come equipped with second generation Sandy Bridge, plus DDR3 RAM, 6 USB 2.0M DVD burner, WiFi and display output port. Its price is around $ 599 or so.

1 million Seagate hybrid drives

Seagate has announced reaching the million mark record "hybrid" Momentus XT delivered. In 2.5-inch hybrid drive that was launched in May 2010. The Momentus XT includes a reminder a standard hard drive (with a capacity of 250 GB, 320 GB or 500 GB depending on the version) operating at 7200 RPM, 32 MB buffer memory and 4 GB of NAND flash SLC.

This combination theoretically improve the startup time of the computer and speed up the loading of applications, while providing a decent storage capacity at a rate lower than that of an equivalent capacity SSD. If we are to believe a study published by the institute IDC, hybrid discs should be included in a quarter of computers sold in 2015.