Thursday, August 18, 2011

Firefox 7: Faster and more stable. Attack onthe memory-hungry

For some time, Mozilla is working on a problem: Your browser has too much memory. With version 7, the developers plan to eradicate this weakness now. The goal is a faster and more stable browser that is uniform to operate under all major operating systems today. In exchange, the new graphic interface "Azure" moving into the software.

It should speed up the display of web pages considerably. Bas Schouten, Member of the Azure development team has now released the first test results. The results were still not representative, however, showed that the team is headed in the right direction. A detailed documentation of the tests can be found in English.

Apple will invest $ 1 billion in Sharp

MF Global FXA Securities, a Japanese company specializing in stock exchange, reports that Apple would invest one billion dollars in a new plant would manufacture Sharp LCD panels for Cupertino. The information was picked up by Reuters, but has not been confirmed by Apple and Sharp. According FXA, the investment would be looking to the Kameyama plant that manufactures, the report cited by Reuters, the screens of iPhone and iPad.

New ViewPad runs on Andro and Windows 7

Engine of ViewPad 10pro Intel's Oak Trail processor, optimized for Tablet PC-Z670 Atom single-core CPU at 1.5 GHz. You should ensure that the flask is about one working day of eight hours. During this time, the tablet is probably around a lot, because at 840 grams, it is almost 40 percent heavier than an iPad 2 (601 grams).

One reason may be the unusual features for tablets with a SSD hard drive. Surprisingly, it comes in addition to Windows 7, Android 2.3, and not to use Android's special Tablet OS 3 x (Honeycomb). A close look shows why: Aside from the fact that the ViewPad the minimum requirements not met for Honeycomb (dual-core processor, screen resolution), Android is here as an application under Windows - on the emulator.

Windows 8: Microsoft confirms the App Store

The second note posted on the blog of Windows 8 is very informative. Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division at Microsoft, including counting the 35 teams from 25 to 40 developers working on Windows 8, each developing a new feature of the OS. Recessed this list makes it possible to confirm some rumors.

It notes in particular the presence of an App Store team: Windows 8 will have a truly integrated application store, such as IOS, Android, Windows Phone, or Mac OS X. There are also a Hyper-V team, giving credit to rumors of an integration of a client in Windows Hyper-V 8. The presence of a team XAML confirms the compatibility of Windows with Windows applications 8 7/Silverlight Phone.

Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning: Preview

Ken Rolston has a designer instrumental role in the game "The Elder Scrolls 4 - Oblivion" worked. Robert Anthony Salvatore's "Forgotten Realms" novels are an absolute bestseller. And Todd McFarlane is considered the spiritual father of the comic book character "Spawn". What happens when such creative people develop a computer game, Electronic Arts shows now on the Gamescom-game exhibition in Cologne.

PC sales fall in Europe

If one believes the figures recently published by Gartner, PC sales have fallen by 19% between the second quarter 2010 and second quarter 2011, representing a decrease 2.8 million units sold. Solely on the consumer segment, the decrease reached 27% and even 50% if one takes into account that netbooks.

This decrease is explained by the economic climate, as well as competition from touch pads (not included in the study of Gartner) and to a lesser extent, smartphones.

Asus Eee SL101 Slider Pad: features

Announced earlier this month by Asus, the Eee Pad Slider should - except bad surprise - made its appearance on the market by September. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has unveiled the features of his official toy. Running Android 3.1 (with the ability to upgrade to Android 3.2), the tablet features a sliding keyboard has a multitouch screen (10 fingers) 10.1-inch diagonal, benefiting from a system LED backlight and can display a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Green light for the Safety Car

In the real race, the race director decides on the use of rapid safety car - on the virtual runway apparently are the fans who tip the scales: After Codemasters announced a few weeks "F1 2011" without a mention of the safety car has had the disappointment of the formula 1 large congregation. Even in the predecessor lacked Mayländer Bernd and his vehicle.

Now comes the turn: Via Twitter, the developer sought to confirm the function and are proud to present an image of the famous Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS shows on the slopes. The safety car comes in dangerous situations: Some sort of accidents Vettel, Hamilton & Co. behind a fast racer.

The new Sharp XV-Z17000 projector transmits 3D images in Full HD

The XV-Z17000 DLP projector casts of two-and three-dimensional movies in Blu-ray at the highest resolution on the screen. The contrast ratio according to the manufacturer of the device is 40,000:1 and brightness of 1,600 lumens. For depth perception requires the viewer an active shutter glasses that are synchronized with the device.

Two of these glasses are included with the Sharp XV-Z17000. In addition, the model has two HDMI 1.4 ports. The manufacturer specifies the noise level with extra-quiet 23 decibels, which is hardly likely to hear in the film look. The "color-management system" from Sharp will offer a variety of ways, the image best fit the available space.

Wii and PSP redrawn by the end of the year

Meanwhile the Wii U and PS Vita, Nintendo and Sony are trying to capitalize on the current situation: PSP and Wii will be redesigned. Nintendo, the Wii "Family Edition" will be a Wii more compact and designed to be placed horizontally. Less cumbersome, it will come with a Wii Motion Plus (the modified model and more accurate) and two games: Wii Sports and Wii Party.

The console will be a priori less expensive, but will remove Nintendo Game Cube compatibility of the console: it read more of the old games console and connectors for the controllers of the ancestor will present a priori. Marketing is a limitation in the sense that the Wii really does not emulate the Game Cube: the processor and graphics card of the Nintendo console are just faster versions of those equipped the Game Cube (a PowerPC and ATi GPU).