Graphics Card GeForce GT 240 - a version with GDDR3 and GDDR5 memory

Friday, November 6, 2009

We have repeatedly advised our readers on the progress of work on a new graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT 240. It was assumed that this card can be presented in two versions - with GDDR3 memory and a faster GDDR5. However, exact data on this subject were not available.

And now the resource Fudzilla reports that, at least one partner company plans to release a version of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 with GDDR5 memory on board. The name of this company for obvious reasons not disclosed, but there is evidence that some partners may first release the GeForce GT 240 with memory GDDR3, and a faster version of the report later.

According to rumors, GeForce GT 240 will be executed in the same interpretation as the adapter GeForce GT 220. This means that the new video card must have the version with non-reference cooling system. It was reported earlier that the release of the graphic card GeForce GT 240 is scheduled for November 17, but some stores can make it in their trade lists as soon as next week.

ASUS Eee Keyboard - only next year, but with a capacitive touchscreen

We have already mentioned in the news about the unusual computer all-in-one "in the form of the keyboard - ASUS Eee Keyboard. It was assumed that the device goes on sale in October, but this has not happened and we now know about the delay issue. According to the Register Hardware Lead Designer ASUSTeK Computer Ken Wong (Ken Wang), the model will be released only at the beginning of next year. But it will have some changes in design, in particular a capacitive rather than resistive touch screen. Recall, the ASUS Eee Keyboard has a 5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels, it can be used to manage, and, gestures, multi-touch. The new version of the device panel replaced by a capacitance, although its size and resolution remain the same.

Among other improvements - External Adapter Wi-Fi, which provides a signal of better quality than built-in antenna. With built-in solutions Wi-Fi signal substantially "extinguish" metal computer case, as a result, a metal structure yet it was decided to maintain and easy to make adapter out. Although another version of ASUS Eee Keyboard in non-metallic shells with built-in Wi-Fi antenna is also planned. Presumably, the main characteristics of the device in the updated version will remain the same: CPU: Intel Atom N270, 1 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB SSD and Intel GMA 950 graphics.

18.5-inch TV with IO Data LCD-DTV192XBR

Japanese company IO Data announced a 18.5-inch LCD-DTV192XBR. In this case, it can work as a TV with integrated digital TV tuner. Display resolution LCD-DTV192XBR - 1366x768 pixels. Of the other characteristics of the solutions is also possible to note the brightness of 300 cd / sq. m, the contrast level of 1000:1 and response time of 5 ms.

In addition, LCD-DTV192XBR for audio playback not need external speakers: the monitor is equipped with built-in 5 watt speakers. Set of ports of the device before D-Sub, DVI, two HDMI, S Video and composite output. Monitor-TV-IO Data LCD-DTV192XBR go on sale in Japan later this month and will cost 29800 yen (about 225 euros).

Litl Webbook - 12-inch "Web-book" based on Intel Atom

Company Litl, based in Boston, presented Webbook - 12-inch netbook on the basis of processor Intel Atom. Its distinguishing feature is a web-based operating system, which uses the concept of cloud computing. The company is positioning its product as an excellent solution for use in social networks, as Webbook makes it easy to connect and communicate with "friends" of the social networks Flickr, Shutterfly, and Facebook.

Retention mechanism allows the screen to locate netbook in the position of the rack. The Intel Atom processor has a clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz. There is also 1 GB of RAM and flash storage capacity of 2 GB. Supports viewing and placement of photos, weather service Weather Channel, through which you can learn about weather forecast in a particular locality, and even get a five-day forecast. The operating system requires no configuration and is updated automatically. The scroll wheel allows you to switch between widgets or photos are not drawing on the keyboard. According to the manufacturer, the screen provides unprecedented viewing angles of 178 degrees without changing color. There is HDMI output, wireless module and Wi-Fi (802.11 b \ g), as well as web-camera.

By netbook is available (optional for $ 19) remote control. On the device gives the company an unlimited guarantee. Netbook Webbook from Litl is available for purchase. Its price is $ 699.

VIA AMOS-5000 - cabinet kit for embedded Em-ITX Systems

VIA Technologies has not stopped efforts to improve its energy efficient platforms. Further development of VIA became cabinet kit AMOS-5000, designed for embedded systems based on standard boards Em-ITX. It is made of steel and, as stated, is able to withstand extremes of temperature from minus 20 to plus 55 degrees Celsius, as well as external influences with a force of up to 50 G. In addition, the design AMOS-5000 makes it easy to install and maintain it.

AMOS-5000 has no active cooling system. To ensure the normal temperature of system components, it uses separate aluminum radiator, in direct contact with the processor and chipset on the reverse side of the motherboard. In addition, there are many interfaces, the number of which can be increased through expansion modules.

It is assumed that the compact and robust cabinet kit VIA AMOS-5000 may prove useful in many fields which utilized embedded systems. It can be used, for example, in medicine and health, digital information displays and interactive kiosks, as well as in industrial automation systems and controls.

iPhone 4G can be equipped with RFID reader

According to Near Field Communications World, the company Apple is working on several prototypes communicator iPhone, one feature of which is a built-in sensor radio frequency identification (RFID). The report of this came from some "very reliable source" in contact with Einar Rosenberg (Einar Rosenberg), chief technical director of the company Narian Technologies, is precisely involved in these developments. It is alleged that the technology is likely to appear in the next generation iPhone.

Apple has already introduced several patents related to the deployment of RFID scanner in the iPhone. They describe the technology to place RFID sensor inside the touch screen device. Thus, users will be able to read the relevant radiometki, simply putting the device to the object. In addition, the role of this tag may act and the iPhone itself or the player iPod, which makes its interaction with other devices.

The source claims that the iPhone uses a prototype RFID scanners for the implementation of the technology described in one of the patents Apple. This technology allows you to configure the network and Wi-Fi settings, using the information contained in radiometkah. According to this method is close enough to bring to iPhone AirPort Base Station or PC Mac, that the communicator will automatically configure the network and identification parameters without any manual configuration.

In the App Store - More than 100 thousand applications

Apple has announced that the developers have already created more than 100 000 applications for the online-shop App Store. As the company is the world's largest store of applications of this kind. Owners of iPhone and iPod touch from 77 countries can choose their interest to the application of the 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, background information and travel.

In total, App Store users have downloaded more than 2 billion applications. Recall that in the App Store posted applications for the iPhone and iPod touch, it was launched in summer 2008, simultaneously with the release of iPhone 3G. According to Apple, now the world has more than 50 million users of iPhone and iPod touch.

DFI MI P55-T36 - a compact motherboard chipset Intel P55

We have already seen a lot of motherboards in the format ATX and micro-ATX, performed on the basis of chipset Intel P55. But the company DFI has decided to put this set of chips in a more compact form factor Mini-ITX. The result is a motherboard MI P55-T36, details of which have recently appeared in the online media.

Motherboard DFI MI P55-T36 supports the interaction with processors Core i5/i7 performed by LGA 1156 and equipped with a 6-phase power system with pulse-width modulation. Addition, there are two slots for memory modules DDR3, expansion slot PCI-Express x16, one eSATA connector and three-port SATA 3.0 Gbps.

Among other things, DFI MI P55-T36 has a connector Gigabit Ethernet, integrated 7.1-channel audiochipom, click Clear CMOS and LED debug, as well as support for the proprietary technology ABS II, which allows to overclock the CPU in the automatic mode. Release date and price of this interesting motherboard is not yet known.

Portable Speakers Verbatim Bluetooth Audio Cube for your mobile phone

The company announced a new Verbatim portable speaker system Bluetooth Audio Cube to play sound with laptops and mobile phones. Gadget transmits music from any device equipped with intrefeysom Bluetooth, and can operate as a remote control. The emergence of Bluetooth Audio Cube in Russia scheduled for November, is priced at 2300 rubles.

It promises to manufacturer, the device will scale the wireless Bluetooth connection to 8 feet and as soon as communication with Bluetooth-device is installed, the button on the Audio Cube can use it as a remote control. Provides a traditional audio 3,5 mm, providing an opportunity to connect to audio devices, not equipped with Bluetooth. Stereocable included. Maximum power Bluetooth Audio Cube reaches 3 Watts, Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz, the power is carried out on 4 AA batteries. The length of the brink of "cube" is 70 mm, which allows the use of this audio system to relax on the beach, summer evening in the garden or out in nature.

Ballmer: Windows 7 hits sales record

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (Steve Ballmer) said at a press conference in Japan that the new operating system Windows 7 broke the records of previous versions of sales at the initial stage. According to Ballmer, income from sales of Windows 7 during the first 10 days after the release exceeded the income derived from any other version of Windows for the same period of time. However, Ballmer declined to name the exact number of copies sold and the amount of proceeds received. He only called the figures "fantastic".

More accurate statistics provided the company NPD Group. In her data, in the first few days after the release of Windows 7 was sold three times as many copies of the operating system than Windows Vista, when she only entered the market. And proceeds from sales was 82% higher, says NPD Group. It is worth mentioning that in recent years is also quite high demand for Windows XP, which has traditionally placed on netbooks. Regarding Windows Vista, then, despite the rather large number of copies sold in the first few days, then sell the OS began to fall, to the same Windows Vista has earned a bad reputation and negative feedback of many users.

Apple has patented a way to cross-platform sync

Apple has patented a method that simplifies the transfer of data between devices, ie, providing a more convenient way to synchronize. Moreover, we are talking about different types of devices: computers, Mac, iPhone, Apple TV, game consoles, and so on. Can be transmitted not only the individual files a strictly defined type, but the specific content, taken from the application. It can be bookmarks browser Safari, music or video from iTunes, backups Time Machine, Keynote presentations, and even saved the stages of computer games.

As described in the patent development, transfer of data between devices is implemented using special software. For example, it could be iPhone application called "Grab & Go." It enables easy access to files on another device. Content, by the way, the user can sort them into categories based on their areas of application: personal and work files, multimedia, education and so on. It is interesting that this method of data transfer - for seven inventors, including the creator of the iPod, Tony Fadell (Tony Fadell).

IO Data introduces USB 3.0 interface to an external hard drive and expansion cards

It appears a new standard for USB 3.0 SuperSpeed feels more confident in the market. Some firms have already submitted their products to support high-speed interface, more is going to do it soon. Among the first company came in and IO Data, launch an external hard drive and a couple of expansion cards supporting USB 3.0.

External hard disk called HDJ-UT, weighs 1.6 kg and a stylish black case. He has a version with a capacity of 1 TB and 1.5 TB and backward compatibility with the port USB 2.0, but its entirely possible, of course, is implementing a new interface. Suffice it to say that when you connect to standard USB 3.0 speed data exchange with HDJ-UT reaches 139 MB / sec.

As for the two expansion cards, they both are on board, two ports USB 3.0. This map USB3-PEX is a low profile solution with a bus PCI-Express x1, and is designed for desktop computers, while the model USB3-EXC bus is equipped with ExpressCard 34, and will support USB 3.0 interface in notebooks.

We add that cost versions of external hard drive HDJ-UT with a capacity of 1 TB and 1.5 TB is $ 231 and $ 279 respectively, and the expansion cards USB3-PEX and USB3-EXC cost $ 69 and $ 93 respectively.

The HTC company will release netbooks

During an interview at the presentation of the communicator HTC HD2 CEO High Tech Computer Peter Chou (Peter Chou) said that she asked a segment of netbooks. According to him, HTC is currently studying the market and considering the possibilities of work in this new direction for itself. However, HTC does not set a goal to release just another netbook, in addition to those already represented in the market products. The device must be unique, said Chow.

By the way, not so long ago, the largest manufacturer of mobile phone company Nokia, introduced its first netbook Booklet 3G, which stands out from the general mass models in this class. Is possible that HTC will soon be able to enter the netbook market with an interesting novelty. In addition, the company has produced not only communicators and smartphones, and HTC Shift ultra computer with touch screen and QWERTY keyboard, running Windows Vista. According to earlier rumors, HTC is preparing a netbook based on Android for the operator T-Mobile, however, they appeared a few months ago and have not yet been confirmed.

Android smartphone Dell Mini 3iX certified FCC

Recently we reported that the smartphone Dell Mini 3iX received the necessary certification for the production in Brazil, and now the device get to the laboratories of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Full documentation on the FCC site has not been published, there is only a sketch and reports on tests. According to him, by the way, the model works in networks GSM and UMTS, with a range of frequencies - the operator AT & T. Incidentally, the release of the smartphone from Dell based on Android this American statement mentioned by Michael Dell (Michael Dell), so we can assume that the Mini 3iX - is all it is. Home sales, he said, is scheduled for early next year.

Most likely, smartphone Dell Mini 3iX - an analogue of the Chinese Mini 3i, only with support for 3G and Wi-Fi, and based on normal operating system Android, rather than the Open Mobile System. Apparently, looks like this smartphone also: besklaviaturnogo candy bar with 3.5-inch touch screen. Moreover, the main characteristics can also remain unchanged: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 3 megapixel camera, GPS receiver and a slot microSD. Although, according to other sources, also unconfirmed, the camera can be a 5 megapixel.

iPhone 3GS with 8 GB of memory will be released by the end of this year

According to Boy Genius Repot, just two sources confirmed an early release communicator iPhone 3GS with 8 GB of memory "on board" with U.S. operator AT & T. New, supposedly, will be released for the Christmas sales season, and will cost $ 99 (obviously, with the contract). Also reported that 8 GB iPhone 3GS will be "secret weapon" AT & T v. Motorola Droid from Verizon. However, it is not clear whether the general, this Android smartphone form factor QWERTY slider to compete with the iPhone.

Recall initially iPhone 3GS was introduced in versions with 16 and 32 GB of internal memory. Its sales began in the U.S. on June 19. Simultaneously, the old model iPhone 3G with 8 GB of memory fell to $ 99. And soon, according to data Boy Genius Repot, for this amount is already possible to buy a new iPhone 3GS with the same memory.

The announcement of a new cheap touch phone LG KP501

Company LG Electronics announced the start of sales in Russia market LG KP501 touchscreen phone at an affordable price, which was previously submitted to the people of Ukraine. The new model, with the words of the manufacturer, combines high-tech sensor technology, as well as all the necessary communication functions. LG KP501 extends the range of available tachfonov, which began with a model of LG KP500.

Recall that LGKP501 with a strict and concise design, compact size (106,5 x55, 4x11, 9 mm) and a large 3-inch touch screen, which displays the widgets. Below, on the front panel buttons are located the reception, hang up, switching between applications. The presence of built-in stylus allows the user to control the phone not only with the fingers. Thanks LG KP501 looks elegant in your hand.

The new model has a set of functions for mobile communication. There are predefined applications to work with the service "Yandex" and Idea Widgets. In the menu item "Yandex" are applications: Yandex.Maps with information about traffic jams, Ya-line, Yandeks.Metro, as well as links quick access to web services: search, weather, news, television shows and others. Yandeks.Metro helps you find the best route between the two selected stations. Available schemes metro cities of Russia and Ukraine. Idea Widgets Program provides access to various Internet services, among which,, Agent and others.

For wireless transmission of information is Bluetooth, a wire is provided with a USB interface. We KP501 has an integrated FM-radio receiver and a player that plays audio formats AAC (+), MP3, WAV, WMA, RA, and video formats, H263, MPEG4. To store the information in the kit is Micro SD card to 2 GB and which later can be replaced by a more capacious, up to 8 GB.

Personal Area from Google

Google has announced the launch of the service Personal cabinet. This new feature will allow you to view and monitor data related to personal accounts Google. Personal cabinet combines user data from all of Google's products and provides the ability to centrally control the personal data and settings products from Google.

Google services are stored in various types of information. For example, Gmail users can save incoming and outgoing e-mails, drafts, applications to write letters and chat. Feature is enabled Web History, in turn, preserves the history of online search and helps to get more personalized results. Personal cabinet combines all the information and brings it into one simple format. This gives the user an understanding of what data are used, and full control over them.

Personal Area Google was developed by a team of engineers in Munich and Zurich and is now available in 17 languages. You can access the Personal Cabinet to the address: / dashboard or through the Preferences page in your account Google.

LG will be releasing Android-smartphone with Snapdragon

LG will not remain aloof from the latest developments and also will develop a powerful smartphone processor-based Qualcomm Snapdragon. Told executive director of the company. In 1 GHz processor, this player will receive more and operating system Android. However, her version is not yet nazyaetsya.

Vice-president of the corporation did not disclose more information about this project, limiting ourselves to only a statement that the smartphone will be more functional than those available in the arsenal of LG staff GW620 and out on the domestic market during the second quarter of next year. This could mean that the model will be equipped with popular Asian TV service, and, consequently, its appearance in Europe or America is not too likely.

LG GW620 was named Eve, and was introduced in Canada

We recently reported that the first Android-smartphone LG, known as the index GW620, got his own mini site. Now, this unit is officially went on sale. Currently, he made his debut only in one country, Canada, and is the exclusive device for the operator Rogers Wireless. The model has been called the LG Eve. The smartphone has a so-called SNS manager, uniting various social services (Twitter, Facebook and Bebo) and 5-megapixel camera with face recognition function of the phone book.

Also argues that there quad-band GSM and tri-band HSPA, although the press releases indicated only in the range of 850/1900 MHz. LG Eve has a 3-inch resistive touch screen, 5-way QWERTY-keyboard, modules WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, as well as a slot for microSD memory card formats up to 16 GB. The model itself is positioned as a phone with enhanced social features and seems to be more budget decisions compared to similar offerings from Motorola and HTC. Price LG GW620 Eve operator Rogers Wireless $ 50 at the conclusion of a 3-year contract.

Headphones and Headsets Phonak Audeo PFE

Company Mycroft, the official distributor of products of the Swiss company Phonak Audeo in Russia, announced the release of the first line of high-quality headphones and headsets Audeo PFE. The company promises that the ergonomics headphones Phonak Audeo will allow each user to feel comfortable when using them while listening to music. Due to the snug fit nozzles headphone level of the ambient noise is significantly reduced, which allows you to listen to music at lower volume, protecting the ear and reducing the sharpness of sudden sound environment. Also, thanks to silicone and foam nozzles of various sizes, headphones are held tightly in the ear, even during active sports.

Phonak Audeo PFE - one of the few headsets in the world, which you can customize the sound. In the kit is a set of 2 types of acoustic filters, which changing (or simply deleting them), you can make the sound a little brighter or a little smoother. The kit also includes a special tool to facilitate the change of acoustic filters.

Series headphones Phonak Audeo presented 2-simulation models - PFE111 and PFE112, differing in color design. Model Phonak Audeo PFE111 done in white, and the model PFE112 - in black. Headphones are suitable for all players, with a standard 3.5 mm headphone. Series headsets Phonak Audeo also consists of two models of different colors - PFE121 and PFE122. Headsets are made with 4-pin connector that allows you to use them with the iPhone or some models of Nokia, equipped with a standard 3.5 mm jack for a headset. Phonak Audeo Retail price is 5900 rubles. for model PFE111/PFE112 and 6600 rubles. a model with a microphone PFE121/PFE122.

Specifications of Phonak Audeo PFE:
  • Emitter: A balanced armature, a broadband transducer
  • Sensitivity: 107 dB
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms (1 kHz)
  • Frequency range: 5 Hz - 17 kHz
  • Cable: 110 cm (Y-shaped)
  • Connector: mini-jack 3,5 mm, gold plated