Raidsonic ICY BOX drives and PCI-E controller with USB 3.0 interface

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Raidsonic company introduced its first products to support USB 3.0. ICY BOX IB-250StU3-B - a compact aluminum enclosure for 2.5-inch hard drives SATA. ICY BOX IB-318StU3-B is designed for 3.5-inch SATA drives up to 1 TB. Both drives are equipped with USB 3.0 interface with data transfer rate up to 5 Gbps.

This is ten times faster than the maximum speed of USB 2.0, 480 Mbps. New Drives ICY BOX USB 3.0 interface will be useful to all who work with large volumes of data, for example, handles video files or want to speed up the backup process. To use the new interface, USB 3.0 cable is required and the controller is USB 3.0.

Computers with USB 3.0 so far are rare, and therefore also produces ICY BOX IB-AC604, controller, PCI Express x1, equipped with two connectors USB 3.0. In addition, USB 3.0 retains backward compatibility with previous generations of interfaces. New items go on sale in early 2010, recommended retail price of IB-318StU3-B is 45,50 euros, IB-250StU3-B - 32,90 euro, IB-AC604 - 39,90 Euro.

Concord promises 2-inch mini camcorder

Concord Keystone Company prepares to replenish its product line is one solution. Novelty called Easy Shot Clip and a miniature digital video camera, made in the form of clips and easily fits in any pocket. According to the manufacturer, Camcorder Easy Shot Clip is the most compact and affordable device of this kind.

Naturally, the miniature size camcorder Easy Shot Clip could not affect its functionality. Camcorder carries on board a 2 GB flash memory and is able to conduct videotaped for two hours with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames per second. Of course, these days it is a little, but even this quality is sufficient for placing commercials on various video services, for example, on YouTube.

In addition, the bundle to camcorders Easy Shot Clip supplied software that allows you to edit footage. And the application Arcsoft Media Impression allows users to quickly upload videos to online services. This software is compatible with operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as with Mac OS X 10.4.7 or more recent version.

It remains to add that a miniature video camera Easy Shot Clip will be available in black and white colors of the shell and fitted with special mounts that allow it to record on a shirt, a bicycle frame or on a helmet and strap for wearing around the neck. Camcorder will be available in February for $ 70.

Zotac preparing the extreme version of the GeForce GT 240 with "turbo"

Designers of computer components and accessories are trying to go to any lengths to capture the imagination of consumers. Suffice it to recall a great many of those present in the market "flash drives" every possible color and shape, sometimes the most insane. Apparently, the same way the company decided to go and Zotac, allowing their engineers to their hearts' content "practice" over the video card NVIDIA GeForce GT 240.

Indeed, when looking at the creation of developers from Zotac, which published photos of a resource Expreview, in memory of once having associations with race cars or space rocket. Blame the cooling system adapter, which is a dual-slot cooler is an active type, and its sleek indeed reminiscent of a racing car or a spaceship from the science fiction movie.

This similarity is further enhanced by two turbines, which are located inside a small red fans. Unfortunately, almost no details about the new version of the GeForce GT 240 from Zotac is not provided. We only know that this graphics card is based on 40 nm chip GT215 with 96 stream processors and has video outputs DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. In addition, Video accelerator will be released in a series Extreme Edition, which hints at some specifications that differ from the reference. Perhaps the release of the accelerator will take place in the new year, then the same will be known and the specifications of this interesting model.

Insdream SX601 - eBook with LCD display

The Chinese company Sanxo Technology introduced the e-book Insdream SX601. It is unusual in that uses the display is not based on technology E-Ink, a monochrome reflective LCD. Its diagonal is 6 inches, it can display up to 16 shades of gray. According to the manufacturer, so the display quickly update the image, but in terms of energy efficiency it is similar to E-Ink: you can read in two weeks on one battery charge. Under the display are placed QWERTY keyboard.

Electronic Book Insdream SX601 supports text formats TXT, HTML, PDF, EPUB, PDB, FB2, CHM, RTF, TCR, OEB and OpenReader. Also it has a MP3 player, and you can listen to music through headphones or speaker. In addition, the device can "read" text in English and Chinese languages, has an image viewer JPG, BMP and PNG, calendar and calculator. Wireless capabilities in Insdream SX601 no content can be transferred via USB connection or SD memory cards up to 4 GB. E-book also allows you to keep a diary, recording where you can password-protect. On the date of issue and the cost of new items until nothing is known.

RoverPC Pro G8 is already on sale

Company RoverComputers announced a new Communicator RoverPC Pro G8, fairly powerful and functional, but at the same time not too expensive. This model, built on the Marvell processor with a frequency of 800 MHz and OC Windows Mobile 6.5. Its functionality includes support for networks, 3G (UMTS / HSDPA), wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 2 camera - 0.3 megapixel front for video calls and 3 megapixel on the back side with autofocus and flash.

A screen with a diagonal of 3.2 inches and a resolution of 240?400 pixels can view pictures and video quality, and integrated GPS-module and software "Navitel" with maps of cities of Russia allow to use RoverPC Pro G8 as a vehicle navigator. In the device pre-installed software package from SPB Software, expanding the capabilities of devices, including adding the possibility to use the new three-dimensional user interface, Spb Mobile Shell 3.5, Spb TV Online TV and a set of games Spb Online Games. Order communicator RoverPC Pro G8 can be in the licensed online store RoverComputers costs 14,490 rubles.

The new drive is A-DATA N002 Dual Interface USB 3.0 and SATA II

Taiwanese company A-DATA Technology has released a combined flash drive N002, Equipped with a USB 3.0 and SATA II, designed to increase the speed of data transmission. Using 8-channel structure, N002 increases the speed of data transmission has increased tenfold, as compared with conventional flash-drive with interface USB 2.0. It delivers up to 200 MB / s in sequential read and up to 170 Mb / s in write mode.

The device will be released on the market by January 2010. Flash Drive N002 is also backward compatible with the ports of USB 2.0. The device is available in capacities 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. As the producer, N002 is perfect for those users who want to have at its disposal a device to store large amounts of memory with high speed data transmission on dual interface USB 3.0 and SATA II.

Users can also download free software A-DATA UFDtoGO and the latest version of security Norton Internet Security 2010 (60-day trial version) to enhance mobility and security, USB flash drives A-DATA.

Processors Intel Core i5 (Clarkdale) closer to 7 GHz

Just a few days left before the promised time when Intel will officially unveil its new processors Clarkdale, designed to work on desktop computers. These chips are manufactured on 32 nm process technology standards, combines two processing cores and an integrated GPU, and should become part of product lines Core i3 and Core i5.

We already know that, thanks to more "subtle" manufacturing process chips Clarkdale have excellent overclocking potential. We already reported about testing the engineering model CPU Intel Core i5-660 with a base frequency of 3.33 GHz, which is an enthusiast with the nickname nickshih managed to overclock to 6.5 GHz and this frequency was SuperPi 1M test with a record result with 6.515. The announcement of this was published on the forum XtremeSystems.

And now, reports have appeared that this Taiwanese overclockers have managed to get close closer to the cherished milestone in the 7 GHz, the chip overclocking Core i5 (Clarkdale) with a base frequency of 3.47 GHz to 6.921 GHz. At the same time to cool the CPU, as in the first case, used liquid nitrogen. In addition, the chip, clocked at 6.76 GHz, again set a world record in the discipline SuperPi 1M, having passed this test with a 6.344.

Microsoft Windows Mobile and Xbox Live coming together

Earlier in the network already available information about what Microsoft is going to port a game platform Xbox Live, integrated into the Xbox 360 to other devices, particularly at the communicators operating system Windows Mobile. And now it's further confirmation of this rumor.

Redmond Corporation issued a vacancy for the post of Principal Program Manager (Chief Project Manager). In this position at Microsoft want to see a specialist, who will assume responsibility for porting games to the Xbox Live software platform Windows Mobile. This particular concern to Microsoft is the integration of the avatar and interact in social networks, as well as the implementation of multiscreen functionality.

Of course, to obtain at least the first results in this exciting project is still very far away, but the mere fact that Microsoft plans to do this work seriously, gives some hope. It is possible that in future Windows Mobile operating system will become a real gaming platform, and communicators based on it will be able to run console video games.

Electronic Book Boox 60 appear in American stores for $ 349

Company Dulin's Books announced that it would start selling e-book Boox 60 on the U.S. market. It is expected that delivery of this interesting device, previously displayed at the Hanover trade fair CeBIT 2009, will begin within two weeks, and now this e-book available for pre-order.

E-book Boox 60 developed by Onyx International and is equipped with a 6-inch screen Vizplex, constructed on the basis of technology "electronic paper" (E-Ink). In the heart device is a processor with a frequency of 532 MHz, in addition, has 512 MB of internal memory and slot for memory card SD / SDHC, as well as Wi-Fi module. List of supported formats includes EPUB, PDF, MOBI, HTML, TXT, PDB, CHM, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF and MP3. In addition, there is a function of Text To Speech.

For nutrition e-book answers Boox 60 battery 1600 mAh, and its 6-inch display screen "function and using the supplied stylus could easily turn into something like a tablet Wacom. In addition, there is a built-in browser engine Webkit, optimized for E-Ink display Vizplex and to address a web-surfing and downloading from the web content via Wi-Fi connection. Cost of electronic books Boox 60 is $ 349.

MONEUAL 101- a new HTPC

Company Moneual presented in the Korean market a new HTPC computer. Novelty called Moneual 101 and can be fitted with either dual-core processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 or Intel Core 2 Duo E7500, quad-core chip, or Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400. In addition, the computer may include up to 4 GB of RAM, hard disk capacity from 320 to 500 GB and a DVD Super Multi drive or optical drive Blu-ray.

New computer Moneual 101 HTPC has an attractive aluminum body, and for working with graphics in it meets the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9300. Addition, there are video outputs HDMI, DVI and VGA, as well as preloaded software platform is operating system Windows 7 Home Premium. Of course, this is not the most powerful HTPC on the market, but its capacity is sufficient for cases in which such devices are commonly used.

Motorola set to launch Motorola Motus and Sholes at CES

According to analyst company Global Equities Tripa Chowdhry (Trip Chowdhry) at the nearest the Consumer Electronics Show 2010, to which only a little over a week, Motorola will demonstrate two new mobile devices. One of them is designed for the U.S. operator AT & T. It will be a smartphone based on Android operating system with support services Google, equipped with an OLED display and a hardware keyboard. Quite possibly, we are talking about Motorola Motus - "cot inside out" - which already have unofficial information, but precisely this claim has not.

Another model Motorola may be designed for the CDMA network operator Verizon, says the analyst. To her he also ascribes to the presence of OLED display, but the keyboard in this unit will be provided only to the screen. Quite possibly, this device is known as the Sholes Tablet - besklaviaturnogo version of Android smartphone Droid. It is assumed that the announcement of two new products will be held at a special presentation of Motorola on Jan. 6, before CES.

Philips Xenium K700: "long-playing" phone that supports music in CD-quality

The network has more details about the mobile phone Philips Xenium K700. This is a fairly simple device with a 2.8-inch touch screen and no keyboard. It does not work in third-generation cellular networks, does not support Wi-Fi and GPS. But he has one non-standard for normal phone capabilities: support for audio format FLAC. That is, the device can play music in high quality, comparable to CD. At Philips Xenium K700, moreover, supports a wide range of audio and video formats. Otherwise, the characteristics of the device medium. While nothing is known about when it goes on sale and how much it cost.

Philips Xenium K700 Specifications:

  • Cellular: GSM / EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Internal Memory: 48 MB
  • microSD-slot (cards up to 8 GB)
  • Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC +, WMA, FLAC and APE
  • Video formats: AVI, DivX, RMVB, RM, FLV, MPEG4, H.263 and 3GP
  • Display: 2.8-inch touchscreen, 240х400 pixels, 262K colors
  • Camera: 3,2 Mp
  • Interfaces: Bluetooth, USB
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Hours of talk time: up to 8,5 hours
  • Dimensions: 101x52x13, 2 mm
  • Weight: 97 grams

Pantech P9020: budget QWERTY-phone approved by FCC

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified mobile phone Pantech P9020. This is a fairly simple device with a 2.8-inch touch screen and sliding QWERTY-keyboard. At this time the FCC files include a full list of documents, including photos and user manual. It pointed out that Pantech P9020 will be sold by U.S. operator AT & T. Most likely, it will be relatively inexpensive.

User's Guide also has a full list of the characteristics of the phone. It stated that he supported the cellular networks of second-and third-generation, equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, supports wireless Bluetooth interface and memory card format microSD. Pantech P9020 player can play audio formats MP3, MIDI, iMelody, MMF, WAV, SMAF, and AAC +. The phone measures 93.4 h64h14, 1 mm, and weight - 130 grams. In all likelihood, he will soon go on sale at AT & T.

Samsung I6330C and I8180C emerged in China

According to Samsung Hub, the Chinese operator China Mobile has released two new models from the company Samsung Electronics. Samsung I6330C equipped with a 3.2-inch touchscreen AMOLED-display with WQVGA resolution and 3.2-megapixel camera. In addition, it allows you to watch mobile TV transmission channel CCTV-1 and CCTV-News. The device also supports A-GPS and the Chinese third-generation cellular networks. Rather, it is aimed at entertaining segment.

Model Samsung I8180C, in turn, can be considered a business decision. This is the communicator in the same form-factor besklaviaturnogo monoblock. It is based on the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 and the processor with a clock frequency of 800 MHz. The device operates in cellular networks TD-HSDPA and supports the wireless standard WAPI (Chinese version of Wi-Fi). On the cost of devices, the source did not mention.

Regiment Garmin GPS-navigators arrived

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

While more and more phones get built-in GPS-receivers, stand-alone portable GPS-navigators do not lose their relevance. Garmin, has announced two related navigator - models and Oregon 450t Oregon 450. Both devices are distinguished by the presence of a touch screen, which can perceive touch hands in a glove, which is very useful for tourists. Diagonal screen size in both browsers is 3 inches, and the interface can be customized depending on the preferences of a specific user. According to the manufacturer, the brightness of the screen provides a comfortable fit in any lighting conditions.

The differences between the models lies in the detail of the reproduction of cards - the device with index 450t able to reproduce topographical maps showing not only large objects, but also hiking trails and lanes in cities, small lakes and rivers. All navigators Garmin Oregon support functions geokeshirovaniya, a compass, a stopwatch and the altimeter. Also, if necessary, you can use your own markers, self-routing, transfer to the built-in maps of their marks from electronic or paper maps. To store the information is 850 MB of internal memory, which can be extended through microSD-card format. The device weighs 193 grams, and power supply are two standard AA batteries, which should be enough for about 16 hours.

Insdream SX601 almost Kindle, but with a different screen

Internet store Amazon last week, not without pride, reports the success of its bukridera Amazon Kindle, and some other manufacturers are beginning to copy the success of the device. Insdream SX601 appearance is almost an exact copy of the Kindle, but, unlike onogo and Barnes & Noble nook, using 6-inch screen Vizplex, made the technology of electronic paper has a DSTN panel of the same diagonal displays 16 shades of gray.

According to the company Insdream, DSTN screen has a fast refresh rate under the same terms as for energy saving electronic paper. This lower contrast of the screen may not have the best impact on readability in adverse lighting conditions. Also in Insdream SX601 no wireless modules and the only way to download the book at him - USB-connector. To store the information used by SD-memory card formats up to 4 GB. Among the supported formats of electronic books TXT, HTML, PDF, EPUB, PDB, FB2, CHM, RTF, TCR, OEB and OpenReader.

Charge the battery enough for two weeks of reading in normal mode. The model is equipped with sensor position in space, an MP3 player with a mono speaker and 3.5-mm audio output, a function of sound text (supported by English and Chinese). In addition, there are image viewer, calculator, calendar, and the internal search. On the timing of release, region sales and cost of the device for reading electronic books are not reported.

A-DATA N002 Combo Flash Drive: flash-drive with dual interface USB 3.0 and SATA II

Taiwanese company A-DATA Technology has announced the release of the first in the industry combined flash drive N002, Equipped with a USB 3.0 and SATA II, designed, with the words producer, to increase the speed of data transmission. Using 8-channel structure, N002 increases the speed of data transmission, which has increased tenfold in comparison with conventional flash-drive with interface USB 2.0. It delivers up to 200 MB / s in sequential read and up to 170 MB / s in write mode.

As the company claims, it navinka will be released on the market by January 2010, and USB 3.0 will make more accessible to end users. N002 supports all the latest platforms, which are delivered to the ports of USB 3.0, and is also backward compatible with the ports of USB 2.0. The device is available in capacities 64GB, 128Gb and 256Gb. Manufacturer believes that the N002 is of interest to the category of users who want to have at its disposal a device to store large amounts of memory with high speed data transmission with dual interface (USB 3.0 and SATA II).

How to choose PDA?

Communicators - one of the best-selling categories of mobile devices in the world. Their popularity is easily explained by the universality and the existence of a set of functions, besides expanding with the help of additional software. It follows from the definition in Wikipedia, the communicator - a handheld computer (PDA) equipped with a wireless connection (usually a standard GSM, although there are CDMA-device).

Communicator can also contain:

  • support networks of third generation (3G);
  • integrated receiver GPS;
  • Module Bluetooth (today it is practically standard);
  • of hardware QWERTY-keyboard;
  • Wi-Fi;
  • FM-receiver;
  • digital camera, G-sensor, etc.
The most popular brands for today in this area are: HTC, Acer, Asus, RoverPC, Gigabyte GSmart, Toshiba, Sony Ericsson, Samsung.

On the unique aspects of the communicator from similar devices, says a lot (and not all sources agree in opinion). We adhere to this definition: communicator - a mobile device with a touch screen, wireless communication module and the ability to install additional software. Typically communicators running a mobile operating systems: Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian.

As already noted, by the use of the operating system to expand the scope and functionality of devices that may be due to the installation of additional software. Most programs (both paid and free) written under Windows Mobile.

The purpose of this article - to help with the choice of the communicator and the required software for it. Remember: choose the communicator should be depending on the tasks that are planned to address potential user with its help. It is not quite logical to pay extra for the additional functions of the device that you do not take advantage of almost never. Since the choice of communicators today is very large, as an illustration, we will use the device RoverPC. Cost communicator RoverPC at 20-30% below their foreign counterparts. This is due to the fact that they are going in Russia, which means that the company has no cost to the foreign office. In addition, there is no distributor pricing chain (products RoverPC comes directly from the manufacturer to retail stores). However, we do not insist on using a particular brand of devices. If you like something else, you can easily select a suitable device, guided by our advice and are listed in the article specifications.

Nokia confirms S40 devices in 2010 to get QWERTY, dual SIM and touch screen support

We have already mentioned in the news that the company Nokia plans next year to start manufacturing mobile devices with support for two SIM cards. Told the vice-president of Nokia Eurasia Sais Viktor (Viktor Saeijs). And now these data were confirmed: the resource IntoMobile found in recording the speech of Vice-President of Nokia Oystamo Kai (Kai Oistamo) at the event Capital Markets Day on December 2 this year, an interesting statement.

According Oystamo, next year will be marked by Nokia for the expansion of the model number of mobile phones based on Series 40 platform. Moreover, not only will be released new models: the device will have opportunities that were previously the prerogative of the devices running S60 and Maemo. Among them - touch screen, QWERTY keyboard and support for two SIM cards, which referred Sais. This seems quite reasonable: Now most of the major manufacturers of mobile devices has in its portfolio are not smart phones, namely phones with touch screen and QWERTY, moreover, there are also cost-effective mass model. Regarding the two SIM cards, there is "ruled the ball" Samsung, although the market there are few models of other companies. It is hoped that next year to join them, and Nokia.

NVIDIA GF100 supports decoding of Blu-ray 3D video and 32x antialiasing mode

There were fresh data on the new graphics processor NVIDIA GF100, built on the basis of architecture Fermi. It is reported that the accelerator on the chip GF100 able to provide hardware decoding for Blu-ray 3D video. Recall, this new format is designed to play a three-dimensional content as characteristic of the Blu-ray discs. The only "but" in this case is that the video format Blu-ray 3D can appear only in late 2012.

In addition, it became known that the graphics chip-based GF100 will have a length of 267 mm and support a new 32x antialiasing mode, and get hardware support for increasing the voltage on the GPU. Release of the GPU and decisions based on it, according to newly confirmed NVIDIA, will be held in the first quarter of next year. But the company did not specify the first quarter of the year is meant - the calendar or fiscal. As we have previously reported that NVIDIA postponed the release of its 40 nm chips Fermi until March 2010.

The graphics in the new Intel chips - faster than GMA X4500/HD, but slower than GeForce 9300

Resource OCWorkbench published an interesting note, which contained a comparison of graphics performance of Intel chipsets series G4x, equipped with integrated graphics GMA X4500/HD, as well as a video card NVIDIA GeForce 9300 with rates of new 32 nm processors Clarkdale. These chips have, as you know, built-in video core 45 nm, and their release should take place early next year.

For comparison, the chip was taken as the Core 2 Duo E6550 with a frequency of 2.53 GHz in combination with chipsets G41, G45 and board with integrated GeForce 9300 video card, and processor Pentium G6950 (Clarkdale) with a similar frequency in the pair with the mainboard on H55. In the 3DMark06 test, built-in chip GMA X4500 scored 1085 points, GMA X4500HD - 1169 points, while the GeForce 9300 totaled 1,869 points.

It IGP graphics performance in the chip Pentium G6950 totaled 1,560 points, which, of course, higher than the performance of the existing integrated graphics Intel, but still below the level of product NVIDIA. Should be taken into account, however, that the graphics core in the Pentium G6950 operates at a frequency of 533 MHz and in the future Intel plans to introduce a much faster version of the IGP with a frequency of 700 MHz or more. However, even if the chip outperforms the Pentium G6950 in the graphics performance of GeForce 9300, it will not be for him a great achievement, since the NVIDIA graphics card is fairly old model.

Apple may release iPhone 3GS with 8 GB of memory

The first information about the possible release of iPhone 3GS model with built-in memory of 8 GB yet appeared last summer, and since such rumors occasionally arise from various sources. The next trigger for their emergence has been informing visitors of the German Forum apfeltalk, recently issued the order for the communicator iPhone 3G with the memory of 8 GB.

Thus the arrival order in the box turned out to be exactly what the user expects - iPhone 3G 8 GB. However, the packaging device, as you can see from the accompanying photographs, were the more modern model iPhone 3GS with the same memory. Recall issued this summer communicator iPhone 3GS, unlike its predecessor, iPhone 3G, has a version for 16 GB and 32 GB.

It is unclear whether the appearance of extra letters on the package with the iPhone 3G usual typo or Apple really preparing a version of Communicator iPhone 3GS with less internal memory. Note that this model is, obviously, would cost cheaper than existing versions and thus could be popular among those consumers who consider versions of iPhone 3GS for 16 GB and 32 GB is too expensive and who simply do not need so much memory on your device.

Nexus One - Google will sell it unlocked and unsubsidized for $530

On the smartphone Google Nexus One at the moment we know almost everything, despite the fact that his announcement is yet to come. The network has already appeared, and his "live" photos and a list of characteristics, and expected date of start of sales. And the only "issue price" has remained behind the scenes. But now, thanks to the Internet penetrated the documents, released and is the missing link. As it turned out, "unlocked" Google Nexus One will be available for $ 530. At the same time, the contract operator T-Mobile in the U.S. new would cost significantly cheaper: $ 180. Without significance and the fact that the commercial name of the device, apparently, will remain Nexus One - so named in these files.

In addition, the documentation you can find some more interesting data on the sales of the device. For example, it mentions that one Google account is available not more than five smartphones. And in the case of non-tariff plan within 120 days from the date of purchase the user will have to pay the remaining cost to complete Nexus One $ 350 or return the device back. And, finally, it is reported that the smartphone will be sold not only in the U.S., as expected.

HD Media Player Philips SA075 presented in China

Apparently, in Beijing held a presentation of the media player Philips SA075. Photos from the event posted on the internet Chinese resource IMP3. Media Player Philips SA075 has a fairly large touch screen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. It supports 720 high-definition video and can output it to an external monitor or TV set on the interface HDMI.

Currently there are no details about the characteristics of Philips SA075, as well as information about when he will appear outside the Chinese market and how much it will cost. Quite possibly, these data will soon appear, moreover, must be followed and the official announcement of the media player. There is a possibility that the company chooses to do so from the next show early next year. In the meantime, we can only consider the photos from the presentation in Beijing.

Sheng T108 - Chinese netbook, an aristocrat in aluminum dress

We are all accustomed to the fact that netbooks - the small mobile computers in a plastic case having a very undemanding design and purchased mainly not for beauty, but because of low prices. However, any rule may be exceptions. For example, in China's Shenzhen has recently been observed netbook Sheng T108, different from his fellows, above all, apparently.

Indeed, netbook Sheng T108 is made in an aluminum casing with a rough surface structure, so that it looks very stylish. Netbook is equipped with 10.1-inch display, processor, Intel Atom N280, 2 GB of DDR2 memory and hard disk capacity of 250 GB - standard set for devices of this class.

In addition, there is a VGA port, module Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, built-in webcam and a slot for SIM card support and 3G functionality. For food netbook meets 3-segment battery, and the cost Sheng T108 is about $ 300. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether it will be interesting device available anywhere outside of China.

AMD plans to release two 6-Core Thuban in the second quarter of 2010

It is known that Intel plans to submit its 6-core processor Core i7 980X in March next year. This chip, also known under the code name Gulftown, made by rules of 32-nm process technology, supports 12 computing threads and promises to be the most powerful CPU in consumer class ever issued by Intel.

In turn, the main competitor to Intel in the microprocessor market, AMD is also not sitting idly by and is preparing to submit a worthy competitor Gulftown. According to the resource Fudzilla, the first two shestiyadernika AMD should see the light in the second quarter of 2010, slightly later than the supposed time of release Core i7 980X.

The new 6-core processors AMD will become part of a family of Thuban, and in their manufacture, in contrast to the Intel, will apply the 45 nm technology. In addition, these shestiyaderniki get to 6 MB cache in the third level and support for DDR3 1333, and they will find application in high-power desktop systems on motherboards with socket AM3.

Touch n Go 18.5 Inch Multi-Touch Computer

Company Haleron Technologies introduced a new desktop computer Touch-n-Go, referring to the devices of class "all-in-one" and built on the base hardware platform Intel Pine Trail. Novelty received 18.5-inch touch screen with LED backlighting and supports multitouch functionality, the solution of which is 1366 x 768 pixels.

Monoblock computer Haleron Touch-n-Go operates on the basis of dual-core processor Atom D510 with a frequency of 1.66 GHz and 1 MB cache second level. RAM can be 2 or 3 GB, depending on the modification, in addition, there is a hard disk with a capacity of 250 GB. Among other things, a computer equipped with Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi, web camera with 1.3 megapixel resolution, card reader, 3-in-1 and CD-ROM (DVD burner available as an option), as well as four USB ports and optional 3G module.

Dimensions monoblock computer Haleron Touch-n-Go are 472 x 367.5 x 47 mm, it weighs 4 kg. As a pre-installed operating system available to Windows 7 or Linux, and supplied to the computer includes a wireless mouse and keyboard. Starting price Haleron Touch-n-Go is 559 dollars with the available choice of the six colors of the shell.

LR100-N16M - the first motherboard from DFI with an integrated chip Atom N450

DFI Company announced its first motherboard equipped with a new integrated Atom N450 processor with a frequency of 1.66 GHz. Novelty called LR100-N16M, carried out in form-factor mini-ITX and intended for use in compact gaming devices, industrial automation control systems, POS terminals and autonomous centers of interactive media, as well as embedded medical device.

In addition to the chip Atom N450, motherboard is DFI LR100-N16M has ICH8M controller and GMA 3150 graphics, built-in processor. In addition, there are two SO-DIMM slots support DDR2 667 memory to 2 GB, three-port SATA 3.0 Gbps, and power management system with support for standard ACPI 3.0 technology and Intel SpeedStep. The board is also equipped with PCI slot, two controllers, PCI-Express Gigabit LAN, four-port Serial COM, as well as a slot for memory cards CompactFlash, an integrated 5.1-channel video output audiochipom D-Sub.

Intel does not plan to release 32-nm quad next year

Very little time remains before the official announcement by Intel of its first 32 nm processors Clarkdale and Arrandale, intended respectively for desktops and notebooks. These chips, in addition to the integrated GPU, have two processing cores and includes a new generation of Westmere.

In addition, a family of 32-nm chips Westmere should be replenished in March, when the planned release 6-core processor, Intel Core i7 980X (Gulftown), realizes 12 computing threads and promises to be the most powerful CPU in consumer class ever issued by Intel. But there are also 4-core chips, and here all of us lurks a surprise.

The fact is that, according to the latest roadmap Intel, the corporation has no plans to introduce 32 nm process technology standards in the production of its 4-core chips in 2010. In any case, available now in the document does not contain any indication that in the future, Intel could release a quad manufactured using 32 nm technology. Perhaps the global chip maker rightly argues that to let well enough alone and should not spoil the statistics of sales of its existing 4-core Nehalem processors and Lynnfield, which are based on a proven 45-nm technology.

Samsung N220 - netbook based on the Pine Trail to 11.5 hours without recharging

French retailer Rue de Commerce, presented on the site netbook Samsung N220. This model is based on the new platform Intel Pine Trail, it resembles an updated version of netbook Samsung N140. Samsung N220 is based on a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and runs under Windows operating system Windows 7 Starter Edition.

In general, the characteristics of the device is quite normal, except odnogomomenta: he can work on one battery charge of entire 11.5 hours. However, in real conditions, for example, when viewing the video, Samsung N220 Battery does not "sit" for about 7 hours. Still, this is a very good indicator. The cost of new items in the Rue de Commerce is 349 euros. Netbook can also be found in the British OYYY.

Samsung N220 Features:

* Operating system Windows 7 Starter Edition
* Intel Atom N450 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz
* 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
* 1 GB of RAM
* Winchester 250 GB
* Communications - Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1, Ethernet
* Connectors - 3hUSB, VGA, microphone, headphones Slot for SDHC memory card format
* 6-cell battery
* Time of battery life - up to 11,5 hours
* Dimensions - 265x188, 9x26-35, 6 mm
* Weight -1.31 kg

Presentation of the smartphone Motorola XT800 past China

We have already mentioned in the news about the smartphone Motorola XT800, it is also known under the codename Zeppelin. And now the Chinese sources reported presentation on the issue of the new items on the market. It was held in Beijing, and the resource IT168 placed a lot of photos from this event. Smartphone Motorola XT800 supports GSM network and CDMA and is based on Android 2.0.1. The device is built on the ARM Cortex A8 processor and is equipped with 3.7-inch capacitive touch display with a resolution 854h480 pixels. The display occupies almost the entire front panel, a hardware keyboard the model no.

The most interesting feature of the Motorola XT800, perhaps, is the availability of the HDMI connector and a function display high-definition 720p on external monitors and televisions on this interface. Of the remaining characteristics of the source mentions FM-radio slot microSD (up to 32 GB cards) and Bluetooth support, and WAPI (a Chinese version of Wi-Fi). Dimensions smartphone are 120h61, 8h11, 4 mm, and weight - 137 grams. In China, Motorola XT800 will sell operator China Telecom. Previously it was assumed that the apparatus can also go to the United States, for example, the operators Sprint or Verizon, but now the source expressed doubts on this score. Quite possibly, Motorola in the very near future "shed light" on this issue.

Toshiba is preparing a mobile trilingual translator

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Toshiba is developing a new translation technology for mobile phones. In fact, it is somewhat abridged version of the software that Toshiba already sells in Japan. It is able to translate between three languages: English, Japanese and Chinese. The new mobile application will also support three languages, speech recognition technology and will fully perform processing on the phone, without connecting to a remote server. This will save bandwidth, but also confronts the developers aim to make the program so compact that it can properly function on your mobile device.

Mobile Translator Toshiba will work as follows: said the words will be recognized, analyzed and translated, and then the speech synthesizer will give the phrase already in another language. Moreover, it is expected to use two methods: an analysis of each word and their order in a sentence, and reconciliation with the already existing database of hundreds of proposals and expressions. At the moment this software is tested. It already works quite well on your device Toshiba TG01, although still a number of problem points. Toshiba TG01 - a productive model based on 1 GHz processor and operating system, Windows Mobile, it is fully capable to cope with such an application. Version translators for other mobile platforms, the company also prepare, but so far nothing concrete about the timing of its release are not reported. Most likely, the output of the program - not far off.

Apple Tablet PC will become a "killer Amazon Kindle"

The network has regular rumors of a Tablet PC Apple, fragmentary information which is not the first month are cause for intense discussions in blogs and forums. A well-known journalist and founder of the resource Digg's Kevin Rose (Kevin Rose), at one time is enough to accurately predict the characteristics of some "apple" products in the latest issue of This Week in Tech said that he knows the source, which describes the future planshetnik Apple as the killer e-book Amazon Kindle.

Although no additional characteristics of the device's Kevin Rose has failed, according to rumors, planshetnik Apple has enough functionality to undermine the development of the market of electronic books. According to the journalist, it is likely that after the announcement of the Tablet PC Apple many owners Amazon Kindle will sell them through an Internet auction site eBay as became unnecessary thing.

At the same time another party to show This Week in Tech tehnoblogger Robert Scoble (Robert Scoble) said, citing its own sources that the coin will be one of the first devices to really use the additional support for working with text, realized in the interface of Quartz Composer . Recall under Quartz Composer understood windowing system used in Mac OS X, and is responsible for providing rasterized and are drawn graphics.

According to Robert Scoble, a tablet computer Apple is one of the most important projects CEO Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs) for the last time. In addition, this project is long and in this respect is very similar to a project to create the communicator iPhone. According to recent rumors, Apple may get planshetnik name iSlate, and its release will take place in late January.

Manli presented a dual-chip graphics card HD5970

Manli Technology Company introduced a graphics card HD5970. Manli HD5970 created on 40-nanometer process technology and is equipped with GDDR5 memory for gamers and enthusiasts. Video consists of two GPUs HD5870 and is equipped with 3200 pokovymi processors and 2048 MB of memory GDDR5. It shows good results when working with 3D-graphics, fully supports Microsoft DirectX 11 with Shader 5.0 and OpenGL 3.2, and, of course, fully compatible with Microsoft Windows operating system 7. DirectX 11 uses stream processors and directly accesses the CPU and graphics core - multi-threaded applications faster and more efficiently. In addition, Manli HD5970 supports dynamic rendering ATI HDR, creates 3D effects

Using 40-nanometer processors and GDDR5 memory has not only increase productivity Manli HD5870, HD5850 and HD5770, but also to reduce power consumption. According to the manufacturer, Manli HD5970 is perfect for a home theater. Technology ATI stream and AVIVIO HD will see a clear Full HD image, video with high detail, excellent color reproduction and provide full support for the format of Blu-ray. In addition, Manli HD5970 supports ATI Eyefinity - a novelty, you can connect three monitors at once. Manli HD5970 will be available soon.

Manli HD5970 Features:

* The stream processors - 3200
* Core / Memory - 725 / 4000 MHz
* Type of memory - 2048 MB DDR5
* Memory Bus - 2 * 256 bits
* Cooling - Heatsink with fan
* Interface - 1 mini DisplayPort, 2 DVI

Release Firefox 4.0 delayed until at least the end of 2010

The disappointing news came from the company Mozilla, known as the creator of the popular browser Firefox. Despite the best efforts of developers, release the final version of Firefox 4.0, is the next major upgrade of time within the browser, has been postponed to the end of 2010 or even 2011.

Earlier release the final version of Firefox 4.0 was scheduled for the third or fourth quarter of next year. At the same time until it appears we will have release versions of Firefox 3.6, codenamed Namoroka, Issue which has also been previously transferred to the first quarter of 2010, as well as versions of Firefox 3.7.

Note that for the browser Firefox 4.0, built on the engine Gecko 1.9.4, Mozilla's plan many improvements, including a completely redesigned user interface and improvements in engine Tracemonkey. In addition, we plan to implement the ability to run tabs as separate processes that increase the security of the browser. So Firefox 4.0, is probably worth waiting so long.

Samsung Corby POP - now in detail

We have already mentioned in the news about the mobile phone Samsung Corby POP (code - C3510). Rumors about it have already appeared on the Internet, in addition, the manufacturer has posted on its website its image. Now resource Samsung Hub has published a full list of features new items. Samsung Corby POP model is similar to Samsung Corby (code - 3650), presented earlier. This one-piece with a touch screen in almost the entire front panel and no hardware keyboard, it works only in the second-generation cellular networks. But he, unlike Corby, not 2-megapixel and 1.3 megapixel camera. It is known that the cost of Samsung Corby POP is about $ 150, is less than that of Corby. It is not clear when the device goes on sale.

Samsung Corby POP Features:

* 2.8-inch touch screen (240x320 pixels, 262K colors)
* Networks GSM / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
* 30 MB internal memory
* 1.3 megapixel camera
* Support for Bluetooth 2.1
* FM-radio with RDS Slot for microSD memory cards
* Music player with support for formats MP3/AMR/AAC/AAC + / e-AAC + / WMA
* The battery capacity of 960 mAh
* Time running conversation - up to 10 hours
* Opening hours of standby time - up to 700 hours
* Dimensions - 103,9 x55, 4x12, 9 mm
* Weight - 92 grams

NorhTech Gecko netbook loaded up with AAs and booted - Video

In the sale went netbook NorhTech Gecko Edubook with 8.9-inch display. We have already mentioned in the news about this unusual decision. Netbook is interesting because it can run on conventional batteries or batteries AA, and costs only $ 199 in the base configuration. True, and integration model is very simple. Netbook NorhTech Gecko Edubook Xcore86 based on the processor with 1 GHz and is equipped with 512 MB of RAM (maximum - 1 GB) and the SD card to 8 GB. Although the role of the drive can play and 2.5-inch hard disk. The device runs the Windows operating system or Linux.

Interestingly, NorhTech Gecko Edubook be staffed at its discretion. You can replace it with the processor and RAM, install a regular lithium-polymer battery instead of "finger" batteries or a device to complement the various wireless adapters, for example, Wi-Fi or 3G. According to journalists resource Liliputing, the size of the keyboard and touchpad of the netbook small for an adult user, and soon will approach the child. Resource also posted a couple of videos demonstrating NorhTec Gecko Edubook.

Sony renounces the Cell processor in PlayStation 4 in favor of its multi-core counterpart

According to information published by PC Watch, a Japanese corporation Sony is considering the replacement of the new gaming console PlayStation 4 Cell processor on a massive multicore analogue. As we have chips with Cell architecture successfully in the PlayStation 3 console, ensuring it is very good performance in a challenging modern games.

This decision, according to available data, angering developers of video games, face considerable difficulties in writing and optimizing software applications for existing console PlayStation 3. In addition, previously from Japan came to rumors that Sony has considered the option of using a PlayStation 4 combinations Cell chips and Intel Larrabee, but later abandoned this scheme because of fears that such a symbiosis will not have enough power.

Among other things, put forward the idea of using a new gaming console PlayStation 4 a modified version of the synergistic processing unit (Synergistic Processor Unit, SPU), but this thought and later abandoned. Projected to PC Watch, Sony PS4 console may appear in late 2012 or early 2013.

In the Christmas season iPod touch ahead of iPhone in the number of downloads from the App Store

According to analyst firm Flurry, in the current Christmas season media player iPod touch is far ahead of the communicator iPhone on the number of downloads from the online store App Store. It recorded a significant increase in downloads of applications from the App Store is on the iPod touch. It should be noted that the acquisition of iPod touch very often a user first step to buying "apple" of the communicator. So Apple can expect significant additions to the family of iPhone owners at the end of this festive season. In addition, analysts from these Flurry of information we can conclude that the iPod touch has become a very popular Christmas gift.

According to Flurry, the growth in the number of downloads from the App Store on iPod touch media player is particularly manifested itself in the celebration of Christmas, celebrated in the Western countries on December 25. According to statistics, the number of applications downloaded to the iPod touch, ahead of similar figures for the iPhone by 172 percent and was significantly higher than the average recorded during November-December.

In addition, fixed, and a significant increase in downloads from the online store Android Market, sells applications for the mobile operating system Android. In the period from November to December, sales of programs from Android Market, rose by 22 percent. Analysts attribute this growth to the beginning of sales of the communicator Motorola Droid, who became a short time a very popular device

LG introduce at CES cell phones and DVD player with support of digital TV

Company LG Electronics announced its intention to release a new line of portable DVD players and mobile phones with support for digital broadcasting. Devices will be showcased at the exhibition Consumer Electronics Show, which will be held in Las Vegas, from 7 to 10 January. According to the company's series will include a DVD player DP570MH and three models of phones. They will watch TV even while moving at speeds up to 290 kilometers per hour. Perhaps, it is very useful for travelers to pass the time in transport.

However, these devices are not meant for the native market of South Korean companies, and for the U.S.. They will maintain the standard of digital broadcast Mobile DTV, U.S. organization approved by the Advanced Television Systems Committee. DVD player LG DP570MH, for example, will watch TV for 4 hours on one battery charge. In all likelihood, soon after the announcement of LG devices with support for digital TV will go on sale.

Leadtek provide professional low-profile graphics card NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP

Company Leadtek Research introduced a new graphics card for workstations, NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP. This is a professional low profile video card for desktop and compact systems based on graphics processors, NVIDIA Quadro FX and equipped with 16 parallel cores NVIDIA CUDA. As the producer, the rotation model in AutoCAD in 3D Hidden modes and 3D Conceptual occurs 10 times faster than using consumer solutions for graphics acceleration in 3D Studio Max reaches two times. Quadro FX 380 LP is equipped with 512 MB 64-bit ultra-fast DDR3 memory and bandwidth to 12.8 Gbps, it can handle models with complex textures and HD-video in resolutions up to 2560x1600 @ 60 Hz ** on two monitors.

Support for Shader Model 4.1, OpenGL 3.2 and DirectX 10.1, provides Quadro FX 380 LP high performance when working with the leading graphics applications. New meet the standard EnergyStar, its maximum power consumption is only 28 Tues Quadro FX 380 LP also supports Microsoft Windows 7, and is certified to work with leading applications for three-dimensional computer-aided design and digital content creation. Leadtek promises that it provides an optimum balance between price and speed for users of desktop computers and compact, and works 50% faster than previous generation solutions. Quadro FX 380 LP - also positioned as a solution for designers working with professional graphics applications on multiple monitors. Leadtek Quadro FX 380 LP will be available soon.

RoyalTek released his first pico-projector RPJ-2000 and is preparing a model with a TV tuner

RoyalTek Taiwanese company released its first pico-projector called RPJ-2000. New uses LCoS second-generation chipset from 3M and is able to project an image with a diagonal 65-inch and 640 x 480 pixels, with brightness at 14 lumens.

The system interfaces RoyalTek RPJ-2000 includes a VGA port, and NTSC / PAL, but unlike many of its analogues on the market this pico-projector has an integrated media player and on-board "memory. But he has a stereo output 0.5 watts each, and also compatible with the iPod player and communicator iPhone.

Base price of pico-projector RoyalTek RPJ-2000 is $ 315/219 euros. In addition, for connecting mobile devices, Apple is required to purchase an additional set cost $ 43/30 euros. Note that the RoyalTek Company plans to release in the coming year, five pico-projectors, including a model with an integrated digital TV tuner. By the way, release of the last device should be timed for the start of June to the World Cup.

Lenovo 57Y6336 - multimedia remote control keyboard

Well-known manufacturer of computer equipment the Chinese company Lenovo has quietly started selling a very interesting device, combining a multimedia remote control and a miniature computer keyboard with a wireless interface. Novelty has model number 57Y6336, and its dimensions correspond approximately to the size of human hands.

Multimedia Remote Lenovo 57Y6336, as seen in the photographs and is equipped with a compact keyboard and trackball, as well as several additional keys, allowing, for example, start and stop playback and jump to the next song or the video itself. Such devices are usually very popular among owners of home theater PC, as they allow full control over the work of a HTPC system at a distance, without getting up from a comfortable chair or sofa.

Connection to the main computer is carried over the wireless channel with a frequency of 2.4 GHz. The radius of action of this compound is about 10 meters, but as a signal receiver uses a miniature USB adapter. It remains to add that the multimedia console Lenovo 57Y6336 with built-in keyboard is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, is provided with an annual guarantee and costs $ 60.