Communicator HTC will interface as a virtual book

Saturday, October 31, 2009

It was learned that the company High Tech Computer (HTC) is developing a new generation touch interface, organized as a virtual book. At least, she filed an application with the Patent Office of the United States. This interface is designed for electronic devices, obviously, one of them will be smart phones and communicators. Apparently, the new interface eventually will replace ToucFlo and HTC Sense, which are now used in mobile devices, HTC.

This interface is described in patent documents as follows: applications, widgets and web-page forms the page virtual book. Each page displays a service or function, "turning" pages, you can choose different elements. The interface is easy to customize, says HTC: both users and operators or service providers can add to it the required components. It is not clear whether this concept is implemented, but given the positive experience of the company to create sensory interfaces, "virtual book" may soon appear on communicators and smartphones HTC.

ASUS Smartbook will be released in the first quarter of 2010

ASUSTeK Computer president Jerry Shen (Jerry Shen) said at a meeting with investors that the company plans to release smartbook worth $ 180. Home sales device is expected in the first quarter of next year. Details about the characteristics of the device Shen did not say. This may be the same model that was shown as a prototype in June: thin smartbook based hardware platform Qualcomm Snapdragon with 1 GHz processor and operating system Android.

Initially, ASUS renounced the development of this project, opining that the prospects smartbook on the market of mobile computers is very uncertain. However, recently more and more companies pay attention to this segment of low-cost compact solutions with a broad communication capabilities. Obviously, and ASUS has decided not to stand aside and resume the development smartbook.

NVIDIA GeForce GT240 will be on November 17

While AMD has already introduced several series of video cards Radeon HD 5000 on 40 nm chips, equipped with support for DirectX 11, NVIDIA has continued to develop its line of Fermi. The chips promise a significant increase in the number of processor cores, as well as increasing the speed of their work. In addition, the video processor Fermi first time among the GPU should be implemented this hierarchical cache design, as well as the present technology of parallel computing GigaThread and memory ECC.

However, all this while in the future. This also appeared to-date information about the video card entry-level GeForce GT240, built on the basis of 40 nm video chip GT215 and equipped with technology to support DirectX 10.1. Resource Fudzilla informs that release of this adapter to be held on November 17, but it will cost about the same as the model GeForce 9600GSO/GT, to replace that and come this accelerator. In addition, NVIDIA GeForce GT240 is equipped with 96 stream processors and supports PhysX. It may be represented by two models of GeForce GT240 - with GDDR3 memory and a faster GDDR5.

Acer T230H - 23-inch monitor with multi-touch

Acer is presented T230H LCD-monitor with a diagonal of 23 inches. He has a touch screen display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, ie, supported by high-definition video format Full HD. In this case, the screen supports the multisensory control, and therefore well suited for use with the new operating system Windows 7, which has realized opportunities multi-touch. The touch screen Acer T230H is able to recognize pressing one or two fingers, as well as various gestures. It means you can implement, for example, rotation and scaling of the image.

Of the other characteristics of Acer T230H can note the level of 80 000:1 contrast ratio, brightness of 300 cd / sq. m and response time of 2 ms. The screen can display up to 16M colors and 72% color gamut NTSC. The monitor is equipped with ports, VGA, HDMI, DVI and USB, as well as built-in 1.5 watt speakers. Dimensions Acer T230H constitute 567,3 x404x216, 9 mm, weight - 8,5 kg. The new Acer monitor that supports multi-touch is already sold in Europe, its cost is 349 euros.

Sony Alpha A750 - semi-full-frame SLRs

Company Sony, apparently preparing to release a digital SLR Alpha A750. It takes an intermediate position between the high-end Alpha A850 and consumer Alpha A550. That is, Sony Alpha A750 can be considered a semi-solution in the segment of DSLR. It is assumed that permission will be 14.6 megapixel sensor. The new camera will be full frame, like the Alpha A850.

There is no information about other characteristics of the Sony Alpha A750. It is worth noting that the price of a new full-frame SLRs will probably be lower than the A850, but higher than the A550. It is hoped that the novelty will be presented at CES 2010, which will be held in early January next year in Las Vegas.

Samsung shows 30-inch AMOLED TV with support for 3D

Friday, October 30, 2009

Samsung is among other exhibits brought to the exhibition FPD 2009 prototype of a new 30-inch AMOLED TV set, which is the world's first device of this kind, which supports display of 3D images and possessing Full-HD resolution. However, when viewing the stereo image, as in most such systems, using special glasses.

New Samsung AMOLED panel has a thickness of 2.5 mm, contrast ratio of 1 000 000: 1 and the scanning frequency of 240 Hz. In addition, it supports patented technology Simultaneous Emission with Active Voltage (SEAV), as well as the function of Crosstalk. The latest technology, as stated, helps reduce the effect of dizziness and eye strain that occurs when viewing 3D images.

Sony PSP-4000 with the support of UMD - next year

Again, there were rumors that Sony will present next year's new portable game console PSP-4000. This question, as reported resource Edge-online, discussing among themselves participants of the event Tokyo Game Show. Apparently, the newest release of the consoles PSP go not for sale as well as the company expected, and Sony decided to return to the old format with support for disks UMD. Sony PSP-4000 will be the continuer of the ideas of the PSP-3000 and receive a slot for discs UMD, whereas the PSP go there is only a built-in flash memory and card slot for Memory Stick Micro.

We have already mentioned in the news that Sony could go back to support the format UMD, then the information received from a fairly reliable source. By the way, the company was originally supposed to provide free digital copies of games the owner of the same disc UMD, however, the project was never realized. Owners of large collections of such disks, of course, are potential buyers of new game consoles, Sony PSP, so the release of the model PSP-4000 with the support of the format, perhaps, would be quite justified. Company Sony, in turn, does not comment on rumors.

Six-core processor AMD Thuban - in the second quarter of 2010

Company AMD is ready to compete with 6-nuclear desktop processors Intel Gulftown using a similar design - the chip Thuban (tuba), named in honor of the stars in the constellation Draco. Thus, AMD is sticking to tradition - to give the names of the new processors on the names of various astronomical objects. In confirmation of this can be reduced even chips Deneb, Heka and Callisto.

We have already mentioned that the 6-core processor AMD Thuban will Edition server chip Opteron (Istanbul), designed for desktop computers. It will be created on the 45 nm technology (remember, Gulftown will be 32 nm chip), DDR3 1333 support and interact with socket AM3. In addition, the desktop CPU will get 6 MB of cache memory, and its clock speed is probably higher than in the chip Istanbul. Also reported that the release of AMD Thuban is scheduled for the second quarter of 2010.

Ericsson Spider Computer - Compact PC-spider with projection screen and keyboard

The company Ericsson has demonstrated at the exhibition Taiwan Broadband concept of the Spider Computer. This is an unusual name, however, is very suited to it: the device is really like a spider on three legs.

There is no standard for the modern computer components, including display and keyboard, it does not. More precisely, there is no hardware components of this type: they are implemented with the help of projections. The case is built only a battery, projector, card reader and adapter 3G. The model is very compact and obviously intended as an alternative to a laptop. However, to realize the concept is planned no earlier than 2020.

In addition to completely deactivated Spider Computer demonstrated a similar, but somewhat larger and not a "spider" device. It has already, at least, capable of creating a projection of the keyboard on the table. Obviously, Ericsson is working in this direction and plans to implement such technologies. Perhaps a simplified version of Spider Computer will appear before 2020. Even if it is not a miniature, still, its dimensions - much less than today's laptops.

Compaq Mini 311 - mini notebook for entertainment

HP today announced the start of sales in Russia of a new mini notebook Compaq Mini 311. As the producer, this model was designed specifically for entertainment and included an enhanced graphics capabilities with support for HD-content and high performance in a light and compact design. Mini 311 is made in an elegant black with a glossy surface finish with Unity Imprint.

Compaq Mini 311 - a product created on the platform Ion LE using the graphic adapter NVIDIA, which ensures quality when playing high-definition video. Compaq Mini 311 is equipped with 11.6-inch widescreen LED display with HD BrightView screen resolution of 1366 x 768, and 160 GB hard drive and 1024 MB RAM, 3-port USB 2.0, VGA port and HDMI, which provides quick connection to a TV or monitor .

Weighing in at 1,46 kg with built-in lithium-ion battery provides 6 hours of battery life, users can stay connected. In addition, Compaq Mini 311 is equipped with wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a web camera with built-in microphone, and supports standard WLAN. Compaq Mini 311 will go on sale in Russia with Windows 7 in early November for a suggested price of 580 dollars

Epson produces display controller with USB interface

Epson has announced shipment of the controller color displays based TFT-panels, equipped with interface USB. Widespread support for a host processor with Hi-Speed USB enabled to use the USB cable into an internal channel for the transmission of color images. Two-way transmission of digital data (up to 480 Mbps), support for long cables (up to 5 meters), the power supply (current of 500 mA, 5 V) and power-saving features (the transition into standby mode and resuming USB) - these characteristics USB 2.0 interface made possible innovations in the field of embedded systems with displays.

The new controller uses a USB interface for transmission in both directions as information about the image on a color TFT panel, and data entry with touch screen / keypad. This has replaced the previously required many internal lines of communication with a single USB cable. In addition, the new chip has been possible to reduce the space occupied by the wires that connect the CPU and TFT panel, and use long cables and special types of connections (eg, pivot). The controller is designed primarily for the display of office and industrial equipment, advertising on-screen panels, gaming equipment. Supported screen resolutions from QVGA up to SVGA, 24 bits per pixel.

Intel Atom Pine Trail Motherboards has already appeared in online stores

It is known that the official release of the Platform for Intel Atom Pine Trail should take place only at the end of this year or early next year. However, journalists Fudzilla has learned that the two motherboards Intel Essential Series processor Intel Atom D510 and D410 already started to appear on sites of European online stores. Both are written in a compact form factor, ITX and do not need active cooling due to the low overall indicator TDP of the new platform.

More powerful and interesting board Intel Essential Series D510MO received the code name of Mount Olive and is based on dual-core chip Atom D510, operating at a frequency of 1.67 GHz. This CPU has a cache capacity of 2 x 512 KB, and its a TDP is 13 watts. However, one should take into account that this chip also has a built-in graphics core GMA 3150, making its total TDP is higher than the Atom 230 processor that has no integrated graphics.

In addition, the motherboard Intel Essential Series D510MO equipped ports Mini PCIe and PCI, as well as a slot for memory module DDR2 800/667. There is a video output VGA, three external and four internal ports USB 2.0, PS / 2 ports for connection of the outdated models of mouse and keyboard, and jack Gigabit Ethernet, two SATA II ports and an integrated 5.1-channel audiochip.

The second motherboard Essential Series D410PT (Packton) is based on single-core processor Intel Atom D410 with a frequency of 1.66 GHz, but otherwise similar to the older model, except for some minor differences. For example, a Gigabit Ethernet jack in it replaced by an interface 10/100MB LAN, in addition, is not noticeable 5.1-channel audiochipa.

As for the cost of motherboards Mount Olive and Packton, has known only the price of the first product - 60 euros. Suggested retail price for a fee Essential Series D410PT not yet known, but one can assume that it will be just below 50 euros.

The advantages of DirectX 11 for Windows Vista SP2

If you are running Windows Vista (SP2) and do not plan to switch to Windows 7, and at the same time wish to appreciate the advantages of DirectX 11 technology, the following message should be of interest to you. Microsoft has provided an opportunity to install in Windows Vista, DirectX 11 features that were previously available only in the latest version of the OS.

To implement this feature requires you to download from the Microsoft website called Service Pack Platform Update for Windows Vista. In the description of the package states that it contains components that are implemented in DirectX 11, for example, DirectCompute. This component is a technology with which graphics cards are capable of performing general-purpose computation. After installing Platform Update for Windows Vista you want to restart your computer.

However, it should be remembered that the benefits of a new set of libraries DirectX 11 has remained virtually unfulfilled. Support for this technology only appeared in new video cards ATI Radeon HD 5xxx, and the first game based on it will be a racing simulator DiRT 2, whose release on the PC platform, is scheduled for Dec. 1.

Owners of the new iMac complain of problems with playback of Flash

According to reports on the forum support Apple, some owners of new iMac computers are experiencing problems with playing them in the video format Flash. The first of this kind of problem drew the attention of the user with the nickname Subcide, attempting to reproduce the YouTube video on its 27-inch iMac with the latest version of Flash player. However, the image in a video rather lug, and the sound is distorted. This CPU load every few seconds, galloped up to 105 per cent.

It is alleged that some users are able to debug the playback of Flash movies using the computer restarts or dipping it into hibernation with subsequent activation. However, these methods solve the problem only for some time. Proved unsuccessful attempts to solve it by reinstalling the operating system, Snow Leopard, or "roll back" to its earlier state.

The problem, judging by the posts HomerT, solved warranty replacement of a defective iMac to a new computer. With regard to the causes of noise when playing Flash videos, they remain unclear, although some experts link them with the overheating of system components.

Photos and details of the ATI Radeon HD 5970

Known that AMD has high hopes for their new video card series Radeon HD 5800, which became the first decisions of technology to support DirectX 11. A top-to date graphics card Radeon HD 5870 has already become the most productive single-chip accelerator consumer class, selecting the title from NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285. But AMD is not going to rest on our laurels and is already preparing a new leader - the graphics card Radeon HD 5970, with two video processor.

Rumors about this monstrous video card went quite a long time. And resource Alienbabeltech published photographs and details of the new accelerator Radeon HD 5970, even including some of the benchmarks. The latter, however, were a short time later removed at the request of AMD as violating the agreement NDA, which may indicate the veracity of the information presented.

As can be seen in the photographs, graphics card Radeon HD 5970 has a very long PCB, the dimensions of which reach 34.29 cm So this adapter is not suitable for every computer case, even in form-factor Full Tower. In addition, it is reported that the fan cooling system operates under load at a speed of 4700 revolutions per minute and, of course, creates a high level of noise.

Nokia Storyplay - book with video for distance education

The company Nokia, in collaboration with children's program "Sesame Street" has developed a system Storyplay. This is a hybrid of paper books, videoconferencing and video content from Sesame Street. Storyplay created to communicate at a distance, especially between children and grandparents, if they live far from each other and rarely seen. That is, a grandparent will be able to read your child a book, and it is one of the most important ways of interaction between generations, even if is far away.

Storyplay enclosed in a wooden case, he has two displays, one of which is shown by Elmo from "Sesame Street" and the other - users who communicate among themselves, for example, a grandmother and a child. Inside the case is also provided for a paper book, which can be changed. In addition, there are those needed for videoconferencing components such as camera, microphone and speaker. It is not clear when Nokia will release a commercial version of the device, although the idea is very interesting. 11

Apple TV 3.0 - now officially

Confirming earlier rumors, Apple has officially introduced an updated version of firmware for its digital, networked media player Apple TV. Apple TV 3.0 version offers users a lot of innovation, the key of which is a new menu system. With it became easier to make the transition between the main categories, in addition, attention is paid to specific information, for example, leased films. It should be noted and the emergence of the category with online support Internet radio. This favorite radio stations can be equipped with a special label.

In addition, the new Apple TV 3.0 firmware appeared functions transferred from the iTunes software player 9, for example, support for technology Genius Mixes, can automatically create music playlists based on the analysis of user preferences. It should be noted and that appears supported formats iTunes LP and iTunes Extras, allowing to add movies and music, downloadable from the iTunes Store, diverse content, including photos, videos, information about musicians and actors and so on. It remains to add that to the owners of the media player Apple TV a new firmware version is free and ready for automatic loading.

Motorola introduced a series of photo frames

On the eve of New Year celebrations are growing in popularity Frames, which are considered a good gift. Motorola is well as other manufacturers introduced a new series of photo frames. In line includes five models: LS1000W, LS420 Duo, LS720D, LS700 and LS1000. Of these, the most interesting options are models LS1000W and LS420 Duo, the first of which has wireless capability, and the second has an additional screen.

The simplest models are the LS700 and LS1000, which represent a simple photo frames with a diagonal of seven and ten inches, and their functional is minimal, although the LS1000 module is mounted Wi-Fi. LS420 Duo and LS720D differ in screen sizes (two 4.2-inch, versus two 7.2-inch), as well as the larger model comes with a remote control, built-in speakers and MP3 player. In both photo frame is one of the screens is designed to display the calendar and time. The model with the index LS1000W has a 10.4-inch screen, 512 MB vsvtroennoy memory, MP3 player, alarm clock, calendar, and supports Frame Channels. This is the most expensive model series. Its cost in the UK is £ 200. Prices for other models range from 50 pounds for the most simple LS700, to 150 for 10-inch LS1000.

Speed SSD drive from Verbatim with interfaces eSATA / USB

Company Verbatim today announced the new drive to 32 GB with dual interface. In SSD-disk Verbatim combined advantages of high speed eSATA connections with the simplicity and convenience of USB drive. Utility EasyLock password protection and encryption to 256-bit AES algorithm guarantees the security of confidential information. New eSATA / USB Combo SSD-disk Verbatim 32 GB will be available in Russia for a suggested price of 5900 rubles.

When connected to the interface eSATA, Verbatim Combo SSD can read data at speeds up to 60 MB / sec and write speeds up to 25 Mbps, whereas the usual USB 2.0 limits the ability of the device for reading and writing up to 26 Mbps and 15 Mbps / sec, respectively.

For units with eSATA ports earlier versions that do not provide sufficient power for peripheral devices, comes complete with a special adapter-splitter, the output of which is already full eSATA-connector through the generation of power from the USB-port and transfer data to eSATA-port. Drive eSATA / USB Combo SSD is compatible with computers running Windows, Mac OS and Linux. His weight is 19 grams, with dimensions - 80x23x9 mm.

Android-smartphone LG GW620 has its own site

Company LG Electronics has created a mini-site for its first Android-smartphone LG GW620. There you can find the device image in good quality, video, user manual and a list of characteristics. Recall, the announcement of LG GW620 was held in September this year, however, the company was almost nothing said about the characteristics of a smartphone. This model is a slider with a sliding QWERTY-keyboard and a 3-inch HVGA-display. It runs on Android 1.5 and the interface LG S-Class.

LG GW620 works in networks GSM and UMTS, is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, wireless adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth 2.0, FM-radio, and GPS-receiver. The smartphone is available in two versions: with 2 and 4 GB of internal memory, it can be expanded with memory card format microSD. Size apparatus are 109x54, 5x15, 9 mm, weight - 139 grams. Even during the announcement, it was announced that LG GW620 go on sale in some European countries before the end of this year, its cost information yet.

Photos and specifications of Android-smartphone HTC Droid Eris

The network has more details about the smartphone HTC Droid Eris, which is now being prepared for release. This device runs on Android 1.5, and will be sold in U.S. operator Verizon Wireless. It is, therefore, works in networks of CDMA. A number of resources published photographs and images of HTC Droid Eris in good quality, furthermore, became known to its specification.

Among the characteristics of a smartphone - 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320x480 pixels and support for up to 65K colors, microSD-slot, and wireless adapters are Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth 2.0. While all these data - informal. It is assumed that HTC Droid Eris will go on sale Nov. 6 and will cost only $ 99 with contract and rebates.

Android 2.0 on the HTC Dream

Operating System Android 2.0 reported only this week, but thanks to the free flow, enthusiasts have applied it to the devices on which it is not really expected. Italian experts were able to establish a basic version of the Eclair on the smartphone HTC Dream (also known as T-Mobile G1). System is incomplete and expect the same quick-work both at Motorola Droid is not necessary, but the fact of the possibility of work on a smartphone a year ago demonstrated.

Currently in the public version of Android 2.0 Android Market applications, no other applications from Google. Also exhibited at the sample is not possible to install additional applications. However, at the very core of the latest version of Android added quite a few features borrowed from the interfaces HTC Sense and MOTOBLUR. This fact can cause various proceedings between the producers of software, but for the end user of their introduction - unconditional blessing. In the long term will amateur firmware that will work correctly with the device, but for now you can see the demo version of the Android 2.0 to the HTC Dream:

Video: Details of the Kohjinsha dual display

We already reported netbook with dual display, presented by Kohjinsha in exhibition CEATEC. Recall that it features two 10.1-inch screens for the implementation of widescreen capabilities of Windows 7. Now online video emerged showing the work of this device with a sliding screen panels.

Prototype of the company Kohjinsha manufactured by Inventec. Netbook is based on the processor AMD Athlon NeoMV-40 with a clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz. Memory can be up to 4 GB. The volume of the hard disk is not specified, but it is known that he 2.5-inch format. According to the company, the main idea when creating dannyo model was to provide comfort when working with office applications: large tables, Excel-format, or need to work simultaneously with several documents. Also you can view web content on one screen and viderolika no other. A decision on series production model is still pending, but it is already fully OPGW and can be brought to market before the end of this year.

ASUS will release e-books in March 2010

ASUS has confirmed plans to release devices for reading electronic books. A company representative said that before the end of this year will be officially announced models with support for Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX. Customers in the U.S. and Europe will be able to see this model not earlier than March 2010. Also, according to the source, the price of ASUS products will be competitive with offerings from Amazon and Sony.

Earlier unofficial reports indicate that planned at least two models: one with a traditional 6-inch screen of "electronic paper", and the second with a rare 9-inch diagonal. Also reported on the development ustryostva with two touch screens that will simulate the paper book. It is likely that before the premiere of Mira these e-books appear to running in Taiwan.

A new series of LCD monitors for Pelco CCTV systems

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Model number of Pelco equipment for video surveillance monitors supplemented series PMCL300 with a resolution of 1280x1024 piksseley and screen sizes 17 and 19 inches. As the producer, they have low energy, high brightness of 300 cd/m2, contrast ratio 1000:1, viewing angles are 160 degrees, 5 ms response time and 5:4 screen format.

Due to the high quality components, these LCD-monitors are able to continuously operate without loss of quality display for 50 000 hours. Each model is equipped with two-way audio with the power of 2 watts per channel, has connectors BNC, S-Video, DVI and RGB inputs for connecting external devices and comes with a stand for desktop installation.

Professional monitors PMCL300 Pelco's designed for use in video surveillance systems. The new series is represented by two LCD models PMCL317A and PMCL319A with screen sizes 17 and 19 inches, respectively. Due to the flat screen PMCL300 with angle of 160 degrees horizontal and vertical video display is easily visible from virtually anywhere, and the lack of flicker and glare reduces eye strain video system operator.

In addition to high performance, PMCL300 have low energy less than 50 watts. The delivery package includes desktop stand PMCL300 "framework" type, to set the monitor on the desktop of the operator. Due to the presence on the rear panel with standard holes standard VESA, PMCL300 allow for wall mounting, while freeing up workspace on the table. In addition, LCD-displays can be installed in a standard 19-inch rack with a special bracket or mount on the wall / ceiling with additional wall, ceiling or rack mounting.

New LCD-monitors PMCL317A and PMCL319A already arrived in Russia's market and their price is 1089 dollars and 1223, respectively, including VAT.

Issued Netbook Lenovo IdeaPad S12 based on NVIDIA ION and Windows 7

Company Lenovo finally started shipping its IdeaPad S12 netbook based on platform NVIDIA ION in the United States. Moreover, the model came out already running the new operating system Windows 7. Netbook sold to Lenovo site and is available in black color. Cost Lenovo IdeaPad S12 on NVIDIA ION starts at $ 599. By the way, there are his versions of Intel integrated graphics or a component-based VIA, they are considerably cheaper.

Netbook Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is equipped with 12.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels and is based on Intel Atom N270 processor with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz. RAM "ion" version of the device is 2 or 3 GB, and the drive - 250 or 320 GB. Also at the IdeaPad S12 has wireless modules Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth 2.1, 1,3 megapixel camera and card reader 4-in-1. Video Netbook supports Full HD 1080p, which can lead to an external monitor via HDMI.

Eric Schmidt has predicted the future of the Internet for the next five years

According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, in five years on the Internet will dominate the content in Chinese. The forecast is one of the captains of Internet business has made in interviews during the event, Gartner Symposium / ITxpo Orlando 2009, held last week.

Schmidt reasonably believes that today's teenagers will change the face of the Internet of the future. Five years later, young professionals will be no problem to move from one web application to another, which makes now the young users. In doing so, they can significantly improve performance of computers, as well as increased speed internet connections, which exceeds 100 MB / sec. Such high speed, in turn, will contribute to the development of various Internet services, including streaming TV and radio broadcasts. In addition, Schmidt notes that the information obtained in real time, has the same value as any other. Therefore, Google intends to include the indexing of such information in its search service.

Schmidt also spoke about the new operating system, Google OS. According to him, netbooks on the software platform will appear in 2010, as Google OS itself can operate in offline mode.

Samsung unveiled Monitors 933HD + and 2333HD with built-in TV tuner

South Korean company Samsung unveiled two new monitors with built-in digital TV tuner. New items are named "Samsung 933HD + and 2333HD and have a diagonal of 19 and 23 inches respectively. Monitors have attractive and elegant appearance that emphasizes the glossy black color.

Monitors Samsung 933HD + and 2333HD equipped with power 3 watt stereo speakers, in addition, the older model has the function of Dolby Digital. New items have a response time of 5 ms, dynamic contrast ratio 10 000: 1, as well as a large selection of connectivity options including D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, component and optical ports.

Production company believes that the new monitors Samsung 933HD + and the 2333HD will be a good choice for those users who want to get HDTV functionality built directly into a computer monitor. Added bonus is a standalone device and a willingness to work without first setting.

Monitors Samsung 933HD + and 2333HD have the 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1080 pixels and are 250 and 330 dollars respectively. In addition, the kit is delivered to them a remote control.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 - extremely durable UMPC

In October Panasonic begins delivery to Russia's market is protected from external physical effects of ultra computer Toughbook Panasonic CF-U1. UMPC is specifically designed to give users the ability to use compact computers in the field and under extreme conditions. It is designed to automate field work in the oil and gas sector, the Interior Ministry and the traffic police, emergency services and so on, and also used as part of integrated automation solutions for industrial facilities. Using the Intel Atom processor technology with reduced power, the new UMPC runs on batteries up to 9 hours. Unlike most "handhelds», CF-U1 runs on a fully functional operating system Windows XP or Windows Vista. The relatively small weight in 1060 grams, and well readable on the sun screen with a diagonal of 5.6 inches you can use CF-U1 for visiting the work in any weather.

CF-U1 is suitable for mobile applications because they meet the requirements of the military standard MIL-STD-810F. The device can withstand falling from a height of 120 cm, protected from moisture and dust at the level of IP54. It can also operate over a wide temperature range from -29 C to +60 ° C. In the Toughbook CF-U1 embedded WLAN modules and Bluetooth, as well as the module can be equipped with HSDPA for Internet access via cellular networks, including 3G. Depending on the requirements of projects, the device can be equipped with a module GPS, barcode scanner 1D or 2D, readers RFID, 2-megapixel camera and fingerprint reader. Two versions of keyboards available: digital or alphanumeric. Of the additional accessories available mini port replicator with a smart-card reader, LAN ports and a serial port RS-232, as well as tabletop stand with a charger for the two extra batteries.

Technical characteristics of Toughbook CF-U1:

* Processor Intel Atom Z520 (1,33 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache)
* OS Windows Vista Business Service Pack 1 or Windows ® XP Professional (Downgrade)
* 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory
* 16GB SSD, 32GB optional
* 5.6-inch TFT touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels
* WLAN 802.11 b / g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
* 61-button keypad with dedicated Windows key or 29-button keypad tsifernaya
* USB 2.0, Cradle I / O, memory card slot SD / SDHC
* Lithium-Ion battery (7,2 V, 2900 mAh), 2 x 2-yacheyachnye, with the possibility of "hot swappable
* Time of battery life - approx. 9 h
* Dimension - 184x151x57 mm (including strap)
* Weight - Approx. 1,06 kg (including strap)
* Optional 3G Mobile Broadband (HSDPA-module), scanner barcode (1D or 2D) and RFID Reader, GPS, camera with dual LED flash, fingerprint scanner, 32 GB SSD-drive

14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor for Toshiba phones

Toshiba Corporation today announced a new CMOS sensor designed for use in digital cameras and mobile phones. This sensor has a resolution of 14.6 megapixels and is equipped with the technology back illumination (BSI). Using this technology, the luminous flux passing through the lens, is directed to the back surface of the sensor, where it is freely absorbed by the photodiodes. At the same time in the conventional matrix light falls on the front part, where its absorption is limited to existing strapping.

According to Toshiba, the use of technology has enhanced the rear lights, the sensor sensitivity and its rate of absorption of light by 40 percent compared with existing models. And this, in turn, increases the quality of the photographs, making the image brighter. By the way, BSI technology has been successfully used in their products by such well-known companies as OmniVision and Sony. Moreover, the use of back lighting not only improves image quality, but also to maintain a compact physical size of the sensor with an increase in resolution, which is especially important for cellular phones.

The first samples of 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor from Toshiba technology to support the rear lights will be dropped from the assembly line in December, and their mass production will begin in the third quarter of 2010. Also reported that when new sensors will be used the 65 nm process technology.

GSM version of the smartphone Motorola DROID, video

The network has started a video demonstrating Motorola DROID, but not CDMA model for the U.S. operator Verizon Wireless, a network version for GSM. In view of the device does not differ from the presented yesterday to the original, this is the same QWERTY slider, but it has a slot for a SIM card, which indicates support for GSM networks and, possibly, 3G. This means that soon smartphone Motorola DROID may receive from other operators in the United States and in Europe. But so far nothing is known about when this will happen.

With regard to the characteristics of the GSM version of Motorola DROID, and it is not clear. It is logical to assume that the basic functionality remains the same, that is, the apparatus will be 3.7-inch touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, autofocus and image stabilization, an accelerometer, Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth, GPS receiver, and so on. And, of course, the operating system Android 2.0.

Nintendo DSi LL / XL - a new portable console with a 4.2-inch displays

The company Nintendo, in fact, will soon be releasing a new portable game console, as intended by hearsay. It will be called the DSi LL and will be released in Japan on November 21. The device will be performed in the same clamshell form factor with two displays, as the previous model - Nintendo DSi. Only displays will be significantly larger - 4.2 inches instead of 3.25. Lower, as before, will touch. Naturally, the new larger and heavier than the predecessor: 161x91, 4x21, 2 mm and 314 grams. In addition, the Nintendo DSi LL increased battery life: 13-17 hours of the minimum brightness of the display and 4-5 hours - at maximum brightness. Ports, microphone and speakers, as well as cameras at Nintendo DSi LL will remain unchanged.

The cost of a new handheld console in Japan amount to 20 000 yen ($ 221), it will be available in red, dark brown and white colors. It also became known that the Nintendo DSi LL goes on sale in Britain in the first quarter of next year under a different name - DSi XL. One can suppose that in other European countries, as well as in the U.S. new will at the same time and under the same name.

Intel and Numonyx developed a multi-layer memory

Intel and Numonyx announced a significant breakthrough in the creation of Phase Change Memory (PCM) - a new type of nonvolatile memory with the possibility of creating multi-layered arrays on a single chip. This will create a high-speed storage and memory with random access, which will have a higher density data storage, lower power consumption and miniature size.

In joint research companies were able to develop a method for forming a multilayer memory based on phase transitions, be able to produce a vertically integrated cell PCMS. Each includes two elements that are in parallel layers: PCM and the switching module Ovonic Threshold Switch (OTS). Together PCMS form a junction array. Ability to impose layers of PCMS cells to each other can increase the density of information storage, while maintaining the characteristics of single-layer phase memory.

Phase memory cells are created by combining elements of data storage and switching element. Use PCM as an element of data storage has long sought, but has previously been used several types of switching elements, which restricts the arrays on the size and efficiency. Numonyx and Intel's engineers were able to use thin-film dvuhterminalny OTS as the switching element. It corresponds to the physical and electrical properties of PCM, opening the possibility of scaling. Thanks to this innovation made possible the creation of multi-memory.

Intel and Numonyx connect the memory cell with CMOS structures, which provide the logic functions and signal conversion. The developers have demonstrated that the dumping of information stored in the cells, is carried out for 9 ns, and the memory itself does not lose properties, even after 1 million erase / write cycles. More information will be contained in the joint report, "The multilayer nodal memory based on phase transitions» (A Stackable Cross Point Phase Change Memory), presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting 2009 in Baltimore (Maryland) on December 9.

MP3-player Transcend MP330

Company Transcend Information introduced audio player MP330. Executed in a minimalist design, compact player MP330 has a good functional, as a possible choice for those who want to emphasize their individuality and live an active life.

MP330 player by Transcend is a versatile digital music player that supports the latest file formats as well, such as FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), MP3, WMA, WAV, including even protected format WMA-DRM10. In addition, MP330 has advanced equalizer with seven effects, including a special user-configurable mode - this will allow individualized style of play the tracks according to their musical preferences.

Size of new items of 83 x 25,5 x 11,5 mm and weighs only 25 player г. MP330 is equipped with removable sport clip, whereby users can easily choose the most convenient way to listen to your player. Player displays the information in easy to read OLED-display that has a high viewing angles and not blinded in the afternoon sun. The diversity Player MP330 is also equipped with a collection of useful functions. Available audio line-in allows you to record music from external sources such as CD-players, AB repeat function, different playback speed, and advanced voice recorder will provide excellent tools to work, at school and in many others. In addition, MP330 is equipped with FM-tuner and can display text songs in 14 languages. Access to all functions of the MP330 can be easily obtained through a specially designed intuitive interface and navigation keys. Multi-Player MP330 is available in versions capacity of 8, 4 and 2 GB and in black and white.

ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 with Windows 7 is already on sale

Lenovo is announced sales of notebooks ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 running Windows 7. New items are equipped with high-quality displays with 16:9 aspect ratio, provide voice calls over the Internet with improved audio quality and feature an improved design. Many of Lenovo PCs running Windows 7 received a certificate Lenovo Enhanced Experience. PCs with the new operating system, Microsoft and Certified Enhanced Experience provide high performance, full support for multimedia features and ease of use. The combination of Windows 7 and certificate EE displays digital entertainment to new levels, increases productivity for end users, small and medium businesses, corporate customers.

New notebook models ThinkPad SL-series will be reliable assistants for employees of small and medium-sized businesses with an active working schedule. Built on the processor-based Intel Core2 Duo, these versatile notebooks equipped with a display with 16:9 aspect ratio, guaranteeing bright and vivid colors with VibrantView, and minimal glare. Furthermore, these notebooks support the connection of high-definition displays and standard monitors for HDMI and VGA. Updated device positioning Ultranav supports Multitouch technology and allows a single movement operations such as changing the scale of objects on the screen, rotate images, web navigation, etc.

For permanent connection with their business partners, family and friends, some modifications notebooks support the installation of the module 3G; also available WiFi, Ethernet and optional module Bluetooth. To prevent possible interference and ensure high quality voice calls and internet video conferencing, Lenovo has increased the resolution of built-in webcam, installed advanced digital microphone for clearer sound transmission and add a button to turn off the microphone.

Gigabyte GSmart S1200 can be bought for 17 rubles

In the sales will go to a miniature and a powerful communicator paltseorientirovanny class "all in one» - Gigabyte GSmart S1200. This was reported company Vobis Computer, the official distributor of Communicators GSmart (company Gigabyte).

GSmart S1200 - Gigabyte's new Communicator class "all in one" with the support of all modern wireless protocols, including a network of third generation (3G) and satellite-based GPS-navigation. At the core of the device - a platform for medium-power processor-based Qualcomm MSM7200A with a frequency of 528 MHz. This platform has already become standard in the market of communicators and is used by several leading vendors.

Gigabyte GSmart S1200 is equipped with high-resolution screen WVGA (480 x 800). This display has a minimum physical size among devices with the same screen resolution - 3,1 inches. Use this screen has allowed to minimize the physical size of the communicator. GSmart 1200 - the most compact on the market of devices running Windows Mobile and the screen is high resolution WVGA.

Gigabyte GSmart S1200 is available for purchase at retail company Vobis Computer "from the end of October 2009. Until the end of the month the device will be available also in a number of federal retail chains - partners Vobis. The recommended retail price GSmart S1200 - 16 990 rubles.

Nokia N97 mini is available for sale

Company Nokia has announced that this week start selling smartphone N97 mini. Recall, this model was presented at Nokia World in September, it is a little more compact and simpler version of the flagship Nokia N97. Nokia N97 mini - a slider with a sliding QWERTY-keyboard and a 3.2-inch touch screen, it runs S60 5th Edition. Among its features - 8 GB internal memory, 5-megapixel camera with optics Carl Zeiss, GPS-receiver , adapters, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth 2.0, and so on. Recommended price Nokia N97 mini is 450 euros, excluding taxes and discounts.

In addition, for a smartphone Nokia N97 became available in the new firmware version numbered 2.0, its already available for download at Nokia Software Update from your computer or directly from the device. The new firmware provides a number of improvements, for example, in performance and battery life. There are more than "smooth" scrolling, a new version of Ovi Maps 3.1 with three-dimensional maps, "hot" keys for access to personalized homescreen, as well as the updated Nokia Email, Ovi Contacts and Ovi Store.

MSI CR610: multimedia notebook based on AMD Tigris

Company Micro-Star International introduced a new laptop MSI CR610. It is based on the new platform, AMD Tigris and running the operating system Windows 7. MSI CR610 - a 16-inch notebook, aimed at digital audio and video in high quality, it supports HD-video 1080P. Make notes and stylish design laptop case with beveled edges and changing at different angles, lighting ornament on the lid. On the value of MSI CR610 still have not been announced.

Specifications of MSI CR610:
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD Athlon II
  • Chipset: ATI RS880M
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD4200
  • Display: 16-inch, with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels
  • Memory: up to 4 GB (DDR2 667/800 MHz)
  • 1,3-Mp web-camera
  • Optical Drive: DVD Super-Multi
  • Winchester: 250/320/500 GB
  • Communication: Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth (optional), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
  • Connectors: microphone, headphones, USB 2.0h3, RJ45, D-Sub, e-SATA, HDMI
  • Card reader: SD, MMC, MS, XD
  • Dimensions: 374x247x18-30 mm
  • Weight: 2,48 kg

The Second Micro 4 / 3 Olympus

In June this year the company Olympus introduced its first model of camera format Micro 4 / 3. The model is called Olympus E-P1, and sends us to the well-known model of the past, which largely echoes the modern design of the apparatus, made in the style of the 1970's. As it turned out, rest on our laurels is not going to Olympus and, very likely, already on October 31 will be presented yet another model of this format. A Chinese company's website at Olympus E-P1 appeared bookmark model with an index of E-P2.

Earlier in the network, it was reported that on 31 October, the company will conduct a presentation of a new product. Both probably can assume that we are talking about the continuation of a series of Micro 4 / 3, model Olympus E-P2. According to rumors, this unit will receive the viewfinder, but it will still be carried out in retro style.

Apple rejected the Intel Moorestown platform

Resource Fudzilla, referring to anonymous sources from the number of producers, said that Apple has removed the possibility ispolzvaoniya in its product platform for Intel Moorestown. For this information, the reason for refusal was irrational power consumption chipset. It is stated that Apple requires solutions that consume energy when idle is about ten times less than it does Moorestown. Until then, while Intel's will not be able to reduce power consumption, the probability of its chipsets in mobile devices (phones, media players, etc.) are not too large. At the moment in terms of cost Intel significantly inferior to Nvidia, representing the market platform Tegra.

Indirectly, this information also confirms the rumors about the development by Apple Tablet PC, since only in this case may require high performance and cost associated with the presence of a large screen. Moorestown well as versions of the Atom, does not differ particularly economical, resulting in unnecessary reduction in working hours in all modes.

Samsung has demonstrated a color "electronic paper"

In addition to a transparent AMOLED-display company Samsung at an exhibition in Japan has demonstrated yet another novelty. She became a 10.1-inch screen, performed on technology color "electronic paper". The company expects to launch mass production in a short time (1-2 years).

The screen is a combination of TFT panels, electronic paper "and a color filter. Although the filter is made of flexible plastic, to ensure the flexibility of the screen in large, failed because the TFT panel is made on the basis of glass. Overall construction is assessed as very successful and compact. Shown by the sample has a thickness of 0.7 mm, resolution 450 x 600 pixels, contrast ratio 10: 1 and the reflectance of about 12%. Guaranteed range of colors representing 7% of the NTSC gamut.

Dell Latitude XT2 XFR - secure notebook-transformer with multi-touch record

Dell today introduced the Latitude XT2 XFR - a laptop with secure housing, equipped with 12.1-inch touch-screen technology to support multi-touch. If the screen is deployed and put on the keyboard, the device can be used as planshetnika.

Laptop-transformer meets military specifications MIL-STD 810F, shockproof (can withstand a fall from a height of up to one meter), is protected from water and dust, vibration, temperature changes.

Additionally, you can buy the gadget version of the rubberised keyboard with backlight and protection from drops of water.

Features Dell Latitude XT2 XFR:

  • Processor Intel Core Duo ULV SU9600 (1,6 GHz) with low power
  • Operating System Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (or a choice of operating system Windows Vista Business SP1)
  • 12.1-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels
  • 1 GB of RAM DDR3 1066 MHz (max. 5 GB)
  • Graphics Card Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • 64/128 GB SSD or hard drive to 160 GB
  • Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g or a / g / n; EVDO-HSPA GOBI (U.S.), HSUPA / HSDPA or EV-DO; Bluetooth
  • Optional 2-megapixel camera
  • GPS-receiver (also optional)
  • SD-slot, Express 54
  • 3xUSB 2.0 (1 of which combined with eSATA), audio jack, VGA-out, LAN port, RJ-45
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Dimensions - 308h239h39 mm, weight - 2,45 kg

The cost of a laptop Dell Latitude XT2 XFR range from $ 3 600 to $ 4 000, depending on configuration.

Energy efficient monitor EIZO FlexScan EV2313W presented in Europe

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Company EIZO presented at the European market its new development - 23-inch FlexScan EV2313W. Novelty is a large-model with a TN matrix. In this it differs energy efficiency and consumes only 16 watts. In addition, there is a function EcoView Sense, automatically place the device in power saving mode with less than 0.9 watts in the absence of the user before the monitor for 40 seconds.

Energy efficient monitor EIZO FlexScan EV2313W has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a response time of 4 ms (during the transition from gray to gray). Maximum brightness his is 250 cd/m2, contrast ratio 1000: 1. The monitor is equipped with a speaker output 0.35 watts, and its system interface includes ports D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort. Monitor EIZO FlexScan EV2313W equipped with a five-year warranty and is available on the European market in the box, all made from recycled materials. This monitor is worth 450 euros.

Renegade R2 SSD from pureSilicon - reliability is the first

Company pureSilicon announced the expansion of its line of SSD drives new family Renegade R2. In the new series of solutions included in the form factor 1.8 and 2.5 inches with a capacity of 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB. All of them are built on 34 nm NAND memory chips with a single-level structure of the cell (SLC) and equipped with interfaces to connect SATA 3.0 Gbps or PATA. The rate of sequential read and write data from these drives is 255 Mb / s and 180 Mb / s, respectively.

In addition, SSD-drives in the series Renegade R2 have the unibody from a solid body anodized aluminum and consist of high quality components. This allows them to be resistant to high temperatures, shock, vibration and high humidity. In addition, the optional inclusion of available data protection technologies SiPher, providing 256-bit AES hardware encryption of stored information.

Deliveries 2.5-inch model Renegade R2 with a capacity of 4, 8, 32, 64 and 128 GB already started. At the same time, the 256 GB model with interface SATA, 1,8-inch hard drives with interface PATA, as well as all the models with the function of encryption of data should appear on sale in the first quarter of 2010.