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.