Buffalo is an external hard drive and expansion card with USB 3.0 interface

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More recently, we talked about the external SSD drive from OCZ, equipped with interface USB 3.0. And now the company Buffalo Technology entered the circle of producers that have deployed this high-speed interface in their products. A case in point is a new external hard drive DriveStation HD-HXU3 and expansion cards IFC-PCIE2U3.

External HDD Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3, as stated, can support data rates up to 625 Mb / s and presented in versions with a capacity of 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB, affordable 200, 250 and 400 dollars respectively. It implements backward-compatible with USB 2.0, but the rate of exchange, of course, is reduced - to about 480 MB / sec. This product is equipped with one year warranty, and is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS, but its components include software Memeo AutoBackup.

Second solution from Buffalo, equipped with an interface support USB 3.0, was the expansion card IFC-PCIE2U3. This card is connected via PCI-Express bus, and provides users with a whole two port USB 3.0. Particularly useful such a product would be for owners of old systems, because it allows little cost to implement in their computers support the latest standard.

Intouch IT7150 - wireless photo frame supports Wi-Fi

The company released Intouch IT7150 - digital photo frame with a wireless interface to connect to the Internet. This feature allows the device to download picture files from the network or from a computer without using wires. 7-inch TFT color touch screen has a resolution of 800x480 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. On the screen can display a virtual QWERTY keyboard.

From communication capabilities Frames should note the presence of wireless communication module Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g), also has a multiformat (5-in-1) card reader, USB port, and 128 MB of internal memory. Perhaps not only display photos and pictures, but video, music, work with RSS feeds, Internet radio and podcasts, as well as Web TV. Photo Frame is compatible with operating systems Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 SP4. Intouch IT7150 is available. Its cost is $ 230.

PNY GeForce GT 240 - the acceleration of multimedia applications

Company PNY Technologies introduced a new graphics card PNY GeForce GT 240. Graphical solution has the following features: GPU PhysX improves the quality of the game due to an increase in framerate, New functions for video processing and 96 cores CUDA help accelerate the creation and playback of video in HD. Map PNY GeForce GT 240 combines affordable price (mene 100 euros) and high performance. Suggested retail price is 84,90 euro.

PNY GeForce GT 240 Specifications:

* Bus PCI Express
* Standard connectors monitor VGA, DVI-I, HDMI
* Memory - 1 GB
* Memory Interface 128-bit
* Core clock 550 MHz
* NVIDIA CUDA, NVIDIA PhysX, with stereoscopic visualization and HDMI output

SSD Secure ExpressCard: the world's first "digital safe" from Verbatim with hardware encryption AES 256-bit

The company announced Verbatim drive SSD Secure ExpressCard with enhanced hardware-based encryption algorithm AES 256-bit. This device, with the words producer, combines the technology of solid-state flash media SSD means of safety. As the company claims, the world's first solution of this kind is available in Verbatim SSD Secure ExpressCard versions for 32GB and 16GB. This novelty is intended for use in Slot PCI ExpressCard, the standard for modern notebooks. New items are compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista. Models with capacity 32GB and 16GB will be available in 2010, for a suggested price of 8 800 pp. and 5000 pp. respectively.

Benefits drive SSD Secure ExpressCard versions of products:

  • Robust Protection: hardware encryption AES 256-bit
  • Required a password
  • Information is deleted after 10 incorrect password attempts
  • Form Factor SSD Card - the drive fits completely inside the ExpressCard slot
  • Low power consumption, allowing a longer time of notebooks and netbooks battery
  • Durable housing and resistance to shock
  • Compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista

Dell launches thinnest notebook Adamo XPS

Dell today announced a market for Russia's new laptop Dell Adamo XPS thickness of 9,9 mm. It is made in an unusual form factor - the open Adamo XPS case is lifted, and the keyboard is tilted, improving cooling. To open the system, enough to hold your finger on the edge of the shell, which is located capacitive locking device.

In a compact space engineers managed to add features such as: 13.4-inch display with LED backlit high-definition images (720p), 4 GB DDR3 RAM 800, sverhnizkovoltny Intel Core 2 Duo (1,4 GHz), thin disk SSD capacity of 128 GB, fast, cool and quiet, with increased longevity of storage. Also there is a built-in wireless adapter 802.11n, I / O ports, including display port, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio, Ethernet (via the included adapter).

Recall that the brand Dell Adamo has appeared in March with the release of the first notebook Adamo, in which technological combined with an aluminum body and a thickness of 16,5 mm. Thin as a pencil, Adamo XPS weighs a little more than 1,36 kg with dimensions of 341 x 272 mm. Notebooks Adamo XPS will be delivered with a preinstalled operating system Windows 7. About the beginning of sales in Russia and the recommended value Adamo XPS will be announced.

Nintendo launches paid video service in Japan for Wii

Now manufacturers of gaming consoles are trying to sell not only the device and all kinds of accessories, but also a variety of services and services linked to it. Suffice it to recall, for example, the Xbox 360 game console with an integrated service Xbox Live. This service provides for network video games, as well as the user's access to social network Facebook, Twitter and music library directly from the console.

Nintendo Company also sells similar services for its game console, Wii. For example, in Japan with this console, you can order food from various vendors, such as pizza, which you will deliver directly to the front door. Now, Nintendo has launched for the Japanese Wii fans paid service for downloading video titled Theater no Ma.

This video service provides content from a variety of manufacturers, including studios Walt Disney and Sesame Workshop. Similar projects have recently been common in the U.S., but Japan is still relatively new service. Take this step after Nintendo decided to sociological research, proved that 87 percent of owners use their Wii gaming console with the largest TV screen in the house, usually installed in the living room.

Samsung STORY Station Plus - high-capacity external hard drives with support for USB and eSATA

Samsung Electronics Co., will soon be releasing a new line of external 3.5-inch drives STORY Station Plus. This, in essence, an updated version already released hard drive STORY Station. STORY Station Plus will support not only for USB 2.0, and eSATA, and thus the possibility to transmit information at speeds of 3 Gbps. The new drives will be available in versions with different capacities: 1, 1,5 and 2 TB. At the same time, record low power consumption in standby mode, they will remain: how and by STORY Station, it will be 0.1 watts instead of the traditional solutions for this kind of 2.5 watts.

Hard Drives STORY Station Plus enclosed in aluminum housing and comes with software Samsung Auto Backup for backup and SecretZone for data encryption, and SafetyKey, in turn, will help protect the password file. The new drives will go on sale worldwide in late November. The recommended price for the 2 TB model is $ 299.

Compact Creative's third generation Vado HD Camera

Creative has introduced a compact digital camcorder Vado HD third generation. The new model was slightly modified design and a more streamlined shape, although the basic concept remains unchanged: a small rectangular device with a color display in the upper part and the control buttons underneath. Also new Camcorder has a more sensitive sensor that provides better quality video, shot in the conditions with poor lighting. The new Vado HD, moreover, is equipped with jacks for headphones and external microphone. A Motion Detection mode allows you to program the camera to start shooting as soon as motion is detected.

Camcorder Creative Vado HD allows you to take the third-generation video format 720p H.264, as well as get pictures. 4 GB internal memory will store up to 120 minutes of HD video or up to 7000 photos. Detachable Camcorder Battery provides more than two hours of shooting or watching video on a single charge. Camcorder is compatible with Mac and PC. New on sale in mid-December, its cost will be $ 180.

QOOQ - tablet chef

At a time when most manufacturers struggling to create the perfect pill, the French took up production of specialized models. Tablet QOOQ, designed for lovers of good food and cooking, is equipped with 10-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB ports, memory card slot for SD. In tablet preinstalled 500 ready-made recipes, 10 of them in a video format available in the function of planning the menu, the list of products for purchase, but through a monthly subscription fee of $ 19 you can constantly update a list of recipes. QOOQ can also be used for listening to Internet radio as a picture frame for viewing the weather forecast. So far, the pill is available only with a French interface, and costs 513 dollars.

Nokia 6700 slide and Nokia 7230: two new stylish slider from Finland

The Finnish company Nokia today introduced two new models of mobile phones - Nokia 6700 slide and Nokia 7230, which are represented in the form factor slider having an attractive appearance and, as claimed by the manufacturer, with an optimized social component.

Both models will be presented in different colors clearance community, and is expected to be available in the first quarter of next year and costs 160 euros for Nokia 6700 Slide and 100 euros for Nokia 7230.

Nokia 6700 slide:

Brief specifications of Nokia 6700 slide:

  • Support communications standards: WCDMA 900/1900/2100; WCDA 850/1900/2100; GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Dimensions: 95,2 h46h15, 9 mm
  • Weight: 110 gr.
  • Interface: Symbian S60
  • Display: 2.2-inch, 320x240 pixels, displaying more than 16 million colors
  • Camera: 5 megapixel with dual LED backlit, Carl Zeiss optics and the possibility of video recording in the resolution of VGA (15 fps, MPEG4)
  • FM-radio, Music player
  • Communication: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDF, microUSB
  • Memory: 45 MB user available, expandable through microSD memory cards up to 16 GB
  • Battery: 860 mAh (BL-4CT)
  • Built-in support services OVI

Nokia 7230:

Brief specifications of Nokia 7230:

  • Support communications standards: WCDMA850/1900/2100 and 900/1900/2100
  • Dimensions: 98h48h14, 75 mm
  • Weight: 100 gr.
  • Interface: Series 40
  • Display: 2.4-inch, 320x240 pixels, TFT, displaying more than 262 thousand colors
  • Camera: 3.2 MP
  • FM-radio, Music player
  • Light indication of missed calls
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Supporting microSD memory cards (card bundled 2 GB)
  • Battery: 860 mAh (BL-4CT)
  • Access to social networks and services, including Ovi Share, Flickr, Facebook, etc.

Nokia N900 is already on sale in Russia

Nov. 24 at the Nokia N900 platform open-source Maemo 5 will go on sale in Russia. You can purchase the device in the Nokia brand shops and stores Svyaznoy-3, M-Video, and IES. Approximate price - 28 900 rubles.

The basis for Nokia N900 is the ARM-Cortex-A8 processor and memory to run applications full 1 GB. The device has a multi-tasking capabilities, allowing you to run more than a dozen applications simultaneously. In photographs and videos taken with the 5-megapixel camera with optics from Carl Zeiss, automatically adds location information, users can add their own tags. SMS-text messages and instant messages are structured in the form of chat sessions. Internal memory capacity of 32 GB is enough to store up to 7000 songs or 40 hours of video in DVD-quality. Potentially, memory expandable to 48 GB with the help of external memory cards microSD.

As the company Nokia, it works closely with the developer community and has recently announced important decisions related to Maemo. As a result, users of Nokia N900 will have access games, utilities, themes, wallpapers and services to post photos and instant messaging - all these can be found in stores and through the Ovi service Maemo Select, runs closer to the end of the year. In October, Nokia announced the official support of Maemo 5 Qt. This means that developers who use software Qt, will be able to create applications for the Nokia N900 and will be able to effortlessly move these applications on all platforms supported by Qt, including the next version of the Maemo platform 6 and Symbian.

A-Data released solid-state drive SSD S596

Taiwanese company A-DATA Technology has announced the release of solid-state drive SSD S596 form factor 2.5-inch meters with interface SATAII. This device, with the words producer, specifically designed for advanced computer users, working with "heavy" graphics, and using applications that support "multitasking". According to the company, its novelty can accelerate a variety of applications in five times.

Speed sequential read and write the new S596 drive reaches 250 MB / s and 180 Mb / s, respectively. Drive S596 uses flash technology, a new generation and cache DDR2 SDRAM, which provides system load on Windows 7 for 20 seconds. It is estimated A-Data, a 40% faster than on platforms where there are regular drives SSD.

The following new capacity solid state drives S596: 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. They fully support the Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard. Connector miniUSB, provided with the S596, allows the use of SSD as an additional external hard drive.

Sony updates PS3 firmware to support 3D images

Sony has a meeting with investors talked about their plans to add features to the PlayStation 3 Support the three-dimensional stereoscopic images. Support for games in 3D format will be implemented through a firmware update PS3, said Sony. At the same time, developers will need to create appropriate games, for which the company plans to provide all the necessary tools. The exact timing of the onset of the PlayStation 3 support the three-dimensional image Sony has not yet opened. However, according to earlier information - it is next year.

Stereoscopic images for games PS3 - is only part of Sony's strategy for development of this technology. She also plans to produce movies in 3D format Blu-ray, HDTV support such an image, and by the end of next year is going to cinemas equipped with 3000 3D Projector own production. In turn, achieve profitability segment PlayStation, in no small measure due to the three-dimensional technology is planned for March 2011.

Google Maps Navigation Tools now available for Android 1.6

A few weeks ago, a new free service Google Maps Navigation devices based on the operating system, Android 2.0, but now it's available for Android 1.6 (Donut). More precisely, it features that enhance Google Maps. Download the appropriate application for smartphones can be in the Android Market. Google Maps Navigation - it is actually a GPS navigation system with a set of features: 3D maps, automatic routing, voice guidance turns and so on, with all this - using the Internet connection. That is, the cards will always be updated, you can use the search, obtain information about the traffic in real time, view the types of Street View, and so on.

New release of Google Maps Navigation also includes a function "Layers", that is, information can be viewed layer by layer: My Maps, transport networks, Wikipedia articles and the like. However, in the version for the Android 1.6 is not some of the possibilities provided for Android 2.0, for example, is not supported by a number of voice commands. While the application is Google Maps Navigation available in beta form and only in the United States.

ZTE F870E: QWERTY-slider under the brand MTV

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified mobile phone manufactured by Chinese company ZTE brand MTV. ZTE F870E - a model with touch screen and sliding QWERTY-keyboard. The website published the full FCC documentation device, including photographs and user manual. The device is enclosed in a brown body color, may be other options. The User's Guide is a complete list of the characteristics of the apparatus, and also mentions the possibility to access the site Vodafone MTV Music and Vodafone Pass MTV, apparently, ZTE F870E will sell it for that operator. Also, he probably will come from China Unicom. On the date of issue and price have not been announced.

ZTE F870E Features:
  • Cellular: GSM / GPRS / EDGE
  • Display: 2.4-inch, QVGA, 262K colors
  • Camera: 3-megapixel
  • MicroSD-slot
  • FM-radio
  • Interfaces: Bluetooth, USB
  • Music / video player
  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Hours Talk time: 240 minutes
  • Hours Standby: 300 hours
  • Dimensions: 101h49h15, 4 mm
  • Weight: 100 grams

Samsung I8000 WiTu AMOLED in Russia

"The Messenger" has announced an exclusive sales of Samsung I8000 WiTu AMOLED - continued line communicators WiTu from Samsung. Communicator is a piece besklaviaturnogo running the latest versions of Microsoft Windows Mobile - 6.5 and a special 3D interface TouchWiz 2.0. Samsung I8000 is equipped with AMOLED-display with a diagonal of 3.7 inches and a resolution of WVGA (480h800 points). Also worth noting is 5-megapixel camera, GPS-function, support for Wi-Fi and HSDPA.

Replacement battery communicator capacity of 1500 mAh provides long-term operation without recharging even when using the multimedia functions. Total amount of memory can be up to 48 GB - 32 GB microSD card and up to 16 GB of internal memory. Autonomy time is 430 hours of standby time and 10 hours of talk time.