Canon patents SLR with touchscreen

Friday, December 4, 2009

Future of Canon may be among the first such devices with touch screens. This conclusion may be reached by reading the details of the patent application of the Japanese company, dedicated to the topic. It describes the camera with interchangeable lens and optical viewfinder, equipped with a large touch screen, located on the site of the traditional screen preview.

This touch screen is equipped with a special system which excludes casual data entry. It is obvious that such a screen can be moved most of the camera controls are now located throughout the body and greatly confuse the novice photographers. Screen itself and the increase in size that will work with the camera much easier.

For example, the user can just a few touches to set the appropriate values, shutter speed and aperture, and also choose one of the modes and the appropriate level of sensitivity ISO. Furthermore, additional features come off and watching stock photography.

Some strange, though, why the idea of using the touch screen in the SLR cameras was born just now. Indeed, many manufacturers have already successfully using sensor technology in its compact cameras, and Canon is not very long ago, released their first camera with touch screen - Digital IXUS 200 IS.

Smartphone Motorola XT701 Photos - only for China

Chinese resource Androidin placed a lot of "live" images on mobile devices Motorola XT701. According to him, the apparatus is designed for the Chinese operator China Unicom and is based on the operating system, Android, moreover, the new version 2.1. Motorola XT701 is besklaviaturnogo candy bar with 3.7-inch touch screen display, 5 megapixel camera and FM radio. Interestingly, the appearance resembles a smartphone Motorola Droid, only without the keyboard.

Channel already suggested that Motorola XT701 option may be forthcoming smartphone Sholes Tablet, but only for the Chinese market. However, according to previous data, the camera resolution from Motorola Sholes Tablet is 8 megapixels, while the XT701 - only 5 MP. But it is likely that the Chinese have developed a simplified and cheaper model.

As for the connector HDMI, which should be at Sholes Tablet, for new photos XT701 nothing can be said: it is not visible. If Motorola XT701 and Sholes Tablet - it is still the same device, you actually can say that the first photos appeared Sholes Tablet entirely.

Microsoft is preparing a solution for the critical bug in Internet Explorer

Microsoft is going to release on December 8, six pack for the closure of vulnerabilities discovered in its software. Among other things, the following Tuesday will be presented to the three critical patches - one for all versions of Windows except Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, one - for packages Microsoft Project 2000, 2002 and 2003, and another is a solution for the bug in Internet Explorer , present in all versions of the browser.

On the latest patch you want to say specifically. He's absolutely respect all users of Windows, regardless of version. Late last month, Microsoft announced a special investigation of the vulnerabilities identified in the browsers IE 6 and IE 7. This investigation began after the Redmond company reported the appearance of a trial version of the new code that allows hackers to remotely seize control of the computer users.

In an information bulletin released by Microsoft on 23 November, says that this vulnerability is related to cascading style sheets CSS. Browser Internet Explorer trying to get access to free an object CSS / Style, as it were, "throw open the gates", which could lead to the launch hacker exploit programs and receive an attacker control over the infected machine.

Multimedia smartphone based on ZiiLABS TRINITY - video

Company ZiiLABS demonstrated a prototype of its smart phone platform based on TRINITY. The corresponding video is already possible to see in the network. Recall mobile platform ZiiLABS TRINITY was presented recently at Zii Summit 2009 in China, it has a broad multimedia functionality. A smartphone ZiiLABS based TRINITY other companies can use as a reference design.

The unit is a besklaviaturnogo monoblock with 3.1-inch OLED capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. The device is based on the processor ZMS-05, supports HD video in 1080p and works over cellular networks, WCDMA / HSDPA. In addition, it has a proprietary connector, which can serve as a mini-HDMI, and a microUSB. The model is really interesting, though in the form in which the prototype is made, it is unlikely to appear on store shelves. But out of many such devices based on ZiiLABS TRINITY, perhaps to be expected in the next year.

Microsoft launches anti-piracy programs in more than 70 countries

Microsoft has announced the launch of education initiatives and legal actions in more than 70 countries to protect consumers and raise awareness about the risks of counterfeit software. Over the past two years to Microsoft received over 150,000 calls from people who have purchased counterfeit products, virus or other malicious software. More than two-fold increase in such cases compared with previous periods indicates a growing concern for users of the harm caused by counterfeit software. Users affected by the use of pirated software are faced with viruses, loss of personal information, the risk of loss of identity and loss of time and money.

One of the fundamental research conducted by IDC in 2006 showed that one in four web site offering counterfeit software in the process of trying to download malicious code. The proportion of such sites increases, as shown by the German company Media Surveillance, specializing in anti-piracy solutions: to download a few hundreds of pirated copies of Windows and software cracking 32% contain malicious code. IDC report also showed that the counterfeit software, Microsoft, purchased from vendors in 17 countries, more than 50% contain extraneous code, malware, or even could not be established. And, released just two months ago, BSA report on piracy in the internet for October 2009 showed that countries with the highest levels of piracy have a high level of infection with malware.

Effects of malicious software can be manifested in different ways: from intrusive advertising messages to serious gaps in information security. In a recent study by Harrison Group found that companies using unlicensed or counterfeit software by 73% more likely to suffer loss or damage to critical data, and 73% higher chance of critical errors computers lasting 24 hours or more.

To counter the growing ingenuity of the computer fraudsters Microsoft strengthens its anti-piracy work on all three fronts: educational, technical and legal. Information from customers and partners, Microsoft is helping to combat the spread of pirated products. Details of the original products of Microsoft, licensing, and certificate of authenticity is available at

Intel has released a beta SDK for netbooks based on Atom

Intel has released a beta version of the toolkit Intel Atom Developer Program Software Development Kit (SDK), allowing to create applications for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and Moblin. The kit is intended for software vendors and programmers and is intended to simplify the creation of applications for the netbook processor-based Intel Atom.

The program support the creators of software for processors Intel Atom (Intel Atom Developer Program) was introduced in the Intel Developer Forum, held in September. The initiative aims to spread the new SDK and is intended to help create innovative applications and software solutions for netbooks. Developers will have the opportunity to communicate with the aim of coordinating activities to create new applications or porting already released software for devices based on Intel Atom, including netbooks, which, according to analysts, the end of 2009 will be sold for more than 50 million

Beta version of the SDK is available for operating systems Microsoft Windows (C, C) and Moblin (C). With it, developers can send applications to test and immediately after its completion to take part in the implementation of commercial projects in 2010. Programmers who have submitted their applications for peer review, will have the opportunity to earn valuable prizes from Intel, including a car and travel.

Download the beta version of the SDK, developers can now. In addition, at available information about the application programming interfaces (Application Programming Interface, API), the evaluation system, the structure store applications and opportunities for participation in the contest works.

Wireless Enermax Acrylux Keyboard released in Europe

Enermax Company has expanded its line of peripherals, providing the European market a new wireless keyboard Acrylux. Novelty has dimensions of 460 x 160 x 9,2 mm, weighs 817 grams and is made of reinforced acrylic and plastic. Keyboard Enermax Acrylux available in black and white version with red or blue illumination.

For convenience, the wireless keyboard Enermax Acrylux has flat keys with a small height, which should serve to improve print speed. In addition, a special Scissor-switch technology contributes to a more gentle and quiet keystrokes, which also increases the comfort of working with the device.

Connecting to a computer keyboard Enermax Acrylux done wirelessly at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, and for power devices require two batteries standard AAA. This keyboard has a USB 2.0 connector for on each side faces, and the recommended price for it is 66,90 euros.


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A beta version of Office 2010 - over 1 million downloads

Microsoft has announced that open beta program for Office 2010 has already been downloaded over one million times. Recall that a preliminary version of Microsoft Office 2010 has appeared in the public domain two weeks ago and was presented in two versions - a desktop and mobile. The latest package called Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 and is designed to work with files, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote on devices running Windows Mobile.

In this beta version of Office 2010 available in several languages, including English, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, French, German and Russian. Note that the final version of the software package Microsoft Office 2010 is due in June next year in six editions - Starter, Home and Student, Home and Business, Standard, Professional and Professional Plus. Naturally, these versions will differ in price and functionality

5 iPhones sold only in Chinese online store in Two weeks

Communicator iPhone in China set a record. However, for successful sales, he has nothing to do, rather - on the contrary. Chinese operator China Unicom has managed to sell only 5 (five) models of iPhone for two weeks through the online store Taobao. This is a major local Internet auction, analog eBay. His owners use it to find only two iPhone with 8 GB of internal memory and three - with 16 GB of memory.

The operator China Unicom is the only formal offer iPhone in China. They differ from conventional vehicles, common throughout the world, lies in the fact that they do not have Wi-Fi. In addition, the official Chinese iPhone is very expensive: 32 GB iPhone 3GS is 6999 yuan, about $ 1024, while in neighboring Hong Kong, the communicator is only $ 800. Within a few days after the start of sales operator China Unicom has sold only 5000 iPhone. For comparison, the South Korean operator KT has received over 60,000 orders for the device before its release. However, China Unicom expects to sell 10% of iPhone users who use the bond 3G.

ATI Radeon HD 5670 is a single-slot video card

Was proved that the recently published online photos really shows the entry-level graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5670. However, the resource Fudzilla citing sources close to AMD, said that the reference version of the Radeon HD 5670 will receive a single-slot cooling system.

However, partners AMD, might be able to install the Radeon HD 5670 own coolers, but this information has not been confirmed. Recall, ATI Radeon HD 5670 will be one of the first entry-level graphics cards that have received support DirectX 11 technology. It is based on 40 nm chip Redwood with 400 stream processors and is equipped with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit memory interface.

In addition, the video card Radeon HD 5670 will support CrossFireX mode and ports D-Sub, DVI and HDMI, and its projected clock frequencies of 775 and 4000 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively. Adapter Radeon HD 5670 should appear in the first quarter of 2010, but the release date and cost of this accelerator is not yet known.


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Corps NOX Media II and Live 2 - compact size HTPC cases

NOX Xtreme Products Company presented its latest achievements in computer cases - compact and stylish Media II and Live 2, market-oriented HTPC systems. Shells Live 2 and Media II have similar dimensions - 140 x 370 x 470/450 mm, respectively, and are painted black, which gives them a very elegant look.

Corps NOX Live 2 and Media II possess one and two external 5.25-inch compartments, respectively, located in the front USB and audio ports, and support the deployment of motherboards in the format Micro-ATX. In addition, the model of Live 2 distinguished by the presence on the front panel LCD screen and handles iMon volume controls, and set it to remote control is included iMon. The cost of these computer cases was not specified.

ViewSonic introduces the VP2365wb and VP2655wb IPS LCD monitors

Well-known manufacturer of computer monitors ViewSonic company has expanded its product line with two high-end models. New items were named VP2365wb and VP2655wb and have the diagonals 23 and 26 inches respectively. This VP2365wb and VP2655wb monitors are equipped with high-quality IPS matrices with Full HD resolution - 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1920 x 1200 pixels, respectively, which makes them quite suitable for professional use, such as photo editing.

Among other things, the top model is able to cover 118 percent color range NTSC, which is a very good indicator. New LCD Monitors ViewSonic VP2365wb and VP2655wb have 178/178 degrees viewing angle, contrast ratio 1000: 1, and also features adjustable height and angle of the display and its rotation. The system interfaces, both models includes four USB ports, plus video outputs D-Sub and DVI. Monitors ViewSonic VP2365wb and VP2655wb equipped with three-year warranty and cost $ 399 and $ 1299 respectively.

Google launches public DNS Service - Google Public DNS

When we type in the address bar of any Internet browser request, we will automatically include the so-called Domain Name System (Domain Name System, DNS). This system allows you to convert our applications to the unique IP addresses that are unknown and resources. For example, typing the address, we will activate a request to the IP address This converter IP addresses allows us to operate with easy to remember website addresses, rather than impersonal sets of numbers.

Google has ventured to offer an alternative to the traditional DNS service, which is often automatically included in the ISP user, and launched its own converter DNS queries called Google Public DNS. As their name suggests, this service is public, and therefore does not depend on specific companies providers. Moreover, through the use of innovative technologies for alternative converter IP addresses from Google promises its users a faster, safer and more secure web surfing.

If you are interested in new service Google Public DNS and want to try it in action, you need to go to the page Google Code Blog. They posted detailed instructions on how to install and set up the converter IP addresses on your computer and router. Generally, nothing complicated about this - enough to register the network connection settings Google Public DNS instead allocated to your Internet service provider. That is, replace the currently used addresses primary and secondary DNS server to and respectively.

HTC Bahamas, Espresso, Paradise, and others - more Than 15 new Android smartphone

In the code, Firmware Android 2.1 for Smartphone HTC Hero, which was posted at Xda-developers, have been found interesting data - a list of smartphones from High Tech Computer-based operating system Android. Obviously, it's code names, including as we have known - Dream, Hero (and its variants HeroCT and HeroC), and the new - Bahamas, Bravo, DesireC, Dragon, Espresso, Halo, Huangshan, Incredible, Legend, Liberty, Memphis , Paradise, PassionC, Passion, Sapphire, Supersonic.

Most of these devices until there is no information, and it is not clear what they represent. Although, on the HTC Dragon Passion and something known. This smart phones based on Qualcomm Snapdragon platform with 1 GHz processor, only one of them is designed for GSM, and the other - CDMA. It is possible for other updates to the information, even if informal, and will soon appear. Judging by this list next year, HTC is preparing to release about 15 Android smartphones.

42, 47 and 52 inch Full HD Resolution Widescreen monitors from Pelco

Company Pelco by Schneider Electric has announced a series of PMCL500 LCD monitors for video surveillance systems, which are characterized by high resolution up to Full HD, fast response time of 5 ms and high angles of 178 ° / 178 °. This news show video with up to 5000:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of 500 cd / sq m. The new series includes widescreen monitor with a diagonal 42, 47 and 52 inches, fitted with BNC-, RGB-and DVI-video inputs, audio inputs and speakers. The new widescreen models are capable of transmitting up to 1.07 billion colors, supports the function of PIP (picture in picture), and options for Multi-mode aspect ratio 16:9 / 4:3, and using technology to IQE to improve the quality of the displayed video.

New LCD-monitor transmit detailed images thanks to high-quality large-format TFT-matrix with a resolution of Full HD 1080p (1920x1080 pixels). This PMCL500 can be applied to video with cameras of lower resolution, since the ability to smoothly change its permission, depending on the incoming video signal. In a series PMCL500 includes several large-format models, differing in size, weight and number of some technical indicators. Models PMCL542F, PMCL547F and PMCL552F are, respectively, diagonal 42, 47 and 52 inches, weigh 35, 41 and 47 kg, transmit an image with 5000:1 contrast ratio, 1300:1, 4000:1 and response time of 6,5, 5 and 8 ms. Thus all widescreen monitors with vertical and horizontal viewing angle 178 ° / 178 ° optimally suited for creating video walls video monitoring centers.

To receive a composite video PMCL500 equipped with two video inputs, BNC, and digital video can be submitted through the RGB-and DVI-D inputs. In addition, widescreen monitors are equipped with S-Video interfaces with cross-channel, component and PC Audio to send audio from your computer or recording devices. However, the monitors have two audio input for receiving audio signals, and two built-in dynamic power 5 watts.

In addition, widescreen monitors support many different settings, video and long duration of operation, because they have time between failure of more than 50 000 hours. All monitors series PMCL500 support different modes of viewing the image, ensuring the transfer of a widescreen or Multi mode from different video sources. In addition, widescreen monitors can use the PIP - Picture in picture ( «PIP") for easy viewing multiple images in specific areas of the screen. Manage a function of PIP, you can use the remote control, for example, to switch the video / audio Main Picture and Sub Picture, choose the location and size of additional pictures, as well as the video source.

Each model is equipped with PMCL500 fixings for desktop / wall mounting, providing a different arrangement of the display. In addition, when installing PMCL500 can use special ceiling brackets for free placement of monitors. New 42 "-52" widescreen monitors Pelco brand will go to Russia's market in December 2009.



Processor Intel Core i9 (Gulftown) lit up on eBay and forum OCTeamDenmark

We know that now, Intel is preparing to submit its new flagship processor Core i9, also known under the code name Gulftown. This 6-core chip supports 12 computing threads, belongs to the generation of Westmere and built on standards of 32-nm process technology, and the first tests of its performance looks very promising.

Release processor Intel Core i9 (Gulftown) should take place only next year. However, some Taiwanese users have posted on a certain internet auction site eBay lot called Intel 6-Core Xeon Westmere Gulftown 2.4GHz LGA1366 ES, which can not be anything else, as flagship shestiyadernika with a frequency of 2.4 GHz, relating to its line of Xeon .

Currently bidding on this lot has already been completed, although the amount requested for the specified processor Gulftown, and it looks daunting, especially in these times - $ 1200. However, these enthusiasts, as we know, are willing to pay any money for the most productive devices and components.

It is difficult to say whether the submitted information is reliable and whether on eBay sold a working copy of the Core i9. It is likely, we have only some preliminary sample passed the assembly line. However, baseline data on the surface of the chip can be seen quite clearly, and therefore the security service Intel will not be difficult to determine where the leak.

In addition, the resource is found in the Nordic Hardware Sales is another instance of the processor Intel Core i9. The forum OCTeamDenmark for this chip requested $ 850. All this may mean that the official release of this high-performance processor is not far off, and perhaps will be held in early 2010.

New Frames Philips SPF4008 and SPF4208 - Touch your memories

Philips has introduced a new market in Russia photo frames SPF4008 and SPF4208 with 8-inch screen and touch controls. Stylish Frames SPF4008 and SPF4208 in black or white. LCD screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio and resolution of 800x600 pixels.

In the new framework uses a technology RadiantColor to display small photos in 4:3 ratio by extending the color on the edges of images that are smaller than the display. The technology removes the black bars, without distorting the image, but filling them all the screen space. Photo frames automatically start showing photos in a slide show with flash cards or USB-carrier, without having to copy the contents into memory. Technology Imagen Pro, which are equipped model Philips, makes the image clearer and eliminates flicker.

In addition, the devices have the function SmartPower: timer turns on or off your frame at the scheduled time to save energy. Fotoframes Philips SPF4008 and SPF4208 different color design panel - black and white.

Video cards based on NVIDIA Fermi will be available only in March

architecture Fermi in January 2010. Since the hands of the NVIDIA will be some (albeit limited) amount of data GPU, which have high expectations both within the company and consumers in the camp, the announcement of these chips may be held in late January.

However, volume shipments of graphics processors on the GT300 architecture Fermi, likely to begin towards the end of the first quarter, but the most realistic time of appearance in the sale of graphics cards based on them called in March 2010. Moreover, it is more optimistic scenario, and in case of any problems NVIDIA could easily move those dates for one or two quarters.

Of course, any further delay in the issuance of decisions on the basis of Fermi will be a serious blow to NVIDIA, and so has been postponed several times this event. Some consolation for the graphics giant can only be that the rival ATI has also suffered from a massive deficit of its 40 nm chip RV870.

Another Motorola smartphone based on Android - 3,8-inch display and 8 megapixel camera

Company Motorola, obviously, does not intend to stop there and soon will release yet another smart phone operating system Android. However, it is not clear, as it is called - apparently it is not Sholes Tablet or Motus, which we have already written, and completely new device. "Live" photos of the smartphone locates Chinese resource PConline.

He also reported on some characteristics of the device, although the details a bit. It is known that the smartphone is equipped with 3.8-inch touch screen with a resolution 480h800 pixels, 8 megapixel camera and is based on the processor with a clock frequency of 800 MHz. Hardware keyboard with him, apparently not (or it is closed the slider). It may soon become known, and other details about this device and its name. Also, it is not clear when the new come on the market and on what version of Android, it is based, may be already on the new 2.1?