Flagship CPU Cooler Thermalright Venomous-X - new details

Monday, December 28, 2009

Resources Expreview managed to get in their test lab new flagship CPU cooler Thermalright Venomous-X and to its careful study. As we have previously reported that this high-class CPU cooler to replace the model Ultra-120 Extreme and a decision tower. Also publish information that the CPU cooler Thermalright Venomous-X should appear in the sale price of about $ 60.

Thanks experts Expreview became known, some new details about this interesting device. In particular, it is reported that the size of the CPU cooler Thermalright Venomous-X is 127 x 63 x 160 meters, and it weighs 755 grams (this does not include the fan and fastening system).

In addition, the cooler includes six teplootvodnyh tubes connected to the base, as well as block thin radiator fins, separated by intervals of 1.9 mm. It remains to add that the flagship CPU cooler Thermalright Venomous-X supports interaction with chip Intel LGA 775, 1156 and 1366.

Apple Expanding iWork In The Cloud

The idea of translation software on the web-based framework is becoming increasingly popular with major manufacturers. For example, Microsoft is going to make its new software package, Office 2010 is much more oriented to work in the network, and Internet giant Google recently announced its "cloudy" operating system Chrome OS.

Given all this, there will be nothing surprising in the fact that Apple may provide a "cloudy" version of any software product, for example, office suite, iWork. Moreover, an obvious allusion to such developments is contained in regular vacancies, published by Apple. Of these, it is clear that the unit iWork invites to work the developers, whose task is to create scalable web applications with rich functionality.

Recall iWork suite of applications already have a web site that allows users to upload documents to it and comment on them. However, this service does not allow to make any editorial changes in the posted documents. Journalists TechCrunch pointed out that Apple is seeking developers to help it create a completely new product in the family of iWork, which is likely to be more focused on the work of the World Wide Web.

At the same time, the fact of publication of this job means that Apple is a relatively early stage of development of a "cloud" iWork. Experts note that the establishment of such a product would "fruit" of the company is better positioned to compete with Microsoft and Google. The latter, incidentally, has already introduced its free online office Google Docs, which includes word processor and spreadsheet, as well as service to create presentations.

Amazon: Kindle e-books are ahead of the popularity of physical books

The largest online store Amazon announced a nature to affect the entire market of typographic production. The fact is that the device for e-book reader Amazon Kindle is not only in itself has become the most popular Christmas and New Year gift, ahead of even the media player iPod touch, but also contributed to the tremendous growth in popularity of the actual e-books.

According to Amazon, e-books in a proprietary format for the Kindle for the first time surpassed the level of sales of their paper counterparts. This achievement is a significant milestone not only for Internet-oriented companies, namely, the Amazon, but in general the market for electronic books.

The above statistics of the Amazon means that the transition to electronic dissemination of typographic production, when the user simply loads the selected product on its "reading room" or the computer is much faster than in the music industry. In the latter area, distributing content on physical media such as compact discs, still forms the bulk of sales, although their share and continues to decline.

Recall that in the outgoing year, Amazon introduced the second version of its "reading room" called Kindle 2. This device is equipped with a 6-inch display technology-based "electronic ink", whose resolution is 600 x 800 pixels, and 2 GB of internal memory, USB-port and 3G functionality. Among other things, a tablet computer Apple, whose announcement may take place in late January, according to rumors, it is focused on reading electronic versions of books and periodicals.

The technology for charging electronics from the heat of the human body

Scientists from the center of the Belgian Interuniversity Microelectronics Center have created a technology that allows you to charge the battery from the heat of the human body. This system can be implemented in the form of tape, which is attached to the man's head, or a wristwatch. They can be quite stylish and virtually indistinguishable from the usual accessories. Thus, the warm human body will be collected and then converted into electrical energy. And the device will charge a special shirt, which also looks quite normal.

However, the heat emitted by the human body are sufficiently small, so the next goal - the creation of devices that this energy will be sufficient. That is what scientists now doing. Apparently, such a system will soon be able to charge a compact media player or mobile phone. And then the technology can be adapted for military industry - for charging the electronics field. It is not clear when the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center plans to launch commercial sales of its development.

iToos M6HD - portable media player with support for HD video

The company introduced the portable media player iToos M6HD. It has a fairly large 4.3-inch touch screen with 16M colors, which can display high-definition video: a display resolution of 1360x768 pixels. In addition, video 1080i device can output to external monitors on the interface HDMI. To store files in iToos M6HD provides 8 GB of internal memory, and another 32 GB can be added through memory cards microSD. Thus, the space for HD video will be enough.

IToos M6HD Media Player supports a wide range of audio and video formats: MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC, and H.264, MKV, VOB, DAT, RM / RMVB, AVI. In addition, it has a FM radio. And you can control the media player using the remote control that comes in the kit. Dimensions iToos M6HD are 104x77x12 mm. The cost of new items is $ 58.5, it seems, had already gone on sale in China.

Fly DS160 Black - Budget phone with two SIM cards

In the online shop Euroset has a new, not yet officially submitted to the phone - Fly DS160 Black. Like other recent news brand Fly, this model supports two SIM cards in the standby mode. This is an inexpensive model, the cost without connection set at 2,560 rubles. Additional features in the phone - unpretentious digital camera at 0.3 megapixel, headphone jack 3,5 mm, FM radio, MP3 player, Bluetooth interface and support for memory cards microSD. And all this at a very democratic prices. In addition, the apparatus is equipped with a battery with 1800 mAh, which is a rarity at this price.

The screen has a diagonal of 1.8 inches and supports display up to 65K colors. FM receiver can record the ether. Built in memory is 250 MB. Charging the battery is produced by interface USB. The kit included wired stereo headset.

HCL ME 06 - simple netbook with 3G support

The Indian company HCL introduced a new netbook ME 06. This is the standard model with a 10-inch display, and it uses an Intel Atom previous generation, but not new. HCL ME 06, probably like many nebukov issued during 2008 - 2009, and its characteristics rather ordinary: CPU: Intel Atom N270, the operating system is Windows XP Home, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive, and so on. The only thing that was interesting - a slot for a SIM card and support networks of 3G. Cost HCL ME 06, while hardly a budget: it is 21 640 rupees, about $ 465.

HCL ME 06 Features:

* Operating System - Windows XP Home Edition
* Processor - Intel Atom N270 (1,6 GHz) Chipset - Intel 945GSE
* Graphics - Intel GMA 950
* Memory - 1 GB DDR2 (maximum - 2 GB)
* Winchester - 160 GB
* 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024x 600 pixels
* Web camera
* Wireless Adapters Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
* Card Reader SD / MMC / Memory Stick
* Ports - VGA, 3hUSB 2.0, microphone, headphone, RJ-45
* 6-cell battery
* Time of battery life - up to 5 hours 15 minutes
* Dimensions - 253h188h28 mm
* Weight - 1.6 kg

ASRock A330ION - motherboard format mini-ITX platform for NVIDIA Ion

ASRock Company is preparing to present its new product, developed under the platform NVIDIA Ion - compact motherboard A330ION. New made in the form-factor mini-ITX and combines a built-in dual-core Atom 330 processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz and an integrated GeForce 9400 graphics processor supporting DirectX 10.

Motherboard ASRock A330ION equipped with slots for memory modules with support for dual-channel DDR3 1066, as well as expansion slot PCI-Express x16. In addition, there are four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and two ports eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet connector and an integrated 7.1-channel audiochip VIA VT2020. The system includes video output interfaces D-Sub, DVI and HDMI.

To improve the reliability of a motherboard ASRock A330ION equipped with solid capacitors, and the system of instantaneous load based on Linux allows you to quickly access key functions and applications. Unfortunately, the price and release date of this interesting product has not been revealed, but it is expected that the board ASRock A330ION should appear on sale shortly after the completion of CES 2010.

Powerful Power Supply Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W

Antec Company announced today the introduction of new model - blocks PSU Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W. The new model TPQ-1200, to fill out a family of high-performance TruePower Quattro, is the first power supply, Antec, having a capacity of 1200 Tues As the producer, the new design is fully compatible with all modern processors, including the latest quad-core chips Intel Core i7 and Core i5, and also supports any configuration of graphics subsystems, including the NVIDIA Quad SLI and ATI CrossFire.

The use of modern element base and recent developments in circuit technology, including technology PowerCache to improve overall stability and DC-DC converters to improve efficiency, allowed to raise the productivity of PSU TruePower Quattro 1200W at high levels. With this PSU TPQ-1200 successfully received the standard certificate 80Plus Silver, meaning the efficiency of more than 85% of the entire range of workloads.

New tires has six +12 V, each of which can provide stable power load up to 38A. Cooling system is made using a low-noise low noise 80-mm fan with PWM control, thus allowing for intelligent control of speed depending on the testimony of the temperature sensor. Model TPQ-1200 is also equipped with a new hybrid system of cables, which facilitates the installation of the system and allows to optimize cooling and ventilation inside the computer case.

PSU Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W comes with a 3-year manufacturer's warranty. Deliveries of new items at Russia's distributors have already begun. Approximate price is 300-350 dollars.

Buffalo presents new solid state drive lineup

At the end of this year, the Japanese company Buffalo has announced its intention to release a new series of solid state memory in the form factor 2.5-inch. New line of SSD was named SHD-NSUH and includes four models with capacities ranging from 32 to 256 GB. Interestingly, the manufacturer promises to provide, at least some models in this line before the New Year.

New SSD Drives Buffalo SHD-NSUH built on NAND memory chips with multilevel cell (MLC) and have the cache of 64 MB. Thus they are equipped with SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, and USB and supports the function of TRIM, a maximum data transfer rate in them is 186.6 MB / sec.

Versions SSD drives Buffalo SHD-NSUH with a capacity of 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB will cost $ 253, $ 369, $ 637 and $ 1,161 respectively. In this model at 64 and 128 GB will be available in Japan this week, SSD with 32 GB debut in late January, a drive of 256 GB will become available sometime in late May 2010.

Children's eBook - AIPTEK Story Book inColor

Electronic books are gaining the world's growing popularity. Another confirmation of this - the release of the company AIPTEK e-books for children Story Book inColor. Price e-book - $ 199.

In the book are pre-illustrated 20 children's stories with sound. Story Book is equipped with 8-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, 512MB internal memory, memory card slot for microSD (up to 16GB), USB 2.0, Li-Ion battery capacity 2600 mAh (duration of up to two hours when viewing slideshow) supports formats: MP3, JPEG.

Learn more about Story Book inColor possible from the video below.

Pantech IM-U540L "Sportiv": a sports phone with touch control for LG Telecom

South Korean company Pantech, which produces at home products under the brand of SKY, announced a new model of mobile phone with touch controls - IM-U540L "Sportiv". This model is designed to work in CDMA networks, the local operator LG Telecom, has a slim build, sporty design, lots of colors and body design is ideal under the control of one (left) hand. For these purposes on the side of the phone are a number of buttons with a convex shape. Apart from all governments, led (or rather in the corner), the phone is so-called universal three-dimensional analog control key functions on the phone, such as radio tuning, adjusting the brightness level of display or navigate the phone menu.

Among other advantages of its new products, the manufacturer indicates that there is support widgets (which can be placed on the phone screen in random order), increased protection in the construction of IM-U540L and the use of metal parts. In addition, the new device allows you to download files without the usual MR3 DRM protection, watch digital TV programs in standard T-DMB, and use built-in electronic dictionaries.

Pantech IM-U540L "Sportiv" specifications:

  • Support communications standards: CDMA EVDO Rel 0 / HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Dimensions: 106,5 x54, 5x10, 3 mm / Weight 88.3 oz (with a thin battery); 106,5 x54, 5x11, 2 / Weight 91.2 oz. (with standard battery)
  • Display: Large, 3-inch touchscreen, TFT, resolution of 240х400 pixels, displaying more than 262 thousand colors
  • Camera: 3 megapixel CMOS (CMOS)
  • Memory: 62 MB user available, expandable through microSD memory cards
  • Built-in photo and video editor (SKY Studios)
  • View office and text documents (SKY viewers)
  • Multimedia player, support for viewing television programs in the standard T-DMB
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Other applications: To-do list, Calendar, Calculator, Voice Memo, Stopwatch, World Clock, Unit converter and exchange, Google Maps and subway.

Notebook Gateway EC18T: almost the same Acer Aspire Timeline 1420P

The site of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has appeared documentation Notebook Gateway EC18T. He, in fact, is a somewhat modified version of the model Acer Aspire Timeline 1420P, but under a different brand. Gateway EC18T equipped with 11.6-inch touch screen, which can be deployed and put on the keyboard, using the device as a Tablet PC. Notebook is based on energy-efficient processors and can work in standalone mode, up to 8 hours. Does not indicate when this model will be released. By the way, the files FCC indicated that such a notebook will be released and under the brand Packard Bell.

Gateway EC18T Features:
  • Display: 11.6 inch, touch
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU2300 (1,2 GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • RAM: 4 GB (max - 8 GB)
  • Hard drive: 250/320/500 GB
  • Connectors: HDMI, VGA, 3xUSB, microphone, headphones
  • Autonomy time: up to 8 hours

Desk calendars from the Notion Ink got the name Adam

Two weeks ago we reported with reference to the resource Slash Gear on a Tablet PC from the company's Notion Ink, which will have a screen produced by Pixel Qi, and is built on a platform of Nvidia Tegra. Now in the Indian press had information revealing the name of the device and pointing to the provisional date for the launch. According to the newspaper The Hindu model will be called Adam, and the emergence of a sale can be expected in mid-2010. Currently tablet manufacturer is in talks with American and Indian operators of 3G-networks in order to test the model. If the start date (June-July 2010) is not too impressive, the expected low price - 15 000 Indian rupees (about 320 dollars) - can provide sufficient interest.

Recall that the tablet from the Notion Ink was the first known devices using the screen of Pixel Qi, characterized the possibility of working as an online e-paper and in color, which allow for longer battery life. The model is based on the Nvidia Tegra T20, supports playback of Full HD 1080p video, a built-Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and UMTS / HSDPA. The screen device has a diagonal of 10.1 inches, and its resolution is 1024 x 600 pixels. The device has a built-in 3G-modem, A-GPS receiver, digital compass, position sensors, removal, lighting and water. Physical ports include USB, HDMI and 3.5-mm audio jack. In addition, going 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording. Built-in memory is 16 or 32 GB, but it can extend through a slot for SD cards.

Demonstration Notion Ink Adam will be held in January at CES 2010.

New update 1.3.5 for OS WebOS for communicators Palm Pre

According to the official site operator Sprint, starting today for users of Palm Pre communicators available the updated version WebOS. Improvements over the previous version 1.3.1 is not so significant and relate primarily to optimize the system. It was somewhat increased time while in the field with an unstable surface. Also, due to possible corrections QCELP digital audio and video files sent in MMS-message, no difficulties. In addition, when you double-click on the address in the contacts phonebook program is launched, Google Maps or operator's service Sprint Nav. For those who frequently is in the second-generation networks, without 3G coverage, provides for the possibility of loading through 2G.

Ultra notebooks will be in the business segment

Notebook manufacturers such as Acer, ASUS and MSI, has recently changed the focus of the line of ultrathin laptops. Now this type of portable computer user is not addressed, and the business segment. Such information shall be communicated to resource Digitimes, by source among manufacturers. Such a move is due to the fact that the main advantages of ultrathin laptops is a long time without charging and small size, while the notebook is more important for custom multimedia capabilities and high performance due to high demand of computer games.

The latest series of notebooks from Acer Travelmate Timeline CULV (model 8371, 8471 and 8571) demonstrate this approach. These devices are targeted more towards business and their cost ranges from $ 900 to $ 1000. The recent release of UL-series of ultra-thin notebooks using the technology of Turbo 33 of ASUS's also designed primarily for those who buy a laptop for work. And, according to information within the company, it is expected that the business solutions among the ultra-thin models will occupy a certain market share in 2010. MSI also plans to release the X-series, which will meet the demands of business class.

In 2009 the market was supplied about 6 million ultra-thin notebooks, which amounted to 3,7% of all deliveries. According to analysts Digitimes, next year will be delivered about 24 million units and ultrathin laptops amount to 12% of the market.

ABBYY Tutor 2.0 will teach English language on your mobile phone

ABBYY is presented ABBYY Tutor 2.0 - tutorial for rapid memorization of words of English, designed for mobile devices on the platform of Windows Mobile. The first version of the program was included in the electronic dictionary ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile version, but now augmented and improved version of ABBYY Tutor comes as a standalone product.

Manufacturer believes that with ABBYY Tutor 2.0 learn foreign words easily and conveniently: the phone is always at hand, and even if there are only a couple of free minutes - in transport, in line or during a lunch break - they can spend on improving the English language. The program will be useful both to people in-depth language learners and beginners, as well as those who need to quickly learn the words on a topic.

ABBYY Tutor 2.0 includes learning vocabulary total volume of 5000 vocabulary words, in which entries are divided by frequency of use, as well as thematic dictionaries on "Travel", "Work", "Restaurant", "Shopping", "Weather". Dictionary database is created on the basis of a sample of the best dictionaries included in the ABBYY Lingvo x3. In addition, the program provides an opportunity to create their own dictionaries and add them the necessary words of ABBYY Lingvo x3, or from any other source.

The study is based ABBYY Tutor 2.0 on four exercises for memorizing words and repetition. To determine the level of the user's knowledge, when we first met the program will offer him to be tested. In the future the program will issue to memorize only the words that correspond to this level - no longer need to start learning from scratch. " Check how expanded vocabulary with the help of ABBYY Tutor 2.0, at any time learning by using the exam. If any word incorrectly translated by the user, it will again appear in the main lesson.

ABBYY Tutor 2.0 will be released in two versions:

  • C Boxed version of indefinite duration or with a 1-year (Recommended price - 490 rubles and 230, respectively), the beginning of sales is planned for February 2010.
  • Download-version of indefinite duration or with a 1-year (Recommended price - 390 rubles and 210, respectively). Download-version ABBYY Tutor 2.0 for sale from 24 December in the shops, including the online store at ABBYY.

Google will release Netbook with Google Chrome OS

According to rumors, Google plans to release next year not only smart phone under its own brand, but netbook, so that the operating system Google Chrome OS was provided and branded platform. Are called even some specifications of the device. According to certain resources, Google is negotiating with several manufacturers of components, and, on the basis of these data are called characteristics netbook.

Model running Google Chrome OS will be based on Nvidia Tegra platform and the ARM-processor, which is expected to provide better performance than the Intel Atom, and at the same time will consume less energy. Screen netbook would be 10.1-inch touchscreen, made on technology TFT, HD format and with support for multitouch. Of the other characteristics mentioned 64 GB SSD drive, 2 GB of RAM and a standard set of communication: WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, Webcam, 3.5-mm audio jack, card reader, etc.

It is also possible that the model will be marketed with preinstalled applications Google: Google Maps, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calender, and Google Search by Voice. As the most likely date appears on the market called the last quarter of 2010 and New Year period. This indicates that the cost of the device is less than 300 dollars.

FCC certified dock for smartphone Nexus One

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the device, designated as the Nexus One Desktop Dock (CR B410). His company is a manufacturer High Tech Computer (HTC). Apparently, this docking station for "guglofona" Nexus One. Information about her on the FCC site is rather poor: no images, only the image-sketch. Also stated that the accessory supports wireless interface Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.

In addition, one report on the testing Nexus One Desktop Dock stated that the device is connected through the AV connector to the DVD-player for the transfer and playback of multimedia. It is not known when the docking station will go on sale. It is likely that this will happen simultaneously with the release of the Nexus One in January next year or shortly thereafter.

Netbook MSI Wind U135 and U160 will be demonstrated at CES 2010

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) announced that the exhibition will present at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which starts on January 7 next year in Las Vegas, several of its products. In addition to already released MSI Wind12 U200 and U230, and will be some new netbooks, including - models U135 and U160. On the MSI Wind U135 we have already mentioned in the news. This 10-inch model based on the new Intel Atom N450 processor and operating system Windows 7 Starter. Among the wireless options this netbook - 3,5 G and even WiMAX. According to MSI, U135 was the first in the industry netbooks based on the new platform Intel Pine Trail, obtained the certificate of International WiMAX Forum.

MSI Wind U160, in turn, is the winner of 2010 iF Product Design Award. Detailed characteristics of this netbook company has not yet opened. We only know that this ultra-thin and lightweight model with a 10.1-inch display, processor Intel Atom N450, touchpad supports multi-touch and keyboard chiclet. The thickness of the MSI Wind U160 does not exceed 25 mm and the weight is only 1 kg. In this case, the device can operate without recharging the battery up to 9 hours. And, of course, winner of the iF Product Design Award differs spectacular appearance: he was imprisoned in a golden-brown body with a glossy cover with coating Color Film Print, protecting it from damage and contamination. Apparently, the remaining details of the MSI Wind U160 producer, said at CES 2010.