The new compact camera from PENTAX Optio

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Company PENTAX officially announced three new compact digital camera series Optio: I-10, H90 and E90.

The prototype model Optio I-10 served as the smallest SLR camera PENTAX AUTO 110, published in the spring of 1978. Powered by the wide obetiv with a 5-fold optical zoom and optical image stabilization, 12 megapixel matrix, a large 2.7-inch LCD, as well as the presence of features such as Face Detection, HD-video and built-in editing tools image.

Unlike Optio I-10, PENTAX Optio H90 has modern features in the design of the shell dominated by straight lines, and control buttons are placed so that they could safely push without fear of offending other organs settings. In technical terms, this unit is practically no different from the retro-new items.

PENTAX Optio E90 - it is affordable unit, where there was a place functions: automatic choice of scene modes (Auto Picture), Smile Capture (shooting from the smile) and to identify faces in the frame. Among the other features of the model have the following:

  • 10 MP sensor
  • Lens with 3-fold optical zoom
  • Large 2.7-inch LCD display
  • Function cue accidentally deleted photos
  • Mode "Panorama"
  • High-speed photography (in the resolution of VGA)
  • Power from the batteries finger
  • New items are expected in Russia and Ukraine in the second half of March.

Samsung WB2000: another camera with AMOLED display

Samsung is preparing a continuing series of cameras with screens performed on Technology OLED. Camera Samsung WB2000 due to go on sale in Britain from 24 May. Full list of features is currently unknown, but indicates the presence of 10-megapixel matrix and lens with five times optical zoom lens. Images of this model is also currently in the web is not available.

AMOLED screen has a diagonal 3 inches, but did not specify whether it is a touch, as in other OLED models, Samsung, or whether it is a regular viewfinder. Shop Amazon is already taking pre-order camera Samsung WB2000, which amounts to £ 329.99 ($ 532).

Have already been submitted camera company Samsung c OLED screens. Their cost and time are on the market are not indicated, but they also all listed as available for pre-order through Amazon. Camera Samsung HZ35W (in Britain will come as WB650) will appear in February and costs £ 299.99 ($ 484), Camera Samsung CL80 (also known as ST5500) and Samsung NX10 will go on sale March 15, and their cost will be £ 349.99 ($ 564) and £ 599.99 ($ 968), respectively.

Android-smartphone Motorola Zeppelin announce at MWC in February

Czech resource iDNES published photograph smartphone Motorola Zeppelin. According to the source, it will be presented at the forthcoming Congress Mobile World Congress, which starts in Barcelona on February 15. By the way, previously thought that Motorola Zeppelin had already appeared in China as the XT800. But the picture presented iDNES, the model looks different. This besklaviaturnogo piece in a white case with a 3.2-inch touch screen, a resolution which is 320x480 pixels, and a mini-touchpad underneath.

Of the other characteristics of Motorola Zeppelin mentioned 5-megapixel camera, digital compass, and support satellite navigation. And according to earlier data, the device also supports high-speed standard and HSUPA wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Smartphone running Android operating system interface MotoBlur. iDNES not informed when the machine goes on sale and how much it will cost, perhaps it will be announced during the announcement at MWC. It is hoped that the model is designed for the international market.

Nokia has demonstrated a mobile radar

Research Center of the company Nokia today introduced a number of developments at the exhibition Demo House 2010 in the home for the company Espoo. Among them is the development, received the name of Radio Detection And Ranging (RaDAR) or the concept of a mobile radar. Engineers Finnish companies offer phones equipped with sensors, the effect of which would be similar to the principles of radar. Find the issue of the concept lies in the fact that the mobile phone emits electromagnetic waves sent by the speed and the reflection of the object determines the distance to it. This will build a mobile radar, which measures the velocity of the object or, for example, contactless switch the volume - the closer the user puts a hand to the phone, the louder the music plays. And vice versa.

Full list of specifications for the Archos 7

Mobile Internet Devices Archos 7 is the "big brother 'Flatbed Archos 5. At the same time its main differences are not only 7-inch touch screen, but some are not so noticeable, but useful improvements. Among them: setting up Webcams for Internet telephony, its stereo microphone, which was removed from the speakers. Although the model also runs on Google Android, some changes have affected and software, including the installed audio codec for APE files. Also, the device made compatible with computers running Mac OS and Windows.

In the sales model will do in the UK market in March, and the cost of 8-GB version will be £ 149.99 ($ 242) including all taxes.

Internet Tablet Archos 7 Specifications:

• OS: Android
• Built-in storage: 8 GB
• Display: 7-inch touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels
• Supported video standards: MPEG 1/2/4, WMV, FLV, AVI, RM, RMVB, MKV, MOV
• Supported audio standards: MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, APE, AAC
• Supported image files: JPEG, BMP, GIF • Webcam
• Recorder
• Other file formats: TXT and LRC
• Dimensions: 203 x 107 x12 mm

Aigo N500 - phone / MID on Maemo OS already on sale in China

More known as a manufacturer of mobile Internet devices, including a Web tablet P8860, the company Aigo has released a hybrid phone / MID N500.

The device uses ARM processor Marvell PXA310 + with a frequency of 806 MHz. In addition, N500 has another interesting feature - running Maemo OS. N500 is the second Nokia device is not on the market under nokievskoy operating system, Maemo, the first was Optima OP5-E a lot like now with the N500.

Phone / MID is also equipped with 4.3-inch WVGA resistive touch screen, 128MB DDR RAM, 256MB ROM, b / g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, 3G (EVDO), GPS, VGA webcam, 3.2 megapixel camera with a back side, the battery capacity of 2600 mAh, weight about 320 grams.

Aigo N500 for sale right now in China for about $ 586. On sale elsewhere in the world yet unknown, but from past experience distribution apparatus from Aigo, we can assume the appearance shortly N500 in the U.S. and Europe. Maybe with the release of this device, we note the start of mass production of devices on the OS Maemo

LG communicator 210 series running WM 6.5 only for Korea

Yesterday, LG introduced the communicator running Windows Mobile 6.5 for the Korean market, known as LG-SU210, KU2100 and LU2100.

Working on a new user interface called 'beehive UI', the new LG 210 series is equipped with a 3-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 240x480 pixels, 5 MP camera with auto focus, T-DMB tuner, a slot for memory cards microSD, modules Bluetooth, Wi-Fi , GPS, battery capacity of 1500 mAh and is working in networks WCDMA (HSPA) and GSM. Shipping Communicator is a purple and titanium body color for an estimated price of about $ 600. Probability distribution devaysa in other markets have not yet discussed.

Mustek MER-6T - 6-inch e-reader with audio player

Company Mustek introduced a device for reading electronic books under the name Mustek MER-6T. It is equipped with a screen with a diagonal 6-inches, to be satisfied by electronic paper technology and showing up to 16 shades of gray. Below the display are several buttons for reversing pages, volume control, zoom, and so on. Predictably, therefore, that Mustek MER-6T supports not only text but also audio. Music or audiobooks you can listen through headphones. Embedded device memory enough to store about 1600 books, if that is not enough, you can use a memory card. On the cost and timing of Mustek MER-6T to the manufacturer's web site have not been announced.

Mustek MER-6T Features:

* 6-inch display with a resolution of 600x800 pixels and displays 16 shades of gray
* 2 GB internal memory
Slot card format SD / SDHC
* E-book formats - PDF (Free / DRM), ePub (Free / DRM), TXT, RTF, FB2, PRC / MOBI, HTML
* Audio formats - MP3, WMA, WAV
* Picture formats - JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
* Ports - mini USB 2.0, 3,5 mm
* Battery 1200 mAh
* Time of battery life - up to 8000 pages of text, up to 6 hours of music playback
* Dimensions - 162.5 h124, 5x10, 2 mm

10 megapixel camera Pentax Optio E90 - for beginners

Company Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division has introduced a new 10-megapixel compact camera Pentax Optio E90. As promised manufacturer, offering a variety of convenient, easy and useful features, including a few "magic button", this new model makes the process of photographing a comfortable and pleasant, even for beginners and experts to attract good quality and pictures and video.

Optio E90 is equipped with three-times optical zoom lens with a focal range from 31,5 to 94,5 mm equivalent 35 mm format. Function Intelligent Zoom, increasing the zoom range to 17-fold, if necessary, provide you with even greater approximation without any noticeable deterioration in the quality of images. Also provided a digital system stabilization Optio E90 - the ability to install high sensitivity (up to ISO 1600) and the video stabilization mode (Movie SR). 2.7-inch display has a resolution of 230,000 pixels.

Optio E90 clearly and quickly focuses on the human face, even if the "portrayed" is not in the center of the frame. In addition, the camera can automatically take a picture, when in its field of view of someone smiling (function Smile Capture), to warn the photographer, if at the time the shutter someone blinked, and automatically otkadrirovat Look for tracks in the mode of "Portrait of the average plan . In the Auto Picture mode, the camera work, automatically selecting the most suitable for this story crew program: Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Flowers, Sports or artificial lighting.

Optio E90 compact housing is designed so that the camera was lying comfortably in the hand. Thanks Joining the battery compartment securely holds the camera in hand, and a soft cover Soft-Touch will not allow her to jump out of the hands. Optio E90 as a source of supply practical uses AA batteries. The two ordinary alkaline batteries Optio E90 can do about 220 shots.

"Green Mode" in the camera E90 allows the push of a button the green switch to fully automatic shooting and block some of the settings to exclude the possibility of accidentally shot down. The camera then choose the optimum settings for every shooting situation: the shutter speed and aperture, ISO and many other parameters. Pentax Optio E90 will be available in February. Approximate price is $ 100.

HTC HD3 - a multimedia monster with a 1.5 GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera and 4.5-inch touchscreen

Chinese website posted specification communicator HTC HD3. According to the source, this device will be the successor model of HTC HD2 and will be released in November this year. HTC HD3 running the Windows Mobile 7 and is based on the processor with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz (Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon). In general, judging by the performance, it's a real multimedia monster with a large touch screen, video support 1080p, high-definition cameras and a large amount of internal memory. True, some of them look a little unlikely, for example, simultaneous support for network and WiMax 4G (obviously, it is a standard LTE). With such capabilities, if that information is deemed reliable, HTC HD3 can be really, really an expensive solution.

HTC HD3 Specifications:

* Operating system Windows Mobile 7
* Processor with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz (chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon)
* Memory: 1 GB RAM, 1 GB ROM, 16 GB internal memory
Slot for microSD cards up to 32 GB
* 4.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, 16M colors and multi-touch
* 8 megapixel camera with xenon flash and video recording 720p
* Support for WiMax, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and 4G
* Ports - HDMI, USB 2.0 and 3.5
* Battery 1800 mAh
* Time running conversation - up to 8 hours
* Opening hours of standby time - up to 300 hours

Moneual MiNEW V220 - 22-inch aluminum PC all-in-one

The Korean company Moneual introduced a desktop-class all-in-one "MiNEW V220. This is, in fact, the computer monitor, enclosed in aluminum housing. The device is equipped with 22-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and is represented in three trim levels - MiNEW V220 S processor Intel Pentium E5300, MiNEW V220 O based on Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and the most productive MiNEW V220 D based on the powerful Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 . The youngest model MiNEW V220 S is equipped with 2 GB of RAM and hard drive 640 GB, the MiNEW V220 O volume is similar to the hard drive and more memory - 4 GB, the MiNEW V220 D, in turn, has 4 GB of RAM and 1 TB disk.

Otherwise, the characteristics of the models are similar: they use a GeForce 9300 graphics, equipped with a built-in optical drive, DVD Super Multi, 1,3 megapixel camera, as well as an HDMI and S / PDIF. Dimensions MiNEW V220 are 533x34x96 mm and weight - 7,8 kg. Cost MiNEW V220 S, MiNEW V220 O and MiNEW V220 D in South Korea is 1 300 000 won ($ 1100), 1 500 000 won ($ 1280) and 1 650 000 won ($ 1400) respectively.

IDC: Google Android will become the second most popular mobile OS in 2013

It's no secret that the mobile operating system Android, developed with the active participation of corporations Google, is now at the stage of its heyday. The world's leading manufacturers of smart phones, including Motorola, HTC and Samsung, producing more mobile devices on this software platform. Brilliant prospects for Google Android is confirmed by analysts IDC in a recent report.

According to experts, Google Android should be in the coming years to become the fastest growing operating system for smartphones. However, by 2013, according to IDC, Google Android OS will become the second most popular mobile software platform in the world, second only to Symbian.

Currently it is the operating system Symbian, used in most smartphones Nokia, dominates the global market of mobile software platforms. Next come the BlackBerry OS and the iPhone OS, used in the respective mobile devices. However, in the U.S. market leaders have BlackBerry OS and the iPhone OS, occupying respectively the first and second position.

However, due to its very dynamic development of Google Android in the coming years will change the balance of power in this market. This software platform with a much more rapid than those of competitors, the growth will to press the BlackBerry OS and iPhone OS from the second position respectively in the global market and within the United States.

ASRock H55M-LE - another motherboard chipset Intel H55

ASRock Taiwanese company is preparing to submit its fifth in a row is a motherboard based on chipset Intel H55. Novelty called H55M-LE, is made in the form-factor micro-ATX and is designed to interact with Intel in the performance of LGA 1156, including the new 32 nm chips Clarkdale. Motherboard ASRock H55M-LE is built on the circuit board in black and equipped with two slots for DDR3 memory modules 2600, an expansion slot PCI-Express x16 ports and four SATA 3.0 Gbps. As the number of supported processor board includes models with an integrated GPU, a number of interfaces and video outputs include D-Sub and DVI.

Among other things, the motherboard ASRock H55M-LE also includes a slot Gigabit Ethernet, integrated 7.1 channel audiochip and Instant Download Instant Boot. The board supports coolers for Intel chips in performance LGA 1156 and LGA 775, and its system BIOS includes a special feature of Turbo 50, which allows you to automatically overclock the CPU, memory and graphics.

Thus, as suggested by the function Turbo 50 can increase overall system performance by 50 percent. Motherboard ASRock H55M-LE should appear on the market next month at a price less than 65 euros.

CPU Athlon II X2 255 overclocked to 4.8 GHz

Very often in our news there are remarks, a report on the next reach of enthusiasts around the mass of a CPU. Today's story - about an experiment conducted by well-known overclocker Chew * over dual-core processor Athlon II X2 255, only recently introduced by AMD. This model belongs to the family Regor and is a monolithic chip with two physical cores on the chip, made by the 45 nm process technology. In addition, Athlon II X2 255 has a third level cache. All this has reduced its TDP of 65 watts.

The system, built by Chew *, this processor was overclocked to the frequency of 4800.1 MHz with the core values in the 3.1 GHz. This figure BClk was 320.01 MHz, the multiplier was equal to 15.0, and the value VCore could reach 1,696 volts. To cool the CPU used cascade cooler.

Test configuration created by Chew *, included its own chip Athlon II X2 255, motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H, Memory DDR3 1600 production OCZ, Power Supply PC Power & Cooling 750 watt power and graphics card ATI Radeon HD 4890. In addition, in the same configuration Chew * managed to overclock the processor Athlon II X2 255 to the frequency of 4050 MHz, using the reference CPU cooler that came with a high quality chip AMD.

Updating Zune 4.2 hints at next Microsoft smartphone

Very often, information about future products of a company is moving to the Internet in unexpected ways, including through a software update. In the past, experts found thus indications of a coming release of the products Apple. And now came the "light" and solutions from Microsoft.

In a very minor update to Zune 4.2, designed, as you may imagine, for the software player Zune, revealed a rather interesting link. They may well be regarded as indirect confirmation of Microsoft's plans to release its own smartphone features with the Zune. On the possibility of this saying not so long ago in his research analyst at Jefferies & Co Katherine Egbert (Katherine Egbert).

For example, the file INF, is responsible for the identification of the hardware drivers, besides the usual lists Zune has just three links to something called Phone.DeviceDesc, which is then noted in the description simply as a phone. Because these links should refer only to real devices, such as indications hint at three phones under the brand of Microsoft, whose support the Zune software may be required in the near future.

Canon may submit to the PMA and 60D SLR cameras with rotary 550D/600D screens

In advance of the exhibition PMA 2010, to be held in February in Anaheim, California, the World Wide Web is increasingly appearing rumors about upcoming announcements from the world's leading manufacturers of photo equipment. The next information came from the forum, where some Israeli official characterized as a resource for Canon Rumors quite reliable in the past, posted some descriptions of two new SLR cameras Canon - 60D and 550D/600D.

If you believe the information presented, SLR Camera Canon 550D/600D belong to the so-called Rebel series and equipped with turning display. In addition, the camera will APS-C matrix with a resolution of 15.1 megapixels and the function of shooting video in HD quality 720p at 30 frames per second. As for SLR Canon 60D, it is likely to be a continuation of the model middle-class Canon 50D, which was announced in August 2008.

According to published reports, SLR camera Canon 60D will also receive a swivel screen and a new APS-C matrix with a 15.1 megapixel resolution. In addition, it will probably be able to shoot Full HD video to a 1080p. Compared with its predecessor, Canon 60D is also equipped with a new battery and battery grip. The price of this camera is estimated at about 1190 dollars, and its appearance on the market is expected in May. Regarding the new model in the series Rebel, it can cost 799 dollars, and its release date is not specified.

Supermicro X7SPA-HF - motherboard chip Atom D510 and graphics Matrox G200eW

We are accustomed to that motherboard under the "nuclear" platform equipped with either the native graphics Intel, or a more powerful integrated video chip NVIDIA Ion. But the company Supermicro decided to go their own way and presented a highly original server board X7SPA-HF with an integrated processor family Intel Pineview.

Motherboard Supermicro X7SPA-HF in a compact form-factor mini-ITX and is very energy efficient solution. The interest of this board is primarily because it combines the new dual-core processor Atom D510, announced last December, and somewhat outdated graphics chip Matrox G200eW with 128 MB of onboard memory, date at the end of the last century. However, in the priority list for server systems schedule is not the first place.

Of far greater importance in servers attached to the RAID modes. However, since the chipset NM10, used in the platform Pine Trail, such functionality is missing, Supermicro engineers have replaced this chipset south bridge ICH9R. This allowed to realize on-board X7SPA-HF as many as six SATA ports with RAID configuration.

In addition, the motherboard Supermicro X7SPA-HF equipped with special control functions of the controller with support for IPMI 2.0 and KVMR for remote access. There is also an expansion slot PCI-Express x16, which, however, realizes only four tracks. Among other things, the board is equipped with two SO-DIMM slots for memory modules, a pair of controllers, Gigabit Ethernet, ports, USB 2.0, D-Sub video output and serial port. However, it is worth Supermicro X7SPA-HF about $ 250, slightly expensive for a home server.

Kaspersky Lab: in 2010 the participation of attack via file-sharing networks

Kaspersky Lab has published an annual analytical reports on the development of computer threats and spam in 2009. The main trends of the past year was the further complication of viral technologies against the backdrop of relative stabilization of the number of new malware, the global epidemic, as well as the emergence of new Internet fraud schemes.

As the company over the past year, technology virus seriously complicated. Programs equipped with rootkit functionality, not only widespread, but also made significant strides in its evolution. Among them stands out such threats as Sinowal (bootkit), TDSS and Clampi. Also, last year's forecast of experts "Laboratories" to increase the number of epidemics is fully justified. In 2009, the level of global epidemics were able to achieve not only the TDSS, Clampi and Sinowal, but also a number of malicious programs. The epidemic began, the worm Kido (Conficker), has hit more than 7 million computers worldwide.

Over the last 3-4 years, China has become the leading supplier of malware. In 2009, Kaspersky Lab, there were 73 619 767 network attacks, more than half of them - 52,70% - were carried out with internet resources located in China. Nevertheless, in 2009 changed its direction vector of attack: China still leads in the number of potential victims, but its share has decreased by 7%. But other leaders of the past year - Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam - have become markedly less interesting cybercriminals. At the same time significantly increased the number of attacks on U.S. citizens, Germany, Britain and Russia.

In the past year have become increasingly diverse and fraudulent schemes used on the Internet. The traditional and very popular phishing add various sites offering online access to "services". Palm belongs here, alas, Russia. It is Russia's crooks put on stream creation of sites with a proposal "to find out the location of the person through GSM», «to read private correspondence in social networks," to gather information, "etc. In 2009, fraudsters have continued to grow in popularity psevdoantivirusov. Today, for the distribution of fake antivirus programs are not only other malicious programs (such as, Kido), and online advertising.

Despite the crisis, spam mail have not diminished. Global volumes of unsolicited mail have increased, but only slightly - an increase of 3,1%, and the average percentage of spam in mail traffic in 2009 amounted to 85,2%. U.S. remains the leader in spam-rating - 16% of all spam messages come from North America, Russia is followed - 8,5% of all spam is Russia's roots. The main novelty in the field of spam tricks can be considered using the service YouTube. Another spam-a novelty in 2009 was a letter from the mp3-attachments.

In 2010, experts from Kaspersky Lab expect a gradual shift of the vector of attacks on visitors: from attacks through web sites and applications in the direction of attacks via file sharing (P2P) networks. The complexity of malware will increase considerably. According to prognoses, will grow and the number of malicious programs targeting the iPhone and mobile devices running Android. A situation similar drop in the gaming Trojans, again, this time with fake antivirus.

Compact business notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X100e now with 3G and GPS

Lenovo is added to the possibilities of its ultraportable business-class ThinkPad X100e 3G support and GPS. More precisely, went on sale version of the 11.6-inch device with a Gobi chipset 2000. He realizes as 3G, and GPS, where you can select the cellular networks of different standards - GSM / UMTS or CDMA. In particular, in the U.S. you can buy SIM card for AT & T GSM / UMTS or Verizon or Sprint for CDMA. Cost Lenovo ThinkPad X100e with Gobi chipset is $ 649, is approximately $ 100 more than in the same configuration, but without this supplement.

Other characteristics of the Lenovo ThinkPad x100e, as before, include a processor AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, graphics ATI Radeon HD 3200, 2 GB of RAM, hard disk, 250 GB and a wireless adapter Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n ). Laptop Battery - 6-cell, from him, he can work up to 5 hours without recharging. By the way, there is also the basic equipment of the same laptop costs $ 449. It is distinguished by a smaller amount of RAM and hard drive - 1 GB and 160 GB respectively.

Windows Mobile 7, the same show at MWC in February and released before the end of the year

As the resource CNET, the debut of Windows Mobile 7 could safely wait for Congress Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will be held next month. Of course, release the final version of the new OS will not take place so quickly. As part of the Congress simply pass a demonstration of Windows Mobile 7. But this is an important step in the development of a software platform which release should have been held much earlier, but was postponed. There is, obviously, will be announced and the date of issue of mobile devices based on Windows Mobile 7.

Recall, the new version of Windows Mobile at number 7 will contain a very significant change. It is assumed that it would be more intuitive and comfortable in the management, in particular finger. Production of the first models based on it is expected later this year. On the first of them - LG Apollo and HTC Obsession - we have already mentioned in the news, they should go in the fall. By the way, a number of sources predicted delay issuance of the final version of the OS and, accordingly, devices until next year, but it does not seem particularly plausible. Additional information about Windows Mobile at number 7 should also appear at MIX 2010 in March.