Car Amplifier Philips SMP400

Friday, February 5, 2010

Philips has introduced 4/3/2-kanalny car amplifier Philips SMP400. Novelty has a function Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB), through which low-frequency sound is much improved, and bass component is allocated to any place, even in low volume systems. Moreover, the new power amplifier Philips SMP400 is customizable filters high and low frequencies, as well as pokanalnuyu volume control, which provide a deep and clear sound throughout the car audio system.

An important feature of the amplifier CMP400 is the presence of high-level input jack. This device is necessary if the head unit does not provide a linear output to the power amplifier, in this case, the audio is taken from the output connector on the car radio speakers. With this Philips CMP400 compatible with receivers of all makes.

In addition, due to aluminum heat sinks used in the new amplifier Philips SMP400 provides powerful heat, preventing overheating of the system. Power supply to the MOSFET transistors can reduce energy consumption, and multi-level protection scheme from the changes in voltage in the on-board network increases the reliability of the amplifier. Car Amplifier Philips SMP400 appear on Russia's market in February 2010.

PowerColor completes a series of Go! Green five graphics cards based on Radeon HD 5450

Company TUL Corporation, which owns the brand PowerColor, announced a quintet of new graphics cards in the original series of Go! Green, includes energy-efficient solutions. All five new accelerators are based on the recently announced graphics card AMD Radeon HD 5450, relating to the entry-level product.

All new cards Go! Green HD5450 by PowerColor are based on 40 nm chip Cedar and support DirectX 11 technology, as well as mode CrossFireX, implemented in software. In addition, they received 80 stream processors and 64-bit memory bus that connects the GPU with 512 MB or 1 GB of memory DDR2/DDR3.

Clock speeds video core and memory are 650 MHz and 800/1334 MHz (depending on the type of memory). Two of the five models of Go! Green HD5450 is a version with support for ATI Eyefinity technology and are equipped with video outputs D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort, and the remaining three versions were ports D-Sub, DVI and HDMI.

Because of its low-profile design and passive cooling system of five series graphics cards Go! Green HD5450 by PowerColor well suited for use in computer systems, home theater (HTPC), and in the sale of the quintet of new adapters should arrive shortly.

HIS today unveils a trio of video cards based on Radeon HD 5450

For the recent release of budget graphics card AMD Radeon HD 5450 company HIS (Hightech Information System) has prepared the premiere of three models based on this adapter. All new cards are based on 40 nm chip Cedar and have technology to support DirectX 11 and passive cooling systems.

One of three new video HIS Radeon HD 5450 has a low-profile design, respectively, of its printed and connective boards have half the height. In addition, the accelerator is equipped with 80 stream processors and 512 MB of DDR3 memory with 64-bit interface and video outputs D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. Clock speeds adapter is 650 and 1334 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively.

Two other graphic card HIS Radeon HD 5450 (one with 512 MB, the second with 1 GB of memory on board) are equipped with full-size connector board. They have almost the same characteristics as the first model, with one exception - the frequency of memory they have is equal to 1600 MHz. It remains to add that the sale of three video HIS Radeon HD 5450 should start in the near future, and their cost does not exceed 60 euros.

New Canon camera with video recording may be presented Feb. 8

According to the resource Pocket-lint, well-known manufacturer of photo products, Canon will soon submit one or two new SLR camera with video recording. Japanese company has announced some event in the London office of the British Academy of Film and Television (British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA), to be held in next Monday, Feb. 8.

Name of the event sounds like "Canon at the movies", and the time of its holding of approximately coincides with the set of announcements from other manufacturers of photo equipment, such as Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Fujifilm. In addition, this event is well correlated with the rumors circulating recently that Canon is preparing the announcement of the new SLR Rebel T2i and / or models of Canon 60D.

As the camera Rebel T2i, then, by some estimates it could get a new LCD screen, choose the number of frames per second while shooting video as well as new quality and shape of the shell (for the line of Rebel). At the same time, the model Canon 60D, Information DPreview, can be equipped with 18-megapixel sensor, DIGIC IV processor and the ability to record high-definition video modes 24p/30p.

Coolpix L110, L21 and L22 - simple camera Nikon headed ultrazoom

Today Nikon announced the upcoming release of three new series of compact cameras Coolpix L, oriented to beginners. Universal 12,1 megapixel L110 camera combines functionality with ease, thanks to which you may find it easier to capture unforgettable moments. The wide-angle NIKKOR lens with a 15-fold magnification ensures precise location and sharpness, while allowing to remove not only photographs, but also high-definition video with stereo sound. As pictures and videos is convenient to view on a large LCD display measuring 3 inches. Five functions suppress lubricating, ergonomic design, the possibility of macro photography with a distance of 1 cm and 15 scene modes further simplify the process of shooting. Furthermore, as the manufacturer, camera L110 is highly energy efficient and can make more shots than most other digital cameras, to discharge one set of batteries AA. Model Coolpix L110 is available in two colors: black and burgundy. It goes on sale in February for an estimated price of $ 279.95 (U.S.).

Attractive low-cost camera L21 and L22 are extremely easy to capture and allow each family member to make good shots. 12-megapixel camera L22 has optical zoom NIKKOR lens with a 3.6-fold increase, a large LCD screen diagonal of 3.0 inches, suitable for shooting and viewing photos. Built-in system of electronic vibration reduction, motion detection and automatically select the plot in conjunction with a simple avtorezhimom guarantee good results shooting in fully automatic mode. The system of intellectual portrait will make sure that all hit the frame, and large buttons and specialized shooting and playback modes provide maximum convenience of operation. Coolpix L21 has a resolution of 8 megapixels, equipped with a zoom NIKKOR lens with a 3.6-fold magnification and a display diagonal of 2.5 inches. Both models record video and work from ordinary batteries AA.

Model L21 is available in dark brown, pink and silver colors. Model L22 is available in black, red and silver colors. Output in the sale is scheduled in February. Approximate price for the L22 is $ 129.95 (U.S.).

Digital Picture Frame texet TF-117

Company Electronic Systems Alkotel presented a new picture frame texet TF-117. Through the use of new hardware platform, TF-117 is different from all his predecessors - in each section is implemented a wide range of settings, with the effects of multimedia visualization. In this photo frame is implemented a dynamic interface that allows you flip through the menu items with a single touch to the touch control unit.

Among the features texet TF-117 - the original 3D-effects slide show, virtual aquarium, the ability to set two alarms with individual settings and the choice of MP3 files as ring tone. From the system features a 7-inch display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels, the presence of 1 GB of internal memory, slots for SD / MMC / MS card slot and USB-Host connector for headphones.

HP EliteBook 8440 p, 8540 p / w, HP ProBook 6440b and HP ProBook 6540b: laptops for business users and corporate customers

HP has introduced in Russia a new line of powerful notebook HP EliteBook 8440 p and 8540 p / w, which satisfy the requirements of business users in the reliability and performance. Notebooks HP EliteBook 8440 p and 8540 p / w are based on new mobile technologies that have passed rigorous testing for compliance with military standards MIL-STD 810G to work in conditions of extreme temperatures, severe vibration, high dust and humidity. Except for the power adapter and wireless modules WWAN, laptops do not contain bromine-containing flame retardants and polyvinyl chloride.

Mobile Workstation HP EliteBook 8540w is made in anodized aluminum colors weapons of steel and equipped with the chassis, all crafted from magnesium alloy. This provides durability, guaranteeing the protection of laptop and trouble-free operation in harsh operating conditions. Models HP EliteBook 8440p and HP EliteBook 8540p are made in anodized aluminum color of platinum and magnesium alloy chassis. Depending on the model, HP EliteBook notebooks can be supplied in various configurations, including support for UMA graphics or a graphics adapter NVIDIA, based on the Intel Core i7, the new Intel Core processor or Core vPro, with screen resolution of HD or HD Plus.

However, the company announced two new model series HP ProBook b-series. Notebooks HP ProBook 6440b and HP ProBook 6540b focus on corporate customers who need an affordable solution that combines innovative features and functionality needed for business users. New Notebooks HP ProBook b-series, built on the basis of the new Intel Core processors and are available with wide screen HD LED-backlit display with a diagonal of 14 and 15.6 inches, are the solution for users who need high capacity, reliability and performance.

New Notebooks HP EliteBook series, and HP ProBook equipped with the software:
HP QuickWeb, through which users can access the Internet in just a few seconds after turning on the notebook;
HP QuickLook3, providing access to email, calendar and address book without having to load the operating system;
HP Power Assistant, helping to monitor and manage energy-saving settings, power the notebook and its components.

In addition, the new series notebooks HP EliteBooks will be delivered in a configuration with an optional battery HP Long Life Battery, its lifetime is three years - twice as high compared with most lithium-ion batteries for laptops. This new technology allows to reduce the number of batteries to be recycling throughout the life of a laptop. Notebooks HP EliteBooks and HP ProBook b-series will go on sale in Russia in April 2010.

Samsung demonstrated the E61 - a new e-reader with a QWERTY

Company Samsung Electronics, apparently preparing to release a third e-book, besides its already known E6 and E101. The new model is called E61, it, along with two other e-reader Samsung, shown at the exhibition Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in the Netherlands, 2 - 4 February. Apparently, Samsung E61 goes on sale early this year, but nothing is known about how much it will cost.

This eBook is equipped with 6-inch display with a resolution of 600x800 pixels, performed on the technology of electronic paper. Unlike Samsung E6, screen at E61 do not touch, and to enter text using a QWERTY-keyboard. The model can support such text formats, as ePub, PDF, and TXT. To store the content for Samsung E61 provides 2 GB of internal memory, you can also use a memory card format microSD. You can download electronic books from the relevant services wirelessly Wi-Fi. Among other features of the device can be noted a removable battery.

LG is preparing a netbook LG X20 with 3G-modem

The site of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has appeared documentation netbook LG X20. In the files it is also known as X200, XB200, XD200 or XV200, but it is most likely options for the index for different markets. LG X20-a 10.1-inch notebook based on Intel Atom N450 processor and operating system, Windows 7.

The solution has a complete set of wireless features, including an optional 3G-modem. It is worth noting that in the user manual LG X20 on the FCC site can find a complete list of its characteristics and photos. But that, when the model will be released and what will be its value so far nothing is known.

LG X20 Features:
  • Display: 10.1-inch, 1366x768 dots
  • Processor: Intel Atom N450 (1,66 GHz)
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 3150
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Hard drive: 250 GB
  • Web-camera: 1,3 Mp
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and 3G/HSPA (optional)
  • Battery: 4/6-elementny
  • Ports: VGA, microphone, headphone, RJ 45, USB 2.0h3
  • Supported memory cards: SD, MMC, MS
  • Weight: 1,2 kg (with 4-cell battery)

HP Mini 5102: the first HP netbook with touch screen

Russia's division of HP introduced the first model netbook Mini with support for touch. The first netbook from HP support touch-sensitive controls HP Mini 5102 is designed as a mobile workforce, and on students.

Model HP Mini 5102 is a reliable and compact notebook weighing 1.2 kg. Mini 5102 comes in a standard version and the version with touch controls. Netbook is equipped with a sound and light cover made of anodized aluminum and is presented in black, red and blue matte colors. In addition, as an option available grip for transportation.

With almost a full-size QWERTY keyboard Mini 5102 (95% of the standard size) and the presence of the touchpad netbook is more convenient to work compared with more compact competing solutions. Running Windows logon and retrieve protected web sites is facilitated by face recognition function HP Face Recognition and tools Protect Tools. To log in, users simply look in 2-megapixel camera HP Mini 5102.

Netbook HP Mini 5102 is built on a processor Intel Atom N450, supports a variety of access technologies to the Internet, including the possibility of mobile broadband. He received a widescreen display with LED backlight and a diagonal of 10.1 inches, available with WSVGA resolution or HD.

Customers can choose a configuration with four-battery for maximum compactness or shestielementnoy battery for longer battery life. When used with the optional battery shestielementnoy HP Mini 5102 netbook up to 11 hours battery life. Netbook HP Mini 5102 will go on sale in Russia in April 2010.

GPS chips Trimble Condor C1011, 1919 and C2626

Company Trimble has quite a strong place in the market of equipment manufacturers to help people easily get from point A to point B is not deviating from the shortest path. This manufacturer, introduced a family of GPS chips Condor, consisting of three models: C1011, 1919 and C2626. The new chips are expected to integrate into the already worked modules.

All three models will be part of the module provide information on the location, speed and the current time. However, the company says Trimble, these chips will receive information in the shortest time. All modules include the possibility of embedding in devices with active and passive antennas, and power consumption allows you to use them in browsers powered finger batteries.

From the representation of the module the smallest size has a model C1011. Its dimensions are 10 x 11 x 2.01 mm and it is designed for portable navigation devices. Condor C1919 somewhat larger (19 x 19 x 2.5 mm) and can be used in devices without I / O and RF connectors. Model C2626 - the largest of the presented - its size is 26 x 26 x 6 mm. All modules are compatible with systems used in European and North American markets.

Prospective batteries will serve 20 years

Japanese company Eamex announced that its engineers managed to develop a technology that can significantly extend the life of Li-Ion batteries. According to available data, the technology will bring the number of cycles to 10 000, which will provide up to 20 years of operation. The basic idea is to stabilize the electrodes and prevent the thinning of the layer of tin, which will provide an opportunity to increase the number of charge / discharge cycles the battery. In today's batteries are used negative electrodes made of gum-coated tin and restraint lithium ions emanating from the positive electrode. The positive electrode is made of silicon and tin, and the emission of ions degrades.

According to the Eamex, they are ready to release the first samples of batteries already this year.

Inexpensive Laptop average HP G62t

The site of the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) appeared novelty - laptop G62t. The company has not made the big announcement of this device, and immediately launched its sale. HP G62t - a 15.6-inch laptop on the basis of the productive processor Intel Core i3, i5 and i7.

It belongs to the middle class and has a standard functionality. Which, however, may be some "pull" with the proposed options. The main advantage of a laptop HP G62t, perhaps, is its low cost - it starts at $ 599.99. The model is already available on the manufacturer's website.

HP G62t Features:
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Display: 15.6-inch, 1366x768 dots
  • Processors: Intel Core i3/i5/i7
  • RAM: 2 / 4 GB
  • Hard drive: 160/250/320/500 GB
  • Optical Drive: DVD / Blu-ray
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Bluetooth (optional)
  • Ports: 3hUSB 2.0, VGA, RJ-45, microphone, headphone, RJ-11 (optional) and HDMI (optional)
  • Battery: 6-cell
  • Dimensions: 374h246, 4h31 ,7-36, 6 mm
  • Weight: 2,5 kg

Slim netbook MSI Wind U160 before it officially

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) has officially announced the netbook Wind U160. We already wrote about it in the news, he was awarded a design competition iF Product Design Award. 10.1-inch netbook MSI Wind U160 in terms of performance is quite usual for devices such class solution. It is built on the Intel Atom processor to the newest generation - N450 and runs under Windows 7 Starter.

The company also emphasizes the long battery Wind U160 on one battery charge - up to 15 hours (testimony of tests). But the design of the device, really, can not be called standard: it is very thoughtful and elegant. First, the model looks thin and elegant: its maximum thickness is slightly more than 25 mm, and weight - only 1 kg. In addition, a pleasant impression leaves a glossy cover with smooth beveled edges. Notebook available in black and gold (Fancy Gold) colors. On the value of MSI Wind U160 nothing is yet known.

MSI U160 Specifications:

  • Display: 10.1-inch, 1024x600 dots
  • Processor: Intel Atom N450
  • Chipset: Intel NM10
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 3150
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Starter
  • Memory: up to 2 GB
  • Hard Disk: 160 GB and more
  • Web-camera: 1,3 Mp
  • Support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and 3,5 G (optional)
  • Battery: 3 or 6-cell
  • Connectors: D-sub, USB 2.0x3, RJ45, microphone, headphones
  • Memory cards: SD / MMC
  • Dimensions: 265x165x24-25, 4 mm
  • Weight: 1 kg

Symbian became open source operating system

Organization Symbian Foundation yesterday completed the process of opening package the most common operating system for smartphones. Platform Symbian, which develops more than 10 years has been established more than 330 million devices worldwide, has become fully open, but its code is available free to all comers. Translation of such a common system from proprietary to open is the first time in history. Translation was carried out ahead. As noted in the press release, originally code to make Symbian open planned in early summer.

The initiative with the opening of the package was launched back in 2008, when the company Nokia, has to redeem the code from vendors and to transfer management platform in the non-profit organization Symbian Foundation. Despite the fact that the discovery has already occurred first phones to the updated system will not until early next year. The reason for Nokia and the Symbian Foundation to open operating system has become not only a desire to attract more application developers, but also the growing popularity of operating system Android. The latter is expected to oppose the possibility of an open community, while the operating system Android is being developed solely by Google.

Nokia Diagnostics: a program for smartphones, which will identify their problems

Developers from Nokia provided an opportunity to test the beta version of software called Nokia Diagnostics, designed to quickly diagnose the mobile terminal, and identify faults in it by running several tests, including:
  • Test coverage
  • Test connection to the Internet
  • Test battery charging
  • Test speakers and headphones

The purpose of this program, from the words of developers was to create a solution that can help users of the Nokia in the diagnosis and troubleshooting of their mobile devices. In addition, the program should also help in setting up your phone, making this process easier.

Nokia Diagnostics works fine on all S60 5th Edition devices such as Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5800 and Nokia X6. Software is not compatible with S60 3rd Edition devices.

GPS-navigator iSUN 4308 with Bluetooth can go around mirrors

GPS-navigator iSUN 4308 with pyatidyuymovym screen and Bluetooth module is available for sale. The model is able to go around traffic jams: it installed "AVTOSPUTNIK" forming routes based on the data from the analytical center Yandeks.Probki. Built-in Bluetooth-module with the DUN profile allows you to connect to the phone or device and use it as modem to connect to the network. This enables the use of online opportunities "AVTOSPUTNIK: antiprobochny service, monitoring the movement of the car, automatically download updates and POI maps directly to the navigator.

Bluetooth-module also makes the navigator iSUN 4308 in handsfree device for secure conversations on his mobile phone while driving. GPS-navigator iSUN pyatidyuymovym 4308 is equipped with wide-screen, ATLAS III processor with 400 MHz, 64 Mb of RAM and 128 MB of internal memory, GPS-receiver SiRF Star III. Housing avtonavigator has a thickness of 15 mm.

Program navigation "AVTOSPUTNIK" installed on iSUN 4308, calculates the best routes of travel, taking into account traffic congestion, road surface and the user desires, the recommended maneuvers warned voice prompts program. iSUN 4308 can serve not only the navigator, but if necessary - a multimedia center. It is equipped with audiovideovhodom, plays music files (formats MP3, WAV, MID), video (ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV), gives the ability to view images (support formats BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF). The device is equipped with FM-transmitter - with its help you can listen to music through car audio system.

ABBYY Business Card Reader now for iPhone 3GS

The company announced the availability of ABBYY ABBYY Business Card Reader for mobile iPhone 3GS. With this application iPhone owners will be able, from the words of the manufacturer to easily add data from business cards into a book contact your device in any place and at any time - for ABBYY Business Card Reader does not require Internet connection or access to additional resources.

Previously, the product is produced only for the platform Symbian, and now all the advantages of this product will be able to evaluate and mobile users iPhone 3GS.

Working with ABBYY Business Card Reader is very easy - you only need to photograph a business card, a camera phone. The program recognizes all of the fields (name, company name, title, telephone and fax numbers, web site address) and create a new contact in your address book. After that, users need only to verify the data and click "Save". Appendix provides the ability to edit the recognized fields and add new ones.

As the company believes, the program will be especially useful for business people who often meet with foreign partners and visited various countries for business development: ABBYY Business Card Reader «read the" business cards in 16 languages: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Indonesian, Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk), Portuguese (including Brazilian), Turkish, Ukrainian, Finnish, and Swedish.

In the near future to release two more versions of ABBYY BCR for the iPhone:

  • "Demo" - the application detects all fields business card, but does not allow to maintain contact in a notebook. Version will be distributed free of charge.
  • "Light-Version" - the application detects and stores in the address book only two fields, a business card - name and telephone number.

ABBYY Business Card Reader for the iPhone can only be purchased online store AppStore, an application using Apple iTunes. Cost of the program - $ 9.99.

LG CLUBBY KM555e: a new multimedia phone

Company LG Electronics unveiled a touch phone LG Clubby KM555e. Design LG Clubby KM555e quite strict and minimalist. 3-inch display frames shiny metal frame. At the bottom of the front panel are 3 touch buttons: reception, hang up and "Favorite applications". On the sides are shortcuts to the music player, camera with one hand, and on the other - the volume keys. For music lovers have a special access c widget on your phone wap-portal "Music Club LG», which includes more than a million tracks. Furthermore, for buyers of mobile phone LG Slubby a section with access to free content, which includes hits, pictures and much more.

Sound, ennobled feature Dolby Mobile. Office of musical compositions by using the visualized interface - albums displayed on the screen in the form of a disc with cover, scrolled and selected by pressing the finger. A music id feature allows you to define a melody that plays on the radio or TV. In LG Clubby KM555e supported microSD card for 16 GB, allows you to upload many musical compositions.

To communicate in social networks is the Idea Widgets, which provide quick access to popular social networks, as,, icq instant messenger and many others that are easily configured by the user. The phone services are available Yandex: Search, Weather, News, Dictionaries, television programs, as well as applications: Ya-line, and Yandex.Maps Yandeks.Metro.

In addition, the phone has a light weight and compact dimensions (105,9 x 53,4 x11, 95 mm). Battery capacity 950 mAh allows the phone to work over 390 hours of standby time or 5.5 hours of talk time.