Sony BDP-S470 - the new Blu-ray player with a mid-level 3D functionality

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In addition to Held at CES 2010 announcement of Blu-ray player BDP-S770, Sony became the first product of this kind with 3D functionality, a Japanese corporation has recently introduced another similar model. Novelty called BDP-S470 and a Blu-ray player the average level, and support for three-dimensional image appears in it in the summer with the release of firmware update.

In addition to the development of new 3D-compatible products Sony does not forget about the previously announced models. The Japanese manufacturer announced that its decision BDV-E770W, BDV-E570 and BDP-S570 will also have 3D functionality, along with updating the firmware. The very same Blu-ray player BDP-S470, in addition to the upcoming 3D compatibility is very similar to his predecessor's BDP-N460 and offers its owner the full range of support for streaming media services, including Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Slacker and YouTube, as well as the standard Blu - ray functions.

In addition, in a press release, Sony states that in the spring in the platform Sony BRAVIA Internet Video will be added support for online radio Pandora. However, it is unclear whether this would affect renewal of existing products, for example, the same Blu-ray player BDP-N460. Also reported that the Blu-ray players Sony, along with the implementation of 3D functionality will support the specifications of HDMI 1.4, which will allow them to work with the latest Full HD 3D formats. This cost Blu-ray player BDP-S470 has only $ 20 more expensive than the previous generation BDP-S370.

No naked military: Safety Mode option will protect YouTube users from questionable content

It is known that the world's largest broadcasts YouTube contains a great many variety of videos sent in by users. However, some of the submitted videos on this service have to put it mildly, questionable content, capable of causing irritation or even a shock to some viewers. For example, scenes of violence and hostilities, as well as videos of a sexual nature may adversely affect a child's psyche.

Knowing this, the management service YouTube has submitted a special option called Safety Mode (Safe Mode), which allows users to better control the video content offered to viewing. While this mode does not provide absolute protection from offensive material and comments retained on the site YouTube, it is another step in providing users with greater control over what they see.

To activate the option Safety Mode, simply click on the link at the bottom of any page video sources. This choice made can be saved to your browser with a password access to YouTube, provided to each registered user. So, now you can enjoy viewing videos on YouTube with less apprehension to see something, dissenting with your moral and ethical principles.

GlacialStars is cooling stand notebook IcePad

The company introduced a series of cooling GlacialTech stands for notebooks IcePad under the brand GlacialStars, which will help reduce the load on the fan system and reduce the noise laptop. Long use of "unreal" laptop can lead to rapid damage, as well as thin wiring and connections may melt. In addition, this notebook can be and leave its mark on the health of its owner in the form of burns on his thigh.

On the other hand, the compact size of today's notebook manufacturers are forced to sacrifice cooling. Thus, it is important to provide him with additional cooling, for example, in the form of stand GlacialStars IcePad, which will extend the life and increase productivity. IcePad has ergonomic design and display, which enables users to monitor the status of the notebook. Mat has a slip rubber surface, not allowing the laptop to slide on the surface of the stand. Retail price is about $ 20. IcePad presented in versions 1300 and IcePad IcePad 1600, for 10 "- 14" and 10 "- 17" notebooks respectively. Both are equipped with fan, 70 x 70 x 10 mm at a speed of 1600 rpm.

The new ASUS notebooks with NVIDIA Optimus technology

As a partner of NVIDIA, ASUS has introduced the technology NVIDIA Optimus, realized in the new laptops ASUS - multimedia series of N, some of the thinnest and lightest models in the series U / UL and universal models of series K.

ASUS N Series Notebooks different balance between performance for graphics-intensive applications and long battery life, which provides technology NVIDIA Optimus. As a result of a discrete graphics processor is used for multimedia applications and games, and integrated graphics core - for e-mail and the Internet and word processing documents. Switching between them takes place automatically, without user intervention. In addition, these notebooks are available technologies such as ASUS SonicMaster (improved sound quality), Video Magic (enhanced video playback) and USB 3.0 (high-speed peripheral interface), which makes the ASUS N Series the perfect entertainment platform for mobile users.

ASUS N Series Notebooks are designed for clock work entertaining multimedia applications. The technology NVIDIA Optimus constantly monitors which applications are running at the moment, and automatically selects the graphics core (discrete or integrated), which is best for a particular task. When using the discrete nucleus increases productivity, so it is used for games and "heavy" for multimedia applications and embedded core will help save battery power when working with text documents or e-mail. It goes unnoticed and switching is performed without any user intervention.

Available at this time ASUS notebooks with the technology Optimus:
  • Ultrathin and lightweight model series U / UL: UL50Vf, U30Jc
  • Multimedia Series N: N61Jv, N71Jv, N82Jv

Tucano Colore enriched cases for cameras

Popular collection of Italian accessories for portable equipment Tucano Colore enriched cases for digital cameras. Stylish colorful accessories provide reliable protection devices, while they are not so large and massive as usual sealed cases. Bright and practical collection fotochehlov Tucano Colore is made from lightweight, durable and pleasant to the touch neoprene. High-tech material is skin-tight chamber, ensuring the security of fragile LCD displays. Carry case obadayut special fixings to put a cover on the belt, but storage of memory cards, a special inner section.

According to the company ALION - exclusive distributor of brand TUCANO in Russia, fotochehly Colore series go on sale in Russia in February 2010 for an estimated retail price of 590 rubles. and will be available in five colors: black, blue, pink, purple and red.

Player Samsung TicToc in sign with the management

Samsung Electronics Company presented a compact player TicToc. This model can only play music (including the supported formats - MP3, WMA, OGG and FLAC), it has no display, video and photos are not supported. Samsung TicToc may have 2 or 4 GB of internal memory. It is enclosed in a transparent body with a pattern, Samsung plans to release a series of such shells, and they can be changed.

But the most interesting thing that controls music playback on the player Samsung TicToc possible through various movements. For example, if you shake it, insert a new track, turning the device can adjust the volume, and if we change the speed of shaking, it will automatically start playing faster or calm composition. Of the controls on the housing Samsung TicToc - only one button. Along with the player will be sold to a docking station, which it can be set for synchronization and charging. It is not clear how much it would cost such an original player, and he will come later this year.

Acer E110 smartphone and communicator Acer P300 endorsed by the Bluetooth SIG

Organization Bluetooth SIG has certified two mobile devices - Acer E110 and Acer P300. The producer of both models is the company Chi Mei Communication Systems (division of Foxconn). Acer E110 - a smartphone based on the platform Android. Judging by the image, it besklaviaturnogo piece with a touch screen and touch the same buttons underneath. Among the characteristics mentioned cellular networks UMTS / HSDPA and GSM / GPRS / EGPRS, support A-GPS and, of course, Bluetooth.

The second device - a communicator running Windows Mobile. Acer P300 - is probably too tachfon without the keyboard (at least in the picture is not visible). The device supports cellular networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSUPA, wireless Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, as well as the interface is USB 2.0. While nothing is known about when the Acer E110 and Acer P300 will go on sale as well as target regions for the first device listed virtually the whole world, and for the second - Europe, Asia and Australia.

Samsung Introduces S5620 Monte

Russia's division of Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the model Samsung Monte (S5620). New Samsung phone offers advanced capabilities for working with social networks, offering users a choice of pre-applications to work with many well-known services, including Facebook and MySpace. Also, for ease of communication provided widgets from Twitter and Bebo Widgets, and multimessenzher uTalk. In addition, built-in Samsung Monte accelerometer automatically flips the image on the display when you turn the device.

Samsung Monte has an integrated GPS-receiver with support for Google Latitude, the geo-tagging capacity will be marked on the map your photos. Among other features worth noting the possibility of connecting to Wi-Fi function and Exchange ActiveSync, through which you can synchronize personal information with accounts of Outlook or Google Sync.

New model Samsung has 3.0-inch WQVGA-display and a 3.2-megapixel camera with additional modes: Smile Shot, Panorama Shot and Face Detection. In addition, Monte has a music search service Find Music, allows you to download music directly to the phone, as well as user-friendly features intelligent Smart Unlock the lock and zoom function with one finger. In Russia market, Samsung S5620 is expected in March this year at an estimated retail price of 11 thousand rubles.

Samsung Monte (S5620) Specifications :
  • Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS / HSDPA 900/2100 MHz, 3.6 Mbit / sec
  • Display: 3-inch touchscreen TFT WQVGA 262K
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel, CIF
  • Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, QVGA @ 15kadr/sek
  • Audio: SP-Midi, i-melody, MP3, AAC, AAC +, WMA, 3,5-mm jack
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Extra features: A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Google Map 3.0
  • Connection: Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0
  • Internal Memory: 195 MB
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 298 minutes (3G network) / up to 582 minutes (2G network)
  • Standby time: up to 454 hours (3G network) / up to 769 hours (2G network)
  • Slot: microSD (up to 16 GB)
  • Dimensions: 108,8 x 53,7 x 12,4 mm
  • Weight: 92 grams

Nokia is preparing a 12-megapixel phone N8-00, it debuts at MWC 2010

French resource Tom's Guide reported that in the near future portfolio of mobile devices from Nokia will be presented several major series, C, X, E, N and S. C-Series - a simple apparatus, designed to a greater extent, for voice communications. X - recreational models, E - Business and N - high-end smartphones. Line S will be brought to high-level decisions in limited quantities.

The main device, which will be presented in the near future:
  • Nokia C5-00 - a model of business class with basic functionality and GPS. Will be released in June
  • Nokia C3-00 - inexpensive multitasking phone with the QWERTY-keyboard on the Series 40
  • Nokia C5-01 - unit with QWERTY-keyboard, designed to compete with Blackberry smartphones

And, finally, smartphone Nokia N8-00. He will obviously be on display at MWC 2010. Smartphone running Symbian ^ 3, is equipped with a 3.5-inch touch screen with support for multi-touch and 12-megapixel camera with video recording HD-720P. He could move to an external monitor connector HDMI. Nokia N8-00 will go on sale this summer.

Puma Phone at the MWC will be presented Feb. 15

Company for the production of sports clothing and shoes Puma present their mobile phone at Mobile World Congress next week. It is reported teaser site Puma. Recall, the announcement of this device in October last year. Manufacturer Puma Phone will be the company Sagem Wireless. As reported at the time of the announcement, the phone is scheduled to be introduced in the second quarter of 2010, the World Cup.

Puma Phone, obviously, focused on the active users who like sports training. Among its characteristics, presumably, would include GPS-receiver, pedometer, videochat, stopwatch application for instant messaging and get sports news and so on. In addition, the phone will sport a built-in camera and the panel for charging from the sun, located on the back of the device. This can be seen in the image presented by resource MobileCrunch. More information about the characteristics of the apparatus can be see in the coming days.

Opera released a beta version of the new browser Opera 10.50 for Windows

Company Opera today unveiled the beta version of its latest desktop web browser Opera 10.50, where, as the company claims, in addition to the impressive performance, proposed a minimalist interface, releasing a maximum screen space for web content.

The latest version of your browser supports many new features and more open Web standards. Beta version for Windows can be downloaded free at Beta versions for Mac and Linux will be presented shortly.

In the presented Powered by the engine speed to handle JavaScript, support for graphics libraries and a high speed even on "slow" network thanks to the updated technology Opera Turbo, a new kernel Carakan launches web-based applications for more than eight times faster than its predecessor.

The whole interface is a beta version of Opera 10.50 is rendered using the new high-performance graphics library Vega. This allows you to accelerate and smooth over all the graphic effects: on the tabs to switch between animations on web pages. New address field shows the coincidence in the history of visited sites, bookmarks and even the contents of visited pages. And from the search panel, you can make queries to search the Web or on an open Web page. Add a search box a new search service, such as Twitter, to repeat the previously defined query or find the right piece of the current page.

A beta version of Opera 10.50 supports Aero Glass in Windows 7 and Vista. The browser is integrated with the effects of Aero Peek and Jump List, and the menu bar is displayed vertically and appears by pressing a single button.

The new platform enables widgets from the family of Opera Widgets run on top of a web browser. Each widget runs as a browser-independent process, and looks like a separate application for an operating system on your desktop. The new kernel Opera Presto 2.5 in a beta version browser, Opera 10.5 provides improved support for HTML5, full support for CSS 2.1, and in most parts - CSS3.

iPad average Apple will bring the most revenue

Introduced in late January planshetnikov line of Apple was disassembled and evaluated by the constituent units. However, it appears that the most profitable to be selling mid-range model, as well as the most expensive version of the iPad with 64 GB of memory module and 3G. But since this model is unlikely to be the most mass market, then Apple will sell the most profitable version of the iPad c 32 GB of NAND memory module 3G: the cost of materials from the tablet was estimated resource iSuppli at $ 275.95, still 11 dollars 20 cents, adds the cost of production final product. It recommended retail price for the model is 729 dollars - a difference of more than $ 440.

Cost Models iPad without the 3G module defined in $ 10, and if any increases to $ 11.20. The cost of the screen with touch controls is $ 80, electromechanical and mechanical components of the tablet is estimated at $ 35.30, Battery - $ 17.50, and block the CPU and RAM - $ 28.90 (including the processor A4 - $ 17). These components cost in the same amount regardless of the configuration model. Module built-in memory can cost from $ 29.50 to $ 118 ($ 59 - over 32 GB) - its price and causes the greatest difference in the cost models. Modules 3G and GPS add to the cost of a tablet $ 24.50 and $ 2.60 respectively. UI components are estimated at $ 10.20, supplied (other than the actual device) - $ 7.50, and additional elements energy - to $ 2.40.

Thus, it turns out that most budget version of its components iPad "pulls" for $ 229.35, with the recommended value of $ 499. More expensive models are estimated at $ 257.65, $ 258.85, $ 287.15, $ 317.85 and $ 346.15. Recommended prices are: 629 (371.35), 599 (340.15), 729 (441.15), 699 (381.15) and 829 (482.85) dollars.

TwoNav Sportiva - a solid GPS navigator for those who like brighter

Company TwoNav together with the company introduced its new Holux GPS navigator TwoNav Sportiva. The device is designed for active recreation and for greater reliability enclosed in impact-resistant housing made in accordance with international standard IPX6. To make the device not only not broken, but has not yet lost navigator TwoNav Sportiva different bright color, which will be allocated on a background of grass or stones. Pre same software will allow fans to use it not only walking, but cyclists or engaged in geocaching.

Device understands the most modern types of cards: electronic, raster, topography, satellite imagery or simply scanned paper. To use the latest recommended conversion using CompeGPS Land. In the Navigator preloaded maps of Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Morocco, Sweden, Australia, Tunisia and the United States. If we talk about the technical component, the device has the physical dimensions of 58 × 105x23 mm and weighs 124 grams. It has a three-dimensional compass, barometer, 3-inch touch screen, 2 GB of internal memory and slot for microSD memory card formats up to 32 GB. In TwoNav Sportiva uses GPS chip SiRF III, a 1050 mAh battery should be sufficient for several hours.

In selling model in Europe, arrive on March 1, and its cost will be 379 €.

Buffalo for his WiFi-devices will use Ericsson technology

The company Ericsson announced an agreement to license its patented technology with WiFi Melco Holdings, the parent company of the largest Japanese manufacturer of digital equipment Buffalo. Buffalo is the largest manufacturer of WiFi devices in Japan - a market share of more than 60%, while Ericsson has the industry's most extensive portfolio of patents in technology GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA and LTE.

It says the company Ericsson, her early research in the field of GPRS and HIPERLAN / 2 became the basis of packet data transmission technology for more advanced mobile communication standards such as HSPA, the latest update WiFi-standard IEEE 802.11n. As a result, it owns the basic patents that are key to the development of products from a wide range of mobile technologies, including WiFi.

AnyDATA ASP-318 and ASP-518: WM-communicator for the operators

The company announced two AnyDATA communicator, who can use the operators to sell under its own brand. Devices called ASP-318 and ASP-518, they are running the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. AnyDATA ASP-318 is equipped with 3.2-inch touch screen display, 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS-receiver, FM-radio and a slot for memory cards format microSD. It can simultaneously support two SIM-cards and working in networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE, wireless communications are Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Communicator will go on sale in the second quarter of this year.

AnyDATA ASP-518, in turn, represents a more "advanced" solution. It is based on Qualcomm MSM7627 processor and a dual-mode: supports cellular network GSM 900/1800 MHz and CDMA 1xRTT/EV-DO Rev. A 800 MHz, this communicator is also immediately two SIM-cards. He, incidentally, already sells China Telecom under the brand name Phillips. Among the characteristics of the ASP-518 - 3.2-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, 5-megapixel camera, support GPS and microSD. Both the communicator, as well as its other products AnyDATA show at Mobile World Congress.

Garmin-ASUS nüvifone M10: communicator and navigator premium

Alliance Garmin-ASUS officially announced the submission of its next communicator - nüvifone M10. Reportedly, this model will combine the high capacity of the operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5.3 c accuracy of the navigation company Garmin. This navigational features associated with many preinstalled applications, including calendar, email client, browser and a book of contacts. For design, it should increase its functionality and a mobile phone and a GPS-navigator.

Model nüvifone M10 is designed to work in mobile networks of the second (GSM 900/1800/1900) and third-generation (HSDPA / WCDMA 900/2100). Communicator has a 3.5-inch touch screen display with a resolution 480h800 pixels. The device is built on the platform with the processor clock frequency is 600 MHz. The amount of flash memory and the same - 512 MB, also has a built-in memory to 4 GB. Are available Bluetooth modules and Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel camera with geoteggirovaniya. Battery capacity - 1500 mAh, which provides up to 4 hours of continuous operation. Size communicator - 116 × 58 × 14,3 mm, and weight - about 140 grams.

Model Garmin-ASUS nüvifone M10 will be on display at the exhibition MWC 2010 in Barcelona. Proceeds on sale in Europe and Asia should be expected during the first half of this year. The cost of equipment and devices will depend on market sales.

nüvifone A50: the first Android-smartphone Alliance Garmin-ASUS

We have already informed you that the combined company Garmin-ASUS is preparing to release its first smartphone based on OS Google Android. Today was officially reported that the model Garmin-ASUS nüvifone A50 will be demonstrated at the exhibition Mobile World Congress, held February 15-18 in Barcelona. Like all models of the manufacturer nüvifone A50 differs advanced navigation component. The device is equipped with a GPS-receiver and can receive information to determine the location, not only through the satellites, but the cellular network. The device is able to give step by step voice instructions, and the functions geoteggirovaniya automatically tied to the area to take pictures.

Smartphone is somewhat simpler than announced, together with the communicator and the M10 has a capacitive touch screen with a diagonal of 3.5-inches and a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. CPU clock speed and RAM are not reported - only known that the model will get 4 GB of internal memory and microSD slot format. Photo module is also easier than in the M10 - the matrix of the camera only 3-megapixel, but there is autofocus and an accelerometer. Distinctive feature of the model will also be extensive integration with various services provided by Google.

Smartphone Garmin-ASUS nüvifone A50 will appear on the European market in the first half of 2010, but its value has not yet named.

Pharos 565 - protected industrial PDA with Windows Mobile 6.5

Company Pharos Science & Applications has announced the release of the "first secure Karaman personal computer running Wndows Mobile 6.5. The device, called the Pharos 565 PDA, really has impact resistant housing, the relevant international standard IP65, and runs Windows Mobile 6.5. In addition, he has a full QWERTY-keyboard and a 3.5-inch touch screen with QVGA resolution. Unlike most modern models of the device is "pure" PDA - the model does not have wireless modules, except for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, infrared port with support for protocol RAW IR / SIR.

The model is based on Marvell PXA310 processor with a clock frequency of 624 MHz, has 256 MB of ROM and 512 MB of memory. There are also built-in microphone and speaker ports Serial RS-232 and USB-client, a slot for microSD cards and 3.5-mm audio jack. It is alleged that the CPC Pharos 565 has a highly sensitive GPS chip, cold start the navigation system takes about 60 seconds, and "hot" - at least three. The accuracy of determining the position of 3 m, and speed - 0,05 m / sec. Battery - 1880 mAh capacity.

The model is already available for pre-order on the website of the company, and its cost is $ 529.95.

ASUS intends to become "another Apple"

ASUS has not presented at CES 2010 a large range of interesting products, but it is not caused by the decline of the company and its work on promising projects. According to board chairman John ASUSTek Chiha (Jonney Shih), the company intends to become "another Apple», but unlike thereof, will use in their development of open platforms combine the solutions based on ARM products, and Google or Microsoft and Intel - the choice remains for the consumer . In addition, Mr. Shih has promised that in the month of June ASUS introduced the "killer product".

Unfortunately, no precise information about what kind of "killer" product is not followed. It is known that on June 1 will formal separation of the production ASUS - the company Pegatron, and from June 24 brands ASUS and Pegatron will be indicated in parallel. Will this separation affect the production of the "deadly" devices are not clear. The most logical assumption would be that talked about planshetnike series Eee PC, which can be built on a platform of NVIDIA Tegra 2. According to rumors, it was under the brand Pegatron in late June to be submitted to a product. While there is no unanimous opinion, what is at stake, but indicated that the device will refer to the price range of less than 500 dollars.

Fortified Tablet PC Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field

Panasonic has announced a solid Tablet PC Toughbook H1 Field. It is a model with 10.4-inch touch screen, it is protected from water and dust (degree of protection IP65), she was not afraid of strikes, high and low temperatures, but the screen is implementing a clear and bright images even in sunlight.

Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field will be a reliable companion of employees of different industries, which are duty-bound to work in difficult conditions, including outside the premises. Planshetnik equipped with a handle to make it easy to carry, it supports the management of the stylus and fingers. Among its features - a wide range of different options, including 3G-modem, fingerprint sensor, scanner, bar code, and so on. The cost of the device, you guessed it high - $ 3379, it will be released in March.

Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field Specifications:
  • Operating System 7 or Windows XP Tablet
  • Processor Intel Atom Z540 (1,86 GHz)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB SSD
  • 10.4-inch touch screen with XGA resolution
  • Wireless - Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WWAN (chipset Gobi2000 to support EV-DO and HSPA, optional)
  • GPS-receiver
  • Barcode scanning
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • RFID Reader
  • Contactless smart card reader
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Autonomy time - 6 hours
  • Dimensions - 269.2 h264, 2h33-58, 4 mm
  • Weight - 1,5 kg