Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350D - nice middle-class woman's camera

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sony has introduced a compact digital camera Cyber-shot DSC-W350D. This attractive lady solution available in pale pink and white colors. The body of each of the chambers is covered with designs and rhinestones. With regard to the characteristics of the device, then they probably can take it to the middle class. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350D is perfect for everyday use and easy to put in a handbag. Moreover, the camera is small in size and weight: 90,7 h51, 5h19, 4 mm and 120 grams.

Resolution Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350D is 14.1 megapixel camera is equipped with 2.7-inch display with 230 000 pixels and a lens with a 4-fold increase. Indicator light sensitivity up to 3200. Burn your footage as possible in the internal memory, and on the Memory Stick or SD / SDHC. In addition to shooting video pictures supported 720p. Camera Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350D go on sale in Japan on April 23 and will cost about $ 287. It is not clear when the novelty will arrive in other regions.

WD VelociRaptor - the fastest SATA hard drive, now twice the capacity

Western Digital Corp. today announced the general availability of new models of WD VelociRaptor hard drives with a capacity of 450 and 600 GB SATA hard drive and the speed of rotation of 10 thousand rpm. The new WD VelociRaptor drives are designed for blade servers, high-speed PCs, computers, Mac, professional workstations and systems for 1U and 2U, rack servers, which must be verified combination of high performance and reliability. As the producer, today WD VelociRaptor - the only one on the market kind of SATA drives at a speed of rotation of 10 thousand rpm. Now these hard drives have a 15% faster and twice as bulky models of the previous generation.

These 2.5-inch models provide a stable operation under high loads. WD VelociRaptor hard drives may come bundled with IcePack1 - 3,5-inch mounting frame, heatsink, designed to ensure that its installation into a standard slot machine for 3.5-inch form factor and significantly reduce operating temperatures when operating in the high-speed desktop and enterprise systems calculated to 3.5-inch hard drives.

Features of the new drives WD VelociRaptor:

    * With SATA interface 6 Gbit / s and 32 MB cache, the new WD VelociRaptor hard drives at a speed of rotation of 10 thousand rpm can run 15% faster than the award-winning model of the previous generation.
    * WD VelociRaptor have a capacity of up to 600 GB, which is twice more than the previous generation.
    * Time of the drive operating time between failures of 1.4 million hours.
    * Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) - Optimizes performance drives while working in vibration-prone multi-drive systems.
    * Technology unloading the heads NoTouch - The recording head under any circumstances, does not touch the disc surface, thus reducing wear head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

Storage WD VelociRaptor (model WD4500HLHX and WD6000HLHX 3,5-inch version with a frame IcePack) can be purchased from a number of distributors and resellers. Currently, 2.5-inch model WD VelociRaptor (WD4500BLHX and WD6000BLHX) are tested by customers of the WD of OEM-manufacturers. Order they can be in the current quarter, some retailers. MSRP for the model WD VelociRaptor 450 GB capacity (WD4500HLHX) is 299 dollars, and the model with a capacity of 600 GB (WD6000HLHX) - U.S. $ 329.

Defender Forsage - Wheel of novice gamer

The company introduced the Defender Wheel of Defender Forsage, designed specifically for novice gamers. It promises a manufacturer, device allows you to open all the possibilities of virtual car and quickly master the principles of driving in the game.

In order to achieve comfort during the game manufacturer provides 12 programmable buttons. They are located on the dashboard and provide quick access to the most popular features. Also Defender Forsage features of the switch and two podrulevymi switches, which duplicate the functions of brake and gas. Steering angle is 180 degrees. Vibration mode makes the process of driving more realistic.

Rubber inserts with textured surface on the handlebars provide a comfortable and solid grip. The angle of the steering axle is less than 45 degrees - Defender Forsage not overshadow the monitor to distract the player from the road. Secure mounting, includes suction cups and clamps, restraint on any flat surface and prevents it from slipping, even with prolonged intensive game.

The pedals are placed on a stable platform and have an asymmetric shape, like a normal road pedals. Package includes a game steering wheel, pedal clamp for attaching to table top, CD with software, user manual and warranty card.

Defender Forsage Specifications:

    * Interface: USB
    * Number of buttons: 12 buttons + two + switch podrulevyh eight-switch species
    * Diameter of steering wheel: 280 mm
    * Steering angle: 180 degrees
    * Operating mount: Suckers + clamp
    * Mode vibration steering
    * Weight: 4 kg
    * Compatibility: Windows 98 / 2000 / ME / XP / Vista

Touch MAX 2G - Chinese Communicator supports on Android and Windows Mobile

Chinese released Communicator Touch MAX 2G, which can operate on Windows Mobile 6.5 and on the Android 1.6. This device is consonant with the name, as well as a similar appearance to the HTC MAX 4G, when booting for the selection of appropriate operating system. 

The rest is average device: Marvell PXA310 processor with a frequency 624MGts, touchscreen at 3.2 inches with WQVGA resolution of 240 × 400, 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, WI-FI, Bluetooth, camera at two megapixels. Price Communicator Touch MAX 2G in China is around 205 dollars.
If desired, you can see the overview video device loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5 or Android 1.6 .

Apple will hold a presentation April 8 - waiting for announcement of iPhone OS 4.0

Apple has quite unexpectedly delighted his fans another future event. The presentation will take place in the coming days - on April 8. And judging by the invitation, which the company sent out, on it you'll learn about new versions of iPhone OS 4.0. Although nothing concrete, as usual, does not say is visible only from the long shadow figures 4 and there is mention of the iPhone OS. The event will begin at 10 am Pacific Coast time, USA and will be held at Town Hall in Cupertino.

Recall in the meantime there are a number of assumptions about what innovations will be implemented in the iPhone OS 4.0. It is believed that one of the most important is the emergence of true multitasking for third-party applications. We have already mentioned in the news that she probably will remind Expose in Mac OS X. That is, in Task Manager application icons will be (at the thumbnails of windows, as in the desktop OS, just not enough space), by clicking on the "icon" you can deploy your application. IPhone OS 4.0 release to take place simultaneously with the new iPhone in the summer.

ASUS U30Jc: thin notebook with NVIDIA graphics and technology support Optimus

Started selling 13.3-inch notebook ASUS U30Jc. This model belongs to the category of thin and light notebooks, it is built on the 2.26-GHz processor Intel Core i3-350M and uses a discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT310M. In addition, the device supports NVIDIA Optimus - power optimization technology, which automatically switches the system between integrated and discrete graphics depending on the running applications. We have already mentioned in the news about the technology NVIDIA Optimus, it's available in a number of notebooks series N and U.

Notebook ASUS U30Jc also equipped with 4 GB of RAM, HDD 320 GB, speakers Altec Lansing, optical drive, and HDMI-output. Communications are Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11 N, and implement videoconferencing to help web-camera and microphone. According to ASUSTeK Computer, ASUS U30Jc offers long battery life: up to 9.5 hours on one battery charging. Notebook is enclosed in durable and lightweight aluminum housing. The cost of this model is $ 900.

HP Slate: tablet based on Intel Atom Z530 with a 8.9-inch touchscreen

We have already mentioned in the news about flatbed HP Slate, however, until now know about him quite a bit. That HP Slate demonstrated before the exhibition CES 2010 Microsoft head Steve Ballmer. It was assumed that the model will display with multi-touch and operating system Windows 7. And now these data are confirmed: the Internet got a document with a list of characteristics of HP Slate, apparently originally intended for internal use. As it turned out, this model is based on the processor Intel Atom Z530 with a 8.9-inch touch screen with support for multi-touch. Moreover, the device is compared to Apple iPad. And I must say, has as advantages and disadvantages. The cost of HP Slate range of $ 549 to $ 599 depending on the modification.

Characteristics of HP Slate:
  • Display: 8.9-inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium interface from HP
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z530 (1,6 GHz)
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Flash memory: 32/64 GB
  • Memory cards: SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • Communications: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, Bluetooth, 3G (optional)
  • Support GPS (optional)
  • Camera: VGA, 3-megapixel
  • USB-port
  • 3,5-mm jack for headphones
  • Support HD 1080p video
  • Dimensions: 234h150h14, 7 mm
  • Weight: 0,67 kg

Philips Xenium X312 - "lite" version of the X320

The website of Philips have pictures of the new model mobile phone from the "long-playing" a series of phone companies under the symbol Xenium X312: 

Unfortunately, to date no information on the X312 - No, but it is worth noting one point regarding the fact that the picture presented by the apparatus does not differ externally from another model company - X320. Based on the fact that the index is less than new items, we can assume that it will be possible to simply "cut down" in functional terms, the version Philips Xenium X320.

Microsoft Pure and Turtle will be presented on April 12

Microsoft has sent out invitations to a mysterious presentation, which will be held April 12 in San Francisco. As so often happens, the invitation does not shed any light on what exactly can be devoted to the event. Several sources in favor of what it could be folding planshetnik Courier, although most still inclined to think that will be presented to mobile devices project Pink. Recall their code names Pure and Turtle, they both sliders - lateral and vertical, respectively. Both devices have touch screens and QWERTY-keyboard.

According to unofficial information, a display resolution of 320x240 pixels Turtle leaves, and Pure - 480x320 pixels. Previously it was thought that they come from the U.S. operator Verizon Wireless, and will work, respectively, in the networks of CDMA. But now a number of sources said, and the versions of devices to networks of GSM. According to rumors, it's not smart phones, and phones to communicate in social networks with an interface resembling Windows Phone 7. Presumably, Pure and Turtle will be sold under the dual brand: Sharp and Microsoft.

"Live" photos "smart" clock for BlackBerry

Company Allerta a while ago, in October last year, announced hours inPulse, which should make life easier for users of smartphones BlackBerry. Apart from the awareness of the current time data "smart" clock must be able to connect via Bluetooth 2.0 with Pocket PC and displaying information about incoming calls and messages. 1.8-inch OLED-display can show the names of contacts with whom receive calls, SMS and e-mail. According to information previously available this accessory should go on sale in February 2010. However, February has passed, but Allerta inPulse is still in the status of "pre-order.

Evidence that the project is still alive - published in the official company blog "live" pictures of the device. They can be seen that the design in exactly the same as displayed on the computer graphics. The device has a rather large screen and a single button on the side. The purpose of this button is not specified. In addition to the preview with no other option clock does not possess, and the company of any action the owner will still have to remove the phone.

Regarding the timing of actual delivery of pre-ordered devices, new data has been received and the occurrence of $ 150 accessory on the market is still in question.

Surface display for "portable" PS3 Slim

Sony is positioning game consoles "thin" line PS3 slim as a portable analog conventional Play Station consoles, the third generation. But to call it a portable in the true sense of the word is difficult. Yes, Slim noticeably thinner than the regular PS3, but in order to take advantage of it still need some external power source and a screen on which she passed on the image. With mobile data devices, there are some problems. The Japanese company Hori offers a partial solution. No, it does not produce generators for power supply PS3 Slim «in nature" - this producer offers to solve the problem of lack of own console screen.

The device Hori HD LCD-3 is the overhead display, which is mounted on top of the standard shell consoles Sony Play Station 3 Slim. Diagonal screen size of 11.6 inches, which is caused by the desire to fit it into the dimensions of the actual console, but its resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels, which is also not enough to get this Full HD quality, but good enough for comfortable viewing. Furthermore screen Hori HD LCD-3 has a built-in speakers and audio jack. For convenience in storing and transporting the display is made in the form of collapsible panels, which can completely cling to the base fixed on the console. The device supports video standards PAL and NTSC, which may indicate that it planned to sell outside of Japan.

Released on the home market for the company is scheduled for May 27, but the starting price will be 24 800 yen ($ 263).

ICD Gemini: surpassing iPad

Just like for your iPhone and prophesied prophesies mass murderers "and competitors, and also for a tablet iPad is already being called" enemies ". Among them are products of the company and ICD. This producer at CES 2010 showed two Tablet PC Vega and Ultra, which are designed based on Nvidia Tegra platform 2. Now ICD announces a new model called Gemini. This tablet uses a chipset Tegra second generation processor with 1 GHz. Screen of the device 11.2-inch touchscreen, which can be either resistive or capacitive, but in any case, it supports multitouch. The operating system was chosen OS Android. Other characteristics are also at the proper level: integrated 3G modem that supports voice transmissions, WiFi b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, USB peripheral support and two cameras.

The front panel is 2-megapixel camera with fixed focus for video, and on the reverse side is a 5-megapixel unit with autofocus, which is considered as the main instrument for photographing and videotaping. There is an accelerometer, digital compass, GPS-navigator, FM-radio, and even infrared. To store the information used by built-in hard disk capacity of 4 GB memory card and SD-format with up to 32 GB. Also, the tablet has a standard ICD Gemini microUSB-port, HDMI-out, 3.5-mm audio connector and connectors to connect to the optionally available docking station. For pure sound transmission device has stereo speakers and dual microphones with noise filtering system. As part of the program, the ICD announces support Flash, HD-video, and there own app store. As for the interface used by the system, something about it is not known.

Terms of delivery devices on the market and its value while also not called. At the same time, the previously entered information about the significant delay of all gadgets based on Nvidia Tegra platform 2.

The first images of LG Clout VX8370

Resource Phone Arena has published photos of the new clamshell company LG, which is due by the operator Verizon Wireless this spring. Phone LG Clout VX8370 continues the line of the apparatus LG Accolade VX5600, which was submitted in February. It also refers to the entry-level devices. According to preliminary data model was the internal screen with QVGA-resolution, extra buttons music player module is Bluetooth 2.1, built-in camera with a resolution of 1.3 or 2 MP and a slot for microSD memory card format.

Based on the purpose for the operator Verizon Wireless, we can assume that the unit will operate in CDMA networks, 1900/800 MHz. The cost of the device and release date is unknown, but it is likely that the model will be presented later this month, and its cost will be quite low.

MOSdigi Professional DM965: conceptual ecological manipulator 3 in 1

Stylish wireless manipulator MOSdigi Professional DM965 combines functionality with trackball mouse, presenter and laser pointer. The original ergonomic design provides comfort in their daily work, in business meetings and presentations. Universal device MOSdigi DM965 Professional with a USB-interface has a set of various functions that simplify the workflow and the number of repetitive actions, allowing you to do the job quickly and efficiently. The manipulator operates in two modes - the mouse and presenter that can be easily launched with three-position switch, a laser pointer with a red beam up to 0.8 mW is used to attract additional attention of the audience.

Precision control allows the device to respond to the slightest movement of the hand through optical tracking technology (sensitivity of the sensor 1600 dpi). Built-in trackball has the ball in the mouse mode both vertical and horizontal scrolling of documents for quick and easy navigation when viewing documents without using the keyboard, and during the presentation makes it possible to position the cursor without moving the robot arm on the table. Special mouse pad is not required: it works fine on a variety of surfaces.

As a presenter of professional grade device can remotely run the computer programs in a radius of 20 meters. Five buttons provide complete control over a variety of applications: making the transition to the next / previous slide, double click to start the new files, change the active application and the inclusion of a laser pointer.

iPhone OS 4.0 will make video calls

While already known to the official date for the fourth-generation operating system for phones iPhone in the network continued to increase speculation about the improvements that this OS in a system. At this time the news came from one of the largest European wireless operators - O2 UK unit. In the list of costs of various services available to iPhone users in a given operator appeared stamp "video calls" the cost of which is defined as equal to regular voice call.

However, there are a few buts. First, we can not exclude the fact that the formation of this table could be clerical error. Secondly, the information may relate not only to the operating system iPhone OS 4.0, but your iPhone the fourth generation. The latter is very likely, since the package of services, which discovered this line refers to the summer period, when, according to rumors, is expected to officially view the next generation. A page with a video call tariff for the iPhone has been removed from the site operator soon after its discovery.

Apple has sold more than 300 000 iPad first day

Apple has announced that as of midnight on April 3 in the U.S. has sold more than 300 000 iPad. This figure includes the device, received by users previously have issued a preliminary order, as well as delivery partners and sales in retail stores Apple. Apple also announced that only the first day iPad users have downloaded more than a million applications from the Internet-shop App Store and more than 250 000 electronic books from iBookstore.

Steve Jobs, CEO Apple, said that this device will change much, on average, users downloaded more than three device applications, and one book in a few hours after unpacking his new iPad.

Free navigation services for Nokia E71 and Nokia E66

Nokia has announced the provision of free navigation service for users of devices Nokia E71 and Nokia E66. Recall that since January this year a new version of Maps to Ovi free pedestrian and vehicle navigation, has been available for some devices, Nokia, among which are: Nokia E72, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6 and others. Nokia has taken into account the wishes of users and has developed a version Map Ovi, which can be used on Nokia E71 and Nokia E66.

With Ovi Suite, users can download the latest version of the cards in your Nokia device and use the free navigation with voice prompts. The development version of the map Ovi for existing devices - rather difficult process, but the company managed to include in these devices necessary navigational functions. Since bekportirovanie applications on existing devices is technically limited, the additional premium features Guide Michelin and Lonely Planet, unfortunately, will not be available on the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66. Also, these devices will last based on the S60 platform version 3.1, which is necessary to install a new version of Maps Ovi own. All new models from Nokia, equipped with GPS-enabled, will be delivered preloaded with maps of Ovi.

Version Ovi Maps for Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 available at / maps , as well as shop Ovi. It is worth noting that much earlier expectations of users, another model that has received full support of the new version of maps Ovi, became Nokia N86 8MP