The flagship ATI graphics card with two 40 nm GPU - this year

Monday, August 23, 2010

In the network appeared rumors about the latest graphics adapters from ATI new generation, codenamed AMD Southern Islands. Well-informed sources tentatively include it in the series ATI Radeon 6000, because it will represent a new high-quality solution. Apparently, this is a new flagship graphics card from ATI and it will come later this year. Supposedly the issue could be held in October-November or later. The new accelerator, codenamed AMD Southern Islands will be the successor to the ATI Radeon HD 5970 and immediately receive two new-generation graphics processor, made on 40 nm technology.

Processors AMD Southern Islands are a transition stage to a new, more "thin" chips Northern Islands, which will be performed on the norms of 28 nm manufacturing process. At the same time, the competitor AMD, the company NVIDIA, too "never sleeps", although it is not known that she would oppose ATI Radeon 6000. But there is information that the 28 nm GPUs it will release next year.

Sony's Alpha A580 and A560 leak out with 1080i video recording mode?

In the Internet appeared unofficial information about two more digital SLR cameras from the company Sony - Models Alpha A560 and Alpha A580, representing the heirs of the model Alpha A550. These devices are similar to each other, only the Sony Alpha A560 14 megapixel sensor, while the Sony Alpha A580 - 16 Mn. The new "reflex" may be officially announced very soon - on August 24. At the very least, an invitation to the event, scheduled for this number, the company has already distributed. The new camera was reportedly able to shoot video in high definition 1080i.

In addition, Sony Alpha A560 and A580 will be rotating displays, two slots for memory cards (apparently, Memory Stick and SD), support for high-speed shooting up to 5 frames per second and a 15-point AF. Also reported that their range of sensitivity will be ISO 100-12800. It is not clear when the new SLR camera will come on the market and how much they will cost, but it is likely to become known in the coming days during the official announcement.

AOC Prava - a new series of Full HD TVs

Company AOC submitted two thin LCD TV with a refresh rate of 100 Hz and a resolution of Full HD - this is the first model in the new series of products Prava. New AOC LCD TVs with screen sizes of 81 cm (32 ") and 107 cm (42") have the "classic" design, an extensive set of functions and low power consumption.

Due to the high level of contrast and special software to automatically improve the color, these models offer a good video playback - with natural colors and deep black levels. Fast response time and technology Motion Boost with a refresh rate of 100 Hz ensure a clear image even fast moving objects.

Television sets a new series Prava offer many connectivity options - two slots HDMI 1.3 (with support for HDCP), connector D-Sub, USB connector and a device for reading memory cards. The two speakers integrated into the body. New items are certified by EPA ENERGY STAR specifications and meet the strict requirements for environmental protection and energy saving. In standby mode, these televisions consume less than 1 watt. These models will go on sale in September 2010, retail prices have not yet been determined.

Pocketbook prepares once 4 e-books and Android tablet

The company will demonstrate at the September Pocketbook the IFA 2010 Four new electronic books. This model Pocketbook Pro 602, Pro 603, Pro 902 and Pro 903. The first two of them are equipped with 6-inch display, and the rest - 9.7-inch. In addition, the tablet will be shown Pocketbook IQ, running OS Android 2.0.

All eBooks are equipped with 2 GB of internal memory, a headphone jack and wireless Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth, they are working on the basis of the operating system Linux.

In this case, two models - Pocketbook Pro 603 and 903 - feature in addition to all of the above modules of 3G and touchscreen Wacom. As a tablet, it is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen TFT display. On its other technical characteristics of the manufacturer can not tell, he only mentioned three color solutions.

Also according to the Pocketbook, new devices will be able to download electronic books from e-shop, moreover, supported by even such formats as DRM protected EPUB with and PDF. And with text-to-speech book, you can listen to. And finally, the accelerometer automatically rotates the image on the screen when you change position the device. While no indication of release dates and price of all new products Pocketbook.

Reeder Velocity Cruz Reader and tablet Cruz Tablet will be released in September

Company Velocity Micro has opened the pre-orders on the flatbed Cruz Reader. Recall, this model runs under the operating system Android 2.0 and is equipped with a 7-inch color touch screen. She also has a wireless adapter Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, an accelerometer, support SD memory card and video 720p. Tablet can be worked out from one charging the battery up to 10 hours of active use and up to 36 hours of standby time. To download e-books on this device you can use the portal Borders E-book with a catalog of over 2 million titles.

Order Cruz Reader, please visit Borders, Amazon and CruzReader for $ 199.99, delivery will begin September 30. In the same month will go on sale and 7-inch tablet Cruz Tablet ($ 299,99), and StoryPad ($ 149,99) - e-book for children. It is enclosed in an attractive streamlined body of bright colors, protected from splashes. Display this device is also a 7-inch touchscreen.

Motorola MB520 'Kobe' boasts a Droid X-esque UI, AT&T affinity

Of the Wi-Fi Alliance and UPnP Forum certified smartphone Motorla MB520 Kobe. However, on their websites information about the device a bit, yet his image, but the data was able to find the resource Engadget. According to him, the model represents besklaviaturny candy bar with 3.5-inch touch screen with 480 x 854 pixels, running OS Android 2.1 interface Motoblur. The smartphone is based on TI OMAP processor with 800 MHz (model 3440 or 3630 with low frequency) and GPU PowerVR SGX 530.

Memory RAM for this device is 512 MB, and flash memory - 2 GB. There is also a slot for microSD memory card and 2 GB card included. Integrated camera smartphone has a rather low resolution of 3 megapixel, flash it does not. In general, the model is fairly simple and is unlikely to be expensive. This is a sort of mini DROID X. In the U.S. it will come from the operator AT & T, but probably will go to other regions.

Nikon ViewNX 2 - a new set of tools for image

Nikon has announced the release ViewNX 2, complete new version of the popular free software package that allows to easily perform the import, review, edit and transfer images and files, D-Movie. It was created on the basis of the successful software ViewNX, comes complete with Nikon digital and available for download.

ViewNX 2 includes several simple and intuitive editing tools with which users can create videos. The software allows you to cut and then connect the clips to use a variety of attractive transition effects with the addition of photos and audio music tracks - all this allows you to create stylish animated movies to show family and friends.

As the developer, the user interface has been revamped and provides efficiency. Smooth graphics and intuitive layout make it easy to access and use the range of creative tools. Were added various display settings to best suit the task at hand, in addition to the options view and edit, «GeoTag» allows you to view images on a map indicating where photos were taken. To further simplify the visual browsing and editing, added possibility to change the background color in accordance with the brightness of images.

ViewNX 2 includes many image editing such as cropping, alignment, automatic suppression of the red-eye, avtopodavlenie transverse chromatic aberration, as well as mission-critical functions, including file format conversion and a wide range of possibilities for the creation of signatures and the count, making it easier to navigate and sorting of countless images. Integrated image processing RAW provides additional control over the end result and includes many useful editing functions, such as white balance, exposure, contrast, brightness, sharpness, and more. The software also increases the number of available options for printing. There's new stuff, as the choice of background color and the inclusion of metadata.

In addition to the many new features based on customer feedback, Nikon all over the world, ViewNX 2 raises the already impressive free software package Nikon to a new level, providing creative creators of images of any class of the necessary means to achieve the best results shooting.

Fab Four: A new line of lenses Nikon NIKKOR

Nikon has announced the release of a new line of lenses NIKKOR. The first of the new products - super telephoto AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. With a range of focal lengths from 55 to 300 mm (from 82.5 to 450 mm in the DX format digital SLR) lens provides an opportunity to really work closely with remote objects. In the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is used Silent Wave Motor (SWM) from Nikon, as well as high-quality ED glass elements and a new glass HRI (high refractive index), which helps to ensure a sharp image even in difficult lighting conditions. The lens has a mount that is protected from exposure to weather conditions. Included with the lens hood HB-supplied, 57 protecting from glare in bright conditions, and soft carrying case, ensuring the safety of storage and transport.

AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR - another new zoom lens c 5-fold increase for digital SLR format FX. Focal length 24-120 mm remains a unique offer in the range of lenses NIKKOR, and in the new version offers a fixed aperture f / 4 for the entire zoom range. The lens used nanocrystalline coating Nano Crystal Coat and Vibration Reduction VRII second generation of Nikon. This system provides compensation equivalent to the exposure, which is approximately four steps shorter, and goes well with a fixed aperture f / 4 in low light conditions. The optical design uses Nano Crystal Coating Nano Crystal Coat, two ED glass elements and at least three aspherical lenses, which enables bright, high-contrast images in a variety of lighting conditions. Ghosting, flare and aberrations are reduced to a minimum, and the diaphragm of the nine petals creates a subtle effect of "bokeh" out of focus areas. The active application components from magnesium alloys and engineering plastics allows the lens to withstand impact in everyday use, and rubber seals around the lens mount switches and will make you forget about issues such as moisture or dust. The lens comes with a special hood HB-53 and soft cover.

Lens AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a completely new zoom range for the line NIKKOR. This versatile optical instrument with an almost 11-fold factor of the zoom range of 28 to 300 mm provides new levels of flexibility for users of digital SLR format FX. Vibration Reduction of second generation (VRII) from Nikon eliminates vibration while shooting with it at any focal length. The system has two modes: standard and active. Optical VR system also stabilizes the viewfinder image, increasing the accuracy of auto focus and framing, especially at high focal length zoom range of 300 mm, when the lighter lenses increase the risk of unwanted camera shake. The lens has two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements. This allows you to effectively eliminate the risk of aberrations that can occur when using a zoom lens with great potential to increase. The lens can focus on the approach to the object with any focal length, until it reaches 50 cm, which adds flexibility. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) was developed specifically for quiet and precise autofocus throughout the extended zoom range. The design of the lens actively used magnesium alloys. Complete with a special hood HB-50 and a soft carrying case AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a moderate weight of 800 grams.

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G - new srednefokusny telephoto lens with fast diaphragm. As the producer, this lens is superior proven NIKKOR 85 mm f / 1,4 D IF AF with its new optical design, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Nano Crystal Coat Nano Crystal Coat, which makes it a good option for portraits and fashion. Aperture f / 1,4 provides separation of the subject from the background, while the construction of nine rounded lobes makes bokeh with smoothing out areas of focus. Lens AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G different recently developed optical system with 10 elements in 9 groups. The lens is also equipped with a special Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which provides noise and accurate focusing. The drive mechanism improved, now work at manual focusing is carried out smoothly. As might be expected, the lens has a robust build NIKKOR based on magnesium alloy, it is hermetically protected from moisture and dust and will continue to work under difficult shooting conditions. The lens comes with lens hood HB-55 and soft cover.