Archivi giornalieri: 25/05/2011
State pensando a configurare un PC spudoratamente gaming oriented? Il Digital Storm ODE può essere una delle soluzioni che rispecchiano le vostre aspettative. Basato sulla piattaforma Intel LGA 1155 questo sistema è disponibile in ben cinque configurazioni.
Qualche settimana fa ci eravamo occupati della Sapphire HD6670 che ora il produttore ripropone in una nuova versione completamente Fanless, parliamo della Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate distribuita con il coupon per il download del nuovo gioco CodeMaster Dirt3.
La Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate supporta le tecnologie Eyefinity e 3D ed è equipaggiata con 480 Stream Processor e 1GB di Memoria GDDR5 che opera a 4000 MHz; il core grafico si attesta invece a 800 MHz, un buon valore se consideriamo che la scheda è passiva. L’output video prevede DVI Dual-Link, HDMI 1.4a e DisplayPort.
Il produttore annuncia che contemporaneamente presenterà anche una nuova Radeon HD6570 Ultimate con sistema di raffreddamento a heatpipes, core clock a 650 MHz e 1GB di Memoria GDDR3 a 1800 MHz.
Say what you will about Samsung’s questionable chaebol business practices and KIRFy ways, at least the company’s got the stones to openly target a specific demographic with its marketing pitches. This time Sammy’s new AF315 All-in-One PC is targeting stylish and sophisticated women who’ve moved on from their pink peddle pusher ways. The most notable features are that big 23-inch LCD coupled with Samsung’s switchable active shutter 2D / 3D technology and narrow 11-mm bezel. Otherwise, we’re looking at a Core i5 CPU, 1TB 7200RPM hard disk, USB 3.0, TV receiver, Blu-ray player, remote control, 3D glasses, and a wireless keyboard and mouse combo in the box when this thing ships in South Korea starting tomorrow for 2.19 million won or just a tad less than $2,000.
Sure, IBM’s ten petaflop supercomputer may sound impressive, but Cray can do you five better — the outfit just announced the Cray XK6, an upgradable, hybrid supercomputing system capable of more than 50 petaflops of computational muscle. Powered by Cray’s Gemini interconnect, AMD Opteron 6200 processors, and NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series GPUs, the XK6 system blends x86 and GPU environments with the firm’s own flavor of Linux. The folks at Cray won’t resort to bragging, however — they’re humbly declaring the machine to be the first “general-purpose supercomputer based on GPU technology,” and not, as they put it, a stunt to place high on any Top 500 lists. Suggestive, aren’t they? Check out the unassuming press release after the break.
Nokia has just unveiled a strange new beast of a smartphone. Internally, it’s your good old C7 — 3.5-inch AMOLED screen, 720p video recording, 8 megapixel camera, a pentaband radio, and Symbian as your zombieOS — but externally it’s taken on a lick of gold paint and a rear cover made of real leather. The price for a phone built quite so luxuriously is said to be upwards of €800 ($1,126) before taxes and subsidies and launch is expected in Q3 in select countries across Europe and Asia. Russia in particular is called out as a successful market for such “premium” phones, with Nokia’s Gabriel Speratti, General Manager for its operations in the country, explaining that:
“We have a large number of users who are looking for products with a build quality and superior materials that attest to their success and social standing. In some areas, possession of such premium products is the passport to being taken seriously.”
We have to agree, owning a phone like this will certainly have an effect on your social life, we’re just not so sure it’ll be a positive one.
The great flexibility and mobility of iPad has made it an ultimate solution for people who want to be productive while on the go. But this becomes possible only if the device has the appropriate apps to deal with the specific tasks that you want to perform. For that, developers are offering thousands of iPad apps to meet every conceivable task that can done while facing your PC or laptop. This is aside from the awesome apps that we can find only in iPad.
As photographers, we can gain access to a substantial array of apps available for our iPad that replicate the way we do our job with our PC. While these apps are not intended to replace our existing PC based applications entirely they certainly can be used as the next best option to make the most of our time while on the move. In this post we are showcasing a set of really best iPad apps which will help to you in your upcoming photography projects. Some of these are free and some are premium apps that you can buy for just a few bucks. These are very affordable nevertheless. We hope that these best iPad apps can make a difference in your job as photographer. Enjoy!
Bluestacks is a company that has developed software that will let you run Android applications on a PC, and they will shortly be announcing partnerships with a range of OEM manufacturers.
The software runs a full version of Google’s Android OS on x86 machines that are running Windows and you will be able to run virtually any Android app on your PC.
Whats interesting about the Bluestacks software is that you wont have to switch between operating systems to run an Android app, you will just be able to click on the Android app icon on your PC, and it will automatically run.
Bluestacks have also said that they intend to develop the software to enable other mobile operating systems to run on your PC, like HP’s webOS and MeeGo.
You can find out more information over at the Bluestacks website.
Apple has announced that they will be releasing a software update to Mac OS X that will deal with the recent Mac Defender malicious software that has affected a number of Mac users.
The Mac Defender malware has been targeting Mac users, and when they visit an infected website they are told that their computer is infected with a virus and urged to download the Mac Defender antivirus software which is actually malware, once installed the software steals users credit card details.
Apple release the following statement on their Apple support knowledge base, which states that an update to Mac OS X will be released shortly.
In the coming days, Apple will deliver a Mac OS X software update that will automatically find and remove Mac Defender malware and its known variants. The update will also help protect users by providing an explicit warning if they download this malware.
The good news for anyone how has downloaded the malicious software is that the update will automatically remove the Mac Defender malware, you can find out more details over at Apple.
Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 7 Mango earlier, and we got details of some of the 500 new features available in Windows Phone 7 Mango, and now Microsoft has released a video which shows some of the features in action.
The video below gives us a good look at many of the new features coming to Windows Phone 7 which include multitasking and many more.
Whilst Microsoft hasn’t officially announced the new Windows Phone 7 Mango update at today’s event, they have published a full press release on their Romanian website, which gives us full details on what will be coming in the Windows Phone 7 Mango update.
The press release states that Windows Phone 7 Mango will bring 500 new features to Windows Phone 7, and it looks like the update will be released to all existing Windows Phone 7 devices.
Gli appassionati di giochi di guida sapranno sicuramente che da oggi è disponibile sugli scaffali di tutta Europa DiRT 3, interessantissimo videogame sviluppato da Codemasters che nelle prime recensioni è riuscito a guadagnarsi voti molto elevati.
Come sempre accade di questi tempi, ad accompagnare il lancio di un videogioco arriva un trailer ufficiale “registrato” per pubblicizzare il prodotto in questione. Il team di sviluppo in questo caso non ha voluto focalizzare l’attenzione su nulla in particolare ma si è concentrata piuttosto sul cercare di dare un’idea generale su DiRT 3.
Direttamente dal canale ufficiale di LG, arriva un nuovo piccolo video promozionale che mostra le potenzialità dell‘Optimus 3D, il primo smartphone al mondo con sistema Android e tecnologia 3D.
Come abbiamo potuto vedere nel corso degli ultimi mesi, sempre più titoli stanno godendo dell’esclusività della piattaforma NVIDIA Tegra 2, giochi che senza l’ausilio di tale chipset non possono essere eseguiti e quindi giocati.
Arriva quindi in soccorso la community che tramite la seguente guida ha risolto il problema, riuscendo ad eseguire tutti quei titoli in esclusiva Tegra 2, su dispositivi come l’appena uscito Samsung Galaxy S2 o HTC Desire HD.
- Applicate il root al vostro dispositivo e scaricate dal market l’applicazione Chainfire3D.
- Acquistate la versione completa del programma.
- Scaricate i plugin da questo indirizzo.
- Prelevate dal pacchetto quello per NVIDIA e copiatelo sul vostro smartphone.
- Avviate Chainfire3D, selezionate “install plugin” e selezionate quello per NVIDIA.
- Andate in “Default OpenGL settings Use plugin”, selezionate quello per NVIDIA. Applicate il fix del Market e riavviate lo smartphone.
Terminate tutte le operazioni dovreste riuscire ad eseguire anche quei titoli riservati esclusivamente ai possessori di smartphone con NVIDIA Tegra 2, che negli ultimi tempi hanno visto una forte espansione in Android Market.
MMD Monitors & Display annuncia il nuovo monitor Philips LED 273P3L, un monitor LCD caratterizzato da un pannello da 27 pollici (16:9) e appartenente alla serie Professional. Il Philips LED 273P3L unisce alle prestazioni anche un design ergonimico e bassi consumi grazie alla tecnologia Power Sensor; grazie all’utilizzo di un sensore questa funzionalità riesce a rilevare la presenza dell’utente davanti il monitor, riducendo i consumi fino all’80% in caso di assenza dello stesso.
Il 273P3L offre supporto Full HD, con tecnologia Smart Image per il miglioramento dell’immagine; onboard è prevista inoltre una porta USB per collegare altre periferiche. Il prezzo al pubblico è previsto in 390 Euro.
The hackers just won’t give poor Sony a break, will they? Following the infamous PSN breach last month and an attack on the company’s Greek online music service earlier this week, Sony Ericsson has now seen another intrusion that extracted personal data of more than 2,000 Canadian Eshop customers. Fortunately, the company claims that passwords taken were encrypted and no credit card details were lost, but this is still worrisome nevertheless. Right now, the Eshop service has been taken off line — for the sake of Sir Howard and his Japanese chums, let’s just hope that this will be the last Sony breach we hear about.
Splitfish is finally bringing its flagship PC and PS3 mouse controller to the Xbox, albeit packing an odd wireless caveat. Although the FragFx Shark 360 is billed as an identical twin to its PS3 counterpart, this half-gamepad and rodent combo, much like a XIM adapter, needs a wired Xbox 360 gamepad to act as an intermediary between itself and the console. That wired controller plugs into the Shark’s wireless USB dongle; the macro-equipped “fragchuck” and mouse themselves are completely untethered. It sounds a little janky, but if your faith in mouse superiority is strong, you may be forgiving it for its faults come late August. Hit the break for a full list of features and glittery PR wonder.
We’ve recently seen Google crack down on rogue apps and patch some server-side security issues, but let’s not forget Android does have a small measure of built-in security: app permissions. But as with those pesky EULAs, many users tend to breeze through the permissions screen. And Android forces even the most attentive readers to accept or deny all permissions requested by an app. But the newest nightly builds of the CyanogenMod custom ROM include a clever patch allowing users to grant and revoke permissions individually — something like the TISSA security manager we’re still awaiting. Obviously playing God with permissions can crash your applications: with great power comes great responsibility. But we figure if you’re running aftermarket firmware on a rooted phone, you’re comfortable experimenting. See how it works in the video after the break, then hit the source link to download.