Archivi giornalieri: 22/03/2012
NVIDIA’s next-gen GPUs sure took their sweet time arriving, but the first of the Kepler crew is finally available in stores and its 28nm silicon is just itching to show off what it can do. You may be wondering what the 2GB GeForce GTX 680 brings to the gaming table, and whether it’ll put an end to AMD’s free run at the top of the food chain. Well, NVIDIA now claims it has “the fastest GPU in the world”, with both lower power consumption and a 10-40 percent performance advantage over AMD’s single-GPU rival, the Radeon HD 7970, at 1920 x 1080. How can it back up such a boast? Ultimately, everything hinges on independent benchmarks (coming soon in our review round-up), but in the meantime we need to look at NVIDIA’s new architecture for clues. Intrigued? Then head on past the break.
YouTube has announced a new feature they have added to help users improve their own videos with a simply one-click process. Joining the recently launched editing features on YouTube the new feature provides two automatic fixes to help improve exposure and stabilisation.
So if you had any videos that need a little stabilisation or are a little on the dark side, YouTube’s one click service might be perfect. However being one-click if you are looking for more adjustments and a way to adjust your video footage, you will need to look elsewhere.
The one-click service does offer an easy way to carry out maintenance and if you don’t like the results YouTube has added handy undo option.
“This breakthrough in video awesomeness is possible thanks to our research team who expanded on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year, automatically detecting if stabilization or color correction would be helpful for you. The result is a one-click option rolling out over the next few days that cures these two symptoms now, and more planned in the future. “
Source: Tech Radar
A new Far Cry 3 trailer has been released by Ubisoft this week, which brings with it a more in depth view of the game. The new trailer reveals more action and some of the characters you will encounter on your island experience. Together with copious amount of drug taking and violence.
The new trailer also provides a look at a new character called Dr. Earnhardt, who has a penchant for drugs. Which your character will need to use during parts of the game. Far Cry 3 will be launching in September on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
“Far beyond the reach of civilization is a mysterious island overrun with violence and suffering. While traveling with friends, you are taken captive and brutalized. Your only hope of survival lies in unraveling the dark secrets of the island and its deranged inhabitants. Alone at the edge of the world, where nothing is what it seems, you must find a way to fight back and escape this island of insanity.”
Source: Lazy Gamer
It’s been two years since Adobe unveiled a new version of Photoshop, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company’s engineers have been toiling away behind the scenes on a major update. The outfit’s clearly ready to start showing off the fruits of its labor, though, as it just unveiled the beta version of CS6. All told, the outfit’s added 65 user-feedback-inspired features, including a new crop tool, expanded video editing options, auto recovery and the ability to search for specific layers. Fans of the dotted lines in Illustrator now get the same vector tools in Photoshop. Additionally, every slider for the Camera Raw 7.0 plug-in (exposure, contrast, etc.) has a freshly tweaked algorithm. And for anyone who’s ever looked on helplessly as Photoshop locked itself up during a long file save, projects can now save in the background while you work on other things. Looking for more info? A brief rundown of the beta and a full list of new features awaits just past the break.
Toshiba has shown off a new Android tablet in Germany, the Toshiba AT330 which comes with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Toshiba AT330 features a 13.3 inch multi-touch touchscreen display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, although this hasn’t been confirmed as yet.
Since the new iPad 3 launched last week a number of new cases designed for the tablet have started to become available. One of these is the new iPad 3 Crux360 Keyboard Case, which can be used either with or without a keyboard attached.
Similar to cases designed for the iPad 2 and original iPad, the new iPad 3 Crux360 Keyboard Case connects via Bluetooth, and feature a snap in front design allowing for quick access when the case isn’t required.
Nikon recently announced the latest addition to their DSLR camera range, the new Nikon D800 which has now gone on sale in Japan and Europe.
The Nikon D800 features a 36.3 megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24mm) sensor, plus a new EXPEED 3 image processing engine and a 91K-pixel RGB sensor and a 51 point auto-focus system.
And it looks like the Nikon D800 is already sold out, in Japan according to the guys over at the Verge, the D800 is expected to launch in the US soon.
The Nikon D800 will retail for $2,995.95 when it launches in the US, and we suspect this is going to be a very popular DSLR for Nikon.
Rovio Mobile’s latest installment in the Angry Birds saga is now available, Angry Birds Space is now available for Apple’s iOS devices, Google’s Android device plus the PC and Mac.
Angry Birds Space comes with some new characters and a new physics engine for the ‘no gravity’ game play, have a look at the screenshots below.
Samsung were expected to release the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for their Galaxy Note smartphone before the end of March, we had previously heard that the update may be delayed and this has now been confirmed by Samsung.
Samsung have announced that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note will be released some time in quarter two of 2012, and the update will be released worldwide at the same time.
Samsung also announced that the update will come as part of a ‘Premium Suite’ software package, which will come with exclusive applications which will use the Note’s S-Pen Stylus.
The Premium Suite offers new features and applications exclusive to GALAXY Note and its innovative S Pen, which includes S Note, a unique tool that lets you combine your notes or sketches with other digital content, giving you a new way to create your own stories. S Note comes in various ready-to-use templates for a range of tasks including meeting minutes, diary and others.
Unfortunately Samsung did not give a specific date on when the Galaxy Note will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, lets hope it is released earlier in quarter two rather than later.
Along with the launch of the new iPad, Apple also launched a couple of new apps for the iPad and iPhone, one of those was iPhoto, and it looks like the app has become extremely popular.
According to the guys over at The Loop, who have received some information from Apple, iPhoto has been downloaded more that one million times in the first ten days.
The one million downloads, is apparently for unique users, and not for devices, so Apple hasn’t counted the downloads of the same application for the iPhone and iPad by the same user.
Source The Loop
Adobe has released a new free beta version of its popular image editing software Photoshop, and it is available as a free download from both Windows and Mac.
Photoshop CS6 Beta comes with a wide range of new features over the previous version, the guys over at Gizmodo have been testing it out, and you can find lots more details on what is new over at Gizmodo.
The world’s best digital image editing software is about to get even better. Explore Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 beta for a sneak preview of some of the incredible performance enhancements, imaging magic, and creativity tools we are working on. Discover for yourself why Photoshop CS6 software will be a whole new experience in digital image editing.
You can download the new Adobe Photoshop Beta CS6 for free over at Adobe and it is available for both the PC and Mac.
Air Display has announced that its now added HiDPI support to its application for the new iPad 3 to support Apple’s new retina screen, which has been fitted to the new iPad.
The new support has been added the latest Air Display update which is currently making its way through Apple’s approval process and is expected to shortly land in the iTunes App Store ready to download.
If you have not heard of HiDPI before t refers to the new support built into Apple’s OS X ready for new retina display Mac systems that are expected to start appearing in the near future. Watch the video after the jump to see how to enable it on your OS X Lion to see what it will provide on the new screens.
UK broadcaster Sky has announced a new digital TV service, called Now TV, which will offer access to Sky content on a range of Internet connected devices.
NOW TV will allow users of the service to watch films from SKY Movies and TV shows from Sky’s range of channels, and you wont have to sign up to a contract to access the service, instead you will be able to pay just for the content you watch, or of course you can pay a monthly fee to have access to all their shows.
“It will be available on a wide range of devices and offer instant access to a range of high quality Sky content, with no install and no contract. Starting with movies, it will soon expand to offer sport and entertainment as well. And customers will be able to pay monthly or rent a movie on a simple, pay as you go basis.”
Sky’s NOW TV service is expected to be available in the UK later this year, Sky did not give an exact launch date for the service.
Korg has today announced the arrival of a couple of new additions to their line of microKEY USB powered MIDI keyboards. The new range was unveiled at the international musical instrument fair, Frankfurt Musikmesse, and the existing 37 key versions is now joined by a 61 key and mini 25 keys model
As well as being compatible with both PC and Mac systems, the new range of keyboards have now also been updated to support Apple’s iPad range. Enabling you to connect the keyboard using the iPad’s camera connection kit.
Pproviding you with a physical way to create music rather than using the on screen keyboard integrated into Korg applications, such as KORG’s iMS-20 and others available in the Apple App Store.
A new smart controller concept is currently on the Kickstarter website looking to make the jump to production, called the DRONE to make it easier to play applications on mobile devices.
The DRONE open source controller has been designed to provide a more comfortable and ergonomic solution for playing games on your smartphone or tablet. Watch the video after the break created by DRONES developers to explain the concept in more detail.
Anyone out there that perhaps finds Apple’s iMac aluminium finish a little understated for themselves, might be interested in a new service which is being offered by Computer Choppers, that will gold plate your iMac.
The gold-plating service doesn’t come cheap though and will set you back between $7,000 – $10,000 for a lovely 24 karat coating over your Apple iMac.
Sony has announced another new Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Neo L, which is Sony’s first Android device that will come with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box.
The device will launch in China, and it features a single core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, plus a 4 inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
Other specifications on the Sony Xperia Neo L, include 1GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards.
It comes with two cameras, up front there is a VGA camera for video chat, on the back there is a 5 megapixel camera which can record HD video in 720p.
It looks like the Xperia Neo L will only be available in China, there are no details on when it will go on sale and also no details on pricing.
Source Fone Arena