Archivi giornalieri: 17/05/2012
LG has announced that its new flagship Android smartphone, the LG Optimus LTE2 will start shipping in South Korea this week, the device comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The LG Optimus LTE2 features a True HD IPS touchscreen display and 2GB of RAM, a dual core 1.5GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera, plus a 2,150 mAh battery and LG’s new Optimus UI 3.0 which we saw yesterday.
LG have yet to announce whether or not the LG Optimus LTE2 will be available outside of Korea, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
After launching its Steam Remote Download service in beta just a few weeks ago. Steam has now announced its taken the beta wraps of its new Remote Download service, which is now available for all to use.
The new Steam Remote Download service enables gamers to now manage their library of games remotely via the web. Allowing you to purchase games via your smartphone and have it downloaded and ready to play when you return home.
Once a active client is running on Mac or PC gamers can then manage games, download pre-loads, new releases, or any new purchases, as soon as they’re available. Steam explains how to get started with the new Steam Remote Download service:
“To kick off a remote download, simply visit your Games list on the Steam Community site, which can be accessed from your own profile using a web browser or the Steam mobile app on iOS or Android. If logged into the latest update of the Steam client on a PC or Mac, there you’ll see which games are currently installed, and have the ability to install others from your library. Or, seamlessly complete your online purchase with remote installation: When a remote session is detected, the Steam store will ask whether you’d like to download your new purchases immediately. “
Well, whether or not you agree with the Gizmodo post we featured yesterday, Flickr continues to add improvements to try and make itself more appealing to existing users and, perhaps, some older users that have moved on to other sharing options. Their newest improvement has to do yet again with photo sizes, only this time it’s not the maximum display resolution in the lightbox, but rather how Flickr are bringing that same resolution to regular photo pages.
They’re implementing what they’ve dubbed a “liquid” layout, which will change the photo size being displayed depending on the size of the browser window the photo is being viewed in. That way you know that regardless of whether your Flickr followers are on a 27″ iMac or 14″ laptop, they’ll still see the biggest, best representation of your work. Head over to Flickr’s blog for more details.
Ubisoft has this week released a new launch trailer for its upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier game which is launching next week. Whilst playing Ghost Recon Future Soldier you will need to help your team over come the “Bodark“.A dangerous group of elite and fearless soldiers. Equipped with state of the art weaponry, who provide a ominous threat to the Ghost Recon team.
Ubisoft explains a little more about their new game ahead of its worldwide launch next week. “In Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, join an elite team of highly trained, cut-throat special-ops soldiers. Armed to the teeth with unrivalled combat technology and cutting-edge military hardware, Ghost Recon takes you to the globe’s most deadly warzones to hunt down the highest value targets”
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be available on May 25th for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and will include multiplayer modes as well as single player options.
Source: Game Freaks
In preparation for the immanent unveiling of a Release Preview of Microsoft’s highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has this week announced its updated a number of the core applications that will come included with Windows 8.
The Windows 8 application which have received a little attention from Microsoft include Photos, Reader, Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging.
The Metro apps have now been updated to support newer versions of Microsoft Windows, and are equipped with full screen user interfaces and touch-friendly controls. Together with support for computers powered by x86, x64, or ARM-based processors.
Very little has been released by Microsoft about the specifics of the updates to each apps. But the newly updated applications will be made available to the public when Microsoft releases its Windows 8 Release Preview in early June.
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo will be getting a different version of the new Samsung Galaxy S III than the one that is being released in the US and Europe, the handset will come with a Snapdragon S4 processor and will get 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB of RAM.
The NTT DoCoMo Galaxy S III will also come with 32GB of built in storage as standard plus the 2GB of RAM, and will come with the model number SC-06D.
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S III with 2GB of RAM is going to be for Japan only, there are no details as yet on whether a Galaxy S III with 2GB of RAM will be available elsewhere.
Source Pocket Now
As well as announcing the new Sony NEX-F3, Sony has also added another DSLR to its range with the launch of the Sony A37, which features a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor.
The Sony A37 features a high resolution electronic viewfinder, continuous AF, a high speed shooting mode which can shoot up to 7fps, it can record full HD videos in 1080p at 25 frames per second.
The A37 helps inexperienced photographers craft top-quality portraits without effort. Auto Portrait Framing mode identifies your sitter’s position, trimming the scene to create beautifully composed, high resolution portraits using the compositional ‘rule of thirds’. By Pixel Super Resolution Technology ensures that cropped, zoomed portraits retain a full pixel count to flatter your subject.
The Sony A37 will go on sale in Europe at the end of May, you can find out more details an the full specifications over at Sony.
Today Google has launched a new search service called Knowledge Graph, which the search giant has created to make it easier to discover new information quickly and easily about things and already has over 3.5 billion facts in its index.
Google Knowledge Graph has been created to enable users to search for people, places or anything that might be in Google massive index of data, and receive information that is more relevant to your search term. By understanding the words that are in your search phrase and how they relate to each other.
We have already seen some leaked photos of the new Sony Alpha NEX-F3, it is now official and it comes with an APS-C size image sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels.
The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 features a 3 inch TFT LCD display with a 921k dot resolution and it can tilt upwards around 180 degrees, it also comes with a built in pop up flash.
Kensington has unveiled a new accessory for the iPad 2 that will help keep the tablet safe and secure in public environments. The new case is called the Kensington KeyFolio Secure and it uses the security cable and lock that Kensington has been famous for making for years.
This particular case is built specifically for the iPad 2 and has integrated Bluetooth keyboard that can be removed. The case features an integrated security anchor and ClickSafe lock to protect the iPad from theft. The case also has a loophole for a stylus or pen.
The case leaves all ports and controls for the iPad open and easy access including the 30-pin docking connector. The keyboard connects to the iPad via Bluetooth and when closed the keyboard case protects the screen of the iPad from damage. Pricing is unknown at this time, but Kensington’s cases generally range from about $60 up to around $100.
LaCie has unveiled a new edition to their range in the form of a 2-bay network attached storage solution called the LaCie 2big NAS. Which is equipped with a pacey 2GHz processor, with increase file storage capacity, and has been designed by Neil Poulton. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The latest LaCie 2big NAS has now been designed to be 10x more energy efficient when in deep sleep mode, and will provide Mac, Windows and Linux systems with transfer speeds up to 100MB/sec, without a problem. Providing a complete backup solution with total protection via RAID 1 and hot swap technology.
Interfaces in the NAS storage include a 1 x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX, with expansion ports 1 x eSATA ; 1 x USB 2.0. As well as being Time Machine and Windows 7 Backup compatible. The LaCie 2big NAS is now available with storage drives for around $300, or can be purchase fitted with 6TB of storage for $649.
Source: Hot Hardware