Archivi giornalieri: 23/05/2012
NVIDIA has revealed they are working on a new platform for Android tablets called NVIDIA Kai, which is designed to deliver quad core Android tablets for $199 or below.
NVIDIA is looking to offer Android tablets that are more powerful than Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, but for the same $199 price point, according to the companies CEO Jen-Hsun Huang who said the following.
Our strategy on Android is simply to enable quad-core tablets running Android Ice Cream Sandwich to be developed and brought out to market at the $199 price point, and the way we do that is a platform we’ve developed called Kai. So this uses a lot of the secret sauce that’s inside Tegra 3 to allow you to develop a tablet at a much lower cost, by using a lot of innovation that we’ve developed to reduce the power that’s used by the display and use lower cost components within the tablet.
There are no details as yet on when we will see the first quad core tablets prices at $199 in the stores, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
The latest Aliens: Colonial Marines first person shooter game was expected to arrive sometime later this year, but unfortunately has now been pushed back into a February 2013 release date.
However to helps fans come to terms with the extended wait, Sega has released a new Aliens: Colonial Marines suspense trailer, which has been shot using in-game footage. Enjoy!
The new Aliens: Colonial Marines game currently under development by Gearbox is a sci-fi/horror, which puts the player in the role of a United States Colonial Marine, just like the team in the Aliens film.
The game will include both “Gauntlet Run” modes, where players must fight enemies as they travel from point A to point B, and “Last Stand” modes where you must defend a specific area from Alien attack, with only your weapons, automatic sentry turrets and welded doors to protect you.
Aliens Colonial Marines is now being released on February 12th, 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PC.
New Modern Warfare 3 maps have today arrived on Xbox Live in the latest Content Collection 2. Bringing with it “Lookout” and “Getaway” for Modern Warefare 3′s Face Off mode.
Together with two new Spec Ops missions, and three new general purpose multiplayer maps for Modern Warefare 3, and is all available to Xbox Live Gold Subscribers, and Elite subscriptions are not required to play the content.
It has been already one month since our last post on Motion Graphics. Since then I have been scouring the web in search of fresh new computer animated videos for you to view. It is so interesting to see how these talented artists create stunning designs and put them into motion so they can tell a story. These videos are used in such mediums as advertising, movies and cartoons just to name a few.
Today I have assembled an amazing collection of some of the most creative motion graphics videos that will hopefully inspire you. So if you are in search of something that will get your creative juices flowing, this motion graphics post is not be missed. Hope you like them!
A new contender has entered the action camera market this week, with the announcement from Ion Worldwide thats its launched its new action camera called the Ion Air Pro, which we first featured back last month.
The Ion Air Pro is lighter than the Hero2 action cam, and is waterproof to 30ft without the need for additional casings. Its also been designed to provide easy media synchronisation over Wi-Fi.
Other features on the new Ion Air Pro action camera include a waterproof microphone, and even the ability to flip the video picture if it ends up shooting upside down. The Ion Air Pro camera is available in three different packages depending on your needs.
The first is the bare Ion Air Pro for $230. With the Ion Air Pro Plus for $290 offering CamLock bike and helmet attachments. While the Ion Air Pro Wi-Fi provides a Wi-Fi Podz, and can synchronise with Ion Air’s iOS application.
Yep, it’s party-time in Beijing once again. While the PC industry as a whole reportedly grew by a tight handful of percentage points over the past year, Lenovo has somehow managed to continue its long-running growth spurt, with shipments up 44 percent and operating profits up 46 percent. Sales of both laptop and desktop (including IdeaCentre all-in-ones) grew roughly equally, helped along by blossoming demand in emerging markets, while fledgling smartphones and tablets also proved popular in Lenovo’s homeland. The manufacturer reckons it’s now second in command of the market behind HP, although it conveniently disregards Apple’s iPad from its ranking.
Comcast took the opportunity at The Cable Show 2012 to introduce some new features for its Xfinity Voice service, dubbed Voice 2Go. The end goal is to bring the perks you enjoy with your smartphone to your landline. It all starts with an app that’s available on iOS and Android (in both phone and tablet-friendly formats) that functions similarly to Google Voice. The Xfinity Connect Mobile app allows you to send and receive texts on your mobile device through your home phone number and forward incoming calls to multiple devices, including your cellphone, so you’ll never miss a call again. What’s more, your Xfinity account can be used to place VoIP calls from any connected device over WiFi, 3G or 4G. For more check out the video after the break.
We’re entering a world of mainstream 64-bit computing — whether we like it or not. Just weeks after Adobe started requiring 64-bit Macs for CS6, DICE’s Rendering Architect Johan Andersson has warned that some of his company’s 2013 games using the Frostbite engine will need the extra bits as a matter of course. In other words, it won’t matter if you have a quad Core i7 gaming PC of death should the software be inadequate; if you’re still running a 32-bit copy of Windows 7 come the new year, you won’t be playing. The developer points to memory as the main culprit, as going 64-bit guarantees full access to 4GB or more of RAM as well as better virtual addressing. Andersson sees it as a prime opportunity to upgrade to Windows 8, although 64-bit Vista and 7 (and presumably OS X, if and when Mac versions exist) will be dandy. Just be prepared to upgrade that Windows XP PC a lot sooner than Microsoft’s 2014 support cutoff if you’re planning to run the next Battlefield or Mirror’s Edge.
It’s far from official, but from the looks of things, an update to Dell’s Latitude line may be incoming. According to Dutch site Tweakers.net, the outfit’s 14-inch refresh, bearing model number 6430u, will purportedly sport a 1366 x 768 display, dual-core i3, i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor and measure in at a slightly chunky 20.9mm thick. For the business-minded types that it’s being aimed at, this enterprise-ready Ultrabook will also run Intel’s vPro platform, giving IT departments worldwide easy access for data management and remote wipes, in addition to supporting a smartcard reader and an optional fingerprint scanner. As for its SSD innards, the unit should be available in configurations up to 256GB with a maximum of 8GB RAM allotted. Since this fella exists in a grey zone for now, there’s no official pricing or release date to speak of, though rumors do point to a June bow. Check out the source below for a translated take on this pre-release kit.
It was only a matter of time before ASUS refreshed its line of Ultrabooks with Intel’s new Ivy Bridge chips, but the truth is, the company needed to improve a little more than just the CPU model number. If you recall, the Zenbook UX31 ushered in a modern metal design and unbeatable speed, but our enthusiasm waned after spending a week with the flat keyboard and temperamental touchpad.
Well, friends, it looks like Chairman Jonney Shih and co. were listening: the outfit is about to bring four of its leaked Zenbook Prime laptops to the US. These include the 11-inch UX21A, which you see up there, along with the 13-inch UX31A, UX32A and the UX32VD — essentially, the UX31A with discrete graphics. Though different configurations are bound to vary, they all bring retooled, backlit keyboards, refined trackpads and, of course, Intel’s third-generation Core processors. And while the lower-end UX32A is stuck with 1366 x 768 resolution, every other model — yes, even the tiny UX21A — will be offered with a 1080p IPS display.
First the rumor mill revealed ASUS had plans to refresh Ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge and 1080p IPS displays. Then the company confirmed the news itself when it brought some new Zenbook Prime laptops out for a demo and promised they’d go on sale in ASUS’ native Taiwan. Now we’ve got some splendid news for our readers here in the US: those fresh ultraportables are making their way stateside too… eventually. ASUS just confirmed it’s bringing four models to the states: the 11-inch UX21A, the 13-inch UX31A / UX32A and the UX32VD. What’s the difference between the UX31A and the UX32A, you ask? It all comes down to storage: the UX32A uses hybrid hard drives, while the UX31A packs an SSD. Meanwhile, the UX32VD is nearly identical to the UX31A except that it packs an NVIDIA GT 620M GPU.
As rumored, the lineup includes Core i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors, with 1920 x 1080 IPS displays offered even on the 11-incher. (If you don’t need that kind of pixel density, 1366 x 768 displays will be available as well.) Another thing they all have in common: ASUS has tweaked the touchpad and re-tooled the keyboard, making the pitch 12 percent deeper. Also, the keys are now backlit, for what that’s worth.