Archivi giornalieri: 02/06/2012
Club 3D amplia il proprio catalogo di schede video a chip AMD con la nuova Radeon HD 7870 Eyefinity 6, la prima scheda al mondo serie Radeon HD 7000 ad essere equipaggiata con sei uscite mini-Display Port. La scheda è caratterizzata inoltre dall’adozione del dissipatore custom Cool Stream, soluzione che permette di tenere a bada le temperature anche quando si pratica overclock.
Mentre in Apple sembra che si stia lavorando alacremente per presentare al prossimo evento un servizio Mappe creato dalla stessa azienda e quindi non più appoggiato a Google, in Google annunciano una nuova dimensione per Google Maps per il prossimo 6 Giugno. Una mossa forse casuale, o forse pianificata a tavolino che prevede importanti novità per l’applicazione più apprezzata dell’azienda. Sebbene il tutto sia ufficiale, non è chiaro se le novità saranno solo per la versione Web o anche per la versione Android (considerando l’imminente presentazione di Apple per iOS, difficile immaginare che non ci siano novità importanti anche per Android).
Tegra 2 già morto e sepolto a neanche un anno dall’inizio dello sviluppo da parte degli sviluppatori esterni di applicazioni? A giudicare dalle ultime uscite e presentazioni il dubbio viene visto che la quasi totalità dei titoli viene annunciata come esclusiva per Tegra 3. Probabilmente arriveranno anche le versioni Tegra 2, ma rimane bizzarro come una azienda che sta cercando di spingere la propria piattaforma che da sempre è stata votata al gaming, non sviluppi parallelamente i titoli sia per la versione Tegra 2 che per la nuova architettura Tegra 3. È il caso di Dead Trigger Resurrects Zombies, un nuovo gioco in arrivo creato dagli stessi autori di Shadowgun e capace di offrire una grafica veramente eccellente e ricca di particolari.
It seems Microsoft is not content to let Apple build out their purported living room strategy in peace and quiet and is looking to throw a wrench in the works. Microsoft Smart Glass is an AirPlay-style application that allows music and film streaming from tablet and phone devices to the Xbox 360, and subsequently the largest screen in the house.
If Engadget is to be believed, iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices will all be able to use this app, though exactly what content is able to be streamed is still unclear. Now Microsoft just needs to figure something out on the game streaming front as well, whenever they can be bothered to find the time to worry about video games again.
We previously heard that Microsoft intends to launch their Office range of apps for Apple’s iPad, but it looks like the iPad is not the only tablet that will be getting Microsoft Office.
According to a recent report by the Daily Microsoft also intends to launch Microsoft Office on Google’s Android platform and Office is expected to be available in November on both Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform.
Microsoft has apparently finished testing their office apps on both platforms and they should both be ready to launch in November, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.
The EA Battlefield 3 blog is reporting that a massive Battlefield 3 update is incoming to the game on June 4-5th for all formats, PC, PlayStation3, and Xbox 360. But unfortunately no signs of the upcoming Battlefield 3 Premium service.
The new updates include a huge list of changes, together with reduced suppression and support for colourblind players to name just two. Players will now find an the option to turn colorblind support on, in the options menu.
EA explains on their blog post a little about the new massive Battlefield 3 update. “As usual, the period between the last update and this upcoming one has been spent listening to our community, tweaking parameters, balancing performance, and eliminating issues that we have found with your help. In short, the June update will make sure Battlefield 3 plays even better.”
For full details and list of all the changes in the massive Battlefield 3 update, jump over to the Official Battlefield 3 Blog.
Sony has announced the release of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for another 0f their Xperia android devices, the Sony Xperia Pro, and the update should be available for certain serial numbers of the handset now.
The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update should now be available for your Sony Xperia Pro handset as an OTA update, and Sony has published a list of which serial numbers the update is available.
The Ice Cream Sandwich software update for 2011 Xperia™ Smartphone’s is now being rolled out. The update is released in batches, and below you will find links to each phones list of all the currently released ICS software’s. Since there are minor differences in the software depending on product, country and operator we have a unique identifier that we call Sales Item (SI).
You can check to see if the android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is available for your Sony Xperia pro over at Sony’s website.
The FCC gave us a clue that Vizio’s first-ever PCs would be shipping soon, and the company is now spilling a few beans more directly. Although the official statement is still short on many of the details we’ve been hoping to know, Vizio is promising that the line will launch before June is up. As a refresher, the normally home theater-focused company is planning to go all-out despite being the new kid on the block, going with a trio of mid-size laptops as well as two sizes of all-in-one desktops that rely on Magic Trackpad-like input to draw attention. Mum’s the word on whether or not the 10-inch tablet will be part of the June arrivals, although there’s unconfirmed talk that Walmart will carry at least some of the lineup and trigger some jealousy in the 2012 Vizio TVs across the aisle.
If you’re looking for something new to wrap around your noggin this coming season, then put it on your radar that Denon will be bringing 11 new sets of headphones to store shelves this August. That number might seem like quite a lot to digest, but it becomes a lot easier when broken down by category. First is the Exercise Freak lineup, a wrap-around earbud design that sells for $149 and will be available in black, blue and yellow. Beyond that, the company has three additional lineups — the Music Maniac, the Urban Raver and the Globe Cruiser — and each will be available in earbud and over-the-ear form factors. The Music Maniac headphones ($349 and $499) are designed to cater to audio purists with an acoustically flat signature. Most notable about the Music Maniac lineup is the top shelf Artisan model, which rings in at a healthy $1,199 and pits itself against other audiophile mainstays such as the Sennheiser HD800 and Audez’e LCD2. Meanwhile, the Urban Ravers ($249 and $399) place a heavy emphasis on bass, whereas the Globe Cruisers ($179 and $499) feature noise cancellation. As a nice touch, each of the models feature built-in microphones and volume controls.
Chrome’s share of internet use just inched past Microsoft’s Internet Explorer last month, laying claim to king of the web browsers. Statcounter’s analytics measured that 32.43 percent of its 15 billion page-views were done on Google’s browser, while Internet Explore took 32.12 percent and Firefox 25.55 percent. According to StatCounter, an upswing of over 0.6 percent to Firefox (from Internet Explorer) helped Chrome claim the top spot. The month rounds off some impressive growth for Chrome in 2012, which claimed second place in Statcounter’s results at the start of the year. Now, if Google could just get that mobile version out to more handsets, we could see how it fares against small-screen competition.