Archivi giornalieri: 08/08/2012
Abbiamo spesso riportato immagini di mockup digitali del prossimo iPhone di Apple, così come viene descritto dai numerosi rumor che avvolgono questo tanto atteso smartphone. Guardandole, il device sembra proprio un iPhone 4/4S “allungato”, con una proporzione tra altezza e larghezza davvero inusuale da vedere su un iPhone. Troppo lungo? Le fotografie dei presunti componenti trapelati dalle catene di montaggio del telefono non riescono a farci comprendere le sue effettive dimensioni. Senza la possibilità (ancora per poco) di metter mano sul futuro iPhone, per avere un’idea di come calzerebbe in mano il prossimo iPhone possiamo dare un’occhiata alle immagini di BlackPool Creative – autore di concept già mostrati qui – che riproducono un primo interessante hands-on virtuale.
You don’t get to unbox anything or have that new-camera smell, so how much does the Canon 7D v2 firmware really transform the now three year-old model? The answer depends a bit on what you do with it, but for most users the Japanese maker deserves kudos from bringing new functionality to the model. Two changes stand out in particular, the first being a bump in the number of burst RAW images from 15 to 25, a boon for action shooters. The other biggie is manual audio level adjustment, saving videographers from the whims of automatic audio levels. Other tweaks include in-camera rating, resizing and editing of images; a max auto ISO setting; GPS compatibility; file name customization; time zone settings; and faster magnification scrolling and control screen adjustment during playback.
To test the burst and audio functions, we got our own mitts on the firmware. Prior to updating, we put the rapid-fire 8 fps camera it through the wringer and grabbed about 16-18 RAW frames in a burst. With the v2 firmware we caught exactly 25 frames before it halted, and did it again numerous times with only an occasional stutter. As for audio, the new manual setting is still a far cry from dedicated sound level dials — on the 7D you’ll need to preset the audio before filming, and are stuck with that level until you hit ‘stop’ again. Still, it beats the previous automatic way, which was so unusable that it forced many pros into buying external audio recorders to get anything decent. A quick test confirmed the new adjustment worked well, giving usable audio in most conditions with both internal and external mics while requiring just a little fiddling beforehand to set levels.
While hardly turning your 2009-era beast into an all-new DSLR, the new functionality brings the software in line with newer models, and still keeps the 7D near the top of the APS-C heap in many categories. Swapping out the sensor would be the only way to bump the one area where it now lags, low-light performance — but you can’t expect everything from a $1,500 shooter.
Just as you’ve cozied up with “Tahiti” and “Cape Verde,” AMD has returned to grow its “Southern Islands” family of graphics cards with four fresh FirePros, offering up to four teraflops of graphics computing power. That spec can be found in the company’s new W9000, which is capable of four TFLOPs single precision and one TFLOP double precision with a price tag just shy of $4,000. That behemoth of a card offers 6GB of GDDR5 RAM and requires 274 watts of power. More humble members of the fam include the W8000, which has the same form-factor as the higher-end W9000, but eases back on the specs, consuming 189 watts of power and carrying a $1,599 price tag.
We had a chance to take a closer look at both cards at SIGGRAPH, and while they packed a significant amount of heft, you’ll likely never take a second look once they’re buried away in your tower rig. Fans of smaller housings (and price tags) may take notice of the W7000 and W5000, which are both considerably more compact and require less power to boot, with pricing set at $899 and $599, respectively. Those cards were also on hand for our demo, and can be seen along with the top two configs in our gallery below. You can also sneak a closer peek in the hands-on video after the break, and glance at the full specs over at our news post from earlier today.
Dell has today revealed a new addition to its range and its first AH-IPS display on its Japanese blog, ahead of any international announcements. However Dell has now made the International page available on their website with full specifications.
The Dell U2713HM is the first Advanced High Performance IPS display to be sold by Dell, and features a widescreen 16:9, 2,560 x 1,440 (WQHD) resolution, with a 178 degree vertical / 178 degree horizontal viewing angle.
Dell’s U2713HM AH-IPS display also promises a 37 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the older model U2711. Other features include 4 x USB 3.0 ports and 1 x Dual Link Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP, 1 x HDMI , and 1 x VGA.
Source: Trusted Reviews
Treyarch have released a new trailer unveiling multiplayer gameplay from their new Black Ops 2, and its looks fantastic. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will be laucnhing on November 13th 2012 for PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Black Ops 2 is currently available to pre-order, and those gamers that pre-order will also be entitled to receive the bonus Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map!
Call of Duty Black Ops 2, will also include a single-player campaign within the game, that will provide gamers with two connected storylines. One set in the 1970s-80s and the other in 2025, its also the first in the COD series to feature advanced futuristic weapon technology. Enjoy!
Source: Lazy Gamer
Conversano – Castello Aragonese
Sulla sommità del colle su cui sorge Conversano si erige, maestoso, il Castello comitale ristrutturato e ingrandito in seguito alla successione delle varie famiglie di conti. Il nucleo più antico, costruito nell’XI secolo, su commissione del primo conte Goffredo Altavilla il Normanno, corrisponde alla poderosa torre maestra alta 25 m. Tale torre poggiava sui resti delle mura megalitiche del IV secolo a.C., fu fatta ultimare dai conti Brienne nel XIII secolo. Agli Altavilla successero numerose famiglie che innalzarono i rispettivi vessilli sulle torri; esse furono: i Bassavilla (1134- 1187), i Brienne (1269- 1356), i d’Enghien (1357- 1381), i Lussemburgo (1381- 1407), i Barbiano (1411- 1422), i Caldora(1434- 1440), gli Orsini del Blazo (1440- 1455) e gli Acquaviva(1456- 1806) della cui famiglia, a Conversano, si susseguirono ben diciassette conti.
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