A few months ago, we told you about the game project Google, an online game based on Google Maps, where you must lead a blue ball in the streets and get to a point, trying to make the best time possible. Cube is now available online, if you want to fill, in the gloom.
It is a tradition at the manufacturer, here comes the versions “DirectCU” graphics cards GeForce GTX 680 manufacturer ASUS.
Occupy not less than three PCI slots, the cooling system of ASUS house has already been proven on previous generations of cards. Advertised as 20% more efficient than the original system, the device is supported by a PCB modified for the occasion. Card dedicated to overclocking, the GTX 680 DirectCU is provides a power stage to stage 10 (8 +2) PWM.
The GTX 680 DirectCU will be available in two versions: the GTX680-DC202GD5 benefit from a slight factory overclock: 1019 MHz – 1084 MHz Turbo boost. The GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 in turn will provide more convincing frequencies already out of cardboard: 1137 MHz – 1201 MHz with Turbo Boost. To clearly differentiate between the two cards, the most powerful is marked “TOP”.
Frequencies aside, these two GTX 680 share the same technical characteristics as follows: 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit bus, two DVI output HDMI and DisplayPort. Power is provided by a connector and a 8pins of 6pins. It is expected that more and more builders fail over this solution instead of 2x 6pins recommended by NVIDIA.
Microsoft has just released its figures for the third fiscal quarter. And the numbers are quite good. Redmond says in effect that its revenue is up 6% to 17.41 billion dollars and recording a profit of 5.11 billion. Well beyond the 17.18 billion expected by the market.
This is the pro division that allows such an increase. The business division sign up in revenues of 9% to $ 5.81 billion, and the Windows division represents $ 4.62 billion profit.
Still, the entertainment division is struggling in this fiscal year for Microsoft. Indeed, with the Xbox 360 sales rising to 1.4 million consoles sold against 2.7 million last year at this time (although the 360 is the console that sells the best), Microsoft posted a 16% drop in its entertainment sector. The fault also Windows phones that are struggling to impose.
A drop logic. The slowdown in the Xbox 360 is quite normal. The console nearing the end of life attracted more consumers now expect the next generation. Especially to two months of E3 where Redmond could introduce its new console (which would still be amazing). In addition, Windows phones are handicapped by the upcoming release of Windows 8, while Redmond is not clear on the fact of compatibility with Win 7 WP 8. Microsoft is therefore within the scope of consumer expectations about new products of the firm, and the results of next year with the same period could well be very different.
Unveiled at the CES last January, the Huawei Ascend P1 will be available in Europe in June! This mid-range smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, has a Super AMOLED QHD 4.3 “(540 x 960), a TI OMAP 4460 processor dual-core 1.5Ghz with SGX 540 GPU and 1GB of RAM, with a capacity of 4GB, a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel camera with backlight (BSI), a webcam of 1.3 megapixel front, MHL port, the Wifi / Bluetooth / GPS Dolby Mobile 3.0 + 5.1 Surround or a 1800mAh battery, all under Android 4.0 and a thickness of only 6.68mm! No price announced by cons.
The new living room furniture from Ikea Uppleva are surmounted by an LED display and integrated CD / DVD / Blu-ray and a 2.1 sound system. The range will be available in seven European countries from the start.
Ikea will play the troublemaker on the electronics market with its concept for electronic media incorporating both a connected TV flat screen and a full audio-video system. The range is called Uppleva, which means ‘experience’ in Swedish. The cabinet is available in three finishes.
The electronics (+ screen home cinema) is provided by the Chinese TCL Multimedia. The LED display full HD will be available in several sizes from 24 inches and includes a complete connection (2 USB ports, 4 HDMI) as well as Wi-Fi and Ethernet for Internet access. The CD / DVD / Blu-ray is housed in the cabinet flush with the facade. The sound comes from a 2.1 system with a wireless subwoofer that can be placed wherever you want in the living room. No exposed wires and one remote to control all. IKEA claims to have designed this product from surveys of clients.
According to rumors, Samsung has just formalized its new cameras embarquants a hybrid CMOS APS-C but also WiFi. Here are the new Samsung NX20, NX210 and NX1000. Although the three hybrids share similar basic characteristics, each addresses a different audience. You guessed it, the NX20 is for most experts, the NX210 to those looking for the right compromise between performance and compactness, and finally the NX1000 is for the general public.
Next to the APS-C CMOS sensor 20 megapixels, they all offer WiFi and therein lies the big news. No need of additional accessories is included. WiFi will enable you to quickly share your photos with cloud services related, computer, smartphone or tablet, your TV
Returning to the technical characteristics, they all offer an APS-C of 20 megapixels, a sensitivity ranging from 100 to ISO 12800 and SmartCamera called WiFi.
The NX20 features an AMOLED doncs ball on a 3 “VGA resolution, a électrionique viewfinder with a resolution of 480k dots, a shutter speed up to 1/8000s, an AF of 15 collimators, a speed burst of 8fps, recording Full HD video, RAW, all in a weight of 341g. Count € 1,099 as a kit with the classic 18-55mm for early May 2012.
The NX210 offers his side of an AMOLED screen 3 “with VGA resolution, a shutter speed up to 1/4000s, an AF of 15 collimators, a burst speed of 8fps, the video recording Full HD, RAW, all in a weight of 222g. € 899 count kit with the classic 18-55mm for mid-May 2012.
And finally that the NX1000 offers a 3 “screen with VGA resolution, a shutter speed up to 1/4000s, an AF of 15 collimators, a burst speed of 8fps, recording movies in Full HD, RAW, all in a weight of 222g. € 749 count kit with the classic 18-55mm or 699 € in kit with the 20-50mm, all for June 2012.
The Nikon D3200 complete the entry-level SLR the Japanese manufacturer. Despite its positioning, the Nikon D3200 offers a sensor of 24 megapixels, a Full HD video with a jack for an external microphone, and integrated Wi-Fi
While hybrid cameras continue their merry way, the reflex are still doing as well and this time, Nikon has announced its D3200, a new entry level DSLR that will be between the D3100 and D5100. Yes, the new D3200 D3100 does not replace that remains in the catalog.
In terms of technical features, the new D3200 features a new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor (Nikon specific), an EXPEED processor 3, a sensitivity range from ISO 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 12800), a speed of 4fps burst, a new fast AF with 11 AF points including the center cross, an optical viewfinder with 95% coverage and a magnification of .78 x, a 3 “screen with a resolution of 920K dots, HDMI output -CEC, the video recording in Full HD 1080p/24/25/30, microphone input, GPS support (optional) and the new WiFi module, the WU-1a, all in a featherweight 455g . € 699 count kit with 18-55mm VR.
WiFi module on the WU-1a, it is only compatible with the Nikon D3200 and does not, for now, backwards compatibility with the rest of his reflex. It will enable you to be able to upload photos and even control the D3200 on an Android smartphone (iOS in the study). Expect to pay about € 70 for the month of June 2012.
While the speaker of the iPad is undoubtedly better than the iPhone, it usually ends up completing your battery when running at full speed in a noisy environment. However, if you’re the type to love watching videos and listening to music on your iPhone without using a headset or external speakers, the project on Kickstarter Amplifiear you might be interested.
Basically, the Amplifiear is essentially a small plastic cup that attaches to the back of your iPhone. As shown above, because of the shape and design, Amplifiear can amplify and redirect in your direction, the sound from the loudspeaker of your tablet. The simple design is pretty amazing, and its price is pretty decent, since it will cost you only $ 20. The Amplifiear will be available in a variety of colors: red, green, blue, orange, black or white, and will be compatible with both the iPad, and iPad 2, iPad 3 third generation.
When it comes to flash memory card platforms, there are different formats among which to choose. And today, Panasonic has developed the map microP2 for professionals who seek nothing else but that which is done best in terms of speed of data transfer. To ensure that this card will be compatible with a wide range of other devices, Panasonic has also provided an adapter to carry everywhere (with a firmware upgrade), and will allow the new card microP2 to be compatible with any equipment based on the PCMCIA. For now we do not know when does the new card will be available microP2 Panasonic, but it is likely that it makes its appearance in spring 2013 (yes, a good year to wait … so be patient) . Now the question is whether the format microP2 will one day be widely adopted by all manufacturers. But even where it is practical, I do not think it will eventually replace the old Sony Memory Stick that we all know about you, what do you think.
Test Huawei Honor, Once will not hurt, but from time to time, we must also test also entry-level smartphones. So we had the opportunity to recover Huawei Honor, unveiled at IFA 2011. Yes, it was last September, but you have to start one day with smartphones of the Chinese brand that rises.
Indeed, Huawei is a Chinese brand that deserves to be known. It is considered by many of my colleagues as the future Samsung. Why? Asian brand, entry-level early, low price and especially large financial … The Huawei Honor is a good introduction until the Huawei Ascend D-Quad presented at the MWC 2012 in February with the fastest processor of the moment , dixit the Chinese brand.
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For technical specifications, it is very far from the recent HTC One X (test HERE) for example. It is closer to smartphones last year than those presented this year at the MWC 2012. But in absolute terms, it is somewhere sufficient for normal use, right?
Honor is the Huawei Android smartphone Gingerbread 2.3.7 and offers a dual-core processor Qualcomm MSM8255T 1.4 GHz, a touch screen of 4 “with a resolution of 480 × 854, 4GB of internal memory, a MicroSD slot, 512MB of RAM, WiFi with DLNA support, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FM tuner, a digital camera of 8 megapixels, all in a thickness of 10.9 mm and weighs 135g with a battery of 1900mAh.
On the occasion of the IDF, Intel unveiled the specifications of its Windows 8 tablets. Like ultrabooks, the chipmaker has a fairly precise specifications for future tablets embarking on new Microsoft OS. Thus, there will be two models, one 10 “and other classic 11” which can be equipped with a dock / removable keyboard as the Transformer Premium Asus, but the whole shall not exceed a weight of 680 grams and a thickness of 9 mm.
These shelves 10 and 11 inches, whose minimum screen resolution must be 768 by 1366, will incorporate an Atom Z2760 (Clover Trail) clocked from 1.3 GHz to 1.8 GHz, Wireless (WiFi Direct) 3G/4G, NFC, Bluetooth, a PowerVR SGX GPU 544MP2 (similar to the iPad 2), a 720p webcam and a minimum of 9 hours of sleep for 30 days.