Archive for January, 2011
FCC has finally approved the Cydle M7 MultiPAD. This latest android 2.1 tablet has a 7-inch display (800 x 480 pixels), 8 GB storage, 256 MB of RAM, 800 MHz ARM11 processor, g-sensor, HDMI port, built-in speaker, microphone, headphone input and 1080p HD video output. The Cydle M7 MultiPAD comes with a detachable stand where in you can use when watching videos or surfing the net. The FCC had also published the user manual, some test results, and other information related to the tablet. There are some confusion on its battery because on the product page it says that the table has a 4000mAh battery, but on the manual it uses a 4500mAh battery. As of now there are no valuable information regarding its release date and pricing.
HP has introduced its latest HP Digital Learning Suite which is intended for Teachers and Students out there. These latest interactive tools helps the schools look for easiest way or solutions on how make students achieve success in their education. These latest technology also aims to improve the education system by encouraging the students to interact, cooperate, collaborate, and boost their capabilities inside the four corners of the classroom.
Gigabyte has announced their latest graphics card powered by nVidia GT 440 GPU dubbed as the Gigabyte GVN440TC-1GI. This video card uses the 40nm technology and it features 512MB of GDDR5 with a 1GB of TurboCache memory, 830MHz core clock, 1660MHz shader clock and a 3200MHz memory clock. The Gigabyte GVN440TC-1GI requires at least a 400W PSU and supports PhysX, CUDA, DirectX 11, and has several connectivity options including D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI outputs. This new graphics card fits into a PCI-E 2.0 slot and has a 128-bit memory interface. As of now there are no information regarding its release date and pricing.
Sony has announced its latest technology which is said to be the PSP’s successor called Sony NGP which stands for Next Generation Portable, though it’s not the gaming console’s final name. As you can see this gaming gadget has a large display to be specific, a 5-inch OLED screen. It has also two micro-analog sticks, front and rear camera, and a touchpad on the rear as well. Hideo Kojima claimed that you can “enjoy the same quality as PlayStation 3″ while playing your favorite games with this handheld. He also cited an example where in you can continue a game played on your PS3 at home in this gadget if you need to go somewhere and then play it again at the PS3 when you got home. There’s still no information regarding the NGP’s price but it is expected to hit the market at the end of 2011. Here are the detailed specs of NGP, straight from Sony’s website.
It will be my first time to write a review about a latest gadget coming from Israel with a named of Trim Slice Pocket-friendly desktop PC. This portable computer features 1GB of 800 MHz DDR2 memory, 64GB Solid State Drive, SDHC and a microSDHC slot. Other features included are Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi b/g/n, HDMI and Dual-Link DVI ports for dual monitor feature, fanless metal chassis, S/PDIF digital audio, and Nvidia’s Tegra 2 system. The Trim Slice is really pocket-friendly because of its dimension of 130mm x 95mm x 15mm. This portable computer will hit the market this coming April 2011.
If you are looking for a mid-tower system case for your high-end desktop pc, you might want to check this latest technology from Aerocool called Sixth Element. The Taiwan-based company is targeting those gaming enthusiasts who are craving for high-end peripherals, thus needing a much cooler system case. Most motherboards are compatible with this steel case, especially Micro ATX and ATX motherboards. It can be equipped with four 5.25-inch drive, six 3.5-inch HDD, and seven expansion slots. The Sixth Element Mid-tower PC case has two 140mm blue LED fans: 1 at the front and 1 on top, which will keep your system cool for several hours. It is also equipped with a top-placed I/O panel, 1x eSATA, 2x USB 2.0 port and 2x audio ports. It has a price tag 80 Euro (around $110).
During cold season drinking a cup of warm coffee is the best thing to do, but if you are a busy person and you don’t have the time to go to the kitchen to boil some water then you might want to get this USB cup warmer. This USB gadget is very simple, you just need to connect it on a USB port and place your cup on its USB-powered hot plate. This gadget is low voltage rated at 5V and includes DC to USB cable. It can keep your coffee warm at 40 degrees when placed on the hot plate after an hour. The USB cup warmer does not require any driver or software and it only cost £4.99.
Do you need large storage devices for you’re A/V files? Then check this latest HDD from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachie GST) called CinemeStar C5K750 (750GB, 640GB and 500GB) and 5K2000(1.5TB and 2TB). The 3.5-inch 5K2000 features a CoolSpin technology that enables quiet operation at the same time energy-saving mode, while the 2.5-inch C5K750 features an advanced format, which increases the physical sector size on hard drives from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes. These hard disks are designed for digital video tape deck (DVR), video surveillance, IPTV set-top-box (STB), and other upcoming hard drive-embedded TV markets equipments. Customers can now order CinemaStar C5K750 and 5K2000 HDD worldwide.
I’m quite sure that many computer users still haven’t yet experience how fast a DDR3 is when used on a desktop computer or laptop. In my cased I’m using DDR3 modules on my laptop and the difference among DDR1 and DDR2 is significantly fast. So the question is how fast would it be if we will use DDR4 memory? Speaking of this technology, Samsung has just announced the world’s first DDR4 DRAM memory modules, using 30 nanometer class process technology. DDR4 is set to replace DDR3 and bring with it 40% greater energy efficiency. The module makes use of Pseudo Open Drain (POD), a new technology that has been adapted to high-performance graphic DRAM. Transfer rates at 2.133Gbps at a voltage setting of 1.2V and can be max out up to 3.2Gbps on higher voltages. There’s still no information regarding its release date and pricing.
Lexar has just announced their latest technology called Echo MX and Echo ZX backup drives. Both back-up drives are equipped with a 128-bit AES encryption and no-touch backup software. The Echo MX has always-on capacity meter and has a speed of 28MB/s read and 10MB/s write on lower capacities and speeds up to 30MB/s read and 17MB/s write for the 128GB capacity. On the other hand the ZX which is designed to remain plugged into your system at all times, continually backing things up in the event in case of power failure or unexpected problems speeds up to 28MB/s read and 10MB/s write on the 8GB capacity drive, and up to 28MB/s read and 15MB/s write speeds on the 16GB and 32GB capacities. Expect that Lexar Echo MX will come out first certainly Q1 of 2011, while waiting for the Echo ZX which is scheduled in spring of 2011. Price for Echo MX is around $44.99 to $499.99 and $44.99 to $139.99 for the Echo ZX.