• 08Jun

    Now that Intel Corp. (INTC) has released new chips for the smartphone market, where it has been squeezed out by competitors like ARM Holdings PLC (ARMH) and Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), it has elected to restart its initiatives in the server business as well. Intel has three-quarters of that market, by most estimates. Although the opportunities in the corporate server market are not as great as those among consumers, it needs to keep its hold on one of its major franchises.

    As it struggles to keep server share, it announced:

    Intel revealed new details for the forthcoming Intel Atom processors C2000 product family aimed for low-energy, high-density microservers and storage (codenamed “Avoton”), and network devices (codenamed “Rangeley”). This second generation of Intel’s 64-bit SoCs is expected to become available later this year and will be based on the company’s 22nm process technology and the innovative Silvermont microarchitecture. It will feature up to eight cores with integrated Ethernet and support for up to 64GB of memory.

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    The new products are expected to deliver up to four times the energy efficiency and up to seven times more performance than the first generation Intel Atom processor-based server SoCs introduced in December last year. Intel has been sampling the new Intel Atom processor server product family to customers since April and has already more than doubled the number of system designs compared to the previous generation.

    The market probably will not need to wait long to see if the initiative works. Chip companies are fond of release data sales on new products, if they are successful. By the firm’s next earnings call, Wall Street will know if the new Atom product and the servers it runs will replace older ones in which systems were less efficient.

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  • 03Jun

    These days, it’s fairly easy to find a PCI Express-based SSD to transform one’s desktop — Angelbird, Fusion-io, Micron and ASUS will sell you one, just to name a few. That said, the last of those three has just revealed a new entrant that will certainly catch the eye of many, as the RAIDR Express claims to be the first PCI-e SSD to be compatible with both legacy and UEFI BIOS. The so-called DuoMode feature is joined by 240GB of storage space, sequential 830MB/s read and 810MB/s write speeds and a reported 620,000 hours mean time between failure (MTBF).

    You’ll also find the latest LSI SandForce controller, Toshiba-built 19nm MLC flash, and 100,000 4K read/write input/output operations per second (IOPS). The bundled RAMDisk utility allows users to dedicate up to 80 percent of a computer’s available RAM for use as a high-speed virtual drive, and if you needed any further proof that it’s fast, look no further than in the video after the break. Curiously, ASUS isn’t talking pricing just yet, but it should start shipping in the very near future.

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  • 30May

    By now, we all know what the future will be like; movies and TV shows have described it in detail. We know about the flying cars (thank you, “Blade Runner”), holograms (thank you, “Star Trek”) and robot butlers (thank you, “Jetsons”).

    The Leap Motion Controller is a solution in search of a problem: its hardware is simple, but it needs a killer app.

    So when will we really get those technologies? Probably on the 11th of “Don’t hold your breath.”

    There is, however, one exception. As of this week, you can buy your own little piece of “Minority Report” and “Iron Man”: controlling your computer by making hand motions in the air.

    The Internet has been buzzing about the much-delayed Leap Motion Controller ($80) since its first public demonstrations over a year ago. Imagine controlling on-screen objects just by reaching into empty space, just like Tom Cruise! Imagine gesture recognition just like Microsoft’s Kinect game controller, but on a much smaller, more precise scale! Imagine the future, plugged into a USB jack on the Mac or Windows PC you own today!

    The Leap Motion sensor is beautiful, tiny and self-contained. If Wrigley’s ever comes out with a Juicy Fruit Designer Pack, it might look like this: a sleek, glass-and-aluminum slab (1.2 by 3 by 0.5 inches), with nonskid rubber on the bottom. A single USB cable (both a long one and a short one come in the box) stretches away to your computer; a light comes on when it’s working.

    (Please note that Leap Motion has nothing to do with Leap Pad, the children’s toy. That gadget is educational in a completely different way.)

    If you have a desktop computer, you put the sensor between your screen and keyboard. If it’s a laptop, you park it on the desk just in front of the keyboard. Soon, Leap says, you’ll be able to buy a PC from H.P. or Asus that has the sensor built right in.You download the Leap software, and presto: a somewhat buggy tutorial instructs you to insert your hands into the space — an invisible two-foot cube — that’s monitored by the Leap’s cameras and infrared sensors.

    This device is like the Kinect in that it recognizes body parts in space. But not only is the Leap far smaller and less expensive, it’s also far more precise. According to the company, it can detect the precise positions of all 10 of your fingers simultaneously, with a spatial accuracy to a 100th of a millimeter — 200 times as accurate as the Kinect.

    And remember, the Leap adds gesture recognition not to your TV, but to your computer. A machine that can run millions of different programs for all different purposes. Games, sure, but also office work. Creative work. Communication. Entertainment. Surely this little wonder is a very big deal.

    Unfortunately, it’s not. The Leap’s hardware may be simple, attractive and coherent — but its software is scattershot, inconsistent and frustrating.

    The first crushing disappointment is that no software recognizes your hand motions unless it’s been specially written, or adapted, for use by the Leap.

    There are 75 such apps already on the Leap’s app store, Airspace; some are free, some cost a few dollars. Not all work on both Mac and Windows.

    Most are games. In the best of them, you control the action in 3-D space, just as with the Kinect but without having to stand up. For example, Boom Ball ($5) is the classic Breakout game, where you try to knock out bricks by bouncing a ball against them — but your paddle is attached to your finger in vertical space.

    In Disney’s clever Sugar Rush ($2), a spin off from the “Wreck-It Ralph” movie, you bake yourself a racing car shaped like a wedge of cake, and then steer it by holding both sides of an invisible steering wheel. When you play Dropchord ($3), you hold two index fingers out in space; you’re defining a line between them that you use to slice dots and avoid X’s. Cut the Rope is here, too (free).

    There are some interesting music-making programs, which makes sense, since hand motions are generally associated with playing instruments. Air Harp ($1) is just what it sounds like. Chordion Conductor is a sweet-sounding arpeggiator (generates music from chords you select).

    A few simple educational apps are available, like Molecules (rotate molecules on the screen; free), Cyber Science 3D (pull apart a skull; free) and Frog Dissection (you guessed it; $4).

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  • 27May

    The Gateway DX4870-UB2B ($499.99 list) is a basic tower desktop PC that checks all the boxes on what you need from a new desktop, particularly if you already have a LCD display that you’re carrying over. It’s speedy for its segment, has capacious storage, will let your family keep many documents open simultaneously, and it’s relatively inexpensive. Unlike the $300 bargain basement specials, the DX4870-UB2B$499.99 at Best Buy comes with a modern Intel Core i3 processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and lots of drive space. It’s expandable, so it can grow with your family. It’s not ground breaking, but it’s a solid choice with a great bang for the buck, so it’s our latest Editors’ Choice for budget desktop PCs.

    Design and Features
    The DX4870-UB2B follows other Gateway desktops, looking almost identical to the last black tower Gateway DX4870-UB17$329.99 at Newegg.com ($500). Like that model, the DX4870-UB2B comes in a tower chassis with black panels all around, including the plastic front panel and metal side panels. The system’s tray-loading DVD burner is hidden, but two of the system’s USB 2.0 ports, SD card reader, and audio jacks are exposed on the top front of the chassis. In the back, the system has four more USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, more audio jacks, and two connectors for the included WiFi antennas. It would have been nice if the front USB ports were USB 3.0 to accommodate USB hard drives instead of the slower USB 2.0.

    The inside of the system is certainly expandable, with plenty of space to move around for future upgrades. The system has space for two additional drives: one optical 5.25-inch bay and one 3.5-inch hard drive bay. Theoretically, you could shoehorn another three to four 2.5-inch notebook class drives in the same space, provided you have the correct brackets to hold the drives. The motherboard has four free SATA ports to service these drives. The system also has two DIMM slots free, along with a slot for a PCIe 3.0 x16 graphics card and two additional PCIe 2.0 x1 expansion cards. One PCIe x1 slot is occupied by the included 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi card, which will serve most users well. This is an improvement over other budget systems like the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190$416.03 at antonline.com ($400) and Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus$448.99 at Amazon ($473), both of which don’t support 5Ghz WiFi, only the more common and crowded 2.4GHz channels.

    The last consideration you have to make for expandability is the system’s 300W power supply. While sufficient for additional drives and minor expansion cards, 300W will be insufficient for a high-powered discrete graphics card with Nvidia’s or AMD’s highest end GPUs. You can of course swap out the included power supply, but most budget system buyers never open their chassis, even if they are tempted by the system’s expandability. Bring a screwdriver if you dare, because you’ll need it for the case door and the drive bays. At least the internal card slots are tool-less.

    Like other Gateway systems, the DX4870-UB2B comes with quite a few pre-loaded applications and utilities. These include 7digital, Zinio, Kindle, eBay, Chacha, Netflix, NewsXpresso, Amazon, Tunein, Hulu Plus, Xbox Games, Cut The Rope, Stumbleupon, Skype, Merriam-Webster, Britannica, Spotify, Microsoft Office (ad), Norton Internet Security), and Wild Tangetn games. That’s a lot of pre-loaded apps, and most if not all are available for free from Microsoft Windows Store. While you may want to spend a few moments uninstalling all these programs, fret not, since the system has a capacious 1TB hard drive with plenty of free space left. The DX4870-UB2B comes with a standard one-year warranty.

    Performance
    The system comes with a third-generation Intel Core i3-3240 processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, Intel HD Graphics 2500 (integrated in the Core i3 processor), and a 1TB 5,400rpm SATA hard drive. All of these components mean the system is plenty fast on our benchmark tests, certainly faster than the Lenovo Q190 and the Zbox ID83 Plus. That said, there are systems in this price range that are faster, notably the Polywell Nano i3-Q7 ($595) which trades physical and storage space for SSD speed, and the Acer Aspire AT3-600-UR11$449.99 at Newegg.com($600), which has a discrete graphics card and slightly more powerful processor adding to its performance totals. Check the performance chart link to see the final numbers, but suffice to say the DX4870-UB2B has the performance to keep your family happy for the next five years or so.

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  • 21May

    Jakarta: Manufacturers LED AOC presents its newest product line, the My Smart All in One (AIO) 58 P Series, and Smart AIO 72 P. This device became the first AOC monitors are equipped smart with the Android operating system and internet connection.
    With their large size, users can optimize their use for surfing the internet, playing games, and of course enjoy the movies online. »This device is intended for young people, particularly with the use of digital products is high,” said Director of PT Mega Komputindo Lestari, as the sole distributor in Indonesia AOC, D. Lasmono W.S, last night, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
    Lasmono said, this product is also intended for institutions and public facilities. »It can be placed in hotel rooms, airports, hospitals, and so forth, because it does not use the CPU can be directly used browsing,” he said.
    Smart AIO 58 P using Jelly Bean Android operating system, is equipped with a built-in speaker, and is equipped with USB connectivity, SDHC card, and the screen quality of Full High Definition (HD). To access the Internet, the device can be connected to the LAN, and WiFi. The price of a unit of 58P is U $ D 350 or USD 3.6 million.
    Smart AIO 72P using Jelly Bean Android operating system, which is powered by the Android application, Flash Support, Media Player, and Smart UI. The device is priced unit U $ D 300 or USD 3,074 million
    According Lasmono, this product can be found at electronics outlets across Indonesia in late July 2013. »In fact we expect this product to be marketed bia to the district,” he said. AOC targeting these two products up to 30 thousand units sold until the end of the year.

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  • 18May

    In addition to the support for mobile work, the tablet PC is also widely used as a means of entertainment. Just as smartphones, tablet PCs are now available in the market with a variety of prices and specifications. Like one of these tablet PC products from following SpeedUp present for tablet PC users in the entry level segment.
    Concept & Design
    Speedup Phone Pad is a tablet PC with 7-inch screen. The design is quite average and quite like tablet PCs in its class with aluminum alloy and plastic body and frame design of the screen is quite thick. Indoors, the display screen itself is quite good and still comfortably viewed with a screen resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels. However, like most local screen tablet PC is rather difficult to see under a blazing lighting conditions. For the body, Speedup Pad Phone has brought unibodi design that makes users can not remove the plastic cover on the back to remove the battery. Overall, light weight, the thickness of the body is quite fit and do not look cheap.
    Although it can be used in portrait position, Speedup Pad Phone seems designed to be used in a horizontal position / landscape. This is evident from the presence of a resolution 2-megapixel secondary camera on the top of the screen (in horizontal position) and two speakers are located on the left side of the screen.
    For port connectivity, SIM card slot, audio jack port, SD memory card slot and a mini USB port, everything is placed in the left side of the body. All ports and slots are placed pretty well there. But unfortunately, when a memory card slot for a memory card inserted, the memory card is not fully inserted into the body and look a bit obtrusive. Although not a little disturbing but this reduces the aesthetic value of the packaging and less unsightly.
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    Interface
    Speedup Pad Phone running the Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4. The interface is relatively simple with the standard launcher without any touch or customization of the factory. This is a positive value in itself, because this performance with a simple interface feels relatively quickly because it is not burdened with a custom homescreen launcher used by tablet PCs in its class. But, if you are bored with the zoom you can still use another launcher that can be downloaded through PlayStore.
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    Applications and Features
    For applications and innate feature of SpeedUp Pad Phone also relatively minimal. In it you can find SpeedUp Studio which is a speedup store digital content that provide content such as music, magazines, apps, games and news feeds. For applications, in addition to relying on Google PlayStore SpeedUp you can also rely on the AppStore. While it is a list of applications available in PlayStore not much, but at least it is also a plus because the application is available to download for free.
    If you have a security camera of SpeedUp, Speedup Pad Phone is also equipped SpeedUp Camera app to connect with your security cameras in order to monitor remotely. And for office, has been available Kingsoft Office applications, Notepad and Adobe Reader to open the file. Pdf.
    And the last is the telephony features. In addition to being a tablet PC, Phone Speedup Pad can also be used to answer calls and sms as smartphones in general.
    Performance
    Spur the kitchen sector, Speedup Pad Phone equipped with a single core processor ARM Cortex-A9 running at a speed of 1 GHz, 512MB RAM, and graphics sectors of PowerVRSGX 531 graphics chip. With these specifications, the value benchamark Quadrant that were achieved by SpeedUp Pad Phone is 2189 points which is in the bottom position 3. While the app AnTuTu benchmark test, the tablet PC won 3656 points, which put him at the bottom. To test the touch screen, with AnTuTu Screen test detected the screen can only accept input 5 fingers at the same time. Here are the results benchmarknya ..
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    Despite reaching the benchmark value was minimal does not mean the tablet PC is lousy loh. For testing we use everyday is quite impressed with its performance fairly okay. The screen is quite responsive compared to tablet PCs in its class. Switching between pages on the menu and homescreen feels smooth and does not feel significant lag. Even so, there are enough to make us wonder at the launcher SpeedUp Pad Phone. Every time you access a menu that contains a row of application performance is noticeably slow and visible lag. Whereas when pressing the home icon to return to the homescreen all running smoothly. Hopefully edepannya k SpeedUp can provide updates to address bugs like this.
    Multimedia and Gaming
    For multimedia needs SpeedUp Phone has come up with music app, video player and radio. To watch a movie, we tried HD720p quality movies and 1080p. The default video player application is only able to play a video file format HD720p pretty well. And when running 1080p video file format image can not be displayed. If you want to watch movies in Full HD tablet PC, alternatfinya is using another video app that can be downloaded at Google PlayStore. But you also must be quite satisfied with the performance of the frame rate a bit slow and the battery certainly be more extravagant when playing Full HD content.
    In addition to watching movies, Speedup Pad Phone can also be used for listening to music. But unfortunately, good for watching movies, listening to music, or playing games, performing voice though it is set at the maximum level still feels underpowered. Not only that, the capacity of internal storage space is only 4GB is also noticeably less if you save the video files in HD format, and music file format. FLAC or. WAV file size is generally large. But luckily still available memory card slot that can be used to increase the storage space up to a maximum capacity of 32GB.
    And as an alternative to your current mobile entertainment, this tablet PC can still be relied upon to play the game. To play the games lightly with a simple display such as Angry Birds and Tiny Thief is a very capable tablet PC to play it. And what about the 3D games that require heavy graphics performance? We try to play racing game Real Racing 3. The result? Speedup Pad Phone can still be counted on to play a decent 3D game Real Racing 3 weight class pretty well.

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  • 15May

    HELSINKI – 41 megapixel camera is a major advantage presented by Lumia 1020. But Nokia claims that there are many other advantages to selling this smartphone.

    Head of Marketing and Sales of Nokia in North America Matt Rothschild, said the camera is not the only advantage Lumia 1020. Hardware elements, including the AMOLED screen to accessories Camera Grip and shutter button, says Rothschild, a smartphone is another advantage.

    “On the whole, this is what we refer to as the volume of product.’s (Lumia 1020) is very beautiful to grip, has a good balance, and well designed.’s What we call a consideration” Rothschild said, as quoted from Venture Beat, Monday (15/07/2013).

    As for the camera, said Rothschild, Lumia 1020 has a very broad target audience, ranging from the professional to make photography only as a hobby.

    “But the most important thing for us is that when we talk to customers, they tell us that they want to have a good picture. Everyone knows that smartphones now include photographic device that can be carried anywhere, so this is the core thing that all people are looking for,” he concluded.

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  • 05May

    Want to feel the sensation of the Android experience to a jolly? If so, the latest portable PCs known as Thanko Quad-core Android SmartTV 2 this might be an alternative solution.

    With features and capabilities that it has, you can use Android SmartTV Thanko Quad-core 2 is to convert non-Adroid devices such as LCD TV into an Android device.

    PC portable measuring 122x175x121mm and weighs 250g is complemented by a 1.6GHz Quad Core CPU, operating system Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and a built-in 2GB memory. And thanks to the existence of two existing USB terminal, you can use it with a keyboard, mouse, portable HDD and so on.

    While about prices in Japan itself, Thanko Quad-core Android SmartTV 2 priced around ¥ 14,800 or the equivalent of 1.5 million dollars per unit.

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  • 02May

    Computer manufacturers are competing to make the laptop with the smallest possible size and weight as possible. Sony did not want to miss the issuing Vaio laptop that they claim to be the lightest in the world.

    Vaio laptop in question is a size 11-inch Vaio Pro which was launched to the market of Indonesia in Jakarta, Friday (05/07/2013), Sony Indonesian President Satoru Arai. In addition, Sony also launched a Pro-sized 13-inch Vaio, Sony Vaio laptop hybrid Duo 13-inch Vaio E Fit as part of their flagship line up for the summer of 2013.

    With a weight of 770 grams, meaning Vaio Pro 11 is only slightly heavier than the iPad tablet. But it does not have the Vaio lightest touch screen capabilities. For Vaio Pro 11 which has a touch-screen capability, weighs a little heavier, which is 870 grams. Both are much lighter when compared with, for example, the Acer Aspire S7 11-inch or 11-inch MacBook Air which weighs about 1 kilogram.

    With light weight, the Sony still reluctant to sacrifice the ability of computing the two variants Vaio Pro 11’s. The fourth generation of Intel processors (which are named Haswell) claimed more energy efficient so as to save battery more than 50% when compared to the previous generation of Intel processors.

    Though tiny, do not underestimate the power of this Vaio Pro 11. Material uni-direction carbon fiber wrapped her body is material that’s 50% lighter 25% stronger than aluminum. In addition, convenience Vaio Pro 11 to work in a long time is also optimal with standard-size keyboard design and a comfortable palm rest.

    As a gadget aimed at mobile users, Vaio Duo 13 count battery life up to 15 hours after a single in-charge. In addition, the weight of the Vaio Duo 13 is only 1320 grams also make it light enough to carry anywhere.

    Vaio Duo 13 comes with Triluminous display, high-resolution screen that was adopted from the Sony Bravia TV screen. In addition, to maximize his ability as a tablet, Vaio Duo 13 also comes with a stylus pen for writing, sketching, drawing even.

    Other security features Vaio Duo 13 is the 8 MP camera that can take very sharp photos. Not only that, this camera can also function as a scanner, so that when a user photograph a document, the picture can be converted to PDF with ease.

    Indonesian Sony Vaio series mentions that Pro 11 and 13 and the Vaio Duo 13 will be available in Indonesia on August 30 at a price of around Rp10-17 million for Vaio Pro 11 and 13 and Rp15-24 million for the Vaio Duo 13.

    Sony’s latest laptop introduced for this summer is the Vaio Fit E. This 14-inch laptop and is intended for home users who want to enjoy the visual and audio capabilities ala Sony with a relatively affordable price.

    Not vary much with Vaio Pro 11, Pro 13 Vaio also comes with a very light weight. Although a 2-inch screen is bigger, but the weight of the Vaio Pro 1060 only 13 grams, making it practically lighter than the 13 inch ultrabook output of other producers.

    Vaio Duo with Bigger Size
    In addition to introducing the lightest laptop, Sony in the same occasion also launched the second generation of hybrid Vaio Duo laptop with a screen size of 13 inches. According to Indonesian Sony Product Marketing Leo Marathon, Vaio Duo 13 has a body size similar to its predecessor, the Vaio Duo 11, but had a 2 inch larger screen.

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  • 01May

    Jakarta – Not long after AMD launched its latest graphics processor, the Radeon HD 7790, to fill the mainstream classroom, Nvidia did not remain silent and be ready menggeber rival product through Boost GeForce GTX 650 Ti.

    Naming Boost on the back of the mainstream series leads directly to the clock speed that it has, which of course has got a touch of ‘turbo’ from Nvidia. Boost rumored GTX 650 Ti GPU Boost feature.

    With these features, the GTX 650 Ti Boost which actually has a clock speed of 980 MHz can dynamically increase the clock speed to 1033 MHz as needed. Moreover Boost GTX 650 Ti has 768 CUDA cores armed, 64 TMU, 24 ROP.

    While the sector is supported by the use of GDDR5 memory running on a 192-bit interface that comes with a capacity of 1 GB and 2 GB respectively by Nvidia priced at USD 149 (USD 1.4 million) and USD 169 (USD 1.6 million) . Similarly, as quoted from Techpowerup, Wednesday (27/03/2013).

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