For: Very good cooling, Silent, DisplayPortAgainst: Bulky design, No HDMIAsus is know to launch some good custom cooled graphics card and Asus Direct CU graphics card is the latest offspring of Asus Radeon lineup. This GPU is based on the Radeon HD 6950 with a mammoth custom heat sink.
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As per F-Secure, a new Android Trojan named ADRD has been found in the wild. This Trojan has been concealed inside repackaged wallpaper-related applications hosted by a Chinese provider.
It seems like Google Chrome OS is not going down after all. Sony Insider has reported that Sony has preparing two major VAIO models, a Hybrid PC and another with Chrome OS.
LG has its own variant of fast selling LG Optimus One smart phone, and you can now even count Cricket Wireless among the group. It released the LG Optimus C, which offers yet another slightly different design along with all the same specifications we have seen before, a capacitive 3.2 inch HVGA display, 3.2 MP camera, a 600 MHz processor and Android 2.2 with some LG customizations. We had found other versions of phone to be surprisingly snappy and solid for a smart phone. The budget pricing of course continues on Cricket, which offering the phone for just $130, after a $20 web discount and $50 mail-in rebated and it is with out a long term contract, although you have to sign up for crickets $55 a month unlimited Android plan to start with.
Andrew House, the man in charge of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has delivered a latest titbit in an interview with MCV; he states that every game on the PlayStation will be available to buy as a download. He also expresses Sonys desire to have simultaneous distribution in both digital and physical channels, but that sounds a lot less concrete than his promise that every game will be downloadable. Digital-only games also figure prominently in Andrews vision of NGPs future, as he expects them to diversify choice for consumers along with the big time titles like Uncharted.
Remember what we told about the Flash vulnerability, the massive security threat that Adobe identified in its Flash Player, Acrobat Reader Software? Well, shockingly enough, it hasnt yet taken the internet and ground productivity to a halt, but Google is been proactive and patched the flaw by itself. The fix is applied to its own browser Google Chrome. Firefox and Internet Explorer will have to wait for Adobes fix which is expected any minute now. It is still good to know someone is looking out for the security of our data, even if it is someone already has the access to most of it anyway.
With a growing sense of disquiet, how China was busying itself with locking out VPN access within its borders and seemingly preventing people from using their Gmail accounts. Google has now given a public voice to those concerns, nothing that there is no issue on our side. We have checked extensively. This is a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with the Gmail. Other Google tools, like the Person Finder for Japanese tsunami survivors, have also exhibited intermittent issues. Chinas goal is those attacks reportedly to stifle online revolutionary chatter inspired Egypts successful democratic revolt, though the nations said to be talking a more clandestine approach than previously by making it alleged sabotage appear like a software problem instead.
Microsofts direct X has been a main stay of mainstream PC gaming since the inception. Its existence hasnt been without its tension. The notable graphics guru John Carmack of id software ignoring it in a favour of Open GL until last week finally he acknowledged the Direct3D has out grown its cross-platform alternative and was now the preferable API for PC game development. But plenty of game developers, Richard Huddy, Head of AMDs developers relation team dont want any API at all. The modern graphics cards can pretty much stomp any console hardware into the dirt in a straight fight and yet fail to show the full extent of their superiority in actual game visuals. He had prefer to see the developers given direct low-level access to the hardware, so they can improve their talents and really push things forward. The beauty of Direct X is that its a standard that every Windows games designer can code to, leading to predictable and more compatible results.
Creatives ZiiO tablet users there is good news for you. Coming Friday, the 7-inch tablet gets the first Froyo update, where its 10-inch tablet will expect to follow the suit by April this year. So, the users will get the greater language support, new passcode options, the ability to install apps on the external storage, a text-to-speech engine. Once the update is available you can download it from either the Creatives Website or tablet ZiiOs Space portal. By all the means, feel free to butter up the folks over at xda-developers to slap some Honeycomb onto these ZiiOs instead.
Yesterday, Sprint has started taking orders of HTC Arrive Smart Phone. Its first Windows Phone 7 Handset. The HTC 7 pro has been renamed now as HTC Arrive on the Now Network, can now be bought for $200. Amazon doing its usual undercutting deals own pricing by offering it for 150 less dollars, so it costs $50 on Amazon, and we suspect other online retailers will follow the suit.
Samsung was known to keeps its top spot in the PC monitors by constantly innovating and launching new and enhanced products at a very fast pace, and now, they are back with a beautiful, LED back-lit, 27 inch, full HD, SyncMaster C27A750 monitor with UWB (Ultra-Wide Band) technology. This monitor will allows you to connect it to a notebook or a desktop through wireless.