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Articles tagged with: processing

Playstation Vita Can Serve As PS3 Remote

Sony’s next generation PlayStation portable, aka PlayStation Vita is already making a huge buzz regarding its rich hardware and cool features. The device is expected to reach stores in October.

We have already been hearing a lot about the device’s feature to synchronize content with PlayStation 3. But according to latest reports, the device can possibly serve as a PS3 remote control.

Acer Shows Off Core-Powered Aspire W/ 8GB RAM

Acer has just dropped another notebook that is bound to get your attention. This puppy is called the Acer Aspire 5755 Notebook and is powered by Intel Sandy Bridge Core processor with a whopping 8GB of DDR3 memory, 1TB of onboard storage, a blu-ray player, Wifi and all the standard fixings.

If you were waiting to get your hands on a powerhouse laptop for this Fall semester, you’ve finally met your match. The 15.4″ LED display shows off a gorgeous 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

Huawei Ascend II W/Gingerbread: $180 No Contract

Cricket has just launched another Android smartphone that not only looks gorgeous but will make your wallet happy too! The phone is built from the factories of Huawei and its dubbed the Ascend II.

Featuring a 3.5″ HVGA touch-screen, this budget Android phone has everything you need to stay connected on the 3G network. First and foremost, let me answer the question that is probably on everybody’s mind right now: yes, the operating system is Android Gingerbread.

Intel Develops 22nm Haswell CPU For 2013 Launch

Intel is currently working on its 22 nanometer Haswell computer chips that are due to come out in year 2013. Haswell will enjoy the same power-saving technology, known as tri-gate 3D transistor technology that was first developed in accordance with the Ivy Bridge chip.

Intel boasts on its blog that their floating-point multiply significantly increases peak FLOPS (floating operations per second) and provides enhanced precision to improve their mathematics.

Ultra-Rugged Waterproof Notebook W/ 128GB SSD

The new General Dynamic GD2000 is the most rugged notebook you’ll ever find. The reason I say that is because it’s the first waterproof notebook that I have ever heard of.

Okay, so I’ll admit it isn’t the sexiest computing machine I’ve seen, but come on, it’s waterproof! The GD2000 is a small 5.6″ notebook that carries an Intel Celeron M processor, operating at 1.2GHz and houses 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

Sony Introduces VAIO L, AIO Desktop W/ 3D

It looks like Sony has another All-In-One desktop up its sleeve, this time with 3D, offering HD picture quality as a PC/TV combo. The attractive looking device carries a 24″ diagonal LED backlit multi-touch display, offering touch access to the Internet and TV (on select models).

Enjoy your favorite movies on Blu-ray, listen to your favorite tunes, and view your recently snapped photos on the large 24″ screen. The Sony VAIO L Series features a full HD 3D display and allows users to enjoy PC games at a high resolution, in 3D.

AMD Announces G-Series APU

AMD has just announced its new G-series platform, the world’s first combination of a lower-power CPU, coupled with an advanced GPU that is integrated into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit. The G-series has the core focus of producing more for less power.

These APUs carry thermal design power ratings between 5.5 and 6.4 watts, leading to a 39% power savings compared to previous versions.

The G-series APU ships in a 361mm2 package that allows compact use, perfect for modern netbooks and notebooks. AMD claims that the new G-series APUs offer up to three times the performance per watt compared to previous generations.

14 Nanometer Chips, Seriously?

Intel is pumping some serious iron, err, I mean wafer chips. The company is in the development of the Airmont chips, scheduled for a 2014 release. Airmont will be a 14nm chip, requiring less power while providing intense computing for future applications. For perspective, today’s atom chips have a 45nm process, with the 32nm Medfield chips due net year, followed by 22nm Silvermont chips in 2013, and the 14nm Airmont chips in 2014.

OS X Lion Has iOS Feel, Go Figure!

While we don’t have a ton of information on the new Apple operating system, we do know a few things. Mac OS X Lion has some new features in its developer version, including a redesigned login screen, a detailed Reading List feature in Safari, a few new wallpapers, and a couple other performance tweaks.

The new login screen has been redesigned and has an iOS flavor to it. There is a silver-gradient backdrop along with new icons that are spread across the bottom of the screen. The icons allow the user to sleep the computer, restart, and shut down.

Chrome OS; Superior To Windows 7?

Google co-founder Sergey Brin made some interesting points at the Google I/O conference. Brin states some reasons on why he and co-founder Larry Page decided to create an operating system. Brin claims that Windows is “too much of a hassle to use” and maintain, offering the company’s new Chrome operating system as a solution to consumers’ problems. Although Brin noted that Windows 7 has got some great security features, he believes that the complexity of maintaining a computer tortures its users.