SPARKLE CalibreCUTi Supermicro Computer
Sparkle announced the Calibre CUTi, a revolutionary small form factor PC providing high definition 1080p playback and digital surround sound for a variety of multimedia formats displayed right on a user's HDTV. Calibre CUTi push the envelope on thin and light design as one of the thinnest PC while extending the entertainment experience with support for HD video. In addition, the Calibre CUTi has excellent energy-saving features, idle power consumption is only 14 watts, lesser than an energy-saving lamp power consumption.
It's a computer of reduced dimensions and at a lower cost than traditional PCs which are ideal for satisfying all basic requirements of surfing the Internet, downloading and watching rich content, playing videos and games , running typical office programs or communicating with VOIP using the optional webcam. The Calibre CUTi is introduced to meet the pursuit for micro-volume, low-cost energy-saving computers from consumer. This revolutionary PC product provides an impressive all-round performance to users around the world.
Full HD Entertainment Center
The Calibre CUTi can be a real family entertainment center. Connected to large-screen flat-panel television, the Calibre CUTi can not only smoothly playback high-definition video using hardware acceleration based on built-in PhysX, CUDA technology, but also let users listening to music, viewing pictures, playing DX10 games, surfing on the Internet, participating in online education.The graphics performance of built-in highly integrated 9400 graphics chip is 10 times powerful than the graphics performance of other small desktop. The Calibre CUTi can bring surprising gaming experience and high-definition video experience, so it is an indispensable component of modern family.
Quiet Operation With Only 26dB
With the low power Intel Atom Dual-Core processor, NVIDIA ION platform and the unique Calibre quiet technology, the full loading working noise of the Calibre CUTi is only 26 dB, the idle standby noise is incredible down to 3 dB. Now users can be completely away from the noise pollution and embrace a quiet space, doing office works as whishes.
90% off the Desktop Power Consumption
With the Calibre CUTi, now consumers can do green and quiet computing, It introduces a well-featured hardware design with eco-friendly components for ensuring lower voltage computing. The idle power consumption of the the Calibre CUTi is only 14W, less than an energy-saving light bulb. The maximum power consumption is only 30W, compared with traditional PC, it saves nearly 90% power !Based on the emission of 0.99KG of carbon dioxide per kilowatt in Chinese power plant, one year's use of CUTi will reduce nearly 0.8 tons of greenhouse gas emissions for the earth.
The Calibre CUTi supports multiple interfaces and connections, so it can easily connect to various devices. Its HDMI and S/PDIF output ports ensure the full HD 1080p home entertainment with 7.1-channel surround sound. With built-in 802.11n wireless LAN and Ethernet interface, the Calibre CUTi allows you to connect to a home network. The additional I/O ports of the Calibre CUTi include: mini-audio jack, coaxial & optical fiber output, 5in1 card reader, Bluetooth(Optional), DVI-I, headphones, Microphone and 6 USB ports.
The Calibre CUTi comes with built-in 160G/320G SATA hard drive (Maximum Support 500GB), and supports for SSD solid-state hard drive. the Calibre CUTi supports up to 4GB DDR2 memory that allows quick performance without problems in all the most widely-used range of applications. An 5 in1 card reader offers the convenient way to transfer continuously growing multimedia files from portable devices to the Calibre CUTi.
The Calibre CUTi is available in a variety of configurations. Made in the SPARKLE own factories, SPARKLE also provides customized configuration service, making the Calibre CUTi more flexible to customers.
ATI Radeon HD 5570, 5450 due in February
AMD should release a new ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card early in February, along with a Radeon HD 5570 in mid-February. While technical specs aren't yet readily available for the two upcoming products, the former will replace the current ATI HD 4650/4550/4350 graphics cards, while the latter will be a brand new offering for the mid-range market.
The company has recently launched its faster HD 5670 graphics chip, ousting the HD 4670 in the process. It's DirectX 11-ready and supports either 512MB or 1GB GDDR4 memory and has core frequencies of 775MHz and memory frequencies of 1,000MHz.
AMD has confirmed that it has plans to release ATI Radeon HD 5400 and HD 5500-series products before the middle of February, both of which will have DirectX 11 compatibility.
Inno3D working on GT240 Silent Edition
Ay .. that's like a tutrle on its back isn't it ? Expreview captured photos of the new GT240 Silent Edition graphics card from Inno3D, this GeForce GT240 features passive cooling.
Inno3D GT240 Silent Edition used the reference P672 PCB, works at 550/3400MHz(core/memory). The card features a
BBC Interview with NVIDIA CEO
BBC News had an interview with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang titled Not your typical CEO, you can read it over here. Below is a snip about Huang's vision for the future, he stated the PC has lost its magic but that he believes that GPU technology is going to bring back the type of innovation that will amaze people.
Mr Huang imagines, like many, a future where gesture recognition, computer vision and security become a lot easier.
"The computer would simply know that it is me sitting in front of it. I wouldn't need to type in a password. It would know it's me based on what it sees of me, the way I am acting and talking.
"These kinds of capabilities are certainly within the next generation, because we have created a processor for the GPU that makes it possible to do parallel processing so much faster on a PC. We think this GPU technology is going to transform computing in a way that will bring back the magic to consumers."
Man sells Steam account for $1,000 on eBay
Here's a new idea to make some money by selling your Steam games. Destructoid reports that eBay user dave311freak sold his Steam account for $1,000, which contained 139 games (which includes Grand Theft Auto IV, Modern Warfare 1 and 2, and Borderlands) and was estimated at a value of $2,700:
139 games were up for grabs, and somebody actually bit, stumping up $1,000 for the "Buy It Now" price. It seems that the seller, "dave311freak," has inspired some other hopeful Steam merchants, as two more Steam accounts have popped up for sale, albeit with significantly less to offer. Dave, for his part, said he wanted to sell the account to spend more time with his family and less time playing games. For $1,000, you can take your family somewhere pretty cool.
PowerColor Radeon HD 5970 with Liquid Cooling
The folks over at TUL slash PowerColor are releasing a new version of the Radeon HD 5970, this time around they slapped a Liquid Cooling block on it so you can add it to your existing liquid-cooling setup.
The water-block cools the GPU, memories and VRMs and makes a remarkably close resemblance to the EK-FC5970. For optimal compatibility Tul will deliver the card with 3/8" and 1/2" fittings. Apparently the cooler can keep the product a good 30 Degrees C lower than the reference cooler which should get you a little more headroom for overclocking and tweaking. The card comes 'pre' overclocked to 750 Mhz (from 725) and the memory at 4200 MHZ (from 4000). Starting January the 21st the product can be found in e-tail. prices have not been announced, but we expect that 800 USD / 600 EUR is plausible.
Lexicon Stuffs $500 Oppo Blu-Ray Player Inside New Case, Adds $3000 To Price
Okay - a copy paste from oh-gizmo, but too hilarious really. Check it out:
What do you get when you take a pretty decent Oppo $500 Blu-Ray player, strip off the black metal case, and then drop the entire thing (chassis and all) into a slightly fancier silver metal case with a different logo on it? Lexicon, apparently, thinks that you get a $3500 Blu-Ray player. After noticing some similarities between the front and back layouts of the Oppo BDP-83 and the Lexicon BD-30, Audioholics tore them both open to check and see what was going on inside:
As far as we could determine, Lexicon didn
Google Nexus Two spotted in shape of QWERTY Motorola Shadow?
According to the latest rumors out of China, you
Aliens vs. Predator Kill Moves Clip
IE 0-Day Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution
A new Internet Explorer exploit in the wild that will allow a malicious website to run malware on your computer. The IE vulnerability stems from an invalid pointer reference that when exploited allows an attacker to execute malicious shell code on underlying machines. The malware caused exploited machines to download further malicious scripts that installed a backdoor.
Microsoft remains committed to taking the appropriate action to help protect our customers. We released Security Advisory 979352 to provide customers with actionable guidance and tools to help with protections against exploit of this vulnerability. Microsoft has not seen widespread customer impact, rather only targeted and limited attacks exploiting IE 6 at this time. Our teams are currently working to develop an update and we will take appropriate action to protect customers when the update has met the quality bar for broad distribution. That may include releasing the update out of band.
It is important to note that complex attacks targeting specific corporate networks are becoming more prevalent in the threat landscape, therefore organizations should follow defense-in-depth best practices, and deploy multiple layers of protection to improve their security posture. In addition, Protected Mode in IE 7 on Windows Vista and later significantly reduces the ability of an attacker to impact data on a user's machine. Customers should also enable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) which helps mitigate online attacks. DEP is enabled by default in IE 8 but must be manually enabled in prior versions.
Customers can also set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to prompt before running ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in these zones or configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. You can find details on implementing these settings in the advisory.
Laser TVs may use up to 75 percent less energy
A new Laser Phosphor-based Display (LPD) technology from Prysm that promises 75 percent less power consumption than conventional displays, while offering superior image quality as well. The technology will initially be geared toward commercial use (stadium scoreboards, signage, etc.), but it may eventually arrive for HDTVs as well.
The LPD technology is powered by a combination of laser diodes (similar to the ones in your DVD and CD drives), mirrors, and a phosphor screen. The diodes send a laser signal to the mirrors where it is then projected onto the phosphor screen, exciting the necessary RGB imaging sequence. It works essentially like a laser printer, except--needless to say--the image is being refreshed at a much higher rate.
Prysm claims that LPD screens will use up to 75% less energy than conventional displays. This impressive ratio is possible because of the lasers that light up only what is necessary. The technology is very similar to the local dimming capabilities of current LED-backlit LCDs. This capability allows the LPD screen to produce deep contrast ratios (dark, inky blacks) while maintaing low power consumption - pcworld
Guru3D Folding at Home Top 20 January 2010
Time for a new update on Folding@home from Team Guru3D.
We are moving up again ! The team is folding really steadily at an average of quarter million points per 24 hours. We are at position 77 and competition certainly is getting fierce. Unfortunately we have been overtaken by our friends from legion hardware but We have overtaken FutureMark.com's folding team, MSI's folding team and we tackled Tom's Hardware as well.
Here's an overview of the top 20 Guru3D crunching heroes, and guys .. we'd just love it if you could joins us.
|Top 20 Producers|
Would you like to help out ? If you have an ATI Radeon series 3000 or newer or GeForce series 8 or newer graphics card and like to help fighting diseases, please join our team, we have Team ID number 69411.
You can download the latest GPU or CPU clients here. Should you need help / want info check out our Folding support forums here where anyone will help you with any questions you might have. Team 69411 -- join the club. Thanks to all who are participating in this project, and a special thank you to our top 20 contributors.
NVIDIA GF100 (Fermi) Technology preview
NVIDIA GF100 (Fermi) Technology preview
Last week we arrived at Sin City not only to cover CES but there was something else going on as well. In Las Vegas, NVIDIA had organized a briefing for a select group of the press. From Europe perhaps ten to fifteen people where invited for this somewhat privileged preview -- the topic, a technical overview of project Fermi.
Fermi is of course the family name of the latest generation of GPUs from NVIDIA. The first chipset deriving from Fermi will be called the GF100 GPU which will likely be used on what we think will be called products like GeForce 360 and GeForce 380. Join us in a nice technology preview.
Creative launches SoundBlaster Titanium HD
- RCA Line Out for audio playback up to 122dB, 24-bit/96kHz Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC)
- RCA Line Input for recording up to 118dB, 24-bit 96kHZ Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC)
- 0.001% Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N)
- Headphone output for audio listening up to 115dB 33 Ohms, and 117dB, 330 Ohms, at 24bit/96kHz
- Replaceable Op-amps
- Hardware-accelerated 3D positional audio and EAX
Enermax Desktop PSU II Series
ENERMAX is proud to announce an update of their running desktop PSU series
Auzentech X-Fi Bravura Released
X-Fi Bravura 7.1 Sound Card Released
Auzen X-Fi Bravuara 7.1, a full-height, custom designed PCI Express sound card for audiophiles and HomeTheater PC enthusiasts, available now.
Auzentechannounced the immediate release of the Auzen X-Fi Bravura 7.1 sound card, a full-height, custom designed PCI Express
ATI Catalyst 10.1 Beta download
This is a beta version of Catalyst 10.1 as released on MSI. We have no extensive release notes, should you want to try out this driver then please be sure to check out the discussion thread we have going on it right here.
- CrossFire X profiles per application will now be in a separate XML file that it will be possible to update independently of the driver itself
- ATI CrossFire X with PowerPlay for the Radeon 5
Gigabyte to offer overclocked Radeon HD 5670
Gigabyte introduced its Radeon HD 5670 graphics cards, this includes an overclocked model with 785MHz core, a paltry 10MHz more than the reference model.
Gigabyte today is pleased to announce their latest GV-R5600 series graphics cards. GIGABYTE