• October 28, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware, Software

     

    early 44 years ago computer hardware was in an entirely different place than it is now. The levels of performance don’t even fit on the same scale. The anniversary of the Apollo 11moon landing is upon us, and those brave space pioneers got by without a 3GHz multi-core CPU. The guidance computer used on the Apollo 11 mission ran at only 1.024 MHz.

    The moon landing was the height of technological achievement at the time, and some of the rocket technology is still relevant today. That computer, though, has been left in the dust. In fact, it was well and truly obsolete a few years after the landing.

    The Intel 8086 came about roughly ten years after the Apollo landing, marking the beginning of x86. Apollo 11’s computer had 4 registers — essentially slots for holding numeric values. The 8086 boosted that to eight 16-bit registers.

    The IBM PC XT ran the next version of that chip, the famous 8088. This computer ran at 4.077MHz, which sounds incredibly slow by today’s standards, but is still four times faster than the Apollo 11computer. The XT also packed in eight times the memory used on Apollo 11.

    The Apollo 11 guidance computer actually had some impressive software features for a system that didn’t even run a graphical interface. It could multitask up to 8 different operations, but it didn’t work the way we think of multitasking. Today’s operations use preemptive multitasking that allows the OS to distribute computing resources as needed. On Apollo 11, programs were in charge and had to give control back to the OS periodically. A kind of virtual machine was used to allow developers to mix hardware-level instructions with virtual machine commands within the same assembler code.

    Inputting commands required translating the English words into “verb noun pairs,” which could be input as numbers. There was a handy sign in the cabin as a reminder. To top it all off, none of the computer’s systems were software upgradeable. All the code was stored in read-only memory. Several years after Apollo 11, Apollo 14 was forced to manually input the code to patch a system malfunction — it took 90 minutes just to type it in.

    Maybe your computer is a little sluggish, and your smartphone is a couple years old, but you have it better than those astronauts

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  • October 27, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    JAKARTA, WEDNESDAY – For owners of smartphones, tablets and digital cameras, microSD memory card with a large and fast-performing highly preferred. Especially if its a lot of HD video recording.

    SanDisk listen to the demands and released what it claims is a world’s fastest memory card. Extreme SanDisk microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I mentioned it is able to transfer up to 80Mbps and 50Mbps write on, or allow shooting shot-to-shot and faster continuous burst mode. This card, SanDisk said, is designed to support HD video and imaging in the future 4G smartphone. tablets and digital cameras.

    The presence of this new card, SanDisk said, triggered by two things. The first is the smartphone. Because expected in the next year or the next, there will be about a billion new smartphones sold., And the average capacity of 6GB up in 2010 to 24GB in 2015. The smartphone users will begin using video and camera features are embedded in a smartphone. And 4G smartphones need faster memory.

    The second driving force is the growing number of tablets being used as a personal device. And embedded memory in tablets will clearly be inadequate if the tablet is widely used for digital imaging activities.

    Extreme Sandisk microSDHC memory cards and microSDXC available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Price, depending on the capacity, range from U.S. $ 60 to U.S. $ 200.

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  • October 26, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    JAKARTA – Lenovo increasingly aggressive in the market by launching a series of notebook PCs and desktop All-in-One (AIO) Touch. Vendors from the Bamboo Curtain country to bring a notebook and the latest Touch AIO desktop to the consumer segment.

    This new product line comes with a series of innovations to consumers in an era that claimed Lenovo PC as PC + era.

    “Today is the era of PC +, no longer his time PC old. Therefore we must provide innovation in the PC industry by encouraging innovation,” said Country General Manager Lenovo Indonesia Rajesh Thadani, in the launch line of notebook and desktop AIO Touch at The Foundry, Jakarta , Tuesday (02/07/2013).

    “This year we are facing challenges in the PC industry. Market PCs now it is decreasing, but we in the PC business is still going well. For the consumer segment, we are the number one PC vendor in the world,” said Rajesh.

    This new product line, said Rajesh, a part of Lenovo innovations in the PC + era. The latest line of notebooks Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is 11s, Touch IdeaPad Z400 and IdeaPad S210 Touch. As for the desktop IdeaCentre A520 AIO is Touch, Touch IdeaCentre B540, C540 and C440 Ideacentre Touch. All new products are equipped with third-generation Intel Core processor and Windows 8 operating systems.

    The specifications of the latest product series include 11s IdeaPad Yoga has a 11.6-inch IPS HD screen that supports 10-point multi-touch with a side order size of 0.67 inches. Ultrabook comes in a choice of colors Silver Grey and Clementine Orange.

    11s is the successor to the IdeaPad Yoga Yoga series past and is still the same as its predecessor, the convertible notebook has four modes that can be converted into a laptop, tablet, stand and tent.

    IdeaPad Z400 comes with Touch screen 14-inch HD LED Backlit Display (1366 x 768) that supports 10-point multi-touch. Moreover, it also comes with extra bass and Dolby Home Theatre v4 to produce a better sound. For type carrying the IdeaPad S210 Touch HD 11.6-inch screen with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 seritifikasi, and comes with a Companion applications such as Lenovo, the Lenovo, and Lenovo Cloud.

    While the IdeaCentre A520 Touch has a full HD 23-inch display with 10-point multi touch, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of DDR memory, and has additional features like Dolby Home Theater v4. IdeaCentre B540 comes with a 23-inch full HD screen that supports multi-touch 3D display and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

    While IdeaCentre C540 Touch has a 23 inch screen, and supports up to NVIDIA GeForce 615 graphics 2GB. While the C440 AIO Touch has the same features and functionality with Touch C540, but with a smaller screen that is 21.5 inches.

    IdeaPad Yoga 11s, IdeaPad Z400 Touch, Touch S210 IdeaPad, IdeaCentre A520, IdeaCentre B540 Touch, Touch IdeaCentre C540 and IdeaCentre C440, has been available in the market at each price Rp10, 4 million, Rp 7, 4 million, Rp 4, 7 million , Rp12, 9 million, Rp13, 4 million, Rp 9, 9 million, and Rp 8, 4 million.

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  • October 23, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    Compete with Extra Ability

    Lapse of more than half a year since the launch of the One X is quite a success, then give refreshment and HTC launched the One X + (plus). With increasing processor speeds and provide extra capacity storage media and batteries, this series is expected to remain competitive amid the onslaught of newer-generation smartphone.

    u5-435-HTCKonstruksi HTC One X + is still the same as the previous series that uses materials that are designed in the form of polycarbonate unibody. Design which has the characteristics of this matte than more resistant to fingerprints, it also provides a more stable grip. The face is still protected by Gorilla Glass. The difference, he had to use the second generation of the tough glass. In general, no different from the appearance of the HTC One X and HTC One X +.

    Because of the similarity of physical appearance as well, screen HTC One X + also still uses Super IPS LCD2 with a diagonal size of 4.7 _ and a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels. PCplus still like the quality of the display screen is a slick, well-balanced color saturation, and brightness levels are adequate, especially when used in the sun. One thing that is steady on the screen HTC One X + is a point of view that could be considered extraordinary. Even at extreme angles, especially the color display looks as if no change / fade at all.

    The main focus of the HTC One X + is increased in order to support some important aspects of its overall performance. First, Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC that is used to work faster at 1.7 GHz: 200 MHz faster than its predecessor series. Second, a 64GB media capacity shelf, making it very relieved to save anything. Last but not least is a plus 300mAh battery capacity 2100mAh so so.

    Any of the software, HTC One X + is equipped with Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 and Sense UI 4 +. Although the display is still the same, but the Sense UI 4 + is already avail-owned Butter Jelly Bean Project. This combination makes the HTC One X + runs very smoothly, especially navigating between menus. What is interesting, because it’s UI design, features Google Now owned by Jelly Bean is quite hidden. The trick is to press and hold the Home button for a few seconds, came the new assistant feature the Android smart style.

    If the previous HTC One X is an upscale line of smartphones, the series “plus” is easily dethrone the predecessor position.

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  • October 23, 2020 /  Hardware

    Cruising Through the Content Browser Using Wireless Smartphone

    Transfer content from your PC to the Android-based smartphone is easy. Several methods can be used for it. You have a choice of using a regular cable connection represented USB port or wireless connection represented by bluetooth and WiFi. If you have a router that is connected to the PC and smartphone in one network, it can use wireless connections to share data without bothered by wires.

    d4-436-wifiWiFi File File Transfer offers ease of operation. You pass enough alone installation on a smartphone. When run, the application will detect your internet protocol (IP) on the computer and then instantly displays the IP address of the smartphone. Later on smartphone app will display an IP address that is automatically configured. To connect the smartphone to the computer, you just enter the IP address displayed on the smartphone via the browser and automatically you can directly access the entire contents of the smartphone via browser.

    Automated storage media on a smartphone will instantly appear in the browser like a file manager in Windows. You stay down all the existing content on the memory card and can perform various commands such as download, delete, copy, or rename. You can also combine all or part of existing content by performing compression in a ZIP format and make the content. The application also displays a special shortcut to a content-based image file directory with the name of the Media Gallery.

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  • Long life, no cooling fans: Intel’s 4.5W Core processors could blur the PC/tablet line

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    October 13, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    Windows tablets hold within them an implicit promise: To deliver the full Windows 8 experience in a svelte tablet form factor.

    Unfortunately, the ambitions of Microsoft and its partners have thus far exceeded reality, largely due to processor power issues. Even the lowest of low-wattage Ultrabook chips simply sip too much juice, forcing manufacturers to house their hybrids in cases full of fans—a compromise that has left Windows tablets and convertibles thicker and louder than the ARM-based tablet competition.

    No more. Intel announced Tuesday that new Core Y-series Haswell processors capable of fitting in thin, completely fanless designs are inbound “in the coming months.”

    While Intel had previously announced its Core Y-series chips would run at a scenario design point—basically, an Intel metric for the power draw during sustained workloads—of 6 watts, the newly announced processors will dip all the way down to 4.5W SDP. (6W variants will also be available.) That 1.5-watt difference between the two is the difference between needing additional cooling and a potentially fanless design, according to Intel

    Tablets and hybrid PCs with the 4.5-watt Core chips will offer more than nine hours of battery life on active usage, Intel spokesman Dan Snyder said via email.

    Don’t expect to see crazy performance from such low-powered Haswell processors, however.

    While the new chips will be able to boost to higher performance for short periods thanks to their 11-watt thermal design power rating—a “worst-case” power metric that measures the maximum energy used during heavy workloads—a large part of Intel’s ability to bring the cooling and power requirements down so far lies in underclocking the processor. Sustained boosting above 4.5W would strain the cooling capabilities of a fanless chassis.

    Even still, a low-powered Haswell processor will blow the pants off both ARM chips andIntel’s own Atom CPUs, performance-wise, bringing true Ultrabook-like chops to a truly tablet-style design.

    “I think there is a real market need for a fanless tablet or 2-in-1 with PC-level performance,” says Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. “This is exactly where Intel’s new 4.5-watt [chip] comes into play… Even though the 4.5-watt Haswell will be clocked lower than the 6-watt version announced at Computex, it will have significantly higher performance than Bay Trail.”

    While Moorhead expects production of low-watt chips to ramp up sometime in 2014, Intel says the first round of energy-sipping Y-series processors will be produced in limited quantities. It’d be a shock if those chips failed to show up in a Haswell refresh of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet.

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  • Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost Challenge Radeon HD 7790

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    October 11, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    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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  • Acer launches new Iconia A1-810

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    October 11, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    Acer Sales and Services Sdn Bhd (Acer) has recently launched a brand new 7.9 inch tablet that is supposed to be a cheaper alternative to its contenders Note 3 and Mini.

    At half the price of an iPad, Acer Iconia comes with a Quad-Core CPU, HDMI output and the latest version of Android 4.2.2.

    The design of the tablet is a traditional one noted Ting Meng Hung, regional manager for Acer and noted that it was quite thick compared to other tablets yet it is very light.

    As for the hook-up there is a micro SD card slot, HDMI output and both a front and a rear webcam. The rear webcam is five megapixels (MP )and can record videos of up at 30 frames per second.

    The tablet has a 7.9’ multi-touch five point widescreen that is intuitive and launches the apps instantly.

    “An interesting characteristic similar to other tablets is that if the corner of the touch screen is kept pressed with your finger the rest of the screen reacts to other commands like scroll, launch or zoom,” Ting noted.

    The tablet is equipped with a -Core CPU and one gigabyte (GB) RAM, ensuring the smooth rendering of high-quality apps and complex games.

    The internal memory ranges starts from 8GB and can be extended via SD card up to 32GB.

    For the operating system, it comes together with the latest 4.2.2. that run optimally with the component, Ting highlighted.

    For this minimal price we have here a Tablet equipped with HDMI hook-up, Bluetooth and GPS and a Quad-Core CPU as well as a webcam that records Full-HD videos.

    “At the moment we are only offering the wifi model and depending on the demand we may bring in the 3G version of the tablet as well,” Ting explained.

    The Iconia is priced at RM599 and for more information please call Acer’s office at 082-456700 or visit them at Green Heights Commercial Centre, Lorong Lapangan Terbang 2, 93250, Kuching.

     

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  • Logitech ® Mini Keyboard is Faithful Friend For Your iPad Mini

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    October 10, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    JAKARTA – Logitech introduced the Logitech ® Ultrathin Mini Keyboard, a keyboard cover that protects the iPad mini keyboard that comes with the elegant slim design that is specifically designed to maximize the experience of using the iPad mini.
    Ultrathin Keyboard Logitech ® Mini helps in doing everything on your mini-iPad from enjoying apps, movies and photos, as well as deliver a comfortable typing experience-with its thin design, lightweight and stylish.
    Kurniadih Sutanto, Indonesia Country Manager of Logitech said, Ultrathin Keyboard integral mini iPad mini. The design is smart and stylish will present a perfect protection for the screen iPad mini.
    “Ultrathin Keyboard mini also offers a full-size keyboard that is integrated for a comfortable typing experience, quickly and smoothly,” he said in Jakarta, Friday (07/19/2013).
    Logitech ® Keyboard Cover mini connected easily and safely with a mini iPad thanks to the availability of an integrated powerful magnetic clip. Logitech ® Keyboard Cover has a protective aluminum mini.
    Products equipped with the Bluetooth button EasyType to deliver a comfortable typing experience and easy. EasyType button brings the traditional layouts in a smaller form, and accompanied by an iPad Mini shortcut keys to execute commands that are often used, such as copy, paste and other. Logitech ® Keyboard Cover mini also allows users to watch movies or videos without having to hold it with both hands.
    Logitech ® Keyboard Cover mini has been equipped with features On / Off switch that makes the iPad mini can light up automatically when the cover is opened or enters standby mode when the cover is closed.
    Logitech ® Keyboard Cover comes with a mini battery powered stand up to three months, making users have free time to type keyboard and not have to worry about running out of power.
    Logitech ® Keyboard Cover Mini comes in black and white, and has been available in the Indonesian market with a retail price of USD 94.99 or about $ 1 million.

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  • SuVolta’s transistor technology speed-power benefits are validated in ARM processor

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    October 7, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    The ARM Cortex-M series processor was manufactured with SuVolta’s Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) technology on a 65 nm bulk planar CMOS DDC process. With SuVolta’s transistor technology, designers are able to reduce power or improve performance, depending upon design requirements.

    “ARM’s heritage is based on low power, so technologies that can further improve power consumption, such as DDC technology from SuVolta, will always be welcomed by ARM and our Partners,” said Noel Hurley, vice president, Strategy and Marketing, Processor Division, ARM. “SuVolta has shown that the DDC technology, when incorporated into an ARM processor, can provide additional power reductions or a significant performance boost. As the Internet of Things continues to expand, innovative ultra-low power technology for Sensors and other devices will be vital to ensure that ARM remains at the forefront of this opportunity.”

    When compared to an identical ARM Cortex-M0 processor manufactured in the conventional 65 nm process, with a 1.2 V supply voltage, the DDC transistor-based ARM implementation operating at 0.9 V demonstrates a 50 percent lower total power consumption at matched 350 MHz operating speed. There is also a 35 percent increased operating speed (performance) at matched power. In addition there is a 55 percent increased operating speed when operated at matched supply voltage.

    “We’ve now validated the benefits of the DDC technology in a complex SoC, by combining the ARM Cortex-M0 CPUs with SRAM instances and various analog components,” explained David Kidd, senior director, digital design at SuVolta. “The results speak for themselves – power-performance optimized CPU cores, with results that hold across process corners and temperature, plus, SRAMs with 150 mV lower minimum operating voltage, 50 percent less leakage power at matched SRAM read current, and more than 5x less leakage power in retention mode.”

    “Reducing power consumption and enhancing performance are key to providing next-generation capabilities for a variety of advanced digital products,” said Bruce McWilliams, president and CEO at SuVolta. “By validating the speed-power advantages of the DDC technology in a SoC that includes ARM processors, we’ve reached another significant milestone in demonstrating the value of our technology in a system.”

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