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Samsung has announced that their new Samsung SUR40 system, designed to be used with Microsoft’s Surface, has from today been made available for pre-order. The new Samsung SUR40 is equipped with a 40-inch LCD multi-touch screen, sporting a 1080p, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 resolution.

The Samsung SUR40 uses PixelSense technology to enable the LCD display to recognise fingers, hands, and even objects placed on the screen. Allowing it to process the information immediately, using a maximum of 50 touch points simultaneously.

The Samsung SUR40 is just 4 inches thick and is powered by an embedded AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.9GHz paired with AMD HD6750M graphics card. The  Samsung SUR40 is priced at $8,400 in the U.S. for the base unit and is available to pre-order in 23 countries worldwide, pric ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 881 | Added by: marlen | Date: 2011-11-18 | Comments (0)

Activision has today announced that their new Modern Warfare 3 has now broken all 5 day sales records for book, movies and video games, racking up an impressive $775 million in worldwide sales in just 5 days since launch.

The new figure beats last years record set at $650 million by their previous Call of Duty: Black Ops games title and the $550 million by Modern Warfare 2 set two years ago.

Activision explains:

"With $775 million of sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in its first five days, Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for three consecutive years across all forms of entertainment,”

Modern Warfare 3 has also broken records on Xbox Live with more than 3.3 million unique gamers played Ca ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 926 | Added by: marlen | Date: 2011-11-18 | Comments (0)

Google has announced that it will be merging its two payment options into one with Google Checkout now becoming a part of Google Wallet. Enabling user who are currently using Google Wallet to be able to make purchases on Google Checkout enabled websites.

If you are a current user of Google Checkout you account will automatically be merged by Google into Google Wallet the next time you login or make a purchase.

Google has also stated that it will be making Google Wallet a payment method for purchasing applications on the Android Market. All Google Checkout and Google Wallet users can now access online purchase history and payment information at the Google Wallet website.

Source: ... Read more »

Category: Google techno | Views: 940 | Added by: marlen | Date: 2011-11-18 | Comments (0)

After first introducing their new Google Go programming language over two years ago, Google has now announced that it will now be launching Google GO 1.0 in early 2012. The new Google Go will become part of the Google App Engine service when it comes out of its ‘experimental status’.

Google Go has been designed by Google to provide a lower level programming language thats aimed at controlling the power of power of multicore processors using methods of "garbage collection” popularised by Java and used to free up valuable resources that program have finished with.

Andrew Gerrand, Google’s Go developer advocate explains: "The plan is to launch Go 1 in early 2012. We hope to bring the Go App Engine runtime out of ‘experimental’ status at the same time,” 

More information about the new Google Go programming language ... Read more »

Category: Google techno | Views: 1017 | Added by: marlen | Date: 2011-11-18 | Comments (0)

Google’s Music service has been in beta since last May, and Google has now opened Google Music to everyone and also added in a range of new features which include their own music store.

First up is the Google Music service, which will let you store up to 20,000 of your own tracks in the cloud and then stream them to any device, and Google Music will automatically sync all your music across all your devices.

The major new announcement for Google Music is the launch of a new Google Music Store on the Android Market, and the store offers over 13 million tracks from a wide range of artists, and music labels which include Universal Music Group, Sony Music and EMI, plus around another 1,000 independent labels.

Tracks in the Google Music Store will range form $0.99 to $1.29, a similar price to Apple’s iTunes, and the service is available in the US now, we presume Google is in talks w ... Read more »

Category: Google techno | Views: 965 | Added by: marlen | Date: 2011-11-18 | Comments (0)

Zenimax Media has announced today that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game which launched on Friday and has been developed by Bethesda Softworks has landed 50 perfect reviews and is expected to generate more than $500 million in global retail sales from launch units alone.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game "re-imagines and revolutionises” the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world for you to explore any way you choose allowing you to roam where ever you like.

Tens of thousands of fans queued at retail stores on 11-11-11 to get their hands on a copy and Valve’s Steam portal recorded a massive 280,000+ concurrent players enjoying the world of Skyrim, beating all other titles on the network. Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media said:

"We are grateful for the fans’ response to Sk ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 765 | Added by: marlen | Date: 2011-11-18 | Comments (0)

This week Intel have unveiled their new 1 Teraflop chip which is equipped with 50-plus cores at the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle. If you think your Quad-core chip is speed monster just imagine playing the latest games with over 50 core chip in your rig.

The new chip dubbed "Knights Ferry,” based on its new "Many Integrated Core” architecture, or MIC, is now able to squeeze the performance of a 1 teraflop supercomputer developed in 1997 which took up 72 cabinets into a single chip.

Rajeeb Hazra, general manager of Intel’s technical computing group explained when he revealed the new chip at the SC11 supercomputing conference. "In 15 years that’s what we’ve been able to do. That is stupendous. You’re witnessing the 1 teraflop barrier busting,”

For more information jump over to the  ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 874 | Added by: marlen | Date: 2011-11-18 | Comments (0)