CES 2013: Samsung Keynote is now!

Samsung is live from CES 2013 tonight. The first conference in a few minutes (23:00 French time). Interventions are also pre views throughout the day January 8, and a lecture by Dr. Stephen Woo, Samsung's System LSI Business President Wednesday, January 9th at 18:00.

We suggest you follow the live video of the Keynote directly on our platform: CES 2013: Samsung Keynote

The SuperSpeed ​​USB 3.0 to 10 Gbps password

The organization of standardization of USB transfer protocol announced a new standard for the SuperSpeed. Rates will be doubled to 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) from mid-2013.

The 10 Gbps ports Thunderbolt is a selling point for Apple. But soon, the merits of this technology will be put into perspective, since the USB 3.0 to 10 Gbps will be finalized by mid-2013, advance The Verge.

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the standardization body ensuring the USB transfer protocol, has just announced a new specification for SuperSpeed. Currently 5 Gbps transfer speed of USB 3.0 will be equal to the Thunderbolt was developed by Intel for Apple.

Democratization in 2014

According to The Verge, the first aircraft with a speed of 10 Gbps could land mid-2014. Meanwhile, there are about 720 certified devices USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) on the market. The new standard should prevail among the various manufacturers, including Intel. The USB port has indeed many advantages, including its quality standard and backward compatibility.

"We recognize that more applications computer general public will need faster transfers to devices", reacted Alex Peleg, vice president of Intel's announcement of the new specification.

Users are actually more fond of very heavy media data (Full HD, high definition pictures, etc..). Between the increase in storage capacity and file size, transfer of these could become a bottleneck.

CES 2013: Nvidia announces the Tegra 4 and its handheld console

The graphics card manufacturer has announced its new generation of chips, Tegra 4, at the CES in Las Vegas. He took the opportunity to present the Project Shield, the first handheld console.

Nvidia gives La. During the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the manufacturer of chipsets and graphics cards unveiled its first portable game console and its new generation of System on a Ship (SoC) The Tegra 4.

The latter has four Cortex A15 CPU cores, 72 cores and GPU incorporate 4G LTE. Which provides 6 times more power than the Tegra 3 level visual processing, saving energy 45%. Nvidia even says that his system is the fastest mobile processor in the world. We can therefore expect to see many smartphones and tablets equipped with upscale such a chip this year.

Game streaming

Incidentally, the CEO of the firm, Jen-Hsun Huang introduced the first home console Nvidia dubbed Project Shield. It is a kind of joystick, with a 5-inch screen (1280 x 720 pixels). Hosted by Android 4.2, it has obviously Tegra 4 and a TV output HDMI. With its chip, the console will be able to read 4K video (high definition). A USB port, a microSD slot and a Wi-Fi antenna will complete the connection of the Project Shield.

Beyond its enticing features, Project Shield remains primarily a streaming platform games: Nvidia users get the most out of their PC games through the Tegra 4 of the console. Simply connect the Project Shield to his computer with a GeForce recently. Jen Hsun Huang was able to play the latest Need for Speed, installed on a computer, on the Project Shield.

For now, the manufacturer has not specified yet prices for new products that will arrive in spring 2013.

Wii U sells well, but not enough

If sales of Wii U "remains strong", according to the head of Nintendo, the Wii has done much better when it was released in 2006. We are still far from the 5.5 million consoles passed by next March.

Wii U does not sell so well as expected. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo president acknowledged that sales of the console generation have not achieved the objectives of the firm.

"At the end of the Christmas period, contrary to what happened at the launch of the Wii, the U.S. stores still had consoles in stock. If they are not as good as during the boom of the Wii sales are not bad, and remain strong," admitted the boss of Nintendo Reuters.

Behind the Wii

He justified these mixed results in poor inventory management. For the release of the Wii U, Nintendo has indeed planning to sell two different models: a conventional pack with a white console and Premium model in black. "The stocks in the Premium version were not properly balanced, many people wanted it, but could not find it in stores," said Satoru Iwata.
To believe the statements boss of Nintendo, the Wii U will have difficulty achieving its goal of 5.5 million consoles sold by March 2013. According to figures from VGChartz, the console would be already past 2.45 million copies in the world, with 1.18 million overseas, 640,000 in Japan and 470,000 in Europe.

But remember that the Christmas focus much sales and they are fizzle out thereafter. For its part, the Wii had sold 5.84 million units in the year of its release, during the same period year-end.

Microsoft: To a Windows Jailbreak RT

Before the release of Windows 8, many game publishers have criticized the new OS. Valve or Blizzard blamed including the closure of the system. Indeed, as the App Store, developers must pass a series of steps before receiving their certification and appear on store applications from Microsoft, the Windows Store.

However, a security researcher named Clrokl states have found a way to bypass the lock established RT on Windows, the version of Windows 8 for ARM processor slot machines. It is then able to install applications that can run on ARM standard desktop.

Version tethered

To achieve this feat, the computer was able to change the option settings of the Secure Boot UEIF, using WinDbg debugging tool. For the moment, this process must be repeated each time you restart the tablet to work (version "tethered").
If this jailbreak manages to be simplified, it would be possible to see flourish applications not certified by Microsoft, as well as shopping alternatives as is the case on iOS.

Note that unlocking the device still can not install applications on x86. To benefit from programs in this format, it will still wait for the launch of Windows 8 tablets. Moreover, Microsoft plans to release the Pro version of Surface, Windows 8, on January 26th.

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