Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release PlayStation Move motion controller (requires PlayStation Eye) for PS3 on September 15, 2010 in Europe/PAL territories and in Asian countries/regions at an RRP of EUR39.99.
PlayStation Move motion controller
It will also become available in North America on September 19 at an RRP of $49.99 and in Japan on October 21 at a RRP of 3,980 yen (including tax). PlayStation Move navigation controller, one-handed controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects, will also become available on the same day in each region at an RRP of EUR29.99, US$29.99 and 2,980 yen (including tax), respectively.
PlayStation Move navigation controller
Sony Computer Entertainment America will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray disc game and PlayStation Move demo disc for $99.99 (RRP).
Additionally, a PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle, which includes a PS3 system, PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye Camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray game and PlayStation Move game demo disc, will be available for $399.99 (RRP). The PlayStation Eye camera will also be sold separately for $39.99 (RRP).
PlayStation Move navigation controller
On the software front, SCE Worldwide Studios will release more than 20 titles that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform in fiscal year 2010 ending March 2011. The titles available in the launch window will include: Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition by CAPCOM, Time Crises: Razing Storm by Bandai Namco Games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 by Electronic Arts, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest by WB Games, EyePet, Sports Champions, Kung Fu Rider by SCE and many more.
Furthermore, SCE also announced today the release of two PlayStation Move controller peripherals, PlayStation Move charging station and PlayStation Move shooting attachment, that will help to further enhance the PlayStation Move experience.
Aside from PlayStation Move motion controller, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release a subwoofer built-in, all-in-one Surround Sound System for the PlayStation 3 system in Fall 2010 in Japan, North America, Europe/PAL territories, and Asian countries/regions at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen (including tax), US$199, and EUR199, respectively.
The Surround Sound System utilizes technologies, including Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound that generates realistic surround sound over one front speaker. Bringing in SCE's expertise in both entertainment and technology acquired from developing games, four sound fields of the speaker system have been designed with the help of SCE's game sound designers, to optimize the cinematic experience of all forms of entertainment.
The Surround Sound System comes with two audio inputs - an optical audio input for connecting entertainment systems, including PS3, and an analog audio input for connecting portable devices like PSP. System form factor features a sleek and casual design that matches with PS3.
Source: Sony Computer Entertainment
Razer has joined forces with Blizzard Entertainment to introduce an entire suite of peripherals designed specifically for the release of Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty RTS. The series includes the Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard and the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset.
All of the Razer StarCraft II gaming peripherals feature an APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System that provides the gamer with feedback on performance, providing a fully integrated gaming experience that responds directly to the player's performance and speed. Each peripheral also features a gaming-optimized design with an emphasis on portability for tournament play, and is stylized with design elements from the StarCraft universe.
Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse
Tournament-ready and designed for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse is a lightweight, five-button mouse designed to provide precision and control for RTS gamers. The Razer Spectre features the newly developed APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System with a multi-color LED that provides real-time performance feedback through changing lighting hues and adjustable mouse button force settings for optimal mouse click speed and control. The Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse is equipped with a 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor and a 1000Hz Ultrapolling 1ms response time.
Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard
Designed for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard is a full-featured, tournament-ready keyboard. The Razer Marauder features a multi-color backlit keyboard with an APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System that provides real-time performance feedback through changing color hues to complement the gaming experience. Enhanced with elevated keys for rapid command input and improved gaming performance and a dedicated on-the-fly macro recording system, the Razer Marauder is built with a gaming-optimized design inspired by the StarCraft universe.
Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset
Designed for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, with a focus on maximum performance, comfort and sound isolation, the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset features a newly developed, multi-color APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System that provides real-time feedback on player performance. The Razer Banshee is equipped with a configuration utility for customized adjustments of equalizer, pitch and volume. Other special features include a detachable microphone boom for easy transport and a comfortable circumaural construction, all in a gaming-optimized design inspired by the StarCraft universe.
Razer StarCraft II Zerg Edition Messenger Bag
The Zerg Edition of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Messenger Bag features artwork from the game and is designed to protect gaming gear in style.
ViewSonic today announced the NexTV VMP75, a network media player that delivers Full HD 1080p content from external storage devices, home networks and the Internet. Among the available Internet options is Netflix, an online movie subscription service whose members can instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed via the NexTV VMP75.
In addition to Netflix, NexTV's iMedia feature supports quick and easy links to media content from YouTube, Live365.com, SHOUTcast Radio, Flickr and more. NexTV's integrated web browser allows for Internet surfing and custom RSS feeds for instant news and world events of interest. Users can keep up with their friends through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook –- all through an intuitive user interface and full function remote control.
Full connectivity for the NexTV VMP75 includes HDMI, Composite, S/PDIF, USB and eSATA, with an easy network connection through an Ethernet port or via 802.11b/g/n with an optional wireless adapter. NexTV also supports an external USB keyboard and mouse.
Although the NexTV VMP75 streams in full HD1080p, HD content from Netflix instantly streams in 720p and most of the thousands of titles streamed from Netflix are in standard definition.
The NexTV VMP75 has an MSRP of $149.99 and is available for pre-order from Amazon.com and Newegg.com.
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed a breakthrough technology for a nanowire transistor, a major candidate for a 3D structure transistor for system LSI in the 16nm generation and beyond.
The company has achieved a 1mA/µm on-current, the world's highest level for a nanowire transistor, by reducing parasitic resistance and improving the on-current level by 75%. This is a major step towards practical application of nanowire transistors.
When the size of current planar transistors scales smaller, current leakage between the source and the drain at its off-stage (off-leakage) will become a critical problem in securing circuit reliability. To overcome this, transistors with a 3D structure, including silicon nanowire transistors, are being investigated as candidates for future generations of devices. The silicon nanowire transistor can suppress off-leakage and achieve further short-channel operation, because its thin wire-shaped silicon channel (nanowire channel) is effectively controlled by the surrounding gate. However, parasitic resistance in the nanowire-shaped source/drain, especially in the region under the gate sidewall, degrades the on-current.
Toshiba overcame this problem by optimizing gate fabrication and significantly reducing the thickness of the gate sidewall, from 30nm to 10nm. Low parasitic resistance was realized by epitaxial silicon growth on the source/drain with a thin gate sidewall, which leads to a 40% increase in on-current. The company also achieved a further 25% increase in current performance by changing the direction of the silicon nanowire channel from the <110> to <100> plane direction. Utilizing these technologies, Toshiba has demonstrated an industry-leading on-current level of 1mA/µm, when the off-current is 100nA/µm, a 75% increase in the on-current at the same off-current condition.
Figure 1: Structure of a silicon nanowire transistor
Figure 2: Comparison with the previous work
Source: Toshiba Corporation
Gigabyte Technology launched its latest Gigabyte GV-N465UD-1GI graphics cards featuring Gigabyte's own Ultra Durable VGA Technology and anti-turbulence Inclined Dual Fan.
GV-N465UD-1GI is equipped with NVIDIA's latest Fermi GPU (GF100) architecture and GDDR5 memory. It uses Gigabyte's own Ultra Durable VGA Technology which guarantees better overclocking capability, lower GPU temperature, and great power efficiency by using 2 oz PCB board, Samsung and Hynix memory, Japanese solid capacitors, Ferrite/Metal core chokes, and Low RDS (on) MOSFETs.
Equipped with 4 heat-pipes, the dual fan design doubles the cooling capability and offers a silent environment. In addition, the special inclined fan design effectively minimizes the flow turbulence between two fans and enhances heat dissipation of hot area right under each fan.
Source: Gigabyte Technology
D-Link today announced it is now shipping its first 802.11n Wi-Fi router with 3x3 MIMO technology. The router provides better, more consistent coverage and uses three distinct data streams in a multiple-input and multiple-output smart antenna configuration to enable faster data transfer rates. While most routers on consumer shelves today operate at 300Mbps or less, this router boasts speeds up to 450Mbps.
The D-Link Xtreme N 450 Gigabit Router (DIR-665) is the company's first wireless router to receive Connect with Intel Centrino Ultimate-N certification. The testing for Intel Centrino compatibility assures faster and wider wireless connectivity. The DIR-655 utilizes the power of HD Fuel to play movies and games with superior technology over competing routers. It is also D-Link's first router to pass Wi-Fi Multi-stream N certification.
The router offers both wide area and local area network (WAN/LAN) Gigabit ports, SharePort for printer sharing capability, selectable dual band (2.4 or 5 GHz) performance, three antennas and D-Link Green technology, which saves power through Wi-Fi scheduling and innovative, eco-friendly port activity and cable detection techniques.
The D-Link Xtreme N 450 Gigabit Router is initially available at Fry's Home Electronics. Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the DIR-665 is $229.99.
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