Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PHP 5.3.6: for creating websites

PHP Development Team has announced an updated version of PHP 5.3.6. This is - a very popular and widely used scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. The language is very popular, particularly because it has a lot to do with Java, C and Perl, and because it enables developers to quickly write dynamically generated pages.

This release fixes bugs in the system security and stability improvements. PHP 5.3.6 - is the most stable release to date, and is recommended for all users.

Developer: PHP Development Team
Distribution: freeware
Operating System: Windows All
File size: 10.5 MB
Download from here.

USB 3.0-Renesas chips may become a deficit after May

The Japanese company Renesas commented on the rumors about the lack of USB 3.0-controllers. Indeed, the lack of first-generation chips uPD720200 producer confirmed, but the controllers of the second generation uPD720200A until everything is in order. But because of the energy policy of Japan motherboard manufacturers may feel the lack of USB 3.0-chips after May.

After Renesas announced the temporary suspension of production capacity, the industry rumors that its USB 3.0-chips are already in short supply. In fact, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan coincided with the period when producers are engaged in active release of motherboards based on Intel chipsets corrected 6 Series, and the demand for USB 3.0-chips rose sharply. Renesas expects that the situation will be beneficial to the growing popularity of second-generation controllers. But their adoption producers need to spend about a month for tests.

Meanwhile, the Japanese company is already preparing to release a USB 3.0-chip third generation. Novelty should be certified USB-IF in July, and deliveries will start in September this year.

Toshiba Portege R835: a solid 13.3 "notebook with Sandy Bridge

For users who need not only a powerful and beautiful but durable laptop, Toshiba has introduced a series of 13.3-inch Portege R835. New items are made in the case of magnesium alloy, which allows you to soften the blow, and provides increased protection against mechanical damage.

Model R835-ST3N01 includes protected from splashing the keyboard, display with 1366 x 768 pixels and LED backlight, the CPU Core i3-2310M, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB hard drive, DVD-recorder, modules Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 3.0, built-in webcam, one port USB 3.0, HDMI-output. Six-battery provides up to nine hours of battery life. As a pre-installed operating system Windows 7 is proposed Home Premium.

The novelty is already available to order, and deliveries will start in the next two weeks. Price is $ 899 (for the U.S. market). There will also be available in the model with the chip Core i5-2410M for $ 930.

Motorola Xoom orders will decrease in second quarter

Orders for the production of tablets Motorola Xoom in the first quarter of 2011 reached approximately 700-800 thousand pieces: the first half of March, the company Motorola has already placed orders for about 200 thousand of these tablets, but only for March delivery may reach 400-500 thousand units . In February, according to component suppliers, it shipped about 200 thousand Xoom.

However, in the second quarter, the monthly orders for Xoom, as reported Taiwanese sources will steadily decrease, while orders for the production will come just before the end of June.

Already in April, the monthly orders Motorola to produce Xoom will fall about 1.5 times to 300 thousand units, and in May will drop below $ 300 thousand Sources indicate that the reason for the reduction of orders is unintelligible Xoom position in the market and relatively low sales . Motorola is going in the second half of the year to present a new tablet Xoom, after assessing the situation.

Resource Digitimes, citing its sources, predicts that this year, Motorola will sell between 3 million to 5 million tablets on Android.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Battlefield 3 - Sneak Peak In-Game Video

DICE studio published this small video clip for Battlefield 3. In the clip developers show how a group of soldiers eliminate a sniper.

To kill the sniper, soldiers had to slowly relocate while hiding behind blocks and crawling on their stomaches. Unfortunately, no one had appropriate weapons for this job so they simply launched a rocket into the spot where sniper was located.

Battlefield 3 will be released in the end of 2011 for PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360, and PC.

Sony VAIO laptop with Chrome OS

Google Cr-48 was the first netbook with fully functional Chrome OS. Now, Sony is getting ready to release their own laptop specifically designed for Chrome operating system.

Google Chrome OS is internet dependent using applications, such as: Gmail, Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.

Sony is developing their own laptop under VAIO brand with Chrome OS. Design wise this laptop will resemble Cr-48 with exception of a smaller screen, 11.6-inches. Interesting enough, VAIO Chrome OS will be working on NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip (not Intel Atom like Cr-48), 1GB RAM and 16GB built-in flash-memory. Battery life is expected to last for 8 hours, and this piece weighs at 1kg.

Google stopped manufacturing Cr-48 and is mainly concentrating on working with their partners on commercial release of laptops with Chrome OS. There has been a rumor that ASUS is developing their own $200 dollar laptop with Chrome operating system.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

WordPress massive DDoS attack

WordPress - the biggest blogging platform for millions of users online received the baddest DDoS attack in history. In result, thousands of blogs became unavailable.

According to Automattic (motherboard company), during DDoS attack servers were receiving a few million packets of information per second. Attack was made on all three data-centers which are located in Chicago, San-Antonio, and Dallas. Automattic specialists changed all blogs to read-only capability until attacks are stopped and threat level is decreased. WordPress representatives warned users that attack repetition can happen any time so be ready.

Based on the scale of attack multiple bot networks have been used. Who is responsible for this remains unknown.

WordPress is currently the main platform for 13% out of one million major websites in internet. February 23, announced the release of new platform version 3.10.

TeamViewer 6.0.10344: remote administrator (control)

The release of TeamViewer is now available - simple solution for remote desktop connection or administration. This application is very unique because it doesn't require complex configurations or installation to get create a connection between two individual computers. During application execution each computers receives an identifier which is used to connect to it. All you have to do is enter the ID of the computer you would like to connect to and TeamViewer will do the rest. TeamViewer supports file transfer.

Sixth version updates:
  • updated QuickSupport module;
  • built-in QuickJoin module which is used for creative conference demonstrations;
  • TeamViewer allows manual configuration for personal preference;
  • Optimized connection; allows for faster and more stable signal, especially among corporate networks;
  • Interface changes;
  • Ability to automatically reconnect on computer restart and/or disconnect;
  • You can protect TeamViewer options using a password;
Distribution: freeware (for personal use)
Operating System: Windows All, Mac OS X, Linux
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