Acer ships Z3-605 all-in-one Windows 8 touch PC

Acer America today announced that its Acer Aspire Z3-605 series All-in-one desktops are now available for consumers in the United States. The new 23-inch AIO includes two three-watt front-facing Harman Kardon speakers, in addition to up to a Core i5 processor. The unit can be configured with as much as 8GB DDR3 dual-channel memory, and a 1TB hard drive.

The new line includes a HDMI input port for attaching a gaming console or television. Two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports link the systems to peripherals and digital devices. An integrated SuperMulti optical drive enables DVD movie viewing as well as the burning of music and photos to CDs.

Select models feature a Full HD IPS display with 10 point touch. The IPS technology delivers consistent images, colors and brightness from all viewing angles up to 178 degrees. The unit is also configurable with integrated hand recognition software that reads human gestures for easily controlling the Windows 8 user interface and cursor from a distance.

The Acer Aspire Z3-605 series AIO desktops will be available at leading retailers at a starting price of $700 without touch capabilities, and $800 with touch.

HP Envy Rove: Tablet-PC 20-inch with Intel Haswell

Are you ready to welcome the era of jumbo-sized tablet PC? After Asus Transformer comes with AIO, now turn to HP HP Envy Rove is ready to market, its latest tablet PC that can also act as an AIO PC that was introduced in May 2013 ago.
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HP Envy Rove: Tablet PC 20 inch with Intel Haswell
Rove HP Envy 20-inch size is quite large compared to most of the tablet PC on the market today. If you think to ask her mobility, you should be thinking twice about doing it. Because, in addition to having the extra large screen is also fairly heavy weight is about 5.4 kg. Similar to the average weight of a multimedia laptop.

Touch screen IPS panel which has been put on comes with a resolution of 1600 × 900 pixels. To conjure into an AIO-PC, the back of the HP Envy Rove has been equipped with a set of legs as well as the wireless keyboard and mouse that comes in the sales package.
Running the Windows 8 operating system, HP Envy Rove performance processors rely fourth-generation Intel Core i3 (Intel Haswell) with 4GB of RAM support. And considering the HP Envy Rove can converted into an AIO PC, the capacity of storage space also comes with hybrid models that combine performance with 8GB SSD and HDD are very roomy 1TB capacity. This combination will be used to speed up Windows boot process.
To connect with other devices available a variety of connectivity options such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet port, SD memory card slot, USB port 2.0,3 USB 3.0 ports and has received support Intel WiDi (Wireless Display) which can be useful to share the screen.
HP Envy Rove has now come to the American market with a price of around U.S. $ 980. And while there has been no word on whether this jumbo tablet PC will be available in Indonesia.

NEXCOM’s Latest Vehicle Mount Computer Manages Volatility In Mining Logistics Services

NEXCOM’s new, all-in-one vehicle mount computer, optimizes mining logistics service and manages volatile working conditions in tank trucks. With orders, vehicle, traffic and weather information gathered and shared in real-time among drivers and dispatchers; the mining logistics service delivers required material to mining sites in an efficient, safe and eco-friendly manner.

Equipped with a total tracking system, this vehicle mount computer travels alongside drivers uphill and downhill in the Appalachian Mountains to transport water, sand and chemicals to mining sites. The total tracking system in the vehicle cabin allows drivers to communicate with dispatchers, map the shortest and quickest route, retrieve new assignments, print shipping documents, check vehicle status and tank volume, monitor materials in real-time to prevent spills and receive weather alerts.

Concurrently, the shared information enables dispatchers to track vehicle and freight location, assign new orders to appropriate drivers, keep up-to-date order reports, remotely regulate traffic at mining sites, detect anomalies in vehicle maneuvers, and offer assistance in vehicle accidents. Moreover, the total tracking system integrates with dashboard and cabin cameras for traffic and driver monitoring as well as streams live videos to the dispatch center as needed.

With so much information, the total tracking system optimizes the mining logistics service by reducing fuel consumption and shortening transportation time. The system increases safety by encouraging traffic regulation compliance with daily operations monitoring, replaces onsite flagmen with remotely managed traffic signal systems, and prepare drivers for different weather conditions at different altitudes. Additionaly, with better monitoring, the no-spill policy can effectively be enforced to protect the environment.

Combing NEXCOM’s all-in-one vehicle mount computer and the Red Dog Logistics software makes the total tracking system possible. The VMC 3000, a ruggedized vehicle mount computer, features a 10.4″ touch screen, GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connection as well as abundant I/O interfaces. Highly praised by Red Dog Logistics, its heavy-duty design not only lays the solid cornerstone for vehicle data logging, location-based functions, communication, and video storage, but it also keeps the cabin neat and functional when working in conjunction with peripherals, such as thermal printer, cameras, tank measure sensor, and RFID reader for driver login.

Integrating the Red Dog Logistics software, which consists of a user interface, web-based backend server and relational database with the data provided by the VMC 3000; provides aggregate reports and business insights that help mining logistics services drive into higher gears.

About NEXCOM
Founded in 1992, NEXCOM has five business units which focus on vertical markets across industrial computer, in-vehicle computer, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security industries. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in seven major industrial countries. NEXCOM gains stronghold in vertical markets with its industry-leading products including the rugged fanless computer NISE series, the in-vehicle computer VTC series, the network and security appliance NSA series and the digital signage player NDiS series.

About Red Dog Logistic
Red Dog Logistics is a company founded in spring of 2012 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Principals of the company have many years of experience in oil and gas exploration, data processing, and various areas of logistical management. Asset tracking systems with integrated billing system were envisioned and then created to save time, reduce staffing cost, and to create optimum efficiencies in routing of trucking assets.

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

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.

Google Maps Can Detect Traffic Accidents

Jakarta – Google has just updated the Google Maps application with new features. This feature comes reports of traffic accidents and the number of ways to access the various facilities.
Google Maps with accident information can be used on Android and iOS based devices. Overall, this application displays maps and their reliable navigation and traffic information.
Warning about the accident will appear on the map showing traffic flow and road construction. This information is also recommended that these options are not stuck in traffic around the accident site.
Last June, Google bought Waze, the creator of popular apps that inform traffic flow. But Google has not confirmed whether Waze’s data associated with this application or not.
The new application also allows users to find out if the place you want to target viable or not. Features »Explore” display greeting cards enjoy a meal and good night.
Through these features, users can be helped with a variety of information about the place in detail. There is also a rating system that allows users to find somewhere assessment.
Google Maps with navigation devices had previously been released for the Android and iOS platform. Product Manager for Google Maps, Nobuhiro Makida, said the superior feature of this application is the My Location, search, and referrals.
“Through My Location, users can know of its existence through the map, even if the device does not have GPS,” said Makida.
Next is a local search to find a business category. While referrals are the best route to a destination, even if the user is driving, walking, or taking public transportation.
Features can indicate the distance and direction of travel time to get to the destination. The Google Maps Navigation can be run via voice commands.

How Apollo 11′s 1.024MHz guidance computer did a lot with very little

 

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