With a new 40-nanometer manufacturing process behind it, AMD announced the ATI Radeon HD 4770 3D graphics chip this morning. Available now on 3D cards starting at $109 (before a $10 online rebate), the Radeon HD 4770 is the first 3D chip built on the 40-nanometer process, which allows for faster, more power-efficient hardware than AMD's previous 55nm chips.
The various enthusiast review sites found the 512MB Radeon HD 4770 fast enough to play most current games at lower resolutions and image quality settings. Think 1,680 x 1,050 or lower and with little-to-no anti-aliasing. The Radeon HD … Read more
This two-in-one program offers data protection in the form of a secure drive and a file shredder. After testing the program for ourselves, we were left with a few unanswered questions.
At first glance, Kemo Data Safe's main use seemed pretty straightforward, with three large buttons that take you where you want to go--Data Safe, Shredder, and Backup My Safe--but looks are deceiving. Novices will appreciate the tutorials and Help file for getting started, but we found a few misspellings that, in our opinion, were unacceptable for a paid program. Safeguarding your files was simply a matter of selecting … Read more
If there is such a thing as a camera with too many automatic features, the 9-megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z250 might be it. This ultracompact--with an MSRP of $250, but sells for less than $200--is brimming with detection, recognition, and preset shooting options to the point where the camera's Auto mode ironically provides you the most control.
Luckily it also produces very good photos, as long as you don't mind some softness. It's not all that fast, but that still doesn't stop it from being a respectable pocket camera.
This three-in-one program offers file encryption and decryption, and even throws in a file shredder. All three features worked as promised.
Kemo Data Encryption's user interface is about as straightforward as it gets, with three large buttons that quickly take you to the primary features--Encrypt, Decypt, and Shredder. Between the tutorials and extensive guidance on offer, we never had to worry about getting off on the wrong foot. The program comes with three AES encryption levels, as well three shredding methods. Encrypting files was simply a matter of adding files and folders, entering a password, and an output path. … Read more
Four Samsung phones made it through the FCC this week, which means we're going to see a lot of Samsung phones in the near future. LG also made it through with one filing.
Because the FCC has to certify every phone sold in the United States, not to mention test its SAR rating, the agency's online database offers a lot of sneak peeks to those who dig. And to save you the trouble, Crave has combed through the database for you. Here are a selection of filings from the past week on new and upcoming cell phones. Click … Read more
Sony rolled out the latest firmware update for the PS3 (version 2.50) in the past few hours, available to all as a free download. The main additions, as reported on the official Sony Europe PS3 forums, are as follows:
>> Flash 9 support added to Web browser.
>> Improved Bluetooth headset support.
>> In-game screenshot capture tool (for future titles).
>> Improved user interface for PS3 Trophies.
>> Thumbnails added to video search.
>> Direct Information Board links to PlayStation Store.
>> Power save mode (automatic shut-off after predetermined downtimes).