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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Microsoft brings Office Lens to iPad


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Written by G.Я     1/18/2017 07:09:00 pm  No comments
Microsoft brings Office Lens to iPad. Today Microsoft announced the availability of Office Lens for iPad. Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word and PowerPoint files too.
Microsoft brings Office Lens to iPad
Microsoft brings Office Lens to iPad
Scan documents and whiteboards with your iPad camera. Launching the Immersive Reader lets you hear the text from the printed page read back to you. The words are highlighted as they're read to make them accessible for all students. And, as always, you can save the content into OneNote and OneDrive easily.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

NOKIA 6 with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat launched - Price, Availability


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Written by G.Я     1/08/2017 08:19:00 pm  No comments
NOKIA 6 with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat launched. After securing the exclusive Nokia brand licensing rights in mobile phones in late 2016, HMD Global Oy today announce the launch of its Nokia 6 smartphone in China. The Nokia 6 marks the first step for the Nokia brand into Android smartphones with more to come in H1 2017.
NOKIA 6 with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat launched
NOKIA 6 with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat launched
The Nokia 6 display has a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5" screen with full HD resolution and incredible color reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The display stack is laminated together with a polarizer layer enabling excellent sunlight readability and slim form. The build is completed with the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance.

The Nokia 6 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat. The dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity. Dolby Atmos creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around users. The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures, and an 8MP front camera. The f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI with automatic scene detection make it easy to take great shots every time.

Pricing & Availability
The Nokia 6 will debut exclusively through JD.com in early 2017 in China. Competitively priced for the aspirational smartphone user, the Nokia 6 is 1699 CNY ($245) at JD.com.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

CES 2017: ASUS ZenFone AR is the world's first smartphone with 8GB RAM


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Written by G.Я     1/05/2017 06:13:00 pm  No comments
CES 2017: ASUS ZenFone AR is the world's first smartphone with 8GB RAM. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today unveiled the ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone during the Zennovation press event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. ZenFone AR will be the world's first smartphone that is both Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables smartphone augmented reality. Daydream is Google's platform for high-quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps.
CES 2017: ASUS ZenFone AR is the world's first smartphone with 8GB RAM
CES 2017: ASUS ZenFone AR is the world's first smartphone with 8GB RAM
ZenFone AR is also the world's first Tango enabled device to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and is designed to deliver cutting-edge smartphone augmented reality experiences.
 
ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation. Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.
 
ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango enabled device. This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.
 
ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. ZenFone AR's powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android 7.0 'Nougat' lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

CES 2017: HP announces EliteBook x360 (world's thinnest business convertible), ENVY Curved All-in-One 34 (world's widest curved all-in-one) and Sprout Pro by HP (world's first immersive PC) - Price


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Written by G.Я     1/03/2017 05:25:00 pm  No comments
CES 2017: HP announces EliteBook x360 (world's thinnest business convertible), ENVY Curved All-in-One 34 (world's widest curved all-in-one) and Sprout Pro by HP (world's first immersive PC). At CES 2017, HP Inc. today debuted three new exciting PC innovations - the EliteBook x360 business convertible PC, ENVY Curved All-in-One 34 and next-generation Sprout Pro by HP.

HP EliteBook x360 (world's thinnest business convertible)
HP EliteBook x360 (world's thinnest business convertible)
HP EliteBook x360
HP EliteBook x360, the world's thinnest business convertible,combines HP Spectre's powerful thin and light design, HP EliteBook Folio's collaboration capabilities and HP Elite enterprise security and durability. It features the world's longest battery life in a convertible with up to 16 hours and 30 minutes. Its integrated collaboration capabilities enhance productivity and bring new life to meetings with dedicated conferencing keys, powerful audio, an optional 13.3" diagonal 4K UHD display with Windows Hello, and pen support. As part of the HP Elite family, the world's most secure and manageable PCs, the business convertible includes latest innovations such as HP Sure Start Gen3, the world's only self-healing BIOS now with run-time memory (SMM) protection. It also protects the office of the future with HP WorkWise, the most advanced Smartphone App for PC Management and first to offer Tamper Protection.

HP ENVY Curved All-in-One 34 (world's widest curved all-in-one)
HP ENVY Curved All-in-One 34 (world's widest curved all-in-one)
HP ENVY Curved All-in-One 34
HP ENVY Curved All-in-One 34, the next edition of HP's award-winning and world's widest curved all-in-one, now adds more computing power for immersive media experiences. The new curved AIO features a 34" diagonal Technicolor Color Certified Ultra WQHD micro-edge display that floats over an integrated four-speaker sound bar tuned by Bang & Olufsen. For evening use, the display can easily switch to a low blue light mode for improved eye comfort and a better night's sleep.

Sprout Pro by HP (world's first immersive PC)
Sprout Pro by HP (world's first immersive PC)
Sprout Pro by HP
To better meet the needs of commercial customers, HP is introducing the new Sprout Pro by HP, the second generation immersive all-in-one PC. It incorporates a grounds-up redesign with a 2.2mm thick, 20-point capacitive Touch Mat display with a sharper, near 1080p projected resolution. The advanced technologies and new features empower users in education, retail kiosk and manufacturing to create highly visual content and interactive experiences by blending the physical and digital worlds. This generation makes it easier to interact with Windows 10 Pro and streamlined software gives easy access to Sprout's key features including faster 2D scanning and, for the first time, high-precision 3D scanning. Included is an Active Pen, allowing pressure-sensitive digital inking for annotation and design. It also now features an Intel Core i7 processor, 1TB of SSHD storage, up to 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics for faster 3D scanning.

Pricing & Availability
+ The HP EliteBook x360 is expected to be available at the end of January 2017.
+ The HP ENVY Curved All-In-One 34 is expected to be available on HP.com on January 11, 2017 and select retailers on February 26, 2017 starting at $1,729.99.
+ The Sprout Pro by HP pricing and availability for commercial consumers is expected in March 2017 in select countries.

CES 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor announced with Bluetooth 5 and Quick Charge 4


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Written by G.Я     1/03/2017 12:01:00 pm  No comments
CES 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor announced with Bluetooth 5 and Quick Charge 4. At CES 2017 today, Qualcomm has introduced the Company's newest premium-tier mobile platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with X16 LTE. The Snapdragon 835 processor is the first mobile platform to be commercially manufactured using the 10nm FinFET process node, allowing for breakthrough performance and superior power efficiency.
CES 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor announced with Bluetooth 5 and Quick Charge 4
CES 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor announced with Bluetooth 5 and Quick Charge 4
The Snapdragon 835 is designed to support next-generation entertainment experiences and connected cloud services for premium-tier consumer and enterprise devices, including smartphones, VR/AR head-mounted displays, IP cameras, tablets, mobile PCs and other devices running a variety of OS's including Android and Windows 10 with support for legacy Win32 apps.

Key components of the Snapdragon 835 processor include an integrated X16 LTE modem for Gigabit Class LTE connectivity, integrated 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5, and optional 802.11ad for Multi-gigabit connectivity. Improved processing power and performance is supported with our new Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU and Qualcomm Hexagon 682 DSP, which includes support for TensorFlow for machine learning and Halide for image processing. The Snapdragon 835 also includes substantial enhancements to the Qualcomm Adreno visual processing subsystem, including the new Adreno 540 GPU and Qualcomm Spectra 180 image sensor processor (ISP) for next-generation camera capabilities. Also new in Snapdragon 835 is the Qualcomm Haven security platform with enhanced security for biometrics and device attestation.

The improvements available with the Snapdragon 835 powers can be summarized across five key technology pillars underpinned with a foundation of enhanced machine learning. The five technology pillars are:
Battery life: The Snapdragon 835 is 35 percent smaller in package size and consumes 25 percent less power compared to our previous generation flagship processor, which equates to longer battery life and thinner designs. The Kryo 280 CPU provides a highly efficient architecture for power, while the integrated Hexagon 682 DSP adds support for TensorFlow and Halide frameworks. The combination of the CPU, GPU, DSP and software framework support in the Snapdragon 835 offers a highly-capable heterogeneous compute platform. Additionally, the Snapdragon 835 is equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 for up to 20 percent faster charging and up to 30 percent higher efficiency than Quick Charge 3.0;
Immersion: The Snapdragon 835 is designed to simultaneously meet the high performance demands, thermal limits and power efficiency constraints of the next-generation virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) designs, and supports Daydream, Google's platform for high quality, mobile VR. Many improvements were made to enhance visual quality, sound quality and intuitive interactions. Such improvements include up to a 25 percent increase in 3-D graphics rendering performance and support of up to 60 times more colors with the Adreno 540 visual processing subsystem. Snapdragon 835 also supports 4K Ultra HD premium (HDR10) video, wide color gamut 10-bit displays, object and scene-based 3D audio, and outstanding VR/AR motion tracking that includes our own sensor fusion-based six degrees of freedom (6DoF);
Capture: The Snapdragon 835 enhances both still and video capture experience with smooth optical zoom capabilities, fast auto-focus technologies and HDR true-to-life colors with perceptual quantization video encoding. At the core of the capture experience is the Qualcomm Spectra 180 camera ISP, featuring dual 14-bit ISPs that will enable up to 32MP single or dual 16MP cameras for the ultimate photography and videography experience;
Connectivity: The Snapdragon 835 comes with an integrated X16 Gigabit-Class LTE modem, with integrated 2x2 802.11ac Wave-2 and 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, making it the first commercial processor equipped to deliver Gigabit-Class connectivity at home and on the go. With several Gigabit LTE networks expected to be rolled out around the globe in 2017 and increasing use of 802.11ad, the Snapdragon 835 is designed to empower a new generation of connected experiences in the areas of VR/AR, infinite cloud storage, rich entertainment and instant apps;
Security: The Qualcomm Haven security platform provides support for fingerprint, eye and face-based biometrics. It also includes hardware-based user authentication, device attestation, and device security for use cases such as mobile payments, enterprise access, and users’ personal data;
Pillars bolstered by machine learning: Upgrades to the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine software framework include support for Google's TensorFlow and enhancements to Hexagon DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtentions (HVX), including custom neural network-layer support, and power and performance optimizations on Snapdragon heterogeneous cores. OEMs and software developers using machine learning can now enable rich experiences such as intelligent photography, strong security and privacy protection, smart automobiles and personal assistants, and responsive and true-to-life VR and AR.

The Snapdragon 835 features:
+ Kryo 280 CPU with four performance cores running at up to 2.45 GHz and four efficiency cores running up to 1.9GHz;
+ an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with support for Category 16 LTE download speeds up to one gigabit per-second, and Category 13 LTE upload speeds up to 150 megabits per-second;
+ integrated 2x2 11ac MU-MIMO with up to 50 percent reduction  in size and up to 60 percent reduction in Wi-Fi power consumption, compared to the Snapdragon 820;
+ 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, offering up to 4.6 gigabits per-second peak speed;
+ the world's first certified Bluetooth 5 commercial technology offering up to two megabits per-second speed and a suite of features that enable many new use cases (Bluetooth, FM radio, Wi-Fi and RF offered through companion WCN3990 solution);
+ Adreno 540 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, full OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan and DX12;
+ Hexagon 682 DSP with HVX;
+ Qualcomm All-Ways Aware technology with support for the Google Awareness API;
dual-channel  LP DDR4x memory at 1866MHz;
+ Qualcomm Location with support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS systems, which in combination with LTE/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity to provide "always-on" location and context awareness;
+ up to 32 MP single and 16 MP dual-camera with Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP, 2x ISP, 14-bit, hybrid autofocus (laser/contrast/structured light/dual-phase detection AF), Qualcomm Clear Sight, optical zoom, hardware accelerated face detection and HDR video recording;
+ 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30 fps, up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps, support for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC);
+ maximum On-Device and External Display Support including Ultra HD Premium ready, 4K @60fps, wide color gamut support, 10-bit color depth;
+ Quick Charge 4 technology;
+ the Snapdragon security platform including the Qualcomm SecureMSM hardware and software and the Qualcomm Haven security suite;
+ Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9341 audio codec combined with Snapdragon 835 supports an audiophile grade DAC with 32-bit/384kHz support with an SNR at 115dB and ultra-low -105dB THD+N and native DSD hi-fi audio playback. Additionally, the Snapdragon 835 supports Qualcomm aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth audio with 2x improved power for wireless connectivity;
+ and manufactured on 10nm FinFET technology.

Availability
The Snapdragon 835 is in production now and is expected to ship in commercial devices in the first half of 2017.

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