Showing posts with label Gadgets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gadgets. Show all posts

New design of Android TV should arrive in the coming weeks

A new update for Android TV should be available soon, with a major design change. The change was first noted by a Reddit user who photographed the new interface. The site 9to5Google asked the company and received information that "the vast majority will receive the updated application." Only a few older Android TV services will remain as they are.

The new version of the Play Store on Android TV puts a great focus on app research and discovery. Android TV currently has more than 5,000 apps, and Google hopes to make this choice easier and more intuitive, as well as suggest new apps you might like. To this end, categories such as Entertainment, Sports, Games, and Productivity have been expanded, keeping less popular apps hidden.

Suggestions will be allocated into different categories and will include personalized recommendations to improve the Android TV user experience. In addition, the app has also undergone many visual modifications. The background now uses a full-screen image and selecting an app will launch an app trailer. If nothing is selected, the background will be black. The goal is to get in on the competition with Chromecast, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

The Apps, Games, and My Apps section has also been relocated and now occupies the top right corner of the homepage. Previously, these options were within a menu accessed at the left of the screen. Like the main menu, the settings menu has also received some visual changes, now featuring a list menu instead of icons.

Overall, the new Play Store update will make better use of available TV screen space, which should help users have a better experience with the app. Expected in the coming weeks, Google said Android TV will not yet have Play Pass because these services are not yet technologically compatible.


Researchers develop cell phone cover with artificial human skin

Researchers at Télécom Paris, an engineering school in France, led by Marc Teyssier, have developed a protective cover for cell phones made from artificial skin. This case, called Skin-On, acts as a tactile membrane, with which the device is able to "feel" its owner. The skin is able to respond to stimuli such as touches, rotations, pinches and even tickling.

Researchers develop cell phone cover with artificial human skin

Teyssier's idea for creating the cover was simple, he said, in an interview with New Science magazine. It all came from an uncontrollable urge to "pinch" your mobile device. The consequence was a skin that responds to different gestures that mimic human communication and emotion. The smartphone will be able to know if its owner is angry, sad or wants attention. A video posted on YouTube demonstrates the uses of "Skin-On". See below.

"Artificial skin has been extensively studied in many research areas, such as security, detection and the cosmetics industry," says Teyssier. "However, our study is the first to really consider exploring artificial skin as a new method for improving and evolving the use of connected devices," he concludes.

The team produced two different prototypes: one more realistic, with textures resembling human different another with a more uniform surface. The artificial skin consists of three layers, two of which are silicone, one wrapped with elastic copper wires.

Researchers develop cell phone cover with artificial human skin

Sensor development was a challenge. As Teyssier reveals, "The restriction was to create something that was elastic and at the same time capable of detecting touches." He had previously created a robotic finger for smartphones, allowing the device to drag across a surface. The next step is to create more realistic skin, including hair and a proper temperature.

Prototypes were developed for the phone case, computer touchpad and smartwatch . The group presents , ork at the ACM Symposium on software and user interface technology in New Orleans, United States. The entire software development process took three months to complete. 


Drones start making commercial deliveries in the USA

Drones start making commercial deliveries in the USA

US company Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, began making its first commercial deliveries using drones in the US. As a result, it became the first in the country to deliver directly to consumers with this type of aircraft.

Its first partners are the Walgreens drugstore chain and Fedex , with coverage initially restricted to Christiansburg, a 22,000-strong city in Virginia. The first delivery to Walgreens was made to the Collver family, who ordered a medicine kit. Fedex's first delivery was for Paul Sensmeier, who bought his wife a birthday present.

In either case the customer chooses the drone delivery option at the time of ordering. It is made by appointment and must indicate on an on-screen map where the package should be left. The drone does not land: it hovers over the indicated location and lowers the package with the help of a cable. Now the company is considering extending service to other states by the end of 2020.


AirPods Pro coming soon with a price tag of $ 250

Earlier this month, information emerged about the arrival of Apple's new AirPods Pro headphones . Evidence was found in iOS 13.2 beta, the firmware revealed a render of the new AirPods.

Judging by the picture, we can see a device that looks like the combination of the original design of the AirPod and the old traditional in-ear headphones of the iPod. New details of China are now emerging with additional information about the arrival of this new gadget so interesting.

Apple will launch new AirPods Pro soon

According to China Economic Daily , Apple will launch the new AirPods Pro soon, but will still offer the regular AirPods. So putting this new Pro variant in a premium category, as well as the iPhone 11 Pro. Information points out that the new pair of True Wireless headphones should arrive in time for the Christmas season at an estimated $ 250.

Importantly, these alleged AirPods Pro were recently unveiled in a new form with a larger stem and opening. In addition, the loading box also appears to be larger than previous AirPods.

Apple has not yet officially commented on the release of the new AirPods Pro. However, they should be announced through a press release such as the second generation AirPods.

We hope that, along with changes in design and price, the company will bring premium quality features to the sound experience. After all, they must be worthy of the name "Pro".

Mijia 1C is Xiaomi's new wireless vacuum cleaner

Mijia 1C is Xiaomi's new wireless vacuum cleaner
Xiaomi continues to launch several products to make the daily life of its customers easier. The company recently announced an amazing cordless handheld vacuum cleaner called Mijia 1C. Interestingly enough, this vacuum cleaner has a power of 120 AW.

Promising to leave your home spotless, the Mijia 1C vacuum cleaner has a speed of 10W. According to Xiaomi, he is able to remove any kind of dirt from his home. What's more, this mini vacuum cleaner features an incredible multiple cone filter system.

Versatile, this mini vacuum cleaner can clean even the corners of sofas and the toughest areas of your home. In addition, allergy sufferers will be happy to know that the product can kill up to 99% of mites.

With pre-sale starting on October 16th, the Mijia 1C will be available in just 1000 units. Starting price is 999 Yuan (about R $ 580)

Microsoft's new ultra-thin Surface Slim Pen now has a rechargeable battery

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Microsoft today unveiled a new Surface Slim Pen at its annual hardware event that plugs into the top of the Surface Pro X Type Cover keyboard. When the stylus is docked with the device, it will be wirelessly charged. When the pen is taken out, the Surface will automatically pop up a context menu, allowing the user to start drawing immediately on applications such as Whiteboard.

  The Slim Pen will be sold separately for $144.99, which is $99.99 higher than the previous Surface Pen model.

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 Microsoft also previewed some of the new features in the Office suite in Windows 10, adding the ability to collaboratively edit in Word. The Surface Pen can be used to remove and add text by crossing the lines in the document. You can also use ink to add annotations to Office documents and use ink to enter data in Excel cells to overwrite them to update numbers.

  Data entry inks for Excel for the Web and desktop will be available to Office 365 subscribers in the spring of 2020. Other updates for Office include Ink Replay in Powerpoint, which is now available.

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Adobe also previewed its Fresco painting and illustrations application on Surface Pro X and revealed that other parts of Creative Cloud are coming soon.

  In addition to the Surface Neo and Surface Hub 2S, the Surface Slim Pen will also be compatible with Surface devices above Surface Pro 3. It has its own charging dock and can also be connected via USB-C.

Intel: 9th Generation Processors Bring Amazing Performance for Desktops and Notebooks

Intel's 9th generation processor is already a reality and promises high performance for both desktop, desktop and notebook PCs with gamers and image editors.

9th Generation Intel Processors

In a statement sent to the press, the company claims that the new line of processors has technologies that accelerate the exchange of information over the internet as well as reading and writing data to solid-state memory (SSD stands for Solid State Drive with translation free for “Solid Storage Disk”).

Six models of 9th generation notebook processors called the H - line, are detailed, ranging from the widely known i5 to i9. They all have, in the model code, the number “9” at the beginning and the letter “H” at the end, the i9-9980HK being the most powerful model - something for consumers to keep an eye on when choosing the latest technology. to buy.

Intel 9th ​​Generation Notebook Specifications

The new processors are designed to offer portability to those who want gaming machines as well as those who use the notebook for video editing and streaming content, all with high performance, according to Fredrik Hamberger, Managing Director of Premium Segment and Gaming Intel laptop.

“The 9th generation platform is designed to appeal to high-performance gamers, creators and users by offering exactly what they want. We bring the same performance from desktops up to 5 GHz and 8 cores across a range of thinner systems, not to mention a new level of connectivity provided by Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +). That way users can play and create wherever they want. ”Fredrik Hamberger, Managing Director of Intel's Premium Segment and Laptop Gaming

Wi-Fi 6 technology , cited by Fredrik , enables high-speed wireless connectivity, which is great for online gaming and simultaneous internet streaming. The same goes for Thunderbolt 3 technology , which gives an upgrade to the speed of the wired connection.

Another technology present in processors is Intel Optane , which, when used in conjunction with compatible memories (SSD), allows for an even greater increase in application openness.
The new parts feature up to eight cores and up to 16 MB cache, and are comparable to desktops with up to 5.0 GHz processors. This performance enables up to 33% higher performance compared to desktops from three years ago - which is considerable, when we consider that these are notebooks.
Desktop line

There are also 9th generation processors designed for desktop computers in a total of 27 products. The new chips have four to eight cores, depending on the model, which can be i3 , i5 , i7 or i9 .

Also of note is the support for DDR4 RAM. Processors support up to 64 GB of memory, which can run at a transfer speed of up to 2666 MT / s.

The wide range of products allows Intel to locate itself in the market to appeal to customers who need computers from daily productivity to those who prefer high performance tough machines.

The same performance-enhancing technologies found in notebook models - Wi-Fi 6 , Thunderbolt 3, and Intel Optane - are featured in desktop versions. In addition, processors enable significant frame rate per second gains in video games and faster video editing in 4K.

Imaging Performance

In addition to attention to performance, Intel was also concerned with making its 9th generation processors capable of displaying high quality images.

As such, the company claims that the new chips support streaming 4K quality still images and video, as well as High Dynamic Range ( HDR ), a technology that is already widely used. by televisions and video game consoles to represent brighter, sharper colors in both lighter and darker areas, with black prevailing.

The "unlocked" processor line model can reach speeds above 5.0GHz

In addition, the line has the ability to process modern codecs with total fluidity, such as the HEVC 10-bit encode / decode and VP9 10-bit decode , used for streaming video over the internet.
For demanding people

By way of comparison, Intel warrants that the new i9-9980HK model has a 56% frame rate gain per second compared to the i7-6700HQ model released three years ago in tests conducted with the Total War: Warhammer II game. . Such performance is sufficient for good performance in AAA games - as blockbusters are called , ie the biggest releases in the gaming industry.

Intel's 9th-generation processors have already been released - on April 23rd - and some companies, such as Asus , Dell and Lenovo, have already confirmed that they will use them in notebooks made by them, and should appear on the market soon.

As for desktop models, it is already possible to buy them separately, with prices that go from R $ 2,600 , for the model i9-9900k . Other models can be found for more affordable prices, such as the i5-9600K , which costs around $ 1,330 .

HP announces Pavilion Gaming 15 gaming laptops powered by AMD Ryzen processors

HP introduced new models in the Pavilion Gaming 15 family of gaming laptops. A key feature of the new products is that they are based on AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors. According to HP, this is her first AMD gaming laptops. Previously, only Intel chips were used in such devices.

AMD Ryzen processors

Notebook Pavilion Gaming 15 is equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS-display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) and a frequency of 60 Hz. An improved version will also be available with a display with the same resolution, but with a frequency of 144 Hz. It is noted that the displays are surrounded by rather thin frames, due to which the overall dimensions of the computer are reduced.

AMD Ryzen processors
The new Pavilion Gaming 15 laptops are based on the AMD Ryzen Picasso family of processors. Depending on the configuration, it can be either Ryzen 5 3550H or Ryzen 7 3750H. Both chips have four cores, as well as integrated graphics Vega. Discrete graphics cards are responsible for processing graphics in games, up to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q. According to HP, Pavilion Gaming 15 laptops are great solutions for mainstream gaming.

AMD Ryzen processors

New items are made in plastic cases 23.5 mm thick. Responsible for heat dissipation here is an updated cooling system compared to previous generation models with larger heat pipes, a pair of fans and significantly increased ventilation openings on the lower and rear parts of the case. According to the manufacturer, at maximum load, the noise level of the new Pavilion Gaming 15 does not exceed 42 dBA.

AMD Ryzen processors

Gaming laptops Pavilion Gaming 15 based on AMD Ryzen processors will go on sale in September at a price of $ 800 (53 500 rubles).


The new version of the Honor MagicBook Pro is equipped with a Ryzen processor

Company Huawei announced the laptop MagicBook Pro 2019 with the prefix Ryzen Edition. As you can see from this, the novelty is based on the “red” processor, namely, the Ryzen 5 3550H (2.1-3.7 GHz) with graphics Radeon RX Vega 8 or Ryzen 7 3750H (2.3-4.0 GHz) with Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics.

 Ryzen processor

There are 8 or 16 GB of RAM installed inside, and a PCIe SSD with a capacity of 512 GB is responsible for data storage. The laptop received a 16.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels with thin frames (only 4.9 mm). The display covers 90% of the surface area of ​​the lid and supports 100% coverage of the sRGB color space.

From communications, there is a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz) 2 × 2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0. Of the ports, there is USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A (× 3) and HDMI. There is also a fingerprint scanner. The operating system uses the Windows 10 Home.

The cost is from 660 to 730 dollars (from 43.5 to 48 thousand rubles). A version with Linux costs $ 615 (40.6 thousand rubles), regardless of version.

Is Apple Watch Series 5 ceramic and titanium?

Apple is that it includes the assets of the "44MM Ceramic" and "44MM Titanium" in the distribution "watchOS 6 beta 7 (17R5566a)" to for developers iHelp BR and was discovered, 9To5Mac is reported .

Apple Watch Series 5

 From the name given to the asset, the ceramic case has been revived and there is a high possibility that a new titanium case will be added.

Apple Watch Series 5
The resurgence of the ceramic case is also anticipated by TF International Securities analyst Min Qi Kuo.

 Also, Apple Watch Series 5 is rumored to support Wireless PowerShare on iPhone 11.


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