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DateDate: 22-04-2018, 07:52

Intel shared details about the user-programmable gate array (FPGA) called Stratix 10. The original chip was introduced back in 2016, but in February of this year, it debuted an updated version with a number of improvements. According to the company, the new Stratix 10 is by far the fastest chip in the world.
According to Intel estimates, the performance of the latest version of Stratix 10 is estimated at 10 TFlops, which allows the chip to make 10 trillion floating point operations per second, which is the highest result among all existing processors.
The unique architecture of Stratix 10 provides 10-100 times more performance than traditional chipsets in commercial devices. The current version of Stratix 10 contains about 30 billion transistors - three times more than chips in top-end notebooks and personal computers. Stratix 10 is capable of processing the amount of data equivalent to 420 Blu-ray discs in just one second.
Shipments of the first Stratix 10 samples were launched in autumn 2016.
Source: 4PDA

DateDate: 22-04-2018, 07:49

After testing the new gadget, the experts said that they were delighted with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S camera. IT specialists named the strengths of the dual device with a resolution of 12 + 12 Mp.
The first camera Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S received a lens f1 / 8. The second camera is equipped with a double optical zoom and f / 2.4 parameters. The dual camera of the new smartphone boasts a four-axis optical image stabilization, as well as dual pixel autofocusing. These indicators provide a high speed of photographing the gadget.
Users can take pictures in one of five suggested modes. The difference in brightness, smoothing and contrast of the photo. In general, the camera Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S offers more than 200 different shooting options.
Experts noted the fact that changing the mode is simple enough - one by clicking on the upper right corner of the gadget. In the same way, smartphone users will be able to choose the effect of slope shift or photo effects. There are several parameters of the aspect ratio of the photo - 18: 9, 16: 9 and 4: 3.
The camera of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S boasts video encoding in h.265 mode, as previously work was possible only in h.264.
Source: AN

DateDate: 21-04-2018, 06:14

A group of British scientists in their study proved that people who have increased grip strength during a handshake have better memory and a higher reaction rate than those of weaker individuals.
Specialists representing the University of Manchester, published the results of their analytical study, in which they studied data on more than 450 thousand participants. As it turned out, those people whose grip strength is increased when shaking hands differ is the best memory and faster reaction speed. During the study, volunteers performed various types of tasks to identify the severity of the functions of spatial, numeric and prospective memory, logical thinking, and the speed of reaction.
According to the results of the study, people with more strength in the palms are able to solve more complex logical problems, and also have an increased response rate to various external stimuli.
Source: VladTime

DateDate: 21-04-2018, 06:11

Engineers from Canada designed a light field display used for videoconferencing. The picture looks volume regardless of the number of viewers and the viewing angle.
Scientific staff of the Royal University created a light field screen that displays the image of a person in full growth. The monitor is a 2-meter acrylic cylinder coated with a retroreflective material. This material has a narrow angle of reflection, and during the deviation by 1.3 degrees from the line and the projector, the brightness of the reflection drops many times.
The interlocutor undertakes to be located in another room with three cameras and depth and several microphones that form a three-dimensional image and transmit to projectors. Each of them displays an image from a particular angle, and the display displays a snapshot for a narrow viewing angle. All this leads to the fact that the viewer sees a massive image that changes by moving relative to the monitor.
Source: VladTime

DateDate: 21-04-2018, 06:09

Google has created an Android Go operating system for low-performance devices. This OS will allow manufacturers of low-budget devices to squeeze the maximum out of cheap devices due to reduced functionality and system optimization.
More than 3.5 billion people on Earth still do not use the Internet because of their financial situation. Most of these people live in countries with a precarious financial situation. However, when one of them still decides to join the use of the World Wide Web, most likely, he will go online with some cheap smartphone, which can be purchased literally for a penny. It was for these devices that the Android Go operating system was created. It should be noted that this operating system is sharpened for minimal consumption of RAM, the lack of which is a distinctive feature of budget mobile devices. Also, Android Go provides users with various options to limit consumed Internet traffic, which is a very expensive pleasure in a number of countries with underdeveloped economies, where people literally every megabyte of downloaded information from the Web are on the bill. In addition to these features, Android GO supports work with two languages at once, in which English can be used only on the Web, and any other of the list of available languages can be chosen as the main language of the mobile device system.
We add that the optimization of productivity in Android Go is achieved to a greater extent by cutting down many useful and convenient features of the full version of Android. So, for better performance on low-budget smartphones in Android Go there is no screen sharing function, support for Android Wear smart watches, support for VR technologies, support for Android for Work and Android Auto. Also worth noting is that for better performance, many applications for Android GO use Web technologies, rather than the platform of a full-fledged operating system from Google that is familiar to many users, which at times resembles a return to ordinary mobile phones that do not support "smart" functions. For example, if a user wants to use the Google Maps Go application, the following interactive map functions will not be available to him: permanent tracking of the device position using GPS, the ability to share the current location, change information about certain objects, evaluate some places and add your own photos, and home addresses and much more.
Source: VladTime