10 “Kindle Fire in benchmark GFX Bench

Amazon recently announced plans to introduce a cheap tablet, priced at $ 50, to help sell Kindle Fire devices. However, the company does not give up on some of the more powerful models, and we are just acquainted with the specification of the new Kindle Fire with 10 “screen.

The new device appeared in the benchmark GFX Bench, thanks to which it has met its exact technical specifications. The product will be equipped with a 10-inch touch screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The heart will be the MediaTek MT8135 quad-core processor, featuring two ARM Cortex-A15 cores and two Cortex-A7 Cortex-A7 GPUs, powered by 1GB of RAM.

You can also see the shape of the device, which shows that the new model will have slightly harsher corners and edges compared to models of the current generation. We also know that the operating system will be updated version of the Fire OS based on the Android 5.1 Lollipop, which looks more and more like the operating system Google.

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Meizu MX4 officially presented

So far, Western consumers have been rather distrustful of Chinese smartphones, mistakenly believing it to be of lower quality. The truth turns out to be quite different, and many models have long since caught up with branded products from Japan, the United States or South Korea, and have often surpassed them, as exemplified by the Meizu MX4.

Meizu is a company often referred to as “Chinese Apple”, which in less than four years has become a serious player in the smartphone market, and its sales results will certainly surprise even California executives, as new phones often sell out in just a few minutes.

It is possible that similarly will also with the latest Meizu model, MX4, which has been rumored for some time. The producer finally decided to show off the new device during the Beijing show, and we got to know his technical specifications, and this is very interesting.

The MX4 has a 5.36-inch touch screen display in 15: 9 aspect ratio, displaying 1920 x 1152 pixels at 418 PPI resolution.

Its heart is the 8-core MediaTek MT6595 processor using the big architecture.LITTLE, therefore, consisting of four ARM Cortex-A17 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores. The processor is supported by the PowerVR Series 6 graphics unit. Up to 3 GB of RAM as well as 16 GB to 64 GB of usable memory depending on the model. The dimensions of the phone are 75.2 x 144 x 7.9 mm and the weight is 147 grams.

The manufacturer ensures that the graphics unit is 88 percent faster than the previous GPU, the CPU is 87 percent more efficient, and the RAM is 200 percent faster.

The phone also features a 20.7-megapixel Sony sensor (IMX 200, 1 / 2.3 CMOS) with dual LED and the ability to record movies in 4K resolution. A 5 megapixel camera was installed on the front. There is also a GPS, GLONASS, compass, and dual band Wi-Fi working at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

As far as software is concerned, MX4 has Android 4.4.4 installed, as well as its own Flyme OS 4.0, which is the parent platform. The system has been heavily redesigned and looks much better today. The manufacturer has changed the user interface, including over 1000 app icons, hundreds of notification icons, and 500 icons for the most popular websites. The system is not only safer, but it also has several additional options such as voice assistant and reading center with article recommendations. The manufacturer also adds 40 TB of space in the cloud to the user files.

The Meizu MX4 will be available from September 20 and will be available in gray, white and gold, with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage for $ 292, $ 325 and $ 390, respectively.

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You will fly as a pilot in a space trip

Virgin Galactic has sold a lot of space travel tickets, but some of its buyers may return it now because XCOR Aerospace has offered a much more interesting offer.

American XCOR Aerospace is another player in the space tourism market. A California-based company comes out with a very interesting orbital travel offer that it intends to carry on board a two-seater vehicle called the Lynx.

Firstly, tickets for such a journey lasting 30 to 50 minutes cost only $ 95,000, much less than for Virgin Galactic. Much more interesting in this offer is that the traveler, he will be able to personally take over and steer the vehicle in space.

Lynx is a much smaller vehicle than SpaceShipTwo, because instead of six people, only two pilots and a passenger take on board. The machine will rise to about 60 kilometers (another Lynx model will reach 100 km), where the passenger will be able to take over the steering and for a moment to control the unit itself, which is not counted in Virgin Galactic.

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Cortana will go to BMW cars

BMW has for many years been offering its modern car owners the technology that improves the functionality of these vehicles. In recent times, the Bavarian brand has installed a gesture control system that handles hand movements, adjusts the music volume, or adjusts the airflow temperature.

Soon, vehicles with blue-and-white chess on the mask will become even more useful, as the manufacturer has announced that they will be equipped with a digital assistant Cortana. Microsft technology will be used on the BMW Connected platform, offering drivers access to a range of services available both inside and outside the car.

Thanks to Cortan, users will have an intelligent voice control system, as well as a number of additional driving features. In addition, the assistant will offer, reminders of scheduled appointments, book reservations for the restaurant, and do some other activities without having to tear the hands off the steering wheel.

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More than 200,000 fans are against the Apple idea

Apple fans can not wait to release the latest iPhone. Unfortunately, the device may not fully meet their expectations, as the manufacturer plans to deprive it of a headphone jack. Many people like this concept do not like it so much, so a petition was organized on this issue, which was signed by more than 200,000 people.

While the iPhone 7 has not yet officially announced, but with continuous leaks appearing on the network, a picture of the device is emerging. However, not everyone is satisfied with the planned changes, and most of the objection is raised by the idea of ​​depriving this device of a standard headphone connector.

Apple would like to give up on it by replacing the Lightning connector, which for many would mean the need to throw out previously used headphones and purchase a new wireless model. Under obvious circumstances, fans of the American brand are opposed to such a change, so they set up on the internet-headphone-jack / petition and collect signatures beneath it. For now, they have just over 227,000, which clearly shows that deactivating the iPhone 7’s headphone input is not what Cupertino customers expect.

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Cigarettes can damage your lungs

E-cigarettes seem to be an interesting alternative to ordinary nicotine and many are eager to use them, despite reports suggesting that they are not as safe for the body as it might seem. However, recent research may discourage some further use of this invention.

The American Thoracic Society has published research that could make many people think well before reaching for an electronic cigarette. Research confirms that some flavors of liquid used in these devices can cause lung damage. During the study, researchers for 30 minutes and 24 hours exposed human lung cells to thirteen different flavors of cigarettes.

It turned out that five of them, depending on the dose applied, were already toxic in the 30 minute test, namely Hot Cinnamon Candies, Banana Pudding and Menthol Tobacco. Meanwhile, exposure of the cells to the 24-hour action of these tastes caused their growth to be inhibited. However, the adverse effect was not related to nicotine and components such as propylene glycol and plant glycerine.

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Autonomous trucks will go to British roads

The technology currently being developed for autonomous cars is not limited to passenger cars. The transport industry would benefit the most, so parallel lorries are being designed to take off on British roads this year.

If you live in the UK and in a few months you will see a truck on the road where the driver reads the newspaper, plays on your smartphone, instead of focusing your attention on the road, it will not mean that you are dealing with a madman. This may be one of the auto- matic trucks, which will be tested in the UK in a few months.

Chancellor George Osborne, in his interview with The Times, has announced the funding of a project to test the functionality of autonomous vehicles. Tests are to be conducted on the M6 ​​road near Carlisle, one of the less frequented main routes. During this time, the trucks will move in convoys consisting of 10 self-guiding machines, with the driver being only in the first, while the remaining ones acting autonomously will follow.

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The new generation of HoloLens is only in 2019

Microsoft is not going to work on the second generation of HoloLens goggles. Instead, the company will immediately focus on designing a third version of its flagship product, which will hit the market in 2019.

HoloLens is currently one of the most interesting products of Microsoft. These are goggles that combine real-life digital information, providing many interesting opportunities, enhancing the appeal of this device.

Although goggles were officially presented in 2015, but their sales began only last year. However, Microsoft has not introduced a commercial version of this device, but offers a variant for software vendors selling it for $ 3,000.

The first generation of HoloLens was planned only as a demonstration of the capabilities of the new technology, while the second version was intended to be a streamlined solution with smaller dimensions and mass.

The latest news, however, suggests that Microsoft has resigned from the second generation of HoloLens and will immediately focus on creating the third generation, which will only appear next year. The device has no competition at the moment, except for the very early prototype of the Magic Leap, so the Redmond company decided it did not have to rush and could afford to refine the product.

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