Samsung and Google will expand Nexus

Nexus 7 slowly conquers the market by tempting consumers with high functionality and low price. But many believe the 7-inch screen is too small for them, so plans are for a new, much larger tablet model.

According to unofficial reports released by CNET analyst Richard Shim, Google along with Korean Samsung is developing a new, larger version of Nexus, which would have a 10-inch screen and would offer a screen resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, beating the head of the new iPad. A pixel density of 299 ppi.

Shim claims that the reports are reliable because they come from component suppliers and those in those cases are the best informed source.

The specialist also claims that in December, the production of a new tablet for Android should start at $ 99. It is not known if this will be a Nexus 7 variant, or a brand new model.

If the information is confirmed, it would be a great curiosity. As we all know, Nexus 7 is a work of Asus, so you might think that Asus will also be producing a larger model. Meanwhile, Samsung’s involvement suggests that Google is seeking to diversify its interests and does not want to bind to one partner.

Advanced technology in the new Gear VR

There is a Samsung patent on the net, suggesting that the new generation of Gear VR goggles can be significantly upgraded. The documents indicate that on board it has the opportunity to find the technology of eye and face tracking.

Samsung Gear VR is one of the cheaper ways of experiencing virtual reality, although not available to everyone. Goggles only work with selected smartphone models of this manufacturer, which limits their usability.

However, the company managed to maintain a low product price of $ 99, although it is occupied with some imperfections in terms of its functionality. Goggles do not offer the same capabilities as the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, so it is not easy to find the eye and face tracking functions.

Samsung also noticed the limitations of its product, as a patent appeared in the network, indicating that the new generation of Gear VR goggles could be greatly improved. Disclosed documents indicate that the device is likely to receive the missing technology. It will include a camera and LED lights that will be used to track the position of the head. On the other hand, the camera inside the goggles will monitor the face and eye position.

Intel interested in AMD Mantle technology

AMD introduced the Mantle API, hoping to revolutionize the PC gaming market and create a successful alternative to Direct 3D and Open GL. So far, Mantle is backed by just a few titles, but the situation is likely to change soon, because Intel has expressed interest in the technology.

The AMD-developed Mantle API has undoubtedly played a big role in the gaming market. Attempting to speed up their liquidity, by providing manufacturers with much better co-operation with the hardware, has been quite successful, as the titles that support them actually offer noticeable increases in animation fluidity.

Unfortunately, AMD has a weaker punching power than Nvidia, so Mantle is still a curiosity, supported by a small number of games and graphics cards. But this situation may soon change, as AMD has acquired a strong ally in the form of Intel, which intends to support it seriously.

AMD is currently planning to introduce Mantle to Linux and is working to strengthen relationships with game developers, encouraging them to include support for this technology in their productions. The company is very successful in this field because, as revealed, as many as 47 developers are interested in cooperation.

Intel support can quickly bring about very measurable results, as it has a larger share of the GPU market, allowing for a faster rollout of the new system, increasing its audience.

For now, AMD was forced to refuse Intel’s proposal, as Mantle is still in development and beta testing is under way. Only when everything is fastened to the last button will you be able to return to realizing this idea.

A mobile card for mobile devices

Samsung will launch the latest model of the microSD card EVO Plus in a few weeks. The $ 249.99 media offers 256 GB of storage, which is by far the largest manufacturer in its class, delivering very high data rates.

Next month will be sold 256 GB microSD card EVO Plus from Samsung. The media is designed to work with any device that requires high-speed storage media such as smartphones, tablets, spherical cameras, drones, and sports cameras, and can store up to 12 hours of 4K Ultra HD video or up to 33 hours at 1920 x 1080 resolution. pixels.

The V-NAND technology uses advanced V-NAND technology to read and write data at 95 MB / s and 90 MB / s, respectively. The high speed of transmission makes the EVO Plus ideal for professional cameras and high-definition video cameras.

HD entertainment laptops

In this new series of notebooks, Acer has placed powerful processors, which at home and on the go to help you conveniently use games and movies.

The Aspire series has two new models: 7745 and 5745, which have Intel-powered i7, i5 and i3 mobile ultra-fast mobile processors installed. This gives users the computing power they need at the moment of greatest demand when playing, editing digital movies, music and photos, and demanding applications.

Two screen sizes are available in the series: 15.6 “and 17.3” in high definition HD CineCrystal HD displaying vivid images and graphics. The 16: 9 aspect ratio and high resolution on the Aspire 7745 and 5745 series notebooks will give you the ultimate HD experience in cinematic entertainment. Superior sound quality with a wide range of high resolution graphics solutions and optional Blu-ray Disc drive will surely be appreciated by laptop owners.

Aspire 7745 notebook with large screen, excellent parameters, two hard drives capacity up to 1.28 TB and high quality picture and sound is an excellent alternative to a desktop computer. The Aspire 5745 model combines excellent performance and portability.

The Aspire 5745 – 15.6 “HD LCD (720p, 1366×768), the Intel Core i5-430M (2.26GHz, 3MB L3 cache), NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1GB DDR3, 4GB DDR3, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, price 2 999 zł.