Microsoft is preparing to release a new version of the Surface Laptop 3, a 15-inch version.
The Surface generation will get refreshments. As WinFuture reveals, the computer will be 15-inches with the same 3: 2 aspect ratio and AMD processor.
Microsoft is currently offering two versions of the Surface Book 2, 13.5 and 15 inches. The Surface Laptop 3 should compete with the 15-inch Surface Book 2.
While it has been speculated that the new model will be officially unveiled at the New York Motor Show next month, it is unlikely to happen. Surface Laptop 3 will be introduced on a later occasion.
In New York, Microsoft will unveil a new one, the new Surface Pro 7 with Qualcomm processor.
A few years ago, we talked about the tremendous advantages of the tenth version of the MiniTool Partition Wizard. This tool is a significant upgrade of the integrated tool in the Windows operating system. With MiniTool Partition, you can create, cancel, delete, copy, or modify partitions, and clone or convert discs. The benefits do not stop there and will not disappoint you if you want to check if there is a problem with a drive, perform tests, scan for lost or invalid partitions, and more.
The reason why we are writing again for the MiniTool Partition Wizard is that the eleventh version is significantly better than the previous one, both in terms of appearance and efficiency.
First, the MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 11 features a Disk Benchmark, a useful tool for gaining insight into your drive's performance by performing numerous tests for writing and reading data. The Space Analyzer tool will be found if you want to find out what the situation with your free space is and what files endanger its existence. Namely, start the scanning process and you will soon find out which files, folders, and applications use the most space.
These and all previous features are ready for activation through a visual-refreshed interface, behind which the hood is hidden and numerous bug fixes and irregularities that make it significantly more optimized for working in Windows 10 environment.
The MiniTool Partition Wizard is delivered in a free and billing version. For most users, the free version and how the work will end, but if you want more opportunities for dealing with lost partitions, as well as conversion tools, a one-time payment of $ 60 is required. Also, beware of the installation that you accept. If you choose, the installation package will attempt to impose unwanted, additional software tools.
Almost a month, beta users were able to test Opera's VPN service. 51 The Android version of the browser has finally become widely available and all interested have the complete free virtual private network (Virtual Private Network, VPN).
After one-month testing, the team behind Opera is pleased with VPN capabilities and consider their browser and built-in VPN "mark a new standard of privacy and security for mobile browsing."
An Android browser team official said:
"There are already over 650 million people using VPN services globally. With Opera, they can now enjoy a free service that increases online privacy and improves security. "The same representative, Peter Volman, explains that if you use the built-in virtual private network, it significantly impairs your third-party mission and prevents it not only in stealing information but also in tracking traces. "Users, Peter says, no longer have to wonder how to protect their personal information in such situations."
For the advantages of VPN and the numerous tools that can help you with better security, we talked on several occasions.
The crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia have recently landed all Boeing 737 Max planes. The company's director prior to the landing claimed that the cause of the demolition was a software flaw that would hastily hasten. Probably the more important question is whether the aircraft should have been granted permission for use by certification agencies for use.
Troubleshooting has already begun. At the Boeing pilot plant, they began testing the new software in a simulator. For now, the change has allowed pilots in the simulation to land the plane without major problems, the New York Times writes.
The reason for the collision of the two aircraft is located in the MCAS software which, combined with a mechanical sensor defect, is the reason for the fall of the aircraft. What makes MCAS prevents the aircraft from stopping working due to overloading the engines. The way this is done is by automatic descent and the engine of the plane will not stop working. Unfortunately, the Boeing 737 has engines that contribute to problems and the plane itself is more easily burdened. The demolition of Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia and Indonesia is caused in combination with a faulty mechanical sensor.
But this is just the surface of the problem. The second part of the problem is that pilots did not have enough training with MCAS software and did not understand how it worked. Because of this, but also because of the fact that the whiteboard that allows comparisons and allows to notice that what the mechanical sensor shows is a mistake is additional equipment, the accidents could not be prevented.
The final cause of the crash is the price. Air carriers would have to train their pilots, which would make the new aircraft less desirable for buyers. However, under the pressure of the crashes and landing, Boing has called for 200 pilots to present changes to the software.
The software is an easy "target" for the accusation, for many computer sciences is a mystery. However, the reasons for these demolitions are experiences that we are all familiar with, the pressure to deliver earlier, the temptation to bypass some established practices, and the hope that in a large and complex world, a small mistake will not destroy the whole program, says Quartz.
After the Switch Switch appeared on the market, it became a big hit for old and new generations of lovers of Nintendo devices. Due to its high popularity, the company is already working on two new Switch models, which should be presented this summer.
According to announcements, one of the devices should be a cheaper version of Switch, while the other will have better performance and will be dedicated to dedicated gamers.
Speculation says the new model will not get a vibration option and it is unlikely to have side-side Joy-Con controllers. This model is considered to be the successor to the 3DS console. At the beginning of this year, it was announced that Nintendo intends to introduce a smaller switch, which will focus on portability and practicality.
The report has no details of a more expensive model with improved performance, but there is certainly room for improvement, as the current Switch uses the Tegra X1 processor for four years.
Although the date remains unknown, it is expected that the launch of the new models of the Switch switch will be presented at the E3 fair in June this year.
3/22/2019 0 Comments
A few days ago, Nvidia introduced an impressive artificial intelligence that created incredible images from almost ordinary shorts. The user will definitely need a few seconds for this picture, but what makes the artificial intelligence of Nvidia with the image is impressive.
It's an interesting drawing tool in which the user chooses what he draws and gives him a form. On behalf of the networks (generative adversarial networks), the application is called GauGAN. Brushes are a kind of material selection, and the user only gives some form, and then the artificial intelligence decides what and how it enters into this form, certainly considering what has been selected. It's amazing that artificial intelligence has learned that if someone draws "water," it should add reflection.
What must be pointed out is that the tool does not use parts of existing images that fill the space, but creates a unique part.
The tool is on the Tensor platform, the hardware that is presented is the RDX Titan. According to the speed of drawing, the events appear to occur in real time, from pulling the line to the creation of superficial. Nvidia used millions of Flickr images to train artificial intelligence. For training, images published under the Creative Commons license are used.
Probably most artists and designers will not use this tool, but it might be useful when a picture is needed quickly.
So far, the software is a test prototype and no commercial version. Nvidia hopes GauGAN will be part of the AI Playground. There is a test version announced soon enough for anyone who wants to test the software.
3/19/2019 0 Comments
You may not know, but the beginning of chip development is a story of betrayal and controversy. Probably the main reason for this is the story of the eight traitors. This is the story of eight researchers who left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in the middle of the last century and founded the Fairchild Semiconductor. The company is further involved in creating a bunch of companies. Some of the companies are Intel and AMD.
Julie Blanc, Victor Greenwich, John Horner, Eugene Clayner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Neuss, and Sheldon Roberts are the eight researchers known as "Traitorous Eight". In 1956, William Shockley recruited a group of young PhDs for his company, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory. Although Shockley himself was a remarkable scientist and Nobel laureate, he made the treatment he had for the eight to leave the company and, together with Sherman Fairchild, to establish Fairchild Semiconductor. In just a few years, the company has become a center for development and innovation.
Establishment of the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory
William Shockley is an innovator who discovered the transistor in 1955 and founded a company that will produce transistors and shockwave diodes.
With the investment of Arnold Beckman, Shockley Semi-Conductor Laboratories was soon established. The company was part of Beckman Instruments. Shortly after the opening, they were recruited by Julius Blanc, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Neuss, and Sheldon Roberts, and a few months later Eugene Clayner, Victor Greenwich and John Horner. All were either young doctors or experienced researchers, between 26 and 33 years.
Problems, unfortunately, started almost immediately. Shockley, who was an old-age researcher, believed that every scientist must be able to carry out all technological processes himself. Because of this, he refused to hire additional technical staff.
The company has ceased to develop bipolar transistors, although, according to Mr. Neuss and Mr. Moore was a surprise. Although perhaps the explanation is that Beckman Instruments had a contract with the US military for research and development.
Sadly, although he was a brilliant scientist, Shockley was a bad manager and businessman, but also bad in contact with people. Because of communication problems, often instead of colleagues, he saw enemies. It was the relationship that made eight "traitors" leave the company and seek happiness elsewhere.
From the very beginning, the atmosphere in the laboratory was so tense that the Nobel Prize failed to calm down the relationship.
Resignations and a new company
Already next year, Clayner, Blank, Greenwich, Last, Roberts. Moore and Kearney started seeking Shockley's withdrawal. On May 29, 1957, as the final step, they submitted an ultimatum or Shockley goes or they are.
Instead of an official agreement, the group signed 10 banknotes of 1 dollar. Each banknote had all the signatures, and that was their mutual agreement. "The Eighth Traitors" and the two bankers Arthur Rock and Bad Coyle ceremoniously signed these banknotes, probably themselves not knowing the importance of the meeting.
Finding investors was not easy. Arthur Rock risked his own credibility and organized meetings with 30 companies before finding an interested investor. Magnavox, General Mills, and Burroughs are part of the companies that refused to even meet with scientists before refusing them. Finally, on September 19, the group ranked with the innovator and investor Sherman Fairchild.
For a week with a loan from Mr. Fairchild $ 1.38 million created their company. In September 1957, eight of them left Shockley and received the name "Eight Traitors". Developer Fairchild had the opportunity to buy shares that were distributed to scientists for a sum of $ 3 million and thus become the sole owner. In 1959, he did this, but with the move, researchers from partners became employed in the company and thus entangled the enthusiasm.
Fairchild Semiconductors from 1960 to 1965 was the market leader for semiconductors. In 1967, the company lost its first place on the Texas Instruments market.
Basics and today's model of the Silicon Valley
Since its founding, eight scientists have introduced a new culture of work in the company. Something that has become a basic way of working in the Silicon Valley: open communications, generous distribution of actions, horizontal organizational structure and autonomous research teams.
Ten years later, thanks to its brilliance and company culture, Fairchild Semiconductor had thousands of employees and $ 12 million in profits. The process behind the integrated circuits they created is still used today.
Unfortunately, the eight were together until 1961. In 1961, the Vice President of the Marketing Department accused Jay Last of misusing funds. Moore and Noise did not stop in his defense, and as a direct consequence of this quarrel, the company left Last, Herni, Clayner and Roberts.
But this is not the end of the eight traitors. In 1968, Blank, Grinch, Clayner, Last, Herny and Roberts invested in the company Moore and Noise, N-M Electronics. A year later Intelco's company bought the rights to the name and switched to Intel.
Intel, AMD, and National Semiconductor
However, the culture of working in Silicon Valley is not the only thing these innovators left. Founders of Intel, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, Arthur Rock, and Andy Grove; AMD's founder Jerry Sander; Charlie Spark and Floyd Quamé from National Semiconductor were part of Career employees in Fairchild. Some of the founders of Fairchild and employees in the company founded over 65 companies.
Years later, Robert Noyce, Jerry Sanders, and Andy Grove were mentors to Steve Jobs.
In the digital age, where the need for content creation is our top priority, we are often tempted to exploit all the information that is available to us in implementing our creative solutions. Certainly what many omit it lies precisely in the question of knowing how much of that content is the cognitive load of the final consumers and how much of it is actually consumed?
This question leads us to explore the range of designers and to talk about the importance of white space and how often it is a compulsory element in our graphic compositions.
But what really is the white space? For many, known as a negative space, white space is the empty part of our creative solutions that remain intact.
The use of this space finds a number of justified reasons ranging from visual aesthetics to the dynamics of the user experience. Thus, the white space implies a point of equilibrium in the design that makes it easy to see, readable and understandable. It balances the elements of design, and for users, it is an effective visual communication tool.
Imagine that you are a technical editor responsible for compiling hundreds of manuals for a company for electrical appliances. You would certainly want to find a superb balance of words and photos, assuming that few read handbooks with pleasure. Hence, it is crucial to keep the attention of consumers. The white space, in this case, is the star of the show that provides an epilogue between words and photos. Instead of using the telephones for technical support, in this case, they will understand the advice on the use of the products on their own.
The presence of small white spaces in the design of our content is certainly a benefit for visibility and how they affect the consumption of content from end users.
The main task is how far we can go with the use and how to manipulate it on macro surfaces. Studies show that macro white spaces result in effective targeting of users' attention to priority information and the message that needs to interpret the design.
Do you think that by chance one of the largest technical manufacturers Apple, present the devices on their website on a pure white background without the use of visual elements? On the contrary, Apple in this way points to the focus of the product subject to the consumer's interest and keeping the attention to its features. If you look at the homepage of the search giant Google, the use of white space is more than obvious and clearly communicates the purpose of the page; Search button.
In times of visual chaos, white space will always stimulate our view of effectively organizing the visual information needed for interpretation.
People are frustrated when they are bombarded with information. At the end of the day, we are people, not machines!
The biggest challenge in using white space is, however, the business investment of our customers and how they interpret it. Namely, often micro and macro white surfaces are perceived as a vastly unused space with the potential to display additional content. Greater use of white spaces means less use of content by design, which in the case of printing projects increases the cost
It is a huge challenge for any designer to sensitize his clients about the value of using white space in terms of its practical use and the efficiency of establishing a balance of content.
White space should not be perceived as an empty unused space. On the contrary, it is a powerful tool for design and an integral part of any art. Maintaining the optimal level of design pallets of colors is science for creating a balance in the development of creative concepts. It is powerful enough to direct consumers to your message and provide survival.
Tune is a browser extension Chrome developed by Jigsaw, an incubator created by Google, which is now Alphabet. The extension is still in the test phase, but it is already seen that it will be useful. For now, the filter is available for content on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Disqus, which is a big part of the online discussion.
With the help of artificial intelligence, Tune analyzes comments left on websites. The extension of the users allows them to completely remove wicked and poisonous comments. The very fact that is in an experimental phase certainly speaks enough to assume that some of the comments that need to be missed are not, and vice versa; comments that need to be filtered are missed.
People can select one of the comments themselves and label them as "toxic" or "safe". This makes artificial intelligence training and becomes better with more use. The system is based on Perspective AI, and Google has opened this system on YouTube and channel owners can activate it on their profiles and remove inappropriate comments at once.
Content filtering is in several levels, from the Zen level, which completely removes all, even the useful comments, to no filtering and omission of everything. Certainly, there are filtering levels between which allow the removal of insults, bouts, and the like. Additionally, filtering is possible on different platforms, so if a user sets up a low filter on YouTube it can put a stricter filter for example for Reddit.
According to announcements, the new generation of iPod devices will soon be presented on the market, and there are chances that they will be with a new design, much like the all-screen design in the iPhone XS model.
The small icon, which was discovered in the iOS Beta 4 version of the operating system, shows the potential design of the next version of iPod devices. It does not notice the Home button, nor the frames around the screen, so experts assume it's an all-screen display that will cover the entire front of the device.
Details about the seventh generation iPod are not available for now and Apple did not come up with information about the premiere of these devices, but we already know that the company has scheduled a special event for March 25, which is likely to be presented or we will get more information about the new version of iPod.
We must emphasize that this information about the appearance, or design of the new iPod is not official, but most of them are assumptions. It would be best to wait until March 25, when an official confirmation of these devices is likely to arrive.
Also, the lack of a Face ID feature and a small "notch" at the very top of the display further cast doubt on the potential "new" design of the iPod. This picture, however interesting it may seem, does not mean that it is an authentic and official confirmation from Apple for their new product.