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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on March 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    AMD Ryzen 3 Speeds, Launch Date Announced; Ryzen Threadripper Prices and Specs Confirmed 

    Highlights There are two AMD Ryzen 3 desktop CPU models, both 4 cores, 4 threads The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores and 32 threads Ryzen 3 will go on sale July 27; Threadripper will launch in early August

    AMD has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated Ryzen 3 and Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The budget-focused Ryzen 3 line will target entry-level users, while the enthusiast-class Ryzen Threadripper is designed for those who want monstrous amounts of processing power in a desktop. AMD is hoping to gain an edge over Intel’s offerings in the same space by offering higher performance and lower prices.

    There are two Ryzen 3 models, which join the mid-range and high-end Ryzen 5 (Review) and Ryzen 7 (Review) families, completing AMD’s new desktop platform. The Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 both have four cores but are not multi-threaded unlike all other CPUs announced so far. However, AMD will be counting on four physical cores as an advantage over Intel’s Core i3 range which are all dual-core and use Hyper-Threading to deliver four threads. The Ryzen 3 1300X has a base speed of 3.5GHz and can boost up to 3.7GHz, while the Ryzen 3 1200 is clocked at 3.1GHz and 3.4GHz respectively. AMD has not announced other specifications such as cache sizes, but the names and speeds are consistent with the Ryzen 3 Pro lineup announced late last month, so we can expect 65W TDPs.

    Pricing for the low-end chips has not been announced either, but with the most affordable Ryzen 5 priced at Rs. 12,199 in India, we can expect AMD to target the sub-Rs. 10,000 market. The biggest challenge for AMD will be that Ryzen 3 CPUs lack integrated graphics, which will drive the cost up for anyone choosing one of these CPUs over an Intel Core i3. These two CPUs are set to become available globally on July 27.

    At the opposite end of the market, AMD has confirmed that its 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU will cost $999 (approximately Rs. 64,380), and there will also be a 12-core, 24-thread model called the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, priced at $799 (approximately Rs. 51,485). The flagship 1950X model will run at a base speed of 3.4GHz and can boost up to 4.0GHz, while the slightly-cut-down 1920X can manage a higher 3.5GHz base speed but has the same boost ceiling.

    Threadripper CPUs have Intel’s new Core X-series processors, including the high-end Core i9 models, in their sights. With its announcement, AMD showed off demos of a $799 Ryzen Threadripper 1920X defeating the $999 10-core, 20-thread Intel Core i9-7900X by a comfortable margin in the Cinebench R15 benchmark which can take full advantage of multiple threads.

    The Ryzen Threadripper platform brings workstation-class features to consumer desktops, such as 64 lanes of PCIe connectivity for up to four high-end graphics cards and multiple I/O devices running at full speed. All CPUs are also unlocked for overclocking.

    While consumers will be able to buy boxed Threadripper CPUs, Dell will be the exclusive launch partner for pre-built PCs. Preorders for the Alienware Area 51 Threadripper Edition will open on July 27 in the US. More details about the Threadripper launch and AMD’s upcoming Radeon Vega graphics cards will be announced at the annual SIGGRAPH conference which begins on July 30.

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    Tags: AMD, AMD Ryzen, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200, Threadripper, Ryzen Threadripper

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on March 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Best of Flipkart’s TV Sale, Discounts on Laptops, Printers, and More Tech Deals 

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on March 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Decision on Western Digital’s Bid to Block Toshiba Memory Unit Sale Postponed 

    A US judge did not reach a decision Friday in Western Digital’s bid to temporarily block Toshiba from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal but proposed requiring Toshiba to give Western Digital two weeks’ notice before closing.

    Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory unit to cover losses from its nuclear reactor business.

    In late June, Toshiba announced its preferred bidder was a group made up of Bain Capital, South Korean chip maker SK Hynix and Japanese-government backed banks that offered $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,15,843 crores).

    Western Digital, which is also bidding, sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court in mid-June, saying it believed a joint venture with Toshiba means Toshiba needs its consent to sell the flash business.

    Western Digital’s joint venture with Toshiba helps finance equipment at Toshiba’s plants in exchange for some of their output.

    Western Digital Gets US Court Order to Access Toshiba Databases, Chip Samples

    Separately from the California lawsuit, Western Digital is also contesting its consent rights in an international arbitration tribunal. Western Digital filed its lawsuit in San Francisco to prevent Toshiba from closing the sale of its memory unit before arbitration has a chance to play out.

    At the hearing, Judge Kahn proposed requiring Toshiba to give Western Digital two weeks notice if it believed it would close the sale before the arbitration finished.

    Toshiba’s attorney said they were concerned about agreeing to be bound by the San Francisco court’s jurisdiction. Toshiba has argued that because it is a Japanese company and the deal is taking place mostly in Japan, the court should not have jurisdiction.

    Attorneys for Western Digital subsidiary SanDisk, which is formally party to the case, expressed concern that any order in which Toshiba did not agree to the court’s jurisdiction would not be enforceable.

    The two sides could not agree, so Judge Kahn instructed them to come up with final language for his proposed order and set a new hearing for July 28, when a related dispute between the two will be heard.

    In a statement, Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan called the proposed order and postponement a “victory.”

    “Our entire goal was to preserve and protect our rights through the binding arbitration process, and that’s precisely what the court has done today,” Milligan said.

    Toshiba called Judge Kahn’s proposed order “a ‘finessed’ alternative to issuing a preliminary injunction” and confirmed it agreed not to close a sale before July 28.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on March 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Dell 2.0: Michael Dell on Why Going Private Worked 

    Highlights Dell Technologies is the result of a private buyout of the original Dell Dell says he is building a broader technology firm with similar ambitions He described the new firm as the essential infrastructure company for IT

    His first company became the world’s largest maker of personal computers. Now Michael Dell says he is building a broader technology firm with similar ambitions.

    Dell Technologies is the result of the private buyout of the original Dell computer firm, bolstered by the massive $67 billion deal for computer storage firm EMC and other software and services acquisitions.

    Interviewed at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference Monday in Aspen, Colorado, Dell said the private model allows his firm to take a longer-term focus to grow the company.

    “Right at the moment we went private, we started gaining (market) share,” Dell said.

    “We shifted our focus for more three-year, five-year, 10-year (plans), we invested heavily in R&D and innovations .. we stopped thinking about the short term as much.”

    Dell described the new firm – which some refer to as Dell 2.0 – as “the essential infrastructure company” for information technology which can offer an array of business services and products.

    Dell Says He’s Winning Back Customers From ‘Pricey’ Public Cloud

    The new Dell includes EMC, which was the world’s largest computer storage firm, as well as cloud computing unit VMware and a stake in the software group Pivotal.

    While Dell declined to name his main competitors, he said that “none of them have the unique set of capabilities or the breadth that we have now.”

    He noted that Dell Technologies can be a key player in a variety of sectors because of its strengths across the board – in data, software and hardware.

    Asked about artificial intelligence competitors, Dell said, “When you have no data to put in AI, it doesn’t do anything. Then you need the computing devices.”

    The new Dell won regulatory approval last year for the record buyout of EMC, accelerating its move into the cloud and mobile computing market.

    In 1984, Michael Dell founded the personal computing maker, which struggled amid a shift into smartphones and tablets.

    He won the backing in 2013 of private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners to buy out other shareholders to take the company private.

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    Tags: Michael Dell, Dell, Dell 2.0, EMC, VMware, PC, Laptops, Internet, Dell Technologies

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on March 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Jide Discontinues Remix OS, Moves Focus to Business Customers 

    Highlights The company launched Remix OS for PC last year The company says that backers from KickStarter will be refunded Jide says it will be focussing on enterprise customers now

    Jide Technology on Tuesday announced that the company has decided to discontinue its Android-based Remix OS and that it will be “transitioning away” from consumer space. For those who are unaware, Remix OS is essentially a customised form of Android for the desktop form factor that was launched in January last year.

    In a note from Jide, the company says that it has received a large number of queries from enterprises in various industries in the last one year and the company can help these enterprises build “great tools” by leveraging its software and hardware.

    “We see huge potential in the role that Jide can play to revolutionize how these businesses operate. And given our existing resources, we decided to focus our company efforts solely on the enterprise space moving forward,” it said.

    Jide says that it is restructuring its approach to Remix OS and as a result, the development on all existing products like Remix OS and other products in pipeline such as Remix IO and IO

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on March 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    LinkedIn App for Windows 10 Launched, Rolling Out to Gradually Across the Globe 

    Highlights Microsoft’s LinkedIn finally gets a dedicated app for Windows 10 It has been launched in 22 languages It is gradually arriving in all LinkedIn available markets

    Microsoft has announced that a dedicated LinkedIn app for Windows 10 users is now rolling out on Windows Store. This app brings a more integrated experience, with more accessibility from the Start menu and taskbar, real-time notifications, and much more. This app is rolling out gradually to the Windows Store, and should arrive in all LinkedIn markets by the end of this month.

    At the time of writing, this app did not show up on the Windows Store on our Windows 10 PC, so it may be a while before Indian users get to experience the LinkedIn integration. This announcement comes more than six months after Microsoft finally closed the acquisition deal of LinkedIn for $26 billion.

    The new app essentially gives you easy access to LinkedIn services on your Windows 10 PC. It brings real-time notifications to the Action Center and even gives you the ability to pin a live tile to the Start Menu. Notifications on new messages, insights on who you’re meeting with next, trending news in your industry, and timely updates on your network will be thrown at you, but these can be managed or disabled if the need be. You can manage which updates you’d like to receive in the Action Center directly from the Notifications tab inside the app.

    The app is being launched in 22 languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Arabic, Danish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Chinese (traditional), Czech, Indonesian, Thai, Malay, and Romanian.

    Head to the Windows Store on your Windows 10 PC, and search for

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on March 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Mi Max 2 Launched, Xiaomi Sale, Jio’s Data Claim, Nokia 8 Leaks, and More: Your 360 Daily 

    Highlights Xiaomi Mi Max 2 costs Rs. 16,999 in India Nokia 8, leaked via images, expected to launch July 31 Reliance Jio claims to be biggest mobile data network in the world

    Xiaomi launched its 6.44-inch Mi Max 2 in India on Tuesday carrying a price tag of Rs. 16,999. The highlights of the smartphone include a 5,300mAh battery, 12-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with Sony’s IMX386 sensor, and 4GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, accompanied by a full-HD 2.5D curved glass screen that’s powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, and Adreno 506 GPU. In addition to the 12-megapixel sensor on the back, there’s a 5-megapixel f/2.0 front camera. Internal storage on the Mi Max 2 is 64GB, which is expandable via microSD card.

    Xiaomi’s newest smartphone will be available first on July 20 at 12pm via and Mi Home stores. Check out details of further sale dates of Xiaomi Mi Max 2. Reliance Jio has launch offers for the phone, which provides 10GB additional data on every recharge of Rs. 309 for a total of 10 recharges.

    July 20 will also mark Xiaomi’s three-year anniversary in India, and it announced a two-day sale during the Mi Max 2 launch. The hard to buy Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 will be in stock during the anniversary sale, alongside new power banks and discounts on accessories. Xiaomi is also bringing back the Re. 1 flash sale, which will be offered on Redmi 4A, Wi-Fi Repeater 2, and the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2.

    At the Mi Max 2 launch event, Xiaomi also talked about expanding the number of Mi Home stores across India, with two new outlets opening in Bengaluru later this month. First on Saturday, July 22, one will open in LIDO Mall, and the second in Orion Mall on the following Saturday, July 29.

    Meanwhile in China, Xiaomi will launch the Mi 5X

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on March 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Windows 10 Updates Are Failing on Some PCs, Leaving Them at Risk 

    Highlights PCs based on Intel’s ‘Clover Trail’ Atom CPUs are affected The current Windows 10 Anniversary Update is supported till early 2018 Many affected devices were sold with Windows 8 or 8.1

    Owners of computers based on Intel’s Clover Trail generation of Atom processors, released between late 2012 and mid-2013, are reportedly finding that they are unable to install the Windows 10 Creators’ Update, also known as Windows 10 v1703. Users have reported seeing a message saying “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC” when trying to complete the Windows 10 update process. An error code displayed with the message points users to a note that suggests that software incompatibility is the reason that the automated process fails.

    The devices affected include low-cost laptops, tablets and convertible 2-in-1s. There are four consumer Clover Trail CPUs; the Intel Atom Z2760, Z2520, Z2560 and Z2580. It is likely that a huge number of Clover Trail-based PCs from all the world’s major manufacturers have been sold. Many were originally shipped with Windows 8 or 8.1, but users were prompted to upgrade to Windows 10 for free when it was released – with Microsoft promoting the upgrade heavily.

    Neither Microsoft nor Intel has not yet published any information for affected users. However, an Acer support page surfaced by seems to indicate that users were previously able to install the update but reported that text and icons were not showing up correctly on screen, or were appearing as solid blocks or bars. The Acer page goes on to state that Microsoft is working to create compatible drivers to address this problem, which indicates that the block might not be permanent.

    This is the first known instance of old hardware becoming ineligible for a major Windows 10 refresh. Instead of a known end date for feature and security updates, Microsoft now promises to support Windows 10 for free in perpetuity, so long as a device is within its “lifetime”. However, that definition is vague, and depends on hardware compatibility, driver availability and OEMs’ support periods.

    It is unclear whether affected Clover Trail PCs running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is as of now the latest supported version, will be eligible for security patches or other critical Windows updates. Microsoft officially supports each major Windows 10 release for 18 months, which means that the Anniversary Update falls outside this period in early 2018. Ars Technica points out that security updates for Windows 8.1 are guaranteed till at least October 2023, leaving users who upgraded to Windows 10 at a significant disadvantage.

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    Tags: Windows 10, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Upate, Windows 10 Creators Update

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on March 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Toshiba Resumes Blocking Western Digital Access to Chip Joint Venture 

    Highlights Toshiba said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital to data Toshiba earlier allowed WD partial access to shared data servers WD said that it will file a brief against the decision in the coming days

    Toshiba said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital to data at their memory chip joint venture, intensifying its dispute with the US firm over the Japanese company’s planned sale of the chip business.

    Toshiba is counting on the sale of the chip business to cover billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt US nuclear unit Westinghouse, while Western Digital says any deal would require its consent.

    Toshiba allowed Western Digital partial access to shared data servers after the Superior Court of California granted a temporary restraining order earlier this month. But the Japanese company said it resumed blocking access after its petition for an appeal was accepted by the California Court of Appeal on Tuesday.

    In response, Western Digital said that it will file a brief against the decision in the coming days.

    The California Court of Appeal issued the temporary stay of the restraining order based only on a brief submitted by Toshiba, and without consideration of Western Digital’s opposition filing, the US company said.

    The next hearing on this case has been set for July 28 in the Superior Court of California.

    Western Digital has also sought an injunction to block the planned chip-business transaction, arguing that any sale required its consent.

    On July 14, the Superior Court of California postponed a decision on Western Digital’s injunction request and proposed requiring Toshiba to give the US company two weeks notice before closing the sale.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on March 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Lenovo India Launches New Yoga, IdeaPad, and Legion Laptops Starting Rs. 17,800 

    Lenovo at an event held in New Delhi on Wednesday announced the launch of a new range of consumer laptops to its Yoga and IdeaPad portfolio. The company touts that the new additions are ‘future-ready’, meaning that the laptops come with features such as USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3.0 ports that it says are unlikely to become redundant anytime soon. Besides, the Chinese company also introduced its Premium Care Free service, which is essentially an after-sale service but with additional support for premium as well as non-premium categories for laptops.

    The new Lenovo consumer laptops fall under four categories – clamshell or traditional, convertibles, gaming, and ultraslim. Starting with the more basic and traditional laptops, the IdeaPad 520 and IdeaPad 320 were launched, which come with specifications tuned for daily computing. The IdeaPad 520 laptop features a redesigned chassis with angled edges and metal surfaces, in addition to Harman speakers with Dolby Audio speakers, while the smaller sibling comes with Dolby Audio-optimised speakers. Both the laptops are powered by up to 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processors for performance and Nvidia GeForce 940X for graphics.

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