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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 30, 2018 Permalink |
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    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Sets Steam Record for Peak Player Count; 150,000 Cheaters Removed Since Launch 

    Highlights Battlegrounds saw 1,342,857 players online at the same time It beats Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive It recently beat non-Valve games in hours spent daily

    Since its launch back in March, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been riding a high, breaking a number of new milestones over the past couple of months. After beating non-Valve games in daily playtime hours earlier this month, and briefly stripping Dota 2 of its peak concurrent players record, the game has hit another milestone by reaching the highest peak concurrent player count on Steam ever.

    PlayerUnknown’s twitter account on Saturday tweeted that the game had 1,342,857 players online at the same time, yet again surpassing games like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which recorded 1,295,114 and 854,801 players at the time, respectively. This comes after it was reported last month that the game 877,844 concurrent players on Steam, beating Dota 2.

    Earlier this month, Battlegrounds reached another milestone by beating non-Valve games in hours spent daily on Steam. This is largely due to record sales on Steam, selling over 10 million copies since its launch in March. Despite being relatively new, the game has managed to eat away the audience for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is one of the biggest games on Steam.

    A game as big as Battlegrounds would naturally attract some bad seeds and Eurogamer reports that the game has banned over 150,000 cheaters since its launch, out of which 8,000 were banned in a single 24-hour period. This is a substantial jump since last month when Bluehole Creative Director Brendan Greene tweeted that around 50,000 cheaters had been removed.

    “If you’re caught cheating or using any third-party tool that gives you an advantage we ban you straight away,” Greene told Eurogamer. “Permanent ban, no appeal.”

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    Further reading: Gaming, Laptops, PC, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Steam

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 30, 2018 Permalink |
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    Google Pixelbook, Home Mini Smart Speaker, New Daydream VR Headset Ahead of Pixel Event 

    Photo Credit: Droid Life

    Google Pixelbook and New Daydream VR Headset

    Highlights The pricing for Pixelbook is said to start from $1,199 All three products have been leaked in renders The Pixelbook is expected to launch in three colour variants

    Ahead of Google’s Pixel event on October 4, several leaks regarding the company’s upcoming devices have now surfaced on the Internet. We already told you about the leaks on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones but the details on the company’s upcoming Chromebook – Pixelbook, the mini variant of its Home smart speaker, and the next generation of Daydream VR headsets, have also been leaked.

    First talking about the details on the upcoming Chromebook, Droid Life reports that the Pixelbook will be a high-end product in the category, just like the Chromebook Pixel. The Google Pixelbook will reportedly come with a pressure-sensitive stylus, called the Pixelbook Pen, and will be offered in three storage variants: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The 128GB storage variant has been tipped to be priced at $1,199 (roughly Rs. 77,200), while the 256GB and 512GB variants are expected to be priced at $1,399 (roughly Rs. 90,000), and $1,749 (roughly Rs. 1.12 lakhs) respectively by the company. Notably, the Pixelbook is said to fold into a tablet, which differentiates it from earlier Chromebook Pixel devices.

    Coming to the Daydream VR headset, the new generation of the wearable has now been leaked in renders. While specific details are still not available about the upcoming product, it is believed to be made available by the search giant in Charcoal, Fog, and Coral colour variants. Notably, just like the previous generation, a remote controller can be seen alongside the new generation Daydream VR headset in leaked images. The new wearable has been said to cost $99 (roughly Rs. 6,400).

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink |
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    Netgear Launches Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems for Small to Mid-Sized Homes in India: Price, Specifications 

    Highlights The Orbi RBK30, RBK40 are smaller and less powerful than the RBK50 The Orbi RBK30 has a range of 3,500 square feet Both systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite

    Netgear on Tuesday launched two new routers in the Orbi series – the RBK30 and RBK40 Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems – for small to mid-sized homes in India. The Orbi series started with the RBK50 and introduced a new design language. The new RBK30 and RBK40 start at Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 26,000, respectively, and will be available on Amazon India from the Diwali season.

    The Orbi RBK30 and RBK40 follow a similar design but are smaller and less powerful in terms of coverage area compared to the Orbi RBK50. Netgear says it is introducing new form factors for Orbi to provide customers with more choice of style and flexibility of Wi-Fi placement. The Orbi RBK30 has a smaller range of 3,500 square feet compared to the Orbi RBK40 that can cover an area of up to 4,000 square feet. Both the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite for wider coverage area.

    Additionally, the new Orbi Systems support 802.11ac AC2200 Wi-Fi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, supporting simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands on the router and satellite, which maintains the same name (SSID). It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and the company is touting easy installation via the Android or iOS apps.

    Netgear says the price for an Orbi RBK30 with one AC2200 router and one wall plug satellite is priced between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 22,000, while the Orbi RBK40 with a similar configuration can be purchased between Rs. 24,000 to Rs. 26,000. The Orbi RBK50 is already available on Amazon India and can be bought for as low as Rs. 26,999 during the Amazon Great India Festival that’s currently live.

    “Each of these new Orbi systems with AC2200 WiFi are faster than competitive products with legacy AC1200 Wi-Fi,” said Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager, India and SAARC, Netgear. “Furthermore, all Orbi home Wi-Fi systems are Tri-band versus the competition which is dual band mesh. Due to the use of the innovative Tri-band technology, multiple independent reviewers and testers around the world have proven that Orbi Wi-Fi systems deliver far superior performance for more simultaneously streaming devices.”

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    Further reading: Laptops, Netgear, Orbi RBK30, Orbi RBK40, Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems, PC, Routers

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 29, 2018 Permalink |
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    Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale Live for Amazon Prime Members: The Best Deals on Offer 

    The Amazon sale is exclusively available for Prime members till midnight on Thursday

    Highlights Amazon sale early access is available for Prime users for now Deals on smartphones, laptops, TVs, wearables, and more on offer The Great Indian Festival sale will open for everyone at 12am tonight

    Amazon has kicked off its Great Indian Festival sale this afternoon with special early access to its Prime subscribers. The Amazon sale will be open to everyone else at midnight. Select deals have gone live for Prime members, and we’ve picked out some of the best deals in smartwatches, smartphones, big-screen TVs and more. Most Amazon sale offers on mobile phones, of course, will become available on Thursday only. Apart from the flat discounts, you can also get an additional 10% cashback on HDFC Bank credit and debit card payments, subject to a maximum cashback of Rs. 4,500 per card on a minimum order of Rs. 5,000. The cashback will be credited to your account by 24 December 2017.

    You can also pay using your Amazon Pay Balance. Amazon is offering cashback on select large appliances up to Rs. 4,000 for Prime subscribers. If you buy an LED TV, refrigerator or a washing machine that includes the offer, you’ll be eligible to receive up to Rs. 4,000 in cashback if you pay with your Amazon Pay balance. Check out the best deals on Amazon sale for Prime members available on September 20.

    Amazon’s New Offer Lets You Pay Next Year for Products You Buy in Sale

    Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB
    The Mi Max 2 64GB is now available on Amazon for Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999), and, as mentioned above, the deal is exclusive to Prime members only. The Mi Max 2 features a 6.44-inch full HD display and comes with a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, supported by 4GB RAM. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. This is a pretty sweet price for a phone with these specifications.

    Price: Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999)
    Link: Amazon

    Amazon Fire TV Stick
    The Fire TV Stick can help turn your regular big-screen TV into a smart TV. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 500 and another Rs. 499 as cashback when you join Prime. So effectively, the Fire TV Stick can be yours for around Rs. 3,000 (MRP Rs.3,999) after the cashback. The Fire TV Stick can be attached to any TV using an HDMI port. It comes with a Bluetooth based remote and also includes voice search for Prime Videos and YouTube. You can install Android based apps on the Fire TV Stick such as YouTube, Netflix, NDTV, etc.

    Price: Rs. 3,499 (MRP Rs. 3,999)
    Link: Amazon

    Lenovo IdeaPad 14-inch laptop
    If you’re looking for a thin laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad 14-inch could be a good fit. Currently down to Rs. 34,990 (MRP Rs. 45,090) in the Amazon sale, the laptop features a 14-inch display and is powered by seventh-generation Intel Core i3 processor, supported by 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB hard drive and runs Windows 10 out of the box. It’s a pretty decent machine in case you want to run basic operations such as web browsing, watching movies, documentation work, etc.

    Price: Rs. 34,990 (MRP Rs. 45,090)
    Link: Amazon

    Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Deals on Mobiles, Laptops Revealed

    Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Space Grey
    Amazon has discounted the Apple Watch Series 2 42mm down to Rs. 28,999 (MRP Rs. 34,900). The deal is currently exclusive to Prime members. The Watch Series 2 comes with built-in GPS and is powered by the S2 dual-core processor. It runs watchOS 3 out of the box and can be upgraded to watchOS 4. The Series 2 features a brighter OLED Retina display that is twice as bright as the first-generation Apple Watch.

    Price: Rs. 28,999 (MRP Rs. 34,900)
    Link: Amazon

    Kindle Paperwhite
    As part of the Amazon sale offers, the Kindle Paperwhite is available at a discount of Rs. 3,000, bringing down the price to Rs. 7,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999). That’s a pretty good deal, especially if you bundle it with an HDFC Bank payment method or simply use your Amazon Pay balance for more cashback. The Kindle Paperwhite contains a backlit display which allows you to read in the dark. The battery can last for several weeks depending on your usage. Amazon is also offering discounts on eBook purchases if you bundle your Kindle purchase with a case from Amazon.

    Price: Rs. 7,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999)
    Link: Amazon

    TCL 49-inch full HD LED TV
    The TCL 49-inch full HD LED TV is down to Rs. 26,990 (MRP Rs. 30,990) for Prime members. The LED TV comes with two HDMI ports and two USB ports. If you are in the market for a big-screen TV minus all the bells and whistles. The TV comes with 18-month manufacturer warranty and the installation will be carried out by TCL representatives.

    Price: Rs. 26,990 (MRP Rs. 30,990)
    Link: Amazon

    Ticwatch 2 smartwatch
    The Ticwatch 2 smartwatch is down to Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) on Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Sale. The deal is currently limited to Prime members only. You can get a no-cost EMI offer with select credit cards, for a specific EMI period. The smartwatch can pair with iOS and Android devices. It can carry notifications from the phone and users can interact with the smartwatch using voice commands.

    Price: Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999)
    Link: Amazon

    Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Starts With Offers on TVs, Smartwatches, and More

    Samsung 43-inch full HD LED TV
    The Samsung 43-inch full HD LED TV is down to Rs. 35,990 (MRP Rs. 48,900) on The Great Indian Festival sale. The TV includes three HDMI ports and a single USB port. It comes with two built-in speakers rated at 7W each. The TV includes support for Samsung’s ConnectShare which enables users to plug in their hard drive or flash drive to view content.

    Price: Rs. 35,990 (MRP Rs. 48,900)
    Link: Amazon

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    Further reading: Amazon, Amazon Deals, Amazon Discounts, Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale, Amazon In, Amazon India, Amazon Sale, Amazon Sale 2017, Great Indian Festival

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 29, 2018 Permalink |
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    Flipkart Offers on Mobiles Revealed: Big Billion Days Deals on Samsung Galaxy S7, Lowest Prices on iPhones, and More 

    Flipkart offer on mobiles will go live at 12am IST on Thursday, September 21

    Highlights Samsung Galaxy S7 will be available for Rs. 29,990 Huawei P9 is up for grabs for Rs. 14,999 during the sale All smartphone sales will begin on September 21

    The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale has started, with deals on TVs, smartwatches, and accessories. However, if you are looking to buy a smartphone, you will have to wait a day as the Flipkart offers on mobile phones go live at 12am on Thursday. But that doesn’t mean you can’t check out the Flipkart offers on mobiles to decide which one suits your requirements and budget the best. The e-commerce brand has revealed the deals it will provide on smartphones, and among the most attractive offers is the Rs. 16,010 discount on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Rs. 25,000 discount on the Huawei P9 smartphones. There will also be the “lowest prices on all iPhone models,” the company says.

    Apart from these, there will be exclusive launches, exchange discounts, no cost EMIs, and Buyback Guarantee to make the Flipkart offers more attractive. Along with this, Flipkart and Jio have partnered to offer 60GB of complimentary data to consumers buy 4G LTE handsets from the e-commerce website between September 20 and September 26. So scroll down to check out all the Flipkart offers on mobiles revealed so far.

    Paytm Mera Cashback Sale Offers: Deals on iPhone 7, Google Pixel, TVs, and More

    Flipkart offers on mobiles

    As mentioned above, the most attractive Flipkart offers on mobiles are the ones on the Galaxy S7 and Huawei P9, whose prices have come down to Rs. 29,990 and Rs. 14,999, respectively. If fact, the Samsung phone will also come with an offer providing one-time screen replacement for Rs. 990, along with Buyback Guarantee of Rs. 15,000, no cost EMI, and extra Rs. 3,000 discount on exchanging an old smartphone. The Flipkart sale will also offer a host of Samsung smartphones under Rs. 7,000, including the Samsung Galaxy On5, Samsung Galaxy On7, and Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro.

    If your eye is on an iPhone, on the other hand, Flipkart will offer the lowest prices on models such as iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6 too, though it has not revealed the price cuts yet. The Lenovo K8 Plus with 3GB RAM, priced at Rs. 10,999, will also be available at a cheaper price in the sale.

    Amazon Sale Offers: Discounts on 160 Million Products, Up to 40 Percent Off on Mobile Phones

    Limited stocks of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A (3GB

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on April 29, 2018 Permalink |
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    Toshiba Prepares to Formalise Chip Unit Sale to Bain Capital, Rejected Suitor Steps Up Legal Action 

    Japan’s Toshiba is expected to formalise the sale of its prized memory chip unit on Thursday to a group led by US private equity firm Bain Capital, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action.

    The embattled conglomerate said on Wednesday it had agreed to the sale, but the formal signing of the contract is awaiting commitment letters from all participants, sources have said.

    Toshiba, struggling to plug a yawning balance sheet hole, has been trying to sell its chip business since late January. The sale of the world’s second-largest producer of NAND memory chips brings the group closer to the end of a tangled and fraught process.

    As late as Tuesday night, sources said Toshiba was leaning towards selling the business to Western Digital.

    But even after Toshiba officials announced that the JPY 2 trillion ($18 billion or roughly Rs. 1,14,817 crores) deal had been reached, question marks remain – not least around antitrust approvals and the legal battle with Western Digital.

    Shares in Toshiba reflected the uncertainty, falling around 2.9 percent in morning trade.

    Bain has partnered with South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc and brought in US buyers of Toshiba chips such as Apple and Dell to bolster its bid.

    SK Hynix said in a statement that it was committed to ironing out the remaining issues in the contract.

    The key unknown, however, is Western Digital, which said late on Wednesday that it had filed its latest legal action against Toshiba for investing in a new flash memory production line without its help.

    It is unclear how long the process could last, and what impact it would have on the completion of the sale.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 28, 2018 Permalink |
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    Opera Developer 49 Brings 360-Degree Videos Support for VR Headsets 

    Highlights The built-in VR 360 player will detect headset automatically You can then play any video on the VR headset This support comes with the latest Opera Developer 49 update

    Opera has released a new developer update bringing VR headset support to watch 360-degree videos from the Web. The latest Opera Developer 49 (for Linux, macOS, Windows) comes with a built-in VR 360 player and supports headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and other OpenVR compatible devices.

    The VR 360 player integrated in the latest Opera Developer 49 version will automatically detect an installed VR headset. Therefore, when a user browses a video, a button above the video (next to Opera’s video pop out button) labelled Watch in VR will appear. Clicking on the button will open the video in the installed VR headset easily. Furthermore, you don’t need a mouse or a keyboard to more around the video, and a simple gesture of the head will work. Opera also notes that the new video playback will not only support 360-degree videos but standard videos as well. You can launch any 2D movie or standard 180-degree video through the headset as well. Also, it’s worth mentioning that this VR 360 player does not work with phone based mobile VR sets such as Google Cardboard.

    Opera claims that it is the first browser to support 360-degree videos in virtual reality headsets. Earlier, to watch an online video from the desktop on VR headsets, the video needed to be downloaded first, and then opened in a separate player app for it to work. However, with Opera Developer 49, this workaround can easily be evaded, saving precious bandwidth.

    Krystian Kolondra, Head of Opera browser, said in a statement, “This is just the first step on the path for a fully immersive and compatible VR experience on a web browser. With the ever-growing resource of 360-degree content from independent filmmakers and major media and sports companies, it’s hard for VR capabilities to keep up with our imagination. To start, we want to make life easier for VR enthusiasts by providing instant VR video playback to your headset without the need of additional software. We will continue to work with our partners to test and support other popular models of VR headsets as they enter the market. Our efforts to bring the best VR web experience will not stop. We also plan to have full WebVR support, once this standard is more mature and ready for great VR content,” he said.

    Mind you, this support is still under testing, and if you want to use the in-built 360 video player right away (may be buggy), you need to download the latest Opera developer version from here.

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    Further reading: 360 VR Player, Internet, Opera, Opera Browser, Opera Developer 49, Opera Developer 49 VR Support

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 28, 2018 Permalink |
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    Toshiba, Keen to Seal $18 Billion Chips Sale, Wrestles With Last-Minute Delays 

    Highlights Toshiba is locked in last minute discussions over “key issues” with Bain South Korea’s SK Hynix said talks were still ongoing Toshiba was earlier said to be leaning towards selling the business to WD

    Japan’s Toshiba is locked in last minute discussions over “key issues” with the would-be buyers of its $18 (roughly Rs. 1,14,817 crores) billion memory chip business led by US private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.

    Toshiba said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell the prized unit to the Bain consortium, and had been expected to formalise the sale on Thursday.

    Instead, South Korea’s SK Hynix, part of the winning consortium, said talks were still ongoing. Sources familiar with the matter confirmed consortium members were still wrangling over details of their agreement and said commitment letters from all participants were still needed before the sale could be signed formally.

    “There are some key issues still to be agreed upon in the content approved by Toshiba’s board,” the South Korean chipmaker said in a statement, adding that it would continue talks.

    Toshiba and Bain did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

    Adding to uncertainty, jilted suitor and Toshiba joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action overnight, filing new arbitration requests to stop Toshiba investing in a new flash memory production line without its help.

    Shares in Toshiba reflected the concerns, falling more than 2 percent in late afternoon trade.

    Struggling to plug a yawning balance sheet hole after a cost blow-out at its now-bankrupt US nuclear business, Toshiba has been trying to sell its chip business since late January.

    Agreeing the sale of the world’s second-largest producer of NAND flash memory chips brings the group closer to the end of a tangled and fraught process.

    As late as Tuesday night, sources said Toshiba was leaning towards selling the business to Western Digital.

    Major unknowns
    Bain has partnered with SK Hynix and brought in deep-pocketed US buyers of Toshiba chips such as Apple and Dell to bolster its bid.

    But there are major unknowns, including the outcome of antitrust investigations and the battle with Western Digital.

    It is unclear how long that process could last, and what impact it would have on the completion of the sale.

    Industry watchers also said SK Hynix’s participation could prolong antitrust reviews, particularly in China, as Beijing is trying to grow domestic players. The South Korean chipmaker plans to limit its role to financing, but it’s unclear if it hopes to gain a stake in the future.

    “It’s clear to everyone that this Bain deal will have difficulty succeeding,” said Akira Minamikawa, principal analyst at IHS Markit.

    The NAND flash memory chips business faces fierce price competition with Samsung Electronics, he said, and China was likely to join the race.

    “To survive, Toshiba needs to shift its focus to (flash memory-backed) storage systems for servers rather than selling memory chips alone. And strong players there are Samsung and Western Digital, not (new partner) SK Hynix.”

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on April 28, 2018 Permalink |
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    Windows Store Is Now Microsoft Store as Company Begins Rebranding 

    Highlights Microsoft has rebranded Windows Store to Microsoft Store The change is live for Windows 10 beta testers Microsoft may have plans to expand Microsoft Store offerings

    Microsoft has quietly rebranded Windows Store, the flagship store for apps and games, to Microsoft Store. The rechristening comes as part of a software update the company pushed to some Windows 10 Insiders (beta testers).

    Besides the name, nothing much has changed as part of the rebranding, news site MSPowerUser reported on Friday. Users will, however, notice a new logo for the Microsoft Store, which instead of Windows logo, now has Microsoft logo. Users who haven’t signed up for Windows Insider program won’t see the change yet. We’ve reached out to Microsoft to comment on the reasons for the rebranding, and will update this copy once we hear back.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink |
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    Logitech Says You’ll Use Webcams With Your Smartphone in the Future 

    Highlights Logitech is about to launch its MeetUp video conferencing tech in India It’s priced at Rs. 99,995 and has a 4K sensor and a mic array In the future, USB-C enabled phones could use the same accessories as PCs

    “We’ve reached a point where everybody has video, the question is how do you make it good,” says Simon Dudley, Director, Product Strategy at Logitech. Dudley is in India to launch the Logitech MeetUp this week, the company’s latest video-conferencing hardware which boasts of a 120-degree field of view, a 4K-image sensor, and an array of microphones. At Rs. 99,995, it’s a far cry from a commercial webcam, or the camera that’s already there in your smartphone, but Dudley points out that there’s a continuum of devices that meet different needs.

    “I mean, you have a laptop, and you can use it for everything, you can use it to watch movies and shows, right? But I bet that you have a television in your home, because it’s a different experience,” Dudley says. The company is betting that instead of relying on expensive proprietary solutions for video-conferencing, smaller businesses and startups would rather invest in solutions like MeetUp, which can be plugged into a PC and used with whichever videoconferencing software you need to use.

    Like most people, Dudley agrees that mobiles are going to be the future of computing, and so we asked how this would impact the offerings from Logitech. After all, couldn’t smartphones replace what the company is offering? “In our marketing, we have a slogan, that’s ‘Huddle, don’t cuddle’, you know?” responds Dudley. “The phone, the laptop, they’re getting great and for personal use it totally makes sense to use those, or a webcam – and Logitech sells a lot of webcams – but the wide field of view of a MeetUp makes a big difference. Use a simple laptop camera and the person sitting next to you might not be in the frame.”


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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink |
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    Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 Rugged 2-in-1 Laptop Launched in India: Price, Specifications 

    Highlights The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is priced at Rs. 2.7 lakhs in India It is touted as the world’s first laptop with a 3:2 aspect ratio It is powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-7300U vPro processor

    Japanese tech firm Panasonic on Friday launched the Toughbook CF-33 – a rugged detachable laptop – at Rs. 2.7 lakhs in India. To recall, the laptop was first unveiled at MWC 2017 earlier this year.

    The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is touted as the world’s first laptop with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (12-inch QHD display, with a 1440×2160 pixels resolution) and is a fully rugged, two-in-1 detachable laptop.

    “Panasonic Toughpads enjoy 65 percent market share in India and with the introduction of new products in ‘Toughbook’ and ‘Toughpad’ series, we aim to increase our market share to over 70 percent,” said Gunjan Sachdev, Business Head, Toughbook and Toughpad Division, in a statement.

    The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-7300U vPro processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

    The Toughbook CF-33 also sports 2-megapixel webcam with stereo microphones and an 8-megapixel rear camera.

    Connectivity options include USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN, microSDXC card slot, and headset ports.

    Additional tablet configuration options include second USB 2.0 port, serial and barcode reader, smartcard reader, contactless smart card reader and fingerprint reader.

    The keyboard dock has 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, LAN, Serial, HDMI, SD-XC and VGA ports. The Toughbook CF-33 has an IP65-rating for dust and water resistance. The laptop (with detachable keyboard) weighs 2.76kg while just the tablet part weighs 1.53kg. Further, there is an IP55 digitiser pen that provides user with accuracy while writing, working, or giving signatures.

    “We at Panasonic are constantly looking to offer products that not only improve the efficiency, but enhance productivity for a number of years,” said Vijay Wadhwan, Business Head System and Solution Business, Panasonic India.

    The screen of the laptop can be flipped around, detached and re-attached which keeps it functioning in all conditions.

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    Further reading: India, Laptops, Microsoft, Panasonic, Panasonic Toughbook CF-33, PC, Tablets

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on April 27, 2018 Permalink |
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    Intel 8th Gen Core i7, i5, i3 ‘Coffee Lake’ CPUs for Desktop PCs Announced 

    Highlights All new Core i7 CPUs have six cores with Hyper-Threading Three are unlocked ‘K’ models in all three product tiers New motherboards with a Z370 platform controller will be needed

    Intel has announced a new lineup of 8th Generation Core CPUs for desktops, all of which have more cores than ever before. The new top-end Core i7-8700K and Core i7-8700 feature six cores and twelve threads, while the new Core i5-8600K and Core i5-8400 also have six cores but without Hyper-Threading, and the Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 have four physical cores without Hyper-Threading. All six of the newly announced processors are based on Intel’s “14nm

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 26, 2018 Permalink |
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    Office 365 App Launcher Improved, Office.com Gets Redesigned Web Experience 

    Highlights Office.com and Office 365 have been redesigned You now see recent documents and apps in the Web app The new updates will be rolling out soon

    Microsoft has announced that it is bringing an overhaul to its Office 365 Web app and Office.com interface. Office.com has been unveiled to offer a smoother sign-in experience for Office 365 apart from being an easy-to-remember URL. Besides, Office 365 app launcher has been updated to show relevant and common apps, along with the introduction of a new Office 365 gallery that gives Office 365 users personalised information about the apps, tools, and services that they are already subscribed to. The new update will start rolling out soon, says Microsoft.

    In a blog post, Microsoft said that Office.com front end will be simpler, showing you only the things that matter to you by bringing favourite apps to the top. There is a new recommended section where you will see activities that need you attention, for instance, an incomplete Word file. Under the same section, the items will be categorised within four tabs – Recent, Pinned, Shared with me, and Discover. You will also be able to make searches for apps, documents, people, and sites from the same page.

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 26, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: , Computing, , , Nadella,   

    Microsoft to Build Quantum Computing Ecosystem, Says CEO Nadella 

    Highlights Satya Nadella is pushing for a quantum computing ecosystem Qubit will be based on a new form of matter called topological matter Microsoft plans to build the ecosystem based on Freedman’s field of math

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is now pushing the IT major to build a quantum computing ecosystem, a new revolutionary technology, which would allow scientists to do computations in a fraction of time.

    “A quantum computer enables you to encode information, not just as one or zero but as one and zero simultaneously. That means it unlocks amazing parallelism,” Nadella said in his keynote address at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Orlando on Monday.

    This kind of technology is being used by the most advanced computers today.

    “You could take a quantum computer and solve some of these unsolvable problems because they approach it with that amazing parallelism where they’ll take every path in the corn maze simultaneously. That’s the intuition behind the power of quantum,” he said.

    Of course, building a quantum computer requires a lot more than just that simple intuition, he conceded.


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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on April 26, 2018 Permalink |
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    macOS High Sierra Now Available to Download: New Features, How to Install, and More 

    Highlights The macOS High Sierra is a free update The update is compatible with Macs introduced since 2009 A major security flaw has been reported to be on latest macOS

    After releasing iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 last week, Apple has now released its macOS High Sierra update for Mac owners. The latest Mac update from Apple is completely free and is compatible with Mac machines starting from 2009 and can be downloaded directly from Mac App Store. Users should first back up their machines, check for compatibility via this list, make sure they have enough space to download, and then download macOS High Sierra. From that point on, users will just need to follow onscreen instructions.

    Among several key changes, the macOS High Sierra update brings along a switch to APFS (Apple File System) for Macs that feature SSD drives, the company’s Metal 2 graphics technology, support for virtual reality, and a revamped Photos app.

    Separately, the latest macOS has been reported to contain a major security flaw that can potentially allow hackers to steal user credentials from accounts stored in Keychain. Security researcher and ex-NSA analyst Patrick Wardle on Monday pointed out to a flaw associated with macOS that can allow hackers to steal usernames and passwords from accounts stored in Keychain. Wardle told Forbes has claimed that the unsigned apps on macOS High Sierra can access the information from Keychain and even show the plaintext usernames and passwords without the need of user’s master password. Wardle has even shared a video where we can see the exploit in action.

    In a statement to ZDNet, Apple had this to say about Wardle’s claim:”MacOS is designed to be secure by default, and Gatekeeper warns users against installing unsigned apps, like the one shown in this proof of concept, and prevents them from launching the app without explicit approval. We encourage users to download software only from trusted sources like the Mac App Store, and to pay careful attention to security dialogs that macOS presents.”

    In the meanwhile, let’s see some of the biggest new features that come along with the macOS High Sierra update. A complete list of features can be found on the Apple site.

    Apple File System

    Perhaps the most crucial of changes, APFS is essentially a new and advanced storage architecture developed by the Cupertino-based company that is said to provide an “extensible foundation” to support new features and future storage technologies on the Mac. The new architecture ensures that common tasks within the operating system, such as copying files and directories, will happen almost instantly. With data integrity features, Apple says that the user data is protected from power outages and system crashes as well. While APFS currently only supports those Macs that only have SSD as internal storage, the support for Fusion as well as HDD systems will be added with a later update.

    Metal 2

    With High Sierra, Apple has focused on macOS graphics performance and has introduced Metal 2 graphics technology. The company says that this new technology provides the most efficient way of tapping into the GPU power on Mac. Metal 2 comes with support for machine learning and has been claimed to feature a “refined” API that will help developers in accelerating their apps.

    VR Support

    With macOS High Sierra update, Apple has added the support for virtual reality content creation to its operating system for the first time around. This means that the developers will now be able to easily create VR content on the Mac. “Valve is optimizing its SteamVR platform for macOS and enabling connection of the HTC Vive headset, while Unity and Epic are bringing their VR development tools to macOS,” Apple said in its release.


    Among the very few user-facing changes that have been introduced with the latest update, the Photos app has now received a makeover. The revamped Photos app comes with an always-on sidebar and new filtering and selection tools in order to ease up photo organization. Apple has added new editing tools to the app including Curves, which allows users to fine-tune the contrast, and Selective Color, which allows them to make adjustments to a specific colour range. Interestingly, the Photos app now allows users to edit Live Photos as well with effects like Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure. Third-party editors like Photoshop and Pixelmator can be launched right from the Photos app itself and support for support for third-party project extensions has also been added.

    High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and High Efficiency Image File (HEIF)

    With macOS High Sierra update, Apple has added the support for HEVC and HEIF media file formats for video and pictures respectively to the macOS. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the iOS devices have already moved on to these formats and as it is said to provide efficient compression, streaming, and video playback. This means that the entire ecosystem is now on same page and in better sync with each other than before.

    Safari 11

    With Safari 11, Apple has introduced an “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” feature that essentially detects and eliminates cookies and other data used by advertisers for cross-site tracking. What this means for users is that their browsing will now be more private than earlier. Apple emphasised on this particular feature in its presentation and it seems like a positive step as well. The new version of the browser prevents videos with sound from playing automatically without user approval and the Reader mode helps them read articles in a clean and uncluttered format.

    Notably, users can choose to directly update their browser to Safari 11 without updating their operating system.

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    Further reading: Apple, Apple macOS High Sierra Update, Apple macOS Update, Laptops, Mac, macOS High Sierra Features, macOS High Sierra Release, macOS High Sierra Security Flaw, macOS High Sierra Update, PC

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 25, 2018 Permalink |
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    AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X Review 

    Highlights The Ryzen 3 CPUs both have four cores without multithreading The Ryzen 3 1300X has much higher headroom for overclocking Both models are priced at under Rs. 10,000 (before taxes)

    It has been a busy year for AMD, with multiple major launches across the CPU and GPU spaces. After being as good as dormant for several years, AMD took the high-performance and mainstream desktop PC markets by storm in the first half of 2017 with its Ryzen 7 (Review) and Ryzen 5 (Review) desktop processors. With twice the number of cores as Intel’s offerings, and by not restricting major features to only the highest-end models, AMD was able to pull the carpet right out from under Intel’s feet in a significant number of tests. As if that wasn’t enough, AMD also tossed its ultra-high-end Ryzen Threadripper CPUs with up to 16 cores into the mix just because it could. Enthusiasts haven’t had it this good, with this much choice, in a really long time.

    But there’s also the value-oriented end of the market, where people can’t allocate more than Rs. 10,000 of their budget to just a CPU. These are the chips that go into the majority of computers for ordinary, everyday people – at offices, in homes, in schools, and everywhere that people have to make do with the amount of performance they can afford. This is the target market for AMD’s Ryzen 3 processors, the most affordable of its new lineup.

    It sounds like the perfect space for AMD to use exactly the same formula in – offer buyers more cores and better multitasking without compromising on features or connectivity, and they should flock to you. Ryzen 3 processors do in fact have four cores where Intel’s Core i3 models have only two – but there’s a catch. AMD hasn’t yet shipped Ryzen chips with integrated graphics, so you have to spend more on a discrete graphics card. This is something that could raise the overall cost of a PC considerably, negating all the benefits of the CPU. We’re going to test both models, the Ryzen 3 1200 and the Ryzen 3 1300X, to see whether AMD can shake up the budget market and take the value crown back from Intel.

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 25, 2018 Permalink |
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    Microsoft 365 Education and F1 Announced, Windows 10 S Laptops for Businesses Unveiled 

    Highlights Microsoft 365 subscription was first unveiled in July It bundles Windows and Office 365, among other things The company has introduced two new Microsoft 365 subscriptions

    Microsoft has announced two new versions of Microsoft 365 , the subscription service it announced earlier this year. Called Microsoft 365 Education and Microsoft 365 F1 (for firstling workers), the company is pushing to extend the reach of its new subscription service and Windows 10 S.

    Aimed at students and teachers, Microsoft 365 Education includes suites such as Office 365 for Education, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on April 25, 2018 Permalink |
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    macOS High Sierra Update Contains Keychain Security Vulnerability That Reveals Passwords: Report 

    Highlights Apple released the macOS High Sierra update on Monday The update is affected by a security vulnerability, said a researcher Usernames and passwords can be stolen from Keychain, a report says

    Apple’s public release of the macOS High Sierra update for Mac owners has been tainted with a report by a security researcher that claims it has a serious vulnerability. Director of Research at security firm Synack and ex-NSA analyst Patrick Wardle on Monday said macOS High Sierra contains a major security flaw that can potentially allow hackers to steal user credentials from accounts stored in Keychain.

    Wardle said the macOS High Sierra flaw can allow hackers to steal usernames and passwords from accounts stored in Keychain. He told Forbes that the unsigned apps on macOS High Sierra can access the information from Keychain and even show the plaintext usernames and passwords without the need of user’s master password.


    on High Sierra (unsigned) apps can programmatically dump & exfil keychain (w/ your plaintext passwords)

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on April 24, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: , , Lightest, Thinnest, UX550VE,   

    Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE Launched as ‘Fastest, Thinnest, Lightest ZenBook Pro’ Ever 

    Highlights Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE comes with Intel Core i7 with 16GB of RAM It has a fingerprint scanner with support for Windows Hello The ZenBook Pro UX550VE is priced at $1,699

    Asus has launched a new model in its ZenBook Pro lightweight laptop series – the ZenBook Pro UX550VE. The new Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE packs a seventh generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5 VRAM), and a 512GB of solid state drive storage. The ZenBook Pro UX550VE comes at a price of $1,699 in the US.

    The new Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE is the “fastest, thinnest, and lightest ZenBook Pro” that the company claims it has ever made. It weighs 1.81kg and measures 365.76×251.46×17.78mm. There is seventh generation quad-core 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (up to 3.8GHz in Turbo Boost), paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. It also features a PCIE NVMe 512GB SSD under the hood. It also packs an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphic capabilities.

    The display on the Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE is 15.6-inch in size with a full-HD (1080p) resolution and 178-degree wide-view technology. The display has a thin bezel around the laptop at just 7.3mm wide at the narrowest point, giving a screen-to-body ratio of 83 percent. The display supports 10-point multi-touch input, along with Asus Pen style that will be sold separately. For connectivity, it houses two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports and two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, Bluetooth, and dual-band Wi-Fi. There is a fingerprint scanner mounted on the laptop that provides support for Windows Hello unlocking method. There is a VGA (0.3-megapixel) webcam as well.

    Other features of the laptop include fast-charging – Asus says that the laptop can be charged up to 60 percent in just 49 minutes and giver up to 14 hours for basic operations on a single charge. The Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE laptop also features dual-fan cooling system, which the company claims can keep the laptop’s external temperature to 2.35-degree Celsius cooler than its previous generation model.

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    Further reading: Asus, Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE, Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE Price, Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VE Specifications, Laptops, PC

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on April 24, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: Bezel-Less, , , , , , , UX430, ,   

    Asus VivoBook S15, ZenBook UX430 Laptops With Bezel-Less Displays Launched in India: Price, Specifications 

    Highlights Asus ZenBook UX430, VivoBook S15 feature bezel-less FHD displays ZenBook UX430 also comes with Harman Kardon speakers inside Both the laptops will be available on online and offline channels

    Asus on Wednesday launched its ultra-portable VivoBook S15 model in India at an event held in New Delhi. In addition, the Taiwanese company also introduced its ZenBook UX430 model in India. Both the laptops highlight Asus’ NanoEdge display, which essentially is a narrow bezel-less display giving a screen-to-body ratio of about 80 percent. The laptops are also coupled with the latest Intel’s eighth generation Core processors inside. The Asus VivoBook S15 and ZenBook UX430 belong the premium laptop segment at starting prices of Rs. 59,990 and Rs. 74,990 for the base variants, respectively.

    Starting off, the most talked about feature of both the laptops is the bezel-less NanoEdge display as the company likes to call it. The VivoBook S15 comes with 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) 178-degree wide view display that has a 7.8mm bezel – giving it a 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. The laptop has an aluminium chassis with metallic gold finish at just a 17.9mm thickness, and weighs just 1.7kg. It is powered by up to eighth-generation 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-8550U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and coupled with an Nvidia MX150 GPU. Note that these specifications are for the top end variant of VivoBook S15. The base variant however features an eighth-generation Intel Core i5i5-8250U processor, the same one available at a price of Rs. 59,990.

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