Qualcomm at CES 2014 demonstrated very interesting functionality is closely associated with a new brand Snapdragon processor 805 and implemented a technology called Ultra Sound NotePad. Using a test tablet to the specified SoC, existing until in the form of a prototype for developers, specialists of Qualcomm showed how easy it is to translate written or drawn on an ordinary sheet of paper with a special pen in digital form in real time with further displaying a portable device.
Qualcomm Ultra Sound NotePad For implementation of the technology of Ultra Sound NotePad, apparently, used ultrasound itself and this development is likely to be useful to people of creative professions, for example, journalists are accustomed to the old way is to use a paper notebook, and not the laptop keyboard or touchscreen iPad, for writing notes in the margins”. Interest in the new technology, as it seems, will show and the artists, designers, who value their time and don’t want to spend precious minutes on additional digitization of their drawings. However, according to the principle “better to see once” watch a video of the demonstration.
Company Samsung Electronics has presented at exhibition CES 2014 in Las Vegas, new appliances, which can cope with the Affairs at home faster and easier. Including two new vacuum cleaner line Motion Sync.
Samsung Motion Sync first, Samsung has expanded its range of powerful and effective vacuum cleaners new model Samsung Motion Sync VU7000 function with Full Detachable Handheld. It allows the use of additional removable compact vacuum cleaner with its own motor, located on the handle of the main device, for better and convenient cleaning of parts of the house. Technology CycloneForce multi 9 mini cyclones ensures no loss of suction power. Vertical model Samsung VU7000 was developed in accordance with the concept of Motion Sync Design that Samsung introduced in Europe last fall. Rotary brush and a large wheel cleaner provides flexibility and ease of management. In 2014, Samsung will introduce on the market model kanistrovogo vacuum cleaner Samsung Motion Sync. Both novelties will go on sale in early spring 2014, start of sales in Russia will be announced later.
The company Fuhu, developer tablets and applications for children presented DreamTab oriented exclusively on children. The tablet was established under the joint project Fuhu, DreamWorks Animation. and Intel. It is designed to assist children in learning, games and development. The new model will go on sale in June 2014. According to Intel, this is the first children’s Android tablet based on its technologies.
DreamTab DreamTab created on the basis of the new 64-bit processor Intel Atom Z3740 (Bay Trail) and provides long battery life. New running OS Android-based 4.4 KitKat and support NFC, touch screen and the ability to enter information using the stylus. In the new model, Fuhu will use the Blue Morpho, supporting new opportunities for education, games and development in a secure environment. It is interesting that it is presented in two versions – 8-inch and 12-inch. The display is made of IPS technology and has Full HD resolution. Also, the tablet comes with a 32 or 16 GB of memory. DreamTab will include the Wings Learning System company Fuhu and an interactive program Be an Artist (Creative Studio), developed specifically for the tablet. In the interactive studios kids can create your favorite characters from DreamWorks animation tools. Wings Learning System will also support training manuals based on Bluetooth technology, allowing to combine the advantages of online and offline training. Tablet DreamTab will go on sale in the U.S. in the spring of 2014, and then appear in other regions.
Gigabyte has introduced in the framework of the CES 2014 the next replenishment of the assortment of mobile computers under the brand Aorus, pozicioniruyushheesya as the thinnest and lightest gaming laptop with dual-GPU line of NVIDIA GeForce GTX, working in conjunction SLI. Indeed, with the overall 392 x 263 x 22.9 mm and a weight of 2.9 kg laptop Aorus X7 includes a couple of video cards GeForce GTX 765M with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, coupled with the Quad-Core Intel Core i7-4700HQ (2.4 to 3.4 GHz) provide the necessary performance for complex modern games.
Gigabyte Aorus X7 The characteristics Aorus X7 also includes a 17.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and up to 32 GB of memory DDR3L 1600, and the drives includes iiyama capacities up to 500 GB, 2.5-inch hard drive with a capacity of up to 1TB. Plus there’s also a web-camera 1.3 MP, and special buttons for macros the backlit keyboard, and a number of cash interfaces includes three USB 3.0 and HDMI, D-Sub and mini DisplayPort, coupled with the slot under the SD memory card. Network connections provide controllers Killer LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0, and as the operating system can be installed Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional. Delivery Aorus X7 have to start by March, and its cost will be around $2099 to $2799 in different configurations.
Company Sony Handycam camcorder FDR-AX100 (in Europe FDR-AX100E). According to the manufacturer, it is the most compact and lightweight in the world camcorder with the support of shooting video with a resolution of 4K. A small camera allows you to shoot with one hand and gives the output videos, clarity, which is 4 times higher than Full HD.
Sony FDR-AX100 Model is equipped with a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor with a resolution of 14.2 effective megapixels and 29 mm wide-angle lens ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*providing 12x optical zoom, covering focal lengths 29,0 – 348,0 mm in 35-mm equivalent. As noted by Sony, record in XAVC S (format on the basis of technology 4K) provides clarity and smoothness of each frame even when zooming in, and panning. 4K video shoot at 24 and 30 frames per second. LCD touch panel Xtra Fine LCD screen has a diagonal of 3,5 inches and a resolution 921 thousand pixels, also has a viewfinder OLED Tru-Finder. The camera supports NFC and Wi-Fi, a record 5.1-channel surround sound using the built-in microphone. Dimensions of the device are 196,5 x 83.5 x 81 mm, and weight without battery – 790 grams. It is expected that the output of the sale will be held in March at an estimated price of US $ 2000.
Panasonic officially unveiled at CES 2014 pair of compact cameras, the Lumix line, capable to please fans of optical approximation. Indeed, the DMC-ZS35 able to offer its customers 20x zoom (24-480 mm equivalent in 35mm film), and the DMC-ZS40 this value altogether reaches 30x. Let’s add, that in some markets, these new items will appear under the names respectively DMC-TZ55 and DMC-TZ60, so potential buyers need to be careful.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 and ZS40 the model Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 equipped 1/2,3-inch CMOS-matrix with a resolution of 18 MP processor and image processing Venus, ensuring good performance. Shaking and camera shake when shooting compensates hybrid optical stabilization system, it also supports the RAW formats in addition to the usual JPEG. In addition to the 3-inch LCD screen there is an electronic viewfinder, we note and support of wireless technologies Wi-Fi and NFC. Dimensions of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 equals 111 x 64 x 34 mm and weighs 240 grams (with battery). With regard to the model DMC-ZS35, it boasts 1/2,33-inch CMOS sensor with a resolution of 16 megapixels and optical stabilization, and also a turning 3-inch display and support for Wi-Fi (NFC and shooting in RAW format is missing). Both cameras feature a micro-HDMI to connect to a TV and are capable of recording videos (including HD video) to SD/SDHC/SDXC, their cost and terms of the beginning of sales not reported.
Plextor is a new line of SSDs – M6. New drives Plextor next generation are available in different forms, such as 2.5-inch M6S and M6M office. Also have seen the light of two drives with PCIe – high-speed M6e M.2 and HHHL PCIe card.
Plextor M6S, M6M and M6e in addition to the new form factor M.2, ruler M6 is typical of the new 19 nm memory Toggle Toshiba’s NAND technology “Adaptive Write” and the new Plextor firmware which works better with a controller and memory to maintain the high performance drives for the entire warranty period. All this allows to increase areal density. According to the manufacturer, the decision M6e M.2 PCIe and HHHL PCIe designed for serious users who need the highest speed. Drives M6e based on a multi-core controller Marvell 88SS9183 for more efficient work during the intense pressures. Due to the interface PCI-Express SSD M6e can reach sequential read/write bandwidth 770/625 MB per second, and random read/write – 105000 and 100,000 IOPS (transactions per second). Drive M6e automatically recognized as AHCI device and does not require additional drivers. If the system is set to UEFI mode, the boot time will be halved. Drives M6e will be available with up to 512 GB. On all drives ruler M6e a 5-year warranty. High performance drives M6S 2.5-inch enclosure SATA suited as a replacement for a standard hard drive. Thanks M6S reduced boot time, quicker loading applications and improves the responsiveness of the system as a whole. Drives M6S will be available with up to 512 GB. Sequential read/write speed is seen at 520 MB and 440 MB per second, and random read/write speed – 94000 and 80,000 IOPS (transactions per second). Drives M6M with mSATA interface would be a good solution for another. Drives ruler M6M available displacement of up to 512 GB. Sequential read/write speed is seen at 520 MB and 440 MB per second, and random read/write speed – 94000 and 80,000 IOPS (transactions per second). All drives ruler M6 will be available in the spring of 2014.
Google, in all likelihood, already insufficient domination Android smartphone market (and the strong growth of its use in tablet computers), and it actively searches for all new applications for the mobile software platform. Evidence of this can serve as the establishment of the organization “Open automobile Alliance” (Open Automotive Alliance, OAA), where in addition to the Internet giant included such monsters of the auto industry, as Audi, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai. In addition, a participant of the OAA became known developer of mobile chip NVIDIA.
Android, the automotive Task of the new Association is to accelerate innovation in the sector of automotive engineering, in other words, promote the creation and development of intelligent vehicle systems on the basis of Android and maximum dissemination of the machines of different vendors. Moreover door OAA open to new participants, so that their number after some time may increase. Thus, following his arrival in smartphones, tablets and a wearable electronics mobile platform Google is going to conquer a new market segment, where it has chances to gain a foothold. Note that the first car with Android on Board in the face of the Roewe 350 reported back in 2010, however, then this OS was “raw”and competitors from Apple also made a similar initiative on iOS.
Among innovative developments presented by LG at the CES 2014, the attention of the venerable public attracts large display with a diagonal of 55 inches, which has a mirror effect. Indeed, as seen on the pictures, the display with glass surface reflects all the objects before him, including visitors and corporate pavilion. Reflection does not prevent to see appears on the display, say, information about the planned meetings.
Display LG mirror effect by Itself, this 55-inch display supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and has a very narrow bezel width of only 15 mm, which makes it almost invisible against a huge screen. In addition, there are multi-functionality that allows you to manage the system and its parameters on the intuitive level, usual for smartphones and tablets. Such display panels can be useful for smart houses of the future, as well as the “digital fitting rooms” major shopping centres and fashion boutiques. Moreover, a visitor can make a pie picture yourself and check the setting selected suit and get virtual recommendations of designers.
Toshiba America Information Systems in the face of the unit’s Digital Products Division (DPD) officially announced its first хромбук, became at the same time the first gadget with a 13.3-inch diagonal screen. The novelty is positioned as a solution for students and home users looking for a low-cost mobile computer, low-weight, easy to use and suitable for daily use and sale in the American market, this laptop will come with 16 February for a suggested price of $279,99. As a software platform, naturally, installed Chrome OS.
Toshiba Chromebook Features Toshiba Chromebook include the above-mentioned 13.3 inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and Intel Celeron 2955U series Haswell, coupled with 2 GB of RAM to ensure good performance. Store the data offered on a solid state drive with a capacity of 16 GB, the user is granted a 100 GB disk space on cloud servers Google Drive. The number of cash interfaces include a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a full-sized HDMI video output, in addition, there is support for Wi-Fi.802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a card reader. With regard to weight and thickness хромбука, these figures are respectively 1.5 kg and 20 mm