The Chinese showed Moto Z2 Play

On the site of the Chinese center for certification of telecommunications equipment TENAA was seen a new smartphone Moto Z2 Play, yet not officially submitted.

The Chinese showed Moto Z2 PlayThe Chinese showed Moto Z2 PlayThe Chinese showed Moto Z2 Play

Thanks to this, live photos of the smartphone and details about the characteristics became available. According to the agency, Moto Z2 Play under model number XT1710 is much thinner than its predecessor – 5.99 mm, and also lighter – 145 grams. However, for the sake of this, the battery capacity was sacrificed. Moto Z Play used a battery of 3510 mAh, and in the Moto Z2 Play – 3000 mAh. Apparently, the fingerprint scanner will support gestures for navigation, as in the Moto G5 style with the G5 Plus. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 12-megapixel main and 5-megapixel front cameras. Hardware base was the eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, 4 GB of operative and 64 GB of internal flash memory with the ability to expand microSD cards. As expected, Moto Z2 Play will go on sale in gray and golden colors.

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Roskosmos announced a high-precision "Digital Earth"

State Corporation Roscosmos announced a project called Digital Earth. It involves creating a digital model of the entire surface of our planet with an accuracy of about 1 m and with periodic updates.
Roskosmos announced a high-precision "Digital Earth"
This became possible due to the growing capabilities of the grouping of Earth remote sensing satellites. The "Digital Earth" will be based on the development of the holding "Russian Space Systems", a part of Roscosmos. According to the idea of ​​the developers, Digital Earth will form the basis of a whole family of new geoinformation services, oriented both to ordinary consumers and to businesses with state-owned companies. At the moment, the orbiting group of remote sensing includes 8 satellites, by 2025 it is planned to bring their number to 20.

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HP has updated the Specter x2 hybrid tablet

HP introduced an updated hybrid tablet Specter x2, traditionally competing with Microsoft Surface Pro. The model is equipped with a removable keyboard, 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 3K2K (3000 x 2000 pixels) and supports input stylus.
HP has updated the Specter x2 hybrid tablet
HP Specter x2 is based on Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors of the seventh generation (Kaby Lake architecture), up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 memory, up to 1 TB on a solid-state drive. The battery life reaches 8 hours from one charge, a fast charge is promised – 50% for half an hour.

HP has updated the Specter x2 hybrid tabletHP has updated the Specter x2 hybrid tablet

You can also note the aluminum case, a customizable stand with angles up to 165 degrees, 13 and 5 megapixel cameras, WIndows Hello face recognition IR camera, Bang & Olufsen acoustics, microSD slot, two USB Type-C ports. The HP Specter x2 tablet will be available in June 2017 at a price of $ 999.99.

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Samsung showed an expandable OLED display

Samsung Display company announced its new development – OLED-display, which can be stretched without the danger of damage. According to the manufacturer, this is the first such screen in the world.
Samsung showed an expandable OLED display
The development will be demonstrated at SID 2017 (Society for Information Display), which will be held in Los Angeles from 23 to 25 May. The company will show a 9.1-inch version of the display. It can be stretched by 12 mm when pressed and then restored without damage. As explained by the manufacturer, unlike flexible displays that can be deformed in one direction, for example, fold, bend or twist, the expandable OLED can deform more than in two ways. According to the idea, the development will find its application on the Internet Things, wearable and automotive electronics.

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HP has updated the Envy 13 and 17 laptops

HP introduced the updated Envy 13 and 17 laptops. They are enclosed in a metal case, an optional integrated fingerprint touchpad scanner, four Bang & Olufsen speakers with discrete amplifiers.
HP has updated the Envy 13 and 17 laptops
They work on the basis of new processors Intel Core-i3, Core-i5 and Core-i7, up to 16 GB of RAM. The 13-inch model has become more compact and lighter. It supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).
HP has updated the Envy 13 and 17 laptops
The 17-inch model features an integrated optical drive, optional NVIDIA graphics and up to 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels).
HP has updated the Envy 13 and 17 laptops
HP Envy 13 and 17 will go on sale in June at a price of $ 999.99 and $ 1049.99. In Russia, they will appear in July at a price of 54,990 rubles and 67,990 rubles, respectively.

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Durable Samsung Galaxy S8 Active appeared on the photo

The Wireless Power Consortium has certified the upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, which has not yet been officially announced. Thanks to this, the first photo of the model appeared on the network.
Durable Samsung Galaxy S8 Active appeared on the photo

In addition to the photo, the documentation confirms the name Galaxy S8 Active, model number SM-G892A and support for the wireless charging standard Qi 1.2.3. In the photo you can see that the smartphone uses a conventional flat display, and not curved, like the Galaxy S8, and a more brutal body.
Durable Samsung Galaxy S8 Active appeared on the photo
Recall, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is known very little. Basically, the very fact of preparation, its model number SM-G892A and code name – Cruiser. Last year, Samsung also released a version of Active its flagship – Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. He got a shatterproof display and a high-capacity battery, the glass rear panel was replaced with rubberized plastic, at the corners appeared "bumpers", the touch buttons replaced with hardware and so on. There is a possibility that, like last year, Galaxy S8 Active will be an exclusive for the US operator AT & T. In addition to protection according to the IP68 standard, the smartphone is expected to comply with the military standard MIL-STD-810G. The debut may take place in June.

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Android Pay starts work in Russia

Google has officially introduced the Android Pay payment system in Russia. The service will start on May 23, 2017. It allows you to pay for purchases in stores and applications using smartphones based on Android 4.4 and higher.
Android Pay starts work in Russia
To pay for the purchase in the store, you'll need to install the Android Pay app from Google Play and attach the unlocked gadget to the NFC-enabled terminal. For purchases cheaper than 1000 rubles, unlocking is not required. Among the partner banks, AK BARS, Alfa-Bank, BinBank, VTB24, MTS Bank, Bank Otkritie, Promsvyazbank, Raiffeisenbank, Roketbank, Russian Standard Bank, Rosselkhozbank, Sberbank, Tinkoff Bank, Point »And Yandex.Money. In addition, Android Pay allows you to store discount and bonus cards of "Magnet", "Crossroads", Starbucks, KFC, Rosneft and so on. Recall that in the autumn of 2016 in Russia the service of Samsung Pay was activated, and then Apple Pay. With the launch of Android Pay, contactless payments can be used not only by users of certain Samsung smartphones, but also by other Android smartphones with the NFC chip. In addition, Android Pay support appeared in the smart watch when the Android Wear 2.0 update was released.

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Retro-console NES Classic Edition surpassed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on sales

The retro-prefix NES Classic Edition managed to outrun the sales of the PlayStation 4 console from Sony and Xbox One from Microsoft in April 2017 in the US. This was reported by the VentureBeat resource with reference to the analyst Mat Piscatella (Mat Piscatella) from the company NPD Group.
Retro-console NES Classic Edition surpassed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on sales
Interestingly, the first place was taken by the new Nintendo Switch. Second place in the US took NES Classic Edition for $ 60, overtaking the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Recall that the mini-console NES Classic Edition complete with 30 classic console games started in November 2016. In February, a warning to stop the production of the retro console was released by Norwegian retailers, and in April, an early disappearance from sales was reported for the North American market. Apparently, it was the message about the termination of production and spurred the sale of NES Classic Edition, which is almost impossible to find in the US.

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HP introduced an updated changer Envy x360

HP has introduced an updated version of the Envy x360. The notebook-flip-up in a metal case with a screen diagonal of 15.6 inches became more compact and lighter, while increasing the hardware capabilities.
HP introduced an updated changer Envy x360
Reducing the size is achieved by reducing the thickness of the frames around the display. There are two models – dark gray Envy x360 based on AMD A9 or A12 processors, as well as silver ones based on Intel Core i5 or i7. Both received screens with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), the version with Intel also has the option 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels).
HP introduced an updated changer Envy x360
Also, you can note up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA graphics (for the Intel version), a 1 TB drive, USB 3.0 connectors, USB Type-C and HDMI. The autonomy time is 10.25 hours for AMD and 11.5 hours for Intel.
HP introduced an updated changer Envy x360
HP Envy x360 15 will be on sale in Russia in July at a price of 61,990 rubles with an Intel processor and 4,990 rubles with an AMD processor.

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IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photo

On the expanses of Weibo and Twitter, we found a selection of photos, which allows you to compare the sizes and main differences in the design of all three models of Apple smartphones in 2017 release. Presumably, the photo shows the production forms of iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.
IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photo
Most likely we are talking about forms for the manufacture of covers by third-party manufacturers. Nevertheless, they clearly show differences in the size, location of the controls and cameras.
IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photo

If you believe this leak, the iPhone 8 is noticeably larger than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus. While previously it was said that the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 would be comparable in size to the iPhone 7s Plus due to the reduction of the frames around the display. Also striking is the difference between the vertical dual camera iPhone 8 and the horizontal dual camera iPhone 7s Plus.
IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photo Recall that in 2017, most analysts expect a great redesign, since Apple will celebrate 10 years with the release of the first iPhone. As one of the upcoming innovations most often mentioned OLED-display. It is rumored that the iPhone 8 will receive a touch screen in the entire front panel, the hardware Home button will turn into a virtual one, in fact, its functions, including fingerprint recognition of the Touch ID, will execute the screen section. Also reported on advanced biometric capabilities, improved mechanism of tactile feedback Taptic engine and wireless charging.
IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photo However, there is a version of minor changes in the following iPhone. According to sources from Taiwanese suppliers, Apple's new smartphones will not be iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. At the same time, they will become updated versions of the current generation, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, without significant design changes. The main innovation will be the A11 processor, but rumors of a glass case and wireless charging are not justified. In addition, it is reported on the appearance of an additional color option – red. It also assumes the output of an average 5-inch iPhone with a dual camera mounted vertically, and not horizontally like the iPhone 7 Plus.
IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photo
The latest leaks, however, predict the emergence of three versions – the luxury iPhone 8 or iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED-screen costing more than $ 1000, and a 4.7-inch model with an LCD-display under the probable name iPhone 7s and 5, 5-inch LCD iPhone 7s Plus, which will receive fewer differences from the current generation of Apple smartphones.

IPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photoIPhone 8 compared with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in size on the photo

Since the release of the original iPhone in 2007, Apple is releasing the next generation once a year. With the release of the iPhone 3GS in 2009, the company has established the tradition of even-numbered years to produce a noticeable update with the next figure in the model name and a new design of the case, and on odd – a model with a suffix "s" in the title and changes, mainly relating to "under-hood" And program components. Based on this tradition, the appearance in 2017 of models of iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus looks logical. Nevertheless, given the anniversary release and reports of analysts about low sales of the iPhone 7, experts tend to expect a significantly improved iPhone 8 for next year, not in 2018. The current generation of smartphones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company presented to the public on September 7 2016 year. The main innovations were the design with the plastic inserts for antennas shifted to the edges, the protection against water according to the IP67 standard, the touch, and not the mechanical one, the "Home" button and the powerful quad-core Apple A10 processor. In addition to everything else, the large 7 Plus version uses a dual camera with an optical zoom and blurring of the background of pictures in the style of SLR cameras. In addition, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus lost 3.5-mm audio jack mini-jack, but in the kit with the smartphone is supplied a cable adapter for connecting ordinary headphones to the port Lightning. At the time of release, the iPhone 7 was the most powerful smartphone in the world.

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