Android TV will get a new interface with Android O

Google has announced a number of changes in the design of the interface of the Android TV platform, which are expected with the release of the next version of the Android O operating system.
Android TV will get a new interface with Android O
So, the home screen will get a new look. And with the help of new APIs, application developers will be able to create many channels in the application, which will be visible in the form of a line of programs on the screen. The most frequently used applications will be placed at the top of the screen, and the Watch Next section will be located below with the content selected according to the preferences of the user. In addition to the new interface, Google will also provide support for Google Assistant's voice assistant on Android TV. As a result, the user will be able to search for content, as well as control playback and home smart devices using voice commands. Android O with Google Assistant will appear on Android TV by the end of the year. The first device to receive the update will be Nexus Player. However, Google Assistant will also be devices with Android TV, based on the versions of the OS Marshmallow and Nougat. As for the geography of the distribution of Assistant on Android TV, while Google only mentions the US.

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Samsung confirmed the existence of the Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017)

The official website of Samsung found confirmation of the existence of the upcoming smartphone Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017), which are not yet officially presented. "Evidence" was seen on the Korean page, describing the children's mode Kids Mode for Samsung smartphones.
Samsung confirmed the existence of the Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017)
There, among the supported smartphones for Kids Mode, Galaxy J5 (2017) with Galaxy J7 (2017) are also listed. Also in the list you can see Galaxy J7 Pop and J7 Max. As expected, the Galaxy J7 smartphone (2017) with model number SM-J730 and Galaxy J5 (2017) with model number SM-J530 will receive a metal case, 13-megapixel front camera with flash, fingerprint scanner and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is equipped with a 5.2-inch SuperAMOLED-display with HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) and a 3000 mAh battery. The Galaxy J7 (2017) is expected to 5.5-inch display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and a battery for 3600 mAh. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) can make their debut in June at a price of 279 and 339 euros, respectively.

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Russia launched the world's first quantum blockade

Scientists of the Russian Quantum Center have developed and tested in practice the technology of "quantum block". According to the developers, they made it the first in the world.
Russia launched the world's first quantum blockade
Blocking is a way of distributed storage and verification of financial, commercial and other data. In this case, the blockade is protected by methods of quantum cryptography. The article with the results of the experiment is laid out on the ArXiv.org preprint server. A group of researchers at the RCC developed a blocking platform, within which a quantum key distribution can be used-that is, quantum cryptography. With certain network configurations, this allows you to abandon the elements of the blockade, which are vulnerable to attacks using a quantum computer. The presence of quantum communication among participants in the network makes additional demands when adding a new block to the chain. Thus, a quantum lock provides protection from attacks with the help of a quantum computer. As developers say, this makes Russian blockade unbreakable even for Russian hackers. The development was tested on a heterogeneous network of quantum communications, created by the RCC using the Gazprombank lines. In a network with three nodes, the method of forming blocks was demonstrated.

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Moto G5S Plus lit up on live photos

On the expanses of Weibo, the Chinese analogue of Twitter, the first live photos of the upcoming smartphone Moto G5S Plus, which has not yet been officially announced, showed up.
Moto G5S Plus lit up on live photos
Photo confirmed the metal case, a dual main camera and the operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat. They coincide with the renderers that leaked to the network a couple of days ago.
Moto G5S Plus lit up on live photos
According to preliminary data, Moto G5S Plus will receive a 5.5-inch Full HD LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels), a front camera with a flash, a fingerprint scanner and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The hardware core will be the Sonar processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 4 GB of RAM.

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Apple hinted at the date of the announcement of the iPhone 8 in a letter to employees

Apple has opened the veil of secrecy over the date of the announcement of the next generation of its smartphones. Details were reported by the Latvian designer Benjamin Geskin (Benjamin Geskin), known for organizing leaks, via his Twitter account.
Apple hinted at the date of the announcement of the iPhone 8 in a letter to employees
The concept of the iPhone 8 According to the source, AppleCare support managers received a letter explaining that on certain days they should not give employees time off and vacations, both paid and not paid, as calls are expected to flood and all possible workers will be needed. Based on this letter, September 17 looks like a very likely date for the announcement of the new iPhone.
Apple hinted at the date of the announcement of the iPhone 8 in a letter to employees
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.
Apple hinted at the date of the announcement of the iPhone 8 in a letter to employees
Concept iPhone 8 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.
Apple hinted at the date of the announcement of the iPhone 8 in a letter to employees
The latest leak, however, predicts the appearance 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. 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, 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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Roskosmos allows extraterrestrial microorganisms on the ISS

The surface of the International Space Station can be a temporary custodian of a biomaterial of extraterrestrial origin. This was reported by the press service of Roskosmos.
Roskosmos allows extraterrestrial microorganisms on the ISS
This probability was established during the space experiment "Test" by specialists of the branch scientific institute TsNIIMash. Also, scientists noted that the station is a universal tool for exobiological research. Space experiment "Test" is conducted since 2010. In its framework, the astronauts collected 19 dust samples from the surface of the ISS when they came to the surface of the station. It is noted that for the first time in history, the possibility of regular delivery of samples of fine sediment from the station surface in the natural state was realized. This, in turn, made it possible to obtain multiple and operative data on the chemical and biological composition of cosmic dust. Laboratory studies confirmed the presence on the surface of the MCS of the fine precipitate of the meteoroid substance. Unlike those falling on the surface of the Earth, micrometeorites and cometary dust on the ISS can contain organic biogenic substances, since they are not burned when flying through the atmosphere. Specialists can distinguish microorganisms of terrestrial origin, which accidentally hit the surface of the ISS, from extraterrestrial. However, this is a difficult task and work is under way on its solution.

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HP Elite x3 on Windows 10 Mobile lights up in silver

Smartphone HP Elite x3 based on the operating system Windows 10 Mobile was lit in an unusual color performance in a video called HP Partner First Roadshow 2017, published by the company to promote the Spanish market.
HP Elite x3 on Windows 10 Mobile lights up in silver
In the fourth minute and fifty seconds in the frame gets the smartphone HP Elite x3 with a silver back panel, and such a coloring has not yet been presented by the company. The quality of the video can be assumed that this is a golden version, but this color was not produced by HP either. At the moment, HP offers a black variation of Elite x3. Apparently, the video just got a working prototype. Note that earlier at the exhibition Mobile World Congress the company showed the successor to Elite x3, however, it did not give it into hands, the device was demonstrated "under glass". The updated model has more rounded corners, a changed arrangement of cameras and sensors.

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Updating Google Photos allows you to mark yourself in a photo

Another update to the Google Photos service (Google Photos) added the ability to mark itself with a special tag in the photos.
Updating Google Photos allows you to mark yourself in a photo
When a user marks himself on the photo as a label "I" or "me", he gets additional opportunities. For example, a personalized search is available. To quickly find photos on which the user is represented, you need to search for the word "I". In addition, users from the contact list will receive recommendations to share photos with him on which he is. Also, objects that are automatically created based on photos with it, for example, movies or animations, are available to the user. The new feature will soon be available in the Google Photos app for Android and iOS, but it is already activated in the web interface for many users.

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The smartphone Gionee S10 with four cameras is officially presented

As expected, the Chinese company introduced its new flagship smartphone – Gionee S10. The model received two double cameras at once. The main camera consists of 16 Mp and 8 Mp modules, and the front camera comprises 20 Mp and 8 Mp.
The smartphone Gionee S10 with four cameras is officially presented

The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and a fingerprint scanner. The hardware core was the eight-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor with a clock frequency of 2.5 GHz, 6 GB of operational and 64 GB of internal flash memory with the ability to expand microSD cards. The battery has a capacity of 3450 mAh. The work is performed under the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat with the Amigo OS shell.

The smartphone Gionee S10 with four cameras is officially presentedThe smartphone Gionee S10 with four cameras is officially presented

Supports two SIM-cards, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. The dimensions are 155 x 76.78 x 7.35 mm, and the weight is 178 grams. Gionee S10 goes on sale at a price of 378 US dollars.

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Smart Moto 360 second-generation watches began to be updated to Android Wear 2.0

Motorola began distributing the update to Android Wear 2.0 for the second-generation Moto 360 smart watch. This was reported by Motorola's support service through its official Twitter account.
Smart Moto 360 second-generation watches began to be updated to Android Wear 2.0
Recall, in late April, Google clarified the list of smart watches, which will receive an update to the new Android Wear 2.0 platform in the near future. Among them were Moto 360 and the second generation for a couple of Moto 360 Sport. The latter, incidentally, has not yet been updated to Android Wear 2.0. The first generation of Moto 360, released in 2014, is not planned to be updated at all.

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