The Solid State Drive technology gradually develops. The volume of drives increases, the cost, $/GB gradually decreases, and reliability of such devices increases. On CES 2016 at once several vendors showed the last achievements in this sphere. The OCZ Technology group, part of Toshiba Group Company, at this exhibition showed new model of the drive — RevoDrive 400 NVMe PCI Express SSD.
Performance of the device is rather big. So, OCZ used the NVMe technology for improvement of indicators of reading/record. In the new drive the X4 PCI Express interface by means of which SSD is connected to the motherboard is used.
1 year ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! For certain that who likes to travel, wander about mountain paths or it is forced to dangle in permanent business trips between settlements as the problem of a poor signal or dead bands in a network of the mobile operator is known to nobody else. And even the most modern and fancy smartphone at such moments is not more valuable than an empty jar from under Cola at all. The protective cover for the mJoose smartphone allowing to strengthen a desired signal by 100 times can become effective solution of a problem. Such number is given by his creators, giving as argument Pro results of tests of the independent accredited laboratory. The innovation cover of mJoose 3 in 1 was highly appreciated at the CES 2016 exhibition where it received awards in two nominations at once.
The glass panel does not possess 100% transparency, and looks as slightly zatonirovanny glass. In the panel basis which at an exhibition copy is executed with decorative wooden finishing there are microscopic LEDs projecting the image on a panel.
As envisioned by designers of the company the display can fasten, for example, on a cabinet and execute at the same time a role of a decorative panel and the display. The maximum picture resolution makes 1080 pixels in width. During the work the display can save translucency of certain regions.
As use options designers of the company, except obvious television, offer demonstration of weather, and also the virtual shelf with music or movies. Control is exercised of the gestures distinguished by the built-in camera.
Under a cat – the animated GIF with demonstration of operation of the display.
1 year ago The guy, probably, has excess $599 for points and $1500 for the PC
The other day the vendor of video points of Oculus Rift announced the cost of the consumer version of the device. As it appeared, $599 will cost a gadget. After announcement of the price many potential buyers were if are not shocked, then unpleasantly surprised precisely. All expected the price approximately in $350 — so much, how much is the version for the developer, DK2 dev kit.
Why it turned out so expensively? I will remind that it should be taken into account not so much the price of points, but also the cost of the PC which "will pull" functionality of the device — and it is about $1500 more. Gamers, of course, should not worry — their game PCs approximately so much and stand, and there will be enough performance with a stock (in most cases). But Oculus Rift can be used at all not only for games. Generally, it turned out expensively, to many — it is very expensive. And SEO of the company on Reddit tried to explain why the company asks such a lot of money.
The external accumulator — the excellent solution allowing to load a gadget with the sat-down accumulator at any time in any place. But if the external battery is discharged, and nearby there is no socket — it can already be a problem. Itself I use the external battery, and quite often I forget to load her, unfortunately.
The Swedish startup of MyFC decided "to invent the bicycle", and created own version of the charger. It does not demand feed by energy, for work only hydrogen is necessary. The device is called Jaq, and it represents charging on fuel elements, working at hydrogen.
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Than CES is good? — The fact that there (it seems as) our near future and technologies which will affect it is defined. Than it is bad? — Abundance of concepts and prototypes. And often it happens that from the presentation before implementation there passes a large number of time. So left also with ASWY, the levitating loudspeaker which was provided in 2015, but "reached" us already in the final of the last December.
1 year ago
In race of technologies among smartphones it is fashionable to add the IR-port, it seems as not especially necessary thing recently, but for a hang-up that, we have, and at competitors is not present – it is good. Though why not especially necessary? Among equipment still the majority uses the IK-channel for management from the panel and idea it seems good, but here implementation usually limps. Several times observed as my friend, saying that supposedly here I have a built-in IR panel on phone, now I will change the channel of the TV, for example on a visit, came across impossibility of it to make because of some foolish restrictions. It seems the panel is, but does not want to work or demands finding of equipment in the same WiFi of a network, as phone or some wild setup. Generally, straight off the normal inhabitant cannot understand, and further or laziness as it is simpler to make the normal panel, or is not present time for it. I suspect that most of readers of Geektimes has no such problems, but for example, browsing third-party applications for multifunctional IR panels in Play a market, I often met comments it seems: — the great application at last my HTC is able to manage something through IR. That is the problem with a standard IR-port on smartphones is. And what to do who has no such port, but there is a strong wish?
On Geektimes now not and there are a lot of posts connected with CES therefore it should be added a little information on interesting gadgets from an exhibition. And so, the other day the device which it is possible to call folding personal movie theater was shown here. The device is called Royole-X, and its feature, except portability, is existence of the built-in AMOLED of the display. Thickness makes it only 0,01 mm.
According to the journalist who tested "movie theater" in operation, impressions of viewing of video in a helmet are almost similar to impressions of viewing of video on the 60th inch TV. At the display 3300 PPI, contrast 10000:1 and 24-bit RGB. The display rather accurate, helmet sits on the head as poured. Unfortunately, people who wear glasses are forced them to remove before trying a helmet. But a helmet allows to configure focus and other parameters. So problems should not arise.
On Kickstarter the most interesting project — the single-board mini-PC PINE A64 appeared a few weeks ago. His developers consider that this single board computer can be used in the most different spheres, including telecommunications, electronics, educational projects, entertainments.
Despite the small sizes, this quite powerful device, for the class, of course. The quad-core 64-bit ARM A53 processor with a frequency of work of a kernel of 1,2 GHz forms a basis. GPU — MALI-400 MP2 (2 kernels, 500 MHz). Performance of a graphic subsystem is slightly higher, than at original X-Box.
1 year ago
For all hi, we decided to open the corporate blog VRDevice from remarkable news: The Oculus Rift company which is engaged in development of a helmet of virtual reality at last opened a possibility of the preorder of the first consumer versions of the devices.