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Lenovo Vibe P1: the smartphone which is difficult for discharging

2 years, 11 months ago
Hi, friends! Today we suggest to talk a little our brand new "long-playing" Vibe P1 smartphone. It is the new leader in the line of P with very capacious accumulator on 5000 mAh and the worthy successor of the last year's P70 model. In a word, such special phone for all who very much are upset because of need to carry with itself the external accumulator or to recharge phone during the day. All this Vibe P1 does not threaten the owner at all. It is more than details under a cat.


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Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung

2 years, 11 months ago
Till 2015 the Chinese vendors actively adopted style of two recognized leaders of the market of smartphones – Apple and Samsung. And to the first "got" more often and stronger: practically each company respecting itself from Celestial Empire considered a duty to snatch though some element of design of the current iPhone model. Samsung, however, too quite often suffered from fans fairly to borrow both design elements, and an exterior of this or that Korean device in general. In the expiring year the situation changed – let not radically, but nevertheless is notable. Now young people and hot Chinese vendors look for inspiration not only in products of the Korean and American vendors, but also in products of own rival colleagues – the Chinese companies.


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Lumia 950 XL, Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum video overview

2 years, 11 months ago
After the official presentation of Lumia 950/950 XL which we visited we promised to purchase 950 XL and to make the detailed overview of the device. We keep the word. Around mobile Windows many rumors therefore the first part of video is devoted to analysis of the existing myths concerning software, glitches, an overheat and time of autonomous work go and it is, just, one of the reasons for which we decided to prepare this material only in video format — very difficult to describe many glitches of software words so that it was clear also not to the user of Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile. After analysis of glitches, we impart experience of use of Continuum, and at the end the overview, actually, of the device.



We hope that viewing will be pleasant, and video will be useful and informative. If we forgot something, and you will have questions concerning Windows 10 Mobile, Continuum and 950 XL, are ready to answer them in comments.

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Photo: Google Glass of the second generation

2 years, 11 months ago

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DEXP tablets on Intel®: overview of 4 models at the cost from 11 990 to 15 990 rubles

2 years, 11 months ago
The line of tablets of the Vladivostok DEXP brand includes more than 35 models almost for every taste. There are among them and models on Android, and devices on Windows, and the protected tablets, and devices with the strengthened accumulators – the word, it is possible to select long, and eventually to select that it is necessary for you. I will not begin to describe features of all three and a half tens "tablets" - it is, as they say, a subject my doctor's. In this overview it will be a question of five models on iron from Intel®, namely on different Intel® Atom™ versions. At my modest look, one of the most curious DEXP tablets bear onboard processors from the company from Santa Clara. And in general this "four" is quite able to show a variety of tablets from Vladivostok.


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Ford patented the transforming car with the built-in electrounicycle

2 years, 11 months ago
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Last week the US 9,211,932 patent of the Ford company, the application for which was submitted in June of last year, was published. The company patented the unexpected concept of the transforming car "two in one". As envisioned, the back wheel of the car represents an autonomous electric motor which can be disconnected and put on an axis of a small unicycle. The chassis of a unicycle is offered to be stored in a car luggage carrier.

Thus, as envisioned by authors of idea, the person can reach on the car to some parking, then take out from a luggage carrier an electric unicycle without wheel, put on it a wheel from the car (automatic jacking of the car and removal of a wheel the easy movement of a hand are thought also over) and to go further already on the melkogabaritny transport (reminding the existing one-wheeled RYNO electromotorcycle). Also the option in which the wheel does not need the additional chassis is provided, and works as the one-wheeled analog of Segway which already went on sale – Solowheel.

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Перчатка-контроллер c самостоятельной генерацией энергии для работы

2 years, 11 months ago
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Инженеры из Политехнического университета в Турине (Италия) совместно с инженерами из Массачусетского технологического института разработали прототип компьютерного контроллера в виде перчатки. Необычным в этом устройстве является то, что перчатка самостоятельно вырабатывает часть энергии, необходимой для своей работы.

В проекте управляющей перчатки, названной изобретателями Goldfinger, пьезоэлектрические преобразователи превращают механическую энергию движений пальцев в электрическую. Правда, пока что прототип не в состоянии полностью обеспечить потребности перчатки в электроэнергии – мощности пьезогенераторов не хватает. Однако это даёт возможность уменьшить размер батареи, которую придётся носить вместе с контроллером.

Перчатка сделана из нейлона, в который интегрированы токопроводящие нити, поэтому она достаточно гибкая и не имеет жёстких элементов. Управляющая электроника и аккумуляторы сосредоточены в небольшой коробочке, размещающейся на запястье.

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Mozilla suspects over release of devices OS Firefox instead of recently rested smartphone

2 years, 11 months ago
The community Mozilla is going to develop several devices based on OS Firefox to replace the failed project of the smartphone. Data on the preparing devices flowed away in a network through the Spanish computer blog Hipertextual then the manual of community confirmed their reliability. Among these devices there is a tablet, the computer "on a stick", "smart" a router and the computer in a keyboard form factor.

Earlier this month Mozilla declared the termination of release and sales of smartphones based on OS Firefox – online OSes in which applications do not need to be downloaded. The OS in fact represents itself the browser in which all applications are web applications. The similar principle is used in Chrome OS – a child of the Google company which tried to advance aggressively notebooks with such OS, but also did not achieve special progress – this OS just will become part of mobile Android OS soon.

However, according to the vice-president of Mozilla for mobile devices, the OS continues to develop, and the company, without losing hopes, is going to try to use it in other devices. And here what it will be devices – according to concepts which description flowed away in a network.

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DEXP Ursus KX210i – the transforming tablet on Windows 10 with the Intel® Atom™ processor

2 years, 11 months ago
We already got used to such phenomenon as transforming tablets. It is enough to fasten to them the keyboard, and text typing, and also creation of other content becomes many times simpler. If at the same time the tablet works based on Windows, then the keyboard turns it actually into the notebook. Until recently tablets based on the full Windows version generally were under construction on expensive Intel® Core™ processors, and now available and not less productive alternatives on Intel® Atom™ were available for sale. For example, DEXP Ursus KX210i based on the Intel® Atom™ Z3735F processor. We receive the easy and compact 10-inch tablet which by means of a complete docking station is transformed to the notebook on which it is possible to solve rather complex professional challenges for only 11 990 rubles.


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#новогоднийад: The best devices for the smart house

2 years, 11 months ago
One of "hot topics" is "smart houses" and any automation today. We select many years products for our category "smart house", and this year found several interesting projects too.
Soon new year, is also a high time to select a gift which will stand not just on the shelf, and will improve life and convenience. So, we begin.

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