Microsoft Presents "Always Connected PCs"

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Microsoft takes the stage at the 2nd Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawai, to further detail Windows 10 notebooks running on Qualcomm chipsets-- now referred to as "Always Connected PCs."

Always Connected PCsAs described at previous events, the Always Connected PCs run on an ARM-based Snapdragon 835 chipset, and promise 20+ hour active use battery life together with mobile device-style instant-on functionality from standby mode (or what Microsoft calls "Modern Standby Mode"). Cellular connectivity is integrated, allowing for low-power, always-on connectivity superior to what is currently available on current notebooks.

The companies stress the notebooks can run all Windows 10 apps, through a choice of either Universal Windows Apps (compiled for ARM directly) or x86 apps run via emulation. Microsoft gives no mention on the performance of x86 emulation, instead announcing an "optimised" version of Office 365 for use on the machines.

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The Queen of QLEDs

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SAMSUNG's Dr. Eunjoo Jang

The architect behind development of the Cd-free quantum dot technology, Dr. Eunjoo Jang at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) was just appointed a Samsung Fellow-- an honor also referred to as “Samsung’s Nobel Prize.”

One of the breakthrough achievements of Samsung researchers has been the development of cadmium-free quantum dot technology, used currently in Samsung QLED TVs.

While quantum dot had the benefit of delivering superior light expression, the technology posed harm to the environment with toxic cadmium at risk of being released through nanoparticle degradation. Samsung’s quantum dots, however, are cadmium-free, and Samsung is currently the only company that produces cadmium-free (Cd-free) quantum dot displays.

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Vivitek Presents HK2288 Budget 4K Projector

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Vivitek launches a compact 4K UHD projector option-- the HK2288, built around a recently developed TI 0.66-inch 4K DLP DMD chip able to generate 8.3 million individual pixels.

Vivitek HK2288The projector also offers DLP DarkChip3 and BrilliantColor refinements for optimal black levels. Meanwhile eXpanded Pixel Resolution (XPR) technology uses 4.15 million (2716x1528) mirrors capable of switching over 9000 times per second to deliver two discrete pixels for each mirror per frame, reformulated through video processing to map and reproduce a native 4K image.

The result, according to Vivitek, fully resolves a 4K 1-pixel line pattern and "is indistinguishable from native 4K projection-- unlike pixel-shifting techniques employing standard 1080p chips."

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Charge Your Phone on the Pikachu Charger

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iPhone 8 and X users (or owners of any smartphone with wireless charging capability) get a more adorable charging accessory option-- a wireless charger modeled after Pikachu, the yellow Pokemon with appropriate electric powers.

Pikachu chargerMade by TeknFun, the Pikachu charger uses Qi induction technology, making it compatible with the latest Apple and Samsung Galaxy smartphones, among others. A trio of USB ports allow it to charge other devices, and Pikachu's cheeks glow red while charging is taking place.

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Apple Sells Lifeprint AR Printer

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Apple Stores start selling the latest instant printer from Lifeprint-- a larger, wifi-connected version capable of printing photos users can augment through a companion iPhone app.

LifeprintThe selling point of Lifeprint devices the ability to print a still from a video or Live Photo, before bringing it to augmented reality life by scanning with the app. As a result, customers can easily print and share Live Photos. The update provides larger 3 x 4.5-inch prints, up from 2 x 3-inch of the previous version.

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