Last Week in Technology News – 6 – 12 March 2017

| March 12, 2017

In this issue: Imagination has introduced a new generation of graphics; Presented Smartphone Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro; Smartphones do not require more than 4 GB of RAM; ZTE was fined in the US for $ 892 million; Microsoft announced the decommissioning of its social network So.cl.

Imagination introduced a new generation of graphics

Graphic capabilities of modern mobile devices are very close to the previous generation of consoles. the next generation of accelerators will be even faster and more productive. The company introduced the Imagination graphics solution called PowerVR Furian – it is possible that it will register a new iPhone. According to the developers, the new graphics architecture was developed with a view to use in the field of virtual and augmented reality, as well as in artificial intelligence systems. PowerVR Furian is faster than its predecessor and games – can achieve impressive growth of 70-90%.

Presented Smartphone Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro

The already wide range of Samsung smartphones last week added a new model – Galaxy C5 Pro. Novelty refers to devices an average price category and has the following equipment: 5.2-inch Super AMOLED-display with a resolution of Full HD, 8-core Snapdragon 626 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory, two cameras with a resolution of 16 megapixels , the battery capacity of 2600 mAh. Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro 360 US dollars.

Smartphones do not require more than 4 GB of RAM

Smartphones with each year becoming more powerful 10-core processors, gigabytes of RAM and hundreds of gigabytes of flash memory. According to Huawei According manager Shi Lao (Lao Shi), modern smartphones enough to 4GB of RAM. According to him, in some tests vehicles with so many memory models are faster with 6GB of RAM. By the way, such devices are in range, and the company Huawei.

ZTE was fined in the US $892 million

Ministry of Commerce, Justice, and the US Treasury Department decided on the size of the fine that will be imposed on the company ZTE, to sell their products on the territory of Iran and North Korea. The Chinese bought components for exported products from partners in the United States, violating the embargo. As a result, ZTE will have to pay nearly $ 900 million fine, with this amount may increase by another 300 million by repeated violations.

Microsoft announced the decommissioning of its social network So.cl

I’m sure many of our readers do not know that Microsoft has its own social network – it was launched in late 2011. The project, called So.cl was not created as a Facebook competitor, rather it was a kind of analogue of Pinterest. Service quietly worked for almost six years, but now, as it turned out, it was time of his death. Microsoft has officially announced that the social network will be closed on March 15.

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