Last Week in Technology News – March 27 – April 2 2017

| April 5, 2017

In this issue: Presented smartphones Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 +; Update for Windows 10 will be available on April 11; SpaceX re-launched Falcon 9 rocket; Samsung Gear 360 supports 4K video; Intel introduced Optane first drives for PCs.

Presented smartphones Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 +

March 29, an official announcement of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone. Information about the devices has been known in advance, so no surprises happened. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + received curved AMOLED-display with a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels and a diagonal of 5.8 inches and 6.2 respectively. At the heart of the new products – Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835 or own Exynos chip 9 – choice of processor depends on the sales region. Other characteristics include 4 GB RAM and a 64 GB flash memory 12 and the main-Mn-8 Mn front chamber, iris scanners eyes and fingerprint headphone jack.

Update for Windows 10 will be available on April 11

Microsoft officially announced last week that on April 11 big upgrade for Windows 10 is available for download. Creators Update brings in Windows 10 some interesting innovations such as a new game mode, which optimizes your computer and enhances its performance in gaming applications. Also worth noting is the appearance of the graphics editor Paint 3D, containing simple and convenient tools to work with 3D.

SpaceX re-launched Falcon 9 rocket

The company SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk last week won a new frontier – it was the first to make a successful re-launch of the launch vehicle Falcon 9 into space. Launched last week in a space rocket Falcon 9 was previously used in April last year when delivered into orbit Dragon space truck with a cargo to the ISS. Start and return to the Falcon 9 was successful – the rocket after the mission landed on an autonomous floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

Samsung Gear 360 supports 4K video

Together with the new Galaxy Samsung smartphones unveiled in New York City is another new product – Gear chamber 360 with support for 4K video. Novelty is equipped with a pair of 8.4-M sensors and two lenses Fisheye type with a maximum aperture of f / 2,2, that allows for video recording with a 360-degree coverage. Support to record video in 4K format with a resolution of 4096 × 2048 pixels and at 24 frames per second. Also, the device has received a module Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac with support for Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 controller and port USB Type-C.

Intel introduced Optane first drives for PCs

The revolutionary 3D Xpoint technology has been almost two years, and only on Intel last week introduced the first drives based on it for personal computers. Intel Optane PC is available in two versions: with capacity of 16 and 32 GB. The maximum data rate is read 900 and 1,350 Mb / s for 16- and 32-GB model respectively, recording data rate – 145 and the 290 Mbyte / s. Intel claims that the average performance of the system with hard drive and SSD Optane 28% higher than in the same PC only from the HDD. Become the owner of the novelties will be priced as follows: $ 44 for 16 GB SSD and $ 77 for 32 GB Optane.

Category: Hardware, Technology

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