Last Week in Technology News – 8 – 14 May 2017

| May 14, 2017

In this issue: A dangerous virus has infected computers across the globe; Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be released in the fall; Intel LGA2066 platform will debut brand Core i9; Announced 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip; Samsung Z4 smartphone runs on Tizen 3.0

A dangerous virus has infected computers across the globe

On Friday, tens of thousands of users around the world are faced with a powerful cyberattack: ransomware virus called WannaCry hit computers running Windows. The virus exploits a vulnerability in the operating system in order to penetrate into the system. It then encrypts user files, and offers to pay $ 300 for their decryption. Microsoft has released an update that eliminates the vulnerability, back in March, so that all owners of the PC you want to check whether they have the latest updates installed. Also, while you should not click on links in an email, through which the virus spreads. It is interesting that the greatest number of victims recorded so far in this country – came under attack even the computers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, as well as retail store of computers, “MegaFon”.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be released in the fall

At the conference, Build 2017, Microsoft announced that the next major update for Windows 10 will be released this fall. It received plain name Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and introduces some interesting innovations in the OS. For example, the Timeline feature allows the user to see what days and at what documents he has worked. Cloud Clipboard will share text and data between other smartphones based on iOS and Android and a PC running “tens”. Will be reconfigured and the operating system interface through the introduction Fluent Design System.

Intel LGA2066 platform will debut brand Core i9

AMD Ryzen processor output forced Intel to act decisively. After a few weeks, will announce a new Intel HEDT-platforms – processors Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X. As it became known, together with the Intel LGA2066 platform and debut a new brand Core i9. The brand will be used for high-power 6-12-core processors. Thus, the most powerful Core i9-7920X chip will get 12 cores, 16.5 MB of cache memory, support 44 lines PCI-E and a TDP of 160 watts.

Announced 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip

Qualcomm Company introduced a new processor for smartphones – Snapdragon 660. New made of 14-nm process, has 8 cores Kryo 260, an integrated graphics controller Adreno 512 supports up to 8 GB of memory and LPDDR4-1866 resolution camera 24 Mn (or dual 16 Mn). The processor is sure to be widely used by manufacturers of smartphones in the mid-range devices.

Samsung Z4 smartphone runs on Tizen 3.0

Samsung has continued to release devices based on Tizen operating system: last week was the announcement of the smartphone Samsung Z4. New targeted to the markets of developing countries, however, and she characteristics corresponding 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, four-core 1.5 GHz CPU, 1 Gbyte RAM, 5 megapixel camera main and front, support for LTE networks, modules Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0. battery capacity – 2050 mAh. device sales will begin from the Indian market.

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