Last Week in Technology News – May 15 – 21, 2017

| May 23, 2017

In this issue: Google introduced the beta version of Android O; AMD is preparing 16-core Threadripper processors; Smartphone HTC U11 received a system of “side” control; NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 is aimed at HTPC owners

Google introduced the beta version of Android O

At the Google I / O conference held last week, the search giant shared details on the new version of the Android operating system. According to Google, while developing Android O, the emphasis was on battery life, stability and download speed – the fundamental principles of the convenience of working with smartphones. The beta version of the OS is available for download to owners of Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL.

AMD is preparing 16-core Threadripper processors

The long-awaited Ryzen processors have already been sold in stores for a couple of months, but AMD is not going to stop there, wanting to compete with Intel in the high-performance segment. The company prepares Threadripper processors, which will receive up to 16 cores and will be able to execute up to 32 threads simultaneously. More details about the product AMD is going to tell in the framework of the Computex conference, which starts in late May.

Smartphone HTC U11 received a system of “side” control

Last week in Taiwan, a presentation of the new flagship smartphone HTC U11. The device received a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, and its main “chip” was the Edge Sense control system: squeezing the device with different strength, you can activate certain functions of the device. Specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 or 6 GB of RAM and a 12-megapixel camera, which DxOMark rated as the best among all mobile camera cameras.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 is aimed at HTPC owners

NVIDIA has expanded the family of accelerators on the Pascal architecture with the entry-level model GeForce GT 1030. It is based on the GP108 chip with 384 CUDA cores operating at 1227 MHz (1468 MHz in turbo mode). 2 GB of memory operate at a frequency of 6000 MHz and are connected to the GPU by a 64-bit bus. The novelty is aimed at owners of HTPC – it will come in handy support for DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b.

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