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Few days ago we learned that HTC will stop making cheap smartphones and will significantly reduce range. At this step, the company decided not from good life. HTC continues to suffer losses as smartphone sales decline. On this background, in the Network again there were predictions about the possibility of the return of HTC to the sources. That is, to contract manufacturing of smartphones. In particular, the analyst BayStreet Research cliff Maldonado (Maldonado Cliff), who recently suggested that the new flagship HTC will not appear on the U.S. market. And now it appeared even more reason. For example, the HTC smartphones have almost disappeared from the assortments of the us mobile operators. On the websites of AT&T and T-Mobile HTC devices now there, and...

Last Summer, NASA successfully tested the first stage of the carrier rocket Space Launch System (SLS). This booster after commissioning will be the lifting of the existing. In particular, to a low reference orbit, the rocket will be able to deliver 77 tons of cargo, a modernized version of which will appear later, increase this parameter up to 115 T. in addition, the SLS will be used in NASA Mars missions. Earlier the first launch of SLS was scheduled for 2018. According to the plans, in the process of launching an unmanned rocket will orbit the spacecraft Orion. However, NASA plans can change. The Agency is now considering the possibility of making the first manned launch. In addition, it should accelerate the return of man on the moon. However, this...

General Motors expects to start testing self-driving electric cars Bolt in 2018, planning to produce thousands of these vehicles. Partner with GM on the project is the company Lyft, the head of which I am sure that by 2025, self-driving cars will implement most traffic. By the way, the first time self-driving electric cars Bolt AV will be able to buy only Lyft, but not individual consumers. Add that a year ago, GM purchased a part of the Lyft for $ 500 million. GM Plans sound grander plans any other participant in the emerging market of self-driving cars. So, Waymo, a subsidiary of Google, is currently testing about 60 of prototypes. Verify that GM also still has only 40 cars Bolt AV. Source: Reuters comment

The Metropolitan Museum of art, one of the largest art museums in the world, made public the 375,000 digital images of art works from his collection. This step is a continuation of the initiative, the implementation of which the Museum began in 2014. These patterns and photos may be freely used for both personal and commercial purposes (Creative Commons 'CC0'). In addition, they can be edited and used as part of new works. To search the collection you can use the website of Creative Commons. Source: the Metropolitan Museum of art comment

According to research firm Canalys, China is the second largest market of virtual reality. Last year, the supply of the respective devices in the country has exceeded 300 thousand units (15% of the world). Leader in this market was the Taiwanese company HTC, which shipped more than 50 thousand VR headsets HTC Vive, occupying 17.7% of the local market. Second place went to Chinese manufacturer DeePoon with a share of 16.9%, and closes the three leaders 3Glasses, which got 9.4 percent. Fourth place with 9.1 percent took Sony with the PlayStation VR helmet, the supply of which did not exceed 30 thousand units. Tags: HTC , VR comment

In September of last year former colleagues 31-year-old Alexander Trofimov and 37-year-old Yevgeny Lyulin celebrated their professional holiday — Day of the programmer. the Conversation turned on the subject of graphics processors, Lyulin has been a fan of AMD, whereas Trofimov defended the interests of Nvidia. The landlord Alexander Trofimov was so mad, I punched his guest with a kitchen cleaver in the head. The wound proved mortal, after which Trofimov got rid of the body. three days later he was detained in the workplace, Trofimov immediately confessed to the crime. The court found him guilty and has appointed punishment in the form of 9,5 years of imprisonment with serving in a corrective colony of a strict mode. Tags: Nvidia , AMD comment

This week, Chinese manufacturer Meizu has unveiled a budget smartphone Meizu M5s, the price of which is $ 115 in the version with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of flash memory. The version with 32 GB flash memory estimated at $ 145. the Device caught the attention of the audience, place your smartphone expressed a desire to 4.25 million people during the first day. While the manufacturer does not specify what will be the launch party, however, likely wishing to purchase Meizu M5s will have to wait until the hype subsides. the Smartphone is equipped with a screen diagonal of 5.2 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, SoC MediaTek MT6753, cameras resolution 13 and 5 MP and battery capacity of 3000 mAh, support fast charging mCharge. Tags: Meizu comment

As we reported in January, Apple sued Qualcomm in the U.S., and somewhat later — in China. According to Apple, it has paid Qualcomm for using the patented technology. to make the Apple — not in the interests of Qualcomm, because Qualcomm provides Apple a significant income, buying chips for their smartphones. According to the source, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf (Steven Mollenkopf) during a recent conference, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference expressed confidence that the company will be able to settle the dispute out of court. Qualcomm have a wealth of experience of such situations with a successful outcome. In just the last two years, Qualcomm has managed to make over 120 license agreements with Chinese manufacturers. Of intent to...

Samsung SDI, which produces batteries for many smartphones Samsung will not be the sole supplier of batteries for the next flagship model. The source reports that supply batteries for Samsung Galaxy S8 will be Sony. These details sound a bit strange, considering that in the summer of last year, Sony agreed to sell an appropriate course of business to another Japanese company Murata Group. The transaction is expected before the end of the current fiscal year, which in Japan ends on March 31. meanwhile, some time ago there appeared information that Murata Manufacturing will supply batteries for Samsung Galaxy S8. Explanation of the situation can come up quite a lot. Perhaps Sony will supply batteries to complete the transaction. Maybe Sony will keep part of...

Experts of the analytical company IC Insights has estimated the funds allocated by the producers of semiconductor products in the past year on research and development (R & d). With a large margin from the rest of the members of the list in the first position is Intel. She's in 2016 allocated to R & d of 12.74 billion, accounting for 22.4% of income. Compared to the previous year, research funding increased by 5%. Note that the average for the period from 2011 — 9%, meaning that Intel has slowed down. In second place is Qualcomm. This manufacturer has spent on R & d 5,109 billion dollars, accounting for 33.1 per cent of its income. However, compared with last year attachments fall off by 7%. the Third place is occupied by the company Broadcom, which has...

At the end of last year, we wrote about the fact that the company IMAX, known for the eponymous film format that intends to invest at least $ 50 million in creating a few dozen VR movies and attractions. But in order to further demonstrate appropriate cinemas. The first opened in Los Angeles. Actually, a cinema in the usual sense it is not. First, in addition to films there will be the same rides and games. Secondly, no large screen, of course, is not there. Hall IMAX VR has 14 separate rooms. It one seat Dbox. Also, the viewer gets a virtual reality headset, the physical controllers, if necessary, and a special vest with Subpac vibration. Interestingly, in the cinema uses two types of VR headsets: HTC Vive (most of) Starbreeze and StarVR. the Cost of...

As we recently learned, last year were sold 420 000 VR headsets HTC Vive. This is almost twice more than managed to sell the Oculus, although significantly less than Sony managed to implement. anyway, if we talk about the PC market and a full-fledged VR headsets, HTC Vive — best selling. The most sold headsets in General have become the Samsung Gear VR. With all this, it is logical that HTC is going to enter the market of headsets that require the connection of a smartphone. Such devices are cheap and allow you to see the world of VR at the elementary level with minimal cost. Reported that the headset will be compatible with smartphones HTC U Ultra. This new product supposedly won't be so primitive as Gear VR. A representative of HTC said that the company...

BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Nokia, accusing it of patent infringement and demanding compensation. The lawsuit was filed in the United States. According to the plaintiff, violated his patents in base stations of cellular networks, the controllers of radio networks and software Liquid Radio. In total, the lawsuit lists 11 patents. The size of the claim in the lawsuit is not named. Products that allegedly violated patents used by network operators, including T-Mobile US and AT&T. the plaintiff notes that Nokia knew about the violation, as referred to the appropriate BlackBerry patents in their patent applications. Some of the patents involved in the lawsuit, previously owned by Nortel Networks. Nokia tried to buy them in 2009, but this attempt was...

MPEG LA, in her own words, specializing in licensing programs (these programs cover more than 13,000 patents in 82 countries), filed a lawsuit against Huawei. the Lawsuit was filed in Germany. According to the plaintiff, in Huawei smartphones violated patents on technology that is a key standard for the video coding of AVC/H. 264 (MPEG-4 Part 10). Approximately 1,500 licensees have taken advantage of centralized to acquire the right to use belonging to the 38 owners of patents of the corresponding package, but not Huawei. Did not become a Chinese manufacturer to license these patents directly from their owners. the plaintiff demands to ban the sale of devices and to recover damages caused by the violation. Source: MPEG LA Tags: Huawei comment

Last year Apple released the first iPhone, devoid of the usual headphone Jack. Instead, copertina proposed the use of a wireless model or the version with the Lightning interface. And if the first category of problems was not before the second — a rarity even now. the Pioneer to the same model expanded the range of such headphones on the market. The new product is called Rayz. And it's not just headphones, and, as is now customary, smart headphones. However, the device is really different from most other models on the market. First, there is used a set of six microphones, which should positively affect the quality of the transmitted speech. In addition, the microphones used for active noise cancellation. this is contrary to the system. The novelty has...