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Published lens Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4. The announcement of this model is expected in the coming days. According to the lens with a focal length of 25 mm and a maximum aperture of F/2.4 will be able to focus at distances of 25 cm Minimum focusing distance corresponds to a magnification of 1:6,4. the Lens diameter of 62 mm and a length of 74,5 mm will weigh 393. On the lens and you can set the filters with a diameter of 52 mm. it is Expected that the manufacturer's recommended retail price of the lens Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 will be 1299 Euro. Accepting pre-orders will begin on 14 February. Tags: Zeiss comment

As you know, in USA there are many private companies developing spacecraft. Most of them is still in the process of development, so it is difficult to judge about their prospects. For example, Sierra Nevada is engaged in space technology for a long time, but only recently began to develop its own spacecraft. It's called the Dream Chaser. This reusable spacecraft similar to the usual model of the Space Shuttle. It is designed to transport seven crew members and 5.5 t of cargo, if to speak about delivery to the ISS. On the ground the ship can deliver up to 2 tons of cargo. In the space ship will deliver the carrier rocket Atlas V. As it became known, the first unmanned flight of Dream Chaser is scheduled for late 2020. As part of the mission to the ISS will...

Range Adata has added two new models of external drives in a secure execution. They are called HD710M HD710A Pro and Pro. According to the manufacturer, it is the most secure external storage. Protection from dust and water exceeds the requirements of the degree of protection IP68. In particular, without prejudice to the health of the drives can be submerged into the water for an hour. In addition, they are not afraid of blows and falls from the wall height. Model HD710A Pro is designed to work with Apple computers, as indicated by the file system Apple HFS+ and supports Apple Time Machine. Feature drive HD710M Pro is a camouflage pattern. In both models used HDD size 2.5-inch up to 2 TB. For connection to the host is USB 3.1. Tags: Adata comment

Over a month has passed since the moment when it became known that Intel found vulnerabilities called Meltdown and the Spectre, and Intel still hasn't released a patch that resolves these vulnerabilities. of Course, not counting the hastily released a version with bugs that cause frequent restarts of the servers. As we previously reported, Intel recognized the error and stopped the spread of patches. According to the latest information, the source of which is Shana just Navin (Navin Shenoy), Executive Vice President of Intel managing the division Data Center Group, ready update for CPU microarchitecture Skylake. Get OEMs and other Intel partners. Option for other processors (probably including Haswell and Broadwell, which, in fact, and apparent errors with...

It is well Known that the approach of a stranger in the woods can indicate scared by birds. Similarly, DARPA expects to detect submarines with the help of the inhabitants of the sea. The corresponding research program is already running. It's called Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS). it is Assumed that to record the reaction of living organisms — fish and plants — it is easier and safer than to set to sea sensor that directly monitors movements of submarines and other objects. it is Interesting that the PALS program is expected to explore the possibility of using not only existing organisms that have appeared naturally, but specially modified for the needs of the military. comment

Qualcomm has confirmed that it has received a revised purchase offer from Broadcom. A potential buyer offers to buy all shares of Qualcomm, paying for every $ 60 money and $ 22—. Qualcomm to clarify that was not requested by this proposal and it is not binding. the Board of Directors of Qualcomm, together with financial and legal advisers will consider a new proposal to determine how best to proceed in the interests of the company and its shareholders. While his Board of Directors does not complete the review, Qualcomm would not comment on the proposal received. Recall that in November last year, the company Broadcom has offered to buy all shares of Qualcomm, paying for every $ 60 of money and 10$. The total amount then estimated at 105 billion dollars...

The Company SK Hynix announced that its experts had recently finalized its SSD enterprise segment. These drives 4TB used IC 72-layer flash memory 3D NAND flash density 512 GB production SK Hynix. Controllers and firmware is also developed by SK Hynix. Drives demonstrate the speed sequential read up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speed up to 515 MB/s Performance on the operations random access reaches 98 000 IOPS and 32,000 IOPS in read mode and write respectively. in addition, the new flash memory chips are used in a PCIe SSD. These SSDS will be released with volume "more than 1TB". Model 1TB demonstrates sequential read speeds of up to 2700 MB/s and sequential write speed up to 1100 MB/s Performance on the operations random access reaches 230 000 IOPS...

IOS 11 was one of the worst versions in the history of the platform, if we talk about the number of problems. Even now the system still has a lot of unresolved "bugs", although much time has passed since its release. Apparently, it finally realized and Apple itself. According to the source, Cupertino giant changed its plans for iOS for the current year, shifting the emphasis from adding new features for revision, optimization and acceleration. In particular, in 2019 suffered innovations such as an updated start screen, an updated interface to work in auto, the improvement of the main applications improvement IN camera and editing and stuff. Instead of working on these points, Apple will deal with issues of performance iOS. Probably all the work will be...

Company Audio-Technica announced the release of headphone ATH-M50xBB for professional audio monitoring. This is a special version of the ATH-M50x, painted in blue and black colors. the headphones use dynamic transducers with a diameter of 45 mm, Stated frequency range — 15-28000 Hz. Headphones are characterized by a sensitivity of 99 dB, being designed for a maximum power of 1.6 W (at 1 kHz). The impedance is 38 Ohm. Foldable design and detachable cable for easy transportation and storage ATH-M50xBB. Weight without cable is 285 g. the kit includes coiled cable length: 1.2-3.0 m, straight cable length: 1.2 m and 3 m. According to the manufacturer, the headphones are suitable for Studio use behind the DJ booth and for personal listening. Sale ATH-M50xBB will...

Acting in certain cases an acceptable alternative to Windows laptops, chromebooks have already occupied a certain niche. However, Google is not going to stop there. Improved application support for Android and the anticipated release of the update with a shell, oriented to the sensory input allow us to calculate the success of Chrome OS in the segment of tablets. the unknown Acer tablet running Chrome OS, has published one of the visitors of the exhibition BETT, held recently in London and dedicated to "transformational education." Soon the publication was removed, but the Internet, nothing disappears without a trace. Presumably, the tablets with the Chrome OS will be positioned in the initial segment. This is evidenced by the wide frame of the screen and...

In October of last year presents the Google camera Clip system with artificial intelligence that decides who and when to shoot. Presenting an unusual novelty, the manufacturer did not name the date of commencement of sales. Recently, however, the opportunity to order the camera appeared on the website of the company. Eating Clip will have to be patient, because the delivery date of the order, depending on delivery address, is in the range from 27 Feb to 5 March. Recall, the camera resolution of 12 MP has a lens with a field angle of 130° and 16 GB of flash memory. It can operate without recharging for up to three hours, recording video with rate of 15 fps. the highlight of the camera is that shot it chooses automatically, relying on the definition of...

HMD Global insistently revives the brand Nokia in the smartphone market. At the MWC event in 2018 is also expected to announce new models. Perhaps one of them will be the Nokia 7 Plus, this last week, first spotted in Geekbench test. according to the data from the database test, the device is built on single-chip system Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 660 with OCTA core processor, which operates at a frequency of 1.84 GHz running Android OS 8.0. The amount of RAM equal to 4 GB. Unfortunately, technical details about the device configuration ends. In the single-core test the smartphone is gaining 1636 points in multi-core — 5902 points, which corresponds to the capabilities of the Snapdragon 660. the Nokia 7 Plus looks suitable addition range designed to...

Since the release of the Flyme 6 a little more than a year. According to the source, the company Meizu is going to announce the new version of the original add-on Android at the end of February. One of the innovations Flyme 7 will be the system of artificial intelligence of One Mind 2.0. The first version of One Mind, as we know, has a built-in Flyme 6. in addition, in the ads mentioned a function of cloud backup and support of some buttons mQuick. Perhaps this is one of the buttons of the smartphone Meizu 15, which will be presented simultaneously with Flyme 7. according to published announcements, the shell Meizu Flyme 7 will be presented on February 24. Tags: Meizu comment

The Company United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), owned by the major contract manufacturers of semiconductor products, reported for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the year in General. the UMC's Turnover for the quarter amounted to 1.23 billion dollars. This is 2.8% less compared to the third quarter of 2017 and 4.4% less in annual terms. Gross profit for the quarter was 17.2%. Operating profit for the year decreased by 16.5%, amounting to about 64 million dollars. Net profit decreased by 30.5% to 59.5 million dollars. the Drafters of the report note that the capacity of the company for the quarter was loaded at 90%. For the quarter were processed 1.67 million wafers (200 mm equivalent). The most advanced 14-nanometer production brought only 2% of...

Last year the smartphone market was memorable due to many events. This and the announcement of the iPhone X, and failure, when compared with the predecessors, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus problem Google Pixel 2 XL, and start moving on the screens with an aspect ratio of 18:9 or so, and so on. But analysts GfK highlighted another important point, which cannot be separated, not having multiple statistics. Turns out, last year was a record from the standpoint of the average selling price of smartphones. more specifically, it is typical for the fourth quarter, as it was then left iPhone X, as one of the most expensive smartphones on the mass market. In the end, the average sale price by the end of 2017 increased by 10% compared with the year 2016, reaching $ 363...