Microsoft Office threatened? Google Docs attacks

April 19, 2017
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Over the years, the Microsoft Office suite has practically no competition, and the US giant has counted millions more out of its sales without bringing in virtually no innovation. However, something has changed recently.

You’ve probably noticed that for years Office has been available in almost the same way and sold in the same way. However, some time ago Microsoft’s strategy changed a lot, and the Redmond giant not only offered his office package on the Web, but also created a variant available in the cloud.

What made Microsoft finally take care of customers? Google Offensive and its Google Docs, launched in 2006. Initially it was available in the cloud, and was not particularly popular, mainly due to poor compatibility with the Office format, but the company has continually improved it and over the years has made Google Docs very useful, posing a real threat to the office environment. Microsoft package.

There are a few tools missing, but its simplicity and functionality, for many, is an undeniable advantage, not to mention that you do not have to pay for anything.

Yes, Office continues to rule when it comes to office software available in traditional form and in 2012 it had 90 percent market share. The situation in the case of software based on the cloud is quite different. It is estimated that over the next decade, 600 million people will benefit from this type of service.

Already a fairly large group of PC users are using the services offered by Google. So far, 120 million accounts use Google Drive and 5 million businesses and institutions use the Google Apps platform.

This is a result that can not match with Microsoft at present, but in a few years the situation may change. All the more so because small businesses and technological start-ups are more eager to use the software offered by the online giant because of the cost of doing business, and Office 365 is spending $ 100 a year. Not much, but for a small business counts every penny, and Google software is after all free.…

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet delayed

April 13, 2017
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Consumers waiting for the release of Sony’s latest tablet, the Xperia Z4 Tablet, will have to be patient and wait a bit longer. The manufacturer announced that the market debut of the device was once again delayed and it will not be available until 29 June.

Originally, the Xperia Z4 Tablet was due for release in late May, but the producer recently announced that the date will not be met and will be released on June 17. Apparently, there must be some serious technical problems, as the postponement of the release date has been announced again, this time until June 29th.

The cause of the delay has not been revealed. What’s worse, on the Japanese company’s website, there is only a version with Wi-Fi, so it’s not known when it would hit the LTE variant, and certainly many customers would decide for it.

Xperia Z4 Tablet is a device of very interesting technical specifications. Equipped with a 10.1-inch screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and an eight-core Snapdragon 810, it promises to be very powerful and functional. The manufacturer also installs 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory for user files, as well as two 8.1 Mpix and 5 Mpix. The device will be powered by a 6000 mAh battery, and when removed from the box will operate on Android 5.0 Lollipop.…

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Powerful dual screen phone

March 19, 2017
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HTC U Ultra is presented at today’s conference the latest flagship smartphone manufacturer in Taiwan. Even the “Ultra” in the name suggests that the phone is equipped with powerful components, but what distinguishes it is certainly two displays.

The HTC U Ultra uses the already-known LG V10 idea of ​​using a second display. With the Dual Display, the user quickly and discreetly receives notifications and multiple functions without having to turn on the main screen.

The HTC U Ultra has a 5.7 “screen with a resolution of 2560x1440px (QHD) protected, depending on the Gorilla Glass 5 (64GB model) or sapphire glass (128GB model). Over the main screen is an additional 2.05-inch diagonal 160x1040px display.

The HTC U Ultra is powered by Android 7.0, and powered by a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm 821 processor running at 2.15GHz supported by 4GB of RAM.

The HTC U Ultra battery, thanks to the 3000mAh capacity, is claimed to allow up to 26 hours 3G / 4G talk time or 13 days standby time.

As for today’s flagship, the HTC U Ultra could not miss the camera’s specifications. UltraPixesl 2 – It has a 12MP matrix (1.55 μm pixel), laser autofocus, autofocus with phase detection, optical stabilization, f / 1.8 aperture and bicolour LED. Allows you to record videos in 4K and slow motion 120fps in HD.…

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A costume that will help in the treatment of epilepsy

February 26, 2017
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Bioserenity, along with British and French organizations dealing with epilepsy, has created a special costume that allows the patient to be monitored and, therefore, much better diagnosed, which translates into more effective treatment.

Epilepsy is a disease that not only significantly lowers the comfort of the sufferers, but can also pose a serious threat to their lives. Usually, diagnosis and treatment are carried out using a special diagnostic system, which requires hospitalization. Unfortunately, the low availability of such systems makes most seizures unregistered, leading to less effective diagnosis and lack of proper treatment.

To prevent this, Bioserenity has developed a special smart suit called WEMU, which works with the smartphone app, allowing the patient to be monitored while making the right diagnosis. The system consists of an intelligent sweatshirt and a cap with a range of battery-powered sensors that monitor pulse, muscle contraction frequency and brain activity.

Data collected by sensors is then transmitted via Bluetooth to a smartphone where a special application handles them. Data can also be uploaded to the cloud, allowing the doctor to remotely evaluate and determine the correct treatment.

The developers of the system are currently collecting money through the Indiegogo -a-revolution-in-epilepsy-monitoring-and-diagnosis platform, which will allow them to begin mass production of WEMU. They hope that they will soon be able to raise the required amount because their technology can be extremely useful in treating epilepsy.…

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Samsung is expanding two families

February 23, 2017
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At a conference in London, Samsung showed off new devices that will enrich the Ativ and Galaxy series. The Korean manufacturer wants to interest customers with hybrid computers that can turn into tablets in seconds, as well as smartphones targeted to specific user groups. In addition, the manufacturer introduces a large-format mirrorless camera with LTE connectivity

Ativ will expand Ative Tab 3 tablet with Windows 8, Ativ Q tablet with QHD + screen, running on two platforms simultaneously – Windows 8 and Android, which can be changed in one functional ultrabook with one motion. You will also see an All-In-One – One 5 computer. And with the Ativ Book 9 Plus and Ativ Book 9 Lite.

The Galaxy S4 will feature the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom multi-function smartphone, which offers 10 x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a large image sensor and full smartphone functionality. Also within the Galaxy S4 line will be a waterproof smartphone that can serve as a camera for underwater photography – Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The new, robust smartphone is aimed at users who are spending their time actively.…

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The new version of the macros will improve energy efficiency

February 19, 2017
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The latest beta of the macOS system has been added to help save battery power. The user will be warned when the screen brightness is set to a certain level.

On laptops powered by rechargeable batteries, the energy consumption of the equipment is crucial for the length of its operation. In the meantime, many elements are affected, such as the brightness of the display, which, at higher values, will draw much more current.

Apple has ensured that the MacBook user can control the power consumption of the computer display. In the fourth beta release of MacOS 10.12.3, a new feature has been released, which enables it. This option warns the user if the screen backlight is set above 75 percent.

When you get this warning, you only need to click on the message box and the display brightness will automatically be reduced to 75%, which should help to save energy.…

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Delta streamlines the luggage tracking system

February 5, 2017
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Delta Airlines, are expanding their passenger baggage tracking system. The system uses RIFD tags to provide much more accurate information about the current position of our suitcases.

By going on a plane trip, we are never sure our luggage will not visit the world to a greater extent than we are. Airlines often lose it very often. What for the passenger of course is very cumbersome, because on the spot turns out that he was just in what he is wearing. Carriers are striving to introduce solutions that minimize the risk of lost baggage, and some of the more interesting ones offer their passengers Delta lines.

At the beginning of the year, Delta introduced RFID tags to track luggage position. Now the system has been improved and enhanced with the ability to track it more accurately, using the map. The carrier ensures that all local airports, as well as the 84 largest foreign ports flying its aircraft, will be equipped with new technology.

Thanks to this, passengers using the Fly Delta mobile application will be able to better track their baggage on the map. This is possible thanks to special scanners located at many places in the terminal that read RFID tags placed on bags and cases. Although the passenger does not see the exact location of the luggage, but can see through which the gate has already passed, along with the recorded scan time on each of them.…

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14 hours of work on new Sony laptops

January 30, 2017
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The Japanese company has unveiled a new VAIO S Series laptop model with a sleek, slim body and a powerful battery that lasts about 14 hours.

Sony has unveiled to the world new models of its computers, including the 13.3 “VAIO S Series, The device is enclosed in a slim housing thickness of only 24mm, and the whole with a battery weighs 1.75kg.

The laptop, depending on configuration, can be equipped with an Intel Core i7 2620M processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD and an AMD Radeon HD6640 graphics card paired with Intel graphics. The computer also includes USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, WiFi b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1, as well as a Blu-ray drive. Optionally, you can buy a 3G modem.

The 13.3 “diagonal screen and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution have been covered with a special reflective coating and the keyboard is equipped with automatic backlight control. The manufacturer’s battery is sufficient for at least 14 hours of operation, although this time depends on the settings.…

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MIT researchers will water the deserts

January 15, 2017
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In recent years, many projects have been created to irrigate the deserts, but some of them have not come out of the water. Perhaps it will be the latest invention of MIT students who have developed an efficient device to collect water directly from the mist.

Their invention is able to collect about 10 percent of the moisture from which it is composed of fog. The design is not ultra-modern technology, but an ordinary mesh where moisture condenses and then flows into special tanks. The effectiveness of the project may not be sensational, but it is not small.

Every day from the cubic meter of the grid can collect about 10 liters of water. More importantly, it is easy to set up such a picker, and if we need more efficiency, we simply add more mesh. It is also important that the gadget is completely maintenance-free and requires only occasional cleaning of dust and insects.

The developers of the system have tested it in the Chilean desert of Atacama, which is the most dry place on our planet. This is where systems like this are tested, because it is the best test ground. Considering the effectiveness of the solution, it may be a good way to supply water in developing countries where it can be piped to unprofitable.…

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Space colonization with 3D printers

January 2, 2017
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Mankind can not continually stick to its own planet, due to the endless supply of natural resources and growing populations. Sooner or later we will have to start colonizing the cosmos. We may not, however, have to personally reach out to foreign planets, but simply print them.

Space radiation is currently the greatest threat to long space travel and can have a very negative impact on astronaut organisms. This means that colonization of space, especially with the current technology of extremely slow star drives, would require a journey that lasts not for years, but for decades. It is difficult to imagine such an undertaking, and especially the necessity to prohibit adequate stockpiles of food, water and oxygen, in order to survive such a mission.

Adam Steltzner, chief NASA engineer overseeing Curiosity’s mission, however, has another idea for cosmic colonization, so that we do not even have to leave our planet. The idea is to implant our genetic code into a bacterium that will easily survive a space trip and then send it to alien planets. On the spot, special 3D printers will use our DNA to create people directly on the surface of a foreign world.

It sounds unreliable, but Harvard biologist Gary Ruvkun believes that the idea of ​​sending bacteria to transform planets is possible. Bacteria can be a carrier of information, so it’s enough to send them in the company of robots that deal with “producing” people.…

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