Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 Business Laptop Launched Ahead of CES 2017

Alongside the new Alienware laptops and Inspiron 7000 Gaming laptops, Dell unveiled the Latitude 5000 Series 2-in-1 ahead of CES 2017, with the Latitude 5285 2-in-1 laptop for business. Priced starting $899 (roughly Rs. 61,500), the laptop will be available from February 28.

Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 Business Laptop Launched Ahead of CES 2017The Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 offers the “ultimate in 2-in-1 mobility”, and is designed to be “powerful, secure and last all day.” Touting its light weight of less than 1.23kg including the optional travel keyboard and the power of a seventh-generation Intel Core processor, the company says the laptop offers the “the performance of a laptop and flexibility of a tablet.” The tablet half comes with an ‘auto-deploy kickstand’.

Specifications of the Windows 10-based Latitude 5285 2-in-1 include a 12.3-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and a choice of seventh-generation Intel Core processors (with U Dual Core or vPro options) coupled with Intel HD Graphics 620. The base model ships with 4GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM, going up to 16GB on request.

As for storage, Latitude 5285 2-in-1 users have a choice of up to 256GB M.2 SATA SSD, up to 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, or up to 512GB PCIe OPAL M.2 SED. The tablet section features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Ports on the tablet include two USB Type-C ports, one USB 3.0 port, 1 microSD card reader, 1 Micro-SIM slot (in some models), and a port for the travel keyboard.

The Latitude 5285 2-in-1 tablet weighs less than 910 grams and measures 292×208.8×9.76mm. Connectivity options on the base model include Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.1, and the company is offering optional mobile broadband with Qualcomm and Dell modems. Dell is also touting a stereo speaker configuration with Waves MaxxAudio Pro processing. Users have the option of a 31.5Whr or 42Whr battery, alongside the choice of a 45W or 65W adapter.

Optional security features for the Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 include an optional FIPS 201 Smartcard reader, touch Fingerprint reader, contactless SC Reader/NFC, Control Vault 2.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification, TPM2.0 FIPS 140-2 Certified, TCG Certified, as well as optional DellData Protection and Management Software such as Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise, Threat Defense, Protected Workspace, Secure Lifecycle, MozyPro, and MozyEnterprise.

Intel Launches ‘Kaby Lake’ 7th-Gen Core Processors, 2XX Chipsets for Desktops and Laptops

Intel has formally unveiled its 7th-gen lineup of desktops and laptop processors, codenamed ‘Kaby Lake’, ahead of CES 2017. The announcement follows the launch of lower-power 7th-gen variants in the second half of last year, which are already shipping in Ultrabooks and 2-in-1s. Today’s launch is aimed at gamers, enthusiasts, and mainstream PC users.

Intel Launches 'Kaby Lake' 7th-Gen Core Processors, 2XX Chipsets for Desktops and LaptopsThe lineup comprises of three Core i7 models, eight Core i5 models, and five Core i3 models, along with five low-end chips using the legacy Pentium brand name. At the top end is the Core i7-7700K with a 4.2GHz base speed, followed by the Core i5-7600K with a speed of 3.8GHz – both have TDPs of 91W. For the first time, there’s an unlocked Core i3 CPU, the i3-7350K which has two cores, a base speed of 4.2GHz, no Turbo Boost, and a TDP of 60W. The rest of the lineup is split into 65W and 35W SKUs.

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7th Gen Intel Core desktop processor die map
Kaby Lake is most notable for being an unplanned entry into Intel’s product roadmap. In mid-2015, the company announced that its 10nm manufacturing process would be delayed long enough to warrant the insertion of a whole new 14nm generation, thus breaking the two-year “tick-tock” cycle of alternating architectural refreshes and process shrinks. Kaby Lake is an “optimisation” step in the new “process-architecture-optimisation” strategy.

Intel says that by using a refined “14nm+” manufacturing process, performance gains can be squeezed out of each processor regardless of architectural changes. The main difference between Skylake and Kaby Lake processors is their integrated GPUs. Intel has introduced new acceleration blocks for HD and 4K video in the H.265, VP9 and HEVC formats, which greatly improve speed and reduce power consumption.

Desktop Kaby Lake processors are pin-compatible with Skylake, and should work in the same motherboards. Even so, new boards using the new 2XX platform controllers will hit the market alongside Kaby Lake. Intel has announced the Z270, which supports overclocking and multiple graphics cards; the H270 and H210 for mainstream and budget users respectively.

Reigns 2 Announced; Free Expansion for Reigns to Release in February

Reigns is one of the better games on Android and iOS we’ve played in awhile. So much so that it found itself on our Best Games of 2016 list. It appears that developer Nerial isn’t one to rest on its laurels.

Reigns 2 Announced; Free Expansion for Reigns to Release in FebruaryA sequel to Reigns, tentatively titled as Reigns 2 is in development, Nerial confirmed this in an interview with French YouTube channel The Nayshow. It will have you in role of a queen, a massive shift from the first game that only let you rule as a king. In order to make this work, Nerial has brought a writer on board to tackle what this change of perspective could present players.

Furthermore, Reigns itself will get a new expansion pack in February. Expect more content in way of cards, characters, and creatures to uncover.

 Reigns’ strength is the crisp and enjoyable writing that’s full of sly jokes, which play on your expectations and tell a novel story in a completely new way. It might be a choose-your-own-adventure novel by way of Tinder, but it’s a great match, and it feels incredibly comfortable on a mobile device — which is where it really shines.

Ever so often mobile games have been hamstrung by counter-intuitive interfaces and a degree of complexity that’s off putting, and this is one of the rare games that’s right at home on mobile platforms. More so when you realise that it uses smart aesthetics and presentation to essentially create a strategic resource management sim.

With a fresh perspective to Reigns 2, it will be interesting to see how Nerial improve on what seems to a fine-tuned formula. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long to find out.

Using Stanozolol Nebo Winstrol V Gives Lean Muscles With Proper Doses For Men And Women

There are varied names of steroids that one can find and Winstrol is an anabolic steroid that is used to obtain muscles that are free of ungainly fat deposits. There are different cycles that one goes through and they use different types of steroids during these cycles. The Winstrol is used in the cutting cycles for losing the extra fat and water from the body. The Winstrol is a compound that is a type of Dihydrotestosterone and so it helps with loss of weight of the body. Most people consider this an integral part of the cutting cycle and are a must if you want to lose fat from your body.

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Few side effects

The person who gets a hard look is the one who is using this Stanozolol nebo Winstrol Vor Winstrol to gain that pleasing results for his body. The dry look and the slim shape of the body show off that the person is using Winstrol. The compound Stannozolol is a near cousin of testosterone and is the most androgenic hormone that is introduced to the body.  You may find a little loss of the hair as side effect of using this cutting compound. You will find this an alkylated compound that must be taken orally and this causes dryness around all the joints too.

Lean muscles and strength

Find this magic compound Stanozolol – which is also called Winstrol V, to bring about the desired changes within your body. You should continue with the proper diet and regular body building regime for achieving the right kind of results. The main benefit of using Wintrol 50 is that it cuts the fat and keeps the muscles dry and lean. They give maximum strength to your muscles and enhance vascularity for the body that is mostly devoid of fat.  The body uses up the tissues that contain fat cells and thus decreases the fat level of the body.

Doses and time span for men

You can go for 50mg per day of Stanozolol if you are interested in body building and therefore can take this compound orally or through injection. The dose should not be more than 100mg per day. The injectable Stanozolol is active for about 45 – 48 hours and the oral form of the compound has a life of 8 – 9 hours only. This shows that taking it in injectable form is a better choice. The compound is also not capable to estrogen and so you do not need to take anti-estrogen with this compound.  This adds to the strength of the muscles and also adds more muscles to your body.

Women take lower dose

When you are giving the dose for women, you must not take an extreme dose for bringing about results but just take the normal dose. The quantity should be about 10mg for a day and the time span should not go above 4 weeks. The women also prefer tablets or drops of Stanozolol nebo Winstrol V over injections. These anabolic compounds bring about the development of male physical features for women. This is the reason why females are asked to use low doses of Stanozolol and avoid such issues. Dosing of Winstrol is something that serious and if you find any difficulties, you must understand the body is not ready for the dose. You should lower the dose and get the benefits to remain healthy and safe.

Apple AirPods Pack a Tiny 93 Milliwatt Battery and Are Durable Against Impact and Water, Tests Reveal

Apple’s AirPods will start shipping Wednesday but the durability tests and teardowns have already been performed on the product and are available on the Internet. Surprisingly, the durability tests have revealed that the wireless earphones from Apple are able to withstand falls from several feet above the ground as well as shows resistance to water. The teardowns have further revealed that AirPods come with a tiny 93 milliwatt battery and pack the components in a very compact manner inside.

Apple AirPods Pack a Tiny 93 Milliwatt Battery and Are Durable Against Impact and Water, Tests RevealEven though Apple has not marketed the AirPods as water resistant earphones, they were able to come out unscathed from a washing cycle inside a washing machine, as shown in the video posted on YouTube channel EverythingApplePro. As per the tester, even after being through the washing cycle, the AirPods sounded just as good as they did before.

In the durability tests, the pair of earphones were dropped, with and without the case, from several different heights but apart from a few scuffs on the case, the falls couldn’t seemingly damage the AirPods in any way. The tester claimed that there was no noticeable difference in the sound from earphones after the drop tests were performed.
In the meanwhile, in an iFixit teardown of the AirPods that also reported the earphones are difficult to recycle, it was found that the wireless earphones come with a tiny 93 milliwatt battery. The circuit board, which includes a W1 chip among other components, is located at the rounded part of the earpiece.
The teardown of the case for AirPods further revealed that just like the ear-pieces, the case comes with jam-packed components as well. As components are glued together in an extremely compact manner, iFixit gave AirPods a repairability score of zero out of ten to indicate that its virtually impossible to repair the wireless earphones if they get damaged.

Notably, even though AirPods showed durability during the tests, they popped out of their case and bounced-off the ground several times during the tests. This indicates that it might be fairly easy to lose them if they do fall from users’ pocket.

Apple, HP, Samsung, Others Pledge to Keep Children Out of Cobalt Mines

Separate groups of the world’s leading technology companies are launching two initiatives to curb “the worst forms of child labour” and other abusive practices in the supply chain for cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops and electric cars.

Apple, HP, Samsung, Others Pledge to Keep Children Out of Cobalt MinesAbout 60 percent of the world’s cobalt originates in the Congo, where hand-dug mines rife with dangers attract legions of poorly-equipped, “artisanal” miners who work for as little as $2 a day.

Apple, HP, Samsung SDI, and Sony have joined an effort, known as the Responsible Cobalt Initiative. It is being led by a Chinese business group, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals & Chemicals, and supported by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to the group.

Members of the initiative pledged to follow OECD guidelines for mining supply chains, which call for companies to trace how cobalt is being extracted, transported, manufactured and sold. Any abuses would require immediate correction.

While advocacy groups have alleged for years that cobalt was posing deadly risks to miners and causing environmental damage, eradicating the worst abuses has proven difficult because tracing cobalt in consumers products back to the mines involves global leaps – from Africa to China to world markets – and across many companies.
The Washington Post earlier this year published an investigation detailing abuses in Congo’s artisanal cobalt supply chain, showing how miners – including children – worked in dangerous, at times deadly conditions as they tunneled hundreds of feet underground for dollars a day to reach this precious mineral. The article also showed the potential health effects, including birth defects, that medical researchers have begun to connect to the mining activity. The Post for the first time connected this troubling artisanal cobalt trade with the batteries used by some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple.

Apple acknowledged that this cobalt has made its way into some of its batteries and said it was committed to working with its supplier to addressing underlying issues, such as extreme poverty, that result in harsh work conditions and child labor.

The role of the Chinese business organization in the new initiative is considered a key advantage – the bulk of the supply chain runs through that country. Several companies with key roles in refining and packaging the mineral for batteries have joined the initiative, including Zhejiang Huayou, a Chinese company that buys cobalt from Congo miners, and which was featured in The Post’s coverage.

“The problem cannot be fixed by one company. So I think it’s great, surprising even, that so many companies have come together,” said Bryce Lee, Huayou’s new manager for responsible sourcing.

The new initiative is “a very positive sign of change, ” said Tyler Gillard, project head for the OECD. “Such strong involvement of Chinese industry in particular is uncommon for these types of initiatives, and really exciting.”

Collectively, the group is aiming to promote cooperation with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Separately, a business group known as The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition announced a new “Responsible Raw Materials Initiative.”

The EICC said companies need to expand scrutiny of their supply chains beyond the traditional four “conflict” minerals covered by U.S. legislation — tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. These minerals, when taken from the Congo region, receive extra attention because of potential ties to funding militias.

The EICC said the decision to begin looking at other minerals was motivated by “a growing body of research” – including work by advocacy groups and The Post — that showed abuses occurred in the production of other minerals, too.

Bob Mitchell, EICC vice president for social and environmental responsibility, said one of the minerals the initiative is considering is cobalt from Congo.
The EICC announced its new “Responsible Raw Materials Initiative” last month, just before the start of a United Nations forum on business and human rights.

Membership in the EICC includes Apple, Dell, Foxconn, Ford Motors and other companies, and at least 16 EICC-member companies have signed pledges to support the new initiative, Mitchell said.

Exactly what to do about the artisanal mining of cobalt is a matter of heated debate. The practice is rife with dangers. On the other hand, it also helps desperately poor people to make a living, particularly in the rural areas of the DRC.

Some longstanding critics of the cobalt supply chain view the Responsible Cobalt Initiative merely as a good first step.

“Implementation is obviously what it’s all about,” said Mark Dummett, an Amnesty researcher who has studied the cobalt supply chains. “We’d now like to see the downstream companies like Apple and Samsung disclose the names of their cobalt smelters as well as disclose the risks they have identified in their supply chains.”

Companies said a collective effort such as this is required to eradicate any abuses in the cobalt supply chain.

“HP recognizes that in order to build leverage over supply chain actors that we do not have a direct business relationship with, we need to work with other companies and organizations to drive collective action,” Jay Celorie, HP Global Program Manager, Human Rights, Ethics and Compliance, said in a statement.

Other companies, such as Tesla and LG Chem, said they are weighing membership in the Responsible Cobalt Initiative or undertaking other ways of ensuring that their supply chains are clean and humane.

“We are evaluating a number of new international initiatives to address the issues in cobalt production and are working quickly to determine how Tesla can be most effectively involved,” a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement.

Other industry groups are responding to complaints about the cobalt supply chain, too.

Last week, Umicore, a large Brussels-based maker of battery parts and other cobalt products, announced that the auditing firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers had validated the safeguards it has in place to prevent the use of any cobalt arising from questionable environmental or labor practices. Among other things, the company seeks to be able to trace the origins of every bit of cobalt that goes into its products.

Company officials said that seeking the third-party validation of their cobalt procedures should ease the concerns of the consumer companies that are their customers.

“Our customers have valuable brands to protect,” said Marc Van Sande, executive vice-president of a company business unit said. This “approach provides comfort to customers about the provenance and the ethical nature of the cobalt used in the materials they source.”

HTC Schedules Product Announcement for January 12; New Smartphone Expected

HTC has started sending media invites for an event on January 12 where the company says it will make its “next big announcement.” The company has shared a teaser invite with “for U” as a tagline. Unfortunately, not many details about HTC’s upcoming announcement are available right now.

HTC Schedules Product Announcement for January 12; New Smartphone ExpectedIt’s worth noting that the January 12 launch date is just after the CES week which means HTC doesn’t want its announcement to get lost in a host of launches during the event. The Taiwanese company has not dropped any hints in the invite for the launch event, however, recent rumours have pointed to the launch of the HTC X10 mid-range smartphone in January. The event could also see the launch of the company’s next flagship or be about the company’s recent virtual reality push, or both.

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Starting with the HTC X10, the successor to the HTC One X9 is said to launch in January and cost around CNY 2,000 (roughly Rs. 19,500). It is said to sport a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920) display, a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor (Cortex-A53 cores), Mali-T860 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS.

Another recent report claimed that HTC has been working on its next flagship, the HTC 11. According to initial rumours, HTC 11 may sport a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560) display and run on Android 7.0 Nougat customised with HTC’s Sense 8 UI on top. The handset is rumoured to pack a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel at the back while an 8-megapixel front-facing camera is also expected on board. Under the hood, the HTC 11 is expected to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, along with Adreno 540 GPU for graphic performance. It is said to pack a whopping 8GB of RAM under the hood, with an inbuilt storage of 256GB. The device is said to be backed by a 3700mAh battery. According to rumours, HTC’s next flagship will launched with a price tag of $691 (roughly Rs. 47,000). However, all these leaks should be taken with a pinch of salt as HTC has not mentioned anything about the upcoming device and the leaks legitimacy remains questionable.

Over 70 Percent Rural Citizens Have Adopted E-Wallets, Says IT Ministry

More than 70 percent of rural citizens have adopted the methods of e-wallets followed by Unified Payment Interface (UPI) payment option, the Electronics and IT Ministry said today.

Over 70 Percent Rural Citizens Have Adopted E-Wallets, Says IT Ministry“An overview of the current data available with the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) shows that more than 70 percent rural citizens have adopted the methods of e-wallets, 16 percent opted for Unified Payment Interface (UPI),” the ministry said in a release.

Rest of the people looked at Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) & Cards or Point of Sale(PoS).

Similarly, more than 85 percent of the merchants have adopted the e-Wallet system and 13 percent have opted for UPI, the statement said.

“The speed and scale at which digital transformation in taking place in India is paving the way for a digitally empowered, participative and inclusive society,” MeitY Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said.

Under its Digital Payments awareness and training programme, the Ministry said that Common Service Centre (CSC) network, which provides government service in rural area, has enrolled over 25 lakh rural citizens for digital payments.

“Achieving the 25 lakh mark in such a short time is an indication of the pace at which digital adoption is gaining momentum among rural citizens,” Sundararajan said.

Over 55,000 merchants have started offering digital payment options to rural customers across various districts and blocks in India,” the statement said.

The DigiDhan Abhiyan aims to reach over 1 crore rural citizens through this massive outreach programme. The campaign aims to cover 2 lakh Common Service Centres (CSC) in rural and semi-urban areas and also reach out to 2.5 lakh Gram panchayats across the country. The centres will cover one member from each household and will cater to 40 households in a catchment area.

L-Tyrosine Having the Best Effect on Mood and Confidence

L-Tyrosine is the supplement to come with the set of benefits and advantages. To understand the effectiveness of the supplement it is best to go through the user reviews. However, it is challenging to accept both the negative and the positive effects of the medicine. This is the usual formula being prescribed by the physicians and the same is considered to be the rare solution for genetic diseases. Now the body is able to smartly process the amount of phenylalanine. However, the main reason for the intake of L-Tyrosine is for the reason of cognitive nootropic benefits. The solution is rightly used for the reason of mood enhancement.

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The supplement is the form of the amino acid and this helps in reducing the level of anxiety and stress in humans. The supplement can cause a positive lift in mood. The solution causes a promotion in wakefulness in humans and it makes alert the psychological state. The same is used in reducing the age related adversities and ailments. One can enjoy effective weight loss with the right working of the supplement. Once you read the reviews of L-Tyrosine you can experience better mood, confidence, and motivation. The medicine causes the kind of mental clarity in humans.

Solution that Works

Here you have the best solution working on the status of the mood. The same is used to eliminate symptoms of stress and depression. With the medicinal intake one is sure to have the feeling of subjective well being. The same also causes an increase in the cognitive functioning and now an individual is able to combat stress in the proper way. The same medicine can improve the conditions of anxiety and stress and the same can cause improvement in the level of wakefulness and attention. The discovery can well act on the dopamine deficiency in humans.

Flaring Character of L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine can fire up the process of metabolism and it is also responsible for building proteins. The same amino acid variety has connection with various neurotransmitters present in the human brain. One cannot deny the nootropic power of the element. L-Tyrosine is known to stimulate the production of the dopamine neurotransmitter, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These are monoamine hormones and they are aptly used for the fight or flight reaction. The actions of the supplement are translated to the kind of energy and help you achieve focus and motivation. The confident working of the chemicals has connection with human emotions, initiative and ambition.

Qualities of L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine is responsible for better mood, confidence, and motivation. The supplement helps in maintaining the hormonal balance and this is the best solution for the reason of stress management. It can control both physical and the psychological status in humans. You can take the medicine under normal conditions and it is important that you keep check on the amount of the supplemental consumption. The component has the apt brain boosting power. L-Tyrosine can smartly control the hyperactive nature of the humans. In the process you are made to feel confident and now you can perform systematically in life.

Microsoft’s $26 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Gets EU Approval; Deal to Close in Coming Days

Microsoft’s $26 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Gets EU Approval; Deal to Close in Coming DaysMicrosoft won EU antitrust approval on Tuesday for its $26 billion bid for professional social network LinkedIn, its largest ever acquisition, after agreeing to a series of modest concessions.

The deal, which has already received the green light in the United States, Canada, Brazil and South Africa, would close in the coming days following the EU clearance, said Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer.

“With this regulatory process behind us, we can bring together two great companies and focus on even broader issues for the future,” he said in a blog.

The US software company is aiming to enhance its core business products with LinkedIn’s suite of sales, marketing and recruiting services, allowing it to better compete with rivals in next-generation computing.

LinkedIn generates the bulk of its $3 billion (roughly Rs. 20,375 crores) annual revenue from job hunters and recruiters who pay a monthly fee to post resumes and connect with people.

The European Commission, which in recent months has signalled concerns about companies acquiring rivals with valuable data and the potential negative impact on competition, said the concessions addressed its concerns.
“These networks are important for professionals to connect and interact and to find new career opportunities. Today’s decision ensures that Europeans will continue to enjoy a freedom of choice between professional social networks,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.
Reuters had flagged the imminent EU approval on November 23.

To secure EU approval for its largest ever deal, Microsoft will let LinkedIn rivals access its Office add-in programme, crucial for integrating their services with its Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel programmes.

It will also allow computer makers the option of installing or removing LinkedIn on its Windows operating system, and give competing networks access to Microsoft Graph for software developers. The concessions will be in force in Europe for five years.

US software company Salesforce, which lost out on the bid for LinkedIn and had urged regulators to take a tough line on the deal, said enforcers should not drop their guard.

“Given Microsoft’s history and existing monopolies, it will be necessary for antitrust enforcement agencies to be vigilant to ensure that Microsoft operates in a manner that promotes competition, rather than stifles it,” Salesforce said in a statement.