Samsung develops first 3rd-generation 10nm-Class DRAM

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has developed a 3rd-generation 10-nanometer-class (1z-nm) eight-gigabit (Gb) Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) DRAM for the first time in the industry.

Mass production of the 1z-nm 8Gb DDR4 will begin within the…

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has developed a 3rd-generation 10-nanometer-class (1z-nm) eight-gigabit (Gb) Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) DRAM for the first time in the industry. Mass production of the 1z-nm 8Gb DDR4 will begin within the second half of this year to accommodate next-generation enterprise servers and high-end PCs expected to be launched in 2020. Samsung’s development of the 1z-nm DRAM paves the way for an accelerated global IT transition to next-generation DRAM interfaces such as DDR5, LPDDR5 and GDDR6. Following a full validation with a CPU manufacturer for eight-gigabyte (GB) DDR4 modules, Samsung will be actively collaborating with global customers to deliver an array of upcoming memory solutions. In line with current industry needs, Samsung plans to increase the portion of its main memory production at its Pyeongtaek site, while working with its global IT clients to meet the rising demand for state-of-the-art DRAM products. Jung-bae Lee, executive vice president of DRAM product & technology, Samsung Electronics, said: Our commitment to break through the biggest challenges in technology has always driven us toward greater innovation. We are pleased to have laid the groundwork again for stable production of next-generation DRAM that ensures the highest performance and energy efficiency. As we build out our ...

Samsung Galaxy Store offers optimized custom-curated, AI-recommended content

In an attempt to bring together all the features from Galaxy Apps and Galaxy Themes, Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy Store, a new platform for downloading apps and other content last month. Now it has detailed the features.

For t…

In an attempt to bring together all the features from Galaxy Apps and Galaxy Themes, Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy Store, a new platform for downloading apps and other content last month. Now it has detailed the features. For the uninitiated, the Galaxy Store brings together all the features from Galaxy Apps and Galaxy Themes that Galaxy users love, creating a whole new digital marketplace optimized for individual users. The Galaxy Store is exclusive for the Galaxy users allowing them to personalize the device with an array of apps and themes, ranging from Galaxy-exclusive content to partner apps that provide a diverse range of services. In this Store, users can buy purchase and select a variety of themes and fonts, new camera filters, photos with stickers and stamps, and new edge panel as well. Moreover, the Galaxy Watch and Gear users can also adjust their watch faces and download apps directly from the phone using the “Watch” tab in the Galaxy Store. Furthermore, the Galaxy Store has enhanced the recommendations feature, adding an AI-based analysis tool to the user-oriented UI. Moreover, there will be recommendations based on seasons, holidays and events throughout the year. Source

Facebook Messenger gets threaded messages feature for conversations

Social media giant Facebook has been revamping a lot of its own stuff in recent days to provide users with the smooth, easy user experience. In the recent development, Facebook is adding support for “message replies”.

According to the company, t…

Social media giant Facebook has been revamping a lot of its own stuff in recent days to provide users with the smooth, easy user experience. In the recent development, Facebook is adding support for “message replies". According to the company, this feature allows for threaded messages, allowing the users to reply specifically to one message without messing around the full message thread. To make use of the new feature, users need to long press on a message and tap the newly included reply icon. Replying from there will send the message directly. In this, the user can respond with text, videos, GIFs, images and emojis as well. It's worth mentioning here that, the new feature is rolling out today. In addition to it, the company is reportedly planning to unify its messaging apps with a goal of merging threads from WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. A few days back, the company rolled out a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation bar. This tab will help people o discover, play, watch, and share gaming content personalized for them. Dedicated gaming tab comes as part of Facebook’s recent design update to provide personalized shortcuts. Source

Instagram adds ‘Checkout’ feature to facilitate shopping without leaving app

Spending money just got easier now with Instagram! Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced ‘checkout’ feature on Instagram. With this feature, you can now buy a product without leaving the app.

How does it work?

When you tap to view a pro…

Spending money just got easier now with Instagram! Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced 'checkout' feature on Instagram. With this feature, you can now buy a product without leaving the app. How does it work? When you tap to view a product from a brand’s shopping post, you’ll see a “Checkout on Instagram” button on the product page. Tap it to select from various options such as size or colour, then you’ll proceed to payment without leaving Instagram. You’ll only need to enter your name, email, billing information and shipping address the first time you check out. Once the first order is complete, your information will be securely saved for convenience the next time you shop. You’ll also receive notifications about shipment and delivery right inside Instagram, so you can keep track of your purchase. This feature is available currently in closed beta for businesses and available to people in the US. On the other hand, Instagram is said to be internally testing a web version of Instagram Direct messaging that lets users to chat with others without the app. When this feature rolls out, the Direct message will be available on the desktop, Android, iOS and the mobile web browser. Source

LG V40 ThinQ Review: A capable flagship that can’t keep up

Technology as a whole got matured right now especially in the past couple of years. In the case of smartphones, 2018 has been a fruitful year where the transition happened so fast. From thick bezel to notch, physical fingerprint scanner to in-displ…

Technology as a whole got matured right now especially in the past couple of years. In the case of smartphones, 2018 has been a fruitful year where the transition happened so fast. From thick bezel to notch, physical fingerprint scanner to in-display scanner, bump up to triple camera setup from double and more. Even though it's not mind-blowing, it is good to see the OEM's figuring out new ways to stay relevant according to the trend. In this contest some win, some lose and some go unnoticed. LG V40 ThinQ, ladies and gentleman belong to the last category, and we are not surprised. Tagged as the most underrated smartphone of 2019 already, LG V40 ThinQ incorporates power-packed specification on papers one could ask for. If you are not aware, the LG V40 ThinQ sports one of the best displays, latest SoC available in the market right now, Penta-camera setup, solid design and of course 3.5mm audio jack with support for Quad DAC. With this specification on papers, nothing can go wrong, right? Well, you are partially right, but not completely. We got hold of LG V40 ThinQ for a good amount of time and here is our take on it. Why you should buy ...

LG V40 ThinQ Camera Samples – Triple Rear and Dual Front Cameras

A few days back, LG launched its flagship V40 ThinQ in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 49,990. This is one of the few smartphones to come with a ‘penta-camera’ setup in the market.

Talking about the camera specification, it has triple re…

A few days back, LG launched its flagship V40 ThinQ in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 49,990. This is one of the few smartphones to come with a 'penta-camera' setup in the market. Talking about the camera specification, it has triple rear cameras with 16MP 107-degree super wide-angle, 12MP standard angle and 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom. Further, it has 5MP wide-angle lens and 8MP standard camera on the front for bokeh effect with an on-screen slider to adjust the amount of background blur. Take a look at the camera samples below (Click the image to view the full resolution sample): [caption id="attachment_278025" align="alignnone" width="574"] Daylight[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278046" align="alignnone" width="574"] Daylight wide angle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278045" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Selfie wide angle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278044" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Selfie[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278043" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Portrait[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278042" align="alignnone" width="574"] Portrait[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278041" align="alignnone" width="574"] Lowlight wide angle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278040" align="alignnone" width="574"] Lowlight telephoto[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278039" align="alignnone" width="574"] Lowlight[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278038" align="alignnone" width="574"] Daylight Macro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278037" align="alignnone" width="574"] Indoor Macro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278036" align="alignnone" width="574"] Macro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278035" align="alignnone" width="574"] Macro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278034" align="alignnone" width="574"] Outdoor Macro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278033" align="alignnone" width="574"] Portrait[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278032" align="alignnone" width="574"] Indoor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278031" align="alignnone" width="574"] Indoor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278030" align="alignnone" width="574"] Indoor HDR[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278029" align="alignnone" width="574"] Outdoor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_278027" align="alignnone" width="574"] Outdoor HDR[/caption] Video https://youtu.be/lGdgemIqUfw https://youtu.be/lXX2RXOkEhA Check out the complete LG V40 ThinQ ...

Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India

Finally, Google is rolling out Express backup in Google Photos to all the Android users in India. After testing the Express backup feature with a small percentage of people in the last December, the company has started releasing to a large number o…

Finally, Google is rolling out Express backup in Google Photos to all the Android users in India. After testing the Express backup feature with a small percentage of people in the last December, the company has started releasing to a large number of users. For the uninitiated, Express provides faster backup at a reduced resolution, making it easier to ensure memories are saved even when you might have poor or infrequent WiFi connectivity. In an official blog, Google said, "Over the past week, we’ve started rolling out Express backup to more users in India and by the end of the week, Android users on the latest version of Google Photos should start seeing it as an option for backup" Additionally, users will have the option to choose from the existing backup options: Original Quality and High Quality, as well. On top of the Express backup feature, the search engine giant is also launching a new Data Cap option for backup. This gives users more granular daily controls for using cellular data to back up. People can select from a range of daily caps, starting at 5MB. "We’re starting to bring Express backup to dozens of other countries, rolling out slowly so we can listen ...

Qualcomm introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars

Qualcomm today launched the new Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series – QCS407, QCS405, QCS404 and QCS403 to help deliver highly optimized, AI-enabled solutions that are designed for smarter audio and IoT applications.

The QCS400 SoCs tightly integrate…

Qualcomm today launched the new Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series - QCS407, QCS405, QCS404 and QCS403 to help deliver highly optimized, AI-enabled solutions that are designed for smarter audio and IoT applications. The QCS400 SoCs tightly integrate high-performance processing, the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI Engine), connectivity, and multiple advanced audio and visual display capabilities in single, power-optimized chip architecture. In the case of smart speakers, the QCS400 SoCs supports voice assistant experience with faster, smarter voice UI, even in noisy environments compared to previous SoCs– including AI-based local automatic speech recognition, low-power, multi-keyword far-field voice pickup with beam-forming and echo cancellation, and support for cloud-based voice assistants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFPUhgXXxsw With Dolby advancements in sound technology, now the OEMs can efficiently and economically create smarter audio products with richer sound quality, extended battery life and improved voice assistance capabilities. Key features of QCS400 SoC Series Highly-integrated, yet flexible, single-chip architecture On-board connectivity Truly rich and immersive audio Improved Voice UI AI Engine Reduced development time Power improvements were driven on the QCS400 series support up to 25 times longer standby with voice wakeup and extended ‘un-plugged’ battery life. Furthermore, the QSC400 SoCs are highly flexible and customizable using Qualcomm Technologies’ Audio Development Kit (ADK) and the Qualcomm AI Engine can be utilized ...

Google Drive’s AI-driven Priority page with Workspaces exits beta

At Cloud Next 2018 in July, Google announced new “Priority” view that utilizes machine learning to show relevant files, while “Workspaces” group together similar documents, now the company has announced that it is out of beta. You can access the Pr…

At Cloud Next 2018 in July, Google announced new “Priority” view that utilizes machine learning to show relevant files, while “Workspaces” group together similar documents, now the company has announced that it is out of beta. You can access the Priority page from the left-hand navigation panel in Drive. With “Priority,” Google wants its machine learning to take over so that users can “spend less time searching for content.” With the new Priority page, not only are the most relevant files served up to you, but you can take action on them, as well as sort them into workspaces. Coming to the In Workspaces, you’ll be able to see intelligent suggestions of related content to group together for easier access— like multiple files related to the same project. It also allows you to create your own personalized Workspaces collecting any files you have access to, including content stored in your My Drive and various Team Drives. If users would like to make Priority their default home page, they can do so in their settings, which is accessible via the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner. It’s now rolling out to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, and G Suite Enterprise. It’s coming soon ...

Google Calender’s AI-powered meeting room suggestions now rolling for Android and iOS

Google has been revamping things, adding features and much more to its GSuite, in a bid to give users a smooth experience. As we all know, last the company launched automatic room suggestions in Google Calendar on the web.

In the recent developm…

Google has been revamping things, adding features and much more to its GSuite, in a bid to give users a smooth experience. As we all know, last the company launched automatic room suggestions in Google Calendar on the web. In the recent development, the search engine giant is planning to bring this feature to Android and iOS devices as well. This feature, using Google AI, suggests the rooms for your meetings based on the locations and preferences of the guests. Automatic room suggestions factor guest location like building and floor, as well as past preferences. This includes history, audio/video equipment needs, and room capacity requirements. To enable this feature, structured resource information and users’ work locations are required to be set. Initially, this Google AI-powered capability was first announced in February, and rolled out to the desktop web client in July. Source