Qualcomm denied rumors of problems with Snapdragon 810

December 21, 2016 Josephine Porter 0

The Snapdragon 810 was to be Qualcomm's flagship product and to conquer the mobile processor market. Unfortunately, problems with overheating of the system caused the plan burned in the pan. Tim McDonough, vice president of marketing, says, however, that reporting design defects is nonsense and is a mere sabotage to harm the company's position.

The mobile processor market is dominated by two companies, Qualcomm and MediaTek. This first manufacturer has recently lost a lot in its image when it turned out that its latest Snapdragon 810 chip is likely to have a design flaw that causes excessive heat up of the chip. For this reason, Samsung has resigned from using it in the Galaxy S6 model, and also had problems with it HTC.

Tim McDonough, vice president of marketing, denies rumors suggesting that the processor was defective. It ensures that all reports are false and that their dissemination is a mere sabotage to harm the image of the company.

In his view, the HTC One M9, which clearly shows that the hardware is much warmer than competing devices, is also unreliable. In his view, this is due to the fact that HTC did not yet have the final version of the software for the new phone, so the device functioned at the pre-release parameters. And this helped to generate a higher system temperature than it should have been.

The Smithsonian reconstructs the USS Enterprise

December 19, 2016 Josephine Porter 0

Soon, the National Aeronautics and Space Museum in Washington will be enriched by another cult icon. His employees are involved in the rebuilding of the USS Enterprise, which was used to record the original Star Trek series.

The Washington National Aeronautics and Space Museum gives you access to a number of interesting exhibits in the form of legendary planes or missiles taking part in the conquest of space. Soon his collection will be enriched by an exhibit that will appeal to fans of the iconic Star Trek. Specialists rebuild the 330-centimeter USS Enterprise model, which was used in 79 episodes of the original Star Trek series, broadcast on television between 1966 and 1969.

The reconstruction of the model is designed to make it look like a troubled ship from the Trouble with Tribbles section, where it was last modified throughout the series. During renovations, the engine lights will be replaced with LEDs that will be programmed to faithfully reproduce the effects known to the fans of the show. The use of LED technology will get rid of burnt-out incandescent bulbs, which have often been replaced and will reduce the amount of heat generated. The model will also be painted in gray.

NASA is testing a thriving jet engine

December 14, 2016 Josephine Porter 0

Passenger aircraft are large machines that consume huge amounts of fuel during the flight. For carriers it is of course crucial, seriously affecting the profitability of your business. Engineers of many companies are working on improving current jet engines and improving their efficiency and reducing fuel consumption.

NASA engineers are also active in this field and are doing very well. They succeeded in developing a new type of jet engine, which is being tested for the first time in an aerodynamic tunnel. The engine is equipped with a completely new propulsion integrated with a fan and a component called inlet, which introduces the air directly into the combustion chamber.

It is also interesting to place the engine. Currently engines are most often located on the wing of the machine, which increases air resistance during flight, increasing fuel consumption. However, the new drive is integrated with the machine's hull, which improves its aerodynamics.

All these changes have made the new drive much more economical than the engines used so far. Tests have shown that fuel consumption is around 4-8 percent. Lower than the current drives.

Affordable HD camcorder with built-in projector

December 11, 2016 Josephine Porter 0

BenQ has created a pocket video camera with a built-in mini LED projector. The S11 has full HD resolution (1080p) and can be displayed on a large screen when a movie is shot.

The BenQ S11 video camera can be played back not only on the 3.5 "built-in screen, but also on the wall, thanks to the built-in mini LED projector - up to 50" (127 cm) diagonally.

When you connect S11 to your computer, you can transfer other videos, videos, videos, etc. to your camcorder - and watch them on the big screen. Unfortunately, you have to convert them beforehand.

The camera has a built-in LCD touch screen that lets you edit the shot material; Among other things, you can select single frames and save them in the camera's memory (or SD card) as separate images - without having to engage the computer for that purpose.

The S11 housing is made of aluminum combined with plastic. The rounded shape and tactile screen make the camera very handy and comfortable to handle.

The manufacturer has equipped the new product with a number of interesting features, including a pre-recording function that records what happens for 3 seconds before we press the record.