Yep, Google I/O came and went without an official name for the latest and greatest version of Android, with the world's biggest search engine saying it was "too tough" to come up with a name by itself.It doesn't look like Google wants you to limit your ideas just to desserts, either.NameyMcNameFace, anyone?Android N borrows code from Chrome OS for "seamless" updates, that download and install in the background when you're not using it.There's a lot of behind-the-scenes tech tweaks going on too, mostly to help make Android a better platform for VR.There's still time for new features like the long rumoured support for 3D Touch-style pressure sensitive display tech before Android N arrives later in the year.
Fujitsu has launched a new global campaign in an effort to demonstrate how its products and services can help harness the power of data.Using the tagline Shaping tomorrow with you , the campaign features an online film showcasing different industries implementing Fujitsu technology.Interestingly, the film was shot live, in-camera and released without any post-production.To achieve this, the film s creators mcgarrybowen and Found Studio used 3D projection mapping and holographic technologies to transform a white set into a series of live-action scenarios.Jane Briers, creative director at mcgarrybowen London, said: "We had a real opportunity to make the medium of projections part of the message itself, and bring to life the theme of 'digital transformation' in a way that had never been attempted before.
Using a special 3D camera, a Tango equipped device looks at the world around it, and uses that information to map a space, add in augmented reality objects, or simply track the location of a mobile device.By building a memory of the world around it, the Tango device can recognize those spaces, and properly fit objects back into them.Several demos served to illustrate how well this worked.Turning on area learning produced entirely different results.Granted, it sometimes took a few seconds to re-identify the space around it, but once it did, the box popped right back up.Memory makes for better multiplayerArea learning really opens up the possibilities of VR and AR gaming with multiple users.
If you have money, you can start producing what you want. Skrivarjätten HP gives to last in the 3D printer market with the series Jet Fusion 3D. It prints in voxels that are 50 micrometers large, and can with the help of 30,000 tiny nozzles to print up to 340 million microscopic gizmos second. - The parts are joined, ie at a very small level - virtually at the molecular level, and it helps to give them a special strength, says Alex Monino, marketing manager for HP's 3D printer, to Computerworld. HP Jet Fusion 3D left and right finishing system that can be purchased for 15 thousand dollars. It is sold separately and cost about 15 thousand dollars.
And lastly, all the code enhancements mean that pesky "Android is starting" post-update screen, in which all of your third-party apps have to be optimised before launching the OS, will be gone forever.Also, you'll be able to double-tap the Recents button from anywhere to switch over to your last-used app, making multitasking easier and faster than ever.Additionally, Android TV will get a new picture-in-picture mode in Android N, letting you continue to watch video in a small pane while, say, browsing the Play Store or accessing other apps and info.For example, the new system-wide ability to reply directly to messaging notifications in-line means you don't have to pop into an app to send a quick response.You'll also see the top five most-used icons up top thanks to some slick streamlining of the notifications bar, although you can pull down to find the rest.Android N can also trim down your data usage, thanks to a data saver function that nudges your apps to cut down on wasteful cellular data use.
For a glimpse at the future of all things Google, you can stream the event live via the video below and on Google s event site.Follow along with us during I/O on Twitter @VentureBeat when Google CEO Sundar Pichai takes the stage at 10 a.m. PDT 1 p.m. EDT .you should follow them, too!The company already released two developer previews of the OS over the last few months this is unusually early for Google , revealing some of the new features planned, like notification improvements, split-screen modes, launcher shortcuts, and a new 3D rendering API.Android VR: After toying with Cardboard for ages — an entertaining, but so-far super low-quality VR experience when compared to its pricer counterparts — Google s rumored Android VR could shake up the industry in a big way, if it ends up being announced today.In an interview earlier this month, Google s head of VR, Clay Bavor, teased the company s next steps:Android VR could end up being a platform, headset, or both.And a few days ago, a placeholder on Google s developer site seemed to officially confirm Android VR s existence.Android Wear: As TechCrunch pointed out, there s an entire panel at I/O dedicated to What s new in Android Wear, Google s smartwatch OS.So far the OS has not blown us away.Project Chirp: Google may be working on its answer to Echo, the surprisingly well-received speaker box that ships with Amazon s personal assistant, Alexa Alexa is like Apple s Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft s Cortana .So far the New York Times, Recode, and the Information have all reported on various aspects of alleged product, which may be a reaction to the Echo s early success though Amazon won t share how many Echoes it s sold .Other stuff: More fun rumors and reports include a big update to Project Tango, signs of Android and Chrome OS convergence, some sort of update to Android Pay, and maybe even something in the realm of messaging and chatbots.
Chaired by President President Park Guen-Hye, the meeting will focus on proposed changes to current laws that will allow pilot programs for drones and driverless cars.Limitations on the exportation of map data created by the South Korean government to other countries means that Google Maps currently lacks many of the functions—such as 3D maps, driving and walking directions, and indoor maps—available to users elsewhere.South Korea approves map data exports only if certain satellite images are edited or obscured for example, blurring army bases or disguising them as forests , even though they are visible for users of Google Maps, Apple Maps, and similar services in other places.Ironically, the Google says the restrictions mean that Google Maps actually has more features in North Korea, including driving directions, than in South Korea.The South Korean government promised to make English-language digital maps available for companies in 2013, but Google said at the time that the new data did not have enough information to ensure that it can provide accurate directions.According to Joongang Daily link via Google Translate , the automaker sells its Sonata sedan with built-in Android Auto in 30 markets, but not in South Korea because the in-car operating system needs full access to Google Maps features.
REUTERS/Mike Blake Reuters - United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest package delivery company, said on Wednesday it will expand the 3D printing services provided through its UPS Stores to create an on-demand manufacturing network starting this summer.Atlanta-based UPS and SAP SE also announced a partnership in which Europe's largest software company will provide supply chain solutions to help manufacturers get products to market more quickly and at a lower cost."Speed is critical to us and we see tremendous value" in extending SAP's capabilities further down the supply chain via UPS, said John Dulchinos, vice president for strategic capabilities at contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc, in a telephone interview with Reuters.UPS already offers 3D printing services using ABSplus, an industrial grade thermoplastic, at more than 60 UPS Stores around the United States.Under the new system, customers will be able to upload digital designs to First Radius, a company specializing in 3D printing in which UPS holds a minority stake.IDC Research Inc analyst Robert Parker said the network will bring UPS only modest benefits at first because 3D printers have limited capabilities at present and few printable materials available.
We have had good success with our GPUs in high-performance computing, deep learning in hpc, deep learning, data analytics, remote work stations, said McHugh, a former Cisco executive who joined Nvidia six months ago.The Tesla M10 GPU has high user density when it comes to delivering apps such as Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows 10 operating system.Delivering business applications in a virtualized way is becoming more challenging because more businesses are using demanding graphics apps these days.The percentage of GPU-accelerated apps has more than doubled in the past five years, with half that growth coming in the first months of 2016 alone, according to a study by Lakeside Software.To provide the best user experience, these applications increasingly use OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as well as graphics technology from the data center.While the need for advanced GPU technology has commonly been associated with the usage of 3D applications, as enterprises make the move to software like Windows 10, Office 365, and other SaaS and web apps, IT departments will increasingly seek the benefits of GPU acceleration to provide everyday business tools to all of their users, said Robert Young, analyst for IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software at IDC, in a statement.Nvidia is teaming up with virtualization software companies, such as Citrix and VMware, to deliver a high-end virtualized app that runs as if it were being processed on a user s personal machine.The cost of running such virtual apps or remote desktop sessions is now down to less than $2 a month per user and, for virtual PCs, is less than $6 a month per user.The new Nvidia Grid software is available worldwide today, and the Tesla M10 will be generally available in the fall.Virtualized apps can now be delivered at a subscription price of about $10 per concurrent user, McHugh said, on the Nvidia Grid service.
The company claims that its Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution revolutionises prototyping and printing by delivering "superior quality" end products at half the cost, and up to 10 times faster, than current rivals FDM and SLS printer solutions in the same price bracket .It offers printing at the individual voxel level the 3D printing equivalent of a single pixel in 2D printing, as it were so boasts high levels of accuracy, and also speed with the ability to print over 340 million voxels per second.And while this is aimed at commercial usage and the hardware is very expensive, it's exciting to see what sort of technology is in the wings and could potentially trickle down in some form to desktop 3D printing.Businesses and manufacturers can completely rethink how they design and deliver solutions to their customers."Pricing for the 3200 starts at $130,000 around £90,000, AU$180,000 , with the full solution comprising the 3D printer and Processing Station which you can see on the right in the above image - this provides faster cooling and a cleaner finish, among other benefits starting at $155,000 around £108,000, AU$213,000 .The Jet Fusion 4200 will ship late this year, and the Jet Fusion 3200 will follow in 2017.
According to the company the technology is able to produce high quality parts to ten times faster and half the price compared to existing 3D printing systems. HP sued 3D printers market is currently dominated by Stratasys- and 3D Systems, Inc., says the BBC. HP about the washing machine-sized Jet Fusion 3D 3200 -printterin Prices start at 120 000 euro. 3200 model will be on sale in Europe in 2017, the first to include Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany and the UK. HP models will be the representative that they can print the also multi-colored objects. Research firm Gartner estimates that last year sold about 245 000 3D-print inserts.
The Cubot Cheetah is the first fruit of the cooperation between the Cubot and Cheetah Mobile companies and i m sure many of you have installed some app from this chinese software leviathan, because they claim to have over 600 million of non-chinese users.Looking at the official Cheetah Mobile website the numbers are pretty staggering, 635 million of mobile network users and total worldwide users of some of their products in billions.So it s only quite logical the first reason the Cubot Cheetahphone being interesting is the support of huge company behind it and 10 GB of free cloud space coming with it.According to Cubot statement the second reason is great full metal build of the phone with polished GPS equaling the best navigations.Third reason would be the Samsung sensor used for the 13 MPix rear camera with PDAF so the photos should be better and without noise even in low light conditions.Fourth reason in favor of the Cheetah is built-in gyroscope for the 3D gamers on the phone and the fifth the hardware specs of the phone meaning octa-core MT6753 processor paired with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of storage and 5.5-inch FullHD resolution display.The final decision is of course up to the potential customers and the official retail price of $199.99 could be little too high no matter the benefits, but as far as we know Cubot is planning some sale event for the Cheetah with lowering it to $149.99 which is much easier to stomach.We will keep you informed once we know more.
Classic operating system makes unexpected appearance on Microsoft's newest gaming console. Youtube user vcfan lacked obviously it so much that he tweaked a fully functional Windows 95 along with Duke Nukem 95 on the Xbox One. The program used is DOSBox, a virtual DOS app that among other things is able to run Windows 95th But before you start jumping high of nostalgia pleasure it may be worth pointing out that so far required a developer version of Xbox One to get into something like that. Using such, it is namely to install apps built for the Universal Windows Platform. In summer it is said that Microsoft will start allowing these apps to run on the Xbox One anywhere.
You may have heard that LinkedIn was hacked and Dr.Motherboard Netflix now has their own super simple bandwidth tester so you can gauge the speed of your internet service.Nokia is licensing their brand to a new company called HMD that will produce smartphones, tablets, and feature phones with the Nokia name.It s a lot like browsing OneDrive on the web, meaning it doesn t actually sync and download every file.Microsoft Office Blog YouTube for iOS now lets you watch any video in VR mode which you would use in conjunction with Google Cardboard or equivalent viewer .Of course, that doesn t make every video 360 degrees or 3D; it just duplicates and adjusts the video for each of your respective peepers.
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Outside of the the cost-saving arguments, there are still some good reasons to opt for a player that sticks to 'standard' Blu-ray discs.Being priced higher than all other entry-level Blu-ray decks isn't the negative it could be, but the DMP-BDT160 lacks WiFi which might be a problem for you because the optional WiFi dongle costs about £50, while the step-up DMP-BDT260 - which merely adds WiFi - costs just £109.But if WiFi isn't important and you're looking for the best quality images, and perhaps Netflix and BBC iPlayer for good measure, the DMP-BDT160 is a good option.This player will upscale both DVDs and standard Blu-ray discs to 4K with impressive results, and can even upscale audio to 24-bit/192kHz as well as handling a full suite of hi-res audio formats.Panasonic DMP-BDT360The DMP-BDT360 is a classic mid-range option that will suit owners of 3D TVs as well as those after some specific apps and Wi-Fi.Its bright, contemporary GUI is a pleasure to use and makes setting up and multimedia playback an absolute doddle.
SAP and UPS combine software and logistics to let customers order parts instantly – if it s cheaper than traditional manufacturingSAP and UPS are working together to deliver an on-demand 3D printing service that links the former s supply chain software with the latter s industrial manufacturing and logistics networks.Customers will be able to approve and order custom 3D printed parts directly from within SAP software, which will then be manufactured at one of 60 UPS facilities cross the US.SAP UPS 3D printing partnershipUPS 3D printing 2It is claimed the partnership will allow companies to simplify supply chains and open up 3D printing to smaller companies without access to a machine, those who cannot justify a long production run or those who need a prototype made quickly.This agreement with SAP adds an important UPS capability to help customers right-size inventories and lower short-run production costs, and help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life faster than ever, added Stan Deans, president of UPS Global Distribution and Logistics.3D printing has come down in price in recent years with analysts predicting the technology will become more mainstream.Makerbot has targeted small and medium businesses, while HP s recently announced 3D Jet Fusion range is looking at bigger firms, costing between £94,000 and £114,000 per unit.
Oliver Franklin-WallisAssistant Editor, WIREDFollow @olifranklinThis article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine.Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.The Singapore-based designer hand-built the walking mecha toy Codename: Colossus from 435 3D-printed parts."I learned from scratch."Sng also hand-wired the working legs, guns and lights, and hand-painted each part, including the interior and tiny characters.HMC Boudicca can traverse the battlefield or room with its RC hexapodal legsColossus was part passion project, part audition: under the Machination Studios moniker, Sng's conceived a fictional universe for the toys, set after the first world war "where air power never happened, and tanks just got bigger and bigger."
Android NView photosMore Jeff Chiu/AP Naturally Android, Google s mobile operating system, will feature heavily during I/O, with the first in-depth look at 2016′s update to the software expected.Given that Android was overhauled in the not too distant past, we re not expecting wholesale changes, but a bundle of Android news is still definite.Project Tango is one of Google s moonshot ideas and is essentially a piece of technology that allows smartphones to understand and map the world around them as they move through it using 3D motion sensors and depth perception.So in short, the ability to build a digital image of a room just by you walking around it with the device.It s only available to developers currently, but there have been suggestions that Tango could help the virtual reality apps using those sensors and its artificial intelligence.Glass was officially withdrawn from sale by Google last year, but since then has been taken back to the drawing board and re-designed ahead of a potential relaunch.
This new mode gives VR apps exclusive access to the device s processor cores when they are in the foreground.Combined with an improved sensor pipeline and the work Google did on bringing support for the Vulkan graphics API to Android, the company claims the VR mode can bring latency on the Nexus 6P down to about 20 milliseconds, which is pretty much the gold standard for mobile VR at the moment i.e.Indeed, even expensive tethered headsets like those from Oculus, HTC and Sony are still roughly in this ballpark though they have much more intensive graphics needs.If your phone doesn t have a low persistence display, though, all of this work is likely for naught because you end up with lots of motion blur as pixels can t change their colors fast enough.While the focus here is clearly on performance, the team also built other functionality into this mode.This includes the VR mode, as well as hardware certification and support for headsets and controllers.