Parse the key events of the outgoing week. In this issue: family of 10-nanometer of processors of Intel, the flagship tablet of Samsung, the cultivation of hybrids of man and animal and smartphones Huawei on Russian OS.
The ice was broken: 10-nanometer Intel
Did not have time to take on AMD 3000-series Ryzen, as with the release of Ice Lake arrived Intel. The newly-minted family of 10-nanometer chips has 11 models and each one with a tricky six-figure mark. By the way, for the numbers and their designations explained here. Total: Wi-Fi 6 with a transmission rate of above 1 Gbps, Thunderbolt 3 with the support of four ports USB Type-C, but most importantly — low heating package and integrated graphics Intel Iris Plus high-end versions.
Soon Intel will bring up to 35 new models of laptops on the basis of the Ice Lake. Characteristics and price tags will report a little later. And while you can look at the test results, Intel Core i7-1065G7.
The new flagship Samsung
While AMD and Intel scribble each other’s answer, Samsung introduces flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6. And looking at the precursor, you know that some «facade work» there has not been. Installed OCTA-core Snapdragon 855: «dragon», the assurances of Samsung, and for business and for fun amiss. 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display embedded fingerprint scanner. Updated stylus and an external keyboard, do not forget about Dex mode is activated with one touch. The link — key characteristics, date of start of sales and prices.
Genetic experiments on human beings
Japan lifted the ban on creating hybrids of animals and humans. To cross them was possible before, but the appearance of such hybrids is strictly forbidden — there were a pile of legal and ethical reasons. However, in February of 2018 in the United States has grown embryo, which is 99% sheep and the remaining one percent — we are with you. In the period of 28 days project vaclavka turned. In 2017 timidly experimented on pigs. The Japanese will step further: I’ll start with rats and mice, and then take up the hybrid embryos of pigs up to 70 days.
In the experiments, the scientists involved are not just for fun, and for a good purpose. Hybrids will save millions of people, with years of standing in the queue for donor organs. No expectations, no sky-high prices to transplant, or high risk of rejection — used cells from the patient. Even the bodies of the biological twin is not guarantee such results.
Huawei: independence and smartphones on Russian OS
Complete collection of news from Huawei. Another Chinese do not need a self-sufficient company suddenly refuses to processors from other manufacturers. Already in the second half of 2019, almost 60% of smartphones will work exclusively on Kirin, and this offhand 150 million devices. Change first will affect the top-end models, but future state employees on Qualcomm and MediaTek uncertain. Although experts admit the appearance of their own chips for them.
Also revealed something else: the operating system HongMeng OS — not a competitor to Android. Yes, fly was promised faster: 5 milliseconds latency response against approximately 110. It is, however, confined primarily to the market of the Internet of things, smart watches and TV, but not smartphones. The leadership of the Chinese Corporation believes that over time, the HongMeng may become an alternative to Android. And while Huawei will install a Russian operating system on their smartphones.
That’s all, have a good weekend!