Real Hologram-Making Tech Now in Barnes & Noble



Litiholo, a division of Liti Holographics, today announced that Barnes & Noble will be carrying their Hologram Kit in stores nationwide. This is the first time a DIY hologram-making kit has been offered at retail stores. Similar to the DIY concept of Arduino and LittleBits in electronics, Litiholo is creating a new category to teach individuals how to make their own holograms.

The Hologram Kit is the brainchild of founder Paul Christie, an MIT Media Lab grad, who studied under the holographic pioneer, Stephen Benton. "Our research lab was doing amazing things with holograms," says Christie, "but the equipment would take up an entire basement, and you had to be an MIT student to understand it!" Christie wanted an easier way for regular individuals to make their own holograms without all the complexity and cost of a graduate lab, and eventually created the Hologram Kit.

Christie readily acknowledges that it was not just his time at MIT that influenced him, but also the long list of holographers who have been involved in educating the public about holograms such as TJ Jeong and many others. "I hope our success in broadening the availability of hologram-making continues the work that came before us. We all have the goal of helping to grow a vibrant hologram community." He particularly enjoyed hearing that Juris Upatnieks, one of the original inventors of the first laser hologram, had recently gotten to see the Litiholo Hologram Kit in action and later got some kits to give to his friends.

In the last few years, the company's unique DIY hologram-making kits have found their way into Verizon Wireless stores as part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Labs. Led by Project Lead the Way, a non-profit educational group, kids ages 8-12 have been able to attend a class at Verizon stores teaching them about hologram technology and letting them make their own holograms with the Litiholo Hologram Kits. "With PLTW and Verizon, about 800 kids have made their first holograms with our kits in the last 2 years," says Christie. "We feel like we are helping create the next generation of hologram engineers, artists and entrepreneurs."

The Hologram Kit creates real 3D laser holograms and is a fun educational experience for both kids and adults. Each kit can make up to 20 holograms, and provides a step-by-step guide through the process as well as additional background on the science of holography. The Hologram Kit is being carried in 330 Barnes & Noble stores across the US, and retails for $129.99.


SOURCE Litiholo
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

IK Multimedia adds new branded amp and stompbox models for AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad



IK Multimedia's AmpliTube and AmpliTube CS apps for iPhone and iPad now offer ten new officially licensed models that are available for in-app purchase. Users of both the AmpliTube for iPhone and AmpliTube for iPad apps - or the free AmpliTube CS versions - can enjoy the new amp, cab and stompbox models, which are offered as in-app purchases either individually or inside several bundles.



The new models are:


AMPS

Dr. Z® - Z Wreck
It rocks, it twangs, and it provides incredible touch sensitivity to go along with killer tone. Push the volume past 12 on this 30W tube head and it will start getting crunchy. Turn the volume up higher and listen to it scream. With the amp set for crunch, roll off the guitar volume to get a clean tone without harshness.

Jet City® - JCA100H
With two channels of Soldano tone and its pure tube power, this amp was made for the big stage. The Normal channel has plenty of headroom to deliver clear, bright clean tones and can also be driven hard enough to get downright raunchy. The Overdrive channel is based on the circuit that made Soldano famous.

Orange® - Dual Terror
This Twin channel 30-watt guitar head features a unique two-stage preamp with massive tonal range using just three controls per channel. The Fat Channel delivers warmer tones whilst the Tiny Terror Channel has the sonic character of the original Tiny Terror.

Carvin® - V3M
This 50-watt amp delivers awesome power with incredible tone and lush reverb. It offers "Pristine Clean" for shimmering highs and deep bass. "Classic rock" offers the deepest metal crunch or continuous sustain. Or, switch to another channel for rich harmonics infused from the "Soak" control for rich Jazz or country blues. Each channel incorporates its own character drive switches - "Bright" to "Soak" and "Thick" to "Intense" with EQ switches expanding the tone.



STOMPS


Morley® - Contour Wah

One of the most versatile yet modern sounding wah pedals. Thanks to its array of controls, it can be tweaked to suit many styles and sounds. The Contour and Level controls let users fine tune the high end response and personality of the pedal from mellow to bright and cutting, while the Auto-off feature adds tremendous flexibility to the pedal’s functionality. Works with Bass guitar, too.

T-Rex® - Replica
The T-Rex Replica offers astonishingly warm tone, with the perfect mix of controls to deliver everything the most demanding guitarists could ask for in a delay. The Replica is used by guitar heroes from Pete Townsend to John Mayer to deliver their classic sounds.

Seymour Duncan® - Shape Shifter
This amazing stomp box reproduces the hypnotic, pulsing tremolo sound characteristic of ‘50s tube amps. It can also produce crazy and innovative tones never heard before. With its detailed "Wave" and "Shape" controls, it is one of the most versatile tremolo stomp boxes available. With a quick swell and a slow drop, the effect is percussive like a piano. Conversely, with a slow swell and a sudden drop, the result is reminiscent of a tape played backwards.

Wampler® - Pinnacle Deluxe
The Pinnacle Deluxe captures the original "Brown Sound" of early plexi-style amplifiers pushed to the limits, the trademark of many rock guitarists of the late '70s and early '80s, Eddie Van Halen to name just one. It can act as a mild overdrive, or, via the "Boost" switch, it can generate a thick amount of distortion on its own. The "Tone" knob covers the overall brightness of the distortion, while the "Contour" knob lets users scoop or boost mids.



CABS


Dr. Z® - 2x12 Z Wreck

The cabinet section of the Z Wreck combo amp

Carvin® - 2x12 V3M
Cabinet with 2x12" speakers matched to the V3M amp head

All are officially licensed models that offer the true sound and feel players expect from those brands.


About AmpliTube guitar and bass tone studio for iPhone and iPad

AmpliTube is the ultimate guitar and bass tone studio for iOS devices. Available as both a free and a paid app, it allows musicians to use their iPhone or iPad to process, play and record guitar, bass or other instruments while on the go. As an all-inclusive tone studio, AmpliTube offers an expandable collection of ultra-realistic, virtual versions of some of the most coveted gear on the planet. Users can build the guitar or bass rig of their dreams and then use its powerful recording and editing tools to capture their creativity whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

AmpliTube's new Live mode integrates seamlessly with iRig Stomp I/O, IK's USB pedalboard controller/audio interface, for real-gear control while recording or on stage. AmpliTube is also the perfect companion for IK's iRig HD 2, iRig 2, iRig Pro I/O and iRig Pro Duo portable audio interfaces and the iRig BlueBoard wireless MIDI pedalboard controller, for easy connectivity to AmpliTube or any other software.


Pricing and availability
The new models are available now for version 4.7 of the AmpliTube or AmpliTube CS apps for iPhone and iPad. They can be purchased a la carte via the in-app shop for only $3.99 per stomp or $6.99 per amp with matching cab. They’re also available collectively inside the AmpliTube Deluxe bundle as well as inside the All-Amps Collection 2018, All Stomps Collection 2018 and All-In Bundle 2018 bundles. They are free to users who have already purchased these bundles.

For more information about the AmpliTube or AmpliTube CS apps for iOS, please visit:
www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubeios


NASA Sends New Research, Hardware to Space Station on SpaceX Mission



Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX's 16th mission for NASA under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

The company's Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 1:16 p.m. EST on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It's carrying more than 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies that will support the crew, station maintenance and dozens of the more than 250 investigations aboard the space station.

Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA will use the space station's robotic arm to capture Dragon when it arrives two days later. NASA astronaut Anne McClain will monitor telemetry during the spacecraft's approach.

Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will air on NASA Television and the agency's website beginning at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with installation coverage set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

Science Aboard Dragon

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) will provide high-quality laser ranging observations of the Earth's forests and topography required to advance the understanding of important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity, and habitat. GEDI will be mounted on the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility and provide the first high-resolution observations of forest vertical structure at a global scale. These observations will quantify the aboveground carbon stored in vegetation and changes that result from vegetation disturbance and recovery, the potential for forests to sequester carbon in the future, and habitat structure and its influence on habitat quality and biodiversity.

A small satellite deployment mechanism, called SlingShot, will be ride up in Dragon and then be installed in a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft prior to its departure from the space station. SlingShot can accommodate as many as 18 CubeSats of any format. After the Cygnus cargo ship departs from station, the spacecraft navigates to an altitude of 280 to 310 miles (an orbit higher than that of the space station) to deploy the satellites.

Robotic Refueling Mission-3 (RRM3) will demonstrate the first transfer and long-term storage of liquid methane, a cryogenic fluid, in microgravity. The ability to replenish and store cryogenic fluids, which can function as a fuel or coolant, will help enable long duration journeys to destinations, such as the Moon and Mars.

Growth of Large, Perfect Protein Crystals for Neutron Crystallography (Perfect Crystals) crystallizes an antioxidant protein found inside the human body to analyze its shape. This research may shed light on how the protein helps protect the human body from ionizing radiation and oxidants created as a byproduct of metabolism. For best results, analysis requires large crystals with minimal imperfections, which are more easily produced in the microgravity environment of the space station.

Dragon is scheduled to depart the station in January 2019 and return to Earth with more than 4,000 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies.

For more than 18 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. A global endeavor, more than 200 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,500 research investigations from researchers in 106 countries.

Get breaking news, images and features from the space station on social media at:

https://www.twitter.com/Space_Station

and

https://instagram.com/iss

SOURCE NASA
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Socialbakers Releases 2019 Social Media Trends Report; Offers a Deep Dive Into What's Hot, What's Not on Social Media



Socialbakers, the leading AI-powered social media marketing platform, today released its 2019 social media trends report for industry professionals and brands who want to work smarter in social media to engage with audiences at scale. The comprehensive report offers detailed information about the state of social media engagement and advertising, as well as emerging themes for the year ahead. It dives into demographics and brand trends, advertising effectiveness, engagement best practices, and emerging trends involving influencer marketing and privacy and security.


In developing the comprehensive report, Socialbakers leveraged its social media data set, one of the largest in the industry. Data for the report was culled from more than 10 billion pieces of social media content which is generated by more than 17 million profiles. Socialbakers also has visibility into $3 billion of ad spend on social, which allows it to set industry benchmarks. The complete Socialbakers Social Media Trends Report is available for download now. Key findings from the trends report:
When comparing ad spend distribution by social media platform from 2017 to 2018 between the two main Facebook owned services, Instagram ads increased in 2018, while the percentage of overall ad spend on Facebook decreased. Overall brands are shifting their investments between the services.
Photos are the most heavily promoted type of content compared to any other format. However, video promotion soared in 2018 and converged with photos in September, indicating that the popularity of this type of medium is on the rise.
In 2018, Instagram ad campaigns rose, reaching their highest adoption rate in June. Though it has tapered off, as Instagram audiences continue to grow, so will marketers' advertising investments.
Facebook usage on mobile is overwhelmingly dominant, as mobile users consume more ads than desktop users.


Engagement Trend: Facebook vs. Instagram


While the report examined multiple social media platforms, it found that marketers looking to drive value for their businesses via digital marketing can find more value in terms of scale and audience engagement from Facebook and its family of applications than they can from competing platforms. With 2.6 billion monthly active users, Facebook’s family of applications is still where most consumer-to-brand engagement happens online.

However, in terms of engagement per user, Instagram reigns supreme. Socialbakers' data found that while Instagram has a smaller total audience compared to Facebook, Instagram users are far more engaged than Facebook users. Instagram is becoming increasingly powerful as a platform for capturing quality engagement within small, targeted communities.

"Instagram is becoming the number one social media platform when it comes to engagement for brands," said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CEO of Socialbakers. "When we look at engagement on an absolute level, Instagram has a lot more engagement for brands than Facebook does, despite having a significantly smaller audience size. As a result, we see businesses leveraging Instagram for advertising more than ever before."


Mobile Continues to Be an Important Trend

According to Kleiner Perkins, an average user spends over three hours per day consuming digital media on mobile -- a growth of nearly four times over just the past five years. Mobile ads present a huge opportunity for marketers, but they need to utilize mobile-friendly content formats.

"The key with mobile content is to focus on understanding each of the personas in your audience and tailor mobile-first content at scale. Brands should leverage digital platforms to identify the personas and learn what content sparks a conversation with each of them. That content will then drive engagement and achieve their marketing performance goals," said Ben-Itzhak.


The Influencer Industry and Minimizing Fraud

Influencer marketing is projected to become a $10 billion market by 2020. It has become an important marketing tool for many brands across industries around the world. With so much money on the table, it's not a surprise to find fraud in the influencer marketing space. The first challenge involves identifying real versus fake accounts. Right now, a bulletproof strategy does not exist. However, Socialbakers has been able to identify three types of fraudulent activity within influencer marketing: fake followers, fake engagement and fake interests.

The research showed that brands can minimize the risk of working with fraudulent influencers by looking at two key data points: the influencer's performance over an extended time period, and their engagement level per 1,000 fans. In addition, benchmarking the performance of a few influencers over time can help to identify anomalies resulting from fraud.


In the Digital world, Data is still King

For the foreseeable future, data will form the foundation for any successful campaign, empowering companies to communicate effectively with customers, make strategic changes quickly, and ultimately build strong brands.

"If you want to successfully leverage digital platforms like Facebook and Instagram for your marketing efforts, you need solid data to drive your decision making. In 2019, good data will still be imperative to help you know precisely where to invest your advertising budget in order to maximize reach, engagement and business impact," said Ben-Itzhak.


SOURCE Socialbakers


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

All-new Ram 1500 Wins TRUCK TREND'S 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year



The TRUCK TREND® jurors, which consist of truck experts from across the nation, selected the Ram 1500 following an intense weeklong evaluation of eight trucks that underwent 1,300-plus miles of grueling performance testing in California.

"It is clear to us that Ram is not only serious about being a competitor in the full-size truck market with the all-new 2019 1500, but that they intend to lead," said Sean Holman, Group Content Director for TRUCK TREND. "The new truck breaks ground in many areas and is the gold standard of what to expect in regard to comfort and technology without giving up any of the functionality or utility of a truck."


The 2019 Ram 1500 came out on top after completing a demanding test comprised of performance testing, hauling, towing, fuel economy calculation and off-roading — all important disciplines in which truck owners expect competency. Jurors spent ample time with each vehicle to form qualified opinions regarding important factors such as interior ergonomics, seat comfort, technology usability, build quality, and the features and benefits of each truck while closely logging fuel efficiency.

"The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the benchmark for durability, technology and efficiency with a high level of luxury previously not available in pickup truck segments," said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. "We're pleased TRUCK TREND recognizes our new Ram 1500 as its 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year."

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading areas most important to pickup owners. Ram leads the full-size truck segment with significant gains in fuel efficiency through an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.


SOURCE FCA US LLC
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Zini Mobiles Announces the Kickstarter Launch of Zanco S-Pen, a Powerful Pen Phone and Presentation Tool



Today, Zini Mobiles announced the Kickstarter launch of its combination pen phone, Bluetooth headset, stylus pen, voice recorder and presentation tool available now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/642875321/455988427?ref=594sfq&token=81530b15

As phones get larger and more complicated while business goes high tech, it's essential to carefully choose devices that add versatility and convenience to professional life. Enter the S-Pen by Zanco, an all in one pen phone and presentation tool that is packed with features for work and travel.

Savvy business people understand how important presentations and meetings are and having a reliable work device to get the point across is critical. Zanco S-Pen is a pocket-sized companion that includes smart features to get more done. It makes presentations perfect as a laser pointer and voice recorder. It can also be used to monitor and decline calls so that meetings remain undisturbed. The S-Pen also functions as a universally compatible stylus pen for easy and accurate writing or using as a drawing tool for graphic design.

"Smartphones are powerful, but they can be cumbersome and distracting when used in meetings or around the office. We created Zanco S-Pen to be the perfect bridge between a smartphone and a lightweight, intuitive presentation tool with essential features. It keeps you connected, yet allows you to focus on the task at hand." - Shazad Talib, Founder of Zanco

The compact form factor makes Zanco S-Pen the ultimate compact backup phone for travel, outdoor activities emergency situations, or anywhere that a large smartphone is impractical. It includes the most essential phone functions such as calls, messages, and call records. It works with a reliable Bluetooth connection that pairs easily with any smartphone.

S-Pen also includes dual front and rear cameras and because it is so compact and easy to carry, taking spontaneous photos and selfies is a snap. Photos can be stored using the on-board SD card or transferred to smartphone. Other features include FM radio, remote capture and a unique voice changer feature for adding a little fun to everyday calls. Designed as an everyday carry item and professional tool, the Zanco S-Pen includes a rechargeable battery that provides 6 days of standby power when fully charged.

With S-Pen, Zanco has redefined the pen phone and added a suite of features that make it the perfect supplement to a primary phone, handy stylus for devices, and a powerful presentation tool. With Zanco, users can get more done, efficiently and with convenience.

Zanco S-Pen is available now on Kickstarter with special pricing for early adopters. To learn more about S-Pen and see its full features and specifications, visit the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/642875321/455988427?ref=594sfq&token=81530b15


Related Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60YeRmmiR50

SOURCE Zini Mobiles


Razer Redefines The Ultraportable Laptop




Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, announced today the release of their redesigned 13-inch ultraportable laptop line consisting of three new configurations. The new Razer Blade Stealth is now available with individually calibrated micro edge thin-bezel displays with up to 4K resolution, increased battery life of up to 13 hours, and available NVIDIA® GeForce® dedicated graphics.





Display

The new Micro Edge 4.9mm thin side bezels are over 60% thinner than the previous version for a visually stunning edge-to-edge picture. For retina-shattering clarity, the Razer Blade Stealth is available in a 13.3" 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with touch functionality and supports 100% sRGB color space. Each laptop display is now individually custom calibrated for amazing color accuracy out-of-the-box.

The display is also available in a Full HD matte (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution that enhances gaming with full-frame fluid motion graphics. The Full HD display provides 100% sRGB color space for vivid colors, and improved power efficiency for longer battery life.

For additional security and convenience, the Razer Blade Stealth comes with a IR web camera that supports Windows Hello, a first for the Razer Blade family. Razer also retained the ideal web camera placement at the top of the screen to avoid awkward shots.



Mobility

The Razer Blade Stealth has been redesigned and delivers increased performance in a compact chassis with up to 13 hours of battery life. The unibody frame is fortified using precision CNC-machining of high-grade aluminum, and its matte black color is anodized deeper into the aluminum at a sub-molecular level for maximum durability.

Despite packing more power than previous models, the new Razer Blade Stealth has a more compact surface area with the micro edge thin display bezels. Emblazoned on the back is a subtle black tone-on-tone Razer logo that will both blend in and stand out.

All configurations include a built-in 53.1Wh battery that has been optimized for all day mobility. Additionally, the laptop can be charged almost anywhere with the compact 65W USB-C charger that works on most flights with AC power available.



Power

For the first time ever, the Razer Blade Stealth is available with NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics for up to 4X performance improvement when gaming and editing graphic content. Razer included the more powerful 25W NVIDIA® GeForce®MX150 4GB GDDR5 graphics, double the memory of similar 13-inch systems.

All models are also equipped with Intel® UHD Graphics 620, while dedicated graphics models leverage NVIDIA® Optimus technology to dynamically switch between the integrated and dedicated graphics to provide maximum performance and battery life when users need it.

Razer advanced thermal system and new power management options have been integrated into Razer Synapse 3 software to maximize battery life, quiet fans in a meeting, or provide full power when gaming.

"The Blade Stealth has excelled at being the best productivity laptop on the market" says Razer's Co-Founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan. "We pushed the boundaries further by incorporating NVIDIA graphics with up to four times the graphics performance while continuing to keep the system incredibly compact and thin. The results of our efforts have lead Razer to create one of the world's most powerful ultraportable laptops ever."

All configurations of the Razer Blade Stealth feature the new Whisky Lake 8th Gen Intel® Core ™ i7-8565U processor. The new quad-core processor outperforms its predecessor in throughput and responsiveness with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.6 GHz. The base model of the Razer Blade Stealth comes with 8GB of 2133MHz dual-channel memory while dedicated graphics models are loaded with 16GB of 2133MHz dual-channel memory for power users.



Full Connectivity

The anti-ghosting keyboard has been optimized to feel punchier and more responsive. It now utilizes a single-zone RGB lighting system with full key backlighting and 16.8 million color options all powered by Razer Chroma™ and customizable through Razer Synapse 3 software. For pin point accuracy, Razer also improved the touchpad with a larger glass surface area and Microsoft Precision support.

Connectivity options include Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™), USB-C™ 3.1 Gen 2, two USB-A, and a 3.5mm audio combo port. The included Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™) port features 4 lanes of PCIe for up to 40 Gbps of blazing fast transfer speeds.

A seamless connection from the Thunderbolt™ 3 port to Razer Core external desktop graphics enclosures boosts the performance by connecting to desktop graphics cards. The Razer Core is compatible with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX, NVIDIA® Quadro or AMD XConnect™ enabled Radeon™ and Radeon™ Pro cards for high end gaming and content creation.

Sound quality has improved dramatically in the new Razer Blade Stealth. The speaker count has doubled to four upward-firing speakers equipped with a Smart Amp to boost audio with greater clarity. Dolby Atmos® replicates sound in a 3-dimensional space for lifelike immersion.



Availability

The new line of Razer Blade Stealth laptops will start at $1,399 MSRP and will be available starting today from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States and Canada and coming soon to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Nordics, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan.

For more information, visit razer.com/blade-stealth.


Specifications
  • Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Quad-Core 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor with Hyper Threading 1.8 GHz / 4.6 GHz (Base/Turbo)
  • Graphics Options
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 (25W) 4GB GDDR5 VRAM + Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    • Intel® UHD Graphics 620
  • Display Options
    • 13.3" FHD Matte (1920 X 1080), 100% sRGB, 4.9mm thin side bezels, individually calibrated
    • 13.3" 4K (3840 × 2160), touch display, 100% sRGB, 4.9mm thin side bezels, individually calibrated
  • Up to 512GB PCIe M.2 (Graphics Model) / 256GB M.2 SATA (Base Model)
  • Up to 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz dual-channel onboard memory (Fixed)
  • Battery life up to 13 hours (Base Model)
  • Keyboard with Razer Chroma™ single-zone full key backlighting and anti-ghosting technology.
  • Glass touchpad (Microsoft Precision Touchpad)
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth® 5.0 connectivity
  • Input & Output
    • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™), power port, 4 lanes of PCI Express
    • USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, power port
    • 2x Type-A USB 3.1
    • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Windows Hello compliant infrared camera, HD 720p
  • Audio
    • Stereo, 4 Speakers + Smart Amp
    • Array microphone
    • Dolby® Atmos
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) security embedded, TMP 2.0
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled with programmable keyboard
  • Temper 6 CNC precision milled unibody aluminum chassis, anodized black finish, tone on tone Razer logo
  • Approx. Dimensions | Height:  0.58" / 14.8 mm, Width: 11.99" / 304.6 mm, Depth: 8.27" / 210 mm
  • Compact 65W USB-C power adapter
  • Approx. Weight From 2.82 lbs. / 1.28kg (Base Model)

SOURCE Razer
Related Links

http://www.razer.com

The Alcatel 1X Evolve is Coming to Metro by T-Mobile in Time For the Holidays




Featuring a premium design, the all-new Alcatel 1X Evolve from TCL Communication will arrive at Metro® by T-Mobile next week. Sporting an 18:9 full view display and fantastic features like high-resolution front and rear cameras, Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, and 4G LTE with 600MHz support for expanded LTE coverage, the Alcatel 1X Evolve is all the smartphone you need without having to spend more. Additionally, with an elegant soft suede fit and finish along with 2D Dragontrail glass, the Alcatel 1X Evolve has an attractive and sleek design that gives it a look and feel normally found on more expensive devices.

"Our collaboration with Metro by T-Mobile on the Alcatel 1X Evolve is the result of a long-lasting relationship spanning several years," said Eric Anderson, General Manager for Alcatel North America. "Together, we've developed a fantastic option for customers who want a fully functional and feature-rich device without putting a dent in their wallet."


MAXIMIZED SCREEN, MINIMIZED BODY

Leveraging parent company TCL's award-winning display technology, the spacious 18:9 display on the Alcatel 1X Evolve lets customers enjoy a 5.34-inch screen in a smaller form factor and makes it easier to comfortably browse the Internet, connect with friends and loved ones via social media and catch up on the latest news.

CAPTURE MOMENTS WORTH SHARING

Alcatel makes it easy for customers to take pictures with the built-in 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera and seamlessly share them with friends and family. The Alcatel 1X Evolve comes with a suite of intuitive photo editing tools called Social Mode, which will allow you to take, edit and share photos in a fun and more efficient way. With Social Square, you can review recently captured photos in one half of the screen, while the camera viewfinder remains active in the other half. This enables customers to review pictures as quickly as they take them, while making it possible to take new pictures at the same time. Instant Collage lets you mash up your best shots into pre-set arrangements. Each section of the collage is taken one-by-one using the camera viewfinder and shifts to the next shape as you progress through the collage. Picture Booth brings back those nostalgic photo moments from the fair or friends' parties by taking four pictures in a row, one shot per second.

POWER AND PERFORMANCE TO KEEP UP WITH YOU

With a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and Android 8.1 Oreo, the Alcatel 1X Evolve has the power to keep up with your daily demands. Google Assistant will help you get things done and find answers on-the-go, using just your voice. Additionally, you can count on the integrated 2460mAh battery to ensure your productivity and entertainment needs are met through the entire day.

The Alcatel 1X Evolve will be available in the U.S. on December 10 as a Metro by T-Mobile exclusive.

For more information on all of Alcatel's latest smartphone and other mobile devices, please visit www.alcatelmobile.com.


SOURCE Alcatel
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Code Ninjas Celebrates Computer Science Education Week with Nationwide Holiday Hack-A-Thon



In honor of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3 – Dec. 9), Code Ninjas, the nation's largest children's coding franchise, announced today the launch of a charitable initiative to raise awareness for and generate interest in computer science education this holiday season. Code Ninjas will host free Holiday Hack-A-Thons nationwide allowing for kids to explore computer programming, while also raising money for local charities and getting a chance to win prizes.

Code Ninjas will host Hack-A-Thon events at 55 participating centers across the nation on December 8 and 9 using the kid-friendly programming language, Scratch. At the event, students will pair up and go head-to-head in a friendly coding competition in honor of Computer Science Education Week. Code Senseis (instructors) will choose the top three teams at each center and recognize them with exciting prizes. The top team at each center will be voted on by Code Ninjas HQ for a chance to win coveted national prizes including a premium gaming laptop and a 3D printer for children.


In the spirit of the holidays and to encourage families to give back to their local communities, participating Code Ninjas centers will accept donations for Toys for Tots and other charities.

"We are thrilled to bring together the giving spirit of the holidays, awareness for computer science education and the fun of Code Ninjas under one roof," said David Graham, Co-Founder and CEO of Code Ninjas. "This is a unique opportunity to help bring communities together and create a rewarding experience for everyone involved."

Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. With a robust, nine-belt curriculum inspired by martial arts, Code Ninjas keeps kids engaged, while parents see their children gain life-changing STEM skills.

Each Holiday Hack-A-Thon event is free, open to the public and held at participating Code Ninjas centers only. Participants must be between 7-14 years old and have some experience with Scratch to take part in the Hack-A-Thon. Contact your local center to register. To find a Code Ninjas center near you, please visit: https://www.codeninjas.com/locations.


SOURCE Code Ninjas
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Xometry Announces Availability of HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology



Xometry, the largest on-demand manufacturing network platform, announced today that it will now offer HP Multi Jet Fusion technology as a 3D printing process option. Customers can now get an instant quote, design feedback, and lead times for parts produced with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology through the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine℠.

HP Multi Jet Fusion is an advanced technology that offers a variety of advantages for prototyping and production relative to other 3D printing technologies including faster print speeds, higher part quality, greater material variety and voxel-level design capabilities including new color options. Xometry will offer Nylon 12, Nylon 12 glass-filled, and custom material options at launch.


"We're thrilled to add HP Multi Jet Fusion technology to Xometry's capabilities," said Randy Altschuler, Xometry's CEO. "Our additive customers have been asking us for it due to its reputation for speed and quality." Xometry is offering HP Multi Jet Fusion technology in addition to other industrial additive manufacturing processes including Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), and PolyJet.

SOURCE Xometry
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Scalys TrustBox Offers Military Grade Secure Communication Solution



The Scalys TrustBox is a high-grade secure router & IoT gateway for safe and trusted communication with the connected world. It secures the communication and connectivity of connected devices up to a military grade of security. Combining high throughput with hardware hardened security features into one device, the TrustBox provides a secure internet connection experience whether it is used on-the-go or at home.


Unparalleled security

The TrustBox is based around the NXP® Layerscape® LS1012A networking processor with integrated networking acceleration. By combining this SoC with a high-grade secure hardware architecture and the ability to block cyber-attacks, TrustBox manufacturer Scalys has achieved a level of security that greatly surpasses that of devices primarily relying on software-based security. Designed using in-depth knowledge of military grade electronic devices and incorporating comprehensive IoT gateway, VPN and router solutions, the TrustBox is ideal for consumer, networking and industrial IoT applications alike. Following the rich set of security embedded in the TrustBox, the product is also certifiable to the highest level of industry security standards.



Associated industry leaders

In designing and developing the TrustBox, Scalys has partnered up with industry leaders NXP and Microsoft. Hans Klos, CEO at Scalys, said, "Scalys has developed the TrustBox because we see cybersecurity as a key emerging risk and believe that high-grade secure communication solutions are necessary nowadays. Together with our strong partners Microsoft and NXP, we have succeeded in building this cyber secure communication platform."

Sam Fuller, Director of Marketing at NXP, was quoted as saying, "The engineers at Scalys have put the Trust Architecture security features of the NXP Layerscape LS1012A networking processor to excellent use in the TrustBox. Integrating a hardware root of trust and cryptographic accelerators, NXP's Layerscape family helps enable companies such as Scalys implement secure routers and IoT devices."

Sam George, Director of Azure IoT Engineering at Microsoft, stated, "Securing IoT is complex and needs to be addressed at every layer. We are focused on addressing IoT security of the whole solution – from chip to software and the cloud. TrustBox's highly secure hardware, along with the Open Enclave SDK provided by Microsoft, complements the secure software in Microsoft Azure IoT Edge and connects safely to Microsoft Azure IoT Hub and other Azure cloud services."

CES® 2019 Best of Innovation Award
On November 8th the TrustBox was named a CES® 2019 Best of Innovation Awards in the Category Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy . The announcement was made during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at CES 2019, which will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

Expected delivery
The Scalys TrustBox is expected to be shipped from March 2019.
Please click here to pre-order a TrustBox.


Related Links

Simplifying confidential computing: Azure IoT Edge security with enclaves

TrustBox Microsoft Azure certified

SOURCE Scalys BV
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H2O.ai Partners with Tech Mahindra to Provide Global Reach for H2O Driverless AI



- H2O.ai, the open source leader in AI, today announced that its inaugural global systems integrator partner, Tech Mahindra, will expand H2O.ai's global reach. Across industries and around the world, customers are undergoing an AI transformation that is changing the way businesses operate, compete and delight customers. Along with H2O.ai, Tech Mahindra is able to reach more customers and solve their unique challenges with the award-winning automatic machine learning platform, H2O Driverless AI.

"H2O.ai is democratizing AI, making it faster, cheaper and easier for enterprises with our next generation AI platforms. Our partnership with Tech Mahindra and their incredibly visionary leader, CP Gurnani will bring AI to businesses worldwide and help them in the last mile of AI implementation," said Sri Ambati, CEO and founder at H2O.ai. "Size and speed are no longer the key metrics for successful data lake implementations. Good KPIs for AI-first organizations is their ability to experiment faster by automating pipelines, discovering new insights and building AI-first application stores to monetize data with adaptive business processes. H2O.ai is simplifying AI to build trust, and our partnership with Tech Mahindra with global centers of excellence will foster a close-knit collaboration with customers and accelerate successful implementations of AI in all verticals."

Democratizing AI Globally with Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra, a digital transformation, consulting and re-engineering specialist will establish a Center of Excellence with H2O.ai to provide AI and Machine Learning solutions to enterprise customers. The partnership will combine H2O.ai's enterprise-scale automatic machine learning platform, H2O Driverless AI, with Tech Mahindra's domain expertise across multiple industries and verticals, in order to bring next generation AI and machine learning solutions to enterprise customers around the world.

The company already has strong existing relationships with H2O.ai strategic partners, such as IBM Cognitive Systems, which will allow the two companies to seamlessly work together to bring AI to the broader global enterprise alongside H2O.ai's established technical integrations. As part of Tech Mahindra's joint go-to-market strategy with H2O.ai, it plans to build a Center of Excellence focused on the Communications, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sectors.

Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Tech Mahindra, said, "A wide variety of Artificial Intelligence (AI) -enabled applications across Communication & Media, Banking, Healthcare, Life sciences, Retail and Manufacturing will unearth opportunities in the coming times. The need of the hour is to democratize knowledge in AI and make it accessible to everyone. As part of our TechMNxt charter, we at Tech Mahindra, are focused on leveraging next gen technologies to solve real business problems of our customers. Through our partnership with H2O.ai, we aim to empower our customers to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to increase access to AI talent, drive better decision making, and accomplish tasks at a faster pace."


AI to do AI

H2O Driverless AI empowers data scientists or data analysts to work on projects faster and more efficiently by using automation and state-of-the-art computing power to accomplish tasks that can take humans months in just minutes or hours. By delivering automatic feature engineering, model validation, model tuning, model selection and deployment, machine learning interpretability, time-series, NLP, and automatic pipeline generation for model scoring, H2O Driverless AI provides companies with a data science platform that addresses the needs of a variety of use cases for every enterprise in every industry.

SOURCE H2O.ai
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