Android TV will get new features in the update to Android N later this year. A novelty is the picture-in-picture, that is to say that users will be able to play video while browsing for other content. The platform may also an API for recording live TV, as well as enhanced support for 4K video and HDR. New apps are on the way to the platform from the example Spotify, MTV, Starz, CNN, Comedy Central and ESPN. At the same time released plenty of new Android TV hardware from players such as Sony, Sharp, Philips, Polaroid, Toshiba, RCA, Beko, Grundig and Vestel. Xiaomi has not announced the price yet, but hopefully it is beneficial.
photographer: Kuka Chinese household machine Midea want to take over the German giant robot Kuka, and pay well for the shares. Already the rumors of the offer on Tuesday, the price of KUKA shares at 84.41 euros. The Chinese now offer 115 euros per share, according to the German stock market analysts evaluates Kuka to 4.6 billion euros. Largest shareholder today Voith Group, which owns 25.1 percent of shares. Midea is in China, a famous manufacturer of household appliances like air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. Earlier this year, Midea is the largest shareholder of Toshiba's consumer electronics department, a purchase worth around four billion.
Gartner knows this, but it reckons vendors can bleed out a few more pennies if they start selling high-end rigs for gamers.Shipments of PCs have sunk over the last five years - in revenue terms, not literally - from 343 million units in 2012 to an estimated 232 million units in 2016.Escherich stated: "In terms of revenue, the global PC market has contracted from $219m in 2012 to an expected $137m in 2016."Acer, which notably made less than £1m profits in Q1, Fujitsu, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba managed to lose more than 10 per cent market of their market share since 2011, Dell, HP, and Lenovo gained their market share but still recorded year-over-year declines in 2016 Q1."The ultramobile premium market is also more profitable in comparison with the low-end segment, where PCs priced at $500 or less have 5 per cent gross margins," said Tracy Tsai, research vice president at Gartner."The high-end, purpose-built gaming PC segment for example, $1,000 or more is where PC vendors should focus for long-term profitability, despite this segment's competitiveness," said Tsai.
Google Cast-enabled productsGoogle Cast, a platform that allows you to simply stream audio and video from one device to another on the same network without muddling through page after page of settings, has grown from a niche convenience to an essential function in the last two years.In that time it's left the Google Chromecast where it was first developed and leapt to everything from TVs to stereo systems.It's hard to imagine now, but back in those beginning days there were only four compatible apps: YouTube and Netflix were supported on Android, iOS, and Chrome web apps, while Google Play Music and Google Play Movies & TV were also supported, but only as Android apps.But, today, there are well over a thousand supported apps, and the ecosystem shows no signs of slowing down.Those aforementioned products will soon be joined by a lineup of TVs from Magnavox, Philips, Polaroid, Toshiba and Westinghouse, as well as Google's very own smart speaker that it's calling Google Home.In order to properly welcome the these devices into the world we've rounded up the entire list of Google Cast-ready receivers from both past and future for your viewing pleasure.
This IBM TLC PCM occupies the same general space in the memory-storage hierarchy, defined by latency, as Intel/Micron's 3D Point.We can slot this PCM into a latency table we used for XPoint:Unlike its presentation of XPoint, IBM has provided some endurance numbers, saying it lasts for at least 1 million write cycles, which is far better than the 3,000 it quotes for TLC flash.The substance stores bits as differing resistance levels, with eight of them needed for the 3-bit values it stores.It has overcome a resistance drift problem by devising algorithms and signal processing techniques that it enable it to follow the resistance drift, as it were, and still read data.All-in-all it is a convincing demonstration of a storage-class memory technology that could seemingly be productised - except that IBM has no chip manufacturing capability for PCM and no manufacturing partner.Both it and Toshiba have looked into STT-RAM but that doesn't seem promising.
The versatility, power and compactness a detachable touchscreen, anyone?It s a slim the world s thinnest Intel Core i convertible laptop, as it were and attractive proposition whichever way you use it – which is particularly apt as its smart hinge enables you to sit the screen where not every other devices can.The newly independent Vaio positions the Z Flip as an aspirational device with high quality materials, sleek design, and expensive price tag.Its detachable screen is very handy for switching between both laptop and tablet duties, while its Windows 10-powered hardware is very serviceable indeed – and let s not forget the seven-hour battery life.Lenovo ThinkPad X1 YogaThe ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which, while admittedly a bit of a mouthful, is a hugely-impressive hybrid device.If you need a device for show, Toshiba have certainly got you covered.
The competition is heating up at the top end of the hard disk drive market with Toshiba finally announcing its first 8TB hard disk drive, the X300, one aimed at the high performance market: that's nearly two years after Seagate first announced its model.The drive sports a 7200RPM spinning speed, 128MB cache and uses Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and Tunnel Magneto-Resistive technologies: so no shingles SMR or helium magic here which means that higher capacity drives are likely to follow.The X300 does also feature Advanced Format AF storage and supports NCQ Native Command Queuing plus some nifty internal shock sensor technology that improves the drive's resistance to knocks and vibration.Toshiba will launch the drive next month with two year standard warranty and a suggested purchase price of £262 about $380, AU$530 .That's not such a bad price given that Seagate's model retails for 30% less almost two years on the market.The latter though comes with a solid 3-year warranty although it is likely to have a lower performance due to a slightly slower rotational speed.
It s been a little while since we ve heard much about Project Ara, but Google wasn t going to let an I/O go by without shedding a little more light on the much discussed and formerly Moto-centric modular smartphone platform.Google Engineering Lead Rafa Camargo demoed the system by plugging a camera module in and taking a photo of the audience almost immediately.The system can eject the modules electronically with a simple voice command like, okay Google, eject the camera.The company is starting off with basic modules, including things like speakers and the aforementioned camera, but is already looking into non-standard phone functionality like secondary displays, helped along by an impressive list of co-conspirators, including, Samsung, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Panasonic, Toshiba , Harman and E Ink.It s not just a smartphone, Camargo told the audience, but a purely modular computing platform.The developer version of Ara is set to start shipping later this year.
Panasonic TX-40CX680B"The TX-40CX680B could turn out to be one of the bargains of year"Screen size: 40-inch Tuner: Freeview HD Resolution: 3840 x 2160 Panel technology: LED Smart TV: Firefox OS Curved: No Dimensions: 560 x 904 x 202 mm4K detailCustomisable Firefox OSIs the TX-40CX680B too small to show-off its 4K panel at just 40-inches?The Samsung UE40H6400 can be considered an extremely well equipped internet-connected mid-range Full HD flatscreen.From design to image quality, it barely puts a foot wrong.Toshiba 40L3453DBScreen size: 40-inch Tuner: Freeview HD Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Panel technology: LED Smart TV: Cloud TV Curved: No Dimensions: 603 x 933 x 249mmThose aforementioned frills include a passable smart TV system complete with some video streaming thrills; it's unusually rich in connected features for this end of the market.There's also multimedia playback via USB and DLNA; and picture technology that includes a pseudo 200Hz engine and a full HD resolution.It provides cash-strapped buyers – or people after a cheap screen for a second room – with more features, more picture quality and, given the Toshiba name, more peace of mind than you'll commonly find at the £300 price level.
Google will release a consumer version of its Project Ara modular smartphone in 2017, the firm revealed on Friday.On day three at Google I/O, the company said, despite recent radio silence, the project is far from dead and announced a developer version of a handset will be available by the end of the year.Blaise Bertrand, the head of creative at Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, says there ll be a thin, light, beautiful device available to consumers next year via Engadget .Google says it has manufacturing partners like Toshiba and Sony developing these modules ahead of the release this year.On today s evidence, it may be Google s long-held desires could represent the future of the smartphone industry.comments powered by Disqus
Google says that it brings to Project Ara -moduulipuhelimensa the consumer market next year, writes The Verge. The phone has been designed from 2013 onwards. Google's special phone consists of different modules that can be combined user to build their preferred model. The company says now is looking for developers to create a variety of modules to your phone. The company has already signed contracts for the module co-operation, inter alia, Panasonic, Toshiba, iHealthin, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Samsung with. Already presented in the modules include, for example, camera, speakers, a number of different microphones, touch the cube, which is likely to be programmed according to the user's desired function.
View photosMoreA man walks past a Toshiba Corp logo displayed on one of its television sets in Tokyo, Japan, November 26, 2015.REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File PhotoTOKYO Reuters - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Monday it would more than halve its capital base - a move that comes in the wake of a $1.3 billion accounting scandal last year.It will cut its capital to 200 billion yen $1.8 billion from 439.9 billion yen to plug a deficit in its earnings reserves on its balance sheet after posting huge losses, it said.The company also said that it was correcting its earnings results for the year that ended in March.Its operating loss came to 708.7 billion yen, compared with the 719.1 billion yen loss announced earlier this month.It will hold a briefing from 4 p.m. 0700 GMT to explain the corrections.
Google's madcap Project Ara smartphone is on its way, with the Lego-like modular handset expected to go on sale next year.The project got off to a shaky start, with failed demos and no official word for some time.Nevertheless, as The Verge points out, the brief for the first generation has shrunk and many major hardware features won't be interchangeable.Big parts such as the CPU, display and battery will remain fixed to the chassis and it could be some years before they become truly interchangeable.Google has some big names on side to develop modules, including Sony, Samsung and Toshiba, who could be working on standard additional hardware.The likes of projectors, fitness trackers and torch modules might not be far away with the first generation and even modules designed purely for cosmetic reasons could be on the cards.
Now Toshiba expands its X300 family with a new high performance 3.5-inch disk with a capacity of 8 TB first The hard drive operates with 128 MB data buffer, a storage speed of 7200 revolutions per minute RPM and a dual-stage actuator allowing the reliable performance and speed. Toshiba X300 uses the Advanced Format storage AF, as well as Perpendicular Magnetic Recording PMR and Tunnel Magneto-Resistive TMR. The three technologies help deliver higher storage density, higher speed and more stable disk write. Compared to the previous models, data security enhanced by a built-in support censors and ramp load technology that protects data regardless of location sig.Toshibas High-Performance Hard Drive X300 - 8 TB will be available from June 2016 and the purchase price will be at 3452 SEK . A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB 230 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB 240 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and there fore shows less storage capacity.
Google s Project Ara modular smartphone concept could be just a few months from release, with a developer version available in the Autumn, followed by a consumer edition sometime in 2017Project Ara will allow effectively allow users to build their own device from scratch, choosing which components form a six-part design.Google I/O 2016: Google Allo And Duo Smart Messaging / Is Google Home Secure?Google also unveiled an updated website for Project Ara, including some new videos showing off how the concept will work.Google sees Project Ara as being a free and open hardware platform, and is now and is inviting applications from developers for the new devices that will be sent out later this year.Among confirmed developers so far is Toshiba, which has previously shown off early reference designs for camera modules and is working on eight and 13 megapixel rear sensors as well as a two megapixel front facing lens.Project Ara 1Google s Project Ara modular smartphone concept could be just a few months from release, with a developer version available in the Autumn, followed by a consumer edition sometime in 2017Project Ara will allow effectively allow users to build their own device from scratch, choosing which components form a six-part design.
Image caption Project Ara handsets will be able to contain up to six modules adding functionsGoogle has rethought its plans for a modular smartphone and now plans to release a less customisable model than it had first proposed.One expert said the move increased the initiative's chance of success.Scaled-back ambitionGoogle originally revealed it was working on a customisable phone in October 2013, after its Motorola division - which it later sold - teamed up with the creator of the Phonebloks concept.The project's head of creative, Blaise Bertrand, said that one potential module would be a glucometer for people with diabetes, which he said was something mass-market handsets were unlikely to incorporate as standard.Other examples included:a secondary e-paper displaya high-resolution cameraloud speakersexpandable storagea kickstandMr Bertrand said his team was already working with Samsung, iHealth, Toshiba, Panasonic and Harman among others, to make the parts.Each slot should work for at least "10,000 connect cycles" he added, and the device could be made to eject one of the parts by giving it a voice command.
Polaroid is getting into the smart TV market with a brand-new series of 4K Ultra HD TVs that will start – believe it or not – at only $499.As incredulous as that sounds, it's all thanks to a partnership with Google that was announced last week at Google's I/O Developer Conference.The fruit of the pair's partnership is that the new Polaroid 4K connected TV line will incorporate Google Cast, a super basic operating system that lets you stream content from your phone or tablet instead of through native apps built into the TV.The TVs will ship this summer in 43", 50", 55" and 65-inch iterations, with a massive 75-inch model to come out towards the end of the year.While Polaroid was the most surprising partner Google talked about at the conference, the Mountain View-based company also announced that Philips, Toshiba, Polaroid, Magnavox, Westinghouse and others will launch Google Cast TVs in the near future, too.These are all the products that work with Google Cast
OCZ, now owned by Toshiba, has launched a collection of new PCIe NVMe solid state drives for enthusiasts, boasting fast performance and capacities ranging from 128 GB through to 1 TB.These new RD400 series drives use PCIe 3.0 x4 connectivity through an M.2 slot, although Toshiba will offer a bundle that includes a PCIe x4 to M.2 expansion card for those that have systems without any existing M.2 slots.As you'd expect from a modern enthusiast SSD, these drives use an NVMe interface for better performance and lower latency.The performance of these drives, particularly in read and write random IOPS, isn't as good as what Intel provides in their latest NVMe SSDs, however sequential performance is particularly impressive.Toshiba OCZ RD400 SeriesSpec128GB256GB512GB1TBSequential Read MB/s 22002600Sequential Write MB/s 62011501600Random Read IOPS 170K210K190K210KRandom Write IOPS 110K140K120K140KEndurance74 TB148 TB296 TB592 TBActive Power Consumption6.0 W6.4 WNAND TypeMLCPrice With Adapter$130$190$330$760Price Without Adapter$110$170$310$740The prices for these drives place the RD400 in direct competition with the Samsung 950 Pro, although Samsung currently doesn't offer a 1 TB drive in an M.2 form factor, which gives OCZ an advantage here.If you're interested in buying one, they should be hitting stores shortly.
The new NVMe solid-state drive, known as the OCZ RD400, will be available in capacities up to a terabyte and will offer high-end performance thanks to its M.2.Performance numbers quoted by Toshiba are strong, though we would of course recommend taking them with a pinch of salt until you have seen some real-world test numbers in less-than-ideal scenarios.Still, as a baseline for our idea of what the drive can do, they suggest the RD400 is pretty fast.Most impressively, the largest capacity — the terabyte version — is capable of 210,000/130,000 IOPS for random read/write 4K, respectively.Whichever one you buy, though, you ll get a limited five-year warranty with port on your motherboard, never fear: Toshiba offers an optional PCIExpress x4 M.2.
Running Google's Chrome OS operating system rather than, say, Windows 10, they're aimed at what computing has been all about since the late '90s, the internet and your web browser.Then, it all comes down to size and price, with Chromebooks available as little as 11.6 inches and as wide as 15 inches.Toshiba Chromebook 2Full HD on a Chromebook just got betterCPU: 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-5015U Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 RAM: 4GB Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 Storage: 16GB eMMC Connectivity: Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7260; Bluetooth 4.0 Camera: HD webcam Weight: 2.97 pounds Dimensions: 12.6 x 8.4 x 0.76 inches W x D x H For a steeper $429 about £299, AU$612 , the newest Toshiba Chromebook 2 is a gorgeous laptop that – clearly, seeing the price – has few flaws.And, while Acer's Chromebook 15 serves up equal components behind a larger screen for the same amount of scratch, HPs' 14-incher is a bit more compact and better looking to boot, if coffee shop appeal is crucial.So, before you buy, we suggest you consider all the much more affordable or better options out there before plunking down so much money into the best Chrome machine.This Chromebook does have some minor issues: it doesn't multitask very well, and the laptop itself only comes in one color.