Friday, December 9, 2016

Samsung will test the market with 2 foldable smartphones models.

Samsung Electronics is developing two types of foldable Smartphones that are totally different from each other, and this development will be part of its ‘two-track strategy’.

Will test the market:

Samsung Electronics is developing ‘dual-screen’ Smartphone that use flat display on each side and foldable Smartphone that bends single flexible OLED display.

Samsung Electronics is going to examine responses from markets after releasing its dual-screen Smartphone first and introduce its foldable Smartphone after clearly showing people how to use foldable Smartphones.

Samsung will produce small amount of dual-screen Smartphones first in 2017 and examine responses from markets.

This type of Smartphone does not bend a panel itself but has a hinge in the middle and has flat display on each side. Because it does not have separate display when it is folded, it is more like a tablet rather than a Smartphone.

In foldable and Out foldable:

“In-foldable Smartphone is seen as a first type of a foldable Smartphone.” said an expert in this industry.

“Out-foldable Smartphone is the next step of in-foldable Smartphone.” 

This indicates that Samsung Electronics already secured a technology that can develop in-foldable Smarphones and has also secured a technology that can develop out-foldable Smartphones.

When an out-foldable Smartphone is folded, OLED panels are placed in the front and the back. Panels also work at the part where it is bent, and this Smartphone can be used as a tablet when it is not folded. Foldable Smartphone that LENOVO introduced in August is also an out-foldable Smartphone.

Samsung Electronics is however thinking deeply about timing to introduce its foldable Smartphones. It is understood that its foldable display technology has reached certain level. 

Samsung Electronics’ competitors are also working rapidly on development of foldable Smartphones. China’s LENOVO and OPPO and Japan’s JDI introduced a prototype of a foldable Smartphone and a dual-screen Smartphone respectively. It is heard that Taiwan’s AUO supplied panels to LENOVO for its foldable Smartphones.

“After looking at a video of LENOVO’s foldable Smartphone, it seems that it is still too early for LENOVO to start mass-producing its Smartphones as they are not perfected yet from performance aspect.” said a representative for an industry.

“Samsung Electronics is still thinking deeply about release date of its foldable Smartphones as its goal is to introduce innovative product with high level of perfection to markets faster than its competitors.”

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 KB3201845 and Windows Server 2016 is up. Change Log.

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: December 9, 2016.

This update includes quality improvements for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Improved the reliability of mobile device management (MDM) disenrollment, Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), Peripheral Component Interface and PowerShell.
  • Addressed issue that causes excessive battery drain if you have a Chinese Input Method Editor installed and use Windows Hello to log in.
  • Addressed issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents users from downloading a SharePoint document library as a file.
  • Addressed issue with Super Floppy-formatted fixed media devices that are not recognized by Windows 10 Anniversary Update or accessible in Windows Explorer.
  • Addressed issue that causes the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) client to fail installation when a device is re-imaged using the SCCM task sequence.
  • Addressed issue that causes the loss of optional component (OC) state information, including all Hyper-V virtual machines, after upgrade.
  • Addressed issue that causes Windows Explorer to display information that’s inconsistent with what’s stored on the Floppy disk.
  • Addressed issue that, after connecting a shared CD/DVD-hosted drive with no media inserted, causes some of the commands, like DIR and NET USE, to hang.
  • Addressed issue where customers cannot use directory cache sizes greater than 64 KB.
  • Addressed issue where Windows Explorer sometimes does not prompt for credentials when a user logs on using a Microsoft account.
  • Addressed additional issues with application compatibility and Internet Explorer
How to get this update

Windows Update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically. 


There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update. 

Update replacement information

This update replaces the previously released update 3200970.
File Information
For a list of the files that are provided in this cumulative update, download the file information for cumulative update 3201845

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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Black Pearl is the new color of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

Samsung Electronics has officially announced the release of the seventh color edition of the Galaxy S7 edge: Black Pearl. The glossy new colorway, which radiates quality and luxury, will be exclusive to 128GB versions of the device and debut in select markets on December 9.

The new Black Pearl Galaxy S7 edge follows the Blue Coral and Pink Gold editions released earlier this year. While those were largely inspired by calming, natural hues, Black Pearl was designed to be modern and striking. 

The sleek black finish blankets the entire device – edges and all – and adds depth to its glass design. The result is a stylish all-black aesthetic that captures the essence of the color in its purest form.

In addition to Black Pearl and the other aforementioned editions, the Galaxy S7 edge is also available in White Pearl, Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

3Q 2017: Intel planning to unveil next gen top-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs.

Intel is planning to unveil its next-generation top-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs in the third quarter of 2017, succeeding the existing Broadwell-E series with a price range between NT$15,000-57,000 (US$468-1,780). Intel may debut the two series at Gamescom 2017 in Germany in August.

At the same time, Intel is ready to announce the full series of its Kaby Lake processors at CES 2017, starting January 4, 2017. Intel already began shipping many of its Kaby Lake-S series processors including Core i7-7700K in December.

The new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors will feature a new LGA 2066 socket and support DDR4 memory. The CPUs will pair with Intel's new X299 chipsets.

At CES 2017, Intel is expected to unveil processors including Core i7-7700K/7700, Core i5-7600K/7600/7500, Core i3-7320/7300/7100, Pentium G4620/4500/4560 and Celeron G3950/3930 as well as its low-power models including the Core i7-7700T. Intel's Z270 and H270 chipsets will also make their debut at the show.

Intel and Amazon Unveil Smart Home Technology at Amazon re:Invent. Video.

Intel and Amazon Unveil Smart Home Technology at Amazon re:Invent

intel-aws-2x1Earlier this week, Intel outlined a vision for what the Smart Home can be today, and where it is headed in the near future. In support of that strategic vision, on Wednesday at Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference, Intel joined Amazon to unveil two technology initiatives to advance the Smart Home ecosystem and extend natural language capabilities to consumers everywhere.

The first is enabling Alexa Skills to remotely control and coordinate device actions with an Intel-based Smart Home Hub.

The second is an Intel-based smart speaker reference design with Amazon Alexa. It is intended to help hardware manufacturers accelerate their development of voice-enabled devices with the Intel platform and Alexa Voice Services. The reference design will be available to developers and manufacturers in the first quarter of 2017.

For those of attending Amazon re:Invent, you may visit the Intel TINY Smart Home to see some of these Intel-Alexa collaborations in action. For more on Intel and Alexa, visit the Amazon Developer blog.

Additionally, Amazon Web Services announced AWS Greengrass software and Intel hardware coming together to solve asset tracking problems. Intel IoT solutions have experience in the industrial IoT sector, providing solutions that can survive extended temperatures and handle rugged conditions, with I/O for OT equipment and connectivity. 

AWS Greengrass software supports a very low compute/memory/power profile, and can also take advantage of more powerful resources. 

Intel Architecture can provide AWS Greengrass a robust, scalable platform for end-to-end consistent hardware and software connectivity to optimize and run on cloud, edge or both. For more on AWS Greengrass, view the AWS news release.

Intel,Microsoft Bring Merged Reality, Immersive Gaming, Always-Connected PCs and More to Life.

Intel, Microsoft Bring Merged Reality, Immersive Gaming, Always-Connected PCs and More to Life

Depth, Breadth of Intel Architecture Drives Innovation Across Form Factors, Price Points and Experiences

By Navin Shenoy

Earlier this year I talked about the Darwinian nature of the PC and how its unique characteristics have enabled it to adapt and evolve with time. This was again top of mind today as I took the stage alongside Microsoft’s Terry Myerson at WinHEC in Shenzhen, China. Today, the focus was squarely on the future as we announced a deep collaboration between Intel and Microsoft to further push the boundaries of personal computing.

Through a new initiative, called Project EVO, we are harnessing our collective innovation to showcase what is uniquely possible with the PC and, together, set the course for the future. We believe that computing must evolve to become capable of even more unbelievable things, including smarter voice interaction, virtual and merged reality experiences for all, more powerful gaming, strengthened security and identity protection, and true always-connected computing.

This is at the very heart of what we do at Intel: We make amazing experiences possible through technology. With Intel architecture, these experiences come to life across the broadest range of devices – spanning the growing Internet of Things to monster gaming rigs, to always-connected sleek notebooks and versatile 2 in 1s. And, in a world of over 15 million Windows desktop applications, our three decades of application compatibility on the Windows platform ensures that customers will the see reliability, performance and battery life that they expect across all form factors.

Extending ‘Merged Reality’ to Everyone

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich welcomes thousands of developers to the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, with an opening keynote presentation. His presentation offered perspective on the unique role Intel will play as the boundaries of computing continue to expand. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich displays the Project Alloy merged reality headset at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in August.
These efforts are already coming to fruition with merged reality. As we committed at the Intel Developer Forum in August, Intel and Microsoft have partnered on a technology specification to help developers design powerful merged reality PCs and experiences. 

A powerful CPU is central to this experience so, together with Microsoft, we are ensuring that Windows 10 merged reality experiences are optimized on a range of Performance-class, 6th and 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs. And, by the end of 2017, merged reality will scale across mainstream Intel architecture platforms natively on Intel HD Graphics. We’re also collaborating on Intel’s Project Alloy All-in-One head-mounted display reference design, Intel® Optane™, Intel® RealSense™, Thunderbolt™, and eventually removing the cable with WiGig to take the experience to the next level.

Through this work, our OEM partners and device vendors can focus on innovation, trusting their products will deliver reliable and compelling merged reality experiences. Similarly, developers can optimize for known hardware configurations, bringing them greater scale and reduced complexity.

These are just a few of the ways we are working together to bring immersive merged reality experiences into the mainstream.

Immersive Gaming, Artificial Intelligence and Connectivity Like Never Before

Intel and ESL host the Intel Extreme Masters on Nov. 19-20, 2016, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The 2016 event features the best League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams from around the world competing for the IEM Oakland championship.
Team Ninjas in Pyjamas celebrate after wining the “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” finals at IEM Oakland in November.
Of course, the future of the PC is about more than merged reality. Immersive gaming and the rise of eSports couldn’t be hotter. Just last month, more than 10,000 fans joined us in person, and many more online, for Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Oakland to watch the world’s best eSports athletes face off at Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends. Even more impressive: the last season of IEM had more than 57 million unique online viewers.

Gaming is also one of the top reasons people want a new PC. Our 7th Gen Intel Core processors deliver incredible 4K gaming and high dynamic range (HDR) quality video playback, real-time broadcasting capability, and ultimate mega-tasking so people can game and stream online simultaneously. We’re also working to ensure that the best gaming experiences are accessible in many forms: from VR PC backpacks to slim notebooks to powerful gaming rigs and PC gaming anywhere with the Xbox Controller.

We see a world of opportunity with artificial intelligence as well. Our engineers have been working closely with Microsoft to add far-field speech recognition and improved voice activation to PCs, making them much more intuitive. Soon, you’ll be able to speak to your PC from a distance and access all of your information on the device and in the cloud. You’ll also be able to wake up the PC from modern standby, whether open or shut, with a simple phrase, “Hey Cortana.”

The best part: This is just the beginning. The work we are doing will help drive innovation in other areas too, from hardware-enhanced single- and multi-factor authentication powered by Windows Hello and Intel Authenticate for enhanced PC security to an even greater focus on connectivity – starting today with LTE. 

This includes offering a wide range of PC form factors and price points that give people choice in mobility, whether they are carrying an ultra-thin and light notebook or a cool 2 in 1. Our global modem was designed and tested for PC form factors and for mobile 2 in 1 users. Along with Microsoft, we will bring new levels of always-on, always-connected freedom to mobile users everywhere.

And, looking forward, we’re at the forefront of the move to 5G, the next generation of wireless networks that will provide the communications backbone for data-rich services and sophisticated cloud apps, delivered faster and more efficiently than ever. Our global partnerships and mobile trials with top service providers will be ready on Intel architecture-based Windows devices to deliver 5G services to users timed to market with other devices.

We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what we can do to shape the future of the PC and deliver the amazing experiences that people dream of.
We can’t wait to make it happen.

Navin Shenoy is senior vice president and general manager for the Client Computing Group (CCG) at Intel Corporation.

CES 2017: Schaeffler on track to become a "Mobility for Tomorrow" supplier.

From automotive to mobility supplier: Schaeffler is putting solutions for Mobility for Tomorrow and change at the center of its exhibition presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017.

"We are showing how the visions for autonomous driving, electrification and networking can be made a reality," says Prof. Peter Gutzmer, deputy CEO and chief technology officer of Schaeffler AG. "The automotive industry is undergoing a dramatic change in which we are playing a role as a development partner."

The attention grabber on the stand is Schaeffler's bio-hybrid, a compact mobility solution for urban areas. This covered mini-vehicle offers more than just protection from the weather. Its four wheels provide high driving stability and with a length of only just over two meters and a width of 85 cm, it occupies very little space. Propulsion is via an electric powertrain designed by Schaeffler. 

"The mobility requirements in rapidly expanding urban areas will change in the future," explains Prof. Gutzmer. "It is not enough for us just to produce abstract sketches of our visions. Our ready-to-go prototypes show that we have the capability to make actual products."

Schaeffler is also addressing the change which is happening at the component level and is presenting its contributions to the field of digitalization. The rolling bearing, which is the technology company's conventional product, is becoming a sensor for the networked automobiles of the future. Sensor coatings incorporated in the bearings at a microscopic level will allow them to measure torques, revolutions, forces and temperatures in the future - and thus supply invaluable data. 

"The automobile will become part of the Internet of Things," according to Prof. Gutzmer. "Our sensor bearings, which are being fitted wherever components move and forces occur, provide drivers, fleet managers and garages with first-hand data." 

Electromechanical actuators, such as the active roll control system which Schaeffler has already put into production, will be able to provide data to the Internet of Things in the future. The active roll control system compensates movements in automobile chassis caused by driving around corners or on uneven road surfaces. 

When combined with intelligent wheel bearings, a high-accuracy satellite navigation system and a communications module, it may, in the future, be possible to produce a real-time image of the condition of the road. This could then be used to send information to vehicles following behind or to the infrastructure operator.

Transmissions for future, electrified generations of vehicles are a further point of focus for Schaeffler at the exhibition - for example in self-driving taxis which can navigate their way through cities autonomously. In this case, all the drive components, with the exception of the battery, are located within the wheel. 

This makes it possible to have automobiles which have an extremely good usable space/footprint ratio whilst at the same time offering excellent maneuverability. "The urban spaces of the future will require the smallest possible traffic footprint with the maximum mobility," says Prof. Gutzmer.

"Innovative drive concepts such as the wheel hub motor make new types of mobility possible and are extremely significant components as far as digitalization is concerned." The level of electrification in conventional vehicles is already increasing. Schaeffler is therefore presenting the technical solutions required for this at CES. This ranges from 48V technologies, through high voltage modules for plug-in hybrid vehicles, to electric axes for purely electric vehicles.

"At CES, we are once again showing how Schaeffler's recently unveiled strategy Mobility for Tomorrow is now becoming a technical reality," explains Prof. Gutzmer. "At the same time, we are open to new partnerships with start-ups who are looking for a partner to work with to make their future mobility ideas a reality as well." 

Schaeffler is putting a great deal of effort into expanding its research and development network and is putting particular emphasis in this area on digitalization. Just in October 2016, the mobility supplier announced a far-reaching collaboration with IBM which will see the development of new technologies and business models for the digital age.

About Schaeffler
The Schaeffler Group is one of the world's leading integrated automotive and industrial suppliers. The company stands for the highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability. The Schaeffler Group makes a decisive contribution to "Mobility for tomorrow" with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The technology company generated sales of approximately 13.2 billion euros in 2015. With around 85,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest companies in family ownership. It has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies at approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries.

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