Thomson Oath Pro Android TVs Support HDR 10 and Dolby Vision

Thomson Oath Pro Android TVs Support HDR 10 and Dolby Vision


Thomson has begun selling the new Oath Pro Series smart TVs: devices will compete with the OnePlus TV U and TV Y panels, which debuted just a few days ago.

The Thomson Oath Pro family includes three models – with a diagonal of 43, 55 and 65 inches. All of them correspond to the 4K format: resolution is 3840 × 2160 pixels. Talks about supporting Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Vision, and HDR10.

New items received a minimalist frameless design. The basis is a MediaTek processor with four cores and a Mali-450 graphics accelerator. The amount of RAM is 1.75 GB, the capacity of the integrated flash drive is 8 GB.

For wireless capabilities, the Bluetooth 5.0 controller and Wi-Fi adapter operating in the 2.4 GHz band are responsible. An audio system with Dolby Audio support provides a total output power of 30 watts. Three HDMI interfaces and two USB ports are available.

As the software platform, the operating system is Android 9.0. Users will be able to interact with the intelligent voice assistant Google Assistant.

The model with a diagonal of 43 inches is estimated at $ 330. Versions with 55- and 65-inch matrices will cost $ 440 and $ 710, respectively.

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The smartphone Samsung Galaxy M41 is credited with a battery of 6800 mAh

The smartphone Samsung Galaxy M41 is credited with a battery of 6800 mAh


Internet sources have unveiled a new piece of information about the mid-range smartphone Galaxy M41, which, according to rumors, will soon be announced by the South Korean company Samsung.

This time there was information about the new battery. As indicated on the Chinese certification website 3C (China Compulsory Certificate), the device will receive a powerful battery with a capacity of 6800 mAh. Moreover, Samsung can give this power supply a mark of 7000 mAh.

The lithium-ion battery has the EB-BM415ABY code. It is known that its supplier will be the Chinese company Ningde Amperex Technology Limited. Thanks to this battery, the new smartphone can boast a very long battery life.

It was previously reported that the Galaxy M41 will be equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels (Full HD + format). In the upper left corner of this panel is a small hole for a single front camera. The design provides for the presence of a rear fingerprint scanner and a triple main camera.

The novelty is credited with the presence of one of the proprietary Exynos processors, 6 GB of RAM and a flash drive with a capacity of 128 GB.

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Tongfang PF5PU1G laptop has Linux OS and AMD Ryzen processor

Tongfang PF5PU1G laptop has Linux OS and AMD Ryzen processor


Most Linux laptops available on the market use Intel processors. There are also models based on ARM chips. At the same time, devices combining Linux and an AMD processor are quite rare: it is precisely this bundle that is used in the Tongfang PF5PU1G laptop.

The novelty is made on an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U chip. This product combines four cores with the ability to process up to eight instruction streams. The base frequency is 2.1 GHz, turbo mode – up to 3.7 GHz. Graphics processing busy integrated accelerator Radeon Vega 8.

The laptop is equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD), a refresh rate of 60 Hz and 72 percent coverage of the NTSC color space. There is an HDMI 2.0 interface for outputting images to an external monitor or TV.

The maximum configuration includes 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. It is possible to install two solid-state modules M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4.

The laptop’s arsenal includes Intel AX200 802.11ax (2.4 / 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless adapters, a 1-megapixel webcam, a Gigabit LAN controller, USB Type-C 3.2 Gen1, USB Type-A 3.2 Gen1 and USB Type-A 2.0.

Dimensions are 356.4 × 233.7 × 16.8 mm, weight – 1.4 kg. The claimed battery life on a single charge of the battery reaches 14 hours.

Customers will be able to choose between various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS. The price of a laptop is from 769 euros.

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The Chinese can now also pre-order a Tesla Cybertruck pickup truck

Tesla Cybertruck осваивает китайский


The Tesla Cybertruck electric pick-up plant has not yet been built, and the company is gathering orders for the supply of these electric cars. For about six months after the start of accepting orders for Cybertruck, about 650 thousand electric vehicles have been booked worldwide. And the other day booking Cybertruck became available in China.

Tesla Cybertruck masters Chinese

Tesla Cybertruck masters Chinese

In the USA, booking a Tesla Cybertruck pickup costs $ 100 for a customer. In China, pre-ordering this machine is estimated at 1,000 yuan ($ 141 at the exchange rate). Also, a client from China can book an autopilot function, which will cost him 64 thousand yuan ($ 9000). The claimed price for Cybertruck in the United States is approaching $ 40 thousand (about 280 thousand yuan). In China, obviously, the amount will be slightly higher.

Earlier, the head of Tesla, Elon Musk, reported that in the first two days of booking orders, the number of applications exceeded 150 thousand. Two weeks later, a mark of 250 thousand was taken, after which the company ceased to announce the results of the action. Probably something similar we will see in connection with the beginning of the reception of armor in China. The number of wealthy people in the Middle Kingdom is growing rapidly, which allows them to gain access to the best samples of imported products.

According to the latest unofficial statistics, most orders for Cybertruck are placed in the USA (up to 77%). It will be fun to watch if the Chinese overtake the Americans by this indicator. Maybe then the first Cybertruck pickup assembly plant, Ilon Musk, will begin to build in China? However, this is unlikely for political rather than economic reasons. But we will follow the statistics of receiving orders from the Chinese.



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115 years of Andronic Iosifyan. IT Market

History of domestic ICT: 115 years of Andronik Iosifyan


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Petr Chachin | 07/04/2020

History of domestic ICT: 115 years of Andronik Iosifyan

In July 2020, marks the 115th anniversary of the birth of Andronik Gevondovich Iosifyan (1905 – 1993), the largest scientist in the field of electrical engineering, the founder of the Soviet school of electromechanics,
Doctors of technical sciences (1940), professors (1941), academician of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia (1950), chief designer of the Meteor satellite
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img Born July 8 (21), 1905
years in the village of Tsmakakoh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in the family of a teacher. At 17, he signed up as a volunteer in the Red Army, at the age of 20 he graduated from the rabfak, and in 1925 entered the Baku Polytechnic Institute, which he graduated from.
in 1929.

Since 1929 he worked as an assistant at the same institute, and in 1931 he moved to Moscow and was hired by the All-Russian Electrotechnical Institute (VEI). Here he set up a military laboratory
electrical engineering. Her patron was Marshal Tukhachevsky. The laboratory was engaged in unique projects.

In 1936, Iosifyan was granted copyright certificate No. 18294 for one of his most important inventions of the prewar years – contactless selsyn. The right to make contactless selsyn
acquired in the same year, the United States, England, France, Germany and Italy.

Until now, non-contact selsyn is an integral part of a servo drive and automatic control system in many machine designs. During the Great Patriotic War, contactless
selsins were used in artillery fire control systems, in radar installations, aviation, etc.

In 1941, a small plant was handed over to him for the production of the remote-controlled small tankettes he developed, designed to undermine enemy tanks. So it arose
Scientific-Production Organization-Plant No. 627 with Professor A.G. Iosifyan as a director.

A few years later A.G. Iosifyan was appointed chief designer of on-board electrical equipment for rockets, and in 1959, plant No. 627 was transformed into the All-Union Research Institute
Electromechanics (VNIIEM, now – VNIIEM Corporation named after A.G. Iosifyan, which is part of the Roskosmos structure).

Josifyan led the development of on-board electrical equipment for missile systems, starting with copies of the FAU-1 and FAU-2 German missiles. Then the same work on creating
the first Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile R-7.

Next – equipping the world’s first Soviet satellite, the world’s first manned spacecraft. Since 1959, he was the chief designer for the development of on-board electrical equipment
space systems, member of the Council of Chief Designers.

At the beginning of the 1950s, at the initiative of Iosifyan, VNIIEM created one of the first in the USSR digital small-sized electronic computer V-3, which subsequently worked in the system
automation of nuclear power plants (AS). Then, computers V-3M, V-7, V-10 were created on the new element base.

The VNIIEM also developed a complex automation system for the Leningrad AS SCALA based on the V-3M computer, which was later introduced at all AS with the RBMK-1000 reactor. In 1956 A. Iosifyan
together with S. Mergelyan founded the Institute of Mathematical Machines in Yerevan.

In the 1960s A.G. Iosifyan led the work on the creation of artificial Earth satellites (AES) for meteorological purposes. The first was the experimental Cosmos-122 in 1966, then became
launched numerous “Meteors” (he is the chief designer of the satellites of this series) and their modifications. Only by 1973 30 such satellites were launched, and by the time of the collapse of the USSR – 75.

In 1973, he was removed from the leadership of the institute. Until 1982, he was the scientific director of the VNIIEM experimental plant. Since 1982 – Director and Chief Designer of Research
Design Bureau of the Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR.

A.G. Iosifyan is the creator of a powerful domestic scientific school in the field of electromechanics. The author of about 250 scientific papers and 30 inventions. More information about the materials can be found on the website
Virtual Computer Museum www.computer-museum.ru.

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65-watt desktop APU Ryzen 7 4700G equals performance with 105-watt Ryzen 7 3800X

65-watt desktop APU Ryzen 7 4700G equals performance with 105-watt Ryzen 7 3800X


The first performance tests of the AMD Ryzen 7 4700G APU, which is also the flagship of the Renoir family, have already leaked to the Web. Tests received directly from ITCooker (via Xfastest HK) – the processor has been tested for multitasking capabilities.

Tests arrived a few days after ITCooker published the first photos of the Ryzen 7 4700G APU along with CPU-Z screenshots in its Facebook profile. The user then said that we would soon see benchmarks, and now we finally got them. It is alleged that the chip belongs to the final revision of the APU Ryzen 7 4700G, which will go on retail, so we are talking about a more or less expected level of performance.

The CPU-Z screenshot shown shows that the Ryzen 7 4700G is based on the 7-nm architecture of Zen 2. It includes 8 cores and 16 threads, 4 MB of L2 cache and 8 MB of L3 cache, which total 12 MB. This, of course, is noticeably smaller than the 32 MB L3 cache that the 8-core Ryzen 7 3800X has, but this is due to the monolithic nature of the chip, which uses one chip, and not several chipsets under one package, like the Ryzen 3000 Matisse series.

The processor has a base clock frequency of 3.6 GHz and a turbofrequency of up to 4.45 GHz, which corresponds to previous performance leaks. The chip boasts 65 watts TDP and compatibility with the AM4 pad. The integrated graphics uses an improved 7-nm Vega accelerator with 8 processing units and 512 stream processors – it runs at a frequency of 2100 MHz.

The performance of the chip is evaluated in the test packages Cinebench R20 and Cinebench R15. As a platform, the ASRock B550 Taichi was used with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. In Cinebench R20, the processor scores 5102 points, and in Cinebench R15 – 2168 points. Both tests were conducted in multi-core scenarios.

AMD Ryzen 7 4700G Octa-Core APU in Cinebench R20:

AMD Ryzen 7 4700G Octa-Core APU in Cinebench R15:

Comparing the results with existing Ryzen processors, we see that the Ryzen 7 4700G corresponds to the Ryzen 7 3800X in performance, which scores about 5000 points in the Cinebench R20 and 2100 points in the Cinebench R15. At the same time, the Ryzen 7 3800X is an 8-core 16-thread CPU with 105 W TDP, while the Ryzen 7 4700G is an 8-core and 16-thread CPU with 65 W TDP. These energy efficiency results for the Ryzen 4000 Renoir family are truly impressive.

By the way, it was previously experimentally confirmed that Renoir processors, due to single-chip operation, work better with RAM than modern Ryzen 3000 processors. Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs are scheduled to be released next month, and AMD will start selling the improved Ryzen 3000XT Matisse Refresh desktop processors a few days ago. .

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FINANCE (05.16 – 06.15.2020)

FINANCE (05.16 - 06.15.2020)


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Gennady Belash | 07/04/2020

FINANCE (05.16 - 06.15.2020)

Sberbank opens the office of its trading company

in the canton of Zug, Switzerland. Sber Trading Swiss AG specializes in international operations with commodities (oil and oil products, coal, metals, bulk and agricultural products).
The strategy is based on reliable customer relations with producers and processors of raw materials in Russia and the CIS, which will allow us to increase and diversify the international operations of Sberbank Group by
commodity markets.

Moscow Credit Bank launches digital debit cards. Any cards are available to order in the “Favorable”, “Premium” and “Exclusive” card service packages. Release and Activation
carried out instantly in a mobile application and does not require visiting the bank office.

Diasoft entered the top 5 global suppliers of IT solutions for the financial industry, having received the status of Major Player (“key player”) according to the annual report of the Forrester analytical agency.
The company not only became the only vendor from Russia presented in the report, but also significantly improved its position in the ranking, confirming business growth in 2019.

VTB intends to increase the share of expenditures on the development of the IT department to more than 50% of the IT budget by 2022 (the growth from 15 to 19% is included in the strategy). Currently it employs about 4,500 people and
the group hires another 400 IT-specialists every quarter, but already this year it is planned to increase the IT-staff by 20% (~ up to 5400 people) and systematically increase the costs of digitalization
directions.

So, at the end of May, a set of paid internships was launched for young IT specialists. In addition, the bank attracts employees with the help of specialized recruiters through all channels: collecting resumes on
recommendations from employees, including for the future, without the availability of open vacancies, – Friends & Family. A new hiring tool is also used by looking at the code that the candidate wrote.

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GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra based on TU106 appeared due to high demand for laptops

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NVIDIA’s intentions to present the GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card based on the TU106 graphics processor with partially disabled function blocks have been discussed for a long time, and at the end of June the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra debuted in the performance of GALAX. As it turns out, thanks for this need a high demand for laptops, generated by self-isolation.

Image Source: Igor's LAB

Image Source: Igor’s LAB

Site editor Igor’s LAB turned to sources among manufacturers of video cards and personal computers to better understand the reasons for the appearance of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra based on the TU106-125 graphics processor, borrowed from the GeForce RTX 2060. In the Asian market, there has been a sharp increase in demand for laptops with discrete NVIDIA graphics on based on video chips, the TU117-300 emptied its inventory, and it became impossible to produce desktop graphics cards GeForce GTX 1650 “according to the classic recipe”.

NVIDIA got out of the situation quite simply by sending older TU106-125 GPUs, on which the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra graphics cards are based, to address the deficit. Such a “transplantation” has both its pros and cons. The latter include the TDP value increased from 75 to 90 watts, since the “redundant” function blocks, although disabled, are present on the GPU and require power supply. The advantages of the new version of the GeForce GTX 1650 include the presence of the NVENC decoder, which retained its functionality.

According to GALAX representatives, whose comments are cited by the source, the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra based on TU106-125 are designed for the Chinese market, where they are called to solve the shortage of the original versions of the GeForce GTX 1650 in a limited time. After completing their mission, the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra is certain to will even leave the Chinese market.



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Germany – the first large economy to decide to abandon coal and nuclear energy

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German lawmakers complete the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, supporting a plan that environmental groups consider not ambitious enough, and free market participants criticize taxpayers as a waste of money.

AP Photo / Martin Meissner

Last Friday, both houses of parliament approved a bill that would stop the last coal-fired power plant by 2038 and allocate about € 40 billion to help regions affected by the decision during the transition.

This plan is part of a program to “Transition to alternative energy sources” Germany – attempts to excommunicate Europe’s largest economy from fossil fuels, and provide all the country’s main energy needs with renewable sources. Unlike comparable countries such as France and the UK, for Germany this goal is hindered by the existing commitment to curtail nuclear power by the end of 2022.

AP Photo / Martin Meissner

On December 21, 2018, the last black coal mine in Germany was closed in Bottrop. But the country continues to import fuel and develop its own reserves of lignite – brown coal, which is quite a lot in the west and east of the country.

German coal days numbered– said the Minister of Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety of Germany Svenja Schulze (Svenja Schulze). – Germany is the first industrialized country to leave behind both nuclear energy and coal“.

Greenpeace and other environmental groups consider this plan not sufficiently radical. They argue that it will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Germany quickly enough to reach the benchmarks set by the Paris climate agreement.

According to the Fraunhofer State Institute, funded by the state of Germany, about 55.7% of the net electricity generated this year for public energy supply was obtained from renewable sources, including wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Coal accounted for almost 20%, followed by nuclear energy and natural gas (12% each).

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Mercedes-Benz buys stake in Chinese battery maker Farasis Energy

На заводе Mercedes-Benz


The future success of the electric vehicles of the German company Mercedes-Benz will be based on the quality of the batteries of the Chinese company Farasis Energy. This premium division of Daimler yesterday announced that Mercedes-Benz has chosen a Chinese manufacturer as its strategic and economic partner, which has promised to launch lithium batteries with the best performance in the industry.

At the Mercedes-Benz factory

At the Mercedes-Benz factory

Daimler has not officially disclosed transaction details. According to Chinese media cited by the Japanese edition of Nikkei, Mercedes-Benz acquired a 3% stake in Farasis Energy, for which it paid 900 million yuan ($ 127 million). We emphasize once again: Farasis Energy becomes a strategic partner of Mercedes-Benz, guaranteeing the development and delivery of the most advanced batteries by the German company long before the start of their mass production. This collaboration promises to help the German automaker get batteries of increased capacity with the fastest possible charge.

Note that the company Farasis Energy is building a factory for the production of batteries in East Germany. This will simplify the logistics of cooperation with Mercedes-Benz. In addition to this production, Farasis Energy has two plants in China. In the future, this will give the German manufacturer the opportunity to bring electric vehicles to the Chinese market without delay.

A strategic alliance with Chinese battery manufacturers is not only the Mercedes-Benz (Daimler). Previously, Volkswagen acquired 26% of the Chinese company Gotion High-tech, becoming its main shareholder, and BMW signed an extensive contract for the supply of batteries with the Chinese company Modern Amperex Technology, better known as CATL.

It is interesting to note that soon the famous German quality will largely depend on the characteristics of Chinese batteries, and for electric vehicles this is the most important thing.

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