Cooler Master MasterAir MA612 Stealth cooler released in versions with ARGB-backlit and without

Cooler Master MasterAir MA612 Stealth cooler released in versions with ARGB-backlit and without

Cooler Master introduced the MasterAir MA612 Stealth universal processor tower cooler, as well as its modification called MasterAir MA612 Stealth ARGB. The latter is endowed with multicolor addressable backlighting.

The novelty is equipped with an aluminum radiator through which six heat pipes with an asymmetric design pass. The design includes a nickel-plated copper base and a pressure plate that acts as a small auxiliary heat sink.

The cooler includes two 120 mm SickleFlow 120 fans. Their rotation speed is regulated by the method of pulse width modulation (PWM) in the range from 650 to 1800 rpm. The maximum air flow is 105 cubic meters per hour with a noise level of no more than 27 dBA. The declared service life is 160 thousand hours.

MasterAir MA612 Stealth ARGB version comes with a controller for lighting control and effects settings. Dimensions – 129 × 112.2 × 158 mm.

The cooler is compatible with Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-v3, LGA2011, LGA1200, LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151 and LGA1150 processors, as well as AMD AM4, AM3 +, AM3, AM2 +, AM2, FM2 +, FM2 and FM1 chips.

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Cooler Master Unveils Unusual Open Frame Case MasterFrame 700

Cooler Master Unveils Unusual Open Frame Case MasterFrame 700

Cooler Master has prepared for the release of an original computer case called MasterFrame 700, designed to build a gaming station with a custom look.

The solution is a special three-piece frame. This is a central platform and two hinged side flaps. In the front part, a panoramic tempered glass panel can be fixed. If necessary, the structure can be hung on the wall using the Vesa mount.

The novelty allows the use of motherboards up to SSI-EEB. The storage subsystem can be combined with four 3.5-inch drives or up to seven devices in a 2.5-inch form factor.

It is possible to use a liquid cooling system with three radiators with a standard size of 360 mm. The interface unit contains two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, a symmetrical USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C connector and a standard 3.5 mm audio jack.

It is also noted that the platform allows the installation of two power supplies up to 210 mm long. The body-frame is completely finished in classic black.

Unfortunately, there is no information on the price and timing of the start of sales of MasterFrame 700 at the moment.

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Hyundai launches advanced customer service robot at Seoul Auto Show

Hyundai launches advanced customer service robot at Seoul Auto Show

Hyundai has unveiled DAL-e, a new customer service robot that will be piloted at Hyundai Motor’s showroom in southern Seoul. According to the company, the DAL-e robot can be used, in particular, to serve customers who would like to reduce contact with people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The robot’s name DAL-e is an abbreviation for “Drive you, Assist you, Link with you-experience” (to guide you, help you, link with your experience). The robot is said to be equipped with “cutting edge artificial intelligence” designed to provide a friendly customer experience and uses machine learning to process language. He is able to recognize faces as well as “understand” speech, which will allow him to communicate with potential clients.

According to Hyundai, the robot can recognize when someone entered the showroom without a mask and advise them to wear it. The DAL-e can also move thanks to four omnidirectional wheels, accompanying customers around the showroom. At the top of its head is a touchscreen display, where you can get additional information about the cars offered in the showroom. The DAL-e can also connect wirelessly to a large display when providing information about a specific model or technology used, and even ask visitors to take a selfie with it.

If the pilot project is successful, DAL-e robots will appear in other Hyundai and Kia showrooms.

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Bitrobotics develops robotic system for dairy production

Bitrobotics develops robotic system for dairy production


Ekaterina Alexandrova | 01/25/2021

Bitrobotics develops robotic system for dairy production

The resident of the special economic zone Technopolis Moscow, Bitrobotics, has developed a high-tech robotic system for stacking sliced ​​cheese for dairy production (in
GC “Neva Milk”) in St. Petersburg.

The peculiarity of the development lies in its unified production elements. 3D machine vision scans and detects the presence of cheese at the product pick-up point, and the delta robot picks up,
transfer and placement of cheese on a conveyor. Due to the high precision of movement and kinematics, the use of a delta robot allows you to get maximum performance when performing high-speed
operations for gripping and moving the product.


The compact dimensions of the delta robot are easily integrated into the production line. The process itself takes place “behind the glass”, which excludes direct contact with the product and keeps the line section clean.
Commissioning is planned for February 2021.

The development company has been working in the Technopolis Moscow SEZ since 2019, and its solutions have already been implemented at large enterprises of the Moscow industry. The new project will expand the geography of presence

The company is currently preparing to open a production site in Pechatniki, which is scheduled for spring 2021.


Former Brazilian President becomes Huawei’s 5G advisor

Former Brazilian President becomes Huawei


Anna Savelieva | 01/25/2021

Former Brazilian President becomes Huawei's 5G advisor

The company aims to gain a foothold in the region ahead of an auction for fifth-generation wireless networks.

The auction was originally planned to be held in March 2020, but the coronavirus outbreak forced the date to be postponed to 2021. In December, the Brazilian government began looking for ways to legally
exclude Huawei from its infrastructure, but the company found a way to increase its political influence in the region.

Michel Temer, professor of constitutional law and lawyer and former president of Brazil, has been named advisor on 5G networks. According to a Huawei spokesman, the move means that the company “is committed to
towards transparency with all stakeholders ”. Recall that Temer was vice president from 2011 to 2016, and served as head of state from 2016 to 2019. In 2019 Michelle was
arrested on charges of corruption, and appeared in several court cases for the creation of a criminal community and money laundering.

Despite all the circumstances, Temer is in communication with current President Jair Bolsonaro, which is also an added benefit for Huawei in the upcoming auction. At the same time
It is worth noting that it was Michel who was responsible for the appointment of the current president of the Brazilian telecommunications agency Antel.

Personnel appointments

Gigabyte gives a new version of the giant GeForce RTX 3090 Aorus Master graphics card with a third power connector

Gigabyte gives a new version of the giant GeForce RTX 3090 Aorus Master graphics card with a third power connector

Gigabyte has introduced a new revision of the GeForce RTX 3090 Aorus Master graphics accelerator. Recall that the main feature of this video card is its huge four-slot air cooling system.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Aorus Master is powered by an NVIDIA GA102 GPU with 10,496 CUDA cores. The video card is equipped with 24 GB of GDDR6X video memory. Gigabyte announced the Boost frequency for the GPU card at 1785 MHz. It seems that the real overclocking potential of this graphics accelerator is much higher, given the size of its cooling system. But, apparently, he was limited by a lack of food. This is how we can explain the appearance of the third 8-pin connector for additional power supply in the new revision of the video card, which is absent in the original version of this graphics accelerator. In addition, the manufacturer stated the need to use a higher power supply unit. If for the original model Gigabyte recommended a 750 W PSU, then for the updated model – 850 W.

The dimensions of the GeForce RTX 3090 Aorus Master remain the same – 319 × 140 × 70 mm. The manufacturer does not indicate the weight of the video card. The set of external interfaces for the second revision also remained unchanged. There are three DisplayPort 1.4a connectors, two HDMI 2.1, and one additional HDMI 2.0, located between the two older HDMIs.

As mentioned above, one of the main features of the GeForce RTX 3090 Aorus Master is its giant cooling system, which includes a huge radiator and three fans. The dimensions of the two side Wind Claws are 115 mm, the one in the center is 100 mm. The peculiarity of the latter is that it rotates in the opposite direction to the other two for more efficient air flow.

The heatsink base uses a large copper contact pad to help transfer heat from the GPU and GDDR6X memory modules. The platform connects to the evaporation chamber, to which five heat transfer pipes are attached.

For external aesthetics, the Aorus Master is covered in a matte black casing with high-gloss black and silver accents. The CO casing also has a built-in RGB-backlighting system, and a liquid crystal display is located on the side of the video card.

It displays various useful information about the state of the video card. Moreover, it can display pictures, text and GIFs. The manufacturer did not indicate the date of receipt of the updated version of the GeForce RTX 3090 Aorus Master for sale.

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independent experts have tested the battery AirPods Max

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Apple promises up to 20 hours of battery life for AirPods Max. And this is with active noise cancellation on! In general, almost an application for a record. German design agency Floating Pixels decided to check how these numbers correspond to reality.

Image source: Medium

Image source: Medium

Before starting the test, the headphone battery was charged to the maximum, after which we connected the AirPods Max to the iPhone and turned on the Top 100 playlist on Apple Music. The music was played back at 75% volume and active noise cancellation on. Tests showed that the headphones worked not even 20 hours, but as much as 22 hours, after which they turned off and disconnected from the iPhone. Alexander Leiminer, co-founder of Floating Pixels, who in his blog told about the experiment, noted a very strange indication of the charge of the headphones on the smartphone.

Image source: Medium

Image source: Medium

During the first hour, the battery lost only 1% of its charge, and then the discharge began to take place more actively. Alexander believes that the matter here lies in some kind of software bug. After discharging the battery, the agency decided to check Apple’s statement, which says that 5 minutes of recharging AirPods Pro will give an hour and a half of listening to music. 5 minutes after connecting to the network, the headphones under the same conditions (75% volume with active noise cancellation) were able to work for 1 hour 39 minutes. So the stated figures are fully justified and the real indicators even slightly bypass them.

But the Smart Case that comes with the earbuds has no effect on battery retention. Apple first stated that the cover would put the headphones into a special “economy mode”, but later updated the document in support, in which it explained that it did not affect anything. For 12 hours in the case, as well as without it, the headphone battery lost 5% of its charge.

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Motorola will soon release affordable 5G Ibiza smartphone with 90Hz screen and large battery

Earlier this month, it was reported on the web that Motorola is preparing an affordable 5G smartphone, codenamed Ibiza. Now, a couple of weeks later, the device has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, which could indicate its imminent launch.

According to reports, Motorola Ibiza has the model number XT2137. The device will run Android 11 out of the box. The platform of the new smartphone will use the latest 5G chipset for affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 devices, which will work in conjunction with 4 GB of RAM. The smartphone will receive a storage capacity of 128 GB, which is quite a lot for an affordable device.

Motorola Ibiza will feature a 90Hz HD + LCD display. The teardrop notch at the top of the screen houses the 13-megapixel lens of the Samsung ISOCELL S5K3L6 camera. The main triple camera will boast a 48MP main sensor ISOCELL S5KGM1ST, 5MP ISOCELL S5K5E9 sensor with macro lens and 2MP OmniVision OV02B1B depth sensor.

The smartphone is credited with a fairly capacious 5000 mAh battery. Sources claim that Motorola Ibiza will be officially presented in the first quarter of this year.

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ICQ downloads in Hong Kong grow 35x amid changes to WhatsApp privacy policy

The Wall Street Journal

The popularity of the messenger ICQ has skyrocketed among Hong Kong residents. It began to be downloaded 35 times more often than before: the number of weekly downloads of the IM client (from January 5 to 12) increased from two hundred to seven thousand. The Wall Street Journal writes about this with reference to data from Sensor Tower.

The wall street journal

An ICQ spokesperson emphasized that downloads in Hong Kong for this period exceeded the number of downloads for the entire fourth quarter of last year. In addition, ICQ searches have hit a record over the past 10 years. As the newspaper notes, users from Hong Kong “do not like Facebook’s attempts to curry favor with the Chinese authorities.” ICQ explained that they do not transmit messages of their users to anyone, except by a court decision.

Journalists linked the rise in popularity to the announcement of changes to WhatsApp’s privacy rules. They will allow the messenger to transfer data about users to Facebook, including account information, transactions, IP addresses and more.

The ICQ service was founded in 1996 by the Israeli company Mirabilis. It became one of the first instant messaging programs. In 1998, it was bought by the America Online conglomerate for $ 287 million. In 2010, the messenger was acquired by Group for $ 187.5 million, and in 2020 the company relaunched the service. It has quick answers and the ability to create bots. The total number of active ICQ users was not disclosed.

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TSMC wants to shift focus to automotive chip manufacturing

TSMC wants to shift focus to automotive chip manufacturing


Anna Savelieva | 01/25/2021

TSMC wants to shift focus to automotive chip manufacturing

Due to the trade war between China and the United States, as well as the coronavirus pandemic, chip shortages have affected many car manufacturers. According to the Taiwan Ministry of Economy, in conditions
a global chip shortage that is hampering automotive production, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will prioritize this segment to help the industry
stand up on feet.

The company said it is optimizing the chip assembly process to make it more efficient. According to her representative, the current capacity is filled to the limit, however, “if production can
will be increased, then TSMC will work with the government to consider the automotive direction as the main one ”. Nevertheless, the ministry is in no hurry to contact the manufacturer and
states that he will wait for specific proposals before making a decision.

Automakers around the world are closing assembly lines due to semiconductor supply problems. The reason for this was actions
the Trump administration, the trade war and the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to American companies, players from other countries also felt a negative impact on themselves. For example, Germany recently made a request to
the government of Taiwan to convince Taiwanese manufacturers to help solve the chip shortage in the auto industry, which is hampering the economic recovery from the pandemic.

Officials note that there is little they can do – basically this segment belongs to the private sector, which means that the government has limited opportunities to influence. “They refused orders for
for various reasons, when demand was low, but now they are ready to increase their production. ”

In 2020, automotive chips accounted for only 3% of TSMC’s sales, 48% behind the smartphone segment and 33% behind high-end chips. Despite the fact that in the fourth quarter
demand jumped by 27% compared to the third, in the overall picture the ratio remained the same.

Recall that the deficit affected Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co, Subaru Corp, Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and other market participants. Ford Kentucky plant failed
to release SUVs Escape due to lack of brake chips. The same fate befell the factory in Germany, which produces the Ford Focus.