Microsoft Surface Pro 4 replaces Microsoft Lumia
In a letter to employees, after getting to the CEO position of Microsoft, Satya Nadella left the world asking questions. In the letter, Nadella emphasized that some products from Microsoft are not working, while others are and focus should be shifted to the profitable ones, while the non-profitable ones which people aren’t liking should be canned. It’s just good business, Mr. Nadella! While some are interpreting his statements as an omen for the Surface Pro 4, others believe we should be looking at the Microsoft Lumia instead.
Although there might not even be any “dropping of products” within Microsoft, there still lies fear in Microsoft fans about the Surface Pro 4. Although not as mediatized as Apple products for example, the Surface Pro 4 is believed to come as a new start in ultrabooks. The laptop-tablet hybrid is gaining traction and people are starting to realize the potential of such devices. Which is the reason for which Microsoft would be rash to can the Surface Pro 4. Since there are already people getting excited about the Surface Pro 4 release with Windows 10, there are just as many people excited about the Microsoft Lumia 940 or the Lumia 1020 successor, the Lumia 1030..
Satya Nadella was vague in his letter to employees, so nobody can say for sure what he was referring to when speaking of change and reorientation. While some hope for the survival of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or at least the Surface line-up in a similar form factor, others hope for innovative new smartphones in the Lumia line-up. Our own sources tell us it might be the end for Lumia, but not for Surface.
Take this with a grain of salt, as it is not information coming directly from Microsoft, but our insiders say we should still be excited about the Surface Pro 4. At the same time, they say the Microsoft Lumia line-up for 2016 will suffer serious cut-downs, but it will not be eradicated. Instead, they tell us to expect niche devices from Microsoft in the mobile space, which is why the Lumia 1030 seems like the new up and coming product we should look out for. Right next to a new Surface device.
There have been quite a few rumors around the Surface Pro 4, most of which, surprisingly, focus more on hardware than on design. The Surface Pro 3 is one of those rarely launched products that doesn’t really have any design flaws because the user experience has been airbrushed. Although the kickstand could do with some improvement, the Surface Pro 3 has the perfect footprint and form factor for a portable workstation and that’s what the Surface Pro 4 will be.
With improved fanless CPUs, a lot more memory and 4G LTE, the Surface Pro 4 will be the powerhouse of the freelancer, and the office worker as well. And those are just two examples. Since instead of focusing on reducing size and weight, Microsoft is said to be focusing on the hardware of the Surface Pro 4, we will end up with a beefed out Surface Pro 3 instead of a completely new device.
Sure, the display is said to be improved with higher resolution, the number of ports increased and the standard switched to USB Type C, but none of that will impact the smooth, lightweight design that has made the Surface Pro 3 a veritable mobile, portable workstation. With Windows 10 coming in July, the Surface Pro 4 release date is estimated to be around that time frame. With the new features and integration of Windows 10 and the smooth operation of the Surface Pro 4, we should be looking at a lot of horsepowers.
Our insiders say that the Surface Pro 4 will take the spot of the best ultrabook on the market, all the while taking the top spot in the tablet category as well. As a hybrid device, it will apparently borrow a few security features from Apple and Samsung, adding biometric authentication into the mix (we don’t know in what form, so fingerprint sensor and eye tracker are both in the race). With a bold move like dropping the Surface Pro 4 price coupled with the mostly free release of Windows 10, Microsoft could attract quite a few customers who are tired of tablets, laptops and PCs and want one device to do them all. That would be neat, wouldn’t it? Now it’s up to Satya Nadella and Microsoft. You tell us: should Microsoft Lumia or the Surface line-up stay afloat?
Remake of Silent Hill 2 Dev is “Very Safe” with Any Changes
The developer of the PS5 recreation of Silent Hill 2, Bloober Team, has said it will take a “very conservative approach” to whatever alterations it makes. Chief marketing officer Anna Jasiska claims that the Polish developer is being very cautious when making changes because they want to remain authentic to the PS2 masterpiece. However, we are making changes to some areas where time has passed and things need to be modernized.
While maintaining “the conventional tale canon,” the team is concentrating on “putting the distinct, visceral atmosphere back in the modernized Silent Hill 2” and modernizing the gameplay and graphics “from the ground up.” Hardcore fans shouldn’t worry that the developer “missed the point” of the original title, Bloober Team then emphasizes. We simply have some thoughts on how to make the odd fright components more accessible to the present audience. “We are not moving away from the original objective of making this cult masterpiece,” the statement continued.
Pyramid Head sexually rapes an enemy in a kitchen quite early in the game, and this is one particular scene Jasiska is questioned about. Jasiska effectively answered “no comment” when asked if the cutscene had been changed or not.
Out of several other studios, Bloober Team was selected by Konami to oversee the production of the Silent Hill 2 remake. This decision was reportedly made because of Bloober Team’s “commitment and enthusiasm for horror.” The Layers of Fear series, Blair Witch, and The Medium are some of its earlier games. Because so many Bloober Team employees are ardent fans of the game, our business was astounded when we learned of this wonderful news.
The PS5 console exclusive Silent Hill 2 doesn’t yet have a release date, but given that it is in the last stages of development, this year’s release looks feasible.
Using AI to develop arithmetic algorithms that are more effective
Using AI, researchers at Google’s DeepMind in London have discovered that matrix multiplication issues can be solved more quickly. The team outlines enhancing math-based algorithms through reinforcement learning in their research that was published in the journal Nature. In the same journal issue, a Research Briefing detailing the work done by the London team was also released.
In computer programming, math is frequently used to describe and then manipulate representations of real-world phenomena. It can be used to represent nodes in a synthetic network, meteorological conditions, or pixels on a computer screen. Calculations on matrices are one of the main ways that math is used in these situations. Matrixes can be used, for instance, to describe potential movement options in game programming. Matrices are frequently multiplied or added to in order to effectuate such movements; occasionally, both operations are required. This is labor-intensive, especially as the matrices get bigger, therefore computer scientists have devoted a lot of time and effort to creating ever-more-effective algorithms to do the task.
In this new endeavor, the DeepMind researchers questioned whether it may be feasible to deploy an AI system based on reinforcement learning to develop new algorithms with fewer steps than those already in use. They sought inspiration from gaming systems to learn the answer, observing that the majority of them are based on reinforcement learning. The team focused on tree searching after developing a few prototype systems, which is also used in game programming. It gives a system a way to consider multiple options in light of a specific condition. The researchers discovered that turning an AI system into a game allowed for searching for the most effective technique to arrive at a desired outcome—a mathematical result—when used to multiplying matrices.
The system was put to the test by the researchers by having it look for, evaluate, and employ pre-existing algorithms while utilizing incentives to select the most effective one. The system gained knowledge of the elements that affect the effectiveness of matrix multiplication. The researchers then gave the system the freedom to develop its own algorithm in an effort to increase efficiency. The researchers discovered that the algorithms selected by the system were frequently superior than those developed by their human forebears.
Arriving with higher speeds and a new high-gloss look is Google’s Nest WiFi Pro.
As is believed, a single pack Google’s Nest Wifi Pro costs $200, and three cost $400.
As anticipated, Google has announced the Nest WiFi Pro mesh router system, which features a sleeker appearance, WiFi 6E speeds that are quicker, and a straightforward setup. When Google’s new smart home protocol debuts, it will also function as a Matter hub, although it costs a little more than the existing Nest WiFi router.
The Nest WiFi Pro has a similar circular appearance to the previous version, but Google claims it utilizes a high-gloss material “inspired by ceramics” that is made of more than 60% recycled materials overall. In comparison to the WiFi Nest, which has a softer matte surface, it appears incredibly glossy in the promotional photographs. To fit nicely with most houses, it is available in four earth tone-inspired tones, “Snow,” “Linen,” “Fog,” and “Lemongrass.”
A crucial component is the tri-band WiFi 6E protocol, which Google claims offers “a quicker and more direct path to the most dependable internet connection” and operates on the less congested 6Ghz frequency. The end result is speeds that can be up to twice as fast and support for the most recent smartphones and other WiFi 6E-compatible devices. It prioritizes high-bandwidth activity like video chats or streaming while analyzing network performance and optimizing connections to keep things moving swiftly.
The Nest WiFi Pro is compatible with the majority of smart home devices that are linked, and it has the speed to simultaneously handle video chats, 4K films, and security camera feeds. According to Google, a single router can span 2,200 square feet. It has a Thread border router built in to link smart home appliances via a low-power mesh. When Google’s new Matter smart home protocol debuts later this year, it will support it as well.
You’ll spend more than the existing Nest WiFi gadget for all of it. One unit costs $200 (as opposed to $169 for the existing Nest WiFi router), two units cost $300, and three units cost $400. Pre-orders are currently available, and shipment will begin on October 27.
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