Turing Phone – the best design ever?
Smartphones are a lot about design, yet you don’t see a lot of innovation in the field. The most recent was by Samsung with its edge display on the Galaxy Note 4, but otherwise, design tends to revolve around a premium build and as little bezels as possible. And that’s not very interesting, to be honest. But the Turing Phone has taken a slightly different approach to design and is offering a premium experience for a not-too-expensive price point. The Turing Phone was announced recently by Turing Robotic Industries, and while it does not stand out that much, its design, in my opinion, is exquisite and encompasses everything premium should mean in the smartphone industry.
The Turing Phone boasts not only with a sleek metallic, futuristic design but with flagship features, a secure interface and of course: a durable build. According to the company, the Turing Phone is built from liquid metal, which is apparently called Liquidmorphium. This material is said to be stronger, harder and more durable than both steel and titanium, which is why the Turing Phone can be considered virtually indestructible.
We know too well that nothing is indestructible, but that doesn’t stop companies from making devices that are close to that extreme, and that is the case with the beautifully designed Turing Phone. Moreover, the device comes with a Binnacle Ocean Master nano-coating, which means this phone is IPx8 waterproof, which is a feature many would like to have nowadays. Before running down features, you need to check this design out and tell me if I’m wrong to be as excited as I am about it.
The Turing Phone chassis is made of metal, it comes with a shiny unibody, and the back panel is colored in a faint grey and red, which gives the phone a futuristic, yet minimalist appearance, which I genuinely appreciate when it comes to technology. The phone is rather thick, but it manages to stay classy with chrome edges and red edges around the bottom, giving it a very symmetrical, pleasing appeal. The color-block design and color technique is apparent in this phone’s design and it reflects the 2015 fashion trends that incorporate this design rather well.
Its specs and features are amazing, but it remains to be seen whether performance and user experience will live up to expectations. The Turing Phone features include a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, temperature sensor, humidity sensor, gyro, compass, accelerometer and of course, proximity and light sensor. The display measures 5.5 inches, so the Turing Phone is more of a phablet than anything else and it comes with an FHD resolution of 1920*1080, giving it a 401 ppi pixel density, the same as with the iPhone 6 Plus.
A slightly outdated Snapdragon 801 CPU is running the show, backed by 3 GB RAM and either 16, 64 or 128 GB internal storage. The chipset is from last year’s flagships, such as the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and Moto X 2014, so it’s a good processor, but it would have been neat to have at least the Snapdragon 808 on board for an added future-proof feeling. The Turing Phone camera setup is comprised of a 13 MP rear camera and a massive 8 MP front camera.
The Turing Phone takes a lot after new Chinese smartphones from Mlais, Mstar, Gionee, Blueboo, Elephone, Ulephone, Oukitel and others, and I mean that purely by the number of features it includes for the price. Although the Turing Phone price is certainly not the affodable type, it does pay for itself with all the features that it comes with.
I’ve saved the best for last, though. The Turing Phone is competing directly against BlackBerry with its security features, by using a decentralized-authentication process for when users are exchanging data. The interface for this is similar to what BES12 enterprise systems offer to their customers, which means end to end encryption, privacy and security. Android 5.1 and a proprietary skin complete the user experience, which is rather promising at this point.
Now for the downsides! The Turing Phone has one major flaw at this point: proprietary magnetic charging, which might not sit well with those of us that are already stocked up on chargers and stuff that come with microUSB connectors. Still, it’s not such a big deal, so I wouldn’t recommend looking over the Turing Phone just because of this small quirk. The Turing Phone release date is set for later this Summer, and pre-orders are set to start on July 31st. The Turing Phone price starts at $610 for the 16 GB version, $740 for the 64 GB version and $870 for the 128 GB version.
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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