Blend 2.5 (#156)

For starters, just a funny moment, not related to the themes of this issue. Having exceeded the speed limit somewhere near Tver (one of the most ideal places for this business: excellent asphalt, many lanes, the foot directly asks for the pedal to the floor), I received a notification of a “letter of happiness”. I decided to do without visiting the post office and immediately pay through the advanced State Services portal. Going to the site, I found a stub: “Attention! Disclaimer text:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

That's right, through "A". Anyway. It even has a bit of surrealism to it. Reminds me of the beautiful painting by Rene Magritte "The Treachery of Images" with the ironic-philosophical caption "This is not a pipe":

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Trying to enter my personal account, I got the second study and was touched again:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Great phrase: "If you are sure that this happened through our fault, please report this problem to us ...". Of course, I didn’t say anything, otherwise the arrows will suddenly be rearranged and another one for a broken server will be added to the penalty for speed.

Esports

Sunday is the best day of the week. First, he is the calmest. It's quiet in the morning because people Free classifieds in Masasi sleep off either after a Saturday spree, or simply because you need to sleep at least once a week plenty. In the evening, silence, because everyone is sitting at home and gathering strength before the working week. Secondly, and most importantly, there are no meannesses on Sunday. On Friday they can be forced to go to work on Saturday, but in order to be forced to work on Sunday, one must be the last creature, and not God's. Everyone understands this, because the Lord himself relaxed on the seventh day, and ordered his creatures to do the same. It is for this reason that I frowned when I saw in the mail an invitation to attend the Mayor's Open eSports Cup in Moscow, scheduled for Sunday. But the press service assured me that this is not work, but sheer pleasure. They also promised a VIP ticket. After looking at the event website that a simple ticket costs 50 rubles, I realized that I had a unique opportunity to shove at least 100 or even 150 rubles on the VIP pass.

During the break, I went for a walk around the stadium in order to test the powerful powers of the VIP ribbon tied to me. There were a lot of funny weirdos on the floors. At the same time, some of them are organizers, and some are visitors.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

You could pose with a gun, like you're cool and just flunked three specialists:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

There were also a lot of demo zones where you could play. I liked the “layouts” from Dell the most, because, in addition to gaming computers and monitors, they also arranged a virtual reality zone. The VIP ribbon did not help, I had to stand in a general queue.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

Most of all, small fry and teenagers got the most pleasure from access to powerful machines, who quickly grouped into teams and began to chop. In general, there were surprisingly many girls and couples who came with children at the event.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

As far as I understand, Dell was the main partner of the event, so the alien from the Alienware logo was everywhere.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

And all matches were played on Alienware Aurora machines and Alienware monitors. "Aurora" is a stylish little thing. This is a mid-tower, but you can stick two cards, and most importantly, it will be enough for virtual reality. If I manage to get points, I'll take it for a test.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Using the power of the VIP badge, I went backstage. I looked into the booths where the players will sit:

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

A girl who sings in IOWA was actively warming up behind the scenes. The group was responsible for the musical component of the event. The girl waved her arms, twisted her body, made bends. I warm up more calmly in the gym.

I told you about the event to the fact that the action is interesting not only for children, but also for adults. And it's perfect for family outings. All day long only real game fans will be able to follow what is happening, but come for a few hours, see how the pros play, participate in all sorts of contests, test powerful PCs and laptops - why not?

Fortnite and Google Play

Let's continue the theme of games. At the presentation of the Galaxy Note 9, a beta version of the Fortnite survival toy was announced.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

It's like PUBG, but more fun. And for a long time on mobile platforms, the game was only available for iOS. However, now owners of current generations of flagships from Samsung can play it. Initially, I was impressed by the installation process: you need to go to the Samsung brand store and download the application, by going into which you can already download the game itself. The update process also takes place through the app.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Actually, the same story will continue in the future, when the game becomes available for all Android users: you will need to go to the official Epic Games website and download the game. This option is slightly worse, since you will have to temporarily disable the protection mode from installing third-party applications. I guess the cool hackers are already rubbing their hands and churning out fake sites.

However, there is something else that is much more interesting in this event. With Apple, Epic Games has no options: all software is installed there only through the AppStore. Like it or not, Apple will take their 30% of any money that goes through the app. Fees bring Apple an additional $12 billion a year.

But Android is an open operating system, that is, you can install third-party software and not pay Google for the store. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated this directly.

The idea of ​​not paying a commission, but distributing the program on your own, in fact, lies on the surface. However, Epic Games seems to be the first formidable company that has decided to try this.

Judging by the comments in the media, Google is in a state of slight confusion. It is understandable. They seem to have promoted Android as an open OS themselves, they themselves are happy for free access to software, but they suddenly lost money from a potentially very profitable game. And, as you know, a bad example is contagious. Maybe other software vendors, seeing the success, will take the tactic into service.

As viewers, we are wondering whether Fortnite will be successful on Android (wonder PUBG or not), whether Google will try to put a spoke in the wheel or, on the contrary, will look for compromises and, looking at Microsoft, will reduce the commission. And if it does, then we'll look at Apple's behavior.

Impressions of the Galaxy Tab S4 and Andrew Huang

I gave away my Tab S4 today. The device is great for working on the go. Especially the advantage of a large screen and a stylus you understand when working with Excel and Word. A laptop, of course, will not replace, but it allows you to travel light - check your mail, add an article, cut and paste illustrations into it, draw graphs in Excel. Just a little bit left, and tablets or devices like Surface Go will become much more preferable on the road, and laptops will remain the lot of desktop computers.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

In anticipation of the start of sales of Note 9 sent a curious press release. Like, in Note 9 there are not only ordinary ringtones, but also sounds specially created by musician Andrew Huang. First, I was struck by the current cosmopolitanism. Looking at the musician, I would never have thought that both Andrew and Juan are here, also from Canada.

Youtube channel of the musician gave more understanding. The surname is spelled Huang. The trick of a musician is to make music with the help of everyday objects. For Note 9, he crunched papers, tapped on a jar, recorded the sound of painting with a felt-tip pen on paper and got a very cool result. I recommend to watch, the action starts from 45 seconds:

And if you went to share press releases, then at the same time watch a 44-second video of how the Note 9 smartphones are made.

If not for the combat music, the process would have looked very peaceful. I suppose this is what the dream looks like: you sit and watch how mechanical manipulators work for you. At the same time, I remembered an exclusive report from ABC News 6 years ago, where the unfortunate Chinese assemble iPhones by hand.

Interestingly, now, when all processes are fully automated and the Chinese are no longer needed, are they happier or, conversely, sadder and miss the old days?

Intel chipsets at the Hot Chips Symposium 2018

HotChips Symposium has concluded in Cupertino, California. The word "symposium" implies that everything is serious and only to the point. The event is not for the general public, but, so to speak, for its own - chipset manufacturers gather to chat and, of course, brag.

As you remember, Intel has a number of problems with the transition from 14 nm to 10 nm technology, but the manufacturer is doing well with fantasy. The company proposed its version of the modular structure of future chipsets, probably deciding that if such solutions take place in smartphones, then why not bring them down to the nano level. In the future, chipsets will become heterogeneous, and not monolithic, as they are now, that is, there will be no chipset, but a set of "chiplets". Something like a Lego constructor, when each certified manufacturer will be able to independently assemble a chipset for their device.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

The strength of the solution is that you can assemble your own version from different parts. Parts can be produced in different factories and even according to different technical processes. For end buyers, this is interesting because it will speed up the chipset industry, and most importantly, reduce prices.

In general, they have been talking about the “chiplet” revolution for a long time, but, without going into details, the Intel method is much cheaper than the TSMC version.

Macbook Air Rumors

A few rumors. As you know, presumably on September 12, Apple will hold a traditional conference, from which I most of all expect not iPhones, with which everything is clear, but new MacBooks. Although, probably, they will talk about laptops in October.

The company has updated the firmware, but the Mac Mini and MacBook Air seem to have forgotten what an upgrade is. According to rumors obtained by Bloomberg, Apple plans to introduce a new 13-inch laptop, which will have a case like the Air, but less bezel around the screen, and the display itself will receive Retina resolution. Also there will be the 8th generation of processors from Intel. And the price tag should remain the same, $1,000.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

If the new screen manages to maintain the same impressive battery life, then Apple will release perhaps the best portable laptop on the market, provided that the company "forgets" and does not touch the keyboard.

At the end of August, one of the most important industry events, IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, starts in Berlin. The exhibition has been held since 1924. True, then it was a radio convention, and today it is the largest technical show in Europe. Reports from the event will be published on the website. In the meantime, I propose to estimate what interesting things can be expected.

Blend 2.5 (#156)

For starters, just a funny moment, not related to the themes of this issue. Having exceeded the speed limit somewhere near Tver (one of the most ideal places for this business: excellent asphalt, many lanes, the foot directly asks for the pedal to the floor), I received a notification of a “letter of happiness”. I decided to do without visiting the post office and immediately pay through the advanced State Services portal. Going to the site, I found a stub: “Attention! Disclaimer text:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

That's right, through "A". Anyway. It even has a bit of surrealism to it. Reminds me of the beautiful painting by Rene Magritte "The Treachery of Images" with the ironic-philosophical caption "This is not a pipe":

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Trying to enter my personal account, I got the second study and was touched again:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Great phrase: "If you are sure that this happened through our fault, please report this problem to us ...". Of course, I didn’t say anything, otherwise the arrows will suddenly be rearranged and another one for a broken server will be added to the penalty for speed.

Esports

Sunday is the best day of the week. First, he is the calmest. It's quiet in the morning because people Free classifieds in Masasi sleep off either after a Saturday spree, or simply because you need to sleep at least once a week plenty. In the evening, silence, because everyone is sitting at home and gathering strength before the working week. Secondly, and most importantly, there are no meannesses on Sunday. On Friday they can be forced to go to work on Saturday, but in order to be forced to work on Sunday, one must be the last creature, and not God's. Everyone understands this, because the Lord himself relaxed on the seventh day, and ordered his creatures to do the same.It is for this reason that I frowned when I saw in the mail an invitation to attend the Mayor's Open eSports Cup in Moscow, scheduled for Sunday. But the press service assured me that this is not work, but sheer pleasure. They also promised a VIP ticket. After looking at the event website that a simple ticket costs 50 rubles, I realized that I have a unique opportunity to shove at least 100 or even 150 rubles on the VIP pass.

The event was held at the Ice Palace of the Park of Legends. And I must say right away that I really liked it. I don’t know why this state undertook to support e-sports, but they did everything qualitatively.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

And the topic itself - to come to the stadium to watch how the computer is played - no longer seems so stupid to me. The Cup was held in four game disciplines, I quote: FIFA 18 football simulator, Dota 2 multiplayer game, Fortnite open world survival simulator and League of Legends (LOL) team strategy role-playing video game. The prize fund of the grand final was 2.5 million rubles. I don't understand Dota and League of Legends, so they passed by. But watching football and the Fortnite shooter was interesting. Probably, this is the aura of the stadium, but football looked bright and lively, especially when the score was equal in the last minutes.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

During the break, I went for a walk around the stadium in order to test the powerful powers of the VIP ribbon tied to me. There were a lot of funny weirdos on the floors. At the same time, some of them are organizers, and some are visitors.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

You could pose with a gun, like you're cool and just flunked three specialists:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

There were also many demo zones where you could play. I liked the “layouts” from Dell the most, because, in addition to gaming computers and monitors, they also arranged a virtual reality zone. The VIP ribbon did not help, I had to stand in a general queue.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

Most of all, small fry and teenagers got the most pleasure from access to powerful machines, who quickly grouped into teams and began to chop. In general, there were surprisingly many girls and couples who came with children at the event.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

As far as I understand, Dell was the main partner of the event, so the alien from the Alienware logo was everywhere.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

And all matches were played on Alienware Aurora machines and Alienware monitors. "Aurora" is a stylish little thing. This is a mid-tower, but you can stick two cards, and most importantly, it will be enough for virtual reality. If I manage to get points, I'll take it for a test.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Using the power of the VIP badge, I went backstage. I looked into the booths where the players will sit:

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

A girl who sings in IOWA was actively warming up behind the scenes. The group was responsible for the musical component of the event. The girl waved her arms, twisted her body, made bends. I warm up more calmly in the gym.

I told you about the event to the fact that the action is interesting not only for children, but also for adults. And it's perfect for family outings. All day long only real game fans will be able to follow what is happening, but come for a few hours, see how the pros play, participate in all sorts of contests, test powerful PCs and laptops - why not?

Fortnite and Google Play

Let's continue the theme of games. At the presentation of the Galaxy Note 9, a beta version of the Fortnite survival toy was announced.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

It's like PUBG, but more fun. And for a long time on mobile platforms, the game was only available for iOS. However, now owners of current generations of flagships from Samsung can play it. Initially, I was impressed by the installation process: you need to go to the Samsung brand store and download the application, by going into which you can already download the game itself. The update process also takes place through the app.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Actually, the same story will continue in the future, when the game becomes available for all Android users: you will need to go to the official Epic Games website and download the game. This option is slightly worse, since you will have to temporarily disable the protection mode from installing third-party applications. I guess the cool hackers are already rubbing their hands and churning out fake sites.

However, there is something else that is much more interesting in this event. With Apple, Epic Games has no options: all software is installed there only through the AppStore. Like it or not, Apple will take their 30% of any money that goes through the app. Fees bring Apple an additional $12 billion a year.

But Android is an open operating system, that is, you can install third-party software and not pay Google for the store. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated this directly.

The idea of ​​not paying a commission, but distributing the program on your own, in fact, lies on the surface. However, Epic Games seems to be the first formidable company that has decided to try this.

Judging by the comments in the media, Google is in a state of slight confusion. It is understandable. They seem to have promoted Android as an open OS themselves, they themselves are happy for free access to software, but they suddenly lost money from a potentially very profitable game. And, as you know, a bad example is contagious. Maybe other software vendors, seeing the success, will take the tactic into service.

As viewers, we are wondering whether Fortnite will be successful on Android (wonder PUBG or not), whether Google will try to put a spoke in the wheel or, on the contrary, will look for compromises and, looking at Microsoft, will reduce the commission. And if it does, then we'll look at Apple's behavior.

Impressions of the Galaxy Tab S4 and Andrew Huang

I gave away my Tab S4 today. The device is great for working on the go. Especially the advantage of a large screen and a stylus you understand when working with Excel and Word. A laptop, of course, will not replace, but it allows you to travel light - check your mail, add an article, cut and paste illustrations into it, draw graphs in Excel. Just a little bit left, and tablets or devices like Surface Go will become much more preferable on the road, and laptops will remain the lot of desktop computers.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

In anticipation of the start of sales of Note 9 sent a curious press release. Like, in Note 9 there are not only ordinary ringtones, but also sounds specially created by musician Andrew Huang. First, I was struck by the current cosmopolitanism. Looking at the musician, I would never have thought that both Andrew and Juan are here, also from Canada.

Youtube channel of the musician gave more understanding. The surname is spelled Huang. The trick of a musician is to make music with the help of everyday objects. For Note 9, he crunched papers, tapped on a jar, recorded the sound of painting with a felt-tip pen on paper and got a very cool result. I recommend to watch, the action starts from 45 seconds:

And if you went to share press releases, then at the same time watch a 44-second video of how the Note 9 smartphones are made.

If not for the combat music, the process would have looked very peaceful. I suppose this is what the dream looks like: you sit and watch how mechanical manipulators work for you. At the same time, I remembered an exclusive report from ABC News 6 years ago, where the unfortunate Chinese assemble iPhones by hand.

Interestingly, now, when all processes are fully automated and the Chinese are no longer needed, are they happier or, conversely, sadder and miss the old days?

Intel chipsets at the Hot Chips Symposium 2018

HotChips Symposium has concluded in Cupertino, California. The word "symposium" implies that everything is serious and only to the point. The event is not for the general public, but, so to speak, for its own - chipset manufacturers gather to chat and, of course, brag.

As you remember, Intel has a number of problems with the transition from 14 nm to 10 nm technology, but the manufacturer is doing well with fantasy. The company proposed its version of the modular structure of future chipsets, probably deciding that if such solutions take place in smartphones, then why not bring them down to the nano level. In the future, chipsets will become heterogeneous, and not monolithic, as they are now, that is, there will be no chipset, but a set of "chiplets". Something like a Lego constructor, when each certified manufacturer will be able to independently assemble a chipset for their device.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

The strength of the solution is that you can assemble your own version from different parts. Parts can be produced in different factories and even according to different technical processes. For end buyers, this is interesting because it will speed up the chipset industry, and most importantly, reduce prices.

In general, they have been talking about the “chiplet” revolution for a long time, but, without going into details, the Intel method is much cheaper than the TSMC version.

Macbook Air Rumors

A few rumors. As you know, presumably on September 12, Apple will hold a traditional conference, from which I most of all expect not iPhones, with which everything is clear, but new MacBooks. Although, probably, they will talk about laptops in October.

The company has updated the firmware, but the Mac Mini and MacBook Air seem to have forgotten what an upgrade is. According to rumors obtained by Bloomberg, Apple plans to introduce a new 13-inch laptop, which will have a case like the Air, but less bezel around the screen, and the display itself will receive Retina resolution. Also there will be the 8th generation of processors from Intel. And the price tag should remain the same, $1,000.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

If the new screen manages to maintain the same impressive battery life, then Apple will release perhaps the best portable laptop on the market, provided that the company "forgets" and does not touch the keyboard.

At the end of August, one of the most important industry events, IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, starts in Berlin. The exhibition has been held since 1924. True, then it was a radio convention, and today it is the largest technical show in Europe. Reports from the event will be published on the website. In the meantime, I propose to estimate what interesting things can be expected.

Blend 2.5 (#156)

For starters, just a funny moment, not related to the themes of this issue. Having exceeded the speed limit somewhere near Tver (one of the most ideal places for this business: excellent asphalt, many lanes, the foot directly asks for the pedal to the floor), I received a notification of a “letter of happiness”. I decided to do without visiting the post office and immediately pay through the advanced State Services portal. Going to the site, I found a stub: “Attention! Disclaimer text:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

That's right, through "A". Anyway. It even has a bit of surrealism to it. Reminds me of the beautiful painting by Rene Magritte "The Treachery of Images" with the ironic-philosophical caption "This is not a pipe":

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Trying to enter my personal account, I got the second study and was touched again:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Great phrase: "If you are sure that this happened through our fault, please report this problem to us ...". Of course, I didn’t say anything, otherwise the arrows will suddenly be rearranged and another one for a broken server will be added to the penalty for speed.

Esports

Sunday is the best day of the week. First, he is the calmest. It's quiet in the morning because people Free classifieds in Masasi sleep off either after a Saturday spree, or simply because you need to sleep at least once a week plenty. In the evening, silence, because everyone is sitting at home and gathering strength before the working week. Secondly, and most importantly, there are no meannesses on Sunday. On Friday they can be forced to go to work on Saturday, but in order to be forced to work on Sunday, one must be the last creature, and not God's. Everyone understands this, because the Lord himself relaxed on the seventh day, and ordered his creatures to do the same.It is for this reason that I frowned when I saw in the mail an invitation to attend the Mayor's Open eSports Cup in Moscow, scheduled for Sunday. But the press service assured me that this is not work, but sheer pleasure. They also promised a VIP ticket. After looking at the event website that a simple ticket costs 50 rubles, I realized that I had a unique opportunity to shove at least 100 or even 150 rubles on the VIP pass.

The event was held at the Ice Palace of the Park of Legends. And I must say right away that I really liked it. I don’t know why this state undertook to support e-sports, but they did everything qualitatively.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

And the topic itself - to come to the stadium to watch how the computer is played - no longer seems so stupid to me. The Cup was held in four game disciplines, I quote: FIFA 18 football simulator, Dota 2 multiplayer game, Fortnite open world survival simulator and League of Legends (LOL) team strategy role-playing video game. The prize fund of the grand final was 2.5 million rubles. I don't understand Dota and League of Legends, so they passed by. But watching football and the Fortnite shooter was interesting. Probably, this is the aura of the stadium, but football looked bright and lively, especially when the score was equal in the last minutes.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

During the break, I went for a walk around the stadium in order to test the powerful powers of the VIP ribbon tied to me. There were a lot of funny weirdos on the floors. At the same time, some of them are organizers, and some are visitors.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

You could pose with a gun, like you're cool and just flunked three specialists:

Mix 2.5 (#156)

There were also many demo zones where you could play. I liked the “layouts” from Dell the most, because, in addition to gaming computers and monitors, they also arranged a virtual reality zone. The VIP ribbon did not help, I had to stand in a general queue.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

Most of all, small fry and teenagers got the most pleasure from access to powerful machines, who quickly grouped into teams and began to chop. In general, there were surprisingly many girls and couples who came with children at the event.

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

As far as I understand, Dell was the main partner of the event, so the alien from the Alienware logo was everywhere.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

And all matches were played on Alienware Aurora machines and Alienware monitors. "Aurora" is a stylish little thing. This is a mid-tower, but you can stick two cards, and most importantly, it will be enough for virtual reality. If I manage to get points, I'll take it for a test.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Using the power of the VIP badge, I went backstage. I looked into the booths where the players will sit:

Mix 2.5 (#156) Mix 2.5 (#156)

A girl who sings in IOWA was actively warming up behind the scenes. The group was responsible for the musical component of the event. The girl waved her arms, twisted her body, made bends. I warm up more calmly in the gym.

I told you about the event to the fact that the action is interesting not only for children, but also for adults. And it's perfect for family outings. All day long only real game fans will be able to follow what is happening, but come for a few hours, see how the pros play, participate in all sorts of contests, test powerful PCs and laptops - why not?

Fortnite and Google Play

Let's continue the theme of games. At the presentation of the Galaxy Note 9, a beta version of the Fortnite survival toy was announced.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

It's like PUBG, but more fun. And for a long time on mobile platforms, the game was only available for iOS. However, now owners of current generations of flagships from Samsung can play it. Initially, I was impressed by the installation process: you need to go to the Samsung brand store and download the application, by going into which you can already download the game itself. The update process also takes place through the app.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

Actually, the same story will continue in the future, when the game becomes available for all Android users: you will need to go to the official Epic Games website and download the game. This option is slightly worse, since you will have to temporarily disable the protection mode from installing third-party applications. I guess the cool hackers are already rubbing their hands and churning out fake sites.

However, something else is much more interesting in this event. With Apple, Epic Games has no options: all software is installed there only through the AppStore. Like it or not, Apple will take their 30% of any money that goes through the app. Fees bring Apple an additional $12 billion a year.

But Android is an open operating system, that is, you can install third-party software and not pay Google for the store. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated this directly.

The idea not to pay a commission, but to independently distribute the program, in fact, lies on the surface. However, Epic Games seems to be the first formidable company that has decided to try this.

Judging by the comments in the media, Google is in a state of slight confusion. It is understandable. They seem to have promoted Android as an open OS themselves, they themselves are happy for free access to software, but they suddenly lost money from a potentially very profitable game. And, as you know, a bad example is contagious. Maybe other software vendors, seeing the success, will take the tactic into service.

As viewers, we are wondering whether Fortnite will be successful on Android (wonder PUBG or not), whether Google will try to put a spoke in the wheel or, on the contrary, will look for compromises and, looking at Microsoft, will reduce the commission. And if it does, then we'll look at Apple's behavior.

Impressions of the Galaxy Tab S4 and Andrew Huang

I gave away my Tab S4 today. The device is great for working on the go. Especially the advantage of a large screen and a stylus you understand when working with Excel and Word. A laptop, of course, will not replace, but it allows you to travel light - check your mail, add an article, cut and paste illustrations into it, draw graphs in Excel. Just a little bit left, and tablets or devices like Surface Go will become much more preferable on the road, and laptops will remain the lot of desktop computers.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

In anticipation of the start of sales of Note 9 sent a curious press release. Like, in Note 9 there are not only ordinary ringtones, but also sounds specially created by musician Andrew Huang. First, I was struck by the current cosmopolitanism. Looking at the musician, I would never have thought that both Andrew and Juan are here, also from Canada.

Youtube channel of the musician gave more understanding. The surname is spelled Huang. The trick of a musician is to make music with the help of everyday objects. For Note 9, he crunched papers, tapped on a jar, recorded the sound of painting with a felt-tip pen on paper and got a very cool result. I recommend to watch, the action starts from 45 seconds:

And if you went to share press releases, then at the same time watch a 44-second video of how the Note 9 smartphones are made.

If it weren't for the combat music, the process would have looked very peaceful. I suppose this is what the dream looks like: you sit and watch how mechanical manipulators work for you. At the same time, I remembered an exclusive report from ABC News 6 years ago, where the unfortunate Chinese assemble iPhones by hand.

Interestingly, now, when all processes are fully automated and the Chinese are no longer needed, are they happier or, conversely, sadder and miss the old days?

Intel chipsets at the Hot Chips Symposium 2018

HotChips Symposium has concluded in Cupertino, California. The word "symposium" implies that everything is serious and only to the point. The event is not for the general public, but, so to speak, for its own - chipset manufacturers gather to chat and, of course, brag.

As you remember, Intel has a number of problems with the transition from 14 nm to 10 nm technology, but the manufacturer is doing well with fantasy. The company proposed its version of the modular structure of future chipsets, probably deciding that if such solutions take place in smartphones, then why not bring them down to the nano level. In the future, chipsets will become heterogeneous, and not monolithic, as they are now, that is, there will be no chipset, but a set of "chiplets". Something like a Lego constructor, when each certified manufacturer will be able to independently assemble a chipset for their device.

Mix 2.5 (#156)

The strength of the solution is that you can assemble your own version from different parts. Parts can be produced in different factories and even according to different technical processes. For end buyers, this is interesting because it will speed up the chipset industry, and most importantly, reduce prices.

In general, they have been talking about the “chiplet” revolution for a long time, but, without going into details, the Intel method is much cheaper than the TSMC version.

Macbook Air Rumors

A few rumors. As you know, presumably on September 12, Apple will hold a traditional conference, from which I most of all expect not iPhones, with which everything is clear, but new MacBooks. Although, probably, they will talk about laptops in October.

The company has updated the firmware, but the Mac Mini and MacBook Air seem to have forgotten what an upgrade is. According to rumors obtained by Bloomberg, Apple plans to introduce a new 13-inch laptop, which will have a case like the Air, but less bezel around the screen, and the display itself will receive Retina resolution. Also there will be the 8th generation of processors from Intel. And the price tag should remain the same, $1,000.

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If the new screen manages to maintain the same impressive battery life, then Apple will release perhaps the best portable laptop on the market, provided that the company "forgets" and does not touch the keyboard.

At the end of August, one of the most important industry events, IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, starts in Berlin. The exhibition has been held since 1924. True, then it was a radio convention, and today it is the largest technical show in Europe. Reports from the event will be published on the website. In the meantime, I propose to estimate what interesting things can be expected.

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For starters, just a funny moment, not related to the themes of this issue. Having exceeded the speed limit somewhere near Tver (one of the most ideal places for this business: excellent asphalt, many lanes, the foot directly asks for the pedal to the floor), I received a notification of a “letter of happiness”. I decided to do without visiting the post office and immediately pay through the advanced State Services portal. Going to the site, I found a stub: “Attention! Disclaimer text:

That's right, through "A". Anyway. It even has a bit of surrealism to it. Reminds me of the beautiful painting by Rene Magritte "The Treachery of Images" with the ironic-philosophical caption "This is not a pipe":

Trying to enter my personal account, I got the second study and was touched again:

Great phrase: "If you are sure that this happened through our fault, please report this problem to us ...". Of course, I didn’t say anything, otherwise the arrows will suddenly be rearranged and another one for a broken server will be added to the penalty for speed.

Esports

Sunday is the best day of the week. First, he is the calmest. It's quiet in the morning, because the people of Free classifieds in Masasi sleep off either after a Saturday spree, or simply because they need to sleep at least once a week to their heart's content. In the evening, silence, because everyone is sitting at home and gathering strength before the working week. Secondly, and most importantly, there are no meannesses on Sunday. On Friday they can be forced to go to work on Saturday, but in order to be forced to work on Sunday, one must be the last creature, and not God's. Everyone understands this, because the Lord himself relaxed on the seventh day, and ordered his creatures to do the same. It is for this reason that I frowned when I saw in the mail an invitation to attend the Mayor's Open eSports Cup in Moscow, scheduled for Sunday. But the press service assured me that this is not work, but sheer pleasure. They also promised a VIP ticket. After looking at the event website that a simple ticket costs 50 rubles, I realized that I had a unique opportunity to shove at least 100 or even 150 rubles on the VIP pass.

Sunday is the best day of the week. First, he is the calmest. Quiet in the morning because people Free classifieds in Masasi Free classifieds in Masasi he sleeps off either after a Saturday spree, or simply because he needs to sleep at least once a week to his heart's content. In the evening, silence, because everyone is sitting at home and gathering strength before the working week. Secondly, and most importantly, there are no meannesses on Sunday. On Friday they can be forced to go to work on Saturday, but in order to be forced to work on Sunday, one must be the last creature, and not God's. Everyone understands this, because the Lord himself relaxed on the seventh day, and ordered his creatures to do the same. It is for this reason that I frowned when I saw in the mail an invitation to attend the Mayor's Open eSports Cup in Moscow, scheduled for Sunday. But the press service assured me that this is not work, but sheer pleasure. They also promised a VIP ticket. After looking at the event website that a simple ticket costs 50 rubles, I realized that I have a unique opportunity to shove at least 100 or even 150 rubles on the VIP passage.

The event was held at the Ice Palace of the Park of Legends. And I must say right away that I really liked it. I don’t know why this state undertook to support e-sports, but they did everything qualitatively.

And the topic itself - to come to the stadium to watch how the computer is played - no longer seems so stupid to me. The Cup was held in four game disciplines, I quote: FIFA 18 football simulator, Dota 2 multiplayer game, Fortnite open world survival simulator and League of Legends (LOL) team strategy role-playing video game. The prize fund of the grand final was 2.5 million rubles. I don't understand Dota and League of Legends, so they passed by. But watching football and the Fortnite shooter was interesting. Probably, this is the aura of the stadium, but football looked bright and lively, especially when the score was equal in the last minutes.

During the break, I went for a walk around the stadium in order to test the powerful powers of the VIP ribbon tied to me. There were a lot of funny weirdos on the floors. At the same time, some of them are organizers, and some are visitors.

A girl who sings in IOWA was actively warming up behind the scenes. The group was responsible for the musical component of the event. The girl waved her arms, twisted her body, made bends. I warm up more calmly in the gym.

I told you about the event to the fact that the action is interesting not only for children, but also for adults. And it's perfect for family outings. All day long only real game fans will be able to follow what is happening, but come for a few hours, see how the pros play, participate in all sorts of contests, test powerful PCs and laptops - why not?

Fortnite and Google Play

Let's continue the theme of games. At the presentation of the Galaxy Note 9, a beta version of the Fortnite survival toy was announced.

It's like PUBG, but more fun. And for a long time on mobile platforms, the game was only available for iOS. However, now owners of current generations of flagships from Samsung can play it. Initially, I was impressed by the installation process: you need to go to the Samsung brand store and download the application, by going into which you can already download the game itself. The update process also takes place through the app.

Actually, the same story will continue in the future, when the game becomes available for all Android users: you will need to go to the official Epic Games website and download the game. This option is slightly worse, since you will have to temporarily disable the protection mode from installing third-party applications. I guess the cool hackers are already rubbing their hands and churning out fake sites.

However, something else is much more interesting in this event. With Apple, Epic Games has no options: all software is installed there only through the AppStore. Like it or not, Apple will take their 30% of any money that goes through the app. Fees bring Apple an additional $12 billion a year.

But Android is an open operating system, that is, you can install third-party software and not pay Google for the store. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated this directly.

The idea not to pay a commission, but to independently distribute the program, in fact, lies on the surface. However, Epic Games seems to be the first formidable company that has decided to try this.

Judging by the comments in the media, Google is in a state of slight confusion. It is understandable. They seem to have promoted Android as an open OS themselves, they themselves are happy for free access to software, but they suddenly lost money from a potentially very profitable game. And, as you know, a bad example is contagious. Maybe other software vendors, seeing the success, will take the tactic into service.

As viewers, we are wondering whether Fortnite will be successful on Android (wonder PUBG or not), whether Google will try to put a spoke in the wheel or, on the contrary, will look for compromises and, looking at Microsoft, will reduce the commission. And if it does, then we'll look at Apple's behavior.

Impressions of the Galaxy Tab S4 and Andrew Huang

I gave away my Tab S4 today. The device is great for working on the go. Especially the advantage of a large screen and a stylus you understand when working with Excel and Word. A laptop, of course, will not replace, but it allows you to travel light - check your mail, add an article, cut and paste illustrations into it, draw graphs in Excel. Just a little bit left, and tablets or devices like Surface Go will become much more preferable on the road, and laptops will remain the lot of desktop computers.

In anticipation of the start of sales of Note 9 sent a curious press release. Like, in Note 9 there are not only ordinary ringtones, but also sounds specially created by musician Andrew Huang. First, I was struck by the current cosmopolitanism. Looking at the musician, I would never have thought that both Andrew and Juan are here, also from Canada.

Youtube channel of the musician gave more understanding. The surname is spelled Huang. The trick of a musician is to make music with the help of everyday objects. For Note 9, he crunched papers, tapped on a jar, recorded the sound of painting with a felt-tip pen on paper and got a very cool result. I recommend to watch, the action starts from 45 seconds:

And if you went to share press releases, then at the same time watch a 44-second video of how the Note 9 smartphones are made.

If not for the combat music, the process would have looked very peaceful. I suppose this is what the dream looks like: you sit and watch how mechanical manipulators work for you. At the same time, I remembered an exclusive report from ABC News 6 years ago, where the unfortunate Chinese assemble iPhones by hand.

Interestingly, now, when all processes are fully automated and the Chinese are no longer needed, are they happier or, conversely, sadder and miss the old days?

Intel chipsets at the Hot Chips Symposium 2018

HotChips Symposium has concluded in Cupertino, California. The word "symposium" implies that everything is serious and only to the point. The event is not for the general public, but, so to speak, for its own - chipset manufacturers gather to chat and, of course, brag.

As you remember, Intel has a number of problems with the transition from 14 nm to 10 nm technology, but the manufacturer is doing well with fantasy. The company proposed its version of the modular structure of future chipsets, probably deciding that if such solutions take place in smartphones, then why not bring them down to the nano level. In the future, chipsets will become heterogeneous, and not monolithic, as they are now, that is, there will be no chipset, but a set of "chiplets". Something like a Lego constructor, when each certified manufacturer will be able to independently assemble a chipset for their device.

The strength of the solution is that you can assemble your own version from different parts. Parts can be produced in different factories and even according to different technical processes. For end buyers, this is interesting because it will speed up the chipset industry, and most importantly, reduce prices.

In general, they have been talking about the “chiplet” revolution for a long time, but, without going into details, the Intel method is much cheaper than the TSMC version.

Macbook Air Rumors

A few rumors. As you know, presumably on September 12, Apple will hold a traditional conference, from which I most of all expect not iPhones, with which everything is clear, but new MacBooks. Although, probably, they will talk about laptops in October.

The company has updated the firmware, but the Mac Mini and MacBook Air seem to have forgotten what an upgrade is. According to rumors obtained by Bloomberg, Apple plans to introduce a new 13-inch laptop, which will have a case like the Air, but less bezel around the screen, and the display itself will receive Retina resolution. Also there will be the 8th generation of processors from Intel. And the price tag should remain the same, $1,000.

If the new screen manages to maintain the same impressive battery life, then Apple will release perhaps the best portable laptop on the market, provided that the company "forgets" and does not touch the keyboard.

At the end of August, one of the most important industry events, IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, starts in Berlin. The exhibition has been held since 1924. True, then it was a radio convention, and today it is the largest technical show in Europe. Reports from the event will be published on the website. In the meantime, I propose to estimate what interesting things can be expected.