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AMD Introduces Third-Generation Ryzen 9 Series


AMD today announced the launch of its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper family of desktop processors.

The top-of-the-line Ryzen Threadripper 9 24-core 3960X and 32-core 3970X are based on a 7nm Gen 2 core architecture. It offers up to 88 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 144MB of cache.

AMD said the 3970X is up to 90 percent faster than competitors' high-end desktop (HEDT) processors. Adobe Premiere ran up to 47% faster. There was a 36% performance improvement when running Unreal Engine.


The flagship model Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core offers up to 22 percent better performance than the previous generation. It offers twice the power efficiency of competing products.

The three products will be released on the 25th.

The AMD Athlon 3000G processor will be released today. Radeon graphics are included to provide higher frame rates in gaming than competing products

Saied Moshkerani, general manager of AMD's client computing division, said, "We will deliver high-performance desktop solutions that combine high performance with energy efficiency."

NVIDIA GPUs Lead in New AI Inference Benchmarks


This week NVIDIA released the results of new benchmarks that analyze inference in Artificial Intelligence, focused on datacenters and edge . In the results, Turing and Jetson Xavier GPUs outperformed the five MLPerf indicators.

All were applied in various form factors and four inference scenarios. In both datacenter, both server and offline, Turing cards were superior with the best performance per processor.


Among the commercially available mobile and edge SoCs , Jetson Xavier achieved the highest performance in both category scenarios - single stream and multiple streams.

NVIDIA highlights its programming platform and computing platform performance in the area by being the only company to submit results across benchmark comparisons. The results were achieved through the TensorRT 6 software, intended for deep learning.

“AI is at a turning point, rapidly moving from research to large-scale deployment in real-world applications. AI inference is a major computational challenge. Combining the industry's most advanced programmable accelerator, the CUDA-X AI algorithms suite, and our deep AI computing experience, NVIDIA can help data centers deploy their ever-increasing number of complex AI models. ”
Ian Buck
NVIDIA Accelerated Computing General Manager and Vice President

Remember that the company also introduced the Jetson Xavier NX , an artificial intelligence processing supercomputer for integrated computing and robotics.

What did you think of the NVIDIA GPU results in the AI ​​benchmarks? Leave your opinion in the comments below.

Microsoft Edge has a new logo



Microsoft updates its Chromium based Edge browser logo . The "discovery" was made thanks to a new mini-game hidden in the last Canary versions. The symbol recalls a wave with colors ranging from blue to green, from the graphic that seems to be in line with that of the new icons that will arrive on Office .

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This change occurs four years after the restyling that introduced the current blue logo to replace the classic symbol deriving from Internet Explorer. The letter "e" remains visible, in this case revised in a decidedly more modern key.


The new logo should debut with the release of the definitive version of Edge Chromium, of which Microsoft released a beta version last August and a more stable version that recently appeared on the web. Next week Microsoft will hold its Ignite conference in Orlando. Likely that, on that occasion, more information will be released.

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Android 10 stable available for download for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T


Great news for all OnePlus 6 and 6T owners . After a few weeks of beta testing, the stable update to Android 10 has officially arrived . The company has therefore kept its promise following the roadmap shared at the end of September.

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An interesting renovation therefore for OxygenOS 10 dedicated to Western markets, including Italy, both for the model we reviewed in May 2018 and for its "autumn variant" tried at the end of last year .

There are many new things, even if they do not change the essence of the product. Being a device practically Android Stock, you will find optimizations in the gestures, in the settings, in the quick settings menu and in other areas of the software but you will not have a new or different experience. Everything has been improved and obviously the new distribution brings with it greater security and updated patches.



System


Updated to Android 10
New UI design
Advanced location permissions for privacy
New customization feature in Settings that lets you choose the icon shapes to show in Quick Settings

Full screen gestures


Add swipe inward from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
Added a navigation bar at the bottom to allow passage to the left or right for recent apps

Game Space

The new Game Space feature now collects all your favorite games in one place for easier access and a better gaming experience

Smart display

Intelligent time-based information, locations and specific events for Ambient Display (Settings - Display - Ambient Display - Smart Display)

Messages


It is now possible to block spam by Keyword messages (Messages - Spam - Settings - Block settings)

Malware detected in the Android application intended to create PDF documents called CamScanner


Malicious code has been detected in the free version of CamScanner , an Android application designed to create PDF documents that have more than 100 million downloads. Google has removed the application from its store until the incident is resolved.

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Affected resources

Those users who have the free version of CamScanner installed on their smartphone are affected .

Solution

Google has already removed the app app from its official market . However, all users with the application installed in its free version should remove it as soon as possible.

To uninstall the application, the following steps must be followed:

Enter your mobile settings and look for the "Applications" option.

Search CamScanner among installed applications.

Enter your options by clicking on the application and select «Uninstall» .

In addition, it is recommended to use an antivirus solution for Android in order to prevent future risks.

Details

The malware has not been detected in the application itself, but in a third-party module used for marketing and advertising purposes. This is a Trojan called "Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Necro.n" , which allows you to download and install any type of content on the victim's device.

Only, the free version has been affected, which has been removed from the Play Store, while the paid version continues to be available for download.


Microsoft launches new Q&A website to replace TechNet and MSDN forums


Microsoft has announced the launch of a new Q&A website (as spotted by Rafael Rivera), which will provide a new experience for users to ask questions and get answers about Microsoft's products and services. The new website is actually a part of the Microsoft Docs platform, which already hosts technical documentation for Microsoft services, as well as code samples.

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Just like Docs aimed to unify technical documentation that used to be found in different websites and platforms, Q&A will also replace the TechNet and MSDN forums, which served a similar purpose. The transition will allow for some new features that could improve the experience, such as tags to allow users to ask questions about multiple services in a single place, the ability to follow people, tags, and posts to get updates, and more. It should also simplify your account management since a single account will work across all of Microsoft Docs.

While Microsoft plans for the Q&A website to replace TechNet and MSDN, it isn't happening right away. The new website has launched today with a limited set of topics, mostly revolving Azure, as well as the Universal Windows Platform. Microsoft says it will continue adding new topics over the next few months, and it plans to finish migration by mid-2020.

You can check out the new Microsoft Q&A website here.


Nokia to change 5G chips to compete with Huawei and Ericsson


Although the 5G market is booming , Nokia has recognized that the new technology is costing much more than anticipated. At an investor conference, CEO Rajeev Suri admitted that chip production for 5G antennas is undermining the company's cash.

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That's because Nokia didn't make a good choice when using the field programmable gate array (FPGA) chipset in its 5G devices. As a result, while representing a competitive advantage, producing this component is becoming very expensive and this reduces the company's profit.

So, in an effort to resolve the issue, Nokia has suspended dividend payments and hired an additional 350 employees to work on a chip that should replace FPGAs. However, the deadline for a new product to hit the market is two years.


Commenting on the issue, Nokia Global Head of Mobile Network Marketing, Sandro Tavares, said the choice of the FPGA chipset gave the company a competitive advantage, but the scenario is now different:

This chip is programmable and customizable. It brings together the features and efficiency of a powerful SoC, but with the flexibility of programming via firmware. But it has the opposite side of production cost and energy consumption. FPGAs cost much more in the unit price and use much more energy.

Nokia executives also revealed that the company is working even with the help of Intel. However, the problems of Finnish may end up accumulating as competition for the 5G market has been intensifying. For now, Nokia's earnings are forecast to remain low.

Anyway, the company already has a contract with the four major carriers in the United States, and it is also being responsible for the delay in the release of 5G in some cities . Remember that a rumor recently indicated that the Trump government is studying ways to help the company financially , but this information has not yet been confirmed.

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Finally! Following Telegram, WhatsApp will allow account usage on more than one device


The WhatsApp is one of the largest instant messengers in the world today, but many people do not consider it perfect, precisely because of the lack of some features that exist in others of the same category.

One of its main competitors is Telegram , which is praised by many people, but unfortunately is little used by the public. One of its differentials is the permission to use a single account simultaneously on multiple devices.

Now it looks like this feature will finally come to WhatsApp. The information comes from a famous app-related leaker, known as WABetaInfo ( @WABetaInfo on Twitter ), who rarely misses when it comes to its leaks. Check out:


WhatsApp would be working on a function that would give user account access on multiple devices at the same time, still having encryption, but using a new proprietary solution being developed.


Either way, it's not clear when the new feature will finally arrive in the app in its beta, let alone the stable public variant of the messenger. So we will have to wait for news.

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Samsung presents a new Fold and extends the One UI 2


During the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 (SDC19), Samsung introduced several new features, among which I showed the new One UI 2 interface, which comes out of the sphere of smartphones to embrace other devices.

The main innovations focus on the level of customization of the One UI 2 operating system , based on Android and used in the company's smartphones, which will now also reach tablets, wearable devices and folding devices (such as Galaxy Fold) so that the experience of the developers and users is uniform, according to the intentions of the company.


Samsung has also shown some example images of how future flyers could present themselves and adapt thanks to the new interface, providing information on the direction the company intends to take.

Among the mockup images shown, the presence of a shell model is in keeping with the rumors of some time ago , which assumed the arrival of a folding variant with this form factor. So did Samsung want to unveil the appearance of Galaxy Fold 2 in advance? This is the feeling we had.

Huawei and 5G: the United Kingdom grants access to the new generation network


The events relating to the ban imposed by the US against Huawei are having less and less effectiveness within the European area, given that several countries have chosen to give the green light to the Chinese company to continue operations on its territory.

After the ok from Germany and even before Norway , now also the United Kingdom has established that Huawei will have access to the 5G UK network , or at least to parts deemed non-critical . It is not clear to whom reference is made, but it has emerged that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to let the Chinese company operate without any restriction that limits his ability to offer his infrastructure to the main local operators.

In short, the United States council to burn down around Huawei is not receiving the support of its European allies. We recall that at the beginning of the month the US also invited Italy to break off relations with the Shenzhen company, without however collecting too much success.

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Exynos 9830 and Snapdragon 865 appear in the latest beta of the One UI 2.0


The rumors about Samsung's Galaxy S11 series are getting more and more intense as we approach the end of the year. The latest news comes directly from the second beta of the One UI 2.0 interface released a few days ago and based on Android 10 , which now officially supports the new Exynos 9830 and Snapdragon 8250 SoCs . The second is nothing but the code name used to indicate the next Snapdragon 865 (it had already emerged in a previous sighting ), while the Exynos chip is more interesting.

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Yes, because Samsung has recently announced Exynos 990 , the top of the line SoC that we will almost certainly find on Galaxy S11; it remains to be seen if the Exynos 9830 is a simple code name or if it will be the final name of the Exynos 990 variant that we will find on the top of the 2020 range.

In fact, remember that the SoCs used on commercial models always have slightly different specifications (with particular reference to frequencies) than those announced a few months before. Samsung could therefore present Exynos 9830 as a real variant of Exynos 990 , leaving the latter the task of reference design on which to base the beginning of the year SoC and the summer revision.







Along with the two chips, the One UI 2.0 beta 2 also announces new acronyms regarding smartphones not yet presented, such as Galaxy A30c, Galaxy R5 and Galaxy Y2 . There are also codes for the three top of the range S11, namely SM-G981U (economic variant), SM-G986U (standard model) and SM-G988U (Plus model).

All these sightings were made by Max Weinbach of XDA, who shared information and images through his Twitter profile. Find everything by consulting the link in Source.

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Microsoft wins JEDI contract from the U.S. Dept. of Defense


The United States Department of Defense has awarded Microsoft with an enterprise general-purpose cloud contract called Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI). The base contract period will last for two years with a $1 million guarantee but spending is likely to increase to around $210 million in those two years, driven by user adoption of the product.

The DOD’s decision to find a firm to offer the contract to has been going on for quite a while now, with Microsoft and Amazon being the only contenders for the contract since at least October 2018. The process has not been smooth sailing with both IBM and Oracle raising issues over the matter. Despite this, the DOD said in its statement that all of the firms who partook were “treated fairly and evaluated consistently”.


Commenting on the news, DOD Chief Information Officer, Dana Deasy, said:

“The National Defense Strategy dictates that we must improve the speed and effectiveness with which we develop and deploy modernized technical capabilities to our women and men in uniform. The DOD Digital Modernization Strategy was created to support this imperative. This award is an important step in execution of the Digital Modernization Strategy.”

The DOD’s JEDI contract is part of a wider technology overhaul to modernize systems. With JEDI, Microsoft's aim will now be to deliver a product that gives the military better access to data and the cloud from battlefields and other remote areas. On the back of the news, Microsoft’s stock price has risen by more than 3% in after-hours trading.

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Trump wants the home button back on the iPhone and tweets to Tim Cook


We should ask ourselves "what Donald Trump's tweet does not make people talk about", on the other hand the 45th President of the United States boasts over 66 million followers on the social network and his position requires a certain attention to the words he casts on the net. Who knows what Tim Cook thinks, Apple CEO who has been called directly to the case in recent days for a clear, precise and ... public complaint


The Donald will obviously have recently passed to a new iPhone (we do not know if it is an iPhone X or the latest iPhone 11 ), a new generation "orphan" model - as we all know - of the dear old "home" key to him like this appreciated. The swipe is not so congenial to him and the curious message has obviously been around the world.

Trump went from Android to iPhone in 2017 , when the last model of the Cupertino house available was the iPhone 8 (with home button), it is therefore assumed that this is the old iPhone by which it replaced. Certainly we will not see any step back in the "edge-to-edge" design of the next iPhone, if not in a direction even more modern and without physical keys, but the eccentric US President could have luck and maybe move to the new iPhone SE 2 of which there are many rumors on the net.

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TWRP for Android 10: possible, but it will take longer than usual


It seems that the TWRP will take a little longer than expected to arrive on Android 10 native devices , delaying the modding fans' party a little. The developers of the custom recovery that established themselves as the de facto standard in the community have written that with the new version of the operating system, Google has made major changes to the way Android implements recovery - in fact the biggest in at least 7 years, since we switched from C to C ++ (with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: it was 2012, and we told you so ).

For compatibility reasons, Android 9 and earlier native devices should have no problems, with at least one proven exception : the Pixel 3 of Google itself (and of course the related variant XL ). The explanation of the main developer Dees_Troy is rather technical, and cites among the various reasons:

•The passage of Android 10 to a system of dynamic partitions

•The choice to move the position of many recovery components into subfolders

•Google's choice to use dynamic links to external libraries in the Pixel 3 ramdisk, while previously they were static components

Nothing insurmountable , at least at a first evaluation, but that will require more time than usual. By the way, Dees_Troy must also manage an enlargement of the family in this period. That being said, the TWRP source code is freely available, in case anyone feels like trying.

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ARM will continue to do business with Huawei, despite the ban imposed by the US


ARM has decided that it will be able to continue to do business with Huawei. The relationship between the two companies had been jeopardized by the ban imposed this spring by the United States . ARM is English, but the precise formulation of the ban (the prohibition of having commercial relations did not concern only companies based in the USA, but also foreign ones that included American technology in their products) had left the English chip designer (a few years ago passed under the control of the Japanese giant SoftBank ) in doubt.

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According to Reuters reports , ARM has finally determined that at least some architectures (v8 and v9) are of English origin , and therefore it is possible to continue to license them to Huawei. We remind you that ARM is a fundamental piece for the smartphone world: all the processors included in the Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, (precisely) HiSilicon SoCs and all the others are based on projects developed by ARM.

Meanwhile, Huawei seems to be doing very well. Just a few days ago we reported exceeding 200 million smartphones sold since the beginning of the year (ie the first nine months). Among other things, Kantar has confirmed that dominance in the Chinese market has reached impressive levels : almost one in two smartphones sold throughout China is branded Huawei or Honor.

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