TechNewsNation: New Alienware 13-inch is the first gaming laptop with OLED screen
During CES 2016, the annual trade show, there were several gaming machines put on display, but it appears that Alienware 13 won the crown for possibly becoming the forerunner of how the components gaming laptops are supposed to be present. One of the biggest changes incorporated in Alienware 13 is the fact that it does not feature a traditional display, but an OLED one (optical light emitting diode).
OLED displays are the kind that are present in smartphones and TVs, and they are what refine the rich colors of these products. With an OLED display present on gaming laptops, laptop gamers will also be able to experience rich and vibrant colors while playing the latest gaming titles. With the latest gaming engines, not to mention Microsoft’s DirectX 12 API, you can definitely expect that the lethal combination of OLED displays and next generation graphics will definitely point to a visual gaming experience that could never have been achieved before.
In addition to displaying rich and vibrant colors, OLED displays also have one other advantage; they are able to refresh the pixels at an extremely fast pace, which results in the reduction of visual stuttering in games. Even with the latest hardware installed, there are some spontaneous moments where you experience visual stuttering for a split second. Well, with OLED gaming laptops, such issues are going to be a thing of the past. The only drawback that Alienware 13 currently features is that it has a very high resolution for a 13 inch gaming laptop.
At 3200 x 1800 pixels, it will become relatively difficult for the embedded processor and mobile GPU to deliver respectable frames in graphically intensive titles, but we are sure that as companies like Intel, NVIDIA and AMD keep moving up a generation, they will continue to introduce better chips that will be extremely energy efficient and will be able to push out a lot of pixels with extreme ease in the future.
With the latest display breakthrough, we are confident that lots of manufacturers are going to take notes on this advancement and make preparations to deliver consumers their own OLED gaming notebooks for 2016.
TechNewsNation: To improve its cloud storage facilities and data centers, Google is now experimenting with new shapes of hard drives. Google aims to improve the overall performance and reduce the operational costs with taller hard drives.
ver since their introduction, the mechanical drives haven’t changed much. Their physical size and standard 3.5 and 2.5-inch shape has remained the same for decades. With the introduction of faster SSDs, their dominance is under threat more than ever.
If we talk about data storage applications, the cloud storage is slowly becoming an extension of our computer’s physical drives. As more people are storing data in their cloud accounts, the technology companies are working on improving their capabilities. They have managed to improve the data density of the hard drives within a given space. Another important key factor that plays a key role in cloud storage is reliability.
To improve its cloud facilities and store more data into hard drives, Google has decided to experiment with new shapes. We know that Google owns mammoth data centers where it develops and uses its own server designs. These servers depend upon the 3.5-inch drives and they face a risk to lose data.
In a recent paper published at Google Cloud Platform Blog, the company tells that it needs to explore changes like taller drives and grouping on disks. The company also mentions the need to “optimize the collection of disks, rather than a single disk in a server.”
With these experiments and changes, Google aims to improve the overall performance apart from lowering the operational costs. One interesting fact — Google doesn’t seem much concerned with the reliability of the new drives. If you dare to ask why — it’s because cloud storage systems have their backups built in.
“We hope this is the beginning of both a new chapter for disks and a broad and healthy discussion, including vendors, academia and other customers, about what “data center” disks should be in the era of cloud,” Google writes.
What are your views regarding this development in HDDs? Share your views in the comments below.
TechNewsNation: Finnish smartphone maker company Nokia has confirmed that it’s planning to return in the smartphone market. Nokia Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said that the company is looking for right partners and the company isn’t in any hurry. “It could happen in 2016, it could happen later,” he said.
he Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona, continues to bring exciting news. The iconic Nokia brand will be branded once again on smartphones in near future, Nokia Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said.
The Finnish company said that it’s moving ahead with its plans to re-enter the smartphone market. However, Suri said that the company isn’t working with some deadline and there’s no rush. “It could happen in 2016, it could happen later,” he said.
The company exited the business dramatically by selling its smartphone division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Now, the company is looking to re-enter the game by taking advantage of the clause in the sale agreement that allows Nokia to use its brand on handsets again starting from 2016.
Back in 2015, Nokia did confirm the comeback plans but we are yet to see anything concrete from the Nokia 1100 maker.
“The recognition of the brand is still very high in all the major markets,” said Suri. “We think it’s a good business model.”
Suri confirmed that if the company finds the right partner for the next batch of smartphones, they’ll gladly move ahead. Nokia aimed to find a partner by 2015-end, but Suri isn’t concerned. “We’re not in a hurry,” he said.
“We don’t want to just put logos on somebody’s devices,” said Suri. “It needs to feel like Nokia, what Nokia was known for.”
Apart from the smartphone market, the company is actively taking up other endeavours. Last year, Nokia launched its OZO VR camera that was called the first professional 360-degree VR camera.
The company is also moving ahead to build 5G mobile networks and lead the next wave of connectivity.
Also read: Woman Finds Her Lost Nokia Phone After 10 Years.