Subject: General Tech | February 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Samsung, note 7
From what Slashdot is reporting we are unlikely to see refurbished Note 7s in North America but they will be appearing in markets on the far side of the Pacific. The battery was determined to be the cause of the rather spectacular failure of Samsung's latest tablet and so they will be installing a battery with a smaller capacity in the refurbished models. One hopes it is physically smaller or more carfeully manufactured, as it was the expansion and puncturing of the battery which caused them to burst into flames. It is understandable that Samsung would like to recoup some losses, this seems like a very risky move to undertake.
"Samsung is said to be swapping the Note 7's 3,500 mAh batteries with a "3,000 to 3,200 mAh" batteries, according to The Korean Economic Daily's sources, predominately for sale in emerging markets such as India and Vietnam."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- AMD's eight-core, 16-thread chips lead the Ryzen charge @ The Tech Report
- Microsoft releases critical Flash patches but leaves zero-day flaws wide open @ The Inquirer
- Remix OS Singularity looks to fight Windows 10 Continuum at its own game @ The Register
- oogle's new mixed reality tech makes VR headsets invisible(ish) @ The Register
- Google rents out Nvidia Tesla GPUs in its cloud. If you ask nicely, that'll be 70 cents an hour, bud @ The Register
- Big Blue's big blunder: IBM accidentally hands over root access to its data science servers @ The Register
- Xiaomi likely to unveil in-house developed CPUs on February 28 @ DigiTimes
Subject: Editorial | December 15, 2016 - 02:18 PM | Alex Lustenberg
Tagged: podcast, zalman, ryzen, note 7, nand, LG, instinct, hdr, DRM, doom, amd
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Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2013 - 10:18 AM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: nvidia, tegra 4, note 7, tegra note 7, android 4.3, Android
NVIDIA sent along word this morning that they have improved the Tegra Note 7 with a new software OTA update. Keys to the update are that it adds the promised always-on HDR photography (AOHDR), live video stabilization and an operating system update to Android 4.3.
We’ve enhanced the Tegra NOTE stylus experience, adding support for left-handed users and improvements in overall response. We’ve also added a DirectStylus help option under the device setting’s menu, a stylus removal and insert notification on the notification bar, and given users the ability to capture the notification bar with full-screen capture.
In addition to these new features, Tegra NOTE 7′s camera gets always-on high-dynamic range (AOHDR) capability, which provides more lifelike images across a range of lighting conditions. AOHDR utilizes Tegra 4’s processing power and Chimera computational photography architecture. We’ve also added video stabilization for shake-free video, in addition to tuning and optimizations to improve camera performance under certain lighting conditions.
From an OS perspective, Tegra Note 7 now sports the Android 4.3 Operating System.
Finally, in addition to security and bug fixes, we’ve added the ability to transfer app and data files from internal memory to an external microSD card.
If you own a Tegra Note 7 you will be pushed the update soon or you can force an update in your settings menu.
Still curious about the device? You can read my review of the Tegra Note 7 here and find out all about this $199 7-in tablet device.