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Monday, December 24, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
LG will release the LG Watch W7 , a smartwatch that incorporates analog sensibility in wearable technology.
The LG Watch W7 is equipped with a miniature analog gear box ,allowing the actual hands move.
With a ultra low power technology , the LG Watch W 7 can run for up to two days compared to other smartwatches that can not be used for more than one day with a single charge.
Even when the power is turned off , the hour and minutes hands of the watch can be operated up to 3 days and used as a wrist watch .
When used as an analog watch it can ve used for 100 days with a single charge.
More than 140.000 options allow customers to create a variety of styles from casual to elegant.
The LG watch W7 has stainles steel body, it is strong against water , sweat and moisture. You can change the strap from rubber to leather or metal anytime.
The smartwatch will operate Google Wear OS and will has Google Fit app and can recieve notifications as phone calls , text messages, in conjunction with a smartphone via bluetooth.
It has also a accelarator, geomagnetism, pressure sensors, stopwatch, timer, altimeter, barometer, and a variety of additional features.
Retail price in Korea will be 396.000 KW (US$352.-)
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Galaxy A9 from Samsung Electronics is the world’s first smartphone to be equipped with a quad camera on the back.
Samsung Electronics announced on Dec. 20 that it will launch the Galaxy A9, the world’s first smartphone to be equipped with a quad camera on the back, in the Korean market.
Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A9 has a 24-megapixel main camera, a telephoto lens, an ultra-wide-angle lens and a depth-of-field lens on the back.
The 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120-degree angle of view allows the user to capture the subject as well as the entire background.
The user can express magnificent natural scenery or put more people in one picture. With a 10-megapixel telephoto camera that supports 2x optical zoom, close-up photos can be taken without noise.
The 24-megapixel high-resolution camera is capable of taking clear and bright pictures in any environment.
The 5-megapixel depth-of-field camera also has a "Live Focus" function that allows the user to freely apply the background blurring effect.
The Galaxy A9 is equipped with an “intelligent camera” function based on artificial intelligence that automatically recognizes photo-shooting scenes such as scenery, food, and people and expresses the photo optimal color and contrast.
With a 24-megapixel camera on the front of the Galaxy A9, the user can take brilliant and crisp selfies in bright daylight as well as at night. In addition, “Selfie Focus” function makes the background look smooth so that the person in the scene stands out and “Pro Lighting” function makes the face look brighter by using the side or front lighting effect.
The Galaxy A9 has a 159.5mm (6.3-inch) FHD+ Super AMOLED Infiniti display of an 18.5-to-9 screen ratio and is equipped with “Dolby Atmos” to enhance the user’s immersive experience while playing a game. The device comes in three colors of lemonade blue, bubblegum pink and caviar black, and the price is 599,500 won for domestic sales (US$533.-).
The Galaxy A9 is a self-sufficiency product for three mobile telecommunication companies and can be purchased from the Samsung Electronics homepage and nationwide digital plaza, mobile store, and mobile carrier stores.
The Exynos 9 Series 9820: Intelligence from Within.
Built to maximize intelligence on the go, the Exynos 9 Series 9820 is Samsung’s most innovative mobile processor to date. Featuring advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, a powerful custom CPU and more, the processor expands the possibilities of mobile devices and provides the blueprint for future smartphones.
From photography and multimedia experiences to connectivity, the Exynos 9820 takes every mobile feature to the next level. The processor’s superior performance and efficiency also make multitasking and mobile gaming more seamless than ever before.
An Intelligent Powerhouse: With a specialized Neural Processing Unit (NPU), the Exynos 9820 can process AI-related functions seven times faster than its predecessor.
Superior Performance: The Exynos 9820’s 4th generation custom CPU and tri-cluster architecture boost the processor’s single core and multi-core performances by up to 15 percent and 25 percent respectively compared to those of the Exynos 9810.
Lightning-fast Connectivity: LTE-Advanced Pro modem offers downlink speed of up to 2.0Gbps with 8x carrier aggregation (CA) and uplink speed of up to 316Mbps for seamless browsing, video streaming and online gameplay.
A Game Changer: With wider execution engines, the Exynos 9820’s Mali-G76 MP12 GPU offers up to 40 percent improvement in performance or 35 percent enhancement in power efficiency compared to those of the Exynos 9810.
Photography Reinvented: The Exynos 9820’s advanced image signal processor (ISP) supports flexible multi-camera solutions for high-quality photos.
Capture Reality in 8K: The Exynos 9820’s multi-format codec enables recording more details than ever by supporting 8K video encoding and decoding at 30fps.
Rock-solid Security: Physically unclonable function (PUF) provides the ultimate security solution for storing and managing personal data.
All-day Productivity: The Exynos 9820 delivers round-the-clock mobile productivity by enhancing battery life with an innovative low–power design.
1 Tested internally on the Exynos 9820 and the Exynos 9810.
2 Actual speed may differ by country and carrier.
More information on Samsung
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle.
Returning to CES with new technologies that aim to enhance people's lives, Honda will showcase a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019, January 8-11, 2019, that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer, and more convenient world. The company will feature demonstrations of in-vehicle connected services in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, and provide a first look at real-world testing of the off-road Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a new category of vehicle dreamed up by Honda engineers.
Honda's CES exhibit highlights the company's technology prowess in a broad range of areas and offers a vision of collaboration with business and technology partners to create new categories of products. Honda encourages potential collaboration partners to visit its CES booth #7900 in North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, will debut new collaborations with startups and major brand partners through its open innovation programs, Honda Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator. Both serve as catalysts to discover and experiment with new technologies and concepts, further emphasizing Honda's commitment to open innovation.
"Honda is seeking new partners who want to join us in the development and user testing of our technology concepts, and CES provides a vast B2B marketplace to explore collaboration opportunities," said Nick Sugimoto, Honda Innovations CEO. "Through open innovation Honda can create new value for mobility, accommodate people's different lifestyles, and advance our vision toward a more enjoyable and collision-free society."
Honda will feature the following technology prototypes and concepts at CES 2019:
Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle: Increasing work efficiency.
Honda will show real-world testing scenarios of the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a prototype off-road vehicle that is a combination of Honda's all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology. It was designed by Honda R&D Americas to bring efficiencies and increased safety to public, commercial, and consumer enterprises, such as construction, agriculture, search and rescue and firefighting. The Autonomous Work Vehicle is based on Honda's proven ATV chassis, which has a 30-year history of accessing hard-to-reach locations with its rugged four-wheel drive system. The vehicle features GPS and sensor-based autonomy capable of guiding the unit in almost any environment; a rail accessory mount system for limitless accessories and attachments; and onboard power plug-ins.
Since the Autonomous Work Vehicle's debut at CES 2018 under the name 3E-D18, Honda has worked with partners to beta-test and evaluate use cases in a broad array of work environments, including a large-scale solar operations company in North Carolina, a wildland firefighting division in Colorado, and an agricultural and environmental sciences college in California. As R&D efforts continue on the Autonomous Work Vehicle, Honda seeks to collaborate with partners to develop accessories and attachments that will expand the machine's potential uses, businesses that may have a need for the vehicle, and autonomy technology and sensor developers to further improve the platform's off-road autonomy. Interested businesses and technology partners may email AWV@hra.com.
SAFE SWARM™: Creating a safer driving experience
SAFE SWARM™ is a concept that demonstrates Honda's dream to realize a collision-free society through safe and smooth traffic flow using connected car technologies. Inspired by nature, Honda R&D developed this unique SAFE SWARM™ concept with the goal of enabling vehicles to wirelessly communicate and move fluidly and efficiently without a collision like a school of fish. Using Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology, Honda SAFE SWARM™ allows vehicles to communicate with surrounding vehicles and share key information such as location and speed. With this information, along with the sensor suite on the vehicle, the driver or automated vehicle systems can determine the safest course of action in merging with traffic or avoiding a road hazard. Ultimately, Honda believes that connecting all road users will create a safer transportation environment, mitigating and eventually eliminating all traffic fatalities.
Honda's SAFE SWARM™ concept can improve traffic flow by taking information from vehicles ahead to prevent potential traffic snarls, take early braking action to help avoid a wave of emergency braking, or to change lanes if needed. It does this through an on-board system with V2X communication, as well as the existing sensors on the vehicle and even sensors in the infrastructure.
After introducing the SAFE SWARM™ concept at CES 2017, Honda has been conducting closed course testing and will next evaluate the concept in a real-world environment on the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in Ohio, planned to become the longest stretch of continuously connected vehicle-to-infrastructure roadway in the world. To accelerate SAFE SWARM™ testing, Honda is seeking research and development partners, particularly businesses involved in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV).
Robotics: Enhancing people's lives.
Honda is developing a variety of robotics technologies to carry out its vision of a future where robotics devices support people and enhance human potential. The Honda P.A.T.H. (Predicting Action of the Human) Bot is a robot specialized in moving smoothly around public places without interfering with people. Equipped with artificial intelligence, Honda P.A.T.H. Bot uses an onboard camera and sensors to identify its location and recognize its surroundings, allowing it to move from one destination to the next while avoiding obstacles and selecting the optimal route. Honda is seeking P.A.T.H. Bot field demonstration testing partners.
To make the development of robotics solutions easier, Honda will introduce the Honda RaaS (Robotics as a Service) Platform. This software platform concept offers common functions, including data storage/sharing, communication control, state transition, and robot-to-robot cooperation through an interface or package such as API*2 and SDK*3. Honda aims to facilitate the seamless integration of robotics services by enabling coordination among robotics devices, systems and applications developed by Honda and various development partners. To realize this technology, Honda seeks to collaborate with robotics device developers and robotics solution providers.
Rounding out the Honda CES robotics display is Honda Omni Traction Drive System, a mechanism that enables omni-directional mobility. Originated from Honda robotics research, Honda Omni Traction Drive is the driving system of UNI-CUB, Honda's self-balancing personal mobility device.
Since the mechanism can be applied to a variety of mobility products and devices, Honda is pursuing collaborations with partners seeking to add new value in mobility and transportation. Honda's first collaboration is with Japan-based Nidec-Shimpo Corporation, which licensed the Honda Omni Traction Drive System for its S-CART automated guided vehicle.
Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid: Reducing CO2 while creating new customer value.
Honda will debut its Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), a bi-directional energy management system that has the potential to reduce CO2 and create new value for customers. The growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) has the potential to strain the power grid, leading to the increased use of non-renewable energy sources to meet demand, which will result in greater carbon emissions. Recognizing that batteries in vehicles also can be used as storage to help balance supply and demand, Honda EV owners will be able to participate in the V2G program and receive compensation from utility operators who benefit from the use of Honda EVs to balance the grid's energy supply.
Unlike charging with a conventional charging cable, the system enables noncontact charging and discharging of an EV by parking on a charging pad, which makes the charging experience more convenient for customers. Honda has developed this Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid with WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance. The Honda Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid can help eliminate the gap between supply and demand of electricity by charging EVs when power generation is greater than power consumption, and by discharging electricity from EVs to the power grid when consumption is greater than generation. To put this system in practical use, Honda is interested in collaborating with energy-related companies, including aggregators and electric companies.
Honda Innovations: Advancing collaboration.
Honda Innovations collaborates with startups and established corporate partners to create cutting edge products and services through its open innovation programs, Honda Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator.
At CES, Honda Developer Studio will use the all-new 2019 Honda Passport to demonstrate the enhanced Honda Dream Drive experience. Honda Developer Studio and DreamWorks Animation teamed up to produce Honda Dream Drive, a virtual reality experience synchronized with the motion of the vehicle for CES 2017. Since then, the Honda Dream Drive platform has been expanded to provide more features and functionality and encompasses applications for both drivers and passengers.
Honda Dream Drive: Driver demonstrates the expansion of Honda's in-vehicle payment technology concept, first introduced at CES 2017. It enables customers to make restaurant reservations, pay for goods and services like fuel, movie tickets and parking, and share the driver's location – all from Honda's connected car mobile wallet. Honda Dream Drive: Passenger offers mixed reality games, movies and travel applications, as well as control of radio and cabin features – all from the passenger's mobile device. The more robust Honda Dream Drive platform will also debut a concept rewards system that allows customers to earn rewards. Honda Dream Drive experiences have been developed in collaboration with industry leaders in retail and entertainment and will be announced at CES 2019.
As Honda's liaison to startup ecosystems in the U.S. and globally, Honda Xcelerator will highlight its collaborations with startups Noveto Systems and Perceptive Automata to develop driver assistive technologies.
Honda Xcelerator and Noveto will demonstrate 3D audio technology leveraging Noveto Smart Audio™ technology – developed independently by Noveto – that sends targeted audio signals to each of the user's ears enabling intuitive audible cues to be delivered to the driver without requiring them to take their eyes off the road. This technology will enhance the driver's spatial awareness of their surrounding environment by warning the driver of hard-to-see objects detected by on-board sensors, as well as delivering a more intuitive navigation experience.
With Perceptive Automata, Honda Xcelerator will showcase their collaboration for safer and smoother traffic flow for both human drivers and autonomous vehicles. Perceptive Automata gives autonomous vehicles human-like intuition to understand the state of mind of pedestrians, bicyclists, and human drivers through real-time analysis of onboard sensor data. CES attendees will learn more about these Honda Xcelerator collaborations through interactive exhibits.
Business and technology partners who are interested in collaboration opportunities are encouraged to contact Honda at https://global.honda/innovation/CES/2019.html.
To schedule a media interview with Honda representatives at CES, contact Rebecca Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jaymie Robinson at email@example.com. Videos, images and additional details are available at HondaNews.com/CES2019.
About Honda Technology
Honda is creating technologies and products including advancements in automated vehicles, connectivity and ultra-low carbon mobility. In North America, the company has more than 1.7 million vehicles combined on the road equipped with the Honda Sensing® or AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies and more than 2 million Honda and Acura vehicles featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.
Designed for Superb User Experiences, New Lineup Includes Innovative 14-inch 2-in-1 Solution, 17-inch High-res Display Laptop with Unprecedented Portability.
LG Electronics (LG) will debut the latest products in its ultra-light gram laptop lineup at CES® 2019 – the 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T990) and the new LG gram 17 (model 17Z990), both 2019 CES Innovation Award winners.
The 14-inch model is a 2-in-1 "convertible" laptop which conveniently folds to transform from laptop to tablet and back again, presenting users with unparalleled flexibility for a truly versatile on-the-go experience. Equipped with more processing power and all-around usability, the LG gram 17 stays true to the LG winning formula, combining the technology and features users demand with a level of portability previously thought impossible for a laptop this size.
LG gram 2-in-1
New to the 2019 lineup is the LG gram 2-in-1, a CES Innovation Award winner. This creative portable computer conveniently folds to transform from laptop to tablet and back again. Presenting users with unparalleled flexibility, the LG gram 2-in-1 is also sure to satisfy those seeking a truly versatile on-the-go experience.
The convertible model boasts a distinctive form factor with a 14-inch large touch screen maintaining ultra-light weight while cleverly integrating a 360-degree hinge to maximize versatility and creativity possibilities. Thanks to its unique hinge structure, the 2-in-1 functions as both a laptop and tablet, letting users choose the mode they prefer for their favorite activities such as browsing the web, watching videos or creating and viewing content while also meeting the U.S. military MIL-STD-810G standard for durability.
The convertible laptop comes with a Wacom AES 2.0 Pen with 4,096 pressure levels and tilt detection, enabling a natural, precise drawing experience. The LG gram 2-in-1 features Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, which is known for its resistance against drops, scratches or bumps to help protect its gorgeous, vivid display. The 2-in-1 convertible also employs LG's premium IPS display technology guaranteeing outstanding picture quality from a wide viewing angle. Powered by a large 72W battery, this gram can operate for up to 21 hours between charges.1
LG gram 17
While many competing products require consumers to choose between portability and performance, the LG gram is redefining the 17-inch category so consumers don't have to sacrifice either. As a CES 2019 Innovation Awards honoree, it offers speed, power and an impressive 17-inch high-resolution display all within a 15.6-inch class body.
The 17-inch LG gram is equipped with a Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) display that has twice the pixels (2560 x 1600) of a standard Full HD screen, resulting in highly detailed images with incredibly precise color reproduction. The display's 16:10 ratio offers more screen real estate than the usual 16:9 format, making it ideal for image- and video-editing, viewing multiple documents and a variety of other applications. The new model is a great choice for media and business professionals who require an extremely portable large-screen laptop that provides strong performance.
Where most 17-inch laptops tip the scale at more than four pounds, the LG gram 17 weighs in at a mere three pounds and is believed to be the lightest 17-inch laptop on the market. The new LG gram 17 features a highly efficient 72W battery that allows up to 19.5 hours of operation on a single charge1, giving users more time on the go. Slim and stylish, the LG gram also complies with the U.S. military MIL-STD-810G durability criteria, covering seven resilience factors including shock, dust and extreme temperatures.
Contrary to what its size might suggest, the 17-inch LG gram is a powerhouse portable workstation. With the newest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor and up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, the laptop works efficiently and smoothly, even when running the most resource-thirsty files and apps. The laptop comes with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) and has an extra slot for an additional SSD, allowing double the onboard storage.
The LG gram 17 incorporates a variety of features that bring more convenience to its everyday users. The inclusion of ThunderboltTM 3 means users can charge devices, transfer files and display content via a single port, with transfer speeds of up to 40 GBs per second, eight times faster than a conventional USB 3.0 connection. Meanwhile, the laptop's Precision Glass Touchpad ensures responsive control and offers four-point touch recognition. A backlit keyboard with two brightness settings makes it possible to use the laptop in dim environments.
For immersive surround sound on the go, DTS Headphone X realistically simulates the 11.1 channel array found in movie theaters. Enhancing security and saving time, the accurate fingerprint reader enables users to power on and log in simultaneously.
"LG gram has evolved in accordance with what consumers have been asking for – super-light laptops that pair performance with optimum portability," said Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG's IT business division. "With beautiful displays, compelling design and enough power for productivity and play, the 2019 LG gram models deliver convenience on a whole new scale, bringing unprecedented value to the laptop experience."
Visitors to LG's booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #11100) at CES 2019 will experience first-hand the new features of the 2019 LG gram models.
For more information on the LG gram 2-in-1, visit https://www.lg.com/us/laptops/lg-14T990-UAAS8U1-ultra-slim-laptop.
For more information on the LG gram 17, visit https://www.lg.com/us/laptops/lg-17Z990-RAAS8U1-ultra-slim-laptop.
Automated Process and Exclusive Technologies Deliver Total DIY Solution for Beer Enthusiasts.
LG Electronics (LG) will debut a craft beer making machine, LG HomeBrew, at CES® 2019. A winner of a 2019 CES Innovation Award, the state-of-the-art device makes the brewing process incredibly easy thanks to its single-use capsules, optimized fermentation algorithm and convenient self-cleaning feature.
LG's unique capsule-based system brings revolutionary simplicity to the art of brewing with one-touch activation. With a set of single-use capsules – which contain malt, yeast, hop oil and flavoring – and the press of a button, users can relax as LG HomeBrew automates the whole procedure from fermentation, carbonation and aging to serving and cleaning. A free companion app (for Android and iOS devices) lets users check HomeBrew's status at anytime, anywhere.
HomeBrew not only offers an incredibly simple way to make craft beer, it also enhances the quality of beer it makes. An optimized fermentation algorithm intelligently controls the fermenting process with precise temperature and pressure control for guaranteed brewing success. The clever capsule system also removes all the cleaning-related frustrations associated with traditional home-brewing methods. It automatically sanitizes using nothing more than hot water, ensuring everything is hygienically clean for the next batch.
Designed with discerning beer lovers in mind, HomeBrew allows for the in-home production of more than a gallon of your favorite styles insuring excellent results with every batch. Five distinctive, richly-flavored beers are sure to impress: hoppy American IPA, golden American Pale Ale, full-bodied English Stout, zesty Belgian-style Witbier and dry Czech Pilsner. It can produce up to 10-1/2 pints of premium quality beer in approximately two weeks depending on the beer type.
"LG HomeBrew is the culmination of years of home appliance and water purification technologies that we've developed over the decades," said Dan Song, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company. "Homebrewing has grown at an explosive pace, but there are still many beer lovers who haven't taken the jump because of the barriers to entry, like complexity, and these are the consumers we think will be attracted to LG HomeBrew."
Visitors to CES 2019 from January 8-11 will be able to experience LG's s revolutionary HomeBrew at booth #11100 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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