Acer has announced a new gaming powerhouse today with the Helios 500, which is a bigger, more powerful version of the Helios 300 model it released last year. It bumps the screen size up to 17.3-inches and includes options for even more powerful graphics cards and processors.
The Helios 500 has the choice of either a 4K or 1080p 144Hz display (both with Nvidia G-Sync), and it can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9+ 8950HK processor, GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB of memory, and 64GB of RAM for the top-of-the-line model. Like Acer’s other gaming laptops, the Helios 500 uses the company’s “Dual AeroBlade 3D fans” for what it claims to be improved cooling. And, of course, there’s plenty of LED lighting built in.
Acer also teased a new Predator X line for the future, with products that will harness Intel’s commercial-grade Xeon processors for gaming, although there weren’t any actual products announced that will use the processors yet.
Also announced is a special edition update of the 15.6-inch Helios 300 model, with a new 144Hz 1080p display, an updated eighth-generation Core i7+ processor, Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, and Acer’s Dual AeroBlade 3D cooling system in a new white-and-gold color scheme.
Work everywhere ⚡️
Throwback yesterday when I worked in the train on some features for my all 💻
Today I’m back to see my mom, so nice, no work or something 🏝
Anyway, I go back home tomorrow, and I will have some things to work on and also to prepare the next week ⚡️
Also I should be able to tell you a bit more about my challenge tomorrow 🧐
How’s your weekend so far ? 👇🏾☀️
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Alan Mathison Turing, was an English computer scientist, mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician, philosopher and theoretical biologist. In 1936, in his seminal paper, he proved that not everything is decidable and that undecidability will always exist i.e. there cannot be any universal algorithm to determine the truth in mathematics and that it will have undecidability. This seminal paper, also introduced Turing Machine, which can be considered as a model of a general purpose computer. Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. #kalingadDotCom
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A typical mini-PC combines subtlety and dinkiness so that it blends into your living room or can be entirely hidden our of sight - perhaps even mounted onto the back of your telly.
Not so the Zotac Zbox Sphere, which packs small laptop-style components into an ominous black orb that brings to mind the equally striking and ultimately ill-fated Google Nexus Q of 2012 fame.
Is the Zbox sphere a similar balls-up? Heck no. But its novelty could still be just skin-deep.
Power it up and the cannonball becomes a cyber-cannonball, with a glowing blue light bisecting it. If that’s all a bit too Tron for you (“too Tron” isn’t really a thing, is it?) the light can be switched off from within the system BIOS.
You can easily access the components by twisting the top of the sphere off, which is a little like that scene at the end of Hannibal, but far less uncomfortable. Zotac has built the Sphere with upgrades in mind, and it's really easy to take it to bits and add memory or a hard drive.
The mid-range can be a dark and dreary place for any product, let alone a TV.
Without the bells and whistles of a flagship or an attention-grabbingly affordable price tag, how are you going to generate excitement?
If you’re the Sony KD-65XF9005 (sweet name, bro), you generate excitement by bringing flagship features within the reach of those of us who don’t have a property portfolio. Features such as a direct LED backlight similar to that of the vastly more expensive Samsung Q9FN.
Or the X1 Extreme engine that was previously only available on Sony’s top-end models and brings with it fancy processing features such as the 4K X-Reality Pro upscaling engine and new X-Motion Clarity motion handling.
Translated into English, what we’ve got here is a TV that offers many of Sony’s most advanced features at a cut-down price. We’re not saying £2300 is chump change but, as you’re about to find out, in the case of the XF9005 it is exceptionally good value.
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It doesn't happen nearly as regularly as you might imagine, but every once in a while something truly, breath-takingly awesome and original comes along to shake up a stagnating section of gadget land. LG's 'Wallpaper' W7 TV is one such thing.
This is a TV that’s just 2.57mm thick, bendable and that clings to your wall with magnets.
It. Is. Astonishing.
But we already knew the design was amazing, having previously seen it at two separate events. Now, though, I’ve been able to put it through a proper test.
Before getting into the meat of the review, though, some housekeeping: due to the installation requirements of the W7 (it has to be wall-mounted), LG is not making review samples available as it usually would. Instead, the company invited me to review the TV in a hotel in San Francisco.
Clearly, this isn’t the ideal way to test a telly - I had about 5 hours with it rather than the couple of days I would usually take and I wasn’t able to test the built-in tuners - but I did have my own test materials, sources and tools and there was no interference from LG, so I do feel qualified to deliver a verdict. You might disagree, and that’s fine - just ignore the star rating and treat this piece as a really thorough and detailed hands-on. I’m sure you’ll still enjoy it.
Got all that? Then let me tell you that to my mind this breathtaking bit of design also delivers the best picture quality you can currently buy.
That isn’t to say there aren’t caveats, the key one being that you can get the same picture quality for much less by buying one of LG’s other 2017 OLEDs.
DevExperience 067 - Rainy Days - by @stephcodes / Developer
Rainy days up here in NorCal 🌧
been busy this week with planning meetings/phone calls and working out technicalities regarding my internship. I think my plan for the next couple days is to do some low key review of Objective-C/iOS and machine learning/Python (stuff that I’ll be working on this summer!! 🤓), finish up my website, and enjoy the time I have home until I have to go back to full work mode.
also, just to update y’all, I won’t be able to do biweekly blog posts regarding my internship as originally planned, due to fb’s tight policy of employee+media interaction 😔 still might be able to do a “end of the internship” summary type blog post, but we’ll seeee. TBD!
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Code & Read ⚡️
That’s so far the two main things that I do actually 🤓
Even if my app is released, I already work hard on some new features, and some new versions 🔥
Also I’ve a lot of book to read, and I learn so much for each pages of each of them 🧐
I would like to have more time to do that, but we all only have 24 hours per day 😅
Anyway I should talk about my next challenge tomorrow, I hope you will like it 😁
Tell me in comment what you did the most these few days 👇🏾
Also it’s Friday, so I wish you a great weekend ☀️