Microsoft will not receive $400 million in a contract to supply customized HoloLens headsets to the US military.
At the next meeting, Congress blocked the investigation, although it did not completely cancel it. Now, instead of the $400 million that would have gone into buying 6,900 headsets (nearly $58,000 per headset), Microsoft will get $40 million to improve the current device. Recall that it recently became known that US soldiers do not like headsets at once for many reasons.
That is, Microsoft did not lose a contract for a huge amount, but will receive this money only when it finalizes its product to a level that satisfies the US Army.
Initially, the company received a contract worth $480 million back in 2018. In 2021, the agreement was expanded, implying the possibility of a further transaction worth almost $22 billion. However, so far the US Army is not ready to use the devices in their current form.
108MP, 5000mAh, 30W microscope camera for $350, plus Oppo Enco Buds headphones. Named the cost of Oppo Reno 8T
Data appeared on the Web with the cost of the global version of the Oppo Reno 8T smartphone. The line-up will have its international premiere on February 8, with the phones (which will be Reno 8T and Reno 8T 5G) debuting on that day in the Philippines.
According to recent data, for a version of the phone without 5G support, with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory, they will ask for the equivalent of $ 350. When ordering a phone, you can get Oppo Enco Buds headphones as a bonus.
Oppo Reno 8T in the version without 5G support will be built on MediaTek Helio G99 SoC. The phone will receive a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution and a frame rate of 120 Hz, a camera with a main 108-megapixel sensor and an additional “microscope” module (it will provide 40x magnification), a 5000 mAh battery and 30W charging support.
Sony continues to “play” with the form: after the “leaky” LinkBuds, the “suspended” Float Run headphones are presented
Sony has introduced a new wireless headphones Float Run (marking WI-OE610), made in an unusual form factor. They are primarily aimed at users leading an active lifestyle.
This is the second time in a while that Sony has been actively “playing with form”. A little less than a year ago, the Japanese manufacturer pleased the public with LinkBuds headphones that look like miniature bagels or breakfast rings.
Sony Float Run received a kind of suspension design, so that the ear canal and the inside of the auricle remain free. Headphones are held on the user by behind-the-ear mounts-arms connected by a flexible jumper.
The manufacturer touts the new form factor as being made for runners, athletes or fitness enthusiasts as it can eliminate discomfort, not to mention the risk of losing the earpiece during a workout.
Of course, active noise cancellation with this form factor is out of the question. However, he allowed the Sony Float Run to be equipped with large 16mm drivers. According to Sony, they provide an “uncompromising” and “more natural” sound.
These headphones weigh 33 grams. Other specs include Bluetooth 5.0 support, 10-hour battery life, USB type-C charging, SBC/AAC support, and water resistance (IPX4).
Sales will start from February 2023 at a price of $130.
The GeForce RTX 4090 with a “turbine” is so noisy that you need to wear noise-canceling headphones. The first review of a rare adapter has appeared
As we know, there is one GeForce RTX 4090 model on the market equipped with a “turbine”, that is, a cooling system with a single centrifugal fan. And tests of such an adapter appeared on the Web.
Let’s start with the fact that the card does not have any logos or stickers that would indicate the manufacturer. Recall that Nvidia does not want manufacturers to produce such cards.
But something else is more interesting. The GeForce RTX 4090 is known to be very economical, but it still requires a lot of energy. And that means it warms up. Modern massive cooling systems cope with this task without difficulty. But the “turbine” is clearly working to the limit. The fan speed reaches 5200 rpm! The noise level is unknown, but the test author says he had to wear noise canceling headphones.
At the same time, the temperatures, although high, are far from record-breaking: 78 degrees for the GPU and 98 degrees for the memory.
That is, for normal use, such an adapter is extremely difficult to recommend because of its noise.
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