Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Text reader in Microsoft Edge browser, more like Humans

Text reader in Microsoft Edge browser, more like Humans


Microsoft is updating the "Read Aloud" feature embedded in the default browser of Windows 10, Microsoft Edge. As the name suggests, the Read Aloud feature can command the browser to read the site being opened in a loud voice.

The sound issued by the browser is an electronic voice, like a flat-pitched robot voice, a kind of template sound that is on Google Translate.

Well, now Microsoft is launching several updates to make a digital sound that is flat-tone become more natural, or more similar to the human voice.

The updated Read Aloud feature is being tested on the Chromium browser version or the beta version. You who have become a beta tester can try out this new feature. Not yet known when this natural language style choice will slide into the general version of Microsoft Edge.

There are two types of natural sounds offered by Microsoft. The first vote is Neural Voices. This voice utilizes machine learning technology that utilizes deep neural networks available on the Microsoft Cognitive Services cloud service.

Then the second vote is Standard Voices. In contrast to neural sound, this voice does not utilize machine learning technology, but rather utilizes a standard digital voice assistant database that is in the Microsoft Cognitive Services database. Illustration of Read Aloud feature on Microsoft Edge with various types of natural sounds (Windows Blog) To choose the type of sound, users can click the drop-down menu, as shown in the picture above, then click on the sound they want to hear.

This human-like voice can be chosen and has a template with the name "Microsoft ... (name of a digital assistant) Online - Language". Neural Voices type sounds with "Neural" frills while standard sound types come without that description.

Users can also choose the sound option with a bitrate of "24 kbps" to improve the quality of issued audio.

How to use the "Read Aloud" feature

Apart from these features, users can now use the Read Aloud feature on Microsoft Edge. To use these features just the easy way. Real users only need to right-click inside the Microsoft Edge browser window, on the site where the text is to be read.

However, it should be noted, if you want to read a specific set of texts or paragraphs, the user must block the writing you want to read earlier. If it's not blocked, the site reader will dictate readings starting from the text in the top-left corner of the site.

The browser will also read text non-stop. That is, users must click the "Pause" button to stop the "chatter" browser made by Microsoft.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Disassembled, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is found to be very different from the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Disassembled, the Galaxy Note 9 is found to be very different from the Note 8

Galaxy Note 9 has just been officially announced on August 9 yesterday, but a site in Russia ( hi-tech. mail.ru ) has got a sample and immediately dismantled it to see the contents of the new device's stomach from Samsung.

From the outside, the look of the Galaxy Note 9 may be similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8, but Samsung apparently applied a number of changes in the innards.

The Galaxy Note 9 battery, for example, now has a capacity of 4,000 mAh, larger than the 3,300 mAh unit embedded in the Galaxy Note 8.

The physical size of the Galaxy Note 9 becomes larger and takes up space in the internal space. Samsung overcomes this by shrinking the size of the mainboard board.

Disassembled, the Galaxy Note 9 is found to be very different from the Note 8

Then, the housing for the pen stylus S Pen on the stomach of the Galaxy Note 9 is now more robust and is called not prone to damage. USB type-C port can now be replaced without having to remove the entire mainboard , then the speaker is larger.

The most interesting difference is probably the internal component cooling system on the Galaxy Note 9 that uses copper plates larger than the Galaxy Note 8.

The larger surface area of ​​copper plates should increase the heat reduction capability generated by the runway (SoC) in the Galaxy Note 9, thus leading to minimized throttling (decreased speed of SoC to reduce temperature).

In addition to changes in viscera, the Galaxy Note 9 carries a number of new features such as the S Pen which can now be used as a "remote control" via a Bluetooth connection and a dual-aperture camera.

The internal components of the Galaxy Note 9 include a 6.4-inch Super AMOMED screen panel, Exynos 9810 SoC, 6GB / 8GB RAM, 128GB / 512GB storage, 12 + 12 megapixel dual camera (wideangle and telephoto), 8 megapixel front camera and 4,000 mAh battery.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

China Wrath of Huawei 5G was banned by Australia


China Wrath of Huawei was banned by Australia

The Australian government's decision to ban Huawei and also ZTE from supplying telecommunications equipment for the 5G network makes China angry. The Chinese government stressed the ban was a mistake and would have a negative impact. 

"The Australian Government has made a mistake and by doing so, will have a negative impact on commercial matters for Chinese and Australian companies," the Ministry of Commerce of China said on its website quoted by Reuters. 

Australian authorities said in a statement that companies that might be directed by foreign governments would make Australian telecommunications networks potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access or interference. Australia follows the steps of the United States which also limits Huawei and ZTE's mobile space.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry also requested that Australia do justice to companies from their countries and not bring national security issues to discrimination. 

"We urge the Australian government to abandon ideological prejudices and provide a fair competitive environment for the operations of Chinese companies in Australia," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang. 

It is possible that China will take a countermeasure. Previously, Huawei also expressed disappointment over the blocking imposed on him, while helping to ensure that ZTE became a victim with him.

"We have been notified by the government if Huawei and ZTE have been blocked from providing 5G technology in Australia. This is really a disappointing decision for customers," they wrote. 

"(We) have been providing wireless network technology safely in Australia for almost 15 years," Huawei added. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

ASUS Launches Vivobook 14 A411UF as a Multi-Function Laptop

ASUS Launches Vivobook 14 A411UF as a Multi-Function Laptop

ASUS is renewing their VivoBook product line in the Indonesian market. After presenting the VivoBook Flip 14 and VivoBook S14 last year, this time the Taiwanese manufacturer presented another model, but still in the 14-inch laptop segment, which was most widely chosen by users throughout the country.

Unlike the previous variant of the VivoBook 14 which is more targeted at the convertible segment or performance, the new model is presented more to the mainstream user segment, but still comes with a very capable performance in its class.

This laptop is present for mainstream users. So it is more general and suitable for daily activities, without demands for certain needs.

To support storage capacity and performance, the ASUS VivoBook 14 A441UF uses dual-storage design that combines data transfer speeds from SSD devices, as well as the broad capacity typically offered by hard drives. This solution is ideal if the laptop will be used as a daily computing device and also entertainment.

This latest laptop from ASUS comes with a screen that has a thin frame. With NanoEdge, ASUS can achieve a ratio of screen and body ratio to 77%. So that the 14-inch screen can be present on a 13-inch laptop body. More concise but more functional and pleasing to the eye.

In order to improve performance further, the ASUS VivoBook 14 also supports the Intel Optane memory technology feature that can accelerate system performance for faster multitasking, shorter boot-up and resume time and faster application loading.

The ASUS VivoBook 14 A411UF comes with an Intel Core i5-8250U processor with speeds up to 3.40GHz. In addition to users who have a limited budget, can choose the A411UF Core i5 variant without using an SSD, or which is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor that works at 2.4 GHz speed. 

Main Spec.ASUS VivoBook A441UF
CPUIntel® Core ™ i3-7100U Processor, 3M Cache 2.40GHz
Intel® Core ™ i5-8250U Processor, 6M Cache, up to 3.40GHz
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Memory4GB / 8GB DDR4 SDRAM up to 16GB
StorageSATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5 'HDD
SATA 1TB 5400RPM 2.5 'HDD + SATA3 256G M.2 SSD
Display14 "display with HD panel, 7.8mm slim bezel design (left & right), 80% screen to body ratio, Anti-Glare 200nits with 45% NTSC
GraphicsNvidia GeForce MX130 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
Input / Output1x USB3.1 Gen1 Type A, 1x USB3.1 Gen1 Type-C, 2x USB2.0 Type A, 1x Audio Combo Jack, 1x HDMI, 1x SD Card reader
CameraVGA Web Camera
Connectivity802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 (Dual band) 1 * 1
AudioSonic Master Audio by ICEpower®
Battery42WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
Dimension326.4 x 225.5 x 20.4 mm
Weight1.35 KG (with 3 cell battery)
ColorsStar Gray, Icicle Gold
Warranty2 years global warranty

Monday, 9 April 2018

new graphics card nvidia make laptop increasingly steady

new graphics card nvidia make laptop increasingly steady

Once for a desktop PC, Nvidia's new graphics will soon enrich the possibilities for notebook enthusiasts. The Taiwanese company will develop the latest medium-sized graphics card that can make graphic performance on a scary laptop.

The variant in question is GTX 960M, GTX 950M and the lowest is GT 940M. For mid-range GTX 960m and GTX 950 m, GPU has 640 CUDA cores, combined with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM usage on 128-bit dual-channel.

The exact specifications of the previous GFTX 860M and GTX 850M, the possibility of performance improvement is not significant. Nevertheless, GTX 960M GPU and Core Maxwell GTX 950M promise better graphics quality.

GT 940 M is positioned under two graphics chips, with 384 CUDA cores and RAM on a single 64-bit channel. But its RAM capacity can be increased up to 4GB.

Unfortunately, we still do not know when the third mobile graphics chip is present in the market. However, Asus has equipped various new ROG notebooks with GTX 960M G551JW.

While Acer and Lenovo decided to use 940m GT for the new Aspire V Nitro VN7-571G laptop and ThinkPad T550 20CK009XS.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Xiaomi Show off Video Virtual Assistant Xiao Ai

Xiaomi Show off Video Virtual Assistant Xiao Ai

More and more gadget manufacturers are developing their own in-house Virtual Assistant technology. One of the latest is called Xiaomi; Xiao Ai wizard, later shown by Xiaomi in a video. From the video of the pond that work of Xiao Ai miri similar to Google Assistant.

Xiao Ai can hear user voice commands to open apps, take photos, and translate words. Also helped Xiao Ai colored strips la Google wizard on the screen brings to listen when listening commands from users. The difference, the virtual assistant developed by Xiaomi specifically based on Chinese. Another type of virtual technology Asssistant Alexa from Amazon and Apple's Siri was also able to work in China, but the problem is often limited by language, cultural or hardware integration.

Xiaomi also seemed aware of this and decided to develop his own virtual assistant technology. probably Xiao Ai is also tightly integrated with a variety of artificial intelligent home appliances Xiaomi, such as robotic vacuum cleaner, which is shown in the video appearance of Xiao Ai, make Xiaomi successfully developed the well-known Huawei also developed a similar technology for the Chinese market. Check out the full Xiao Ai demo video in the impression on this link.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Elon Musk : AI Much More Dangerous than North Korea

Elon Musk : AI Much More Dangerous than North Korea

North Korea later inflamed itself after the dispute with the United States. The country's dictator threatened to launch a nuclear missile at the US military headquarters in Guam.

Nonethestotroot also these probably dangerous threats are nothing compared to the artificial intelligence (AI) dangers. At least this is according to the technology figures of Elon Musk.

"If you are not concerned about AI security, you should feel so." (AI) in excess of riskier than North Korea, "Tesla and SpaceX founders drew on Twitter, over the weekend.

Elon Musk was also a picture of a woman who looked anxious. In the photo, there is a caption that reads: "In the end, the machine is in danger as if the Terminator movie series reminds us of the killer robots offered by the evil AI to control the world.

Elon Moschus is not against AI. He himself has funded a startup company called OpenAI, which is to promote the development of AI responsibly.

OpenAI has now exhibited AI to study the popular computer game Dota 2 and defeat a professional player in the game.

No one likes to be organized, but everything that is harmful to the public (cars, airplanes, food, drugs, etc.) should be arranged. In addition, with AI, "continued Moscow, emphasizing his view of the need for regulations on the development of AI, in order not to be inconsistent and eventually second violin men.

"The biggest obstacle to the knowledge of the dangers of AI is that they are too smart to imagine that choices are doing what they can not do," he concluded.