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Huawei launches new 5G phones Mate 30 series

Published September 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Huawei launches new 5G phones Mate 30 series

Sep 20. 2019
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, unveiled Mate 30 series in Munich, Germany on Thursday.[PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINADAILY]

Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, unveiled Mate 30 series in Munich, Germany on Thursday.[PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINADAILY]
By China Daily
Asia News Network

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Huawei Technologies Co unveiled its Mate 30 series smartphone on Thursday, featuring a quad camera setup, 5G connectivity and enhanced artificial intelligence functions.


The move came after Huawei posted a 26 percent year-on-year growth in smartphone shipments in the first eight months of this year, despite the restrictions it faces from the United States government.

Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, said thanks to the support of global consumers, and partners, the company has so far shipped more than 16 million units of Mate 20 series smartphones and 17 million units of P30 series smartphones.

The latest Mate 30 Pro 5G, unveiled in Munich, Germany, is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 990 5G, an all-in-one, full-frequency 5G system-on-chip.

Mate 30 Pro 5G is priced from 1,199 euros ($1327), Mate 30 starts from 799 euros ($883) and the Mate 30 RS Porsche Design Edition starts from at 2,095 euros ($2315).


True Digital Park hosts tech conference on ‘possibilities’ theme

Published September 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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True Digital Park hosts tech conference on ‘possibilities’ theme

Sep 18. 2019
Suphachai Chearavanont, the chief executive and chairman of the executive committee of True Corporation Plc

Suphachai Chearavanont, the chief executive and chairman of the executive committee of True Corporation Plc
By The Nation

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True Digital Park is collaborating with various partners in its startup ecosystem to host the T.O.P 2019 (Togetherness of Possibilities) tech conference today (September 18).

The conference aims to inspire, share knowledge, and experiences featuring top executives and entrepreneurs,  in order to help drive more sustainable digital economic development in Thailand and the region, according to a Wednesday release.

Startup staff and people interested in the digital technology sector can participate in the conference and visit its Innovation Space, a centre showcasing new technologies, innovation labs and learning centres exhibited by partners from both the public and private sectors.

The latest technologies to be featured at True Digital Park include True 5G showcase at True 5G arena on the 6th floor of the park.

Suphachai Chearavanont, the chief executive and chairman of the executive committee of True Corporation Plc said, “Innovation and digital technology is the driving force of digital transformation especially for enterprises and industries that need to change their business model and apply digital technology to create added value for products and services.

“Meanwhile digital technology also plays an important role in digitising to make communities, societies, healthcare and the environment better. It also reduces the income divide and helps to sustainably create prosperity for Thailand.”

Supachai said True Group, as a Thai private company, is committed to contributing to the nation’s economic growth and supporting its drive to be the regional trade and investment hub. True Digital Park has been developed to increase Thailand’s competency through innovation, creativity and technology.

“All these factors combine to create sustainable economic growth in the long run,” he said.

“True Digital Park is focused on building a complete startup ecosystem that encourages connectivity and knowledge sharing, which creates a collaborative network for business expansion.”

Partners in the startup ecosystem include the government, multinational tech companies, academia, investors and numerous startups.

“They help strengthen True Digital Park to become Thailand’s largest digital innovation hub in Southeast Asia. True Digital Park is one of True Group’s proud achievements and will help position Thailand as the regional innovation and digital hub,” said Suphachai.

Thanasorn Jaidee, the president of True Digital Park said its mission is to enhance the competency of startups and tech entrepreneurs, helping them reach their full potential, grow and compete in the global marketplace. At True Digital Park, startups and tech entrepreneurs will gain new knowledge while taking advantage of telecommunication infrastructure and digital platforms. They will also receive support from large corporations and government organisations and have access to funding and networking opportunities.

“True Digital Park is confident that the complete ecosystem and cooperation with all our partners will be an important mechanism for driving the growth of startups and Thai tech entrepreneurs to become startup unicorns that can grow strong continuously. Moreover, it also helps to drive the steady and sustainable growth for the Thai economy,” said Thanasorn.

Huawei releases Atlas 900 advanced AI at Connect 2019

Published September 18, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Huawei releases Atlas 900 advanced AI at Connect 2019

Sep 18. 2019
By The Nation

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At Huawei Connect 2019, the Chinese phone giant announced its strategy for the computing market and released Atlas 900, the world’s fastest AI training cluster. 

A powerhouse of AI computing, Atlas 900 will help make AI more readily available for different fields of scientific research and business innovation, the company said in a release on Wednesday.

“The future of computing is a massive market worth more than US$2 trillion (Bt61 billion),” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s deputy chairman. “We’ll keep investing with a strategy that focuses on four key areas. We will push the boundaries of architecture, invest in processors for all scenarios, keep clear business boundaries and build an open ecosystem.”

The industry’s approach to computing is evolving from rule-based to statistical models, which are the foundation of machine learning. Huawei estimates that in the next five years, statistical computing will become the mainstream and AI computing will account for more than 80 per cent of all computing power used around the world.

To carve out a place in this market, Huawei’s strategy will focus on four key areas:

• Architecture innovation. Last year Huawei launched the Da Vinci architecture, an innovative processor architecture designed to provide a steady and abundant supply of affordable computing power. Huawei will continue to invest in basic research.

• Investment in all-scenario processors. Huawei has a full line-up of processors: Kunpeng processors for general purpose computing, Ascend processors for AI, Kirin processors for smart devices, and Honghu processors for smart screens.

• Clear business boundaries. Huawei won’t sell its processors directly. Instead, it will provide them to its customers in the form of cloud services, and to its partners in the form of components, prioritising support for integrated solutions.

• Building an open ecosystem. In the next five years, Huawei will invest another $1.5 billion in its developer programme. The aim is to expand the programme to support 5 million more developers and enable Huawei’s worldwide partners to develop the next generation of intelligent applications and solutions.

Building on the technical strengths that Huawei has developed over the past decade, Atlas 900 combines the power of thousands of Ascend processors. It takes Atlas 900 only 59.8 seconds to train ResNet-50, the gold standard for measuring AI training performance. This is 10 seconds faster than the previous world record.

Atlas 900 is a powerhouse of AI computing, and it will bring new possibilities to different fields of scientific research and business innovation – anything from astronomy, weather forecasting and autonomous driving, to oil exploration. Huawei also deployed Atlas 900 on Huawei Cloud as a cluster service, making extraordinary computing power more broadly accessible to its customers across different industries. Huawei has offered these services at a great discount to universities and scientific research institutes worldwide.

Gao Wen, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of Peng Cheng Lab, also spoke at this year’s event. He shared the mission and vision of Peng Cheng Lab and how the organisation will work with Huawei to build China’s first evolving AI supercomputing system that supports exascale computing. The two companies will work together to establish a new generation of platforms for AI basic research and innovation.

Zheng Yelai, the president of Huawei’s Cloud BU, talked about how AI can be applied in different scenarios. Based on Huawei’s experience in over 500 projects across more than 10 industries, Zheng pointed out that industry AI is crossing the commercial chasm and becoming the key driver for reshaping how companies go digital.

“This is a new age of exploration,” Ken Hu concluded. “An ocean of boundless potential is waiting, but just one ship won’t cut it. Today we launch a thousand ships. Let’s work together, seize this historic opportunity and advance intelligence to new heights.”

Huawei Connect is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, and is this year being held in Shanghai from September 18 to 20, 2019. This year’s conference is themed on “Advance Intelligence” and aims to establish an open, cooperative, and shared platform for customers and partners to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future.

Stepping into a virtual world

Published September 18, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Stepping into a virtual world

Sep 18. 2019
By The Nation

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The latest premium PC-based virtual reality (VR) system created with a new level of accessibility and ease of use, HTC VIVE’s new Vive Cosmos headset goes on sale on October 4 for Bt30,999 and pre-orders along with bonuses are being accepted from today (September 18).

Designed to grow with users over time through a modular faceplate design that can change the functionality of the headset, such as the newly announced External Tracking Mod, Cosmos offers an unmatched experience. “It is our most versatile headset yet—with inside-out tracking, options in the future for different faceplates, unlimited content in the box, and the new user interface,” says Raymond Pao, senior vice president of Product & Strategy for HTC Corp. “We see limitless possibilities for XR customers.”

Technical Features

Vive Cosmos was built to adapt to the needs of VR customers with ease, versatility, and performance at the forefront. The all-new Vive tracking system offers a simplified setup that makes getting into VR faster and easier than ever before, with six camera sensors for wide and accurate inside-out tracking. Cosmos features a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution – an 88-peer-cent increase over the original Viv – delivering crystal-clear text and graphics. All-new LCD panels reduce the distance between pixels and combined with real RGB displays minimise screen-door effect.

A unique flip-up design allows users to jump between reality and virtual reality in seconds and without disrupting VR journeys. Superior ergonomics and comfort allow for longer VR experiences and integrated on-ear headphones provide fully immersive sound. Cosmos is also compatible with the Vive Wireless Adapter for those who want to enjoy moving in VR without being tethered.

First ‘Mod’ Announced

With a modular faceplate design, Vive Cosmos is the most versatile premium VR headset yet, designed with upcoming accessories to change the functionality of the headset and offer customers the ability for their headset to grow with them over time. The first official “mod” is the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod for customers that want to continue to use their existing Lighthouse base stations for tracking scenarios, but also take advantage of the superior performance of Vive Cosmos. This first base station-compatible mod supports Vive’s ecosystem of peripherals including the Vive Tracker, delivering unprecedented input freedom for VR controls. This new mod will be available in the first quarter of 2020.

Included Content

Vive Cosmos is the VR headset that packs a powerful content punch right out of the gate with an included 12-month Viveport Infinity subscription during the pre-order period. In addition those who pre-order will receive one extra shooting game (AEON) redeem code in their box with a redemption validity until November 1. Viveport Infinity gives unlimited access to hundreds of top-rated VR apps, games and videos like a “Fisherman’s Tale”, “Fujii”, and “Ninja Legends”, as well as premium videos from top brands like GoPro. In tandem with the Vive Cosmos launch, Viveport Infinity will be adding new titles such as” Doctor Who: The Edge of Time” by Maze Theory, Playstack, and BBC; “Eleven Eleven” by Syfy; “Battlewake” by Survios”; “Gloomy Eyes” by Atlas V and 3dar; and “Swords of Gargantua” by Yomuneco and Gumi.

Vive Reality System

Cosmos offers an out-of-box experience that is easy to set-up and launch into virtual worlds using the new Vive Reality System. Vive Cosmos is the first headset to offer the Vive Reality System, a re-imagined core software experience for Vive. The Vive Reality System is an entirely new design philosophy for VR, offering an extension of life to make VR feel less like launching apps and more like stepping between worlds. Cosmos will feature a redesigned user interface called Lens to easily navigate XR and Viveport Infinity applications, and a new, dynamic home space called Origin. The Origin space is the launchpad for VR applications and interactive experiences that will grow over time.

To pre-order, visit, VIVE Online Store. The product will be available on the shelves starting October 4 at all HTC partners & IT retailers such as Beyond Godlike, JIB, IT City, Speed Computer.

Vive Cosmos Specs

Screen: Dual 3.4” LCD diagonal

Resolution: 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye (2880 x 1700 pixels combined)

Refresh rate: 90 Hz

Field of view: 110 degrees

Audio: Built-in stereo headphone

Required PC connectivity: USB3.0, DisplayPortTM 1.2

Peripheral Ports: USB-C 3.0, proprietary connection to mods

Tracking: no minimum space requirements for standing/seated, minimum 2m x 1.5m for room-scale mode

Module Faceplates: Vive Motion Mod (Ships with Cosmos) and Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod (Sold separately)

Vive Wireless Adapter support: Sold separately with attach kit. Available PCIe slot required

AI could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost global GDP, create 38 million jobs by 2030: PwC rese

Published September 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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AI could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost global GDP, create 38 million jobs by 2030: PwC rese

Sep 17. 2019
By The Nation

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Using artificial intelligence to better manage the environment could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost global GDP by up to $5 trillion (Bt152.3 trillion) and create 38 million jobs by 2030, according to research conducted by PwC UK.

The study, “How AI Can Enable a Sustainable Future”, commissioned by Microsoft, takes into account the economic and emissions impact of AI adoption in the agriculture, water, energy and transport sectors.

Artificial intelligence can be harnessed in a wide range of sectors to better manage the environment, the research said. AI-infused clean distributed energy grids, precision agriculture, sustainable supply chains, environmental monitoring and enforcement, and enhanced weather and disaster prediction and response are just some of the examples.

The research estimates that using environmental applications of AI in the four key sectors could contribute up to $5.2 trillion to the global economy in 2030, a 4.4 per cent increase relative to business as usual. In parallel, the application of AI levers could reduce worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4 per cent in 2030, an amount equal to 2.4 Gt CO2e – equivalent to the 2030 annual emissions of Australia, Canada and Japan combined.

AI could also create 38.2 million net new jobs across the globe by 2030, offering more technology based skilled occupations as part of this transition.

“Put simply, AI can enable our future systems to be more productive for the economy and for nature,” said Celine Herweijer, Global Innovation & Sustainability leader, PwC UK.

“The research shows the potential of emerging technology to directly support decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions in the near and long term,” she added.

“Many organisations around the world are increasingly using technology to help reduce and solve social and environmental problems,” said Vilaiporn Taweelappontong, consulting lead partner, PwC Thailand.

“As for Thailand, many leading companies are developing products and services that focus on reducing the environmental impact. Good examples include a seafood company using technology to capture information about catches to prevent certain kinds of fish from going extinct. Or a company that is reinventing a toilet with a self-contained waste treatment system before releasing it into sewer systems or rivers. All these efforts contribute to environmental sustainability,” Vilaiporn said.

“We believe that within the next three to five years, more entrepreneurs will be adopting AI and other emerging technologies to increase the efficiency of their organisations and also improve the quality of life,” she added.

AI shows the greatest potential to reduce GHGs in North America (-6.1%) and Europe (-4.9%) and the largest economic gains (GDP) in Europe (+5.4%) in 2030. While Latin America and Sub- Saharan Africa stand to gain the least in the analysis, their gains could be higher if more digital transformation can be realised through infrastructure investment, enabling them to even leap-frog developed countries. They also stand to gain the most from avoiding the worst impacts of climate change through mitigating emissions.

Artificial intelligence applications in energy and transport will have the largest impact on emissions reduction. AI benefits include optimisation of inputs, including reduction in energy, automation of manual and routine tasks, lowering energy emissions per unit of GDP of 6-8 per cent in 2030, relative to business as usual.

The report also finds encouraging signs for AI’s potential to improve health. More accurate and localised early warning systems for air pollution, for example, could save an estimated $2.4 billion globally in reduced healthcare costs and health impacts.

Additional environmental benefits can be achieved in water quality, air pollution, deforestation, land degradation, and biodiversity, through greater data, insights, and early warning systems – for example, using satellite data and ground-based sensors to monitor forest conditions in real time and at scale, providing an early warning system for investigation of illegal deforestation, with the potential to save 32 million hectares of forest by 2030.

The report warns that for all the potential that AI for environmental systems has, its application and uses could also exacerbate existing threats or create new risks. Broader AI risks linked to bias, security and control are all potential risks to the environment. In addition, there are substantial and wide-reaching barriers relating to these sectors that need to be overcome to realise the full potential of AI for environmental applications.

“Technology firms and industry alike will need to champion responsible technology practices, considering the social, environmental impact and long term value creation. What is clear is that the companies and countries that fare best will be those that embrace simultaneous changes,” Herweijer said.

Huawei happy to share 5G technology with the West: Ren Zhengfei

Published September 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Huawei happy to share 5G technology with the West: Ren Zhengfei

Sep 17. 2019
By The Nation

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Huawei is considering sharing its 5G technology to the West, its founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei told The Economist in a recent interview, adding that by licensing the technologies and production techniques, Huawei hopes to facilitate the development of 5G in the world. 

“5G is a connectivity technology that delivers high speeds, high bandwidth, and low latency. 5G represents speed in the information society. Countries that have speed will move forward rapidly,” he said. “We hope that the speed of technological development in the West can increase, so we are looking at the licensing of all our 5G technology to help facilitate this process.”

For a one-off payment, a buyer would be given access to the company’s portfolio of 5G patents, licences, codes and technical blueprints. Based on the licensed technologies production techniques, companies can even modify the codes and develop news things themselves.

“Our aspiration is to serve humanity and achieve the pinnacle of science. Collaboration is consistent with our values, so we are willing to license our equipment to Western countries,” he said.

The founder, however, insisted that this offer to sell its technologies to others does not mean that Huawei would put a halt to the development of 5G itself. “Transferring 5G technology to other companies does not mean we will stop working on it. It just means the money we get from this transfer will allow us to make greater strides forward,” Ren reaffirmed.

There is no doubt that those great strides include its research on 6G technology, which would offer even more speed to this world. And Ren is confident about the next-generation technology in the works. “I think Huawei will also take the lead when it comes to 6G research, but our judgement is that the commercial use of 6G won’t begin for at least ten years,” He said.

The founder said that 5G technologies should not be politicized or treated as something dangerous. Countries should make their decisions about 5G to facilitate their development rather than fulfil political agendas.

“If we transfer all our technologies to the US, then they can modify the code themselves. Neither Huawei nor anyone else in the world will be able to access these technologies anymore. The US will have independent 5G. Security won’t be an issue as long as the US can properly manage its own companies. Then it will not be about us selling 5G in the US, but rather about US companies selling their own 5G in the US.

Huawei’s leading position in 5G owes as much to the cutting-edge technology as to its affordability and its ability to research, develop and roll out state-of-the-art products at the speed that’s hard to beat. The secret to its success, Ren revealed, lies in its continuous investment in research and development and the respect Huawei gives to its partners and customers worldwide since the first day of operations.

“At Huawei, cyber-security and privacy protection are always the company’s top priorities. Huawei resolutely incorporates requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into all of our business processes. We are now investing heavily to upgrade existing networks and build new networks,” Ren said. “For more than 30 years, Huawei has provided network services in more than 170 countries and regions, serving approximately three billion users. We have maintained a proven track record in security. In fact, we have never had any major security incidents, I think that record speaks for itself.”

YouTube accounts for nearly 90% of copyright violation accusations: lawmaker

Published September 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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YouTube accounts for nearly 90% of copyright violation accusations: lawmaker

Sep 17. 2019
By The Korea Herald

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Copyright violation accusations filed by the country’s major broadcasters number over 150,000 so far this year, with nearly 90 percent against global video-sharing platform YouTube, a lawmaker said Monday

Citing data from the Korea Communications Commission, Rep. Noh Woong-rae of the Democratic Party of Korea said as of last month there were 153,081 requests made by broadcasters for the media watchdog to address copyright infringement.

The broadcasters, which include four territorial broadcasters and four cable TV networks, asserted that online video-sharing platforms were violating local copyright laws by uploading the broadcasters’ contents without permission.

YouTube accounted for about 88 percent of copyright violation accusations, with 135,712 requests for fixing the practice made against the global video-sharing platform, the lawmaker noted.

Facebook ranked second at 11,497 accusations, more than doubling its 5,122 last year. Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou and French video-sharing service Daily Motion faced 2,359 and 1,861 copyright violation accusations, respectively.

Review: The fastest draw in the East

Published September 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Review: The fastest draw in the East

Sep 16. 2019
Fast MU-MIMO wireless router that comes with True Online 1 Gbps/100 Mbps Internet package.

Fast MU-MIMO wireless router that comes with True Online 1 Gbps/100 Mbps Internet package.
By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
The Nation

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True Online’s 1 Gbps connection more than lives up to the hype

We’ve seen the ads and heard the hype, but just how fast is an Internet connection delivered at 1 Gbps?

To find out, I tried True Online’s GIGATEX Fiber 1 Gbps package, which boasts a download speed of 1,000 Mbps and max upload speed of 100 Mbps, and found it was indeed blazing fast.

And best of all, the price of the 1 Gbps connection speed has dropped significantly to the point that it’s affordable to most households wanting a super-fast data connection that allows for simultaneous use by several members of the family.

During the test, I was able to download 735 megabytes of music files in less than two seconds, which is amazingly fast. It’s worth noting though that download speed can be affected by several factors, including the upload speed of the servers where the files are hosted and how your computer is connected to your Internet router.

True Online has estimated that with the 1 Gbps connection speed, you can download a two-hour HD movie in just 36 seconds or a two-hour 4K movie in four minutes. Downloading 150 pictures can be done within three seconds and 120 MB of music files in 1 second, True Online says, adding that the bandwidth will allow you to download 1.5 gigabyte of an online game in just 12 seconds.

But do you really need such a huge bandwidth at home? Apparently so: Modern families are now demanding more and more bandwidth because of their online lifestyle where streaming 4K or Full HD movies from services like Netflix, iflix and TrueVisions is the norm.

Such a huge bandwidth is necessary now because members of each modern household now stream movies from IPTV services to more than one smart TV at the same time while others play online games and download huge files, such as movies and music – all simultaneously.

During my test, I streamed a Netflix movie to a smart TV in the living room, while also using the True ID TV box to stream a HD movie from TrueVisions, used my iPad to play an online game as another family member played an online game on his smartphone. I was also streaming music from Spotify on an iMac and using the Synology DiskStation DS418j storage system to download movies from the Internet. All were carried out simultaneously without any signs of a sluggish performance. The movies streamed smoothly as did the Spotify music.

I used a notebook computer to measure the download speed by connecting it to the FTTx router supplied by True to use its Internet connection service. I got the download speed of 1,038.82 Mbps and upload speed of 119.10 Mbps. The speed test was done on a TOT speed check web page.

To get the 1Gbps speed, you must use the LAN cable only as the fastest wireless connection speed of the fastest wireless protocol in the market is 866 Mbps.

But a fast connection speed to the Internet is not all you need to ensure a smooth digital life. You also require a capable wireless router to distribute bandwidth among various gadgets in your home to ensure that all devices get enough bandwidth.

As a result, True Online is now offering its 1 Gbps service with a fast Gigatex Fiber Router, a fast Wi-Fi router with a built-in fiber optics port. The router has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection and MU-MIMO (multi-user multi-input and multi-output) technology.

During the test, I used the Huawei FTTx router and my own Linksys Max-Stream EA8500 router that also supports MU-MIMO technology. The operation was fast and smooth.

True Online says it is able to provide fast and affordable Internet connection because of its long experience in providing such services for several years, going back to the period when we used an analog a 56k modem. Yes, kids, those did exist once!

True GIGATEX Fiber router.

True Online has gradually tried new technologies and finally settled on the FTTx (Fiber To The X) technology it’s using now.

For those readers who might be interested, a short history: True Online started the Internet connection service with TA Easy Click in March 2003, using analog land-based phone line and 54k modem.

Then in July 2003, True launched Hi-Speed Internet with the speed of 128 Kbps, using ADSL technology. The speed was upgraded to 256 Kbps in December that year.

Then in February 2007, True launched Super Hi-Speed Internet with the speed of 1 Mbps at the price of Bt599 per month and in March 2009, it introduced the 8 Mbps package at the price of Bt1,199 per month. Seven months later, the 16 Mbps service arrived on the market at Bt2,400 per month.

Then in June 2010, True Online used VDSL2 technology to launch Ultra Hi-Speed Internet with the speed of 50 Mbps at the price of Bt5,600 per month followed by in March 2011, Ultra Hi-Speed Internet using DOCSIS 3.0 technology at Bt699 per month for 100 Mbps speed.

Then in June 2011, Tue Online launched its FTTx service – aka the “Fiber to the Home” service – that evolved into the True Super Fiber service we use today.

Now, you can subscribe for True Super Fiber service 1 Gbps Bt899 per month that comes with a Gigatex Fiber Router worth Bt3,900. Or you can subscribe to the Bt999 monthly package that will give you both the Gigatex Fiber Router and the True ID TV box for a free TrueVisions package that includes the matches of leading football leagues.

Available packages:

Bt899: True Fiber 1Gbps/100Mbps

Bt999: True Fiber 1Gbps/100Mbps with True ID TV box and 12-month of True ID Premium HD Package

There’s an app for that … and that

Published September 12, 2019 by SoClaimon

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There’s an app for that … and that

Sep 12. 2019
By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
The Nation

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If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that monitors your daily steps, your heart rate and sleep quality and also provides useful exercise modes but can’t afford to pay much more than Bt1,000, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band could well meet your needs.

The tracker weighs just 22.1 grammes and comes with an adjustable wrist strap, which is about 18mm wide and 155-216mm long. My only gripe is that the tracker is a little too thick, which made it look like it was physically protruding from my wrist. That said, it’s certainly the best value tracker around and lab tests of its battery have shown it will last up to 20 days on one charge.

The Mi Smart Band 4 comes with a 0.95-inch AMOLED display with 120×240 pixel resolution, which is bright and easy to read even when the sun is shining. It comes with five levels of brightness and the all-new full0colour display is 39.9 per cent larger and brighter than previous models.

Mi Smart Band 4 is easy to set up. You must first download and install the Mi Fit app and then sign up for an account with Xiaomi for storing your tracked fitness data. You need to specify your gender, birthday, height and weight, statistics that will be used by the tracker to calculate the calories you have burned during your daily activities and exercises. Next, use the app to add the Mi Smart 4 band and the tracker will be Bluetooth linked to your smartphone.

During my test, I had no problem pairing the tracker with my smartphone and once this was completed, the app also upgraded firmware to the tracker. Once the upgrade was done, the tracker was ready to track my activities though I immediately noticed that several of the tracking and alert options remained turned off as part of the factory setting. If that happens to you, just go back to the Mi Fit app to turn them on.

For example, I used the app to have the tracker alert me of incoming calls to my smartphone that is connected to the tracker.

You can also use the app to have the Mi Smart Band 4 alert you to get up and move every hour from 8 am to 9 pm or between any hours of your choice so that you don’t sit screw up your spine by sitting for too long.

You can also use the app to set schedules and alarms for the Mi Smart Band 4 to alert you. The app can also be used to have other apps send their alerts to the tracker as well as turn on the SMS alert and have all the texts received on your phone sent to the tracker for viewing.

I also found that I needed to use the Mi Fit app to turn on the 24-hour heart rate detection feature as well as to set the tracker to automatically detect my exercise and monitor my heart rate. Another useful function is that the tracker can alert you when your heart rate reaches a dangerous level, such as 150 beats per second, reminding you to slow down and avoid a heart attack.

The Mi Smart Band 4 has six workout modes: Treadmill, exercise, outdoor running, cycling, walking, and swimming. You can select the workout modes from the tracker by swiping and tapping the display. I tried it with a short walk in my neighbourhood and the tracker linked to my smartphone to accurately use its GPS to locate and record the walk distance.

During the test, I found that Mi Smart Band 4 recorded and displayed steps I made per day and the number of hours I slept. The number of steps recorded was almost the same as that recorded by my Fitbit tracker. The Mi Smart Band 4 recorded 11,187 steps while Fitbit reported 11,180 steps.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 has a suggested retail price of Bt1,290.

Key specs:

Weight: 22.1g

Water Resistance Rating: 5 ATM

Display Type: AMOLED

Screen Size: 0.95 inch

Resolution: 120 x 240 RGB

Screen Brightness: Up to 400 nits (max brightness), brightness adjustable

Button: Single touch button (wake up, go back)

Wrist strap type: Removable wrist strap

Wristband width: 18mm

Memory: 512KB

Storage: 16MB

Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope; PPG heart rate sensor; Capacitive proximity sensor

Wireless connectivity: BT5.0 BLE

Battery: LiPo, 135mAh; 2-hour charging; Up to 20-day battery life

Smart speaker privacy concerns spread to Korea

Published September 12, 2019 by SoClaimon

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

Smart speaker privacy concerns spread to Korea

Sep 12. 2019
By The Korea Herald

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SK Group’s semiconductor component maker, SK Siltron, has acquired a wafer division from US chemical giant Dupont as the South Korean company aims to raise its profile in the global semiconductor component market.

According to SK Siltron on Tuesday, the company’s board of directors agreed to purchase Dupont’s silicon carbide wafer business unit for $450 million. The acquisition is expected to be finalized by year-end after the necessary government approvals are obtained.

Describing the purchase as part of its efforts to increase global investment in the semiconductor component business, SK Siltron said it sought to boost productivity by combining its existing strengths with Dupont’s advanced technologies and manufacturing capabilities.

“This acquisition is designed to boost our market presence and enhance our technological edge,” said an official from SK Siltron. “By enhancing our capabilities in manufacturing and research and development, we will improve our competitiveness.”

According to the company, the wafer is being hailed as one of the most sought-after semiconductor components. Global market demand is increasing amid the rising popularity of electric cars and power semiconductors.

According to studies carried out by market research firms HIS and Yole, the global market for electronic cars, power semiconductors and other wafer-based products should amount to $520 million by 2025, as compared with $130 million in 2019.


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