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Review of ASUS ROG GX700 and G752

Aftershock W-15is a laptop which is incorporated with a desktop class Intel Core i7-4790K processor i.e. 4.0GHz, 8MB L3 cache and a graphics card specifying NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M. It impressed the users a lot, because the gaming performance was also greater boost from powerful graphics configuration.

GX700After that there was existence of MSI GT80 2QE SLI. It was associated with a full-fledged mechanical keyboard,a whopping four 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 and dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ms in SLI. Even it impressed a lot to the people and it was difficult to see how other laptop can compete this.

Finally there was introduction of the ASUS ROG GX700; it is a veritable beast of a laptop which contains the first ever overclockable mobile processor,a desktop-class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, an Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.7GHz, 8MB L3 cache), a whopping 64GB of DDR4 RAM and two M.2 512GB SSDs in RAID 0. These specifications were unbelievable to everyone. The world’s first liquid cooled notebook was ROG GX700 which has chilly temperatures, for both CPU and GPU it has overclocking headroom and the performance was excellent.

The CPU will be overlooked automatically by the dock quite aggressively, the CPU multiplieris boosted by 40 for a 4.0GHz of Turbo speed and a default of 2.7GHz base frequency is boosted.

The dock and GX700 are nestled in some dense, thick foam, which looks like ASUS. Possibly you should bring the notebook and its dock somewhere. And it’s a way to looks as if you have headed on the vacation when you are preferring for a LAN party.

Additionally in order to use as a reference in comparisons there is a benchmarked another new gaming notebooks of ASUS I.e. ROG G752. This notebook is not a slouch and it is equipped with the latest sixth-generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor with 2.6GHz, 6MB L3 cache, and it is also associated with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M card. Also it has a mechanical HDD with a 1TB and 7,200rpm and advance addition is with 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

Aside of the water cooling dock, it is embedded with two powerful and high end notebooks. The premium segment of gaming can be split into high end notebooks when it turns out.

About WiTricity’s Wireless Charging For Laptops

Over universal USB-C charging forget the hype. This wireless charging of your laptop will be the new hot topic this year. You can see the demos of the laptops that are being charged using WiTricity’s wireless charging technology. The typical inductive charging technology is been a fizzle on smartphones, but with the magnetic resonance technology, WiTricity thinks it has the edge, farther using magnetic fields it has been more powerful.

wirless-power-laptopIn electric toothbrushes the inductive charging is typically seen, in its inability to the beam through metal or dense materials it has a key weakness and also it requires very short distances.

A tightly coupled magnetic field is used by WiTricity to transmit power through metal, stone or even your head and it gives far higher output, due to this it makes better suited for laptops and it will draw more power than smartphones.

WiTricity modified two off the shelf laptops to charge wirelessly by plopping them onto charging pads the laptop is charged up to 30 watts and worked as expected. Which PC OEMs are going to adopt was not announced by WiTricity, but it is said that with actual laptops shipping several companies had climbed abroad this year.

If you guess, you could say that Dell is aboard, prominently on the prototype charging pad its corporate logo was featured.

A new tech is pointed out by the WiTricity points i.e. advantage has over the inductive charging that is used by smartphones is a much larger landing zone. You typically have to line up the device charger just right to get it to work with inductive charging. It was better with the WiTricity demo but it was not perfect. The charging pads in use are mostly a limitation at this stage though, but it is said by the company that there is no limit to for the surface largeness.

In future you can imagine your entire desk is a charging pad and the only efforts required charge your phone, eReader, laptop and smartwatch is to put them down.

The Near Future: Expecting Tech trends of 2016

2015 was a year, where we see the transformation of tech world to encompass “Internet of things”, accommodating connectivity across each and every devices which we are using daily. In such a point of view, cyber security was a real concern. Anyway, I am not going to dig in the past, only predicting some probable tech trends that can happen in 2016

Future Tech Trends of 2016

Here’s the list

  • Smartphones can become the central node to every activity.
  • Drones are supposed to use more in the public service.
  • Shift of more business processes towards VR and AR side.
  • Change in data protection laws.
  • A good place for robotics and AI for performing repetitive tasks.
  • A less intuition based real time data analytics.
  • Welcoming a hyper-connected world.
  • Top 10 tech trends affecting business in 2016.
  • More emphasis towards cyber security.
  • A store location based marketing which is more personalized.

Some more illustrations are needed for certain items in this list. The main thing, off course, is regarding cyber security. Several security experts form the industry are predicting, there can be a huge increase in ransomware attacks. Criminals are supposed to simply hack into your system to encrypt your data. They may demand ransom for decrypting it.

In the opinion of Hitesh Sheth, CEO of Vectra Networks, such a threat can be take place on a larger platform, concentrating more on enterprise level. Critical company assets can be held as hostages in return of unimaginable ransom. Growth of mobile payments systems are also supposed to create new fields for these hackers. Tom Patterson of Unisys warns about the unauthorized use of government-owned spy work capabilities for their own purposes against rogue intelligence officers.

Well. Let’s deviate from Cyber security for a while. Michele Franci, CEO of Inmarsat, foresees a much more different machine-to-machine tech material handling. Sorry, it is quite different from material handling that you are aware of. It is actually a different IoT spanning industrial applications like utility infrastructure monitoring and also various sectors like agriculture, health, meteorology, and off course, environmental research.

According to Tudor Aw, head of technology sector at consultancy KPMG, Internet of things may finally supposed to achieve momentum in 2016. It can vary from smart watches and other wearables that can be used for health and personal fitness.

Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, of Epson sees a bright future on AR over wearables. Workforce of humans- It is the term used by him that can be the outlook once we use the Augmented Reality over wearables to expand its potentials.

 

Exercise Bike Becomes a Race Car in Virtual Reality

While you’re pedaling Boston startup VirZoom a new stationary bike requires an unusual accessory i.e. a virtual-reality headset, so that workout can be turned into a virtual adventure. It exactly looks like a traditional folding bike but the difference is the buttons and triggers scattered across its two handles.

This year a headset with several virtual reality for consumers is coming out. That includes Oculus’s anticipated Rift and applications like gaming are growing around. Including exercising, for rehabilitation virtual reality has long been used.

34553_1_a4870c0a58VirZoom cofounder and CEO Eric Janzsen challenged to race-car race inside the headset. You will learn to pedal faster to speed up my car and hug corners on tight turns. You will be forced to pedal harder to keep up the same pace.

In other game you may become Pegasus by flying through a world filled with trees and rolling hills. As hard as you pedal, the higher you will fly. This game is simple and you will be made to find coins and fly through them in order to gain energy. You will feel your legs growing tired over time.

Three forthcoming virtual-reality headsets (the Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive) will be compatible with VirZoom initially. All of these three headsets track head movements to make the leaning motion translate into movement within the game. The fastness of your pedal will be tracked by the bike itself and based on what avatar you take on or what type of land you travel over, it can add more resistance.

“We move you through the world in proportion to your effort,” Janzsen says.

Eventually the platform will open up to developers, but the first five games from scratch is built in VirZoom because its team worries the types of motion in existing games could make users sick. Purchasing of the gears you need to buy the bike won’t be cheap and using it will be clunky. The cost of VirZoom is $250; the buyers also have to factor in the cost of a header. And to a powerful desktop computer, the Rift and Vive will need to be tethered, while the PlayStation VR will have to connect to a PlayStation 4. As of now the VirZoom is planning to sell bike to people who want to use it at home.