Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

ASUS unveils Transformer Book TX300

ASUS India, a leader in the new digital era, together with UTV, today unveiled the Transformer Book TX300 – World’s thinnest Window 8 tablet and detachable Notebook – in association with Chennai Express at the music launch of the film. The evening witnessed much grandeur with the presence of Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Apratim Sharma – ASUS India.

Expressing excitement on the launch of Transformer Book, Apratim Sharma – Country Product Manager – System Business Group, ASUS India elaborated, “The ASUS Design Center starts with what people need and want and crafts perfect solutions that are aesthetic, integrated, intuitive and sustainable. The ASUS Transformer Book supports this belief to the fullest and we are positive that the world’s thinnest Window 8 detachable tablet cum notebook will stun the masses in the way it has been designed to.”

“We are elated with the associating with UTV for Chennai Express. The ASUS Transformer Book supports the fast pace of this film with its All-round performance. This product unveiling will mark a new element of innovation in the series and strengthen our commitment to the market,” he further added.

ASUS Transformer Book
The ASUS Transformer Book is a 13.3-inch notebook with a detachable tablet which has a Full HD IPS Touch panel and a 178 Degree viewing angle. It comes with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor for an outstanding notebook and tablet performance. Separate storage has been provided for the notebook and tablet with a high-capacity hard drive and an Ultra-fast SSD. The ASUS Transformer Book is available with Windows 8 Professional. The device features ASUS SonicMaster audio with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for rich and detailed sound.

Precision-Engineered Ultra-Portability

ASUS Transformer Book is the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet with a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor. Inspired by the beautiful Zenbook ultraportable, the ASUS Transformer Book features a sleek profile and a precision-engineered all-metal design with unique spun metal finish that’s the result of a sophisticated 32-step manufacturing process. Transformer Book is as striking as it is resilient and is perfect proof of the ASUS spirit of persistent perfection.

 

High-performance portability

Whether used as a Windows 8 multi-touch tablet or a notebook with keyboard and touchpad, ASUS Transformer Book always has an incredible performance on tap. The 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor seamlessly switches between applications for effortless multi-tasking with Windows 8 apps, while Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers an automatic burst of speed whenever it’s required. The Transformer Book lets the users Enjoy smooth HD movie playback, responsive gaming and incredible sound quality, thanks to ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.

 

Storage Options for Two Ways of Working

With two types of internal storage device, the ASUS Transformer Book works the way users want to. As a tablet, the 128GB SSD means apps launch instantly for a slick and seamless Windows 8 experience, while ASUS WebStorage ensures easy access to secure cloud storage when travelling far and wide. Connect ASUS Transformer Book to its notebook dock and it instantly becomes a fully functional notebook with up to a 500GB hard drive, with exclusive ASUS high-speed bridge technology that ensures blisteringly fast 5Gbit/s data transfer speeds.

 

Backlit keyboard

In Notebook Mode, ASUS Transformer Book features a backlit keyboard with ambient light control that automatically adjusts its brightness to suit the surroundings, making it easy to keep on top of any productivity task.

 

Smart Battery Technology

ASUS Transformer Book has up to five hours’ battery life in full notebook mode and up to eight hours in tablet mode. Power Up! technology extends notebook battery life still further by disabling the dock’s hard drive and ports to leave the keyboard and touchpad active, giving up to eight hours’ use.

 

More Than a Mobile Dock

ASUS Transformer Book has a mobile dock that’s more than just a backlit keyboard and smart gesture touchpad. With a 500GB hard drive, two USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit LAN, it’s a fully featured notebook with a built-in battery of its own.

 

No more waiting to work

With up to two weeks’ standby time in Notebook mode, there’s no need to waste time waiting for ASUS Transformer Book to shut down, while two-second resume from standby means it’s ready for action when users are.

 

Brilliant High-Definition Display

ASUS Transformer Book features a Full HD display with 1080p resolution and IPS technology for an incredibly crisp and detailed image, with a wide 178° viewing angle. Multi-touch support gives full fingertip control with Windows 8 too, while Mini Display Port makes it easy to connect an HDTV for big-screen viewing.

 

Superior Sound Quality

Developed with the audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, ASUS SonicMaster technology delivers outstanding cinematic sound quality. Four speakers in Notebook mode give an immersive listening experience and MaxxAudio provides fully customizable EQ control for perfect results with movies, music and games. Audio recording is crystal-clear too, thanks to a high quality array mic that filters background noise.

 

High-Quality Cameras

With a front 720p HD and a rear 5-megapixel camera, ASUS Transformer Book is perfectly equipped for capturing high-quality images. Users can enjoy crystal-clear face-to-face video chat with family and friends, and simply tap the screen to take a photo.

 

Stay-Safe Power Supply

Accidentally tripping over a plugged-in notebook power lead risks damage to the lead, the notebook — and, worst of all, the user. Transformer Book solves this problem with a clever power lead that doesn’t plug into a socket, but snaps onto it magnetically. A firm tug is enough to break the connection safely, so there’s no risk of dragging Transformer Book off a desk by snagging its power lead, or having it snatched from your hands if you pick it up when still plugged in.

 

Exploring For Wedding Reception Photography Tips

The wedding reception is one of the most difficult types of events for a wedding photographer to photograph because of the nature of the event. During the wedding reception, everyone is moving around and dancing, making it hard for the photographer to get a clear shot of anyone and the happy couple will not like you moving their guest out of the way so that you can take photographs at the reception.

This is the reason why websites and books have begun to focus on great wedding reception photography tips and many wedding photographers have been using these tips to create better wedding reception photographs. The number of photographers that are interested in learning wedding reception photography tips continues to increase each year and has lead to the formation of a number of websites that give photographers techniques for creating great wedding reception photographs.

The tips and tricks that can be learned from these books and websites will give you the knowledge to take the photographs that your customers will be proud to have in their wedding album to show off for their friends and family for years to come. Different wedding reception photography tips can be used in different situations to obtain different results.

Where to Find Wedding Reception Photography Tips

Different types of websites will focus on a different type of wedding reception photography tips that can be used to please your customers by creating great photographs. Some of the websites will focus on wedding reception photography tips for creating an artistic shot of the bride and groom or others in the wedding party, while others will focus on the best way to obtain a candid shot without the blur or people’s heads ruining the photographs.

There are even some websites that focus on beach wedding photography tips because beach weddings have become so popular in recent years. After learning of great wedding reception photography tip, you will have to practice taking those types of photographs until you are comfortable with the new technique.

Some photographers practice the techniques in parks to perfect the technique of taking shots while people are moving around. There are many books that focus on different elements of photography and some of them may include wedding reception photography tips that can be used to create some beautiful and unique photographs.

Looking for the tips in these types of books will take some digging and they will not be as easy to find as when looking online, but if the wedding reception photography tip has made it into print then it is reasonable to believe that the technique is valid. Some websites may have information that is not as easy to use because some of those websites are actually written by amateur photographers.

Fountainhead Essay Scholarship By Ayn Rand Foundation

When thinking about getting a scholarship from the Ayn Rand Foundation, it is important to consider what is required. You must write an essay which is to be submitted by a certain date in order to qualify for the scholarship money. The first prize winner will receive $10,000 in scholarship money to be used for completing their education and receiving a degree. The 5 second prize winners will each receive $2,000. Ten third prize winners will get $1,000 each. The forty five finalists will get $100 each and the 175 semifinalists will get $50 each.

There are three different topics you can choose from when it comes to the essay you write to get the scholarship money. The topics will be related to famous literature and how you interpret it. It is highly suggested that you choose carefully, as the topic you select will determine just how good your essay will be. You should choose one which will be easy for you to write on. Remember that with an essay such as this, judges look for quality versus quantity, though it should still be long enough to qualify.

The judging of each essay will be based on both the content and style of the papers. Each judge will be checking each paper for accuracy and clear development of thoughts. In order to become one of the winners, you must show a profound grasp on The Fountainhead, specifically the topic you have chosen for your essay. It’s a fascinating book about individuality and capitalism that has sparked many debates. You will be required to demonstrate a philosophical grasp on the literature in order to qualify as a finalist or semifinalist. There are four different rounds to the judging process, each of which is completely unbiased and objective.

Until each essay has been officially ranked and finalized, judges do not learn the names of those who submit the essays. There are of course some rules and stipulations which must be adhered to in order to qualify for the scholarship money. There is no application process, meaning that anyone around the world can qualify for this scholarship, as long as all of the requirements for the essay are met. Everyone who enters into the content must be in either 11th or 12th grade. There must be a cover sheet attached with each paper, including name/address, email address, and the name/address of the school you attend. Once you have all the information put together you will be able to mail it in and wait for the results to be processed.

AntsHorror Film Superstars

Ants-Horror Film Superstars

The emotional roller coaster of a good scary movie is a thrill ride without compare. The genre is as old as film itself. An actor who can terrify an entire audience or a wide-eyed screaming actress who makes your hair stand on end is definitely worth the price of admission. However, without a doubt, the most frightening horror film stars of all time are ants. The scariest part of all is they are not acting.

The first, most intimidating feature of ants is the fact that, according to scientists the biomass (weight) of ants exceeds that of humans. There are 6.9 billion humans on earth. For every human there are 1.5 million ants, for a total of 10,000 trillion ants. Ants account for 15% of the weight of all land animals. Forget the horror films. From a sheer numbers perspective, ants have already taken over the world.

Ants are extremely strong. They can lift 50 times their body weight and haul it away. If a man were that strong he could pick up a large pickup truck and walk down the street. However, remember there are trillions of ants. This means they could pick up and haul away every animal on earth-all at once.

Ants are also greedy SOBs. They will move mountains, literally, to get to their favorite food. If they want something bad enough they will find a way to get it. They especially love sweets. Your candy stash hidden in your bottom drawer has just been added to next week’s menu. Insight Pest Solutions can help you get rid of all those pests.

Ants are the world’s most proficient civil engineers. Ants can move 50 tons of earth a year within a one-mile radius. Their underground networks are millions of miles of intricate hallways and structures unrivaled by any other species. Imagine the New York subway covering the entire planet.

Ants are vicious warriors. The bite of a bullet ant is as painful as a gunshot-hence their name. Other ants engage in chemical warfare. They will bite you and then spit formic acid into the wound causing intense pain. Others will spray formic acid into the air making it hard for you to breathe. The Australian Bulldog ant can cause anaphylactic shock.

And let’s not forget ARMY ants. Like the US Marines, they are looking for a few good men-for dinner! They will eat anything that gets in the way of their forced march. Speaking of horror films, one the scariest movies ever was The Naked Jungle starring Charlton Heston. The army ants ate everything and everyone. Maybe it wasn’t a horror film . . . it might have been a documentary.

Intel’s new CEO and Atom chip face uphill climb to mobility

Intel announced earnings Wednesday that were in line with expectations, but the chipmaker is facing a daunting future as mobile devices further erode the PC business and its Atom chip vies for customers.

“With its new, low-end Atom processor, Bay Trail, the company is gaining traction in cheap notebooks and tablets, but we believe this is at the expense of higher-end core processors,”said Piper Jaffray analyst Gus Richard. “Intel is late to the smartphone market and we believe high-end smartphone sales are starting to roll over. Intel is far behind its competitors in terms of cost and integration in smartphones, in our view. We do expect Windows 8.1 to drive a corporate upgrade cycle next year, creating a bounce in PC demand.”

Intel’s new CEO Brian Krzanich said organization, strategic, and prioritization changes “will drive greater emphasis on our Atom-based products, bringing the full weight of our process and architectural leadership to the Atom family.”

Asymco’s Horace Dediu illustrates the dynamics of Intel’s situation — he calls it a “PC calamity” — which is similar to the situation facing Microsoft, a dominant leader in the PC era facing a steep uphill climb in the mobile era.

In the last six years, nearly as many iOS and Android devices have been sold as PCs and mobile ARM devices are selling at least 2.6 times the rate of Intel-powered devices.

(Credit: Asymco)

“In terms of installed base, a computing category that did not exist six years ago has come to overtake one that has been around for 38 years,” Dediu wrote. “The calamity for Intel has been that they have had no part to play in the new category. Perhaps that is because they had every part to play in the old category.”

As you would expect, during the Intel earnings call Krzanich was optimistic about the potential for Atom processors to get traction in the fast-growing mobile space.

“Look at it as a constant pushing of the accelerator down and the thing just gets faster and faster as time goes by. And so you’ll just see more and more strength of that Atom line as time goes through here, and it will be kind of just, you’ll look back and say well it’s obviously that the Atom line has truly become strong and they’ve got share in the tablet space,” he said.

Intel trimmed its annual financial outlook from low single-digit percentage growth to to flat year over year.