The new ThinkPad X1 Yoga with OLED

The new ThinkPad X1 Yoga with OLED

Lenovo is launching the business oriented ThinkPad X1 Yoga which takes the Yoga series to the next level. This is the first first convertible device with an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display.

The X1 Yoga comes with the option of a 14-inch 2560×1440 display made by the leader in OLED technology, Samsung. Up till now OLED has been used in smartphones and some tablets but never on a laptop.

The laptop is equipped with either a 1920×1080 IPS LCD or 2560×1440 IPS LCD. The OLED device is optional, pricier but gives a large gamut with deep blacks and higher contrast.

Yoga1The business laptop is powered by Intel Skylake-U series processors i3, i5 or Core i7 with vPro. It can get up to 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. It is equipped with three USB 3.0 ports and OneLine+ for Ethernet, an also features mDP, HDMI, microSD, 4G LTE (optional), with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modem. It also features WiGig wireless docking and a touch fingerprint reader.

The active stylus charges when docked to the base.The keyboard is with the spill-resistant keys and trackpoint retract into the base when the display is rotated around, to improve the ergonomics when used in tablet mode.

The convertible weighs 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs) and is 16.7 mm (0.66-inches) thick.

The new X1 Yoga will be available starting in January, with the OLED model shipping around April. Prices start at $1449.

Source: Lenovo


CES 2016: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet

Source: Lenovo

At CES 2016 Lenovo introduced a new 12-inch (2160×1440 pixels) modular Thinkpad X1 Tablet. It is with the newest Intel Core m7 processor. It has 16 GB RAM and up to 1 TB storage. Combined with the built in modular battery it can run up to 10 hours.

But it also has the ability to add additional modules like a a Productivity module, Presenter module and even 3D Imaging module.

tab2The brilliantly adaptable ThinkPad X1 Tablet with its unique modular design is obviously business oriented and offers something new that no other tablet can offer yet by adding functionality through simple clip-on optional modules:

For instance if you need more battery you can add the The Productivity Module which adds 5 more hours of usage. It also has full HDMI, and a OneLink+ port.

tab4For those that want to make a presentation the The Presenter Module includes a pico projector and HDMI port.It can project a 60-inch display from 2 meters.

Creating in 3D? Add the 3D Imaging Module with its rear-facing Intel RealSense camera

The X1 Tablet has a full size ThinkPad keyboard with the iconic TrackPoint and three adjustable typing angles and recreates the classic ThinkPad keystroke feel. Keyboard and tablet together weigh just 2.4 pounds for an ultra-light laptop experience.

tab3What’s more, it is the first Windows tablet with LTE Advanced support for super-fast connectivity from virtually anywhere. This is the first Windows tablet to offer LTE-A support. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet also features a removable rear panel for serviceability and upgrades.

ThinkPad X1 Tablet will be available starting February from $899.

The Productivity module will retail for $149. The Presenter module will retail for $279, and the 3D Imaging module will go on sale in May for $149.

Source: Lenovo


Startup Job Fair @ betahaus on January 16

Startup Job Fair @ betahaus on January 16

Startup Job Fair @ betahaus is an event, which will meet startups with the highly needed human resources for accomplishing their ideas, projects and innovations. Meet in person with your future team – designers, software developers, digital experts, project managers etc.

We all know that the most important role for the development and success of a startup is the establishment of working, cohesive and motivated team. And this is the hardest part. We’ve all heard the question ‘do you know a good PHP Developer/ Sales & Marketing person, etc?’. That’s why we’re up to the challenge to organize a meetup of both the new wave of entrepreneurship and young talents. We believe is needed and this initiative will become a tradition.

Interested companies will find space and a stand where they can present the company, communicate face-to-face with the candidates and engage them, which might be their key hires and become an important part of their team.

Talk with the right people for the job you offer. You’ll be able to personally invite the ones that you consider eligible for interview or even why not start work for you next Monday.

No less useful will be the networking the betahause cafe after the end of the event. You can enjoy chatting with companies from your field, exchange ideas and maybe even partnerships.

The fee for taking part at the job fair @ betahaus is 40 Euro for members of betahaus and 50 Euro – early bird for all others. Regular ticket is 70 Euro. The places are limited to 30 so don’t wait for the last moment to take part.

The 6th Global Event Awards Extend Registration

Due to the huge interest in the 6th edition of Eventex Awards, registration and submission deadlines are extended. Applications and submission forms will be received by 29 January 2016.

More than 150 entries came from Europe, USA, India and Australia so far, which is double the number of last year. Most popular category so far is Best Conference, followed by Best Experiential Event. From the brand new cluster: Event-related Services, Best Event Agency is a favorite, followed by Best Speaker.

Some of the companies which are part of the 6th edition of Eventex Awards are AIM Group International, XSAGA, DoubleDutch, Tapahtumantekijät Oy, IM Creative, Etouches, Momentum Worldwide, Lidl, etc. Most of the participants are regular but there are also companies which enter the Global Event Awards for the first time. “Russia has very strong presence in the 6th edition of Eventex Awards, mainly because of our newly established partnership with the team of Live Magazine, who are a reliable associate that we are lucky to work with” – said Ovanes Ovanessian, founder and CEO of Eventex. Other countries with a strong presence in the 6th edition of Eventex Awards are Belgium, USA and Netherlands.

More information about the 28 categories in Eventex Awards, as well as the Awards Night details can be found on the Eventex website.

About Eventex Awards: Eventex Awards were founded in 2011 and became the only global event industry awards, honoring the professional excellence worldwide on an annual basis. Among some of the previous participants are companies like Google, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Microsoft, Liverpool City Council, Abbvie, DoubleDutch, Etouches and many others from over 40 countries in Europe, Asia, USA and Australia. Distinguished judges in the world of meetings and events recognize the greatest achievements and award only those whose hard work has left a worthy trace in the past year.

GoPro HERO 4 SESSION now only $200

The smalest action camera by GoPro now costs only $200. The good news is that the GoPro Hero4 is now only $199.99 down by $100, at the same price as the entry-level HERO+. The company offers six action cameras to choose from. This includes three entry level HERO action cameras priced between $129.99 and $299.99 and three performance camersa starting from $199.99 for the HERO Session to the $499.99 HERO 4 Black. Good news it seems, not for the company which is obviously strugling with its stock price, but for all of us, HERO 4 fans.

The smalest action camera by GoPro, the HERO 4 SESSIONnow costs only $200.

The good news is that the GoPro Hero4 is now only $199.99 down by $100, at the same price as the entry-level HERO+.

The company offers six action cameras to choose from. This includes three entry level HERO action cameras priced between $129.99 and $299.99 and three performance camersa starting from $199.99 for the HERO Session to the $499.99 HERO 4 Black.

Good news it seems, not for the company which is obviously strugling with its stock price, but for all of us, HERO 4 fans.

MWC 2014: Sunny and calm in lovely Barcelona (photos)

MWC 2014: Sunny and calm in lovely Barcelona (photos)

Lovely Barcelona will be host to the largest mobile technology trade show of the year, the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014).

Starting on Monday over 75000 attendees will visit the largest mobile trade show for the ear. All the major players in mobile are here like Samsung, Nokia, LG, HTC, Qualcomm, Intel, Mediatek, just to name a few will be here. The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has outgrown even CES, CeBIT, IFA.

Just a day before the official start that will even see Mark Zuckerberg with a keynote everything seems calm and quiet. Not so online, we are already seeing announcements from major manufacturers like Samsung about the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watch and Huawei with five new devices.

To give you some idea on what it is like a day before the official start of the Mobile World Congress here are some beautiful pictures of the Congress Hall and the outdoor advertisements surrounding it.

Photos: Nikolay Chakrakchiev


Happy First Vine Birthday

On Friday the Twitter mobile service Vine that lets you capture and share short looping videos celebrated one year of online presence.

It started as a service to make it easier to share short looping videos with a phone and just four months after its release it became the fastest growing app worldwide.

Compared to Instagram which has 150 million users the mobile app has a much smaller user base. In August 2013, the team proudly announced on Twitter that in just eight months the app has reached 40 million users.

To celebrate its first birthday, the team is collecting and showing off viral videos made by users on its site. It is also asking users to join the celebration and share their favorite videos and has created a special hashtag #VineBirthday. 

To get a taste of the viral videos here are some examples. You can join the celebration, see the viral videos of the past one year and share your favorite videos on the Vine site.


Source: Vine blog, Picture: Vine


Mihai Ursoi on SES Astra, satellite technology and UHDTV

Mihai Ursoi on SES Astra, satellite technology and UHDTV

Mihai Ursoi is the Country Manager of  SES Astra for Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova. He joined the company 5 years ago and since than been involved in developing SES Astra’s business in these three countries. He has a degree in Geography and Economics from the Bucharest University and an MBA from Oxford.

What is the scope of the partnership of ASTRA with the European space agency? What is the new project ELECTRA about?

Being a satellite industry leader, with its 55 satellites in orbit, SES is the natural choice for a partner, when it comes to innovations and global reach. We work with the European Space Agency on several projects, such as the development of an electricity propelled satellite – ELECTRA. This project will revolutionize the satellite business as it will expand the lives of the spacecrafts in orbit and will provide a major boost for the space exploration as a whole. SES also partners with European Space Agency on the EGNOS program for a navigation service, as part of the navigation equipment is on board of our satellites.

Your main business revolves around the satellite TV service, what is the competitive advantage of the satellite technology?

Most important advantage is the coverage which with satellites reaches almost 100% of the territory of any given country in the world. Then comes the top quality of picture and sound. Satellite technology is versatile and easily switches over from SD to HD and the HD market is expanding rapidly at the moment. SES ASTRA offers turnkey solutions to its customers.  So the added value is not only in the technological advantage, as we are used to say – satellite capacity is just the beginning.

What are the most important innovations which drive the growth in the satellite business?

There are many innovations on the business side, but for the TV viewers most important would be the upcoming UHDTV revolution and the SAT-IP technology that would change the way we watch TV. UHDTV is a standard pioneered by SES which allows 4 times higher resolution images to be transferred in a manageable and cost effective way, so that your 4KTV will produce a picture with 4 times the quality of the HD standard. This allows for TV manufacturers to increase the size of TV screens and improve the quality of the picture. The SAT>IP technology will allow the viewers to keep up with their favorite shows on any Wi-Fi enabled, screen device in the household. In the near future everyone will be able to view the satellite signal via a smartphone or a tablet or any other screen in the house besides the TV. Basically we aim to offer more easy and comfortable access to a higher quality TV.

When will the UHDTV become a market reality?

This mostly depends on the content producers, because we at SES are ready. We have the right codec, we have the satellite infrastructure with global coverage. We even have a test platform for content producers to test their UHDTV signal through our satellites. With the “SES Ultra HD Experience” initiative, content producers and broadcasters from all over the world are invited to submit footage shot in Ultra HD via a dedicated SES web page,, and are given the opportunity to broadcast and test their content via a SES satellite.

How would you describe the BG TV and SAT TV market compared to other CEE and EU markets?

From what we observed in the past years, satellite reception has been constantly growing while we saw a significant decrease in terrestrial and cable reception. With satellite being the most advanced and advantageous digital infrastructure, we are confident that we can develop our market position and establish ourselves as an important player in the Bulgarian market. Look at the Romanian example. , Despite the fact that the Romanian Pay TV market is highly saturated (over 85%), Orange Romania launched last year on Astra at 31.5 °East a DTH platform which offers more than  40HD channels among nearly 100 in the package. DTH has a significantly higher market share in the EU in comparison to Bulgaria, but the Bulgarian market was less regulated so far. When the dust settles the content and the quality will be the king and queen of the market.  In our view, the BG market has a significant growth potential and we are here to develop it.


13.3-inch Asus Transformer Book T300 with a detachable Full HD display

The Asus Transformer Book T300 is a 13.3-inch laptop with a detachable Full HD display  anounced at IFA 2013. At the same time it can be used as a standalone Windows 8 tablet. The Transformer Book т300 powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Core processor. The Li-Ion 6710mAh battery provides up to eight hours battery life.

ASUS Transformer Book T300 features a sleek metallic design with a soft-touch finish that’s both durable and stylish. The 13.3-inch tablet display has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution for an expansive working space with razor-sharp images, while IPS technology ensures wide 178-degree viewing angles with excellent daylight visibility.

Transformer Book also features cutting-edge multi-touch digitizer technology that detects a 6mm contact point, rather than the 9mm recommended by Microsoft for Windows 8. The result is a 10-point multi-touch display with high-precision input that’s perfect for the kind of fine fingertip control required by everything from spreadsheets to creative applications.

Just 11.5mm thin, ASUS Transformer Book T300’s tablet display is extremely portable, but it’s also highly practical for use on the move, with built-in USB 3.0, a micro-HDMI ports, plus an LED battery charge indicator. The keyboard dock is equally slim, at just 11mm, and has a compact magnetic dock connector that releases and snaps to the tablet display in an instant. The dock features a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a large multi-touch touchpad with Windows 8 gesture support.

Transformer Book features a front 720p HD camera and a rear 1080p Full HD camera, plus stereo speakers powered by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for loud, clear sound.

Asus has yet to announce the pricing and actual shipment date.


ASUS Announces X79-Deluxe Motherboard for New Intel Core i7 Processors

Exclusive Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization technology enables extreme overclocking of the latest Intel Core i7-49xx/48xx processors

ASUS announced X79-Deluxe, an ATX motherboard designed for the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors. ASUS X79-Deluxe is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization, which allows PC enthusiasts to take processor and DRAM overclocking to extreme levels easily and safely.

Along with built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for super-fast and flexible wireless connectivity, X79-Deluxe also includes ASUS SSD Caching II technology to significantly improve the performance of traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). X79-Deluxe also introduces a stunning gold-and-black design — so it looks just as great as it performs.

Overclock Ivy Bridge-E with confidence

ASUS X79-Deluxe is designed to unleash the full power of Future Intel Core i7-49xx/48xx processors and includes numerous exclusive ASUS technologies to allow users to overclock with confidence. Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization is an easy-to-use tuning tool that dynamically adjusts ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Digi+ Power Control and Fan Xpert 2 technologies to reduce noise and increase efficiency with a single click. With X79-Deluxe and Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization, a 3.4GHz processor’s clock speed can be easily and reliably cranked to over 4.8GHz — truly incredible performance.

Exceptional DRAM-overclocking performance is also achieved swiftly and simply. X79-Deluxe is able to overclock up to eight DIMMs to speeds that represent a 30% improvement on previous ASUS X79 motherboards, allowing users to set up very large RAM disks to benefit from super-fast access to favorite applications and everyday storage operations.

Super-fast Wi-Fi and advanced SSD caching

ASUS X79-Deluxe is fitted with an upgraded ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module that provides both 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for extremely fast, stable and flexible wireless connectivity. With 802.11ac Wi-Fi built in, X79-Deluxe delivers wireless speeds of up to 867Mbit/s — that’s up to three times faster than the 802.11n standard. A bundled dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz), two-stream (2T2R) antenna ensures wide coverage, so a wireless network can be extended quickly and easily.

More details about the new Asus X79-Deluxe motherboard can be found here.

Source: ASUS


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