Are the competitor MacBook Air — 13 Huawei MateBook

Представлен конкурент MacBook Air — Huawei MateBook 13

During the presentation of the smartphone Huawei Nova 4 in China, the company also announced a new version of the laptop that could potentially compete with Apple MacBook Air (2018).

Huawei MateBook got a 13.3-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels (3:2). The screen is 88% of the surface around it with a thickness of only 4.4 mm. Maximum display brightness is 300 nits, a minimum of 240 nits.

The weight of the laptop is 1.28 kg, the thickness of 14.9 mm. the Body is made of aluminum.

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As the processor uses the eighth generation Intel Core i7-8568U (Whiskey Lake) or Intel Core i5-8265. Graphics card discrete NVIDIA MX150 with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. RAM is one option — 8 GB built-in 256 or 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD.

Battery volume 3670 mAh battery promises up to 10 hours on a single charge. Available quick charge: 15 minutes will give 2.5 hours of autonomy. As operating system Windows 10.

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Представлен конкурент MacBook Air — Huawei MateBook 133

Представлен конкурент MacBook Air — Huawei MateBook 134

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MateBook equipped with three ports Type-C 3.5 mm mini-jack. In the power key built into the fingerprint scanner. Supported adapters 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, sound stereo Dolby Atmos, camera for video calls with a resolution of 1 Megapixel.

Selling Huawei MateBook 13 from 1 January 2019. Cost in China:

  • i5+8 GB RAM+256 GB ROM — 5399 yuan (~52 000)
  • i5+8 GB RAM+512GB ROM — 5699 yuan (~55 000)
  • i7+8GB RAM+512GB ROM — 6399 yuan (~61 700 rubles)


Music player Poweramp received a major update

Музыкальный плеер Poweramp получил крупное обновление

Poweramp, one of the most popular music players on Android, got updated to version 3.0.

The update brings a new audio engine that can work with Hi-Res audio, as well as updated the new EQ and reverb effects.

In terms of interface changed everything: menus, panels, dialogs and notifications — now it is more like Material Design. In addition, the play button of the mini player appeared the amplitude of the sound.

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Музыкальный плеер Poweramp получил крупное обновление2

If before the design of the application was mainly used by the black color, it is now possible to try the built-in light theme. As before, the player will support third-party skins.

Poweramp 3.0 is already available in Google Play. A free trial is available for two weeks, then you will have to pay 99 rubles.


HTC Desire 12s: unusual design and NFC

HTC Desire 12s: необычный дизайн и NFC

HTC has introduced a mainstream smartphone Desire 12s which resembles the back devices Google Pixel: the panel is divided into glossy and textured parts.


  • Dimensions: 154,2×72,7×8.3 mm, 150 g
  • Display: the 5.7″, 1440×720
  • Processor: OCTA core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3/4 GB of RAM, 32/64 constant, a slot for microSD
  • Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0 (main), 13 MP, f/2,2 (front)
  • Battery: 3075 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, HTC Sense
  • Connection: microUSB, wifi 802.11 n, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE, GPS, NFC, headphone Jack, Dual SIM

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HTC Desire 12s: необычный дизайн и NFC2

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The main camera consists of only one sensor, which is unusual for a smartphone in 2018. But it is equipped with HDR, panorama mode and can record videos in FullHD.

Responsible for the safety of the fingerprint scanner on the rear panel, and NFC allows you to pay through Google Pay.

HTC Desire 12s is available in black, silver and red colors at a price of NT $ 5990 (~12 900 rubles) for version 3 of+32 GB, and $ 6990 (~15 100) 4+64 GB.


Spotify launched on the Macintosh SE in 1990

Spotify запустили на Macintosh SE 1990 года выпуска

Developer from Australia made the app to play music from Spotify on the Macintosh SE/30, production of which ceased in 1990.

Steve Smith called app MacPlayer. It connects to the account via Spotify Connect, available by subscription, and allows you to listen to playlists, change tracks, adjust the volume and even view album art.

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Spotify запустили на Macintosh SE 1990 года выпуска2

Spotify запустили на Macintosh SE 1990 года выпуска3

Spotify запустили на Macintosh SE 1990 года выпуска4

Spotify запустили на Macintosh SE 1990 года выпуска5

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The sound from the Mac SE is passed to any speakers with support for Wi-Fi.

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In the process of creating applications Steve faced a number of difficulties. In particular, user authentication through the API and different text encoding (Spotify UTF-8 and MacRoman on Mac own). Both issues are fixed and Steve shared a step-by-step instructions for running MacPlayer on the Macintosh SE.



The winners of The Game Awards 2018

Победители премии The Game Awards 2018

In Los Angeles the fifth annual award in the gaming industry, The Game Awards 2018. The voting took place on the event’s website.

Action adventure Western Red Dead Redemption 2 has collected the most awards, and the winner was the story of Spartan warrior God of War.

Winners list:

Game of the year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

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Best game in progress

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege

Best production

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best art direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best music

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best sound design

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

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Best actor dubbing

  • Brian Descartes — Detroit
  • Christopher judge — God of War
  • Melissanthi May — Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Roger Clark — Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Yuri Lowenthal — Spider-Man

The best socially-significant game

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best indie game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Into the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

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Best mobile game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

Best game with VR/AR

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

Best action game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

Best adventure game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best role playing game

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity III: Deadfire

The best fighting game

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soul Calibur VI
  • Steet Fighter V Arcade

Best family game

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for the Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best strategy game

  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Frostpunk
  • Into the Breach
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

Best sports or racing game

  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves

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Best student game

  • Combat 2018
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge

The best indie debut

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger
  • Yoku»s Island Express

Best eSports game

  • CSGO
  • DOTA 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best eSports team

  • Astrails — CSGO
  • Cloud9 — LOL
  • Fnatic — LOL
  • London Spitfire — Ovewatch
  • OG — DOTA 2

Best eSports event

  • Eleague Major: Boston 2018
  • EVO 2018
  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

The best players

  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
  • Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao
  • Alexander “s1mple” Kostylev
  • Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang

The best Creator of game content

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Puzzle

In a special nomination «the Icon industry» was won by Greg Thomas, one of the founders of the company 2K Games.

Last year’s ceremony remembered the victories of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which won four statuettes from six nominations. Next year, The Game Awards will be held in the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles.


«Tinkoff Bank» preparing a voice assistant «Oleg»

«Тинькофф Банк» готовит голосового ассистента «Олег»

The founder of the «Tinkoff Bank» Oleg Tinkov announced the arrival of the voice assistant in mobile applications of the Bank. It was called «Oleg». This was told Tinkov during a corporate organization.

Assistant will present «in a week» probably 13 Dec. It will help in solving the financial and everyday tasks like transferring money, buying movie tickets and booking restaurant reservations. Published on the video hear male and almost natural the «voice» of the assistant.

At the end of November it became known that Mail.Ru developing a voice assistant «Marusya». It will compete with «Alice» from «Yandex».


The main announcements of the ceremony, The Game Awards 2018

Главные анонсы церемонии The Game Awards 2018

During the annual awards ceremony in the gaming industry, The Game Awards organizers not only announced the winners, but also showed a lot of new trailers for future games.


A new game with early access from the makers of Bastion. It will be one of the first exclusive for the updated store online games Epic Games. The story tells of the brave fighter who must defeat the God of death Hades. The game is 899 rubles.

Sayonara Wild Hearts

New rhythm game with the music genre indie-pop from the Studio Simogo. The yield on the Nintendo Switch is scheduled for 2019.

Journey to the Savage Planet

Project Typhoon Studios is working on a team led by former creative Director of Ubisoft Montreal’s Alex Hutchinson. Will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Stanley Parable

The re-release of the famous game in the genre of visual novel, which until then was only available on PC. The developers promise to add new content and release on the console in 2019.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

The new part of the superhero action with characters from the Marvel comics. Will be released next year and only on Nintendo Switch.

Far Cry New Dawn

Announced a new post-apocalyptic game series Far Cry. A direct continuation of the fifth part will be released February 15, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


New trailer shooter from BioWare, which tells about the story and the characters. The alpha test will begin on 9 December, this Saturday.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Crash Bandicoot and his friends are racing again. Release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch — on 21 June 2019.

The Outer Worlds

The Studio Obsidian has announced its new project. Sci-Fi action with elements of RPG, first person will be released in 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


The new trailer Dauntless confirmed the release of the console. The game will support full cross-platform and will be released in April 2019 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be distributed through the store Epic Games.

Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises

Bioware showed a trailer for the new game of the Dragon Age series, codenamed The Dread Wolf Rises.

Mortal Kombat 11

The legendary fighting game will be continued on 23 April next year. Pre-order you can get a bonus of more character — Shao Kahn.

Psychonauts 2

The official new trailer of the adventure game «Psychonauts» — elite special agents from the Studio Double Fine. Will be released on PC next year.

Rage 2

Bethesda showed off a new trailer of the action adventure first person. Will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may 14, 2019.

Stranger Things 3 The Game

The game is based on the same series. Release on Android and iOS will take place after the release of the third season of «strange matters» on Netflix.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Persona 5 DLC

For fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announced the first DLC character. It was the Joker from the game Persona 5, which last year became the winner in the nomination «Best RPG» award at The Game Awards. Date of release is unknown, but the release of the game took place today.

Devil May Cry 5

New story trailer for the continuation of the famous game in the genre of slasher. Demo version for users of Xbox One will be available today.


«Yandex.Navigator» learned to accept payment for the gas station

«Яндекс.Навигатор» научился принимать оплату за заправку

The Application «Yandex.Navigator» for Android has received the payment feature filling. Car owner now not necessarily to get out of the car to walk to the cash register.

To do this in the «Navigator» need to bind Bank card, choose a supported a gas station to access the desired column, pay and wait for the tanker. He must do everything himself, and in case of problems the application provides a check of the operation.

«Яндекс.Навигатор» научился принимать оплату за заправку1

The service supports more than a thousand stations of Moscow and St. Petersburg, including the network of ESA, «Neft’magistral'», «Petersburg fuel company» and «rainbow and partners.» Later, the list of cities and stations will be updated. The service will appear in the iOS app.

A similar function was performed by a separate service «Yandex.Charging», but now his job is suspended. Later the app will be updated and work again, told in «Yandex».


Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8cx Windows laptops

Qualcomm представила процессор Snapdragon 8cx для Windows-ноутбуков

Presented Qualcomm ARM Snapdragon chipset 8cx designed for computers running Windows. The company said in the third day of the Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii.

According to Qualcomm, the new processor computers, built on the 7-nanometer process technology. In the smartphone market at such technology the Snapdragon 855, 980 Kirin Apple and A12(X). The basis consists of eight 64-bit cores Kryo and accelerator Adreno 680.

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The product works with Wi-Fi standards 802.11 ad, 802.11 ac Wave 2, 802.11 a/b/g and 802.11 n, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and geolocation systems GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo. Modem X24 Snapdragon supports LTE Cat.20 with a theoretical download speed of up to 2 Gbps.

The company is promising «multi-day» computers based on Snapdragon 8cx. For fast charging provides technology support Quick Charge 4+.

Commercial devices on Snapdragon 8cx will appear in the third quarter of 2019.


«Yandex.Zen» summed up in 2018

«Яндекс.Дзен» подвёл итоги 2018 года

Platform «Yandex.Zen» summed up in 2018.

The monthly audience reached 35 million users (according to the service «Yandex.Radar» for November). User «Zen» spends time on the platform an average of 36 minutes a day.

For the year to «Yandex.Zen» was joined by 10 of thousands of new authors, and today the service is used by more than 18 thousand channels. According to representatives of «Zen» these users «create so high-quality and interesting materials that could easily compete with the leading media.»

The earnings of the authors of «Zen» in November amounted to 45 million rubles (almost 10 times more than the previous year).

Once on the platform have the opportunity to comment on the publication, it was published more than 3 million reviews.

This year Zen has developed a program «Nirvana», which participants receive more impressions in the tape, VIP support and special mark. It joined more than 200 sites and channels.

According to the developers «Zen», the platform in 2018 improved the quality of their content — have struggled with klimatom, copying other people’s material and fraud. Also created algorithms that allow authors to find their audience and Vice versa.

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The head of service Victor Lambert said that in 2019, the work on quality will remain the main strategic priority of «Zen».