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Acer ConceptD Brand of Desktops, Laptops, Monitors Introduced, Designed Specially for Professional Content Creators

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At its [email protected] annual hardware event, Acer has introduced a new brand called ConceptD, which will cater to graphic designers, filmmakers, engineers, architects, developers and other creators. This includes a new line of high-end desktops, laptops and monitors — all built using a new design language for quieter workflows and with factory-calibrated displays for professional use.

“The ConceptD product portfolio was conceived to give creators the tools to focus on the creative process and make beautiful things,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer.


ConceptD 900 and ConceptD 500 desktops specification, pricing and availability

 

The ConceptD 900 and 500 high-end desktops feature a range of Nvidia GPUs up to a Quadro RTX 6000 aimed at enabling high-end visual effects rendering, complex 3D modelling, simulations, as well as AI and deep learning development. The high core count is said to bring load times down and improve multitasking while achieving enterprise-class reliability, stability, and security.

The ConceptD 900 features dual Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors with up to 40 cores, and 80 threads, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU and 12 memory slots for a total of up to 192GB of ECC memory. The chassis is capable of holding up to five storage bays for RAID 0/1 capable drives and for upgradability, you get three free PCIe x8 and four PCIe x16 slots. The chassis features a matte black finish with amber LED accent lighting. It will be available in May in the US for a starting price of $19,999 (roughly Rs. 13,91,260).

The ConceptD 500 comes with a white colour tone and smooth curves on all sides. It’s designed to fit in a modern working environment and even has a woodgrain-inspired finish on the top. It also has a Qi wireless charging pad and a retractable headphone stand. It’s powered by up to a 9th generation Intel processor and Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 GPUs. Prices start at $1,699 (roughly Rs. 1,18,200) and will be available starting June in the US.

ConceptD 9, 7, 5 laptops specification, pricing, and availability

The ConceptD 9 laptop features a display on a rotating hinge, similar to the Acer Triton 900 gaming laptop. This allows the 17.3-inch UHD display to flip over, enabling different usage modes. Such as display, ezel, stand and laptop. The display is also Pantone Validated and covers 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut. The display also works with a Wacom EMR stylus and supports up to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity for more accurate sketching. The laptop is powered by the latest Intel and Nvidia RTX GPUs and come in variety of RAM and storage configurations. The ConceptD 9 laptop is priced starting at $4,999 (roughly Rs. 3,47,500).

The ConceptD 7 is more portable, featuring a 15.6-inch calibrated UHD panel and measures just 17.9mm in thickness and weighs roughly 2.1kg. The choice of CPU and GPU is similar to the Concept 9, expect you get Nvidia’s Max-Q RTX series here due to the slim form-factor. This starts at $2,299 (roughly Rs. 1,59,900).

Finally, the ConceptD 5 is an even slimmer and lighter professional laptop measuring 16.9mm in thickness and weighs around 1.5kg. It uses magnesium alloy for the lid and palm-rest areas, narrow display bezels and decently powerful internals such as the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics. The ConceptD 5 is starts at a price of $1,699 (roughly Rs. 1,18,200).

ConceptD CM7321K, CP7271K monitors specification, pricing and availability

The ConceptD CM7321K is a 32-inch monitor suited for 2D creators. This 32-inch, 4K UHD panel is DisplayHDR 1000 certified and has 1152 zones of local-dimming LEDs. It also has things like 99 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB colour space, 89.5 percent Rec.2020 for mastering content. Its priced at $3,199 (roughly Rs. 2,22,500) and will be available from September in the US.

The ConceptD CP7271K is a Pantone-validated 27-inch monitor optimised for 3D creators. It features a colour accuracy of Delta-E <1, a wide colour gamut of 99 percent of the AdobeRGB colour space, and 93 percent DCI-P3 colour space. It also features G-SYNC Ultimate and DisplayHDR 1000 for professional-grade colour and image detail. It’s priced at $1,999 (roughly Rs. 1,39,100) and will be available in the US striating July.

Acer also unveiled the ConceptD OJO Windows Mixed-Reality headset, featuring a 4,320 x 2,160 display, detachable and swappable head strap design, inter-pupil distance adjustment, and a classic white finish. Acer hasn’t revealed the pricing of this yet.


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How to remove annoying advertisements from Xiaomi phones running MIUI 10

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Xiaomi is known for its budget smartphones that offer high specifications at attractive prices but it is also known for its advertisement and push notifications that come along with it. The pre-loaded apps in the phone not only show advertisements while running, but also send promotional messages via notifications.

Under the settings of each of these apps, the “recommendations” are turned on, which is basically Xiaomi’s name for advertisement. Fortunately, Xiaomi has kept the option to turn off these recommendations but the process is quite frustrating as there is not a master switch to turn all of it in an instant.

You have to go to each of the apps showing “recommendations” and turn them off one by one. Follow this guide to turn off these push notifications and in-app advertisement in the latest MIUI 10 skin from Xioami.

 

Turn off msa and personalised ads in MIUI 10

Before starting to disable the advertisement in the MIUI 10, first of all, connect your phone to the internet and go to Settings > Additional Settings > Authorization & revocation. Now turn off the “msa“. You will have to wait for 10 seconds before you can tap Revoke.

The revoke option does not turn off easily. When we tried to turn it off, the system showed an error at least four-five times but it was turned off eventually. Now go back and tap on Privacy (Settings > Additional Settings > Privacy) and go to “Ad services” and turn this off. Now you need to go to each system app, find
“recommendations” and turn them off.

Disable personalised ads in Xiaomi devices running MIUI 10.

Turn off advertisement in File Manager in MIUI 10

*Open Mi File Manager

*Tap the hamburger icon on the top-left and go to About

*Turn off Recommendations

Turn off advertisements in Mi Cleaner in MIUI 10

*Open the MIUI Cleaner app

*Tap the brush icon on the top right corner

*Tap the gear icon and turn off the recommendations on the next screen

Turn off advertisement in Mi Music app in MIUI 10

*Open the Mi Music app

*Tap on the hamburger icon on the top left corner

*Tap on Settings > Advanced Settings

*Find “Receive recommendations” at the bottom part and turn it off

Disable ads in Mi Video app and other in MIUI 10.

Turn off advertisement in Mi Video app in MIUI 10

*Open the Mi Video app

*Tap on the hamburger icon on the top left corner

*Tap on Settings

*Turn off “Online recommendations” and “Push notifications”

Turn off advertisement in Security

*Go to Settings > System app settings > Security

*Turn off recommendations

Turn off advertisement in Mi Browser

*Open the Browser

*Go to Settings > Privacy & security

*Turn off recommendations

Also, go to Advanced and tap on “Set start page“. Now enter any URL you would like to visit when you choose to open the Mi Browser app. It will remove the default start page which shows promotional content.

Turn off advertisement in Folders in MIUI 10

If you have made app folders ion your phone, you will need to turn off “recommendations” for all these folders. Tap the name of the folder the same way you tap to rename it. You will see a tab for Promoted apps, turn this off.

If you happen to have installed an app that is showing you unwanted spammy notifications, as a bonus tip, we are letting you inform how to shut it up. Go to Settings > Notifications & status bar > App notifications. You will see all the apps with a switch before them to turn off notifications.

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Google Stadia controllers won’t be Bluetooth compatible at launch

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Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming service named Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers, at the Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., March 19, 2019.

Google Stadia controllers would not work with Bluetooth headsets at launch, rather they would connect directly to the Stadia server using Wi-Fi to help with the problem of lag while gaming.

“The Stadia controller comes with a headphone jack for wired audio, but won’t support Bluetooth audio at launch in November. If you’re playing on the computer or a Pixel phone you can connect the BT headset to it directly and use it in Stadia,” Andrey Doronichev, Stadia Product Director, wrote on social news site Reddit AMA.

 

For Bluetooth connectivity, the Stadia product page says, “Product contains Bluetooth Classic radio. No Bluetooth Classic functionality is enabled at this time.

Bluetooth Classic functionality may be implemented at a later date.”

Google has confirmed that Stadia would be available from November in 14 countries, including the US, the UK, and Canada. There’s no confirmation yet about when other areas and territories will get it.

Google Stadia is Google’s vision of the future of gaming — a cloud-based service available on a range of devices, not just high-end gaming PCs and consoles.

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Making Golmaal films is my duty: Rohit Shetty

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Filmmaker Rohit Shetty feels that his successful franchise ‘Golmaal’ has become a household brand, so much so that it has become his duty to make a new film in the series every now and then.

“I feel making ‘Golmaal’ has now become my duty. It’s not my product anymore. It has become a household brand, and I have to just make a new ‘Golmaal’ film every now and then, and offer it to the audience.

The characters of ‘Golmaal’ are simple and happy. They don’t question and analyse everything. Feeling happy is good for health, and ‘Golmaal’ lets the audience do that,” said Rohit, at an interaction with the press at a book launch in Mumbai.

 

The first ‘Golmaal’ film released in 2006 and was declare a hit, and till date there have been four films in the franchise, over 13 years.

Rohit is right now busy filming the Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Sooryanvanshi’. “There is still a lot of time for ‘Sooryavanshi’ to release. It is scheduled for next year,” he said.

Rohit said owing to the needless running-around of modern life, simplicity and peace of mind is missing among us.

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