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DELL Alienware M15x Battery

Le 17 December 2015, 06:03 dans Humeurs 0

It’s a fantastic display for watching streaming, full HD video, and an even better one for gorging on 4K videos from YouTube. In short, it’s one of the most impressive laptop screens around.We weren’t knocked out by the sound on the earlier XPS 13, but this model is an improvement. It still isn’t the richest or deepest output, but given the dimensions Dell’s audio engineers have had to work with it’s not bad at all. Sure, drums have that not-so-classic banging on a biscuit tin sound while it all gets harsh and congested at high volumes, but you can keep Spotify streaming quietly or watch your favourite Netflix shows quite happily without having to plug a pair of headphones in.

The biggest difference between this XPS 13 and the earlier version is that it uses Intel’s new 6th-generation Skylake processors. Being the premium model, ours came with a Core i7 6500U running at a maximum of 3.1GHz plus 8GB of fast DDR3 RAM. Unlike the desktop Core i7s and some mobile versions this isn’t a proper quad-core processor but a dual-core that can pretend to be a quad-core through the magic of Intel’s hyperthreading. If so, it’s still pretty damn fast.

Notebook battery for DELL Alienware M15x

According to an analysis of census data from Global Workplace Analytics, 50 percent of the American workforce holds a job that could support at least some sort of telecommuting. That number is likely much higher in the tech industry, where allowing employees to work remotely for long stretches of time is “definitely a trend, [particularly] among younger companies,” says Alexey Komissarouk, an engineer who has been on the road for over a year. “For a lot of nomads I’ve spoken with,” he says, “location independence is a perk of their profession, like free lunch or a gym membership.”

Komissarouk co-founded Hacker Paradise, a program that runs along the more mediated end of the digital nomad experience. His company partners with local co-working spaces in places like Taipei or Tokyo and takes remote workers on jaunts for weeks at a time. The vibe at Hacker Paradise is something between an incubator and an intentional community; along with surfing and exploring, participants check in with each other and demo projects. “It’s like—‘I’m in this country where people don’t know what I do, or I haven’t found people who know what I do,’” says Komissarouk. Traveling with a group of like-minded remote workers is helpful so people “don’t feel alienated.”

In the last year, a number of meet-ups and at least one conference for digital nomads have been organized in hip, culturally relevant global cities like Berlin and Chiang Mai. Pieter Levels likely has something to do with the term’s increasing visibility. Levels, a Dutch website developer, worked his way across the world for two years before launching a series of websites catering to the interests of traveling professionals whose status wavers somewhere between resident and visitor. They include Nomad List, a resource that ranks destinations in terms of their cost-of-living, weather, and internet speed, and a subscription Slack channel where members ask for cafe recommendations and arrange to cross paths.

In Berlin—a city once termed the “post-tourist” capital of Europe for its influx of hybrid travelers staying in town longer and seeking more authentic local experiences—the term is trendy enough that a trio of colleagues with ties to the city’s freelancing and co-working scenes launched a survey on the subject this past summer. As they pointed out, it’s hard to tell without a comprehensive study how many self-identified digital nomads are full-timers and how many are on extended vacation writing personal travel blogs.

At its most expansive, digital nomadism could apply to bootstrapping entrepreneurs like Meistrich, professionals taking off for an extended period of time with programs like Remote Year as they log virtual office hours, and freelancers hopping between international co-working spaces and renting Airbnbs. “There’s a big cultural difference,” says Meistrich, among the kinds of remote workers he sees in different countries, much of it dependent on how far the dollar goes. “In Europe, it’s high-end consultants and freelancers, and then when I was in Chiang-Mai, it was people who were trying to start a drop-ship company.”

Depending on their preference, says Amy Truong, a software tester for GitHub who has been traveling for about a year, full-time remote workers may stay in a city for two weeks or a few months before moving on. She’s currently working from SunDesk, an airy house near the beach in Taghzout, Morocco, that shouts out digital nomadism in its website copy. The second-floor co-working space has all the trappings of a startup office: coffee, snacks, and white boards, along with an ocean view.

Some location-independent workers, Truong says, may stay in Airbnbs. But if money’s tight, a few will band together and rent apartments in local neighborhoods, which she likens to San Francisco’s startup houses. For champions of this lifestyle, near-constant traveling is a way to stay fresh in an industry that often requires workers to spend 12 hours a day parked in front of a laptop. “It’s nice to be able to focus on your business and then over the weekend explore a new place,” says Truong, who is also a moderator for the nomads chat room. Plus, as Meistrich is fond of pointing out, he spends less money traveling—including airfare and hotel costs—than he would on rent alone in post-boom San Francisco.

“It’s just within the past year that we’ve found out there are other people like us.”
Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, a lecturer on migration and politics at the University of Kent, has estimated there could be as many as 7 million Americans living abroad, nearly a quarter of them self-employed. But as she is quick to point out, there’s no paper trail—and thus no estimate—for people who change location so frequently.

The swelling population of borderless tech workers, temporary and otherwise, has nonetheless inspired the launch of numerous startups catering to a range of travelers—think WeWork’s expansion from co-working to co-living, gone global. On one end of the spectrum, working vacation spots like Surf Office, in Gran Canaria, offer private rooms and a “community vibe” to remote workers looking to hang on the beach for a few weeks without logging off. On the other, there’s the basically-illuminati-level The Caravanserai (tagline: “Roam Free”) which beginning in 2016 will offer members three communal houses with co-working spaces in Mexico City, Lisbon, and Ubud in place of a single lease.

We do have a couple of very minor complaints. Give the laptop some hard work to do and the fans kick in, creating a surprising din. What’s more, the wrist rests seem to warm up fairly quickly, not to the extent that they become uncomfortable, but enough that you’ll notice.
11-inch ultrabooks usually have two problems. On the one hand, the screen isn’t big enough for a lot of applications, though that clearly isn’t a problem here. On the other hand, you have to make compromises when it comes to the touchpad and keyboard.

Joan Siff, president of World Against Toys Causing Harm, which releases an annual list of dangerous toys, said her organization also is looking into the issue. "At a minimum, they shouldn't be exploding," Siff said. "Consumers have a right to expect that these products they're buying are safe, especially when they're products that are going to end up in the hands of children."

The biggest risk of hoverboards might be a less explosive one: Falls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 20 reports of people falling off hoverboards and being injured seriously enough to go to the emergency room.Wolfson recommends that people treat the devices like skateboards, and that means wearing a helmet and pads.

"There are incidents that have involved head trauma and significant trauma to the arm and wrist," Wolfson said. "This is a new product category. There are going to be people (who) may not be familiar with how to maintain one's balance, and therefore they should minimize the risk of injury if they do fall."



Dell vostro 1520 Battery

Le 17 December 2015, 05:59 dans Humeurs 0

For the casual user: You like to store lots of photos, videos and documents on your hard drive, want a large screen for watching videos, you multitask with plenty of apps or programs running at once and like the flexibility of a laptop but don’t plan to use it much outside the house.

Specs: In this case you’re best off with something with at least 4GB of RAM, a 5th or 6th generation Intel Core i3 or AMD A6 processor, 500GB hard drive and a 14- or 15-inch HD screen. Battery life of 5-7 hours is nice for the times you do go out. There are plenty of options from Best Buy, Amazon and others that meet this level on the Windows side.

The student or on-the-go traveler: You want something sleek and light with excellent battery life. You also need something with good speed and performance. Basically, you’re looking for a hybrid between a tablet’s thinness and a laptop’s power.

Notebook battery for Dell Inspiron 1545

Specs: You want something with an 11-14-inch HD touchscreen display, Intel 5th or 6th generation i5 or i7 (or an AMD A8 or A10) processor with 4GB-8GB of RAM and at least a 256GB solid state drive for storage.

There are plenty of ultra-thin laptops out there but you may also want to look for one of the “2-1” machines out there like Lenovo’s Yoga line, HP’s x360, Dell’s Inspiron line, Acer’s Aspire line or even Microsoft’s Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3 tablets (though if you go Surface remember to buy the $149 keyboard attachment). These devices are super thin while still packing real processing power.Microsoft's Surface Book (left) and Surface Pro 4 (right) Windows computers. (Photo: Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY)

At this level you want something that is the best of what’s out there today. Whether you do a lot of multitasking, travelling, gaming or spreadsheet editing, you want something that is powerful and designed to last you the next few years.With Intel’s latest processors recently hitting the market many of the manufacturers have updated their lines to incorporate it.

Lenovo’s new Yoga 900, HP’s Spectre x360, Dell’s XPS 13 and 15, Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Spin and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are all very good options. All are incredibly sleek, have beautiful displays, are fairly powerful and are generally some of the best multi-purpose Windows machines out there today.

They have quirks—the XPS 13’s webcam is at the bottom of its display, the Surface Book has a unique folding style, the Yoga 900, ATIV Book Spin 9 and HP Spectre aren’t the most comfortable to use as tablets with their keyboards exposed in the back—but all are very good options.

At this price range you also can find Apple’s MacBook Air, which starts at around $900 for the 128GB version, and MacBook Pro, which starts at $1299 for the 13-inch version with 256GB of storage. (The new 12-inch MacBook is nice to look at, but it’s one USB-C port, high price and slower performance make it skippable this year).

Whether you are going with Mac or Windows, splurge on a 6th generation Intel i5 or i7 processor, and a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 256GB of solid state drive space. When plunking down this much for a new machine the last thing you want is to underpower it.

The best piece of advice for laptop shopping is to stop into your local electronics store and check out a device in person if you can. Everyone has their own tastes for how they like their machine to feel and every manufacturer equally has their own quirks.

This guide and other reviews on the Internet can help give you guidance, but to make the best choice it’s best to spend five minutes test driving it for yourself to see which is best for you.The 15.6 -inch Asus X551MA ($268) is a no-frills, budget laptop with a 15-inch display and very basic hardware. Though we have not tested this system, we can draw several conclusions based on its specs, user reviews and evaluations from other tech publications.Check out our Best Laptops Overall or Best Sub-$500 Laptops lists for a series of systems we highly recommend based on our real-world testing.

We reviewed the similar Asus X555la in August 2015 and appreciated its springy keyboard, high-quality audio and solid battery life. However, we noted some trade-offs, including a hollow-feeling clickpad and a blotchy webcam.

Despite the X55M1A's shortcomings, most Amazon commenters described it as an excellent entry-level laptop. The screen drew praise for its decent picture quality, and the Sonic Master speakers received high marks for their excellent audio quality. Users also enjoyed the chiclet keyboard, noting its comfortable feel, excellent key response, reasonable spacing and convenient numeric keypad. Users commented that the laptop provides them with enough performance for basic multitasking, such as light Web browsing and document editing.

On the negative side, commenters complained that the Asus X55M1A feels like a "chunk of cheap plastic." They also lamented the low-quality touchpad, citing it as "glitchy" and criticizing the lack of separation between the embedded right and left buttons. Others claim that they got only 3 hours of battery life, a disappointingly short amount of endurance.

What Reviewers Say About the Asus X551MA
A number of professional tech publications have reviewed the Asus X55M1A. According to Laptop Reviewers, it is " no more than an oversized netbook." They cite it as having an uncomfortable touchpad, describing it as "wonky" due to a lack of separation between its right and left click keys. However, they liked that the screen offered a decent, colorful viewing experience.

Notebook Check praised it for being "lighter than many other budget 15.6-inch laptops," and found that it provides enough power for very basic tasks such as Web browsing and document editing. However, short battery life and lack of Bluetooth were listed as major disappointments.

Overall, reviewers praise the comfortable chiclet keyboard, and the laptop's slick, modern design. Despite the webcam's paltry 1-MP resolution, the consensus is that it gets the job done when used for video conferencing. Additionally, journalists report that the Sonic Master speakers provide a better-than-average listening experience. However, like users, professional testers also experienced subpar battery life.



The iPad Pro also gets its own on-screen keyboard

Le 15 December 2015, 11:36 dans Humeurs 0

The iPad Pro also gets its own on-screen keyboard, which uses the additional resolution that’s available. With the new keyboard you get dedicated number keys and shortcuts to cut, copy and paste. It makes typing without a dedicated keyboard a lot quicker than with the old iPad keyboard.

Notebook battery for HP EliteBook 8560w

Since then, iOS 9.2 has been introduced, with the big stand out feature for iPad Pro owners, MailDrop. This is a feature that made its appearance on OS X Yosemite, letting people send large attachments of up to 5GB via iCloud. Now, MailDrop is a part of iOS. It works seamlessly: just select a file from iCloud Drive or Photos and tap Send and you'll be asked if you want to use MailDrop. The recipient then either gets a link to download the file or, if they're running iOS 9.2 or OS XYosemite or above, the attachment looks like any other and is automatically downloaded.

This feature is brilliant news for anyone that wants to use their iPad for work, as it means that they can send large files and documents easily, without having to find an intermediate way of doing it. It may be a small addition, but it will help improve productivity and gives the iPad Pro another feature that regular computers already have.

With the Pixel C, Google imagines a tablet as more than just a portable window into the internet. These things have to be good for more than endless Candy Crush and Netflix, right?The current thinking is tablets needs to evolve, and so Google, like its rivals, has created its own, kinda-sorta work tablet, complete with keyboard accessory. Although I did manage to get work done on this thing, the hefty price didn’t justify the minimal convenience.

The Pixel C is a 10.2-inch tablet running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s a 100 percent Google product; from the hardware design to the stock Android OS. It’s the first tablet that Google’s ever made without the help of a hardware partner, like Samsung or HTC. The 32GB base model costs $500, plus another $150 if you want the Bluetooth keyboard.

With the Pixel C, Google imagines a tablet as more than just a portable window into the internet. These things have to be good for more than endless Candy Crush and Netflix, right?The current thinking is tablets needs to evolve, and so Google, like its rivals, has created its own, kinda-sorta work tablet, complete with keyboard accessory. Although I did manage to get work done on this thing, the hefty price didn’t justify the minimal convenience.

The Pixel C is a 10.2-inch tablet running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s a 100 percent Google product; from the hardware design to the stock Android OS. It’s the first tablet that Google’s ever made without the help of a hardware partner, like Samsung or HTC. The 32GB base model costs $500, plus another $150 if you want the Bluetooth keyboard.

Don’t be fooled by the advertising. ‘Outstanding Performance... powered by the latest quad-core Intel Cherry Trail processor, so it not only breezes through everyday tasks, it also delivers faster-than-ever graphics - up to twice as fast as previous generations.’
The previous Chi managed 18fps in Batman at lowest detail and limited 1280x720 resolution. This T100HA instead averaged 19fps, leaving it equally useless for action gaming, not that gaming is likely to be a priority with such a device.

To give it usable battery life in Windows, an underpowered processor is fitted, the Intel Atom x5-Z8500. This new 1.44GHz chip is quad-core, backed with 2GB memory. In Geekbench it proved faster than an iPhone 5s, multi-core; but far slower in more typical single-core operation (3095 vs 2532 points; and 948 vs 1406 points).
PCMark reported a better score than previous version, rising from a desultory 1223 points in Home unit, to 1338. Any score below 2000 points is cause for concern.
Battery runtime was better than most Windows laptops – 11 hr 38 min in the Wi-Fi video test. But should it run flat it’ll take about as long to recharge. From a flat battery, it took 45 mins before it would even start. And thereafter around 12 hours to reach full charge.

Like all convertibles, the T100HA is hamstrung as a laptop, and poorly balanced thanks to the rearward mass of the tablet screen. The inkling to fit a touchscreen overrode the necessity of readability, and again the screen is too reflective. Screen rake has some adjustment though.
For storage it uses an eMMC card, as fitted to phones, rather than a laptop SATA drive. It’s a sluggish solution, and in our testing we found the Asus terminally slow in daily tasks. One time it took six or seven clicks of the File Explorer icon to launch. Thirty seconds later, six windows opened at once. Another time we disovered a new Windows message not encountered before – ‘working on it...’ – to at least let us know something was ticking under the bonnet.
Asus has addressed one deal-breaker fault from before, Bluetooth to connect tablet and keyboard. The T100HA has electrical connection in the hinge, so you’re not left waiting for re-pairs each time you type. There’s no hassle to recharge the battery-less keyboard either.

We did find problems with the fiddly power button. It once failed to boot up with USB power attached, despite a full battery. Pulling the power fixed this.
Another problem was a frozen cursor from dead trackpad. A complete reboot fixed this. We also noticed while sat on the desk like a laptop, it could spontaneously switch the screen into sideways portrait mode.
The display has lower resolution now, down from 1920x1080 to 1280x800 pixels. An excellent contrast ratio up to 830:1 makes this IPS screen stand out, even if colour gamut is down at 78 percent sRGB. An average Delta E of just 1.08 is commendable.

The new processor is as slow as before but increased economy let it provide a further hour of tortoise operation. Windows is no more compelling on a tablet than it was with previous Transformers, leaving us a slow and unreliable 10in laptop, weighing little over a kilo and with a pretty IPS screen.
They are the must-have Christmas gift, with major stores reporting massive demand for hoverboards. 
But while they are great fun, there has been a string of warnings to customers about many of the boards catching fire.

Costing between $200 and $2,000, the self-balancing boards have been selling in their thousands. Yet, there have been countless reports of them self-combusting and causing major damage. 
Just yesterday reported how one hoverboard had blown up TWICE at a shopping mall in Washington and that another had caught fire in a suburban New York home. 
Here we investigate what the problem is.

Customers have reported that their hoverboards have caught fire after being put on charge or while being ridden.
One owner in Westchester, New York noticed his newly-purchased hoverboard smoking and scorching the floor as it was on charge. Luckily, he was in the house and managed to douse the flames before the property was engulfed.

In Auburn, Washington, a hoverboard was filmed on fire in the local mall. Luckily nobody was injured. 
Timothy Cade, from Gulf Shores, Alabama, was riding his hoverboard which he had just purchased from Amazon when it caught fire. He said despite the danger, he is going to buy a replacement.

Jessica Horne from Louisiana bought a 'Fit Turbo' for $300 from Amazon for her son Hayden, 12. The device caught fire and almost burned down her home.
When Apple announced its much-anticipated Apple Watch back in September 2014, people got very excited about the concept of an Apple-designed smartwatch. Fast forward to today, the Apple Watch has been on sale for quite some time and with 2016 drawing ever closer, people are starting to think about the next-generation Apple Watch, the Apple Watch 2.

When will the Apple Watch 2 launch, and what new features can we expect? In this article, we round up all the rumours we've heard regarding the yet-unannounced Apple Watch 2. Also, we list the features we're hoping Apple will include in the second Apple Watch, and why they would improve users' experience. Though there is no solid release date for the second generation Apple Watch 2, we expect it to be announced in March 2016 with an April 2016 launch, as Apple follows a yearly cycle with many of its devices – for the past few years iPhones have always been announced in September, etc. It's looking like this prediction might come true. According to reports Apple will hold its next event in March 2016, at which it will unveil the Apple Watch 2, alongside the rumoured iPhone 6c and the iPad Air 3.

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