Daily News – 17th of July 2017

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IBM launches IBM Z, a mainframe that’s capable of 12 billion encrypted transactions a day

The IBM Z mainframe computer will be able to encrypt all of the data in an enterprise all of the time, bringing encryption to everything from cloud services to databases. The general purpose of IBM Z is to encrypt all data all the time and reduce the attack surface for enterprises about 92 percent. “We think this will be broadly adopted across financial services, government, retail and travel and transportation,” said Ross Mauri, general manager of IBM Z.
You can read more here. 

Facebook unveiled Explore Feed, a new way to discover information

With Explore Feed, the goal is to connect users to Facebook’s broader network of news and information. The feed itself consists of posts, articles, photos and videos from sources users haven’t yet followed, like Facebook Pages or posts from news organizations. The “Explore Feed” is accompanied by an icon with a rocket and is currently available under Facebook’s “More” menu.
More info are available here. 

New products

Xiaomi 5X

The phone will have a Snapdragon 625 processor and a 5.5-inch Full HD display. It will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
More info here.

Meizu Pro 7

The phone will be officially launched on July 26 and will have a secondary screen that is present at the rear panel of the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus. The secondary screen will show notifications for missed calls, SMS, chat messages along with date and time.
More info here.

You might want to know about this

Mageia 6 is available for download

Mageia 6 can be downloaded with several desktop environments: NOME (3.24.2), KDE Plasma (5.8.7), Xfce (4.12.1), Cinnamon (3.2.8), MATE (1.18), and LXQt (0.11). It comes with a modern version of the Linux kernel, 4.9.35, and LibreOffice 5.3.4.2. It has two web browsers included by default: Firefox 52.2.0 ESR and Chromium 57.
You can read more here. 

Researchers developed silicon electronics that can dissolve into the body

A group of scientists from California have developed a series of organic electronic components that will harmlessly dissolve into their environment after use. While the organic electronic circuits are made from iron the thin film substrate was developed from cellulose. This allows the electronics to be worn on the skin and potentially implanted inside the body, subject to further testing.
More info can be found here.

Fun stuff

Lenovo will make an augmented reality headset for ‘Star Wars’ games

Disney announced that it’s making an augmented reality headset with help from hardware manufacturer Lenovo. It’s designed specifically with Star Wars experiences in mind. There’s still plenty of mystery around the device. It still has no release date and it is unclear whether the headset will be compatible with other AR or VR experiences.
You can read more here.

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