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PC News Round Up, Issue 15

Published on 26 Jan 2022Written by Dr Jiulin Teng with Neofiliac News AI
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News Digest

Issue 15 of Neofiliac's PC News Round Up: This time, we bring 11 updates from Lenovo, Microsoft, MSI, Samsung, and Sapphire Technology.
This Round Up provides our summaries on these latest industry news. It is made possible with our NLP-based algorithms.

News Round Up

Lenovo announced on 26 Jan 2022

Lenovo CTO Dr Yong Rui Elected AAAS Fellow
Lenovo Chief Technology Officer and SVP, Dr. Yong Rui, has been elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, and the publisher of the prestigious scientific journal Science. Dr. Rui, a leading expert in artificial intelligence, was elected for “distinguished contributions to the field of multimedia computing and AI applications, particularly in multimedia analysis, retrieval and understanding,” according to the AAAS. “I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to those who supported my nomination.”.
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Lenovo announced on 26 Jan 2022

Lenovo Unveils TruScale HPC as a Service
January 26, 2022 – RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Today, at its Winterstock event, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) unveiled Lenovo TruScale™ High Performance Computing as a Service (HPCaaS), delivering the power of supercomputing to organizations of all sizes through a cloud-like experience. The new high performance computing (HPC) as-a-service (aaS) offering expands Lenovo’s everything as–a–service TruScale portfolio and enables HPC customers to access greater supercomputing resources, driving a faster time to answer for researchers working on solving humanity’s greatest challenges. “Lenovo TruScale HPC as a Service allows for incredible innovation with the flexibility for HPC customers to expand their clusters when needed,” said Scott Tease, Vice President and General Manager of HPC at Lenovo.
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Lenovo announced on 26 Jan 2022

Lenovo Selected in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
The framework provides an internationally standardized approach to measure performance in female leadership, gender pay parity and inclusive culture, and distinguishes companies supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency. “The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index is an international acknowledgment of the work we’re doing in Gender Equality,” said Calvin Crosslin, Chief Diversity Officer, Lenovo. Lenovo has a global employee base of over 71,500 employees, operating in more than 180 markets around the world, with women comprising 36% of the workforce.
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Lenovo announced on 19 Jan 2022

Lenovo Recognized as One of the World’s Most Sustainable Companies
Companies are evaluated based on 23 key performance indicators covering resource management, employee management, financial management, clean revenue, clean investment, and supplier performance. Beyond corporate goals to limit its own emissions, Lenovo is focused on increasing the sustainability of its packaging and products. This month’s CES 2022 announcements included the launch of the new ThinkPad Z-Series laptop that included sustainable materials such as recycled aluminum, or recycled black vegan leather, and packaging that is made from 100% recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugarcane, and an AC power adapter that uses 90% Post-Consumer Content (PCC).
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Microsoft announced on 26 Jan 2022

A new era of the PC
As we reflect on what’s driving this structural shift in PC demand and usage, we see three enduring trends: the rise in hybrid work and learning, shifts in entertainment habits and distribution models, and changing consumer habits for everyday tasks. The pandemic was a forcing function to accelerate the technology and organizational infrastructure to allow people to work and learn remotely. Looking ahead, many people who have had the option of working remotely want to continue and most educators believe remote learning will continue to play a role.
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Microsoft announced on 20 Jan 2022

Getting started with Protocol Handlers for your web app
Installed web applications can now register with the operating system as protocol handlers and launch when a specific protocol is invoked. There are other pre-defined protocols but we can see how this concept of “URL protocol” is useful, since it tells the system about an identifier and how to access the identifier. By having the ability to register as protocol handlers, your web app has better integration with the operating system, and can be set to open specific protocols.
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Microsoft announced on 19 Jan 2022

Looking back at Microsoft Edge for developers in 2021
We built new PWA features that more deeply integrate apps with the operating system, we made PWAs easily available on the Microsoft Store, we included WebView2 by default in Windows 11 with automatic updates, we specified and implemented multiple new web features to make the most out of diverse device capabilities, and released Edge on Linux!. With all this, it has never been so easy to build great applications that make the most of Microsoft Edge and open and standard web technologies. Let’s dive in!
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Microsoft announced on 19 Jan 2022

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538
This update does not include anything new and is designed to test our servicing pipeline for builds in the Dev Channel. Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 to the Dev Channel. This build includes some updates to the voice access feature introduced in Build 22518 for Insiders to try!
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MSI announced on 26 Jan 2022

MSI’s PRO AP241Z Support Your Simple Living
Featuring powerful processors and eye care technology with an IPS panel for a wide viewing angle and enhanced viewing experience, PRO AP241Z Series is designed with efficiency and productivity in mind. Featuring up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G Processor, PRO AP241Z stays responsive with low load times when multi-tasking while remaining cool thanks to its Server-grade cooling system to reduce CPU thermal throttling. When attending an online conference call or online courses is needed, simply connect the included MSI Full HD Webcam with integrated microphone to the PC and experience the smoothest online meeting with up to WiFi 6E technology.
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Samsung announced on 25 Jan 2022

Samsung Introduces Smart All-in-One Fingerprint Security IC for Biometric Payment Cards
“S3B512C combines a fingerprint sensor, Secure Element (SE) and Secure Processor, adding an extra layer of authentication and security in payment cards,” said Kenny Han, Vice President of System LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics. The new security IC is the industry’s first all-in-one security chip solution that reads biometric information through a fingerprint sensor, stores and authenticates encrypted data with a tamper-proof SE, and analyzes and processes data with a Secure Processor. With the three key functions integrated in a single chip, the S3B512C can help card manufacturers reduce the number of chips required and optimize card design processes for biometric payment cards.
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Sapphire Technology announced on 19 Jan 2022

Command 1080p Gaming with High-Performance Cooling and a Striking Aesthetic with the Launch of the SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6500 XT Graphics Card
January 19th, 2021 – SAPPHIRE Technology announces the new PULSE AMD Radeon™ RX 6500 XT Graphics Card targeting quiet and effective 1080p gaming graphics. Play AAA games with striking performance and cooling with the PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card. The PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 Graphics Card headlines with 1024 stream processors running with a Boost Clock of up to 2825 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 2685 MHz.
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References

5. ^ A new era of the PC. Microsoft. 26 Jan 2022.
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