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irin a While Qualcomm is at the end of the two-year wait for the Chinese government to sign its $44 billion purchase of the NXP Semiconductors, it also looks like the company is also set for some gaming related announcements.

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Microsoft introduces its Windows Collaboration Display at Computex 2018


Computex 2018, one of the world’s biggest computer and technology trade shows, has kicked-off in Taipei and major companies have made new announcements related to their products and features. Technology behemoth Microsoft has unveiled its high-resolution Windows Collaboration Display - a hardware platform that is basically a conference room display.

The Windows Collaboration Display reminds of Microsoft’s Surface Hubs but is “a non-compute peripheral extending the PC desktop experience to room scale,” as per Microsoft. Compatible with Windows 10 PCs, the display is built around Microsoft 365 tools and is designed to work with Microsoft’s software such as Office, Whiteboard and Teams. It comes with in-built sensors which utilise Microsoft’s Azure IoT spatial intelligence features. The system fundamentally uses room measurements to build adaptive models. “For example,” Microsoft says, “in an office environment spatial intelligence can enable better management of heating, cooling, and room-booking systems based on how the space is actually used.” The new display is an effort to improve the business meeting rooms experience and make conferencing smarter as they offer a host of new features compared to the regular TVs and projectors used by companies.

The various features that the display comes with include support for Cortana, multi-touch and pen input. For video-conferencing purposes, it has been equipped with a camera, stereo speakers and far-field microphones.

The company won’t be manufacturing the displays on its own but has signed agreements with some third-party hardware manufacturers like Sharp and touchscreen display maker Avocor to build Windows Collaboration Displays.

The products will hit the markets sometime later this year. As far as the price is concerned, Microsoft has promised “low price points,” which may mean that it will come in under $9,000, which is the starting price of the Surface Hub.

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How light exposure during sleep affects metabolism ANI

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Rudy Giuliani says Trump reimbursed Cohen for Stormy Daniels payment

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Now 3-D Metal Printing can make metal objects quickly and cheaply

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At Indigo, Aditya Ghosh quits, Rahul Bhatia is interim CEO

IndiGo, the country’s largest airline with a two-fifths domestic market share, announced on Friday that its president, Aditya Ghosh, is resigning from the position effective 31 July.

The airline’s promoter Rahul Bhatia will assume charge as interim CEO till the company finalises a new president and CEO. While Ghosh will continue as president of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd till July end, his tenure as a director ended as of Thursday.

The announcement also said that the company has decided to hire Gregory Taylor as a senior advisor who will report to Bhatia. The board will consider Taylor’s appointment as president and CEO in due course.

The company did not give any reason for the abrupt change in leadership before the 2 May board meeting to finalise the results for March quarter.

To be sure, the airline under Ghosh’s leadership was criticised in January by a parliamentary panel over the discourteous behaviour of its staff with customers. Besides, it has had to contend with many of its aircraft facing technical issues with engines.

“For the last ten years, it has been a relentless, exhilarating and a most satisfying task building IndiGo. It is now time for me to step off the treadmill and sometime in the near future embark on my next adventure,” a IndiGo statement said, quoting Ghosh.

Bhatia welcomed Taylor’s decision to rejoin the company. He served as the executive vice president of revenue management and network planning at IndiGo between 2016 and 2017.

“His enormous and varied experience and understanding of the complexities of the airline industry will be invaluable to our future plans. At the same time, we thank Aditya for all his hard work and contributions and for the successes that the company has enjoyed,” Bhatia said.

NewsSource: Live mint

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IIT-Delhi Installs India’s First 5G Lab

IIT-Delhi (IIT-D) has set up a radio lab with an array of antennas for "standardisation, research and manufacturing" of 5G equipment, the institute said on Tuesday.

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Reddit issues transparency report for 2017 banning 944 suspicious accounts associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman says in a post that the company is cooperating with Congress and informed lawmakers of its findings Tuesday.

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