A pair of new smartphones from Huawei and Honor pass through TENAA

Every time we report on Huawei and its Honor sub-brand, we tend to pay close attention to a given device’s affiliation to one or the other, since the two parties have made the case that they are quite independent, on more than one occasion. Perfectly aware of that point, we still can’t help but get a little bit confused when we come across leaks, like the two TENAA certification pages currently at hand.

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Honor DUK-TL30

One is for a Honor-branded device, bearing the model number – “DUK-TL30”. Just like the Honor 6X, which was also recently announced and is now part of an interesting beta test program for fans, it too has a dual-camera setup. Unlike it, however, is sticks a lot closer to the Honor 8’s original horizontal layout for the two lenses. The round fingerprint sensor on the back seems to be another similarity, but the rest of the aesthetics of the DUK-TL30 tend to differ quite a bit from the Honor 8.

But, genealogy aside, the DUK-TL30 is shaping up like a noticeably superior device. It offers a 5.7-inch QHD display and an undisclosed octa-core chipset. This will likely be the Kirin 960, which has already proven its worth in the Huawei Mate 9. Other specs, as detailed by TENAA, include 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage and a 12MP, plus 2MP camera setup. A 3,900 mAh battery is keeping the light on and the unit will likely boot Android 7 Nougat. LTE and Dual-SIM support are also part of the mix and the unit itself measures 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm and weighs in at 184 grams.

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Huawei WAS-AL00

Moving on to Huawei’s main brand, we find another TENAA filing. This time it is for the “WAS-AL00″. The confusion here stems from the fact that even though the WAS-AL00 appears to be a more modest offer, with only a single main camera, it does look suspiciously similar to the aforementioned Honor 8 in terms of aesthetics. Its 146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm, 146 gram body seems to have pretty much identical curves and buttons, with only the square design of the fingerprint reader really sticking out as a stylistic difference.

As far as specs go, TENAA lists a 5.2-inch, 1080p display and an undisclosed octa-core chipset, yet again. Memory is set at 4GB and there is 64GB of expandable storage to go along with that. In the camera department there is a 12MP shooter on the back and 8MP one on the front. Power comes courtesy of a 2,900 mAh battery and the device boots Android Nougat, as well.


Microsoft will soon end Office 2013 distribution through Office 365

Get ready, Office 365 administrators: Microsoft is ending support for the Office 2013 client apps that it previously distributed through its cloud-based productivity service. Instead, administrators and users will be pushed to use Office 2016, the latest version of the productivity suite that includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Starting on Feb. 28, users won’t be able to download the Office 2013 apps from the Office 365 self-service portal, and they won’t be downloadable through the Office 365 Admin Center. Microsoft also won’t release feature updates for those products, and won’t provide support through Customer Service Support or Premier Support.

Microsoft released Office 2016, the new version of its productivity software suite for Mac and Windows, in September 2015. The company has been aggressive in rolling out new features for those apps but has kept the previous version available for businesses that haven’t wanted to migrate yet. Now, administrators have a little over a month to install all the copies of Office 2013 that they want to.

Migrations can be tough work because the Office 2016 apps look and behave differently to their predecessors. Getting people used to a new version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook after they’ve been using another for years can be a disruptive change.

Furthermore, administrators still using Exchange Server 2007 have another hurdle in front of them. Office 2016 client apps, including Outlook, don’t support connecting Exchange 2007. To make everything work, they’ll have to upgrade to a supported version of Exchange Server first.

Microsoft is offering assistance to companies that still have to migrate their users through its FastTrack migration service. That offering gives administrators access to tools and experts to help them make the move from one set of client applications to another.

Office 2016 offers a number of feature improvements over its predecessors, including one that might help with migration. Tell Me is a function available in — among other apps — the Windows versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that lets users search for what they want to do, without having to find it in a nested series of menus.

Microsoft will continue to issue critical and important security updates to Office 2013 until April 10, 2018, however. Companies that still have the software installed will be able to keep it running at least until then without fear of gaping security holes.


Students of Naxal-hit Chattisgarh district study maths through Hindi video lectures

The video lecture titled ‘Setu’ was the brainchild of Kanker collector Shammi Abidi, which is currently being used for running a remedial course in mathematics for class 9 students and for weekly training of primary and middle school maths teachers who do not have the subject background.

Representational image, The video lecture titled ‘Setu’ was the brainchild of Kanker collector Shammi Abidi which is currently being used for running a remedial course in mathematics for Class 9 students

Representational image, The video lecture titled Setu was the brainchild of Kanker collector Shammi Abidi which is currently being used for running a remedial course in mathematics for Class 9 students

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In the Naxal- hit Kanker district of Chhasttisgarh, school children of over 100 government schools which are suffering from lack of teachers are now learning basic mathematics through an innovative method of video lectures in Hindi.

The video lecture titled ‘Setu’ was the brainchild of Kanker collector Shammi Abidi, and is currently being used for running a remedial course in mathematics for class 9 students and for weekly training of primary and middle school maths teachers who do not have the subject background.

The district lies in the under-developed Bastar region where government schools suffer from lack of teachers and also the skilled teachers from outside are reluctant to come to the conflict-ridden zone, thus hampering the training of locals.

Realising the problems that it can posed for future generations, Abidi took it upon herself to do something to change the situation.

Here is what the IAS officer has said?

  • “The remedial course for maths is being run in more than 100 high schools where a significant improvement has been observed in the learning level of the students,” she claimed
  • “Such an initiative in a systematic and effective manner is being taken arguably for the first time in Hindi medium government schools of the country,” the IAS officer said
  • The course was started in the current academic session and shall be completed by the middle of this month, she said. “Video lectures were developed with the help of screen-casting technology, similar to the technique used in video lectures of an internationally known academy,” she said

More on the report:

  • The Bastar region faces a problem of lack of teachers, particularly for mathematics and science
  • However, after the ‘Vidya Mitan’ project was launched by the government, the problem was solved to a great extent but interior pockets are still devoid of teachers, she said
  • The video lectures concept was introduced to address the problem so that students from these areas could get some kind of guidance, she said
  • On how the method was conceptualised, Abidi said that during a review exercise in December last year, they came to know that the students of classes 9 and 10 are unable to carry out basic mathematical calculations
  • Lack of skill was also found to be a factor as a large number of maths teachers at the primary and upper primary level are from the arts background
  • According to a DISE (District Information System for Education) report 2015-16, there are 188 upper primary schools in Kanker where mathematics is being taught by teachers who graduated in arts subjects. “This has a direct effect on the learning levels of students,” the collector said
  • It was realised that to improve learning, video lectures could be of great use. A lecture database which covers mathematical concepts in Hindi was not available in the market. Hence, it was decided to develop these videos indigenously, she said
  • The database consists of 63 videos and each spanning 30 minutes. All are scrutinised by maths teachers of senior classes in schools. It covers basic mathematical concepts ranging from those taught in classes 3 to 8, including number system, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, equation, percentage, proportion, etc.
  • Besides, the database will help students solve numerical questions which are asked in subjects such as economics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography
  • The schools are supposed to screen Setu videos with the help of a TV/projector and hard disk, according to a time table set on a daily basis for class 9 students. Active involvement of the teacher while screening the video lectures is a must. At the end of every lecture, there is a set of questions for self-assessment, Abidi said
  • Similarly, training of primary and middle school maths teachers has been arranged at cluster level, she said, adding that so far 538 teachers have been trained
  • To assess the impact of video lectures, a sampling of Girrhola high school and Chawadi high school of Charama block was done. The data shows that there has been a significant improvement is learning levels via Setu, she said
  • These lectures have been uploaded on YouTube so as to benefit students of the Hindi belt. The videos can be accessed by searching ‘Setu Chhattisgarh’ on YouTube, she said. A similar project named ‘Pragya’ is also being run by Kanker district administration to tackle the problem of shortage of science, mathematics and English teachers in high/higher secondary schools of the district
  • The project has been replicated both inside and outside the state. Setu and Pragya differ in the technology used, the target segment and their purposes, Abidi added.
  • source”cnbc”

HP Elite x3 will be available through Microsoft’s brick and mortar stores starting next week

Microsoft has revealed that the HP Elite x3 smartphone will be available for purchase from its brick and mortar stores starting next week – October 10 to be precise. The device has only been available through online channels so far.

The revelation was made by Peter Han, VP of OEM Worldwide Marketing at Microsoft. Over 100 physical Microsoft stores will have the Windows 10-powered device in stock next week.

This comes shortly after it came to light that third party retailers in the UK have also started selling the phone.


Acer Liquid Jade Primo now available in UK through Microsoft Store as well

While the Acer Liquid Jade Primo is already available in the UK through the company’s official website, Microsoft UK has now also started selling the Windows 10 device through its online store. The phone carries a price tag of £449.

For that amount, Microsoft is also bundling a display dock, keyboard, and a mouse with the handset. Acer, on the other hand, is also selling the phone at almost same price (£449.99), but is including a free flip-cover and desktop docking station instead.


Stomach Cancer Can Be Detected Through Urine Tests: Report

Stomach Cancer Can Be Detected Through Urine Tests: ReportBEIJING:  Stomach cancer can be found through urine, avoiding painful tests, according to a new study by a Chinese hospital.

This has significance in treating stomach cancer as the disease may now be detected at an early stage, state-run China Daily reported today.

A study team from Shanghai’s Rui Jin Hospital has found that the tumour marker for stomach cancer can be tested through urine.

The research findings, formulated by a team led by Professor Zhu Zhenggang and Yu Yingyan, from the Shanghai Research Institute of Digestive Surgery, was published in the international academic journal “Oncotarget”.

It could mean more to Chinese people, because many miss the best chance for an operation, when cancer is diagnosed in its mid or terminal stage because of their fear of the gastroscope test.


Huawei NCE-AL00 passes through TENAA with 13MP camera, 4,000mAh battery

A new Huawei smartphone has been certified by Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. Dubbed NCE-AL00, the device is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz processor and sports a 5-inch HD display.

It comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a large 4,000mAh battery. In terms of camera, the phone features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. Measuring 143.2 × 70.4 × 8.1mm and weighing in at 145g, the handset runs Android 6.0 out of the box. It also features a fingerprint sensor on the back.


Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone passes through TENAA

One of the many perks but also responsibilities that comes with being on top of the mobile food chain is catering to all sorts of colorful and niche markets. One such niche is clamshell device that the Korean giant still develops mainly for its home and other neighboring Asian markets.

Even though it runs Android, the tactile feel of the keyboard and answering a call with a flip of the wrist still hold a lot of appeal in a sea of bland slate-style smartphones. The latest such device to roam the the rumor mill is the Galaxy Folder 2 – a clear successor to the originalGalaxy Folder from last year. After getting its Bluetooth certification and popping up in documents from Zauba and the FCC, the flip smartphone can now be found on the TENAA website as well, bringing it one step closer to a release.

The SM-G1600 measures 122 x 60.2 x 15.5mm with a weight of 155 grams and appears to have a 3.8-inch touchscreen display, just like its predecessor and with the same 480×800 pixels resolution as well. The phone is powered by an unknown quad-core Snapdragon SoC, clocked at 1.4 GHz, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. It is also said to feature an 8MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter and the whole thing is powered by a 1950 mAh battery. But probably best of all, just like with the original Galaxy Folder, prospective buyers don’t have to sacrifice functionality for looks, as the Folder 2 runs on the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS with all the customization and app power that comes with it.

Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) passes through FCC

The SM-G5700, which was spotted on Zauba late last month and is alleged to be the 2016 iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy On5 (SM-G550) smartphone from last year, has been certified by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), suggesting that it could be launched sooner than later.

For those who aren’t aware, the device has already been spotted on benchmarking websiteGeekbench, revealing some of its key specs, including Exynos 7570 chipset with quad-core 1.4GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Zuaba listing for the device revealed a 5-inch display.

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Cravings for high-calorie ingredients can be switched off in the brain through new complement

Cravings for high-calorie ingredients can be switched off in the brain through new complement
Areas of the brain associated with meals cravings. The Regions marked in blue and yellow – called the caudate and the nucleus accumbens – showed reduced activation to excessive-calorie ingredients whilst the volunteers took the propionate food complement.
Credit: Image courtesy of Imperial University London
Consuming a sort of powdered meals complement, based totally on a molecule produced by using micro organism in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie meals such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new have a look at suggests.

Scientists from Imperial College London and the College of Glasgow requested 20 volunteers to consume a milkshake that either contained an factor known as inulin-propionate ester, or a sort of fibre called inulin.

Preceding studies have proven micro organism within the intestine release a compound referred to aspropionate after they digest the fibre inulin, which can sign to the mind to reduce appetite. But the inulin-propionate ester supplement releases a great deal more propionate within the intestines than inulin on my own.

After ingesting the milkshakes, the participants inside the current look at underwent an MRI test, wherethey had been shown snap shots of various low or high calorie foods such as salad, fish and veggies or chocolate, cake and pizza.

The team discovered that when volunteers drank the milkshake containing inulin-propionate ester, they’dmuch less hobby in Regions in their brain related to rewardbut simplest whilst searching on theexcessive calorie ingredients. Those Areas, referred to as the caudate and the nucleus accumbens,discovered inside the centre of the mind, have formerly been related to meals cravings and the inducementto want a meals.

The volunteers also had to price how attractive they observed the meals. The effects showed once theydrank the milkshake with the inulin-propionate ester supplement they rated the excessive calorie meals asless attractive.

In a 2d a part of the have a look at, that is posted in July edition of the yankee Magazine of ClinicalNutrition, the volunteers were given a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce, and requested to consume as lots asthey like. whilst contributors drank the inulin-propionate ester, they ate 10 consistent with cent much lesspasta than when they drank the milkshake that contained inulin alone.

In a Preceding research examine with the aid of the same group, published in 2013, they discovered thatobese volunteers who delivered the inulin-propionate ester complement to their meals each day, gained lessweight over six months as compared to volunteers who brought simplest inulin to their food.

Professor Gary Frost, senior creator of the study from the Department of drugs at Imperial, said: “OurPrevious findings showed that those who ate this component won much less weight — but we did now notunderstand why. This take a look at is filling in a missing little bit of the jigsaw — and indicates that thissupplement can decrease interest in brain Regions associated with meals reward at the equal time asreducing the amount of food they consume.”

He introduced that Consuming enough fibre to evidently produce comparable amounts of propionate wouldbe hard: “the quantity of inulin-propionate ester used on this observe changed into 10g — which Precedingresearch display increases propionate production via 2.5 instances. To get the identical growth from fibreby myself, we might need to eat around 60g an afternoon. At the moment, the UK average is 15g.”

Claire Byrne, a PhD researcher also from the Branch of drugs defined that using inulin-propionate ester as ameals factor may additionally assist save you weight gain: “If we add this to meals it could reduce the urge to devour high calorie meals.” She brought that a few human beings‘s intestine bacteria can alsoevidently produce greater propionate than others, which may be why a few humans appear extra certainlypredisposed to gain weight.

Dr Tony Goldstone, co-senior writer of the look at from the Department of medication added: “This look atprovides to our Preceding mind imaging studies in humans who’ve had gastric skip surgical procedure forobesity. Those display that changing how the gut works can exchange not best appetite in trendy, howeveradditionally exchange how the mind responds after they see excessive-calorie foods, and the wayattractive they discover the meals to be.”

Dr Douglas Morrison, creator of the paper from the Scottish Universities Environmental research Centre at theUniversity of Glasgow, commented: “We advanced inulin-propionate ester to investigate the function of propionate produced by the gut microbiota in human health. This study illustrates very well that signalsproduced by the intestine microbiota are crucial for appetite regulation and meals preference. This look atalso sheds new light on how eating regimen, the gut microbiome and fitness are inextricably connectedadding to our understanding of ways feeding our gut microbes with nutritional fibre is crucial for healthfulliving.”

The research was funded by way of the Country wide Institute for health studies Imperial Biomedicalstudies Centre and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences studies Council