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It looks as though Geekbench is providing us with some pretty good insight on incoming Ryzen 3000 Series processor from AMD. However, these aren't the 7nm Zen 2 monsters that we've been talking about in recent weeks. Instead, the leaks pertain to upcoming Picasso APUs that pair 12nm FinFET Raven Ridge CPU architecture with Vega GPUs.
Smartphones are everywhere today; go into any restaurant, school, business, or home, and you are guaranteed to see someone swiping away an app on their smartphone. With this in mind, Vitaminwater is running a contest that is challenging one chosen contestant to ditch all smartphones for an entire year. The company says that 1 out of 2 people say they couldn't live without their smartphone.

If you are selected for the contest and can make it a full year without using a smartphone, you will win $100,000. If you can only last six months without a smartphone, you get $10,000. There are of course caveats; you don't just get the money and give a promise not to use tablets or smartphones.Vitaminwater says that there will be separate rules, timing, and a contract that the chosen contestant has to agree to. Restrictions that it has announced already include no use of tablets or smartphones, even if the devices don't belong to you. That means if you are required to carry a smartphone for work, you have already lost. Laptop and desktop computers are ok to use as are voice-activated devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home. Contest rules state that the sponsor will verify that the person didn't use smartphones or tablets, or even touch them, during the year and the contestant will be given a lie detector test.

The only guaranteed grand prize to the contestant is a 1996-era cellular phone that can be used for communication during the contest and the monthly phone plan it requires. Those wishing to enter the competition to be chosen as the contestant can enter via Twitter or Instagram with a post or tweet explaining how they would spend their time for the year away from smartphones or tablets. You can enter the contest here, and find the full rules for the contest can be found here.
Smartphones are everywhere today; go into any restaurant, school, business, or home, and you are guaranteed to see someone swiping away an app on their smartphone. With this in mind, Vitaminwater is running a contest that is challenging one chosen contestant to ditch all smartphones for an entire year. The company says that 1 out of 2 people say they couldn't live without their smartphone.

If you are selected for the contest and can make it a full year without using a smartphone, you will win $100,000. If you can only last six months without a smartphone, you get $10,000. There are of course caveats; you don't just get the money and give a promise not to use tablets or smartphones.Vitaminwater says that there will be separate rules, timing, and a contract that the chosen contestant has to agree to. Restrictions that it has announced already include no use of tablets or smartphones, even if the devices don't belong to you. That means if you are required to carry a smartphone for work, you have already lost. Laptop and desktop computers are ok to use as are voice-activated devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home. Contest rules state that the sponsor will verify that the person didn't use smartphones or tablets, or even touch them, during the year and the contestant will be given a lie detector test.

The only guaranteed grand prize to the contestant is a 1996-era cellular phone that can be used for communication during the contest and the monthly phone plan it requires. Those wishing to enter the competition to be chosen as the contestant can enter via Twitter or Instagram with a post or tweet explaining how they would spend their time for the year away from smartphones or tablets. You can enter the contest here, and find the full rules for the contest can be found here.Samsung has updated its premium convertible line with a new 2-in-1 laptop, the Notebook 9 Pen. As the name suggests, it comes with the company's revamped S Pen stylus, and of course there is a keyboard attached, the latter of which is not always a given in the 2-in-1 space (we're looking at you, Microsoft Surface Pro).

As with the 2018 model, the S Pen conveniently slides into the base of the 2019 version so that it's easier to keep track of. However, it's not the same S Pen as before—Samsung said it reduced the latency on the gold-colored S Pen by up to 2x from the previous model, and that it now reacts as soon as it makes contact with the touchscreen display, "as if putting an actual pen to paper."There are two versions of the Notebook 9 Pen—one with a 13.3-inch Full HD display with integrated graphics, and another more powerful variant with a 15-inch Full HD display powered by a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB) GPU.

Both models sport an 8th generation Intel Core processor, LPDDR3 memory, and NVMe solid state storage (Samsung hasn't announced specific capacities for RAM and storage yet). Other features include a backlit keyboard, an HD IR camera, facial and fingerprint recognition, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. External ports consist of two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB-C port, headphone/microphone combo jack, and a microSD card slot.Samsung is promising improved battery life with its 2019 models, and specifically claiming the 54Whr battery is capable of driving the Notebook 9 Pen for up to 15 hours, with fast charging support to boot.

The new Notebook 9 Pen models will be available in 2019, with Samsung likely to show them off at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
The performance numbers look promising, if they are legitimate. According to the leaked data, the mobile GeForce GTX 2060 GPU scores higher than a mobile GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, though lower than the regular variant.One of the laptops we saw in action, a reference device for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, was powering a pair of 4K displays over Type-C to HDMI. At the same time, the laptop was driving its own Full HD display. It was running multiple applications, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft's Edge browser.The whole shebang was connected via LTE on Verizon's network. At the same time, the laptop was logged into a Norton VPN with an IP address based in San Francisco. On top of it all, the laptop was also running a Horizon Cloud client that's been ported to Windows on ARM. At the 2m15s mark in the video above, you can see the laptop running a VM in the cloud over Verizon LTE at a resort in Maui, through a VPN with an IP based in San Francisco. Impressive stuff.

In a separate demo on a different reference laptop, we saw the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform powering Mozilla's Firefox browser with 10 tabs open, and also Chrome with a handful of tabs. It was able to seamlessly cycle through them without any lag. That's not groundbreaking stuff, of course, but the point is that these Windows on ARM systems can function like an Intel x86 system in certain situations.The system was also running Adobe Lightroom with 122 photographs loaded. Midway through the demo, Qualcomm opened up Photoshop. Both Lightroom and Photoshop run in 32-bit emulation on the platform, though at a glance, it's hard to tell that they're not running natively.It's too early to make any kind of determination about the new platform, though from what we saw, the Snapdragon 8cx is a worthy successor. It's also the first 7-nanometer platform in a PC, a bragging point that Qualcomm is quick to point out.

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