Samsung unveils ‘Lite’ tablet

first_img Previous Article9% of cheques deposited are via mobile – leading US bankNext ArticleTelecom Italia chief favours boardroom power shift – report KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Author Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JAN 2014 Steve Costello GalaxySamsungtablet HomeDevicesNews Samsung unveils ‘Lite’ tabletcenter_img Samsung introduced a ‘Lite’ version of its Galaxy Tab 3 device, which the vendor said offers a “slimmer, more portable design” than the first incarnation, which was announced last year.The vendor has not, however, discussed pricing for the unit as yet. It was previously reported that it will feature a budget price tag which will enable it to compete with devices such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire line as well as white-label units sold by retailers (such as Tesco’s Hudl in the UK).While a lower-price device will enable the company to build its market share, the company is already in second place in the market (based on Q3 2013 numbers) with its more expensive products.The company said that the new tablet has a more compact bezel which makes it “comfortable to carry around in one hand”, and the menu bar has moved onto the bezel from the screen “in order to maximise the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite’s wide screen experience”.In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is similar to the earlier version. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dualcore processor and has WSVGA screen (1024×600).But there are some changes, too: the announced device is available in a version with dualband HSPA support, rather than quadband, and moves to Android 4.2 from Android 4.1.The main camera has also shifted to a 2 megapixel rear unit, from 3 megapixels, and there is no mention of a front camera. Related IDC bullish on Australian 5G smartphone demand Devices Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Smartphone shipments hit 340M in Q1last_img read more

First turbine for Khobab Wind Farm

first_img BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policy The Khobab Wind Farm, situated in the Northern Province, has completed the lifting of the first of its 61 wind turbine generators, ahead of schedule.According to a company statement, the first power will be exported in the next three to four months, with all 61 turbines to supply electricity to the national grid by end-2017.“This is a crucial point in the construction of the wind farm and even more pleasing that we are not just ahead of schedule but also on budget,” said Kevin Foster, Project Manager of Khobab Wind Farm. Read more…Khobab Wind Farm technologyThe company explains that the wind turbines, which are 100m tall to allow for optimum energy production, can take up to three days to erect, weather dependent.The three 53m blades, made from fibreglass reinforced epoxy, are connected to the rotor at ground level before being lifted to the top of the turbine tower.This is a complicated lifting exercise, in which one crane raises the assembled rotor whilst another smaller crane and taglines guide the rotor into the correct position.The heaviest component is the nacelle, which contains the generator and gearbox; and weighs 82.5 tonnes.When operating at full capacity, the Khobab Wind Farm will generate approximately 563,500MWh of clean renewable energy per year; this is expected to supply electricity to power up to 120,000 South African homes.Selecting the right teamThe firm highlighted that the same team was used that installed the turbines at Noupoort Wind Farm and the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm. Read more…Foster commented: “Working with an experienced crew, makes all the difference.”The site was chosen because of its excellent wind resource, its proximity to national roads for wind turbine transportation, the favourable construction conditions, municipality and local stakeholder support, the straightforward electrical connection into Eskom’s Helios substation approximately 7km south of the site, and studies showed that there would be minimal environmental impact. Read more… Previous articleKenya Power continues to weed out vandalsNext articleNigeria: Century Power to build 495MW power plant Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.center_img Generation Featured image: Khobab Wind Farm  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more

NPFL: Eguma Blasts LMC Over TV Blackout, Poor Organisation (AUDIO)

first_imgRivers United coach Stanley Eguma has berated the League Management Company (LMC) for its organization of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, citing lack of television coverage, fixture congestion, poor health care for players as some of the issues that bedevilled the current campaign.However, the experienced tactician also commended the organisers for improved officiating in the current season, which has been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Generally, other areas of organisation was zero,” he said. “Like no TV, which was the worst of it all.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download Audio“And if you see what poor medical management has caused (the death of Chineme Martins) and then, very poor facilities were provided.“Also, this issue of travelling long distances, and matches are being played in between two games in a week – three games in a week. Considering the journeys that we make, every week, you can travel long distances twice, especially if you have to travel for two away games within a week.  It is not helping the teams. It doesn’t help the players to play at their best and it doesn’t enable teams to get good results. The wears and tears from the journeys in the league affect the teams’ performances. It is not good for us.“The LMC should do something. The worst of it all is not putting the league on TV.”Despite sealing a mouth-watering Television deal in November with a ‘projected revenue’ of $225m with Chinese outfit NEXT TV for five years, no league game was televised on any platform before the season was suspended last month after 25 Match Days.His complaints notwithstanding, Eguma also praised the organisers for improved officiating in the league this season.“In the past, we have had better league than the present. The only thing that changed was just the officiating,” he remarked. “Officiating improved so much this season. Outside officiating, every other thing went bad.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download Audio“I give kudos to the league organisers (LMC), especially, the Nigeria Referees Association for bringing out credible referees, and the officiating was near perfect. Teams were going to different venues and getting good results. There was no too much complaints of referees robbing teams and all those kind of things.”RelatedNPFL: Eguma Charges LMC To Harmonize Fixtures With CAF Calendar (AUDIO)February 26, 2019In “NPFl”AUDIO: Eguma Explains Striker Udechukwu Transfer SagaDecember 7, 2017In “Nigeria”NPFL: Lobi Stars’ Anaezemba Wants Season Completed (AUDIO)May 25, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more