HP unveils two new laptops for the Vietnamese market on Thursday. – VNS Photo Thu Ngan HP unveiled two new laptops, Spectre and Elite, in HCM City on Thursday. The Spectre x360 13 and EliteBook x360 1040 G5 are priced at VND42.99 million (US$1,900) and VND41.99 million ($1,840). The company said at the launch that Vietnamese millennials are “tech-savvy, open to change and have high expectations for a technology device which can do it all for their demanding lifestyles – whether at home, work or school. “With these insights in mind, HP is focused on reinventing new experiences for busy, on-the-go lifestyles, while still being able to meet specific computing needs.” The HP Spectre x360 13, available in poseidon blue with pale brass accents, features a gem cut design. It is equipped with leading security features, an integrated FHD IR camera and a fingerprint reader for fast and secure login and a privacy camera kill switch which allows the user to … [Read more...] about HP unveils 2 new laptops
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Among various researches and developments in the field of mobile information industry for IoT, NB-IoT focuses specially on indoor coverage, low cost, longer battery life, and availability of more connectivity. This new technology exploits another development called Long Term Evolution for Machine (LTE-M) to allow battery-run IoT devices to directly connect with the 4G network without any connection portal. Applying NB-IoT, mobile network providers can take full advantage of existing 4G LTE infrastructure. Since using the narrow bandwidth of 200KHz, NB-IoT is an excellent choice for those of low demand in bandwidth, and thus effectively saving battery life. Since 2017, Samsung Vietnam has signed cooperation contracts with one NB-IoT solution provider in order to increase the speed of IoT service exploitation nationwide. After that, several famous international technological corporations have tried to introduce NB-IoT in Ho Chi Minh City. However, this has not received sufficient … [Read more...] about New technology promises better implementation of IoT in VN
Masan takes full ownership of tungsten processing facility Masan Resources Corporation (UPCoM: MSR), one of the world’s largest integrated industrial tungsten mineral and chemical producers, announced that Nui Phao Mining Company Ltd. (NPMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, has acquired H.C.Starck GmBH’s (HCS) 49 per cent stake in Nui Phao-H.C.Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing LLC (NHTCM) for the total cash consideration of $29.1 million, and now owns 100 per cent of this company. NHTCM, previously a joint venture between NPMC and HCS, was established in 2013 and is a leading producer and global supplier of tungsten chemicals (ammonium paratungstate [APT], blue tungsten oxide [BTO], and yellow tungsten oxide [YTO]). NHTCM processes tungsten concentrate (TC), the main product of NPMC, into higher value-added tungsten products. In consideration of NHTCM’s contribution to the development of Vietnam’s high-tech industries, the Vietnamese Ministry of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 17/8
Cruelty that knows no boundariesSon Nguyen The entire society is turned upside down when it is revealed that a coffee processor in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has mixed harmful chemicals with coffee byproducts on an industrial scale for sale on the domestic market. The local media is awash with denunciations and indignation towards the unethical business owner for poisoning consumers en mass, and demands tough sanctions. Simply put, producing poisonous drinks in this case must be treated as a criminal offense, say local news outlets. The scandal broke out on April 15 when police in Dak Nong – tipped off by some residents –conducted a raid into the coffee processing facility, only to find out a bitter truth beyond their imaginations. Workers there were caught red-handed mixing powder from used batteries or cells, rock powder and other harmful materials with substandard-quality ground coffee. The powder from used batteries was meant to blacken coffee to make … [Read more...] about Cruelty that knows no boundaries
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?