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Dell has recently announced updated to its Precision 7000 range of Mobile Workstations. The new offerings feature Intel’s new Xeon processors, which will deliver up to 20% more performance across a range of worlds.

The Dell Precision 7000 series Mobile Workstations, 7510 and 7710 will offer two of the recently announced Intel Xeon processors, the E3-1545 v5 and E3-1575 v5, which will deliver up to 20 percent better performance than the previous processors across a breadth of single and multi-threaded workloads. These Intel Xeon processors are the most powerful in our mobile line-up and allow each core and compute thread to access 128MB of additional embedded on-package memory support with Iris Pro graphics efficiency and also includes hardware-enhanced security and manageability capabilities to better secure data and lower operational costs.

Faster memory, no problem. Due to close work with our partners, the 7510 and 7710 mobile workstations will also be the only workstations to offer SuperSpeed memory, which features up to 32GB of DDR4 2667MHz memory and allows the workstations to out preform their predecessors by 23 percent. Other upgrades being announced include, the Dell 5510 Precision Mobile Workstation receiving an i5-6440HQ processor and Dell’s Reliable Memory Technology Pro availability on the 3510, 7510 & 7710 mobile workstations with ECC memory support to help ensure precious data is protected. These unique innovations will give users the ability to render dense computer-aided engineering workloads more quickly and efficiently than ever before. When doing multi-thread or multi-core work, these workstations will be able to leverage the extra memory and engineers will be able to easily handle computations with crazy high calculation counts.

Just imagine the time saved in the production studio or the architecture firm with faster processing and higher frequency that will be enabled by the memory. With this update, we’re delivering on the immediate needs we’ve been hearing from customers and it supports our continued momentum for delivering the right solutions for professional creators with Dell Precision.

Earlier this spring, we revealed configurations for virtual reality commercial PCs, introducing our first VR-ready Precision Tower Workstations. The Dell Precision Tower Workstations and Rack 7910 were upgraded with the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors (Broadwell), which offer more cores and performance for multi-threaded applications that are ideal for professional modeling, analysis, and calculations. Dell Precision Workstations were also behind the powerful animation of the recent “Angry Birds The Movie.”

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Win a Poster Heater with Gadget and Takealot.com

This winter Gadget and Takealot.com are giving away three Poster Heaters, which look like posters but become heaters when you plug them in.

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Three Gadget readers will each win a unit, valued at R550 each. To enter, follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter and tell us on the @GadgetZA account how many Watts the heater consumes.

What’s the big deal about these heaters? Many of us are struggling to keep the balance between soaring electricity costs and the need to keep warm this winter.

However, the recently launched Poster Heater by EasyHeat and distributed in South Africa by Takealot.com is not only one of the most cost effective electric heaters currently on the market, it is also easy to setup and use.

As the name indicates, it is a poster similar to one you would hang on a wall. But, plug it in and it turns into a 300 Watt heater. The Poster Heater isn’t designed to heat hallways or large rooms, but rather smaller ones like a bedroom or a baby’s nursery or a dressing room.

It uses radiant heating, which means that it heats up in a couple of minutes and the heat is directed at the objects or people around it, quickly taking the chill out of the air and providing a comfortable ambient temperature.

The other advantage of radiant heating is that it doesn’t dry out the air like infrared or gas heaters. Users also don’t have to worry about their children or pets getting too close to it because, even though it gets hot, it can be touched.

To enter the competition follow the steps below:

Competition entry details:

1. Follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter. (We will ONLY be accepting entries via Twitter, so please don’t enter through the comments section of this article.)

2. Tell us on Twitter, via @GadgetZA, mentioning @Takealot in your posting, how many Watts the Poster Heater consumes.

cleardot.gif3. The competition closes on 31 July 2018.

4. Winners will be notified via Twitter on 1 August and Takealot.com will be in touch to organise delivery.

5. The competition is only open to South African residents.

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Happy Emoji Day! Here’s 10 reasons to be cheerful

First created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999, the emoji has become a huge part of everyday communication. Whether you love them or hate them, flying dollar bills, applauding hands and rolling eyes are here to stay.

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Scientist suggest that the use of emojis will help us gain the same satisfaction from digital interactions as we enjoy from personal contact.

Almost two decades later, and we have over 2600 unique emojis to perfectly express what we feel, thank you Mr Kurita! Join HMD, the home of Nokia phones as we celebrate World Emoji Day on the 17th of July with these interesting emoji facts:

The most popular emoji used is “Person Shrugging”

1.       The Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first 3 “National” emojis for Finland… it represents unbreakable!

2.       South Africa’s favourite emoji is the “Kiss and wink”… how sweet SA!

3.       French is the only language where a ‘smiley’ does not top the list for its use

4.       On average, over 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day

5.       For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was a pictograph! The “Face with Tears of Joy” was crowned word of the year in 2015

6.       According to Emojipedia, some of the most requested emoji’s include afro, a bagel and hands making a heart

7.       To include all races, a diversity pack was released in 2017

8.       It has become so trendy that the Museum of Modern Art displays the original emoji collection on canvas

9.       In 2009, Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was completely translated into emoji’s

 

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