Razer Unveils Project Linda: Android Laptop/Phone Hybrid Concept

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Razer ™, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today revealed “Project Linda,” a 13.3-inch laptop design powered by the Android-based Razer Phone. The smartphone and laptop hybrid concept harkens a new era for mobile personal computing, blending the familiar Android environment with the ease-of- use of a laptop.

As one of the few companies in the world to straddle user interfaces, laptops and smartphones, Project Linda is a groundbreaking concept that blurs the lines between the smartphone and the laptop.

Razer’s Project Linda laptop seamlessly docks the Razer Phone inside its chassis where a touchpad would normally reside, and connects with the press of a button. The phone’s Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile platform and 8 GB of RAM deliver responsive performance, instantly transforming Project Linda into an Android laptop. The Razer Phone 5.7-inch display can be used as a touchpad, or as a second screen for access to apps, tools, and more.

“Android power users and laptop enthusiasts share a need for performance in a mobile form factor, which we provide with our award-winning Razer Phone and Razer laptops,” says Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan.

“Project Linda combines the best of both worlds, bringing a larger screen and physical keyboard to the Android environment, enhancing the experience for gaming and productivity.”

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A full-size, built-in keyboard adds to the capabilities of Project Linda, providing enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences. Users benefit from a responsive and comfortable typing experience, customised for the Android environment with dedicated keys for navigation, search and app selection. The Razer Chroma™ backlighting is ideal for low-light situations and can also be personalised with millions of colour options. A user may complete the laptop input experience by using the docked phone as a touchpad, or a mouse may be connected for precision control in games and apps.

Designed for mobility, the unibody CNC aluminium chassis of Razer Project Linda is just 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin and weighs under three pounds (1.25 kg) including the docked phone. Its 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen extends the 120 Hz experience available on the Razer Phone to a larger display, providing fluid motion and vibrant visuals. The concept also features a 53.6 Wh internal battery that can rapidly charge the docked phone to full capacity over three times while away from AC power. Inside the laptop is 200 GB of storage, allowing for offline backups and additional local media and app storage. Connectivity afforded via Project Linda includes a built in 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone, giving a range of options for communication and external devices.

Project Linda bridges the gap between handheld entertainment and laptop convenience. The Razer Phone’s performance, display, and dual front-firing speakers combine seamlessly with Project Linda’s larger screen, keyboard, and battery to provide the ultimate mobile hybrid setup for gaming, creativity, and productivity.

Razer won official “Best of CES” awards an unprecedented seven years in a row, including innovations such as the Razer Switchblade (2012), the Razer Edge tablet (2013), Project Christine (2015), and the Razer Blade Stealth and Core (2016). More than 4,000 companies compete for accolades at CES, the world’s most prestigious tech tradeshow.

For more information on Razer’s Project Linda concept and to register for announcements, visit www.razerzone.com/projectlindawww.razerzone.com/projectlinda 

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World-first Quiz App Using Artificial Intelligence Launches In Australia

Australian quiz enthusiasts of all ages should get their thumbs ready because a new groundbreaking quiz application launches globally today – Quiz Infinity. In a world first, the app, developed by the Aussie tech gurus behind education start-up Zookal, uses artificial intelligence to determine popular topics and create quizzes from Wikipedia’s user generated content.

Trending topics are suggested to the user as soon as the app opens based on high frequency Wikipedia searches. Popular this week is ‘Battle of Dunkirk’ due to the release of the film in cinemas and ‘O.J Simpson’ following the ex-NFL star being released on parole. Categories within the app range from art, business, culture, education, games, health, history and beyond.

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To date, the app, which uses an innovative AI algorithm, has processed over 100,000 articles and generated a multiple choice quiz with at least five questions for each.

Its founders see huge potential for the app’s innovative tech to be used beyond quizzes, with the education space in particular touted as one likely area.

Aussie co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Zookal, Chris Zaharia and his team had this in mind when engineering the app.

Chris said, “For us, Quiz Infinity is just the beginning of where the algorithm can go. As a starting place, we can see it being used in education to help students study but beyond this, we see it resonating with other industries as well.”

There is more to come from these Aussie Quiz Kids, as Zaharia added, “The next step for Quiz Infinity will be incorporating news aggregation and use news sources, such as current affairs and entertainment to ensure our quizzes cover all hot topics that our users are keen to learn more about.”
Quiz Infinity is available in the app store via:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1230366920  and Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zookal.quizinfinity 

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