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Biggest Casino Technology Innovations of the Modern Era

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The gambling industry keeps getting better with time with technological innovations. Technology is significantly changing the face of casinos globally and modifying many gaming aspects. As time goes by, there are new techniques that will arise as the gambling industry continues to realize the potential that comes with technology.

Online gambling is taking centre stage owing to the benefits that come with it. You can play any game you wish from any part of the world with your smartphone and reliable internet. As online gambling broadens its base, there are more technological innovations that will emerge to accommodate its growth. What are the casino technology trends in the industry today? What is the impact on the industry and gaming experience?

Casino Technology Innovation Trends

Online Casino Platforms

The online gambling market is seeing tremendous progress, especially in regards to the number of users. The platforms offer comfort and flexibility for a person to enjoy gambling from a place convenient to them. Online platforms make it possible for one to have the ideal experience of a casino night through a screen.

The advantage of online casino platforms comes in a variety of games. You get the same benefits as those of live casinos such as winning opportunities, bonuses and rewards.

New users often receive welcome bonuses as an incentive. Loyal memberships come with access to free bet codes. The win promo code is an opportunity to receive prizes and bonuses. Such are strategies not only to attract new clients but also retain existing ones.

Encryption Technology

A preferred casino platform is one with a reliable site and respects confidentiality. Reputable casinos across the globe utilize encryption technology to protect the personal and financial information of its users.

Most casinos use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption algorithm to ensure privacy, authentication and data integrity.

Facial Recognition Technology

Technology is having an impact not only on gaming experiences but also on players’ safety. Casinos being a game that involves many financial interests, frauds tend to be high. Facial recognition is an innovation utilized to curb such issues.

The advanced cameras can recognize faces from a distance. As if this is not enough, the cameras can be placed in the car park to pick up license plates and mitigate counterfeit chips.

This is an innovation that represents confidence in the casinos as gamers play in a safe environment.

RFID and GPS

Mobile phones are indispensable devices and even more to casinos with the introduction of mobile platforms. Gamers can easily access a casino with GPS as it helps with signals and location.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), is vital to tracking labels attached to casino chips. This is a development that has had a significant impact on curbing casino crime. Knowing the exact location of the chips makes it possible to have it deactivated anytime.

Deactivation means that the value of the chip is erased and the unauthorized user can’t benefit.

RFID technology also helps casinos monitor its players. It is possible to know the amount of money spent by the users and games frequently played.

Virtual Reality Gaming

Virtual Reality (VR) is taking gaming to a whole new level. There are many VR gear in the market today specifically designed for mobile gaming. This innovation targets video games and illusion fans. Playing games and slots can be exciting in a virtual world.

Cryptocurrency Casinos

Casinos do offer flexible payment methods to their clients. With the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, online casinos are making adjustments to accept them as payment options.

Casinos not only benefit from cryptocurrencies as payment options. There are also many features that online platforms can adopt. Take, for instance, the security measures taken during transactions. With cryptocurrency, you don’t have to worry about frauds since all transactions have cryptography seals.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI technology is at play in different fields. Take, for instance, the use of algorithms to provide personalized Google search results. Casinos are not left behind with this amazing technology.

Customer support is critical to casinos. With the use of AI, casinos tend to provide personalized support to clients and build trust.

Technology is having a significant impact on the casino industry. For a casino to remain relevant and have a competitive edge, technology innovation is key. Some casinos now even offer great promotions like a spin and win promo code, which you can use to instantly get free casino cash and some free spins.The same keeps advancing and changing with time, an aspect casinos should always be ready to embrace.

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Experience the Next Level of Mobile Computing with Galaxy Book S

Samsung brings Intel’s hybrid processor to its leading Galaxy Book S, alongside seamless connectivity, mobile design and an expansive ecosystem

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Samsung Electronics announced the availability of Galaxy Book S with Intel processor, the latest addition to its leading computing device family. To ensure consumers have access to a wide range of computing devices to best fit their lifestyle, Samsung introduces the Galaxy Book S powered by the new dynamic Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Hybrid Technology. Galaxy Book S joins other previously announced premium mobile laptops, designed to offer a seamless and connected experience across devices. Galaxy Book S is built for the next generation of users who are looking for a computing device that provides outstanding productivity, wide-ranging connectivity, enhanced mobility and expansive continuity across devices and operating systems to help them get more done in less time.

“The way we work has shifted and it’s important we have computing devices that can adapt to this new working style. Users utilize multiple devices throughout their day to accomplish tasks, and demand that those devices provide them with enough flexibility to remain on the move and available,” said Woncheol Chai, SVP and Head of Product Planning Team, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “With our new computing devices like the Galaxy Book S, we are providing users with an exciting opportunity to be productive, efficient and connected.”

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Dynamic Performance

To improve performance and efficiency, Galaxy Book S features an impressively designed internal component setup powered by the new Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Hybrid Technology. Galaxy Book S is the first ever device to offer this unique processor with Intel’s Foveros 3D stacking technology and a hybrid CPU architecture. With this processor, Galaxy Book S efficiently provides an exceptional laptop performance. The processor delivers full Windows 10 application compatibility and intelligently balances multiple high-performing processes during use while conserving battery when not in use, powering your creative, commerce and business programs. Galaxy Book S features a long-lasting battery1 and offers up to 512GB of storage, so you don’t have to waste time worrying about losing power or running out of space.

“The introduction of Samsung Galaxy Book S, the first device to offer the Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology, builds on our long history with Samsung. Today, we showcase what can be achieved when we bring great engineering talent together to work towards a united vision for new computing experiences of the future,” said Chris Walker, vice president and general manager of Mobile Client Platforms at Intel.

Always Ready Connectivity

With Samsung’s new computing devices, you can enjoy nonstop connectivity. Galaxy Book S features Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), the next generation of Wi-Fi that empowers efficient, speedy internet without competing for a network connection with other devices, while always-on LTE lets you enjoy gigabit internet access without searching for a network. When you need to access your device immediately, Galaxy Book S’ instant touch-to-wake capability ensures you can reach important files, share videos and respond to texts within seconds.

Design That Works Everywhere

The Galaxy Book S is designed for taking with you and carrying around all day. Lightweight at just 950g and only 11.8mm at its thickest point, the ultra-slim profile means you can slip the Galaxy Book S into a small bag, portfolio or just carry under your arm with ease. A fan-less design allows the Galaxy Book S to be slimmer than traditional laptops and helps it to run noiselessly, even during sustained and intense periods of work. Galaxy Book S features a light clamshell design built with a durable metal body, so you can have the stability you need on a desk or on your lap. If you’re looking to get some fresh air while scrolling, Outdoor Mode on Galaxy Book S will instantly boost brightness to 600 nits using a two-key shortcut. With a bright screen that also supports touch interactions, you will feel more connected to your device than ever and free take advantage of seamless and productive working style.

Uninterrupted Device-to-Device Continuity

The new Galaxy computing devices like the Galaxy Book S unify the computing experience with seamless connectivity between devices. Thanks to our partnership with Microsoft, you can enjoy your favorite Android operating system on your Windows PC for a seamless and continuous device-to-device experience. With Microsoft’s Your Phone feature, you can sync your mobile device to receive notifications, messages, cross-device copy & paste and photo transfer, all on your Galaxy Book S device.

Galaxy Book S is available in two shades, Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray. For more information about Galaxy Book S, visit news.samsung.com/galaxy, www.samsungmobilepress.com.

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Samsung Introduces 1.2μm 50Mp ISOCELL GN1 with Faster Auto-focusing and Brighter Images

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Dual Pixel technology creates 100-million phase-detecting photodiodes for snappy auto-focusing and light information that can be translated up to 100 megapixels.

Tetracell technology enables light-sensitive 2.4μm pixels for ultimate low-light photography.

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced Samsung ISOCELL GN1, a new 50-megapixel (Mp) image sensor with large 1.2μm-sized pixels. The ISOCELL GN1 is Samsung’s first image sensor to offer both Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies. Thanks to the relatively larger pixel size, the GN1 brings image sensor performance to a new level with a combination of elevated light sensitivity for stellar low-light photos and DSLR-level auto-focus speeds, optimized for more dynamic picture-taking experiences.

“With innovative pixel technologies, Samsung has been at the forefront of offering high-performance image sensors that closely cater to increasingly diversifying market needs. The ISOCELL GN1 is part of that commitment to deliver stunning images to consumers in any environment,” said Yongin Park, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to introduce image sensor solutions at the cutting-edge that will lead the next trends in mobile photography.”

Creating desirable images is an indispensable element for today’s smartphone users who are well accustomed to visually grasping and cherishing special moments, wherever they are. To address various imaging preferences of the users, some smartphone makers put more emphasis on extremely detailed images with ultra-high resolutions, while some choose bigger pixels for bright results in low-light environments. The new Samsung ISOCELL GN1 fulfills these multiple needs at once with Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies.

The GN1 brings best-in-class auto-focusing with 100 million phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) agents. Samsung’s Dual Pixel technology places two photodiodes side-by-side within a single pixel that can receive light from different angles for phase detection. With all of the sensor’s active pixels working as auto-focusing agents, the GN1 can detect and focus onto a desired still or moving object from every corner in an instant, even in low-light conditions. When capturing images, a single pixel output is created by merging the outputs from the two photodiodes within the pixel. Samsung also provides a software algorithm that takes light information from each photodiode to produce image resolutions comparable to 100Mp.

For ultimate low-light photography, the GN1 adopts Tetracell technology, a pixel-merging technique that improves the pixels’ capacity to capture and process more light. By binning four pixel signals into one, Tetracell doubles the image sensor’s pixel size to 2.4μm and quadruples the light sensitivity to take brighter 12.5Mp photographs. With improved light sensitivity combined with a powerful auto-focusing solution, the GN1 is able to focus on an object quickly even in extreme low-light environment to deliver both brighter and sharper results.

In addition to Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies, the GN1 comes with Smart-ISO that intelligently selects the optimal ISO, real-time HDR that captures the scene in multiple exposures simultaneously, and gyro-based electronic image stabilization (EIS) that takes sharp images and video even when in motion. For premium video quality, the image sensor supports video recording at up to 8K resolution at 30 frames-per-second (fps).

Samsung ISOCELL GN1 started mass production this month.

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China Mobile and Huawei Deliver World’s Highest 5G

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China Mobile and Huawei have jointly taken 5G connectivity to a new height by bringing the network to the summit of Mount Everest upon the completion of the world’s highest 5G base station on the altitude of 6500 meters. Together with the launch of the Gigabit optical fibre network at the altitude of 6,500 meters, Huawei enables China Mobile to run its dual Gigabit network on Mount Everest.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first successful arrival at Mount Everest from the northern slope, and the 45th anniversary of China’s first official accurate measurement and announcement of Mount Everest, the 5G network on Mount Everest will provide communication services for this 2020 Mount Everest re-measurement is of great significance.

Huawei has offered its end-to-end solutions in the construction of China Mobile’s Everest dual Gigabit network, where base stations were built in Mount Everest Base Camp at the altitude of 5,300 meters, the Transition Camp at 5,800 meters, and the Forward Camp at 6,500 meters. Huawei’s 5G AAU and SPN technologies are applied at these base stations, where network maintenance and optimization are done by a dozen of network specialists who station 24/7 in regions at altitude of 5,300 meters and above to ensure smooth network operations.

Huawei’s 5G AAU is highly integrated in a compact size, making it easy for deployment and installation. It fits particularly well for infrastructure in extreme environment such as Mount Everest. In this project, a network in the “stand alone plus non-stand alone” (SA+NSA) mode connects five 5G base stations. Meanwhile, the 5G fast and huge-capacity connectivity is achieved by Huawei’s Massive MIMO technology supporting lightning speed and large bandwidth.

Huawei’s Massive MIMO is highly reliable with excellent coverage. With its highly flexible three-dimensional narrow beams, the technology works particularly well vertically in Mount Everest. At the altitude of 5,300 meters, the 5G download speed exceeded 1.66 Gbps, where the upload speed tops 215 Mbps.

Meanwhile, quality and undisrupted networks are guaranteed by Huawei’s Intelligent OptiX Network solutions, with data-thirsty transfer of high-res videos, VR live broadcast and the likes, supported by enterprise gateways with 1Gbps upstream/downstream connections. The Everest base camp at 5,300 meters is fully covered at a logged speed of 1.43Gbps, thanks to the Gigabit ONT. Huawei’s 10G PON OLT and 200G ultra-high-speed transmission platform can intelligently manage data throughput, making it possible families and businesses to enjoy super-fast internet access at such high regions.

With its HoloSens intelligent video surveillance system, Huawei ensures streaming quality with the capabilities of optimisation and fault locating with just one click, keeping the networks always on even at the altitude of 6,500 meters at the summit of Everest.

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Huawei strongly believes that technology means to make the world better. The beauty of Mount Everest can be displayed via 5G high-definition video and VR experience, which also provides further insights for mountaineers, scientists and other specialists into the nature. The ground-breaking establishment on Mount Everest once again proves that 5G technology connect Mankind and the Earth harmoniously.

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