Microsoft empowers UAE businesses, education and government offices to achieve more with latest Surface devices

Dubai – Professionals across a number of vital sectors including essential- organisations in government, healthcare, education and private sectors are using the latest Microsoft Surface devices to uphold critical business, services and learning. The devices, which are from the recently launched roster of Surface products, are part of the UAE digital debut of the new product range.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Dock 2 and Surface USB-C®Travel Hub have been designed for power and secure portability. Their issuance to vital industry sectors across the country is intended to empower organisations to operate efficiently and safely at a time where their operations underpin the wellbeing and business continuity of others in the community.

Appealing to consumer and commercial users alike, the Microsoft Surface range has become known for its ability to cover a wide number of use cases. As an illustration/example, the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Department of

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New exhibit explores the science and technology behind assistive devices

KITCHENER — From prosthetic arms and legs to gadgets that can help you feel music, a new exhibit explores how science and technology can improve lives.

Human Plus: Real Lives + Engineering opens its doors at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum on Friday, and hopes to get people thinking about how to create assistive devices that can help people.

“Universal design that is human centred is good design for everybody,” said James Jensen, supervisor of collections and exhibits at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum.

“This exhibit is looking at how technology, both high-tech and low-tech, can be adapted to different circumstances. It’s a story I think we can all relate to.”

The exhibit was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It features several interactive displays that highlight a variety of engineering feats that push the boundaries of

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Amazon debuts new Echo, Fire TV, Ring devices and more, with an Alexa boost

Amazon.com Inc. today announced a panoply of new devices at its annual Devices and Services hardware event, including new Echo, Ring, Fire TV and other devices — as well as a novel indoor drone security cam.

Many of these products use Amazon Alexa, whose voice-powered capabilities got a boost from artificial intelligence to hold more natural conversations with people.

Taken together — indeed, glued together partly with Alexa and with Amazon’s cloud unit Amazon Web Services Inc. — the raft of new devices introduced at the event highlighted Amazon’s big ambitions in consumer hardware versus rivals such as Apple Inc., Google LLC and many other large consumer electronics firms looking to offer a soup-to-nuts collection of devices that work together more seamlessly.

“Amazon is looking to minimize its dependency on third-party hardware providers and continue the company’s trend of bringing the design and production in-house,” said Nucleus Research analyst Nicholas

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Evonetix and Analog Devices Collaborate on Third-Generation DNA Synthesis Platform

  • Collaboration will fast track the development and scale-up of Evonetix’s desktop DNA writer towards commercialisation and first product
  • Technology will help facilitate the rapidly growing multibillion-dollar synthetic biology industry

EVONETIX LTD (‘Evonetix’), the synthetic biology company developing a desktop platform for scalable, high-fidelity and rapid gene synthesis, today announced a collaboration with leading, global high-performance analog technology company, Analog Devices, Inc. The companies will work together on the advancement and commercial scale-up of Evonetix’s proprietary microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based silicon chips and accelerate the development of Evonetix’s first product, a DNA desktop writer.

Evonetix’s novel silicon chip controls the synthesis of DNA at many thousands of independently controlled reaction sites or ‘pixels’ on the chip surface in a highly parallel fashion. The two companies began working together in January 2019. They agreed to extend the collaboration as Evonetix continues to work with Analog Garage, Analog Devices’ corporate innovation lab, to jointly

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