Category: Gadgets


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on Exynos processor faster than on Snapdragon

The Geekbench performance of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, the announcement of which will take place on August 7, has appeared on the web.

According to Geekbench, the model number SM-970F runs on an Exynos 9825 processor, it has 8 GB of RAM. Model number SM976V received a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 12 GB of RAM.

The Snapdragon model has fewer points in a single-core test, but in multi-core it is slightly ahead of the model on Exynos. Probably, the future flagship of Samsung managed to achieve such indicators thanks to the optimization of the One UI shell for its own production chips.

This year, Samsung is expected to release three phones of the Note: Note 10 line, Note 10+ and the 5G version.

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MediaTek will release the first gaming chip

MediaTek published in the Chinese social network Weibo a poster with a reference to the not yet announced Helio G90 chip for gaming smartphones.

Presumably, the G90 is an enhanced version of the P90 chip, which consists of a processor with two Cortex-A75 cores (2.2 GHz) and six A55 cores (2.0 GHz), as well as an Imagination PowerVR GM9446 graphics processor (970 MHz).

Probably, MediaTek G90 will receive Mali-G76 or G77 graphic cores from ARM, or GPU from the new line of Imagination Furian.

Other information about the new product yet.

MediaTek hinted at the release of the G90 literally a day after Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 855 Plus, in which the manufacturer improved the graphics capabilities for demanding games, as well as AR and VR.

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Published photos of Honor 9X and 9X Pro

Androidpure received exclusive photos of the Huawei Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro. They show that the phone will be equipped with a sliding front camera.

The main camera of the 9X Pro smartphone consists of three lenses: one of them with a resolution of 48 megapixels, the characteristics of the other two are still unknown. The photos do not have a fingerprint scanner, so we can assume that it will be built into the display.

According to the specifications that were merged into the Chinese Weibo social network by the user AnTuTu, the Honor 9X Pro will be equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 810 processor, a Mali-G52 graphic chip, a Full HD + display. Android 9 Pie (EMUI 9.1) will be installed on the smartphone, the amount of internal memory is declared up to 256 GB, operational – 8 …


Sony has released a camera with a resolution of 61 (!) MP

Sony introduced the new A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera with a 61-megapixel Exmor R sensor.

New device – the successor of the famous Sony A7R III.

In addition to the 61-megapixel sensor, the A7R IV camera has a 15-step dynamic range, an ISO sensitivity of up to 32,000, a continuous shooting function of up to 10 frames per second with autofocus and auto-exposure, and 567 autofocus points (they cover about 74% of the frame).

Like most of the Sony mirrorless cameras, the A7R IV is aimed at photographers and videographers.

New shoots video in 4K-resolution with support for S-Log3, HDR (HLG) and with autofocus on the eyes in real time (Realtime Eye-AF).

Sony also added a “multi-interface shoe” for connecting fully digital microphones (most cameras now record analog audio through a 3.5 mm jack).

The A7R IV has a USB …


Startup Ilona Mask Neuralink introduced a robot to install chips in the brain

The other day, the first entry in the Twitter account of startup Ilona Mask Neuralink appeared with the announcement of the conference. It took place on July 16, 2019, the company presented the result of two years of work – "neuron", reading information from the brain, and a robot for their safe implantation. Technology should help paralyzed people use computers and phones.

The thickness of the "threads" from 4 to 6 microns, less than a human hair, they are faster than existing analogues read data from the brain and transmit them to the sensor, which is installed on the skull. They will be implanted by a neurosurgical robot capable of installing six "threads" per minute. The principle of its operation resembles a sewing machine: the needle grabs the thread by the loop and inserts it into the brain. The robot …


Study: social networks cause depression in adolescents, but video games do not

Employees of the University of Montreal summed up the four-year study, which was attended by 3,826 teens. They wanted to know if the gadget craze was contributing to the symptoms of depression. It turned out that social networking and watching TV can really have an impact, but video games are not.

The study showed that every hour of using social networks increases the severity of depressive symptoms over the next four years by 0.64 points, and watching TV – by 0.69 points (on a scale from 0 to 28). Video games have no such effect on the psyche.

The average age of the subjects was 12.7 years. The presence of symptoms, the researchers checked on a special questionnaire. Additionally, the level of physical activity of the subjects was assessed.

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Apple will pay podcasters for exclusive placement

Apple has begun negotiations with podcast makers about the purchase of rights to their content, reports Bloomberg. The company wants to have exclusive content in its Podcasts service. It is not yet known with whom she agrees and under what conditions.

Apple plans to develop podcasts to compete with Spotify and the Stitcher, which already have exclusive content providers. So, Spotify signed an agreement with the company Higher Ground, founded by former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. In early 2019, he bought two services for creating podcasts – Gimlet and Anchor. In May, launched a cloud platform for recording and editing podcasts.

The podcast market in the United States continues to grow. According to eMarketer, this year, 76.4 million Americans listen to podcasts – a quarter of the country's population. And by 2021, revenues of companies in …


The creators of Prisma launched a new social network Capture with search chat on photos

Prisma authors Alexey Moiseenkov and Aram Hardy launched the social network Capture, TechCrunch reports. Users can find group chats thanks to an artificial algorithm that processes location data, time, position in space and images on the camera screen.

The algorithm offers thematic chats after the user opens the camera in Capture and leads to the object of interest. You can create a chat yourself. So, if you point the camera at yourself, chat rooms are displayed or a suggestion to start a selfie-chat – a dialogue with a random user.

Capture has channels that only their owners can post to. Subscribers can comment if this feature is not disabled. The authors of the application hope to attract celebrities in this way.

While Capture is available only on iOS. To start using the application, it is enough to specify the username …


Xiaomi has released a gold smartphone with diamonds

Redmi announced the special K20 Pro Signature Edition in gold. Sub-brand Xiaomi plans to release only 20 phones and will sell them in India for about $ 7,000.

In a Twitter account, Redmi India notes that this is not just a gilded version of the existing model, but a smartphone made entirely of gold with diamonds.

For comparison, the usual K20 Pro costs about $ 400. Both versions of the smartphone are equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner in the display and three cameras.

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Apple has released the next beta version of the new OS

Developers have become available the fourth beta version of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS Catalina, tvOS 13 and watchOS 6.

The macOS Catalina update does not include any major changes, except for performance improvements and bug fixes.

New in the fourth beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13:

– The size of the menu for applications on the main screen of iOS and iPadOS has decreased.

– The option “Change the order of applications” has appeared with a long press on applications in iOS and iPadOS.

– Changed the voicemail icon.

– Improved 3D Touch response.

– Fixed a bug due to which it was possible to access passwords for sites and software without a Face ID or Touch ID.

It is expected that public beta versions will be available soon.

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