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AMD earlier announced the SKU of four Ryzen Embedded V2000 series embedded processors, including two 6-core (3MB L2 cache) and two 8-core versions (4MB L2 cache). Among them, the 8-core V2000 embedded processor has 7 sets of Vega GPU computing units (448 stream processors in total), and the 6-core V2000 embedded processor is 6 sets of Vega GPU computing units (384 stream processors in total) . 
ASRock released the iBOX-V2000 mini industrial host equipped with AMD's latest Ryzen V2000 series embedded processor on November 14th, using Zen 2 architecture core and 7nm Vega core display. While reducing the volume, it can also bring high-performance experience to embedded applications such as thin clients, mini PCs, and edge systems.
In terms of network, ASRock iBOX-V2000 provides two Ethernet ports of 2.5Gbps and 1Gbps. The onboard sound card is the ALC233 chip from Realtek.   In terms of interfaces, the iBOX-V2000 series provides 2 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A), 2 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-C), an audio jack and an RS-232 COM port on the front. There are HDMI 2.0a and DP 1.2a video outputs on the back panel, two USB 2.0 ports, and an interface that supports 12~19V direct current (DC) power input.
ASRock iBOX-V2000 adopts an aluminum body and supports VEGA wall mounting, which can be easily deployed in office and home environments. As for when the built-in 4×4-V2000 motherboard will be sold separately, it is currently unknown.

Recently there have been news that Samsung will release the Samsung Galaxy S21 series of mobile phones as early as January. At the same time, Samsung may abandon the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 21 series next fall.   The latest news is that the well-known whistleblower Max Weinbach shared the list of Samsung's flagship products for 2021 on Twitter, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 series is regrettably absent. 
Max Weinbach revealed that Samsung will have three new machines supporting S Pen stylus, including Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (new folding screen machine).   In addition, @UniversalIce also revealed that there is no sign that Samsung is developing the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 series of smartphones.   If Samsung really cancels the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 series phones next year, then Samsung users are bound to switch to the Samsung Galaxy S21 series or Samsung Galaxy Fold series folding screen phones that will be launched in the first half of the year

Earlier news said that Qualcomm has been approved to sell chips to Huawei. Today, domestic media confirmed from the upstream supply chain that Qualcomm has obtained a license to sell 4G chips to Huawei. "(4G chip license) I got it two days ago, and the 5G chip hasn't got the license yet." said a senior executive of a listed company in the supply chain of Huawei.   One of the company's main businesses is the mobile phone ODM business, and it works closely with Qualcomm and Huawei. Huawei and Qualcomm officials both stated that they would not respond to the above news.
It is worth mentioning that the Financial Association also reported today that according to KeyBanc, a well-known Wall Street investment bank, Qualcomm has obtained an export license to supply 4G chips to Huawei.   Unfortunately, 4G chips are not very helpful for Huawei to resume business. At present, the national smartphone market has fully entered the 5G track. According to the latest data released by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, in October 2020, the domestic market of 5G mobile phones shipped 16.760 million units, accounting for 64.1% of the mobile phone shipments during the same period.   However, Qualcomm's Snapdragon non-5G chips can still greatly ease Huawei's tablet, headset and other businesses.

Entering 2020, the smartphone market can be said to have completely cut into the 5G track. Almost no mobile phone manufacturer will release a 4G flagship mobile phone in 2020. Even Apple, which is as stable as an old dog, has released all iPhone 12s supporting 5G networks this year. There is no doubt that the 5G mobile phone market has exploded.   China Academy of Information and Communications Technology announced the latest domestic mobile phone shipments. From January to October 2020, the total domestic mobile phone market shipments totaled 252 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 22.1%. From January to October, the cumulative shipments of 5G mobile phones in the domestic market were 124 million units, accounting for 49.4% of the total, nearly half of them.
Entering October, with the launch of the Apple iPhone 12 series, the proportion of 5G mobile phone shipments will be even more exaggerated. In October 2020, the domestic market shipped 16.760 million 5G mobile phones, accounting for 64.1% of the mobile phone shipments during the same period; 16 new models were launched, accounting for 57.1% of the number of new mobile phone models launched in the same period.
With the massive "invasion" of 5G mobile phones in the market, it means that to some extent, 4G mobile phones will soon be "eliminated".   However, for consumers, the current 5G network does not seem to have any impact. Many netizens said that the current 5G network is meaningless other than testing network speed.   In fact, it is true that many consumers are still using 4G network packages after purchasing 5G mobile phones. The high price of 5G packages is of course a very real problem, but this is not a reason to hinder the continued development of 5G users. The main reason why there is no experience gap between 4G mobile phones and 5G mobile phones is that "killer" applications that rely on 5G networks have not yet appeared.
Before the commercialization of 5G networks, people's vision for 5G was very "romantic", such as cloud gaming, cloud office, autonomous driving, and all-system projections. However, after a year of commercial use of 5G, the application scenarios of 5G have not landed. Why does this happen?   At the previous China International Information and Communication Exhibition, Ding Yun, president of Huawei operator BG pointed out this problem. He mentioned the current 5G problems of "fake, dumb, and poor". There are currently over 100 million 5G users in China. However, many users have bought 5G packages, but they are not using 5G mobile phones; users with 5G mobile phones may not have 5G coverage in their areas. On the whole, "machine", " The matching degree between "net" and "set" is still not high.
Wen Ku, Director of the Information and Communication Development Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, pointed out that my country will still be in the lead-in period of 5G development in the next three years, and it is necessary to adhere to a moderately advanced pace of construction and strive to form a good 5G development model of “building and promoting use”. This means that in the next three years, 5G is still in its infancy, and the scene is far away.   In April of this year, the three major operators announced that they will launch "5G News" jointly to launch the "5G News", which will transform and upgrade traditional short messages in a native way. In addition, the Global Association for Mobile Communications System GSMA plans to include 5G messaging as a mandatory feature of 5G terminals. Users can replace 5G mobile phones or upgrade existing 4G/5G mobile phones without downloading the client to easily use 5G messaging services.
For a time, "5G news" was widely promoted as a "killer" application in the 5G era. However, half a year later, the "5G news" of the three major operators is still advancing with difficulty. Judging from the current progress, "5G News" is still in the experimental stage.   Industry insiders said that 5G news will open up a market of 100 billion yuan, but it is inseparable from the cooperation of the upstream and downstream of the industry chain, and it still needs to be promoted through the coordination of the three operators and the majority of partners.   There is no doubt that we are currently in the 5G "introduction phase", various infrastructure conditions are not yet mature, and consumers must be prepared for the long-term failure of 5G scenarios. But consumers should continue to be patient, because after the "introduction period" is naturally a period of explosive demand.

2020 is a magical year. No one would have thought that Apple would hold three press conferences in three months, and one of them is worth seeing. Of course, this has a lot to do with the form of online broadcasting, especially It is designed to match the cool scenes in the film, making people feel like watching a movie. As the finale in this series of movies, today’s protagonist is the Apple M1 chip that debuted. The products equipped with this chip include MacBook Air 13, MacBook Pro 13 and Mac mini. They are likely to be Apple’s ecosystem. A starting point for a new era.
New product summary MacBook Air 13 inches Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 7999 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 9799 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive MacBook Pro 13-inch Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 9999 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 11499 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive Mac mini Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 5299 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 6799 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive Apple M1: Computer chips will enter the SoC era In the previous WWDC, Cook officially announced the Apple Silicon plan, and the landing of the Apple M1 and the sale of a variety of new Mac products marked the start of this plan.
Different from the traditional x86 processor before, Apple M1 is more like the SoC that we common in smart phones, it integrates more functions into it. In the official demonstration, the Apple M1 carries functions such as CPU, I/O input and output, Apple T2, and even a lightning controller... You can understand that it has a higher degree of integration, and its performance and efficiency are also improved. The architecture must be fully ahead of the traditional x86.
Geek's Choice7min read Summary of Apple's conference: Mac three product lines update self-developed M1 chip, early adopters only 5299 yuan Friends of Geek's Choice 2020/11/11 Summary MacBook Air / Pro and Mac mini equipped with Apple M1 chip have met you! 2020 is a magical year. No one would have thought that Apple would hold three press conferences in three months, and one of them is worth seeing. Of course, this has a lot to do with the form of online broadcasting, especially It is designed to match the cool scenes in the film, making people feel like watching a movie. As the finale in this series of movies, today’s protagonist is the Apple M1 chip that debuted. The products equipped with this chip include MacBook Air 13, MacBook Pro 13 and Mac mini. They are likely to be Apple’s ecosystem. A starting point for a new era. New product summary MacBook Air 13 inches Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 7999 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 9799 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive MacBook Pro 13-inch Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 9999 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 11499 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive Mac mini Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 5299 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 6799 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive Apple M1: Computer chips will enter the SoC era In the previous WWDC, Cook officially announced the Apple Silicon plan, and the landing of the Apple M1 and the sale of a variety of new Mac products marked the start of this plan. Different from the traditional x86 processor before, Apple M1 is more like the SoC that we common in smart phones, it integrates more functions into it. In the official demonstration, the Apple M1 carries functions such as CPU, I/O input and output, Apple T2, and even a lightning controller... You can understand that it has a higher degree of integration, and its performance and efficiency are also improved. The architecture must be fully ahead of the traditional x86. On the other hand, due to the SoC design, the Apple M1 also introduces a concept similar to the "small and large cores" in the mobile phone SoC. The Apple M1 uses a 5nm process technology and is designed for 8 cores, of which there are 4 high-performance "large cores". "Core" and 4 high-efficiency "small cores". The combination of cores with different specifications allows users to "take what they need" to achieve a balance between performance and power consumption. At the same time, due to the excellent energy efficiency ratio of the ARM platform, Apple M1 can obtain twice the performance of the traditional x86 chip under the same power consumption. In addition to the processor, the integrated graphics of the Apple M1 is also the focus of Apple’s mention this time. The integrated graphics also has an 8-core design. Apple claims that based on years of deep accumulation in Mac applications, the performance of the integrated graphics of the Apple M1 is also very good. Whether it is dealing with 4K video or professional and complex 3D rendering, it is competent.
[11/11, 7:32 AM] Add Death To Your Plans: Machine learning is a very popular concept recently. The neural network engine in Apple M1 uses a 16-core architecture, which can greatly enhance machine learning capabilities. However, many friends may not understand the specific use. In fact, using machine learning engines is better than Relying solely on CPU and GPU is more efficient, and it can make computers smarter. It can be implemented in specific usage scenarios. Apple also gave a simple case at the press conference: when a widescreen video is cropped to a vertical screen, pass The machine learning function can keep the moving characters in the picture always in the center position. [11/11, 7:33 AM] Add Death To Your Plans: Geek's Choice7min read Summary of Apple's conference: Mac three product lines update self-developed M1 chip, early adopters only 5299 yuan Friends of Geek's Choice 2020/11/11 Summary MacBook Air / Pro and Mac mini equipped with Apple M1 chip have met you! 2020 is a magical year. No one would have thought that Apple would hold three press conferences in three months, and one of them is worth seeing. Of course, this has a lot to do with the form of online broadcasting, especially It is designed to match the cool scenes in the film, making people feel like watching a movie. As the finale in this series of movies, today’s protagonist is the Apple M1 chip that debuted. The products equipped with this chip include MacBook Air 13, MacBook Pro 13 and Mac mini. They are likely to be Apple’s ecosystem. A starting point for a new era. New product summary MacBook Air 13 inches Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 7999 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 9799 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive MacBook Pro 13-inch Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 9999 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 11499 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive Mac mini Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+256GB 5299 yuan Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural network engine), 8+512GB 6799 yuan Up to 16GB memory and 2TB hard drive Apple M1: Computer chips will enter the SoC era In the previous WWDC, Cook officially announced the Apple Silicon plan, and the landing of the Apple M1 and the sale of a variety of new Mac products marked the start of this plan. Different from the traditional x86 processor before, Apple M1 is more like the SoC that we common in smart phones, it integrates more functions into it. In the official demonstration, the Apple M1 carries functions such as CPU, I/O input and output, Apple T2, and even a lightning controller... You can understand that it has a higher degree of integration, and its performance and efficiency are also improved. The architecture must be fully ahead of the traditional x86. On the other hand, due to the SoC design, the Apple M1 also introduces a concept similar to the "small and large cores" in the mobile phone SoC. The Apple M1 uses a 5nm process technology and is designed for 8 cores, of which there are 4 high-performance "large cores". "Core" and 4 high-efficiency "small cores". The combination of cores with different specifications allows users to "take what they need" to achieve a balance between performance and power consumption. At the same time, due to the excellent energy efficiency ratio of the ARM platform, Apple M1 can obtain twice the performance of the traditional x86 chip under the same power consumption. In addition to the processor, the integrated graphics of the Apple M1 is also the focus of Apple’s mention this time. The integrated graphics also has an 8-core design. Apple claims that based on years of deep accumulation in Mac applications, the performance of the integrated graphics of the Apple M1 is also very good. Whether it is dealing with 4K video or professional and complex 3D rendering, it is competent. Machine learning is a very popular concept recently. The neural network engine in Apple M1 uses a 16-core architecture, which can greatly enhance machine learning capabilities. However, many friends may not understand the specific use. In fact, using machine learning engines is better than Relying solely on CPU and GPU is more efficient, and it can make computers smarter. It can be implemented in specific usage scenarios. Apple also gave a simple case at the press conference: when a widescreen video is cropped to a vertical screen, pass The machine learning function can keep the moving characters in the picture always in the center position. In addition to the hardware aspect, the macOS BigSur at the system level is also well adapted to the Apple M1. The highlight is that you can directly run the applications in the iPhone and iPad on the Mac, because starting from today, iPhone, iPad, Mac Will adopt the same architecture processor, Apple's entire software and hardware ecosystem will reach a new stage of "unification", and for some professional applications on macOS, such as Adobe Family Bucket, Final Cut, and even professional software such as C4D , Apple can also make them run smoothly. It is worth mentioning that Apple tested the Apple M1 chip for the first time and used it on the MacBook Air 13, MacBook Pro 13 and Mac mini products. This shows that it is full of confidence, and we will be right next. Make a simple interpretation of these three new products.

After the launch of the Apple iPhone 12 series, many netizens complained that the signal problem was very serious. They had to restart their phones every day to restore the signal to normal. Some netizens were unbearable and immediately reported the problem to Apple's customer service. Apple's customer service said that it may be a software conflict. It is recommended to update the system to iOS 14.2 and re-plug the SIM card.   Since the large-scale launch of the iPhone 12, a large number of users have responded to the problem of poor mobile phone signal in the Apple community, Tieba, Zhihu and other communities. Netizens said that switching the flight mode is useless, and the phone must be restarted.
Apple’s official customer service stated that the problem may be software conflicts and intermittent problems. I haven’t received notification of hardware problems yet. It is recommended to re-plug the SIM card, check and update the operator’s settings, and update the initial system to iOS 14.2. , If it doesn’t work, try other methods.   "If it has not been resolved. Let's see if there are other ways. We (the customer service team) have not said that this (received news) is due to a hardware problem, it may be a software conflict, or some software. A problem caused by indirectness. If it is indeed caused by hardware, then we will definitely give a corresponding solution."   In fact, signal problems have always been common problems of Apple iPhones of past generations, and almost every generation of iPhone will report so-called "signal gate" events. Last year, the iPhone XS series also had poor signal problems. Many people attributed the problem to Intel baseband defects. But this year, Apple’s iPhone 12 series re-adopted Qualcomm baseband, and its signal problems have not been solved yet, and there is even a tendency to intensify. Some netizens said that perhaps Apple's own antenna design is flawed.

  XBOX Series X/S and Sony PS5, which will be released in less than a month, are undoubtedly the topics that console players have talked about recently. With the iteration of game hardware, the game has continuously made breakthroughs in image quality, which makes many young players no longer satisfied with playing games on small computer monitors. Playing games on the TV, the large screen can bring an immersive experience far beyond the monitor screen
Several smart TVs under Xiaomi not only have high-definition large screens and rich interfaces, but also support mobile phone projection, which is very convenient for game expansion, and has low input delay, coupled with super high cost performance, whether for consoles or mobile game players. Said they are all very suitable choices Redmi Smart TV X50/X55/X65
[11/9, 3:53 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: Among the entry-level TVs, the Redmi Smart TV X series (X50/X55/X65), with its balanced configuration and a starting price of less than 2,000 yuan, has been very popular in sales and has won praise from users [11/9, 3:54 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: In the comments, we can see that users have a high degree of recognition for the Redmi Smart TV X series. First of all, this TV has an ultra-high cost-effectiveness, fine workmanship, a narrow bezel design, and a delicate screen display. The speakers are also very good, and have a lot of TV resources. From user feedback, it is not difficult to see that the Redmi X series is a very comprehensive smart TV. Below we will introduce its advantages in detail.
The Redmi Smart TV X series adopts an all-metal frame and a 4K full-screen design, with a screen-to-body ratio of 97%, bringing a wider display area and a more immersive visual experience. It also has NTSC 85% wide color gamut and supports MEMC motion compensation.   MEMC can insert new motion compensation frames into the original picture sequence. After the MEMC function is turned on, it can significantly reduce the phenomenon of smear, jitter, etc., making the motion picture look clearer and smoother.
[11/9, 3:54 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: In terms of audio, it is equipped with an 8-unit high-power audio system, with transparent treble and surging bass, enjoying the surging sound of a theater; and supports DOLBY AUDIO Dolby sound technology, providing a rich, clear and thrilling listening experience; At the same time, it supports Dolby+DTS dual decoding, and you can experience the immersive cinematic sound effects while sitting in the living room. [11/9, 3:54 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: In terms of core configuration, it is equipped with a 2*A73+2*A53 architecture high-performance quad-core processor, 2GB memory + 32GB large storage, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, built-in Xiao Ai voice assistant, and provides Rich interface. This allows Redmi Smart TV X series not only to be easily connected to game consoles or computers, but also to decode smoothly. With its low screen delay, it is a very suitable choice for entry-level game users [11/9, 3:55 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: Of course, to catch up with the annual "Hand-picking Festival", Double 11 is also the best time to start Redmi smart TV. At present, the Redmi Smart TV X series is opening a deposit pre-sale discount in Xiaomi Mall. The 50-inch X50 is not higher than 1888 yuan, the 55-inch X55 is not higher than 2299 yuan, and the 65-inch X65 is not higher than 2999 yuan.   Mi TV Master 65-inch OLED   If you are an enthusiast gamer, then the Mi TV Master 65-inch OLED with stronger color expression, lower latency, and support for a new generation of HDMI2.1 host interface can bring a more extreme shocking experience.
[11/9, 3:56 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: In terms of appearance, the Xiaomi Mi TV Master 65-inch OLED adopts a four-sided borderless full-screen design as a whole. In the closed state, there is almost no physical frame on the front, and the screen-to-body ratio reaches 98.8%. The TV uses a transparent glass base, a gradual black texture is printed with a silk screen process, and is equipped with colorful floating light breathing lights, which brings a more advanced texture. [11/9, 3:56 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: Of course, a good gaming experience also requires the blessing of excellent sound effects. The Mi TV Master 65-inch OLED uses a 3D panoramic sound system: 9-unit speakers with a total output power of up to 65W; built-in 1.9L super-large sound cavity subwoofer, bringing excellent 50Hz low frequency performance and reverberation atmosphere; support based on dome reflection technology The sky channel gathers the upward sound above the audience's head through the ceiling reflection to form a 3D spatial surround sound; supports Dolby Atmos 2.1.2 from the industry standard, creating a palace-level audio-visual enjoyment [11/9, 3:56 PM] Add Death To Your Plans: We can also see from the feedback from many purchasers that the Mi TV Master 65-inch OLED performs impeccably in terms of appearance, picture quality, and sound effects. During the Double 11 period, the pre-sale deposit of Mi TV Master 65-inch OLED is 1,000 to 4,000.

  [Mobile Channel] With the release of Apple’s iPhone 12 series, not only Qualcomm will benefit from it, but the October revenue of Apple’s chip foundry TSMC is also expected to break new highs.   According to past practice, TSMC will announce last month's results in October, so November 10 is tomorrow, TSMC is likely to announce its October revenue report
As TSMC’s largest customer, Apple, began mass shipments of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last month, TSMC’s performance is expected to reach new highs.   The A14 bionic chip used in the iPhone 12 series this year is the TSMC 5nm process. Not only that, this year Apple also has at least two 5nm self-developed chips
  With the help of Apple A14, it is no surprise that TSMC's October revenue will exceed September. In September, TSMC’s revenue reached a record of NT$127.585 billion, equivalent to US$4.473 billion, a year-on-year increase of 24.9%, which was also higher than the NT$122.878 billion in August


Apple Watch Series 6 was introduced by Apple this morning with many color options, new oxygen measuring sensor and faster processor. However, Apple briefly mentioned that the Series 6 models all come with the U1 chip, which first appeared in the iPhone 11 launched last year.

This U1 chip uses a positioning technology called Ultra Wideband radio, providing accurate spatial awareness as well as location. So, a device equipped with the U1 chip can detect the location much more accurately than other devices.

The iPhone 11 is currently using this system to improve AirDrop, which can detect the nearest device to show up right in the sharing options. However, it seems that Apple's ambitions are even broader when bringing this U1 chip to the Apple Watch for the first time.

Besides AirDrop, the new Car Key feature will also take advantage of the new U1 chip inside the iPhone 11 and now add the Apple Watch Series 6. With Car Key, the driver can replace the keys. physical lock by iPhone or Apple Watch via NFC. However, thanks to the U1 chip, you don't even need to take your iPhone out of your pocket or raise your wrist to unlock the door or start the car.

With the rumors about the upcoming AirTags, Apple is expected to also integrate the U1 chip inside this product to provide the exact location of the devices, even when offline. AirTags are small wearables that you can attach to anything like a backpack or even a car to track them using Apple's Find My network.

Apple has also developed a new NearbyInteraction framework that developers can use to collect the location of nearby iPhones and deliver interactive user experiences. Although Apple hasn't mentioned anything about it yet, the framework may be added to watchOS in a future update.

These features haven't been announced yet, but sure enough, Apple has added the U1 chip to the Apple Watch Series 6 for a bigger purpose. However, it is worth noting that, even though the Apple Watch Series 6 is equipped with a U1 chip, the Apple Watch SE version does not have this feature.


Recently, the Redmi brand has launched another smartphone belonging to the Redmi 9 series product line, the Redmi 9i. This is considered another version of the Redmi 9A with upgraded RAM and internal memory.

Redmi 9i owns a 6.53 inch screen, HD + resolution and follows the "water drop" design trend. Meanwhile, the back of the device will be designed in the "Aura 360" style and is the position of the single camera cluster, LED flash and Redmi logo.


Powering the Redmi 9i will be the Helio G25 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of internal memory. The battery of the device has a capacity of up to 5000mAh, but only supports fast charging 10W capacity via micro USB port.

The selfie camera of Redmi 9i has a resolution of 5MP, while the main camera of the device has a resolution of 13MP. When released, the device will run on Android 10 operating system with the latest MIUI 12 interface.


The Redmi 9i is expected to be sold for INR 8299 for the 64GB version and INR 9299 for the 128GB version of internal memory.


Microsoft is revealing today that the company will have more than 250 games to stream through its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service tomorrow. Known previously as xCloud, the game streaming feature launches on September 15th for Android tablets and phone


xCloud is being bundled into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as a game streaming feature. Microsoft is launching an update to the Xbox Games Pass app on Android in 22 countries tomorrow, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Missing from the list of 150 games are EA’s Play titles. Microsoft revealed last week that it’s adding EA Play to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but the games won’t be available on xCloud until later this holiday.

Microsoft is also working to improve xCloud with touch controls for games. The first title to launch with touch controls will be Minecraft Dungeons, including support for controlling exactly how big controls are on-screen


Microsoft has previously demonstrated Gears 5 touch controls, and xCloud testers have had access touch controls for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice for around a month now. Expect a lot of games to pick up these touch controls in the months ahead.
Unfortunately, xCloud won’t be available on iPhones or iPads initially, due to Apple previously blocking services like xCloud. Apple extended an olive branch to Microsoft last week, permitting game streaming services like xCloud or Stadia to exist on iOS or iPadOS with a big catch. Apple wants companies like Microsoft to individually submit their games as separate apps using its streaming tech.

Microsoft wasn’t happy with this requirement, but it’s not clear if the company may eventually package up some games and stream them on iPhone or iPad devices. Microsoft called Apple’s move “a bad experience for customers,” noting that streaming movie or song apps don’t have to package individual contents into separate apps.


We are confident our proposal would have been good for TikTok's users, while protecting national security interests," Microsoft (MSFT) said on post Sunday. "To do this, we would have made significant changes to ensure the service met the highest standards for security, privacy, online safety, and combatting disinformation, and we made these principles clear in our August statement."

ByteDance has not responded to a request for comment. TikTok declined to comment.

Oracle did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump and other US politicians have said the app poses a threat to national security. TikTok has denied the allegation.

The agreement with Oracle comes days before a ban on TikTok in the United States was scheduled to go into effect. After September 20, the Commerce Department is expected to clarify which types of business dealings involving TikTok will be prohibited in the country, according to an executive order Trump signed August 6.

It's not clear whether TikTok's partnership with Oracle would allow the short-form video app to avert that ban. The scope and language of the order, along with Trump's own off-the-cuff remarks about TikTok, have led to confusion about how a ban would be implemented. In another executive order, Trump said TikTok had until November 12 to find a buyer.

Separately, a TikTok employee has challenged the looming ban in federal court and is seeking a judicial decision to suspend the August 6 executive order. A hearing to consider the plea is scheduled for Tuesday. TikTok has also sued the Trump administration over one of the orders, calling it "heavily politicized."

Multiple analysts had described Microsoft's pursuit of TikTok as a potential "coup" for the Washington state-based firm — an opportunity to scoop up one of the world's fastest growing social media platforms at a time when TikTok may be desperate to make a deal.

A deal could have also included an American retail giant: Walmart (WMT) was also participating in negotiations with Microsoft over a potential deal. The retailer had said it was interested in how TikTok could have bolstered its access to consumers.

Walmart on Sunday told CNN Business that it "continues to have an interest in a TikTok investment and continues discussions with ByteDance leadership and other interested parties."

"We know that any approved deal must satisfy all regulatory and national security concerns," the company said in a statement


TikTok and Oracle will become business partners in the United States — a deal meant to satisfy the Trump administration's national security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Talk of a sale began as President Donald Trump issued executive orders last month seeking to ban TikTok and requiring that its US operations be spun off from its Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance.

The exact nature of the agreement between TikTok and Oracle (ORCL) remains unclear, but it was not described as an outright sale. The news about Oracle came just after Microsoft announced that it's not buying TikTok's US operations from ByteDance


Tecno is hardly the most recognizable name in the global smartphone market, but in certain regions it's among the biggest players. That's why its latest flagship,The Tecno Camon 16 Premier, is enjoying quite some interest and we felt a review is in order


The Camon lineup is the camera-oriented family in the Tecno portfolio. The Camon 16 Premier is the mightiest device of new series with unusual camera setup design - an extremely big rectangle, with four cameras and one LED aligned as one big plus.

The phone looks similar to the Infinix Zero 8, another regional star, and that's no accident. The two brands are owned by the same company, but the devices are aimed at different markets


The Camon lineup is the camera-oriented family in the Tecno portfolio. The Camon 16 Premier is the mightiest device of new series with unusual camera setup design - an extremely big rectangle, with four cameras and one LED aligned as one big plus.

The phone looks similar to the Infinix Zero 8, another regional star, and that's no accident. The two brands are owned by the same company, but the devices are aimed at different markets


Then again that might well be worth it considering that the Tecno Camon 16 costs the equivalent of $300, which is outstanding considering its hardawre. We’ll give you a definitive answer when we complete our review - stay tuned!


Google is adding earthquake warning tools to users of the Android smartphone mobile operating system, iPhone including the Samsung Galaxy series.

Google says it will start working with the U.S. Geological Survey to send earthquake alerts to Android devices, starting in California. Android will send alerts to phones in California from the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system.


"With the growing cost of natural disasters worldwide, we saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," Google said in a blog post.

Apple's iPhones don't have alerts built into the device, but instead rely on apps to get the word out after tremors begin.

Google notes that not all quakes are in California, as evidenced by last weekend's series of tremors in Virginia and North Carolina. The company says Android phones can be turned into mini seismometers to detect when earthquakes occur and to send advanced signals to the alerting system.

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"We call this the Android Earthquake Alerting System," Google says in a blog post. "As a first step, the earthquakes that this system detects will be used to improve the speed and accuracy of earthquake information on Google Search. And in the near future, we'll use this technology to send early alerts to Android users in impacted areas."

Most smartphones come with tiny accelerometers that can can sense earthquakes, Google says.

"They’re even sensitive enough to detect the P-wave, which is the first wave that comes out of an earthquake and is typically much less damaging than the S-wave which comes afterward," Google said.

If the phone detects something that it thinks may be an earthquake, it sends a signal to Google's earthquake detection server, along with the location of where the shaking occurred. The server then combines information from many phones to figure out whether an earthquake is occurring.

"We’re essentially racing the speed of light (which is roughly the speed at which signals from a phone travel) against the speed of an earthquake," Google says.

Google says that if you feel the earth start to move and you wonder whether it's a quake, you'll now be able to look up “earthquake” or “earthquake near me” in Google's search bar and find relevant results for your area, along with resources on what to do afterward.



Gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but the iPhone-maker continues to uniformly drive the industry with decisions made in the Apple App Store.

The company made the news a couple times late this week for App Store approvals. The denial was Microsoft’s xCloud gaming app, something the Xbox folks weren’t too psyched about. Microsoft xCloud is one of the Xbox’s most substantial software platform plays in quite some time, allowing gamers to live-stream titles from the cloud and play console-quality games across a number of devices. It’s a huge effort that’s been in preview for a bit, but is likely going to officially launch next month. The app had been in a Testflight preview for iOS, but as Microsoft looked to push it to primetime, Apple said not so fast.


The app that was approved was the Facebook Gaming app which Facebook has been trying to shove through the App Store for months to no avail. It was at last approved Friday after the company stripped one of its two central features, a library of playable mobile games. In a curt statement to The New York Times, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said, “Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple’s approval on the stand-alone Facebook Gaming app.”

Microsoft’s Xbox team also took the unusually aggressive step of calling out Apple in a statement that reads, in-part, “Apple stands alone as the only general purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass. And it consistently treats gaming apps differently, applying more lenient rules to non-gaming apps even when they include interactive content.”

Microsoft is still a $1.61 trillion company so don’t think I’m busting out the violin for them, but iOS is the world’s largest gaming platform, something CEO Tim Cook proudly proclaimed when the company launched its own game subscription platform, Apple Arcade, last year. Apple likes to play at its own pace, and all of these game-streaming platforms popping up at the same time seem poised to overwhelm them.


There are a few things about cloud gaming apps that seem at odds with some of the App Store’s rules, yet these rules are, of course, just guidelines written by Apple.  For Apple’s part, they basically said (full statement later) that the App Store had curators for a reason and that approving apps like these means they can’t individually review the apps which compromises the App Store experience.

To say that’s “the reason” seems disingenuous because the company has long approved platforms to operate on the App Store without stamping approval on the individual pieces of content that can be accessed. With “Games” representing the App Store’s most popular category, Apple likely cares much more about keeping their own money straight.

Analysis from CNBC pinned Apple’s 2019 App Store total revenue at $60 billion.

When these cloud gaming platforms like xCloud scale with zero iOS support, millions of Apple customers, myself included, are actually going to be pissed that their iPhone can’t do something that their friend’s phone can. Playing console-class titles on the iPhone would be a substantial feature upgrade for consumers. There are about 90 million Xbox Live users out there, a substantial number of which are iPhone owners I would imagine. The games industry is steadily rallying around game subscription networks and cloud gaming as a move to encourage consumers to sample more titles and discover more indie hits.

I’ve seen enough of these sagas to realize that sometimes parties will kick off these fights purely as a tactic to get their way in negotiations and avoid workarounds, but it’s a tactic that really only works when consumers have a reason to care. Most of the bigger App Store developer spats have played in the background and come to light later, but at this point the Xbox team undoubtedly sees that Apple isn’t positioned all that well to wage an App Store war in the midst of increased antitrust attention over a cause that seems wholly focused on maintaining their edge in monetizing the games consumers play on Apple screens.

CEO Tim Cook spent an awful lot of time in his Congressional Zoom room answering question about perceived anticompetitiveness on the company’s application storefront.

The big point of tension I could see happening behind closed doors is that plenty of these titles offer in-game transactions and just because that in-app purchase framework is being live-streamed from a cloud computer doesn’t mean that a user isn’t still using experiencing that content on an Apple device. I’m not sure whether this is actually the point of contention, but it seems like it would be a major threat to Apple’s ecosystem-wide in-app purchase raking.

The App Store does not currently support cloud gaming on Nvidia’s GeForce platform or Google’s Stadia which are also both available on Android phones. Both of these platforms are more limited in scope than Microsoft’s offering which is expected to launch with wider support and pick up wider adoption.

While I can understand Apple’s desire to not have gaming titles ship that might not function properly on an iPhone because of system constraints, that argument doesn’t apply so well to the cloud gaming world where apps are translating button presses to the cloud and the cloud is sending them back the next engine-rendered frames of their game. Apple is being forced to get pretty particular about what media types of apps fall under the “reader” designation. The inherent interactivity of a cloud gaming platform seems to be the differentiation Apple is pushing here — as well as the interfaces that allows gamers to directly launch titles with an interface that’s far more specialized than some generic remote desktop app.

All of these platforms arrive after the company already launched Apple Arcade, a non-cloud gaming product made in the image of what Apple would like to think are the values it fosters in the gaming world: family friendly indie titles with no intrusive ads, no bothersome micro-transactions and Apple’s watchful review.

Apple’s driver’s seat position in the gaming world has been far from a wholly positive influence for the industry. Apple has acted as a gatekeeper, but the fact is plenty of the “innovations” pushed through as a result of App Store policies have been great for Apple but questionable for the development of a gamer-friendly games industry.

Apple facilitated the advent of free-to-play games by pushing in-app purchases which have been abused recklessly over the years as studios have been irresistibly pushed to structure their titles around principles of addiction. Mobile gaming has been one of the more insane areas of Wild West startup growth over the past decade and Apple’s mechanics for fueling quick transactions inside these titles has moved fast and broken things.


The App Store was created to be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers. Before they go on our store, all apps are reviewed against the same set of guidelines that are intended to protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers.

Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search. In addition to the App Store, developers can choose to reach all iPhone and iPad users over the web through Safari and other browsers on the App Store.

The impact has — quite obviously — not been uniformly negative, but Apple has played fast and loose with industry changes when they benefit the mothership. I won’t act like plenty of Sony and Microsoft’s actions over the years haven’t offered similar affronts to gamers, but Apple exercises the industry-wide sway it holds, operating the world’s largest gaming platform, too often and gamers should be cautious in trusting the App Store owner to make decisions that have their best interests at heart.

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