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Xiaomi May Launch a Mi 8 SE With New Snapdragon 710 Chipset on May 31

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May 31 is guaranteed to be a big day for Xiaomi. At its press event in Shenzhen, the company is expected to unveil a number of products, including the Mi Band 3, MIUI 10, and of course, its latest flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 8. Now, however, reports indicate that the company may also introduce a premium mid-range handset named Mi 8 SE that will apparently be the first device to sport the recently announced Snapdragon 710 SoC.
An image, said to be of the Mi 8 SE retail box, was posted on Weibo recently, seemingly revealing some of the key hardware specs of the upcoming smartphone, including the aforementioned info about its processor. The image further reveals that the device will have either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, an AI-powered dual-camera setup at the back and a 20MP camera on the front. Earlier rumors have claimed that the device will be offered in three storage options – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. While it will, very likely, sport the notch like most smartphones being released this …

Canon Launches Rayo R4, Rayo i5 Mini Projectors in India Starting at Rs. 30,000

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Canon India has launched two new portable projectors in India, the Rayo i5 and the Rayo R4 mini projectors, which feature a compact and lightweight build and come with a rich selection of features targeted at the Indian enterprise customers, though they are priced well for everyday users also.
“We have witnessed a shift in the usage pattern of projectors among Indian consumers which has led us to diversify in this space, launching a product that lets users screen where they want. With this defined and unique expansion to our portfolio, we foresee further development of our customer base in the country”
, said Canon India’s President & CEO, Kazutada Kobayashi. Canon Rayo R4 and Rayo i5 mini projectors will be available from June 1. Here are the key specs:Both devices focus on portability and ease of use, offering easy plug-and-play functionality in a lightweight and stylish build, and also come with powerful inbuilt speakers. Rayo i5 The new mini projectors from Canon are aimed at o…

Samsung’s High Performance 10nm-Class 32GB DDR4 RAM For Gaming Laptops Enters Production

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Samsung has announced that it has started making the industry’s first 32GB DDR4 memory modules (SoDIMM) for high-performance gaming laptops. Based on the 10nm-class process technology, the new SoDIMMs will allow users to enjoy enriched PC-grade computer games on the go, with significantly more capacity, higher speeds, and lower energy consumption.
The new modules are expected to allow PC OEMs to build faster top-of-the-line gaming-oriented laptops with longer battery life. Samsung claims that devices with the new memory sticks can even potentially have higher performance capacities than conventional mobile workstations while maintaining existing PC configurations. According to the company, the new memory modules are around 11 percent faster and about 39 percent more energy-efficient than their predecessors – the 16GB SoDIMM modules that were launched back in 2014, and was based on 20nm-class 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 technology. The company further says that, the 32GB SoDIMM will allow PCs …

Google’s ARCore for Android Reaches China Through Xiaomi’s App Store

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Google has been exploring ways of widening its reach in China ever since its most popular and widely-used product, Google Search, was blocked in the country. The company has invested in a number of Chinese startups, including a $120 million investment in Chushou – an online esports platform which allows users to broadcast their mobile gameplay live for others to watch. Earlier this year in February, when Google officially launched its augmented reality SDK, the company announced a partnership with Xiaomi, Huawei and Samsung to release smartphones with ARCore support in the Chinese markets. Since a majority of Google’s products are banned in China due to the censorship, the company had to partner with OEMs who have their own dedicated app stores that can push the ARCore app to Android users in the country. View image on Twitter Google AR & VR ✔@GoogleARVR Starting today,

Elon Musk ‘Exactly Wrong’ About AI, Says Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

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Elon Musk is well known for his vocal opposition towards artificial intelligence and conscious machines which can make their own decisions. Perhaps, while working on autonomous vehicles he has seen some dark areas of the technologythat he keeps warning the world about.
Musk’s views are no doubt controversial and he often faces disagreement from other tech head honchos on this issue.The latest in line to argue with Musk’s stand on AI is Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google. Schmidt, who recently shifted from his role as the Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, said that Musk is “exactly wrong” in his disposition against AI. Schmidt had recently stepped down from his role at Alphabet to contribute to innovation at MIT and is working as an advisor and board member for the company. While speaking to Maurice Lévy, ex-CEO of Publicis at Viva Technology Paris conference, Schmidt shared his opinions about the positives of AI which outweigh its negatives. Schmidt said that AI will …

This Insane 8K 3D/4V Camera Is Actually a Smartphone Accessory

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Professional camera-makers RED and Lucid have are jointly working on a next generation prosumer 3D/4-View (4V) camera for 8K video and image capture. But the big deal here is that it’s actually an add-on for a smartphone; in this case it’s for the high-end RED Hydrogen One modular holographic phone. While RED has designed the hardware, Lucid is in charge of the 3D Fusion Technology software that will power the device.
Lucid says that its real-time Fusion Technology allows the camera to transform the “time and processing-intensive 3D/4V workflow into an instantaneous point-and-shoot experience user crave”. The camera uses two separate hardware-synced 4K cameras that use a beam splitter to create 8K 4V (.h4v) files. The resulting photos and high-resolution 3D/4V videos created through the workflow can be uploaded to Facebook and YouTube. According to Lucid, it is the “first dual camera to give users full 8K video and picture capabilities converting to 4V in real-time while allowing the…

Xiaomi Launches 4 New TV Models, Including Curved Mi TV 4S and Mi TV 4X

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Xiaomi has added four new models to its burgeoning smart TV lineup, including its very first curved television, in China. The TVs, which come under the company’s Mi TV 4C, Mi TV 4X and Mi TV 4S brands, range from 32-inches to 55-inches in size. Keeping up with the Xiaomi philosophy of ‘honest pricing‘, the new TVs come with ultra-affordable price-tags, ranging from just 999 yuan (around Rs. 10,600) for the 32-inch model to 3,299 yuan for the curved panel. All TVs run Xiaomi’s Android TV-based proprietary software, PatchWall UI. Xiaomi Mi TV 4C The Mi TV 4C features a 32-inch panel with a WXGA resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The TV comes with a 178-degree viewing angle, a 6.5ms response time, and a 60Hz refresh rate. It is powered by an ARM-based ‘advanced multi-core processor’, and comes with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. Connectivity options include two HDMI ports, an AV port, a USB port, one Ethernet port, S/PDIF, and an analogue signal DTMB. This is the most affordable mo…

HP Envy 13-ad125TU Review: Hot Looks, Hot Performance and Hot Temperatures

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When we talk about premium business laptops, the 2 things that matter the most are the design language and the performance. While you can get similar performing laptops at a cheaper price point as well, the design language of a business laptop is always what sets them apart. In this context, HP’s Spectre lineup reigns at the top, offering exquisite looks. But what if I told you there’s a cheaper Spectre variant available in the market? Available for just ₹59,990, the HP Envy 13-ad125TU offers a great mix of hardware in a sleek and premium metal body, which is reminiscent of the Spectre series. But is the quality and performance enough to make me recommend this laptop to you? Let’s find out as we take an in-depth look at the HP Envy 13-ad125TU in our review: HP Envy 13-ad125TU Specs: Before starting off with the actual review of the device, how about we discuss the kind of horsepower that the Envy comes with. The stunning laptop packs in some serious hardware, with the likes of an 8th…