The Chinese company today unveiled its first smartphone equipped with a fingerprint reader, but this is not the only product that will soon be available for sale. It also includes the latest tablet, the Mi Pad 2, the second generation of the popular device launched since March last year.
The dimensions of the tablet are 200.4 x 132.6 x 6.95 mm and it is 18% thinner than the first generation, and 38 grams lighter and currently weighs only 322 grams. The housing is made entirely of metal, which not only gives it elegance, but also increases the strength of the equipment for damage.
The screen size has not changed and is the same as its predecessor, its diagonal is 7.9-inch and the resolution is 2048 x 1536, with a pixel density of 326 PPI. The heart of the tablet is a 64-bit Intel X5-Z8500 with an integrated Intel HD graphics chip, made with 14 nm technology, and the manufacturer claims that its performance is at a Snapdragon 808 level. The unit is backed by 2GB of LPDDR3 memory and 16 or 64GB of usable memory, depending on the tablet version.
The Mi Pad 2 could not, of course, run out of cameras. The back is a 8-megapixel sensor, while the 5-megapixel front. Unfortunately, the manufacturer's flash did not foresee, but it's finally a tablet that's average for taking pictures. The device also has a large battery capacity of 6190 mAh, as well as Android 5.1 Lollipop.
After another mass data theft, German Internet users were asked to change their passwords. Hackers managed to gain access to 18 million passwords and access codes to private users' computers and their email addresses.
It is believed that there are among them about 3 million passwords and addresses of German Internet users. The prosecutor in Verden, Lower Saxony, who is investigating the case, reports that hackers have also been victimized with access to social networking sites and online sales.
If you want to know if your e-mail address is secure, you should go to the Bonn Information Security Agency (BSI) website - and ask for it. He will receive a BSI E-mail indicating whether he is on the list of endangered addresses.
Most major German e-mail service portals such as Deutsche Telekom, Freenet, Cable Deutschland, and Vodafone check the threat on their own and inform the customers themselves. The Federal Security Service in Information Technology has provided them with a list of e-mail addresses that got hacked. It covers about 70 percent of stolen addresses.
Customers of other portals should, in their own right, benefit from the free test offered on the BSI website. Just in case, however, it is worthwhile to change the password and access code of your own computer, so as not to facilitate cybercriminal life. Some of the stolen addresses have already been used by them, mainly for sending spam, but not only. In this situation changing email address seems to be a right and an urgent move.
Uber, a specialty vehicle company, has developed a tool called the Beacon, which will allow customers to more easily recognize her car. This way, the customer will never go to a random car again.
Unlike taxis, Uber cars are not marked in any way and look like private cars. Sometimes it can happen a mistake and a customer ordering a carriage will enter a random vehicle. Uber wants to avoid such situations, so his rival, Lyft, has created a gadget that will recognize his vehicles.
The device is called Beacon and is currently being tested in several American and British cities. This is a color display on the windscreen, which can be personalized in your company's application by selecting a specific color when ordering a taxi. So when the Uber car approaches, he will know perfectly well that the vehicle that he has been ordered.
In addition, the same color will be displayed on the smartphone screen, so the tool is also helpful to drivers who will more easily identify their customer.
This is not the only change introduced by Uber. Another is the presentation in the application of the registration number and brand and color of the car, which was ordered by the customer. In addition, his photos will be displayed so that the customer knows what the vehicle will be after.
At IFA Samsung, the leader in the TV market, unveiled a new idea for Smart TV. Multi View and Smart Hub features on OLED TVs have made a great impression on the visitors. All the more so, you can use hand gestures to handle new TVs.
The ES9500 OLED TV has Multi View function and offers great picture quality entertainment. The image is generated by miniature, organic light emitting diodes, which offer 20 percent color. Viable than LED technology. The OLED used by Samsung is also a high contrast ratio. Because the ES9500 does not need a separate light source, the response time is a thousand times shorter than that of LED TVs, eliminating blurring when displaying moving objects. With this speed, dynamic scenes look very natural, also in movies and 3D games.
In addition to changes in the user interface, the manufacturer has invested in a new design. This year, the market is dominated by very delicate, almost invisible metal frames. The ES9500 OLED has a built-in camera for web calls and hand gesture tracking when controlled by a TV that hides when not in use.
The first Samsung device in the Galaxy Note series was hardly a smartphone, but could not be classified as a tablet at the same time. His successor will retain the same intermediate size, but a parallel 10-inch tablet will appear on the market in the Note series. In fact, it can already be ordered at some online stores.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was presented at this year's Mobile World Congress, along with tablets from the Galaxy Tab. Why did the manufacturer decide to split? The fact that Note 10.1 is different from "tabs" because it is the only one that is designed to handle not only a finger but also a stylus.
The new Galaxy Note features the latest quad-core 412-core Exynos 4412 architecture based on the Cortex-A9 architecture running 1.4 GHz. The device has as much as 2 GB of RAM, at least 16 GB of flash memory and a microSD (HC) card slot. The tablet screen was built from a 1280 x 800 pixel PLS array. As far as connectivity is concerned, there is virtually no module - there is Wi-Fi in the standard "n", Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and even 3G module (HSDPA 21 Mbps).
The front camera of the device has a resolution of 1.9 megapixels and the rear - 5 megapixels. The latter is equipped with autofocus, LED flash and Full HD video recording capability at 30 frames per second.
Together with the 7000 mAh battery the tablet weighs 583 grams and has the thickest 8.9 mm, so it can not be considered as a "heavyweight".
The operating system of the device of course is Android, more specifically version 4.0.3 - Ice Cream Sandwich. Traditionally for Samsung, the user interface has been enhanced with the Toouch Wiz, and with the standard stylus, S-Pen applications are installed, allowing for handwritten notes to be created. Affiliation to the Note series finally commits.
The new Galaxy Note 10.1 is available in a pre-sale system for $ 750 for a white color version with 16GB of memory.
Brazilian state authorities have taken another attempt to harm Facebook by blocking the popular WhatsApp app. Fortunately, as before, this operation was completely ineffective and a well-known instant messenger is again available to the users.
Brazil has to suffer some serious aversion to Facebook and its services, as the judge in Rio de Janeiro has once again attempted to block WhatsApp, one of the world's most popular messengers. Just like before, the latest trial proved to be ineffective because the Supreme Court reversed this decision and the service interruption was very short, and the application was again fully functional.
This is not the first attempt by the Brazilian court to block WhatsApp's application. They were taken twice, first in May and then in December last year, but they both lasted very briefly, as the deceleration decisions were quickly reversed.
The latest blockade was due to Facebook's refusal to provide the Brazilian government with data about its users in criminal cases against them. After Facebook and WhatsApp refused to share data, judge Daniela Barbosa Assunçao de Souza ordered five major national telecom operators to block access to the communicator, suggesting that the blockade would be removed when the portal fulfilled its request.
Obviously, the request of the Brazilian law enforcement agencies was completely unfounded, because WhatsApp, even if it wanted to, would not be able to provide such information for the simple reason that they did not own it.
The communicator uses a message and connection encryption system in the user's system, which means that no data is stored on the application servers, so that you can not overhear the conversations.