Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 12, the tech giant’s first smartphones that support 5G wireless technology.
Apple said it has tested the 5G iPhone 12 phones with 100 carriers in 30 regions — and claims it obtained speeds up to 4 Gbps under ideal conditions on networks that use higher-frequency millimeter wave 5G. That said, Apple cautioned that real-world speeds will vary.
“5G just got real,” Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said at Apple’s virtual product launch event Tuesday from its Cupertino headquarters. Vestberg announced that the telco was activating 5G across the U.S., available to more than 200 million people in 1,800 cities nationwide. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service (which uses millimeter wave spectrum) is now available in 55 cities, 43 stadiums and arenas, and seven airports.
Apple announced four models of the new smartphone: the iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch screen (starting at $799); the iPhone 12
Samsung today, in an official press room release, unveiled its most affordable 5G smartphone, called the Galaxy A42 5G. The phone has tons of features and decent specs under the hood.
Samsung has been on a roll this year, with the release of new smartphones. We have got Galaxy S20 series, Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and tons of mid-rangers in between all of this.
And now, as per new reports, Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest device, the Galaxy A42 5G. The phone has multiple cameras, a fast-charging battery, infinity-U display, and on top of that, 5G support.
Basically, it covers its bases alongside being a 5G phone. This is something that users expect out of a Galaxy A series phone. Samsung has been committed to bringing next-gen connectivity devices to its users and hence, the Galaxy A42 5G.
Perhaps it was just bad timing. Perhaps if Amazon Game Studios had released Crucible sooner, it would have been a hit.
Or perhaps it was marketing—or the lack thereof—that sunk the quirky competitive shooter, giving it one of the shortest lifespans in AAA game development.
Crucible was released on May 20th of this year, was promptly delisted from Steam in July and returned to Closed Beta status. Now, Amazon is now pulling the proverbial plug on November 9th when servers will officially go dark. That’s not quite half a year.
Then again, maybe Amazon simply shouldn’t have named its competitive shooter after the competitive mode in Destiny 2—a far better, more polished game. Just a thought.
Don’t get me wrong, when I previewed Crucible just before its launch, I actually enjoyed it quite a lot. Not enough to make it a regular part of my
Vivo has announced a new smartphone for budget-conscious consumers. The company has launched the device in its ‘Y’ series and is marketing it as the Vivo Y73s. The device comes with 5G network support and has been packed with a mid-range MediaTek Dimensity processor and a triple-lens rear camera module.
Vivo Y73s 5G Hardware And Software Details
The Vivo Y73s comes equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 720 processor. The company has announced the smartphone in a single 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage option. Sadly, the device comes void of external microSD card support.
The company has launched the device with three rear cameras where the primary sensor is a 48MP lens with an f/1.79 aperture. The device also has an 8MP sensor with a 120-degree FoV and an f/1.79 aperture for selfies and a 2MP sensor for selfie shots.
It was, like Thanos, inevitable but some might still get some feels with the revelation that Daydream VR is truly no more. At least not as far as Google is concerned. The writing on the wall has been there since last year so it was really only a matter of time before Android officially dropped support for Google’s remaining VR platform and with it goes the last remaining bastion of smartphone-powered VR headsets.
It may have sounded ingenious back then, especially when all you practically needed was some cardboard and specialized lenses. At least that was the appeal of Google Cardboard, what would eventually grow up to be Daydream, and it gave birth to a market of phone-powered VR headsets, many of them cheap and still available in markets.
Daydream, unfortunately, never reached its full potential, partly due to technical limitations and partly from lack of industry push and guidance.
If you happen to be one of the few people who still use Google’s Daydream VR platform, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s officially dead. (If you didn’t know Daydream was a thing, that’s totally OK. I forgot it was, too.) Spotted by Android Authority, Google recently issued a service update for Daydream letting any lingering users know the software is no longer supported.
“You may still be able to access the service, but it won’t receive any more software or security updates,” said the support page. “The Daydream VR app is no longer supported by Google and may not work properly on some devices running Android 11 or later.”
Some recent reviews on the platform’s Google Play store page show users users having difficulty launching Chrome in Daydream, as well as one confirming that it does not work with the latest Android
The release marks the first time the search giant will take advantage of the technology, which boasts anywhere from 10 to 100 times the speed of 4G cellular networks. Virtually all other Android phone makers, including Samsung , LG and Motorola , have introduced 5G phones over the past year and a half. Apple ‘s upcoming iPhone 12 is expected to be 5G as well.
Google is also releasing a new version of the Pixel 4A , the midtier phone it announced last month, that can connect to 5G networks, too. The Pixel 4A 5G costs $499 (£499, AU$799), or $150 more than the non-5G version. Google showed off the new phones during a virtual event on Wednesday, when
Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the coldest recorded temperature in the Northern Hemisphere.
The measurement was first recorded by a University of Wisconsin-Madison Antarctic Meteorological Research Center Automatic Weather Station in December 1991. An AWS is a standalone instrument suite developed by UW-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center and AMRC scientists and engineers to collect numerous environmental parameters such as air temperature, pressure, humidity, wind direction and speed. The information is then relayed via satellite back to SSEC in near real time.
Over time, these data have come to provide a benchmark for