Qualcomm Accidentally reveals Nokia 8 at CES 2017

Recently, two videos from the CES 2017 claimed that Qualcomm used Nokia’s yet-to-be-announced smartphone to demo its chipset.

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Just a few days after two videos claimed that Qualcomm had accidentally revealed the next Nokia smartphone while demoing its latest Snapdragon 835 processor, the chip-maker has officially dismissed the report. The two videos, shared by Total Tech, which were shot at the recently concluded CES 2017 claimed to give a glimpse of what was touted to be the Nokia 8 smartphone running the latest processor.

However, Qualcomm has issued a statement to NokiaMob, in which it says, “We do not disclose details of our reference design. We’ve seen a few stories rumouring what we demonstrated in our CES booth to be a Nokia device, those reports are not accurate, our 835 demos were on our own reference design devices which we use to demo our Snapdragon SoC’s every year.”

With such a clear response that it was indeed a reference design and not a final product, the videos stand false at the moment. Nonetheless, one needs to take both sides of the story with a pinch of salt because if it is a reference design, it still has the possibility of turning into a final product.

The particular videos in question focused on the camera prowess of the purported Nokia 8 aka Nokia Supreme smartphone. In one video, the smartphone is said to feature a 24-megapixel camera with OIS and EIS support. The flagship smartphone is further claimed to come in a variant that will house a Snapdragon 821 chipset and a lesser megapixel camera. The second video goes on to talk about how the latest EIS 3.0 with the newer chipset offers more stability and lag-free camera recording capabilities. If the speculations are to be believed, the Nokia 8 could feature two front speakers, Super AMOLED quad HD display.

Earlier reports indicated that the rumored Nokia 8 smartphone could be the company’s response to high-end smartphones from the likes of Samsung and Apple. It is speculated that the Nokia 8, from the company’s first set of Android smartphones, could come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with option to further take up the storage.

HMD Global, which will now be selling and marketing Nokia-branded smartphones, officially announced that after the Nokia 6 there will be more devices coming from the brand. However, there has been no official word on the names or specifications of the anticipated smartphones. With the upcoming MWC 2017 scheduled to take place from February 27 to March 2, we could see the Nokia 8 making its debut along with two more Nokia smartphones which are believed to be variants of the recently launched Nokia 6. Although the Nokia 6 was touted to be exclusive to China when it was launched earlier this month, it is expected to soon head to India with a price tag of Rs 9,999, though some other leaks suggests that it may be priced higher at around $250, which is Rs 17,000 approximately.

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Nokia 6 What a masterpiece First look

Nokia, Nokia 6, HMD Global, Nokia 6 launch, Nokia 6 China, Nokia 6 price, Nokia 6 features, Nokia 6 specifications, Nokia new smartphones, Nokia Android smartphone, HMD, Android Nougat, Qualcomm, CES 2017, MWC, Snapdragon 430, Android, samrtphones, technology, technology news Nokia 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card).Nokia has finally made a comeback in the smartphone space with HMD Global revealing its first Nokia smartphone – Nokia 6 – in China. Nokia 6 runs Android Nougat, and will be exclusively available via exclusively through JD.com early 2017. It is priced at 1699 Yuan ( Rs 16,000 approx). The smartphone has a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass coating.

Nokia 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via micro-SD card). There’s dual amplifiers speaker with Dolby Atmos technology for sound output. Nokia 6 features a 16MP PDAF rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front camera.

It is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. The home button in Nokia 6 doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. Nokia 6 is a 4G-enabled smartphone that supports Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS and USB-OTG. According to a press statement by HMD Global, more Android smartphones will be unveiled in H1 2017.

“Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. From the outset we have stated that we intend to move with speed to establish a position as a player in the smartphone category and create products that truly meet consumer needs. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features,” Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said.

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HMD Global is a Finnish firm that owns the rights to sell Nokia-branded smartphones. It is said to working on four new smartphones having display sizes ranging from 5.0 to 5.7-inches. An earlier report suggested all these phones will be launched sometime in the second and third quarter of 2017. The firm has surprised us all by making its first Nokia smartphone available in the first quarter itself

 

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Lenovo P2 with 5100 mAh Battery launch Next Week

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Lenovo is teasing the launch of the Lenovo P2 smartphone on their twitter account.

The Lenovo P2 sports a massive battery capacity of 5100 mAh and still stays at only 8.3 mm in terms of thickness. The P2 also sports a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080p Super AMOLED display along with a full metal unibody design. The Lenovo P2 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and storage options of 32GB or 64GB.

The phone is expected to launch between the Rs. 15000 to Rs. 20000 price mark. The phone has a 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP front camera. Lenovo has cleaned up the UI in the past phones and we expect the same with the P2. The phone does support dual-SIM capability with 4G and VoLTE and a microSD of upto 256 GB.

The massive 5100 mAh battery provides two days of un-interupted use, and the P2 will ship with a fast charger that will challenge the Dash Charge claiming to get a full charge on the large battery quickly.

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Lineage OS gets a new logo, to start 2017 after the death of CyanogenMod

Lineage OS gets a new logo, to start 2017 after the death of CyanogenMod

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By /  02 Jan 2017 , 12:38

Lineage OS, the new custom ROM initiative that will replace the now shut CyanogenMod has gained a new logo to kick off 2017. This development comes right after the project gained an official Gerrit account to help developers keep a track of the modifications being done to the code. Active development has already started with people making changes in real-time to the code. This pace of rapid development is sufficient to dispell the concerns regarding the survival of the popular ROM development community.

The new logo was uploaded on Lineage OS Github account and later the website was updated with the logo. The logo maintains the almost cyan-like colour from Cyanogen and has a symbolic representation of ‘fork’. The fork here is not the one you need to eat salad but instead, the fork here represents the forks, also known as variations to the original code or software or Operating System in this case.

This fork probably symbolises the split, yet the survival after the downfall of CyanogenMod or it could even represent the entire Android landscape in addition to the Linux development landscape.

Linux, just like Android has numerous distributions and forks made by independent developers or organisations according to their needs. This comes right after the team behind Lineage OS detailed their needs to have Build Slaves, Build and Build Mirrors for the project to reach the functioning capacity that it boasted during its CyanogenMod days. The company detailed that it will share the information when Weeklies or possibly nightlies will start.

Tesla Autopilot predicts crash seconds before It happens

Tesla Autopilot predicts crash seconds before it happens

Tesla rolled out a new firmware update almost three months back in all the Tesla cars with Autopilot on the road as reported earlier. The new firmware version 8.0 brought a new radar processing technology to the cars. This was pushed by Tesla as an over-the-air update that is equipped with first generation Autopilot hardware.

According to Elon Musk, the company had boosted the radar present in the car to reduce the number and severity of the crashes that the car was involved in.

Even though the software update may not seem that significant to prevent car crashes, we stumbled upon a video from the dashboard of a Tesla traveling on a German Autobahn which gives a different perspective.

According to the video, the Tesla Model X shows the Autopilot’s forward collision sounding a warning bell predicting an accident in front of the car. What’s interesting is that there was no accident and the accident happens one second after the warning bell sounding as reported By electrek.

Another important thing is that the accident happened between the car in front on Tesla Model X and the car in front, of the front car. Tesla Model X was not involved in the accident.

This means that the autopilot’s forward collision system detected the accident even before the cars in front could detect it. This incident proves that new radar processing technology can track two cars ahead of your car while predicting any accident in between those two cars. The radar is capable of bouncing around the car in front to check the front car is not driving into any stationary object or obstacle. All of this processing in real time to ensure that it warns the drive one whole second early. According to the driver, the car started applying brakes before he could manually apply breaks bringing the speed from 115km/h to 85km/h.

 

Living In Space……

Living in Space

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Living in space is not the same as living on Earth. Many things are different. Our bodies change in space. The way we stay clean and neat is different too. Learn how astronauts stay strong, clean and neat.

Staying Strong

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Image above: An astronaut walks on a treadmill to stay strong and healthy

Living in space is not the same as living on Earth. In space, astronauts’ bodies change. On Earth, our lower body and legs carry our weight. This helps keep our bones and muscles strong. In space, astronauts float. They do not use their legs much. Their lower backs begin to lose strength. Their leg muscles do too. The bones begin to get weak and thin. This is very bad for astronauts’ bodies. So, how do astronauts help their muscles and bones? They must exercise in space every day.

The heart and blood change in space, too. When we stand up on Earth, blood goes to our legs. The heart has to work extra hard against gravity to move the blood all around the body. In space, without the pull of gravity, the blood moves to the upper body and head. Water in the body also does the same thing. It makes the astronauts’ faces look puffy. The blood and water are fluids in the body. These fluids move from the bottom of the body to the top. The brain thinks that there are too many fluids. It will tell the body to make less. When the astronauts come back to Earth, they do not have enough fluids in their systems. It takes their bodies a few days to make more blood and water. The astronauts have to rest so their bodies have time to make new blood and water. If they don’t, they can feel very weak. They might even faint!

Staying Clean

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Image above: An astronaut brushes his teeth while in space

On Earth, people need to stay clean. In space, astronauts need to stay clean, too. Staying clean takes more work in space. In space, the astronauts do not have a bathroom as we have at home. But, they do have their own toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, and shavers. These are kept in a Personal Hygiene Kit.

Astronauts use toothpaste and toothbrushes just like yours. There is no sink like yours on the Space Shuttle, though. Astronauts have to spit into a washcloth.

People take baths a different way in space, too. Astronauts use special kinds of soap and shampoo. These soaps do not need water to rinse. Astronauts must use them carefully. They do not let the soap bubbles go all over the place. After washing, they use a towel to dry off. They do not rinse. These special soaps and shampoos were made for hospitals. Patients who cannot get in the water use these soaps.

Staying Neat

Doing chores is not always a fun thing. But we have to keep our rooms and houses clean and neat. In space, astronauts live in a very small space. They have to keep their area clean in space just like we do on Earth.

In space, the astronauts wipe the walls, floors, and windows to keep them clean. They use a soap that kills germs. The astronauts also use wet wipes to wash things. They use the same kind of wipes and cleanser on their forks, spoons, and eating trays.

Astronauts have to take out the garbage, too. There are four trash bins on the Space Shuttle. Three are for dry trash and one is for wet trash. Wet trash is anything that could smell bad. Each trash container has a trash liner placed inside. It is like a plastic garbage bag. If the liner becomes full, it is closed. Then it is moved far away from the astronauts. The wet trash is closed up tight. It is then connected to a hose. The hose helps move bad smells away from the astronauts.

Astronauts must use a vacuum cleaner in space. The vacuum has a normal hose. It also has extra parts. These parts can clean areas that may be hard to reach. They also use it to keep dust out of the air filters. And sometimes things get loose. When things get loose, they float. Astronauts use the vacuum to “catch” floating objects that are out of their reach.

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