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Canon Brings its World Class Canon Professional Services Set Up at the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally 2021 in an Endeavour to Support Photojournalists

Canon Brings its World Class Canon Professional Services Set Up at the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally 2021 in an Endeavour to Support Photojournalists

GADGET, TECHNOLOGY, WRC
The event that lasted from 24th June to 27th June, 2021 served as an outstanding opportunity for photojournalists across the nation Aligning with the company’s persistent effort and endeavor to deliver best-in-class products, service and solutions, Canon EMEA (www.Canon-europe.com) extended its support to the World Rally Championship Safari Rally 2021 by rendering Canon Professional Services (CPS) at the event. Driven by total commitment to its customers, the company aimed at provisioning industry professionals and photojournalists at the event through its hands-on service booth. The event that lasted from 24th June to 27th June, 2021 served as an outstanding opportunity for photojournalists across the nation to indulge in breathtaking photography with challenging closed dirt ro...
WhatsApp tests breaking free from smartphones

WhatsApp tests breaking free from smartphones

DIGITAL, SOFTWARE, TECHNOLOGY
Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced the launch of a trial aimed at freeing its users from smartphones Summary Since its launch in 2009 as a smartphone messaging app, WhatsApp has amassed more than two billion users around the world and been acquired by Facebook. Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced the launch of a trial aimed at freeing its users from smartphones. In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook engineers said the new feature would allow for the hugely popular service be used on multiple "non-phone" devices without needing to connect to the smartphone app."With this new capability, you can now use WhatsApp on your phone and up to four other non-phone devices simultaneously - even if your phone battery is dead," the blog post said. ...
Video: How the Nokia 808 PureView made camera phone history

Video: How the Nokia 808 PureView made camera phone history

DIGITAL, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Welcome to our new video series, Flashback, where we take a look at the most prominent moments and models in mobile phone history. A lot of you probably already follow the Flashback articles, now we’re bringing small doses of nostalgia to our YouTube audience as well. And what better place to start than with one of the most famous camera phones ever, the Nokia 808 PureView, which we covered in an early installment of the Flashback series. Launched back in 2012, the Nokia 808 sensor wouldn’t be surpassed in resolution for another 7 years and in terms of pure size - until early 2021. It also holds the somber distinction of being the last Symbian phone made by Nokia. Instead of relying on just memories, we sought out a working unit to play around with in front of the camera. The old ga...
Nokia XR20 image leaks, looks like a ruggedized midranger

Nokia XR20 image leaks, looks like a ruggedized midranger

DIGITAL, GADGET, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Two days ago Nokia teased an upcoming rugged phone due to launch on July 27. Now, we get our first look at the device (expected to launch as the XR20) courtesy of a Nokia community forum post that was published prematurely. The image shows a dark blue colored phone covered in water droplets presumably hinting at an IP68 rating. The camera cutout appears slightly different to the previous teaser. The bottom of the device features a speaker cutout, Type-C port and headphone jack while the left side houses the power button. The XR20 is rumored bring the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset alongside a 6.67-inch HD+ LCD, 48MP + 13MP cameras and a 5,000mah battery. We’re expecting to hear more about the device in the coming weeks.
OnePlus Watch Cobalt limited edition review

OnePlus Watch Cobalt limited edition review

GADGET, TECHNOLOGY
Introduction It's been three months since the OnePlus Watch first went on sale. Unfortunately for OnePlus, the watch was released to widespread critical disapproval; our own review found it to be a poor smartwatch, a mediocre fitness tracker, and a lackluster timepiece for the asking price. Today, the company is launching the Cobalt Limited Edition. This variant features a cobalt alloy body, sapphire glass, and vegan leather strap, all for an even higher price tag than the standard model. However, OnePlus has also been hard at work for the past three months, adding many of the features that it was criticized for. So we thought this was a good opportunity to check out the new fancy new finish as well as see how much progress the watch has made since we last reviewed it. Unboxi...
Adobe Hopes its Darker Skin Presets Will Make Photos Look More Natural

Adobe Hopes its Darker Skin Presets Will Make Photos Look More Natural

SOFTWARE, TECHNOLOGY
Adobe has teamed up with prominent photographers who are experienced in photographing subjects with darker skin tones to release a set of free presets that aim to deliver more naturally calibrated photos of all skin complexions. Adobe seems to have recognized that darker skin tones are not as easily translated to photographs as lighter ones and to address this the company has collaborated with photographer Dario Calmese, renowned documentary photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, and lifestyle photographer Summer Murdock to design a range of Premium Presets for Adobe users who work with subjects across a wide range of skin tones. Premium presets were originally launched along with native Apple M1 support for Adobe Lightroom. At launch, Adobe did note that there were new presets ...
Windows 11: The Beginning of a New PC Age

Windows 11: The Beginning of a New PC Age

Computing, SOFTWARE, TECHNOLOGY
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uh9643c2P6k I've covered every Windows launch since that of Windows 95, and Windows 11 may be the most significant since the iconic introduction of Microsoft's first GUI operating system. The world has changed a lot since that 1995 launch. Microsoft has as well, and this will be the first major version of Windows conceived and launched under Satya Nadella. Windows 11 shows a massive change in focus from earlier significant releases, which pretty much assures that the Windows Vista and Windows 8 mistakes won't be repeated, at least not under the current leadership. It also suggests a path to the next version of Windows -- which for now we'll call Windows 12 -- that could be even more groundbreaking. Let's talk about Windows 11 a...
PHANTOM X Re-imagines the Design of Smartphone for the Future: Extraordinary Design with Elegance and Class

PHANTOM X Re-imagines the Design of Smartphone for the Future: Extraordinary Design with Elegance and Class

SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
With their newly launched flagship, PHANTOM X, TECNO’s (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) premium flagship smartphone reshapes the future landscape of design in smartphones with inspiring imagination. TECNO PHANTOM is specially created for exceptional individuals that aspires for great designs presented with elegance and class. Designed for the future, the gorgeous and elegant artistic finish of the PHANTOM X tells an inspiring story, and calls for users to “be bold, be extraordinary”. Extraordinary Elegance- 3D Borderless Screen with Waterfall-like Visual Beauty PHANTOM X embraces unique design with the 3D borderless screen. The design of the device’s curves derive inspiration from the beauty and efficiency displayed in nature. Some of t...
Windows 11 hack to bring back Windows 10 Start Menu is gone

Windows 11 hack to bring back Windows 10 Start Menu is gone

Computing, DIGITAL, SOFTWARE, TECHNOLOGY
Changing the Windows Start Menu has always proven to be a controversial move, and no version has ever been universally accepted by users. From Windows XP dual-pane layout to Windows 8’s tablet-like Start Screen to Windows 10’s amalgamation of designs, users have always been split on whether the new Start Menu is better or worse than before. It seems that Windows 11 won’t be different, and, unfortunately, Microsoft has apparently removed the workaround that brings back the old Windows 10 style Start Menu for those who dislike the newest style. Next to the desktop itself, the Start Menu is pretty much the gateway to Windows. Unless you’re a more seasoned user, the Start Menu will be where you start and open everything that is installed or saved on your PC. Of course, it has gained a ...
Are ultra wide monitors worth it?

Are ultra wide monitors worth it?

Computing, DIGITAL, TECHNOLOGY, WORK
An ultrawide monitor provides several benefits that enhance both work and play—but there are some drawbacks you should know about. Buying an ultra wide monitor for your PC is the most dramatic choice you can make short of purchasing a full-sized HDTV and slapping it on your desktop. Ultra wides are massive monitors that will dominate your desk and may even require a re-think of your existing office or gaming setup. They’ll also empty your wallet, with even mid-range ultra wides starting around $500. Yet there’s good reason to make an ultra wide your next monitor. Yes! An ultrawide monitor is worth it. If you just want a quick recommendation, here it is: yes! Buy an ultrawide monitor. An ultrawide monitor makes multitasking more comfortable and enhances your gaming experience ...
Nutribullet Baby review

Nutribullet Baby review

CHILDREN, FOOD, GADGET, TECHNOLOGY
Make weaning easy with this convenient baby-orientated blender OUR VERDICT The Nutribullet Baby is a handy and compact blender that comes into its own when you’re prepping food for baby weaning. With six cute storage cups and two blending bowls, it's great for batch-preparing food to use at a later date. FOR Choice of two blending bowlsComes with handy date-dial storage cupsGreat for batch blending AGAINST Doesn’t take hot liquidNot as large as a standard family blenderPlastic design (although it is BPA free) One-minute review   Nutribullet is best known for its range of personal blenders that feature to-go cups so you can make smoothies and other drinks that don’t require decanting. However, the brand also offers some of the best blenders that can blitz l...
LiDAR Will Still Be Exclusive To The iPhone 13 Pro Models

LiDAR Will Still Be Exclusive To The iPhone 13 Pro Models

DIGITAL, SMART PHONES, SOFTWARE, TECHNOLOGY
Last year when Apple launched the iPhone 12 series, they introduced a LiDAR scanner to the Pro models. It was expected that the tech would eventually make its way to all the iPhone models this year, but now a report from Dylandkt on Twitter claims that LiDAR will continue to remain a “Pro” exclusive. The tweet claims that apparently Apple had planned to include the tech across the iPhone 13 models this year, but without going into details, they claim that Apple changed their minds. Perhaps it could have been due to component shortages, or maybe the cost was too much and it ate into their profit margins, but whatever the case is, the tech might not debut in non-Pro iPhone models this year. So how would this affect customers? As it stands, Apple uses the LiDAR in the iPhone 12 lin...
xScreen turns Xbox Series S into a laptop and it just got mega funded on Kickstarter

xScreen turns Xbox Series S into a laptop and it just got mega funded on Kickstarter

DIGITAL, GAMING, TECHNOLOGY
The Xbox Series S is about to get kinda portable. A Kickstarter project hawking a clip-on display for the next-gen machine has been funded in no time at all. The xScreen for Xbox Series S, which promises an integrated folding screen, attaches to the console and turns it into a laptop, provided you’re able to plug into the mains. We’ve seen console modders create ‘Xbox laptops’ before now, but this clip-on display looks like it could be a winner. It doesn’t require any console mods, doesn’t need an additional HDMI cable, or any extra power to play the best Xbox Series S games on the move. The xScreen promises 1080p gaming with a 60Hz frame rate, so it doesn’t max out the Series S’ full capabilities, but at 11.6-inches the makers say there won’t be a noticeable difference in vi...
Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company

Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company

CARS, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
The Bugatti Rimac company will operate from a new multi-million pound Rimac Campus from 2023 Electric hypercar company Rimac and Bugatti have announced the creation of a new company, called Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. which will be led by 33-year-old Croatian inventor and entrepreneur Mate Rimac as Chief Executive Officer. Ten-year-old Rimac and 110-year-old Bugatti will both continue as separate brands, using their own production facilities and supply chains in Croatia and France respectively. The new Bugatti Rimac company is a joint venture that will see the two manufacturers pool development resources, to “develop the future” of both brands, pointing to shared technology for all-electric hypercar models going forward. It will be based in Zagreb, Croatia, and will open in Q3 2021....
Apple iOS 14 review

Apple iOS 14 review

DIGITAL, SOFTWARE, TECHNOLOGY
Introduction Apple iOS 14 was unveiled at WWDC20 in June, and it was made available on September 17 2020. Its launch is peculiar because it did not go live side by side with new iPhones as is usually the case. The new iPhone models for 2020 will probably see their premiere pushed back to October. The list of new features in iOS 14 is long - much longer than the latest Android 11, which we reviewed recently, too. Most importantly, however, the new v.14 expands the OS with two options that hold the potential to radically transform the way you interact with the OS. We are talking about the homescreen widgets and the app drawer - two staples of Android. https://www.youtube.com/embed/6RSN8wCzZ5s Widgets have been around for some time on iOS, but they were available only for th...
iPhone 13 dummies and cases leak, the cases don’t fit the current 12-series models

iPhone 13 dummies and cases leak, the cases don’t fit the current 12-series models

DIGITAL, GADGET, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
iPhone 13 dummies have been sent out to various companies that need them (typically that is case makers) and this has led to inevitable leaks. We already saw a photo that represented all four models, now there are even more to see. Here’s a photo share by Marques Brownlee. This time all four models are shown in white. And no, the vanilla iPhone 13 is not larger than the 13 Pro, it’s just slightly offset. The two models will continue to be the same size, even if they don’t have the same screen. The current expectations are that only the two Pro models will have LTPO panels with 120 Hz refresh rate, while the other two phones will stick with 60 Hz. It won’t be until the iPhone 14 generation when Applegoes all-in on LTPO. Here are some cases that have already been produced. Thes...
Exynos 2200 to beat the Snapdragon 895, tipster claims

Exynos 2200 to beat the Snapdragon 895, tipster claims

Computing, GADGET, MICRO CHIP, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Samsung's Exynos 2200 has recently popped up on 3DMark's Wild Life test achieving an impressive 8134 points score. Well above the Snapdragon 888 but more importantly, that score might be higher than the 2022 Snapdragon flagship SoC too, reportedly being called Snapdragon 895. According to @TheGalox on Twitter, The Exynos 2200 has the chance to be the first Samsung-made chipset faster in both, computational and graphics performance compared to its direct Snapdragon rival. In fact, the Exynos 2200 is expected to be better in GPU-intensive tasks than Apple's A15 Bionic too. However, the CPU king remains Apple's chip. Unfortunately, there's no data or solid proof to back these claims and even though the source has been accurate in the past we suggest you don't get your hop...
OnePlus lets you test the upcoming, unannounced Buds Pro and Nord 2

OnePlus lets you test the upcoming, unannounced Buds Pro and Nord 2

GADGET, MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY, WIRELESS
OnePlus is working on a new pair of true wireless earbuds, following the OnePlus Buds and Buds Z which both launched last year. The new model will be called OnePlus Buds Pro, and in our book that's a strong hint towards them featuring active noise cancellation. We don't actually know anything about them, except for the fact that they're coming soon, and this has been revealed by OnePlus itself, through its Lab initiative. This lets a few members of the OnePlus Community test out new products before they launch, and today the company has started taking sign-ups from the people who want to experience the Buds Pro before anyone else. You can enter your details at the Source link below. OnePlus Buds Z You have until July 17 at 11:59 PM GMT+8 (aka China time) to submit your applic...
Qualcomm announces Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders with Snapdragon 888 and 6.78-inch 144Hz AMOLED screen

Qualcomm announces Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders with Snapdragon 888 and 6.78-inch 144Hz AMOLED screen

DIGITAL, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Qualcomm has more than 1.6 million ‘Snapdragon Insiders’, a community of fans and enthusiasts who participate in online forums and are among the first to hear about news coming from Qualcomm. To cater to these power users, Qualcomm has partnered with Asus to deliver a unique smartphone. Qualcomm announces the “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders” and yes, that’s the official name. To those who can afford the curated offering of $1,500, the package includes the handset, along with a pair of TWS earbuds with Snapdragon Sound produced by Master & Dynamic, a bumper case, a Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 power adapter, and two charging cables.    Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders package contents There’s a lot to cover about this device so let’s start with the har...
LG temporarily suspends plans to sell Apple devices at its Best Shop locations

LG temporarily suspends plans to sell Apple devices at its Best Shop locations

Business, SMART PHONES, SOUTH KOREA, TECHNOLOGY
LG’s plans to sell iPhones at its Best Shop locations have been put on hold after a public outcry from small and medium-sized businesses. The South Korean government has a policy that is meant to shield smaller retailers by keeping giants like Samsung and LG from selling competing products at the stores they own. The worry is that if they do, these larger retail locations will draw customers away from the smaller ones – and those are already quite vulnerable due to the pandemic. Of course, Samsung wasn’t a fan of this plan either as it feared that the expanded availability of iPhones will threaten its domestic market share of 5G phones. LG has over 400 Best Shops around the country. LG has some internal concerns too. The sale of Apple products will pull manpower...
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