Toilet paper has become one of the products customers prefer to stock up on quarantine because of the coronavirus. To reassure lovers of stockpiling, the German website Blitzrechner.de, which contains all kinds of online calculators for everyday tasks, added a calculator to your arsenal that allows you to evaluate for how long is the supply of toilet paper enough.
It is easy to assume that for calculation it is enough to indicate how many rolls you have and how often you go to the toilet. In addition, you can configure parameters, including one-time consumption, the number of family members, etc. For example, a person with a margin of 10 rolls, who uses the usual amount of paper three times a day, can stretch 53 days without recharging. The source notes that this is 39 days more than the recommended 14-day quarantine.
According to a source, Xiaomi at a thematic forum announced the cessation of work on the internal beta version of MIUI 11 firmware – they will stop at the end of this week. The reason for the pause is not reported, but there may be several reasons: the first is coronavirus, the second is the transfer of resources to work with MIUI 12. But whatever the background, all this will affect the timing of firmware updates: smartphones (and users) of Mi models will suffer 9 Pro, Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Redmi Note 8.
The suspension of work on the internal beta version does not mean the termination of work on the public beta version and the final firmware. In fact, all these are stages of one chain, and what is now being introduced into the internal beta version in the final version will appear no earlier than in 3-4 months.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Huami with the Amazfit brand ranked first in the wearable device market in Spain, Indonesia and India, second in Italy and third in Russia. It is worth noting that Huami produces Xiaomi Mi Band fitness bracelets for Xiaomi. In Western Europe, the average annual growth rate of Huami is 440.1%. In Germany (6th place), supplies increased by 1814.4%, in France – by 708.3% (6th place); and in the UK – by 379.5% (7th place). In 2019, Huami officially entered the U.S. market, where it ranks 6th, increasing shipments for the last quarter of 2019 by 97.5%. In other markets, the average growth rate was 328.5%. Huami’s revenue in 2019 reached $ 834.9 million with an annual growth rate of 59.4% and a total supply of 42.3 million units. Foreign deliveries of Huami Amazfit’s own brand products accounted for 51.6% of the total in 70 new markets.
With increasing market share, Huami and Timex began to work closely in product development. Currently, the first products jointly released by both parties have been introduced to the North American market. At the same time, the partnership with Xiaomi is ongoing and it is expected that the Mi Band 5 fitness bracelet will go on sale later this year. Wang Huang, founder, chairman and CEO of Huami.
According to a source, in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, sales of the “new” Redmi smartphone, the Note 9 Pro model, started. The device is a novelty only conditionally: in fact, under the really new designation is the Note 9 Pro model introduced earlier in India.
The smartphone is offered in three colors: white, blue and black. The screen size is 6.67 inches, resolution – 2400 x 1080 pixels. The hardware platform is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, with 4/64 and 6/128 GB of memory. The battery capacity is 5020 mAh.
The quad camera is represented by sensors with a resolution of 48, 8, 5 and 2 megapixels. Also in the configuration of the model is a USB-C port, a standard headphone jack and an infrared emitter.
The cost of Redmi Note 9S varies (depending on the country) within $ 180-205 for the basic version with 64 GB of flash memory. For those who are interested in buying the model seriously, the AliExpress platform will help with the delivery of orders almost around the world. Sales of Redmi Note 9S through this site will start on April 7th. The price of the basic version of the smartphone is $ 250, the option with 6 GB of RAM is estimated at $ 280. However, during the first two days of sales – April 7 and 8 – the cost of Redmi Note 9S on AliExpress will be reduced to $ 200 and $ 240, respectively.
Counterpoint Research specialists summed up the results of last year in the smartphone market in a somewhat unusual context. They determined the contribution of companies developing these devices on a contract basis. The fact is that even such companies as Samsung, OPPO, Realme and Xiaomi themselves do not design and manufacture all of their smartphones themselves. In 2019, the share of outsourcing in the development and production of smartphones in the world market amounted to 27%.
There are two options for outsourcing. Companies of the ODM category (Original Design Manufacturer) design devices according to technical specifications and are engaged in production. Independent Design Houses (IDH) companies are engaged only in design. Last year, the smartphone market shrank by 2%, while the share of devices created by ODM and IDH grew by 4%. In other words, brands are more likely to outsource, focusing on sales. Wingtech, Huaqin, and Longcheer stand out among the ODM and IDH smartphones in the smartphone market. Their total share is 68%. The distribution of the ODM and IDH markets is graphically illustrated.
The influx into the Folding @ Home network of new members who want to help defeat COVID-19 has led to the performance of its systems reaching 470 PFLOPS. That’s three times the performance of Summit, the fastest supercomputer in the world. And more than the total performance of the seven best supercomputers in the world combined. Recall that the participants of Folding @ Home install special software on their systems, allocating some of the resources for distributed computing. The tasks previously calculated by Folding @ Home have now been supplemented by the search for a means to combat coronavirus. By the way, the mentioned Summit supercomputer has been used to solve this problem in recent weeks and has already found 77 different low molecular weight drug compounds that can be effective in fighting the virus.
Recently, the number of Folding @ Home members has increased by 1200%, since in just two weeks more than 400,000 new volunteers have joined the network. Unfortunately, this significant surge has led to a shortage of work units (small fragments of workloads sent to each user), but Folding @ Home is already urgently expanding its capabilities in this regard.
A trusted insider with the nickname Xiaomishka, who regularly regularly produces the first news on Xiaomi and Redmi products, published photos of the flagship smartphone in the factory film, even under the film it can be seen that the Redmi K30 Pro screen really got tiny frames around the perimeter, even from above due to the fact that the front camera is housed in a retractable module. Lu Weibong, president of Xiaomi Group China and CEO of Redmi, said earlier that the retractable mechanism is tested so that it withstood 300,000 work cycles. Thus, if you turn on the front camera 100 times a day, then the mechanism will work for at least 8 years. In addition, when the smartphone detects acceleration resulting from a fall, the camera automatically retracts into the housing to avoid damage.
New Redmi K30 Pro advertising images have also been published, which directly indicate that the smartphone is very fast and great for games.
The main camera of the Redmi K30 Pro is equipped with 3x optical and 30x digital zoom. Optical zoom is implemented due to the telephoto camera, which, like the main camera, is equipped with an optical image stabilization system. In addition, the smartphone received an infrared port, which its predecessor was deprived of. The Redmi K30 Pro is equipped with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform, dual-mode 5G support, fast RAM memory LPDDR5 and flash memory UFS 3.1. The power of wired charging will be 33 W. The presentation of new items is expected on March 24.
Microsoft has warned users of the Windows operating system about two critical vulnerabilities that are not yet closed and are currently being used by hackers.
These vulnerabilities are present in Windows 7, 8.1 and all supported versions of Windows 10. Thus, the entire billion active Windows 10 users, as well as those using earlier versions of the OS, are at risk. Both vulnerabilities relate to the Adobe Type Manager Library; they allow you to remotely run code in the system and completely take control of it. Attackers can use them by forcing the user to open a specially crafted document or view it using the preview function. According to Microsoft, vulnerabilities have already been used in a “limited” number of targeted attacks. Vulnerability fixes are currently being prepared by the company and will most likely be released as part of a scheduled update on April 14. However, the patch will not be available to regular Windows 7 users. As Microsoft emphasized, support for this version of the OS ceased on January 14, 2020. Correction will be received only by users of extended paid support for Windows 7 ESU.
Letsgodigital has published specs, along with quality renderings and a video featuring the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus, created by Jermaine Smith, known as Concept Creator, and is expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 this year. and Note 20 Plus. In terms of design, the news reminds Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. They have the same main camera design and front camera in the central upper part of the screen. As for the cameras, they can be copied from the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus goes under code-named Project Canvas, developers claim that using the new tablet is easy to implement all ideas. The new features of the S Pen stylus will contribute to this, and there are no details yet, but the changes should be serious. Also expected to increase the diagonal of displays. Presumably, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus will receive a screen with a diagonal of 6.9 or even 7 inches with a resolution of QHD + and an image refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus should receive a 5000 mAh battery and support for 45 watts fast charging. In the younger model, the battery is expected at 4800 mAh. The output of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus is expected in late August.
The social network Twitter has published a photo of the protective glass for the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone, which is already on sale. The photo confirms that the smartphone is completely devoid of frames on the sides of the screen, which is curved. The frames at the top and bottom of the display remain, but they are almost invisible.
Yesterday, it became known that Huawei added a new image processing processor to the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro smartphones, called the XD Fuison Engine, which is used to speed up photography, reduce HDR processing time, improve image quality and so on. The Huawei P40 will get a flat panel while the Huawei P40 Pro is equipped with a curved OLED screen. Smartphones got quite large front cameras, which are embedded in the upper left corner of the screen. The Huawei P40 Pro has a corresponding cutout more, as between the two image sensors, according to rumors, there is an additional sensor. Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro will receive a single-chip Kirin 990 5G SOC system, support for fast wired and wireless charging, as well as a flagship camera. The presentation of the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro will take place this week, March 26th.