The team of the popular WhatsApp messenger is testing a new feature that is designed to help users distinguish between true and false messages before forwarding.
The function of preliminary check for fake news was found in the latest beta version of the application for Android. When the user is about to forward the received message, a search icon appears in the interface. When you click on the “magnifier”, the content is checked by Google search on the Internet.
Revealed fake news is often displayed at the top of the search results. This will allow users to easily find out whether the message received is true and whether it is worth distributing it among their friends. Representatives of TechCrunch have already managed to get an explanation from Facebook, which now owns WhatsApp. According to the representative, this feature will begin to spread among WhatsApp users in the near future.
Indian network informant Ishan Agarwal, who continues to publish the latest news on the latest in the mobile industry, shared exclusive information about today’s presentation of Redmi. In addition to the announcement of the flagship smartphone Redmi K30 Pro, as previously reported, new devices will be announced. The first of them will be the 98-inch Redmi Max, the source is not sure whether it is a TV or a projector. We are inclined to the first option, since the manufacturer has already published several renderings with a TV and an astronaut. The second confirmed novelty will be Redmi AI Touch Screen Speaker – a smart speaker with an 8-inch screen, the silhouette of which is supposedly shown in the following image.
In addition, it is expected to present the updated RedmiBook 14 Ryzen Editon laptop, which will receive 16 GB of RAM, a line of accessories created with the participation of American artist Keith Haring, as well as devices for smart home.
Sources confirm that Apple has begun to raise prices for various products. IPhone smartphones have not risen in price so far, but sources do not rule out that this could happen in the near future. When buying various products on the official website, future owners of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro in Canada, Europe, Australia and some Asian regions are facing with a rise in price of technology. For example, the British media confirmed that when choosing more expensive versions of devices (the basic versions did not go up), the price increases by an average of 10%.
In addition, yesterday, Apple, without making official statements, quietly lifted restrictions on the purchase of iPhone smartphones. Now anyone can buy an unlimited number of smartphones iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in one hand. Last week, Apple introduced a restriction, selling no more than two smartphones to one buyer. So far, the Apple China official website has a restriction on the purchase of new MacBook Airs and iPad Pros, which are allowed to buy no more than 5 and 2 units, respectively.
Oppo started selling Oppo Watch, which debuted in early March and is recognized as one of the best smart watches for Android smartphones.
The first region where you can buy Oppo Watch is China. The watch is available at a price of $ 212 for a 41 mm version and 282 for a 46 mm version. A small discount is offered on the first day of sales, resulting in a starting price of $ 197.
Oppo Watch is quite similar in design to Apple Watch. The watch received a curved frameless AMOLED display, SoC Snapdragon Wear 2500, complemented by the Apollo 3 chip, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal flash memory, eSIM and NFC support.Oppo promises autonomy in 40 hours when fully used and up to 21 days in power saving mode, when only basic features are included, including notifications.
The Slashleaks website has published exclusive information that the Honor 30 line will use the latest Sony image sensor in an optical format of 1 / 1.3 inches with a pixel size of 1.2 microns. Thus, new products should receive a record-breaking large sensor that is even larger than even a 108-megapixel Samsung sensor of optical format 1 / 1.33 inches with a pixel size of 0.8 microns. It is expected that the Honor 30 will receive a main camera, which will include four image sensors but compared to the Sony IMX586, which is installed in the Honor 20 Pro, the new sensor will offer users much more options.
A large image sensor will allow you to capture more light, thereby allowing you to get detailed, clear pictures even in low light conditions. The Honor 30 will be built on the basis of a single-chip Kirin 990 5G system, and the flagship is expected to be released in May this year.
The network has new details about the upcoming budget smartphone Honor Play 9A. The novelty was highlighted on the China Telecom website along with the price – in the home market, the device will be offered for the equivalent of $ 130. From the back, the Honor Play 9A resembles the flagship Honor View 30 model, but the camera , of course, simpler: it is represented by two sensors with a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels. The resolution of the front camera located in the drop-shaped cutout is 8 MP. The dimensions and weight of the new product are 159.07 x 74.06 x 9.04 mm and 185 grams. The display is characterized by a diagonal of 6.3 inches and a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The screen occupies 88.4% of the front panel area. The smartphone’s hardware platform is based on the SoC Helio P35, with 4 GB and 64 GB of RAM and built-in flash memory respectively. The Honor Play 9A received Android 10 OS with the Magic UI 3.0.1 interface add-on. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh, the claimed battery life is up to 3 days. In the model description on the China Telecom website, the speakers are characterized by a very interesting “shockingly high volume”.
At the beginning of this week, an interesting image of the new Redmi smartphone appeared, which was discovered in a patent registered by the company. The back panel shows a vertical main camera, which can have three or four image sensors, if we assume that the LED flash will be ring. The front part confirms that the smartphone will receive a sub-screen fingerprint scanner, as well as the upper frame of the screen of an irregular shape. It has a slight bend, which replaced the usual teardrop-shaped cutout under the camera. On this frame are an image sensor, a notification LED, and a cutout for the speaker.
The smartphone looks pretty fresh unlike many other devices that we regularly see in new patents from a variety of manufacturers. It is still unknown which line of Redmi this smartphone can belong to and when it can be announced.
The network has published renders of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy M51 – a potential successor to the well-established Galaxy M40. Pictures are of interest not only for the novelty of the model, but also for a number of unusual solutions. It is unclear whether this is a designers mistake, or Samsung really ventured into a bold experiment, but the Galaxy M51 shown in the pictures received two sets of volume keys – they are placed symmetrically on both sides. However, it is not a fact that their functions are duplicated. Like not the fact that such a solution will go into series.
Another oddity is the presence of a standard headphone jack: it is located on the upper edge. Samsung cost a lot of effort (and user criticism) to abandon such a decision even in low-cost devices, and it is extremely unlikely that now the company will backtrack and return the “jack”. Other features of the smartphone that can be noted by eye are a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel, a triple camera designed in the spirit of the flagship Galaxy S20, an Infinity-O display with a front camera embedded in the center and a USB-C port. It is expected that the Galaxy M51 will receive a 6.3-inch screen with Full HD resolution, the Snapdragon 720G or Snapdragon 662, 6 G platform Used RAM and Android 10 out of the box. The cost of new items should be at the level of its predecessor – that is, in the region of $ 250.
Samsung has announced the start of mass production of the industry’s first integrated power management integrated circuits (PMICs), known as MUA01 and MUB01. They are designed for fully wireless True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones. More specifically, the MUA01 and MUB01 chips are designed to be used in charging cases and in the headphones themselves, respectively. Samsung has managed to combine up to ten discrete components in the housing of one microcircuit, including pulse charge / discharge circuits, as a result of which these PMIC chips take up more than two times less space compared to previously used alternative solutions. Thanks to the compact design of the chips in the headphone case, more space is available for the battery, which allows engineers to increase their battery life without recharging.
The MUA01 chip is the first in the industry to be used in charging schemes both by wire and without wires. As for wireless charging, the chip supports the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi 1.2.4 standard. To optimize power management, the MUA01 chip uses a highly efficient pulse charging circuit. MUA01 contains a microcontroller and built-in flash memory (eFlash), which allows you to change the chip firmware to work with other applications. Thanks to the support of PLC technology (power line communication), the new PMIC chips can exchange information with each other via charging contacts.
The MUA01 and MUB01 chips are used in the recently introduced Galaxy Buds + wireless headphones.
Today, the Chinese authorities officially issued a statement stating that quarantine, which had been in force in Hubei for more than two months, is finally being lifted. Restrictions on movement, as well as on entry and exit from Hubei Province will be lifted today at midnight local time, that is, at 19:00 Moscow time. The statement of the State Committee for Health of the region also contains information that the administrative center of Wuhan restrictions will be lifted on April 8th. On this day, in Wuhan, restrictions will be lifted on transit roads and transport links will be restored. The quarantine in Wuhan and Hubei Province has been in force since January 23. The city of Wuhan, which is considered the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus, can completely clear itself of infection by the end of this month.
Authorities add that despite quarantine termination, actions to prevent possible new outbreaks will continue to be strictly enforced. A couple of days ago, the Commerce Department of the South China Hainan Province confirmed that all major foreign trade companies with foreign capital resumed work by the middle of this month.