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Vivo announces a new RGBW camera sensor for smartphones

China-based smartphone maker Vivo has just announced an advanced RGBW sensor. This new sensor will replace the sensors present in current Vivo smartphones in the second half of 2021. The company will bring the sensor to its complete smartphone lineup gradually. Vivo held a press conference to announce the new RGBW camera sensor. As part of the conference, the company shared more information around its latest sensor. This Vivo-signed sensor will minimize the false-color tone problems caused by the light. It is also stated to feature improved sensitivity towards light. According to the company’s claims, the new sensor allows capturing 160% more light than conventional sensors. Also Read – Vivo Watch could be coming in two variants; check details

Vivo unveils new RGBW sensor announced, details

Vivo’s new sensor aims to improve photographic experience and image quality. The company emphasizes that it does not use other companies’ developments. Instead, the

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CRPF Issues New Guidelines, Bans Use of Smartphones by Staff in ‘High-Sensitivity Areas’

New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has issued new guidelines for smartphones and mobile phones, stating that smartphones which store and record data are prohibited in “high sensitivity” areas including places designated or accredited for the processing, handling or discussion of classified information in real-time, conference halls and operations rooms. Also Read – Sonu Sood Sends Smartphones to Students to Access Online Education in Remote Haryana Village

According to the CRPF’s new guideline, which will be applicable for all staff including jawans and civilian staff, smartphones will be kept at a specified counter if someone brings it to office.

“The basic purpose of having a smartphone guideline in an organisation is to define guidelines for information security within the Force. The fundamental principles of information security are confidentiality, integrity, and availability,” CRPF stated in its guidelines.

“Every element of an information security program and every security control put

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My Number reward program gets off to a slow start in Japan

A government reward point program for holders of the My Number social security and taxation identification card started on Tuesday, attracting less than 10 percent of the expected number of applications so far.

The program was launched to mitigate the negative effects of last year’s consumption tax hike and speed up the spread of cashless payments. But critics doubt whether it will push up consumption as hoped by the government.

The program remains unpopular partly because some major credit card companies have not joined the program, in contrast to active participation by cashless payment services, including smartphone settlement and electronic money businesses.

Users of the program need to select one participating company before receiving reward points.

The program will provide points worth 25 percent of the value of cashless shopping or charges, with the ceiling set at ¥5,000 per person.

Participating cashless payment service providers and credit card businesses offer

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LG Wing rotating dual-screen smartphone to launch on September 14

Since the last couple of months, we’ve been hearing a lot about the upcoming LG Wing rotating smartphone. We have seen numerous leaks and rumors in the past and it looks those will soon come to an end. The South Korean giant has now confirmed the launch date of the smartphone. Well, the upcoming smartphone will see its official unveiling on September 14 at 11 PM KST time (2 PM UTC).

LG Wing smartphone official launch teased in a new video!

Recently, LG posted a new video on its official YouTube channel announcing the launch date of the device. In the 23 seconds invitation video, the smartphone maker has given a small glimpse of the form factor at the 14-second mark. Furthermore, the brand announced that the upcoming unique device will be a part of the company’s “Explorer Project”. The all-new Explorer Project will bring forth “distinctive and yet unexplored

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Huawei Confirms Dangerous New Switch To Russia

The Trump versus Huawei pantomime is now in full swing, and the latest news to emerge from the Chinese giant’s media machine is no less intended to find its mark than Trump’s far-from throwaway “Spywei” barb last month. With Washington’s warnings about the risks of election interference by America’s two most dangerous adversaries—Russia and China—continuing, what better time for Huawei to up the stakes. You’re pushing us into Russia’s arms, appears to be the message, you might want to think that through.

These are desperate times for Huawei. Trump’s latest attack has ripped the chipsets from Huawei’s supply chain that the company needs to power its flagship smartphones and 5G equipment. And while company execs assure that a plan is being worked on, that investments in the company’s own chipset development unit will be redoubled, that answers will be found, there’s been deafening silence from Shenzhen

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Today’s best Labor day smartphone deals could save you up to $850 on a new flagship

The Labor Day sales may be known as a bastion of furniture and appliance deals for most, but there’s also plenty of excellent tech deals to be found, and, especially as we’ve found this year, including deals on top smartphones.

We’ve spotted a few prime Labor Day smartphone deals that we think might just be worthy of your attention – although fair warning, these offers may be expiring tonight, so get your wallets at the ready if you’re ready to commit and don’t want to let these deals slip through your fingers.

Probably our favorite Labor Day smartphone deal is over at the OnePlus store, which is offering its stunning flagship OnePlus 8 for just $699 (was $799) right now. You’ll have to use the code OPLD100OFF at checkout to redeem your saving, but once you do you’ll also be able to score an additional $100 off some accessories too.

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Walmart unveils subscription program to challenge Amazon

Walmart said Tuesday it will soon launch a long-discussed membership program to provide free delivery and compete directly with Amazon’s popular “Prime” service.

The world’s biggest retailer will offer Walmart+ starting September 15, charging $98 annually or $12.95 a month to provide free delivery as soon as the same day along with discounts on fuel and other features.

“Life feels more complicated than ever. Walmart+ is designed to make it easier — giving customers an option not to have to sacrifice on cost or convenience,” said Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer at Walmart. 

Walmart+ replaces the retail giant’s “Delivery Unlimited” subscription service that offered home delivery of more than 160,000 items. 

The new Walmart venture will also provide discounts of up to five cents a gallon at Walmart gasoline stations and a “scan and go” feature that lets consumers pay for items by scanning them with a smartphone application. 


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Koenigsegg Gemera “Hybrid” Key Fob Concept Is Also a Smartphone

Given the fact that the Koenigsegg Gemera is a revolutionary hybrid with 1,700 hp on tap, it shouldn’t surprise you to find out that the Internet has come up with a… hybrid key fob for the world’s first four-seater hypercar. Of course, it’s all delivered in the form of a rendering.
What’s so… hybrid about this key?” I hear you asking. Well, it’s part key fob, part smartphone, with digital artist Iskander Utebayev, who is behind the stunt, having even come up with a short video that makes the whole thing seem real.

The current generation of Egg keys integrates multiple functions besides locking/unlocking the vehicle, such as allowing you to operate the Autoskin hardware that hydraulically opens the doors, the hood/clam and the trunk lid. Oh, and there’s also a Ghost button that now only references the Swedish air squadron whose base was converted into the Koenigsegg

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Apple and Google introduce an app-free virus-tracing program they hope will catch on with the public

Meanwhile, a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that made a contact-tracing app for public agencies is now is offering to help them take advantage of the new Apple-Google alert system.

The initial tracing effort by Apple and Google, which they introduced in April, required users to install an app provided by government health departments. The system used Bluetooth technology to signal when a phone user was near someone who had been confirmed to be infected, without revealing their identity.

Six US states and a number of foreign countries have adopted the system, but the download requirement made it less likely that the public would willingly use it.

The new approach simplifies the process by building the alert into Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android software operating systems. Users get on-screen messages telling them how to activate the feature, but only if they live in a state that’s running an

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Smartphone market expected to sink this year but will rebound due to 5G push

Shipments are forecast to drop almost 10% for 2020, but a revival is due in 2022 courtesy of a 5G push and other factors, says research firm IDC.

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Global smartphone shipments will fall by 9.5% this year to 1.2 billion units as a result of economic concerns, IDC projected in a report released Thursday. Though the second quarter results were slightly better than expected, the market was still down by 17% compared with the same period last year.

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Like many sectors, the smartphone industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown. Despite the shift to remote working and self-quarantining, a lack of consumer demand amid fears of an economic slowdown have reduced smartphone shipments.

Prior to the pandemic, total smartphone sales were expected to return to growth this year, IDC said, but now that possibility is

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