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Technology is the sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, and the like, or it can be embedded in machines to allow for operation without detailed knowledge of their workings. Systems applying technology by taking an input, changing it according to the system's use, and then producing an outcome are referred to as technology systems or technological systems.The simplest form of technology is the development and use of basic tools. The prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food, and the invention of the wheel helped humans to travel in and control their environment.
Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro have been allegedly spotted on Chinese regulator body TENAA's website with some specifications. The phones were previously listed on TENAA with just the images but the listing has since been updated with specifications. Both phones are said to come with 5G connectivity and run Android 11 out of the box. Xiaomi has previously revealed that the Redmi K40 will be released on February 25 and the Redmi K40 Pro is expected to be announced as well.
Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro: Specifications (expected)
The TENAA listings for the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro, as shared by 91Mobiles, come with model numbers M2012K11AC and M2012K11C. The model numbers match a previous listing on the 3C certification site.Both phones are said to run Android 11 and feature 6.67-inch displays. The phones could be backed by 4,500mAh batteries with support for fast charging. They will feature 5G and 4G connectivity. Both the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro are said to measure 163.7x76.4x7.8mm.
Australia will introduce landmark legislation to force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content next week, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday.Australia is on course to become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content, legislation that is being closely watched around the world."The bill will now be considered by the parliament from the week commencing 15 February 2021," Frydenberg said in an emailed statement.
The US search and social media giants have pressed Australia to soften the legislation, with senior executives from both companies holding talks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Frydenberg.Google last week launched a platform in Australia offering news it has paid for, striking its own content deals with publishers in a drive to show the proposed legislation is unnecessary.Last month Reuters said it had signed a deal with Google to be the first global news provider to Google News Showcase. Reuters is owned by news and information provider Thomson Reuters.Google and a French publishers' lobby also agreed in January to a copyright framework for the tech firm to pay news publishers for content online, a first for Europe.
Mi 11 Ultra (not the official name) has surfaced in a hands-on video showing the design and some of the specifications. The phone is expected to be the top-tier variant in the Mi 11 series that currently only has the vanilla Mi 11 model. Xiaomi has not officially shared any information on Mi 11 Ultra or its launch details but the video, that has since been taken down and shared via a mirror link, shows a huge camera bump that states ‘120X Ultra Pixel AI Camera' on the model.YouTuber Tech Buff reportedly shared a video that showed two variants of the rumoured Mi 11 Ultra, but the video has since been taken down. In a report, XDA Developers provided a mirror link for the same. The video shows black and white colour variants of what is expected to be Mi 11 Ultra. A large camera module can be seen on the back that takes up almost the entire top half of the phone. This module houses three sensors and interestingly, a small display that can show a preview of what the rear camera is looking at, allowing you to take selfies with the rear cameras.
Twitter CEO and Co-Founder Jack Dorsey on Friday announced that he was giving BTC 500 (approximately Rs. 172 crores) along with American rapper Shawn Corey Carter — famously known as Jay-Z — to launch a new endowment called Btrust. It will be aimed at funding Bitcoin development, with initial focus in Africa and India, the executive said. The latest move by Dorsey comes at a time when the Indian government is looking for ways to ban all “private” cryptocurrencies. Also, the interest to fund Bitcoin development emerges amid all-time growth of the cryptocurrency.Dorsey, 44, took to Twitter to announce the launch of his Bitcoin endowment Btrust. “It'll be set up as a blind irrevocable trust, taking zero direction from us,” he said.Alongside announcing the plans for the endowment, Dorsey noted the requirement of three board members to start the new development. He also provided a link to a Google form for as a board member application.
Amazon has added a unique music sharing feature, which will allow users to share music via the Alexa App on Echo devices. Users can share any song they come across while listening to music on an Echo device.The command that will activate this feature is “Alexa share this song with,” followed by the contact’s name. In an instant, Alexa will share that particular track with the contact’s name as asked. The contact with will now be able to listen to the song and send a reaction as feedback as well.Users need to enable Alexa Communications on their account in order to use this feature. They can do that by going into the Alexa App, tap on the ‘Communications tab’ and then enable it. This will allow the user to send any song to their contacts that have an Echo device and use the Alexa app.Users who receive the message don’t necessarily need to have a subscription to Amazon Music or set it as the default music streaming app to be able to listen to the song. The Echo device will play it on any of the streaming services available. Even if the song is not found, the voice assistant suggests a station based on the artist’s name or the song title.
Apple has acknowledged an issue with MacBook Pro that is preventing users from charging over 1% of their laptop’s batteries. The problem is apparently affecting a small number of users with the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models.The battery health status on the affected MacBook Pro models will also likely indicate a “Service Recommended” warning if you are one of the affected users. However, if the status indicates that your battery is Normal, you are not affected.
How to check your MacBook Pro Battery Health
To determine if your MacBook Pro is affected and needs a battery replacement, you can check the battery health manually. To do this on macOS Big Sur, navigate to Apple menu/ System Preferences/ Battery. Here look for the Battery tab in the sidebar and choose Battery Health. In macOS Catalina or earlier, users can hold down the Option key and click the battery icon in the menu bar to reveal the battery status menu.
Most smartphone brands have already minimised the age-old bezel design or gotten rid of it. In the pursuit of a completely intrusion-free, immersive display, the front camera is all that remains for most brands. Now, a new patent by OnePlus that recently surfaced on the web has hinted at where the brand plans to plant the front camera next.OnePlus is not new to moving around the placement of the front camera. The brand was amongst the first to implement the pop-up camera design on its OnePlus 7 Pro back in 2019, providing one of the earliest all-screen experiences on smartphones.However, the setup was dropped with the OnePlus 8 series, when the selfie camera came back on the screen in the form of a punch-hole cutout. While it is quite popular and minimal, the punch-hole setup still stops users from getting a 100 percent immersive experience with the display.
Facebook is building an audio chat product that is similar to popular young app Clubhouse, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, as the social network aims to expand into new forms of communication.Clubhouse, a social networking app, has gained buzz for letting people gather in audio chat rooms to talk about various topics. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has been interested in audio communication forms, said the people with knowledge of the matter, and he appeared in the Clubhouse app Sunday to chat about augmented and virtual reality.Facebook executives have ordered employees to create a similar product, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly. The product is in its earliest stages of development, they said, and the project’s code name could change.“We’ve been connecting people through audio and video technologies for many years and are always exploring new ways to improve that experience for people,” Emilie Haskell, a Facebook spokeswoman, said. A representative for Clubhouse declined to comment.
Spirent Communications plc, the leading provider of test, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today released its second annual 5G outlook report, based on analysis and takeaways from over 600 global 5G engagements in 2020. The “5G 2021: Market Drivers, Insights & Consideration” report provides insights from across the 5G eco-system on the current status of 5G, illustrating the accelerated timetables from service providers in upgrading to 5G standalone (SA) with the new 5G Core, and revealing how 5G is driving new initiatives and sector engagements.“2020 was certainly a year to remember, not just because of the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, but also because of the rapid development for the telecom industry,” said Spirent Head of 5G Strategy, Steve Douglas. “Telecom is keeping its sights firmly focused on 5G’s future, not in spite of the challenges of the pandemic, but because of them, and our latest report gives an unparalleled view of the current status of 5G and the trends we’re seeing for the year ahead, based on the investments, research, testing and innovation by the leading 5G players.”
It’s a fascinating time to buy a new game console. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been recently, whereas the Nintendo Switch will be entering its fifth year. Looking at the next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft, one thing is clear buying a new console has become slightly more complicated. Not all consoles are the same. The Xbox Series X and Series S are aimed at different audiences. The PlayStation 5, on the other hand, is available in two variants but technically both are the same.Nintendo Switch, meanwhile, might not be as powerful as the new-generation Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, but its strength lies in its form factor and original IPs that you won’t find on rival platforms. That being said, each console has its pros and cons. So which console should you get? We’ll help you pick.The PS5 is impossible to find, and while many blame Sony for the botched up launch, the fact is that the pandemic has made this next-gen console more popular than ever. Anyway, beyond the hype, the PlayStation 5 feels fast and its processing speed dwarfs that of the PS4. Spider-Man: Miles Morales runs at 60 frames per second on the PS5, but the game already loads fast on the PS4. Right now, the problem with the PS5 is that there aren’t many games that take advantage of a custom CPU with 10GBs of RAM and a custom GPU.
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