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The Huawei P30 & P30 Pro Reviews: Photography Enhanced

AnandTech - Thu, 2019-04-18 13:00

The last year has been extremely exciting period for Huawei and its products: Starting with the P20, the company’s flagships have been truly transformative in terms of their camera photography capabilities. The P20 and P20 Pro last year were extremely intriguing products for the industry, as they ushered in the first step towards an ever more prevalent aspect of modern cameras: computational photography.

Huawei had pioneered the technique to bring new innovative use-cases such as the introduction of multi-frame combination mechanism for low-light capture (a.k.a. Night Mode), which really raised the bar and lead the way in terms of what we expect smartphone cameras be capable of in low light. Huawei didn’t only innovate in terms of software, but also using quite exotic hardware camera sensors, such as the 40MP units in the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro.

This year, Huawei doubled down on the photography aspects of its predecessors with the introduction of the new P30 and P30 Pro. The two new flagships pick up where the P20s left off, and provide yet again a new set of generational improvements to the camera setups. This year, along with software optimisations, we yet again see big changes in the hardware of the cameras, with the introduction of an industry first RYYB 40MP main camera sensor, as well as the addition of an even more exotic 5x telephoto camera module that is enabled via a prism mirror and a 90° sensor layout.

Naturally, the P30 and P30 Pro also bring overall improvements and redesigns in the other aspects of what makes them flagship smartphones, with larger batteries, new screens, and overall design revamps.

Facebook’s Virtual Assistant To Challenge Alexa, Siri

Geek.com - Thu, 2019-04-18 12:09

Facebook is reportedly developing a voice assistant to rival Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. The social network has been working on this initiative since early 2018, according to CNBC. Citing “several people” familiar […]

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NVIDIA Adding 7 "G-Sync Compatible" Monitors to Its Listing on April 23rd

techPowerUp - Thu, 2019-04-18 11:43
NVIDIA has confirmed that seven new monitors will be receiving the "G-Sync Compatible" badge come April 23rd. These FreeSync monitors have thus been certified by NVIDIA to work flawlessly with their implementation of VRR outside of the need of a dedicated, expensive G-Sync module.

Three of these monitors are manufactured by Acer (KG271 Bbmiipx, XF240H Bmjdpr, and XF270H Bbmiiprx), one from LG (27GK750F (AUSUMPM / BKRUMPN)), one from ASUS (VG248QG), one from Gigabyte (Aorus AD27QD) and finally, one from AOPEN (27HC1R Pbidpx). If you are rocking any of these alongside an NVIDIA graphics card, you can enable VRR already, but for those who still haven't done so, know that your is one of the lucky few monitors to have NVIDIA's compatibility badge.

Sapphire To Launch Gold RX 590 Nitro+ for AMD's 50th Anniversary

techPowerUp - Thu, 2019-04-18 11:14
Yes, we know that AMD's graphics division anniversary really isn't on its 50th year - ATI's acquisition, the true spirit behind AMD's graphics prowess, occurred back in 2006. However, that doesn't mean AMD's graphics aren't deserving of special commemorative editions. Sapphire have taken it upon themselves to celebrate the occasion with a gold-colored RX 590 graphics card.

The leak came over from one of my own homecountry's webshops, with a full product page that has since been taken down. There is no difference between this card and the usual blue RX 590 Nitro+ - the devil is in the color, so to say. Reference clocks remain the same at 1560 MHz core, and the cooling solution is the same. In Portuguese prices, the pricing difference seems to amount to some extra €25 for the limited edition graphics card. Whether the pricing difference is enough to warrant the additional investment should go according to your own mileage.

Giant Prehistoric Lion Fossil Discovered in Museum Drawer

Geek.com - Thu, 2019-04-18 10:44

Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat roaming Earth today. More massive than a polar bear—with a skull to rival a rhino and […]

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(PR) ADATA Launches XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 Memory Module

techPowerUp - Thu, 2019-04-18 08:39
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of the SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 memory module. The XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 memory features a unique dual RGB light diffuser design that gives it the largest RGB surface area of any memory module! What's more, it sports a wide frequency range from 3200-4133MHz and supports Intel XMP 2.0 profiles for easy overclocking.

The D60G sports more RGB lighting per mm² than any other memory module out there, which equates to over 60% of the module's surface area. The fully exposed light diffusers are extra-wide for maximum effect, and combined with a mesmerizing multi-colored flow effect users will outshine their competition! The unique avant-garde styling of the D60G will also turn heads. It includes XPG's signature X-light design with a diamond-inspired, multi-faceted surface that is a cut above the rest. Read full story

(PR) Ubisoft Makes "Assassin's Creed Unity" Free in Honor of Notre-Dame de Paris

techPowerUp - Thu, 2019-04-18 06:39
As the smoke clears on the events that unfolded on Monday at the Notre-Dame de Paris, we stand in solidarité with our fellow Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused. Notre-Dame is an integral part of Paris, a city to which we are deeply connected. Seeing the monument in peril like this affected us all.

In light of Monday's events, Ubisoft will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well. In addition, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how. For one week, we will be giving Assassin's Creed Unity away free on PC, for anyone who wants to enjoy it. You can download it now for Uplay PC. Read full story

Intel Courting Samsung to Manufacture Xe GPUs?

techPowerUp - Thu, 2019-04-18 05:32
Intel's Xe discrete GPU project head Raja Koduri recently visited a Samsung Electronics silicon fabrication facility in Korea at the backdrop of the company's major 5 nm EUV announcement. This sparks speculation that Koduri could be exploring Samsung's portfolio of sub-10 nm contract-manufacturing offerings to mass-produce Xe discrete GPUs. Intel's own foundry business is reeling with mounting pressure from the company's main breadwinner, the client and enterprise processor businesses, to get its 10 nm node on the road. Koduri's GPU would need to leverage higher transistor densities than what Intel's 10 nm could offer, given that rival AMD is already implementing 7 nm, and NVIDIA is expected to go sub-10 nm with its future generation of GPUs.

Learn Python, Ruby, C++, and Other Coding Languages for Just $29

Geek.com - Thu, 2019-04-18 00:00

Professional coders will always be in demand. The problem, however, is that it’s difficult to identify which language you should learn first to start your career. And that’s what makes The Complete Learn […]

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Samsung Completes Development of 5nm EUV Process Technology

AnandTech - Wed, 2019-04-17 22:30

Samsung Foundry this week announced that it has completed development of its first-generation 5 nm fabrication process (previously dubbed 5LPE). The manufacturing technology uses extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) and is set to provide significant performance, power, and area advantages when compared to Samsung’s 7 nm process (known as 7LPP). Meanwhile, Samsung stresses that IP developed for 7LPP can be also used for chips to be made using 5LPE.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Photos Tease Pre-Battle Tension

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 22:21

Game of Thrones‘ final season premiere wasn’t enough for fans, and ahead of Sunday, HBO just released 14 new photos from Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2. The new photos are scant […]

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Watch: Glowing ‘Fireball’ Illuminates Night Sky Along US East Coast

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 20:53

On April 16, many people along the East Coast of the U.S. reported seeing what they believed to be a meteor speeding across the sky and bursting into a massive fireball late at […]

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Nike Kyrie 5 ‘UFO’ Brings Conspiracy Theories to Sneakers

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 20:18

Kyrie Irving is a basketball player currently signed to the Boston Celtics. Perhaps you have heard of him. Perhaps you are familiar with him due to his general basketball prowess that has led […]

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Keeps Breaking and It’s Hilarious

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 19:54

Does anyone really want a smartphone that folds? Like, really? Shoving two phones together with a seemingly nifty hinge always just felt like a grift to just sell one phone for double the […]

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Watch: Antares Rocket Will Launch Cygnus NG-11 Cargo Mission to Space Station

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 19:23

On April 17, a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is launching the Cygnus NG-11 cargo mission from the U.S., and if you live along the East Coast, you might be able to spot the […]

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Pig Brain Partially Revived By Scientists Four Hours After Animal’s Death

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 19:12

In a study that could fuel debate about the line between life and death, scientists from Yale University have restored circulation and cellular activity in pigs’ brains four hours after its death. The […]

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PS4 Hits Turn Tabletop With ‘God of War,’ ‘Bloodborne’ Board Games

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 19:06

As the PlayStation 5 becomes more and more of a real thing, it’s almost time to start looking back on the era of the PlayStation 4. With this console Sony bounced back from the […]

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China Opens ‘Martian’ Base for Teens Who Want to Live on Mars

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 18:22

China wants to send humans to Mars in the future, and now, it is giving teens the opportunity to experience what life would be like on the Red Planet with a new “martian” […]

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‘Halo’ Coming Soon To TV, And Maybe Nintendo Switch

Geek.com - Wed, 2019-04-17 18:15

In the Halo video games Master Chief can get away with being a blank slate in faceless space soldier armor because players just project themselves onto him anyway. It’s hilarious that it’s a […]

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HP Announces EliteDisplay E324q: a $430 31.5-Inch QHD Monitor

AnandTech - Wed, 2019-04-17 18:00

HP has introduced its new display for offices that combines large dimensions and a relatively low price. The EliteDisplay E324q is a 31.5-inch QHD monitor that costs less than $450 and is designed primarily for productivity applications. Apart from its price and size, an important feature of the LCD are its thin bezels making it easier to work in multi-monitor configurations.

HP’s EliteDisplay E324q relies on a panel featuring a 2560x1440 resolution as well as standard contrast and brightness. The monitor has a DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB-C input. In addition, it has a dual-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub. Meanwhile, the display comes with a stand that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel. Besides, the monitor can be rotated by 90 degrees.

HP notes that thin bezels on three sides of the EliteDisplay E324q make it more comfortable to use it in dual display configuration to boost workers’ efficiency.

HP plans to start sales of its EliteDisplay E324q in June for a price of $429. Unfortunately HP has not provided any other specifications on the display.

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