Google Pixel 4 Series Gets Unorthodox Zoom From AI

Photo Credit: Johannes Eisele/ AFP IN THIS ARTICLE Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL Google’s latest smartphone demonstrates how artificial intelligence and software can enhance a camera’s capabilities, one of the most important selling points of any mobile device. The Pixel 4, the latest entrant in a phone line defined by its cameras, touts an…

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honours Breakthroughs in Lithium-Ion Batteries

(Left to right) John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino If you’re reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars and countless other devices of modern life,…

TikTok’s Musical.ly Deal Needs US National Security Review: Senator

Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday asked a US national security panel to review TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology’s acquisition of Musical.ly, arguing TikTok is used by the Chinese government to censor politically sensitive content. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Rubio said Chinese-owned apps “are increasingly being used to censor content and silence open…

iPhone Lineup May Get LED-Illuminated Apple Logo, Patent Tips

HIGHLIGHTS LED may come in several colours 2020 iPhone lineup could feature a metal frame design Next year’s iPhone models may support 5G Future iPhone models are expected to feature an LED-illuminated Apple logo at the back of the device and it could be used for notifications, a recent company’s patent suggests. The patent, originally…

Tencent Takes 29 Percent Stake in Games Maker Funcom

China’s Tencent Holding has agreed to buy a 29 percent stake in Oslo-listed computer games developer Funcom, becoming the biggest shareholder, Funcom said on Monday. Tencent, itself a major distributor of online games, bought the shares from KGJ Capital AS at a 21.8 percent premium over Friday’s closing price, valuing Funcom at NOK 1.22 billion ($134.33 million). Based in…

Opera Mini Browser Introduces Offline File Transfer Feature

Opera claims the file sharing feature is 200 times faster than Bluetooth HIGHLIGHTS File Sharing is available in the latest version of Opera Mini browser It requires storage, location, and camera permission to work The feature can also be set as a shortcut on the app’s home page Opera has added a new feature to…