Realme is launching its mid-range flagship smartphone in the UK, Spain, Italy and France next month and if you're after a quality handset for a low (and I mean looow) price, you're going to want to pay attention.Powered by the 10nm Snapdragon 710 – just like the brand new Realme X (available in onion and garlic) that was revealed last week – the Realme 3 Pro is the first smartphone the Chinese manufacturer has introduced to the UK.The company used to be a part of Oppo but peeled off last year so if you've not heard of it before, that's probably why.Available in Nitro Blue and Lightning Purple with a gradient pattern, you can pick from the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.The handset boasts a 6.3-inch Full HD Gorilla Glass 5 display with a 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio.The device features Sony IMX 519 16MP + 5MP rear cameras, that incorporate a Nightscape mode for nocturnal video capture, 960fps/720P support for super slow-mo, and 4k.
Masters of both front- and back-end development, full-stack engineers are some of the most sought-after professionals in the tech sector and receive handsome salaries to boot.If you want that kind of demand and compensation coming your way, then you better start with the Beginner’s Full-Stack Engineer Certification Bundle.It’s on sale right now at over 80 percent off, just $24.99, from TNW Deals.The package include nine separate courses, each covering a corner of the full development process.From servers and databases to user interface and design aesthetics, these courses explore the steps and tools needed to complete every stage of a project’s lifecycle.The Complete Responsive Web Design Course (a $50 value)
Over the years I’ve taken vitamin B (said to be great for energy and brain function), vitamin D (good for bone health; a deficiency is common), vitamin C (the miracle vitamin), milk thistle (said to improve liver function), and any number of additional supplements that have come in and out of my life.Then the company uses the results of that testing to determine where you’re vitamin-deficient.This drives a collection of microneedles into the skin, drawing a tiny amount of blood—a mere 100 microliters—into its innards.The test costs $99, and that initial cost includes four weeks of personalized vitamins afterward.Follow-up tests also run $99 each (with no vitamins included).(Baze has since changed its instructions to direct users to apply the device to their upper arm.)
You’ve dropped your phone once too often, and it looks like it got run over by a garbage truck.Or you’re still repping Android in an iPhone family.Or heaven forbid, you’re determined to get the last ounce of use out of that ancient iPhone 6.At some point, you’ve got to step up and join the rest of us in 2019.Thankfully, TNW wants to help.So get in on the iPhone XS Max 256GB and AirPods Giveaway for a chance to not only win a brand spankin’ new iPhone XS Max, but also a pair of AirPods to go with it.
Banking behemoth JP Morgan Chase & Co. has taken another shot at Bitcoin, BTC claiming the cryptocurrency‘s latest rally has pushed its price beyond its “intrinsic value.”“Over the past few days, the actual price has moved sharply over marginal cost,” JPMorgan analysts wrote in a note obtained by Bloomberg.“This divergence between actual and intrinsic values carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017, and at the time this divergence was resolved mostly by a reduction in actual prices.”To come to this conclusion, the JP Morgan team treated Bitcoin as a commodity, calculating its “cost of production” based on a number of factors, including estimated computational power, electricity expense, and hardware energy efficiency.“Defining an intrinsic or fair value for any cryptocurrency is clearly challenging,” the analysts continued.“Indeed, views range from some researchers arguing that it has no fundamental value, to others estimating fair values well in excess of current prices.”
China’s tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says – ReutersWhat happened: European businesses in China have reportedly been facing greater pressure to transfer technology to local companies.The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said on Monday that 20% of the 585 participants reported forced technology transfer to maintain market access in an annual survey, a 10% increase from two years ago.In certain “cutting edge” industries the incidence of reported transfers was as high as 30% in chemicals and petroleum, for example, and 28% in medical devices, said European Chamber Vice President Charlotte Roule.Why it’s important: The report echoes the US investigation into China’s alleged forced technology transfer under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 which started two years ago.The Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily said in a commentary published Saturday that the Washington’s accusations on the issue were “purely fabricated” without any evidence.
“Huawei has its own mobile OS as a backup, but it’s not fully ready yet”Will my Huawei device still work, after Google withdrew support from the Chinese multinational under political pressure?That was the main question on users’ minds, after Google confirmed that it was suspending business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services.Yes, is the short answer, the Android team said in a Tweet today, confirming Google Play and Google Play Protect will “continue functioning”.Businesses had bigger questions about the consequences of the company being added to a Trump administration trade blacklist: what will retaliation look like?Will China halt rare earth exports?
In just 24 hours, Huawei smartphones have gone from thriving to endangered.Last night, Google announced that it’s ceasing business with the company.And it’s getting worse for the Chinese tech company.If you own a Huawei or an Honor phone, you’ll get security updates from the company, and still keep on using the Play Store.So you won’t receive a platform update, for instance, Android’s upcoming version, Q.Huawei makes laptops under its Matebook brand – all of which use Intel processors.
If you imagined Samsung having a PR panic attack over the Galaxy Fold fiasco last month, you can probably imagine how Huawei is taking all the recent news that has been gnawing at its image in the past days.The US is finally ready to show it has more than just bark and has started to push Huawei into a corner.Google will reportedly stop licensing new Huawei phones but now it is officially reassuring existing owners they have nothing to worry about.An earlier report stated that Google will be blocking Huawei’s access to hardware, software, and technical information.In particular, it will not certify Huawei, and presumably, also Honor, phones which, in turn, means they won’t have access to Google Play services.At least not legally and not officially.
The limited time deal will have you sign up on Argos's website for the chance to get the £399 handset at a 99 per cent discount.That's £3.99 for a brand new phone.The 64GB SIM-Free Google Pixel 3a in Just Black will only be available at that ridiculous price for 50 people only, and you have until May 20 at 11.59pm to throw your name into the hat.As you'd expect, entries are limited to one per person, and if you win, you can pick up your new phone in central London, although if you can't make it, Argos will send you a code that you can use online to purchase it for the same nonsense price.Google is currently offering a free Nest hub worth £119 with your Pixel 3a purchase, while Carphone Warehouse is handing out free Chromebooks worth £199 with its Pixel 3as, so if you don't think the draw is worth your time, or if you fancy a free gadget and were going to splash out on a new phone anyway, those deals might be better suited.Google's mid-range 3a and 3a XL handsets were unveiled at Google I/O earlier this month.
Yesterday, Reuters reported that Google will be suspending its business operations with Huawei.Moving forward, new Huawei devices won't have access to Android updates or Google technical support other than what is available through an open source license.This will impact security updates as well as Google ecosystem apps such as Gmail, Google Maps and Chrome.This move is the result of U.S. President Donald Trump signing an executive order that prevents US companies from buying foreign telco equipment considered to be a national security risk.Mere days before executing this order the U.S. Commerce Department announced that Huawei was one of the companies that presented a potential security risk to the country.Fortunately, Google has stated that users of current Huawei phones will not be cut off from security updates or the Google app ecosystem.
President Trump sent shockwaves throughout the tech industry last week with an executive order that declared a national emergency and barred American companies from doing business with companies deemed a national security risk.Days later, the effects have started to become apparent as companies from Google to Intel have taken action to comply, shutting Huawei out of supply chains and stopping it from using US software.This development could have major, long-lasting repercussions for the entire tech industry, but there are still several questions without definite answers.You almost certainly shouldn’t expect an update to Android Q or other platform-level upgrades, however, as that would require Google’s sign-off.Huawei is the biggest smartphone vendor in China, and even though Google’s ban itself won’t affect that market, the company still relies on components from other US suppliers that are now refusing to do business.Outside its home market, Huawei is arguably the most successful Chinese consumer brand so far.
With design becoming a key focus in the decision-making and product development of companies, the role designers have also must change to meet this new centralized approach to design.Scott Belsky, the Chief Product Officer at Adobe, has a passion for helping creatives become more successful and empowered and advises and invests in companies and organizations at the intersection of design and technology.Through co-founding Behance, being involved with projects such as 99U, as well as advising and investing in businesses such as Pinterest, Uber, Airtable, and Periscope, Belsky understands the crucial role design plays and the responsibilities designers in those companies have because he’s seen it first-hand.As brands realize this fact, they’re investing more in their design resources, hiring more creative talent and giving those designers more control over projects.”When companies make design one of their key focus points, they can improve and master their customers’ experiences.With the role of designers changing to help meet the needs and requirements of design-centric companies, designers are becoming more respected and influential.
China operates a nationwide blacklist that contains the names and personal information of people who have been ordered by the courts to pay back money, also known as "laolai."Some local phone operators have assigned special ringtones to warn people that they're calling laolai, and asks them to "please urge the person" to pay back the money.This is part of China's wider campaign to police citizens' behavior.These ringtones have been in place since at least 2017.the automated message ends by saying.The South China Morning Post reported in March that several regions are enforcing special ringtones like this.
T-Mobile US and Sprint are weighing up the sale of one of the pair’s prepaid brands in an attempt to woo decision makers into greenlighting the divisive merger.Dating back to April 2018, you will be forgiven for forgetting this saga is still an-going debate in the US.With privacy scandals, the Huawei drama and BT’s dreadful logo stealing all the column inches, the debate over whether T-Mobile US and Sprint should be allowed to merge their operations has been relegated below the fold.But it is still a thing.The countdown clock, the 180 days the FCC gives itself to approve mergers, spent a lot of time on pause, though the longer the process takes the more likely it appears the answer will be no.These concessions include the sale of one prepaid brand, a pledge to finish the rollout of a 5G network in three years and promises not to raise prices during this deployment.
Following a substantive restructure across EMEA, NetApp has hired Chris Greenwood - its now former director of north east Europe, Russia and Turkey - to head up operations in the UK and Ireland.As revealed by us last month, NetApp is cutting costs by shuttering regional offices in a bunch of countries, including some that were managed by Greenwood.It is relying on distributors and resellers to provide local support for customers rather than having a direct presence.However, sources told us the company was keen to retain Greenwood's services and asked him to succeed UK chief Nick Thurlow, who rejoined NetApp in early 2017 and left three weeks ago.Greenwood will report to Alexander Wallner, NetApp senior rep and GM for EMEA, who sent us a statement about the changes that contained very little that was worthy of quoting.Sources close to NetApp said Greenwood is to plough efforts into key sales areas of cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure as UK ops had been viewed by senior management as "not executing".
When faced with hard questions about how Facebook will remove terrorist content from its platforms, CEO Mark Zuckerberg offers a simple answer: artificial intelligence will do it.But according to Facebook’s chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun, AI is years away from being able to fully shoulder the burden of moderation, particularly when it comes to screening live video.Speaking at an event at Facebook’s AI Research Lab in Paris last week, LeCun said Facebook was years away from using AI to moderate live video at scale, reports Bloomberg News.“This problem is very far from being solved,” said LeCun, who was recently awarded the Turing Prize, known as the Nobel Prize of computing, along with other AI luminaries.Screening live video is a particularly pressing issue at a time where terrorists commit atrocities with the aim of going viral.Facebook’s inability to meet this challenge became distressingly clear in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand this year.
Paul Graham, the retired cofounder of Y Combinator, sparked a huge Twitter debate over the weekend after he said you don't need to be a "rich kid" to create a tech unicorn.He used Airbnb's founders as an example of this, saying they created the company after they "literally could not pay their rent."But followers - including Silicon Valley CEOs - were quick to call him out for his comments, pointing out that there is a difference between being temporarily broke and poor.Airbnb's three founders came from relatively privileged backgrounds.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Paul Graham, the retired cofounder of famed tech incubator Y Combinator, provoked a backlash on Twitter over the weekend after he said that you don't need to be "rich kids" to launch a successful tech startup.
During the MWC show in Barcelona earlier this year, Sony its new flaggskeppstelefon Xperia 1.A phone that stands out in several ways, but the most eye-catching is the 21:9 design.the Screen is about 6.5 inches, a 4k oled with hdr.Under the shell, Sony pushed out a Snapdragon 855-processor, 6 gigabytes of ram, a storage memory of 128 gb and a battery on the 3330 mAh.On the back you will find a trippelkamera.Months have passed since the presentation, but now it is thus tilllgänglig to pre-order in Sweden.
These days it seems as though every day is some sort of special day, thanks to marketing departments and advertisers deciding this is the new best way to try and sell things.Today that day is apparently 'National Streaming Day', which means absolutely nothing to most of the population, but for us it means there is some money to be saved on streaming hardware.Specifically streaming hardware made by Roku, who have a vested interest in making people buy its products.Even though 'National Streaming Day' sounds completely stupid, saving £15 on the Roku Streaming Stick+ isn't a bad consequence.After all while Google and Amazon spat and keep trying to pull services from their competitor's hardware, Roku seems to have just about everything.And they have a 4K stick that doesn't try and force you to sign up for Prime Video and other Amazon services every time you turn on the TV.