Her crew included a highly regarded captain, an illiterate but gifted first mate, and the usual roster of harpooners, sailors, and able-bodied seamen—but not the intended ship’s surgeon.Others went in pursuit of the Northwest Passage: a shorter water route between Europe and Asia whose discovery, it was hoped, would dramatically accelerate global trade.In all cases, the stories told by those who returned (and, more grimly, the fates, known or unknown, of those who did not) helped create an enormous appetite for polar adventure.Writing in 1853 in Household Words, the popular weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens, the journalist Henry Morley opined, “There are no tales of risk and enterprise in which we English, men, women, and children, old and young, rich and poor, become interested so completely, as in the tales that come from the North Pole.”Those beloved tales had begun to ebb from memory by the beginning of the twentieth century, as the Arctic gradually lost its political and cultural stakes.Whatever it was, it lay six days north of England and one day south of what Pytheas described (per later Greek geographers; his own writings did not survive) as a frozen ocean, a place that man could “neither sail nor walk.” At a time when Aristotle was still hanging out in the agora, Pytheas had discovered pack ice.
Her crew included a highly regarded captain, an illiterate but gifted first mate, and the usual roster of harpooners, sailors, and able-bodied seamen—but not the intended ship’s surgeon.Others went in pursuit of the Northwest Passage: a shorter water route between Europe and Asia whose discovery, it was hoped, would dramatically accelerate global trade.In all cases, the stories told by those who returned (and, more grimly, the fates, known or unknown, of those who did not) helped create an enormous appetite for polar adventure.Writing in 1853 in Household Words, the popular weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens, the journalist Henry Morley opined, “There are no tales of risk and enterprise in which we English, men, women, and children, old and young, rich and poor, become interested so completely, as in the tales that come from the North Pole.”Those beloved tales had begun to ebb from memory by the beginning of the twentieth century, as the Arctic gradually lost its political and cultural stakes.Whatever it was, it lay six days north of England and one day south of what Pytheas described (per later Greek geographers; his own writings did not survive) as a frozen ocean, a place that man could “neither sail nor walk.” At a time when Aristotle was still hanging out in the agora, Pytheas had discovered pack ice.
More than 70 years ago, during World War II, a U.S. pilot was shot down as he was flying over the Pacific."We did a four-point moor on top of the aircraft and then it really got busy," Capt.Mike Flanagan, a civilian mariner and master of United States Naval Ship (USNS) Salvor, a Navy rescue and salvage ship at the excavation site, said in a statement."The aircraft had been untouched for about 74 years.[7 Technologies That Transformed Warfare]The recovery team completed the mission on Feb. 25, but won't release the identity of the human remains until it can verify whose they are and notify the next of kin, the U.S. 7th Fleet said in the statement.
Huawei is set to unveil the Mate 20 Pro on Oct. 16, but we may already have an idea of what's to come.Details and renders of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro have apparently leaked online, courtesy of German site WinFuture.You can check out pictures of the rumored phone below:The Mate 20 Pro is said to have premium features like a 6.39-inch OLED display, triple rear camera and Kirin 980 processor, according to the report.It's rumored to have an in-screen fingerprint sensor and 3,120x1,440 resolution, which reportedly sets it apart from the standard Huawei Mate 20.Two-way wireless charging is another interesting feature reportedly coming to both Huawei Mate 20 models.
Make no mistake, Huawei’s going after the big dogs here.The company’s taken a Samsung-esque approach to the world of flagship smartphones with a beast of a handset that delivers everything and the kitchen sink.The Mate 20 Pro is a 6.4 inch powerhouse with features and specs to spare.It’s a combination of the genuinely useful and the just sort of novel, but the hardware maker has clearly spared no expense getting itself on the global map with this thing.There’s a lot to unpack here, but the most compelling feature of the set may well be the device’s wireless charging.While that’s not particularly exciting on the face of it, get this, the company is confident enough about the on-board battery that you can use it to wirelessly charge the competition.
Update: The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro have been announced, and you can check out our full hands-on article right here.For Huawei, success really is the best revenge.After getting the boot from the U.S. at the beginning of 2018, Huawei is getting ready to end the year on a high note with the launch of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.Taking on the Galaxy Note 9, iPhone XS Max, and Google Pixel 3 XL in the large premium phone category, the Mate 20 Pro will be packed with features and smarts.The Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 – and potentially some surprise devices – will be announced in just a few hours in London.Here’s what you need to know about the event.
After launching the P20 series to great success and temporarily ousting Apple from the second place spot in the global smartphone market, the company wants to end a stellar year with a bang.Huawei’s finally taken the wraps off the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the latest entry in its most popular flagship line (and yet another addition to the phonepocalypse ranks).What makes these new phones stand out?Don’t miss: Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro hands-onYou’ve probably already decided how to feel about the notch.Love them or hate them, the controversial cutouts are popping up on more and more flagship phones.
Huawei has announced the Mate 20 X at an event in London.The gaming phone arrives with a 7.21-inch OLED display, Huawei’s largest smartphone screen ever, and an optional stylus, making it a rare device in the Chinese OEM’s catalog.The Mate 20 X features a Kirin 980 chipset, triple rear camera, and dual speakers, while it’s running on Android Pie (with Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 skin).The waterdrop notch-bearing screen is even bigger than the 7.12-inch display on the Honor 8X Max (from Huawei sub-brand Honor) and is primed for media viewing and gaming.It’s coming with FHD+ resolution (2244 x 1080) and HDR.The large display should also befit Huawei’s new stylus, though this will be sold separately.
Amidst the hoopla of all the top phone launches from Apple, Samsung and the recently released Google Pixel 3, Huawei had its own ideas for how to wow its userbase with features not found in other phones.Even though its latest Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro won't see wide distribution in the west, with most phones slated for release in China, the company had a few tricks up its sleeve to differentiate it from the other big names.What kind of unique features are we talking about?Well, you can use your Mate as a wireless charger for starters...for other phones!That means if your Mate is plugged in, you'll be able to charge other phones wirelessly.Like the iPhone XS, it has Face ID, but it also has an on-screen fingerprint sensor -- something a lot of people thought might come to the newest iPhones, but instead it's the Huawei Mate that has the feature.
Nintendo dominated the portable gaming market for many, many years.Time and time again, companies have tried to come out with products that rival Nintendo’s handheld devices.While some competing products have succeeded (Sony PSP, for instance), none have been able to knock Nintendo off its throne.Chinese telecommunications company Huawei thinks it has a Nintendo Switch kingslayer in the Huawei Mate 20 X, a gaming phone that was revealed during a Huawei event.During the surprise reveal, Huawei’s president made a rather bold proclamation, calling the Mate 20 X “the best portable gaming machine.” He proceeded to show the Mate 20 X and the Switch side by side to explain.You can watch the reveal event here (go to the 1 hour, 53 minute, 20 second mark to see and hear the comparison).
After months of leaks, a sketchy subway ride, and an early unboxing, Huawei finally announced the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.The two phones are the latest entries in the company’s flagship Mate series, with both of them pushing the photography envelope with three rear cameras.This is not the first time we have seen three cameras on a Huawei smartphone — hello, P20 Pro — but this is good news for those that want to flex their smartphone photography skills a bit.Thankfully, the rest of the package is up to snuff and can compete with the best Android smartphones that 2018 can offer.Are there enough upgrades to justify a potential purchase of the newer phone?The notch also makes room for Huawei’s 3D depth-sensing camera array that features a dot projector, 24MP RGB sensor, TOF proximity sensor, flood illuminator, and IR camera.
With the reveal of the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X, Huawei’s new Mate 20 series is now complete, and the three new phones join the Mate 20 Lite.All four phones are powerful, A.I.-driven phones with prices to suit a range of budgets, and screen sizes for almost everyone’s tastes.Should you splurge all of your money on the Mate 20 Pro, save some green with the Mate 20 Lite, or go for one of the two middle options?157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm (6.22 x 2.85 x 0.34 inches)158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm (6.22 x 3.04 x 0.33 inches)174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm (6.87 x 3.36 x 0.32 inches)
A pre-release version of the phone has apparently consistently failed to tell apart two similar looking people at Android Pit.The Face unlock feature is one of the big differences between the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.According to Android Pit, the feature consistently mistakes one of its staff members for another on the test device it is using.If this is representative of all Mate 20 Pros, it could be pretty worrying for Huawei.It’s not unheard of for face unlock on some phones to be tricked by a photograph.While this is great, it’s not much good if it can instead be easily fooled by someone who looks similar to you.
It's a high-end flagship phone to go up against the Google Pixel 3 XL and the iPhone XS Max, with a price tag of €1049 (priced at £899 in the UK and equivalent to $1,220).The Chinese phone maker is a huge deal, even if it doesn't quite boast the brand recognition of Samsung or Apple.It is the second biggest smartphone maker in the world, behind Samsung, and has put major spend into crafting beautiful flagship devices.You might already be familiar with Huawei's P series, an impressive range of Android phones updated earlier this year.Here are the coolest new features on the Mate 20 Pro:Qi-compatible phone-to-phone wireless charging which, in plain English, means you could wirelessly charge an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone by placing it against a Mate 20 Pro.
That's because the company is locked out of the US market thanks to government fears that it spies on people for China.Huawei, the Chinese phone brand that is more popular than Apple globally, has confirmed it won't be selling its new flagship devices, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, in the US.A spokesman confirmed to Business Insider on Monday: "We are not planning to sell the Mate 20 Series in the US.While international variants of the Mate 20 Series may be available on some US online retail sites, we encourage individuals to carefully read the details about the warranty and network compatibility before purchasing."Huawei does, however, plan to bring its new smartwatch, the Watch GT, to the US, but hasn't announced price or availability yet.The company launched its Mate 20 series at a packed event in London on October 16, unveiling the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Pro X.
Huawei officially launched the Mate 20 Pro at an event in London in late October and there will no doubt be plenty of U.K. buyers looking for the best deals on Huawei’s latest ultra-premium, feature-packed flagship phone.For more on the latest powerhouse phone from the Chinese giant, be sure to check out our in-depth Mate 20 Pro review, as well as the video review above, and the rest of our Mate 20 series content at the end of this article.Below, we’ll be looking at the price, release date, and best Huawei Mate 20 Pro deals in the U.K.Huawei Mate 20 Pro UK price and release dateThe Mate 20 Pro builds on the Mate 10 series and the P20 Pro to deliver what is arguably Huawei’s best and most complete Android offering to date.The Mate 20 Pro officially launched on October 16 alongside the rest of the Mate 20 series, and went on sale in the U.K. on October 26.
Wireless charging lingered as a background feature for years, but it got a shot in the arm in 2018.Not only do LG and Samsung phones continue to support wireless charging, but Google now includes it inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.Huawei even took the technology one step further, introducing reverse wireless charging with its Mate 20 Pro.The Huawei Mate 20 Pro can power up any other Qi-enabled smartphone, including the Google Pixel 3, LG V40, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.How to enable reverse wireless chargingUnfortunately, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro doesn’t offer a quick toggle to enable reverse wireless charging.
In the case of Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and the new Kirin 980 processor, a bunch of high performance cores are only one factor.With AI on board, processor cores are a show of muscle next to the smarts that can make it work that much better.That tighter design allows more performance in a smaller space — one square centimeter fitting 6.9 billion transistors in this case.With less space taken by the main cores of the processor, Huawei was able to focus more on the star of the show: two Neural Processing Units (NPUs), for the revolutionary dual-NPU powering some of the Mate 20 Pro’s most impressive features.Triple the cameras and double the smartsThe Huawei Mate 20 Pro features the Leica Triple Camera system, which combines multiple cameras, including a Ultra Wide Angle lens, to give the platform unrivaled photographic versatility in the smartphone space.
A big congratulations to the winner of last week’s Google Pixel 3 international giveaway, Aleksander V. from Bosnia.This week we’re giving away a brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, courtesy of the AA Deals Store!The AA Deals Store is running a big discount on the XtremePro Action Cam.Capable of shooting 4K, this action camera would normally cost around $90, but right now you can get it for $69.99 (22% off).What’s more, if you order before January 3 and use the promo code NEWYEAR2019 at checkout, you’ll get to take another 19% off the already-discounted price, bringing your grand total to just $56.70!The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are two of the most-anticipated phones of the year, and for good reason.
Smartphone photography isn’t just getting better, it’s getting smarter too.Regardless of the approach, the results are impressive, with 2018’s smartphones offering some of the best low-light photography we’ve seen yet.Sometimes we’ll tap on a subject to focus, but we wanted to make sure results are similar to what most users can expect when they take photos with these phones.The sky is an unnatural blue in some areas, veering on overexposed, and the V40 makes the wood too red instead of brown.The OnePlus 6T follows with a similarly reddish hue to the wood.But as we mentioned earlier, any of these photos are worth sharing.
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