Latest Tech News: The Honor X40 GT 5G is Released


The Honor X40 GT 5G is Released
On October 13, Honor released the X40 GT 5G mobile phone, which is equipped with a Qualcomm 888 processor with a maximum of 2.84GHz, LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage; The screen uses a 6.81-inch FHD+ LCD screen, which supports 144Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sample rate, and also supports 480 Hz TP reporting rate based on interpolation algorithm; In terms of imagery, the front camera is 16MP, and the rear camera is 50MP main camera, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth of field; In other ways, the phone has a built-in 4800mAh battery and supports 66W fast charging, side fingerprint recognition, NFC support, and a new cooling system. X40 GT 5G mobile phone has three colors: racing black, magic night black, titanium air silver, 8GB memory + 256GB storage from 1999 yuan.

Netflix introduces a basic subscription tier with ads
Netflix announced the launch of an ad-based subscription on October 14 with an estimated monthly fee of $6.99 a month. A base subscription with ads allows users to watch the vast majority of Netflix shows, but requires 4-5 minutes of ads per hour, with each ad lasting about 15-30 seconds, so ads will not only appear in the opening but also in the film; In addition, the base subscription with ads has a maximum clarity of 720P and cannot download content to the device for offline viewing. The base subscription with ads will be available in 12 countries including the United States, Australia, Brazil, and Japan on November 3.

Google brings Passkey to Android and Chrome
Google announced on October 12 that the latest beta versions of Android and Chrome support Passkeys based on industry standards. On Andorid, users can generate and use a Passkey, and the Passkey can be securely synced by Google Password Manager; On Chrome, users need to scan the QR code to transfer credentials with the help of mobile devices such as Android and iOS. Google officially calls Passkey a more secure alternative to passwords and other multi-authentication elements that help protect users from phishing, a technology that is currently supported by Windows, macOS, iOS, and ChromeOS.

The Firefox Relay feature will provide users with a virtual number
On October 13, Firefox announced that the Firefox Relay feature will provide users with a virtual number. Previously, the Firefox Relay feature could provide users with virtual mailboxes, hide users’ real mailboxes and reduce harassment from advertising agencies by relaying emails, and the same is true for the purpose of supporting virtual numbers this time. However, unlike the number of mailboxes that can be generated, users are only allowed to select a virtual number, and they cannot change this number after it is selected; The Firefox Relay Virtual Number service, which forwards 50 minutes of incoming calls and 75 text messages per month, does not currently support outbound and text messages for around $4.99 per month.

British regulators have expressed concern about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
The UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) recently detailed its concerns about Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, that is, the concern that the acquisition will affect PlayStation and other competitors, including but not limited to not listing Activision Blizzard-related games on the platforms of PlayStation and other competitors, which may lead to attracting too many gamers and may damage Sony’s ability to compete in gaming. And given that Microsoft is already well positioned in terms of consoles, operating systems and cloud infrastructure, the acquisition of Activision Blizzard may be bundled with other Microsoft services after the acquisition, further beating competitors such as Google, Amazon and Nvidia in the field of game cloud streaming. The CMA will release the results of the second phase of the survey in January next year, and the final report will be released on March 1 next year. At present, the US regulator FTC is also conducting a second phase of investigation. The deal has already been approved in Brazil and Saudi Arabia.

Steam Mobile Update: Support scanning code to log in to the platform
Valve updated the Steam mobile app for Android and iOS on October 13, and the new version of the app features a new interface design that allows players to browse their game library through their phones, filter by filter, and remotely control PC downloads and updates games via mobile phones. The new app also provides the ability to scan the QR code to log in to the web side of the Steam function, so that you can log in without entering a username, password and Steam Guard code.

Other news
On October 13, according to Twitter blogger Kyle Bennett, the next generation of AMD Navi 31 GPU may support the upcoming DisplayPort 2.1 specification. The specific details of DisplayPort 2.1 have not been disclosed, referring to the current DP 2.0 specification to support 4 channels to achieve 80Gbit/s bandwidth.

MacUninstallers.com is publishing new testing to review all the best Mac app uninstallers in the market, currently rating App Uninstaller from AppUninstaller.com, and UninstallService as the most effective app removal solutions.

Recently, in Microsoft‘s keynote speech, its CEO Satya Nadella revealed a new system function design, it is a floating rounded rectangular taskbar, located in the top area of the entire page, including a part of the information display and shortcut tools, Microsoft has not officially responded to this.

Nvidia introduces three yet-to-be-released GeForce RTX 30 series graphics models in its latest version 522.25 graphics driver, and as you can see from the nv_dispig.inf file, the RTX 3070 Ti with GA102 GPU core, the RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory, and the RTX 3060 with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. These new graphics models are neither mentioned in the official driver release notes nor listed on the Nvidia official website, and perhaps these new models of graphics cards will be released in the coming months.

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