Affichage des articles du juin, 2021

You’ll now have to pay more for Xiaomi phones and TVs in India

Credit: Xiaomi Xiaomi is hiking the prices of its phones and smart TVs in India by up to 6%. The company blames supply chain shortages for its products becoming more expensive. Xiaomi is increasing the prices of its phones and smart TVs in India. According to wire service PTI (via Livemint ), Xiaomi announced the price hike in India on Wednesday. The Chinese company said that its phones and TVs would become costlier by 3% – 6% starting July 1. The reason for Xiaomi’s decision to hike prices in India comes at the back of a shortage of components and higher shipping costs. A spokesperson for the brand said that supply chain shortages have been prevalent since last year, also referring to the global chip shortage . “Due to massive demand-supply mismatch, the majority of components used in smartphones, smart TV, and other electronics gadgets (chipsets, display panels, display driver, back panels, battery, etc.) have seen constant upward movement in their prices,” the Xiaomi

Can you guess which device won the best smartphone award at MWC 2021?

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra was awarded the Best Smartphone at MWC 2021. Samsung’s flagship was shortlisted with four other devices, including headliners from Apple, OnePlus, and Xiaomi. MWC 2021 was a tiny shadow of its usual frenetic self this year due to the ongoing pandemic. As a result, few companies turned up, and even fewer showcased devices during the show. However, MWC still handed out awards for the year’s best products, including an award for the Best Smartphone. The Global Mobile Awards’ Best Smartphone of 2021 plaque went to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra . The device beat four other nominees, including the iPhone 12 Pro Max , the OnePlus 9 Pro , the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE , and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra . Notably, the Galaxy S6 Edge was Samsung’s last smartphone to take the crown back at the 2016 show . A worthy winner? The Galaxy S21 Ultra is arguably a worthy winner. We praised the device in our review fo

Une cryptomonnaie 100x moins chère à utiliser ? Elon Musk continue à faire du DOGE son terrain de jeu

Dogecoin de nouveau à la hausse – Cela faisait un petit moment que l'autoproclamé responsable marketing du token Dogecoin, Elon Musk , n'avait pas fait un petit clin d'œil à son Shiba Inu préféré. C'est chose faite ce lundi avec un tweet en soutien aux développeurs de Dogecoin. Dans la foulée, DOGE a connu une petite hausse de prix. Un numéro classique ! Un réseau qui fera peau neuve Après le crash du Dogecar lors du NASCAR la semaine dernière , les holders de DOGE souhaitaient apprendre une bonne nouvelle pour se remonter le moral. Heureusement pour eux, Elon Musk a tweeté son soutien à l' annonce d'une série de mises à jour majeures sur la blockchain Dogecoin. Les changements repenseraient radicalement l' architecture logicielle de la cryptomonnaie et modifieraient sa gestion des frais . En effet, la « crypto-blague » la plus populaire du monde semble enfin se préparer à devenir un vrai token utilitaire sérieux, après un afflux massif de capit

Art Quote of the Day

"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need." - Auguste Rodin

Nature Quote of the Day

"Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." - Don Marquis

Quote of the Day

"Words are but pictures of our thoughts." - John Dryden

Space Chat with Hubble fights on, Virgin Orbit launches and UFO report comes out

This Friday (July 2), Space Chat will explore what's new in space, including Hubble repairs, a Virgin Orbit launch and the Pentagon's UFO report. from via IFTTT

Save up to 35% on Amazfit smartwatches, and more fitness tracker deals

Credit: Adamya Sharma / Android Authority A fitness tracker is one of the most helpful gadgets when it comes to getting in shape . It won’t magically make you fit, but it can keep you on top of your fitness goals and stay motivated. Some manufacturers even offer fitness trackers just for kids . We’ve gathered deals from all of the major players, and you can check out our favorites below. Related: The best smartwatches you can buy There’s quite a lot of overlap with smartwatches and fitness trackers these days. If you’re looking first and foremost for smartwatch functionality, you might prefer to peruse our list of the best smartwatch deals available right now. Featured deal: Save up to 35% on Amazfit smartwatches Credit: B&H Amazfit hasn’t quite got the name recognition of Fitbit or Garmin, but it makes solid fitness trackers at affordable prices. Three nice Amazfit models are either matching or bettering their lowest-ever price today, saving you as much as 35%

Phishing Attacks Now a Focus for AI Cybersecurity Tools 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor     AI cybersecurity tools are beginning to focus on a rising number of phishing attacks, which involve fraudulent messages aimed at getting the victim to reveal sensitive information or to unwittingly deploy malicious software.     Attackers used fears related to COVID-19 to ramp up. In the spring of 2020, Google reported blocking 100 million phishing emails a day meant for the 1.5 billion users of Gmail, according to an account from the BBC. Google reported its machine learning tools can block virtually all the attacks. Another observer, Barracuda Networks, offering security products, said it had seen a 667% increase in malicious phishing emails during the pandemic.     The pandemic accelerated a trend towards an increasing number of phishing websites, aimed at tricking the user into giving up confidential information. Phishing websites detected by Google have increased in number by 13% every year since 2015, according to a recent account

Hyperconnectivity, Not Well Understood, Ties All Smart Devices 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor     Hyperscale computing refers to an agile method of processing data, which can scale processing capacity up or down depending on requirements of data traffic.     The approach is being enhanced with hyperscale application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that combine AI/machine learning accelerators with switch fabric systems on a chip (SoCs).      A related term, hyperconnectivity, was originally coined by Canadian social scientists to refer to the condition of humans in networked organizations and societies of being always connected by a variety of electronic means.      In computer networking today, hyperconnectivity refers to all things communicating through the network, encompassing person-to-person, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. This scenario has been enabled by huge increases in network bandwidth and with the introduction of IoT sensors and the AI systems capable of processing the massive volumes of data

AI Seen as Unstoppable Force in Food Retail 

By AI Trends Staff   AI is proving to be an unstoppable force in food retail, shaping the future of supermarkets and grocery stores.     Many innovations tried during the pandemic were concluded to have value and so are continuing, as consumers broadened in-store shopping with online e-commerce to combine the two in new ways.   “The pandemic that we’ve all experienced became a strategic imperative for every organization to leverage data, analytics, and artificial intelligence to make things better,” stated Milen Mahadevan, president of the Kroger-owned data company 84.51°, at the recent virtual FMI Midwinter Executive Conference , as reported in SmartBrief   “Ultimately, almost everything can be improved by leveraging data,” he stated.   Several tech trends involving AI in the grocery business were evident at the event:       Fresh food has become an important differentiator, best tailored to the complexities and dynamic nature of the fresh department.     Matt Schwartz, C