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The iPhone X was supposed to be the first phone to have an in-display fingerprint scanner, but was supposedly delayed, so we had to make do with an out-of-place notch and no fingerprint scanner. After that, the Samsung Galaxy S9 was supposed to showcase this technology, but as we’ve seen, that hasn’t happened. And so both Samsung and Apple have failed to show this tech. But somehow, Vivo has come out of the blue and…

Google is working on a new technology that separates the foreground from the background in videos in real time, making it easy to change the backdrop to anything interesting. For each image, Google’s researchers isolated facial features and hair as accurately as possible to help the network distinguish between foreground and background. For the moment, this feature is available only on the limited Beta “stories”. The effect isn’t nearly as accurate as true chroma-keying, but it’s…

A few days ago, rumors came up saying that the GTX 2000 series would be unveiled early this summer. NVIDIA is supposedly working on new cards based on Volta for non-gaming workloads with a new compute architecture, supposedly nicknamed Ampere. The consumer follow-up to Pascal is reportedly nicknamed “Turing,” though some publications claim that Ampere is the consumer part and Tesla the compute-oriented GPU. The rumors also suggest that when the GTX 2000 series do launch,…

AMD has been on a roll in the past few months. Their Ryzen processors were a huge hit, and performed much better than their counterparts from Intel, while costing lesser. They also introduced the RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64, which became a huge success as well. Now, AMD has attempted to combine the processing power of the Ryzen, with the graphical prowess of the Vega, into one economical package. An unofficial sequel to…

It has been reported that Snap will launch a new version of their smart Spectacles this year. They also mentioned that a more advanced version with two cameras would be released in 2019. Spectacles 2.0 will come with new colours and will be water resistant as well. The current Snap Spectacles record 10-second videos with a tap, which can then be uploaded to your Snapchat story. The product began sales in late 2016, retailing only…

One of the reasons for their popularity has been their QuietComfort series of headphones. The QuietComfort 35 is the sequel to the best-selling QC25, the universally preferred choice for budget wireless headphones. The QC 35 was an immediate success. Late last year, the QC35 II was introduced, adding a programmable button which can be used with Google Assistant. Other changes include….literally nothing else, the sound quality is the same, battery life is the same and…

A report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker says that Apple ships the highest number of wearable tech worldwide. With more than 8 million shipments in the fourth quarter alone, they occupy 21 percent of the market share. Apple also saw a 57.5 percent growth in sales from last year. Apple’s key competitors in this market are Fitbit, Xiaomi and Huawei, to name a few. This is the first quarter…

Since the introduction of the first iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy phones have always been the iPhone’s arch rival. They’ve been in constant battle, striving to outperform each other while stretching the boundaries of innovation. A few days ago, the Galaxy S9 was revealed, warranting a comparison between the iPhone X and the S9. And you can decide which flagship is the one to rule them all. Software The iPhone X runs on iOS 11 and the…

Images of the OnePlus 6 have allegedly been leaked on a Chinese social media site named Weibo. The images were then later deleted but several people had already saved and shared the image. The sequel to the popular OnePlus 5T wasn’t expected to be unveiled until summer. Assuming these images are authentic, it would seem that OnePlus have tried their hand at making a bezel-less phone, similar to the iPhone X. OnePlus’ phones are known…

The Mobile World Congress 2018 ( MWC) has just ended and one may have noticed several developers mention and allude to future use of 5G. 4G LTE is currently the staple for mobile data in several countries across the world and hearing talks of its successor is rather surprising. After all, it seems like LTE was introduced just a couple years ago. And why would we need 5G when 4G is already good enough ?…

So, have Samsung’s efforts succeeded with the Galaxy S9 or have they been in vain ? Here’s 5 reasons why they have succeeded. 1. Camera The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a brand new feature called “Variable Aperture” wherein the camera’s aperture can change from f/1.5 to f/2.4. This will lead to drastically better images based on the light conditions. There’s also a new slo-mo setting where it takes a video in 720p at 960 frames…

Xiaomi is popular for its budget smartphones, the Redmi series in particular, which exhibit features and specifications found only in smartphones which cost more than twice the price. Their phones have particularly found success in India, where they sell like hotcakes. The demand for their phones was unprecedentedly high and led to the inception of flash sales across e-commerce websites such as Flipkart and Amazon. These flash sales are infamous for the rapidness in which…