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Oppo Find X: Motorised Camera, No Fingerprint Sensor

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OPPO FIND X

Following the latest trend, removing the bezels, Oppo is here with the new Flagship named Find X. After all the rumors, Oppo Find X is officially announced in Paris. Oppo in this new device has combined most of the new trendy features, like the pop-up camera, bezel-less display and much more, very efficiently. Oppo has beaten the Vivo Next in the screen to body ratio of 92.25 percent.

 

Oppo has made a superb entry by introducing a camera lens design, I mean, it has hidden cameras. Didn’t get what I mean to say? Let me explain. Oppo Find X has hidden its camera in a motorized arm which opens only when the camera app is open. And when the camera app is opened, the motorized chin rises up and brings up the 25-megapixel front-facing camera, equipped with 3D facial recognition system and a 16 megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear camera. Oppo claims that this motorized camera system can open or close in just 0.5 seconds which just in a blink and it seems pretty accurate according to many testers.


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Find X | Image Courtesy: The Verge

Closing the motorized section, it resembles the Samsung Galaxy S9 which has rounded corners with curved edges. Just like Samsung Galaxy devices, it has a vibrant OLED display with 1080p resolution.

 

We recently saw that Vivo also tried the pop-up camera in their device Vivo Nex, but Oppo made it more unique by covering the rear camera into the motorized mechanism. And by doing so, it has removed the camera bump on the back. Oppo used this unique way to get rid of the notch.

 

It is completely new that Oppo has completely removed the traditional fingerprint sensor and even has no under screen fingerprint read like Nex. But, Oppo has used the 3D facial Recognition which is there in the motorized mechanism. You just need to on the device, swipe up. And as soon as you swipe up, motorized part rises, authenticates and go back to its space. And you won’t believe it is just fast. You will not fill like you are using this complicated system. We can say it is just as fast as fingerprint reading.

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Oppo Find X | Image Courtesy: The Verge

Not only the unique designs, Oppo Find X has all the thing which a high-end Android flagship device should have in 2018. Oppo Find X is powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 accompanied with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. It has 3,730 mAh battery which supports Oppo VOOC fast charging which is similar to Oneplus’s Dash Charging. Oppo Find X will have the dual sim with Global LTE support.

 

After hardware, let’s look at the software. Oppo Find X is working on Android 8.1 skinned with Oppo’s Color OS. Color OS is an interesting combination of iOS and Samsung. It is not as good as that on a Pixel device, but not even that bad.

 

As already said, Find X has global LTE and it is because Oppo is also going to launch Find X in North America and Europe for the first time besides its market in China, India, and the Philippines.

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Oppo Find X | Image Courtesy: The Verge

 

Booking for the Oppo Find X will begin today(19th June 18′). And it is expected that it will have less cost than the comparable smartphone in the market.

 

That’s all about the Oppo Find X. Mention your views about the Motorized mechanism of Find X. So Do you think it is necessary to introduce the mechanical movement to remove the notch or is there any other way? Do mention in the comments.

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SoftBank to acquire majority stake in WeWork.

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SOFTBANK to Acquire WeWork

SoftBank a Japanese telecoms and Internet Company, which is very intimate and well known for funding and acquiring stakes in various Multi National Companies. SoftBank is about to take over around 50 percent of the company WeWork.

WeWork is an American company founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey that provides shared Workspaces and Offices to Technology Startups and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups, small and large Businesses.

SoftBank shares fell 5.4 % and suffered their biggest one-day drop in nearly two years on Wednesday (10 Oct 18′) partly on concerns about the prospects of eight-year-old WeWork whose outlook is tied closely to the ups and downs of the real estate market. Recent technology sector weakness also weighed on SoftBank’s shares, traders said.

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One of the sources told that the pricing and other details of WeWork investment are yet to be firmed up and the second source said Softbank is in talks to take a major investment in WeWork.

SoftBank and its giant Vision  Fund invested about $4.4 Billion August 2017 on WeWork and hold 2 board Seats in the Company. And Owns about 20 percent of the company.

Earlier the Wall Street Journal reported Softbank’s investment would be between around $15 billion to $20 billion and is most likely to come from the Softbank’s giant Vision Fund. Earlier June Journal says that the smaller Softbank investment discussion valued WeWork at up to $40 Billion.

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SoftBank’s other real estate-related investments include Compass, an online real estate marketplace, Katerra, a construction startup, and Indian hotel chain OYO Hotels.

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SoftBank had earlier invested Billions of Dollars in U.S. ride-services firm UBER Technologies but owns a minority stack in the firm.

The Chinese unit of WeWork raised about $500 million in July from the investors including Hony Capital, SoftBank, Trustbridge Partners, to drive and expand its existence in the nation.

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What’s inside your smartphone?

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As of 2018, there are around 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world. If we broke open all their newest phones, which are just a fraction of the total that’ve been built, and split them into their component parts, that would produce around 85,000 kilograms of gold, 875,000 of silver, and 40 million kilograms of copper. How did this precious cache get into our phones, and can we reclaim it?

Gold, silver, and copper are actually just a few of the 70 or so chemical elements that make up the average smartphone. These can be divided into different groups, two of the most critical being rare earth elements and precious metals. Rare earths are a selection of 17 elements that are actually common in Earth’s crust and are found in many areas across the world in low concentrations. These elements have a huge range of magnetic, phosphorescent, and conductive properties that make them crucial to modern technologies. In fact, of the 17 types of rare earth metals, phones and other electronics may contain up to 16. In smartphones, these create the screen and color display, aid conductivity, and produce the signature vibrations, amongst other things. And yet, crucial as they are, extracting these elements from the earth is linked to some disturbing environmental impacts. Rare earth elements can often be found, but in many areas, it’s not economically feasible to extract them due to low concentrations. Much of the time, extracting them requires a method called open pit mining that exposes vast areas of land. This form of mining destroys huge swaths of natural habitats, and causes air and water pollution, threatening the health of nearby communities.

Another group of ingredients in smartphones comes with similar environmental risks: these are metals such as copper, silver, palladium, aluminum, platinum, tungsten, tin, lead, and gold. We also mine magnesium, lithium, silica, and potassium to make phones, and all of it is associated with vast habitat destruction, as well as air and water pollution. Mining comes with worrying social problems, too, like large-scale human and animal displacement to make way for industrial operations, and frequently, poor working conditions for laborers.

Lastly, phone production also requires petroleum, one of the main drivers of climate change. That entwines our smartphones inextricably with this growing planetary conundrum. And, what’s more, the ingredients we mine to make our phones aren’t infinite. One day, they’ll simply run out, and we haven’t yet discovered effective replacements for some. Despite this, the number of smartphones is on a steady increase; by 2019 it’s predicted that there’ll be close to 3 billion in use.

This means that reclaiming the bounty within our phones is swiftly becoming a necessity. So, if you have an old phone,you might want to consider your options before throwing it away. To minimize waste, you could donate it to a charity for reuse,take it to an e-waste recycling facility, or look for a company that refurbishes old models. However, even recycling companies need our scrutiny. Just as the production of smartphones comes with social and environmental problems, dismantling them does too. E-waste is sometimes intentionally exported to countries where labor is cheap but working conditions are poor. Vast work forces, often made up of women and children, may be underpaid, lack the training to safely disassemble phones, and be exposed to elements like lead and mercury, which can permanently damage their nervous systems. Phone waste can also end up in huge dump sites, leaching toxic chemicals into the soil and water, mirroring the problems of the mines where the elements originated. A phone is much more than it appears to be on the surface. It’s an assemblage of elements from multiple countries, linked to impacts that are unfolding on a global scale. So, until someone invents a completely sustainable smartphone, we’ll need to come to terms with how this technology affects widespread places and people

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Drop in shares of Tesla after SEC charges CEO Elon Musk with Fraud

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On the last Thursday, Tesla shares dropped more than around 13 percent after the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed securities fraud charges against Chief Executive Elon Musk.

According to SEC, the tweets posted by Elon Musk were ‘false and misleading‘ and so files fraud charges against Musk. Musk Tweeted on August 7, that he had secured funding for taking the Company private at $420 per share.

 

Security and Exchange Commision said that the tweet let to the “Significant Market Disruption” is seeking civil penalties without noting an amount and to bar Elon from serving as an officer of a Public Company.

That Thursday afternoon Musk sent a statement calling it as an unjustified action.

The statement that Musk gave:

“This unjustified action by the SEC leaves me deeply saddened and disappointed. I have always taken action in the best interests of truth, transparency and investors. Integrity is the most important value in my life and the facts will show I never compromised this in any way.”

Elon Musk tweeted in August for considering taking the company Tesla private, which was not embraced by the Tesla board members and many shareholders, and eventually arouse SEC to investigate.

Later on August 24, after the news of the SEC quest had become known, Musk blogged here that the Tesla will remain a Public Company.

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