The new iPad mini was one of the most exciting announcements of this week's Apple event, and the introduction of 5G compatibility was one of its key features. Since the launch, it has been made clear in Apple's documentation that it won't feature the same 5G technology as the iPhone 13 or iPad Pro 2021 . It won't support mmWave 5G, which is a common technology for high-speed internet in the US. It's less common in countries like the UK or Australia, but it nevertheless restricts the carriers you will be able to use this tablet with. Everything you need to know about the iPhone 13 Apple's new iPad 10.2 for 2021 is also here There's a new Android tablet called the Xiaomi Pad 5 This won't mean you can't use 5G connectivity with the iPad mini, but it does restrict the technology it can use. It's especially an odd choice as Apple's other products support mmWave. The i Phone 12 series, the upcoming iPhone 13 devices and the iPad Pro series all … [Read more...] about New iPad mini 2021 doesn’t support the same 5G tech as iPhone 13 or iPad Pro
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Monday it is engaging a third-party expert to assess claims from Lithuania 's government that its phones carry a censoring feature. "While we dispute the characterisation of certain findings, we are engaging an independent third-party expert to assess the points raised in the report," a Xiaomi spokesperson said in a statement. The announcement comes after Lithuania's defence ministry urged consumers to throw away Chinese phones last week, following a report published by Lithuania's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) alleging that Xiaomi phones have built-in censorship capabilities. Xiaomi said at the time that its device "does not censor communications to or from its users". Xiaomi did not specify which third-party organisation it was engaging to conduct the assessment. A spokesperson told Reuters it was an organisation based in Europe. In response to the allegations of censorship, the company said it … [Read more...] about xiaomi: Xiaomi engaging expert to assess Lithuania censorship claims
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as the Quad, has announced various non-military technology initiatives aimed at establishing global cooperation on critical and emerging technologies, such as AI, 5G, and semiconductors. The various technology initiatives were announced after the leaders of Quad countries -- comprised of Australia, India, Japan, and the US -- met on Friday, which marked the first time the group has come together in person. Among the initiatives announced by the security bloc was the intention to develop new global cybersecurity standards across various technology sectors. "With respect to the development of technical standards, we will establish sector-specific contact groups to promote an open, inclusive, private-sector-led, multi-stakeholder, and consensus-based approach," the Quad said in a joint statement. As part of work to be undertaken towards establishing these global technology standards, the Quad said it would publish a Quad … [Read more...] about Quad countries announce slew of tech initiatives including shared cyber standards
Samsung and Harvard University have published new research that suggests it is possible to develop a brain-inspired memory chip. In a perspective paper published in Nature Electronics , the researchers from the partnering organisations proposed that the brain's neuronal connection map could be copied using nanoelectrode array. They specified that the nanoelectrode array could be used to record the electrical signals produced by the large number of neurons found in the brain. The recordings could then be used to inform the neuronal map by indicating where neurons connect with one another and how strong the connections are, the researchers claimed. Once copied, the neuronal map could then be pasted onto a high-density three-dimensional network of solid-state memory, such as commercial flash memory used in solid-state drives or resistive RAM. Ultimately, the memory chip would contain traits of the brain, such as low power, facile learning, adaption to environment, autonomy, and … [Read more...] about Samsung wants to copy and paste a brain
This startup's goal is to bake security into billions of IoT devices Watch Now With the holiday season approaching, businesses across the world are still trying to resolve supply chain problems that have been repeating since the pandemic began in 2020. Can the internet-connected sensors and low-powered edge computers of the Internet of Things solve the problem ? Supply chain issues have affected businesses in all sectors, from car rental businesses hamstrung by the auto-industry's year-long semiconductor shortfall , to the humble bike shop because some components aren't being produced in volumes that they were before. British satellite telco Inmarsat outlines multifaceted challenges that businesses face today, from population growth to spikes in consumer demand, a shortage of resources at the right time, efforts to reduce carbon output, and a new focus on safety after the pandemic. "Now organisations are choosing to work with likeminded businesses, to … [Read more...] about Global supply chains are struggling. The IoT could help
The iPhone 13 has only recently been unveiled but already we’ve heard quite a lot about the iPhone 14, Apple's flagship phone expected in late 2022, with leakers revealing possible specs and even unofficial renders of the phone. As such, we have a surprisingly clear picture of the form the iPhone 14 range might take – though this far from launch we’d be extra skeptical, as there’s plenty of time for things to change. Below then you’ll find everything we’ve heard so far, including details about the potential release date and price. And as soon as we hear anything else about the iPhone 14 we’ll add it to this article, so make sure to check back here soon, as leaks are rolling in at a surprisingly rapid rate already. Cut to the chase What is it? The successor to the new iPhone 13 When is it out? Probably September 2022 How much will it cost? Probably upwards of around $799 / £779 / AU$1,349 iPhone 14 release date and price There’s no news on when the iPhone … [Read more...] about iPhone 14 early leaks, news and what we know so far
Apple’s iPhone 13 smartphone range is official, and the iPhone 13 Pro is shaping up to be another classy yet compact flagship handset. But how does it compare to 2020’s iPhone 12 Pro ? We now have all the key specifications, so we can give you an idea of how the two phones stack up ahead of our in-depth hands-on. Should you upgrade to the iPhone 13 Pro in 2021? Let’s take a closer look at what’s being offered. Apple has also announced the Apple Watch 7 And there's the new iPad 10.2 (2021) And the new iPad mini (2021) iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro price and availability The iPhone 13 Pro will be released on September 24, 2021. That’s a little earlier in the year than the iPhone 12 Pro, which landed on October 23, 2020. Apple’s pricing largely matches the iPhone 12 Pro. The entry-level 128GB model of the iPhone 13 Pro will set you back $999 / £949 / AU$1,699, while the 256GB model will cost $1,099 / £1,049 / AU$1,869, and the 512GB model will … [Read more...] about iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: has Apple finally created a Pro worthy of the name?
Android 12 could be adding a new way to link Google’s Pixel smartphones and Chromebooks together when it arrives. New references to an unreleased “Push” feature suggest that users will soon be able to mirror their phone screens on their Chromebooks. The new details were discovered by 9To5Google by looking through the APK files of Google apps and the Android 12 Developer Preview . Push seems to be an expansion of the Chromebook’s current ability to receive phone notifications by letting you click on the popup to then open the phone app on your notebook. These are the best Pixel phones Check out our Google Pixel 5 review The Google Pixel 5a just came out list However, while the update will likely arrive with Android 12 it won’t be available to all devices at launch. Code related to Push specifically namechecks the Google Pixel, suggesting that the feature will be exclusive to Google’s own brand of phones at first. There’s always a chance that this feature … [Read more...] about Android 12 could bring one of the best Windows features to Chromebooks