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Apple’s share of the market for wearable devices for the year decreased from 34.1% to 28.2%

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Sales of wearable electronic devices in the second quarter of 2021 increased by 32.3% compared to the same period in 2020 and reached 114.2 million units. Despite early signs of lower spending in the consumer segment, wearable purchases remained strong throughout the quarter as consumers “went out again to keep fit.” At least, this is the opinion of the specialists of the analytical company IDC, who prepared the corresponding report.

Growth in the headphone and smartwatch categories was 39%. At the same time, bracelet sales remained at the same level. Analysts attribute this to the ongoing transition to watches, and the lack of announcements of significant new products in the bracelet category in recent quarters.

The leader by the results of the quarter is Apple. However, it lost part of the market, increasing sales in annual terms by only 9.3%. By the way, this is the worst indicator in the top five. Apple’s share for the year decreased from 34.1% to 28.2%.

The share of Xiaomi, which ranks second, increased over the year from 11.8% to 12.3%, because the Chinese manufacturer was able to increase sales by 37.8%.

The third place is taken by Huawei, which in a year was able to increase sales by 38.5%. Its share increased over the year from 9.8% to 10.2%.

This is followed by Samsung and Imagine Marketing. The former increased sales by 37.4%, the latter – by 478.0%. As a result, Samsung’s share increased from 8.2% to 8.5%, and Imagine Marketing’s share increased from 0.9% to 4.1%.

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43 inches for $ 280 and 65 inches for $ 540. Honor Smart Screen X2 inexpensive 4K TVs presented

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Together with the MagicBook V14 2021 and MagicBook 16 Pro laptops, Honor has unveiled the new Smart Screen X2 TVs in China today. These are inexpensive TVs, there are three models in the series – with screens with a diagonal of 43 ($ 280), 55 ($ 420) and 65 ($ 540) inches.

All are equipped with 4K panels with 92% DCI-P3 color space and expanded sRGB color space (25% more than their predecessors). HDR10 technology is also supported. Each TV is equipped with two loudspeakers with a power of 10 W each.

43 inches for $ 280 and 65 inches for $ 540.  Honor Smart Screen X2 low-cost 4K TVs presented

Hardware platform – MediaTek SoC with Arm Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU and Arm Mali-G52 MC1 GPU. The amount of RAM – 2 GB, built-in flash memory – 16 GB. There is a built-in dual-band Wi-Fi adapter. TV interface – Magic UI. Reportedly, the new items are accompanied by a three-year warranty, load very quickly and do not display any ads. Among the interface connectors are a pair of USB and HDMI, as well as a network RJ-45.

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China’s Higizmos launches Great Jo full-frame anamorphic lens

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A source said that the Chinese company Higizmos has released a full-frame anamorphic cinema lens called the Great Jo. It is an inexpensive 60mm lens with an anamorphic ratio of 1.33. The optical design of the lens includes 13 elements in 10 groups.

China's Higizmos launches Great Jo full-frame anamorphic lens

China's Higizmos launches Great Jo full-frame anamorphic lens

In the Chinese market, the lens costs $ 749. Whether it will be sold outside of China remains to be seen.

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HackerOne Expands Open Source Vulnerability Scanning Program

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Open source projects eligible for the HackerOne reward program include Ruby, Ruby on Rails, RubyGems, Curl, Electron, Django, Nginx, and OpenSSL.

HackerOne Community announced on expanding the program for searching for vulnerabilities in open source projects. The initiative is part of the ongoing Internet Bug Bounty program.

Open source projects eligible for the HackerOne reward program include Ruby, Ruby on Rails, RubyGems, Curl, Electron, Django, Nginx, and OpenSSL. For vulnerabilities found in these projects, HackerOne will pay from $ 300 to $ 5000, depending on the severity of the bug. Payment will be made as follows. Four-fifths of the awards will immediately go to the researcher who discovers the problem. The fifth part of the award will be given to the developer who is engaged in the open source project in the direction that affects the new vulnerability. He will receive payment from HackerOne after he releases a patch against the vulnerability.

“Open source software is used in almost all modern digital infrastructure. Currently, an average, solid, not very rich application uses 528 different open source components. Critical vulnerabilities discovered in 2020 existed by the time of discovery for an average of about two years , and the application development companies did not have access and the ability to eliminate the identified deficiencies of the components used, “the company said in a press release.

Along with HackerOne, participating partners are organizations that rely on open source for software supply chains and other critical digital infrastructure – Elastic, Facebook, Figma, GitHub, Shopify, and TikTok.

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