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For the first time in three years: Amazon’s most powerful set-top box Fire TV Stick 4K unveiled

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Amazon has unveiled the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which plugs directly into the HDMI port. This is an updated version of the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K released in 2018.

The manufacturer claims that this is its most powerful set-top box: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K outperforms its predecessor in performance by 40%. Inside there is a single-chip system operating at 1.8 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, and there is also support for Wi-Fi 6.

The new set-top box has all the familiar Fire TV features, including an Alexa voice remote, access to the Amazon Appstore, and support for most streaming services. Amazon has also added support for the Luna gaming service via a new joystick, while Wi-Fi 6 and Auto Low Latency Mode are designed to enhance cloud gaming.

The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max will go on sale in the US starting October 7 for a retail price of $ 55.

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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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The thinnest and lightest Xiaomi smartphone with a 4500 mAh battery was estimated at $ 435. All the characteristics and cost of Xiaomi Civi just hours before the announcement

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Tomorrow, Xiaomi will officially unveil its new smartphone Civi – a model with an emphasis on style and compactness will be the successor to the budget CC camera phone line. We already have detailed specifications of the device, and, most importantly, prices.

Civi will receive a 6.55-inch OLED screen with Full HD + resolution with a frame rate of 120 Hz, an embedded 32-megapixel front camera with autofocus and a built-in fingerprint scanner. The hardware basis of the device is SoC Snapdragon 778G, the amount of RAM is 8 or 12 GB, flash memory is 128 or 256 GB.

The thinnest and lightest Xiaomi smartphone with a 4500 mAh battery was estimated at $ 435.  All the characteristics and cost of Xiaomi Civi just hours before the announcement

The main camera will include sensors with a resolution of 64, 8 and 2 megapixels. The battery capacity is 4500 mAh, the maximum power of the charger is 55 W. The OS will be Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 interface. Also, the smartphone is assigned an NFC adapter, an IR emitter and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

The Xiaomi Civi is 6.98 mm thick and weighs 166 grams. Prices are as follows: 8/128 GB – $ 435, 8/256 GB – $ 480, 12/256 GB – $ 525.

An insider with a very good reputation published this data on a profile resource: 76% of his leaks were fully confirmed. So these data can be trusted, but about 12 hours remain until the official premiere of Xiaomi Civi.

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