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Huawei Replacement Equipment Reimbursement Program Launches in October in US Networks

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today said it will soon launch a reimbursement program for the dismantling of network equipment manufactured by Chinese companies that pose a threat to national security, such as Huawei and ZTE. The $ 1.9 billion program is primarily targeted at telecom operators in rural areas. Applications for participation in the program will be open from October 29, 2021 to January 14, 2022.

Last year, the FCC identified Huawei and ZTE as a threat to national security, thereby barring U.S. companies from using a $ 8.3 billion government fund to buy equipment from those companies. In December, the FCC passed regulations requiring carriers with ZTE or Huawei equipment to replace it with equipment from other manufacturers.

Substitution is a major challenge for operators serving rural areas because it is costly and the revenues directly related to the number of customers are relatively small.

The final FCC decision expanded the range of companies eligible for reimbursement from those with 2 million customers or fewer to companies with 10 million customers or fewer. In September 2020, the commission estimated that removing and replacing Huawei and ZTE equipment would cost $ 1.837 billion.

In March, the FCC identified five Chinese companies as national security threats. In addition to Huawei and ZTE, the list also includes Hytera Communications, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology. The US government has banned federal agencies from buying goods or services from them.

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Xiaomi showed the third custom color Redmi Note 11

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Xiaomi has tried to diversify the color scheme of Redmi Note 11 smartphones with non-standard colors. We have already written about two (dark green and purple), and now the company has presented the third non-standard color of the line. It is officially called the “dream galaxy”, but in fact it is a light blue with a gradient.

Interestingly, until now, such a color version of Redmi Note 11 was not named and was not mentioned anywhere – it was only said that in addition to dark green and purple, there will also be black and gray. It turns out that there will be at least five colors in the color range.

The official premiere of Redmi Note 11 will take place on October 28. On this day, the company will also present the Redmi Watch 2 smartwatch and another wearable device, more affordable – the Redmi Smart Band Pro fitness bracelet with a large screen.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max. Which camera is better?

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are finally allowed to be published, and a lot of them have appeared on the web. In this case, we’ll take a look at one of the fairly well-researched reviews that compare the Pixel 6 Pro’s camera to the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s camera.

The first thing the reviewer pays attention to is that the microphones in the Google smartphone work much better in the presence of strong noise in the form of wind. The iPhone 13 Pro Max does not cope, because of which the person’s speech is not heard, but the Pixel 6 Pro is able to save the situation.

The camera in the new Google also works better, providing both better approximation and better detail.

The portrait mode is different for the devices, but each has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Apple device is poor at detecting glass objects, with which its opponent has no problems. Macro is definitely better on the Apple flagship due to the corresponding ultra-wide-angle camera mode. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, plays out when it comes to additional camera features.

As for the most important thing, photography and video on the main camera, everything is more interesting here. In terms of photo quality, smartphones are comparable, although there are many differences. For example, Google’s new product is definitely better at working out the HDR mode. The Pixel 6 Pro also has better night photos. The iPhone still captures video better, and it also has a better front camera, both in photo quality and in video quality.

As a result, it will not be possible to choose an unambiguous winner here. Smartphones are similar in quality in general, but in a particular mode, one or another is better.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

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The source posted a photo of the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S lens. This model is featured in Nikon’s mirrorless lenses. It belongs to the S-Line.

Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

According to reports, this lens will be unveiled on October 28th. At the same time, the manufacturer is expected to announce the development of another model highlighted in the above Nikon mirrorless lens release plan. This is a telephoto prime lens Nikkor Z 400mm f / 2.8 S.

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