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One of Apple’s mixed reality headset prototypes required a small crane, while others ran Windows.

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Apple may introduce its mixed reality headset as early as the end of this year or next. But, as you can see from a fresh source report, the company began work on the project back in 2015.

One of Apple's mixed reality headset prototypes required a small crane, while others ran Windows.

Apple planned to release the headset much earlier than 2022-2023, but during the development process, the company encountered a number of problems due to which the release was constantly delayed.

Already in 2016, the team responsible for the project demonstrated very early prototypes to management. There were a certain number of them, and they were quite different from each other. Some were running Windows, some were modified HTC Vive models or some other converted serial products from other companies. One prototype was so heavy that a “little crane” was required to hold it on the head. As a result, the management decided to support the project, although Facebook partially contributed to this process. More specifically, Apple’s concerns about a similar company project.

Technical issues have been a major cause of delays, as has been the case in the past with Apple’s most ambitious new products such as the iPhone. But the Apple smartphone also had an exceptionally powerful figure in Steve Jobs.

While current Apple CEO Tim Cook is backing the headset project, he hasn’t been as active as Jobs in iPhone development, according to five people familiar with the project. For example, according to these people, he rarely visited the project’s development team at its offices away from Apple’s main campus. People say the lack of an authority like Cook, who championed the headset codenamed N301, has at times made it difficult to compete with other products like the Mac and iPhone in terms of staffing and engineering resources.

At the same time, another influential figure in Apple – chief designer Jony Ive – was generally against the project, as he believed that users would not want to wear such a device on their heads for a long time. Also, the Quince team believed that virtual reality separates people. Apparently, this was the reason why the headset eventually evolved from a virtual reality device to a mixed reality headset.

In addition, the project team came up with one curious detail: to equip the headset with an external screen. It was supposed to display an image from the internal camera of the device. Thus, people around the user could see his eyes. For a long time, only a few people knew about this feature of the product under development.

The authors of the article also say that they will later talk about a turning point in the development of the device, which took place in 2019. Presumably, the point is that then Ive decided to abandon the project, which provided for the headset to have a separate external unit with a computing platform. Instead, it was decided to opt for a less productive, but more independent device.

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60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement. All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

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60 MP plus 50 MP 4500 mAh 100 W slim

We have already seen Huawei nova 10 and nova 10 Pro smartphones both on official renders and on unofficial ones, and now live photos of nova 10 Pro have been published on the Web. At the same time, a complete list of features for the nova 10 and nova 10 Pro was released. At the same time, we note that the official premiere of smartphones will take place only on July 4.

60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

I must say that in live photos, the main camera block looks more massive than in renders, but in general the design is typical for Huawei.

60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

The platform – fortunately or unfortunately – is also typical of Huawei and Honor smartphones: it’s Snapdragon 778G 4G. Both models will be presented in two versions – 8/128 and 8/256 GB. You should not count on the presence of 12 GB of RAM in these devices.

60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

nova 10 Pro will receive a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2652 x 1200 pixels and a frame rate of 120 Hz. The display of the younger model corresponds in size and frame rate, but its resolution is slightly lower – 2400 x 1080 pixels.

The screen of the nova 10 Pro has a stretched oval notch that will house two sensors: the main one with a 60-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide angle lens and an additional 8-megapixel one with a portrait lens. The embedded front camera in nova 10 has a familiar look, since it has only one module – with a 60-megapixel sensor.

60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement
60 MP plus 50 MP, 4500 mAh, 100 W, slim body and branded Android replacement.  All specifications and live photos of Huawei nova 10 Pro ten days before the announcement

The main camera in these models is represented by three modules: the main one with a 50-megapixel sensor with an RYYB pixel layout and two additional ones – an 8-megapixel one with an ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel one for analyzing the depth of the scene. Apparently, there will be no optical stabilization system.

The battery capacity of Huawei nova 10 Pro is 4500 mAh, the device will support 100 W charging. nova 10 will receive a 4000 mAh battery with support for 66 W fast charging. The thickness and weight of the nova 10 Pro is 7.88 mm and 191 grams, while the nova 10 is more compact and lighter at 6.88 mm and 168 grams. Both models will run HarmonyOS 2.0.1.

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Windows 11 latest update brings tons of fixes, fixes annoying crashes with games, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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Windows 11 latest update brings tons of fixes fixes annoying

Microsoft has released a fresh update to Windows 11, which brings a large list of fixes for problems that users of the OS have complained about.

Windows 11 latest update brings tons of fixes, fixes annoying crashes with games, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

As noted on the network, crashes with games were especially annoying. Microsoft explains that games have stopped working when using certain technology to play sound effects. In addition, crashes when reconnecting Bluetooth devices and when using the Wi-Fi hotspot function, among many others, should be fixed.

For corporate users, the Windows 11 update brings the Search Highlights feature, which suggests content based on what day it is. For example, important events and holidays, and corporate users – important contacts and recent files. The new interface appears when the user clicks on the search box on the taskbar and doesn’t type anything.

Windows 11 latest update brings tons of fixes, fixes annoying crashes with games, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

An optional update for Windows 11, number KB5014668, is available through Windows Update (Windows Update), as well as for manual installation. It is not automatically installed unless the user clicks the “Check for Updates” button.

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Google promised a big update to Chrome for iPhone

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Google promised a big update to Chrome for iPhone

Google spoke about the upcoming large-scale update of the proprietary Chrome browser for the iOS platform.

Google promised a big update to Chrome for iPhone

Soon, Chrome users on iPhone and iPad will have access to several new features at once. Chrome has long had a password manager – Google Password Manager – for computers and Android devices, and now this service will receive support on the iPhone and iPad. It will auto-complete passwords.

Google also promises better protection against phishing and malware on iPad and iPhone. Enabling Enhanced Safe Browsing for Chrome on iOS will allow the browser to predict and warn users if they visit a web page that Google systems have previously identified as phishing or malware.

Chrome on iOS will also get a leak alert feature. The browser will alert users if their credentials have been compromised.

Google promised a big update to Chrome for iPhone

Another innovation is to help users discover new content and launch Google searches if the app has not been used for a long time. Recently opened tabs will still be available, but Google wants to make it easier for users to browse content and get back to frequently visited sites faster.

In addition, after the update, the translation of sites into the user’s language will be faster. In addition, Chrome Actions (Chrome Actions) will become available, which allow you to quickly change settings or launch functions from the address bar. For example, delete your browsing history, open an incognito tab, or set Chrome as your default browser.

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