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Razer: R$ 560 Zephyr mask is not efficient against covid-19

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After successfully launching its futuristic Zephyr face mask, with a Cyperpunk look and auto sterilization in October 2021, Razer ended up giving the product some negative publicity, admitting, after the Zephyr Pro launch at CES 2022, that the mask did not has official certification of protection against viruses or bacteria. That is, although it costs US$ 100 (R$ 560), it is not a mask in the N95 standard and, because of that, it has no guaranteed efficiency of protection against covid-19.

It’s not like Razer has suddenly decided to better explain their product. All previous product advertisements made explicit mention of the N95 mask standard (which filters 95% of s particles down to 0.3µ) to describe the “effectiveness” of their replaceable filters. Referring to them in the new ads as “air-purifying filters,” the company omits that the mask itself does not block the microparticles.

What does Razer say?

Realizing the trouble it may have gotten into, mainly because the product is not certified by the FDA and NIOSH regulatory agencies, Razer published on Saturday (8) on its blog an article with the name “The Science Behind the Razer Zephyr”, which shows the results of all the tests that the mask passed, before it was released on the market. On Monday (10), the company updated the post, stating that the masks “are not N95 certified”.

In the same publication, the company also describes the product as a wearable “air freshener”. “The Razer Zephyr and Zephyr Pro are not medical devices, respirators, surgical masks or personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used in medical or clinical settings,” the company said.

accusations of fraud

according to The Verge, Razer only deleted all references to alleged “N95 grade filters” from recently announced Zephyr product descriptions after YouTuber Naomi Wu posted a teardown of Zephyr in November 2021, and accused the promotion maker of a “fraudulent product”.

??@Razer has contacted me and told me they plan to remove N95 marketing from the Zephyr website.
Sorry but no-it’s past that.
Media outlets have labeled it an N95 mask, immune-compromised individuals and healthcare workers all over social media are calling it an N95 mask.
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Razer Positioning

In a statement sent to the TecMundo, Razer Brasil officially commented on the case. Check out the company’s position on the controversy.

“Razer clarifies that while the filters used in the Razer Zephyr Smart Air Purifying Mask are tested at 95% Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) and 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE), as shown by the website and product documentation, the wearable device itself is not medical equipment and is not certified as an N95 mask.”

“To avoid any confusion, we are removing all references to the “N95 Level Filter” from our marketing material. We will also soon be contacting customers directly with any queries. Customers with other questions about the smart mask Razer Zephyr Air Purifier can contact our customer service via rzr.to/suporte.”

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This could be the next great Motorola flagship, according to leaks

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The new year has only just begun, and previews of what we could bring to see throughout it are already arriving. In this sense, the publication TechnikNews has found evidence of what could become Motorola’s “next-generation” flagship, codenamed “Frontier”, pointing to some pretty high specs.

And it is that, among other aspects, it indicates that it would carry an improved version of the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, which may be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, which has not been presented at the moment.

A high end above normal

In this regard, reference has been made to a hardware element with the code name “SM8475”, for now non-existent, taking into account that the current Snapdragon SoC, commercially known as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, uses the code name “SM8450 », suggesting that the upward variation of the last two digits would point to a Plus version, although for now it would be speculation.

Snapdragon usually presents an improved version of the version of its SoC presented in December in the middle of the year, although with the recent change in the name of mobile processors we do not know if it will maintain this custom despite this.

In addition, in the leaked specifications there is also talk of a 6.67-inch curved FullHD+ OLED screen, which would have a 144Hz refresh rate.

This future model, let’s not forget that it is a first leak, It would also stand out for having a main camera with a 200MP Samsung HP1 sensor, accompanied by a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP Sony IMX664 sensor telephoto camera.

The front camera is said to have a 60MP sensor from OmniVision, also having the Always on function of Qualcomm.

It also surprises with fast battery charging speeds, with up to 125W wired charging and 50W wireless fast charging.

The combination of RAM and internal storage will continue to be the most common at the moment, with a combination between 8GB and 12GB of RAM, and 128GB and 256GB of internal storage.

At the moment, the rest of the specifications of this future model are unknown, although with the data provided in the leak, everything suggests that it could take months to officially know this new device, so it would be enough to wait until after the summer, at least .

Source: XDA Developers
Image: Motorola Edge 2021

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This Telegram feature allows you to store unlimited files online

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Highly appreciated by Internet users for the transfer of unlimited files, the Telegram application receives a new very practical service. Developers have used an end-to-end encrypted messaging app API to create an unlimited cloud storage service. Good news for people who want to keep documents and files for free.

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A cloud storage service on Telegram

TeleDrive developers are innovating with a very interesting new service. They relied on the API available on Telegram to develop a free cloud storage system. You can then use it to store files much like on Google One or OneDrive. To use it, simply link your Telegram account and associate it with TeleDrive to start downloads.

Read also : 7 Telegram Features That Might Make You Ditch WhatsApp

However, note that this service has some limitations. In free mode, the user is limited to 1.5 GB bandwidth and daily 2 GB downloads. However, it is possible to remove this restriction by subscribing to a $10/year subscription with TeleDrive. You will be able to download large volumes of files no matter the time of day.

The peculiarities of Telegram’s cloud storage

Telegram is an end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application. In view of this, the files stored on TeleDrive are of a confidential nature. That said, note that it is possible to make them public and share it by message to your contacts on Telegram. You can generate a URL that anyone on the internet can easily access.

The use of this cloud storage service, however, poses a big concern. TeleDrive has not established any collaboration with the administration that governs the operation of Telegram. At any time, the latter could therefore decide to eliminate this service. It just needs to limit or break its API from its cloud storage. It is for this reason that specialists recommend using it as a secondary backup solution.

SOURCE: LIFEHACKER

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The Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck will have a “little brother” in miniature form

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While Elon Musk and Tesla continue to push back the start of production of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck to ever later dates, information has appeared on the network about the possible release of another version of this car.

The Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck will have a

Initially, the rather well-known Indian analyst Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities Research, who specializes, among other things, in Tesla, shared the information.

According to the source, Tesla will present two versions of the Cybertruck at a special event in March 2022.

Moreover, Chaudhry notes that both versions will receive “significant changes” compared to the Cybertruck originally shown. Chaudhry did not go into details of the changes, but noted that the second version of the Cybertruck will be about 15-20 percent smaller than the first. The bodies of both cars will reportedly be built by the same Texas-based Steel Dynamics company, which operates about 100 miles from Tesla’s Texas plant.

Chaudhry expects to hear the first official news on the matter on January 26, when Tesla will report earnings to investors.

Recall that in November 2019, Elon Musk himself said that in the long run it makes sense to add a more miniature Cybertruck to the lineup. Since then, however, he has not further developed the idea publicly.

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