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

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Razer R 560 Zephyr mask is not efficient against covid 19

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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Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago. Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

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Smartphone Samsung Galaxy M54 lit up in the Geekbench database. Unfortunately, as previously reported, he will not receive any SoC Snapdragon 888, although this is expected.

Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago.  Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

Samsung’s mid-budget novelty will receive the same platform as the Galaxy A54. Probably, the Galaxy A34 will also receive it.

We are talking about the not yet presented Exynos 1380, which will replace the Exynos 1280. In the benchmark, the new SoC scores 750 and almost 2700 points in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively. And this is almost the level of Snapdragon 778G, that is, this is an excellent result for a mid-budget smartphone. True, we are only talking about processor performance, and we do not yet know which GPU the new SoC will receive.

Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago.  Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

It is also worth noting that the Galaxy M52 was also based on the Snapdragon 778G, and the Galaxy M53 received a slightly less productive Dimensity 900. Thus, the Galaxy M54 model, at least in terms of the processor part, will be slightly inferior even not to its predecessor, but to the device two years ago.

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Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite-enabled smartphone

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Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite enabled smartphone

The British manufacturer Bullitt Group, which produces devices under the brands CAT and Motorola, intends to release a smartphone with satellite communications. They want to implement this project together with the Chinese chipmaker MediaTek.

Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite-enabled smartphone

It is assumed that the new smartphone will provide calls and text data via satellite, although it is not yet clear how this will work. The device itself will be released in the first quarter of 2023.

The novelty has been developed for two years, so the project is nearing completion. According to Bullitt Group co-founder Richard Wharton, previously the seamless integration of satellite communications into a smartphone was accompanied by problems, but now they are solved.

The new phone will be the first to use MediaTek’s 3GPP NTN chipset. The software will keep track of what type of connection is currently being used – Wi-Fi or cellular network. The connection to the satellite will be carried out only in the absence of both of these options.

It is claimed that the time to connect to the satellite and send a message is about 10 seconds. This is longer than a regular connection, but still pretty fast.

Note that Apple already has this and Samsung will soon have it.

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The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies. Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

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The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible

Galax continues to prove that they are one of the best when it comes to overclocking graphics cards. After the departure of EVGA, Galax as a whole is probably the only company that places a strong emphasis on this direction.

The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies.  Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

The GeForce RTX 4080 SG model was able to overclock to a frequency of over 3.6 GHz on the core. More precisely, we are talking about a frequency of 3615 MHz. This is slightly less than the RTX 4090 HOF at 3.8 GHz, but it’s still an incredible figure. Especially if you keep in mind that the GeForce RTX 4080 SG is no match for the HOF versions. At the same time, it is not yet known whether Galax will release the RTX 4080 HOF.

The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies.  Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

Galax, unfortunately, does not disclose overclocking details, but it can be assumed that we are talking about the use of liquid nitrogen, as in the case of extreme overclocking RTX 4090 HOF.

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