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Should Qualcomm start to worry? MediaTek to unveil Dimensity 8100 platform on March 1st to compete with Snapdragon 888

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According to an insider known as Digital Chat Station, on March 1, MediaTek will officially introduce the Dimensity 8000 single-chip system. This model will be a step below the flagship Dimensity 9000: its expected performance is between Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888. However, along with Dimensity 8000, the Chinese company will introduce also its more productive version – Dimensity 8100.

Should Qualcomm start to worry?  MediaTek to unveil Dimensity 8100 platform on March 1st to compete with Snapdragon 888

The informant says that the Dimensity 8100 components will operate at a higher frequency. Therefore, more performance, and in this case, Dimensity 8100 can reach the same level with Snapdragon 888. That is, MediaTek will have adequate competition with both Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888. This is an unpleasant situation for Qualcomm, and rumors say that that the company is accelerating the pre-production of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ so as not to lose its edge in the segment.

Dimensity 8000 is a 5nm platform with a CPU that includes four Arm Cortex-A78 cores up to 2.75 GHz and four Arm Cortex-A55 cores, as well as an Arm Mali-G510 MC6 GPU. The same components are likely to be found in the Dimensity 8100, but the frequency will be higher. However, here MediaTek can present some surprises.

According to an insider, some manufacturers are already considering not Dimensity 8000, but Dimensity 8100 for their smartphones. The first ready-made devices on the Dimensity 8000/8100 are attributed to Realme and Redmi. In the case of Redmi, it will be one of the models in the K50 line.

Digital Chat Station is a verified insider. Previously, he was the first to accurately announce the characteristics and release dates of Redmi K30, K40, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 11.

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Alfa-Bank disables outdated iPhone app from May 27

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Alfa Bank disables outdated iPhone app from May 27

The Alfa-Bank team began to warn users of the mobile application on the iOS platform about the upcoming shutdown of outdated versions.

Alfa-Bank disables outdated iPhone app from May 27

As reported in the Alfa-Bank application, it will stop working from May 27, 2022. We are talking about application users who did not have time to upgrade to version 12.13 and higher. Now the update will no longer work, because the application has been removed from the App Store.

The explanation says the following:

Your version of the app is out of date and you can’t update it yet. Manage money in Alfa-Online – just like in the application.

According to representatives of Alfa-Bank, the notification was sent to “a small part of customers who did not have time to upgrade.” Version 12.13 and later will continue to work correctly.

Recall that the Alfa-Bank application was removed from Google Play and the App Store due to sanctions in April 2022.

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Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

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Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling

US engineers have come up with a new way to cool semiconductor products, which does not involve the use of a thermal interface. Conformal coating in laboratory conditions has demonstrated its high efficiency in comparison with traditional methods of heat removal.

Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

Electronic devices heat up during operation, and the greater the power, the stronger the heating, all other things being equal. This problem is especially acute with the miniaturization of devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a new efficient way to remove heat from semiconductor products.

Usually, a radiator is connected to the hottest places of the microcircuit through a thermal interface. For example, thermal paste. Instead, American scientists proposed to cover the entire device with a thin layer of polymer insulator, and “fill” it with a layer of copper on top, completely repeating the shape of the device. This conformal coating is in close contact with the device and effectively removes heat from it.

Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

“We compared our coatings to standard heat dissipation methods. It turned out that our method dissipates 740% more power per unit volume.one of the researchers explained.

It is expected that in the future this invention will make electronic devices, including telephones and computers, more powerful and compact.

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US military space intelligence to spend ‘billions of dollars’ buying satellite imagery from commercial companies

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US military space intelligence to spend billions of dollars buying

The US National Space Reconnaissance Office announced the largest ever contracts worth “billions of dollars” for the purchase of satellite imagery from commercial companies. There are three such companies – BlackSky, Maxar and Planet.

US military space intelligence to spend 'billions of dollars' buying satellite imagery from commercial companies

“These contracts, which are valued in the billions of dollars and will run for the next 10 years, represent a historic expansion of commercial imagery purchases by the National Space Intelligence Agency.”the agency said in a statement.

The exact amount of contracts is not called. It is noted that they are concluded for five years with the possibility of an additional extension until 2032.

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Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery. Tecno Pova 3 introduced

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Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery Tecno Pova 3

Tecno introduced the Pova 3 smartphone, which boasts a huge battery and a huge screen.

Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery.  Tecno Pova 3 introduced

The novelty received a 6.9-inch 90-Hz IPS display with Full HD + resolution. The battery capacity is 7000 mAh. Samsung has stopped experimenting with such smartphones, so it is very, very difficult to find something like this on the market.

The heart of the novelty is the SoC MediaTek Helio G88. There are 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of flash memory. The main camera is represented primarily by a 50-megapixel main sensor, and the other two can be left out, as these are just “plugs” with a resolution of 2 megapixels. The resolution of the front camera is 8 megapixels.

Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery.  Tecno Pova 3 introduced

From the rest, we can note stereo speakers, a design diluted with a vertical stripe, 25-watt charging and 10-watt reverse charging. By the way, for some reason, a 33-watt charger comes with the device, so this value appears in some promotional materials, which is confusing.

In the Philippines, where the smartphone first debuted, it costs just $172.

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