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The full transition to USB-C in Europe is not only beneficial for the environment: users can save about 250 million euros annually

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Recently, the European Commission officially introduced a proposal to use a single USB-C connector for consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, digital cameras, headsets, portable speakers and game consoles.

Apple said the EU’s strategy is holding back innovation, but the EU denied the claims, saying the single charging interface is more beneficial for consumers and the environment. The European Union stressed that the introduction of USB-C will save European users around 250 million euros annually.

We will remind, earlier the chairman of the European Parliament and the Committee on Consumer Protection Anna Cavazzini said that this proposal leaves an open door for the adoption of another standard in the future.

It is clear that Apple is not willing to give up the Lightning interface. Firstly, it takes a lot of money to transfer smartphones to USB-C, and secondly, the company does not want to lose a large amount of licensing fees. The point is that third-party accessory manufacturers must obtain MFi accreditation. So Apple will most likely have to do it.

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According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

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Japan’s CIPA Camera Manufacturers Association, which brings together Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony and other photographic equipment companies, has updated its digital camera and interchangeable lens sales statistics for this year with October data. The data shows that camera sales are down compared to September, although there was an increase in the past year. The best month of the current year in terms of digital camera sales remains March.

As of October, 638,853 cameras were sold in a month, which is only 56.3% of the level reached in October last year, when 1,134,888 cameras were sold.

We managed to sell 443,501 cameras with interchangeable lenses. This is slightly better than the September figure of 429,820 pieces, but only 58.8% of the figure for October last year, equal to 754,658 pieces.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

195 352 compact cameras were sold in October. For comparison: 274,882 cameras were sold in September, and 380,230 units were sold in October 2020. In other words, the current figure is 69.6% of last year.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

Finally, 895,790 interchangeable lenses were sold in October, which is 77.1% of October last year. Note that the sales of lenses have grown significantly compared to September.

According to CIPA, in October, camera sales were only 56.3% compared to October 2020.

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Xigmatek Air Killer S Cooling Systems Fit Intel Alder Lake Processors

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Xigmatek has announced the Air Killer S and Air Killer S Arctic processor cooling systems, painted in black and white, respectively. They are built according to the classic tower scheme, and the source names gaming table systems as their main field of application.

The Air Killer S and Air Killer S Arctic cooling systems are designed with four 6mm U-shaped heat pipes. The middle part of each tube is in direct contact with the processor cover, and aluminum heatsink fins are threaded onto the ends of the tube.

Xigmatek Air Killer S Cooling Systems Fit Intel Alder Lake Processors

Mounted on the radiator is a 120mm hydraulic bearing fan with a nine-blade impeller. The rotation speed is regulated by PWM in the range of 800-1800 rpm. The maximum speed corresponds to a noise level of 25.3 dBA, an air flow of 140 m3/ h and a static pressure of 2.55 mm H2O.

The fan is decorated with multicolor backlighting. Its service life is declared equal to 50,000 hours. The dimensions of the cooling system are 160 x 128 x 76 mm.

The new cooling systems are suitable for processors with a TDP of up to 160W. In addition to the already mentioned Intel Core 12th Generation (Alder Lake) LGA 1700 processors, the compatibility list includes other modern Intel and AMD processors. No pricing information yet.

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Viltrox China Red Special Edition Lenses Available at B&H & Amazon

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In October, Viltrox introduced the AF 23mm f / 1.4 XF, AF 56mm f / 1.4 XF and AF 33mm f / 1.4 XF lenses, all tinted red. With their release, the company celebrated the Day of the formation of the PRC. Red autofocus lenses with Fujifilm X mount were released in a batch of 500 pieces. Initially they could only be bought directly, but now they have appeared in B&H and Amazon stores.

Viltrox China Red Special Edition Lenses Available at B&H & Amazon

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