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The Snapdragon 888 is still a long way off. Snapdragon 898 first lit up in the test

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Qualcomm is due to unveil a new flagship smartphone platform – the Snapdragon 898 (or Snapdragon 895, as of now) – in early December. It is rumored to be 20% faster than the current Snapdragon 888 Plus, as well as more energy efficient due to Samsung’s new 4nm process technology. However, the first test of the Snapdragon 898 suggests that it still has a long way to go before the SoC reaches its maximum performance.

Snapdragon 898 first appeared in the Geekbench 5 test as part of a promising Vivo M2102A smartphone. In a single-threaded test, it has 720 points, in a multi-threaded test – 1919 points. For comparison, the Snapdragon 888 scores around 1200 and 3700 points, respectively. There are plenty of reasons why the new SoC gave way to the “old” one, but the main one is that a smartphone based on an engineering sample of SoC was tested, with the performance of the commercial versions of Snapdragon 898 everything should be fine.

The Snapdragon 888 is still a long way off.  Snapdragon 898 first lit up in the test

The Snapdragon 888 is still a long way off.  Snapdragon 898 first lit up in the test

The frequency of the Cortex-X2 super core was 2.42 GHz, the cluster frequencies of the Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510 cores were 2.17 and 1.79 GHz, respectively. Actually, this is one of the reasons for the not very high performance – in the final Snapdragon 898, the frequencies will be higher. For example, the Cortex-X2 is expected to be clocked at 3.1 GHz. The Snapdragon 898 is also confirmed to have an Adreno 730 GPU.

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Biden: the US does not want to unleash a new cold war

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But cyberattacks will be answered

The United States does not seek to unleash a new Cold War and does not want to see the world split into tough blocs, said US President Joe Biden at the general political debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (GA).

“We do not want a return of the Cold War or a world divided into blocs,” Biden said in his first US presidential address from the UN rostrum.

“The United States is ready to cooperate with any state that is ready to solve existing problems,” the American leader added.

Biden also noted that Washington is in favor of developing uniform rules for the safe behavior of states in cyberspace. The US is strengthening its infrastructure to better defend against foreign hackers.

Biden stressed that the country reserves the right to respond to hacker attacks in the strongest possible way because they threaten the people and interests of the United States.

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Pros and cons of iPhone 13. What they write about news from CNN, Engadget, Wired and other specialized publications

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After the first review of the iPhone 13 Pro by The Verge, excerpts from which we have already published, reviews of CNN, Engadget, Wired and other authoritative publications appeared on the Web.

Reviewers are praising the smartphone’s improved cameras and display, dropping 64GB and upgrading to 128GB of flash storage. They also agree on their criticism of Lighting, whereas most of the iPad lineup now uses USB-C.

Also, all reviews confirm the increased battery life that iPhone users have long dreamed of. All models of the new line began to work longer. In particular, the iPhone 13 mini began to work much longer: if last year’s iPhone 12 mini was discharged by lunchtime, then the iPhone 13 mini can work all day, albeit with “light use.” That being said, the iPhone 13 can last up to two days, which is really impressive.

As for the display, there are pros and cons. CNN notes improvements in maximum brightness that make the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini easier to use in bright environments. However, they do not support 120Hz refresh rates. This feature is only available on the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. Wired also praises 120 hertz displays, which are adaptive to efficiently save power.

New smartphones take great pictures, but revolutionary changes should not be expected. Wired writes that smartphones are “still excellent” in photography, although the WSJ warns that iPhone 12 owners probably shouldn’t change their smartphones. Differences between photos taken with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are difficult to notice, although if you have an iPhone XR or iPhone 11 then replacing them with an iPhone 13 would be more logical.

Pros and cons of iPhone 13. What they write about news from CNN, Engadget, Wired and other specialized publications

At this stage, the cinematic mode seems to be more of a curiosity than a real “professional” feature. The Verge notes that it is fun to experiment with, but also warns, “It seems like it has a few years before it really becomes useful for anything other than casual use.” The WSJ criticized this video mode, claiming that it is difficult to distinguish the edges of objects.

As a result, most reviewers agree that the owners of the iPhone 12 are unlikely to change their smartphones, but the rest of the iPhone 13 fans will definitely like it very much.

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5K screen, Core i9 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. HP Envy 34 all-in-one PC presented

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HP today unveiled a number of new products, including the Envy 34 all-in-one computer. The new product will go on sale in the US next month starting at $ 2,000. The cost is considerable, but the characteristics for the candy bar are non-trivial.

The HP Envy 34 features an Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3080 3D card.The 34-inch IPS display has a 5120 x 2160 pixel resolution and 98% DCI-P3 color space coverage. Built into the base of the display stand is a Qi-standard wireless charger delivering 15W of power. The webcam is interestingly made – it is removable with a magnetic mount, so it can be installed in a variety of places on computers. The camera uses a 16 megapixel sensor.

5K screen, Core i9 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. HP Envy 34 all-in-one PC presented

The all-in-one has four slots for RAM modules and two slots for M.2 SSDs, all with user access. In the top configuration – 32 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, but this, of course, is not the limit. Also configured with an integrated power supply and a pair of Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers. Interface connectors include two Thunderbolt 4 ports and one full-size DHMI.

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