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Xiaomi refused to work with DxOMark. The laboratory is accused of selling estimates, the head of the company responded to criticism

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Not so long ago, Lei Jun announced that Xiaomi 12S Ultra will not be sent to the DxOMark laboratory for testing, which caused heated discussions. Subsequently, DxOMark announced the purchase of Xiaomi 12S Ultra for testing.

Recently, DxOMark has lost credibility in the eyes of many manufacturers and consumers. Increasingly, reviews began to appear about the bias and venality of DxOMark. In this regard, DxOMark CEO Frédéric Guichard personally recorded a video to answer questions from many netizens.

First of all, he said, “DxOMark employs more than 100 engineers who repeatedly test smartphone cameras, sound, screens and batteries in 16 laboratories in accordance with 5 scientific tests, each of which is accompanied by objective testing and analysis of test results.”

Xiaomi refused to work with DxOMark.  The laboratory is accused of selling estimates, the head of the company responded to criticism

Regarding the general doubt about DxOMark scores, he replied that DxOMark’s business model is to sell lab and technical reports, but neither scores nor ratings are for sale. Scores are the tip of the iceberg, the culmination of hundreds of hours of quality assessment and analysis. The rating published depends on the quality of the product itself.

Guichard also said that the lab buys models that manufacturers don’t send out for testing. But even if they do get the devices, DxOMark will buy commercial versions in the future to check the scores.

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A strange gaming laptop without a discrete graphics card and not at all with Windows. Lenovo is preparing the release of the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook

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Lenovo is preparing a gaming laptop of the IdeaPad Gaming line, which, firstly, does not work under Windows, and secondly, does not have a discrete graphics card.

A strange gaming laptop without a discrete graphics card and not at all with Windows.  Lenovo is preparing the release of the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook

The full name of the novelty is the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook, and here it is already clear that Chrome OS acts as the OS. But the operating system here is just one of the oddities of this gaming laptop. The second, as already mentioned, is the lack of a discrete graphics card. What’s more, it’s not just some Ryzen 7 6800U, whose iGPU is so powerful that such a laptop could hardly be called a gaming laptop. Instead, Intel processors serve as the heart here: Core i3-1215U or Core i5-1235U. Recall that their graphics cores are very modest in their capabilities, so you don’t even have to think about some modern demanding games. Moreover, the laptop also has a screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which creates an additional load on the GPU.

As a result, it is completely unclear why the laptop is gaming, but here even the design is the same as in other Lenovo gaming models.

As for the rest of the parameters, the novelty is equipped with a 120-Hz IPS screen with a diagonal of 16 inches, a 512 GB SSD, 8 GB of RAM, a pair of USB-C ports, a pair of USB-A, microSD, Wi-Fi 6 and an aluminum cover.

Price data is not yet available.

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Geely becomes a co-owner of Aston Martin

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Geely becomes a co owner of Aston Martin

Chinese holding Geely has acquired a 7.6% stake in the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. The amount of the transaction is unknown, but judging by the current value of the shares, it could be about 66.3 million pounds (73.8 million dollars).

Geely becomes a co-owner of Aston Martin

It is noteworthy that Geely managed to complete this deal only the second time: the Chinese wanted to buy a stake in the British company back in 2020, but Aston Martin then refused their offer.

The purchase of Aston Martin shares has already been confirmed on the Geely official website. The Chinese holding said in a statement that “Geely can contribute to the future success of Aston Martin.” “We look forward to exploring opportunities to work with Aston Martin”, said Zhejiang Geely CEO Daniel Donghui Li.

The Chinese have not yet disclosed the purpose of participating in the capital of Aston Martin, but it is obvious that the purchase of shares will open up access to technologies and developments that could later be useful for the Lotus brand, another British company in the Geely portfolio.

Previously, Geely bought a 10% stake in Mercedes-Benz Group AG and a 34% stake in the Korean division of Renault SA. In addition, the Chinese holding owns the brands Geely Auto, Volvo, Lynk & Co, Geometry and Zeekr, London Electric Vehicle Company, a London electric taxi and van manufacturer, and Terrafugia, a flying car developer.

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By popular demand, a long-awaited feature has appeared on the Windows 11 taskbar

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The latest test build of Windows 11 has a feature that users have been asking for a long time. Now, when you right-click on the taskbar, you can open the “Task Manager” from the context menu.

By popular demand, a long-awaited feature has appeared on the Windows 11 taskbar

“Based on your feedback, we’ve added a link to Task Manager when you right-click on the taskbar,” Microsoft’s Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc said in a statement.

In addition, Insiders have received access to the function of rearranging icons in the notification area, however, not all participants in the Early Access program will be able to use this feature yet.

In addition, on the Dev channel, Microsoft has begun rolling out new customizations for widgets. It is now possible to show the widget board when hovering over an icon in the taskbar.

And on the Beta channel, they reintroduced a special version of the taskbar for devices with touch screens. This panel will only appear when you disable or fold the keyboard on 2-in-1 devices, that is, when you need to use only the screen.

It is not yet clear when these features will appear in the release.

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