The morning after – Engadget


Sony unveiled two pro-level devices yesterday, starting with a $ 2,500 smartphone (no, it doesn’t fold or roll up). Teased early 2020, the Xperia Pro is for video professionals working in the field, especially those who could use its mmWave 5G connection to broadcast events.

Unlike the standard Xperia 1 ii, the Pro model contains a four-way beamforming antenna to improve network performance and has a convenient network power viewer that shows users where the most stable signal is – a “5G radar” as Chris Velazco puts it. Other than that, this is an upgraded Xperia 1 II.

Then there is the Sony A1, its high-end photo and video camera for prosumers. With a next-gen 50-megapixel full-frame sensor and the company’s image processing technology, it seems to have everything it needs to scare both Nikon and Canon. Again.

It can easily take the Canon R5, but it’s priced significantly higher – $ 6,500. The characteristic that stands out might well be its speed. It can shoot 50.1 megapixel images at up to 30 fps, with autofocus and autoexposure enabled. At these speeds, you can capture up to 155 compressed RAW files before the buffer fills up – perfect for capturing crucial action moments or fast-moving animals. Of course, there is no shortage of video features – read all about these here – suggesting that the A1 might just be Sony’s best photo and video camera when it launches.

And yes, you can use it with your new $ 2,500 smartphone.

– Mat Smith

There is also a new bracelet and a focus on black voices in its services.

Apple Watch Series 6 BHM

Apple launches limited edition smartwatch for Black History Month, mixing capitalism and activism with all the sensitivity you expect from a trillion dollar company. The Apple Watch Black Unity collection features the words “Black Unity” engraved on the crystal back, and it will be accompanied by a new sports band and a new dial.

Apple has not said whether it will donate a percentage of its sales or a fixed amount, but the company supports six global equality and civil rights organizations, including the Black Lives Matter Support Fund through the Tides Foundation, the European Network Against Racism and the International Institute on Race.

The Apple Watch Series 6 Black Unity ($ 399 for the GPS model and $ 499 for the cellular version) and the Black Unity Sport Band ($ 49) will be available from February 1.
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WarnerMedia’s double exit strategy for 2021 is taking hold.

GODZILLA vs. KONG

It appears Legendary Pictures has gotten over its issues with WarnerMedia’s plan to release 2021 movies to stream and theaters at the same time. His kaiju fight movie now has a new trailer and a March 31 release date. Viewers can choose between 2D or 3D theatrical screenings or 4K HDR broadcast via HBO Max.
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There is also a watchOS update.

iPhone 12

Apple has started to roll out iOS 14.4 for iPhone and iPad users. Although not as meaty of an update as iOS 14.3, it features a handful of small improvements. More importantly, it fixes three security issues that are already exploited in the wild, so update your device ASAP.

With the update, you will be able to designate the type of third-party audio devices that you have connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth. This will help your iPhone to correctly measure your headphone audio levels, so that it can send alerts if your Taylor Swift playlist is too loud.

It also fixes HDR photos containing artifacts captured by iPhone 12 Pro and keyboard lag that some iPhone users have noted since the launch of iOS 14. The accompanying watchOS update includes the new one. Time to Walk function sure Fitness + (even though it was already live) and a new Unity watch face.
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It uses a database of 500 million user credentials and a Telegram bot.

A cybercrime forum sells access to a database containing the private information of 500 million users. It uses data pulled from Facebook over two years ago, which contains people’s phone numbers. He added that potential stalkers can use an automated bot for Telegram (messaging app), which allows hackers to look up those numbers to link them to an identity. Motherboard tested the bot for himself and found that he could identify the number of a user who chose to keep their phone number private. Facebook has reportedly confirmed that the data breach was real and that it was a security issue that was resolved in August 2019.
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