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Samsung recently announced a new military-grade Galaxy S20 handset called the ‘S20 Tactical Edition’ that isn’t the typical heavy-duty smartphone
The phone features two layers of encryption to keep secret data and has access to tactical radios and other military mission systems. Additionally, there’s a mode that can turn the display on and off while a soldier is wearing night-vision goggles.
There’s also an interesting stealth mode that mutes LTE and RF broadcasts so that there’s no chance of eavesdropping. Further, there’s a way to unlock the phone in landscape mode to make it easier to access the handset while it’s mounted to a soldier’s chest.
The S20 features a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 3,200 x 1,440 pixel resolution that supports 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rate. The handset also features a Snapdragon 865 processor, a 4,000mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Camera-wise, there’s a rear-facing 12-megapixel wide shooter, a 64-megapixel 3x hybrid optic zoom, and an ultra-wide 12-megapixel shooter.
Samsung is releasing the S20 TE in the third quarter of the year to “select IT channel partners.” As a result, it’s unlikely the average person will be able to purchase the S20 Tactical Edition.
Apple must face U.S. shareholder lawsuit over CEO's iPhone, China comments – CANOE
A federal judge said Apple Inc must face part of a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently concealed falling demand for iPhones, especially in China, leading to tens of billions of dollars in shareholder losses.
While dismissing most claims, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled late Tuesday that shareholders can sue over Chief Executive Tim Cook’s comments touting strong iPhone demand on a Nov. 1, 2018 analyst call, only a few days before Apple told its largest manufacturers to curb production.
“Absent some natural disaster or other intervening reason, it is simply implausible that Cook would not have known that iPhone demand in China was falling mere days before cutting production lines,” Rogers wrote.
The Oakland, California-based judge also said a decision by Apple to stop reporting iPhone unit sales “plausibly suggests that defendants expected unit sales to decline.”
Apple did not immediately respond on Wednesday to requests for comment.
The complaint, led by the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island, came after Cook on Jan. 2, 2019 unexpectedly reduced Apple’s quarterly revenue forecast by up to $9 billion, in part because of U.S.-China trade tensions.
It was the first time since the iPhone’s 2007 launch that the Cupertino, California-based company had cut its revenue forecast. Apple stock fell 10% the next day, erasing $74 billion of market value.
Cook had said on the analyst call that the iPhone XS and XS Max had a “really great start,” and that while some emerging markets faced downward sales pressures “I would not put China in that category.”
By mid-November 2018, Apple had told the manufacturers Foxconn and Pagatron to halt plans for new iPhone production lines, and a key supplier had been told to materially reduce shipments, the complaint said.
The case is In re Apple Inc Securities Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 19-02033.
Nintendo will release a free version of 51 Worldwide Games on the eShop – Video Games Chronicle
Nintendo” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/nintendo/”>Nintendo has announced a free ‘Pocket Edition’ of 51 Worldwide Games.
Pocket Edition will be available to download alongside the full game on Friday, June 5 and allow users to play locally with another player who owns the full version of the game.
The Pocket Edition will also include four single-player games for free: Dominoes, Four in a Row, President and Slot Cars.
51 Worldwide Games (or Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics as it’s known in the US) is a compilation of classic games such as Chess and Solitaire, regional oddities such as Nintendo’s heritage game Hanafuda, and modern 3D takes on the likes of Bowling and Darts.
In VGC’s 51 Worldwide Games review, our critic called the Switch exclusive “a polished package of classic and modern games the entire family will enjoy.”
“If you’ll forgive us for digging out a tired cliché, there really is something for the whole family in this Nintendo Switch” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/nintendo/switch/”>Nintendo Switch package and it’s expectedly presented with the level of polish, clarity and warm personality that has become synonymous with the Japanese giant.”
Successful investors are using big data and machine learning—now you can, too – Financial Post
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