Will Samsung’s next folding phone be called the Galaxy Bloom? Perhaps not – Digital Trends
Samsung is expected to launch a new folding smartphone at the Samsung Unpacked event on February 11, and it seems it may not be called the “Galaxy Fold 2”. Instead, some leaked marketing information claims the new foldable phone will be called the “Samsung Galaxy Bloom.” But is everything as it seems?
The newly leaked marketing comes from Korean news agency Aju News, and it shows an exceptionally blurry image of a folding phone. While it’s clearly a folding phone, it doesn’t fully match earlier renders we’ve seen of the device. It also doesn’t seem as if the bottom part of the screen folds up far enough to touch the top of the phone’s display. While the orientation of the image could be to blame, it seems as if this device is intended to fold into three sections (admittedly, this is a design Samsung has patented), rather than the two we’ve seen in other leaks.
The Aju News article offers up more potential red flags. According to the article, this covert snap originates from a private show at CES 2020, where the new device was shown off to select Samsung partners and carriers. It goes on to claim the new horizontal fold was inspired by the powder compact of beauty giant Lancome, with an aim to expanding into the market of 20-something women, who have apparently avoided most smartphones until now.
While this could well be true, it’s an odd choice. Folding smartphones sit on the bleeding edge of smartphone advancement, and are expected to stay a fairly niche product for the foreseeable future. Folding phones are expensive to create, and while the second folding Galaxy phone is expected to be cheaper than its predecessor, it’s still likely to cost more than $1,000 and stay within the realms of seriously early-adopter tech.
In addition, the name itself is suspect. “Bloom” has been accepted as the codename of the device for some time now, but that doesn’t mean it will be finalized as such. As noted leaker Max J. points out, manufacturers often use a device’s codename in early briefings. So even if the leaked image is real, the device’s final name may be something else entirely.
Where do those doubts leave this leak? It’s definitely worth waiting for corroborating evidence before proclaiming this as clinching proof. It’s likely we won’t have to wait long before more rumors and leaks trickle through though, as the reveal event is scheduled for February 11.
Dyson Selling Latest Multitasking Tool—Air-Purifying Headphones—for Just $950 – Decider
You’re not alone if you mostly think of vacuums and haircare when you think of Dyson.
After all, that is the brand’s claim to fame, from its powerful corded and cordless vacuum cleaners to the viral Airwrap.
Headphones aren’t typically the first product that comes to mind when most people think of Dyson.
And yet, the company’s again struck viral gold with its first-ever wearable product, the new Dyson Zone headphones — even if the reaction is mostly confusion.
The Zone headphones aren’t an ordinary pair of over-the-ear headphones with their advanced noise cancellation technology and ultra-low distortion engineering; of course, there’s a Dyson twist, and it’s exactly what you might expect from a company that’s perfected different ways of using air.
These headphones also double as an air purifier.
Each ear has filters installed that are said to remove gases and 99% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns, per Dyson. So the air that … hits your ears … will always be as clean as possible.
That’s not even the most confusing part, though, because, besides just the headphones, the Zone comes with a detachable visor that covers your nose and mouth so you can breathe in filtered air.
If the look they were going for is Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, they nailed it.
We’re not exactly sure who this product is for, but if it’s you, it’ll only set you back a cool $950.
How to complete Misko's Cave of Chest Side Quest in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Sportskeeda
In The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, players have multiple ways to acquire rupees and treasures. Players can earn wealth and valuable items by overcoming various challenges, defeating bosses, and engaging in Shrine challenges. However, there is an additional method available for players to earn money and valuable treasures, and that method is through side quests.
The expansive open world of the game offers a diverse range of activities beyond the main objectives, and among these activities is the completion of side quests. Engaging in these quests provides players with a unique experience and a convenient means of obtaining quick money and valuable treasures.
Each Side Quest in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom presents players with distinctive and challenging tasks, offering valuable rewards as a guarantee. While players can obtain treasures and rupees by exploring various regions, engaging in side missions can save their time and simplify the process of acquiring treasures. The Misko’s Cave of Chest Side Quest, in particular, is straightforward, making it a must-participate for players looking to earn money quickly.
Here’s how you can complete the Misko’s Cave of Chest Side Quest in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
To initiate this side quest, your first step is to visit the northeastern side of the map, close to Cephla Lake. Upon reaching the area, you’ll come across a campfire accompanied by an adorable dog. As you continue onward, you’ll encounter a pair of travelers seated near the entrance of a cave.
When you talk to the travelers, they will reveal information about the hidden treasures in the cave. They will talk about each separate chest, which holds a Green Rupee. One of them unintentionally reveals the existence of Misko’s Hidden treasure as they continue to disclose information about the hidden treasures.
They also reveal that Misko was a notorious bandit who had caused plenty of trouble in Hyrule.
The travelers discuss the valuable clothing owned by Misko, which is concealed within treasure chests. They also mention that acquiring the exact chest containing the clothes will pose a considerable challenge due to the abundance of chests within the cave.
Upon engaging with the travelers, venture into the cave, where you will discover abundant Brightbloom Seeds and Sparkling Boulders. To shatter the boulders, ensure you have a rock hammer. It is crafted by combining a rock or boulder with a melee weapon. Once the Boulder is broken, you will obtain an Amber and a Flint. Following this, continue forward and encounter a vast array of treasure chests.
Begin by sequentially opening each chest, and you will acquire a Green Rupee. The appropriate chest can be found close to the Brightbloom Seed. Upon unlocking this chest, you will obtain the Ember Trousers, thereby completing your challenge.
JetBrains Compose Multiplatform for iOS Reaches Alpha – InfoQ.com
After adding support for desktop apps and the Web, JetBrains multiplatform declarative UI toolkit now runs on iOS in alpha.
Based on Google Jetpack Compose, recently updated with improved performance and extensions, Compose Multiplatform runs natively on Android and, thanks to Kotlin Multiplatform on Windows, Linux, macOS, and the Web, too. The addition of iOS extends Compose Multiplatform to all major OSes.
The approach followed by Compose Multiplatform is to provide the same API across all supported platforms, replicating Jetpack Compose APIs:
The APIs in Compose Multiplatform are the same ones that have already been tried and tested in Jetpack Compose. That means developers who have experience writing modern Android user interfaces using Jetpack Compose can transfer those skills directly to write a shared user interface with Compose Multiplatform, targeting iOS and beyond.
This includes state management, layout composition, and animations. For a number of features that are strictly OS-dependent, like loading resources, Compose Multiplatform provides its own higher-level abstractions to maximize portability.
On iOS, Compose Multiplatform uses canvas-based rendering, using the Skiko graphics library. Also known as Skia for Kotlin, Skiko is based on Skia, Google’s graphics library used for Chrome, ChromeOS, and Flutter.
This approach means that Compose Multiplatform apps have the same look and feel across all supported platforms, similarly to Flutter apps. Unlike Flutter, though, Compose Multiplatform provides Material and Material 3 widgets out of the box, so Compose Multiplatform apps will just look like plain-vanilla Android apps. While Material is the only widget look-and-feel currently supported on iOS, JetBrains has not yet made a final decision about whether to provide a native widget look-and-feel.
An important aspect of creating cross-platform apps is interoperability with the underlying OS SDK. Compose Multiplatform for iOS provides a two-way interop layer on top of
UIKit, with two main classes,
UIKitView enables embedding platform-specific widgets like maps, web views, media players, and camera feeds within a Compose UI.
ComposeUIViewController can be used instead to embed Compose screens in UIKit and SwiftUI applications. This can be helpful to gradually convert an existing app into a Compose app.
To start working with Compose Multiplatform for iOS, you will need a machine running recent version of macOS, Xcode, Android Studio, and the Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile plugin. All additional dependencies can be managed through CocoaPods.
The best place to start is one of the project templates provided by JetBrains. Those include a basic iOS/Android app, an image viewer, a chat app, and many more. A number of tutorials are also available to guide you through using the most common UI elements in a Compose Multiplatform app.
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