Xiaomi said it will be the first company to launch a flagship with the latest Qualcomm flagship chipset, and we finally have a date to mark on our calendars – Monday, December 28. The phone will be unveiled first in China and will have “many incredible breakthroughs”, as the company put it on Weibo.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 is expected to arrive in two variants – a vanilla option for everyone that wants an affordable flagship and a Pro version with all the latest technology. In terms of specs, we are going to see a QHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate, a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP telephoto module into the Pro.
Other leaks suggest an entirely new camera design on the back and faster charging than its predecessor.
List of second batch of devices getting OriginOS public beta released – gizmochina
The recruitment for the public beta will begin on January 25 according to the official OriginOS Weibo account and will run until January 27. The build will then be pushed to selected users on the 28th of January. Below is the list of devices:
The update should bring not only a new user interface but also bring Android 11 to these devices.
OriginOS is a complete design change from Vivo’s other operating system, Funtouch OS. The homescreen is arranged in a Klotski Grid format and features tiny pop-up widgets called Nano Alerts that display details such as upcoming flights and package delivery status. Nano Alerts not only show up on the homescreen but also on Always-On Display.
The new operating system also has system enhancements that include memory and app optimizations, intelligent app freezing, and application preloading for a smooth and fast experience.
Vivo is yet to announce OrginOS for the international market. Its new phones for the international markets running Android 11 have Funtouch OS 11 pre-installed. If and when OriginOS gets a global realease, it will take a while before it is available as a stable update for eligible devices.
ALWAYS BE THE FIRST TO KNOW – FOLLOW US!
Streamer AverageHarry accuses Twitch of hypocrisy – TalkEsport
Streamer AverageHarry was handed a permanent ban after it was revealed that his account was created before the age of 13, following which Twitch was accused of hypocrisy as other streamers with similar accounts were treated differently.
Twitch has informed AverageHarry about the possibility of vacating his current account as he was 13 at the time of creation which is against their terms. Fast forward two years, he is 15 now which is insufficient for Twitch to let him have his way with the account, rather they asked him to recreate an account and start over which left him in tears as all the effort he put in for the past two years is about to go in vain.
The minimum criteria to make partner:
- Complete the Path to Partner achievement to demonstrate large, engaged viewership/following on other services.
- Broadcast content that conforms to our Community Guidelines, Terms of Service and DMCA Guidelines.
- Those who complete Path to Partner should be able to maintain the criteria set forth in the achievement on a consistent basis.
However, the post did mention that these are the “minimum criteria” and that they look for more things in a streamer before they uplift them to Partner status from Affiliate. One of those things that Twitch looks for is the age that AverageHarry lacks.
After he was denied partnership, Twitch had already made him aware of this, but the controversy surfaced when it was revealed that another popular streamer in TommyInnit was given a different treatment given the fact his account was created when he was aged 11. A redditor pointed it out for us, while exposing the hypocrisy on the side of Twitch.
Now its up to Twitch to either make their platform fair for everyone or keep their reputation as tarnished as it is now. There is no doubt that Harry’s case was unfairly judged. With the recent information that came to light, Twitch are getting blasted by fans for the difference in their treatment, the most reasonable outcome would be return Harry his account and restructure their bylaws.
New Microsoft advert claims the Surface Pro 7 is a better option than the MacBook Pro 13, including for gaming – Notebookcheck.net
The reasoning is mostly around the Surface’s dual tablet/laptop nature and the use of Windows, which makes sense since this was the niche the Surface Pro line popularised after the release of Windows 8. We can’t deny that the inclusion of a touch screen and pen input adds value to how users interact with the device. There is also logic in the argument that the Surface Pro 7 can “run your favourite apps” since the x86 processor and Windows OS gives access to a vast library of modern and legacy software.
Where the advert veers off into murky territory is the claim that it’s a much better gaming device, presumably because of the massive catalogue of Windows games. This is also where the point Microsoft is making starts to fall apart too. Yes, the Surface Pro 7 has enough power to play older or lighter games, but its CPU and GPU performance is outclassed by the ARM-powered MacBook Pro 13 against which Microsoft is comparing it.
This gets us wondering whether Microsoft is even making the right comparison. The recent price drop shows that Microsoft is focusing on selling the Surface Pro 7 right now, but can they rightly compare a laptop to a 2-in-1 and then penalise the laptop for not having tablet features? We can’t help but think that Microsoft is avoiding the iPad Air 4 or iPad Pro 2020 with Magic Keyboard because they share characteristics such as the touchscreen and pen/pencil input. The iPad is also an arguably better tablet gaming experience, as long as you aren’t trying to play the latest console/PC releases. The Surface Pro 7 and the iPad Pro are both creators devices, so Microsoft would have only had the operating system to promote as the main point of difference.
Perhaps the Surface Laptop 3 would have been a more appropriate comparison. The boxes are still ticked for touch screen and pen input, even if the awkward angle makes the pen useless for anything other than quick mark-up. Maybe Microsoft just needs to move some excess Surface Pro 7 stock before the announcement of the Surface Pro 8.
Canadiens 5, Canucks 2: Lacklustre performances becoming too common – The Province
Alberta records its youngest COVID-19 death to date, online searches for vaccines spike – Edmonton Journal
Retail frenzy as restrictions eased – Winnipeg Free Press
Silver investment demand jumped 12% in 2019
Iran anticipates renewed protests amid social media shutdown
Galaxy M31 July 2020 security update brings Glance, a content-driven lockscreen wallpaper service
Health12 hours ago
Alberta confirms 643 new cases of COVID-19, 12 new deaths – 660 News
Health23 hours ago
COVID-19: Canadian tech companies pledge to give staff time to get vaccinations – CollingwoodToday
Sports13 hours ago
Trade grades: Pierre-Luc Dubois and Patrik Laine swap teams – ESPN
Economy11 hours ago
Canadian retail sales jump in November, but December looks gloomier
News11 hours ago
In blow to Trudeau, queen’s representative in Canada quits after harassment allegations
Sports14 hours ago
Montreal Canadiens recall Corey Perry from taxi squad
News22 hours ago
Canada’s Trudeau presses Pfizer CEO on vaccine shortage, hints at travel crackdown
Tech14 hours ago
Microsoft blasts Apple's MacBook Pro in new Surface Pro 7 ad – iMore