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  • Realme 5i


    The Realme 5i has been launched as the first smartphone in India by the company in 2020. The phone brings a.6.52-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch.
    Chinese phone maker Realme is among the top phone makers in the country, and it has majorly managed to do so because of its value for money smartphones below the sub-10k price bracket. And now, the company has added to the list a new smartphone, the Realme 5i.

    The Realme 5i has been launched as the first smartphone in India by the company in 2020. The phone brings with it impressive specs at a competitive price. However, the biggest highlight of the device is definitely the massive 5,000mAh battery and the 6.52-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch.

    Realme 5i: Specifications
    Display: The Realme 5i features a 6.52-inch HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels) display with a waterdrop notch.

    Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE SoC

    RAM: Single variant launched with 4GB of RAM.

    Storage: Only 64GB storage variant that can be expanded using a MicroSD card.

    Rear cameras: 12-megapixel primary camera paired to an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter in a vertically placed quad-camera set-up.

    Front cameras: An 8-megapixel camera in a waterdrop notch for clicking selfies.

    Battery: 5000mAh battery that also supports reverse charging technology.

    Operating System: Realme 5i runs on Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6.1 operating system and will be upgraded to run Android 10 with ColorOS 7 update by May 2020.

    Realme 5i Features
    The new smartphone from realme brings with it a number of interesting features. However, one of the most interesting is its new design -- the sunrise design that is inspired by the first rays of the sun. In India, Realme has chosen to make the phone available only in a single 4GB+64GB variant that packs a massive 5000 mAh battery with reverse charging capabilities.

    For the price, there’s also a powerful processor on-board, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE. The chipset is built using an 11nm process and operates at a clock speed of 2.0GHz, with a 20 percent upturn in graphics performance over the previous generation chipsets.

    The phone also promises above par photography performance with its quad-camera set-up.

    Realme 5i: Price
    The phone has been announced in a single variant. The price of the variant starts at Rs 8,999 and brings with it 4GB+64GB of RAM and storage. The device will be available in Blue and Green color options. The phone will go sale starting January 15 and will be available exclusively via Flipkart at 12 pm on the day.

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    • WIFI ULTRA BOOST

      Tablet & iPad Users Experience Huge Boosts Of Wi-Fi Speed After Trying this WIFI ULTRA BOOST

      Main features of Wifi UltraBoost?
      • Works with any internet router or brand
      • Uses the frequency of 2.4Ghz
      • Transfer rate of up to 300Mbps, equipped for all applications LAN RJ45 connection
      • Easy to set up
      • Energy-efficient and low-radiation interference
      • No additional material needed to install
      • Universal applicability

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      • Pixel

        In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
        Each pixel is a sample of an original image; more samples typically provide more accurate representations of the original. The intensity of each pixel is variable. In colour imaging systems, a colour is typically represented by three or four component intensities such as red, green, and blue, or cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.
        In some contexts (such as descriptions of camera sensors), a pixel refers to a single scalar element of a multi-component representation (called a photosite in the camera sensor context, although sensel is sometimes used), while in yet other contexts it may refer to the set of component intensities for a spatial position.


        History
        The word pixel is a portmanteau of pix (from "pictures", shortened to "pics") and el (for "element"); similar formations with 'el' include the words voxel and texel. The word is a combination of pix, for picture, and element. The word pix appeared in Variety magazine headlines in 1932, as an abbreviation for the word pictures, in reference to movies. By 1938, "pix" was being used in reference to still pictures by photojournalists.

        The word "pixel" was first published in 1965 by Frederic C. Billingsley of JPL, to describe the picture elements of scanned images from space probes to the Moon and Mars. Billingsley had learned the word from Keith E. McFarland, at the Link Division of General Precision in Palo Alto, who in turn said he did not know where it originated. McFarland said simply it was "in use at the time" (circa 1963).

        The concept of a "picture element" dates to the earliest days of television, for example as "Bildpunkt" (the German word for pixel, literally 'picture point') in the 1888 German patent of Paul Nipkow. According to various etymologies, the earliest publication of the term picture element itself was in Wireless World magazine in 1927, though it had been used earlier in various U.S. patents filed as early as 1911.

        Some authors explain pixel as picture cell, as early as 1972. In graphics and in image and video processing, pel is often used instead of pixel. For example, IBM used it in its Technical Reference for the original PC.

        Pixels, abbreviated as "px", are also a unit of measurement commonly used in graphic and web design, equivalent to roughly 1⁄96 inch (0.26 mm). This measurement is used to make sure a given element will display as the same size no matter what screen resolution views it.

        Pixilation, spelt with a second I, is an unrelated filmmaking technique that dates to the beginnings of cinema, in which live actors are posed frame by frame and photographed to create stop-motion animation. An archaic British word meaning "possession by spirits (pixies)", the term has been used to describe the animation process since the early 1950s; various animators, including Norman McLaren and Grant Munro, are credited with popularizing it.

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        • Apple Pushes Recycling of iPhone With "Daisy" Robot

          Apple is already using recycled tin, cobalt and rare earth in some of its products, with plans to add to that list. Apple is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iPhone so that minerals can be recovered and reused while acknowledging rising global demand for electronics means new mines will still be needed. The Cupertino, California-based company says the robot is part of its plan to become a "closed-loop" manufacturer that does not rely on the mining industry, an aggressive goal that some industry analysts have said is impossible.

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          • Graphics Processing Unit


            A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device. GPUs are used in embedded systems, mobile phones, personal computers, workstations, and game consoles. Modern GPUs are very efficient at manipulating computer graphics and image processing. Their highly parallel structure makes them more efficient than general-purpose central processing units (CPUs) for algorithms that process large blocks of data in parallel. In a personal computer, a GPU can be present on a video card or embedded on the motherboard. In certain CPUs, they are embedded on the CPU die.

            The term "GPU" was coined by Sony in reference to the PlayStation console's Toshiba-designed Sony GPU in 1994. The term was popularized by Nvidia in 1999, who marketed the GeForce 256 as "the world's first GPU". It was presented as a "single-chip processor with integrated transform, lighting, triangle setup/clipping, and rendering engines". Rival ATI Technologies coined the term "visual processing unit" or VPU with the release of the Radeon 9700 in 2002.

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            • An electric car from Sony may soon be on its way

              The car is called Sony Vision-S not the official name but of the platform on which it is built) is an electric concept sedan, which as many as 33 different sensors inside or outside. There are multiple widescreen displays, always-on connectivity and 360 audio technology.

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              • Three Phone Ideas
                App – Evite – Allows you to send invitations via email for a party or event. The invites are sent via text or email. Each person that responds, provides feedback to you so that you can get a total count. If your guests do not open the email, you are notified. You can automatically resend. Days before the party you can send daily reminders. When you have your next party, you already have you list. You can add or delete names as necessary. Also, the design on the invitation is easy. And, if friends provide feedback, this also flows into the app for you. It beat snail-mail and phone calls. Cost is about $110.00 per year.

                App – Rick Steves Audio Europe – Allows you to go to many European Countries and Cities and put in your earbuds and he will take you on a walking tour. France, Britain, Germany, Austria, Greece, … If he does not have it on an app, you can find it on a blog or podcast. For example you can google “Rick Steves NYC” or “Rick Steves New Orleans”.

                Podcast – Discover Lafayette www.discoverlafayette.com

                Most Recent Podcasts

                Adam Daigle, Business Editor of Acadiana Advocate

                Rader Cyber Security Team – Protect Against Cyber AttacksTed Kergan, Kergan Brothers, Sonic, CEO, Talks Life, Business and Spending Decades Finding His Brothers Killers.

                State Representative, Julie Emerson Finding Purpose in Public Purpose

                Jimmy Domengeaux – Lafayette Attorney Sharing Love of Louisiana Wetlands Through Photography

                Yvette Landry – Grammy – Nominated Musician, Storyteller, Educator, and Renaissance Woman

                Jimmy Guidry, Hub City Diner, Proprietor, Committed to Outstanding Customer Service and Ending Animal Abuse.

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                • System on a Chip (SoC)



                  A system on chip is an integrated circuit (also known as a "chip") that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic system. These components typically (but not always) include a central processing unit (CPU), memory, input/output ports and secondary storage – all on a single substrate or microchip, the size of a coin. It may contain digital, analogue, mixed-signal, and often radio frequency signal processing functions, depending on the application. As they are integrated on a single substrate, SoCs consume much less power and take up much less area than multi-chip designs with equivalent functionality. Because of this, SoCs are very common in mobile computing (such as in smartphones) and edge computing markets. Systems-on-chip is typically fabricated using metal–oxide–semiconductor (MOS) technology and are commonly used in embedded systems and the Internet of Things.

                  Systems on Chip are in contrast to the common traditional motherboard-based PC architecture, which separates components based on function and connects them through a central interfacing circuit board. Whereas a motherboard houses and connects detachable or replaceable components, SoCs integrate all of these components into a single integrated circuit, as if all these functions were built into the motherboard. An SoC will typically integrate a CPU, graphics and memory interfaces, hard-disk and USB connectivity, random-access and read-only memories and secondary storage on a single circuit die, whereas a motherboard would connect these modules as discrete components or expansion cards.

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                  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs leak, to sport 16GB of RAM, 5000mAh battery and more
                    • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is rumoured to be the top-end variant of the new S20 series
                    • The S20 Ultra is being rumoured to flaunt a 108-megapixel primary camera
                    • The phone could also sport a massive 5000mAh battery

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                    • Global PC shipments grew 2.3% to 70.6 million units in Q4 2019: Gartner

                      The global PC market grew 2.3 per cent year-on-year in October-December 2019 with shipment totalling 70.6 million units, data from research firm Gartner showed.

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                      • ARM Architecture


                        ARM, previously Advanced RISC Machine, originally Acorn RISC Machine, is a family of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) architectures for computer processors, configured for various environments. Arm Holdings develops the architecture and licenses it to other companies, who design their own products that implement one of those architectures‍—‌including systems-on-chips (SoC) and systems-on-modules (SoM) that incorporate memory, interfaces, radios, etc. It also designs cores that implement this instruction set and licenses these designs to a number of companies that incorporate those core designs into their own products.

                        Processors that have a RISC architecture typically require fewer transistors than those with a complex instruction set computing (CISC) architecture (such as the x86 processors found in most personal computers), which improves cost, power consumption, and heat dissipation. These characteristics are desirable for light, portable, battery-powered devices‍—‌including smartphones, laptops and tablet computers, and other embedded systems. For supercomputers, which consume large amounts of electricity, an ARM could also be a power-efficient solution.

                        Arm Holdings periodically releases updates to the architecture. Architecture versions ARMv3 to ARMv7 support 32-bit address space (pre-ARMv3 chips, made before Arm Holdings was formed, as used in the Acorn Archimedes, had 26-bit address space) and 32-bit arithmetic; most architectures have 32-bit fixed-length instructions. The Thumb version supports a variable-length instruction set that provides both 32- and 16-bit instructions for improved code density. Some older cores can also provide hardware execution of Java bytecodes, and newer ones have one instruction for JavaScript. Released in 2011, the ARMv8-A architecture added support for 64-bit address space and 64-bit arithmetic with its new 32-bit fixed-length instruction set.

                        With over 100 billion ARM processors produced as of 2017, ARM is the most widely used instruction set architecture and the instruction set architecture produced in the largest quantity. Currently, the widely used Cortex cores, older "classic" cores, and specialized SecurCore cores variants are available for each of these to include or exclude optional capabilities.

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                        • Reduced Instruction Set Computer, or RISC



                          A reduced instruction set computer, or RISC, is a computer instruction set (AKA: the instruction set architecture (ISA)) which allows a computer's microprocessor to have fewer cycles per instruction (CPI) than a complex instruction set computer (CISC).

                          Various suggestions have been made regarding a precise definition of RISC, but the general concept is that such a computer has a small set of simple and general instructions, rather than a large set of complex and specialized instructions. The main distinguishing feature of RISC is that the instruction set is optimized for a highly regular instruction pipeline flow. Another common RISC trait is their load/store architecture, in which memory is accessed through specific instructions rather than as a part of most instructions.

                          Although a number of computers from the 1960s and 1970s have been identified as forerunners of RISCs, the modern concept dates to the 1980s. In particular, two projects at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley are most associated with the popularization of this concept. Stanford's MIPS would go on to be commercialized as the successful MIPS architecture, while Berkeley's RISC gave its name to the entire concept and was commercialized as the SPARC. Another success from this era was IBM's effort that eventually led to the IBM POWER instruction set architecture, PowerPC, and Power ISA. As these projects matured, a wide variety of similar designs flourished in the late 1980s and especially the early 1990s, representing a major force in the Unix workstation market as well as for embedded processors in laser printers, routers and similar products.

                          The many varieties of RISC designs include ARC, Alpha, Am29000, ARM, Atmel AVR, Blackfin, i860, i960, M88000, MIPS, PA-RISC, Power ISA (including PowerPC), RISC-V, SuperH, and SPARC. The use of ARM architecture processors in smartphones and tablet computers such as the iPad and Android devices provided a wide user base for RISC-based systems. RISC processors are also used in supercomputers such as Summit, which, as of January 2020, is the world's fastest supercomputer as ranked by the TOP500 project.

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                          • Complex instruction set computer


                            A complex instruction set computer (CISC) is a computer in which single instructions can execute several low-level operations (such as a load from memory, an arithmetic operation, and a memory store) or are capable of multi-step operations or addressing modes within single instructions. The term was retroactively coined in contrast to reduced instruction set computer (RISC)[1] and has, therefore, become something of an umbrella term for everything that is not RISC, from large and complex mainframe computers to simplistic microcontrollers where memory load and store operations are not separated from arithmetic instructions. A modern RISC processor can, therefore, be much more complex than, say, a modern microcontroller using a CISC-labeled instruction set, especially in the complexity of its electronic circuits, but also in the number of instructions or the complexity of their encoding patterns. The only typical differentiating characteristic is that most RISC designs use uniform instruction length for almost all instructions, and employ strictly separate load/store-instructions.

                            Examples of instruction set architectures that have been retroactively labelled CISC are System/360 through z/Architecture, the PDP-11 and VAX architectures, Data General Nova and many others. Well, known microprocessors and microcontrollers that have also been labelled CISC in many academic publications include the Motorola 6800, 6809 and 68000-families; the Intel 8080, iAPX432 and x86-family; the Zilog Z80, Z8 and Z8000-families; the National Semiconductor 32016 and NS320xx-line; the MOS Technology 6502-family; the Intel 8051-family; and others.

                            Some designs have been regarded as borderline cases by some writers. For instance, the Microchip Technology PIC has been labelled RISC in some circles and CISC in others. The 6502 and 6809 have both been described as "RISC-like", although they have complex addressing modes as well as arithmetic instructions that operate on memory, contrary to the RISC-principles.

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