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Month: March 2018

Paris through the eyes of the Huawei P20 Pro

Sometimes things don’t go exactly to plan. Like when Richard Yu went off-script at CES to rant about the U.S. carrier issues Huawei is facing or when the company arranged a Parisian bicycle tour to show off what the Huawei P20 Pro camera could do and it was cold and raining. While we all learned just how water-resistant the P20 Pro is that day, the photos we got weren’t quite as sunny and picturesque as we all might have liked. But the P20 Pro camera still impressed. From its impressive 5x hybrid zoom to its incredible ability to pluck out light and detail from near total darkness, the days we spent in Paris with the device were among the most exciting we’ve had as far as smartphone photography goes.  The night mode is a highlight feature, allowing you to take a four-second handheld long exposure, and especially at night, it makes a huge difference to your overall photos. The desire to see what the Huawei P20 Pro camera could do in different environments was exciting, to say the least, and in almost all instances it performed above and beyond. Don’t miss: The Huawei P20 Pro triple camera explained So join us on a bit of a photo tour of Paris and see what kinds of images we managed to grab in dull lighting, in the rain, in the dark...

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Netflix, but for smartphones: Is it the future?

Despite the growth of the used smartphone market, a huge amount of new smartphones are sold each year. Marketing and carrier plans work their magic to support sales and detrimental factors like planned obsolescence, failing support for older devices, and a limited ability to repair phones keep anything too old from sticking around in the market for too long On top of that, phones often have locked down bootloaders and company-owned software or service. Beyond a 12-24 month warranty period, you’re often on your own. 10 or 15 years ago convincing hundreds of millions, if not billions of consumers it’s OK to toss what was an expensive 24-month old device would have been nearly impossible. Why is it so easy now? PCs and laptops faced similar pressures with the driving force of Moore’s Law, but at least that was a period of rapid advancement — few-year-old smartphones that should still be capable get stuck in bootloops, don’t receive updates, or have terrible battery performance. Smartphones that should still be capable get stuck in bootloops, don’t receive updates, or have terrible battery performance Would you consider a “subscription as a service” model for a smartphone — a Spotify/Netflix/Device-on-demand/Smartphones-as-a-Service kind of deal? Do you really own your smartphone? Of course you do! Right?  It seems like a ridiculous question, but has an edge to it. Take the John Deere tractor situation....

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Reflection, glare, and… moths?

image via Wikipedia. No, you don’t need to check the URL. You haven’t somehow been sent to an insect collecting site. This is still the good ol’ Android Authority you know and love, and I’m still here to tell you about some new developments in display technology. Stick around, we’ll get to the moths in a bit. One of the most serious problems facing display designers — and one of the most difficult to deal with, especially in mobile devices — glare and reflections on the surface of a display. We like nice, polished screens. A glossy surface makes for a sharp, clear image. That same high-gloss finish makes for a pretty good mirror under certain lighting conditions as well. Seeing yourself in your phone screen (especially in the dark areas of an image) is distracting. Seeing the reflection of bright light sources can be downright uncomfortable, and often makes the screen completely unreadable. Display makers have been trying to combat reflections and glare ever since the CRT was first introduced, to varying degrees of success. The simplest, cheapest measure taken is unfortunately one of the least effective: you can just rough up the surface of the glass (or whatever the front surface of your display is made of), giving it a matte finish. This was pretty common in the CRT monitors of the ’70s and ’80s, but fell out of...

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Consider Charles Fauna “Another Good Person” for emotive house

Brooklyn-based producer Charles Fauna has blown us away with his atmospheric and introspective music. It’s great to see him return with another stunner after a taking a little break over the past year. His new track “Another Good Person” maintains Charles’ knack for translating emotion into song with his addictive and irresistible style. Anyone who’s […] The post Consider Charles Fauna “Another Good Person” for emotive house appeared first on EARMILK. Go to Source Author:...

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