Apple Bought Real-time Video Editing Startup Secretly
Last year Apple bought a Danish startup with a secret. The ‘Spectral’ startup worths $ 300 million. It works with visual effects. The news media fortune’ has informed about this incident. The report said Copenhagen-based startup was acquired in December 2017. Apple has been working with the Augmented Reality.
The news media says the purpose of buying the latest startup is just to use mimoji and facetime for the AR feature in iPhone.
On the other hand, Apple has planned it will bring AR Headset into the market very soon. The smartphone can remove people from the video background by using the Smart Startup Machine Language and Computer Vision Technique.
Spectral says that they are working depending on the state of the art machine learning and computer vision techniques. Earlier Apple had bought a lot of start-ups but did not buy it secretly. Many people say that the main reason behind such acquisitions is to give more importance to AR.
Apple bought German-based startup ‘Sensomotoric Instruments’ last year. Likewise, the company bought ‘Acona holographic’ of the AR lens company last month.
HMD Global Confirms Android 9.0 pie Update for all Nokia Smartphone
Google’s latest flavor of the mobile OS – the Android 9.0 Pie operating system has been released a couple of months ago. Android 9 Pie which has been optimized for smartphones with low-end specifications. Android 9 Pie brings with it several features including up to 500MB of additional storage available when compared to Android 8.1 Oreo. First google pixel devices were updated with this operating system. It has been available now to non-Pixel devices also.
HMD Global assured its users that they are working hard on perfecting the user experience of the update and will start rolling it out to four Nokia smartphones by the end of this month. Nokia 7 plus is the only Nokia smartphone to have received the update already. HMD Global assured that Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus have been updated with 9.0 pie operating system. Moreover, Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco will get the latest update of Android 9.0 Pie OS very soon. It is expected by the end of November 2018, users of Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco will get update version of Android 9.0 pie.
Foldable Smartphone will Reveal by LG Very Soon in the Market!
Any commercial models of any foldable smartphone is still unavailable into the market. But many company like Samsung, Huawei are working to launch their foldable smartphone. Samsung has announced they will launch their foldable smartphone by this year. Now LG has revealed that it is also working to introduce its own foldable smartphone. The executive director of LG Mobile, Hwang Jeong-hwan, has confirmed that the company is working to release a foldable phone at a press conference while launching of its latest phone, the LG V40 ThinQ. He added that LG will not be the first to launch the foldable device. He said the company will observe customers value regarding this product.After that, company will launch this foldable smartphone into market. The CEO does not provide extra information about the device. so it’s not easy to speculate on the specifications of the phone .How look it will be in appearance, it is still unknown to users. It is being speculated that the foldable phone that Samsung and Huawei will bring to be worth $ 1500. But LG authority does not provide any information regarding its costing price.
Nokia 7.1 Smartphone Launched with Pure Display 2018
Finnish company HMD Global that makes Nokia smartphones has launched the Nokia 7.1, a first smartphone with “PureDisplay” screen technology. They launched this smartphone at an event in London.This is a very nice-looking device with some decent specs.
It runs near stock Android 8.1 as part of the Android one program, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core SoC @ 1.8GHz. It will be run with Oreo (upgradeable to Android Pie by the end of November).Storage capacity of Nokia 7.1 likely 3GB/4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB microSD card slot. The Display of the phone is 5.84-inch with Full HD. Color of this phone is Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel.Size of the phone is 149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99mm. It weighs 160g only. 50% charging capacity within half an hour with 3,060mAh battery support. It contains USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Nokia 7.1 Smartphone will get regular security update as it will be run under latest version of android. Chief Product Officer of HMD Global Juhoe Srivikas assures that user will be able to watch premium video through this phone.
Rear camera will be 12 and 5 megapixel with Dual-phase auto-focus. Front facing camera is 8 megapixel. Auto focus has been inserted to capture a click under dim or heavy light.
Nokia 7.1 Smartphone Price:
Nokia 7.1 smartphone is available at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H starting at €299 for the base model. Pre-sale starts October 5th in the US and Europe, and the phone will be in store in Best Buy from November 4th.The price will be variable based on local region, sources said. But people of south Asia will have to wait for this phone for more days.
The ‘NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018’ competition is going to be held for the fourth time in the country. Interested participants are requested to complete their registration to participate in international hackathon likely to be held on 19-21 October 2018. Online registration deadline will be closed on 10th October 2018. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) will organize this event.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration of USA NASA will implement this project in 250 cities around the world. BASIS is hosting this event in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Rangpur, Mymensingh and Comilla in cities across the country.
President of BASIS Syed Almas Kabir said, “We have plans to add more than 100,000 students directly to this program along with 50 lakh students via social media across the country”, a press release said.
The goal of the program is to find innovative solutions after the successful participation of all designers, artists, academicians, entrepreneurs who are promoting modern technology more advanced.
Anyone can participate in this competition from Bangladesh. The selection process will be conducted by following the rules given by NASA. The convener of the event, Didarul Alam, said that last year, The country was divided into eight zones. Only 453 applications were accepted of which 131 projects were nominated for the next selection.
In the competition, the total number of 11 best projects were nominated. Among them, only two projects had been honored as ‘Global People’s Choice Finalists’. This time we are ready to do something better. Joint convener of NASA Space Apps Challenge, Ariful Hassan Apu said, “there will be hackathon in 20 sub-categories under 6 categories including Climate, Volcano, Mars. Our young scientists will work to resolve these issues based on the category. Registration is going on to participate in the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018.