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A better sensor, better autofocus and very convenient tilt display.The Fujifilm X100V is the best compact street photography camera
Fujifilm’s X100-series compact street photography cameras have always handled well, and the X100V is no exception. However, Fujifilm has introduced numerous technical improvements, including a higher-resolution 26.1-megapixel sensor, sharper lens, tilting screen and stellar 4K video capabilities. As a result, it’s easier to use than ever and takes sharper, richer photos than the last model. Read on for Steve Dent’s full review.
The FlexPai 2 will be the first phone to use Royole’s latest flexible display.Royole’s next foldable phone is much better at bending
Royole was the first out the gate with a foldable phone, and now it’s ready for round two. The FlexPai 2 will include Royole’s third-generation Cicada Wing FFD (Fully Flexible Display), which packs a much-improved bend radius, going from the previous version’s 3mm down to just 1mm, while still lasting over 200,000 bends, according to Royole.
This gives the phone a much better fold — perhaps much closer to, if not better than, Huawei’s Mate Xs which has a similar outward-facing flexible screen. The company is collaborating with ZTE on future phones — so perhaps you’ll be more likely to see one in the wild.
Mojang is offering learning materials to stuck-at-home kids through the Marketplace.‘Minecraft’ takes students on a free tour of the ISS
To help students who are stuck at home keep on learning beyond educational TV and more books, there’s a new glut of free educational material available in Minecraft. Mojang has added an Education category to the Marketplace, which includes a bunch of lessons from Minecraft: Education Edition. These worlds are all free to download as of today on all Bedrock versions of Minecraft, and they’ll be available at no extra cost until June 30th.
How to find help on the internet in a time of social isolation.How to see a therapist when you’re stuck indoors
While the coronavirus outbreak isn’t the first time the world has suffered a global pandemic, we’ve never been as technologically equipped to take on the challenges of avoiding human contact as now. But as we hunker down and stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’re all becoming more isolated than before.
Not only can solitude lead to loneliness, but we’re also reduced to communicating with people largely over texts and messaging. We walk through the options of finding professional help and assistance while staying where you need to stay.
Millions of people are stuck inside, and they are using Facebook to cope.Facebook is struggling to keep up with ‘unprecedented’ traffic
In fact, the increase in usage is straining the social network’s own resources — not something you usually hear from an online company. Facebook has decreased video quality in Europe and has pulled back most of the contract workforce who work as content moderators.
The company also warned that its revenue could take a hit, as its ad business has declined in recent weeks due to the pandemic. According to the company’s VP of Analytics, Alex Schultz, and VP of Infrastructure, Jay Pareikh, “We don’t monetize many of the services where we’re seeing increased engagement, and we’ve seen a weakening in our ads business in countries taking aggressive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
But wait, there’s more…
- Microsoft is pausing non-security Windows updates
- Surface Pro 7 bundle with Type Cover will save you over $250
- For the next month, YouTube streams will default to 480p to save bandwidth
- Wyze’s Alexa-equipped fitness tracker costs $25
- Inflatable ISS module maker Bigelow Aerospace laid off all of its workers
- UPS is developing quieter and more versatile delivery drones
- BioWare book will chronicle 25 years of games
- Google makes it easier to find COVID-19 travel advisories
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