Redmi Note 9 Series Tipped to Get High Edition and Standard Edition, Key Specifications Leaked

first_imgRedmi Note 9 High Edition and Redmi Note 9 Standard Edition (not the official names) are tipped to be two of three upcoming phones expected in the Redmi Note 9 series that already has three other models. A known tipster has shared key specifications of the two phones on Chinese microblogging website Weibo. While the High Edition is said to be powered by the new Snapdragon 750G SoC and come with a high refresh rate display, the Redmi Note 9 Standard Edition is said to be powered by the Dimensity 800U SoC.Redmi Note 9 High Edition specifications (expected)Known tipster Digital Chat Station (translated) shared the specifications of a Redmi Note 9 series phone said to be the Redmi Note 9 High Edition. The phone may come with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) LCD with a hole-punch cutout on the display for the selfie camera. It is said to carry a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It is also said to support variable refresh rate with AdaptiveSync technology, which was shared earlier by the same tipster, along with some details about the display.- Advertisement – The rumoured Redmi Note 9 High Edition is said to be powered by the Snapdragon 750G SoC and come with a quad rear camera setup where the primary camera has a 108-megapixel sensor. On the front, the phone may come with a 16-megapixel sensor. It is also rumoured to be backed by a 4,820mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. In terms of dimensions, the tipster adds that the phone will measure 165.4×76.8x9mm and weigh 214.5 grams.Redmi Note 9 Standard Edition specifications (expected)Coming to the rumoured Redmi Note 9 Standard Edition, the phone is said to feature a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) IPS LCD with a hole-punch cutout at the top left corner of the display. The phone may be powered by the Dimensity 800U SoC and come with a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. On the front, the phone is expected to come with a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. The tipster says that the Redmi Note 9 Standard Edition will come with a 5,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support, and will measure 161.96×77.25×9.2mm and weighs 200 grams.The Redmi Note 9 series phones have been in the news for quite some time now. First rumours of the three new Redmi Note 9 series had popped up earlier this week, and, at the time, it was alleged that one of these phones will feature a 108-megapixel ISOCELL HM2 sensor by Samsung that has a 0.7 micrometer pixel size. This is now tipped to be the Redmi Note 9 High Edition.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Xiaomi is expected to also announce the Redmi Note 10 series. But there is very little information available on it across the interweb. Earlier in October, it was also reported that a Redmi Note 10 series phone with model number M2007J17C will feature a 108-megapixel primary camera. However, with new developments claiming that three new Redmi Note 9 series phones are also coming, the entire lineup of upcoming Redmi phones has become quite confusing. This also makes it unclear if both the rumoured Redmi Note 9 High Edition and the Redmi Note 10 series phone will feature a 108-megapixel camera sensor.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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LG Velvet Dual Screen Smartphone Up for Pre-Order on Flipkart With Bank Discounts

first_img– Advertisement – LG Velvet Dual Screen smartphone is up for pre-order on Flipkart in India. The phone was launched in the country last week, but did not go on sale from October 30 as expected. However, the phone is now up for pre-order on Flipkart, with the e-commerce site listing its tentative release date as November 12. The LG Velvet India variant is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes both as a single screen phone and a dual screen combo, wherein an extra identical display is shipped alongside.LG Velvet pre-orders, price in IndiaFlipkart has listed LG Velvet Dual Screen on its platform for pre-order. The listing hints that the release of the phone is on November 12. The new LG Velvet with a single screen has a starting price of Rs. 36,990, whereas the LG Velvet Dual Screen is priced starting at Rs. 49,990. Only the latter is listed on Flipkart, whereas LG Velvet without the extra screen is still not available to buy online. The LG Velvet Dual Screen combo has been made available in Aurora Silver and New Black colour options.- Advertisement – There is a 4,300mAh battery on board with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ support. Connectivity options include LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The phone has an under-screen fingerprint sensor, and is IP68 rated and MIL-STD-810G certified.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.center_img Flipkart has listed an instant discount of Rs. 5,000 with American Express cards, 10 percent off (up to Rs. 1,500) on Federal Bank debit cards, and Rs. 5,000 instant discount on RBL Bank credit and debit cards.LG Velvet specificationsLG Velvet runs on Android 10 and features a 6.8-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2.460 pixels) Cinema FullVision POLED display. The Dual Screen is shipped with a second identical 6.8-inch screen. The Indian model is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC instead of Snapdragon 765G SoC found on the global version. The phone packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is an option to expand storage (up to 2TB) using a microSD card.The LG Velvet has a triple-camera setup at the back that houses a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an additional 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The phone also has a 16-megapixel camera sensor at the front for selfies and video chats.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Joe Biden wins Pennsylvania, and with it, the presidency

first_img As we all remember so well, Donald Trump’s razor-thin win in Pennsylvania was part of what put him over the top in 2016, and he needed its 20 electoral votes this time around, too, just to keep any chance of winning alive. How sad for him. – Advertisement –center_img That’s the ballgame, folks. Joe Biden’s projected win in Pennsylvania puts him over 270 electoral votes. There are still potential state wins on the table, but he does not need them.Republicans did everything they could to suppress the vote and muddle the results in Pennsylvania, and the count felt endless after Trump jumped out to an early lead in the votes counted, while the mail ballots in heavily Democratic areas trickled in more slowly. That trickle inexorably cut down Trump’s lead, though, bringing a Biden win gradually into sight.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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A law firm has stopped representing the Trump campaign in a Pennsylvania suit.

first_imgPorter Wright, based in Columbus, Ohio, has received at least $727,000 in fees from the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to federal election disclosures.- Advertisement – The firm’s withdrawal followed an article in The New York Times on Monday describing internal tensions at the firm about its work for Mr. Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania, where the campaign has filed several lawsuits alleging voting irregularities. (The state’s attorney general said recently that here is no evidence of widespread problems.) Some Porter Wright employees said they were concerned that the firm was being used to undercut the integrity of the electoral process. One of the firm’s lawyer resigned in protest over the summer. The law firm on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Trump campaign. The suit, which is pending, alleged that there were “irregularities” in the presidential vote across the state, which President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won by more than 50,000 votes.The Democratic National Committee has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. – Advertisement – Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the law firm leading the Trump campaign’s efforts to cast doubt on the presidential election results in Pennsylvania, abruptly withdrew from a federal lawsuit that it filed days earlier on behalf of President Trump.“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws,” the law firm said in a federal court filing.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sweden toughens up coronavirus rules as infections and deaths rise

first_imgPeople stroll at the Drottninggatan shopping street in central Stockholm on November 10, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.FREDRIK SANDBERG | AFP | Getty Images Government data shows that the number of daily confirmed cases started to rise in early October and hospitalizations began to increase several weeks later. Daily deaths reached low double-digits in early November.On Friday, the last data available, Sweden recorded almost 6,000 new daily cases of the coronavirus, bringing its total number of confirmed infections to 177,355.This number is far higher than its neighbors Denmark (63,847 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data), Finland (19,419 cases) and Norway, with 29,514 infections to date, although these countries have roughly half the population of Sweden’s 10 million people.Still, the death rate per capita in Sweden is several times higher than that of its Nordic neighbors, data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control shows. Sweden’s neighbors have shown a wariness at its more laissez-faire attitude, excluding it from a post-lockdown Nordic travel area in summer when restrictions were lifted. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “This is the new norm for the entire society,” Lofven told a news conference, Reuters reported. “Don’t go to gyms, don’t go to libraries, don’t host dinners. Cancel.”The ban comes in on Nov. 24 and is due to last four weeks. The prime minister’s comments mark a sharp change of tack for a country now renowned for shunning a full lockdown in spring as the coronavirus pandemic emerged with a vengeance in Europe. Instead, Sweden advised the public to practice good personal hygiene, social distancing and to work from home if possible.Nonetheless, most schools, businesses, bars, restaurants and cafes remained open. Despite some international criticism of its approach, Sweden’s government and state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell defended the strategy as striking a balance between public safety and protecting the economy.- Advertisement – Sweden, infamous for not imposing a lockdown during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, appears to be changing tack and implementing stricter measures as a second wave of infections takes hold and hospitalizations rise.On Monday, it announced that public gatherings of more than eight people were no longer allowed, marking a shift in tone for the Scandinavian country that has so far largely relied on voluntary measures and guidance during the pandemic.Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced the new limit on gatherings, lowered from a previous limit of 50 people (or 300 people for some cultural or sporting events), signaling a more aggressive approach to containing the spread of infections.- Advertisement – Like the rest of Europe, however, Sweden has not been immune to a second wave of infections after an apparent lull in the spread of the virus in summer. The rise has prompted the government to sit up and notice, and last week it announced that alcohol sales in bars and restaurants after 10 p.m. would be banned from Nov. 20.last_img read more

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Postal Service urged to hone plans for coping with anthrax

first_imgSep 15, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the most important lesson gleaned from examining the anthrax exposures in US Postal Service (USPS) facilities in 2001 is that agencies must err on the side of caution to protect people from uncertain and potentially life-threatening risks. GAO investigators concluded that critical information that could have alerted public health agencies and USPS to the risks postal employees faced in 2001 was not quickly available. The agency also suggests that the USPS update its guidelines for responding to anthrax attacks and similar threats. The Postal Service’s revised rules from December 2003 still don’t address problems that occurred during the anthrax incidents, investigators say. Despite the proximity of postal inspectors, public health experts, and FBI agents, agencies reported that information was not always shared among those involved, the report adds. The Postal Service response to the anthrax attacks has included creating a center to coordinate internal communication and collaborating with other agencies to develop guidelines for such incidents, the GAO says. “It’s important for agencies to err on the side of caution—meaning that agencies should choose a course of action that poses the least risk of harm to individuals,” the GAO recommends in the Sep 9 report. See also: The USPS closed the two postal facilities, but other contaminated sites remained open. The GAO’s findings were based on its review of actions surrounding closure of the two facilities and the decision to keep three others open. Brentwood was back in operation in December 2003, and Trenton is expected to reopen in February 2005. The GAO investigation into the United States’ first cases of bioterrorism-related anthrax came at the request of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., ranking minority member of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, and Reps. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.center_img Those guidelines have three main weaknesses, the GAO reports: They don’t define key terms such as what should trigger evacuation of a site; they include outdated, potentially confusing references; and they don’t address issues such as what steps to take between initial diagnosis of anthrax in a postal worker and confirmation of the disease by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although agencies are preparing policies and procedures to avoid confusion about where employees should obtain emergency medical services and who should pay for those services, it’s not clear when they will be ready, the GAO notes. The agency recommends that the Postal Service set and meet a clear schedule for completing those policies and procedures. Health officials initially underestimated the risks posed by the anthrax letters. Both the CDC and the Postal Service said agency officials would have made different decisions if they had understood earlier that anthrax spores could leak from taped, unopened letters and sicken postal workers. The USPS responded to a draft of the GAO report by saying it agreed with the thrust of the recommendations and was either already revising or would revise and clarify its guidance. USPS also added it was taking alternative action to address medical services and payment issues, the GAO said. In September and October 2001, at least four letters containing Bacillus anthracis spores were mailed to news media personnel and two US senators, contaminating the Trenton and Brentwood postal facilities in Hamilton, N.J., and Washington, D.C., respectively. The attacks caused 22 anthrax cases and five deaths, including nine cases and two deaths among postal employees. Problems also occurred when the USPS delayed the release of anthrax spore counts from one of its facilities because it was unsure how much risk the counts posed, the GAO says. In addition, postal employees called the long-standing distrust of management a communication barrier. GAO report, “Better Guidance is Needed to Ensure an Appropriate Response to Anthrax Contamination” [Full text]last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Sanofi donates vaccine, cases soar in Chile, Australia ups alert level, more NYC deaths, antivirals safe in pregnancy

first_imgJun 17, 2009Sanofi donates 100 million pandemic vaccine doses to WHOA Sanofi executive announced today at a health conference in Seattle that the company will donate 100 million doses of novel H1N1 influenza vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support its efforts to help the world’s poorest nations respond to the pandemic, the company said in a press release. The company said that once vaccine production begins it will set aside 10% of doses to donate to the WHO. Novartis said recently it will provide discounted, but not free, vaccines.[Jun 17 Sanofi press release]Novel flu cases soar in ChileThe number of novel H1N1 cases in Chile surged to 3,125 today, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, citing a government update. The number is 1,431 more than the total for Chile reported by the WHO on Jun 15. Chile has reported two deaths from the virus, which seems to be striking children the hardest: 64% of infections are reported in the 5- to 19-year-old age-group. Elsewhere in South America, Argentina reported three more deaths, according to media reports.[Jun 17 AFP story]Australia moves to new pandemic alert levelAustralian Health Minister Nicola Roxon today raised the country’s pandemic response level from “contain” to “protect,” according to a government statement. The level is a new phase that was created to address the moderate severity of the novel H1N1 pandemic and is in line with the WHO’s phase 6 declaration, the government said. The “protect” phase calls for an emphasis on treating people who have severe infections. Roxon said states will phase in the new response level by Jun 26.[Jun 17 Australian government statement]NYC reports 7 more H1N1 deathsHealth officials in New York City reported seven more novel H1N1 deaths, raising the total to 23, according to the city’s latest surveillance update. Few details were available about the latest victims, though the report said all were between the ages of 25 and 64 and that most were hospitalized in late May at the peak of the outbreak. Overall, of the 20 deceased patients whose history was known, 16 had underlying medical conditions that put them at higher risk.[New York City Department of Health report]Tamiflu, Relenza appear safe for pregnant womenLimited data indicate that the flu drugs oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) are relatively safe for pregnant women, who are at increased risk for flu complications, says a review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Oseltamivir is preferable for pregnant women because more safety data are available, but either drug may be used. Both drugs are considered compatible with breastfeeding. The novel H1N1 virus is sensitive to both drugs but resistant to older antivirals.[Early-release CMAJ article]US Virgin Islands, St. Maarten report first casesTwo Caribbean island territories, the US Virgin Islands and Dutch St. Maarten, have reported their first H1N1 flu cases, according to the Associated Press (AP). In the Virgin Islands, a woman who recently returned to St. Thomas from a trip abroad had the virus but was doing well. On St. Maarten, a 22-year-old American student at the American University of the Caribbean was recuperating, the story said.[Jun 16 AP report]last_img read more

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Great move by Falkensteiner. The world’s largest inflatable amusement park is arriving in Croatia

first_imgThe best annual ever for kids, right? And if children are happy with the holidays, so are parents. Win-win for everyone. We constantly say that there is a chronic lack of quality content in our tourism, and just one top content, especially for families with children, comes to Zadar.  For the first time, “The Monster” is leaving the UK and moving to Zadar – to the Falkensteiner Punta Skala resort – where it will entertain and entertain visitors from June 24 to August 4. This parkour is intended for children over the age of seven, and interestingly The Monster is also intended for adults. Niame, the largest “inflatable” in the world with a 300-meter-long track and an 18-meter high slide, is arriving in Croatia this summer.  Great motive for coming to the mentioned hotel, sales point compared to the competition and certainly a smart move by Falkensteiner.last_img read more

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Niche market

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