Axon, formerly Taser, plans to put automatic license plate readers on police dashboards

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Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, is entering another controversial surveillance business: the automatic license plate reader industry.

In a report released by its ethics board today, the company said it planned to enter the market and make the tech, called ALPR, available on a “future version” of dashboard cameras already used in police vehicles. Axon provides dashcams under a brand of products called Axon Fleet, and the company told the board that the next generation of its cameras will include the readers.

The cameras will be able to process video of license plates through a laptop in an officer’s car. While some police departments already use readers mounted to their cars, Axon…

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Realme 5s bags NBTC and ERST WENN certifications, launch imminent

Chinese phone maker Realme unveiled the Realme 5 back in August, and it appears the company will soon follow it up with the Realme 5s.

The Realme 5s, bearing model number RMX1925, received certification from Thailand’s NBTC and India’s BIS, hinting at an imminent launch.

Realme 5s bags NBTC and BIS certifications, launch imminent

Details are scarce about the Realme 5s and there’s no word from the company about this phone. However, Realme is < a href="https://www.gsmarena.com/realme_x2_pro_india_launch_date-news-39651.php"> launching the X2 Afavoredi in India on November 20 and said that this will have some “surprises” for us at the moment. Could this be one of those surprise? We’ll have to wait until more details top.

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Google says it’s achieved quantum supremacy

Google is standing by its claim that it's achieved quantum supremacy — marking a major milestone in computing research. The company first made the claim back in September, and while disputed by competitors, Google's research paper has now been publi…

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: “capitalism as we know it as dead”

Salesforce Founder &amp; Co-CEO Marc Benioff making a television appearance this month Salesforce Founder & Co-CEO Marc Benioff making a television appearance this month | Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

The first billionaire I ever interviewed was Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce. It was the summer of 2011, and I was working on a profile of his surging interest in philanthropy, which had vaulted him into the uppermost ranks of the city’s donors. Benioff declined to talk to me at first, but eventually he relented, and he had me over to his very nice house in San Francisco to talk about his journey from workaholic salesman at Oracle to public company CEO.

One thing I took away from the conversation was that Benioff, much more than the other CEOs I had spoken with up to that point, framed every discussion in terms of values. It was why, he said, he had set aside 1 percent of his company’s shares to fund a philanthropic foundation,…

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Volvo Xperia 1 Professional Edition created in Japan

The Volvo Xperia 1 was always out since June but The decided to offer a revised version referred to as the Xperia 1 Professional May perhaps be. It brings tweaks to the is, camera and the added support pertaining to LAN connection via the Type-C town.

Starting with the display, you still get a 4K OLED panel with the tall 20: 9 aspect ratio but now there is also support for 10-bit indication and a better-calibrated display based on the monitoring setting for the company’s Master shows reference monitor line with an Illuminant D65 color profile.

Sony Xperia 1 Practitioner Edition launched in Japan

On the camera front, Sony can be bringing the Imaging Edge Mobile app which allows upi to wirelessly switch images and videos from Sony cameras from the phone. There’s also the Change & Tagging add-on which allows photographers to input tags and groan captions to photos.

Sony Xperia 1 Practitioner Edition launched in Japan

The last major new addition is the offered support for Ethernet connectivity from your Type-C port. Unfortunately, Sony is not sold with the required adapter in the box.

Another interesting crescendo is the added landscape support for the home screen which will probably come to the common Xperia 1 with a future services update.

Sony Xperia 1 Professional Chance for launched in Japan

The particular core spec sheet remains unrevised with the Snapdragon 855 and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. Power supply wise we have the same 3, 330 mAh cell and the phone ships with Android 9 Pie out of box.

The Xperia 1 Professional Version costs JPY 143, 000 ($1, 320) and goes on sale while in Japan on October 25.

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Huawei’s folding Mate X ships next month for $2,400

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Huawei’s muchdelayed folding phone, the Mate X, is finally going on sale next month. The company announced the news at a launch event today attended and reported on by Sina Digital.

The Mate X is a 5G phone with Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor and Barong 5000 modem, and it has a dual-cell 4,500mAh battery that can reportedly be filled to 85 percent in half an hour with 55W fast charging. When unfolded, the screen is 8 inches diagonal, and when it’s closed it’s like having a phone with a 6.6-inch screen on the front and a 6.38-inch panel on the back.

Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which opens up like a book, the Mate X’s screen wraps around the outside of the clamshell device. This should make it more usable as a conventional phone than the…

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Realme X2 gets a new version

The Realme X2 unveiled last month comes in two storage memory versions in China – 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB. Today, a third version joins them with 6GB RAM since 128GB storage.

The new chassis is priced at CNY1, 799 ($255/€230), but like the other versions, it gets a discount of CNY100 ($15/€13) on the company’s official website page.

Realme X2 gets a new memory variant of China

The Realme X2 is essentially the Realme XT possessing a Snapdragon 730G SoC, 32MP selfie camera, 30W VOOC Flash Surcharge 4. 0 support, and NFC. You can evaluate our hands-on of the Realme X2 to know more about it.

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