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Tech News from July 2022:
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope delivers deepest image of the universe
On July 11th, NASA released some of the first full-colored images and data gathered from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which took NASA two and a half decades to build.
The JWST is the largest and most advanced space telescope ever built, and can look even further into the infrared spectrum of light.
To see the images at High Quality, click here.
Carl Pei announces Nothing Phone (1)
After weeks of hype, Nothing CEO Carl Pei has announced the company’s latest product, the Nothing Phone (1).
The specs include:
6.55-inch OLED, 1080p resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, 8 or 12GB RAM, 4,500mAh battery, 33W PD3.0 wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, 5W reverse wireless charging.
Elon Musk cancels Twitter deal, Twitter to follow legal action
Elon Musk’s legal team has notified Twitter that he wants to terminate his $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter. Twitter’s board chair Bret Taylor has tweeted that the company is still committed to closing the deal at the agreed-upon price, and that the board plans to pursue legal actions to enforce the deal. In the hours following the events, Twitter shares were down by 6%.
In response, Elon musk mocked Twitter Board’s efforts to force him to buy the company through a Tweet.
Google’s ChromeOS Flex is now available to revive old PCs and Macs into Chromebooks
After months of testing, Google has officially released a new version of ChromeOS Flex, a lightweight operating system designed to run on old PCs and Macs.
Samsung beats TSMC to 3nm chip production
Samsung Electronics has recently announced that they have started the initial stage of mass production of the latest 3nm chip process.
According to Samsung, the new fabrication process is 45% more power-efficient than its previous 5nm process, with 23% higher performance and 16% smaller surface area.
Their main competitor, TSMC, is scheduled to start production of 3nm chips in the second half of 2022.
New anti-spam features on YouTube
YouTube introduced three features to tackle the growing spam issue in comments. Firstly, users can no longer hide their channel subscriber count, thus making it easier to recognise the original creator. They also limited the use of special characters in channel names so spammers can’t fake other channels.
YouTube is also working on an enhanced comment moderation setting on tests since earlier this year.
WhatsApp announces eight new features, including the ability to Hide Online Status
Snapchat announces paid subscription system
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has officially introduced a premium tier of the app, called Snapchat+, for a subscription fee of $3.99 per month. The premium version will include custom app icons, story rewatch counts, and special badges.
However, the company didn’t mention that they would remove ads from the paid version.
Samsung Smart TVs, now with access to Xbox, Stadia, and GeForce, will launch in 2022
All 2022 Samsung Smart TVs and monitors now feature the Samsung Gaming Hub, enabling users to immediately access Google Stadia, Utomik, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and the Xbox app. The brand-new service, introduced at CES 2022 in January, serves as an all-in-one platform for discovering and streaming games that enable players to access various cloud services from a single screen. The Gaming Hub displays video game consoles with HDMI connections and is compatible with well-known Bluetooth controllers and headphones.
Xiaomi Beats Samsung to the first 1-inch smartphone camera.
Xiaomi just announced the 12S Ultra, their latest flagship phone with a Leica-branded 1-inch smartphone camera sensor. While it isn’t the only smartphone with a 1-inch camera sensor, it is one of the very few to rock this feature and the first phone to use the Sony IMX989, (which is the first dedicated 1-inch sensor made exclusively for smartphones) instead of a repurposed camera sensor.
Leaks and Rumors:
- Samsung has been rumoured to bring its 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- FCC urges Google and Apple to ban TikTok