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Smartphone Technology War : Then & Now

Smartphone Technology War : Then & Now

Since we have seen a lot of smartphones with exciting high-end features, great specs and eye-catching looks, saying it’s an era of smartphone war will not be inappropriate. Here, we are just going through the then and now generations of smartphones.

Starting right from the trunk calls and telephonic calls to the modern age video calling, we have paved the greatest distance. We have seen the feature phones with rock-like bodies, flap phones antenna phones and much more.

The arrival of touchscreen phones was really an exciting thing for everyone. Who knows that it was the beginning of the smartphone generation? After a little time, we got to see new smartphones with all the possible technology. Thick bezels smartphones with a pen to use the screen as sensitive screens wasn’t there at that time. Smartphones

The history repeats itself thus Samsung comes up with Samsung note series with a writing pen although technology behind both concepts may differ.

Talking about the present time, the smartphone has replaced alarms, cameras, sticky notes, telephones and much more. However, people do use all these things still but youngsters are now solely dependent on their phones.

Smartphone Technology:

Coming to the technology of smartphones, soon we will be able to see foldable touchscreen smartphones. Huawei and Samsung have already introduced their foldable touchscreen phones.

Chipsets:

Hitting back at the technology phase, many new chipsets Snapdragon 730, Snapdragon 665, snapdragon 730G have been introduced. All these high-end chipsets let you play heavy online games. Youth is crazy about PUBG, Fortnite and Asphalt 9 games. Not just that, Samsung, Huawei and LG has also introduced their 5G compatible smartphones. Samsung company come up with Samsung S10+ 5G.

Sensors:

There are many sensors such as Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, GPS Barometer, Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor, In-display fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensors are present in mobiles. However, these sensors vary depending upon the price range.

Interestingly, there is a Geiger counter sensor which is present only in one smartphone of Japan. Geiger counter is basically a radiation detector.

Smartphone Display:

We get to use notch display, water drop notch display, notch-less display thanks to new pop up camera feature. Vivo and Oppo introduced pop up selfie camera in their Vivo V15 pro and Oppo F11 Pro. Even Samsung is ahead in the race. The company has introduced a rotating camera feature in Samsung A80.

Smartphone Camera:

Photography section of the smartphones has varying features including panorama, HDR, portrait, Bokeh mode, Night mode, Beautification, slow-motion video and 4K video etc. now we are also able to see mobiles with 48MP cameras, be it pixel binning technology or real 48MP. Here we are considering Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Vivo V15 Pro and Honor View 20.

There are budget smartphones, mid-range smartphones, affordable smartphones, premium smartphones and many others. Apple is the brand with the highest pricing. Although you can also consider other brands for best smartphones without pinching your pocket.

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B.C. students to return to school Sept. 10 as part of gradual restart

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s Education Ministry says children will be returning to classrooms two days later than originally planned as part of a gradual restart to schooling.

Education Minister Rob Fleming told reporters Tuesday that students wouldn’t be expected back on the original date of Sept. 8 to help give administrators and teachers more time to prepare for education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The ministry now says in a release that staff will meet on Sept. 8, while students will be welcomed in classrooms by Sept. 10.

A government steering committee, established to help schools plan their restart, will issue operational guidelines next week on issues ranging from health and safety protocols to supporting the mental health of students.

The change in the start date comes after concerns were raised by the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association.

Federation president Teri Mooring has called for more details on the government’s school plan, saying the information is needed for educators and parents.

This report was first published by The Canadian Press on Aug. 12, 2020.

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Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Indigenous Peoples combat COVID-19.

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money is meant to help Indigenous communities prepare for emergencies and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

He says communities can also use the money for a variety of other measures, including helping elders and vulnerable people, food insecurity, educational and other supports for children and mental health assistance.

The new money will flow through the Indigenous community support fund, bringing the total amount to $685 million this year.

Some funding will also go to First Nations living off-reserve as well as Inuit and Metis people living in urban centres, distributed based on need through an application process.

Miller says Ottawa is committed to ensuring Indigenous leaders have the tools and support they need to implement the various aspects of their pandemic plans.

“This funding will provide crucial support to key community initiatives that strive to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities,” he said.

“This approach aligns with our commitment to support Indigenous leadership’s approaches to community wellness while providing the flexibility to respond to emerging needs, for example in response to an outbreak of COVID-19.”

To date there have been 425 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves, with 34 people hospitalized. Of these, 393 have recovered from the virus. There have also been 17 cases in the Nunavik region in northern Quebec. All have recovered.

The federal government has acknowledged that COVID-19 case counts among Indigenous Peoples do not reflect the true impact on Indigenous communities and individuals, as they only capture statistics from those living on reserves or in Inuit territories. The majority of Indigenous people in Canada live off reserve.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.

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Carleton ends student placements with police over failures to address racism

OTTAWA — Carleton University’s criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada’s criminal justice institutions.

Carleton’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice said in a statement Tuesday that the move will affect about 22 student placement positions in the 2020-2021 school year.

Since its creation 21 years ago, the institute says thousands of students have gained experience in the field through placements with the RCMP, Correctional Services Canada, the Ottawa Police Service and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Faculty say the decision to end these opportunities comes in response to calls for organizations to cut ties with law enforcement agencies facing mounting public scrutiny over racist practices.

They say these institutions have demonstrated their “imperviousness to reform,” pointing to the recent string of police killings of Black, Indigenous or otherwise racialized people and those suffering from mental health challenges.

The institute says it hopes to expand student placement opportunities at research initiatives and community-based organizations working on a range of issues related to policing, criminal justice and social welfare.

Carleton is one of many schools with criminology programs that are re-examining their relationships with law enforcement as the push to reform or defund police forces gains traction across Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.

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