The Matebook X Pro has a panel which offers a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels, a density of 260 dots per inch (PPI) and brightness of 450 nits. According to Huawei, it is the first FullView touch screen present in a laptop. In addition, it is protected by Corning Gorilla glass.
With a weight of 1.33 kilograms and a minimum thickness of 4.9 millimetres, the MateBook X Pro comes with an Intel Core i7-8550U eighth-generation processor, an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card and features an intelligent cooling system. It also incorporates four speakers with Dolby Atmos Sound System technology and a 57.4-watt-hour battery, which guarantees a 12 hours autonomy of video viewing, 14 hours of work and 15 hours of web browsing, according to the company.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro integrates a fingerprint sensor on the power button that allows the user to be identified while the computer is activated. According to Huawei, this verification system activates the computer in 1.9 seconds from sleep mode, 6.6 seconds to exit hibernation mode and 7.8 seconds to turn it on.
Its keyboard is water resistant,and integrates into its upper row a false key where the ‘webcam’ of the new MateBook X Pro is hidden so that the space of the surface of the front of the equipment traditionally reserved for this module. The computer offers 2 USB-C type ports, a USB-A and a ‘jack’ port for headphones, as well as a Thunderbolt 3 connection.
The laptop, which runs on Windows 10 , integrates the Huawei Share service, which allows transferring files wirelessly between devices of the Chinese brand. According to the manufacturer, it enables the sending of 1,000 images in three minutes and a video of 1GB in one minute.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro will reach seven markets during the second quarter of this year. It will be sold in a triple configuration: the equipment with Intel Core i5, 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of internal storage will cost $1499; with an i7 processor, it will be offered with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage for $1699, and with the same Intel Core i7, it will be available with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage for $1899
This laptop will be marketed in the grey colours “Space Gray and Mystic Silver”.
Mercedes Benz Accused Of Using Car Tracking Software On Their Cars
If you thought privacy issues end on social media then you might have to think again. Top Auto brand Mercedes Benz has been accused of using car tracking software to monitor drivers who use their cars.
The secret car tracking sensors, were all built into all new and used motors sold by the firm’s dealers, to enable them pinpoint the vehicle’s exact location.
Mercedes Benz Using Car Tracking Software
Mercedes has refused to say how long it has used the sensors and has insisted the sensors are only activated in “extreme circumstances” — when certain customers have defaulted on payment.
However it has admitted to sharing car owner information and vehicle location details with third-party bailiffs and recovery firms who repossess the cars.
British Ex cabinet minister David Davis has called for extensive investigation into the matter.
According to Davis, “This is not the first time big business has behaved like Big Brother — but it’s rare to be quite as deceitful as this, I have to question whether it is even legal to pass on information to other people such as bailiffs. I would think the relevant minister ought to look very closely at the legality of this procedure.”
British Human Rights Group, Liberty said Mercedes’ actions were disturbing and part of the “creeping growth of surveillance”.
Legal experts have also raised concerns. According to a legal practitioner, “Modern technology means our ability to keep personal information private is under threat like never before.
“Organisations that handle personal data need to be completely upfront about what they are doing. That Mercedes appear not to have been so in this case is concerning. Its customers may start to worry about what other personal information the company may be gathering, then passing on.”
Personally, I have always said that privacy in the 21st Century is more or less an illusion. Just when you think all your data is secure, then it hits you. Mercedes isn’t the first to do this, however their rivals BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen have all denied that they do similar tracking.
An investigation by The Sun months ago revealed that Amazon staff can listen to Alexa recordings of British couples rowing, discussing private family matters — and having sex.
Yes you read that line, having sex. I haven’t seen something as obnoxious and bizarre as listening to conversations and sex at the same time. I don’t know the perverted employees Amazon has employed but it’s not acceptable.
According To Mercedes Benz , the said sensors are not used to permanently track customers or access real time data. “When a customer chooses to finance the purchase of their car this way they sign a contract and agree to the location sensors in the car being activated in the event that they default or breach their agreement.
“This clause in the finance contract is in bold print, just above the customer’s signature.
“Locating the car is part of the repossession process and is not permanently tracking customers.
“It is only activated in exceptional circumstances where the customer has breached their finance agreement and repeatedly failed to reply to requests to contact us.”
Nevertheless, It’s actually good if you can track your car on your own terms and luckily I know a good car tracking service.
iTunes is going to be shut down officially
After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.
It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.
Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.
Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.
Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.
Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.
We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.