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                    [description] => The day before yesterday, Nvidia unveiled the Megatron-Turing NLG artificial neural network (ANN) developed in collaboration with Microsoft. Its peculiarity lies in a huge number of parameters – 530 billion. For comparison, as Gadgets News already told, the ResNet residual neural network created in 2015 (which reduced the percentage of ImageNet image recognition errors to ... Read more
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The day before yesterday, Nvidia unveiled the Megatron-Turing NLG artificial neural network (ANN) developed in collaboration with Microsoft. Its peculiarity lies in a huge number of parameters – 530 billion. For comparison, as Gadgets News already told, the ResNet residual neural network created in 2015 (which reduced the percentage of ImageNet image recognition errors to 3.57%) consisted of 60 million parameters. However, the record of Google’s ANN is still not broken – it has 1.6 trillion parameters at all – but little is known about it.

Megatron-Turing NLG has a transformer-type architecture, which has been actively used in natural language text processing since 2017 (for which, before that, recurrent neural networks were mainly used). Nvidia’s press release highlighted the following tasks for Megatron-Turing NLG:

Practical examples include adding program code and writing short annotations to articles or even entire books. In the hands of attackers, such Megatron-Turing NLG systems can become a tool for creating fake news and other fakes – such cases are known for the example of GPT-3. But even with a conscientious approach, they are not immune from learning from texts containing errors, stereotypes, etc.

The training of the neural network was carried out on the Selene supercomputer, which is estimated at over $ 85 million. It is equipped with 560 Nvidia DGX-A100 servers, each of which has eight Nvidia A100 graphics accelerators. Selene’s peak performance is 79.215 TFLOPS (FP64). As training material, 15 English-language text sets (including Wikipedia) with a total volume of 270 billion tokens (characters or their combinations) were used.

In the light of the latest news about neuromorphic processors, the comparison of the latest software and hardware neural networks with the human brain begs again. Let me remind you that the tiny Intel Loihi 2 chip contains 1 million artificial neurons in an area of ​​31 mm.2… Therefore, in theory, the Cerebras WSE-2 superchip (46225 mm2), having the same Intel 4 lithography (formerly 7 nm), would have accommodated almost one and a half billion artificial neurons. Accordingly, a data center of ten such superchips in terms of the number of neurons is nominally equivalent to the human neocortex. But in reality, of course, this is far from the case – a biological neuron is a very complex device, an analogue of which can be a separate ANN. If it consists, for example, of 1000 artificial neurons, then instead of 10 Cerebras WSE-2 superchips, 10 thousand will be required. …

As for software neural networks, the parameters in them are the weights of the inputs of neurons. Their analog in the living brain is synapses, the number of which is estimated in hundreds of trillions – thousands of times more than in Megatron-Turing NLG.

Thus, for the artificial reproduction of the human brain, in addition to understanding how it is arranged and works, resources will be required a thousand times more than can be realized today. At the same time, one cannot fail to note the speed with which all these technologies are developing. If (without any particular reason) we assume that, like Moore’s law, the size of hardware and software neural networks will double every two years, then the prerequisites for artificial reconstruction of the human brain will arise in about twenty years.

) [summary] => The day before yesterday, Nvidia unveiled the Megatron-Turing NLG artificial neural network (ANN) developed in collaboration with Microsoft. Its peculiarity lies in a huge number of parameters – 530 billion. For comparison, as Gadgets News already told, the ResNet residual neural network created in 2015 (which reduced the percentage of ImageNet image recognition errors to ... Read more [atom_content] =>

The day before yesterday, Nvidia unveiled the Megatron-Turing NLG artificial neural network (ANN) developed in collaboration with Microsoft. Its peculiarity lies in a huge number of parameters – 530 billion. For comparison, as Gadgets News already told, the ResNet residual neural network created in 2015 (which reduced the percentage of ImageNet image recognition errors to 3.57%) consisted of 60 million parameters. However, the record of Google’s ANN is still not broken – it has 1.6 trillion parameters at all – but little is known about it.

Megatron-Turing NLG has a transformer-type architecture, which has been actively used in natural language text processing since 2017 (for which, before that, recurrent neural networks were mainly used). Nvidia’s press release highlighted the following tasks for Megatron-Turing NLG:

Practical examples include adding program code and writing short annotations to articles or even entire books. In the hands of attackers, such Megatron-Turing NLG systems can become a tool for creating fake news and other fakes – such cases are known for the example of GPT-3. But even with a conscientious approach, they are not immune from learning from texts containing errors, stereotypes, etc.

The training of the neural network was carried out on the Selene supercomputer, which is estimated at over $ 85 million. It is equipped with 560 Nvidia DGX-A100 servers, each of which has eight Nvidia A100 graphics accelerators. Selene’s peak performance is 79.215 TFLOPS (FP64). As training material, 15 English-language text sets (including Wikipedia) with a total volume of 270 billion tokens (characters or their combinations) were used.

In the light of the latest news about neuromorphic processors, the comparison of the latest software and hardware neural networks with the human brain begs again. Let me remind you that the tiny Intel Loihi 2 chip contains 1 million artificial neurons in an area of ​​31 mm.2… Therefore, in theory, the Cerebras WSE-2 superchip (46225 mm2), having the same Intel 4 lithography (formerly 7 nm), would have accommodated almost one and a half billion artificial neurons. Accordingly, a data center of ten such superchips in terms of the number of neurons is nominally equivalent to the human neocortex. But in reality, of course, this is far from the case – a biological neuron is a very complex device, an analogue of which can be a separate ANN. If it consists, for example, of 1000 artificial neurons, then instead of 10 Cerebras WSE-2 superchips, 10 thousand will be required. …

As for software neural networks, the parameters in them are the weights of the inputs of neurons. Their analog in the living brain is synapses, the number of which is estimated in hundreds of trillions – thousands of times more than in Megatron-Turing NLG.

Thus, for the artificial reproduction of the human brain, in addition to understanding how it is arranged and works, resources will be required a thousand times more than can be realized today. At the same time, one cannot fail to note the speed with which all these technologies are developing. If (without any particular reason) we assume that, like Moore’s law, the size of hardware and software neural networks will double every two years, then the prerequisites for artificial reconstruction of the human brain will arise in about twenty years.

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Over the past two months I have extensively tested the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 and brushed my teeth with it. How do you like this smart electric toothbrush? You can read my findings in my Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 review.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900

At the time of writing, the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is the best, most comprehensive toothbrush from Philips, including app, brushing programs and much more.

While this may sound a bit overwhelming for a toothbrush, there are a number of features that I have come to really appreciate during my two months of heavy use. More on that later in the review.

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The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 comes with a luxury travel case, charger and of course the toothbrush itself, including one brush head. That is exactly the composition I tested!

If you don’t want to read the whole review, I’ll start with a summary.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900

The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is a particularly stylish and pleasant toothbrush with many options. The adaptive intensity (SenseIQ) provides a better brushing experience. The only improvement I would like is an app that would be a bit more consistent in connection, for easier data syncing. If you are looking for a particularly good toothbrush, this Prestige 9900 is definitely recommended!

Pros

Good brushing results

Beautiful design

Handy travel charger

good battery

Real-time feedback on brushing

Negatives

App must be running for sync

Brush head relatively pricey (€ 15)

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900: the looks and possibilities

Now, a few years ago, I never thought I’d have anything to say about the look of a toothbrush, but the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 simply looks good. Stylish, premium and well finished.

Especially the dark version that I tested has a premium look, luxurious and chic. Now this may not be the most important thing when brushing your teeth, but every time you see this electric toothbrush, it is confirmed.

Now that we’ve got this out of the way, the Prestige 9900 comes very complete. You receive

  • Toothbrush (body)
  • Brush head (1x)
  • Charger + attachment
  • Luxury travel bag
  • USB plug + USB-C cable, both for travel case

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The travel case, which feels genuinely luxurious, works very well. The big advantage of this is that the toothbrush can be charged with a USB-C cable. Handy: I ​​usually have it with me when I’m on the road or on vacation. This way you can charge your toothbrush at any location.

One of the selling points of the Prestige 9900 is the included app and SenseIQ. In addition to brushing ‘normal’ teeth, I have of course also tested it extensively. Below my daily experience for the past ~2 months with this smart toothbrush.

Daily use and app

Ok, how good (or bad) can brushing actually go and how much influence does a toothbrush have on this? I now know that a good toothbrush can really make a difference. The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is a particularly pleasant toothbrush for daily use.

For daily maintenance you can set a number of positions via the app. You can choose the intensity (low, medium or high) and there are a number of different brushing modes. Depending on this mode, the duration of the brushing is also adjusted.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 -4

In the first period I experimented with different positions, in which I found a high brushing intensity most pleasant. After the initial setting, I did not adjust it anymore, but I did turn on SenseIQ.

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This so-called adaptive intensity becomes up to 100?! checked times per second whether too much or too little pressure is being exerted on teeth + gums. This then ensures that the intensity is automatically adjusted. In this way, SenseIQ ensures that you have an optimal brushing experience.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 -4

Furthermore, the app actually does exactly what it should do: a number of basic settings, but also show how your brushing round went. If there are certain areas in the mouth that you miss or pay too little attention to, the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 app can show this.

I used this so-called guided brushing regularly in the beginning, but you also notice that after a while you no longer always take your phone with you to open this mode. Nevertheless, it is a handy function to gaps in your brushing behavior.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 -4

The app is relatively simple and I’m actually quite happy with that. However, there is also one thing about the app that I don’t like. That is the fact that the connection is lost quite quickly and it cannot be connected in the background. The app must therefore be active (and open) to sync any data and adjust settings.

I can understand the reason for this: it saves battery life, among other things. Still, it would have been nice if the connection had been a little more consistent, or at least if there were settings to adjust this.

Where no improvement is needed is the battery life: it can simply be called good. With twice a day brushing, I regularly got 1.5/2 weeks on one battery charge. An excellent performance.

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Conclusion

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900

The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is a particularly stylish and pleasant toothbrush with many options. The adaptive intensity (SenseIQ) provides a better brushing experience. The only improvement I would like is an app that would be a bit more consistent in connection, for easier data syncing. If you are looking for a particularly good toothbrush, this Prestige 9900 is definitely recommended!

Pros

Good brushing results

Beautiful design

Handy travel charger

good battery

Real-time feedback on brushing

Negatives

App must be running for sync

Brush head relatively pricey (€ 15)

) [summary] => Over the past two months I have extensively tested the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 and brushed my teeth with it. How do you like this smart electric toothbrush? You can read my findings in my Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 review. Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 At the time of writing, the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Over the past two months I have extensively tested the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 and brushed my teeth with it. How do you like this smart electric toothbrush? You can read my findings in my Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 review.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900

At the time of writing, the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is the best, most comprehensive toothbrush from Philips, including app, brushing programs and much more.

While this may sound a bit overwhelming for a toothbrush, there are a number of features that I have come to really appreciate during my two months of heavy use. More on that later in the review.

This content is not displayed. click here to show all our content by accepting our cookies

The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 comes with a luxury travel case, charger and of course the toothbrush itself, including one brush head. That is exactly the composition I tested!

If you don’t want to read the whole review, I’ll start with a summary.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900

The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is a particularly stylish and pleasant toothbrush with many options. The adaptive intensity (SenseIQ) provides a better brushing experience. The only improvement I would like is an app that would be a bit more consistent in connection, for easier data syncing. If you are looking for a particularly good toothbrush, this Prestige 9900 is definitely recommended!

Pros

Good brushing results

Beautiful design

Handy travel charger

good battery

Real-time feedback on brushing

Negatives

App must be running for sync

Brush head relatively pricey (€ 15)

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900: the looks and possibilities

Now, a few years ago, I never thought I’d have anything to say about the look of a toothbrush, but the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 simply looks good. Stylish, premium and well finished.

Especially the dark version that I tested has a premium look, luxurious and chic. Now this may not be the most important thing when brushing your teeth, but every time you see this electric toothbrush, it is confirmed.

Now that we’ve got this out of the way, the Prestige 9900 comes very complete. You receive

  • Toothbrush (body)
  • Brush head (1x)
  • Charger + attachment
  • Luxury travel bag
  • USB plug + USB-C cable, both for travel case

This content is not displayed. click here to show all our content by accepting our cookies

The travel case, which feels genuinely luxurious, works very well. The big advantage of this is that the toothbrush can be charged with a USB-C cable. Handy: I ​​usually have it with me when I’m on the road or on vacation. This way you can charge your toothbrush at any location.

One of the selling points of the Prestige 9900 is the included app and SenseIQ. In addition to brushing ‘normal’ teeth, I have of course also tested it extensively. Below my daily experience for the past ~2 months with this smart toothbrush.

Daily use and app

Ok, how good (or bad) can brushing actually go and how much influence does a toothbrush have on this? I now know that a good toothbrush can really make a difference. The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is a particularly pleasant toothbrush for daily use.

For daily maintenance you can set a number of positions via the app. You can choose the intensity (low, medium or high) and there are a number of different brushing modes. Depending on this mode, the duration of the brushing is also adjusted.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 -4

In the first period I experimented with different positions, in which I found a high brushing intensity most pleasant. After the initial setting, I did not adjust it anymore, but I did turn on SenseIQ.

This content is not displayed. click here to show all our content by accepting our cookies

This so-called adaptive intensity becomes up to 100?! checked times per second whether too much or too little pressure is being exerted on teeth + gums. This then ensures that the intensity is automatically adjusted. In this way, SenseIQ ensures that you have an optimal brushing experience.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 -4

Furthermore, the app actually does exactly what it should do: a number of basic settings, but also show how your brushing round went. If there are certain areas in the mouth that you miss or pay too little attention to, the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 app can show this.

I used this so-called guided brushing regularly in the beginning, but you also notice that after a while you no longer always take your phone with you to open this mode. Nevertheless, it is a handy function to gaps in your brushing behavior.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 -4

The app is relatively simple and I’m actually quite happy with that. However, there is also one thing about the app that I don’t like. That is the fact that the connection is lost quite quickly and it cannot be connected in the background. The app must therefore be active (and open) to sync any data and adjust settings.

I can understand the reason for this: it saves battery life, among other things. Still, it would have been nice if the connection had been a little more consistent, or at least if there were settings to adjust this.

Where no improvement is needed is the battery life: it can simply be called good. With twice a day brushing, I regularly got 1.5/2 weeks on one battery charge. An excellent performance.

This content is not displayed. click here to show all our content by accepting our cookies

Conclusion

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900

The Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 is a particularly stylish and pleasant toothbrush with many options. The adaptive intensity (SenseIQ) provides a better brushing experience. The only improvement I would like is an app that would be a bit more consistent in connection, for easier data syncing. If you are looking for a particularly good toothbrush, this Prestige 9900 is definitely recommended!

Pros

Good brushing results

Beautiful design

Handy travel charger

good battery

Real-time feedback on brushing

Negatives

App must be running for sync

Brush head relatively pricey (€ 15)

) [2] => Array ( [title] => Nokia has been launching an Android tablet for years – News [link] => https://movs.world/nokia-has-been-launching-an-android-tablet-for-years-news/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Wed, 06 Oct 2021 09:36:49 +0000 [category] => GadgetsAndroidLaunchingNewsNokiatabletyears [guid] => https://movs.world/nokia-has-been-launching-an-android-tablet-for-years-news/ [description] => HMD Global, the company that has been producing Nokia devices for several years, unveiled its first tablet on Wednesday. It concerns the Nokia T20, an Android device with a 2K screen of 10.4-inch and a price tag from 219 euros. The T20 is not the first Android tablet for Nokia. For example, the Finns already ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

HMD Global, the company that has been producing Nokia devices for several years, unveiled its first tablet on Wednesday. It concerns the Nokia T20, an Android device with a 2K screen of 10.4-inch and a price tag from 219 euros.

The T20 is not the first Android tablet for Nokia. For example, the Finns already launched the N1 in 2014. A year earlier, the Nokia Lumia 2520 saw the light of day, but that was a device with Windows RT as operating system. For HMD Global, it is the first tablet that the company is marketing under the Nokia brand name.

Powerful battery

The Nokia T20 runs on Android 11 and is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program. This means that the tablet meets strict standards that allow companies to deploy and manage the hardware in a secure way. The new tablet also comes under HMD Enable Pro, the enterprise mobility management solution that helps companies manage their devices from a so-called one-stop-shop interface.

HMD Global equipped the tablet with a powerful 8200mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, this guarantees fifteen hours of surfing the web, seven hours of conference calls or ten hours of watching movies. The screen emits little blue light, which is good news for the eyes (and sleep) of the user.

Other notable features include 8 and 5 megapixel cameras, stereo speakers and dual microphones. Nokia T20 owners are also guaranteed two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates.

Prices and availability

The Nokia T20 will be launched in December, first in a configuration of 4GB RAM, 64GB storage capacity, and LTE plus WiFi. The target price is 249 euros. Later there will also be a WiFi-only version that will cost 219 euros.

The T20 is not the first Android tablet for Nokia. For example, the Finns already launched the N1 in 2014. A year earlier, the Nokia Lumia 2520 saw the light of day, but that was a device with Windows RT as operating system. It is HMD Global’s first tablet to market under the Nokia brand. The Nokia T20 runs on Android 11 and is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program. This means that the tablet meets strict standards that allow companies to deploy and manage the hardware in a secure way. The new tablet also comes under HMD Enable Pro, the enterprise mobility management solution that helps companies manage their devices from a so-called one-stop-shop interface. HMD Global equipped the tablet with a powerful 8200mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, this guarantees fifteen hours of surfing the web, seven hours of conference calls or ten hours of watching movies. The screen emits little blue light, which is good news for the eyes (and sleep) of the user. Other notable features include the 8 and 5 megapixel cameras, stereo speakers and dual microphones. Nokia T20 owners are also assured of two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates. The Nokia T20 will hit the market in December, first in a configuration of 4GB RAM, 64GB storage capacity, and LTE plus WiFi. The target price is 249 euros. Later there will also be a WiFi-only version that will cost 219 euros.

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) [summary] => HMD Global, the company that has been producing Nokia devices for several years, unveiled its first tablet on Wednesday. It concerns the Nokia T20, an Android device with a 2K screen of 10.4-inch and a price tag from 219 euros. The T20 is not the first Android tablet for Nokia. For example, the Finns already ... Read more [atom_content] =>

HMD Global, the company that has been producing Nokia devices for several years, unveiled its first tablet on Wednesday. It concerns the Nokia T20, an Android device with a 2K screen of 10.4-inch and a price tag from 219 euros.

The T20 is not the first Android tablet for Nokia. For example, the Finns already launched the N1 in 2014. A year earlier, the Nokia Lumia 2520 saw the light of day, but that was a device with Windows RT as operating system. For HMD Global, it is the first tablet that the company is marketing under the Nokia brand name.

Powerful battery

The Nokia T20 runs on Android 11 and is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program. This means that the tablet meets strict standards that allow companies to deploy and manage the hardware in a secure way. The new tablet also comes under HMD Enable Pro, the enterprise mobility management solution that helps companies manage their devices from a so-called one-stop-shop interface.

HMD Global equipped the tablet with a powerful 8200mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, this guarantees fifteen hours of surfing the web, seven hours of conference calls or ten hours of watching movies. The screen emits little blue light, which is good news for the eyes (and sleep) of the user.

Other notable features include 8 and 5 megapixel cameras, stereo speakers and dual microphones. Nokia T20 owners are also guaranteed two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates.

Prices and availability

The Nokia T20 will be launched in December, first in a configuration of 4GB RAM, 64GB storage capacity, and LTE plus WiFi. The target price is 249 euros. Later there will also be a WiFi-only version that will cost 219 euros.

The T20 is not the first Android tablet for Nokia. For example, the Finns already launched the N1 in 2014. A year earlier, the Nokia Lumia 2520 saw the light of day, but that was a device with Windows RT as operating system. It is HMD Global’s first tablet to market under the Nokia brand. The Nokia T20 runs on Android 11 and is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program. This means that the tablet meets strict standards that allow companies to deploy and manage the hardware in a secure way. The new tablet also comes under HMD Enable Pro, the enterprise mobility management solution that helps companies manage their devices from a so-called one-stop-shop interface. HMD Global equipped the tablet with a powerful 8200mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, this guarantees fifteen hours of surfing the web, seven hours of conference calls or ten hours of watching movies. The screen emits little blue light, which is good news for the eyes (and sleep) of the user. Other notable features include the 8 and 5 megapixel cameras, stereo speakers and dual microphones. Nokia T20 owners are also assured of two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates. The Nokia T20 will hit the market in December, first in a configuration of 4GB RAM, 64GB storage capacity, and LTE plus WiFi. The target price is 249 euros. Later there will also be a WiFi-only version that will cost 219 euros.

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) [3] => Array ( [title] => A15 Bionic: testing sustained GPU performance [link] => https://movs.world/a15-bionic-testing-sustained-gpu-performance/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:43:45 +0000 [category] => GadgetsA15BionicGPUperformancesustainedtesting [guid] => https://movs.world/a15-bionic-testing-sustained-gpu-performance/ [description] => Today there is a preview of the A15 Bionic from our colleagues at AnandTech. Every time we look forward to their reviews, because the authors of the resource pay great attention to the sustainable performance of the tested smartphones, thus assessing their real performance. And above all, of course, we are interested in graphics, which ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Today there is a preview of the A15 Bionic from our colleagues at AnandTech. Every time we look forward to their reviews, because the authors of the resource pay great attention to the sustainable performance of the tested smartphones, thus assessing their real performance. And above all, of course, we are interested in graphics, which are especially relevant in games. Here are the results of the two new Apple smartphones, their immediate predecessors, as well as the most productive Android smartphones in the respective tests:

iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Xiaomi
Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi
Wed 11
ZTE
Axon 30 Ultra
3DMark Wirld Life Unlimited (off-screen) 41.40
(97%)
42.88 34.40
(80%)
36.40
(85%)
14.60
(34%)
23.50
(55%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 (1440p) 86.28 83.21
(96%)
56.06
(65%)
62.75
(73%)
64.91
(75%)
51.60
(60%)
GFXBench Aztec Ruins High (off-screen) 33.43 31.83
(95%)
27.38
(82%)
26.68
(80%)
28.21
(84%)
28.20
(84%)
27.33
(82%)

To this can be added the performance gain of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 compared to their predecessors (in parentheses – compared to the most productive Android smartphone in the corresponding test):

iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12
3DMark Wirld Life Unlimited (off-screen) +20% (+76%) +18% (+82%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 (1440p) +54% (+33%) — (+28%)
GFXBench Aztec Ruins High (off-screen) +22% (+19%) +19% (+13%)

Despite the identical processor (Snapdragon 888), in the 3DMark Wirld Life Unlimited benchmark, the results of the Xiaomi 11T Pro smartphones (19.32 fps, it is not in the table above) and Xiaomi Mi 11 (14.6 fps) differ greatly from each other. The reason is the same as we mentioned in 2017:

The essence of falsification and the method of its detection have not changed: recognizing the benchmark running on it, the smartphone works in a more productive mode (at a higher frequency and without throttling), and it is possible to deceive it using a special version of the benchmark, which “pretends” to be a regular application.

In the case of older models of Xiaomi smartphones, this was recently discovered by our colleagues from AnandTech. But even with the artificial overstatement of Xiaomi’s performance, the new Apple smartphones are noticeably faster than both their rivals and their predecessors.

) [summary] => Today there is a preview of the A15 Bionic from our colleagues at AnandTech. Every time we look forward to their reviews, because the authors of the resource pay great attention to the sustainable performance of the tested smartphones, thus assessing their real performance. And above all, of course, we are interested in graphics, which ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Today there is a preview of the A15 Bionic from our colleagues at AnandTech. Every time we look forward to their reviews, because the authors of the resource pay great attention to the sustainable performance of the tested smartphones, thus assessing their real performance. And above all, of course, we are interested in graphics, which are especially relevant in games. Here are the results of the two new Apple smartphones, their immediate predecessors, as well as the most productive Android smartphones in the respective tests:

iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Xiaomi
Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi
Wed 11
ZTE
Axon 30 Ultra
3DMark Wirld Life Unlimited (off-screen) 41.40
(97%)
42.88 34.40
(80%)
36.40
(85%)
14.60
(34%)
23.50
(55%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 (1440p) 86.28 83.21
(96%)
56.06
(65%)
62.75
(73%)
64.91
(75%)
51.60
(60%)
GFXBench Aztec Ruins High (off-screen) 33.43 31.83
(95%)
27.38
(82%)
26.68
(80%)
28.21
(84%)
28.20
(84%)
27.33
(82%)

To this can be added the performance gain of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 compared to their predecessors (in parentheses – compared to the most productive Android smartphone in the corresponding test):

iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12
3DMark Wirld Life Unlimited (off-screen) +20% (+76%) +18% (+82%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 (1440p) +54% (+33%) — (+28%)
GFXBench Aztec Ruins High (off-screen) +22% (+19%) +19% (+13%)

Despite the identical processor (Snapdragon 888), in the 3DMark Wirld Life Unlimited benchmark, the results of the Xiaomi 11T Pro smartphones (19.32 fps, it is not in the table above) and Xiaomi Mi 11 (14.6 fps) differ greatly from each other. The reason is the same as we mentioned in 2017:

The essence of falsification and the method of its detection have not changed: recognizing the benchmark running on it, the smartphone works in a more productive mode (at a higher frequency and without throttling), and it is possible to deceive it using a special version of the benchmark, which “pretends” to be a regular application.

In the case of older models of Xiaomi smartphones, this was recently discovered by our colleagues from AnandTech. But even with the artificial overstatement of Xiaomi’s performance, the new Apple smartphones are noticeably faster than both their rivals and their predecessors.

) [4] => Array ( [title] => Tesla’s quarterly sales exceeded 240 thousand, and the share of electric vehicles sold in Norway – 77% [link] => https://movs.world/teslas-quarterly-sales-exceeded-240-thousand-and-the-share-of-electric-vehicles-sold-in-norway-77/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Sat, 02 Oct 2021 19:09:46 +0000 [category] => GadgetselectricexceededNorwayQuarterlysalessharesoldTeslasThousandvehicles [guid] => https://movs.world/teslas-quarterly-sales-exceeded-240-thousand-and-the-share-of-electric-vehicles-sold-in-norway-77/ [description] => Tesla today reported Q3 2021 sales – this is how they look since the beginning of the year (in brackets – the change compared to the previous quarter): 1 kv 2021 2 kv 2021 3 kv 2021 Model 3 / Y 182,780 199,360 232,025 Model S/X 2,020 1,890 9,275 Total 184,800 (+2%) 201,250 (+9%) 241,300 ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Tesla today reported Q3 2021 sales – this is how they look since the beginning of the year (in brackets – the change compared to the previous quarter):

1 kv 2021 2 kv 2021 3 kv 2021
Model 3 / Y 182,780 199,360 232,025
Model S/X 2,020 1,890 9,275
Total 184,800 (+2%) 201,250 (+9%) 241,300 (+20%)

Accordingly, since the beginning of the year, sales have reached 626,350 units – the company is steadily approaching the mark of one million cars sold annually. By the way, according to an insider source at Volkswagen, the production process for the ID.3 takes three times longer than for the Tesla Model 3 (which supposedly has 10 hours).

But for the largest US automaker, General Motors, things are going much worse. If, compared to Q3 2020 (139,300 units), Tesla sales in Q3 2021 increased by 73%, then for GM during the same period they decreased by 33%, to 410,917 units (this is in the United States, world statistics have not yet been disclosed ). The press release attributed the drop in sales to a shortage of processors. The average price of a General Motors car sold in the United States is $ 47,467 in the third quarter – against $ 49 thousand for Tesla in the second quarter (based on revenue of $ 9.874 million and sales of 201.25 thousand units). At the time of this writing, the market capitalization of General Motors is $ 77 billion, Tesla is $ 777 billion, i.e. more than 10 times more.

Along with the quarterly sales figures for Tesla came out the latest statistics on sales of electric vehicles in the country with the world’s most electrified passenger cars, Norway. If in August, electric vehicles accounted for 71.9% there (87.7% together with “plug-in” hybrids), then in September – already 77.5% (91.5% with hybrids). As Gadgets News has already told, such a rapid replacement of gasoline (3%) and diesel (2.3%) cars with electric ones in Norway is justified by the fact that 96% of electricity in this country is produced in a relatively environmentally friendly way (90% – hydroelectric power plants, 6% – wind turbines).

Tesla, General Motors, CleanTechnica

) [summary] => Tesla today reported Q3 2021 sales – this is how they look since the beginning of the year (in brackets – the change compared to the previous quarter): 1 kv 2021 2 kv 2021 3 kv 2021 Model 3 / Y 182,780 199,360 232,025 Model S/X 2,020 1,890 9,275 Total 184,800 (+2%) 201,250 (+9%) 241,300 ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Tesla today reported Q3 2021 sales – this is how they look since the beginning of the year (in brackets – the change compared to the previous quarter):

1 kv 2021 2 kv 2021 3 kv 2021
Model 3 / Y 182,780 199,360 232,025
Model S/X 2,020 1,890 9,275
Total 184,800 (+2%) 201,250 (+9%) 241,300 (+20%)

Accordingly, since the beginning of the year, sales have reached 626,350 units – the company is steadily approaching the mark of one million cars sold annually. By the way, according to an insider source at Volkswagen, the production process for the ID.3 takes three times longer than for the Tesla Model 3 (which supposedly has 10 hours).

But for the largest US automaker, General Motors, things are going much worse. If, compared to Q3 2020 (139,300 units), Tesla sales in Q3 2021 increased by 73%, then for GM during the same period they decreased by 33%, to 410,917 units (this is in the United States, world statistics have not yet been disclosed ). The press release attributed the drop in sales to a shortage of processors. The average price of a General Motors car sold in the United States is $ 47,467 in the third quarter – against $ 49 thousand for Tesla in the second quarter (based on revenue of $ 9.874 million and sales of 201.25 thousand units). At the time of this writing, the market capitalization of General Motors is $ 77 billion, Tesla is $ 777 billion, i.e. more than 10 times more.

Along with the quarterly sales figures for Tesla came out the latest statistics on sales of electric vehicles in the country with the world’s most electrified passenger cars, Norway. If in August, electric vehicles accounted for 71.9% there (87.7% together with “plug-in” hybrids), then in September – already 77.5% (91.5% with hybrids). As Gadgets News has already told, such a rapid replacement of gasoline (3%) and diesel (2.3%) cars with electric ones in Norway is justified by the fact that 96% of electricity in this country is produced in a relatively environmentally friendly way (90% – hydroelectric power plants, 6% – wind turbines).

Tesla, General Motors, CleanTechnica

) [5] => Array ( [title] => Intel Unveils Loihi 2 Neuromorphic Processor, Samsung Unveils Copy And Paste Concept Of Brain Neural Connections On Neuromorphic Chips [link] => https://movs.world/intel-unveils-loihi-2-neuromorphic-processor-samsung-unveils-copy-and-paste-concept-of-brain-neural-connections-on-neuromorphic-chips/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Thu, 30 Sep 2021 21:35:45 +0000 [category] => GadgetsbrainchipsconceptconnectionscopyIntelLoihineuralNeuromorphicPasteProcessorSamsungunveils [guid] => https://movs.world/intel-unveils-loihi-2-neuromorphic-processor-samsung-unveils-copy-and-paste-concept-of-brain-neural-connections-on-neuromorphic-chips/ [description] => Today, four years after the announcement of Loihi, Intel introduced the 2nd generation of this neuromorphic processor. Here’s what the characteristics of both chips look like: Loihi 2 Long Technical process Intel 4 (former 7nm) Intel 14 nm Crystal area 31 mm 2 60 mm 2 Number of transistors 2.3 billion 2.1 billion Number of ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Today, four years after the announcement of Loihi, Intel introduced the 2nd generation of this neuromorphic processor. Here’s what the characteristics of both chips look like:

Loihi 2 Long
Technical process Intel 4 (former 7nm) Intel 14 nm
Crystal area 31 mm 2 60 mm 2
Number of transistors 2.3 billion 2.1 billion
Number of neurons 1 million 128 thousand
Quantity in the synapse 120 million 128 million
Number of cores 128 128
Single core cache 208 Kb 192 Kb

The company says that in operations with deep neural networks, the performance of the Loihi 2 is 10 times higher than that of its predecessor.

As Gadgets News has already told, in the spring of last year, Intel introduced the Pohoiki Spring computing cluster of 768 Loihi chips and, accordingly, 98.3 million neurons. Thus, a similar system from Loihi 2 (for which Intel has not yet disclosed its plans) will contain 768 million neurons.

For comparison, the human brain contains, according to various estimates, 80-90 billion neurons (about a fifth of which are located in the cerebral cortex), and here we smoothly turn to another interesting news. Samsung recently introduced “A new concept that brings the world one step closer to creating neuromorphic chips that allow better reproduction of the brain.”… Here’s how the company’s press release says it:

The idea, proposed by leading engineers and scientists from Samsung and Harvard University, was published by Nature Electronics as a review article entitled “Neuromorphic Electronics Based on the Copy and Paste of Neural Connections in the Brain.”

The essence of the concept put forward by the authors is best expressed by the two words “copy” and “paste”. This article proposes a way to copy a map of brain neural connections using the revolutionary nanoelectrode array developed by Dr. Ham and Dr. Park, and insert this map into a high-density 3D solid-state memory network, in whose development technology Samsung is the world leader.

Using this copy-and-paste approach, the authors propose to create a memory microcircuit that, in terms of its characteristics, will approach the unique computing capabilities of the brain – it will have low power consumption, be easy to learn, adapt to the environment, and even be autonomous and support cognitive functions – all of this. is beyond the reach of current technology.

The brain consists of a large number of neurons, and the various connections between them are responsible for the functions of the brain. Thus, knowing the map of these connections is the key to reverse engineering the way the brain works.

Although the original goal of neuromorphic engineering, which dates back to the 1980s, was to replicate the structure and operation of neural networks on a silicon chip, this task has proven extremely difficult – even now, scientists know little about what connections exist. between a large number of neurons involved in higher brain functions. As a result, the goal of neuromorphic engineering was simplified and reduced to the creation of a chip, more “based on” the brain, rather than an exact repetition of it.

This article proposes a way to go back to the original neuromorphic goal of brain reverse engineering. The array of nanoelectrodes, in fact, can enter a large number of neurons, due to which it is able to record their electrical signals with high sensitivity. These massively parallel intracellular recordings allow you to create a map of neural connections, indicating the connection points of neurons and the strength of these connections. Thus, a map of neural connections can be extracted or “copied” from these signaling records.

The copied neural map can then be “inserted” into a nonvolatile memory network – for example, commercial flash memory, which is used in our daily life in solid-state drives (SSD), or into “new” memory, for example, resistive random access (resistive random access memories, RRAM) – by programming each memory element so that its conductance represents the strength of each neural connection in the copied map.

The authors of the article develop this idea and propose a strategy for quickly inserting the resulting map of neural connections into the memory network. A network of specially designed non-volatile memory devices can study and reproduce a map of neural connections under direct control from signals recorded at the intracellular level. Basically, such a circuit directly loads a map of the brain’s neural connections into a memory chip.

Since the human brain has about 100 billion neurons and about a thousand times more synaptic connections, it will take about 100 trillion memory elements to create a neuromorphic chip. Combining such a huge amount of memory elements on a single chip is made possible by 3D memory integration, a technology developed by Samsung that will usher in a new era in the memory industry.

Building on its best practices in chip manufacturing, Samsung intends to continue research in neuromorphic engineering to strengthen Samsung’s leadership in next-generation semiconductors for artificial intelligence technologies.

“The idea we presented is very bold and ambitious,” said Dr. Ham. “Our work and progress towards such an ambitious goal will allow us to push the boundaries of machine intelligence, neuroscience and semiconductor technology.”

) [summary] => Today, four years after the announcement of Loihi, Intel introduced the 2nd generation of this neuromorphic processor. Here’s what the characteristics of both chips look like: Loihi 2 Long Technical process Intel 4 (former 7nm) Intel 14 nm Crystal area 31 mm 2 60 mm 2 Number of transistors 2.3 billion 2.1 billion Number of ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Today, four years after the announcement of Loihi, Intel introduced the 2nd generation of this neuromorphic processor. Here’s what the characteristics of both chips look like:

Loihi 2 Long
Technical process Intel 4 (former 7nm) Intel 14 nm
Crystal area 31 mm 2 60 mm 2
Number of transistors 2.3 billion 2.1 billion
Number of neurons 1 million 128 thousand
Quantity in the synapse 120 million 128 million
Number of cores 128 128
Single core cache 208 Kb 192 Kb

The company says that in operations with deep neural networks, the performance of the Loihi 2 is 10 times higher than that of its predecessor.

As Gadgets News has already told, in the spring of last year, Intel introduced the Pohoiki Spring computing cluster of 768 Loihi chips and, accordingly, 98.3 million neurons. Thus, a similar system from Loihi 2 (for which Intel has not yet disclosed its plans) will contain 768 million neurons.

For comparison, the human brain contains, according to various estimates, 80-90 billion neurons (about a fifth of which are located in the cerebral cortex), and here we smoothly turn to another interesting news. Samsung recently introduced “A new concept that brings the world one step closer to creating neuromorphic chips that allow better reproduction of the brain.”… Here’s how the company’s press release says it:

The idea, proposed by leading engineers and scientists from Samsung and Harvard University, was published by Nature Electronics as a review article entitled “Neuromorphic Electronics Based on the Copy and Paste of Neural Connections in the Brain.”

The essence of the concept put forward by the authors is best expressed by the two words “copy” and “paste”. This article proposes a way to copy a map of brain neural connections using the revolutionary nanoelectrode array developed by Dr. Ham and Dr. Park, and insert this map into a high-density 3D solid-state memory network, in whose development technology Samsung is the world leader.

Using this copy-and-paste approach, the authors propose to create a memory microcircuit that, in terms of its characteristics, will approach the unique computing capabilities of the brain – it will have low power consumption, be easy to learn, adapt to the environment, and even be autonomous and support cognitive functions – all of this. is beyond the reach of current technology.

The brain consists of a large number of neurons, and the various connections between them are responsible for the functions of the brain. Thus, knowing the map of these connections is the key to reverse engineering the way the brain works.

Although the original goal of neuromorphic engineering, which dates back to the 1980s, was to replicate the structure and operation of neural networks on a silicon chip, this task has proven extremely difficult – even now, scientists know little about what connections exist. between a large number of neurons involved in higher brain functions. As a result, the goal of neuromorphic engineering was simplified and reduced to the creation of a chip, more “based on” the brain, rather than an exact repetition of it.

This article proposes a way to go back to the original neuromorphic goal of brain reverse engineering. The array of nanoelectrodes, in fact, can enter a large number of neurons, due to which it is able to record their electrical signals with high sensitivity. These massively parallel intracellular recordings allow you to create a map of neural connections, indicating the connection points of neurons and the strength of these connections. Thus, a map of neural connections can be extracted or “copied” from these signaling records.

The copied neural map can then be “inserted” into a nonvolatile memory network – for example, commercial flash memory, which is used in our daily life in solid-state drives (SSD), or into “new” memory, for example, resistive random access (resistive random access memories, RRAM) – by programming each memory element so that its conductance represents the strength of each neural connection in the copied map.

The authors of the article develop this idea and propose a strategy for quickly inserting the resulting map of neural connections into the memory network. A network of specially designed non-volatile memory devices can study and reproduce a map of neural connections under direct control from signals recorded at the intracellular level. Basically, such a circuit directly loads a map of the brain’s neural connections into a memory chip.

Since the human brain has about 100 billion neurons and about a thousand times more synaptic connections, it will take about 100 trillion memory elements to create a neuromorphic chip. Combining such a huge amount of memory elements on a single chip is made possible by 3D memory integration, a technology developed by Samsung that will usher in a new era in the memory industry.

Building on its best practices in chip manufacturing, Samsung intends to continue research in neuromorphic engineering to strengthen Samsung’s leadership in next-generation semiconductors for artificial intelligence technologies.

“The idea we presented is very bold and ambitious,” said Dr. Ham. “Our work and progress towards such an ambitious goal will allow us to push the boundaries of machine intelligence, neuroscience and semiconductor technology.”

) [6] => Array ( [title] => many nice and sharp smarthome deals [link] => https://movs.world/many-nice-and-sharp-smarthome-deals/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:28:47 +0000 [category] => Gadgetsdealsnicesharpsmarthome [guid] => https://movs.world/many-nice-and-sharp-smarthome-deals/ [description] => We are not averse to a good discount and let that be exactly what comes along during the Smart Week. In short, the necessary interesting options for those who want to expand their smart home. Smart Week at tink Tink is no stranger to the smarthome world and has been around for a while. Interesting ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

We are not averse to a good discount and let that be exactly what comes along during the Smart Week. In short, the necessary interesting options for those who want to expand their smart home.

Smart Week at tink

Tink is no stranger to the smarthome world and has been around for a while. Interesting promotions and combi-deals are regularly available at this webshop. But it is not only the price that makes this promotion interesting.

A ‘functioning guarantee’ is offered: suppose you can’t get the installation done, then you can get free support via tink. This, in combination with a large range, makes the tink Smart Week absolutely worth it.

My favorites

If you want to get started quickly, check out all the deals here. To dive a little deeper into it, I have selected five combi-deals, which are more than worth it. Below is an overview, but especially why these are interesting to purchase right now.

1

Google Nest Doorbell + Google Nest Hub

Personally, I have long been a fan of Google Nest products. The new video doorbell is therefore a bull’s eye. This doorbell is equipped with a battery and therefore does not necessarily need to be wired. In addition, many improvements have been made compared to the first version.

As an extra, you also get a Google Nest Hub: ideal because here you can immediately see who is at the door as soon as the doorbell rings. As far as I’m concerned, this is the golden combination when it comes to smart doorbells. After all, you can work in a kind of triptych.

Notifications on your smartphone or tablet, direct image on the Google Nest Hub and also a well-functioning, smart doorbell on battery.

  • Devices work very well together
  • Google Nest Video Doorbell can be used without cables (battery)
  • Ready for the (smart) future by working with, among other things, Google Home

2

Nuki Combo 2.0 + Nuki FOB + Keypad

Nuki has been pioneering smart locks for years. They do this with great success: it is one of the most used smart locks at the moment and that only gives more confidence.

With this combi-deal you have a complete set to optimally use your smart lock. In addition to the lock itself, you also get the Bluetooth key fob and a keypad for even easier access.

  • Easy installation
  • Nuki is a renowned brand
  • Complete experience with additional accessories

3

Bosch Indego S + 500 – Robot Mower + Free Garage

If you have enough grass in the garden, a robotic lawnmower is an interesting investment. Apart from the fact that you no longer have to walk behind the lawn mower, this Bosch Indego S+ 500 mows even more efficiently, which benefits your grass.

To give your new robotic lawnmower a nice ‘shelter’, you also get a ‘garage’ with this deal, where the mower can be parked.

  • Mow efficiently with LogiCut function
  • Support for Google Home and Alexa
  • Optimal mowing schedule with SmartMowing

4

Google Nest Cam + Free Google Nest Mini

As you know by now, I’m a Google Nest fan and have been using Nest cameras in (and around) my house for years. If you can get a Nest Cam with a free Google Nest Mini, that is of course an interesting perk.

In particular, the speed with which the notifications come in, if there is movement or people to be seen, is one of the biggest advantages of the Nest Cam series in my opinion.

  • Easy installation
  • Works well with Google Home
  • Extremely fast notifications without delays

5

tado° Smart Wired Thermostat Starter Kit V3+ + Radiator Thermostats 2-pack

To be completely ready for winter, now is the time for a smart thermostat. The tado is one of the most popular thermostats in the Netherlands and offers all the functions you need. In addition to smart screens, you can also use geofencing and other possibilities.

The combination with the radiator controls ensures that you can control the heating of a house or room even more efficiently and specifically. I myself am always very pleased with tado’s combi-deals and this is also a very nice one.

  • Suitable for (almost) all central heating boilers
  • Efficient heating and thus save on high energy prices
  • Even more possibilities with radiator knobs

Personally, I get excited about such a list of deals, hopefully there is something for you too.

) [summary] => We are not averse to a good discount and let that be exactly what comes along during the Smart Week. In short, the necessary interesting options for those who want to expand their smart home. Smart Week at tink Tink is no stranger to the smarthome world and has been around for a while. Interesting ... Read more [atom_content] =>

We are not averse to a good discount and let that be exactly what comes along during the Smart Week. In short, the necessary interesting options for those who want to expand their smart home.

Smart Week at tink

Tink is no stranger to the smarthome world and has been around for a while. Interesting promotions and combi-deals are regularly available at this webshop. But it is not only the price that makes this promotion interesting.

A ‘functioning guarantee’ is offered: suppose you can’t get the installation done, then you can get free support via tink. This, in combination with a large range, makes the tink Smart Week absolutely worth it.

My favorites

If you want to get started quickly, check out all the deals here. To dive a little deeper into it, I have selected five combi-deals, which are more than worth it. Below is an overview, but especially why these are interesting to purchase right now.

1

Google Nest Doorbell + Google Nest Hub

Personally, I have long been a fan of Google Nest products. The new video doorbell is therefore a bull’s eye. This doorbell is equipped with a battery and therefore does not necessarily need to be wired. In addition, many improvements have been made compared to the first version.

As an extra, you also get a Google Nest Hub: ideal because here you can immediately see who is at the door as soon as the doorbell rings. As far as I’m concerned, this is the golden combination when it comes to smart doorbells. After all, you can work in a kind of triptych.

Notifications on your smartphone or tablet, direct image on the Google Nest Hub and also a well-functioning, smart doorbell on battery.

  • Devices work very well together
  • Google Nest Video Doorbell can be used without cables (battery)
  • Ready for the (smart) future by working with, among other things, Google Home

2

Nuki Combo 2.0 + Nuki FOB + Keypad

Nuki has been pioneering smart locks for years. They do this with great success: it is one of the most used smart locks at the moment and that only gives more confidence.

With this combi-deal you have a complete set to optimally use your smart lock. In addition to the lock itself, you also get the Bluetooth key fob and a keypad for even easier access.

  • Easy installation
  • Nuki is a renowned brand
  • Complete experience with additional accessories

3

Bosch Indego S + 500 – Robot Mower + Free Garage

If you have enough grass in the garden, a robotic lawnmower is an interesting investment. Apart from the fact that you no longer have to walk behind the lawn mower, this Bosch Indego S+ 500 mows even more efficiently, which benefits your grass.

To give your new robotic lawnmower a nice ‘shelter’, you also get a ‘garage’ with this deal, where the mower can be parked.

  • Mow efficiently with LogiCut function
  • Support for Google Home and Alexa
  • Optimal mowing schedule with SmartMowing

4

Google Nest Cam + Free Google Nest Mini

As you know by now, I’m a Google Nest fan and have been using Nest cameras in (and around) my house for years. If you can get a Nest Cam with a free Google Nest Mini, that is of course an interesting perk.

In particular, the speed with which the notifications come in, if there is movement or people to be seen, is one of the biggest advantages of the Nest Cam series in my opinion.

  • Easy installation
  • Works well with Google Home
  • Extremely fast notifications without delays

5

tado° Smart Wired Thermostat Starter Kit V3+ + Radiator Thermostats 2-pack

To be completely ready for winter, now is the time for a smart thermostat. The tado is one of the most popular thermostats in the Netherlands and offers all the functions you need. In addition to smart screens, you can also use geofencing and other possibilities.

The combination with the radiator controls ensures that you can control the heating of a house or room even more efficiently and specifically. I myself am always very pleased with tado’s combi-deals and this is also a very nice one.

  • Suitable for (almost) all central heating boilers
  • Efficient heating and thus save on high energy prices
  • Even more possibilities with radiator knobs

Personally, I get excited about such a list of deals, hopefully there is something for you too.

) [7] => Array ( [title] => The public release of the Tesla city autopilot has started [link] => https://movs.world/the-public-release-of-the-tesla-city-autopilot-has-started/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Sun, 26 Sep 2021 14:13:39 +0000 [category] => GadgetsautopilotCitypublicreleasestartedTesla [guid] => https://movs.world/the-public-release-of-the-tesla-city-autopilot-has-started/ [description] => Tesla’s model of testing its autopilot on volunteers delights some and outrages others. But both of them often overlook the fact that the company is very careful in the selection of testers. A year ago, the beta version of FSD, which allows you to turn on the autopilot on city streets, was sold in a ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Tesla’s model of testing its autopilot on volunteers delights some and outrages others. But both of them often overlook the fact that the company is very careful in the selection of testers. A year ago, the beta version of FSD, which allows you to turn on the autopilot on city streets, was sold in a limited edition for selected Tesla drivers – and today, as promises Elon Musk is finally starting the public release of the beta version of FSD 10.1. But in order to take advantage of it, drivers who paid up to $ 10 thousand for an autopilot (or $ 6 thousand if they bought it a couple of years ago) must prove that they drive a car safely enough. To do this, Tesla came up with a special safety score, the Safety Score. It is calculated according to the following parameters:

Driving safety scores range from 0 to 100, are taken into account daily and calculated as an average over an indefinite period (up to 30 days). For some reason, Tesla also does not disclose the minimum allowable (in order to use the city autopilot) safety rating – but makes a reservation that most drivers will have at least 80.

The formula itself for calculating the safety score is based on experience covering 6 billion kilometers of total kilometers traveled by vehicles with beta activated autopilot. Based on the average annual mileage of a car in the United States (30 thousand km), this is 200 thousand man-years, or two years, during which the autopilot was tested by 100 thousand drivers. By comparison, Tesla’s main competitor, Google-owned Waymo, has driven only 20 million km (667 man-years). True, this is not counting 20 billion km in a virtual simulator – but such an experience is hardly capable of completely replacing the real one. In this sense, Tesla has a colossal advantage – unlike other software developers, it can use a huge fleet of its own cars, and unlike the rest of the automotive industry, it is clearly more successful in developing its own autopilot.

As Gadgets News has already told, 1.3 million people died in road accidents worldwide in 2020. Over the past century, road accidents have claimed the lives of 60 million people. For comparison, the total losses in World War II were 71 million. This is the terrible price that humanity has to pay for its invention. The creation and widespread adoption of self-driving cars in their contribution to saving lives will be comparable to the invention of antibiotics and vaccines. How soon this will happen is an open question.

) [summary] => Tesla’s model of testing its autopilot on volunteers delights some and outrages others. But both of them often overlook the fact that the company is very careful in the selection of testers. A year ago, the beta version of FSD, which allows you to turn on the autopilot on city streets, was sold in a ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Tesla’s model of testing its autopilot on volunteers delights some and outrages others. But both of them often overlook the fact that the company is very careful in the selection of testers. A year ago, the beta version of FSD, which allows you to turn on the autopilot on city streets, was sold in a limited edition for selected Tesla drivers – and today, as promises Elon Musk is finally starting the public release of the beta version of FSD 10.1. But in order to take advantage of it, drivers who paid up to $ 10 thousand for an autopilot (or $ 6 thousand if they bought it a couple of years ago) must prove that they drive a car safely enough. To do this, Tesla came up with a special safety score, the Safety Score. It is calculated according to the following parameters:

Driving safety scores range from 0 to 100, are taken into account daily and calculated as an average over an indefinite period (up to 30 days). For some reason, Tesla also does not disclose the minimum allowable (in order to use the city autopilot) safety rating – but makes a reservation that most drivers will have at least 80.

The formula itself for calculating the safety score is based on experience covering 6 billion kilometers of total kilometers traveled by vehicles with beta activated autopilot. Based on the average annual mileage of a car in the United States (30 thousand km), this is 200 thousand man-years, or two years, during which the autopilot was tested by 100 thousand drivers. By comparison, Tesla’s main competitor, Google-owned Waymo, has driven only 20 million km (667 man-years). True, this is not counting 20 billion km in a virtual simulator – but such an experience is hardly capable of completely replacing the real one. In this sense, Tesla has a colossal advantage – unlike other software developers, it can use a huge fleet of its own cars, and unlike the rest of the automotive industry, it is clearly more successful in developing its own autopilot.

As Gadgets News has already told, 1.3 million people died in road accidents worldwide in 2020. Over the past century, road accidents have claimed the lives of 60 million people. For comparison, the total losses in World War II were 71 million. This is the terrible price that humanity has to pay for its invention. The creation and widespread adoption of self-driving cars in their contribution to saving lives will be comparable to the invention of antibiotics and vaccines. How soon this will happen is an open question.

) [8] => Array ( [title] => Who and how will be responsible for the mistakes of unmanned vehicles? [link] => https://movs.world/who-and-how-will-be-responsible-for-the-mistakes-of-unmanned-vehicles/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Thu, 23 Sep 2021 21:05:45 +0000 [category] => GadgetsmistakesresponsibleUnmannedvehicles [guid] => https://movs.world/who-and-how-will-be-responsible-for-the-mistakes-of-unmanned-vehicles/ [description] => As news emerges about the next achievements of unmanned systems in cars (first of all, the beta version of Tesla FSD 10 released recently), people are increasingly asking questions about legal responsibility for decisions made by the autopilot. Currently, it is carried exclusively by the driver, since even in Tesla they are firmly at the ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

As news emerges about the next achievements of unmanned systems in cars (first of all, the beta version of Tesla FSD 10 released recently), people are increasingly asking questions about legal responsibility for decisions made by the autopilot. Currently, it is carried exclusively by the driver, since even in Tesla they are firmly at the 2nd level of autopilot, they require its users to keep their hands on the steering wheel and carefully monitor the road. But it is quite obvious that sooner or later the autopilot will reach the 3rd, then the 4th and finally the 5th level, which does not even provide for a steering wheel in the car. Who will be responsible for the consequences in case of mistakes made by the autopilot?

Perhaps we should start with the fact that there is no ideal technology – starting with serious mistakes made in the design of the reactors of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and ending with an insignificant, but still the probability of engine failure in an aircraft. However, even in the event of their mistakes, the designers are not criminally liable unless it is proven that the cause was intent or negligence. In the case of the autopilot, the situation is the same – first, it is created and thoroughly tested by the developers, then it is certified by the regulatory authorities and only then is it allowed to operate. But this does not negate financial responsibility in the form of compensation for casualties or injuries in the event of an accident – and in this respect the autopilot should also be no exception.

From my point of view, the best solution would be to create an insurance fund, where the autopilot copyright holders will make contributions, and from which those who suffer from its mistakes will receive compensation. Let’s try to calculate the size of both the fund itself and the reimbursements paid from it. According to Nikkei, 78.5 million vehicles were sold in 2020. I suspect that by the time the full-fledged autopilot is released worldwide sales will increase significantly, so this number can be safely rounded up to 100 million units. However, it is reasonable to assume that the use of autopilot will become ubiquitous and mandatory. Today, for every autopilot sold (which isn’t actually an autopilot), Tesla makes $ 10,000 at a time, or $ 200 a month. Given the inevitable competition and lower prices, I propose to limit ourselves to a one-time payment of $ 1000 to the developer for each car on which the autopilot is installed. This does not include the cost of cameras, radars, lidars and similar equipment – it is solely about remuneration of software copyright holders, in which errors can be made. If $ 100 of this $ 1000 is withheld to the insurance fund, then taking into account the total number of cars sold, the annual deductions will amount to $ 10 billion.This amount can be divided, for example, into two parts: $ 5 billion for those whose health and ability to work have been damaged, and $ 5 billion – the families of the victims. According to the WHO, about 1.3 million people die in road accidents every year – suppose that the total introduction of the autopilot will reduce this number to 100 thousand.Then only compensation for one victim will be $ 50 thousand.

Of course, in reality, such a scenario is unlikely – if the insurance fund is used, it will almost certainly be different in different countries. If at all – especially when it comes to poor and developing countries. Meanwhile, according to the WHO, they account for more than 90% of the world statistics of road traffic accidents. And for example, in the USA, where 14.46 million cars were sold in 2020 (18.4% of world sales), in the same year 38.7 thousand people (3%) died in road accidents. But even with all these restrictions, the use of an insurance fund to compensate for damage seems to me the best solution to the problem of liability for mistakes made by the autopilot.

) [summary] => As news emerges about the next achievements of unmanned systems in cars (first of all, the beta version of Tesla FSD 10 released recently), people are increasingly asking questions about legal responsibility for decisions made by the autopilot. Currently, it is carried exclusively by the driver, since even in Tesla they are firmly at the ... Read more [atom_content] =>

As news emerges about the next achievements of unmanned systems in cars (first of all, the beta version of Tesla FSD 10 released recently), people are increasingly asking questions about legal responsibility for decisions made by the autopilot. Currently, it is carried exclusively by the driver, since even in Tesla they are firmly at the 2nd level of autopilot, they require its users to keep their hands on the steering wheel and carefully monitor the road. But it is quite obvious that sooner or later the autopilot will reach the 3rd, then the 4th and finally the 5th level, which does not even provide for a steering wheel in the car. Who will be responsible for the consequences in case of mistakes made by the autopilot?

Perhaps we should start with the fact that there is no ideal technology – starting with serious mistakes made in the design of the reactors of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and ending with an insignificant, but still the probability of engine failure in an aircraft. However, even in the event of their mistakes, the designers are not criminally liable unless it is proven that the cause was intent or negligence. In the case of the autopilot, the situation is the same – first, it is created and thoroughly tested by the developers, then it is certified by the regulatory authorities and only then is it allowed to operate. But this does not negate financial responsibility in the form of compensation for casualties or injuries in the event of an accident – and in this respect the autopilot should also be no exception.

From my point of view, the best solution would be to create an insurance fund, where the autopilot copyright holders will make contributions, and from which those who suffer from its mistakes will receive compensation. Let’s try to calculate the size of both the fund itself and the reimbursements paid from it. According to Nikkei, 78.5 million vehicles were sold in 2020. I suspect that by the time the full-fledged autopilot is released worldwide sales will increase significantly, so this number can be safely rounded up to 100 million units. However, it is reasonable to assume that the use of autopilot will become ubiquitous and mandatory. Today, for every autopilot sold (which isn’t actually an autopilot), Tesla makes $ 10,000 at a time, or $ 200 a month. Given the inevitable competition and lower prices, I propose to limit ourselves to a one-time payment of $ 1000 to the developer for each car on which the autopilot is installed. This does not include the cost of cameras, radars, lidars and similar equipment – it is solely about remuneration of software copyright holders, in which errors can be made. If $ 100 of this $ 1000 is withheld to the insurance fund, then taking into account the total number of cars sold, the annual deductions will amount to $ 10 billion.This amount can be divided, for example, into two parts: $ 5 billion for those whose health and ability to work have been damaged, and $ 5 billion – the families of the victims. According to the WHO, about 1.3 million people die in road accidents every year – suppose that the total introduction of the autopilot will reduce this number to 100 thousand.Then only compensation for one victim will be $ 50 thousand.

Of course, in reality, such a scenario is unlikely – if the insurance fund is used, it will almost certainly be different in different countries. If at all – especially when it comes to poor and developing countries. Meanwhile, according to the WHO, they account for more than 90% of the world statistics of road traffic accidents. And for example, in the USA, where 14.46 million cars were sold in 2020 (18.4% of world sales), in the same year 38.7 thousand people (3%) died in road accidents. But even with all these restrictions, the use of an insurance fund to compensate for damage seems to me the best solution to the problem of liability for mistakes made by the autopilot.

) [9] => Array ( [title] => OnePlus Nord 2 review: top middle class does a lot of good [link] => https://movs.world/oneplus-nord-2-review-top-middle-class-does-a-lot-of-good/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hally ) [pubdate] => Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:24:45 +0000 [category] => GadgetsclassGoodlotmiddleNordOnePlusReviewtop [guid] => https://movs.world/oneplus-nord-2-review-top-middle-class-does-a-lot-of-good/ [description] => OnePlus can now call itself an established brand in the smartphone market. With the new middle class: the OnePlus Nord 2, they compete in this segment. You can read whether they succeed in this in the OnePlus Nord 2 review. OnePlus Nord 2 The OnePlus Nord 2 is positioned ‘exactly in the middle’. That is, ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

OnePlus can now call itself an established brand in the smartphone market. With the new middle class: the OnePlus Nord 2, they compete in this segment. You can read whether they succeed in this in the OnePlus Nord 2 review.

OnePlus Nord 2

The OnePlus Nord 2 is positioned ‘exactly in the middle’. That is, below the OnePlus 9, but, for example, above the OnePlus Nord CE and is therefore an interesting candidate in this segment.

In recent years I have looked at many top models from OnePlus, so I am especially curious whether you still need a top model. In this review of the OnePlus Nord 2 I will find out and tell you everything you need to know about this device. Before I go deeper into this smartphone, first of all a summary.

OnePlus Nord 2: a middle class with top ambitions

The OnePlus Nord 2 is an interesting smartphone in the middle segment. A lot is going well: the fast charging, the battery life, but also the cameras, software and speed are perfectly fine. The device is not waterproof, but for this price that is an acceptable concession in my opinion. Whether you should buy the OnePlus Nord 2? Yes, it is definitely a good smartphone, without paying the top price.

Pros

Camera

Charges (very) quickly

Great software (close to standard Android)

Good battery life

Fast and fluid

Design & scherm

The design of the OnePlus Nord 2 is no surprise: it looks a lot like its smaller and bigger brother, but I have few problems with this. The device has a premium finish and the glass back certainly contributes to this.

The back of the device is not very exciting and is populated by the camera and the OnePlus logo. The blue color does not come across completely in the photo, it is relatively ‘bright’. However, I have come to appreciate it more and more during the review period.

The screen of the Nord 2 has a refresh rate of 90Hz, not a flagship specification, but you can work with it just fine. You notice the difference in refresh rate especially if you use the devices side by side (with 120Hz and 90Hz, for example).

Also read: Review OnePlus Buds Pro

An interesting detail is that you can adjust the refresh rate of the screen. Where standard 90Hz is used, it can also be reset to 60Hz. However, the screen seems a little less bright and therefore less readable in the bright sun.

The AMOLED screen has a size of 6.43 inches and a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (that’s 410ppi). With this, OnePlus offers an excellent screen for this segment: I am satisfied.

Performance and software

Where OnePlus invariably uses Qualcomm chipsets in the top models, the Nord 2 has opted for a MediaTek chipset. This is – according to OnePlus – faster than the equivalent of Qualcomm.

The Nord 2 runs on the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset and is available in combination with 8/12GB and 128/256GB, depending on the model chosen.

Unfortunately, I can’t judge the differences with its predecessor because I simply haven’t tested it. I can confirm that the Nord 2 can handle daily tasks well. Whether it’s social, mail or games: I didn’t notice any hiccups during testing.

A big advantage of the OnePlus Nord 2 is the fact that there is support for 5G. You can also use the fast(er) mobile network in the Netherlands.

Under the screen, OnePlus has placed the fingerprint scanner that does its job absolutely properly. Recognition is fast and the time that the screen has to be touched to unlock is also relatively short.

What I’m still very excited about is the software. The OnePlus Nord 2 runs on Oxygen OS (Android 11), a slightly modified version of standard Android. Nevertheless, a number of useful extra functions have been added to make the total picture more complete.

A number of standard apps from OnePlus are also included. For example, a gallery, file manager and a weather app. If desired, these apps can also be removed.

All in all I am very pleased with the software, although there are a number of minor translation errors. Nevermind: Oxygen OS makes me appreciate the OnePlus Nord 2 even more.

Battery and camera

The battery used in the device has a capacity of 4,500 mAh. A major upgrade over its predecessor. It therefore took no effort at all to get through the whole day with one battery charge, even with more intensive use.

In the unlikely event that the battery does run out, you can fully charge the device within half an hour with the supplied charger. Indeed, half an hour and it is full again! Bizarrely fast, especially for a midranger.

Also a nice choice from OnePlus to supply the right charger for this, so that you can charge quickly out-of-the-box.

A lot has changed when it comes to the camera: it has gone back from 6!? cameras to 4 copies. At the back we find three, including the main camera of 50 megapixels. This is, among other things, equipped with optical image stabilization.

The OnePlus Nord 2 takes beautiful photos, on which the colors are displayed close to reality. This is especially true if the lighting conditions are right. If you also want to take pictures in more challenging circumstances, the Nord 2 has a bit more trouble, although the night mode does make up for it.

The device also has an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens and a monochrome 2 megapixel camera, which is used, among other things, as support for the main camera.

Buy OnePlus Nord 2

The OnePlus Nord 2 has a suggested retail price of €399 for the 8GB/128GB model. The model with a 12GB/256GB is over the counter for € 499.

€399,00

in stock

3 new from €399,00

36 used from €367,07

as of 21 september 2021 16:49

Conclusion

OnePlus Nord 2: a middle class with top ambitions

The OnePlus Nord 2 is an interesting smartphone in the middle segment. A lot is going well: the fast charging, the battery life, but also the cameras, software and speed are perfectly fine. The device is not waterproof, but for this price that is an acceptable concession in my opinion. Whether you should buy the OnePlus Nord 2? Yes, it is definitely a good smartphone, without paying the top price.

Pros

Camera

Charges (very) quickly

Great software (close to standard Android)

Good battery life

Fast and fluid

) [summary] => OnePlus can now call itself an established brand in the smartphone market. With the new middle class: the OnePlus Nord 2, they compete in this segment. You can read whether they succeed in this in the OnePlus Nord 2 review. OnePlus Nord 2 The OnePlus Nord 2 is positioned ‘exactly in the middle’. That is, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

OnePlus can now call itself an established brand in the smartphone market. With the new middle class: the OnePlus Nord 2, they compete in this segment. You can read whether they succeed in this in the OnePlus Nord 2 review.

OnePlus Nord 2

The OnePlus Nord 2 is positioned ‘exactly in the middle’. That is, below the OnePlus 9, but, for example, above the OnePlus Nord CE and is therefore an interesting candidate in this segment.

In recent years I have looked at many top models from OnePlus, so I am especially curious whether you still need a top model. In this review of the OnePlus Nord 2 I will find out and tell you everything you need to know about this device. Before I go deeper into this smartphone, first of all a summary.

OnePlus Nord 2: a middle class with top ambitions

The OnePlus Nord 2 is an interesting smartphone in the middle segment. A lot is going well: the fast charging, the battery life, but also the cameras, software and speed are perfectly fine. The device is not waterproof, but for this price that is an acceptable concession in my opinion. Whether you should buy the OnePlus Nord 2? Yes, it is definitely a good smartphone, without paying the top price.

Pros

Camera

Charges (very) quickly

Great software (close to standard Android)

Good battery life

Fast and fluid

Design & scherm

The design of the OnePlus Nord 2 is no surprise: it looks a lot like its smaller and bigger brother, but I have few problems with this. The device has a premium finish and the glass back certainly contributes to this.

The back of the device is not very exciting and is populated by the camera and the OnePlus logo. The blue color does not come across completely in the photo, it is relatively ‘bright’. However, I have come to appreciate it more and more during the review period.

The screen of the Nord 2 has a refresh rate of 90Hz, not a flagship specification, but you can work with it just fine. You notice the difference in refresh rate especially if you use the devices side by side (with 120Hz and 90Hz, for example).

Also read: Review OnePlus Buds Pro

An interesting detail is that you can adjust the refresh rate of the screen. Where standard 90Hz is used, it can also be reset to 60Hz. However, the screen seems a little less bright and therefore less readable in the bright sun.

The AMOLED screen has a size of 6.43 inches and a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (that’s 410ppi). With this, OnePlus offers an excellent screen for this segment: I am satisfied.

Performance and software

Where OnePlus invariably uses Qualcomm chipsets in the top models, the Nord 2 has opted for a MediaTek chipset. This is – according to OnePlus – faster than the equivalent of Qualcomm.

The Nord 2 runs on the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset and is available in combination with 8/12GB and 128/256GB, depending on the model chosen.

Unfortunately, I can’t judge the differences with its predecessor because I simply haven’t tested it. I can confirm that the Nord 2 can handle daily tasks well. Whether it’s social, mail or games: I didn’t notice any hiccups during testing.

A big advantage of the OnePlus Nord 2 is the fact that there is support for 5G. You can also use the fast(er) mobile network in the Netherlands.

Under the screen, OnePlus has placed the fingerprint scanner that does its job absolutely properly. Recognition is fast and the time that the screen has to be touched to unlock is also relatively short.

What I’m still very excited about is the software. The OnePlus Nord 2 runs on Oxygen OS (Android 11), a slightly modified version of standard Android. Nevertheless, a number of useful extra functions have been added to make the total picture more complete.

A number of standard apps from OnePlus are also included. For example, a gallery, file manager and a weather app. If desired, these apps can also be removed.

All in all I am very pleased with the software, although there are a number of minor translation errors. Nevermind: Oxygen OS makes me appreciate the OnePlus Nord 2 even more.

Battery and camera

The battery used in the device has a capacity of 4,500 mAh. A major upgrade over its predecessor. It therefore took no effort at all to get through the whole day with one battery charge, even with more intensive use.

In the unlikely event that the battery does run out, you can fully charge the device within half an hour with the supplied charger. Indeed, half an hour and it is full again! Bizarrely fast, especially for a midranger.

Also a nice choice from OnePlus to supply the right charger for this, so that you can charge quickly out-of-the-box.

A lot has changed when it comes to the camera: it has gone back from 6!? cameras to 4 copies. At the back we find three, including the main camera of 50 megapixels. This is, among other things, equipped with optical image stabilization.

The OnePlus Nord 2 takes beautiful photos, on which the colors are displayed close to reality. This is especially true if the lighting conditions are right. If you also want to take pictures in more challenging circumstances, the Nord 2 has a bit more trouble, although the night mode does make up for it.

The device also has an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens and a monochrome 2 megapixel camera, which is used, among other things, as support for the main camera.

Buy OnePlus Nord 2

The OnePlus Nord 2 has a suggested retail price of €399 for the 8GB/128GB model. The model with a 12GB/256GB is over the counter for € 499.

€399,00

in stock

3 new from €399,00

36 used from €367,07

as of 21 september 2021 16:49

Conclusion

OnePlus Nord 2: a middle class with top ambitions

The OnePlus Nord 2 is an interesting smartphone in the middle segment. A lot is going well: the fast charging, the battery life, but also the cameras, software and speed are perfectly fine. The device is not waterproof, but for this price that is an acceptable concession in my opinion. Whether you should buy the OnePlus Nord 2? Yes, it is definitely a good smartphone, without paying the top price.

Pros

Camera

Charges (very) quickly

Great software (close to standard Android)

Good battery life

Fast and fluid

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