Official render reveals the Huawei Mate 40 series’ unique camera array

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  • An official render of a Huawei Mate 40 series phone has surfaced online.
  • The render suggests at least one of the phones in the series will sport an octagonal camera array.
  • It seems the phone will also sport physical volume buttons.

Growing tired of the all-too-common rectangle camera arrays on flagships? The Huawei Mate 40 series may represent something of a break. According to a teaser (via GSMArena) posted to Weibo by Huawei’s head of mobile product, He Gang, at least one of the phones in the range will sport an octagonal camera array.

Judging by the render, the six-sided array will occupy a large portion of the phone’s upper third. It’s a stark departure from previous non-official renders portraying the Mate 40 with a circular camera array. The render doesn’t give us much info on the actual sensor arrangement or how many shooters will be present. Huawei fans

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Official OnePlus 8T video shows camera, new color

  • Today, OnePlus posted an official video that gives us a full look at the upcoming OnePlus 8T.
  • The video shows off the new rear camera module design as well as a new colorway, Aquamarine Green.
  • OnePlus will officially launch the phone next week on October 14.

Today, at the official OnePlus forums, the company’s CEO Pete Lau published a new post that gives a ton of details on the next phone from the company. In a brief YouTube video, the company showed off the full design of the OnePlus 8T, a phone that OnePlus hasn’t launched yet.

The video gives us a clear look at the new camera module design of the 8T. It also shows a new colorway, which OnePlus calls Aquamarine Green.

We’ve mirrored the video above. Once again, this is not a leak: this is an official video posted by the CEO of OnePlus.

OnePlus 8T: Welp,

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Google’s new Nest Audio smart speaker is official, costs $99.99

Google has officially announced the new Nest Audio smart speaker, the latest in its line of smart speakers powered by the Google Assistant. The Nest Audio replaces the original Google Home from 2016 as Google’s midrange smart speaker, slotting above the Nest Mini and below the Nest Max in the lineup. It costs $99.99 and will be available starting October 5th in 21 countries. You can preorder it right now.



Google Nest Audio


Google Nest Audio

Unlike the Google Home’s air freshener aesthetic, the Nest Audio’s soft rounded corners and vaguely rectangular shape make it more reminiscent of a loaf of bread standing on its end. Like the Nest Mini, it’s completely wrapped in fabric, which you can get in a few different colors. Also like the other Nest speakers, there are four colored LEDs embedded in the fabric that light up when the speaker hears or responds to a voice command. You

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Google’s New Chromecast Is Launching Without An Official Stadia App

The saga of Stadia, Google’s streaming game service that still hasn’t released in many regions around the world, keeps getting stranger. Google has just released a new Chromecast for TVs, and while it comes with over 6500 apps, Stadia isn’t one of them right now.

The Verge got their hands on the new Chromecast, which comes with Google TV, and found that there was no official Stadia app at launch. While they were able to get Stadia working through sideloading, it’s not an ideal solution, and it means that using Google’s service on this Google product at launch is inconvenient.

According to The Verge, the device will be updated to support Stadia officially in “the first half” of 2021. Stadia is officially supported by the Chromecast Ultra, which makes its lack of inclusion here especially confusing. The only way to get the Ultra now is through the Stadia Premiere Edition

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AI technologies to bring more opportunities in Nigeria: official

LAGOS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) — Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to open up tremendous opportunities for access to information in Nigeria as well as achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda, an official said Tuesday.

Speaking at a forum in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, in commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information, Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, director-general of the National Informational Technology Development Agency (NITDA), said AI applications enable innovative solutions, improved risk assessment, better planning, and faster knowledge sharing.

He added that as AI transforms lives at breakneck speed, and it presents countless avenues for access to information, intelligence gathering, sharing, security, and privacy.

“Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive, and impart information. Access to information is more and more recognized as a prerequisite for sustainable development and for claiming human rights,”

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Infinix Hot 10 Lite Entry-Level Smartphone Goes Official: Price, Specifications

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Infinix has expanded it’s budget Hot 10 smartphone lineup again with the launch of a new model. Following the Infinix Hot 10, the company has now launched the Infinix Hot 10 Lite. This model has been announced in Kenya with features like an entry-level MediaTek Helio processor and a triple-rear camera setup. Here are its pricing and specifications details:

Infinix Hot 10 Lite Full Specifications And Features

The Infinix Hot 10 Lite has been announced with an LCD display which measures 6.78-inches. It delivers an HD+ resolution. Since the company hasn’t released any official image of the handset, it can’t be said if there is a punch-hole or waterdrop notch.

The smartphone is equipped with a triple-rear camera module. The sensors onboard are a 13MP primary sensor, 2MP secondary sensor, and another 2MP sensor for bokeh effects. For selfies, the device features

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Google Chromecast hits Home Depot shelves ahead of official launch, report says

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We’re just two days away from the new Chromecast, but some people have been able to buy it already. 


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Two days before Google’s Pixel 5 event, the company’s rumored new Chromecast has been spotted for sale at Home Depot for $50. People on social media as well as tech site The Verge said they were able to purchase the still unannounced streaming device at the home improvement retailer. The receipt listed the new Chromecast as “Sabrina-Abbey Rock Candy,” the hardware’s codename, according to The Verge. 

Read more: Best streaming device of 2020: Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Nvidia Shield and more compared

CNET has reached out to Google for comment, and we’ll update when we hear back.

The new device apparently isn’t available at all Home Depot locations, so

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Rocket League Free-To-Play Update Now Live, Official Patch Notes Outlined

Now that Rocket League is free-to-play, developer Psyonix has outlined the official patch notes for the soccar game’s latest update. It mirrors last week’s patch but adds a few more notes about Competitive and the start of Season 1.

The inaugural season of Rocket League, now that the game is free-to-play, began on September 22. Season 1 introduces three new ranks to Competitive, removes the Solo Standard mode, adds a level 10 requirement for Competitive play, and more. There’s also a new Tournament system that Psyonix said feels like Rocket League esports but for all ranks, where players can participate in daily tournaments to rank up and receive rewards.

The most prominent addition to Rocket League thanks to the free-to-play update is cross-progression. This feature lets players carry over their save data from Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One by connecting to an Epic Games account. Furthermore, claiming

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ASU Music Theatre and Opera collaborates on official cast album for new musical

September 22, 2020

Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera, in collaboration with musical theater writers Rachel Dean and David Brush, released the official cast album for “The Anxiety Project.” The new musical is a 90-minute themed production based on anonymous true stories of people who experience anxiety or depression.

“The Anxiety Project: Original Cast Album,” released on YouTube, features 21 show tracks plus a bonus Dean-Brush song, “Something to Leave Behind,” performed by ASU alumna and Broadway tour performer Caelan Creaser. The recording will soon be available on over 150 streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Music.
“The Anxiety Project” is a 90-minute themed production based on anonymous true stories of people who experience anxiety or depression. It is the first full-length musical recorded at ASU involving ASU students.
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“The Anxiety Project” is the first full-length musical recorded

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Russia’s top space official tried to claim that the planet Venus belongs to the Kremlin



An image of Venus and its thick clouds taken by NASA's Mariner 10 mission during a planetary flyby maneuver on February 7 and 8, 1974. Kevin M. Gill/NASA/JPL-Caletech


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An image of Venus and its thick clouds taken by NASA’s Mariner 10 mission during a planetary flyby maneuver on February 7 and 8, 1974. Kevin M. Gill/NASA/JPL-Caletech

  • The director-general of Russian space corporation Roscosmos claimed this week that Venus is a “Russian planet.”
  • “Resuming Venus exploration is on our agenda. We think that Venus is a Russian planet, so we shouldn’t lag behind,” Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Tuesday. 
  • Rogozin also revealed the country’s plans to send its own mission to Venus, on top of an already-proposed joint venture with the United States called “Venera-D.” 
  • The top space officials comments come on the back of new research published this week, which found that Venus’ clouds could be harboring microbial life. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The head of the Russian space agency has staked the country’s claim on Venus, saying this week that

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