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CES 2022 announces vaccination proof for in-person event

More protocols to come

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Is the world finally healing? After more than a year since the start of the pandemic, the world is finally taking steps to move forward. Though we’re not in the clear yet, we’ve all set up new paradigms to handle the world. Part of that is going back to in-person events. CES 2022 is once again confirming that it is holding an in-person event next year but with additional safety protocols.

Back in April, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that CES 2022 will finally return to Las Vegas in an in-person event. At the time, the CTA didn’t describe how the event will implement safety procedures for attendees. Finally, we now know what they’re doing.

Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination when attending the event in-person. The CTA did not enumerate what they will be considering as proof. Vaccinated people are often issued vaccination cards as proof; however, some can avail of other forms like a digital app to show vaccinations.

Additionally, the CTA is also assessing if a positive antibody test can serve as proof for attendees. At this point, the organization is still figuring out the best way to ensure everyone’s safety at the event. More protocols will likely show up as we get closer to the event itself.

Besides the in-person event, attendees can also attend a digital version which will be held side-by-side with the convention in Las Vegas.

CES 2022 is expected to push through between January 5 to 8, 2022.

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Apple’s WWDC22 will be all online

Happening from June 6-10

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The 2022 Edition of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is returning to an all-online format. The conference is happening from June 6 to 10 and is free for all developers to attend.

WWDC22 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. It will also give developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.

In addition to the announcements shared from the keynote and State of the Union presentations, this year’s program will also include more information sessions, more cutting-edge learning labs, more digital lounges to engage with attendees, and more localised content to make WWDC22 a truly global event.

Apple will host a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community. Space will be limited, and details about how to apply to attend will be provided on the Apple Developer site and app soon.

For students

Apple will also support students who love to code with the Swift Student Challenge. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad and Mac that makes learning the Swift programming language interactive and fun.

For this year’s challenge, students from around the world are invited to create a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their choice, and they can submit their work through April 25. For more information, visit the Swift Student Challenge website.

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MWC 2022

POCO debuts X4 Pro 5G, M4 Pro

All-around flagship-level experience

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POCO X4 Pro 5G

Tech brand POCO announced the global launch of the new POCO X4 Pro 5G and POCO M4 Pro at the MWC 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

The POCO X4 Pro 5G packs flagship-level experience for a value, making it perfect for the young tech enthusiasts.

It comes with a 120Hz AMOLED Display, 108MP camera, Snapdragon 5G processor, and more cutting-edge features.

The POCO M4 Pro, meanwhile, looks to be a competitive option suitable for the user’s entertainment experience as it is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 and has a 64MP main camera.

Both new phones have an octa-core CPU and come with 8GB of RAM that can be expanded up to an extra 3GB from the 256GB storage for a seamless experience.

X4 Pro 5G: All-around, flagship-level

The new POCO X4 Pro 5G marks the first time the company is employing AMOLED for the X-series, as the phone comes with a large 6.67-inch AMOLED DotDisplay screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate for less lag.

The display features a 2400 by 1080 FHD+ resolution that is SGS-certified for Eye Care Display.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 695 5G processor and an octa-core CPU headed by two Arm Cortex-A78 performance cores for speeds up to 2.2GHz.

Various camera features

The centerpiece of the smartphone is a 108MP main camera that measures in at 1/1.52”, making it one of the world’s highest resolution sensors available.

It is also joined by an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP micro camera on the rear, and a 16MP front camera.

Among the POCO X4 Pro 5G’s camera features are the panoramic selfie option, slow motion, dual-video, time-lapse, super macro, kaleidoscope, and more.

Powerful battery, fast charging

Lastly, the X4 Pro 5G comes with a 5,000mAh battery to allow users to browse or play all day long with up to 15 hours of video playback of 191 hours of music playing.

With its 67W turbo charging, the smartphone can be charged up to 70 percent in just 22 minutes, and can be fully charged in less than an hour.

M4 Pro: Ultimate entertainment experience

Meanwhile, the POCO M4 Pro is presenting itself as an entertainment powerhouse that combines value for money.

Like the X4 Pro 5G, The M4 Pro has a 2400 by 1800 FHD+ resolution. It also has a 6.43-inch AMOLED DotDisplay screen. Still with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.

This allows the device to be used for basically all activities like vlogging, social media scrolling, or taking pictures and videos.

The M4 Pro comes with a triple camera setup. It has a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro lens camera. Meanwhile, in front is a 16MP camera.

It also has a 5,000mAh battery that can be recharged fully in just an hour with 33W Pro fast charging.

Price and availability

POCO’s X4 Pro 5G and M4 Pro will be available via the brand’s official e-commerce channels.

Both phones will come with YouTube Premium pre-installed. The brand is also offering customers up to two months free on the streaming service.

For the prices, variants, and color options for the two latest smartphones, check the table below:

Unit Variant Colors available Retail price
POCO X4 Pro 5G 6GB + 128 GB Laser Black, Laser Blue, and POCO Yellow PhP 16,990
8GB + 256 GB PhP 17,990
POCO M4 Pro 6GB + 128 GB Power Black, Cool Blue, and POCO Yellow PhP 12,990
8GB + 256 GB PhP 13,990

 

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MWC 2022

Fully-charged phone in 9 minutes? OPPO unveils 240W charging tech

Pushing the boundaries of charging speed

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OPPO is pushing the boundaries of charging speed as it unveiled the 240W SUPERVOOC flash charge at MWC 2022.

Nine minutes. That’s the promise of the new charging tech. To fully charge a 4,500mAh smartphone in just nine minutes.

OPPO introduced it along with a lineup of new technologies. These include the 150W SUPERVOOC flash charge with Battery Health Engine, OPPO 5G CPE T2, MariSilicon X imaging NPU. There’s also the OPPO Air Glass and Retractable Camera, and many more.

The release of such technologies follows OPPO’s successful 2021 where the brand maintained its position as the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand.

SUPERVOOC Flash Charge

OPPO officially welcome a record-breaking new charging technology in the 240W SUPERVOOC flash charge.

As demonstrated at MWC 2022 in Spain, it has the capability to charge a 4,500mAh battery to full percentage in just nine minutes!

The company also unveiled the latest 150W SUPERVOOC flash charge that can charge a 4,500 mAh battery to 50 percent in five minutes and 100 percent in just 15 minutes.

The technology integrates OPPO’s Battery Health Engine which doubles battery life, keeping battery performance at 80 percent of its original capacity after as many as 1,600 charge cycles.

The 150W SUPERVOOC flash charge will be launched on selected OnePlus smartphones starting in the second quarter of 2022.

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