The first Geekbench 5 GPU compute benchmark results for the recently unveiled Samsung's Exynos 2200 chip with the AMD RDNA 2-powered Xclipse 920 GPU reveal that the new processor dramatically outperforms Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chip but still cannot match Apple's A15. As with all tests of pre-production hardware, take them with a grain of salt. Samsung formally introduced its Exynos 2200 application processor several days ago, revealing all of its general specifications, like the type of CPU cores and the image signal processor's capabilities. However, it didn't disclose details about perhaps the most exciting aspect of the new chip — the Xclipse 920 GPU based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture. On Friday, someone posted the very first Geekbench 5 compute benchmark results and revealed some basics about the graphics processor in the process. Needless to say, enthusiasts noticed the new entry almost immediately. The device (presumably one of Samsung's upcoming smartphones) used … [Read more...] about Exynos 2200 with RDNA 2 Xclipse 920 GPU Gets Geekbenched
Sideloading is the practice of installing software on a device without using the approved app store or software distribution channel. Some devices allow this without modification and others need to be “jailbroken” to make sideloading possible. Either way, should you? Why Sideload Applications? The main reason anyone would want to sideload an application onto their device is that official channels simply don’t offer the software the user needs. That’s only part of the story, though, since there are many different reasons why a given application isn’t in the official app store of your device. RELATED Why Do Apps Disappear From the App Store and Play Store? For example, the application may not comply with the requirements of the app store in question or the developers may not want to pay the app store commission . For example, you won’t find video game emulation or torrenting apps in the Apple app store, since these go against their rules. It may also be … [Read more...] about What Is Sideloading, and What Are the Risks?
There may be a lot of detail in your photos that you aren’t seeing. The good news is that you can often recover this detail by expanding the dynamic range of your photos, making for more balanced and interesting shots. What Is Dynamic Range? In photography and videography, dynamic range refers to the range of light visible in a scene . It’s often measured in “stops” with the human eye being capable of seeing between 10 to 14 stops. Highlights that go beyond the bounds of a scene’s dynamic range may be blown out, while shadows will be dark and muddy. You can see an example of highlights that have been blown out in the image below. Because the subject is dark and takes up much of the image, the camera has favored shadow detail (darker parts) over highlights (lighter parts). Since this was shot on a smartphone, dynamic range is fairly limited compared to cameras with larger sensors. Many modern digital SLR and mirrorless cameras exceed the dynamic range visible by the … [Read more...] about How to Get More Dynamic Range from Your Photos
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is currently in stable condition at the National Heart Institute (IJN), says his daughter Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. “Dr Mahathir has been receiving follow-up treatment at IJN over the past two days, following a successful elective procedure he had on Jan 8. “He (Dr Mahathir) is currently stable and he is responding well to treatment. Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and family ask Malaysians to pray for Dr Mahathir's full and speedy recovery,” Marina said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 22). Members of the press have begun gathering at IJN since Saturday (Jan 22) afternoon following talk that Dr Mahathir had been readmitted. According to a spokesperson from the Langkawi MP’s office, Dr Mahathir is being warded in IJN’s coronary care unit (CCU). The 96-year-old was previously admitted to IJN on Jan 7 for an elective medical procedure and was discharged on Jan 13. … [Read more...] about Dr M is in stable condition, says daughter Marina
PASIR MAS: The Ninth Battalion of the General Operations Force (PGA9) seized syabu, Yaba pills and compressed ganja worth RM27.3mil in Kampung Padang Embun here at 11.45am on Friday (Jan 21). Internal Security and Public Order Department (JKDNKA) director Datuk Hazani Ghazali said the seizure was the biggest by the Kelantan police early this year. Recounting the incident, he said a PGA9 team on patrol had stumbled upon a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle driven by a man in a suspicious manner near the Kampung Lati traffic light. "A PGA9 officer ordered the vehicle to stop for inspection, but the driver floored the accelerator. "The vehicle was chased for 10km. The police shot at the tyres of the 4WD three times upon reaching Jambatan Ibrahim Ali, causing it to veer into the canal in Kampung Padang Embun,” he said during a press conference at the Pasir Mas district police headquarter here on Saturday (Jan 22). Also present were state police chief Datuk Shafien Mamat and PGA … [Read more...] about GOF seize drugs worth RM27.3mil