Huawei exceeds 200 million smartphone shipments setting company record

first_img $399 Huawei P20 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: Tags The best Android phone around? Meet the Huawei Mate 20… Share your voice Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Review • Huawei P20: A killer low-light camera you can actually afford Apple Phones Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Phones like the Huawei Honor 10 have helped the phone maker set a new shipment record for itself. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Huawei has set a record for itself by shipping more than 200 million smartphones in 2018, the company said in a statement Sunday.The Chinese phone maker said the numbers were largely driven by the success of products like its P20, Honor 10 and Mate 20 series. Huawei’s smartphone shipments have grown from 3 million units in 2010, it added. Last year, it said it sold 153 million units. The company overtook Apple in the second quarter of 2018 to become the world’s second largest phone vendor, according to researcher Canalys.”In the global smartphone market, Huawei has gone from being dismissed as a statistical ‘other’ to ranking among the Top 3 players in the world,” Huawei said in its statement. See it 3 Mentioned Above Huawei P20 (black) reading • Huawei exceeds 200 million smartphone shipments, setting company record • See All Despite its successes this year, Huawei has still faced some challenges, particularly with the US government. In February, US intelligence officials advised Americans not to purchase Huawei products out of fear they’re being used to spy for the Chinese government. In January, AT&T pulled out of a deal to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and Verizon reportedly followed suit.Still, Huawei is popular in places like China and Europe. More than 500 million people in over 170 countries use Huawei phones, according to the company. In August, the company raised its shipment forecast for 2018 from 180 million to 200 million, and said it aims to become the world’s largest phone vendor by the end of 2019.Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: An elite phone with the looks to match.Huawei overtakes Apple: It becomes the No. 2 phone seller in the world. 2:21 Huawei Applelast_img read more

CES 2019 Blue Ember is a 100 XLR microphone for serious podcasters

first_img All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019 Tags CES Products Post a comment CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 0 85 Photos Audio The Blue Ember (tall mic in center). Sarah Tew/CNET Blue has long been a favored microphone among podcasters and YouTubers, thanks to affordable models like the Yeti. But the company also produces XLR models intended for professional and prosumer customers priced at $1,000 and higher. Now, it’s meeting in the middle with the Blue Ember, an XLR mic that will cost only $100 when it debuts in February.The Ember, on display here at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, is a directional mic with what the company calls a “tight cardioid pickup pattern.” In other words, it’s specifically designed to pick up only the voice of the performer, while reducing background noise such as clacking keyboards or other in-studio distractions. And the balanced XLR connector, of course, means that this is for home studios with a more professional bent — anyone with RCA connectors or USB inputs need not apply.The Ember includes the stand mount, too.Check out Blue’s website for complete specs and preorder info. Share your voicelast_img read more

Scientists find mesmerizing upside down mirror pools on the sea floor

first_img Ocean XPrize prototypes set to unveil deep-sea mysteries Share your voice Tags 0 Post a comment Schmidt Ocean Institute Thanks to some enterprising underwater explorers, I am now a firm believer that the sea floor contains portals to a Stranger Things-esque Upside Down.A team of researchers from the Schmidt Ocean Institute have been spending their days exploring the depths of the Gulf of California as part of the “Microbial Mysteries” expedition. Over the past month, the team has been sampling the area, snapping video from about 1.2 miles (approx. 2,000 meters) below the surface. In that time they’ve gathered data to detail the microbial communities and metabolism of the deep and gain a better understanding of how microbes live around hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.In the alien, extreme environment of the deep, it’s remarkable to see life thriving and using the nutrient-rich vents and seeps to keep themselves alive. But it was another geological formation, caused by an underwater volcano, that offered the biggest surprise.Using the Institute’s research vessel “Falkor” and their remotely piloted robotic explorer “ROV SuBastian”, researchers were able to discover new geological formations with “mirror-like flanges” — areas where fluid from hydrothermal vents collected in topsy-turvy pools. When chief scientist Mandy Joye spotted one of the unusual pools her jaw literally dropped.You can see a ton of amazing footage from the expedition, in 4K, below: It’s not all good news for the ocean floor though. “Unfortunately, even in these remote and beautiful environments we saw copious amounts of trash including fishing nets, deflated Mylar balloons, and even a discarded Christmas trees,” said Joye in a press release. “This provided a stark juxtaposition next to the spectacular mineral structures and biodiversity.”In some of the “highlights” garbage is scattered about the rocks and muddy soil. At one point in the video, the smiling face of Olaf, the snowman in Disney’s animated film Frozen, smiles back at the underwater camera. We have found plastic pollutes even the deepest point of the world’s oceans, so that’s not all that surprising — but it does cast a solemn pall over the Ocean Institute’s discoveries. Sci-Tech 9 Photoslast_img read more

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Nintendos mobile Dr Mario World cures your iOS Android ills on July

first_imgThe doctor is a-coming to mobile devices on July 10. Nintendo Nintendo’s mustachioed mascot brings his medical knowledge to iOS and Android in Dr. Mario World on July 10, and you can register for virus-killing puzzler now.In this match-three puzzler, you use colored capsules to kill corresponding viruses. Nintendo posted a video showing how it plays.The video also reveals how the game’s microtransactions work.You can use diamonds to continue gameplay, get items and restore stamina. A pack of 20 costs $2, and they’re available in various increments up to 1,050 for $70. Tags Mobile Video Games Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct, T-Mobile and Sprint merger… Inside Nintendo’s E3 2019 booth Now playing: Watch this: Apparently fungi and dinosaurs can get medical licenses in the Mushroom Kingdom, because the video also shows the other doctors you can add to your roster using in-game coins or diamonds — Dr. Peach, Dr. Luigi, Dr. Toad, Dr Yoshi and Dr. Bowser. As you’d expect, each has different abilities. “Over 200 stages across many different worlds will be available at launch, with new doctors, stages and worlds continuing to be added to Dr. Mario World on a regular basis after launch,” Nintendo wrote in its emailed release. “Dr. Mario World can also be played together with friends and family around the world. Players can earn and receive stamina-giving hearts from friends and use the hearts to play Stage Mode. In Versus Mode, players can turn up the intensity by challenging others online to a one-on-one showdown in real-time.”Mario and friends won’t just be in the doctor’s office this summer — Mario Kart Tour is due out sometime in the coming months as well. If you need a Nintendo fix on mobile now, you can try out Dragalia Lost, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.Nintendo Switch owners can play the original NES Dr. Mario as part of its $20-a-year subscription service, and he’s playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.First published at 4:03 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:52 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.center_img Nintendo Share your voice Comment 1 13 Photos 1:29last_img read more