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TechnikNews Weekly # 009: Huawei P20, Instagram update, WhatsApp scandal and more

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After Friday the 13th, which we hope to survive well, we have now completed the next week in 2018. With us on TechnikNews that means: time for a new one TechnikNews Weekly. In issue 9 we take a look at what WhatsApp and Facebook have to do with each other and write about the first impressions of the Huawei P20 Pro.

Huawei P20 Pro watched

Just in time for the start of the week, I have the first impressions of the Huawei P20 in my article Pro written down. In addition to the new triple camera, the design and the notch also stood out. Why the Huawei P20 Pro However, you can read in my article what stands out from the other manufacturers. After the first impression this week, a detailed review of Huawei's latest flagship will soon follow.

Facebook with access to WhatsApp chat history

Due to an information from the developer Gregorio Zanon, a surprising news was announced this week. Accordingly, Facebook should have access to the chat history of the subsidiary WhatsApp. The much touted end-to-end encryption of WhatsApp should not protect against this either. Facebook could incorporate a feature here that simply decrypts the texts and media and forwards them to Facebook. Under iOS, access to data in an app is normally prevented by a sandbox. However, if both apps come from the same developer, both apps can communicate with each other. One mistake: Facebook could read everything on WhatsApp's smartphone.

Instagram now sorts by likes

This week Instagram brought an update to the mobile apps for Android and iOS. After this update, comments in the app should no longer be sorted by chronology, but by relevance. Here, however, one does not use an algorithm, but trusts in the users: If several users like a comment, it is "pushed" upwards and thus displayed first. In the end, the number of likes is also sorted. If there are no comments with likes, they are still sorted by time - the oldest at the top. An update with a sorting feature should come in the coming weeks. More in the article.

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Black Shark: Xiaomi's gaming smartphone is here

Would have been worth extra news: Xiaomi presented a pretty extraordinary smartphone last week. The smartphone, which is aimed specifically at gamers, comes with decent hardware. A 6-inch display with a resolution of 2.160 x 1.080 pixels (Full HD+) with an aspect ratio of 18:9 is responsible for displaying the content. Under the hood alongside the current topProprocessor from Qualcomm - the Snapdragon 845 - depending on the version, 6 or 8GB RAM can also be installed.

The internal memory is comparably small: 64 or 128 GB should offer space for games and media. In addition to features such as "MEMC", which should ensure that games and apps are displayed more smoothly, a Bluetooth controller can also be plugged into the smartphone. The built-in 4000mAh battery should also provide enough fun with the smartphone. Converted, the smartphone in the version with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will cost around 394 euros. The more powerful model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage should come onto the market with an RRP of 459 euros and thus still cheaper than one OnePlus 5T be with the same hardware.

Date of the presentation of the LG G7 ThinQ known

After the LG G6, there is now not only the LG G7, but also the extension "ThinQ". The name suggests an AI-supported smartphone - LG probably wants to use ThinQ technology in smartphones now. In addition to televisions and household appliances, this system would now be used for the first time on an LG smartphone. During the rumor mill prodelt and there is speculation about a language assistant in the LG G7, the date of the presentation is now known. On May 2nd, the smartphone will finally be presented to the public in New York. The second performance in Seoul is scheduled for May 3rd.

Column on the developments in eSports

At the end of the TechnikNews Weekly of week 15 we still have a pretty exciting column this week. Manuel wrote on Saturday about the challenges and excitement of eSports. In addition to computer battles, smartphone battles will probably soon find their way into the “stadium”. Answers to questions such as what makes gaming so attractive and which games are currently the most popular can be found in the column.

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