Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) With Temperature Protection Launched

Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) With Temperature Protection Launched

Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger features an aluminium alloy housing and a silicone base

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Xiaomi has launched a new wireless charger
  • The charger comes with a price tag of CNY 69 (roughly Rs. 716)
  • It offers up to 10W charging support

Xiaomi has launched a new wireless charger called Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) that supports fast charging up to 10W and comes with a price tag of CNY 69 (approximately Rs. 716). Based on generally accepted Qi standard, the Xiaomi wireless charger comes with a bunch of protective features, including temperature protection, short circuit protection, power protection, and over-voltage protection. The wireless charger delivers an output of up to 7.5W for models such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, while users can leverage up to 10W charging support on the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and other models.

Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) price

The Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) price in China has been set at CNY 69. It is available for purchase in the country through Xiaomi Mall, Xiaomi Youpin, Tmall, Jingdong, and Suning Tesco. Details about its price and availability in other regions including India are yet to be revealed.

Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) specifications, features

Built with an aluminium alloy housing and a silicone layer on top, the Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) comes as a universal device for all Qi standard-based devices. The charger has an LED indicator that helps users see the charging status of their device at a glance. Also, it is designed to offer wireless charging at a distance of up to 4mm. This means you can charge your smartphone without removing its case. Xiaomi has provided a multi-protection support on the wireless charger that helps protect your devices from high temperature, over-voltage, and short circuit. Furthermore, there is a built-in protection for foreign objects and high surface temperature.xiaomi mi wireless charger universal fast charge edition image Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger

When used with a Quick Charge 2.0 or Quick Charge 3.0 adapter, the Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) can provide up to 7.5W or 10W power. The charger when connected with a traditional 5V/ 2A or 5V/ 2.4A adapter provides 5W power.

The Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charger (Universal Fast Charge Edition) has a USB Type-C interface and temperature limit up to 40-degree Celsius. It comes bundled with a USB Type-C to USB cable.

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Listed on 3C Certification Site; 15W Fast Charging Support Expected

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Listed on 3C Certification Site; 15W Fast Charging Support Expected

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The listed variants have a 9.0V output at 1.67A (15W)
  • Fast charging standards have remained constant since the Galaxy S6
  • All variants are expected to come with dual SIM support

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the talk of the town with an impending launch next month. While there are still a few weeks before we witness their official unveiling, the Galaxy S9 duo’s design, specifications, and features have been outed multiple times through different sources. The latest report comes from Chinese certification website 3C where both the variants have been spotted. According to the listing, the upcoming phones are expected to retain fast charging capabilities from last year.

As we mentioned, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with model numbers SM-G9600, SM-G9608, and SM-G9650 were spotted by DealnTech on the 3C certification website. The report claims that SM-G9600 is the Chinese variant of the Galaxy S9, SM-G9608 is the Taiwan variant of the Galaxy S9, and the SM-G9650 is the Galaxy S9+. According to the listing, all three models will come with fast charging 9.0V output at 1.67A (15W) and standard charging 5.0V at 2.0A (10W).

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Recent reports had also suggested that the upcoming Galaxy S9 duo will sport the same battery capacities as the Galaxy S8 series. The Galaxy S8 has a capacity of 3000mAh, while the Galaxy S8+ is backed by a 3500mAh battery under the hood.

Apart from that, the listing also shows that all three models have the DS labelling which refers to “dual-SIM”. An interesting thing to note is that the standard of fast charging remains unchanged since the Galaxy S6, which was launched with the 15W output.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. Recently, reports pointed towards the usage of a new Y-Octa display technology on the phones. Additionally, the Galaxy S9 duo is also expected to feature an f/1.5 aperture lens.

The Galaxy S9 series is slated to launch at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. According to Evan Blass on Twitter, pre-orders will start on March 3 with availability from March 16.

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Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.80-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2960 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 8.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Also See
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM) – 
    Rs.14,990
  • Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) (Gold, 64GB, 6GB RAM) – 
    Rs.32,990
  • Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (Black, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.10,999
Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

6.20-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2960 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 8.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Also See
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM) –
    Rs.14,990
  • Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) (Gold, 64GB, 6GB RAM) –
    Rs.32,990
  • Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (Black, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.10,999

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Get on the Fast Track to Green Tech Patents

Get on the Fast Track to Green Tech Patents

Encouraging the growth of green technology and green jobs has been a priority for the Obama administration. The recent announcement that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will fast-track green technology patent applications is a step in the right direction.

According to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke the USPTO pilot program will speed up the process of examining certain green technology patent applications, with the ultimate goal of promoting U.S. competitiveness in the green sector.

“American competitiveness depends on innovation, and innovation depends on creative Americans developing new technology,” Locke said. “By ensuring that many new products will receive patent protection more quickly, we can encourage our brightest innovators to invest needed resources in developing new technologies and help bring those technologies to market more quickly.”

To be eligible, patents must materially contribute to environmental quality, finding or developing renewable energy resources, improving energy efficiency or cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot program will start by targeting the first 3,000 patent applications already on file whose holders apply for expedited review.

The pilot program will cut the average time it takes for these technologies to be patented by one year. However, since the patent review process currently takes an average of 40 months, there’s still a long way to go in truly speeding up the process.

But, the Patent Office is actively working to reduce the time it takes for patents to be reviewed. Another recently announced initiative, the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, allows small entities that have multiple patent applications pending to apply for special status to get one of their patents examined faster. However, in order to do so, they must be willing to abandon another of their pending applications. The goal of the program is to give applicants more control over the order in which their patents move through the system, and also help get rid of the backlog of unexamined patents-currently nearing 719,000.

If the pilot is successful, the USPTO plans to look into ways to expand the initiative.  You can get more details on the USPTO pilot program in the Federal Register and at the USPTO’s Web site.

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Chrome 52 for Android Rolls Out With ‘Fast and Data-Efficient’ Video Playback

Chrome 52 for Android Rolls Out With 'Fast and Data-Efficient' Video Playback

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It also brings support for video in data saving mode
  • Videos load five times faster in new browser
  • Users can save 50 percent data while browsing videos

After releasing it for Windows, Mac, and Linux users; Google has now released a stable Chrome 52 build for Android users as well. The biggest improvement with this update revolves around video playback. The browser will now load videos faster, apart from using less data and consuming less power during playback.

Chrome 52 for Android is rolling out to all users via an OTA, and it should reach all Android smartphones soon. For those who have not been prompted with a notification, can go to Settings > About > Check for updates.

With this update videos on popular sites like Facebook, YouTube and Netflix will load much faster, reducing buffer to a larger extent. To show just how fast the load time gets with the new update, Product manager At Google John Pallett has posted a video comparison on YouTube. The video experiment shows that the video starts five times faster on Chrome 52.

The new update also brings support for video in Data Saving Mode. Google claims that a user can save as much as 50 percent of data while viewing videos in Data Saving Mode. Of course, this works only on sites that are HTML5-based, which means Flash-based sites will continue to suck data and power while buffering videos.

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Google has been discouraging the use of Flash since quite a while now, and has been pushing developers to switch to HTML5. The HTML5 software provides faster load times and consumes less power, which also helps battery life. As mentioned, Chrome 52 reached Windows, Linux, and Mac users last month bringing 48 security fixes.

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Tags: Android, Apps, Chrome 52, Chrome for Android, Google, Google Chrome

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