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Crucible is going back to the drawing board with a closed beta – Polygon

Amazon’s new multiplayer shooter Crucible has largely been ignored by players, so the development team is taking it back to the drawing board by removing it from release and into closed beta while trying to improve the game.

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iPhone 12, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 size comparison – Micky News

The dummy units of iPhone 12 based on leaked schematics will have a 5.4-inch compared to the original iPhone SE and iPhone 7 in terms of size.

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As per the latest leaked dummy unit, the Apple iPhone 12 will have a 5.4-inch compared to the original iPhone SE and iPhone 7 in terms of size.
The comparison has been managed by iZac, a member of the MacRumors forum, who purchased the dummy unit of the forthcoming iPhone model.
The reason for the iPhone 12’s size is that it drops the Touch ID or the home button on the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 and that it features skinny bezels compared to the said phones. The iPhone 12 will use Face recognition, which takes up a lot less room than Touch ID. There’s also a rumor that the notch on the iPhone 12 will be smaller than the iPhone 11.
5.4-inch iPhone 12 just leaked
Apple iPhone 12 dummy models based on leaked schematics have been rising to circulate online, especially in online marketplaces. Despite having a larger display compared to the iPhone 7, the new Apple smartphone is more compact, slim, and cute, which means it should be easy to use with only one hand.
Aside from that, the leaked schematic dummy unit also shows off flat sides and more squared-off edges. If that dummy is the basis, it shows that Apple will make the upcoming phone more comfortable to grip than the iPhone 11.
Size Comparison to Older iPhones
iZac found that the rumored 5.4″ iPhone is about 6mm wider than the original iPhone SE and about 3mm narrower than the iPhone 7. “It’s ~6mm wider than the iPhone SE and ~3mm thinner than the iPhone 7,” he said. For those who don’t remember, the original iPhone SE had a 4-inch display and the iPhone 7 had a 4.7-inch panel — similar to the iPhone SE 2020.
There is much speculation that Apple is doing the right job in making its new flagship phone more natural to use and hold. Reports said the American-based company is releasing an iPhone 12 of this size as potentially replacing its original iPhone SE.
Take note that the Apple new iPhone series will be released this fall in three different variants of different sizes. Reports indicate we’ll see a 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone, and two 6.1-inch iPhones. The 5.4 inch is smaller than the current iPhone 11 Pro, while the 6.7 inch is bigger than the current iPhone 11 Pro Max.
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Will the iPhone 12 be Apple’s first 5G phone? – TechRadar

The iPhone 12 is likely to be the first with 5G

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Many smartphones now support 5G, including both big names likes the Samsung Galaxy S20 range and OnePlus 8 Pro, and less mainstream options like the Xiaomi Mi 10, but the iPhone 11 range doesnt. In fact, no current iPhone supports 5G.
So you might understandably be wondering whether the iPhone 12 will be Apples first 5G phone, and while nothing has been confirmed just yet, we have a good idea of the answer.
Below well look at the relevant iPhone 12 rumors to give you an idea of how likely 5G is in the iPhone 12, and which models are most likely to support the speedy tech.
Will the iPhone 12 have 5G?
The short answer is that the iPhone 12 (or at least some models of it) will almost certainly support 5G. Aside from the fact that an iPhone with 5G is overdue given how many rival handsets have the tech, there are also a large number of rumors pointing in that direction.
In fact, weve been hearing from analysts and other sources that the iPhone 12 range will offer 5G as far back as 2019.
Theres been a large number of these claims, and since those early ones weve more recently seen iPhone 12 mock-ups that sport relocated SIM trays to allow room for 5G antennas, plus a claim from Jon Prosser (a leaker with a generally good track record) that all four iPhone 12 models will sport 5G.
Not only that, but there are no remotely recent rumors disputing these claims. Back in early 2019 there was some question over it, as Apple was entangled in legal battles with Qualcomm the company that is now expected to supply the iPhone 12s 5G modems.
However, that situation was resolved in April 2019, leaving a year and a half for the two companies to get 5G into the iPhone 12 range (which is likely to land in September) – which wed think should be plenty of time.
Which iPhone 12 models will have 5G?
While were very confident that some iPhone 12 models will have 5G, theres slightly more question over which ones will get it but only slightly.
The bulk of leaks suggest that all four rumored iPhone 12 models will have 5G, those being the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
However, one source has suggested that the two cheapest iPhone 12 models (the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max) will also come in 4G versions, meaning youd potentially be able to choose whether you want 5G or not, and pay less for a model without this source claims that the 4G iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will cost $549 and $649 respectively, with the 5G versions being $100 more.
You might not have to opt for an older iPhone do avoid paying for 5G (Image credit: Future)
That would make the 4G handsets remarkably cheap for a numbered iPhone cheaper even than the iPhone 11. That said, this source doesnt have much of a track record yet, so wed take this with a pinch of salt.
Also, even if they are right, its possible that some regions will only get one version or the other, so you might still not be able to choose whether to opt for 5G or not.
Will every 5G iPhone have the same 5G technology?
Not all 5G is the same, and it certainly doesnt look like it will all be the same across different iPhone 12 models, as according to Jon Prosser the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will only support sub-6GHz 5G, while the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would support both that and mmWave 5G.
The main difference between these is that mmWave is typically faster, so if this leak is accurate then you can expect better 5G performance from the ‘Pro models but not everywhere, because some networks and regions only use one tech or the other, and sub-6GHz is more widely used.
So in places where theres only sub-6GHz infrastructure, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max wont have an advantage, but in places where theres only mmWave infrastructure, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max wont even be able to connect to 5G, and in places where theres both, the ‘Pro models will likely be faster.
This will be more of a factor in some places than others though. In the UK for example mmWave isnt in use at the time of writing, so other than potential future proofing it shouldnt matter which iPhone 12 model you opt for from that perspective.
But in the US, it is in use, and Verizon for example is heavily reliant on the tech, so the cheaper iPhone models might not support 5G on that network.

  • Can’t wait? There are already lots of 5G phones

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GoPro Hero8 gets new webcam feature, Mac for now, Windows is coming – techAU

This week, GoPro joined a growing list of camera manufacturers that have enabling webcam functionality. This makes a lot of sense right, existing customers gaining extra functionality from a product they already own, that’s awesome. Having additional options …

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This week, GoPro joined a growing list of camera manufacturers that have enabling webcam functionality. This makes a lot of sense right, existing customers gaining extra functionality from a product they already own, that’s awesome.
Having additional options for webcams is also continuing to be important during coronavirus restrictions and today Premier Daniel Andrews announced Victoria schools in the Melbourne area will return to online study this term.
Whether its for kids to participate in online classes. or for you to work, having a great quality camera can make a big difference in video conferencing applications.
GoPro’s latest camera, the Hero 8 Black, can now be used as a webcam. For now, the software is only available for those using a Mac, but is being developed for Windows.
GoPro is bringing wide-angle awesomeness to webcam users. With a quick camera firmware update and desktop utility installation, users can use their HERO8 Black camera as a 1080p HD webcam for more immersive video conferencing, wide-angle instructional classes and so on.
Fitting the entire scene in your shot is now simple thanks to HERO8 Blacks wide field of view, and everything will look amazing thanks to GoPros legendary image quality. Were excited to now help webcam users GoPro at home!
GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman.
Despite the camera being capable of 4K video capture, the webcam will only allow 1080p quality, but chances are, that’s a massive leap up from the webcam in your laptop. Of course you’ll need to get creative with your mounts, but thankfully GoPro has plenty of options here. Straight up tripod mount, or clamp mount to the desk, even suction cup could work to achieve the perfect angle.
If you own the camera, then you already charge it with a USB-C cable, so you have everything you need hardware-wise to use the Hero8 as a webcam.
Using your GoPro as a webcam is easy, head to gopro.com and follow these simple steps:

  1. Install the beta camera firmware onto your HERO8 Black.
  2. Install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility onto your computer. 
  3. Plug your HERO8 Black into your computer with any USB-C cable (the one that came with your GoPro, for example). 
  4. Once logged into a compatible video conference application, simply choose GoPro from the list of available camera sources and youre good to go!

If you’d been on the fence about getting a Hero 8 black and the new webcam feature pushes you over the edge, you can pick one up from Amazon for A$498.00 right now.

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