Like every week, here is a summary of the news of the week, in addition to our weekly podcast What I Mail. Have a nice week end !
Xiaomi pulls out all the stops
A conference so long that it was held… over two days. Xiaomi livened up the start of the week with an endless series of announcements. The Chinese giant in particular took advantage of its “mega conference” to formalize the Mi 11 Ultra, a smartphone whose technical sheet leaves you dreaming, especially in photos. Roll on the test! But we were also able to discover a folding smartphone, dozens of connected objects… and the surprise announcement of the investment in a new market: the electric car!
We gave you a nice summary of all this in video.
ARM unveils the architecture of the processors of the future
It is an announcement for the next ten years. This week, ARM presented its new Armv9 architecture, the one that will equip all our smartphones tomorrow, but also millions of connected objects. On the program in particular: better performance, of course, enhanced security, but also support for ray tracing, in order to improve the graphics of games on mobile devices.
ARM announces Armv9, the architecture at the heart of the processors of the next decade
Apple: starting signal for WWDC on June 7
It will be one of the highlights of the year for Apple. The Cupertino giant has announced that its traditional developer conference will start on June 7 and that it will take place, pandemic requires, once again 100% online. In particular, we should discover the new versions of iOS and macOS, as well as some surprises.
WWDC21: Apple will organize its developer conference from June 7 to 11, with iOS 15 on the program
Hololens, helmet of the future for the US military
It’s a hefty deal for Microsoft and a whole new market for its Hololens mixed reality headset. The firm has announced that it is developing a specific version of the Hololens for the US Army, and will initially deliver 120,000 futuristic helmets for infantry and special units. A real financial windfall: this contract would bring the Redmond firm no less than 22 billion dollars!
Augmented reality: Microsoft to develop futuristic combat helmet for the US military
Spotify and LinkedIn are in turn inspired by Clubhouse
Clubhouse, the app that everyone copies. After Twitter, after Facebook, it’s LinkedIn’s turn to take inspiration from the fashionable social network. The Microsoft subsidiary would work on a function allowing its members to meet in rooms to discuss in audio. Spotify is not left out, and has just bought Locker Room, an app similar in principle to that of Clubhouse, with a twist : it is aimed at sports fans, who can come and discuss the performances of their favorite teams.
LinkedIn is working on a Clubhouse competitor
Spotify buys the “Sport Clubhouse”