Tuesday, May 18

Windows 10, Leroy Merlin connected bulbs and classification of smartphone screens

A week always rich and varied in terms of news on technologies. On the program for this summary: Leroy Merlin is launching very cheap connected bulbs, Windows 10 is entitled to its novelties for October and DxOMark has published its ranking of the best smartphone screens.

October update for Windows 10 released

October Update for Windows 10 is available // Gamesdone: Microsoft

Windows 10: what’s new for the October 2020 update?

After a major Windows 10 update rolled out earlier this year, Microsoft has this time released a minor update – Windows 10 20H2 – bringing with it several small tweaks. The Redmond firm thus formalizes a brand new Start menu, as well suited to the light as dark theme. For its part, the keyboard shortcut Alt + tab – one of the most popular of the OS – gains in competence, since it will now be possible to switch from one tab to another on Microsoft Edge.

Other new features include simplified handling of 120Hz or 144Hz screens, a new tablet mode for 2-in-1 devices like the Surface Duo, and a redesign of how the system works at first launch. And when will users benefit from this update? In the coming months, and gradually, promises Microsoft.

Leroy Merlin launches (very) affordable connected bulbs

The Enki Connected Home solution imagined by Leroy Merlin welcomes a whole new range of products recently formalized by the French brand: connected bulbs, whose strength lies in their affordable price list. In total, two versions have been devised by the company specializing in habitat: bulbs with variations of white, others with variations of colors and white.

These two variants are then entitled to several distinct models: E27 standards, E14 spherical LEDs, GU10 LED reflectors, E27 globes and reflectors. Everything is then controllable via a mobile application, or even a remote control. As for prices, the first named start at 9.90 euros, when the spherical model climbs to 16.90 euros. Attractive prices vis-à-vis the competition.

DxOMark delivers its ranking of the best smartphone screens

The first verdict is in. The world benchmark of smartphone testing DxOMark has published the ranking of the best smartphone screens according to six main criteria, each delivering a score: Readability (readability), Color (color), Video (video), Motion (movement), Touch (touch) , and Artifacts (artifacts, defects). And in this little game, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G unsurprisingly dominates the debates with an overall score of 89.

Samsung’s mobile device is closely followed by the excellent OnePlus 8 Pro (88), which beats by a hair another phone from the Korean brand, the Samsung S20 Ultra 5G (87). The iPhone 11 Pro Max narrowly misses the podium with a score of 84. To see their strengths and the rest of the rankings, this article will satisfy your thirst for curiosity.

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