Technology The iconic Motorola walkie-talkie is entering the smartphone age
Motorola is making Android TVs too
Shortly after smartphone company OnePlus launched a TV, rival Motorola has decided to do the same. In partnership with Indian e-commerce site FlipKart, Motorola India unveiled Motorola TV, a range of smart TVs with IPS technology in sizes ranging from 32 to 65 inches. The sets will pack in a lot of tech, including Dolby Vision and HDR 10, while running Android 9.0 and shipping with a wireless Android TV gamepad. The lower range sets will feature 1080p screens, while 43-inch and higher screens will pack 4K tech. Motorola India pointed out that the TVs will be particularly bright and well-adapted for Bollywood films, with up to 178-degree viewing angles.
Motorola Solutions is releasing a new version of its APX radio for first responders that adds a touchscreen and voice control support to the device for the first time. Thecan connect over LTE in addition to offering a walkie-talkie’s standard LMR (land mobile radio) connectivity, and it can even transmit an officer’s location data directly to a dispatcher.
While many of these features have been available on smartphones for years, they’re much more challenging to implement on a device meant for first responders,. The touchscreen has to work in the rain or while using gloves, and Motorola Solutions (which is distinct from the Motorola Mobility smartphone division that’s now owned by Lenovo) had to be careful for the LTE connectivity not to cause interference for the device’s LMR connection. LMR is a vital technology during emergencies when typical cellphone networks can become disrupted or overloaded.
Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th
“You’re going to flip” is one tagline, according to CNETWhile it’s hard to tell for sure, it sure looks like we’re seeing the RAZR’s signature hinge pulled away from the edge of the handset to reveal a different sort of hinge underneath — perhaps to better house a true foldable screen like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold handset.
The APX Next’s voice control capabilities also have to work differently than they do on smartphones. For starters, they rely on being activated by a button rather than using a wake word. Officers will also have to press a button to hear the result of their query to prevent the voice assistant from accidentally blurting out sensitive information in public. It’s also optimized to work in extremely loud environments, using four microphones to cancel out background noise.
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Motorola isn’t commenting publicly on how much the APX Next costs — Fast Company notes that pricing varies too much depending on how many devices are being bought — but the walkie-talkie is available to order now.
Gaspard Glanz, a journalist who disturbs policeSpecialist coverage of street demonstrations, the freelance journalist spent forty-eight hours in custody after being arrested Saturday during the demonstration of yellow vests.
In custody for his 32nd birthday. Arrested Saturday in Parisfor "participation in a group in order to commit violence or degradation", as well as for "contempt of persons depository of public authority", the independent journalist Gaspard Glanz, specializing in coverage of social movements, has spent nearly forty-eight hours in the hands of the police. Retained at the police station of the twelfth district of the capital, he was referred late Monday afternoon before the judge freedoms, who decided on a convocation in October before the court.
His arrest led to a large mobilization in his favor on social networks (signatures for his release on Change.org), and a rally on Monday morning, about sixty his relatives in front of the police station. Also arrested on Saturday for "participation in an undeclared demonstration" and "possession of narcotics" (a residue of grass), his colleague Alexis Kraland spent more than eight hours in custody, before being released at the end of the day .
The arrest of Gaspard Glanz took place shortly before 4 pm on Saturday, place de la République. The outrage, in all likelihood, is constituted by a finger of honor sent by the reporter to a police officer, according to the images filmed by Nicolas Mercier of Hors Zone Press and that Liberation was able to consult.
Gaspard Glanz is seen walking along the police force, repeating: "Where is the police chief?" When a woman asks him "What's up Gaspard?" He answers him. : "I was shot with a grenade!" The journalist then continues to apostrophize the police in search of their superior. One of them walks towards him and pushes him hard. Annoyed, Glanz responds with a finger and turns around. It is then that a second policeman launches towards him, grabs him, throws him violently on the ground, then embarks him with the help of his colleagues, who evacuate the zone with batons.
This video confirms the testimony of photojournalist Maxime Reynié, who indicated that before his arrest, Gaspard Glanz had apostrophé the police following a "small confusion" caused by a jet of projectile.
Nicolas Mercier, accustomed to demonstrations of yellow vests, is surprised, for its part, the reaction of the police: "Yellow vests that insult police officers, there are always, and it is not often goes nothing at all. There, we have a journalist, recognizable by his dress, who obviously receives a grenade, and makes a finger of honor after being jostled, while he asked the commissioner to report. "Three arrests in the past
Holder A graduate in criminal sociology from Rennes-II University, Gaspard Glanz founded the production company Taranis News in 2011. "A media that is interested in the crowd in general: festivals, events, rallies. We do what I call "street journalism", an urban journalism, for young people, because 90% of the visitors of our site are between 17 and 35 years old, ".
He remains mostly known, however, for his coverage of street protests, filming closely clashes with the police. An activity that has already earned him three arrests in the past. A first time in November 2015, during the COP 21, a second time in June 2016, during the protests against the labor law, then, finally, in October of the same year, in the jungle of Calais. A last arrest during which he learns to be prosecuted for "flight of walkie-talkie" belonging to a CRS, accusation he denies, explaining that the device had fallen from the police officer's pocket. But also for insulting and defaming the police, after the publication on Facebook of a photo representing several police officers, with the inscription "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer", a resumption of the slogan of the Nazi regime. Glanz scoops in the wake of a ban on residence in Calais and judicial control forcing him to point every week for eight months at the police station in Strasbourg. He also discovers, as part of the procedure, that he is stuck "S" because considered "as an individual likely to engage in violent actions".
For the theft of the talkie, he is sentenced in June 2017 to 500 euros fine. For insults against the police, he was released in December 2017 by the Rennes Court of Appeal for procedural flaw.Physical threats
His more than tense reports with the police are also due to his revelations about the behavior of the police. In March 2017, the journalist accused several police officers present in a "march for justice and dignity" to pose as journalists. This will result in blows on the part of officials and spitting on his camera, then physical threats on a Facebook page supporting law enforcement.
affair, he provided several video footage of the presence of Emmanuel Macron's former bodyguard at the demonstration held on 1 May 2018 in Paris, showing him in particular with a walkie-talkie and a police armband. Not really enough to be loved by power.
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Motorola One Hyper: Everything you need to know about this $400 phone .
We're nearing the end of 2019, but there's still tons of tech to be seen. Motorola has just announced the Motorola One Hyper — a value smartphone priced at $399.99 that features nice hardware. And yes, it has a retractable and motorized pop-up selfie cam — similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro. © Provided by CNNMotorola One Hyper in Cosmos Blue ($399.99; motorola.com) The front facing camera pops out of the top and unveils itself as a 32-megapixel lens. It should take clear selfies and makes use of Motorola's QuadPixel technology. In practice, it delivers clearer and more vibrant photos, as we saw on the Moto Z4.
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