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Hello Mi Fans,

Technology is something that we create from nothing. Or reinventing and redesigning some existing product into something more innovative. It today's world technology is growing commendably fast. We all have been habituated to the technology, be it a clock or your smartphone, technology has everything with your life. In this growing technological world, we at Mi Community keep you up-to-date with the latest tech trends. Let's check out what we have for you this week.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Announced: All you need to know
By Vizard

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 632 mobile platform to power lower mid-range smartphones, at the MWC Shanghai 2018.
As per Qualcomm, It has been engineered to bring Higher Performance, Better Battery Life, Efficient Design, Impressive Graphics, and Artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to the
mid-tier Smartphone segment & Devices.
Let's Check It Out.

Specifications :

  • Snapdragon 632 brings the Famous Newly launched Kryo 250 Architecture to masses, with a better modem as well as Camera ISP Support.
  • Snapdragon 632 has Eight Kyro 250 CPU cores (4 performance and 4 efficiency cores up to 1.8GHz) along with Adreno 506 GPU.
  • It has improved support for 18:9 displays, with up to 40% more Compute & 10% more Graphical performance.
  • It also supports both a single 24MP single camera and up to dual 13MP + 13MP camera setup along with AI post-processing features.
  • It Features Dual 4G VOLTE, thanks to X9 LTE modem it is expected to have download and upload speeds of up to 300 Mbps and 150 Mbps respectively.

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Laser Autofocus, PDAF, CDAF, Dual Pixel AF Explained: Which is better?

  • In manual mode, focal length of the lens is adjusted manually by hand so as to get a clear picture. In autofocusing systems, we rely upon electronic-mechanical systems to adjust the lens focal length.
  • CDAF system relies on the contrast of the image which it is received. Sensor detects the contrast of the image in first lens position, and moves the lens forward or backward to get the contrast of the image in the new position. Then it compares the first result and second result and hunts for next possible best position of the lens. You might notice some sounds coming from the camera while it performs these, even from smartphone cameras which employs this.
  • PDAF type of autofocus is usual in today’s smartphones. PDAF relies on image processing more than mechanical adjustments to get the correct focus. It splits the image into 2. Then the system internally tries to move the image and align the lens accordingly. When it is aligned we get a focused image.
  • In Dual pixel focusing, a phase detection photo diode is embedded into each and every pixel on the camera sensor.
  • Laser autofocus employs a small laser transmitter and a receiver. It sends a laser beam to the subject and it bounces back to reach the receiver. Using some mathematical algorithms, It calculates the time taken for the beam to hit the subject and come back.

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Instagram Now Lets You Add Music To Stories
By Vizard

Instagram has today announced that Stories now has over 400 million daily active users, which is now more than double that of Snapchat’s daily users currently.
You can now add " Music " to Instagram Stories. This new feature is now rolling out all the users.
Let's check out What's New.

Instagram Stories Music
  • Instagram Now Lets You Add Music To Stories
  • You can add a Song of your choice to Instagram Stories in the form of music stickers.
  • You will now see a new music sticker in the stickers section while adding one to a photo or video in Stories.
  • In order to add a song to your Stories, just tap on the music sticker and it will open a huge library of tracks from where you can select the perfect song to go with your Stories.
  • If you are having trouble finding a particular song, you can search for tunes, or choose music based on the genre, mood or opt for the most popular tracks.
  • You can also listen to the song you’ve picked and choose the exact portion you want to use for the Story.

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Keras Vs. PyTorch : Choosing Your First Deep Learning Framework
By Mohammad Enayat

So, you want to learn deep learning? Whether you want to start applying it to your business, base your next side project on it, or simply gain marketable skills – picking the right deep learning framework to learn is the essential first step towards reaching your goal. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you pick either Keras or PyTorch. These are powerful tools that are enjoyable to learn and experiment with. Let's know more about these tools!

  • Keras and PyTorch are open-source frameworks for deep learning gaining much popularity among data scientists.
  • Keras is a high-level API capable of running on top of TensorFlow, CNTK, Theano, or MXNet (or as tf.contrib within TensorFlow). Since its initial release in March 2015, it has gained favour for its ease of use and syntactic simplicity, facilitating fast development. It’s supported by Google.
  • PyTorch, released in October 2016, is a lower-level API focused on direct work with array expressions. It has gained immense interest in the last year, becoming a preferred solution for academic research, and applications of deep learning requiring optimizing custom expressions. It’s supported by Facebook.

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Android Messages for Web is Officially Rolling to All Users !!
By Vishnu Shanmughan

Today i'm back with yet another tech news. Google announced that the global rollout of Android Messages for Web is now complete. Following an announcement by Google, and months of rumours Google had officially started rolling out Android Messages for Web last week. Let's see more about this new update by Google in this thread.


  • Android Messages for web is officially rolling out to all users.
  • Android Messages lets users send texts from PCs.
  • Feature has been rolled out globally.
  • Users need to update to the latest version of the Messages app.
  • Google also highlights smaller features that are now available in Messages.

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Well, this was all about the best technologies for this week, special thanks to all the authors of the threads for contributing their knowledge and time so that our fellow Mi fans stay up to date with the latest happenings in the world!

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Awesome threads! Nice compilation!
2018-07-02 14:13:06

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Great Tech This week :)))
2018-07-02 14:26:02

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grt thread..
2018-07-02 15:26:07

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nice information
2018-07-02 15:26:35
Awesome threads! Nice compilation!
2018-07-03 00:28:32
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