Xda-developers has a detailed post out on how the OnePlus 5 cheats on Android benchmarks. This is similar to how many Android manufacturers cheated back in 2013, when Anandtech revealed that Samsung was doing it, followed by pretty much all the rest. Well, the game is on again, with the OnePlus 5 being christened the Snapdragon 835 champ by reviewers, blissfully unaware apparently that it’s all a mirage. And so the party starts again.
The Wall Street Journal published an article telling their vendors to not use AWS for services that Walmart is consuming. Quoting Snowflake Computing, the company was apparently told not to run on AWS. It may less of an epic fight and more of Walmart avoiding leaking company data.
VentureBeat claims to know the specs of the upcoming Galaxy Note8, and this one’s a doozie. Launching at €1000, this makes it the priciest Samsung launch to date, and within spitting distance of the €1020 iPhone 7 plus (128). That much money buys a phone with… a better screen, 6gb RAM, unspecified storage and dual back cameras. The phone is expected to launch late September.
There has been previous work on automatic colorization of images, a fairly impressive process that takes a black and white…