Xiaomi launches a padlock that is unlocked by fingerprint and with a battery of more than a year | Gadgets

Xiaomi surprises us once again with one of those interesting products that appear almost every day in Youpin, to Xiaomi’s crowdfunding platform. And it is that the Asian giant is one of the manufacturers with the most variety of smart devices in its catalog. Among the many accessories for daily life on the platform, there is no shortage of products dedicated to wellness.

Technology still has a lot to say when it comes to our well-being, and that is why Xiaomi has been developing spectacular devices for a long time. The last arrival this time is what is basically a padlock sold by Xiaomi that is unlocked with a fingerprint and whose autonomy is more than one year.

A padlock that is unlocked by fingerprint and with a battery of more than one year

It is Smart fingerprint Padlock Kitty, is an intelligent, waterproof and electronic padlock, which has the peculiarity of being unlocked with a fingerprint.

Xiaomi launches a padlock that is unlocked by fingerprint Xiaomi

You will no longer need traditional padlocks, those that need a key that can easily be lost. Now, just put a finger on the semiconductor sensor so that the padlock opens at extreme speed.

As we have already mentioned, it has a fingerprint sensor. Response time is less than 1 second. Memory storage of up to 20 print options. Its body is made of zinc alloy, eyelet – AISI 304 stainless steel. Waterproof IPX2.

The door lock is equipped with a semiconductor fingerprint scanner, the accuracy of which is 97.5%. The zinc alloy case is resistant to deformation and moisture, the width of the stainless steel shackle is 18mm.

Your semiconductor chip uses a self-learning algorithm, which gives you a fingerprint recognition percentage of 97.5%. What’s more, its autonomy is more than one year. A microUSB cable is used to recharge the charge. One charge is sufficient for the device to operate autonomously for 1 year.

Where to buy this padlock that Xiaomi sells

The smart lock is available in four different colors: red, blue, green and gold. You can buy it at AliExpress for less than 15 euros. A most interesting option to say goodbye to the keys once and for all. We hope to see you in physical form very soon, but at the moment everything indicates that at first it will only be available for online purchase from China, it will probably be able to reach our country through certain distributors such as the brand’s physical stores. We will be very attentive to inform you as soon as it is available in our country.


The covid ends years of screaming and the vests in the Bags | Markets

The pandemic has disrupted all areas of the public and private sphere, putting an end to customs and traditions that had been implanted in society for years. The economy has not been left out of these changes. Beyond the impact that the implementation of the restrictions has had on the indicators and in the markets, the world markets have also suffered the effects of the coronavirus.

A good example of this is the decision taken by CME Group, owned by the Chicago Stock Exchange. The operator announced in March 2020 the closure of the park as a precaution. The measure that was temporary is now perpetual. As has been done for 14 months, operations will continue to be carried out remotely. Thus ends with the traditional shouts of buying and selling that have been portrayed so many times in films, remaining recorded in the minds of the collectives as one of the hallmarks of the stock markets.

The CME, one of the largest derivatives exchanges in the world, had already closed face-to-face trading for most of the futures contracts in Chicago and New York in 2015, as face-to-face trades accounted for only 1% of the total volumes traded. . Choices in Chicago, which boasts a 173-year history, was the last bastion of exchange for old-school business fans.

Only Eurodollar options will be left out of this decision. CME is also considering delisting its S&P 500 futures and options contracts after the contracts expire in September 2021.

The decision taken by the Chicago Stock Exchange does not catch traders by surprise and could no longer become an exception to be the norm. Eyes are now on London, which will announce its decision in June. The expectations is that it follows in the footsteps of the American parquet. “It’s sad to see it end this way, but we will all turn the page and move on. It was a good run,” Dan Huber, an independent runner 31 years of experience behind him, tells Bloomberg.


Comic Barcelona will not be held in person for the second consecutive year

Barcelona, ​​Apr 27 (EFE) .- Comic Barcelona, ​​the main event in the sector in Spain, will not be held in person in 2021 due to the covid control measures, as reported by FICOMIC, the organizing entity, which trusts that the Show del Manga, another of the greats in this field, can be held in autumn as planned.

“Restrictions and the current rate of vaccination make this spring too early to properly organize an event of the dimensions of Comic Barcelona”, which is why they have decided to postpone the face-to-face part of the event until 2022, the organizers report through of their social networks.

However, “so that nothing and no one takes away its most famous and important comic book party” and “not to leave the fans of the show orphans”, the promoters of the quintessential Spanish comic event will maintain their telematic version “Comic Barcelona on demand “, from May 28 to 30, the same dates on which its physical version was scheduled, the general director of FICOMIC, Meritxell Puig, has explained to Efe.

“During the year we will do some other small project, which will have to do with the main objectives of FICOMIC, which are the promotion and dissemination of the comic, and that is what we are working on, but we are still seeing where it can be thrown, what formulas to use, but it is being all very complicated, it seems that you advance and then you go back … “, has lamented Puig.

As for the next Manga Fair, also organized by FICOMIC, and scheduled a priori from October 29 to November 1, Puig is more hopeful.

“I cross my fingers, because I hope that we will be able to have Manga Barcelona, ​​that we will be able to do it physically, although in a different way than what we were used to, because although we will not be able to speak of normality until 2022, with more than 70% of the population vaccinated expected, we can consider a face-to-face version “.


Designer Alber Elbaz dies of Covid | Fortune

The news has shocked the fashion industry. The designer Alber Elbaz, who transformed the Lanvin house, died this Saturday at the age of 59, after several weeks fighting against the Covid. His death has been confirmed by Richemont group, owner of AZ Factory, the last project the designer was embarking on. “It was a tremendous privilege to see him work on his latest project, striving to make his dream of smart fashion come true,” acknowledged group president Johann Rupert. “Alber had a well-deserved reputation as one of the brightest and most beloved figures in the industry. I have always been captivated by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and light-hearted creativity,” he says in the letter.

He was born in Casablanca (Morocco), although of Israeli nationality since he was raised there. Its origin was very humble. Trained in design at the Shenkar College of Design, he took his first professional steps in New York, although he did so in his career in Paris. He was Lanvin’s creative director from 2001 to 2015, which he left due to disagreements with the property. They were his glory years and also of the iconic House French, to which he gave a new life with his designs, dresses that looked like real sculptures regarding the cutting and finishing technique. Pure femininity.

He had previously worked in other fashion houses such as Geoffrey Beene, Guy Laroche and Yves Saint Laurent, where he was hired by Pierre Bergé to make the collections of ready toporter.

After five years away from fashion, he had just launched AZ Factory, a different fashion firm, whose garments are made with innovative fabrics, adapted to all bodies.


Niue 2021 – Millennium Falke (Star Wars)

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Year: 2021

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This is what the new Apple iPhone will look like (and the name) for this year | Smartphones

We all know that Apple works with very defined plans, which are marking their times month by month until the moment of launch arrives. And in the case of the iPhone range, it is known by all that we find ourselves at those times of the year when Certain data that comes in can be practically considered good.

And since news about the smartphones from 2021, the name that has always been used to refer to them is iPhone 13 although, according to what they publish Some media such as CNet, this year we could return to the name “s”, after skipping the 11s version (for obvious reasons), those from Cupertino want their new models to end up being called iPhone 12s this year, despite the changes in the design more than obvious like that notch smaller.

Why no iPhone 13?

According to the sources, Apple wants to avoid that number 13 of the numbering of its iPhone because of the negative connotations that it has in much of the world, skipping that natural order until next year, in 2022, when we would have an iPhone 14 in our hands, directly. The way to sell this strategy would be that next year’s models are going to be a major leap in terms of terminal design, which would explain the continuity of the 12 range to its “s” version and that direct jump to another generation that does not have such “bad optics”.

Design of the iPhone 12s? of 2021. EverythingApplePro

But leaving aside the name, which is surely nothing more than an anecdote (although it is the only point where Apple’s strategy does not seem to have a clear criterion), we have other characteristics that will make apple fans happy. . One of them is the battery life. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhones from 2021 will be 20% more energy efficient than iPhone 12s from 2020 So, finally, autonomy can be stretched a little more and we cannot blame 5G connectivity.

New camera layout of the iPhone 12s?
New camera layout of the iPhone 12s? EverythingApplePro

In parallel, Jon Prosser he’s back to counterattack with a new prediction: we will have foldable iPhone with smartphones from 2022, so in Cupertino they seem to have taken that leap seriously. Finally, to say that this modification in the design of the two lenses of what will be the future iPhone 12s is also confirmed, since they will not have a vertical but oblique arrangement.


The funeral of Prince Philip on April 17, 2021: live online broadcast of the funeral ceremony

Today Britain says goodbye to the wife of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip.


Britain sees off the last journey of the wife of Queen Elizabeth II. The funeral of Prince Philip on April 17, 2021, who passed away at the age of 99, is scheduled for 17.00 Moscow time in the chapel of St. George at Windsor Castle.

Due to restrictive measures, only 30 members of the royal family will be present at the farewell. Among them is Prince Harry, Philip’s grandson, who a year ago announced his desire to leave the royal family. Also, the Duke of Edinburgh’s last journey is carried out by soldiers of the British Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

Prince Philip himself asked that his funeral be held without unnecessary hype – in a chamber, in fact, in the circle of relatives and friends. Thanks to the pandemic, his wish will come true. The Queen’s subjects are asked not to come to Windsor that day; you can express your condolences on the Internet – on a website specially created for this.


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The iPhone 13 will be Apple’s cleanest ‘smartphones’ in recent years, why? | Smartphones

Surely the most veteran of you remember that trend that became fashionable a few years ago, practically a decade, when Some smartphonesincluding iPhones, used as a sales argument that they had an “oleophobic” touch screen, that is to say, it was able to resist the onslaught of our fingers and not be marked in order to continue having a clean and healthy appearance.

With the passage of time, these types of characteristics were maintained although many no longer called their attention, despite the fact that our fingers continue today to be one of the most polluting agents that our mobile can face and that, depending on the time of day, they are able to mist the back with visible traces of each finger with which we touch and hold the device.

Apple wants a clean iPhone 13

As it is, it seems that this year Apple wants its new iPhone 13 to hit the market with some kind of protection before this festival of fingerprints that we leave every day when we use the mobile. Fingers grasp the smartphone that leave their mark on the glass and that not only do not make its appearance more aesthetic, but depending on the case they can worsen the grip, with the risks that this entails of suffering an accidental fall.

iPhone 12 de Apple. Unsplash

It has been Max Weinbach through his Twitter and YouTube accounts where has unveiled Apple’s intentions to root out those problems with the fingers that remain imprinted on the back areas of its iPhone 13. The idea, as revealed, is to add a special coating that will only be available for Pro models, and that it will prevent both smudges and fingerprints from being imprinted on the surface.

That is why thanks to this new design of the grip area of ​​the next iPhone 13, it will be easier to hold it in the hand, in addition to giving a matte appearance to all the tones that are part of the catalog. It is true that The iPhone have never been, at least without a case, terminals with a lot of grip and in certain generations, even uncomfortable to carry in hand, so we hope that Californians have hit the same key that other competing companies (Android) have already achieved with their more expensive terminals.


Galician markets start the year with 10 million less in sales

The COVID pandemic continues to harm the Galician fishing and shellfish sector. The beginning of the year was marked by the third wave of infections and, as a consequence, with the closure of the hospitality industry, the sector’s main customer. To this was also added the uncertainty of the Brexi, whose agreement was resolved on the horn at the end of the year and caused a start with hesitation on the part of the fleet that operates in Gran Sol, especially in Vigo during the first weeks of January.

Between January and February, 14,675 tons were sold

The reduction in turnover is accompanied by a fall of almost 11.5% in the quantities sold. In the absence of consolidating the data, the Fishing Technological Platform states that between January and February 14,675 tons were sold.

The one from Vigo was one of those that best held the stake among those that lost turnover among the five large markets. Its turnover was reduced by 950,000 euros compared to the first two months of 2020 (15.7 million), followed by the 1.5 million that A Coruña lost (7.5), the 1.6 of Celeiro (6.5) and the 2.4 from Ribeira (4.4). Burela’s is the only one of them that achieved positive results: it closed February with an accumulated 9.2 million in sales (almost 625,000 euros more). From there, above one million euros in sales there are only the markets of O Grove (1.2) and Cambados (1.1), both with worse records than a year ago.


One year after the outbreak of Covid, when the markets looked into the abyss | Markets

A year ago mankind held its breath. The coronavirus had jumped from China to Italy, from Italy to Spain, and from Spain to the rest of Europe. Hospitals were collapsing and authorities began to take measures to confine the population and prevent the spread of the pandemic. That entailed freezing the entire planet’s economy for several weeks. Something that had never been done. The doubts then were multiple: would the measures stop the spread of the virus? How long should they be adopted? How would companies resist several weeks or months of downtime? How long would it take to get vaccinations?

Money hates uncertainty. It is difficult to calculate the profitability of an investment in stocks or bonds if you do not even know if the company will continue to exist within a year. Although the stock market falls began in February, the sessions between March 9 and 13 will go down in history as one of the most convulsive. In five days there was a Black Monday, a Black Thursday and even a Black Friday.

On March 9, the New York Stock Exchange opened the week with a drop of 8%. The collapse was so abrupt that the market had to close for 15 minutes to reorder the buy and sell positions. After a brief respite, on Tuesday, Wednesday the 11th, the stock markets fell again. And on Thursday. And on Friday. This brought an abrupt end to the longest upward cycle in the United States, which had lasted 11 years. In a few sessions, the equity markets had lost between 20% and 30% of their value. That Thursday, the Ibex 35 signed the worst session in its history, dropping 14%. The world’s largest index, the S&P 500, lost a third of its value between February 20 and March 20. The money was fleeing. The wealth evaporated.

The Ibex 35 experienced the worst session in its history a year ago, losing 14% in one day

“They were very hard days because the stock market collapse was added to the fear of the health situation and the need to start looking for the formula to be able to work remotely,” recalls a fund manager. The leaders of the great powers were very aware of the chaos that occurred in 2008 with the Lehman Brothers crisis and its aftershocks, which in Europe lasted until 2012, with the rescue of Spain. It was necessary to act quickly so that fear did not infect the financial system and banks began to collapse, and then countries. Nuclear weapons had to be removed from central banks.

On March 3, there had already been a meeting of the Group of 7 (United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Italy) to coordinate a massive liquidity injection program. On Sunday, March 15, the Fed dropped rates at zero and launched the largest stimulus program since the Great Recession. The central banks of Australia, Japan, Norway … joined these stimulus policies. On March 18, after an initial hesitation, he was followed the European Central Bank, announce a € 750 billion bazooka to calm the markets.

With half of the world’s population confined or restricted in their mobility, with factories stopped, planes on the ground, and streets empty, strong and swift action by central banks prevented the world economy from slipping back into the abyss.

One of the most obvious symptoms of the paralysis of the planetary economy was seen in oil. Futures contracts on the Texas barrel (the most frequent contract in the United States) were negative on April 20. Market operators were willing to pay, rather than charge, to shake off future deliveries of crude in the face of the drastic drop in demand.

Oil is also a clear example of a return to normalcy. After trading at -37 dollars a barrel, it is now trading at 66 dollars, a price slightly above what it was at the beginning of 2020.

The round trip of public debt

  • March. After years without hearing about the risk premium, the fears unleashed by the coronavirus returned to invoke it. In March 2020, with large investors pouring out of the stock market to buy safe assets, the German and American bonds were in high demand. The yield on the 10-year US bond hit an all-time low of 0.318% (the higher the demand for the debt, the lower the interest rate investors are willing to accept). The German bund reached a -1% return. In contrast, Spanish or Italian bonds were asked for higher returns, considering them the riskiest markets.
  • Fed y BCE. The ultra-expansive monetary policies agreed upon managed to stabilize bond prices. In the United States, which is ahead of Europe, the long-term rate rebound has even begun, as the market is already thinking about withdrawing these policies.

At the end of April, humanity began to come out of its shelters and verify that the cities and factories were still there. Stores and restaurants reopened, and the first news about the development of vaccines to combat Covid-19 began to arrive.

Governments, in parallel to the action of central banks, deployed the largest fiscal stimulus programs since World War II. There was direct aid to companies so that they did not have to lay off, support for workers who could not go to their job, tax exemptions … and even, in the United States, direct mailings of checks with cash to the population, so that cope with the possible drop in income.

Another of the measures adopted by the authorities around the world was the requirement that financial companies (banks and insurance companies, mainly) to freeze the payment of dividends to their shareholders. The fear that the financial crisis would damage the solvency of the sector made it necessary to dedicate all the profits generated to strengthening capital ratios. Only at the end of the year did the ECB begin to raise its hand to allow some payments in the most solvent entities.

The action of the central banks managed to ward off the danger of a financial crisis

The new normal

Starting in the spring, the Stock Exchanges regained ground. The world had not collapsed. Yes, some sectors, such as tourism or aviation, were very affected. But others, like the technological one, had risen like foam. Unknown video calling companies, like Zoom, had appreciated more than 1,000%. Also the giants like Amazon or Netflix. The population was at home and every time they bought more online and consumed more hours of series and movies.

One of the most obvious consequences of the pandemic has been the overwhelming momentum of digitization. “We made more progress in the first six months of 2020 than in the previous six years, in terms of telecommuting, online sales, electronic payments and leisure at home …”, explains the investment director of Crèdit Andorrà Asset Management, David Macià.

The market has looked favorably again
to companies of the old economy

Throughout 2020, the so-called growth stocks (especially the technological ones) accumulated an average revaluation in the United States Stock Exchange of 7.3%, while those with a more cyclical profile (industrial, financial, airlines … ) lost 6.35%. Still, the bottom line for global equities was relatively positive for the year as a whole. The S&P 500 Index rose 17%; the Japanese Nikkei, 21%, and the MSCI of the World Stock Exchange, 15.7%. The European Stock Market lagged behind due to the high weight of cyclical stocks and the low technological component.

During the summer, the world stock markets had a few months of doubts. Had they run too long? Did it make sense that many stocks were already trading above pre-pandemic levels despite the economic disaster? The doubts were cleared exactly on November 9, when the Pfizer medical director announced that they had a vaccine that was 90% effective. It also helped that a few days before Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in the United States elections.

In the last two months of the year, stocks soared. And, in addition, a rotation began to take place from the technological sectors to the more cyclical ones. Investors saw that the industry was going to be up and running again, that more raw materials were needed than ever, and that the old economy was not as hit as it had been thought.

And now that? One year after the pandemic broke out, there are more and more vaccines to fight it. And central banks remain firmly committed to continue injecting liquidity. The major global managers are very optimistic about the stock market for the next few years. It remains to be seen whether the monetary experiment manages to come to fruition and, especially in Europe, European funds will fully reactivate the economy and reduce unemployment.