Saturday coffee №73

On Tuesday, the Chinese company Xiaomi held a Russian presentation of its new smartphone Redmi Note 8 Pro. The device has already appeared on sale on mi.com, and pre-orders for it have opened in retail. The price of new items in our market was 17,990 rubles for the 6/64 GB version and 19,990 rubles for the 6/128 GB version. On mi.com, only the younger version of the device remained on sale, the older one was all sold out. By the way, it’s interesting that at the presentation they said that there would be a limited batch of devices in the company store, apparently they were hoping for a heavy demand for the new product, but as a result, on October 11, the younger version can still be freely purchased in the online store. Yes, for pre-ordering the device, they give a Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet, and in the company's online store it can be purchased together with a new device for only 1 ruble.

Saturday Coffee #73

At the presentation, the device was called the new king of smartphones, but this, of course, is a very bold statement. The model is based on the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is positioned as a gaming processor, and is gaining about 250,000 points in AnTuTu. And since we get a smartphone with a bias in games, the manufacturer even installed a LiquidCool liquid cooling system in the device. In general, the device is not bad in terms of performance and is not inferior in this parameter to devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipsets. But for me, the issue remains with the modem in Redmi Note 8 Pro, since MediaTek has this weak point, but still you need to wait for the device and test it's in the works, maybe it's not so bad there.

In addition to the processor, the model also features a camera with four modules, while the main one is 64 MP. Representatives of the company praised the photo capabilities of the new model, even compared it with competitors' cameras, everything is beautiful, everything is interesting, but, of course, everything needs to be tested in practice. By the way, the 64 MP camera module Xiaomi developed together with Samsung, and it was presented in August at their joint event.

Saturday Coffee #73

In general, Redmi Note 8 Pro turned out to be very interesting. For 20,000 rubles, the user gets good performance, which will be enough even for games, a good camera, a 4500 mAh battery, 18 W fast charging and, cheers, an NFC module. This smartphone cannot be called a king, but the fact that Redmi Note 8 Pro is an attractive product in its price category is absolutely certain.

Yes, we already have a first look at Redmi Note 8 Pro, read it if you missed it:

In addition to the smartphone, Xiaomi also introduced its own battery with wireless charging capability for our market - Mi Wireless Power Bank. The battery has a capacity of 10,000 mAh, is equipped with a USB-A and Type-C port, and also supports Qi wireless charging. Mi Wireless Power Bank will go on sale from October 15 at a price of 2,690 rubles.

Saturday coffee #73

The company also presented the Mi Ionic Hair Dryer, which will cost 3,490 rubles, and two Xiaomi Metal Carry-on Luggage 20” and Xiaomi Luggage Classic 20” travel suitcases, they were priced at 13,990 and 4,990 rubles, respectively.

And this week we released a review of the Xiaomi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner:

Yandex smart mini-column

The Yandex company presented its small smart speaker with a very original name Yandex.Station Mini. It is small in size and is rather an additional device, since it cannot replace a full-format device. Of the interesting features, one can note gesture control, with one movement of the hand, you can adjust the volume, turn off the alarm clock or stop the fairy tale so as not to wake the sleeping children.

Saturday coffee #73

Of the unusual and rather gaming options in Yandex.Station Mini, there is a synthesizer. If you say "Alice, give me a sound", the column will turn into a synthesizer. It can be played by simply moving your hands in the air, much like a theremin. In the development of this mode, Yandex was assisted by Pyotr Theremin, a composer and performer on the theremin, the great-grandson of the inventor of the instrument, Lev Theremin. And experimental musician Anton Maskeliade and Monoleak studio created instrumental styles for the synthesizer: from familiar pianos and guitars to unusual ones - swords and pans. You can even play space music - you just have to ask "Alice, give me the sound of a gravitsapa". To understand all the pots and gravitsaps, you can simply ask "Alice, what sounds of the synthesizer do you know?". The collection already has several dozen tools, and it will be replenished.

The device will be on sale from October 31 for 3,990 rubles. If you want to try a smart speaker in action or see the need for an additional device, for example, in the kitchen or in the nursery, then Yandex.Station Mini will be an interesting option. I liked the design of the speaker, which was completely developed inside Yandex, the presence of a Type-C connector and good sound quality for such a small device.

For you to roughly understand what a smart speaker with Alice is capable of, I suggest you read our Yandex.Station review:

A very strange smartphone by Andy Rubin

The father of the Android mobile operating system, Andy Rubin, who is now the CEO of Essential Products, a smartphone company of the same name (Essential Phone), showed a new generation of devices that stand out for their unusual appearance.

Saturday Coffee #73

While many criticize Sony for 21:9 screens, Andy Rubin's team is developing an even more specific device. A long, narrow smartphone from Essential Products may be comfortable to hold in your hand, but how it will fit in your pocket is a question. And it’s not very clear how most applications will be displayed on such a screen, with videos and games, for the most part, there will be black bars around the edges.

Saturday Coffee #73

Russian personal data leaked again

Only last week, Sberbank leaked personal data of customers, and here is a new opportunity. According to Gazeta Kommersant, referring to its own sources of information in banking information security services, a database of Beeline customers was found in the public domain, with which they shared a link to download it. Later, information about this appeared in the Telegram channels. The database contains 8.7 million records with information about customers who have connected their home Internet via Beeline throughout Russia. The audit showed that the data is up-to-date: both active and closed contracts were identified, since the database contains data as of November 2016.

The Beeline press service reported that they had investigated the incident. They noticed that at the moment the subscriber base of wired broadband access at Beeline is less than 3 million.

“This information is a small part of the 2017 database. We fixed the data leak two years ago. All the perpetrators were identified and punished, at the moment most of the information is already outdated data.”

All these leaks are due to the fact that our government does not take any measures to protect the personal data of Russians. We do not have any tangible punishments for companies that have leaked, so many people treat the storage of personal data of customers carelessly. Yes, and the state machine itself treats this issue superficially, not paying due attention to this problem, respectively, and our business behaves similarly. In general, the situation is not very pleasant, personal data has been leaked there, leaked here, plus you can almost openly buy this or that data, especially from government databases, and as a result, the scope for various scammers is growing.

OnePlus 7T Pro unveiled

OnePlus, the company that became famous for the release of the "flagship killer", introduced a new model of the OnePlus 7T Pro smartphone. The presentation was strange, the company once again talked about the OnePlus 7T, which it presented in September, and paid very little attention to the new product with the “Pro” prefix. The OnePlus 7T Pro model turned out to be an almost complete copy of the OnePlus 7 Pro, only the chipset has changed, instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the new device has 855+ installed. And also increased the battery capacity, but very slightly, 4085 mAh, against 4000 mAh in the previous version. It seems like the charging speed has also increased, although the power has not changed. Yes, the manufacturer also introduced a version of the OnePlus 7T McLaren smartphone, which differs in color, increased 12 GB of RAM and an extended package.

Saturday Coffee #73

In general, the OnePlus 7T Pro update is minimal, and the presentation was more likely to remind you of yourself and your products once again, and not for the sake of a new smartphone model.

And we have published material on the website following the OnePlus presentation, read:

Speaking of new items, of course, I can’t help but recommend our article “September New: Top 5 Smartphones of the Month”, which was released last week:

A week with CINEMOOD DiaCube

MULTIKUBIK (CINEMOOD in the US market) is a Russian startup that produces compact projectors. The company was founded in 2014 and in 2015 they raised over $150,000 on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to launch their new product. And also MULTIKUBIK is a resident of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, and in 2017 the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) invested $2.5 million in the project. This summer, the company presented its new product CINEMOOD DiaKubik, a projector with access to content via subscription.

Saturday coffee #73

The device is a compact projector that can display an image up to 3 meters in size and plays video files in maximum Full HD resolution. The resolution of the displayed image is WVGA, but I will say that the picture looks good, it feels like in a movie. The projector has a brightness of 35 lumens and a claimed lamp life of 30,000 hours. Inside the device is a 4-core ARMv7 clocked at 1.2 GHz, the operating system is its own, CINEMOOD OS, the amount of internal memory is 16 GB, of which 11 GB is available to the user.

Saturday coffee #73

DiaCubic works quite quickly, I only had difficulties with playing content from the IVI online cinema, sometimes the video twitches a little, and it becomes not very pleasant to watch. Initially, I sinned on Wi-Fi, which is only 2.4 GHz in the projector, but, for example, the video from the MULT service runs perfectly smoothly, probably the problem is in the content from IVI, perhaps the video from the service for some reason does not have time to load.< /p>

Saturday Coffee #73

About the content. It is DiaKubik that works by subscription, for 990 rubles a month you can subscribe to several services at once. 100 filmstrips are available free of charge and without the Internet in DiaKubik, yes, those same ones from our childhood, 54 cartoons from the Soyuzmultfilm studio, as well as the ability to upload your own files to the device’s memory. Someone may say that the subscription is too expensive, but this solution has reduced the cost of DiaKubik compared to other models by almost 10,000 rubles.

Saturday Coffee #73

For my part, I can recommend CINEMOOD DiaKubik, this is an excellent replacement for TVs, and for a child, viewing becomes more exciting. Yes, at home I would recommend connecting an external Bluetooth speaker to the projector, the built-in speakers are not bad, but the sound will be more interesting with the speaker. The only thing that the speaker knocks out is the connected smartphone, so navigation will have to be done using the buttons on the device. Of the accessories, there are interesting covers Skin Care Products in Central Region, which not only provide additional protection, but also give access to additional content. True, I note that the covers cost a lot, 3,500 rubles, and the manufacturer could install a memory module in them with content already loaded. Now in the case there is only an NFC tag, which opens access to the desired content in the projector and then downloads it when connected to the network.

Saturday coffee #73

At the presentation, the device was called the new king of smartphones, but this, of course, is a very bold statement. The model is based on the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is positioned as a gaming processor, and is gaining about 250,000 points in AnTuTu. And since we get a smartphone with a bias in games, the manufacturer even installed a LiquidCool liquid cooling system in the device. In general, the device is not bad in performance and is not inferior in this parameter to devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipsets. But for me, the issue remains with the modem in Redmi Note 8 Pro, since MediaTek has this weak point, but still you need to wait for the device and test it's in the works, maybe it's not so bad there.

In addition to the processor, the model also features a camera with four modules, while the main one is 64 MP. Representatives of the company praised the photo capabilities of the new model, even compared it with competitors' cameras, everything is beautiful, everything is interesting, but, of course, everything needs to be tested in practice. By the way, the 64 MP camera module Xiaomi developed together with Samsung, and it was presented in August at their joint event.

Saturday Coffee #73

In general, Redmi Note 8 Pro turned out to be very interesting. For 20,000 rubles, the user gets good performance, which will be enough even for games, a good camera, a 4500 mAh battery, 18 W fast charging and, cheers, an NFC module. This smartphone cannot be called a king, but the fact that Redmi Note 8 Pro is an attractive product in its price category is absolutely certain.

Yes, we already have a first look at Redmi Note 8 Pro, read it if you missed it:

In addition to the smartphone, Xiaomi also introduced its own battery with wireless charging capability for our market - Mi Wireless Power Bank. The battery has a capacity of 10,000 mAh, is equipped with a USB-A and Type-C port, and also supports Qi wireless charging. Mi Wireless Power Bank will go on sale from October 15 at a price of 2,690 rubles.

Saturday coffee #73

The company also presented the Mi Ionic Hair Dryer, which will cost 3,490 rubles, and two Xiaomi Metal Carry-on Luggage 20” and Xiaomi Luggage Classic 20” travel suitcases, they were priced at 13,990 and 4,990 rubles, respectively.

And this week we released a review of the Xiaomi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner:

Yandex smart mini-column

The Yandex company presented its small smart speaker with a very original name Yandex.Station Mini. It is small in size and is rather an additional device, since it cannot replace a full-format device. Of the interesting features, one can note gesture control, with one movement of the hand, you can adjust the volume, turn off the alarm clock or stop the fairy tale so as not to wake the sleeping children.

Saturday coffee #73

Of the unusual and rather gaming options in Yandex.Station Mini, there is a synthesizer. If you say "Alice, give me a sound", the column will turn into a synthesizer. It can be played by simply moving your hands in the air, much like a theremin. Pyotr Termen, a composer and performer on the theremin, great-grandson of the inventor of the instrument, Lev Termen, helped Yandex in developing this mode. And the experimental musician Anton Maskeliade and the Monoleak studio created instrumental styles for the synthesizer: from the usual pianos and guitars to unusual ones - swords and pans. You can even play space music - you just have to ask "Alice, give me the sound of a gravitap". To understand all the pots and gravitsaps, you can simply ask “Alice, what sounds of the synthesizer do you know?”. The collection already has several dozen tools, and it will be replenished.

The device will be on sale from October 31 for 3,990 rubles. If you want to try a smart speaker in action or see the need for an additional device, for example, in the kitchen or in the nursery, then Yandex.Station Mini will be an interesting option. I liked the design of the speaker, which was completely developed inside Yandex, the presence of a Type-C connector and good sound quality for such a small device.

For you to roughly understand what a smart speaker with Alice is capable of, I suggest you read our Yandex.Station review:

A very strange smartphone by Andy Rubin

The father of the Android mobile operating system, Andy Rubin, who is now the CEO of Essential Products, a smartphone company of the same name (Essential Phone), showed a new generation of devices that stand out for their unusual appearance.

Saturday Coffee #73

While many criticize Sony for 21:9 screens, Andy Rubin's team is developing an even more specific device. A long, narrow smartphone from Essential Products may be comfortable to hold in your hand, but how it will fit in your pocket is a question. And it’s not very clear how most applications will be displayed on such a screen, with videos and games, for the most part, there will be black bars around the edges.

Saturday Coffee #73

Russian personal data leaked again

Only last week, Sberbank leaked personal data of customers, and here is a new opportunity. According to Gazeta Kommersant, referring to its own sources of information in banking information security services, a database of Beeline customers was found in the public domain, with which they shared a link to download it. Later, information about this appeared in Telegram channels. The database contains 8.7 million records with information about customers who have connected their home Internet via Beeline throughout Russia. The audit showed that the data is up-to-date: both active and closed contracts were identified, since the database contains data as of November 2016.

The Beeline press service reported that they had investigated the incident. They noticed that at the moment the subscriber base of wired broadband access at Beeline is less than 3 million.

“This information is a small part of the 2017 database. We fixed the data leak two years ago. All the perpetrators were identified and punished, at the moment most of the information is already outdated data.”

All these leaks are due to the fact that our government does not take any measures to protect the personal data of Russians. We do not have any tangible punishments for companies that have leaked, so many people treat the storage of personal data of customers carelessly. Yes, and the state machine itself treats this issue superficially, not paying due attention to this problem, respectively, and our business behaves similarly. In general, the situation is not very pleasant, personal data has been leaked there, leaked here, plus you can almost openly buy this or that data, especially from government databases, and as a result, the scope for various scammers is growing.

OnePlus 7T Pro unveiled

OnePlus, the company that became famous for the release of the "flagship killer", introduced a new model of the OnePlus 7T Pro smartphone. The presentation was strange, the company once again talked about the OnePlus 7T, which it presented in September, and paid very little attention to the new product with the “Pro” prefix. The OnePlus 7T Pro model turned out to be an almost complete copy of the OnePlus 7 Pro, only the chipset has changed, instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the new device has 855+ installed. And also increased the battery capacity, but very slightly, 4085 mAh, against 4000 mAh in the previous version. It seems like the charging speed has also increased, although the power has not changed. Yes, the manufacturer also introduced a version of the OnePlus 7T McLaren smartphone, which differs in color, increased 12 GB of RAM and an extended package.

Saturday Coffee #73

In general, the OnePlus 7T Pro update is minimal, and the presentation was more likely to remind you of yourself and your products once again, and not for the sake of a new smartphone model.

And we have published material on the website following the OnePlus presentation, read:

Speaking of new items, of course, I can’t help but recommend our article “September New: Top 5 Smartphones of the Month”, which was released last week:

A week with CINEMOOD DiaCube

MULTIKUBIK (CINEMOOD in the US market) is a Russian startup that produces compact projectors. The company was founded in 2014 and in 2015 they raised over $150,000 on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to launch their new product. And also MULTIKUBIK is a resident of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, and in 2017 the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) invested $2.5 million in the project. This summer, the company presented its new product CINEMOOD DiaKubik, a projector with access to content via subscription.

Saturday Coffee #73

The device is a compact projector that can display an image up to 3 meters in size and plays video files in maximum Full HD resolution. The resolution of the displayed image is WVGA, but I will say that the picture looks good, it feels like in a movie. The projector has a brightness of 35 lumens and a claimed lamp life of 30,000 hours. Inside the device is a 4-core ARMv7 clocked at 1.2 GHz, the operating system is its own, CINEMOOD OS, the amount of internal memory is 16 GB, of which 11 GB is available to the user.

The manufacturer also offers to watch videos on the ceiling, for example, in bed before going to bed, but, in my opinion, this option is not very correct, however, our pediatrician also agreed with me. And also in "MULTIKUBIK" they say that DiaKubik is ideal for trips, for example, you can show a video to a child on an airplane, displaying the image on the back of the chair. I have not tried this option, so I can not say how convenient it is. Yes, on the road with a fully charged battery, the projector can work up to 5 hours. Charging is carried out via microUSB, although, of course, in 2019 you expect to see Type-C in such a device.

Saturday coffee #73

About the content. It is DiaKubik that works by subscription, for 990 rubles a month you can subscribe to several services at once. 100 filmstrips are available free of charge and without the Internet in DiaKubik, yes, those same ones from our childhood, 54 cartoons from the Soyuzmultfilm studio, as well as the ability to upload your own files to the device’s memory. Someone may say that the subscription is too expensive, but this solution has reduced the cost of DiaKubik compared to other models by almost 10,000 rubles.

Saturday Coffee #73

For my part, I can recommend CINEMOOD DiaKubik, this is an excellent replacement for TVs, and for a child, viewing becomes more exciting. Yes, at home I would recommend connecting an external Bluetooth speaker to the projector, the built-in speakers are not bad, but the sound will be more interesting with the speaker. The only thing that the speaker knocks out is the connected smartphone, so navigation will have to be done using the buttons on the device. Of the accessories, there are interesting covers Skin Care Products in Central Region, which not only provide additional protection, but also give access to additional content. True, I note that the covers cost a lot, 3,500 rubles, and the manufacturer could install a memory module in them with content already loaded. Now in the case there is only an NFC tag, which opens access to the desired content in the projector and then downloads it when connected to the network.

. and dessert

This weekend took me to the Miniso store, which sells various inexpensive, seemingly Japanese goods. Among other necessary and not very things, I found pillows with characters from the cartoon “The Whole Truth About Bears” (We Bare Bears), and since the price was low, something about 250 rubles, I bought “White” for a child. In the evening I remembered this animated series and decided to rewatch it, nevertheless it is funny, and 5 seasons were found on Kinopoisk, and for Yandex.Plus subscribers they turned out to be free. So I recommend the cartoon "The Whole Truth About Bears" for viewing, in case someone else has not seen it.

Saturday coffee №73

On Tuesday, the Chinese company Xiaomi held a Russian presentation of its new smartphone Redmi Note 8 Pro. The device has already appeared on sale on mi.com, and pre-orders for it have opened in retail. The price of new items in our market was 17,990 rubles for the 6/64 GB version and 19,990 rubles for the 6/128 GB version. On mi.com, only the younger version of the device remained on sale, the older one was all sold out. By the way, it’s interesting that at the presentation they said that there would be a limited batch of devices in the company store, apparently they were hoping for a heavy demand for the new product, but as a result, on October 11, the younger version can still be freely purchased in the online store. Yes, for pre-ordering the device, they give a Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet, and in the company's online store it can be purchased together with a new device for only 1 ruble.

Saturday Coffee #73

At the presentation, the device was called the new king of smartphones, but this, of course, is a very bold statement. The model is based on the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is positioned as a gaming processor, and is gaining about 250,000 points in AnTuTu. And since we get a smartphone with a bias in games, the manufacturer even installed a LiquidCool liquid cooling system in the device. In general, the device is not bad in terms of performance and is not inferior in this parameter to devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipsets. But for me, the issue remains with the modem in Redmi Note 8 Pro, since MediaTek has this weak point, but still you need to wait for the device and test it's in the works, maybe it's not so bad there.

In addition to the processor, the model also features a camera with four modules, while the main one is 64 MP. Representatives of the company praised the photo capabilities of the new model, even compared it with competitors' cameras, everything is beautiful, everything is interesting, but, of course, everything needs to be tested in practice. By the way, the 64 MP camera module Xiaomi developed together with Samsung, and it was presented in August at their joint event.

Saturday Coffee #73

In general, Redmi Note 8 Pro turned out to be very interesting. For 20,000 rubles, the user gets good performance, which will be enough even for games, a good camera, a 4500 mAh battery, 18 W fast charging and, cheers, an NFC module. This smartphone cannot be called a king, but the fact that Redmi Note 8 Pro is an attractive product in its price category is absolutely certain.

Yes, we already have a first look at Redmi Note 8 Pro, read it if you missed it:

In addition to the smartphone, Xiaomi also introduced its own battery with wireless charging capability for our market - Mi Wireless Power Bank. The battery has a capacity of 10,000 mAh, is equipped with a USB-A and Type-C port, and also supports Qi wireless charging. Mi Wireless Power Bank will go on sale from October 15 at a price of 2,690 rubles.

Saturday coffee #73

The company also presented the Mi Ionic Hair Dryer, which will cost 3,490 rubles, and two Xiaomi Metal Carry-on Luggage 20” and Xiaomi Luggage Classic 20” travel suitcases, they were priced at 13,990 and 4,990 rubles, respectively.

And this week we released a review of the Xiaomi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner:

Yandex smart mini-column

The Yandex company presented its small smart speaker with a very original name Yandex.Station Mini. It is small in size and is rather an additional device, since it cannot replace a full-format device. Of the interesting features, one can note gesture control, with one movement of the hand, you can adjust the volume, turn off the alarm clock or stop the fairy tale so as not to wake the sleeping children.

Saturday coffee #73

Of the unusual and rather gaming options in Yandex.Station Mini, there is a synthesizer. If you say "Alice, give me a sound", the column will turn into a synthesizer. It can be played by simply moving your hands in the air, much like a theremin. Pyotr Termen, a composer and performer on the theremin, great-grandson of the inventor of the instrument, Lev Termen, helped Yandex in developing this mode. And the experimental musician Anton Maskeliade and the Monoleak studio created instrumental styles for the synthesizer: from the usual pianos and guitars to unusual ones - swords and pans. You can even play space music - you just have to ask "Alice, give me the sound of a gravitap". To understand all the pots and gravitsaps, you can simply ask “Alice, what sounds of the synthesizer do you know?”. The collection already has several dozen tools, and it will be replenished.

The device will be on sale from October 31 for 3,990 rubles. If you want to try a smart speaker in action or see the need for an additional device, for example, in the kitchen or in the nursery, then Yandex.Station Mini will be an interesting option. I liked the design of the speaker, which was completely developed inside Yandex, the presence of a Type-C connector and good sound quality for such a small device.

For you to roughly understand what a smart speaker with Alice is capable of, I suggest you read our Yandex.Station review:

A very strange smartphone by Andy Rubin

The father of the Android mobile operating system, Andy Rubin, who is now the CEO of Essential Products, a smartphone company of the same name (Essential Phone), showed a new generation of devices that stand out for their unusual appearance.

Saturday Coffee #73

While many criticize Sony for 21:9 screens, Andy Rubin's team is developing an even more specific device. A long, narrow smartphone from Essential Products may be comfortable to hold in your hand, but how it will fit in your pocket is a question. And it’s not very clear how most applications will be displayed on such a screen, with videos and games, for the most part, there will be black bars around the edges.

Saturday Coffee #73

Russian personal data leaked again

Only last week, Sberbank leaked personal data of customers, and here is a new opportunity. According to Gazeta Kommersant, referring to its own sources of information in banking information security services, a database of Beeline customers was found in the public domain, with which they shared a link to download it. Later, information about this appeared in Telegram channels. The database contains 8.7 million records with information about customers who have connected their home Internet via Beeline throughout Russia. The audit showed that the data is up-to-date: both active and closed contracts were identified, since the database contains data as of November 2016.

The Beeline press service reported that they had investigated the incident. They noticed that at the moment the subscriber base of wired broadband access at Beeline is less than 3 million.

“This information is a small part of the 2017 database. We fixed the data leak two years ago. All the perpetrators were identified and punished, at the moment most of the information is already outdated data.”

All these leaks are due to the fact that our government does not take any measures to protect the personal data of Russians. We do not have any tangible punishments for companies that have leaked, so many people treat the storage of personal data of customers carelessly. Yes, and the state machine itself treats this issue superficially, not paying due attention to this problem, respectively, and our business behaves similarly. In general, the situation is not very pleasant, personal data has been leaked there, leaked here, plus you can almost openly buy this or that data, especially from government databases, and as a result, the scope for various scammers is growing.

OnePlus 7T Pro unveiled

OnePlus, the company that became famous for the release of the "flagship killer", introduced a new model of the OnePlus 7T Pro smartphone. The presentation was strange, the company once again talked about the OnePlus 7T, which it presented in September, and paid very little attention to the new product with the “Pro” prefix. The OnePlus 7T Pro model turned out to be an almost complete copy of the OnePlus 7 Pro, only the chipset has changed, instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the new device has 855+ installed. And also increased the battery capacity, but very slightly, 4085 mAh, against 4000 mAh in the previous version. It seems like the charging speed has also increased, although the power has not changed. Yes, the manufacturer also introduced a version of the OnePlus 7T McLaren smartphone, which differs in color, increased 12 GB of RAM and an extended package.

Saturday Coffee #73

In general, the OnePlus 7T Pro update is minimal, and the presentation was more likely to remind you of yourself and your products once again, and not for the sake of a new smartphone model.

Saturday coffee #73

DiaCubic works quite quickly, I only had difficulties with playing content from the IVI online cinema, sometimes the video twitches a little, and it becomes not very pleasant to watch. Initially, I sinned on Wi-Fi, which is only 2.4 GHz in the projector, but, for example, the video from the MULT service runs perfectly smoothly, probably the problem is in the content from IVI, perhaps the video from the service for some reason does not have time to load.< /p>

Saturday Coffee #73

CINEMOOD The DiaCube was the perfect solution for me to play cartoons for my child, and there are two reasons for this. The first is that watching cartoons has become a kind of ritual, the child takes a chair, sits down evenly and, unlike TV, which watches from the sofa, does not lie down or sit sideways while watching. The second is that the child does not stick to the screen, as is the case with TV. We discussed how many cartoons he watches, and after, for example, three episodes, he calmly asks to turn off the device. The manufacturer says that the projector does not irritate the nervous system with bright light, unlike the same TVs and phones, and also does not harm the eyesight. I can say for sure that it is much easier to tear a child away from watching a video from a projector than from watching it from a TV or tablet / phone.

The manufacturer also offers to watch videos on the ceiling, for example, in bed before going to bed, but, in my opinion, this option is not very correct, however, our pediatrician also agreed with me. And also in "MULTIKUBIK" they say that DiaKubik is ideal for trips, for example, you can show a video to a child on an airplane, displaying the image on the back of the chair. I have not tried this option, so I can not say how convenient it is. Yes, on the road with a fully charged battery, the projector can work up to 5 hours. Charging is carried out via microUSB, although, of course, in 2019 you expect to see Type-C in such a device.

Saturday Coffee #73

About the content. It is DiaKubik that works by subscription, for 990 rubles a month you can subscribe to several services at once. 100 filmstrips are available free of charge and without the Internet in DiaKubik, yes, those same ones from our childhood, 54 cartoons from the Soyuzmultfilm studio, as well as the ability to upload your own files to the device’s memory. Someone may say that the subscription is too expensive, but this solution has reduced the cost of DiaKubik compared to other models by almost 10,000 rubles.

Saturday Coffee #73

For my part, I can recommend CINEMOOD DiaKubik, this is an excellent replacement for TVs, and for a child, viewing becomes more exciting. Yes, at home I would recommend connecting an external Bluetooth speaker to the projector, the built-in speakers are not bad, but the sound will be more interesting with the speaker. The only thing that the speaker knocks out is the connected smartphone, so navigation will have to be done using the buttons on the device. Of the accessories, there are interesting covers Skin Care Products in Central Region, which not only provide additional protection, but also give access to additional content. True, I note that the covers cost a lot, 3,500 rubles, and the manufacturer could install a memory module in them with content already loaded. Now in the case there is only an NFC tag, which opens access to the desired content in the projector and then downloads it when connected to the network.

. and dessert

This weekend took me to the Miniso store, which sells various inexpensive, seemingly Japanese goods. Among other necessary and not very things, I found pillows with characters from the cartoon “The Whole Truth About Bears” (We Bare Bears), and since the price was low, something about 250 rubles, I bought “White” for a child. In the evening I remembered this animated series and decided to rewatch it, nevertheless it is funny, and 5 seasons were found on Kinopoisk, and for Yandex.Plus subscribers they turned out to be free. So I recommend the cartoon "The Whole Truth About Bears" for viewing, in case someone else has not seen it.

Saturday coffee №73

On Tuesday, the Chinese company Xiaomi held a Russian presentation of its new smartphone Redmi Note 8 Pro. The device has already appeared on sale on mi.com, and pre-orders for it have opened in retail. The price of new items in our market was 17,990 rubles for the 6/64 GB version and 19,990 rubles for the 6/128 GB version. On mi.com, only the younger version of the device remained on sale, the older one was all sold out. By the way, it’s interesting that at the presentation they said that there would be a limited batch of devices in the company store, apparently they were hoping for a heavy demand for the new product, but as a result, on October 11, the younger version can still be freely purchased in the online store. Yes, for pre-ordering the device, they give a Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet, and in the company's online store it can be purchased together with a new device for only 1 ruble.

At the presentation, the device was called the new king of smartphones, but this, of course, is a very bold statement. The model is based on the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is positioned as a gaming processor, and is gaining about 250,000 points in AnTuTu. And since we get a smartphone with a bias in games, the manufacturer even installed a LiquidCool liquid cooling system in the device. In general, the device is not bad in terms of performance and is not inferior in this parameter to devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipsets. But for me, the issue remains with the modem in Redmi Note 8 Pro, since MediaTek has this weak point, but still you need to wait for the device and test it's in the works, maybe it's not so bad there.

In addition to the processor, the model also features a camera with four modules, while the main one is 64 MP. Representatives of the company praised the photo capabilities of the new model, even compared it with competitors' cameras, everything is beautiful, everything is interesting, but, of course, everything needs to be tested in practice. By the way, the 64 MP camera module Xiaomi developed together with Samsung, and it was presented in August at their joint event.

In general, Redmi Note 8 Pro turned out to be very interesting. For 20,000 rubles, the user gets good performance, which will be enough even for games, a good camera, a 4500 mAh battery, 18 W fast charging and, cheers, an NFC module. This smartphone cannot be called a king, but the fact that Redmi Note 8 Pro is an attractive product in its price category is absolutely certain.

Yes, we already have a first look at Redmi Note 8 Pro, read it if you missed it:

In addition to the smartphone, Xiaomi also introduced its own battery with wireless charging capability for our market - Mi Wireless Power Bank. The battery has a capacity of 10,000 mAh, is equipped with a USB-A and Type-C port, and also supports Qi wireless charging. Mi Wireless Power Bank will go on sale from October 15 at a price of 2,690 rubles.

The company also presented the Mi Ionic Hair Dryer, which will cost 3,490 rubles, and two Xiaomi Metal Carry-on Luggage 20” and Xiaomi Luggage Classic 20” travel suitcases, they were priced at 13,990 and 4,990 rubles, respectively.

And this week we released a review of the Xiaomi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner:

Yandex smart mini-column

The Yandex company presented its small smart speaker with a very original name Yandex.Station Mini. It is small in size and is rather an additional device, since it cannot replace a full-format device. Of the interesting features, one can note gesture control, with one movement of the hand, you can adjust the volume, turn off the alarm clock or stop the fairy tale so as not to wake the sleeping children.

Of the unusual and rather gaming options in Yandex.Station Mini, there is a synthesizer. If you say "Alice, give me a sound", the column will turn into a synthesizer. It can be played by simply moving your hands in the air, much like a theremin. Pyotr Termen, a composer and performer on the theremin, great-grandson of the inventor of the instrument, Lev Termen, helped Yandex in developing this mode. And the experimental musician Anton Maskeliade and the Monoleak studio created instrumental styles for the synthesizer: from the usual pianos and guitars to unusual ones - swords and pans. You can even play space music - you just have to ask "Alice, give me the sound of a gravitap". To understand all the pots and gravitsaps, you can simply ask “Alice, what sounds of the synthesizer do you know?”. The collection already has several dozen tools, and it will be replenished.

The device will be on sale from October 31 for 3,990 rubles. If you want to try a smart speaker in action or see the need for an additional device, for example, in the kitchen or in the nursery, then Yandex.Station Mini will be an interesting option. I liked the design of the speaker, which was completely developed inside Yandex, the presence of a Type-C connector and good sound quality for such a small device.

For you to roughly understand what a smart speaker with Alice is capable of, I suggest you read our Yandex.Station review:

A very strange smartphone by Andy Rubin

The father of the Android mobile operating system, Andy Rubin, who is now the CEO of Essential Products, a smartphone company of the same name (Essential Phone), showed a new generation of devices that stand out for their unusual appearance.

While many criticize Sony for 21:9 screens, Andy Rubin's team is developing an even more specific device. A long, narrow smartphone from Essential Products may be comfortable to hold in your hand, but how it will fit in your pocket is a question. And it’s not very clear how most applications will be displayed on such a screen, with videos and games, for the most part, there will be black bars around the edges.

Russian personal data leaked again

Only last week, Sberbank leaked personal data of customers, and here is a new opportunity. According to Gazeta Kommersant, referring to its own sources of information in banking information security services, a database of Beeline customers was found in the public domain, with which they shared a link to download it. Later, information about this appeared in the Telegram channels. The database contains 8.7 million records with information about customers who have connected their home Internet via Beeline throughout Russia. The audit showed that the data is up-to-date: both active and closed contracts were identified, since the database contains data as of November 2016.

The Beeline press service reported that they had investigated the incident. They noticed that at the moment the subscriber base of wired broadband access at Beeline is less than 3 million.

“This information is a small part of the 2017 database. We fixed the data leak two years ago. All the perpetrators were identified and punished, at the moment most of the information is already outdated data.”

All these leaks are due to the fact that our government does not take any measures to protect the personal data of Russians. We do not have any tangible punishments for companies that have leaked, so many people treat the storage of personal data of customers carelessly. Yes, and the state machine itself treats this issue superficially, not paying due attention to this problem, respectively, and our business behaves similarly. In general, the situation is not very pleasant, personal data has been leaked there, leaked here, plus you can almost openly buy this or that data, especially from government databases, and as a result, the scope for various scammers is growing.

OnePlus 7T Pro unveiled

OnePlus, the company that became famous for the release of the "flagship killer", introduced a new model of the OnePlus 7T Pro smartphone. The presentation was strange, the company once again talked about the OnePlus 7T, which it presented in September, and paid very little attention to the new product with the “Pro” prefix. The OnePlus 7T Pro model turned out to be an almost complete copy of the OnePlus 7 Pro, only the chipset has changed, instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the new device has 855+ installed. And also increased the battery capacity, but very slightly, 4085 mAh, against 4000 mAh in the previous version. It seems like the charging speed has also increased, although the power has not changed. Yes, the manufacturer also introduced a version of the OnePlus 7T McLaren smartphone, which differs in color, increased 12 GB of RAM and an extended package.

In general, the OnePlus 7T Pro update is minimal, and the presentation was more likely to remind you of yourself and your products once again, and not for the sake of a new smartphone model.

And we have published material on the website following the OnePlus presentation, read:

Speaking of new items, of course, I can’t help but recommend our article “September New: Top 5 Smartphones of the Month”, which was released last week:

A week with CINEMOOD DiaCube

MULTIKUBIK (CINEMOOD in the US market) is a Russian startup that produces compact projectors. The company was founded in 2014 and in 2015 they raised over $150,000 on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to launch their new product. And also MULTIKUBIK is a resident of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, and in 2017 the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) invested $2.5 million in the project. This summer, the company presented its new product CINEMOOD DiaKubik, a projector with access to content via subscription.

The device is a compact projector that can display an image up to 3 meters in size and plays video files in maximum Full HD resolution. The resolution of the displayed image is WVGA, but I will say that the picture looks good, it feels like in a movie. The projector has a brightness of 35 lumens and a claimed lamp life of 30,000 hours. Inside the device is a 4-core ARMv7 clocked at 1.2 GHz, the operating system is its own, CINEMOOD OS, the amount of internal memory is 16 GB, of which 11 GB is available to the user.

DiaCubic works quite quickly, I only had difficulties with playing content from the IVI online cinema, sometimes the video twitches a little, and it becomes not very pleasant to watch. Initially, I sinned on Wi-Fi, which is only 2.4 GHz in the projector, but, for example, the video from the MULT service runs perfectly smoothly, probably the problem is in the content from IVI, perhaps the video from the service for some reason does not have time to load.< /p>

CINEMOOD The DiaCube was the perfect solution for me to play cartoons for my child, and there are two reasons for this. The first is that watching cartoons has become a kind of ritual, the child takes a chair, sits down evenly and, unlike TV, which watches from the sofa, does not lie down or sit sideways while watching. The second is that the child does not stick to the screen, as is the case with TV. We discussed how many cartoons he watches, and after, for example, three episodes, he calmly asks to turn off the device. The manufacturer says that the projector does not irritate the nervous system with bright light, unlike the same TVs and phones, and also does not harm the eyesight. I can say for sure that it is much easier to tear a child away from watching a video from a projector than from watching it from a TV or tablet / phone.

The manufacturer also offers to watch videos on the ceiling, for example, in bed before going to bed, but, in my opinion, this option is not very correct, however, our pediatrician also agreed with me. And also in "MULTIKUBIK" they say that DiaKubik is ideal for trips, for example, you can show a video to a child on an airplane, displaying the image on the back of the chair. I have not tried this option, so I can not say how convenient it is. Yes, on the road with a fully charged battery, the projector can work up to 5 hours. Charging is carried out via microUSB, although, of course, in 2019 you expect to see Type-C in such a device.

About the content. It is DiaKubik that works by subscription, for 990 rubles a month you can subscribe to several services at once. 100 filmstrips are available free of charge and without the Internet in DiaKubik, yes, those same ones from our childhood, 54 cartoons from the Soyuzmultfilm studio, as well as the ability to upload your own files to the device’s memory. Someone may say that the subscription is too expensive, but this solution has reduced the cost of DiaKubik compared to other models by almost 10,000 rubles.

For my part, I can recommend CINEMOOD DiaKubik, this is an excellent replacement for TVs, and for a child, viewing becomes more exciting. Yes, at home I would recommend connecting an external Bluetooth speaker to the projector, the built-in speakers are not bad, but the sound will be more interesting with the speaker. The only thing that the speaker knocks out is the connected smartphone, so navigation will have to be done using the buttons on the device. Of the accessories, there are interesting covers Skin Care Products in Central Region, which not only provide additional protection, but also give access to additional content. True, I note that the covers cost a lot, 3,500 rubles, and the manufacturer could install a memory module in them with content already loaded. Now in the case there is only an NFC tag, which opens access to the desired content in the projector and then downloads it when connected to the network.

For my part, I can recommend CINEMOOD DiaKubik, this is an excellent replacement for TVs, and for a child, viewing becomes more exciting. Yes, at home I would recommend connecting an external Bluetooth speaker to the projector, the built-in speakers are not bad, but the sound will be more interesting with the speaker. The only thing that the speaker knocks out is the connected smartphone, so navigation will have to be done using the buttons on the device. From accessories there are interesting covers Skin Care Products in Central Region Skin Care Products in Central Region , which not only provide additional protection, but also give access to additional content. True, I note that the covers cost a lot, 3,500 rubles, and the manufacturer could install a memory module in them with content already loaded. Now there is only an NFC tag in the case, which allows access to the desired content in the projector and then downloading it when connected to the network.

. and dessert

This weekend took me to the Miniso store, which sells various inexpensive, seemingly Japanese goods. Among other necessary and not very things, I found pillows with characters from the cartoon “The Whole Truth About Bears” (We Bare Bears), and since the price was low, something about 250 rubles, I bought “White” for a child. In the evening I remembered this animated series and decided to rewatch it, nevertheless it is funny, and 5 seasons were found on Kinopoisk, and for Yandex.Plus subscribers they turned out to be free. So I recommend the cartoon "The Whole Truth About Bears" for viewing, in case someone else has not seen it.