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Huawei again caught passing DSLR photos as being shot from its own smartphones
by Rajesh Pandey
Back in 2018, Huawei was caught passing off some photos taken from its mid-range Nova 3 when they were actually shot using a DSLR. The company had been caught using similar unethical tactics before as well with its P30 series. Fast forward to a couple of years later and Huawei has again been caught doing the same thing.
Huawei recently ran a photography contest on China's Weibo platform and shared some of the photos submitted to it with the "taken with Huawei smartphones" tagline in a video. However, it was soon discovered that some of the photos select from the competition were taken with DLSRs. The issue was first discovered by Jamie-hua after he thought the photos shared in the video from Huawei looked familiar and eventually he found one of the photos on 500x which was taken from a $3,000 Nikon D850 DSLR and not a Huawei smartphone.
The image in question/ Credit: Su Tie After being called out, Huawei issued an apology saying it was an "oversight" by the editor who "wrongly marked" the photos. The company has since then already updated the original video to remove mention of the photos being taken from a Huawei smartphone. The company claimed that the competition rules did not prohibit users from posting photos taken from other non-Huawei devices.
Huawei smartphones are known to have impressive cameras, so it's unclear why this phenomenon of passing DSLR photos as ones being shot from its phones keep occurring.
By Usman Khan Lodhi
All online classes on Nikon School are free this month
by Usman Khan Lodhi
Image credit: Edgar Varjapetyanvia (Wallpapers Wide) In an attempt to keep its customers "inspired, engaged and growing," Nikon USA has made its entire curriculum of online photography classes free of cost this month (via The Verge). Until the end of April, all 10 classes, which cost between $15 and $50 each, can be streamed for free. The company wrote on its website:
The ten classes, which are taught by professional photographers and often Nikon ambassadors, range in length from 15 minutes to over an hour. Several of these classes cover Nikon-related products while others teach the basic know-how of photography. Even if you are not a Nikon camera owner, you still might learn something from these classes.
If you're interested in streaming for the courses, you should visit Nikon's official website. After signing up using your name and email address, you will be able to view the classes. There is also an option to opt-out of receiving marketing emails.
Your Xbox One bundle breakdown for the approaching holiday season
by Boyd Chan
As we head into the tail end of the year and towards the holiday season, it should come as no surprise that companies will try and tempt you to part with some of your hard-earned cash with discounts, deals, and bundles. Microsoft is no exception to this, having made available a variety of offers as part of its 12 Days of Deals promotion over the years.
While it is still a bit early for the 12 Days of Deals to make its debut for 2018, Microsoft has now advertised a number of Xbox One bundle offers that might take your fancy, detailed as follows:
Xbox One X Bundles
Xbox One S Bundles
Otherwise, if you were in the market for some extra controllers then Microsoft has the following on offer:
Xbox Design Lab (Starting at $69.99 USD)
Choose from over one billion design combinations including new camo and shadow options. Xbox Elite Wireless Controller ($149.99 USD)
Now available in either black or white, this controller allows gamers to adjust aspects of the peripheral to their personal preference to improve precision and comfort. Xbox Wireless Controller Options (Starting at $64.99 USD)
Available in numerous special and limited edition finishes including PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Limited Edition Xbox Adaptive Controller ($99.99 USD)
Announced back in May, this controller is specifically designed with accessibility in mind for those with limited mobility. Microsoft has not stated how long the pricing for the Xbox One bundles will last but, presumably that they've specifically mentioned the holiday season, they will likely remain available through the end of the year or while stocks last.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle will hit shelves on November 2nd
by Boyd Chan
There were a number of notable announcements as part of the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast, including a slew of Final Fantasy titles making their way to the Switch in addition to new installments in the Luigi's Mansion and Animal Crossing series. However, for Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts, there was some important news about when they can expect to get their hands not only on the title but some themed hardware too.
As part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle, you will receive a dock featuring challengers from the original version in the series along with a code to download the game once it becomes available. Plus, the bundle will include gray Joy-Con bearing the distinctive intersecting lines found in the logo of the Smash Bros. franchise.
The bundle itself will become available on November 2, with pre-orders having already opened, while the previously announced GameCube controller and four-way adapter will also be publicly released on the same date. However, as previously announced, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will launch on Friday, December 7.
Plus, if the roster of fighters wasn't already bursting at the seams, Isabelle from Animal Crossing will be entering the fray, bringing the total number of characters up to 74.
Of course, with less than three months to go before the game's release, Nintendo could have another one or two more fighters up its sleeve, although series creator Masahiro Sakurai has previously stated that "we're kind of hoping you aren't expecting too many new challengers." Of course, time will tell if Isabelle will indeed be the last fighter to be included in the ultimate lineup.
By Timi Cantisano
Sweet deal on the Xbox One S 1TB Starter Bundle with three months of Xbox Live and Game Pass
by Timi Cantisano
It looks like a stellar deal has popped up for anyone looking to own a shiny new Xbox One S. The deal is currently available from antonline through its eBay page, slashing 20 percent off the retail price of the console.
The Starter Bundle will come with an Xbox One S console with 1TB of internal storage, wireless controller, and three months of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass. This is quite a bundle for someone who never owned an Xbox but thought long and hard about it.
Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's subscription service for the console that gives subscribers access to over 100 different games. If you aren't so sure if the games will be to your liking, you can check out all of the games that are currently available on the service. Xbox Live Gold will give access to multiplayer gaming, two free games a month, exclusive discounts with Deals with Gold, and more.
If this deal looks interesting, you can head to the product page on eBay. While the price is listed as $299.99, once you add it to cart, the discount will be applied and you should be able to checkout for $239.99. The console comes with a full warranty and antonline is claiming that they are an authorized dealer.
Source: The Verge