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Sci & Tech


24/05/2019

The man who made Einstein world-famous

It is hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein's name was not recognised around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, he was nearly unknown outside Germany - until British astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington became involved. Einstein's ideas were trapped by the blockades of the Great War, and even more by the vicious nationalism that made "enemy" science unwelcome in the UK. But Einstein, a socialist, and Eddington, a Quaker, both believed that science should transcend the divisions of the war. It was their partnership that allowed relativity to leap the trenches and...
24/05/2019

Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous". The US-China trade war has escalated in recent weeks with tariff hikes and threats of more action. Washington has also targeted Huawei by putting the firm on a trade blacklist. The US argues Huawei poses a national security risk, while Beijing accuses the US of "bullying" the company."Huawei is something that is very dangerous," Mr Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday. "You look at what they've done from a security standpoint,...
24/05/2019

Playdate is a unique handheld gaming device from the creators of Firewatch

Panic, known for creating quality Mac and iOS software, such as Coda and Transmit, as well as the popular game Firewatch, has announced a new handheld gaming system that will be released in 2020. Called the Playdate, this portable console is possibly the most unique device of its kind that isn't meant to compete with other consoles but just to while away time between other activities. Playdate design looks mostly similar to some of the other handheld consoles. It has a screen, some buttons and a… crank. But more on that later. The display is 2.7-inch, black and white low...

24/05/2019

5G could mean less time to flee a deadly hurricane, heads of NASA and NOAA warn

It’s become increasingly clear that the wireless industry is trying to push the idea of speedy 5G wireless networks before the technology is actually ready. It’s a race, and the race is bullshit. But until today, we hadn’t realized that people’s lives might also be at stake. As reported by The Washington Postand CNET, the heads of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warn the issue could set back the world’s weather forecasting abilities by 40 years — reducing our ability to predict the path of deadly hurricanes and the amount of time available to evacuate. It’s...
24/05/2019

Julian Assange is facing 17 new criminal charges

The Justice Department has filed 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The charges follow a much more limited indictment unsealed in April, when Assange was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. According to the indictment, he’s now facing several counts of obtaining and disclosing national defense information without authorization, relating to what the Justice Department calls “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.” Assange was arrested last month after being expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he sought asylum in 2012. UK courts sentenced...
24/05/2019

T-Mobile rebrands its unlimited plans as ‘Magenta’ and downgrades free Netflix

T-Mobile today announced that its unlimited data plans will soon be called Magenta and Magenta Plus — a change from their current “T-Mobile One” branding. With the new names come some tweaks to how each plan works. First, T-Mobile is now including 3GB of LTE hotspot usage with the base Magenta plan. Previously, T-Mobile One was limited to 3G tethering speeds. But there’s bigger adjustment for people on family plans: T-Mobile is downgrading the quality of its “Netflix on Us” promotion on Magenta to Netflix’s basic subscription, which is limited to standard definition quality — no HD streaming allowed —...

24/05/2019

Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

During the last worldwide school strikes in March, BBC News asked for your questions on climate change. Since then, thousands of you have been talking to our climate change chatbot on Facebook Messenger.Below are some of the topics that came up many times - with some answers from science and our climate team.You can chat to our climate bot here.You asked: Can we adapt to climate change instead of fighting it?Humans are already adapting. In South Korea, farmers are growing different crops to future-proof themselves against changing temperatures. London's Thames Barrier was designed to help the city deal with an...
23/05/2019

TSMC will continue making chips for Huawei

Huawei’s HiSilicon subsidiary is fabbing its chipsets and modems at the TSMC foundries and it will continue to do so. A TSMC spokesperson said that the company will continue working with Huawei, despite many others cutting ties. Among them is ARM. The Kirin chipsets use ARM designs for both the CPU (Cortex) and GPU (Mali), so this is a huge blow. However, HiSilicon should still be able to produce current models and perhaps even the next chipset in the pipeline. A source at ARM told the BBC that the Kirin 985 should be unaffected by the ban. This chip was...
23/05/2019

Samsung tipped to use a 64MP sensor in its Galaxy A70S smartphone

The new Samsung Galaxy A70 is still fresh on the shelves but according to a report, the handset is about to get a hardware refresh or even a full-fledged successor called Galaxy A70S. It's said to stand out from the crowd with the industry's first 64MP sensor. As per industry insider sources, the Galaxy A70S is going to be released in the second half of this year with the new GW1 64MP camera sensor. It's a very large ISOCELL image with the Tetracell technology (Quad bayer) that combines four adjacent pixels into one to achieve better detail, reduce noise in...

23/05/2019

2019 iPhones certified by EEC, 11 model codes confirmed

Apple is gearing up to announce iOS 13 at its WWDC 2019 event and in the meantime, 11 new Apple iPhones appeared in the database of the Eurasian Economic Community (EEC). The phones are undoubtedly the 2019 lineup of the company, coming to succeed the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. And no, there won't 11 new phones from Apple - it's just that the company uses different model numbers for the different versions of the same phone. The 2019 iPhones are expected to feature minor design changes with triple camera sensors on the back of the flagships and a...

Here's How to Watch SpaceX Launch Its Starlink Satellites

Elon Musk wants the whole world to have ultra high-speed Internet, which is a noble crusade, but a logistical pickle. Pickles, however, haven't pigeonholed the billionaire in the past. If Musk wants something, he'll spend the money on the machines to make it happen.[Update: The upper altitude winds delayed the Wednesday night launch and a software glitch delayed the launch the following day. The next window will be May 23, according to SpaceX.]So what's his first step to filling the sky with satellites transmitting broadband Internet to every point on the globe? Testing those sats—as SpaceX successfully did last year—and...
23/05/2019

China has more weapons in US tariff war - but do they work?

Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths - exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology. Rare earths are "an important strategic resource," the official Xinhua News Agency cited Xi as saying. The message was clear: China's role as the main global supplier of rare earths used in smartphones, lightweight magnets, batteries and other components is leverage over Washington. And China's sway could extend much further into the U.S. technology sector, particularly to Apple and other...