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An interesting story appeared on the network, the heroes of which were employees and students of an elementary school in California, USA. There, a local teacher accidentally infected schoolchildren and thereby arranged an involuntary "experiment" related to COVID-19. To be more precise, the girl showed how difficult it is to control the process of spreading a new coronavirus infection. And this is in an environment where members of society are trying to comply with safety rules. It all started with the fact that the teacher, without knowing it, came to work, being infected with the latest coronavirus. Then, during the lesson, she briefly took off her mask. And at this moment, she managed to infect some of her students, Ars Technica reports. As a result...

The global smartphone market in 2021 should demonstrate strong growth after a serious decline in 2020. The analysts ' report shows that iPhone shipments will increase faster than Android smartphone shipments. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), total smartphone shipments will reach 1.37 billion units in 2021. This is 7.4% more than last year. Shipments of Android smartphones will increase by 6.2%. But for the iPhone, this indicator will be at the level of 13.8%. The reason for this is the high demand for the iPhone 12, which are the first Apple smartphones with 5G support. IDC is confident that 5G support will continue to be the main driver of supply growth in 2021.

A new version of the report "Hypersonic Weapons: Background information and questions for Congress" from the legislative research group has appeared on the web. It reflects the fact that the United States is not ready for the wars of the future. So, the latest report demonstrates the previous terms of development of hypersonic complexes, writes Lenta.ru. For example, the prototype of the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) complex is expected only by the 2023 fiscal year, while the completion of the program may take place altogether in 2024. The forecasts for Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) are no better. The US Navy will be able to count on this model in the 2025 fiscal year. They will arm Ohio-class submarines with them. This and the fact that the US...

While Apple is just preparing to introduce its flagship MacBook Pro 14” and 16 " laptops, its Chinese competitors from Xiaomi have already started selling their top-end mobile computers. We are talking about Mi NoteBook Pro and Mi NoteBook Ultra. At the moment, the devices are available for purchase only in India, according to the official Twitter account of Xiaomi India. But the price for them is very pleasantly pleasing. The pro version will cost from 770 to 980 dollars (from 56.4 thousand to 71.7 thousand rubles), depending on the modification. And Mi Note Ultra — from 800 to 1040 dollars (from 58.6 thousand to 76.1 thousand rubles). The differences between the Pro and Ultra versions are in the size of the display (15.6 and 14 inches, respectively), as...

Today, the media reported that Slovakia stops vaccinating people with the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine. This drug is not registered in the European Union. This was reported to TASS by the Ministry of Health of the country. It is noted that August 31 is "the last day when residents of the republic who wish to be vaccinated with Sputnik V will be able to receive a second dose of the Russian vaccine." Slovakia began to be vaccinated with a Russian drug on June 7. More than 15 thousand residents of the republic, including the Deputy Prime Minister and the head of the Ministry of Finance, wanted to be vaccinated. The fact is that the purchase of an unregistered vaccine caused a government crisis in Slovakia. As a result, the Deputy Prime Minister was dismissed. In...

Very soon, next fall, Apple will introduce a new generation of its smart watches-the Apple Watch Series 7. Apparently, the device will receive a new design, for the first time since 2018. At the same time, you can already find high-quality renderers of watches on the web. They allow you to see what the new Apple product will look like. Our foreign colleagues from the PhoneArena portal also shared them. At a minimum, it will look as concise as possible next to other devices of the company (iPad Pro, iPhone 12) due to the" angular " design. Apple Watch Series 7 in comparison with other devices of the company Note that according to previous leaks, the Apple Watch Series 7 will become once again larger. This time, two versions of the watch will be available for...

Some time ago it became known that the creators of the GTA series-Rockstar Games-are working hard on a remake of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas based on the Unreal Engine. Now, fresh details about the upcoming update have appeared on the network. It turned out that the games loved by many will be changed to please the "modern audience". Apparently, we are talking about young gamers who prefer to spend time playing Fortnite and Minecraft. To date, there is no information about what changes we are talking about, writes Gematsu. But according to Internet insiders, at least the user interface and the image can be reworked. By the way, the latter is unlikely to upset anyone. Considering that the same GTA: San Andreas debuted in 2004, the game clearly needs a...

An international team of astronomers has studied more than 100 binary systems with sun-like stars. It turned out that from a quarter to a third of such stars sooner or later absorb their planets. The fact is that solar-type stars are quite similar in chemical composition. However, sometimes there are differences. They may be due to the fact that the star is absorbing its own planet and now contains its heavy elements. Scientists have found out that in 33 of the studied 107 star systems, one of the stars has an increased iron content. This means that once the stars absorbed one or more planets with iron. Computer simulations have shown that such events occur with 20-35% of solar-type stars. Overall, we were lucky. Our Sun doesn't seem to have absorbed any...

The Viber messenger told what functions it has to protect correspondence and personal information. Disappearing messages in personal and group chats. The user can set a self-destruct timer for the selected message. After the specified time, the message will be deleted. The time intervals are as follows: 10 seconds, a minute, an hour or a day. In addition, Viber can warn you if someone from the chat participants takes a screenshot of a protected message. Hidden chats. Such chats are stored in a separate folder protected by a password. An outsider will not be able to access them. To hide a chat on Android, you need to click on it for a long time and select the appropriate option. On iOS, you should "swipe" the correspondence to the left, and then select the...

Specialists of the British non-profit consumer organization Which? We checked 28 toys from AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and Wish. It turned out that 40% of them do not pass a security check. 12 products did not pass the examination. In total, 50 violations were recorded. Among the critical ones: long laces and wires that can cause suffocation; brittle parts that can be injured; small parts, magnets and batteries that can be swallowed. Roskachestvo also gave examples of unsafe toys. This is a doctor's kit purchased on Wish. During testing, his scissors and notepad broke, which left sharp edges. In addition, the set includes toy pills that are easy to swallow, and a long stethoscope cord. Also included in the list of dangerous toys are the Infinitoo constructor...

"Kommersant" learned that organizations close to the authorities decided to attract bloggers-observers to the autumn elections to the State Duma. This, according to the idea, should dispel the doubts of citizens in the honesty of the procedure. That is, bloggers who will work at the elections in September should tell the audience about what is happening at the polling stations. Kommersant received a presentation of this project. It became clear from it that its tasks include: "forming a positive array of messages about the voting process, promptly informing the population about the elections in the "from the spot" format, ensuring information openness and transparency of the electoral process, as well as neutralizing fakes." The authorities want bloggers...

Ilya Artemenko, author of the blog on vc.ru, listed the bots that may be useful to many. The user divided all the bots by topic into 13 categories. Among the music bots, he recommended THUNDER MUSIC BOT, SLOW & REVERB BOT, VK Music Bot, Classical Music. They help you search, download and convert a variety of compositions. Movies, TV series and cartoons can be found in ICINEMA. It is possible to download videos from TikTok using the XXSaveBot bot. Interesting stickers, as well as wallpapers for a smartphone or PC, should be searched on the Sticker Downloader and Pictures Bot channels. For entertainment, the bots "Boiled!" (you can write anything that annoys), Shakalizator (worsens the quality of images), "Bot Maxim" (voices the text of messages) are...

Kaspersky Lab published details of the incident with the cards in its blog on Habra. Last week, according to the author of the material, employees of the Swiss Higher Technical School of Zurich presented the results of a card security study at the Usenix conference. Among the examples of the vulnerability were Maestro and Mastercard cards. In order to pay for a purchase without entering a PIN code, it was necessary to perform two simple operations. First, transfer all the information about the card to your smartphone by attaching it to the card itself, and then move this data to another phone. After that, everything was easily paid for through the second device, which had to be attached to the terminal. You didn't need to enter a PIN code either. The...

Very soon, on June 24, Microsoft will announce the "next generation of Windows". Despite the fact that the presentation is scheduled for next week, you can already find an image of the new OS on the network. Thanks to this leak, we know for sure that the update will receive a new number and will be called Windows 11. But what is even more interesting, fresh insiders report that not only Windows 1 users will be able to download the update to the latest version of Windows. Enthusiasts found in the Pkeyconfig file data about the activation of the operating system. They mention not only the latest version of the system from Microsoft, but also Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Latest reports. Screenshot of the same Pkeyconfig fileNote that the owners...

Facebook froze page of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the rules that it is forbidden to spread misinformation about coronavirus infection. The fact that Maduro promoted a cure for the disease, the effectiveness of which, in fact, not proven. In January, Maduro described the "Curative", a mixture of thyme, a "wonderful" a means of neutralizing the coronavirus. It was also alleged that the drug has no side effects. Doctors, however, say that these statements are not backed up by science. Facebook removed a video in which Maduro promotes a drug because it violates the policy against the false statements. "We follow the who (world health organization) States that currently there are no drugs to treat the virus," he said on the social network...