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Historic mission to the moon is approaching its finale. In February, we wrote about the plans of the nonprofit organization originally from Israel SpaceIL to reach the satellite of the Earth and land on the surface of the space probe. On Friday the Israeli-built lander "Beresheet" on the orbit of Earth's natural satellite and is preparing to land on its surface. If successful he will become the first private spacecraft landed on the moon and make Israel the fourth country to do so after the United States, the Soviet Union and China. Beresheet journey to the moon began in February of this year
Solar station with capacity of 120 MW will help to replace coal plant, scheduled to retire by 2025. According to network sources, the American company Idaho Power signed a contract for a period of 20 years, whereby the company will purchase energy from a solar power plant of 120 MW. The construction of the station is Jackpot Holdings. The main feature of the contract is that price for 1 kWh is equal to 2.2 per cent, a record low for the United States.
Two students from China studying in College in Oregon, accused of fraud. As the resource the Oregonian, they face criminal prosecution due to the fact that they illegally got from Apple almost $1 million, taking advantage of the gaps in the return policy of the company. Starting in 2017, the two suspects allegedly smuggled imported to the US from China thousands of counterfeit iPhones, which are then sent to Apple support for repair or replacement, claiming that the fake device will not turn on.
Operating profit of Samsung Electronics in the first quarter decreased by approximately 60% compared to the same period last year. Thus, according to the same report, the company's revenues for the reporting period decreased by approximately 14 %. All this reflects the difficulties the manufacturer has faced due to falling prices for memory chips and other circumstances. We will remind: last week the company has already released an extremely rare address to the investors, which warned the public that its profit in the first quarter of the year will be below market expectations. Analysts suggest that the problems of Samsung will continue in the second quarter.
According to the plans, the Boeing company on the program to NASA in April 2019 was supposed to test unmanned launch manned spacecraft Cockpit CST-100 to the International space station. This device, as competing Crew company SpaceX Dragon is designed to return the launch of astronauts to the ISS from American soil, and not from Russian spaceports. Crew Dragon test flight without people not so long ago was successfully committed. The test launch of Boeing Starliner was again postponed to later dates. As reported at NASA, program Cockpit cannot be performed in April and may because of "unsuitable" conditions for launch. Obviously, before this nothing was known. In June, the launch of the Cockpit will interfere with previously scheduled to send a rocket into...
After SpaceX, OneWEB and Facebook Amazon queues of those wishing to provide the Internet a large part of the population by grouping of low-orbit satellites and complete coverage of their signal more of the surface of the planet. In September last year, the Network appeared the news that Amazon is planning "a big and bold space project". A message was attentive Internet users in the appeared and almost immediately the remote ad looking for experts in the field of engineers on the website www.amazon.jobs on the basis of which the Internet giant is looking for and recruiting new employees. Apparently, this project was meant "Project Kuiper", which recently became known to the public.
An official announcement of the smartphone Lenovo K6 Enjoy, which refers to the segment of devices average price category. Developers gave gadget 6,22-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels. The screen takes approximately 82.3% of the entire front surface of the housing. At the top of the display there is a small keyhole, which houses an 8-megapixel front camera. On the back side of the body is the main chamber, formed from the sensors at 12 MP, 8 MP and 5 MP. Here was a place fingerprint scanner, which reliably protects the device from unauthorized access.
Massachusetts Institute of technology took a decision to suspend financial and research relationships with telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE. The reason of investigation by the American side against Chinese companies. In addition, MIT has announced tightening control over the projects that are somehow connected with Russia, China and Saudi Arabia. Earlier, the U.S. attorney's office has accused Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou (Wanzhou Meng) in violation of us sanctions imposed on Iran. In addition, the Chinese manufacturer of telecommunications equipment had been accused of violating commercial secrets and espionage in favor of China. Despite the fact that Huawei has denied all the accusations, the us does not intend to terminate the...
Tesla became another step closer on the road to release is really a self-propelled vehicle, adding to the system Autonomous driving mode which allows the car to decide when to change lane. If earlier, the autopilot system had previously requested a confirmation from the driver before making the manoeuvre to change lanes, after you install a new software update is no longer required. If the driver will indicate in the settings menu that for the lane change confirmation is not required, the machine will default if necessary to perform the maneuver independently.
Currently, the smartphone market is characterized by extremely high competition and many companies in this business just to survive with minimal profitability. The demand for new devices is decreasing and the market volume is shrinking, despite increasing deliveries of budget phones in developing countries. So, Sony in March announced a restructuring of its mobile business, including it in the General division of electronics and planned the transfer of production to Thailand. At the same time, HTC is actively negotiating about how to deal with licensing its brand for the Indian manufacturers, which will help their marketing promotion, and HTC will be able to get the percentage of sales without any extra effort.
As expected at the end of last year, the cost of the memory modules has fallen significantly. According to the resource TechPowerUp, at the moment the price of DDR4 has dropped to its lowest level in the last three years. For example, a dual-channel kit of DDR4-2133 with a volume of 8 GB (2 × 4 GB) can be bought on Newegg for only $43. In turn, a set of 16 GB (2 × 8 GB) with a frequency of 2666 MHz will cost $75. More advanced 16-GB kit with a frequency of 3200 MHz and above, are equipped with radiators, you can now buy at a price of $100, and similar models even with RGB-lighting — from $120.
The iPad Tablet from Apple are famous for their extremely thin design, although it is the cause of their vulnerability. In larger than a smartphone, the surface area, the probability of bending and even fracture of the tablet in any case above. Compared with the predecessor, the iPad mini, the fifth generation looks almost unchanged, although there are a few minor improvements that to some extent make it incompatible with cases for older models of the iPad mini. In General, however, he largely maintained the dignity of his predecessor.
Gigabyte decided to release a rather unusual combination of motherboard and CPU, which was named Z390 Aorus Xtreme latest elaboration 5G Premium Edition Bundle. And unique this set does exactly what it is not a normal processor, and selected and pre-dispersed. As you can guess from the name, the basis of the new kit is the flagship motherboard Z390 Aorus Xtreme latest elaboration. This motherboard is characterized by the presence of the waterblock class "monoblock", which removes heat from the CPU, power elements of the power subsystem and chips of system logic of Intel Z390.
According to several web sources, Google completes sales of smartphones Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Link to Pixel 2 in the official store manufacturer redirects visitors to the page with Pixel 3. The considered models can still be purchased in some other stores, but there are not available all the modifications. For example, Verizon has stopped selling some options Pixel 2 right after it was announced the imminent appearance of the successor. Recall, devices Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was announced in the fall of 2017 and their sale began in October of the same year. Even then, developers are faced with some problems, because buyers almost immediately started receiving complaints about the dim display color Pixel 2 XL. Later, the vendor was able to solve the problem...
The Company Scythe introduced an updated version of its relatively small cooling tower Byakko. The new product is called Byakko and 2 from its predecessor, it differs in the first place the new fan and larger radiator. Cooling system 2 Byakko is built on three Nickel-plated copper heat pipes 6 mm in diameter, which are assembled in nickeliron copper base. On the tubes is aluminum radiator. Dimensions of new items together with the fan are 111,5 × 130 × 84 mm, and weighs 415 g. it Turns out that compared to the original Byakko width of radiator was increased by 10 mm and weight increased by 40