The technical specs of the Nexus 6 we met long before its world premiere, but so far, the device hides a secret before us, which has only now been revealed. It turns out that the new phablet Google has had a fingerprint reader. However, at the design stage of the device, it was decided to abandon this element.
Fingerprint readers are beginning to slowly become the basic equipment of modern smartphones. We will find them in the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and even the products of your company.
This element is not found in the Nexus 6 launched in November this year. This is another member of Google’s family of devices, which is also the first phablet for it. This time the Mountain View company built the device with Motorola engineers, so the hardware looks very much like the Moto X.
However, returning to the mentioned sensor, it was discovered now that this element was initially found in Nexus 6. This is due to files derived from the Android Open Source Project. One of them suggests that the device had a sensor provided by Validity Sesor Inc., which was bought by Synaptic a year ago, which in turn was the supplier of touch screen drivers for many smartphone models.
The reader was supposedly present in the prototype of the new smartphone, but was removed from it. Perhaps Google, after reviewing the technology at the stage of production, found that this element in its latest Nexus is completely redundant, so the final version of phablet does not have it. Of course the official explanation is lacking, so we can only speculate on the reasons for this decision.
The Internet is a place where money can be practically done with nothing. An example is China Capital Investment Limited, which buys parked Internet domains and then uses a special script to display the ads on various types of websites.
As reported by the media, the Chinese CCI has recently made a very surprising move, the acquisition of about $ 2 million 196 879 Internet domains parked right after registration, whose owners have for some time forgotten to pay for them.
Of course, the company did not register random domains, but carefully selected for the number of backlinks. These are links from other sites that lead to content on a domain-linked site. Then, using a special script, they use them to show ads.
If, for example, we liked the image on a page linked to one of the parked domains and pasted it on our site along with the link to it, we can replace it with special CCI tools. Instead of the image mentioned above, this site will display the ad, which the site owner probably will not even know, thereby contributing to the expansion of Chinese business assets.
BlackBerry smartphones still provide secure communications that government agencies can not intercept. The Pakistani government considers this to be a function that could harm state security, so it ordered the Communications Authority to block access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Service.
The official cause of this decision is security considerations, but it does not explain exactly what is causing the government’s fears. BES is a message-encrypting system so that no one can intercept it during transmission. Unofficially, the government is concerned that gangs and terrorists could use BlackBerrys to schedule attacks, and that the services would not be able to keep them in check.
Such a decision is not a big surprise, because in this country the interview has a lot of powers and it works virtually out of control, spying on journalists, politicians, judges and many others. The state also requires that the citizen sign a contract for the provision of telecommunication services, also leaving his fingerprints to be easily identifiable.
Chinese computer maker Lenovo has been on the black list of government agencies for years, fearing that Chinese manufacturers could gain access to classified information.
In 2005, the then IBM was taken over by the Chinese company Lenovo, and that was the beginning of many problems for this company. As ordinary users boast laptops of this company as solid and cheap, so many government agencies do not want to buy network equipment manufactured by them, with the fear of spying.
As reported by sources, Lenovo hardware do not want to have service from Canada, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. For example, the British intelligence agency claims that networked devices have found a gateway to get into the system, and that their software is vulnerable to attacks that could endanger the secret information collected by the agencies.
Lenovo is not the only Chinese company to which government agencies have a huge aversion. Huawei is also censored in many countries, and recently the company has been debated in the US Congress, where it has banned the purchase of its network hardware. On the other hand, in the UK, Huawei has been investigated, which has of course been met with harsh reactions by both the company itself and its supporters who have identified these activities as racist and stresses that governments in this way provide the local business with an unfair advantage.
Scientists have been trying for years to develop an efficient way of obtaining renewable energy, but somehow they do not seem to succeed. Maybe they just look bad because we have an endless source of such energy at hand, which in addition can be very cheap.
It is infrared radiation, which is millions of gigawatts of thermal energy that our planet radiates into space. This energy comes from the core of the Earth, from animals, humans, and many other sources, and if they were able to convert some of them into electricity, we would have an infinite source of power, plus pollution-free.
Up until now, the use of this energy has remained in the sphere of dreams, but a group of physicists at Harvard University has developed an invention that can change that. Utilizing nanotechnology, graphene, and electronics, they have engineered a device that can process infrared waves into electricity.
The principle of its operation is similar to the standard photovoltaic panel. The panel generates infrared rays from which the current is then produced. The device consists of two tiles: one located at the ground, absorbs infrared energy from the ground, and the other is much cooler, emits infrared. Thanks to the temperature difference between the two plates, energy can be produced.
The population of our planet is getting bigger, and this means that soon there will be first problems feeding such a mass of people soon. Chinese people who are already over a billion want to remedy them in time, so they are starting to build a new cloning center that will take care of the beef market.
Whether we want it or not, the population of our planet is increasing at an ever faster pace, so to feed all these people, you can not produce food only naturally. One has to accept the necessity of genetic modification, both animals and plants. This moment has already come, as exemplified by the admission of genetically modified fish to the US, specifically salmon, which, thanks to genome changes, is half as fast as its natural size. Faster growth means it will hit our tables much faster.
In China, with a population of over one billion people, they do not intend to sell genetically modified food for the time being and instead plan to produce it by cloning. BoyaLife, at the cost of $ 31 million, in the port city of Tianjin begins construction of a complex where commercial production of cloned animals, or rather cows, will begin.
Ultra Definition, a huge screen with 3D technology and Smart TV features are a real breakthrough in home entertainment.
LG Electronics unveiled the world’s first 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV, which delivers superb picture quality. People who have had the opportunity to watch 3D on this TV have stated that the videos give the viewer a chance to participate in the action.
The enormous, 84-inch screen with the latest display technology is set to mark another trend in home entertainment. The LG UD 3D TV offers extraordinary 8 million pixels (3840×2160) resolution – four times the size of current Full HD TV panels. This is possible thanks primarily to the advanced technology of the LG Triple XD Engine.
The manufacturer has also used the Resolution Upscaler Plus feature to faithfully reproduce images from external sources such as hard drives and mobile devices without compromising image quality when viewing files on such a large screen. Despite the size of the screen, which is equivalent to four 42-inch TVs, the image is displayed with the smallest detail.
CINEMA 3D in the new LG product allows you to easily adjust the 3D depth with Depth Control. Another 3D feature: Sound Zooming analyzes 3D depth settings and adjusts the sound to the position and movement of characters and objects.
The TV comes with an improved LG Magic Remote, which understands voice commands. The built-in 2D to 3D conversion module will convert any material saved as two-dimensional into stunning 3D. The Dual Play feature brings together three-dimensional entertainment, with special eyepieces, allowing two players sitting side-by-side to see completely different images. The screen is not split vertically or horizontally, but each player has a full 84 inches.
The LG UD 3D TV comes with 2.2 sound system (consisting of two 10W speakers and two 15W woofers), which brings the real mood of the screen to the room. Woofer amplifies the sound system, which provides a rich experience that perfectly complements the wonderful picture on the big screen.
US Army engineers are testing a new weapon designed to combat enemy air units. The project is called Phaser and it emits microwave waves that destroy electrons of drones.
The American military thanks to modern fighters has been in the air for years, without having to fear any opponent. For a few years, the rules of warfare look somewhat different. Nowadays, they play cheap drones, which are as effective as fighters and are much more difficult to destroy.
The American army leading the war against ISIS is not able to defend its soldiers from the attacks of fast and deadly drones. Her engineers have developed a new weapon that will help in this. The project is called Phaser and is a microwave weapon that works from 2013.
In a small container there is a diesel generator and aiming systems and at its top a large, parabolic antenna emitting microwaves. With external radar, Phaser can track and track incoming targets, and then send them a concentrated microwave beam that destroys onboard electronics. What is more, it is so strong that it can knock several targets out of the sky at the same time.
No modern smartphone is free of defects that come out sooner or later, causing serious problems for their users. Such trouble has just started to make Nexus 6, which the owners can not connect to the Internet network. Worse yet, the problems include devices from different operators and different software.
The Nexus 6 seems to be the smartphone that has the least problems, but he can occasionally give his users trouble. At present, its owners are experiencing problems with the Internet connection. The number of posts appearing on this subject on online forums suggests that their scale is quite significant because the problem affects users regardless of the origin of the device and the software installed on it.
The problem that appeared a few weeks ago prevents the smartphone from connecting to the Internet. Restart helps, but only for a moment and quite quickly there is a signal missing signal. Users have already tried different methods to solve the problem, but none has worked. In some cases, it helps to take out SIM cards for a while, but it seems that it does not solve the case definitively.
Next month Volkswagen will show a new electric car. His presentation will take place at the Paris car showroom. Powered by the current model, it will be able to travel 480 km.
The dieselgate affair with which the Volkswagen Group is involved has already cost the multimillionaire a German brand, and that is probably not the end of all the costs that will have to be borne. Other countries are predicting the imposition of penalties, and if that is not enough, there is a significant decline in interest in vehicles due to the loss of confidence in the brand.
Volkswagen wants to redeem itself in the eyes of customers by introducing electric vehicles. As CEO of Hebert Diess confirmed, already in September, during the Parisian salon, will be shown to the world a new model powered by electricity, which on one charge will pass a distance of 480 km.
Exact specification is not provided, however Diess assures that the size will be close to the Golf, but the luggage space will be the same as the Passat.
The company has set itself the ambitious goal of producing several million electric vehicles a year. Moreover, Volkswagen will also produce batteries. Unofficial talks are being made about plans to invest several billion euros in their new factory, which will be set up in Germany.