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Another cheap phone from Biedronka

MyPhone C-Smart Glam is the next Biedronka offer of smartphone at an extremely low price of $ 50.

MyPhone C-Smart Glam is another smartphone after C-smart III or C-smart III S very low price and limited hardware capabilities.

MyPhone C-Smart Glam – worth it?

Probably in an emergency situation, we need only the basic functions of ringing, sending text messages, using the Internet communicator and occasionally suspecting web pages, myPhone C-Smart Glam will do its job.

In general, however, we should not count on the free use of standard features in more expensive hundreds of dollars of construction.

Although, plus myPhone C-Smart Glam, you can count on 1GB of RAM as compared to its predecessors, which should allow for a decent operating system, but you still have to rely on low-resolution display support and poor display quality. Larger angles and lighter lighting.

Besides this 2MP camera it is hard to say anything more besides that it is, and to buy it immediately it is worth to add the price of a microSD card.…

We know almost everything

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is another smartphone, with many people premiere. The Galaxy S7 was the best smartphone of last year – will his successor be as good? Below we have gathered everything that, based on official information and reliable leaks and rumors, we already know about the latest flagship from Korea.

Premieres of the latest flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 and larger version Galaxy S8 Plus we expect at the beginning of spring. Earlier it was considered February, but during the last conference the company representatives made it clear that the S8 will not be seen before the MWC 2017 in Barcelona.

Although it is expected that the elect will see the phone in the MWC lobby, the most likely date for the Samsung Unpacked conference is March 29.

All indications are that the latest flagship Samsung will have rounded screens with diagonals of 5.8 “and 6.2” diagonal and fairly unusual 5: 9 aspect ratios. With QHD resolution, this means stretching the vertical edge of the screen to 400 pixels, so it appears that once you reach the rounded edges on the sides, the 1440x2960px resolution display will now “grow” up and down.

The above information indirectly confirms other gossips, saying complete resignation from the physical buttons on the front. At this point, the fingerprint reader question is responding to other leaks, suggesting the transfer to the back of the housing.

The latest leak also provided very precise information on the dimensions of the Galaxy S8 (64.94×131.58mm) and its larger version of the S8 Plus (68.05×131.58mm).

Just like last year’s flagship and this year, Samsung’s best smartphones will receive the highest IP68 waterproof rating, which should not be surprising given that the latest Galaxy A mid-range phones also meet.

Unfortunately, there is still a lack of verified information about the “brain” Galaxy S8, although assuming it will be without surprises, it is safe to assume that the flagship of Samsung is also a good opportunity for the debut of the latest Qualcomm processor, announced in November Snapdragon 835.

After the launch of the new iPhone widely discussed was the decision to remove the miniJack headphone jack and also among the rumors of the Galaxy S8, there was no such thing as a similar step from Samsung. However, the prototype photos clearly show that the owners of the headphones on the cable can sleep peacefully.

The Galaxy S8 will also most likely be one of the first devices with a Bluetooth 5.0 modem

Samsung Galaxy S8 – virtual assistant Bixby

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Luxembourg engages in space mining

Luxembourg is a European country that is primarily a tax haven for large international corporations. Soon we will know it from a completely different side, because this small state is engaged in a very ambitious project, which aims to develop technology to extract raw materials from the asteroid.

In order to realize this idea, Luxembourg has teamed up with California-based Deep Space Industries, which will develop the experimental Prospector-X spacecraft designed to test space mining technologies.

A boat about 30 cm in length will be equipped with a water drive and an optical navigation system and then placed on a low orbit of our planet to test its functionality. Prospector-X will stay there for some time, but if the test is successful, then it is planned to create his successors, who will be sent to the nearest asteroid in the near future to extract gold and platinum.…

Locusts in the role of sappers

Improvised explosive charges are still the most dangerous terrorist weapons because they are easily hidden and cause huge damage. That is why it is so important to have an effective detection system, and thanks to the efforts of Washington University researchers in Louis, maybe soon enough, this locust will do the job.

Washington University in Washington Louis has just received $ 750,000 from the Naval Development Office for research into a new explosive detection system. However, they will not handle these advanced electronic scanners, but something more unusual, namely locusts.

Of course, this is not a mere locust destroying crops in many countries, but individuals that are specially modified cyborg-equipped with the right equipment to control them and send them to specific locations where they will look for explosives used to build bombs.

Long-term studies on the functioning of the sense of smell in insects have shown that locusts can identify certain fragrances and can be trained to detect them, even if odoriferous among odors. Baranidharan Raman, the team leader working on this issue, believes that properly modified locusts will be more effective in detecting explosive charges from robots because their antennas are equipped with a multitude of natural sensors.

But how to force the locust to detect bombs? Scientists want to implant the electrodes in their brains, thus taking control of their antennae and reading their electrical activity. Backpacks installed on their spines will transmit collected data to the operator, informing the presence of loads.

It is not all that, because you have to develop a control system that allows control of individuals. This issue will solve the tattooing of their wings with a biocompatible silk that converts light into heat. The laser installed in this backpack by concentrating the beam on the left or right wing would allow them to be controlled by turning them into remotely controlled drones.…

New support system for Apache AH64E

The most important factor for the battlefield advantage is, of course, the scout who continually delivers location information to the opponent’s troops, allowing a precise selection of targets for destruction.

The American army has more and more recently been scouting with drones, which are much cheaper and more efficient than any other aircraft or satellite. It used them to create a completely new helicopter support system for the AH-64E Apache combat helicopter. The technology is called MUM-T (Manned-Unmanned Teaming) and allows the helicopter crew to use the nearby Army Shadow and Gray Eagle drones, sending them to specific locations for reconnaissance.

Using cameras and sensors built into drones, a helicopter crew can observe an attack target of up to 100 km from the machine, which allows for thorough preparation of actions, risk assessment, The system also allows you to keep moving targets in view, making it much easier to aim.

The MUM-T system is already in use in Afghanistan and is currently used mainly by the AH-64E Apache, the latest generation of the Apache combat helicopter, which features a new engine, composite propeller, latest avionics and a much lighter design.…

The new type of steel will produce lighter cars

The bodywork of cars is now made of steel, as the material is common, easy to process and relatively inexpensive. A few years ago, however, the coarse scientists developed a brand new steel called Flash Bainite, which has now been refined enough to be used in the automotive industry to make lighter, more economical and cheaper cars.

Flash Bainite is a material developed in 2011, which is basically a hot-formed steel, but with a very interesting characteristics. The material is cheaper than the typical steel, and much less energy is needed to process it, which of course accelerates production. It is also more durable than the aluminum of the same weight, yet plastic enough to be pressed from it, without reducing the thickness and risk of cracking.

Currently the material is tested by three major automotive companies, and the results of these tests are extremely promising. It can produce much thinner components of the car, which will be 30-50% lighter than the same components made of steel and significantly cheaper from them, while retaining the same strength during crash tests.

One of the Flash Bainite producers has produced an element that has a thickness of 2 mm and a weight of 0.9 kg. The product has passed all safety tests at the same steel made of 3 mm thick and weighs 1.4 kg. Experts estimate that with the new material, about 1/3 will reduce the weight of the new cars, and the companies will save a lot of money on the cost of their production.…

Robot will replace cooks in fast food

In fast food bars, the key factor is the speed of serving meals. Nowadays, this is a whole bunch of people, but in a few years they will be replaced by robots that will do it faster, more efficiently and more hygienically.

Momentum Machines has developed a special model of a robot that is responsible for preparing hamburgers. For such meals, the freshness of the products is very important, therefore the ingredients are prepared only after the order has been placed and are not stored for a longer period of time, as is the case in typical fast food bars, which will greatly improve the taste of the food served. Not to mention that the robot will definitely be more hygienic than the human, and much faster than that, as its performance is estimated at about 400 burgers per hour, which is suitable for the largest bars.

Momentum Machines does not stop there, and is already announcing a second generation of machines that will further fry meat (the previous generation only deals with ingredients), thus creating a fully functional substitute for a cook that never tire of being much faster and cheaper to maintain. .…

The most reliable hard drives

Backblaze has published a new set of reliability features for each hard drive model. The list will certainly be useful when you buy a drive for a new computer.

Every electronics is unreliable and has a certain percentage of failures. For products like hard drives, this is a particularly important issue, because it depends on whether our data is secure. So if we are going to buy a new drive, then it is best to model the least. The only question is how will we find out which one is the worst?

In that case, Backblaze may help us, which has been preparing the breakdowns of many hard drive models since 2013, and has just prepared the latest list covering the past year.

It shows that no problems have been experienced by 4TB models Toshiba MD04ABA400V and 8 TB HGST HUH728080ALE600. All year round, none of them failed.

Other companies in the list do not look so good anymore. The failure rate for the WDC is 3.88 percent.

Seagate was a bit better, as the failure rate of its products was set at 2.65 percent.

It is worth mentioning that Backblaze created a compilation based on the observation of 72 100 disks used by consumers.…

When to the cinema too far

A few years ago a movie buff went to the cinema because only it provided him with the quality of the presented works. Today the same, or even better, can be obtained in the comfort of your home if you buy the right TV.

I admit that I do not like to go to the cinema. My hordes of teenagers behave like monkeys in the Zoo, rustling with paper, talking through the cells, sniffing Coke and crunching popcorn. I prefer to wait for the film to go to Blu-ray and watch it quietly at home.

Thanks to the development of technology, such home viewing does not have to be worse than in the cinema. All you have to do is to have the right equipment, such as the latest LG model that has just appeared in Korean stores. The 84-inch 3D 4K screen offers a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, which is exactly the same as Toshiba’s 55-inch model, but in return we get more than double the screen size. Unfortunately, the price is also twice as high as the LG receiver costs $ 22,100, which is as much as a decent car.

Until now, the receiver is only available in Korea, but if you live in Europe and have the right financial resources, then you have to wait until September, because the TV will only be available in the western markets.

Then you just have to buy a 4K Blu-ray player, and then it’s ready to offer Sony and wait for Hollywood to introduce the film in this standard.…

Europeans also have their drones

Americans during wartime, they have been using unmanned drons for years. In the Old Continent, such toys have not been so popular yet, but EuroHawk may change that.

EuroHawk is a modified version of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk droplet for the Luftwaffe. The machine was also equipped with armaments developed by Cassidian.

The first test flight of a new dron, which has consumed more than one billion euros, has just taken place. The specification of the drones is impressive. The machine can fly at 19 thousand. Meters and spend up to 30 hours there. Thanks to such a high ceiling, EuroHawk will have an excellent view of the battlefield while being protected against most types of anti-aircraft weapons.…