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Double screen LG V10 already on sale

South Korean residents can buy LG’s latest flagship smartphone model, the LG V10, from today. The product is equipped with a large QHD display, a powerful processor, and a fingerprint reader, and its most interesting feature is an additional display on the front panel.

A few days ago LG officially announced its latest smartphone LG V10, and now the product has been sold and is available in South Korea, where it costs $ 680. If your customers choose to buy it by the end of the month, they will receive a Quick Cover for free.

The LG V10 is a high-end device with a large footprint. The smartphone features a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen as well as an additional 2.1 inch display with a resolution of 1040 x 160 pixels above the main panel. The second screen is used to present notifications, application shortcuts, and other functions to help improve your phone’s performance.

Recent leaks

The launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge has made consumers re-interested in Samsung products. So Apple is preparing its own answer, and it is, of course, the iPhone 7, which is likely to hit the market already in September this year. Meanwhile, the network found new leaks on its technical specifications.

If you believe the rumors, iPhone 7 will not be the only model, but the whole family of products. The American corporation intends to use Samsung’s strategy and launch several variants of this model, including the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus and the 4-inch iPhone 7 Mini. New products will be available in stores in September and will bring many changes.

The next smartphone Apple will find the A9 processor that will provide Samsung. The system will be manufactured with 14nm technology, which should provide greater efficiency and reduce heat generation.

With regard to design we should not expect any revolutionary change. The company is unlikely to follow its biggest rival and will not offer a screen on the edge like the Galaxy S6 Edge. On the other hand, it is said that the screen extends from the upper to the bottom edge of the device and the Home button integrated directly with the display. Probably will also appear Force Touch technology, which Apple used in the new MacBook and Apple Watch.

But what kind of connector will be found on iPhone 7. Given that the new MacBooks are installing a USB-C port, perhaps the same will also appear on your smartphone. But these are only speculations.

Much better will be the camera. Apple suggests a module with two lenses that would provide quality close to professional SLRs. This element would give the new smartphone a great advantage over its rivals, as many people are taking photos with just the phone and a good camera would be an extremely desirable feature.

Nissan Hybrid Drive

Japanese Nissan has introduced a new drive for electric vehicles that will significantly extend their reach. The design called e-Power is a hybrid drive, which means that it has its own power generator.

The biggest disadvantage of electric cars, which have not been able to sleep yet, is the small reach. This makes the cars well suited to the city, but they do not work well on long distances, because after several hundred kilometers they should be loaded, and not always where. Manufacturers of such vehicles, although they are mounting larger batteries, but a blind alley when it raises the price of the car, thereby increasing its mass, which may in turn affect the range.

Nissan has a slightly different solution and has just showed a new type of drive called e-Power. It is a hybrid drive, and therefore consists of an electric motor, aided by a small internal combustion engine, which acts as a generator and charges batteries while driving.

The manufacturer declares that e-Power is not only smaller and lighter than the existing drives, but also has a more responsive engine controller for greater efficiency. Unfortunately, he has not disclosed the battery capacity of the new drive for now. They are smaller than the Leaf EV battery pack, so the vehicle will probably travel less than other models. However, the extension of the vehicle should significantly extend the vehicle’s reach.

A serial spammer faces 10 years in jail

The American court will soon issue a verdict on the head of the group of spammers, active in the market since 2011. His partners will soon hear convictions, while the brain of the operation can hit the bars for up to 10 years.

In December last year, the American police unleashed a group of spammers operating under the A Whole Lot of Nothing LLC, who were responsible for littering millions of email boxes. The 32-year-old was stopped

Timothy Edward Livingston of Boca Raton, Florida, 32-year-old Thomas Chmielarz of Rutherford, New Jersey and 27-year-old Devin James McArthur of Elliott City, Maryland, charged them with sending spam.

Whole Lot of Nothing LLC has been operating in the market since 2011, implementing spam campaigns for legitimate businesses, such as insurance companies, as well as for less legitimate businesses that offer drugs that have not yet been tested.

The investigation revealed that Livingston, who was the brain of the entire group, hired Chmielarz to write spammy software. He then commissioned him and McArthur to break into corporate networks and other corporate sites to take over corporate email addresses from which spam was sent. Addressing legitimate businesses was a necessity in their business because they were not on the black list of antispam filters.

The trio created a botnet that, using a proxy network to avoid detection, sent a mass of spam.

Of course, their service was not free, for every email they made was $ 5 to $ 9.

McArthur and Chmielarz in June have already been charged. The first can go to jail for 20 years and has to pay $ 250,000 fine. The second threatens to 5 years imprisonment and the same fine.

Livingston has been charged only now, while the verdict will be announced already January 27 next year.

Other titles will gain AMD Mantle support

Over the past few years, AMD has had to endure Nvidia’s dominance in the graphics card market and its superiority, but the situation has changed with the advent of AMD Mantle, which is slowly gaining market share. It has just announced its service in new titles, which could make Radeons attractive again in the eyes of players.

VideoCardz has published the latest listing of titles that support this technology. Some of the items listed on this site are already well-known players, but there are also some new ones that promise great hits.

The breakdown is divided into three groups: those available on the market that will soon be available in stores, and titles for which Mantle support has not yet been officially confirmed, although their manufacturers are part of the AMD beta program.

Beta games do not have to support Mantle, though many players would rather do it because there are many cool titles on the list. They will certainly support the AMD Gaming Evolved program, but Mantle could be more attractive, especially since the titles include Grand Theft Auto V, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfware, and Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars. Especially in the case of Rockstar’s latest production, Mantle’s service would be very profitable for AMD.

The good news, however, is that in the production group that will definitely operate Mantle, there are Star Citizen, Sims 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Mass Effect and Star Wars Battlefront.

Surface Book in ifixit hands

Specialists from the well-known iFixit site, who focus on first-rate devices and the ease-of-use of their own repairs, took the Surface Book Workshop. The latest product from Microsoft is not particularly easy to repair, but it is better not to do it yourself.

Mobile devices break down very often, and servicing is very expensive. Fortunately, there is an iFixit site that helps you fix it yourself. Its editors strip off the first factor of each new product, thoroughly analyzing its design for ease of disassembly and replacement of individual components.

This time they took the Surface Book, Microsoft’s latest offering, a hybrid tablet and laptop. After unpacking, it turned out that because of its unique design, it is basically impossible to repair by itself and you should not even try to take it because it will end up with even more damaged hardware. This is why iFixit has awarded this product 1 out of 10, which is the lowest possible.

The biggest problem with the Surface Book is the pasting or soldering of most components, which prevents them from disassembling quickly. The trouble is also the width and the placement of the motherboard, and the fact that the components are placed underneath it, so you have to dismantle everything. The only thing that will not be replaced is the SSD.

Spotify on board Virgin America machines

Virgin America Airlines has come up with another way to make the time spent on board their aircraft more enjoyable. All passengers using this carrier will receive access to the full directory of 30 million music tracks offered by Spotify and can be used for free.

Air travel is boring, so airlines are trying their best to make time for their passengers. Virgin America is the first US-based carrier to offer its customers full Spotify music.

Every passenger on board can freely listen to music, with more than 30 million tracks of different genres available. They can choose any song or use one of the 60 playlists for songs that are specially tailored to travel with music inspired by different cities. So if a passenger flies Chicago, he may listen to the “Welcome to the Windy City” playlist. In turn, a trip to New York will be hosted by the “Empire State of Mind” playlist.

Modern technology for older cars

The latest models are equipped with modern systems that work with smartphones. Holders of such vehicles, using dedicated applications can, remotely unlock the locks, check the condition of the fuel, or ventilate the interior on a hot summer day.

Older cars do not have such equipment at the factory, but that does not mean that we have to change the car to be able to use them. Ford has prepared a new solution for owners of older vehicles, which allows them to modernize them a bit. This product is called SmartLink and is a module plugged into the diagnostic OBD II connector. Thanks to him, in models manufactured since 2000, we can use a number of additional features.

In the case of the Ford Fusion of 2015 or the Lincoln MKZ of 2014, after installing SmartLink, owners will be able to remotely lock / unlock locks and start the engine. The device also provides vehicle-related diagnostic information, safety alerts, and even allows you to track your vehicle’s location, giving you better protection against theft.

In addition, the module acts as a hotspot, providing passengers with access to 4G networks, while supporting up to eight devices simultaneously.

First impressions

-small? These are the first words that popped up when the package was opened. Well, the difference between the iPhone 4 and 5 is about the size of the display – about a centimeter – and the thickness of the device – unnoticeable to the user.

It is black, very carefully anodized, and scratching the back of the case with the nail did not produce any scratches. The screwdriver did not scratch – apparently very scratch-resistant – the back of the phone. If the buyer is afraid of destroying expensive iPhone should invest in security foil. One of the proposals is proven and well-known in the Invisible Shield, which we tested on another iPhone model.

Insert the SIM card before you start up. Apple once again showed that none of its standards did not apply. While other manufacturers have barely begun to introduce devices with microSIM sockets, Apple is asking the user to replace their existing card with nanoSIM. The benefits for themselves, users will not see, wins the card manufacturer and probably the operator – exchange costs. The pocket in which the card is located is known from previous iPhone models. When you insert the drawer, you can start the phone. Most phones have 60 to 70 percent charged. Battery so that the user can immediately begin to configure it. If the user name and password are saved, just start the data connection and START.

Siri, from model 4s has not changed much. The nasal, quite natural voice still has difficulty understanding certain words, but is noticeably better. Siri, like any other chatter, can be disabled in settings. It is good if we have a small data packet and we are not on Wi-Fi because the search for answers is done on the internet.

The iPhone has the same interface that was used earlier in 4 and 4s, but noticeably better graphics.This is best seen on complex animations. The new processor excels in video playback. The results are beyond any expectation. The iPhone 5 on the previous version 4 is nothing like a Vespy comparison to the HSR Benelli R-Series.

Operators and manufacturers charge large fees for iPhone 5.

The Pentagon secures autonomous helicopters

Drones have been a permanent fixture in the American Army for several years now, and are in every conflict in which they participate. Military laboratories are constantly working on improving this technology and have been testing autonomous helicopters for some time, which will be much more useful in combat.

Armies around the world are more eager to use drons in warfare, as these machines are extremely functional, because they can not only provide a scout in the air, showing enemy positions, but also launch a quick attack on selected targets. Modern unmanned models still can not match the strength of fire with typical helicopters, so the engineers of the American army want to change that.

For several years, DARPA has been working on autonomous helicopter technology, and one of them is the MH-6 Little Bird developed by Boeing engineers. It is a typical combat helicopter, but unmanned, which can attack the selected targets on its own. And you have to admit that it has what, because it is armed with a shotgun, as well as Hellfire missiles and Hydra rockets. So he has a great power of destruction, and at the same time his loss would not entail victims in the people.

Unfortunately, hackers have become more and more in control of unlicensed machines and, in the case of a typical reconnaissance machine, this is not a big problem, the acquisition of MH-6 Little Bird can be very dangerous.

DARPA engineers are working to improve the machine’s communication system to protect it from outside attack. As reported by the media, it has installed an ultra secure encryption system. It was developed by DARPA’s HACMS (High-Assurance Cyber ​​Military Systems) program to identify and eliminate potential threats to the system. This enabled us to create a new programming language called Ivory which is free from gaps that characterize common programming languages ​​such as C ++.




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