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  • Senators reportedly wore Apple Watches to the impeachment trial, seemingly violating the electronics ban

    01/22/2020 5:45:42 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 66 replies ^ | 1/21/20 | Mary Meisenzahl
    Electronics are banned from Trump's impeachment hearing. Some senators reportedly flouted this rule, and wore (Apple) smart watches to the proceedings. According to decorum guidelines given to senators before the trial began, electronics are not allowed in the room at all. The rules read "No use of phones or electronic devices will be allowed in the Chamber. All electronics should be left in the Cloakroom in the storage provided." The rules prohibit tools that senators would typically use to connect with the outside world and share information on social media, although it seems likely that Trump himself will be on...
  • Flawed Bridge Technology Set The USS McCain Up For Disaster

    12/23/2019 8:54:41 AM PST · by Oatka · 95 replies
    Pro Publica via gCaptain ^ | 12/22/2019 | T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose, Robert Faturechi and Agnes Chang
    Dakota Bordeaux had rarely traveled outside his home state of Oklahoma before he joined the Navy in February 2017. He’d certainly never seen the ocean. But only four months later, Bordeaux was standing at the helm of the USS John S. McCain, steering the 8,300-ton destroyer through the western Pacific. Part of the Navy’s famed 7th Fleet, the McCain was responsible for patrolling global hot spots, shadowing Chinese warships in the South China Sea and tracking North Korean missile launches. It filled the high school graduate with pride. “Not many people of my age can say, ‘Hey, I just drove...
  • China completes second round of US$29 billion Big Fund aimed at investing in domestic chip industry

    10/28/2019 11:37:51 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 123 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 26JUL2019 | Sarah Dai
    China is making swift progress on its 200 billion yuan (US$29.08 billion) fund aimed at investing in home-grown semiconductor development, as the world’s second-largest economy looks to reduce dependence on foreign chips amid a tech war with the US. New investment is likely to lean towards applications in the downstream supply chain, such as chip design, advanced materials and equipment areas, according to the report. The fundraising progress comes amid an escalating tech war with the US, which has seen China tone down statements on its wider “Made in China 2025” policy ambitions, after President Xi Jinping first called for...
  • Samsung ends mobile phone production in China

    10/03/2019 8:56:33 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 41 replies (Reuters) ^ | 2 Oct 2019 | Ju-min Park
    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KS:005930) has ended mobile telephone production in China, it said on Wednesday, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world's biggest smartphone market. The shutdown of Samsung's last China phone factory comes after it cut production at the plant in the southern city of Huizhou in June and suspended another factory late last year, underscoring stiff competition in the country. The South Korean tech giant's ceased phone production in China follows other manufacturers shifting production from China due to rising labor costs and the economic slowdown. Sony also said it was closing its Beijing...
  • How a school was transformed when students were banned from using their mobile phones [tr]

    08/22/2019 6:55:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2019 | Tom Place
    The latest school to officially ban mobile phones has revealed its students have been transformed and are happy they made the change. Lakes Grammar, located north of the NSW Central Coast, implemented the ban in May due to concerns about students playing video games at school. Teaching and Learning Director Michelle Smith said there had been an noticeable increase in interactions, with students far more likely to go out onto the oval or play games together, the Daily Telegraph reported. 'Board games are coming out, cards are out and they are all interacting. We're even seeing them play hopscotch and...
  • Digital Stiletto: Army Pursues Precision Electronic Warfare

    08/08/2019 7:22:26 PM PDT · by tlozo · 9 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | Aug 8, 2019 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    WASHINGTON: After decades of neglect, the Army is urgently rebuilding its electronic warfare arm in a radically different form from the Cold War. The US isn’t trying to replicate the high-powered Russia arsenal that has scrambled GPS, radar, and radio from Scandinavia and Ukraine to Syria and Israel. Instead, the Army intends to combine EW with cyber, signals intelligence, and artificial intelligence to counter Russian power with a new kind of precision. “When the Russians emit like that, they’re letting the entire world known where they are,” Col. Mark Dotson, the Army’s capabilities manager for EW, told reporters in June....
  • Kuo: Apple to absorb added costs of any tariffs, invest in non-Chinese production

    08/05/2019 11:53:52 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 19 replies
    9to5 Mac ^ | Aug 4, 2019 | Chance Miller
    Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new investor note covering Apple’s supply chain and how President Trump’s latest rounds of tariffs might affect things. Kuo says that he believes “the tariff may not impact the prices of Apple’s hardware products” in the United States.... ...Kuo writes that Apple has likely made “proper preparations” for such a tariff, and he predicts that Apple will “absorb most of the additional costs” in the mid-short term. Thus, Kuo believes that “prices of hardware products and shipment forecasts for the U.S. market will remain unchanged” despite the tariff. In the...
  • Comparing rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries (Ah): Which will provide longer run time

    07/24/2019 8:12:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    daniel1212 | Wed, 07/24/19 | daniel1212
    Comparing Ah: Which 20V Lithium-Ion batteries will provide a longer run time (on a String Trimmer, before recharging): one 5.0Ah or two 3.0Ah batteries? The 20 Volt 3000mAh Lithium Battery is here, and the 20V 5.0Ah Lithium Battery is here.
  • Wanted: Home Stereo for CD with radio, but NOT via Bluetooth!! Is there no other way these days?

    06/03/2019 8:17:21 PM PDT · by lee martell · 88 replies
    June 3, 2019 | Lee Martell
    As the headline states, I'm looking to buy a very basic home stereo system with speakers, fm/am radio, and CD ability. I'm not tech savy, nor all that interested in delving into it, but I may not have a choice anymore. Most stereo systems sold today are intermeshed with Bluetooth. I have budgeted up to $250. for it, but hope I needn't go that high. The model I own right now is that way, but I am able to use the CD player and the radio without going through a lot of intricate hooking up. I only plan to change...
  • New crystalline material boasts electronic properties never before seen

    05/08/2019 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    UPI ^ | 05-08-2019 | By Brooks Hays
    May 8 (UPI) -- The study of a unique crystalline material, composed of aluminum and platinum atoms, has revealed a pair of electronic properties that have never been seen before. The atoms in the new materials are crystallized in a special pattern, with each row offset from the other. The pattern creates a spiral staircase of aluminum and platinum atoms. According to the new study, published this week in the journal Nature Physics, the material's unique crystalline structure produces Rarita-Schwinger fermions in its interior and extremely long quadruple topological Fermi arcs on its surface. Rarita-Schwinger fermions are a type of...
  • China, Russia Building Super-EMP Bombs for ‘Blackout Warfare'

    01/24/2019 6:20:45 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 91 replies ^ | January 24, 2019 | Bill Gertz
    A report by the now-defunct Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack, for the first time reveals details on how nuclear EMP weapons are integrated into the military doctrines of China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. "Nuclear EMP attack is part of the military doctrines, plans, and exercises of Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran for a revolutionary new way of warfare against military forces and civilian critical infrastructures by cyber, sabotage, and EMP," the report states.
  • Looking for advice on an upgrade (user poll)

    11/18/2018 12:43:35 PM PST · by paladinkc · 42 replies
    I'm sick of the current tv we have, it was a cheap off brand, and I'm looking for a good quality replacement, but there are so many different suppliers out there it is hard to find one at a decent cost. I'm looking for 40" preferably NOT a smart tv but it wont be hooked up to internet anyway, but I would like to find one that is under $300 and I could use some advice as to what to choose.
  • 2016 Tacoma Air Temp Sensor Weirdness

    10/10/2018 4:37:20 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 51 replies
    10/10/18 | Self
    Today on the way home on an 85 degree or so day, my 16 Tacoma's air temp sensor kept dropping steadily until it hit -34 outside. The truck runs fine, no errors on the dash, performance seemed the same. In the last few miles, it started registering a little above 0 degrees. I got home no problem and changed the sensor out since I had a spare on hand. I did unhook the battery first. After swapping and powering back up, air temp was a steady 20 something degrees. No warning lights. Normal sounding and running. I found a default...
  • Turkey's president threatens boycott of iPhones, other US electronics

    08/14/2018 8:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNET ^ | 08/14/2018 | Sean Keane
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country will ban US electronics after a diplomatic feud pushed it into a currency crisis. He specifically highlighted Apple, the Associated Press reports, saying Turkey would stop bringing in iPhones in favor of devices from South Korea's Samsung or Turkey's own Vestel. "We will implement a boycott against America's electronic goods," he said. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. We have Vestel." It's not clear how Erdogan would enforce the boycott, the AP noted. A boycott would serve as retaliation against the US sanctions on two Turkish ministers...
  • Erdogan: Turkey to boycott US-made electronics

    08/14/2018 2:55:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/8/18
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States. "We will boycott America's electronic products. If they have the iPhone, there is also Samsung on the other side. We also have our own Venus Vestel. We will adopt these measures," Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdogan as saying. He added, "We can do two things; one in economy, the other in politics. We have taken measures that economy needs and we will keep doing it. "What is more important, I think, is keeping our political stance strong." The rift between the US...
  • CompUSA is sold

    12/08/2007 9:04:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 56 replies · 198+ views
    Consumer electronics retailer CompUSA says it will close its stores after the holidays. CompUSA closed more than half its stores this spring.
  • Team led by Indian-American develops trickle-down method to ‘grow’ graphene

    08/06/2018 9:10:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Tribune ^ | August 6, 2018 | IANS
    By making carbon leak (trickle down) through cracks on copper, researchers have developed a new process for “growing” graphene directly on materials used for nano-scale electronic applications, thereby opening the way to produce high-performance electronic devices. This versatile process, developed by a team of chemical engineers led by Indian-American Vikas Berry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the US, enables graphene to be economically grown on almost any semiconducting or dielectric substrate of relevance to the electronic industry, the researchers claim. They have reported this new method in the journal “ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces” of the...
  • Why North Korea Is An Untapped Goldmine For Tech Companies, And For China

    07/30/2018 9:49:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 14, 2018 | Luke Kelly
    It was revealed recently that North Korea is sitting on approximately $6 trillion worth of natural resources, which the country lacks the technology or expertise to extract. The impoverished nation is quite literally sitting on a goldmine, a significant portion of which is made up of rare earth metals. Rare earth metals are not - as you would expect - exceptionally rare, but are generally found in small trace quantities underground. What is rare is to find them in high concentrations, which is exactly what experts believe is present beneath the soil of North Korea. Not only are these resources...
  • Construction at LG Electronics on schedule to begin production this fall (600 jobs in Tennessee)

    06/23/2018 3:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WKFN-FM ^ | June 23, 2018 | Staff
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Construction work is on schedule for the LG Electronic appliance plant to begin production this fall. The $250 million dollar plant, is the South Korean appliance maker’s first washing machine plant in the United States and will employee 600 workers in its first phase. According the Clarksville Montgomery County Industrial development Board, the plant will be operational by October and hiring is now underway. Jobs are posted at
  • This technology could fundamentally change our relationship to electricity

    06/07/2018 3:44:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | June 5, 2018 | David Roberts
    A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste. Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a filament to produce light. But power is also lost in between, on the grid, as it is carried along hundreds of miles of wires, repeatedly shifted between different voltages, and converted from AC to DC and back, all in the split second between the time it enters the grid and the time it powers your computer. How much power is...