• Vizio is withdrawing from the market a quarter of a million TV sets
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    Vizio is withdrawing more than a quarter of million of its manufactured in the years 2013-2014. It was discovered that the receivers have a constructional defect in the footplate, which causes the TV to overturn itself.

    Rarely does any company withdraw from the market due to factory defects and, in addition to Sony, which in 2011 had to withdraw 1.6 million copies of its receivers due to their self-ignition, we did not hear such shares.

    This does not mean that they do not happen, as exemplified by Vizio, who, at the request of the US State Board of Product Safety, was forced to withdraw 245,000 E-series TVs from 39 “and 42” models. It was discovered that the E390-BO, E390i-BO and E420i-BO models manufactured between December 2013 and June 2014 have a design fault that affects the wrongly designed stand, which can cause the receiver to overturn. There have been 51 such cases, but fortunately no one was injured, but the risk exists, not to mention the destruction of the equipment itself.

    On the commission page, you will find a list of serial numbers for defective receivers, so if you have one, you may want to contact the manufacturer who will provide the replacement.

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  • Unlocking iphona cost the FBI $ 1.3 million
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    The ongoing dispute between Apple and the FBI about unlocking an iPhone belonging to one of San Bernardino’s shooters ended with the help of one of the companies that helped get the information on it. Now we find out that this service was extremely expensive.

    I recently recalled that a few weeks ago there was a heated debate between the Apple and the FBI, who wanted to get to the information in the iPhone 5s belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters involved in the terrorist attack.

    The office thought that there might be important information for the investigation, but the smartphone was equipped with security measures to protect against the unauthorized access of unauthorized persons who could only deactivate the owner. Investigators turned to Apple to demand hardware unlocking, but the American company did not want to hear it, hiding the privacy of its users.

    Finally, the smartphone unlocked an external company, and as it turns out, the cost of the operation totaled approximately $ 1.34 million. This is not the official amount, of course, but only the calculations of Reuters journalists who made them on the basis of James Faye, the director of the FBI.

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  • 3D home theater projector
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    Panasonic intends to conquer home theater systems with a new projector designed by Hollywood filmmakers

    Panasonic Full HD 3D The PT-AT6000E offers 2400 lumens of brightness, a high contrast ratio of 500,000: 1 and all of this makes for a realistic looking image.

    The PT-AT6000E incorporates a 220W Red Rich Lamp for extra intense red, allowing you to display vivid images and great-looking colors. The new design of the prism and the lens of better convergence helps to achieve high brightness, deeper blackness and rich color. Panasonic’s Pure Contrast Plate, Pure Color Filter Pro and Smooth Screen technology in the PT-AT6000E provide one of the best image quality from a projector.

    Functionality for 3D quality, Motion Remaster improves the unnatural 3D movement that results from the use of the shutter system. 3D Snapshot technology opens and closes the shutter to change the left and right lenses, resulting in 3D images. At the same time, however, there is a slight lag of 1/120 s between each eye which creates an unnatural parallax. To solve this problem, the projector interpolates the image, compensating for 1/120 s delay, so the motion in the 3D image is smooth. 3D Viewing Monitor and 3D Picture Balance enhance your viewing experience in 3D and protect your users. The monitor verifies that the parallax of 3D images is within the safe limits set by the 3D Consortium.

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  • Ink in the new apple keyboard?
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    Reddit forum users say that Apple plans to make a major change in the Magic Keyboard keyboard. One of them saw a prototype of a new model of such equipment. It was equipped with E-Ink technology, known from ebook readers.

    It has been rumored for some time that Apple wants to make some changes to the MacBook Pro keyboards, where the function keys will be replaced with a touch-sensitive OLED panel. This solution will allow you to easily adapt the functionality of the keyboard to specific applications, thus facilitating their operation.

    Perhaps the American concern will not, however, limit itself to a new idea only to laptops and will also apply it to desktop computers. One of the Reddit forum users claims to have been a guest at Foxconn’s event at the Chinese Tsinghua University.

    There was a presentation of the prototype of a new generation Magic Keyboard keyboard, which instead of the traditional buttons, had displays in e-ink technology. The hardware was a very early prototype and was only for testing, so the chance that this keyboard will soon appear on store shelves is currently very low.

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  • Touch Bar on MacBook Pro changed to piano
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    Owners of the new MacBook Pro are increasingly creative in using the latest in their accessories. The Touch Bar, replacing the function keys, was transformed into a piano.

    The recently introduced MacBook Pro has several improvements over previous generations. One of them is the so-called. Touch Bar, a touch screen OLED that replaces the function keys. As it is a standard touch screen, you can tailor the function keys to a specific application, making it a much more comfortable job.

    However, MacBook users quickly realized the new possibilities of using the Touch Bar, which go beyond the standard display of keys. A few weeks ago, one of the developers showed that it was possible to run Doom on it.

    Now another specialist has created an application that changes the display to a piano. The tool is called the Touch Bar Piano and is a free application that presents piano keys on the screen, allowing you to create music.

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  • Virtual walk with NASA astronauts
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    The US space agency invites all those willing to participate in NASA astronaut training. Each of us, thanks to VR technology, can feel like a true astronaut performing at a training center in Houston.

    NASA very often provides the world with various materials related to the conquest of space. Most often, these are videos astronauts boarded on the International Space Station showing their daily lives and experiments.

    This time the agency prepared something much better. Using Harmony’s VR technology and solutions, it created a spherical video depicting three different perspective astronaut training sessions held at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston. The resort has an enormous swimming pool and the actual size of the replica of the International Space Station. There are simulations of future missions done on board, and water simulates the conditions of weightlessness.

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  • Elon Musk strengthens the tesli loader
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    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced the new generation of Supercharger V3 loaders. The new model of electric vehicle battery charging system will have a power of 350 kW. The time it takes to prepare your vehicle for further driving will be greatly reduced.

    Pretty significant drawback of electric cars, is still a long battery charging time. Their manufacturers are working on new generations of much more powerful chargers that should shorten this time.

    This field is dominated by Tesla Motors, which for the owners of their vehicles have for some time been offering Supercharger, the so-called. Fast loading stations. American engineers are constantly working to improve this device, and its third generation will be coming soon.

    Elon Musk revealed that the Supercharger V3 will have a power of 350 kW, which will greatly accelerate the battery charging. This is certainly not the last word of the engineers of the American concern who will continue to strive to increase the power of charging systems. If they manage to get a power of 700 kW, then theoretically a vehicle equipped with 70 kWh batteries will be charged in 6 minutes. It will take almost enough time to refuel a vehicle with an internal combustion engine.

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  • Billion users have lost their data
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    The WhatsApp and Telegram vulnerability has allowed hackers to gain complete control over user accounts, including chat tracking, access to photos, audio and video, and contacts.

    “The new vulnerability has exposed hundreds of millions of WhatsAppa Web and Telegram Web users to the risk of taking over an entire account,” said Oded Vanunu, head of vulnerability research at Check Point, who discovered and reported the threat. – By sending an innocent-looking photo, the attacker could take control of access to history, photos and news.

    The vulnerability detected allowed an attacker to send a malicious code hidden in a graphic file. At the moment the victim opened the image, the attacker gained full access to her account. Then by sending a malicious file to all contacts, he could repeat the incident to a much larger scale.

    WhatsApp and Telegram are some of the most popular instant messengers with 1 billion and 100 million users worldwide. Due to the security of this encrypted end-to-end message, the programs are generally recognized as very well protecting the privacy of the users. Unfortunately, the encryption itself has proven to be a source of danger in a sense. Because messages were encrypted on the sender’s side, WhatsApp and Telegram were unable to reach the content, and consequently were unable to identify the malicious content before sending.

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  • Google Maps will provide fuel prices on stations
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    A few days ago, Google Maps finally became available offline, which would definitely increase the interest in this navigation system among drivers who no longer have to pay extra for it. So they will have a new function to show current fuel prices at the stations.

    Drivers know that fuel prices at each gas station can vary widely, depending on where they are located. The differences between individual cities can be even several dozens, so planning a longer trip is worth taking this into account because you can save a bit.

    Unfortunately, we had to do it manually by manually searching the prices on the Internet for each station, but now it will be easier for us to Google Maps. Google has enriched this popular navigation system with information on the fuel prices for each station that the driver has on the scheduled route. The application will give us the exact price of each fuel, which will allow you to schedule refueling so that you can save as much money as possible.

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  • British fighters launched raids on ISIS
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    A few hours after the British House of Commons allowed the ISIS to tighten up its operations, Tornado fighter jets carried out their first bombing mission in Syria.

    Michael Fallon, British Defense Minister, informed the first raid on oil extraction installations on Thursday.

    Airplanes took off from British military bases in Cyprus, where eight Tornado fighters were stationed. In the future they will be joined by two more “tornados” and six Typhoon fighters.

    Flying in the colors of the RAF Panavia Tornado, which flew in 1974, was created as a European response to the growing power of the USSR. The first combat use occurred during Operation Desert Storm.

    Panavia Tornado did not stand for F-14 Tomcat in terms of performance. Two combined motors of over 80 kN (with an afterburner of up to 150 kN) enabled Mach to reach 2.2 (that is, about 2,400 km / h) and a range of up to 3,800 km with attached fuel tanks. The maximum ceiling of the flight is also impressive: the Tornado could rise as high as 15400 meters.

    Under the wings of this plane, it was possible to transfer practically any type of air weaponry that at that time was owned by the United Kingdom or the Federal Republic of Germany. Sidewinder air-to-air missiles or ASRAAMs served to defend and destroy other planes. The arsenal intended for destroying ground targets included Maverick, ALARM or conventional and nuclear bombs.

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