Pre-sale of Turing Phone in July

In April this year Turing Robotic Industries announced its first Turing Phone smartphone. The new device will be available in pre-sales later this month and will offer future buyers not only an exceptionally elegant design, but also high endurance and functionality.

The Turing Phone will appeal to fans of modernity, because its housing is made of liquid metal, which not only looks very elegant, but according to the manufacturer’s assertion is stronger than steel and titanium.

This ensures high strength. The casing has IPX8 standard, which means it is fully waterproof and you can immerse your phone even up to 9 meters deep. It is also extremely shock resistant.

Inside, you’ll find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, combined with 16 GB to 128 GB of usable memory. The image is displayed on the 5.5 “Full HD screen. The images serve two cameras: 13 Mpix and 8 Mpix and the whole manages Androidid 5.0 Lollopop.

The Turing Phone manufacturer also promises a high level of communication security. Conversations will be encrypted and are to be run through a protected network that is immune to any attempted intrusion.…

The closest passage for over thirty years

At the beginning of this week, two comets will cross “next” to Earth. The uniqueness of the event lies primarily in the small distance between the two celestial bodies. Scientists do not know whether this is a very unlikely event or a common origin.

Coming off of the comets, the P / 2016 BA14 will land just 3.5 million kilometers away, which will be the comet’s closest transition since 1983, and the third closest transition in the history of measurement. Of course, this “mere” on the cosmic scale does not pose any risk to our planet, but at the same time it is an excellent research opportunity for scientists.

For the rest of the Earth, the second comet is as easily caught in the ear as the 252P / LINEAR, which will pass the Earth at a distance of 5.2 million kilometers (the fifth closest passage in the history of research). This object, which astronomers have been tracking since 2000, is larger and shinier than ever before, and is expected to be visible to the naked eye at the moment of its closest proximity.

P / 2016 BA14, observed for the first time in January and of great interest due to its short distance from the Earth, will not be visible to the naked eye.…

Media center housing

Silverstone, Taiwan, for over a decade now, has provided us with enclosures and accessories for the home entertainment center, today unveiled its latest product, the media center SST-GD09B Grandia.

Silverstone SST-GD09B Grandia enclosure is available in black and can be fitted with the latest ATX, micro ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. This is a very versatile design that allows you to install powerful AMD and Intel processors and create a powerful entertainment set.

The manufacturer has ensured that the efficient components are properly cooled, so that you can place the cooler on a 138 mm height processor. As for the length of the graphics card, it can reach a maximum of 309 mm, so we will easily fit even the strongest models. There are a total of eight PCI / PCI-Express cards

Also, there should be no problem with the power supply, as there is room for 220mm ATX power supply.

Grandia has only one 5.25-inch bay for a Blu-ray burner, while two 2.5 “/ 3.5” drives can be installed inside. The manufacturer also took care of filters that prevent dust from getting inside the casing, every 120 mm. One of them has a 120mm diameter fan which generates noise at 18 dBA.…

Minority Report in the real world

The 2002 Minority Report presents a world in which criminals are caught before they commit a crime. So far we do not have similar technology yet, but the first steps towards its acquisition were made by researchers from the Italian University of Trento.

Within the framework of the “Once Upon a Crime” study, an algorithm was developed to predict crime committed in London. Of course, this is not the case here, but rather the overall level, which will allow us to predict where they might grow in the near future and prevent it from being sent to increased patrols.

The researchers used anonymous data collected from O2 cellphone users for the period from December 2012 to January 2013. They then used a small portion to teach the algorithm to find correlations between collected data and local crime statistics. In this way, we have been able to create an algorithm that can predict the future level of crime in the areas of the city.

Without data collected from mobile phones, the accuracy of predictions was up to 62 percent, but with data up to 70 percent. This will help to identify where in the nearest future it can become dangerous and to send more police patrols there, thus protecting the citizens.…

Intelligent paper clips for underwear

Imagine the situation in which we just hung up our freshly washed clothes in the garden, and soon it will begin to rain, whose focus on work simply do not notice. Fortunately, a gadget has been created that can save us from being washed off, and it is called Peggy.

Technology is getting more and more into our lives and intelligent systems are not only in the fridges, home lighting, clothes, but now it also appears in the clips that hold us laundering on the ropes before the wind blows.

Omo, a well-known manufacturer of laundry detergents, developed intelligent luggage clips called Peggy. The prototype of this device can detect the approaching rain and then inform the owner of this. The device has a built-in Wi-Fi module that connects to our home network and collects local weather information, and then sends a smartphone notification when it is about to rain soon. This helps you know when your clothes will dry.…

First engine test and taxiing

Airbus has just praised the first test of the A400M engine for the Royal Air Force. The engine has successfully tested engines and taxiing at the Seville airport. In September to be delivered to the United Kingdom as the first of 22 ordered machines.

The Airbus A400M is a European response to American transport machinery. It is an intermediate plane between Hercules C-130 Lockheed and Boeing’s Globemaster C-17.

The A400M is a wide-bodied turbo propeller transport machine. It features a relatively high cruising speed (780 km / h) and the ability to land on uncrowded runways. The maximum payload that can take on board is 37 tons, which is roughly the same as the C-130 Hercules. The advantage of the Airbus is, however, that it has a larger cargo space, which can transport larger loads.…

New Ford Escape with SYNC Connect

The American concern Ford has announced its latest Escape SUV with SYNC Connect. This is a special option implemented in the infotainment system called SYNC, which provides the ability to control the functions of the vehicle with a dedicated application on smartphone.

Ford recently put a lot of emphasis on the modern functionality of its vehicles and using the latest technology to make using them much more convenient. That is why it is increasingly using mobile connectivity solutions.

The latest idea of ​​the American concern is to equip SYNC Connect with the latest Escape. This is one of the components of the infotainment system called SYNC, which provides additional functionality enhanced with smartphones.

In other words, the owner of this car with smartphone can remotely start the vehicle engine, including the ability to create a schedule of its running. This way, in the wintertime, we can program the engine firing eg 10 minutes before going to work and then we do not have to scrape the glass and the interior will be pleasantly warm.

You can also remotely lock and unlock the locks, and also have access to fuel level information in the tank, oil level, battery voltage and tire pressure. The additional advantage of this system is the ability to locate a vehicle on the map, in case the owner forget where he parked it.…

Facebook tests user loyalty

Facebook tests many different projects and concepts, and most of them are unaware of it, as experiments are carried out among employees or selected collaborators. Sometimes, however, the company tests its ideas on ordinary users and leaks the truth of the rather unusual projects of the well-known portal.

One of the latest ideas to test loyalty for portal users is to intentionally suspend the official Android app. By bringing the program to a standstill, the company checked whether users still wanted to use the tools they provided, or whether they were looking for an alternative to having trouble accessing their account.

This not only checked the loyalty of the users, but the portal also prepared for various scenarios, such as for a moment if Google for some reason removed the Facebook application from its digital store.…

New 3G and WiFi connections on Windows 8

Wireless networks in Windows 8 will be supported as never before. Quicker time to connect to WiFi, easy access to 3G networks, data meter and transfer rate limitation are just some of the new features in W8.

The wireless connection concept in Windows 8 had to be rebuilt, given that this version would also target mobile devices (such as tablets). To start with, one information about WiFi. A huge change will be the speed of connecting to the network after waking up from sleep: it will take just a little over a second.

Now: huge changes in 3G. Windows 8 will not be able to handle drivers, programs, and other add-ons that are included with 3G modems. Windows 8 will connect to the network itself and will continue to count on data consumed by us to avoid shocking the account. In W8 you will even be able to enable the transfer saving feature, which for example disables automatic updates by Windows Update. In Task Manager you will also see which application uses the most transfer – the new Windows counts. When we are within reach of a known WiFi network, 3G connectivity will be automatically disabled.…

Tesla reveals a list of Supercharger loaders

Since yesterday, the use of Supercharger chargers has stopped being free. Every owner of Tesla will therefore have to bear the additional charges. The manufacturer has just revealed their height.

Over the years, Tesla Motors’ American car users have been able to use the supercharger for free. These are devices that allow battery power to be added in a very short time, greatly enhancing the functionality of these vehicles.

Unfortunately, the manufacturer announced a few months ago that the Supercharger is no longer free and yesterday changed into a change that obliges Tesla owners to pay for the use of these chargers. Each of them will receive only 400 kWh of energy for free, which according to the manufacturer is enough to cover a distance of about 1600 km. It will have to use it within 12 months of delivery, but after reaching this limit, it will have to reach for the wallet.

You already know how much you will have to pay for using chargers. Prices will vary according to location and eg in California will be 20 cents per 1 kWh. In Washington, the price will be 12 cents per kWh, while in Virginia it will be 22 cents per kWh.

This is just one form of Supercharger fee, as in some states a slightly different rule will apply. In the case of cars with a battery capacity of up to 60 kWh the owner will pay 8 cents per minute of charge. If you load a model with a larger battery, then the rate is increased to 16 cents per minute. Energy charges can be made electronically.…