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Day: September 7, 2020

An Air Force One that flies at five times the speed of sound?

An Air Force One that flies at five times the speed of sound?

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Maureen O'Hare, CNN • Published 7th September 2020 The future of Air Force One: Could there one day be a US presidential plane that travels at five times the speed of sound? Courtesy Hermeus (CNN) — There could be a supersonic Air Force One prototype airplane as early as 2025, with the US Air Force getting busy awarding development contracts. California start-up Exosonic is working on a low-boom supersonic Mach 1.8 twinjet which caught the eye of the US Air Force's Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate (PE). It was announced last week that Exosonic has been issued a contract to develop supersonic executive transport that could be used as Air Force One. That's on top of the news last month that Atlanta-based Hermeus Corporation, which is w...
Researchers created a Game Boy that doesn’t need batteries

Researchers created a Game Boy that doesn’t need batteries

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It generates all the power it needs from the sun and button taps. Igor Bonifacic, @igorbonifacic1h ago 1Comments 161Shares  Northwestern University The original Game Boy was no slouch when it came to battery life. With four simple AA batteries, you could play games like Tetris and Super Mario Land for about 10 to 15 hours. That was something that made the Game Boy so much more appealing than its contemporaries. But as it turns out, it's possible to improve even on a classic.   A team of researchers made up of computer scientists from Northwestern University in Illinois and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a Game Boy that uses no batteries at all.    Instead, all...
Withings’ ScanWatch is the best hybrid smartwatch I’ve tried so far

Withings’ ScanWatch is the best hybrid smartwatch I’ve tried so far

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It packs ECG and SpO2 sensors alongside the usual tools you'd expect from a Withings hybrid. Daniel Cooper, @danielwcooper16h ago 16Comments 881Shares Steve Dent Withings’ latest smartwatch is the first to offer a complete suite of health-monitoring tools inside a watch. Announced in January, the ScanWatch replaces the Steel HR as the French company’s new flagship timepiece. Or, it will, since it’s still working its way through the FDA for clearance in the US. It’s not a radical departure from its predecessor, but there are some differences. The ScanWatch offers a built-in ECG and SpO2 (blood oxygenation) sensors. This means it can monitor for atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea, two subtle but often impactful health condition...
CHUWI GEMIBOOK ARRIVES WITH 13-INCH 2K DISPLAY AND AFFORDABLE PRICE TAG

CHUWI GEMIBOOK ARRIVES WITH 13-INCH 2K DISPLAY AND AFFORDABLE PRICE TAG

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PIERPAOLO FIGUCCIASEPTEMBER 7, 2020 Tablets and laptops maker – Chuwi – is back with yet another very interesting 13-inch laptop that goes by name of GemiBook. The laptop appears to look like the previously launched CoreBook Pro from outside but there are some upgrades such as the 13-inch 2K full screen, 3:2 aspect ratio, full-size keyboard and so on. CHUWI GEMIBOOK ARRIVES WITH 13-INCH 2K DISPLAY AND AFFORDABLE PRICE TAG As for the hardware inside, the laptop adopts an Intel J4115, along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage which should bring a great user experience in the daily office tasks. Thus, the GemiBook will be a practical in performance and wonderful in the appearance. The Chuwi GemiBook will officially go on sale in the middle of September at the surprisin...
POCO M2 WILL PACK A MASSIVE 5,000MAH BATTERY WITH FAST-CHARGING

POCO M2 WILL PACK A MASSIVE 5,000MAH BATTERY WITH FAST-CHARGING

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MARCO LANCASTERSEPTEMBER 7, 2020 POCO’s revival seems to be getting on track at last. After some rebrandings, the company finally is pushing new smartphones that aren’t just rebranded Redmi phones. This applies to the POCO X3 NFC launched today. It’s the first POCO handset released in 2020 to feature an original design and specifications. Tomorrow, the company will reveal the POCO M2 to sit alongside the already unveiled POCO M2 Pro. We have a feeling that this one will not be so original, but a close sibling to the Redmi 9. Today, the company confirmed the presence of a 5,000mAh battery inside the new mid-range. This capacity is becoming a standard among Xiaomi’s mid-range phones. The company already confirmed that the new phone will pack a FullHD+ display an...
Jennifer Laude case: Duterte pardons US marine over transgender killing

Jennifer Laude case: Duterte pardons US marine over transgender killing

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6 hours ago Image captionJoseph Pemberton (C) was tried for murder in 2015 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn criticism from rights groups after pardoning a US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman. Mr Duterte issued the pardon on Monday to Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who has been in prison since 2014 for the murder of Jennifer Laude. Pemberton has served just over half of a 10-year sentence for the murder. Virginia Suarez, a lawyer for Laude's family, called the decision a "mockery" of the country's justice system. The pardon was announced by Mr Duterte's spokesman, Harry Roque. "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton," said. "He can now go home because of the pardon." The former US marine had been granted...
Rohingya crisis: Nearly 300 refugees land in Indonesia after months at sea

Rohingya crisis: Nearly 300 refugees land in Indonesia after months at sea

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7 September 2020 Image captionRohingya refugees after disembarking from the boat in Indonesia Nearly 300 Rohingya refugees have landed in Indonesia, telling authorities they had been at sea for about six months. Police said fishermen spotted a wooden boat carrying the Rohingya several miles off the coast of Lhokseumawe city on Sumatra's northern coast. The boat contained 297 people, including 14 children, police said. The Rohingya have for years been fleeing persecution in Myanmar for other south-east Asian nations. The arrival in Indonesia was the biggest seen since 2015, said Chris Lewa, the director of the Arakan Project, a non-profit group focusing on the Rohingya crisis. The refugees set sail from southern Bangladesh at the end of March or early April, bound for ...
Peguam Negara nafi tidak ambil tindakan

Peguam Negara nafi tidak ambil tindakan

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KONGSI ARTIKELShareTweet KUALA LUMPUR: Kenyataan Menteri Besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, hari ini yang disiarkan sebuah portal berita bahawa tiada tindakan diambil Jabatan Peguam Negara selepas kerajaan negeri selesai siasat kes pencemaran air pada April lalu, adalah tidak benar dan tidak berasas sama sekali, kata Peguam Negara, Tan Sri Idrus Harun. Dalam kenyataan malam tadi, beliau berkata, sehingga kini Jabatan Peguam Negara tidak pernah dirujuk dengan apa-apa kertas siasatan berhubung kejadian pencemaran air mentah di Selangor. "Pada 17 Mac 2020, Pengurusan Air Selangor (Air Selangor) melalui siaran media memaklumkan bahawa keempat-empat loji rawatan air di Sungai Selangor telah dihenti tugas bermula jam 7 malam 17 Mac lalu, akibat pencemaran bau dalam air ment...
Hukuman pencemar: Sebat, lucut hak bukan kuasa negeri

Hukuman pencemar: Sebat, lucut hak bukan kuasa negeri

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Oleh Norzamira Che Nohbhnews@bh.com.myKONGSI ARTIKELShareTweet SHAH ALAM: Kerajaan Selangor tidak mempunyai bidang kuasa untuk mengambil tindakan sebat dan lucut hak terhadap mana-mana pesalah yang terbabit dengan pencemaran sumber air di negeri ini. Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, berkata bidang kuasa kerajaan negeri hanya membolehkan pesalah dihukum menerusi Enakmen Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) 1999 sahaja. "Cadangan (hukuman sebat dan lucut hak) berkenaan perlu dibincangkan mengikut bidang kuasa masing-masing yang mana Jabatan Alam Sekitar perlu mengetengahkan perkara ini. "Akta Kualiti Alam Sekeliling 1974 mempunyai bidang kuasa yang jauh lebih besar untuk mengenakan tindakan terhadap pesalah yang terbabit manakala kita di peringkat negeri, hanya bole...