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UAE gets American drones as China ramps up sales

UAE gets American drones as China ramps up sales

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In only a few years, China has been able to research, produce and refine its armed unmanned aerial vehicles.by Alex Gatopoulos7 hours ago An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted drone aircraft performs aerial manoeuvres in Nevada, US [File: Cory D Payne via Reuters] The White House's recent decision to allow the sale of advanced weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates highlights the deliberate shift in US policy towards the UAE after it signed "normalisation" accords with Israel. Why would the UAE want American drones as it already has dozens of Chinese armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in its inventory? And why has the United States now agreed to these sales, overcoming its traditional reticence to sell sophisticated weapons to other countries? Chinese armed drones have ...
Sennheiser CX 400BT review: Great-sounding mid-range wireless earbuds

Sennheiser CX 400BT review: Great-sounding mid-range wireless earbuds

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At $199.95, they’re not a bargain. But they are the company’s most affordable option. Billy SteeleSeptember 18, 2020 0Comments 69Shares  Unlike a lot of headphone companies, Sennheiser has taken a more measured approach to true wireless earbuds. Thus far, it has only introduced two models, with the second being an improved version of the first. Both of those Momentum True Wireless sets were flagship units though, and they commanded a premium price ($299.95). Now Sennheiser returns with the CX 400BT: earbuds with a less flashy name, at a more affordable $199.95. And thankfully, they retain some of what made the Momentum True Wireless 2 so good.  Design First, the CX 400BT have a different design than the Momentum True Wireless 2 ...
Sony apologizes for botched PlayStation 5 pre-orders

Sony apologizes for botched PlayStation 5 pre-orders

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More consoles will be available in the days ahead. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas5h ago 13Comments 507Shares  Sony Did you have a rough time trying to pre-order a PlayStation 5? You’re far from the only one. Sony has apologized for botched PS5 pre-orders, noting that the process “could have been a lot smoother.” It promised that more consoles would be available to pre-order in the “next few days,” and that retailers would tell customers about when those extra units would be available. More PS5 units will be coming “through the end of the year,” Sony said. Sony effectively surprise-launched pre-orders for the console. They were supposed to be available on September 17th, but many retailers started pre-orders soon after the PS5 showcase event en...
The retro Amazfit Neo Smartwatch is available on Giztop at $59.99

The retro Amazfit Neo Smartwatch is available on Giztop at $59.99

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By Staff -Sep 16, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt If you are a fan of vintage Casio smartwatches with a square body, the new Amazfit Neo smartwatch is the perfect watch for you. It comes with a retro Casio style body design but with modern smartwatch features, thereby perfectly blending old and new designs. Currently, the Amazfit Neo Smartwatch is available on Giztop for just $59.99. The watch comes in three interesting colors, a classic black, a military green shade, and an orange shade that stands out. The display comes in a polycarbonate body that is attached to PUR straps. There are four textured buttons – two on each side. Like the old Casio watches, some features even require you to press two buttons...
Blackview BV9900E Pre-Sale to begin from September 21, Unboxing & Giveaway details inside

Blackview BV9900E Pre-Sale to begin from September 21, Unboxing & Giveaway details inside

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By Balaji S -Sep 19, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Blackview launched the BV990E rugged-smartphone a couple of weeks ago. The new outdoor smartphone starts at $399 but will be available at a discounted price for a limited price starting this Monday(September 21). There is an exclusive giveaway running on AliExpress and users have the chance to grab the device at just $0.99. Blackview BV9900E Unboxing The device will be sold globally on AliExpress from September 21. Interestingly, for a period of two weeks(Sept 21- Oct 5), users can purchase the device with a discounted price of $259.99. That said, unboxing the device gives us the following list of contents: Blackview BV9900E smartphoneA Power AdapterA Data CableA screen ...
Afghan mothers’ names to be included on children’s ID cards

Afghan mothers’ names to be included on children’s ID cards

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18 September 2020 Image captionUntil now, Afghan law dictated that only the father's name should be recorded on ID cards Afghan mothers will have their names printed on their children's national identity cards, after a campaign to challenge taboos around women's names. President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday signed into law an amendment long sought by women's rights campaigners. Until now, Afghan law dictated that only the father's name should be recorded on ID cards. Using a woman's name in public in Afghanistan is traditionally frowned upon and can be considered an insult. Some women have suffered beatings for perceived indiscretions such as using their names to obtain prescriptions. But a campaign launched three years ago under the hashtag #WhereIsMyName garne...
£10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches

£10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches

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53 minutes ago People in England who refuse an order to self-isolate could be fined up to £10,000, the government has said. The new legal duty requires people to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus, or are traced as a close contact, from 28 September. New measures also include a one-off £500 support payment for those on lower incomes, and a penalty for employers who punish those told to self-isolate. A further 4,422 new Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths were reported on Saturday. There were 350 new cases reported in Scotland, the highest daily increase since May, 212 new cases in Wales, and 222 in Northern Ireland. Fines will initially start at £1,000 rising to £10,000 for repeat offenders, and for "the most egregious breaches". Up until...
Thailand protests: Thousands join huge rally demanding reforms

Thailand protests: Thousands join huge rally demanding reforms

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8 hours ago Media captionThousands have gathered in the Thai capital for Saturday's protests Thousands of people have protested in the Thai capital Bangkok calling for reform of the political system, including the role of the monarchy. It was one of the biggest protests in years with at least 15,000 people, police said. "Down with feudalism, long live the people," chanted some. There were no reports of violence. Since July, rallies have called for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who took power in a 2014 coup and won disputed elections last year. Saturday's student-led demonstration moved from the campus of Thammasat University to a park next to a grand palace used for royal ceremonies. Demonstrators say they plan to stay overnight and march to the ...
Penternak di kawasan hawar dilarang pindah ternakan

Penternak di kawasan hawar dilarang pindah ternakan

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DR. AZMAN IBRAHIM Oleh ROSALINDA MD SAID19 September 2020, 8:44 pm Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on whatsappShare on emailShare on telegram KUALA TERENGGANU: Semua penternak atau peraih di daerah yang terjejas akibat wabak hawar berdarah di negeri ini dilarang memindahkan ternakan masing-masing ke kawasan atau daerah lain. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pertanian, Industri Asas Tani dan Pembangunan Desa negeri, Dr. Azman Ibrahim berkata, mana-mana pihak yang dikesan melakukan perbuatan itu tanpa kebenaran Pengarah Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar (JPV) Terengganu boleh didakwa mengikut Subseksyen 36 (1) Akta Binatang 1953. “Hari ini penguat kuasa JPV menahan sebuah lori dengan dua ekor kerbau yang disyaki cuba dipindahkan dari daerah berlaku wabak. “Ini adalah kesalahan y...