Day: September 8, 2019

IFA 2019 wrap-up of phones, watches, and Chromebooks (MobileTechRoundup show #480)

IFA was held in Berlin last week with news of new phones, improved foldable phones, new watches, and more. Kevin is also using a Galaxy S10e and has been very happy with the experience. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Spring Cyberattack on US Power Grid ‘Probably Just Some Script Kiddie’

The electric utility non-profit NERC has posted a “Lessons Learned” document detailing a March 5th incident that Environment & Energy News calls “a first-of-its-kind cyberattack on the U.S. grid”. While it didn’t cause any blackouts — it was at a “low-impact” control center — NERC is now warning power utilities to “have as few internet…

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 – CNET

The 2020 iPhone sounds amazing. But what exactly are we going to see this Tuesday? …read more Source:: CNet

Short Film ‘The Comet’ Uses Real Images From ESA’s Rosetta Space Probe

Launched in 2004, the ESA’s Rosetta space probe spent 10 years flying to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p), circled it for two years, and then culminated its mission with a controlled hard landing. Now video artist Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl have teamed up to create The Comet, a 3 minute 25 second movie made…

Tiny LED Cube Packs A Meter of Madness

When [Freddie] was faced with the challenge of building a sendoff gift for an an LED-loving coworker he hatched a plan. Instead of making a display from existing video wall LED panels he would make a cube. But not just any cube, a miniature desk sized one that wasn’t short of features or performance. We’d…

‘It’s Not You. Software Has Gotten Far More Expensive’

A SaaS “price transparency” site at writes that “It’s not just you: software has gotten far more expensive,” citing their survey of 100 business applications. Software prices went up 62% on average over the past decade — over three times faster than inflation, outpacing even rent and healthcare. Today’s iPhone XR, by comparison, costs…

India’s Chandrayaan-2 team may have located silent Vikram moon lander – CNET

The fate of India’s lander is still cloaked in a moon mystery. …read more Source:: CNet

Tesla Battery Researcher Unveils New Cell That Could Last 1 Million Miles

Long-time Slashdot reader ClarkMills writes: Not just anybody but [lithium-ion battery pioneer] Jeff Dahn [et al.] released a paper detailing cells that “should be able to power an electric vehicle for over 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) and last at least two decades in grid energy storage.” The new lithium-ion battery cell has a…

Why the Chandrayaan-2 moon landing try knocked my emotions out of their orbit – CNET

Commentary: Every time I watch a major space effort like the one out of India Friday, I feel an intense rush of stress — and hope for humanity. …read more Source:: CNet

One of America’s Biggest Markets for AI-Powered Security Cameras: Schools

New video analytics systems can “identify people, suspicious behavior and guns” in real-time, and the technology is being used by Fortune 500 companies, stadiums, retailers, and police departments, reports the Los Angeles Times. But schools are “among the most enthusiastic adopters,” they note, citing an interview with Paul Hildreth, the “emergency operations coordinator” at an…