Home News Environment Technology Daily news 17 January 2019 By Graham LawtonThe top five dangers facing the world are all now either environmental or technological, according to a major annual survey. The World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risks Report has found that extreme weather, climate policy failure and natural disasters are the risks most likely to trouble us in 2019. All three are also ranked in the top five in terms of impact. The fourth and fifth most likely are data fraud or theft, and cyberattacks. The report is based on an annual survey of risk perception … Advertisement Trending Latest Video Free First moon plants sprout in China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment Cause of polycystic ovary syndrome discovered at last China's moon garden is dead as the craft is plunged into lunar night We all love Marie Kondo. So why is tidying up so hard? A hormone released during exercise might protect against … [Read more...] about Global leaders warn of ecological collapse and technological meltdown
Home News Space Daily news 17 January 2019 By Leah CraneWe’ve spotted the rainy season near the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan. Images taken by the Cassini spacecraft before it plunged into the gas giant planet have revealed a huge shining plain of wet ground that likely came from a summer rainstorm on Titan – the only other world where we know it rains. Titan is in some ways a bizarre version of Earth, complete with seas, lakes and rivers. The crucial difference is that it is not water flowing on Titan, but liquid methane and other hydrocarbons. When Cassini arrived at the Saturn system in 2004, it was summer at Titan’s south pole, and there were signs of clouds and rainfall there. Models predicted that the stormy season should slowly move towards the north pole over the next decade or so, but by 2014 only a few patchy clouds had materialised there. Advertisement Read more: Titan’s conditions could be … [Read more...] about We’ve seen methane rain gleaming on the icy plains of Titan
When I was a kid, my mother owned a Farberware food processor that must've cost a pretty penny. The powerful motor made a soothing whirr, and it was so well-built that it's still chopping away, still making that lovely sound. Once I left my parents' home though, I didn't really use a quality food processor for 20 years. I never really thought I was missing out on anything, but that might just be because every time I encountered a food processor, it was a piece of junk. For the last several years, my wife Elisabeth and I have used her old Cuisinart PowerBlend Duet, a light, loud and underpowered thing that also doubles as an underpowered blender. Every once in a while if I push it a little too hard, it starts to smell like burning electrical equipment. Recently, however, my friend Shannon asked me about my favorite food processor. Shannon is a skilled home cook and when the one she had for years finally gave up the ghost, I was curious to help her find her next one, and started to … [Read more...] about Speed Up Your Kitchen Routine: Get a Food Processor
Best Answer: For the iPhone XS, the Smart Battery Case adds 33 hours of talk time, 21 hours of typical Internet use, and 25 hours of video playback. The XS Max version of the Smart Battery Case adds 37 hours of talk time, 20 hours of Internet usage, and 25 hours of video playback. iPhone XR users can squeeze up to 39 hours of talk time, 22 hours Internet use, and 27 hours of video playback. No matter which case you go with, you're bound to get through the entire day without having to plug in. How does Apple get those numbers for battery life? Apple tested these new Smart Battery cases back in November 2018 using the proper iPhone models, battery case units, and preproduction software. All of the talk tests were conducted over Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network. They did the internet tests over LTE and Wi-Fi networks with a dedicated web server, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular websites and getting mail at a rate of once per hour. The video playback tests were done with repeated … [Read more...] about How long does the battery last on Apple’s Smart Battery Case?
With the Brexit palaver showing little sign of reaching a resolution, companies are increasingly tweaking operations to ensure a seamless transition whatever happens on March 29, 2019. Silicon Valley cloud giant Box is the latest to announce a service upgrade to offset any fallout caused by the Brexit bulldozer. The company has launched a new zone that is based entirely in the U.K., entailing a primary datacenter in London and a secondary backup incarnation in the Welsh city of Cardiff. Box initially announced Zones back in 2016, serving as additional data center hubs outside the U.S. via partnerships with AWS and IBM. At launch, Box Zones were located in Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore, and it later expanded to other territories including Canada and Australia. Box Zones did in fact launch in the U.K. in 2017, with a primary storage location established in London, and Frankfurt (Germany) serving as a backup. And that is how Box defines its zones — it constitutes a pair of … [Read more...] about Box prepares for Brexit with new U.K. cloud zone