Asteroids are old. Really, really old. They formed at the same time as the planets, so when their pieces fall to Earth, they deliver 4.56 billion- year-old mementos that allow us to touch the birth of the Solar System. But some small bits in those meteorites are even older , if you’re limber enough for a little more mind-bendingly deep time. Some mineral grains that ended up in the Solar System formed in other stars. Most that have been found so far formed in certain types of red giant stars. As these stars age and run out of fuel, they swell in size. In the diffuse envelope around the star, elements can interact and cool enough to form very tiny particles—cosmic dust. Some of those particles were present in the nebula that gave birth to our Solar System, and they have survived to the present day. Other grains appear to have a different origin—the collapse of a high mass star in a supernova . The grains we’ve found have varied chemically (some made of carbon, some of … [Read more...] about Remains of a supernova fall to Earth
The popularity of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has seen a steep upward slope since the introduction of the App Store in 2008. While the number of attendees previous to 2008 varied between roughly 2,000 and 4,000, Apple ended up putting a cap of 5,000 on its ticket sales starting in 2008 in order to control the flood of developers who were suddenly interested in learning more about Apple's ecosystem. That year was the first year Apple sold out of WWDC tickets in the history of the conference. Since then, the WWDC ticket situation has only intensified. In 2009, those 5,000 tickets sold out within a month of going on sale. In 2010, the conference sold out in less than two weeks (roughly 10 days, to be exact), despite the huge ticket price bump to $1,599 for everyone. In 2011, WWDC sold out in 12 hours —again at $1,599 per ticket. And in 2012—Wednesday morning— those tickets sold out in two hours . They went on sale at 8:30am Eastern Time and were gone by 10:30am. … [Read more...] about Can Apple revamp the WWDC ticket system? Does it want to?
Apple's iCloud is marketed to us end users as a convenient and centralized way to manage data on all of our Macs and iOS devices: sync contacts and bookmarks, re-download music and apps, back up iOS devices, and sync documents and data for third-party apps as MobileMe did. The last item, syncing of documents and data, is one of the least glossy features of iCloud, but it is one of the most important, and it should be among the most straightforward. Right? Perhaps not. Almost a year after Apple shut down MobileMe for good in favor of iCloud , third-party developers have begun to speak out about the difficulty involved in working with Apple's cloud service. A piece published at The Verge this week highlights many of those complaints, with quotes coming from well-known developers and anonymous sources alike about the challenges faced by the developer community. From data loss and corruption to unexpected Apple ID use cases, developers have seen it all—but are stymied by the … [Read more...] about Frustrated with iCloud, Apple’s developer community speaks up en masse
Danish audio brand Jabra has announced four products to establish its new Elite true wireless line-up – the Elite Pro, Elite Active and core Elite lines. The four new TWS earbuds are the Elite 2, Elite 3, Elite 7 Active and Elite 7 Pro, priced at Rs 5,999, Rs 6,999, Rs 15,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. The Elite 2 and Elite 3 will be available from October first week, whilst the Elite 7 Pro and Elite 7 Active will be available at the end of October 2021. All products will be available on Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance and Jabra Authorized resellers. As per Jabra, the Elite 2 offers a powerful sound for a very affordable price, Elite 3 offers rich sound quality and clear calls at Jabra’s lowest-ever TW price point, Elite 7 Active offers the best grip for an active lifestyle with the new Jabra ShakeGripTM technology and the Elite 7 Pro offers “ground-breaking” call performance with new Jabra MultiSensor VoiceTM technology, featuring a longer battery life with nine hours … [Read more...] about jabra elite: Jabra launches four new Elite true wireless earbuds, price starts at Rs 5,999
Le meilleur moniteur disponible pour les PC gamers ne sera pas nécessairement le plus grand ou le plus cher. Chaque jeu et chaque joueur compose avec ses propres priorités. Et trouver le moniteur idéal pour vous, tout comme un clavier , une souris ou un casque pour gamers , dépendra de vos propres besoins. Si vous avez l'intention de découvrir chaque centimètre carré pixellisé de vos open-world préférés, un écran 4K est probablement le choix idéal pour vous. Cependant, si vous envisagez de jouer de manière compétitive, un moniteur avec des taux de rafraîchissement plus rapides s'avérera mieux adapté. Quelle que soit la direction que vous choisissez, vous tirerez davantage parti de votre carte graphique et vous vivrez une expérience de jeu meilleure et plus fluide. Un grand nombre de ces écrans offre non seulement des résolutions plus élevées ou des taux de rafraîchissement plus rapides, mais aussi un ratio plus large et, dans certains cas, des courbes ergonomiques. Peu … [Read more...] about Les meilleurs écrans gaming de 2021 : quel moniteur choisir pour accompagner votre PC ?
Looking for the best TV shows to watch right now on HBO Max ? Warner Bros' streaming platform has a whole range of top-rated series to check out, so there is bound to be something for you to binge watch. Or view at your leisure, whichever you prefer. The latest entries in our best HBO Max shows list are The White Lotus and Mare of Easttown. The former is a satirical miniseries, created by School of Rock alumnus Mike White, and arrived in July – and it's proven to be so popular that a second season was just greenlit. Mare of Easttown, meanwhile, is a crime drama starring Kate Winslet that's received critical acclaim for its mysterious plot and strong castings. If neither of these shows doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, however, there are numerous other TV series that you may want to see instead. From iconic shows like Friends and The Sopranos, to animated offerings including Rick and Morty, there's something for everyone on our list of the best HBO Max series ever … [Read more...] about Best HBO Max shows: 30 amazing shows streaming on HBO now
Let’s face it – the golden age of flight is over. Sure, we can get around the world with relative ease, with all but the most far-flung and remote locations accessible by air. But unless you’ve paid for the first class, premium experience you’re going to be about as comfortable as a cow in an overheating barn. So it’s becoming ever-more important to be able to enjoy air travel with as little extra stress as is possible, able to bring your prized entertainment gadgets along for the ride and keeping them easily at hand and fully charged. The answer to super-smooth travel? Smart luggage. Here’s what you need to know. What is smart luggage? So-called smart luggage includes cases and bags designed to keep your gadgets charged while you travel. At their most basic, they’ll include a rechargeable battery pack that can be used to power your devices on the go, and at their most advanced they may include a GPS luggage tracker, putting your mind at ease as to the … [Read more...] about Best smart bags, suitcases, luggage and rucksacks for the future of travel
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is undoubtedly one of the best Nintendo Switch games of all time. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it represents the pinnacle of Nintendo’s long-running racing series. It’s simply that damn good. It’s accessible to players of all ages, still looks absolutely fantastic to this day, and is universally adored by almost anyone who has ever played it. So why hasn’t Nintendo released any Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC? Good question. The game continues to sell millions of units every year, a feat made all the more impressive when you remember that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is nothing more than a straightforward port of the Wii U title which was released in 2014, albeit with all previous DLC and a revamped Battle Mode included. Nintendo Switch OLED : everything you need to know Best micro SD card for Nintendo Switch : expand your storage Nintendo Switch continues to be a slap in the face for all Wii U owners From April 2020 to March 2021 alone, … [Read more...] about New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC is a golden opportunity for Nintendo – so where is it?