That brings us back to these "modules." The LG G5 is the first phone of the year — and the first in a very, very long time — to attempt to augment functionality via optional accessories that clip into the bottom of the phone, using the same battery. It's becoming more apparent that Lenovo's Motorola phones are going to do something in that same vein. But this has been a mess from the start. There currently are two modules ("Friends," LG calls them) in existence. There's the LG CAM Plus camera grip and extended battery, and the Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play high-definition digital-to-analog converter. Only, the Hi-Fi Plus isn't available to those of us who live in the United States. (LG has yet to officially explain why.) … [Read more...] about Simplicity, not modular mayhem, is what LG and Lenovo (and the rest of us) need
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Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices will request Supreme Court on Monday to allow the operators to discuss with the government and come up with a suitable time frame to make the payments . According to people aware of the development , this is a last ditch effort by the telcos to ensure that they get some relief from the apex court in terms of timeline to make statuary payment . While the petition will be filed on Monday , the matter is expected to come up for hearing on an urgent basis on Tuesday . Vodafone Idea, along with some 14 telcos, need to pay about Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the telecom department by a Supreme Court (SC)-mandated deadline of January 23. On Thursday, the top court had rejected pleas by the telco, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices to review its October 24 verdict that had widened the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR). Licence fees and SUC are paid on the basis of AGR. Vodafone Idea now plans to file a curative petition at the SC. The … [Read more...] about Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices to file plea in SC today for time to pay AGR dues
But argon-argon dating is a very different technique from uranium-lead. It requires calibration to a reference material, and it involves irradiating samples in a nuclear reactor "There is a difference between argon-argon and uranium-lead [techniques]," says Burgess, :In some cases, it's 0.1-0.2 percent difference — we're talking about 60,000 years at the end of the Cretaceous. A 60,000-year inaccuracy on one of those dates means a hell of a lot for the biosphere. "In order to compare uranium-lead and argon-argon dates, and do it in a robust way, you've got to layer-on uncertainty to account for potential inaccuracy. This allows us to compare apples to oranges, in effect." … [Read more...] about What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?
All told, Nintendo restored my faith in E3 as the annual event to which game publishers and developers bring out all of the stops to excite gamers for the year(s) to come – far better than even Microsoft did with its tease of the next Xbox. Boy, am I glad to have the Nintendo Switch as my only game console this time around. … [Read more...] about Nintendo just single-handedly redeemed E3 2019 with nostalgia and new ideas
Checking causality Ultimately, the question is whether shrinking sea ice allows the ocean to warm the atmosphere, or whether the warm air forms separately and then melts the sea ice. The researchers used a pair of climate models and global maps of observed weather; the measurement gaps were filled in by simulated physics. First, the team categorized each winter in North America and Asia based on two measures: cooler or warmer mid-latitude temperatures and lower or higher Arctic sea ice. As in other studies, they found a correlation between the two. … [Read more...] about Tested: Idea that sea ice steadies jet stream, blocking cold winters