There's something about saying the word "modular" that gets nerds all revved up. Maybe it's just fun to say. Or maybe it's just the idea of taking your phone — this slab of a computer that fits in our pocket, the thing that we've been doing things with every single day for longer than we can remember at this point — and doing something different with it. Doesn't even matter if that different thing is bad. We're just that bored with our phones that we're looking for anything new and out of the ordinary. … [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
For years, the end-Cretaceous extinction was thought to have been set up by volcanic eruptions in India, then finished off by the Chicxulub asteroid impact in Mexico (the "Press-Pulse hypothesis"). The Indian Deccan Traps eruptions were considered too slow, and their effects too mild, to cause global species death on their own. But as the new dates for the end-Permian, end-Triassic and other extinctions have now shown, LIP eruptions can indeed cause extinctions without the help of an asteroid. In fact, no asteroid impact has been linked with any other mass extinction since complex animals evolved, despite the fact that there have been several other impacts almost as big as Chicxulub in that time. … [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
The researchers did the same thing on shorter timescales, looking to see what came first. They found that the mid-latitude cold weather—and movement of heat from the atmosphere into the ocean—was present about a month before drops in sea ice extent. One month after, they could see heat moving from the newly exposed ocean into the atmosphere, but the cold weather in the mid-latitudes had already ended. … [Read more...] about Tested: Idea that sea ice steadies jet stream, blocking cold winters