In the 1790s, the French Academy of Sciences was asked by the government in Paris to come up with a new and logical system of measurement. The academy decided that the new system should be based on something they could physically quantify in nature, so it could stand the test of time. Thus, they decided a meter should be one 10 millionth of a quadrant of the Earth's circumference — that is, the line running from the North Pole to the equator — a ruling that led to the beginnings of the metric system. … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t the US use the metric system?
The ability to change names on a ticket is another area in which airlines sometimes appall customers. A little spelling mistake on a ticket can occasionally lead to a vast rigmarole -- and a fee -- merely to correct a typo. Moreover, the mere thought of someone trying to pass a ticket on to a family member or a friend is considered sacrilege. … [Read more...] about American Airlines just made a shocking gesture toward business travelers
Epic Games’ rebellion against Apple and Google also comes just weeks after both Microsoft and Facebook spoke out against Apple. Microsoft condemned Apple for blocking its new xCloud game streaming service on iPhones and iPads. “Apple stands alone as the only general purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass,” said Microsoft. Google is allowing Microsoft to launch xCloud on the Google Play Store, although in-app purchases on Android will only be available through Samsung’s Galaxy Store. Samsung also demands 30 percent of in-app purchases, but it also makes it clear that developers can negotiate an “alternative revenue share rate” during the certification phase for apps. … [Read more...] about Apple has finally met its Fortnite match
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NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is expected to provide spectrum to telecom operators for the purpose of carrying out 5G trials by September, CNBC-TV18 reported citing sources. The testing which was originally scheduled to be carried out in March got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A DoT official privy to the development told CNBC-TV18 that the telecom operators will require 6 months of testing of 5G devices and spectrum. He added that the DoT is planning to provide the required spectrum by September so that the testing process can be initiated by the telecom operators. The report said that the spectrum cost will be lower than initially expected. DoT has further simplified the testing process and will provide the spectrum for testing at a nominal charge of Rs 5,000 per year. Bharti AIrtel had submitted its application to conduct 5G trials in partnership with telecom gear makers like Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, and Ericsson.Vodafone Idea had submitted its … [Read more...] about DoT expected to provide spectrum for 5G trials by Sep: Report