Day: September 16, 2020

New ELEPHONE smartwatch model coming soon

The ELEPHONE brand is well known for their interesting and affordable phone models, but the scope of their production is much wider. They are also dabbling in the audio accessories like TWS earphones or smart devices like webcameras or even smartwatch models. And according to our insider information that’s exactly what they are plan to launch soon – a new smartwatch piece. We even have some alleged picture of this new gadget, but the actual information about it is really scarce.

Previous smartwatch ELEPHONE model W6 was heavily inspired by the Apple Watch design and brought a stylish, thin and light all-metal body. It also included some advanced features like the blood oxygen or blood pressure monitoring, various sport activities tracking or IP67 rugged certification. So it’s only logical to expect similar things from the new model, but maybe with some extra twist and features ? How about independent GPS

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ILAFFT: What caused an unexpected loss of power during a Sea King test flight?

PUBLISHED: 15:50 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 15:56 09 September 2020

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


If it was working before… An unexpected loss of power challenges a Search and Rescue pilot during a test flight − and offers a broader lesson on coping with emergencies | Words: Al Potter

Images in the article are for illustration purposes, not the aircraft involved in the story

It was the mid-nineties and I was a new pilot flying Search and Rescue Sea Kings for the Royal Air Force. This was, simply, my dream job. Like others in the operational category of co-pilot, I was also authorised as a captain for training flights.

One day, after one of my twenty-four-hour periods on duty in Yorkshire, we had an urgent

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The Ocean Farmers Trying to Save the World With Seaweed


Amy McConnell, a Canadian Kelp Resources Ltd. lab technician, holds up a piece of giant kelp in the Trevor Channel on Vancouver Island, on Aug. 19, 2020. Credit – Melissa Renwick for TIME

In a cove in Bamfield, a coastal community in British Columbia, Canada, Louis Druehl steers his boat, The Kelp Express, a mile along the mountainous coastline. For 51 years, this boat has taken Druehl to the fortuitously named Kelp Bay where beneath the water’s surface ropes of seaweed that Druehl has been carefully harvesting for decades dangle in the cold Pacific water.

Referred to by some as the “seaweed guru”—by others, as the “kelp grandfather”—Druehl, 84, was the first commercial seaweed operator in North America when he began growing kelp, a brown seaweed, in 1982. Seaweed is his life: he has studied it, farmed it, cooked it, and written an award winning, bestselling book about it.

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Entrepreneur donates brain-computer company to Tufts

“I want to make sure, given my science background, that we’re focused on doing good and not harm,” said Stibel, cofounder of the venture capital firm Bryant Stibel, whose partners included the late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

BrainGate is based on research conducted at Brown University, where Stibel earned a master’s degree in cognitive science. It uses electrodes implanted in the brain to intercept and translate a person’s thoughts into signals that can control machines. The goal is to allow disabled people to use a robotic arm or transmit text messages over a smartphone, just by thinking about it.

“It is very much mind-reading,” Stibel said. “We are able to interpret signals of the human brain and translate that into output.”

The company has not brought products to market yet. It has been funded through grants from major universities that work with BrainGate on research projects.

But Stibel said brain-computer

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The best fibre broadband deals in September 2020

Fibre broadband deals will seem like the obvious choice for a lot of people when investing in a new internet plan. We’re streaming constantly, houses are filled with smart devices and more and more people are working from home.

And luckily, fibre has slowly become a very affordable option, with prices dropping right down to sit just above what you’d pay for ADSL. The likes of Virgin Media, BT Fibre, Sky Fibre, Vodafone and more are providing faster and faster packages.

If you thought that the best broadband deals were reserved for slower ADSL internet connections, think again. Fibre optic broadband is a bloody battleground for the major providers, which means frequently fantastic prices for the consumer. Over the last few months, we’ve seen prices less than £20 per month for 35Mb internet with the likes of TalkTalk, Vodafone and Plusnet bearing arms to fight it out for the best

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