Tech

Can we trust Apple when it checks our images on iCloud?

Prevention of child abuse and violence compels Apple to take controversial measures. After Apple updated its privacy policy at the end of 2019 and announced that it could check images for child abuse, the following statement of Jane Horwath is not surprising: “As part of this commitment, Apple uses image-matching technology to help find and report child exploitation. Much like spam filters in email, our systems use electronic signatures to find suspected child exploitation. Accounts with child exploitation content violate our terms and conditions of service, and any accounts we find with this material will be disabled.” Yes, by choosing

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Segway’s S-Pod from future inspired by Pixar’s Wall-E and Jurassic World

It’s called S-Pod, the self-balancing egg-shaped wheelchair for adults to move effortlessly. It’s equipped with an auto-balancing technology developed by Segway, controlled by a small joystick positioned on the left armrest. It seems to come straight out of the future as if from computer-animated science fiction film WALL·E, where humanity, addicted to technology and comfort, goes around on mobile chairs to avoid walking. The idea of the latest Segway product is exactly the same: to allow people to move around the city comfortably seated on a chair equipped with two wheels and an electric motor. According to the company, the

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Sony unveils its first electric car Vision-S at CES in Las Vegas

Sony had never approached the automotive sector, but at the Consumer Electronic Show, it presented an electric vehicle equipped with numerous Sony systems and technologies. From the sensors used for safety inside and outside the passenger compartment to the entertainment system. It is not yet clear whether the car will be mass-produced or will remain a concept. The electric car is equipped with 33 different internal and external sensors, several widescreen displays, and 360 Reality Audio audio system. BlackBerry, Bosch, Nvidia, Qualcomm and others also participate in this project. The basis for the electric car was created by Magna, a

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iPhone 11 Pro, Galaxy S10 +, and unbreakable Nokia 3310 dropped from a helicopter

You can hardly guess which of them survived the drop test. YouTubers from How Ridiculous channel decided to test the strength of three phones: the flagships of Apple and Samsung, as well as the legendary “brick” Nokia 3310. To do this, all three devices were dropped from a helicopter at an altitude of about 300 meters. The result was really unexpected. Drops start at 7:16. At first, Nokia 3310 was dropped from the height of 45, 76, 152 and 228 meters. In all cases, the phone broke into pieces, but still survived – after the third test the screen broke.

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Putin jokingly admitted stealing US high technologies

Russian President Vladimir Putin joked during the Forum “Russia Forward!” about technology for shale oil production in the United States. According to the President of Russia, the United States is investing too much money in a new industry, creating a new technical base. The Russian leader said that we need to wait for the United States to spend money on new technologies for the production of shale oil. “With regard to shale oil … Let us wait for the Americans to spend money on new technologies for the production of shale oil, and then we’ll just “cat-scratch” it,” the president

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Motorola Razr 2019 foldable screen smartphone specs & price

Motorola presented its first smartphone with a folding screen, long-awaited for two reasons: it is still one of the few with this type of screen and it is the reissue of a much-loved phone in the early 2000s. The look is elegant, but the price is not for everyone. After years of rumors, Motorola has finally launched its first smartphone with a folding screen: it is the expected successor of the legendary Moto Razr, a mobile phone from the early 2000s that with its rich personality had remained in the heart of many. As anticipated a few weeks ago, the

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Alaina Gassler a 14-year-old girl solved the problem of blind spots in cars

The system was presented during a school competition, it uses a webcam system, a projector and a series of 3D printed components to visualize pillars inside the car. Despite the lane control systems, despite cruise control and all other driver assistance technologies, modern cars still suffer from an ancient problem: blind spots. The field of view is hidden by the pillars that support the roof of the vehicles and it’s still a cause of many accidents, and even the most sophisticated radars onboard are unable to solve the problem completely. The solution could come from Alaina Gassler, a 14-year-old American

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New social networks you’ve never heard of

Everyone is accustomed to Facebook and Instagram, but the world of social networks is not limited to them. I’ve collected some unusual social networks, the very existence of which will surprise you. Uyach A social network for horses and their owners was invented in Mongolia. The founders call it a “Facebook for horse breeders” – there you can create a horse profile by publishing its photo, age, pedigree and sporting achievements. GoodReads A social network where everyone shares their read books. You can write reviews, share quotes, add books, rate them and arrange books on thematic shelves. Participating in book

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More bad news for Apple. China launched the national 5G network

The employees of the American IT giant are not in a good mood. The bad news came from over the Pacific. China launched the 5G network on November 1. The news of the launch of the Chinese 5G network is truly landmark for both Apple and the entire wireless communications sector. On Wednesday, October 30, the Wall Street Journal wrote that China’s deputy minister of economy and information technology, Chen Zhaoxiong, announced at a conference in Beijing that the three main telecom operators in China: China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom will begin selling 5G services to 50 the

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Tourists witnessed the work of a “Train Number Zero” in Russia

Tourists from Europe involuntarily witnessed the functioning of a unique military train. The “Molodets” combat railway missile system is the only train series in the world to carry nuclear ballistic missiles. In secret military and railway documents, the complex was better known by the code name “Train Number Zero.” At the present time, a new modern version of the train is being developed, known as “Barguzin”. European tourists have witnessed the work of some mechanisms in the complex. First of all, we are talking about a system for urgently bringing the missiles of the complex to a fighting position, when

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Why does soccer field have stripes?

I’m not addicted to football. I mean, I played as a child, but I did not become an ardent fan. I only watch matches of the international cups. So, seeing on TV such a striped football field, as in the photo above I always thought that it was painted. Whether the artificial coating was painted, or the grass was painted. What for? I didn’t ask a question. It may just be for beauty or it is more convenient to watch the ball against such a background. Now let’s find it out. On the one hand, they say that they do

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How to use humidifier for cigars (humidor)?

What is a humidor? This is a professional cigar storage equipment. What is the difference between humidor and a regular box of cigars? The main purpose of the cigar box is a beautiful package that helps to attract the attention of the buyer, and also protects the cigars from external damage during their transportation. The main purpose of the humidor is to preserve the quality of cigars, that is, their consumer properties, taste and aroma, and in some cases, even increase it. A high-quality humidor, like a real cigar, can only be made subject to certain production technologies and the

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10 ingenious things designed exclusively for women

Every year, hundreds of designers release new products designed for women. How to take a shower without ruining your makeup, where to hide your cell phone, if there are no pockets and purses at hand. We found answers to this and other important questions. 1. Stash in a comb Not only men have a stash. Women can also hide a certain amount of money for certain purposes. Where to store a female stash? You can do it in a comb. In addition, this accessory is useful when traveling or on the beach. 2. Protective visor A protective visor made of

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