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#Syria’s improvised chemical rockets – an annotated infographic

#Syria’s improvised chemical rockets – an annotated infographic

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are due to start work in Douma, outside the Syrian capital, Damascus. The alleged chemical attack on April 7 2018 is the sixth chemical attack in Douma in 2018. Munitions recovered from previous attacks show they are modified Iranian 107mm rockets. In addition toRead more about #Syria’s improvised chemical rockets – an annotated infographic[…]

House of Lords raises space concerns

House of Lords raises space concerns

The letter calls on the Government to act quickly to achieve an agreement that preserves UK access to EU space programmes. The letter follows a roundtable discussion held by the Sub-Committee on Thursday 15 March 2018 on the impact of Brexit on the UK space sector with witnesses from academia, research facilities, professional bodies andRead more about House of Lords raises space concerns[…]

Vivo Y53i with Snapdragon 425, 5-inch display launched in India

Vivo Y53i with Snapdragon 425, 5-inch display launched in India

Vivo silently launched a new smartphone in the entry level with the new Y53i on Monday. Featuring a 5-inch display and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, the Vivo Y53i has been priced at Rs 7,990. The low-end and entry-level segments have seen increasing competition with the likes of Xiaomi, Motorola etc launching new phonesRead more about Vivo Y53i with Snapdragon 425, 5-inch display launched in India[…]

PayPal Australia introduces a new $6 fee for overseas money transfers

PayPal Australia introduces a new $6 fee for overseas money transfers

PayPal Australia has made a number of changes to its financial services guide, including adding a new $5.99 fee for overseas personal money transfers to a “friend and family member”. If all or part of that transfer is covered by a credit or debit card, Aussies will also cop a 2.6% fee, plus a currencyRead more about PayPal Australia introduces a new $6 fee for overseas money transfers[…]

Huawei plans to make its digital assistant better at emotions

Huawei plans to make its digital assistant better at emotions

We know that Huawei is keen on adding as much artificial intelligence to its gadgets as possible, and its phones already ship with an AI assistant in China. That dedicated digital helper is eventually going to roll out elsewhere too, with one key improvement – better emotional interactions for users. “We want to provide emotionalRead more about Huawei plans to make its digital assistant better at emotions[…]

Smart glasses could kill smartphones in the next five years

Smart glasses could kill smartphones in the next five years

I realize the irony of publishing this in the week that Intel announced it was pulling the plug on its smart glasses project Vaunt (pictured) but I think that the smartphone’s days are numbered, and smart glasses are going to be the thing that kills it.  If you’re anything like me, you break out inRead more about Smart glasses could kill smartphones in the next five years[…]

Apple is offering to replace the battery on some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Apple is offering to replace the battery on some 13-inch MacBook Pros

If your 13-inch, non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro has been hit by a nasty issue of an expanding battery, Apple has got your back – the company has launched a battery replacement program for affected laptops, which apparently are only a few in number and were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. “Apple has determinedRead more about Apple is offering to replace the battery on some 13-inch MacBook Pros[…]