The Morning After: LG abandons the smartphone race


The first reports were right: LG is withdrawing from the telephone industry. With long lasting losses and sometimes esoteric devices that never quite sell out, it makes commercial sense. LG’s dual-screen phones (and the promise of , which we’ll never see now) were not enough to keep consumers away from Apple and Samsung.

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At the end of 2020, its stake in the global telephony market was estimated at around 1.7%, and LG has announced that it will outsource the design of more of its low and mid-range handsets. to third parties.

The company won’t be announcing any new smartphones, but it will sell all of its remaining phone inventory, so if you’re looking for a , keep an eye on fire selling prices.

– Mat Smith

It could help understand airborne diseases and solve crimes.

The next morning

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Researchers at Queen Mary University in London have shown that it is possible to collect “environmental DNA” (eDNA) from air, using a peristaltic pump and pressure filters to take samples of naked DNA mole rat. The method not only identified DNA from mole rats (both in their housing and in the room in general), but also captured human DNA at the same time.

Although the method was designed for conservation and ecological study, it could be used for much more, with enough development. Forensic units could take DNA from the air to determine if a suspect was present at a crime scene. It could also be useful in medicine, to better understand how airborne viruses (like the one behind COVID-19) spread. Continue reading.

Sorry, but I still have time for the drone shows.

The next morning

Genesis

Hyundai-owned automobile brand Genesis marked its entry into China by launching 3,281 drones into the skies, breaking the Guinness World Record for the most unmanned aerial vehicles in the air. The show itself was back on March 29, but Guinness has to check out that stuff. Expect to see the record broken again, however.

Shenzhen Damoda smart control technology flew “ only ” 3,051 drones in September 2020, breaking a record set by a performance of 2,200 drones in Russia days earlier. If you’re looking to break that record, you might want to stock up on drone batteries now. Continue reading.

Ingenuity is ready to make history in days.

The next morning

NASA

NASA has confirmed that its Perseverance rover deployed its UAV, called Ingenuity, to Mars after a final four-inch drop to the Red Planet’s soil on April 3. The only challenge now is getting to the flight itself, which could take place as early as April 11. For now, Ingenuity needs to recharge using its own solar cells, ready for its first trip – a 30-second hover. Continue reading.

Data has been circulating privately since January.

Hackers have reportedly shared a huge amount of personal data on Facebook since January. Security researcher Alon Gal has discovered that a user of a hacking forum made the dataset public, revealing details for approximately 533 million Facebook members. The data includes phone numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, and locations, among other revealing information. About 32 million users are in the United States, while 11 million are from the United Kingdom and another 6 million are from India. Continue reading.

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