Hi-Tech


    • Graphene could allow hard drives to store ten times as much data

      Graphene could allow hard drives to store ten times as much data

      Solid-state drives may be the go-to for phones and most PCs and laptops, but the humble mechanical hard drive still has a place in the computing world - especially when you need a lot of storage, but you don't have the money. Therefore, it is probably no surprise that in recent time hard drive manufacturers have turned to increasingly esoteric methods of improving performance and capacities.

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    • Major websites went offline after cloud outage

      Major websites went offline after cloud outage

      Multiple major websites went offline briefly Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were still reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later, AP reported. Dozens of sites including the New York Times, CNN, Twitch, Reddit, the Guardian, and the UK government’s home page, could not be reached.

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    • Twitter launches premium service

      Twitter launches premium service

      Twitter Blue is the social media giant's shiny new effort at making itself more user-friendly and pretty, while also making more money. And while the subscription service does allow users to undo and change a sent tweet for 30 seconds after it was tweeted, the much-requested option to edit sent tweets is still a faraway dream.

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    • Huawei officially replaces Android with HarmonyOS

      Huawei officially replaces Android with HarmonyOS

      This morning in a livestream, Huawei officially kicked off the launch of Harmony OS - its in-house operating system and (among other things) its replacement for Android. The company also announced a new watch, a new tablet, and a new phone powered by the new operation system and said it would be updating a massive list of 100 different Huawei Android phone models to Harmony OS over the next year.

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    • Nintendo opens a gallery dedicated to company’s development and history

      Nintendo opens a gallery dedicated to company’s development and history

      Thanks to an official Press Release over on Nintendo of Japan’s website, it’s been revealed that Nintendo is planning to open a museum for the public by March 2024. According to Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa, “Uji Ogura Plant (Ogura-cho, Uji-city, Kyoto) and the land surrounding the building will be used as a new gallery to showcase the many products Nintendo has launched over its history”.

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    • 15 researchers are fighting for the European Inventor Award 2021

      15 researchers are fighting for the European Inventor Award 2021

      The European Patent Office (EPO) is hosting the first-ever digital edition of the European Inventor Award ceremony on Thursday, 17 June, which viewers will be able to watch at http://www.inventoraward.org in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The ceremony, an important event in the science and innovation calendar, will give audiences around the globe an opportunity to learn about outstanding inventors from Europe and beyond who have devised ingenious solutions to some of today’s most pressing problems.

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    • Global chip shortage could last for years

      Global chip shortage could last for years

      US Intel which is a leading producer of semiconductor chips warned that the current global shortage is not likely to be fully resolved in the coming years. The global chip shortage has undermined the recovery of several industries, including the production of cars, consumer electronics and others.

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