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Ilon Musk will cross a man with a computer

The Twitter account of the startup Neuralink (owned by Ilon Mask) has the first record of plans to hold a conference in San Francisco on July 16. The company is developing an "ultra-high-bandwidth brain-computer interface for connecting people and computers."

This will be a closed event, the company limits the number of participants. Candidates are selected by answering eight questions, enclosing a link to a LinkedIn profile and explaining why they should be present. However, Neuralink will broadcast online.

Neuralink was registered in 2019 as a medical research firm in California. Musk regularly talks about the need to create a neural interface to stop the development of super-intelligent AI systems. According to him, so that artificial intelligence does not seize power, people will have to merge with it.

There is research data in rodents, which is conducted by a startup …


HTC fights for survival

HTC’s share of the global smartphone market fell from 10.7% in 2011 to 0.05% in 2019. It looks like the company has reached the bottom. But in June, its sales for the first time in a long time showed an increase compared with the previous month. And almost doubled: HTC’s revenue in June was $ 44 million (the best figure for seven months), in May it was only $ 24.16 million.

The main driver of HTC sales is the U19e smartphone on the Snapdragon 710. It is in demand, despite the relatively high price (about $ 480). In the near future, the company will release a more affordable device – HTC Desire 19+.

In 2008, it was HTC that released the world's first smartphone on Android. While the operating system from Google was gaining momentum, the Taiwanese company was among …


ICloud will allow you to log in via Face ID and Touch ID

Apple is testing a new iCloud login method among iOS 13 beta testers, iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina. Users can login to their account using their Face ID or Touch ID.

When you go to the website in Safari, a pop-up window appears asking you to log in using biometric data. In this case, two-factor confirmation is not required.

Developers who have tried the feature note that logging into an iCloud account using Face ID and Touch ID is much easier and safer than entering a password.

The public beta versions of iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina were released two weeks ago. The final release of the new Apple operating systems will be held in September.

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Sony released the fastest SD card reader

Sony introduced the USB-hub MRW-W3 for reading UHS-II SD and microSD cards with processing speeds up to 300 Mbps. It is also equipped with USB-C and USB-A connectors and an HDMI output, which can be used to display video with a resolution of up to 4K at a speed of 30 frames per second. The card reader is designed for professional photographers who need to transfer large files quickly.


The case of the reader is made of aluminum and has a ribbed surface to protect from scratches, it also received a level of protection against moisture and dust IP68.

The MRW-W3 will go on sale in the fall of 2019 with a series of Tough SF-M memory cards of 64, 128 and 256 GB. The reading speed will be up to 277 Mb / s, and the record – up …


iPhone XR will be assembled in India

Apple will launch production of the iPhone XR and XS in India soon. It is reported by Reuters, citing an anonymous source.

Now Apple is already producing in India iPhone SE, 6S and iPhone 7 for the local market.

India is a huge market for smartphones, but the iPhone sells poorly in the country due to high prices. Production of gadgets in the country allows them to slightly reduce.

Assembled in India iPhone XR may go on sale next month. Whether smartphones of the Indian assembly will be delivered to other countries is unknown.

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Huawei changed the name of its operating system

Huawei has registered the Harmony trademark (“Harmony”), which is likely to become the name of the software for the company's future phones and laptops. This is the site LetsGoDigital.

Documents submitted to the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office mention mobile and computer operating systems. This confirms the assumption that Huawei is developing a single OS for all devices.

Earlier in the network there were rumors that the Huawei operating system will be called Hongmeng or Ark. It is even possible that the company will use different names in different regions. In a recent interview with the French magazine Le Point, the head of Huawei said that Hongmeng would be faster than iOS, Android and macOS.

In May, the US government added Huawei to the black list of companies, cooperation with which is undesirable because of the threat to national security. …


Galaxy S10 owners can not unlock their smartphones after the update

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus flagships in the United States faced the problem of device locking after the July update. According to them, smartphones that did not previously have passwords were blocked.

“I updated my phone to the latest software version,” said one of the owners of the S10 on the Samsung support site, “after a reboot, he demanded an access code for the device, although I never set a password on my phone.”

As a solution, Samsung offers the only solution – reset to factory settings with the loss of all data. The problem has affected some devices in the US, purchased from the operators of AT & T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The system was also not revoked by telecom operators.

In light of these events, recommends that you regularly back up your devices.…


AliExpress: 10 smart pet accessories

All sorts of gadgets and other gifts of scientific and technological progress can serve well not only to a person, but also to his smaller brothers. For dogs and cats, of course, they do not produce smartphones, but there are a lot of other curious devices that make life richer and more comfortable. For this collection, we chose ten items with AliExpress, which are definitely worth paying attention to.

Clip on the smartphone for photographing animals

If you took photos of your pet at least once, you probably faced such a difficulty: it is almost impossible to get the pet's attention so that it looks directly into the lens without the aid of foreign objects. This problem is solved with a special clip on a smartphone with a ribbon holder, on which the pet's gaze will be focused.

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Huawei resumes trade with US companies – Reuters

Source publisher Reuters in the US government said that US companies will be able to obtain licenses to trade with Huawei in the coming month. Trade Minister Wilbur Ross said that permits will be issued for those devices that do not pose a threat to national security.

This information was confirmed by two companies producing chips for Huawei. They wished to remain anonymous and said they would apply for a license. It is not clear what products this permission will be distributed to.

Since May 2019, he has been in the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, which prohibits US companies from supplying new products and services to it, as well as selling the company's products. To carry out this activity, a license was required, which in practice was not issued. In June, American companies were allowed to obtain a …


Call of Duty: Black Ops III released for macOS

Yesterday, game developer Aspyr announced the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III for Mac with a 64-bit operating system and Metal support.

All Mac Ops III content, which was previously available only to Windows users in the Steam store, is now open to Mac players;

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack (worth 599 rubles): includes a limited version of the game for several players;
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition (worth 1,999 rubles): includes a full base game and additional Zombies Chronicles content with eight classic maps for the Zombie mode, adapted for high resolution;
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Deluxe Edition (worth 3,499 rubles): includes the full base game, the Season Pass, and additional Zombies Chronicles content.

The first-ever first-person shooter Black Ops III was released in November 2015 …