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The Honor View 30 is almost here, with the announcement set for November 26. This phone is the successor to the Honor View 20 – a great value handset with brilliant battery life and features that were advanced for the time.

So it's worth getting excited about if you're in the market for a cut-price flagship, and it could be joined by an even more impressive Honor View 30 Pro.

While not much has been confirmed yet, other than 5G support and a top-end chipset, we have heard plenty of rumors about the Honor View 30, all of which you'll find [...]

Sun, Nov 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps from ordinary aerial footage in just minutes.

Photogrammetry is the process of comparing multiple photos of the same location or item to produce a 3D map of it. It's a well-known method but in some cases is still reliable on human intelligence to determine, for instance, which frames of a video should be used to produce the best results.

Ricky Massaro from the [...]

Sun, Nov 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source

The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players.

The game's developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services storage bucket. The database file contained user account information for the game's online arena. But there was no password on the storage bucket, allowing anyone to access the files inside.

The bucket is not believed to have been exposed for long — since around early-September — but it was long enough for U.K. cybersecurity firm Fidus Information Security [...]

Sun, Nov 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and marketers need to know? How are politics impacting the App Store and app businesses? And which apps are everyone using?

As mid-November rolls around, we're looking at a few big stories, including Apple's decision to ban an entire category of apps due to health concerns, the launch of Disney+ from an app perspective, what Black Friday will mean for e-commerce apps, and [...]

Sun, Nov 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source

PCs are complicated. Sit down to troubleshoot one, and you're signing up for an experience that runs a gamut between “Two minutes of Googling and I'm off to play Fornite,” and “Over the past 36 hours I've drunk 17 energy drinks, slept six minutes, mapped every single unlabeled UEFI option, and developed a niacin allergy.” Machines of the modern era may be more stable than their counterparts of yesteryear, but that doesn't mean they don't break.

It's useful to have someone to talk to at a time like that. Someone who hears you. Someone who understands.

Unfortunately, you people are stuck with [...]

Sat, Nov 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
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Jezero crater and river delta.

One of our best chances to find traces of past life on Mars.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Genomes of simple algae reveal ancestor's bias toward terrestrial life [...]
Fri, Nov 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers debate whether a tiny worm is to blame [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
On this week's show: How researchers studying the Arctic contend with contamination from their noisy, smoky, and bright research ship, and how fast-moving spikes on the Sun's surface may be powering the tremendous heat of the solar atmosphere [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source