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They've only gone and bloody done it! NASA, SpaceX send two fellas off to the International Space Station

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///postponed because of high collision probability with Musk's Starlink space litter constellation

Did nobody tell them about the lockdown? Logitech releases new 'luggable' mechanical keyboard for LAN parties

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Re: How Much?

The switches on the MX570 are now timed to fail after the nᵗʰ click which is a damned shame, 'tis an awesome mouse in all other respects. Every couple of years I buy replacements and they progressively survive even less clicks. Either my index finger is gaining weight or this is planned obsolescence, given Swiss expertise with holy cheese and springs.

75 million smartphone sales up in smoke in Q1: Let's drill down into which brands took the most pain

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"Show me" the money Xiaomi

Samsung don't support their phones or tablets with updates fot very long... at least you're not paying as much to be screwed if you buy Xiaomi and you're merely groped if you buy OnePlus.

Berlin's renowned nightclub scene is showing signs of life. Just one problem: No dancing

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The only way you'll get laid is by wearing a spacesuit, which guarantees not getting laid

Car crash: Uber axes another 3,000 jobs, closes 45 offices as punters snub app during coronavirus lockdown

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Like webcams, good quality electric bikes will sell out.

Doors closed by COVID-19, Brit retro tech museums need your help

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It only took a handful of infected to bring the NHS to the brink of collapse within a couple of months, so let's face it: Multiple infection peaks will occupy the coming decades and more and more institutions and companies will be brought into state ownership. This type of museum will disappear.

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

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Masks with number plates?

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain

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If this doesn't get Boris Johnson indicted for crimes against humanity, I don't know what will

Huawei gets misty-eyed for the good old days (of a year ago) with maudlin P30 Pro remaster

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Serves them right for being so Huaweillian

Sky Broadband is not the UK's cheapest, growls ad watchdog

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Re: Disappointingly

Film trumps digital, nearly every time

Mad dash for webcams with surge in videoconferencing has turned out rather nicely for Logitech

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Re: My actual webcam costs $5000...

Even if you can't use Canon's beta Windows 10 only and select cameras only webcam utility, you can use the live preview mode on their remote control application and stream that using a screen capture program... not as good I admit, but still far better than sh*tty webcams.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers

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Could a muti-stage in-orbit coilgun accelerate small craft close to the speed of light?

Tom Cruise to increase in stature thanks to ISS jaunt? Now that's a mission impossible

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It had to happen Xenu or later

Xiaomi what you're working with: Chinese mobe-flinger proffers two Redmi Note phablets for UK market

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Xiaomi or I'll sue you

I'm really miffed after trying to buy a Wyze Cam V2 - I was sent a cheap and nasty Xiaomi Hualai Xiaofang camera instead which only spoke Chinese, had Chinese manual and packaging. The Wyze App would not connect, so I tried everything I could with the router for hours and concluded this was not a genuine Wyze. I had to use Google image translation to find out what the heck it actually was and eventually managed to get the Mi Home app to recognise it by pretending to be located in mainland China, because otherwise the model does not show up in setup. It then downloaded a firmware update and promptly said "Not authorised for use outside Mainland China!" and bricked itself. The only way I can revive it is by a using a previous firmware and I almost tried that (the older firmware that didn't recognise the SD card without the new firmware, which bricks it) until I remembered that I wanted nor ordered the fscking thing in the first place. It's totally useless even when it is working because you need a cellphone on and connected at all times (if you can't record to the SD card, which you can't do unless you install the new firmware, which bricks it), if you want to record to the phone, and you can't record to an SD card unless you get a firmware update, which bricks the camera. I hated Xiaomi before but I really, really hate them now.

SpaceX beats an engine failure to loft another 60 Starlink satellites

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Watch out for killer asteroids! Oh, we can't anymore... but we do have Facefsck

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds: They're good – though for close to £300, they really should be

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Why on earth would anyone buy these buds over a serious pair of top quality and truly epic cans like the Sennheiser HD-600? Every part of which is replaceable. Your eardrums are with your forever, not replaceable: Buds attack your eardrums directly whereas an over ear headset provides (albeit marginally) more protection because of the earlobes... Carrying a boombox at waist level is the safest option.

You cannae break the laws of physics, cap'n... Boffins call BS on 'impossible' black hole, fear readings were botched

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>You cannae break the laws of physics

The Cannae Drive can.

Grab a towel and pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster because The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 42

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'Tis a pity writers like Adams and Pratchett so rare

OPPO Find X2: Top-tier cam and 5G, so who needs a fold?

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...video still looks rubbish panning

Amazon staffer based just a stone's throw away from Seattle HQ tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

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FAIL

Al ur parints ur ded

>until this blows over.

According to this Epidemiologist, it'll be widespread within a year or two with 40 to 70% of humanity affected and it'll evolve and return with a vengeance in the winter year after year to claim more and more old folk in particular... the new seasonal reaper flu:

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/covid-vaccine/607000/

...new vaccine needed every year formulated from previous year's virus variations

Age death risk chart:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/

Vivo's APEX 2020 concept smartphone grabs life by the gimbals to shoot stable snaps

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A small sensor in a comparatively large body bodes well for truly epic image stabilisation. Despite it's age the Pansonic GH5 still stabilises video in-body far better than it's competitors which use larger sensors. It's why I haven't bought a Sony or Fuji - the Fuji XT-4 does OIS well but the body size has grown somewhat with it's addition and the abrupt auto exposure/ISO lets it down, else I'd have been interested in purchasing that. DSLR and mirrorless gimbals are so clunky to pack and operate but if you want silky smooth footage... I should imagine that the mechanical OIS is only part of this VIVO camera phone's overall OIS solution and even if the mechanical part breaks down, the software side will contiue to work albeit with less stable results. Someday a phone camera will be freaking awesome.

Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point

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It's a Kling-on from Uranus

Huawei unfolds latest shot at the phone-tablet hybrid with reinforced hinge and reassuringly Xs-sive price

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I favour Barnsley's .IFS format over any other because it deals well with features like hair, leaves, rocks, clouds etc. without smoothing them to hell. Film cameras are better at the present time.

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All digital cameras are rubbish, get a proper film camera

Come on baby light me on fire: McDonald's to sell 'Quarter Pounder' scented candles

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>fell magic

typo

Worried about future planet-cleansing superbugs? But distrust AI? Guess you're not interested in these antibiotics

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>Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a lung pathogen that is developed a high tolerance to antibiotics.

Typo

Glue's clues: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip dissection reveals a pholdable mired in adhesive

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Whatever happened to wraparound the wrist bendy phones? With less of an acute bend angle, the screens could have a thicker layer of "glass". Wraparound the head type phones would have an even gentler curve and we could all look like McEnroe Cybermen, charging wirelessly by repeatedly holding our heads against lamp post charging stations

Life in plastic, with a classic: Polymer £20 notes released into wild sporting Turner art

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A much appreciated feature would have been colour changing dye indicating bad coke and another dye at the edges indicating corvid-19

I'm sorry, Elon. I'm afraid I can't do that... SpaceX touts robo-rides for orbital vacations, lift-off in 2021-ish

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I will be closer to Uranus for five whole days!

SpaceX's next Starlink volley remains stuck on Earth to glee of astronomers everywhere

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>SpaceX's next Starlink volley remains stuck on Earth

Good. I can still see Uranus.

Mi first! Latest Xiaomi flagship storms DxOMark rankings with quartet of powerful cameras

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Re: Meh

Thanks for your sarcasm

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Re: Meh

Phone cameras have come a long way, but they are not going to replace proper cameras yet

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Meh

Not impressed with the Mi 10 images which feature hair or leaves, which look oversharpened. Any object part which fits neatly into a polynomial looks ok, as you would expect with such intensive in-phone post processing. Phone image stabilisation really shows it's deficiencies when panning, so expect very few or very short sample videos with panning

'That's here. That's home. That's us': It's 30 years since Voyager 1 looked back and squinted at a 'Pale Blue Dot'

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>squinted at a 'Pale Blue Dot'

...and the pale brown dot of Uranus squinted right back

Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge

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Direct telepathic transmission from Nickleback brains would only be slightly less odious

Ever dream of being an astronaut? Now’s your chance. NASA wants new people for the Moon and Mars

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Given the vast expense of fuel & other resources, I always thought the idea of using paraplegics in space had legs

Razr sharp foldable: Samsung whips out Galaxy Z Flip – and, oh snap, it's £1,300

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>Glass

'twill crack more than I do, unless used in very hot weather

Raw sunlight is going to cause our asteroid belt to spin itself to death by YORPing – but not for another six billion years

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Uranus is raw far too often

Windows 7 will not go gentle into that good night: Ageing OS refuses to shut down

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...great... knackerware updates

Terrifying bug in WhatsApp allows hackers to steal files. So get patching all nine of you using it on the desktop

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Will Zuckerberg's Libra have a God Mode?

MWC now means 'Mobiles? Whatever! Coronavirus!' as Ericsson becomes latest to pass on industry shindig

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Re: They needed an "extensive internal risk assessment" ?

>2%

..it's closer to 15% in a leaked Chinese Gov dossier

Will Asimov fix my doorbell? There should be a law about this

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Who the hell really needs "Ring"? I convinced my neighbour to avoid these - stick with wired+internet disabled - I said, no snoopware, constant recharging of sensors. My alarm system can ring me using voip.

Elon Musk shows world that he is truly awful at something

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meh

This will cause mass suicide at Burning Man and for that, it has my wholehearted support

There are already Chinese components in your pocket – so why fret about 5G gear?

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>...Western suppliers do not have equivalent support. That's something worried politicians can do something about.

To do so flies in the face of free market economics, you commie

Thunderbird is go: Mozilla's email client lands in a new nest

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I'd buy that for a dollar! It's the best email client available (if you're not Microsoftened) and I'm glad it's soon to be back in active development. Maybe they'll make it smaller.

What pockets $129m profit a day, starts with M, and rhymes with 'wow, so soft'? Hint: Its cloud is going gangbusters

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Microsoft going hard on cloud while the abomination they call an "Operating System" causes misery everywhere else! Windows 7 in a network isolated VM on Linux is my final Microsoft OS. Fsck 'em.

EU outlines 5G rules: You don't have to keep 'risky' vendors completely Huawei

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There might be enough power in harmonics (it's not all that far from microwave radiation) if Huawei aimed all nearby 5G transmitters at one spot on someone's body to cause them to feel the burn? Or Cancer later.

AMD really, really wants you to know its chips are doing OK without any help from Intel and its supply issues

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Microsoft's lust for user data and contempt for user feedback, and Intel's decades of complacancy must be punished. I'm really hoping AMD will leverage into desktop market dominance by partnering with an alternative open source OS, killing the unholy Microsoft/Intel hegemony because they both deserve to burn

Star wreck: There's a 1 in 20 chance a NASA telescope and US military satellite will smash into each other today

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Why the heck don't they deploy these damn things with solar sails for this sort of eventuality?

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