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Disney has released its complete list of programming coming to Disney Plus in January 2020 in the US. It''s really, really long, but the number of obvious highlights is fairly lean. The live action Aladdin (2019) and The Lion King (2019) are the big headliners. The former is coming to the service on January 8, while the latter arrives later in the month on January 28.
NEWS It s time for the traditional wall clock to become smarter and that s just what Citizen and Amazon have done with these 2 new smart clocks. Powered by 4 C Batteries, the 12 inch clocks are available with a metal or wood frame and a bright white dial with 60 blue LED markers.The new Citizen smart clocks feature Alexa capability when paired with an existing Alexa enabled device such as the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Input. Once paired, you can use Alexa to set a timer which will then automatically display a countdown on the clock s blue LED markers.
Smartphones have become a vital part of life for most of us. We spend most of our day with a smartphone even more than what we devote to our loved ones. But what makes them important for us? Is it the mobility that we get from them? Or is it the smartness that they provide to us while on the move? Well, answers to such questions depend on how you use the smartphones. But one thing is quite clear that smartphones have evolved a lot from what we had in the past. They've got new designs, vivid display panels, multiple cameras, and more powerful processors than workstations of yesterday. But which were the best smartphones of the decade past?Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, and Nokia were the initial smartphone companies that set some benchmarks for young contenders such as OnePlus, Vivo, and Xiaomi. Chipmakers largely including Qualcomm and MediaTek have also helped the market grow faster than ever predicted with processors supporting newer tasks and enhanced performance experiences. Both Apple and Google have also significantly improved their respective mobile operating systems, iOS and Android, which are running on all smartphones nowadays.
Illustrative image Image Credit: Pixabay New Delhi: Ethical hacking is no new concept and India has seen a breed of such young enthusiasts in the past. What has changed is the money that comes with it as cyber attacks on businesses across industries have grown multi fold in the era of digital transformation.Meet 23 year old Shivam Vashist from north India, a hacker associated with San Francisco based HackerOne which is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform and boasts of clients like Starbucks, Instagram, Goldman Sachs, Twitter, Zomato and OnePlus.
Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
For the last three plus seasons, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one of the most dominant forces in basketball. The only glaring weakness was his outside shooting.From 2016 17 through 2018 19, he shot 27.5 percent on 2.3 three point attempts per game. If you wanted to stop him, you had to wall off the paint. It took a team effort, but it was possible to at least slow him down.
The first question that'll pop into your mind is why did we pick an older OnePlus flagship instead of the latest one. The answer to that question is relatively simple; the OnePlus 7 Pro, for all practical purposes, is identical to its successor. It has the same 1440p 90Hz refresh rate panel. Yes, it is a bit pricer compared to the OnePlus 7T, and one of the reasons we picked the OnePlus 7 Pro is due to its popup front camera. The absence of a notch frees up a lot of screen real estate and gives it a cleaner look. Besides the minor difference in the telephoto lens, the OnePlus 7 Pro is arguably better value for money compared to the OnePlus 7T.
As Bitcoin has stalled, so too has the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum (ETH). The popular altcoin has collapsed by some 50% from the year to date peak seen earlier this year just like Bitcoin, being crushed under the weight of a copious amount of PlusToken reserve liquidations and other sources of selling pressure hurting bulls.Despite the strong downtrend ETH has formed, a prominent trader suggests that Ethereum may end the year on a high note, citing technical trends that imply a Santa Claus rally is entirely plausible.
HP has launched its next generation Spectre x360 13 convertible notebook in India. Introduced globally in late September, the new HP Spectre x360 13 is specifically designed for modern consumers with a premium design and top notch hardware that includes the 10th generation Intel Core processors along with Iris Plus graphics. The new convertible is also touted to be 13 percent smaller than its predecessor but with a whopping 90 percent screen to body ratio. HP has provided up to 4K OLED display that is capable of producing 400 nits of brightness. The HP Spectre x360 13 is also made of a sleek metallic build that flaunts gem cut and dual chamfer angular edges.The new HP Spectre x360 13 price in India starts at Rs. 99,990. The notebook will go on sale through across 150 HP World Stores in over 50 cities, HP Online Store, and e commerce portals such as Amazon and Flipkart. Moreover, it comes in Nightfall Black with Copper Luxe accents and Poseidon Blue with Pale Brass accents.
If you still don;t have a modern smart TV or you have a model lacking in features eventually you something to feed your projector wirelessly, then you can maybe really like and need MiraScreen G5 Plus. This little box allows you to stream or mirror anything from your portable devices and it supports Wi Fi, DLNA, Miracast or AirPlay. With Plug amp;Play easy installation and no setup needed it;s perfect for everybody so you can get the content you want to your big screen. It has integrated 802.11ac Wi Fi too so you can even use it as a hotspot if needed. So let your 4K UHD content roam. You can find it on Ebay currently for you for only $16.49.
Rutkowski has been collecting reports of UFOs since 1975. In the past 40 plus years, he has published articles and 10 books on the subject of unidentified flying objects, with most of his research highlighting Canada''s history of the strange happenings.Many of the items he''s donating focus on one case in particular: the Falcon Lake incident. On May 20, 1967, amateur geologist Stefan Michalak was looking for quartz near Falcon Lake in Manitoba when he spotted two glowing, cigar shaped objects floating in the sky. One landed nearby, and when he approached the craft, he was scorched by hot gas that set his clothes on fire and left a grid of welts on his body. He was admitted to a hospital in Winnipeg to be treated for the burns and experienced headaches, blackouts, and diarrhea for weeks after the encounter. The Falcon Lake report is considered one of the best documented UFO cases in Canadian history.
SecureAPlus Lite offers some handy ways to help keep your PC malware free, but beware, this isn''t some ''set and forget' app you'll need real security knowledge and experience to get the best out of it.SecureAPlus is an interesting freemium security tool which can extend your existing antivirus (or just Windows Defender, if you prefer) with multiple extra layers of protection.
Nissan s Leaf has grown for Christmas. It s been transformed into the Nissan Tree to light things up for the holidays, loaded with 250 strands of light, 100 individual bulbs per strand, for a grand total of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights. Or something like that.Ok, that s not exactly right. Instead, it s wearing 15,200 LED lights, shimmery baubles, 190 metres of tinsel, plus a rooftop reindeer to put on a light display powered by the car s regenerative braking capability. Don t miss the light up snowflake wheel covers on this one, they might turn into throwing stars if the Tree got up to speed
This week we look at how the Black Friday weekend played out on mobile (including which non shopping category that saw a boost in revenue ), as well as a few security related stories, TikTok;s latest bad press, plus Apple and Google;s best and most downloaded apps of 2019, and more.Google gave an update on Android security this week, noting that 80% of Android applications were encrypting traffic by default, and that percentage was higher for apps targeting Android 9 or higher, with 90% of them encrypting traffic by default. Android protects the traffic entering or leaving the devices with TLS (Transport Layer Security). Its new statistics are related to Android 7 ''s introduction of the Network Security Configuration in 2016, which allows app developers to configure the network security policy for their app through a declarative configuration file. Apps targeting Android 9 (API level 28) or higher automatically have a policy set by default that prevents unencrypted traffic for every domain. And since Nov. 1, 2019, all apps (including app updates) must target at least Android 9, Google says. That means the percentages will improve as more apps roll out their next updates.
Watermelon, we re so sorry. The red kiwi is here to take your crown.If you re not into the fruit plus fashion scene on Insta, you re missing out.
Cover Story Comments Print Friendly Subscribe Email Us There have been two great experiments in authoritarian government and each burdened society with bad science and confiscatory taxation. In the early 1600s the establishment insisted that the universe rotated around the Earth. More recently, the establishment insists that violent weather and global warming are due to society s incorrect behavior. Climate alarmists from Maurice Strong, in the 1990s, to today s Christiana Figueres, have advised using the UN to basically change the Western World to a political system dominated by bureaucrats. This article reviews that the political reformation that began in the early 1600s was accompanied by a renaissance in physics. And observes that today s popular uprisings could be the early stages of another great reformation accompanied by another renaissance in the physics of the solar system.