For Bill Wilson, it’s simple. He won’t pay $1,000 for a smartphone. Period. Wilson is in ample company. This week’s earnings reports for Apple and Samsung both showed a clear trend: consumer resistance to the ever-growing high prices of premium smartphones.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/08/03/consumers-tell-apple-and-samsung-no-thanks-to-1000-dollar-smartphones/1900716001/
For the first time, a government is supporting a plan to create animal embryos with human cells and bring them to term, resulting in a type of humanimal known as a human-animal chimera.
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During his time as king of England, Scotland and Ireland, William III must have thoroughly enjoyed his bedtime views.
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Illustration: Emily Cooper Power Down: Chipmakers are adding a thin layer of ferroelectric material to transistors, including fin-shaped field-effect transistors (FinFETs), to reduce the gate voltage required for switching. Academics have high hopes for ferroelectric materials.
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Months after Amazon shareholders turned down a plea by employees to do more about climate change, the company announced two new renewable energy projects. Today, Amazon shared plans for a wind farm in Ireland and a solar farm in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/01/amazon-renewable-energy-projects-ireland-virginia/