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Ростислав Гулак
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Ростислав Гулак 10.05.2022, 13:52

Over the past centuries, weapons and military equipment have continuously evolved. Military necessity led to the next technical breakthroughs, all-damaging types of offensive weapons appeared, allowing strikes from a distance of hundreds and thousands of kilometers. Today, however, individual small arms are by no means an anachronism. After all, remote methods of warfare are effective only if the purpose of the operation is to destroy the industrial and military infrastructure of the enemy.

Anry Sergeev
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Anry Sergeev 04.05.2022, 00:00

The appearance on the battlefield of such weapons as loitering ammunition  (loitering munition) revealingly draws a line between war in the 20th and 21st centuries. So far, there are no signs that they will completely change the course of hostilities, as did machine guns or tanks with aircraft in past world wars. But, perhaps, their time has not yet come (after all, the first tanks also had extremely dubious effectiveness in battles and produced more of a psychological effect). After all, this type of weapon is at most a decade and a half old, and its history is still not really written. It is all the more interesting to admit that Ukrainian companies have been developing their own loitering ammunition systems for several years now.

Yuriy Pyatkovskiy
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Yuriy Pyatkovskiy 25.03.2022, 14:12

Unlike the Tray version, the packaging options for Box and MPK processors (a beautiful colored and gray cardboard box, respectively) are equipped with a simple cooler. The only exceptions are Intel Core chips with the K and KF index, that is, an unlocked multiplier and the possibility of manual overclocking. There is no way to cool them with a small bar of aluminum. But even for less hot processors, the out-of-the-box cooler is a dubious choice: noisy and operating on the verge of overheating (80+ degrees Celsius). Fans of complete silence in the room are wiser to trust an inexpensive single-tower cooler, and fans of "icy temperatures" - a double-tower supercooler. This term means models capable of dissipating over 200 W of heat.

Technoslav Bergamot
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Technoslav Bergamot 14.12.2021, 09:00

This year Google (or it would be more correct to say - Alphabet, which is now the parent company for all projects of the corporation) unexpectedly announced a special version of the Android operating system 12Ldesigned specifically for smartphones with a foldable (and therefore enlarged) screen. Technically, they promise to optimize Android for working on tablets and chromebooks (laptops on the Chrome operating system, in fact, there is nothing there except the browser). But we understand that the real impetus for this announcement was not tablets at all, and not Chromebooks that have existed for more than one year. For the last year Samsung and Google's interests are closely intertwined - first, in November 2020 Google added Samsung to the list of recommended partners, then, in May 2021, at the Google Developers Conference, a strategic a partnership between the two companies to develop WearOS, a platform for wearable devices (primarily watches). Given that Samsung today leads in segment of smartphones with folding screens, it's easy to add two and two to understand a simple thing - Google wants to use existing Samsung developments in this direction to make them part of its Android operating system. Therefore, you can evaluate the capabilities of the future Android 12L today, using the example of Galaxy Fold3 with One UI 3.1.1.

Makosii Olga
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Makosii Olga 09.12.2021, 11:10

The projector is the backbone of the home theater. Not a single modern LCD and OLED TV can become a full-fledged substitute for the projection picture. But before you choose a new or first in your life projector, you need to decide on its purpose in your life, how often you will use the device and what signal source you will connect it to. Only after you give yourself the answers to these questions, it makes sense to decide on a brand, model and budget. In our review we’ll focus more on the Best Projector under $1000, which is an average price for a balanced value for money.

Michael Kirillov
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Michael Kirillov 14.11.2021, 00:00

When buying a TV-Box, people mainly look at the ability to play streaming services (like Toutube, Netflix, Megogo...), IP-TV and torrents. But it turns out that almost all set-top boxes can also play games. After all, in most cases, it's the same android. In some simple games such as chess, Arkanoid or PacMan can be played with the included remote, but in the racing or shooter is not possible. On the one hand, you can get a gamepad from PlayStation. But a controller that's three times more expensive than the console itself may feel a little strange, don't you think? But you also shouldn't buy some duds from a Chinese basement cheaper than $20 - you will not get any pleasure from playing the games.

Alex Chub
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Alex Chub 29.10.2021, 15:31

Xiaomi MIX 4 is a flagship smartphone with top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, 8/12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB built-in, 6.67-inch AMOLED display with FullHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, under-screen fingerprint scanner and under-screen front camera. The rear camera includes a 108 MP main module, an 8 MP periscopic telephoto module with 5x zoom and a 13 MP ultra-wide angle. The smartphone is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery, supported by 120W ultra-fast charging.

Yuriy Stanislavskiy
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Yuriy Stanislavskiy 29.10.2021, 12:23

In this article we'll tell you what phono stages are, how to choose the right stages and how they work with different types of needles, amps and speakers.

Technoslav Bergamot
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Technoslav Bergamot 26.10.2021, 00:00

Regular readers of gg, are probably aware that since the first announcements of smartphones with flexible displays, I am an apologist for this technology and believe that it will have a great future. As a rule, the opponents of this idea appeal only to one argument - the high price. But we have been sitting here "for a long time", watching as from time to time such arguments float in front of us one after another, on their way to oblivion. The first phones were expensive too. The first smartphones weren't cheap either. That said, the timeline for the adoption and diffusion of new technologies is constantly accelerating (not least thanks to our beloved internet and globalization). A simple (and my favorite example) - from the moment a young Mark Zuckerberg sat down to write code for his startup on campus, to the moment he became a billionaire and a Hollywood movie was made about him, it took only 7 (!) years. The reasons for my irrepressible enthusiasm lie, in fact, in the fact that flexible screens will allow us to bring back the golden age of push-button phones, with all their variety of form factors. And the fact that these new form factors fit perfectly into the existing user experience.

Technoslav Bergamot
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Technoslav Bergamot 22.10.2021, 08:00

Our most inquisitive readers in the world, of course, already know that Huawei presented a global version of the smartphone Nova 9, and along with it the smart watch Huawei Watch GT 3 and unusual looking headphones FreeBuds Lipstick, whose charging case looks exactly like a tube of expensive lipstick. Of course, all of us are interested in the answer to the main question - what is going on with Huawei, how the company plans to continue living without Google services, and whether it is realistic to survive without these services? I have already had some speculations about this, but after talking to Derek Yu, Vice President of Huawei Consumer Business Group in Central and Eastern Europe, all these speculations have been confirmed to a greater or lesser extent.

Technoslav Bergamot
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Technoslav Bergamot 21.10.2021, 10:28

Admittedly, the announcement of Samsung Z Flip 3 smartphone did not give me the impression of a revolutionary model, despite the obvious progress compared to its predecessor Z Flip. My personal acquaintance with the newcomer didn't create a sense of a new phase in the bendable screen smartphone category either. Well, obviously, the external screen was enlarged, it began to fit more information. Yes, IPX84-rated water resistance appeared. But, as it turned out, it was just a superficial experience. After a few days of use, I changed my point of view. No, it did not become in my eyes revolution like Z Flip a year ago, but the list of its advantages sums up a very different, user experience, which you should learn about. 

Yuriy Stanislavskiy
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Yuriy Stanislavskiy 01.10.2021, 15:31

The purpose of this text is to explain the most important aspects of choosing a vinyl turntable without going into too much detail, which is impossible within the scope of this article. We will tell you how to avoid mistakes and help beginners with some concrete examples of turntables in different price ranges.