Hard disks – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:52:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://hardware-specs.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Hard disks – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ 32 32 Actress attack case: Dileep’s fate hinges on crucial digital data | Dileep https://hardware-specs.net/actress-attack-case-dileeps-fate-hinges-on-crucial-digital-data-dileep/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:41:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/actress-attack-case-dileeps-fate-hinges-on-crucial-digital-data-dileep/ Kochi: The investigative team has hinted that the digital data recovered from the raids will become crucial in the actress attack case in which actor Dileep is named as a defendant. Officials will investigate whether digital devices recovered from actor Dileep’s residence bear the visuals of the actress’ attack. During Thursday’s raid, Crime Branch officials […]]]>

Kochi: The investigative team has hinted that the digital data recovered from the raids will become crucial in the actress attack case in which actor Dileep is named as a defendant. Officials will investigate whether digital devices recovered from actor Dileep’s residence bear the visuals of the actress’ attack.

During Thursday’s raid, Crime Branch officials seized three cell phones, a hard drive and a USB flash drive from Dileep’s home.

Director Balachandra Kumar, who has revealed shocking details against actor Dileep in the actress’ attack case, has mentioned the digital evidence in the case.

In his statement to police, the director revealed that Dileep had received the visuals of the actress’ assault and that work had been done on increasing the volume of the visuals.

Three Crime Branch teams raided the homes of Dileep and her brother and the office of her production house on Thursday. It is reported that the investigation team did not recover visuals of the actress’ attack from the hard drives and mobile phones seized during the raid during the initial examination. Efforts will be made to recover device data.

According to reports, the investigation team plans to search the homes of other defendants in the case.

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A “basket of apples” pie wins the blue ribbon at the agricultural show | News https://hardware-specs.net/a-basket-of-apples-pie-wins-the-blue-ribbon-at-the-agricultural-show-news/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/a-basket-of-apples-pie-wins-the-blue-ribbon-at-the-agricultural-show-news/ Top apple pie baker Sharon Karlheim believes that you “eat with your eyes first” when it comes to how a pie looks. The visual appeal of her “Apple Basket” apple crumb pie design and recipe certainly scored high with her entry into the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest on Saturday, January 8 […]]]>

Top apple pie baker Sharon Karlheim believes that you “eat with your eyes first” when it comes to how a pie looks. The visual appeal of her “Apple Basket” apple crumb pie design and recipe certainly scored high with her entry into the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest on Saturday, January 8 in Harrisburg. Exhibitors across the state competed for five top prizes if they first won a blue ribbon last summer at their local fairs.

Karlheim of Cambria Country took first place with her two-tone pie crust lattice basket design that made the top of her pie look like a woven basket of apples. She added green color to half the “basket” dough, along with apple cutouts and tiny daisies. This was all placed on a breadcrumb filling that included rolled oats, chopped pecans, and brown sugar. Beneath this layer were three varieties of tart apples – Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap and rare Northern Spy apples which can be hard to find – cooked before being put into the pie, but not long enough to make a “sauce of runny apples, she said. .






Sharon Karlheim’s “Basket of Apples” apple crumb pie, winner of first place.




“A good pie starts with good apples,” she said. And “the juice should not flow everywhere. You have to find the right amount of thickener.

Becoming eligible for the Farm Show competition was Karlheim’s goal a few years ago. Then winning first prize at the Farm Show became his new goal, but that took years. She said she sets goals for what she wants to accomplish in competitions and then works on them. She has also won second, third and fourth place in recent years in the apple pie contest.

“You have to ‘up’ your game,” she said. “You must have a good pie.”

Karlheim had a tough few years due to knee replacement surgery that didn’t go well, she said. She lost her mobility for a while. However, it gave her plenty of time to watch baking YouTube videos, she said. And, her inspirations often come when she has time to reflect.

“I do my best creative work at night when I can’t sleep,” she said of her pie design idea.

She hasn’t decided what to do with her $500 prize yet, but she’s glad her efforts paid off this year.

“If you win the lottery, that’s luck, but that’s different,” she said. “It’s something you work very hard for.”

Karlheim had a unique request last summer after winning first place with the same pie at the Harmony Grange Fair in Cambria County. The manager of the fair asked her to bake the winning pie for the governor when he came to visit the fair. So she did, introducing it to Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf, who asked her lots of questions about the pie and then took it away with them to eat.






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The judges review the apple pie entries.




Karlheim’s advice on baking pies?

“Everyone makes the same recipe differently,” she said. “You can’t overwork the dough, for example.”

She said she was determined to compete with her baking hobby. And, she admits that she prefers to eat cream pies over fruit pies and white cake over chocolate cake (she also entered the Farm Show chocolate cake contest).

“I do it because of the contest, not because I like these cakes,” she admitted.

What about the COVID-19 pandemic canceling last year’s Farm Show?

“I kind of enjoyed the break,” Karlheim said. “You spend a lot of time cooking when you enter these competitions.”

Other winners of Saturday’s apple pie contest included runner-up Lorrie Rauch of Lehigh County; third place winner Marge Shape, Washington County; Lucinda Donough, fourth place winner, Juniata County; and fifth-place Marion Clester of Clinton County.

Here is the winning recipe.

Sharon Karlheim’s First Place Basket of Apples’ Apple Crumb Pie

For the pie dough:

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (chilled)
  • 1 cup shortening, high ratio (chilled)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of ice water
  • 3 tablespoons of vodka

Mix flour, salt and sugar together. Cut butter and shortening into flour mixture until coarse. Mix lemon juice with water and vodka and sprinkle in flour; work with a fork to moisten the dough. Note: Add just enough liquid to make the mixture sticky, but not too wet. Form 2 discs of dough and wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

Makes 2 large crusts or 3 medium crusts.

For the pie filling:

  • 2-1/2 pounds thinly sliced ​​tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pie filling enhancer
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons apple cider

Peel and thinly slice the apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients and add to apples. Cover and microwave on high for about 15-17 minutes to soften the apples. Add the apple cider and let cool (you can do this the day before).

Roll out the first disk of dough to make the bottom crust and place it in the bottom of the pan. Spread the apple mixture into the pie shell. Garnish with breadcrumbs.

For the breadcrumb filling:

  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold

Combine brown sugar, flour, pecans, rolled oats and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Then add the butter and work with a fork until large crumbs form. Reserve in the refrigerator until use.

Roll out the second disc of dough for the top crust. (Dye half of second disc of dough with green coloring for two-tone crust. Add green food coloring to liquid mixture for colored dough.) Cut decorative lattice strips, apple cutouts, flowers, bow , etc

Refrigerate the pie before baking for at least 30 minutes. Then cover the edges with aluminum foil and bake (lower part of the oven) at 400 F for 20 minutes; then lower the oven temperature to 375 F for an additional 45 minutes. Remove foil and lower heat to 350 F for an additional 15 minutes until filling is bubbly and crust is lightly browned.

Note: This makes a 10 inch deep pie.

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10 ridiculously long queues Buffalo loves to wait https://hardware-specs.net/10-ridiculously-long-queues-buffalo-loves-to-wait/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 21:18:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/10-ridiculously-long-queues-buffalo-loves-to-wait/ Here in Buffalo we have it pretty good for traffic and we don’t have to wait for stuff … mostly. If you go to other cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas, you see what the actual wait times look like. However, we have long lines ourselves. Many of them are unique to western New […]]]>

Here in Buffalo we have it pretty good for traffic and we don’t have to wait for stuff … mostly. If you go to other cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas, you see what the actual wait times look like.

However, we have long lines ourselves. Many of them are unique to western New York. This means that most other parts of the country don’t have to wait in some of those long lines. Others are commonplace in other places outside of western New York.

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I’ll be honest, I don’t like standing in line. I’m the kind of person who sees a long line at a drive-thru and walk right past it and go to the next best option for food. Ditto for sit-down restaurants. If the wait exceeds 25 minutes, I will just go to another location.

Many Buffalonians are aware that there are certain lines in which you must wait. Not because you “enjoy” waiting there, because who does it, but lines that are almost a requirement for Buffalo.

Which lines do the Oxen wait the longest? Here are 10 lines that residents of western New York City gladly wait for.

10 super-long queues Buffalonians wait in

Buffalo waits a long time in these lines.

27 Buffalo street names that people outside think are impossible to pronounce

38 WNY cities and what they’re famous for

Here are 38 cities in western New York and what each one is known for.

LOOK: Things from the year you were born that no longer exist

Iconic (and sometimes silly) toys, technologies and electronics have been usurped since their official entry, either through technological advancements or through breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories – and which were there and gone so quickly you missed them completely.
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Qlocker on TS-451 “Solved” – Ransomware Help & Support https://hardware-specs.net/qlocker-on-ts-451-solved-ransomware-help-support/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 00:46:13 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/qlocker-on-ts-451-solved-ransomware-help-support/ Hello everyone, I am very new here and only decided to create an account and this thread because of the help I found on these forums just by looking on google. I have been affected by Qlocker, and as far as I know it is not Qlocker2, so I will call it Qlocker1. I am […]]]>

Hello everyone,

I am very new here and only decided to create an account and this thread because of the help I found on these forums just by looking on google.

I have been affected by Qlocker, and as far as I know it is not Qlocker2, so I will call it Qlocker1. I am not sure of the exact time. I usually check my server quite often as there are probably some nasty people out there trying to crack my password from various IP addresses.

My setup blocks any IP address that has the wrong password twice within 5 minutes, so the IP address keeps changing, and they probably didn’t get access through the administrator account. This is the only account with access to write, so they had to use the vulnerability.

My Sunday here started with total panic when I woke up, accessed the NAS first and saw a ransom note. Luckily this only targeted files under 20MB I believe anything bigger was left alone.

The remark was:

!!! ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED !!!

All your files were encrypted using a private and unique key generated for the computer. This key is stored in our server and the only way to receive your key and decrypt your files is making a Bitcoin payment.

To purchase your key and decrypt your files, please follow these steps:

1. Dowload the Tor Browser at "https://www.torproject.org/". If you need help, please Google for "access onion page".

2. Visit the following pages with the Tor Browser:

<REMOVED>

3. Enter your Client Key:

<REMOVED>


As I also saw a few small unencrypted files, I figured the culprit was still working on my NAS. I didn’t log in for 2 days so it could have happened anytime but if it still worked I didn’t want to risk it doing more damage so I removed the power from the NAS like first answer. It might not have been the right thing to do!

I searched the net and found a list of passwords, I think it was about 10,000 of the most commonly used passwords. I ran a program to verify these passwords but was unsuccessful. I tried getting hashcat to work, no luck, I tried crark7z, but couldn’t get the dictionary function to work. Chances are that even with my 2080 Super I wouldn’t force the password with CUDA anyway, so I found eSoftTools 7z Password Recovery which is free to try and can run a set of words from pass on your 7z file. None of them worked obviously, but I had to try SOMETHING.

After that I found something called Dr Web. Without any hope, I wrote a ticket saying I had been hit by Qlocker, downloaded some sample files and the note. They actually responded on a Sunday afternoon (at least here in Denmark), I was sure it wouldn’t get anywhere, but it gave me some hope.

The answer was:

Hello.
A case of #Qlocker Ransomware
These files are not actually encrypted, but packed into a 7zip archive with a complex password.
If when packing the files no further action was taken to save 7z.log (with password), then it will not be possible to unzip these files without the key.
If the wrapping process is still running, you can try (from forum.qnap.com):

use MobaXterm to connect to ssh and run the following command:

cd / usr / local / sbin; printf ‘#! / bin / sh necho $ @ necho $ @ >> / mnt / HDA_ROOT / 7z.log nsleep 60000’> 7z.sh; chmod + x 7z.sh; mv 7z 7z.bak; mv 7z.sh 7z;

After that right click on 7z.log located in mnt / HDA_ROOT / – select download and save the file to your computer.
You can now open the file from your computer. Use the password without the first “p”.

If the process is already completed, it will not be possible to find the key and decryption is not possible.

Of course when I ran the command I got an error stating that the sh command was not found, or something like that, I can’t remember much because I was in panic mode at this moment.

And surely there was no 7z.log file in the location.

I searched for the command to try to figure out why I got the error, which led me to this exact forum several times:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/766521/qlocker2-qnap-nas-ransomware-zip/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/749751/qlocker-full-guide-how-to-get-your-data-back-qnap-nas-hack/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/749247/qlocker-qnap-nas-ransomware-encrypting-with-extension-7z-read-metxt/page-38

In the end, I found out that I wasn’t going to find the password at all. It seems like you can only run the command while the ransomware is running and doing nasty things in your files, and it doesn’t appear to be active anymore.

In a panic (like full panic Sunday said earlier), I searched the web for a cloud storage option. Suddenly I have 12TB of possibly insecure data that needs secure storage. I found a lot of cloud options, but most of them offered a program for Windows or Mac, which does a simple search on the local computer for files to back up, and does just that. If you want more than 200GB of space and the ability to back up servers, a personal account wasn’t enough, and in most cases they wanted me to make contact, but couldn’t wait until Monday, or possibly Tuesday. . I needed to start transferring files here and now.

After many failed cloud providers that I found in Denmark, I went looking for a VPS; maybe that could give me the necessary space, and with ftp access. No luck though.

I finally remembered after watching der8auer’s youtube channel that he had ads for hetzner. They offer a storage box with FTP for a reasonable price, and they are located in Germany, my neighboring country. I bought the 10TB storage box and within minutes I was full of my own gigabit fiber connection. Now I could calm down a bit more.

While downloading items to the storage box, I came across this website: https://www.ikarussecurity.com/en/security-news-en/qlocker/

There is very little information on this page, but the man was this information so valuable to me. It was here that I learned that the ransomware actually deletes the original files. I had a shot of hope, and my gf looked at me and said if only I looked at her as I stared at the screen

The link to the PDF on this website is here: https://www.ikarussecurity.com/wp-content/downloads/qlocker/q-recover-manual-final.pdf

I followed the steps and got Ubuntu running in Windows on my girlfriend’s computer pretty quickly. I got an error to start where it wouldn’t install after opening ubuntu for the first time. It turns out that you also need to go to “turn on / off Windows features” or whatever its name is. The WSL was off, so I turned it on and restarted, now it worked!

Otherwise I ran the step by step guide, and everything worked 100% and within a few minutes I was recovering files and almost immediately started seeing deleted files appear.

The only problem here is that I was only able to find 2x500GB drives, hoping I could use the Windows storage spaces to make it a 1TB drive. The guide clearly states that you need a hard drive of the same size as the NAS, but finding a 12TB hard drive on a whim isn’t really easy. Fortunately, I work with servers and storage, so tomorrow I’ll bring back a storage solution that should be able to handle all the data.

The recovery has now been going for 8 hours in total, and I have sorted the data as I went, where most of it is just junk anyway, but some unrecoverable family photos and videos have already appeared, and I can do them. move to the second 500gb drive. The two 500gb drives I have cannot be dynamic drives for some reason they are old, probably dying too, but as a test and for storing data precious for a few days, they should go. Also uploaded important data to an offsite server.

It’s probably recovered around 800GB by now, but as I sorted it out as I went, I’m using 80GB on this 500GB drive, and the files have stopped coming, so I guess I will leave it overnight (estimated time for completion is 250+ hours).

The next step is, when all the data has been secured, using the last bit of the PDF I found, check the CRC of the files to restore them and upload all my data to Hetzner, I want to do some formatting full and default on the NAS. Configure it to sync important files with another NAS to ensure that important files are never compromised. Also, I will get an external enclosure for the external backup. I found a dual hard drive enclosure that runs RAID 1 and only has a normal USB connection, so backing up there might come in handy as well.

I also want to set up snapshots, man if only I had this with a few snapshots, just taking one each week, I wouldn’t have had to do any recovery because nothing new was added all week anyway .

You live, you fail, you learn.

Now I’m sitting here at almost 2am and have to go to work early in the morning so Monday will be a terrible day for me at work but I’m at peace again and feel like I can finally close my eyes . I’m very tired and I’m writing this just to get all my frustration out, but also in the little hope that it might help SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE. Because NOBODY should go through this, and if you’re not what I would call a hell of a techie, you would end up paying the ransom, never getting the password and ultimately looking at all of your data.

There was once in all of this where I thought I would pay the ransom, several times in fact. In some forum threads people wrote that they were lucky to pay, but it’s a HUGE risk, and for my data they wanted 0.02 BTC. Not exactly cheap, but one of the cheapest I found where a ransom was almost 0.1 BTC. Of course, I never paid, and I hope everything is fine! :guitar:

Thanks for reading, and thanks to everyone posting about this stuff you are helping people without knowing it, and you are. make a difference for the people there!

Thanks for this community, and thanks for browsing my text wall, I really hope someone helps out, or at least people have a good read.

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Digital Storage Devices Market Research Report and Forecast to 2028 – Lenovo, Kingston Technology, Sony Corporation – Industrial IT https://hardware-specs.net/digital-storage-devices-market-research-report-and-forecast-to-2028-lenovo-kingston-technology-sony-corporation-industrial-it/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 07:17:41 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/digital-storage-devices-market-research-report-and-forecast-to-2028-lenovo-kingston-technology-sony-corporation-industrial-it/ “ Global Market Vision has added innovative statistical data of the digital storage device market. To discover different aspects of the business, this report uses exploratory techniques, such as primary and secondary research. It provides a valuable source of data, which helps in making complicated business decisions. The research analyst provides a detailed description of […]]]>

Global Market Vision has added innovative statistical data of the digital storage device market. To discover different aspects of the business, this report uses exploratory techniques, such as primary and secondary research. It provides a valuable source of data, which helps in making complicated business decisions. The research analyst provides a detailed description of the different business verticals. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives and is disrupting the business landscape around the world. The market outlook before and after COVID-19 is covered in this report. This is the most recent report, covering the current economic situation after the COVID-19 outbreak. The key market segments along with its sub-types are provided in the report.

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Main key players in the market

Lenovo, Kingston Technology, Sony Corporation, SanDisk Corporation, Western Digital, Transcend Information, Samsung Electronics, Toshiba Corporation, Seagate Technology, Intel Corporation.

Market segmentation :

Based on type:

Hard Drives (HDD), Solid State Drives (SSD), Memory Cards, Floppy Disks, Optical Disc Drives, USB Flash Drives

Based on demand:

PC, Mobile, Others

Geographically, the detailed analysis of the consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of the following regions:

  • North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)
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  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, rest of Europe)
  • Central and South America (Brazil, Argentina, rest of South America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Rest of Middle East and Africa)

The cost analysis of the global Digital Storage Devices market has been carried out keeping in view the expenditure for manufacturing, cost of labor and raw materials, along with their market concentration rate, suppliers and of price trends. Other factors such as supply chain, downstream buyers, and sourcing strategy were assessed to provide a complete and in-depth view of the market. Buyers of the report will also be exposed to a market positioning study with factors such as target customer, branding, and pricing strategy taken into consideration.

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CRAIC Technologies presents a new microspectrophotometer https://hardware-specs.net/craic-technologies-presents-a-new-microspectrophotometer/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 09:13:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/craic-technologies-presents-a-new-microspectrophotometer/ CRAIC Technologies, the world leader in innovation in UV-visible-NIR microspectroscopy solutions, is proud to present the UV-visible-NIR 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer. Image credit: CRAIC Technologies As a new flagship product from CRAIC Technologies, the 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer is designed to non-destructively analyze many types of microscopic samples from deep ultraviolet to near infrared. Sample […]]]>

CRAIC Technologies, the world leader in innovation in UV-visible-NIR microspectroscopy solutions, is proud to present the UV-visible-NIR 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer.

Image credit: CRAIC Technologies

As a new flagship product from CRAIC Technologies, the 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer is designed to non-destructively analyze many types of microscopic samples from deep ultraviolet to near infrared. Sample analysis can be performed by absorbance, reflectance, Raman, photoluminescence and fluorescence with unmatched speed and precision.

The system can also be configured to image microscopic samples in the UV and NIR regions in addition to color imaging. The applications are numerous and include forensic trace analysis, reflectance to charcoal vitrinite and spectral analysis of minerals, measurement of protein crystals, contamination analysis and measurement of thin layers of carbon. semiconductors, hard drives and flat screens.

Combined with traceable standards from CRAIC Technologies, specially designed for use with microspectrophotometers and calibrated using standard NIST reference materials, the 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer is the State-of-the-art microanalysis tool for any lab or manufacturing facility.

CRAIC Technologies has been an innovator in the field of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis for twenty years. We have helped advance the field of micro-scale analysis with innovative instrumentation, software, research and education. The 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer is the ideal tool for a laboratory or factory due to its reliability, speed and ease of use.

Dr Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies

The 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer integrates an advanced spectrophotometer with a sophisticated UV-visible-NIR range microscope and powerful, easy-to-use software. This flexible instrument is designed to acquire data from microscopic samples by absorbance, reflectance or even luminescence spectroscopy.

By including high resolution digital imaging, the user can also use the instrument as an ultraviolet or infrared microscope. Touchscreen controls, sophisticated software, calibrated variable apertures and other innovations all point to a new level of sophistication for microanalysis.

“CRAIC Technologies’ microspectrophotometers are based on years of experience in the design, construction and use of this type of instrumentation for spectroscopic and image analysis” says Dr Paul Martin.

With high sensitivity, durable design, ease of use, multiple imaging and spectroscopy techniques, automation and support from CRAIC Technologies, the 2030PV PRO ™ is more than just a scientific instrument … it’s is the solution to your analytical challenges.

For more information on the 2030PV PRO ™ microspectrophotometer and Perfect Vision for Science ™, visit www.microspectra.com.


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Virgin Media to finally launch brand new rival Sky Glass this year https://hardware-specs.net/virgin-media-to-finally-launch-brand-new-rival-sky-glass-this-year/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 07:01:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/virgin-media-to-finally-launch-brand-new-rival-sky-glass-this-year/ Virgin Media’s new IPTV box will compete with Sky’s latest hardware (Image: VIRGIN MEDIA • CIEL • GETTY) This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on the sales we generate from it. Learn more Virgin Media has a dramatic upgrade up its sleeve for 2022. The broadband company plans to launch a […]]]>

Virgin Media’s new IPTV box will compete with Sky’s latest hardware (Image: VIRGIN MEDIA • CIEL • GETTY)

Virgin Media has a dramatic upgrade up its sleeve for 2022. The broadband company plans to launch a brand new box to compete with Sky Q and Sky Glass in the coming weeks, with redesigned hardware and software. The company, which merged with the O2 mobile network last year – offering O2 Priority reservations for concerts and free meals to Virgin Media’s full-fiber broadband customers for the first time – has unveiled its new set-top box since September.

Virgin Media has no plans to launch its own television, like Sky Glass, which brings together interns to broadcast Sky’s full catalog of terrestrial channels as well as on-demand packages and third-party streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video and Disney +. alongside an audio system, a hands-free microphone array and a QLED display. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Virgin Media O2 CEO Lutz Schüler said the company is taking a different approach.

Rather than integrating the streaming experience into its own television, Virgin Media will offer customers a dedicated streaming device, dubbed Virgin TV Stream, which will connect through the HDMI port, like Amazon’s Fire TV line or an Apple. TV. This will bring Virgin Media’s TV offering to any TV in the house – something possible at the moment with Sky only if you purchase Sky Glass and add multi-room support to your contract, which is handled by a similar device that plugs into an HDMI. socket and brings the same user interface, the same streaming channels and the same catalog of apps, box sets and on-demand movies as Sky Glass itself.

Would Virgin Media take a different approach if people showed more interest in Sky Glass than in its solution?

“I’m telling you, if the UK market turns into Sky Glass, we have our answer ready. Don’t underestimate us, ”CEO Schüler told The Sunday Times.

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But in the meantime, Virgin TV Stream is looking to blend traditional linear TV with popular US streaming services, like Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney + into a single, manageable interface. Speaking to the Royal Television Society in Cambridge last summer, Schüler said he sees Virgin Media as an aggregator – offering the best connectivity (over 15 million Virgin Media customers can now access download speeds of new generation of over 1000 Mbps – compared to the UK average home broadband speed, which sits at just over 70 Mbps) and an interface to bring together shows, movies and documentaries of a certain number of suppliers.

Virgin TV Stream will launch “in early 2022” and will deliver “a seamless app and streaming-based experience powered by the company’s state-of-the-art ultra-fast and gigabit connectivity,” Virgin Media O2 previously confirmed in a press release issued in November. . However, he hasn’t revealed the final hardware design or the new “streaming-based experience” that will be presented to viewers when they fire up their new kit for the first time.

However, there are a few clues about the purpose of this brand new box.

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It’s unclear if Virgin Media’s new kit will replace the existing 360 TV box (Image: VIRGIN MEDIA)

Virgin Media boss O2 Schüler has previously confirmed that his next-generation product is designed to target “the younger segment”. However, we still don’t know exactly what form this new material will take. With the announcement of Sky Glass in October 2021, the company finally detached its popular pay-TV service from the satellite dish. Sky Glass is able to broadcast live terrestrial channels alongside films and on-demand box sets from Sky’s catalog. The new system, which is built into a custom-designed 4K TV with an integrated audio system, also supports a number of streaming platforms, including Netflix, Disney +, Prime Video, and, soon, Apple TV +. Adding terrestrial channel shows to the playlist will make the software scour your streaming services to find old syndicated episodes, bringing everything together in one interface.

Since the recordings are not stored on a local hard drive inside the QLED TV, but streamed from the cloud, they sync across your devices, such as iPhone and iPad apps, as well as small set-top boxes. called Stream Pucks designed to enable multi-room viewing at home.

Of course, Virgin Media doesn’t require a satellite to be drilled into the side of your house, so in this regard, Sky Glass is only catching up with its TV rival, rather than overtaking it. However, Virgin Media is a bit dated compared to Sky Glass in many other ways, including the fact that its boxes still rely on physical hard drives to store recordings. These spinning discs can fail – lose all the episodes, movies, and sporting events you hoped to see again in the future. And since these players have limited space, you also need to delete old recordings to make room for a new series … something you don’t have to worry about when streaming from on-demand services. like BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub.

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Virgin Media’s 360 TV system does not allow customers to download recordings to other devices, such as an iPhone or iPad, to take them with them on a long trip. This is something Sky viewers have been able to do since the launch of Sky Q and continues with Sky Glass.

It is not yet known whether Virgin Media’s next Stream TV box will replace TV 360 or be sold alongside it. Based on some of the things we’ve heard from Schüler, it’s not hard to imagine Virgin TV Stream as a NOW-style contender. NOW, owned by Sky, formerly NOW TV, offers access to the full range of pay-per-view Sky TV, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports channels with monthly subscriptions. Viewers can pick and mix these subscriptions from month to month, depending on what they want to watch.

With some of the smaller NOW dongles, which are roughly the same size as a USB flash drive and connect to the HDMI port, viewers can take their favorite shows to their friends’ house or travel with them to watch them in a hotel, for example. example . Customers can also suspend their subscription and return at a later date (when the new season of their favorite exclusive show returns, for example), which is not possible when signing an 18 month contract with Sky Q or Sky Glass, for Example. Virgin Media’s 360 TV already enables a number of smart features comparable to Sky Q and Sky Glass, including the Prime Video and Netflix streaming apps built into the hardware.

However, he doesn’t have an answer for those who don’t want a long contract for their TV but want to watch some of the biggest exclusive box sets from HBO, AMC, ShowTime and some of America’s other behemoth networks.

Whatever form Virgin Media’s next-gen TV hardware takes, we know for sure that ITV will be present and correct. Late last year, Virgin Media O2 issued a press release confirming that the two companies had “signed a new, long-term, multi-year agreement that offers deeper integration of ITV programming, support for ITV programming. ‘IPTV, enhanced advertising capabilities and continued access to ITV’s wide range of products. on-demand channels and services for Virgin TV customers “.

Speaking about the closer partnership, Schüler told Express.co.uk: “We have been a long-standing ITV partner for many years and this new agreement strengthens our relationship. It paves the way for future product innovations and offers more to our customers and our business, as well as improving the toolbox available to advertisers. Our goal in television is to provide incredible entertainment to our customers in a transparent way, underpinned by the best connectivity. As we continue to invest and innovate, having ITV’s vast selection of must-have, fully integrated and easily accessible programming plays an important role in providing our customers with a fantastic experience both today and at home. to come up.”


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Noemí Pinilla-Alonso: The Spanish astronomer is about to explore the vastest and most mysterious expanses of the solar system | United States https://hardware-specs.net/noemi-pinilla-alonso-the-spanish-astronomer-is-about-to-explore-the-vastest-and-most-mysterious-expanses-of-the-solar-system-united-states/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 15:20:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/noemi-pinilla-alonso-the-spanish-astronomer-is-about-to-explore-the-vastest-and-most-mysterious-expanses-of-the-solar-system-united-states/ Spanish astronomer Noemí Pinilla-Alonso at the Robinson Observatory at Central Florida University.Research office A native of Oviedo, in the northern region of Asturias, Noemí Pinilla-Alonso says that as a child it was difficult to gaze at the stars because the weather was almost always cloudy. However, every summer his family traveled to Toro, Zamora, where […]]]>
Spanish astronomer Noemí Pinilla-Alonso at the Robinson Observatory at Central Florida University.Research office

A native of Oviedo, in the northern region of Asturias, Noemí Pinilla-Alonso says that as a child it was difficult to gaze at the stars because the weather was almost always cloudy. However, every summer his family traveled to Toro, Zamora, where his parents, a salesman and teacher, grew up. There, the “sky of Castile” allowed him to discover his first constellations.

The little girl is now 50, and as an astronomer at the University of Central Florida’s Space Institute, she’s leading one of the most ambitious investigations into the far reaches of our solar system to date; Using the James Webb Space Telescope, she and her team will explore what lies beyond Neptune, the last planet in our solar system.

Pinilla-Alonso’s life has been forever turned upside down by one of the greatest astronomical controversies of this century: the discovery of a number of distant bodies larger than the dwarf planet Pluto which has led to intense international debate.

For the first time, the largest space telescope in history will be able to peer into some of these bodies – namely Eris, Make Make and Haumea – and see if they have the basic ingredients for life. Thanks to the Webb telescope, Pinilla-Alonso will also be able to explore the unknown moons of Uranus: Ariel, Umbriel, Titania and Oberon. But the goal of his company is to study the transneptunian bodies, a vast ring of millions of unknown objects that extends beyond the planet Neptune.

Question. Why go beyond Neptune?

Responnse. Transneptunian objects form one of the largest but least known structures in the solar system. We are aware that this belt of icy objects beyond Neptune is where comets emerge. We know that this belt contains large objects like Pluto, about 2,000 kilometers in diameter, and smaller ones, less than 10 kilometers. There may be trillions of them, although so far we only know of 3,000. We have no idea what their surface is like. Water has been detected, but we do not know how much there is. It is also not known whether this is the most abundant element or if there is also ice made up of methane, methanol, nitrogen or carbon dioxide. And this is very important because they are the seeds of life.

Q. Can life on Earth have its origin in these bodies?

A. It’s true. In comets, ice is transformed into gas and dust. That’s why we know they contain compounds like methanol and carbon monoxide, which are key building blocks for life. During the most chaotic times in the solar system, there was an echo between Jupiter and Saturn. Each revolved around the Sun in their own way, but at some point they became gravitationally connected and moved in a coordinated fashion. These are the two larger planets and they started to move in unison, sweeping all around them and ejecting smaller bodies, like a huge billiard ball. Many of these bodies were sent either into the solar system or out. At that time, there were many, many collisions with the Moon and the Earth. And maybe that was when ice water and organic compounds hit our planet and we had the very beginnings of life. These two giant planets also caused the migration of Uranus and Neptune to the far reaches of the solar system. And they, in turn, swept the outer areas. It is believed that in their original state, all Transneptunian objects were 10 times the size of Earth. But most of them have disappeared. Now there is only about 10% left. What we want to know are the details of what happened.

Q. Why is the James Webb Telescope so important for the study of these objects?

A. As cliché as it sounds, there are a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to our knowledge of the solar system. For example, we don’t fully understand how it formed, or much of it on the planetesimals – the fragments that could come together to form the planets. Theories which attempt to explain it only partially succeed. The James Webb is a large space telescope that can observe the infrared universe. This means that it will reveal a universe that has been hidden so far. On the subject of transneptunian objects, he will show us the materials that compose them. This will allow us to examine the processes that have affected them from their formation billions of years ago to the present day.

We are much more blind to dangerous asteroids since the dismantling of the Arecibo telescope

Q. Couldn’t we do it with telescopes on the ground?

A. Since the first transneptunian object besides Pluto was discovered in 1992, many more of these bodies have been detected. Seen from Earth they are not very bright and the data we can get with ground telescopes is limited. Recently, we have discovered that there are not only larger bodies, but also smaller and more dimmer bodies in which water is mixed with other materials. But it is impossible to identify these materials from the ground. We’re assuming the very red ones have complex organic compounds – those key compounds for life – but we need to confirm that and we can do that with Webb.

Q. What objects are you going to focus on?

A. NASA’s New Horizons probe showed us the surface of Pluto in detail. He showed that this dwarf planet has an atmosphere and that there is a transfer of matter to the surface. We know the extent of its glaciers, craters and ice deposits. Conversely, other even larger objects are largely unknown. We now have almost 100 hours of guaranteed time with Webb to observe the greatest transneptunians: Eris, Make Make and Haumea, as well as Pluto and Charon.

Q. Will you be able to expand what we know about smaller bodies?

A. Yes, we have another project for that. With the few transneptunians seen so far, we know there is great diversity – objects as dark as asteroids that must be made of carbon and others as bright as freshly fallen snow, like Haumea. To know what is in this belt, you have to study very different objects; we will study 60 of them.

Q. Could these studies reveal the existence of a new planet on the fringes of our solar system?

A. At present, there are two approaches to this planet X. One group continues to study the more distant Transneptunians to see if their orbits are aligned and are influenced by this distant planet while another group thinks they are. There is no such alignment and that many other objects have to be discovered and observed in order to explore their behavior. The James Webb Telescope is not the right tool for researching or discovering planets in our solar system because it has a limited field of view. However, it would be the perfect tool to study its surface if another telescope, like the Vera Rubin Telescope, which will scan the entire sky in the next decade, found out.

Q. You were principal investigator at Arecibo, the largest radio telescope in the world, now dismantled. Is there a way to get it back?

It’s hard to imagine that there is no life beyond Earth

A. This observatory is unique in the history of science. Not only was it the largest radio telescope in the world, it was also very versatile. Its original antenna was supplemented by many others which made it the most powerful tool not only in radio astronomy, but also in the study of our own atmosphere, the ionosphere, and as a huge radar to support the NASA’s planetary coordination defense office. The censuses discovered potentially dangerous asteroids and Arecibo pointed its radar and allowed us to calculate their orbit with great precision. We knew if they were dangerous and when the next ones would arrive on our planet.

Q. So, are we a little more blind now to dangerous asteroids?

A. We have become much more blind. Right now we pretty much only have NASA’s Goldstone antenna, which is much smaller. We can only identify the largest and closest objects. All the asteroids that could catastrophically destroy Earth are already mapped, but there are plenty more that could destroy entire cities that are not.

Q. Do you believe there is life beyond Earth? If so, where are we most likely to find it?

A. There is no proof, but it’s hard to imagine that there isn’t. There are so many stars, so many galaxies, that there must be life in some of them. The question is whether we are able to find out. That is why we must continue to collect data, observe and invest in finding signs that we believe are the origin of life on Earth. We have to find discs with materials similar to ours. There is also the Technological Traces Project, which is based on tracking the universe to see if we receive a signal, emitted by a possible civilization.

Q. Do you believe that such signals exist?

A. It’s interesting. We cannot ignore the possibility.


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Budget 2022: no Indian should be left behind https://hardware-specs.net/budget-2022-no-indian-should-be-left-behind/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 03:47:47 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/budget-2022-no-indian-should-be-left-behind/ Oye’s tragic story, multiplied by half a billion times, creates a bewildering dichotomy This is the bittersweet conundrum of India’s ‘miracle’ – but also ‘in crisis’ economy. The Titans, Cromes, Reliance Digital, Zomatos and Swiggys have wiped out the struggling “heroes” of our informal economy. The big guys have usurped their market share to record […]]]>

Oye’s tragic story, multiplied by half a billion times, creates a bewildering dichotomy

This is the bittersweet conundrum of India’s ‘miracle’ – but also ‘in crisis’ economy. The Titans, Cromes, Reliance Digital, Zomatos and Swiggys have wiped out the struggling “heroes” of our informal economy. The big guys have usurped their market share to record record gains in income, profitability and valuation. The whole world is serenading India to ‘formalize and digitalize its economy’ at one of the fastest rates in history – according to one estimate, the share of the informal sector, which was buzzing at over 60% of the economy. GDP before 2016, halved in half a decade. It’s brutal. It also explains the incredibly dichotomous data points of the Indian economy:

  • Corporate taxes rose 75% even as total GDP remained stable for two years

  • Stock markets are at record highs (even after slowing nearly 10% towards the end of 2021), as the global economy falters in the face of a recurring pandemic

  • Private final consumption expenditure (PFCE) is lower than two years ago, but the prices of consumer items are falling; FMCG companies are surprised at their own pricing power

  • Large employers – especially those who are digitizing quickly – face an incredible wage spiral, while unskilled workers are tragically unemployed; rural poor are joining livelihood programs like MNREGS in record numbers

The above dichotomy can be summed up in one dangerously split sentence: India’s formal economy is booming, while the informal economy, which is the lifeline of more than half a billion dollars. poor citizens, is destroyed.

Do not mistake yourself. It is not my case that formalizing our economy is a bad thing. In fact, it is a goal that we have wanted for a long time.

We need to provide education, health, recycling and mass absorption in manufacturing and service industries, a process spanning several years, perhaps a decade, during which the formal economy will gradually usurp the informal sectors, instead of destroying them in some way. years, no, months.

This is therefore the challenge facing the 2022 budget. This is why we, at BloombergQuint have chosen this theme, i.e. Budget 2022: No Indian left behind.


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This AI will tell you when your hard drive is going to crash https://hardware-specs.net/this-ai-will-tell-you-when-your-hard-drive-is-going-to-crash/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 09:54:09 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/this-ai-will-tell-you-when-your-hard-drive-is-going-to-crash/ Everyone’s nightmare is having their hard drive crash without warning. Losing movies, photos, college jobs, and thousands of memes with a lot of sentimental value. Fortunately, this problem can have its days. How many times have we turned on the computer and suddenly the screen went black asking us to insert a storage drive. This, […]]]>

Everyone’s nightmare is having their hard drive crash without warning. Losing movies, photos, college jobs, and thousands of memes with a lot of sentimental value. Fortunately, this problem can have its days.

How many times have we turned on the computer and suddenly the screen went black asking us to insert a storage drive. This, for many, was the great nightmare of our teenage years.

Fortunately, SSDs arrived almost ten years ago and the vast majority of typical hard drive failures and failures are now dead. That’s not to say that SSDs don’t break, but it is true that they have a significantly lower percentage of failures.

But we still use the hard drive a lot, and not just as users, but millions of servers continue to take advantage of hard drives rather than solid state drives. That is, huge amounts of storage for a very affordable price.

And since for these customers the reliability of their hard drives can mean winning or losing millions of dollars, the companies QNAP and ULINK have teamed up to develop an artificial intelligence that can predict when a hard drive is about to fail.

According to QNAP, companies have AI trained with historical usage data from millions of units so that you can learn models that predict storage drive failure.

The Kingston SSD A400 is one of the best options for speeding up a PC thanks to its read-write speed and, above all, its very reasonable price.

Once the software is installed on the NAS, 14 days of disk usage monitoring needed before AI can draw any conclusions on their health.

Of the, will continue to monitor disks and compare them to its own database millions of disk behaviors to send you suggestions for its current state and future actions you can take.

Western Digital Black SN750 NVMe SSD is a range of high performance SSD storage designed for gaming. It offers a transfer speed of up to 3400 Mb / s, and between 250 and 2 TB of space.

Like any neural network, should also get smarter over time, as more hard drives are connected, analyzed and monitored.

Nowadays, the software only works with SATA drives including SSD and HDD, because SAS and NVME disks are not supported. Or at least for the time being.


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