The Brazilian agency was right about the Galaxy S9 battery capacities, now it has published photos of batteries for the Galaxy J8 and J8+, aka J800 and J805. We’ve seen these in benchmarks with Snapdragon 625 and Exynos 7885, chipsets known for their efficiency rather than speed. The batteries in question are 3,000 mAh for the J8 and 3,500 mAh for the J8+, mirroring the capacities of the S9 duo. That’s 11.55 Wh and 13.48 Wh respectively. Batteries for the Galaxy J8 (left) and Galaxy J8+ (right), photo by Anatel These will be the first Galaxy J8 models, the series previously…
SSD capacities are continuing to grow and we now have a new king in that regard, with the world’s largest SSD now clocking in at an amazing 100TB. Here are the details.
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The sunny nation of Australia could double its solar capacity by the end of 2018, analysts predict. The solar energy boom has been spurred by solar projects large and small, with multiple industrial projects paired with the appearance of solar panels on buildings all over the country.
The Guardian reports that last month saw the most rooftop solar installations in January to date, and one of the top five months ever, with 69 percent more panels installed compared to the same time last year.
The state of New South Wales is also working on ten new solar farm projects approved in 2017, and one approved since the start of the new year. Meanwhile, 18 industrial projects are under construction in neighboring state Queensland, the highest number in the country. John Grimes, chief executive of Australia’s Smart Energy Council, told The Guardian that the solar farms could be built “within a matter of weeks. […] They’re really quick and simple.”
According to a blog post by James Martin of SolarChoice, an Australian power broker company, 1 in 5 Australian homes has now solar on its roof. South Australia — the country’s top solar state, and fittingly the location of Tesla’s massive backup battery — sees solar in 30 percent of homes. Compare that to the United States; though the solar industry is rapidly growing, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates it makes up about one percent of total electricity generation in the nation.
This isn’t just because Australia has more year-round sunshine, though that’s certainly a factor (and a bitter one to acknowledge from within the current Northern Hemisphere winter). Martin explains that electricity prices in Australia are usually high, while solar installations costs in Australia are significantly lower than those in the States. This has driven many a frustrated Aussies to reach for solar panels in the hope of lowering their bills.
Worldwide, however, solar energy capacity is skyrocketing, as is that of other renewables like wind energy. As countries transform their energy systems to prevent worsening climate change, it may be best for all to do as they do Down Under.
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In 2017, renewables accounted for nearly 50 percent of all new energy capacity additions in the United States, according to a newly released report from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
In total, the U.S. added 12,270 megawatts (MW) of biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind energy capacity. Wind and solar accounted for the majority of those additions. Interestingly, the U.S. didn’t add any new coal capacity throughout the year, but did add 11,980 MW of natural gas electricity capacity.
A Promising Trend
This marks the fourth year in a row that renewables outpaced natural gas in terms of energy capacity additions in the U.S. Some are taking the news as a sign that fossil fuels’ days are numbered, despite resistance from the federal government.
“Notwithstanding a year-long effort by the Trump Administration and its congressional allies to prop up coal, nuclear, and natural gas at the expense of renewable energy sources, clean energy technologies have proven themselves to be amazingly resilient,” Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign, told Clean Technica.
“The unmistakable lesson to be drawn from the past five or more years of FERC data is that solar, wind, and the other renewable energy sources are carving out a large and rapidly-expanding share of the nation’s electrical generation,” he said.
While it’s true that renewables are on the rise, the aforementioned figures don’t reflect the nation’s total energy capacity — only additions to it. Coal still accounts for roughly 23 percent. Wind and solar energy combined is still less than 10 percent.
The U.S. is second only to China in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing 15 percent of the global total of carbon dioxide emissions in 2015. If the U.S. wants to truly address its role in global warming and climate change, it will need to continue to add more renewable energy capacity, while concurrently phasing out the fossil fuels that are contributing to our planet’s progressive warming.
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It is hard to go overboard on the superlatives when discussing the amazing potential the iPad has for its army of users. It is important to realize, however, that by making an effort to learn all you can about its dizzying array of possibilities, you can get the absolute most value from your purchase. Continue perusing this piece and you will gain the insight you need.
Before you purchase an iPad, you should take the time to make a list of the features you need and decide what kind of storage size you want. There are different models of iPads available and there is no point in spending money on features you are never going to use.
Before you purchase an app, you should check out any alternatives that are cheaper or even free. Many times popular apps have free light versions that are basically the exact same thing except; They include advertisements. If this doesn’t bother you, it could be a good way to save a few bucks.
You can get access to remote servers by using VPN networks. If you want to establish a connection to a VPN with your iPad, locate the tab labeled Network and enable the VPN feature. Enter the required username and server address. Get in touch with the network administrator if you do not know the server address.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? Just turn the notifications off! Choose the Wi-Fi tab, and the last option on the page can be turned off if you do not wish to be prompted anymore.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Muting your volume is as simple as pressing and holding the volume button down. If you find you are in need of the mute function often, you can configure your iPad’s lock button to work as a full-time mute button.
Set a password to keep your information private. As long as the person that finds your iPad does not guess the code within 10 attempts your information will be safe.
Be selective about your notifications. Under the Settings menu, navigate to Notifications. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with which apps trigger notifications and which ones don’t. This keeps you from being nagged by rarely used apps. It also keeps important notifications from being buried by less important ones.
Put a screen protector on your iPad. It does not interfere with the visibility of the display. The screen protector protects your iPad from oils and dirt from your fingers. It is great way to prevent your screen from permanent scratches. If the protector is scratched, it can be easily replace.
Would you like your iPad to display a slideshow of all your pictures when it is not in use? This is easy to do. After you lock the screen, you will see a picture icon appear in the bottom right corner. Simply touch this icon, and the iPad will start the slideshow.
You do not have to access the second screen of your keyboard if you need an apostrophe. You should instead tap and hold the exclamation point key and an apostrophe will appear for you to select. You can also make typing easier by purchasing a wireless keyboard or even a case with a built-in keyboard.
Turn down the brightness of the screen. This has the dual advantages of being easier on your eyes and extending your effective battery life. Recent iPads are typically fully readable at around sixty percent of their standard brightness. Night time use can sometimes be done with half that. You can get to the brightness setting by swiping towards the left, or double-tapping on your home button.
Do you need to include a quotation in the text you are typing? You could either access the second screen of your keyboard or save time and use the hidden quotation mark on the first screen. Tap and hold on the interrogation point key and a quotation mark will appear. You can select it by sliding your finger.
When you’re losing weight, the iPad can be a great tool. There are apps to help you track your progress, keep a diet diary or even receive nutritional advice. You can search the web to find how many calories are in the items you’re eating, or take photos of clothing you want to buy when you fit into the items, which makes for great motivation.
Add quotes to your writing with this shortcut. If you need quotes, simply hold down the question mark key. You will then see quotation marks. This can be a major help when you want to include some dialogue or a direct quote into something that you are writing on your iPad.
One of the most amazing features of the iPad is the Maps app that runs off of Google’s street view. Many people get confused trying to use it so it is often overlooked. Simply open Google Maps and when you have a red pin drop after a search, simply tap the icon to enter street view.
Your calendar will not let you move from day-to-day with just a swipe. Rather, utilize your navigation bar found at the screen’s bottom in order to pick the date you wish. Today will be highlighted so that you can see it better.
You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your iPad. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your iPad will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.
There can be little argument about the ability the iPad has to transform the way countless people perform daily tasks of all types. The best way to optimize your use of the device is acquire a good amount of knowledge about what it can do. With any luck, the article above has provided you with just that.
Looking to reduce its reliance on legal foe Qualcomm, Apple is said to be eyeing a partnership with Taiwan’s MediaTek, which could supply baseband modem chipsets for iPhones beginning in 2018.
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Last week we showed you CAD-based renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, which have showed the devices from all angles (there are even render videos). Today coming to further confirm the minimal design changes for the S9 duo from their predecessors is a shot of their front panels. The image clearly shows a very similar design to the S8 and S8+, but with ever so slightly smaller screen bezels. The trimming is especially noticeable when you glance at the bottom bezel, but it’s definitely still a bezel – the once-rumored complete cutting of that hasn’t panned out, it…