The Navy has again delayed its completion of critical work on the new aircraft carrier the USS Gerald R. Ford, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday.James Geurts, Navy acquisitions secretary, announced the delay, saying the primary issue is its new weapons elevators which are magnet-driven rather than by cables on Nimitz-class carriers. The new elevators can lift thousands of pounds of munitions to the deck more quickly than older carriers.The carrier is billions over budget and months overdue.Two of the carrier’s 11 elevators are currently operational as the ship remains on track for going to sea in October while work on the inoperable elevators continues. It had been slated to sail in July, but that was postponed when it became clear the elevators would not operate.The new elevators are a leap in technology. The Nimitz-class elevators move 10,500 pounds at 100 feet per minute while the Ford-class elevators lift 20,000 pounds at 150 feet per minute.Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marissa Bacon ADC AUTHORread more
Comment Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 2:25 AT&T is locked in a race with Verizon and other network operators to move to the next-gen wireless technology as quickly as possible. Its 5G network went live in a dozen US cities last month, but you need a 5G-compatible phone to use it. Manufacturers are expected to start releasing 5G phones this year.AT&T also said Tuesday it’s installing a 5G network at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas — home of the Dallas Cowboys. The network will deliver new types of connected entertainment at the stadium, AT&T said.”5G is expected to alter the in-stadium experience in dramatic, exciting ways by blurring the physical and digital experience in ways that are simply not possible on today’s networks,” Igal Elbaz, AT&T’s senior vice president for wireless technology, said in a statement.The stadium’s 5G network is expected to be up and running in the coming months.5G is your next big upgrade: Everything you need to know about the 5G revolution.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. 5G 4G LTE AT&T Verizon 5G, the next-gen wireless tech, is making a lot of promises. Improving health care is one of them.AT&T is helping telemedicine take a step forward by partnering with Rush University Medical Center to create the first 5G-enabled hospital in the US. The technology is expected to speed up network communications and reduce latency to help improve care at the Chicago hospital, AT&T said Tuesday.”Imagine a hospital where rooms are intelligently scheduled, patient care is enhanced with artificial intelligence and augmented reality is used in training medical students,” Mo Katibeh, AT&T Business’ chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “It sounds like the future, but it’s not that far off.”In addition to better speeds, responsiveness and coverage, 5G is seen as the foundation for a vast swath of new tech such as self-driving cars and virtual reality. It promises to make data speeds 10 to 100 times faster than the typical 4G LTE networks today.”We strongly believe 5G is a game-changing technology that when fully implemented will help us support better hospital operations as well as provide the highest quality patient and staff experience,” Dr. Shafiq Rab, chief information officer at Rush University Medical Center and the Rush System for Health, said in a statement. “High-speed, low-latency 5G technology will help enable care to be delivered virtually anywhere at any time.” 1 Tags The Future of 5G: Empowering people with disabilities Mobile Tech Industryread more
Tags Now playing: Watch this: This minivan driver just met the MIC. The initial impact on its side of the highway sets it up for the second impact, with you. NHTSA Somewhere between 25% and 40% of all car crashes aren’t one crash, but several. Your current car probably isn’t smart enough to figure that out, but your next one might be. Cooley On Cars New tech braces you for the dirty little secret of car… More From Roadshow 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Share your voice 2 2:59 Meet the MICMultiple Impact Crashes (MICs) happen when your car has one impact and then hits another car, a stationary object or flips on its roof. The most common is, of course, the rear-end collision that results in another one, but the combinations are endless and impossible to anticipate in all those crash-test videos you’ve watched with morbid curiosity.A 2018 study of crash data by ProBiomechanics and Ford safety guru Henry Scott found that two-impact crashes account for 20% of all collisions but also 30% of all severe injury incidents. It’s even more stark for three-impact crashes. They account for just 5% of all collisions but 13% result in severe injury. Helpless airbagsOne problem is that your car’s airbag control module (ACM) can get confused by multiple impacts that happen literally in the blink of an eye. The ACM may fire the airbags too early, too late or not at all. Hyundai appears to be the first carmaker to develop an ACM that can roll with the punches, calculating force, angles, and position of occupants in real time to fire airbags optimally in the fray.The deadly driftYour first impact may be fairly benign but if it sends you drifting into the path of an oncoming car it gets malignant, and fast. Ford and Continental have developed new post-crash braking tech that prevents the deadly drift by detecting the immediate aftermath of a collision and applying the brakes for a brief time. That stops your ricochet, but doesn’t render the car immovable for emergency responders. It debuted standard on the 2019 Ford Edge.Brace yourselfThe first car I reviewed that knew how to brace itself for impact was the 2016 Volvo XC90. It gets on the brakes when it can tell you’re about to get rear-ended at a stop. That helps transfer crash energy into the car rather than your neck while also reducing the chance and degree of a secondary impact. Mercedes Pre-Safe Plus package does something similar.Volvo is one of the carmakers that has rear-crash sensing tech to apply the brakes when you’re about to get rear-ended, diverting some of the impact away from your car getting launched. Volvo Even without the latest car, you can replicate some of these benefits for free with good driving technique:Wheels straightWhen waiting to turn left at an intersection, don’t pre-cock your wheels in that direction. Keep them straight until you actually start your turn. If you do get rear-ended, you are less likely to be propelled into oncoming traffic.Brakes onResist the temptation to let off your brakes and shift into neutral at a long stop. Applied brakes and engaged gears create some useful opposition to the force of being hit. Tight handling and new electronics make the 2016 Honda Civic a star compact 2018 Volvo XC60 T8: More hustle from a hybrid Comments Roadshow Hyundai Mercedes-Benz Volvoread more
Microsoft See it For those who want an in-person Stranger Things experience, Microsoft Stores will start offering on July 20 a STEM-inspired Camp Know Where, the name of the summer camp that Dustin attends prior to the events of season 3. One of Microsoft’s workshops, Rule the Arcade, will teach fundamentals of coding that enables attendees to make their own game. The other workshop called Strange-ify Your World will allow participants to make a Stranger Things-inspired mini-movie using 3D modeling, Windows Ink and special effects. The Stranger Things Arcade Cabinet Microsoft is giving away to promote the third season of the show. Microsoft For gamers, Microsoft will be giving away a Stranger Things 3 Collectible Arcade Cabinet, an Xbox One X and a 12-month membership for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on its Xbox Twitter and Facebook page. Stranger Things season 3 launched July 4. Like Microsoft, Coke, Nike, Schwinn and other companies have resurrected products from the 1980s to coincide with the show’s new season. Post a comment $369 Tags See It Share your voice Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X Computers TV and Movies Microsoft Xbox One X 0 Take your computer back to the ’80s. Micorosft Microsoft tweeted about the release of Windows 1.0 last week, leaving many to wonder why exactly the software company was promoting its original operating system from 34 years ago. As predicted and hinted, this blast from the ’80s past is a crossover with Stranger Things season 3. Microsoft released its Windows 1.11 app on Monday. It’s a Stranger Things-inspired “fan experience” that looks like the original Windows OS. Users can explore the PC app to unlock content and Easter eggs from the third season of the Netflix show, which is set in 1985 — the same year as the release of Windows 1.0. Amazon $319 Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Of course there’s nothing strange about Windows 1.0. Don’t worry. Everything will be ..-. .. -. . / — -. / .— ..- .-.. -.– / —.. – …. pic.twitter.com/lRrJn6Fdmf— Windows (@Windows) July 7, 2019read more
Kalank poster.InstagramBollywood movie Kalank starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur is set for grand worldwide release, but four aspects may affect its collection at the box office.Kalank is riding on huge hype and expectations. Its ensemble cast of Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt, vibrant production values featured in its promos have generated a massive amount of curiosity about the film, which is set for worldwide release on April 17. Considering this hysteria, it is expected to start with a bang and make a superb collection.But some aspects may prove very costly for Kalank and eat away its prospects at the box office. Here are those five threats.IPL feverIndia is a fast gripped by the IPL fever and there is little interest among the people to watch movies at the moment. The evening shows of a movie decide its prospects, but Kalank is surely going miss this on a huge scale, as most of the viewers will be busy watching cricket matches every evening for the next few days. Hence, its collection may be affected largely by the IPL fever.2019’s general electionsGeneral elections are the biggest sensations in the country at the moment and almost everyone is focused on it. In fact, it is the biggest entertainment for some people after the IPL. Many are busy watching political leaders pulling each other’s legs during election campaigns. This engagement might also prove costly for Kalank, as it may keep many viewers away from the cinema halls.Alleged love jihad and nationalismLove jihad and the feeling of nationalism created by the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are the interesting topics of debate for many people. This feeling might force some viewers to boycott Kalank, as it deals with a love story of a Muslim guy and Hindu girl. Some right-wing audience had expressed their anguish against the makers after watching its trailer. Now, they may stay away from watching the film.Kalank comparison with SLB’s moviesSanjay Leela Bhansali is a master of storytelling and has an impeccable eye for details from palatial sets to elaborate costumes. From Devdas to Bajirao Mastani, his films are extravagant visual feasts and nothing short of poetic experiences. He has an impeccable eye for details. From palatial sets to elaborate costumes, he is a master of storytelling. Kalank song Tabaah Ho Gaye.InstagramWhen the teaser of Kalank was released on the internet, many viewers asked whether Karan Johar is trying to break into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s grandeur and charm genre. This shows that there will be a lot of comparison with the latter’s films. Since there is a lot of difference in their way of filmmaking, it may lead to negative word of mouth, which may affect the collection of the movie at the box office.read more
The electricity bills will get more expensive in Karnataka as the Karnataka Electric Regulatory Commission (KERC) has once again increased a hike of 33 paise per unit in the tariff.KERC chairman Shambhu Dayal Meena said that the five electricity supply companies (Escoms) had proposed an average hike of Rs 1.20 per unit (17.37 per cent) for all the consumer categories. But the commission allowed an increase of 33 paise per unit (4.8 per cent).Meena said that the hike has been entailed due to a 16 per cent increase in power purchase cost, 20 per cent increase in operation and management costs, 12 per cent increase in interest and finance charges, 22 per cent increase in depreciation and other pending deficits amounting to over Rs 2,000 crores.The KERC also said that it was encouraging Time of Day tariff, when the tariff will see a hike of Rs 1 per unit during peak hours, both in the morning and evening. The consumers who utilise power during non-peak hours will be eligible for a subsidy ranging from Rs 1 to Rs 2 per unit, reports The Hindu.According to reports, the commission has also reduced the number of slabs in the urban and rural areas, with an increase of 25 paise. So, a BESCOM consumer in urban areas will pay Rs 3.75 per unit instead of Rs 3.50 for the usage of 30 units. And electricity consumption beyond 30 units will attract a higher slab rate.The urban areas will have to pay an additional 5 paise as per the hiked rates of BESCOM when compared to the rural areas as Bescom consumers will pay Rs 3.65/unit for the first slab, whereas other Escoms will charge Rs 3.35/unit to Rs 3.60/unit in the rural areas.read more
Prothom Alo illustrationA man, accused of raping a child, was arrested on early Saturday from Jhikorgachha in Jashore, reports UNB.The arrested person is Abdul Malek, 50, of Harinakundu upazila in Jhenidah.Chuadanga additional police superintendent Kanailal Sarkar said the suspect was arrested from Noali village of Jhikorgachha based on information from police’s Detective Branch.”Abdul Malek lured the six-year-old girl with chocolate and took her to a house and raped her on Wednesday,” ASP added.ASP Kanailal said Malek was on the run after the victim’s mother filed a case at Chuadanga Sadar police station.read more
Neighborhoods United and The League of Women Voters-Baltimore present a forum for Park Heights Residents on March 10 at 6 p.m. Confirmed participants running for City Council include: Betsy Gardner, Sharon Green Middleton, Derrick Lennon, Elizabeth Ryan Martinez, Issac Schleifer, Kinji Pierre Scott, Sharif J. Small and Richard Thomas White. It will be held at New Freedom Baptist Church, 4915 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215.