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“First stratospheric UAV” Zephyr sets a new record for the duration of an unmanned flight

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The experimental aircraft, tested jointly with the US Army, was in the air over the Sonoran Desert for 42 days, thus setting a new record.

The solar-powered Airbus Zephyr S took off from the U.S. Army Yuma Test Site on June 15, 2022 and has been flying over the Yuma Test Site and Kofa National Wildlife Refuge since then. It was previously reported that it has been in the air for 36 days.

In the latest flight, the Zephyr set a number of records, including first flight over water, first flight into international airspace, longest continuous flight, and furthest flight from a launch point, according to a US Army statement.

First stratospheric UAV Zephyr sets a new record for the

Zephyr has a narrow fuselage and wingspan with a span of 25 meters. Despite its large size, the drone is made of carbon fiber, which has reduced its weight to 75 kg. Airbus describes the Zephyr as “the first stratospheric UAV of its kind” that can fly continuously for months at a time. The aircraft is known as a “high-altitude platform station”, sometimes referred to as a pseudo-satellite. This class of aircraft is designed to stay in the air for long periods of time, using solar power to recharge their on-board batteries, which are then used to keep the aircraft flying at night. Airbus claims that, thanks to its energy storage system, the Zephyr’s flight is completely carbon neutral.

Zephyr can carry a wide range of payloads up to 22.5 kg, including optical, infrared, lidar and hyperspectral sensors, radar and synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and even early warning systems. Since the drone operates at an altitude of about 21,340 meters, it can observe an area on the ground measuring 20 kilometers by 30 kilometers.

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Moto X30 Pro received the fastest wireless charging in the history of the brand. Its power is 50 W

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Chen Jin, general manager of Lenovo’s Chinese smartphone division, said that the upcoming flagship Moto X30 Pro will feature the fastest wireless charging in the brand’s history. Its power will be 50 watts.

Moto X30 Pro received the fastest wireless charging in the history of the brand.  Its power is 50 W

The Moto X30 Pro charger with 125W output was previously shown on the Web, so the Moto X30 Pro will quickly charge both wired and wirelessly.

Other features of the smartphone are already known. This is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a frame rate of 144 Hz, an embedded 60-megapixel front camera and a main camera with a 200-megapixel main sensor. The official premiere of the Moto X30 Pro is expected on August 10 or 11. Moto X30 Pro was supposed to be presented earlier, but due to tensions between China and Taiwan, the premiere was postponed.

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TP-Link Unveils $90 TL-SL31 Lite Smart & Fully Automatic Door Lock

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TP Link Unveils 90 TL SL31 Lite Smart Fully Automatic Door

TP-Link introduced a $90 smart door lock in China. The device, designated TL-SL31 Lite, can already be ordered in China

TP-Link Unveils $90 TL-SL31 Lite Smart & Fully Automatic Door Lock

The creators emphasize that the lock is fully automatic – no additional actions are required with it after opening or closing the door. So, for example, when the door is closed, the lock is blocked automatically (relatively speaking, the “night latch” is automatically activated). You can unlock the device in five different ways: for example, by using a code on the digital panel, by scanning your fingerprint (response speed – 0.369 s) or from a smartphone. Naturally, the TL-SL31 Lite supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

TP-Link Unveils $90 TL-SL31 Lite Smart & Fully Automatic Door Lock

A feature of the external design is a digital panel that rotates to the top at an angle of 15 °. The creators assure that the battery life of the lock is at the level of top solutions on the market. Well, in case of discharge, you can recharge the battery through the USB-C port.

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Unlimited by power limits, the Core i9-13900K shows incredible performance, but also consumes more than a HEDT-class CPU

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Unlimited by power limits the Core i9 13900K shows incredible performance

The Core i9-13900K processor, in the absence of a power limit, can compete with the monstrous Ryzen Threadripper.

Unlimited by power limits, the Core i9-13900K shows incredible performance, but also consumes more than a HEDT-class CPU

Testing showed that in Cinebech R23 in multi-threaded mode, the upcoming Intel flagship in the regular version out of the box is gaining almost 35,700 points. And this result is already very good, since, for example, the Core i9-12900K scores 27,500 points, and the 32-core Threadripper 2990X scores 30,000 points.

Unlimited by power limits, the Core i9-13900K shows incredible performance, but also consumes more than a HEDT-class CPU

But if you remove the power limit, then the Core i9-13900K is already gaining more than 40,600 points! And this already correlates with the capabilities of the modern 24-core Threadripper 5965WX, and the 32-core Threadripper 5975WX is not catastrophically faster.

The price to pay for this performance will be power consumption. The CPU consumes more than 250 W under load even without any modifications, and in the absence of restrictions, the figure soars up to 345 W! This is more than the same Threadripper 5000 requires.

Recall that the Core i9-13900K will still have only eight large cores, although there will already be 16 small ones.

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