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Sonnenenergie – iCare.today
„Solar energy reaches historically low costs – Solar is ‚the new king‘ – In some parts of the world, solar power is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, thanks to policies encouraging renewable energy growth. That’s according to a new report released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). – Sunshine is free, but the technology needed to turn it into usable electricity can be expensive. To encourage more people and companies to switch to solar power, countries can adjust their policies to make purchasing that equipment more affordable. Today, more than 130 countries have policies that lower the cost of building new solar installations. … In most countries in the world, it’s consistently cheaper to build solar farms than new coal- or gas-fired power plants, the report says. For utility-scale solar projects completed this year, the average cost of electricity generation over the lifetime of the plant (called the levelized cost of electricity) was between $35 to $55 per megawatt-hour in some of the world’s biggest markets – the US, Europe, China, and India.“The Verge
„eicker.today – Daily Tech News on Climate Change to Care About – iCare.today – eicker.today liefert unter @eickertoday auf Twitter englischsprachige Technews zum Klimawandel, also Nachrichten, die sich insbesondere mit neuen Technologien und der Weiterentwicklung vorhandener Technologien beschäftigen, die den Klimawandel bekämpfen… eicker.today provides English tech news on climate change @eickertoday on Twitter: news that deals with new technologies and the further development of existing technologies that combat climate change…“iCare.today
RUMS: Journalismus aus Münster
„Neuer lokaler Qualitätsjournalismus ausgerechnet in Münster? – Mit RUMS kommt in Münster ein ambitioniertes Lokaljournalismus-Projekt aus der Start-Phase. Mitgründer Christian Humborg gibt Einblicke in das publizistische Experiment aus dem Netz. … Viele Menschen verbinden mit Münster eine beschauliche, konservative Stadt, in der vor langer Zeit der Westfälische Frieden geschlossen wurde, andere verbinden Münster mit Fahrraddiebstählen. Münster überrascht aber als Ort eines neuen journalistischen Projektes.“Netzpolitik
„RUMS. Neuer Jounalismus für Münster. Wir schreiben darüber, was sich in der Stadt verändert, wo es hakt und wie es besser werden kann. Über Zusammenhänge und Hintergründe. In Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Ökologie. Wie wir zusammenleben und miteinander umgehen wollen. Wir recherchieren, argumentieren und ordnen ein. Wir schätzen Respekt und Fairness. RUMS ist werbefrei und unabhängig.“RUMS.
iPhone 12 Pro Max und MagSafe
„Apple Unveils iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max With 5G, Flat-Edge Design, LiDAR Scanner, New Colors, and More – The new Pro variants feature 5G, OLED Super Retina XDR displays with a hardened Ceramic Shield covering, and a new flat-edged design with a stainless steel band that’s similar to the frame of Apple’s iPad Pro. … Both devices include Apple’s new 5-nanometer A14 Bionic processor and come with triple-lens cameras with advanced photography features, including an Ultra wide 12MP camera with f/1.6 aperture, and a 7-element lens. … Apple says there are improvements to Night mode, which has been expanded to the TrueDepth and Ultra Wide cameras, allowing for an even brighter picture. … The Ceramic Shield front cover is infused with nano-ceramic crystals to improve toughness and increase drop performance by 4x.MacRumors
„iPhone 12 Lineup’s mmWave 5G Support Limited to the United States – As expected, the entire iPhone 12 lineup is compatible with faster 5G networks, but Apple’s website confirms that support for high-frequency mmWave bands is limited to models sold in the United States. This includes compatibility with Verizon’s new 5G Ultra Wideband network, which as of today is available in 55 cities across the country.“MacRumors
„mmWave vs. Sub-6GHz 5G iPhones: What’s the Difference? – All of the iPhones in Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will have Qualcomm modems that support 5G, but potential buyers need to know that not all 5G networks are equal. There’s the super fast mmWave (millimeter wave) 5G and the slower but more widespread Sub-6GHz 5G. … 5G is fifth-generation cellular wireless, succeeding the 4G LTE networks that we’ve been connecting to since 2010. There are two kinds of 5G networks: mmWave, which is the super-fast 5G that most people are talking about when they talk about 5G speed improvements, and sub-6GHz, the 5G that most people are going to experience for the time being. … mmWave 5G networks are ultra-fast, but they’re also ultra-short range. To use mmWave technology, you need to be within about a block of a 5G tower, which isn’t feasible in suburban and rural areas. mmWave spectrum is also blocked and obscured by doors, windows, trees, and walls, further limiting its available range, and because it requires so many towers for coverage, it’s expensive for carriers to deploy. … It’s worth noting that mmWave 5G offers greater bandwidth, relieving network congestion. In crowded areas, LTE speeds can slow because of the number of devices connecting, while mmWave technology is able to handle a greater number of connections without significant speed drops. … Over time, low-band and mid-band 5G speeds should get much quicker just like LTE did as it evolved, but those incredibly fast speeds that people expect from 5G are mmWave speeds and are much more limited in availability.“MacRumors
„Apple brings back MagSafe charging, but only for the new iPhones – Apple has revived its MagSafe charging brand with a twist: it’s no longer for its MacBook line but instead for the new iPhone 12 line. The announcement, made during the company’s annual iPhone reveal, confirmed rumors from last week that Apple would be bringing back its magnetic charging cable that it began phasing out of its laptop line in 2016 with the first USB-C MacBook.“The Verge
„iPhone 12 Pre-Order Dates: 6.1-Inch Models on Friday, Mini and Pro Max Models on November 6 – Apple today announced that the 6.1-inch models of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available to pre-order beginning this Friday, October 16 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, with deliveries and in-store availability beginning one week later on Friday, October 23. – The smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and larger 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max are launching later, with pre-orders beginning Friday, November 6 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time and shipments beginning one week later on Friday, November 13.“MacRumors