A YouTube channel named Photo Owl Time Lapse decided to put the Galaxy S21’s IP rating to test and has kept the phone submerged underwater for 12 days. The YouTuber is looking to test the limits of Galaxy S21 and see for how long it can last underwater. The channel is also live-streaming the same from Feb 9, 2021. The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with IP68 water and dust resistant rating and, as per Samsung , the phone is rated to survive submersion of up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. The timer running on the smartphone’s screen currently shows 74 hours + 200 hours. This means the phone has survived for 274 hours as of day 12. Also, the YouTuber has said that the phone has been kept charged throughout the test using a wireless charging pad attached to the aquarium. Based on this, the Galaxy S21 is holding up pretty well underwater. The YouTuber has also been updating the description page with the progress of the test, Read on: “Update 1: As it turns … [Read more...] about A Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone is sitting underwater for 12 days now and still working
The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using the drug, such as their genetics, two new studies suggest. Marijuana use does not lead to smaller brain size in teens, one of the new studies found. That finding contrasts with previous research suggesting the drug does have this effect. SEE ALSO: 11 odd facts about marijuana But in people who are genetically prone to schizophrenia, marijuana could alter their brain development in potentially negative ways, according to the other new study. Together, the two new studies point to a complicated and confusing picture of marijuana's effects on young brains. The studies suggest that a person's environment, culture and genes all play murky roles in the process. Long-term effects Dozens of studies have researched the differences between the brains of pot smokers and those of people who don't smoke marijuana. Overall, the … [Read more...] about Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?
During Twitter's first earnings call as a public company in early February CEO Dick Costolo emphasized that his goal is "to reach every person on the planet." "In 2014," he added, "we're focused on building a Twitter that is truly accessible and valuable to everyone." What better way to do that than by borrowing some of the look and feel from the social network that's come closest to that goal: Facebook. See also: Twitter's New Profiles: Everything You Need to Know Twitter unveiled a new design for profile pages on Tuesday with more prominent lead images and the option to choose a top tweet to display. As many, many users quickly pointed out, the design makes Twitter look that much more similar to Facebook. That might not be such a bad thing. "If today's announcement makes the service more accessible for more people, then that's great news for Twitter," says Nate Elliott, an analyst with Forrester Research. Twitter had 241 million monthly users at the end of the … [Read more...] about Twitter Fights For Mainstream Adoption With Facebook-ish Updates
Facebook , Twitter and Google said Monday that they're pausing the review of Hong Kong government requests for user data as they look more closely at a new national security law China imposed on the region that has curbed political expression. The law , which took effect last week, criminalizes "secession, subversion, organization and perpetration of terrorist activities, and collusion with a foreign country." Terrorist acts include arson and damaging public transportation. Those found guilty under the law could face life imprisonment. Editors' top picks Subscribe to CNET Now for the day's most interesting reviews, news stories and videos. The unusual move shows that tech companies are still trying to fully understand the law's impact on political expression and its users. Silicon Valley companies routinely receive requests for user data from governments throughout the world, including Hong Kong, as part of criminal investigations. Hong Kong officials say the law … [Read more...] about Facebook, Twitter, Google pause review of Hong Kong requests for user data
Here we go again. Twitter stock cratered by more than 10% overnight, opening at a new low of less than $38 a share on Wednesday after the company reported user growth in the first quarter that disappointed Wall Street. See also: 10 Moments on Twitter That Will Go Down in History If that sounds familiar, it's because the same thing happened in early February when Twitter reported its first earnings results as a public company. That time, Twitter plummeted more than 20% after hours as investors raised a red flag about, you guessed it, user growth. The social network reported having 255 million monthly active users in the March quarter, up from 241 million in the previous quarter and 204 million the same quarter a year earlier. At first blush, that might sound like Twitter is trending in the right direction, but on a year-over-year basis Twitter's users growth continues to slow. Twitter's user base grew by 25% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter a year … [Read more...] about Twitter Stock Drops to New Low as User Growth Disappoints Wall Street