A call for helpAs you get closer to the black hole's center, though, you reach a certain point where all hopes of stability are dashed against the rocks of gravity. Just outside the black hole, but before reaching the event horizon, the gravitational forces are so extreme that stable orbits become impossible. Once you reach this region, you cannot remain in placid orbit. You have only two choices: if you have rockets or some other source of energy, you can propel yourself away to safety. But if you're a hapless chunk of gas, you're doomed to fall freely toward the waiting dark nightmare below. … [Read more...] about How close can you get to a black hole?
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Coronavirus Updates Critical IT policies and tools (TechRepublic) Roundup: Cyber-security during the pandemic What does the new normal look like? 15 CXOs answer Google: Super-spreaders are a big part of the problem How tech workers are supporting vital services Dashboard delivers real-time view of virus Most remote workers feel more productive Can 5G survive the pandemic? HPE plans new post-pandemic operating structure Face masks for businesses: Where to buy Online retail sales surge 49% Can holograms help overcome the frustrations of social distancing? LinkedIn debuts Virtual Events State-backed hackers trying to steal coronavirus research AR/VR during a pandemic How Verizon brought hospital ship USNS Comfort online Elon Musk defies local order by reopening Tesla factory Rolls Royce, Google Cloud, IBM, others partner to model economic recovery 'You can't just stop.' How data centers are dealing IT spending will be viewed through new lens as … [Read more...] about Google to gradually return to work as Apple reportedly plans to re-open more stores
The deception really started to unravel after Hoerzing finished third, meaning Abt was supposed to show up for the standard post-race interview with the top three drivers. But he didn’t; Rowland and Vandoorne’s Zoom feeds were instead placed next to a black box with Abt’s name, and the broadcast hosts never even attempted to interview the Audi driver. During his portion of the interview, Vandoorne said was “questioning if it was really Daniel in the car.” … [Read more...] about Audi drops driver for secretly using a ringer to compete in virtual race
TAIPEI: Taiwan's Foxconn posted an almost 90% drop in first-quarter profit on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted production and hit demand from Apple Inc and other major clients. But the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, formally called Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said the worst of virus outbreak for the company was over. "Hon Hai will stabilize in the second quarter," Foxconn said in a statement, adding that it expects revenue will show double-digit growth in the second quarter from the first quarter. While demand for smartphones remains unclear, other business units are expected to see revenue growth of more than 10% in the second quarter from a year earlier thanks to rising demand from telecommuting and online entertainment, it added. Foxconn reported net profit of T$2.1 billion ($70.25 million) for the January-March quarter, falling well short of a Refinitiv consensus estimate of T$8.88 billion drawn from 14 analysts. The virus, which … [Read more...] about Foxconn’s first-quarter profit plunges on coronavirus fallout, sees better second quarter
That said, a global pandemic is likely moving around a lot of release schedules, and we're not sure if OnePlus would push ahead with a US, UK and Europe release at a time when so many retail stores are closed – especially when, for a TV range entering a country for the first time, ensuring shoppers can get their eyeballs on a set in person is pretty important for driving initial growth. … [Read more...] about OnePlus TV explained: specs, price, remote, and when it’s coming to you