Shock Devices – Ban Shock Sat, 18 Sep 2021 13:15:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shock Devices – Ban Shock 32 32 Lewis Hamilton saved by “science, not luck” at Monza Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:00:02 +0000

The director of motorsport at Cranfield University said Lewis Hamilton had not been “lucky” to survive his crash at Monza but had been saved by science.

When the Briton and rival for the title Max Verstappen gathered at the Italian Grand Prix, the Dutchman’s car rode the Mercedes and went on top of this one.

One of the wheels hit Hamilton’s head, but the Halo on his car protected him from any more serious damage he might have suffered had it not been there.

After the race he said he felt very “lucky”.

“I feel very, very lucky today – thank goodness for the Halo,” Hamilton told reporters. “It finally saved me, you know, and saved my neck.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been hit in the head by a car before and it’s a shock to me. If you’ve seen the picture, my head is pretty far advanced.

“I’m so, so grateful that I’m still here. I feel incredibly blessed. I feel like someone was watching over me today.

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Temple, however, says it has nothing to do with luck or fortune.

The device underwent extensive testing and research at his university before being introduced to single-seater racing, and he attributes that to saving the lives of Hamilton and others.

“Hamilton was unlucky,” Temple said as quoted by

“It’s a fact that engineering and science underpin all of this work that keeps drivers safe. Safety is the number one concern in motorsport.

“The halo was introduced in 2018 and proved its worth that season when Charles Leclerc, then driving for Alfa Romeo, was protected against [Fernando] Alonso’s flying McLaren.

“We also had the [Romain] The Grosjean fireball incident in November 2020 and again the Halo came to the fore there, along with other safety measures such as the protection of the deformable nose cone, the safety system in the helmet and the barrier itself.

“It has been shown that Halo is now one of the primary safety devices that have been used by all single-seater drivers, from F1 to Formula 4.

“As this accident proved, the Halo is exceptionally strong and an integral part of other elements essential to the safety of the car.

“Hamilton sees Verstappen’s car coming to the top is probably the equivalent of nearly a London double-decker bus landing above the car.”

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PopSockets enters phone case category by revealing iPhone 13 offerings Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0000

PopCase’s integrated, sliding handle sits on a thin plastic strip that moves up and down along the channels on the sides of the case. The channel allows users to slide up and perfectly center the grip, providing a balanced editing and viewing experience, and slide down for portrait mode, ideal for FaceTime, Zoom calls, video making TikTok and wireless charging.

“When we launched the original grip in 2014, it seemed natural to us to attach the grip to the center of the phones. gripping experience,” noted Randy Tchang, VP of Design and Development at PopSockets. “COVID-19 has reminded us how important video calls are to staying in touch with our friends, family and peers – being able to quickly turn your booth into portrait mode is a must now and in the future. “

The hero line includes four translucent colourways including Spearmint, Peachy, Purple, and Clear. Seen the product video here.

Additional features of PopCase:

  • Fall Protection: Shock absorbing egg crate geometry tested up to 10 ‘.
  • Protective design: Raised bezel for screen protection
  • Interchangeable handles: press and turn the handle 90 ° to swap it with one of 500 and more handle options
  • Slim design: for improved Qi wireless charging
  • PopMount Compatibility: Works with all PopSockets media


  • PopCase is available now at, select Target stores, and online for the iPhone 12/12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Select cases available on Amazon.
  • PopCase for iPhone 13/13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is available for pre-order online
  • Availability for iPhone 11/11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone X / XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR will be on on October 1st

About PopSockets
PopSockets was founded in 2010 by a former professor of philosophy David barnett, who was looking for a way to keep his earphone cord from tangling when he glued two buttons to the back of his phone and wrapped his cord around them. In 2014, PopSockets launched from Barnett’s garage in Boulder, CO, and today it has offices around the world. PopSockets exists to change the world for the better with empowering, expressive, fun products and community activism. Products include PopGrip, PopTop, PopCase, PopWallet +, PopMounts and PopGrip Slide Stretch. Over 230 million PopSockets grips have been sold worldwide. In 2018, PopSockets launched Poptivism, a charitable giving platform where customers create their own PopGrip designs, and PopSockets donates 50% of sales to the charity of their choice. The brand donated more $ 4 million in cash and products to 400 nonprofit partners. In 2021, PopSockets was honored as one of the world’s most innovative companies from Fast Company.

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The evanescent lure of doing business in China Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:09:22 +0000

IIT’S NOTHING again for foreign companies to suffer the upheavals of the Chinese Communist Party. From revolutionary times, Chairman Mao’s victorious troops did not directly confiscate foreign assets as their Bolshevik predecessors did in Russia. Instead, they exhausted them with higher taxes and fines so large that companies ended up giving up their assets for nothing. In a memorable case unearthed by Aron Shai, an Israeli scholar, a British industrialist in 1954 said he handed everything over to the Communists, from “big blocks of warehouses (warehouses) to pencils and papers.” And yet, he complained, Comrade Ho, his counterpart, continued to haggle “like a pre-liberation shopkeeper.”

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Although multinationals have flocked to China since, government bickering continued, encompassing everything from technology transfer to free corporate investment. There have been big improvements, but the teasing is a constant reminder, as one American puts it, that companies shouldn’t get “too big for their pants.” Western companies operate in China with tolerance, and the country may one day seek to replace them.

As a result, some may have felt a sense of Schadenfreude that Chinese, not Western, companies have been the main victims of President Xi Jinping’s recent efforts to socially design a new type of economy. In the past week alone, the government has taken steps to lower barriers between tech giants Alibaba and Tencent, and, according to the Financial Time, ordered the dismantling of Alipay, a financial super-app owned by Alibaba’s sister company, Ant. Some even go so far as to make flattering comparisons between Mr. Xi’s efforts to emasculate China’s tech “oligarchs” and how US and European governments are preying on Western tech giants.

The heaviness, however, cools to an unusual degree. The whim too. Kenneth Jarrett, a seasoned China observer in Shanghai for the Albright Stonebridge Group, a consultancy firm, says the question on everyone’s lips is “who could be next? The crackdown comes against a backdrop of growing tensions between China and the West that leave multinationals stuck in a sort of semi-legal vacuum. For many, China’s appeal remains irresistible. But the perils overtake the promise.

Besides banks and asset managers, some of whose investments in China have been hit hard in recent months, several types of multinational companies are at risk. One group includes those who make most of their money in China, from pimping to a golden elite who flaunt their purses and sports cars at $ 3,000. Another includes companies that irritate their customers for what can be interpreted as Western arrogance; Tesla, the electric car maker, is one example. A third category includes European and American manufacturers of advanced manufacturing equipment and medical devices that China believes must produce itself.

As usual, the threats come in the form of political announcements that seem deceptively bland. One, “common prosperity,” is a catch-all phrase ranging from reducing social inequalities to more pampering workers and clients to nanny overworked youth. Its most obvious impact is on Chinese tech, tutoring and gaming companies, which have lost hundreds of billions of dollars in market value as a result of government crackdown. Yet multinationals have also been caught in the fallout. In a few days in August, the valuation of European luxury brands, such as Kering, supplier of Gucci handbags, and LVMH, a seller of trinkets and bubbles, fell $ 75 billion after investors finally took Xi’s common prosperity agenda seriously.

Xi does not intend to force Chinese consumers to resume Mao’s lawsuits. But its war on flamboyance, especially among the wealthy who can spend at least $ 100,000 each a year on foreign brands, threatens the most lucrative part of the market. It also puts luxury brands at risk, which charge Chinese consumers more than at their outlets, for example, in Milan. Flavio Cereda of Jefferies, an investment bank, expects the government to continue supporting a growing middle-class luxury market, as ambitious purchases reflect economic success. If China spoils the experience, the shock could be huge. Its consumers account for 45% of global luxury spending, he says. “No China, no party.”

“Dual circulation” is another buzzword with disturbing connotations. It is an attempt to promote self-sufficiency in natural resources and technology, in part in response to fears that a reliance on Western suppliers will make China vulnerable to geopolitical and trade pressures. But it also poses a threat to Western multinationals in China by reducing technology imports and creating a “buy Chinese” mentality. Friedolin Track BDI, a German industry federation, notes that state-owned enterprises in China have reportedly received procurement guidelines that require domestic supply of devices such as X-Beam machines and radar equipment.

Between a block and a hard place

Everything becomes a catch-22. On the one hand, America, Europe and their allies are in a geopolitical conflict with China, which they blame for human rights abuses in places like Xinjiang, home of the oppressed Uyghur minority. The West wants to restrict the technologies that its companies sell to China and the materials, like cotton, that they buy there. On the other hand, China is asserting its right to retaliate against companies it claims are engaging in geopolitics.

Jörg Wuttke, President of the EU The China Chamber of Commerce says the size of the Chinese market is worth it. “The biggest risk is not being in China,” he insists. Still, anyone with a long-term perspective might see Mr. Xi’s undisputed personal authority, his gamble on reshaping the Chinese economy, and the grim geopolitical backdrop as more than enough reasons to consider an exit. It may never happen to that. But as in the post-revolutionary era, sometimes one warning shot too many is enough to convince even the most daring industrialist to throw in the towel.

This article appeared in the Business section of the print edition under the headline “Who Will Be Next?”

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IPhone 13 price promotions are Apple’s biggest shock of 2021 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:39:00 +0000

Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 kick off on Friday, but while there haven’t been any big surprises in Apple’s sticker pricing for the four new smartphones, the deals on offer could make 2021 an unusual year. There’s no doubt that Apple has come to rely on iPhone sales to support its bottom line, especially in the first quarter after a new model, but it takes more than just a spec sheet to win over new buyers. .

The iPhone 13 family starts at $ 699 for the iPhone 13 mini with a 5.4-inch display, and then starts at $ 799 for the iPhone 13 with a 6.1-inch display. The iPhone 13 Pro is the same size, but adds a third camera among other changes; it starts at $ 999. Finally, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display and starts at $ 1,099.

They’re, if you’ve followed, the same as last year’s starting prices for the iPhone 12 family. There had been concerns that – amid shortages of chips and other components linked to the pandemic – consumers could receive an unexpected sticker shock, that fact alone is interesting. Few people are expected to necessarily pay near these numbers, however.

For the iPhone 13, exchanges are essential

Buy your iPhone 13 through Apple, and the company will discount up to $ 790 depending on which old phone you might be willing to part with. If you’re using last year’s flagship, Apple is happy to cut your bill by much of the price of a new iPhone 13.

If, of course, you stick with something older – since an iPhone 8, in fact, first launched in 2017 – then the discount will be a bit more modest. Calculate something more like $ 110.

How you decide to pay for your new iPhone 13 will determine how this trade-in discount is applied. If you buy the new smartphone directly, Apple will reduce the trade-in value from the final price you pay at checkout. If, however, you opt for a monthly payment for the new iPhone 13, Apple will distribute the trade-in value and apply it as a reduction on each month’s bill.

It should be noted that, if you trade in a phone that’s worth more than the new iPhone 13 you buy, you’re not saying goodbye to the difference. Apple will actually send you an Apple Gift Card for the remaining amount, after you send the old device in and check its status. The online recovery process typically takes 2-3 weeks, depending on the company.

IPhone 13 carriers push the exchange even further

While buying a new iPhone through Apple might be the easiest way to get your hands on Tim Cook’s latest gadget, if you go through the carriers, you could potentially save even more. The amount will depend on the carrier you are using, whether you are an existing customer and the type of package you are subscribing to.

AT&T, for example, promises up to $ 1,000 off the cost of an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, or $ 700 off the cost of an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini. Verizon could slash one of the new iPhone 13 models by $ 800, while T-Mobile is offering a free iPhone 13. The caveat, like with Apple’s trade-in offers, is that it all depends on the existing device you own. You will also need to have an unlimited plan.

However, have no idea to take advantage of the offer and then return your new iPhone 13 for a profit. All three carriers apply promotional prices on a monthly basis.

As iPhone 13 arrives, Samsung rolls out the big guns

Then again, it’s not like Apple is the only one trying to coax upgrade companies with healthy trade-in deals. With users unsure whether they want to spend hundreds or dollars or more on a new smartphone, companies like Samsung have softened their promotions.

If you’re in the market for a Galaxy S21, for example, or a new Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung has not only doubled, but quadrupled its offerings. Starting this year, you can now trade in up to four devices – whether it’s a phone, tablet, or smartwatch – for a single new Galaxy phone. The company even allows devices with cracked screens to count as well.

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Why Apple Products Cannot Support Vibration Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:51:31 +0000

Recently, Apple announced that users should be careful when using their iPhone in areas of intense vibration, such as cars and bicycles. What causes Apple products to break down from vibration, why should customers be more careful when using devices, and what does this teach about the difference between automotive grade parts and ordinary commercial parts?

In recent years, some Apple customers have recognized failures in their devices after riding a bicycle or driving vehicles. However, it was only recently that Apple issued a warning to users that vibrations from high powered motors can damage iPhone devices.

Apple’s announcement specifically mentions how vibration can damage sensitive mechanisms present on the iPhone’s camera. Because iPhone is a portable device, it can be difficult to take clear images as even the slightest movement can cause the image to blur. To solve this problem, the iPhone incorporates optical image stabilization and closed-loop autofocus to produce crisp and clear images even on the move.

The iPhone also uses a gyroscope with magnetic sensors to help stabilize the image in order to understand how the camera moves in its surroundings to provide the best result. However, these parts are all susceptible to damage when strongly vibrated, and it is this vulnerability that damages the iPhone when exposed to vibration from motors.

Many consumers would think that such a vulnerability is an example of poor manufacturing or poor design. Yet the truth is, most consumers don’t understand what automotive grade parts are. It is quite normal to mount a smartphone holder on the dashboard of a car and then use the smartphone as a GPS. However, consumers should recognize that the smartphone is not actually designed for use in automotive environments (including in the dashboard).

Generally speaking, most consumer devices on the market are designed for use in homes and other quiet environments. This means that they don’t expect large temperature swings, sudden vibrations, shocks, or corrosive compounds. Automotive grade parts, however, expect to see environmental conditions present in and around vehicles, including high temperatures, sudden shocks, severe vibrations, and potentially hazardous atmospheres.

As such, it’s no surprise that consumers report devices being used in harsh or faulty environments. However, is it the manufacturer’s responsibility to tell customers that devices are not guaranteed to work inside a car?

When designing electronics for commercial use, it is almost impossible to predict every use scenario. In the iPhone example, testing in cars would most likely have worked due to the large amounts of shock and vibration absorbers that modern vehicles have. Additionally, iPhone designers are unlikely to have tested their device on high-performance motorcycles, either due to the marginal nature of the environment or because the iPhone is not designed with high-performance motorcycles. car parts.

Although designers can solve these problems by using only automotive grade parts in their design, this is a very impractical design method for several reasons. For one thing, automotive grade parts can be much more expensive than their commercial variants (as they require more testing, checking, and different construction methods). Another reason is that not all parts are available in automotive grades (as is probably the case with the iPhone).

Engineers can protect their devices from customer complaints by clearly describing what environments their devices can operate in (temperature range, water levels, etc.). Users who violate these requirements will be deprived of any warranty. However, it’s arguably best for engineers to learn how other products have failed, to recognize how consumers are using their devices, and to design products with better testing methods to find problems before they become. a problem.

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The new CaseCruzer Mobile 10 Pack tablet charging station features fast charging capability so federal government agencies can quickly deploy iPad and Samsung tablets Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:03:54 +0000

Lot of 10 charging stations for tablets

The new CaseCruzer 10 Pack tablet charging station makes slow charging of multiple devices such as iPads and Samsung tablets a thing of the past with its 220 watts of total power and 10 USB-C ports. It has the ability to quickly charge new tablets that require a USB Type-C port. This is why government and military personnel working in remote and extreme conditions rely heavily on the new charging solution to keep devices powered.

On the ground or in the air, the new charging station keeps tablets charged for use with applications such as Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), but also charges them even faster. The charging station has power units that comply with USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge specifications (found in the Samsung Galaxy range). The charging station is backwards compatible. It also has 5 alternative ports for legacy devices requiring USB Type-A connectors. The shelves can fit perfectly with virtually any popular protective cover in each of the padded vertical bays. The bays protect the electronics from shocks, impacts and vibrations during travel.

CaseCruzer’s new solution ensures that devices are fully protected by UL certification. There are two surge protectors with power requirements of 110 Volts AC. An internal fan in the 10 Pack charging station helps control the temperature while the tablets are charging. For safety reasons and to aid in heat dissipation, the outer cover should be kept open while the inner door can be locked while the devices are turning on. A double set of steel clamps can be secured with sturdy padlocks to allow access to authorized users only. The product comes with full safety certificates for CE, ETL, FCC, SAA, KC, PSE, CB, RoHS, Erp, REACH. More technical information can be found on the company’s website.

Be ready for the mission: To enable continuously powered tablets, the highly efficient CaseCruzer charging station or multiple stations can meet a strict charging schedule. A system like this is even more important in government, military and medical circles today to better establish improved interpersonal communications. From back office workers to frontline government workers, updating vital information is a top priority. Likewise, first responders and medical units can better work with the medical applications needed to do their jobs.

CaseCruzer provides additional specifications on its website for the USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 DC out of the charging station, which technically means iPads and Samsung tablets can charge at the fastest possible speed.

The pack of 10 charging stations is airtight, waterproof and its dustproof characteristics can be attributed to the pressure balancing valve, latches and o-ring (MIL-STD-648C and IP67 ). Harsh weather conditions are no match for the durability of the product. Naturally, the CaseCruzer pedigree of being virtually indestructible is part of the new rugged charging station. Unconditional lifetime warranty.

While government IT procurement teams can count on the charging station as a must-have product to fit into technology budgets, purchasing agents can count on the solution for optimal quality, reliability and uptime. Please take into account that the current delivery time is 7-10 days.

The station weighs around 43 pounds. The exterior dimensions of the mobile station are: 27 “L x 20” W x 16 “H. The color is black. Its wheels and unique pull handle allow the station to be moved effortlessly when it needs to be transported. It can travel by air (rated ATA 300), train or truck and shipped securely via FedEx and UPS with Ez-Pack ‘N’ Ship.

CaseCruzer offers over 500 TAA Compliant Carrying Cases, Gun Carrying Cases and Mobile Charging Stations.

CaseCruzer is here to help lead the way with fast charging of mobile technology as government personnel, medical teams and the military continue to rely on fully powered tablets.

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A seat of shock but Leyla’s pain stole the show Sat, 11 Sep 2021 08:00:08 +0000

It was busy and emotional this week in Emmerdale – if you haven’t managed to grab it all, here’s a recap.

Emmerdale: Victoria, Wendy and David taken hostage by gunman Russ

Emmerdale this week saw Victoria caught in a terrifying seat (ITV)

Earlier this week, Russ managed to manipulate Victoria into feeling bad for him about his financial situation.

Wendy was able to convince Victoria to lend Russ the £ 50,000 Russ’s mother left Harry.

However, Wendy started to feel guilty and went to The Hide to stop Victoria from transferring the money.

She explained that Russ had blackmailed her with great secrecy – she had never graduated as a nurse.

Raging Russ then introduced himself and pulled out a gun, demanding Vic send the money.

Russ later found out that David was in Hide’s office and also took him hostage.

When Victoria tried to take the gun away from Russ, a fight ensued. David came to try to help and a gunshot rang out.

In the Friday night episode (September 10), it was revealed that David was the target of the shooting.

In Emmerdale this week, Russ shot David (ITV)

After Vic stunned Russ, they managed to get the police inside.

David was rushed to hospital. Wendy seemed to be hoping he would be okay, but will he be okay?

Personally, I loved the siege scenes this week. I know some viewers don’t like violence, but these scenes were thrilling.

It has been a while since they had a seat in the village. Russ turned out to be just as terrifying as Wendy had described him in the past.

It will be interesting to see what happens next.

What will happen to Russ? Will Wendy be in trouble now that the secret is that she is not a qualified nurse?

Leyla’s heartbreaking miscarriage

Leyla had a miscarriage (Photo credit: ITV)

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This week, pregnant Leyla went for surgery because she was bleeding.

She was forced to confess to Liam – who is still mourning her daughter Leanna – that she was pregnant, but feared losing the baby.

Leyla was adamant about going to the hospital on her own, but Liam realized he needed to be with her.

It was heartbreaking to see Leyla trying so hard to cover her pain to put Liam first – if that isn’t real love, I don’t know what it is.

She had explained to Priya that she would love to be a mom again, so seeing her go through the loss of her baby, while she too was crying Leanna, was very upsetting.

Hope we will see some happiness in the near future for Liam and Leyla.

April bullying

Cathy bullied April (ITV)

Earlier this week, April realized she must know the person who had bullied her anonymously, as she posted her phone number online.

April came home from school early this week, throwing up that she was so anxious.

The 12-year-old refused to tell her father that the bullying had started to win.

Meanwhile, April’s “friend” and her aunt Cathy confessed to her twin brother, Heath, that she was the one who started trolling.

In Emmerdale this week, April was sick with anxiety. (ITV)

Read more: Emmerdale star Charley Webb admits she feels ‘shocked’ by her son’s huge change

It’s good to see Emmerdale tackle a bullying scenario. It’s also good to see more of Cathy and Heath, whom we hadn’t really known before.

Anyone who has been bullied will experience the anxiety it causes. Seeing young April so scared to be in school and come home sick made me cry.

No one should have to go through this worry. It’s very clear that Cathy is jealous of her young niece, but I find it hard to feel any sympathy for her.

Another thing I wanted to add was how did Marlon not reconstitute that April was being bullied again? Surely the thought must have occurred to him?

But I hope this will teach parents to check their children’s devices, especially if they are only 12 years old!

However, I have to praise the young Emmerdale cast. They are an extremely talented group and I can’t wait to see how the rest of this plot unfolds.

Want more Emmerdale spoilers? Entertainment Daily has a dedicated Emmerdale spoiler section so you can get your fix before the final episodes air.

Emmerdale typically airs weekday evenings at 7 p.m. on ITV, with an additional episode at 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

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Global chip shortage could make Apple products even more expensive Wed, 08 Sep 2021 06:00:59 +0000

Future Apple products, like the iPhone 13, could be on the verge of getting more expensive due to the chip shortage and rising supplier prices.

According to Nikkei Asia sources, Apple’s main chip supplier TSMC is believed to be raising manufacturing prices in response to the current global semiconductor shortage. This means that Apple may have to pay more for its chip production and could potentially pass the costs on to consumers.