70% of smartphones sold in the United States are made in China

While Donald Trump seeks to reduce imports, the Middle Kingdom remains dominant in mobile telephony.

The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York Apple

It is difficult to do without Chinese imports. Even in the midst of the trade war between China and the United States. In the second quarter, 70% of the 31.8 million smartphones sold in the United States were “made in China”, according to a study by Canalys.

With 47.1% market share over the period, Apple weighs heavily in the balance. In the last three months, he has sold 15 million iPhones in his country of origin, an increase of 10% over one year. However, its smartphones are made in China. This is also the case for those of the Chinese groups Lenovo and TCL, which together represent a little less than 12% of market share.

Koreans Samsung and LG are respectively in second and third position on the American market with 23 and 11% of market share respectively. Most of their smartphone production is located in Korea and Vietnam. “Tensions between the United States and China create a lot of uncertainty for all smartphone makers except Samsung and LG», Summarize Canalys analysts.

Relocation

Donald Trump wants to encourage American companies to repatriate their production. But the positions taken by the American president have, for the moment, had very little impact, including on the iPhone manufacturer. Apple is however particularly exposed. In the United States, it is accused of having its devices manufactured in China. And in China, to be American! These two countries are also its two biggest markets.

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Wireless chargers pinned for excessive consumption

A full charge on a wireless device consumes 47% more electricity than a cable.

Wireless chargers allow compatible phones to be charged without plugging them in.
Wireless chargers allow compatible phones to be charged without plugging them in. Olga Yastremska/New Africa – stock.adobe.com

More and more widespread, wireless chargers allow compatible phones to be charged without plugging them in, simply by placing them on a case. A significant time saving but which wastes large amounts of energy, reveals the specialized media OneZero. After a series of tests, it appeared that a full charge on a wireless device consumes 47% more electricity than a cable.

When the phone is incorrectly positioned on the charger, this energy loss can even go up to 80%. The electricity thus evaporated could power a low-consumption light bulb for a few hours. It may not seem like much, but when you add them up, these losses can reach a substantial level, which will only increase if wireless charging technologies become the norm. The stakes are high, while the environmental impact of electronic devices raises more and more questions. According to the National Digital Council, they are responsible for half of digital consumption (the rest coming from servers).

CNNum has called for “digital sobriety”, to encourage manufacturers and users to limit the ecological cost of their devices

As such, CNNum called for the “digital sobriety», To encourage manufacturers and users to limit the ecological cost of their devices. Without specifically mentioning wireless chargers, it encourages the fight against waste and reduce the consumption of energy and resources of digital technologies.

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Companies: SpaceX continues to expand its satellite network for the internet

The company SpaceX put in space last Friday 57 satellites of its Starlink project, aimed at creating a global high-speed internet network, in addition to two BlackSky Earth observation minisatellites.

The 57 satellites successfully separated from the reusable Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 01.12 (05.12 GMT) on Friday, the company reported.

The rocket landed after completing its mission on the floating platform “Of Course I Still Love You” of in the Atlantic.

With this, there have already been ten Starlink satellite launch missions since 2019 and there are already 595 in orbit.

, founder and CEO of SpaceX, says that between 400 and 800 satellites are needed to achieve a minimum coverage of the internet network.

SpaceX It just achieved great success with the Demo-2 mission conducted by the Dragon Endeavor capsule, which took NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS) and brought them back to Earth.

On August 2, the capsule fell in a controlled manner into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico after a 19-hour return trip from the International Space Station (EEI).

The historic Demo-2 mission, which began in late May at Cape Canaveral, Florida, served to certify SpaceX’s ability to conduct commercial space travel.

Behnken and Hurley’s trip was the first from US soil and in a commercial spacecraft to the ISS since NASA’s shuttle program ended in 2011.

If the outbound trip was historic, the return trip was historic too, as this was the first time in 45 years that people have been able to see a spaceship splash.

The last time was on July 21, 1975, when the crew of a mission Apollo-Soyuz fell into the Pacific Ocean, near Hawaii.

In 2014, NASA awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts for a total of US $ 6.8 billion to develop the commercial space transportation program and stop relying on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that has put the US agency’s astronauts into orbit since it is canceled its shuttle program in 2011.

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Good kisses from Guyana (with a mask)

At the age of 27, in order to get a change of scenery and to leave the hospitals of the metropolis for a while, Arthur (1) had chosen a medical internship in Guyana for the summer of 2020. It was just before the pandemic:

“I chose my period well, you will tell me: after the first deluge of patients in metropolitan France, the Guyanese wave. Without being a journalist myself, I will try to follow this quote from Albert Londres: “Our job is not to please, nor to do harm, it is to carry the feather in the wound.” This testimony will therefore necessarily be unique to me, with my vision as a caregiver, my bias as a metropolitan and the inherent bias in preserving anonymity while trying to remain faithful to what is happening away from cameras and institutional social networks. I will mainly talk about hospital and territorial management but will not address the issue of city medicine due to ignorance of the subject.

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“Before talking about Covid, I would like to paint a quick picture of the health situation here: Guyana is currently suffering from a dengue epidemic, and for a long time that of HIV. And that’s without counting the problems that are much more frequent than cardiovascular disease or cancer. Take Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni for example, for a population pool of several tens of thousands of people, the number of hospital beds in acute medicine outside the Covid-19 period is … 30. It is not to sink into the miserable but it is certain that 30, that calms down … In total, there are three hospitals on the coast distributed in the big cities (Cayenne, Kourou and Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni) and centers of health dispersed in land and along waterways. We all know that the investment and skills of caregivers are very heterogeneous in the hospital… but here we can say that it is pushed to its climax. Before detailing the dysfunctions in the management of this crisis, I would like to greet some incredible caregivers: those who have been pillars of care in this department for several years, those who have set up services, those who allow the hospital to stand up. But alongside these staff, we find jumbled mercenaries who don’t care, those who don’t have the skills but don’t realize it, and those who feed their ego. In such a difficult environment, the contrast is striking.

Staggering lack of communication

“You have to adapt in Guyana all the time. We have to adapt to patients: to a sometimes exacerbated precariousness, to the different language barriers, to their paperwork problems, to their life outside the big cities of the coast. We have to adapt to the means: digestive endoscopies are Cayenne, urology is Kourou, ophthalmology is Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. Certain biological examinations… it is the metropolis. So I can understand that we cannot work as I am used to in metropolitan France, that we have to juggle and make compromises. But some situations are just indecent. Not in France, not in 2020: we do not refuse to take a patient in his thirties in intensive care under the pretext that he is HIV and Brazilian. We do not die after having an epidural for childbirth. We are not saying that we do not care if we made a mistake because the patient speaks poor French and will not file a complaint. You cannot be unreachable when you are on call… I think that in metropolitan France, no one would accept some of the things that I have seen here. And that can be brushed aside with the back of the hand since “It’s that or nothing, there is no one else”. It is not acceptable, it is indecent. And still I’m lucky in my medical practice, I’m a guy, people listen to me. It sucks, but that’s how it is. This is clearly not specific to Guyanese hospitals: more than once when I was a student I was spoken to instead of my boss. But here it is exacerbated, I am ashamed to have to repeat what my female colleagues say so that less competent men listen to them. It is blatant, it is shameful.

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“The patients, at least as far as I have come across, have illnesses made worse by many social problems. Two like that in your room in metropolitan France, it burns you out for the day. Here it is everyday. Illnesses as in the books and patients who do not fit into the administrative framework. I don’t want you to imagine the Wild West by reading this, but there are so many great projects to strengthen or create, I think our fellow citizens deserve to be done better. So inevitably, when a pandemic emerges, we are not serene. We had two major advantages: a young population and a few weeks ahead of the mainland. We quickly forget the weeks in advance, they were squandered by internal quarrels between hospital management, crisis management and the ARS. It was almost as if we were discovering the problems day to day, with a beautiful ball of hypocrites constantly parading in the media and on social networks. I am very happy to see the director of ARS Guyane, Clara de Bort, pose on the tarmac of the airport with her staff and congratulate herself on carrying out Evasan (medical evacuations) in a beautiful cooperation with hospitals. Unfortunately, it has happened several times that some of these evacuations were announced on television or on the Internet… before warning the doctors who directly took care of the patients concerned. The first time it was a family who came to ask us at what time their loved one would be evacuated when we had not been informed …

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“Finally, I would have had the right to the same speech here as at the start of the wave in metropolitan France:” No, but France is different, it will not be like Italy “,” No, but Guyana, that will be fine, it won’t be like in the metropolis. ” One day you will explain to me which part of “pandemic” you did not understand. I don’t know, honestly, how we could confidently say that everything was ready, that we didn’t need help and that everything was going to be fine. I feel like I heard Macron say that we never ran out of masks. Nobody one day could assume to say “It’s shit, but we will adapt as quickly as possible, everyone is on the front”? Must always put everything under the carpet? Fortunately, we had help, a lot of help, a lot of people who came to give a helping hand whether it was on their leave, on an agreement between hospitals, via the army or the health reserve. However, I would still like to underline the astounding lack of communication between hospitals, ARS and health reserve. You try to round up your friends to fill in the holes, put on the patches to keep it going and you finally discover that a whole team is arriving but no one has seen fit to warn the staff. You may even hear the phrase “There are too many reinforcements” while services are still understaffed. I know that in the end the whole technostructure will congratulate itself on the excellent management and will go with its little comment, but it is the caregivers who make it possible to hold on.

Infernal mixture of care, public opinion and political interests

“The health reserve I still have a few complaints. Throwing in the room retired general practitioners who have not done hospitality since their start of their careers and putting hospital workers in town, doesn’t that sound like a bad idea? I have no desire to be ungrateful to my colleagues, more than courageous, who volunteered to come, but maybe estimating the needs and positioning the reinforcements accordingly would be a good start. So inevitably when by ego we say that all is well in the services, we find ourselves hearing that a pulmonologist or infectious disease specialist is not necessary in Guyana. Anyway, we are no longer close. Ah and I greet you dear resuscitator colleague who did not want to see respiratory distress because you were eating. I do not forget you. Same for the reinforcements who complained about not being able to tour, I do not forget you either.

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The climax of this infernal mixture between care, public opinion and political interests was the trial planned for plasma therapy (with plasma from patients who had developed antibodies). If we summarize the situation, a trial concerning the interest of plasma therapy in Sars-CoV-2 infection had started in metropolitan France and was to continue in Guyana. There are two advantages to this: to provide patients with a potentially useful treatment and to succeed in including enough patients to reach a robust conclusion. In a context of mistrust of health authorities, media hubbub and the habit of this department being left behind, announcing this news from Paris was very clumsy. Let us add to this that this was done not by a PUPH (university professor-hospital practitioner) but by a PUPH, Karine Lacombe, and it was gone. Everyone has gone there from their affiliations to promote themselves, deputy, local collectives, close to Didier Raoult’s IHU. And in this mess, in the end, people were therefore pushed to demonstrate to refuse the help of an infectious disease specialist and her team in a territory that badly needed it. Admittedly, the announcement was awkward, but we saw people chanting loud and clear that they refused therapeutic help. I thus saw a good number of messages passing to say that the Guyanese patients were not guinea pigs. It’s such a no-brainer: no one is ever forcibly included in an essay if they don’t want to. This is the very basis of our ethical principles. But obviously to say it would do a disservice to the conspiracy discourse. On the other hand, promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine without any proof of its effectiveness in Covid, that was to use patients as guinea pigs. Associations have been calling for the creation of a university hospital in Guyana for years… and when a university team comes to do research, the door is vehemently slammed in its face.

“All this reflects a profound ignorance of clinical research and its functioning. So I hope that some people’s political agenda was worth it. In all of these ego bickering, whenever politics take precedence over caregivers and scientists for the wrong reasons, it is the patients who drink. While the Guyanese are worth it that we are interested in their territory, that we invest in improving access to healthcare here and that it be worthy of France. ”

(1) The first name has been changed.


Christian Lehmann doctor and writer

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Khaberni website: Elham Shaheen: Morsi asked to meet me

Tell me – Egyptian actress Ilham Shaheen revealed that the director of the office of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi threatened her to agree to meet him, but she refused.

Shaheen said during a television interview, that she “decided to confront the battle with the terrorist Brotherhood on behalf of the artists.”

She added: “The Brotherhood fabricated pictures of her and put her face on scandalous photos, and it was later proven that they were rigged.”

She pointed out, “She obtained a historical ruling to close the (Al-Hafiz) channel for a period of 6 months, and a precedent took place for the first time in the history of Egypt, which is the closure of a channel by court ruling, after she filed more than one case on the channel for insulting her on the channel’s screen, pointing out that the broadcaster who had insulted her accompanied A number of veils on the channel’s screen showed her some forged images that were falsely claimed to be a professor at Al-Azhar, but Al-Azhar University sent to the court evidence that he was not a faculty member and was imprisoned during the Morsi era.

She stressed that “Mohamed Morsi tried to attract the artists and act with politeness with them, but it did not succeed, stressing that the director of Morsi’s office tried to contact her a lot to inform her of Morsi’s desire to meet her.”

She explained that the director of Morsi’s office threatened her, saying: “If we want we, we will answer you,” adding that she said to him, “If you talk to me again, he will report about you,” and his response would be, “You are reporting about who, O Madam, we are the state.”

She stated that she had told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi after the success of the June 30 revolution, that “she was about to commit suicide” at the time of Chancellor Adly Mansour taking over the country after the Brotherhood was overthrown, pointing out that the Egyptians dazzled the world on June 30.

Mohamed Morsi had assumed his duties on June 30, 2012, and he was removed from his position on June 30, 2013 after demonstrations invaded the country calling for his departure and imprisonment since the date of his isolation, until his death on June 17, 2019, after several charges were brought against him, including communications with Qatar, Hamas, and disclosure. National Security secrets during his presidency

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Nadia Vadori-Gauthier: dance in resistance

January 2015. In a France bereaved by the attacks, Nadia Vadori-Gauthier decides to go out on the street and dance. Dance a minute every day, wherever it is, to impose its “sensitive presence” on the world, in response to barbarism.

Since January 14, 2015, the artist has not missed a single appointment and has posted a minute of dance daily on the Internet. Alone, with guests or in the middle of an event, in silence or with music, in the most varied places – from the Ice Palace of the Throne Fair to the Cantal mountains, via metros, RER, hospitals and museums -, day or night, in the rain or in the sun, Nadia Vadori-Gauthier improvises with a simple and deep movement, universal and accessible.

A project, of the order of performance, which she claims as a poetic action. ” Two sentences guide me, she explains. The Chinese proverb which says “drop by drop, the water ends up crossing the stone” and the quotation from Nietzsche “And one estimates lost any day when one will not have danced at least once”. For five and a half years, my minute of dance has been marking a white stone every day. »

A need for sharing

During the confinement, the performer continued to publish her videos, one minute a day, without deviating from the rule that she set for herself – in fixed shot and without montage – from her house in Gentilly, in the Paris suburbs: from bathroom in the garden up to the limits imposed by the statutory kilometer in the streets of its district. During this period, she also calls anonymous people to send her their own pictures.

She then discovers in the population an incredible desire to dance. ” The response was immediate, I spent up to 6 hours a day archiving dozens of videos, she says. I think that these images constitute an exceptional memory of the new situation that we have just lived, all these dances express the moods, the moods which crossed very diverse people – caregivers, workers, fans of Christophe in homage to the missing singer – and above all, a need for sharing, relationships… »

2,000 participants for the 2,000th

Nadia is preparing to celebrate her 2,000 todaye minute of dance. ” I couldn’t see myself doing it alone, she says. As large gatherings are no longer possible, I invite the volunteers to join me via the Zoom application, to dance together for a minute. My dream: to bring 2,000 people together for my 2,000e ! And, virtually, fill the great hall of the Chaillot National Theater where it will stand, alone, with the 1,800 empty seats in the background.

After this event, Nadia will continue to post on her website her daily dance minute. ” It’s a real commitment, she assures. Making the video of a minute of dance every day technically takes much more than a minute, but I do it day by day. The artist does not yet know how long she will continue this singular epic. One thing is certain: the world, in its march, will always need to dance.

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A new feature from Google that tells you about companies contacting you – Erm news





Source: Inas El-Sayed – Toss News

If you use the Google Phone app, you will soon be able to know why a business has contacted before responding.

The tech giant has revealed details about the “Verified Calls” feature, which will enable companies that choose to perform the Google verification process and pass it to send the dedicated call verification server to the phone number, phone number and reason for contact, such as “food delivery” applications.

Google will then display all of this information in the phone app, according to the engadget website that specializes in technical news.

The feature is turned on by default now, but it will not work if you do not add your phone number to your Google account, which requires the Google Phone application to be installed.

This app is still not compatible with many Android devices, including some Samsung phones.

In the event of privacy concerns, Google said that the feature does not collect or store any personally identifiable information after verification, and that the company deletes your phone number and the reason for the call from the call verification server minutes after verification.

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Netflix accounts for 23 % of the internet traffic in France

Netflix is by far the largest providers of content on the net, and its share tends to increase. It is one of the lessons that emerges from the report published Wednesday, June 25, by the Arcep (regulatory Authority for electronic communications, post and press distribution).

Netflix, roller

The platform of films and videos shown, by 2019, 23% of the traffic of the four major French operators (Orange, SFR, Bouygues, Free). After Google’s 15 %, as well as Facebook and Akamai, a content distributor, both less than 10%.

→ EXPLANATION. Facebook, YouTube, Netflix… How do these platforms get our attention

If the name of the social network is well-known to the general public, the second is less so. It is a computer network of several tens of thousands of servers spread across a hundred countries around the world. The company provides these servers to sites (signs of commerce, etc), which store web content caches distributed on each of their networks.

U.s. data in mass

In total, Netflix, Google, Akamai and Facebook represent more than 55 % of the traffic, two percentage points more than in 2018. “ This indicates that the concentration of more and more net traffic between a small number of players, whose position on the market of the content is enhanced “to be,” says one to the Arcep.

Because of the dominance in France of platforms primarily for the u.s., the volume of incoming data is much higher than that of the outgoing data of the territory : the level of asymmetry is past a given outgoing 4 incoming data in 2012 to 1 to 10 in 2019.

The network has held during the containment

The containment has been very much in favour of digital consumption, the gap for Netflix should still grow. The consumption of internet has increased 30% during the health crisis. ” Thanks to the quality of the networks, we did not observe any major congestion “welcomed-t – Arcep, which puts forward the involvement of all stakeholders.

The major providers of content and application of video streaming or online games have reduced the quality of the video or program updates in a period of low inflow “recalls a member of the Authority. The fear of this congestion had led to the shift of the launch of Disney +, other online video platform.

Environmental Impact

The report also highlights, in its final part, the environmental impact of the digital age, including several studies say that it is responsible for 3% to 4% of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. If the power consumption of networks is the major source of gas emission of greenhouse operators, these issues concern the entire value chain, from data centers to the terminals. The production of the latter (in the form of smartphones, tablets, screens, speakers connected, etc) is responsible for 80 % of greenhouse gas emissions digital.

→ TO READ. Facebook, 15 years of development and controversy

The massification of consumption of online videos is expected to increase the usage and therefore the environmental footprint of the digital. ” It is necessary to create the conditions of a digital greenexplains Sébastien Soriano, president of Arcep, in order that the 5G (Editor’s NOTE : the new generation of mobile telephony, the frequencies of which, in France, will be awarded during the auction launched in September), that will start by involving only a few thousands of sites in the beginning, enroll in a real requirement of environmental “.

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The settings of the new Google delete sites visited by the user’s search history after 18 months – toss news





Source: Reuters

The company said Google of that, today on Wednesday, she will automatically some of the sites visited by the user of the memory after the lapse of 18 months for new users and you will get everyone access to apps, Search, Maps and YouTube without tracking.

Come updates to the privacy controls in Google in a time when it faces the largest search engine in the world check growing practices collected data.

And pushed the new privacy laws in California and Europe internet companies to adjust their practices in this regard over the past two years.

And several issues raised by consumer representatives of the public prosecution in the states in the past few months Google needs to collect data.

According to the updated settings of Google will record views on YouTube for new users after 36 months will be linked to a track record sites and date searches on the internet after 18 months.

Will allow users to choose between time periods shorter or longer record keeping.

But even though it may still be Google able to see the details of the places visited by the user and save them in other ways.

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Google the subject.. surfing the internet “without a trace”

According to the updated settings of Google will record views on YouTube for new users after 36 months, will be linked to a track record sites and date searches on the internet after 18 months. Will allow users to choose between time periods shorter or longer record keeping.

But even though it may still be Google able to see the details of the places visited by the user and save them in other ways.

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Come updates to the privacy controls in Google in a time when it faces the largest search engine in the world check growing practices collected data.

And pushed the new privacy laws in California and Europe internet companies to adjust their practices in this regard over the past two years.

And several issues raised by consumer representatives of the public prosecution in the United States in the past few months Google needs to collect data.

According to the updated settings of Google will record views on YouTube for new users after 36 months, will be linked to a track record sites and date searches on the internet after 18 months. Will allow users to choose between time periods shorter or longer record keeping.

But even though it may still be Google able to see the details of the places visited by the user and save them in other ways.

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