Daily Archives: May 12, 2021

We reported earlier that the smart home standard formerly known as Project CHIP (Connected Home over IP) will now go by the name “Matter.” Matter, which was unveiled by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly the Zigbee Alliance) on May 11, is a new, cross-industry standard that will enable smart devices to work together seamlessly. As a standard, the whole thing is based on three technologies: Bluetooth LE for setup, Wi-Fi for use when high bandwidth is needed, such as streaming video through a camera, and the fledgling Thread protocol for, say, motion sensors and other low-bandwidth scenarios (we’ve mentioned Nanoleaf…

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Actually, games are in the foreground on Switch. However, other applications also make it into the eShop from time to time. Now there is another current case, which Eurogamer.net has pointed out: Starting May 12, you can get a calculator app for the hybrid console, which is offered by a third-party manufacturer. And not simply as a free addition, as is the case with many cell phones or Windows 10, for example. Instead, 8.99 Euros are due if you want to turn your Switch into a calculator, which of course offers all imaginable solutions for mathematical challenges and does not…

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It is considered one of the most exciting missions in space travel: space probe Osiris-Rex is now starting its return flight after a number of mishaps. Texas, USA – Osiris-Rex will be on the road for two years: The U.S. space probe Osiris-Rex is on its way back to Earth, which it is scheduled to reach in 2023. Previously, Nasa’s probe had paid a visit to the asteroid Bennu. Osiris-Rex collected rock samples from the surface of the asteroid. However, it encountered a number of problems in the process. Nevertheless, the rock samples can provide science with important insights. Now…

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The shareholders of the software group SAP are pressing for a succession plan for long-time Supervisory Board Chairman and co-founder Hasso Plattner ahead of the Annual General Meeting. The seventy-seven-year-old SAP overfather, who is still heavily involved in strategizing as “Chief Software Advisor,” had actually planned to retire from the supervisory body in 2022. Last year, however, he announced that he might extend his mandate once again. At the time, he told Handelsblatt that a few more or fewer years were no longer important. He had been approached about this and saw “at least a certain logic in bringing a…

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