Tag: Apple

Books, Venue

Reading about a leader’s life

I’ve read Steve Jobs: The biography by Walter Isaacson, about the late CEO of technology company Apple. I chose it because I have purchased Apple gadgets since I was 14 and I’m interested in technology generally.  I learned that the company was started in his garage, which inspired me because it shows that anyone can…

News

Researchers have found a way to lengthen your phone battery

Research at UEA has found a possible solution to short mobile battery life, overheating handsets and expensive contracts. Dr Alexander Romanov and Professor Manfred Bochmann have identified molecules found in gold that increase efficiency in mobile phone screens. The traditionally used iridium produces extra heat, however properties in gold allow for the energy to be…

Science

Medical tech: a gimmick or the future?

Advances in the accessibility of online-based healthcare services has the potential to change how we use and access medical help. A Service called ‘Thriva’ offers online and postal health monitoring services. Pay somewhere between £24 and £69 per package and you can have your blood tested for cholesterol, liver function, vitamin D and more. The…

Global

North America Year in Review

Headlines from across North America have been falling thick and fast this year, so here’s a brief overview of everything that has happened in 2018. High temperatures were felt across the continent this summer in the 2018 North American Heatwave, leading to 74 deaths in Quebec alone. Colorado recorded their hottest day on record at…

Global

In brief

Keeping up with the Kremlin Vladimir Putin has featured in a new reality series, highlighting his devotion to the public. Broadcast on state television, the program documents the Russian President during his weekly activities. The first one-hour episode, aired during Sunday prime time, showed him scouring for berries, traversing lakes and rivers, and meeting with…

Features

How to OpenUp

A new app is available to students and staff at UEA from 17 September 2018 and its developers are encouraging people to utilise their app to help manage and maintain their wellbeing. In anticipation of the app’s arrival, Concrete went to find out what it’s all about. To start the app can be easily downloaded…

Science

Out of the blue?

Do you stay up late on social media with the niggling fear of missing out on the latest updates before you hit power-off?   Although it might be tempting to say no, if the answer is, in fact, yes, research into the effects of blue light on circadian rhythms might be of interest to you, or more importantly, your health…   Whilst in the science world, it has been…

Science

Apple products affected by Meltdown and Spectre flaw

Spectre and Meltdown are flaws which compromise a mechanism in microprocessors manufactured by companies such as Intel. Microprocessors are fundamental technology in modern computers, smartphones and tablets as they allow quick processing capabilities. Therefore, a flaw, such as Spectre or Meltdown, can slow a device by up to 50 percent and creates a vulnerability in…

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