Written by Stan Schroeder

Realme Watch looks like Apple Watch, costs $50

Realme Watch looks like Apple Watch, costs $50

In the world of smartwatches, there’s one king — the Apple Watch — and a lot of copycats. 

But these copies often beat the original in so many ways that you have to start thinking which one is the better deal. 

Case in point, the freshly launched Realme Watch. Realme is a two-year-old Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has had great success in India, having launched several cheap smartphones with flagship-beating specs.

The Realme Watch won’t win any originality contests. It’s a squareish smartwatch that resembles Apple Watch, but it offers decent functionality for the low, low price of 3,999 rupees ($53). It has a 1.4-inch square LCD with a 320×320 pixel resolution and a curvy glass cover, runs a custom version of Android, has 14 different sports modes, displays phone notifications, and lets you control your phone’s music player and camera.  Read more…

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Grimes says she and Elon Musk have changed their baby’s name

Grimes says she and Elon Musk have changed their baby's name

When Elon Musk and Grimes announced their baby boy’s name in early May, the internet went ballistic. The little one is called “X Æ A-12”, Musk tweeted, and everyone had questions, one of the most important ones being whether the name was even legal under California law (the answer is no). 

There were also questions on whether the celebrity couple is even serious about the highly unusual name, but it appears that they are.

On Sunday, a fan asked Grimes on her Instagram whether she changed the baby’s name due to the California laws. “What is the baby’s new name,” the fan asked.

“X Æ A-Xii,” Grimes replied.  Read more…

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World’s fastest internet connection: Researchers say they hit 44.2 Tbps

World's fastest internet connection: Researchers say they hit 44.2 Tbps

Internet is never fast enough, but a group of researchers from the Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities in Australia have reached speeds that would sate even the hungriest of data geeks. 

In a new paper published in Nature Communications (via The Verge), the researchers describe how they managed to hit speeds of 44.2 Tbps (terabits per second), a new world record. 

Impressively, they’ve done this using standard optic fiber, both in the laboratory and on an actual network in the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne, Australia. The 44.2 Tbps result was for a raw bitrate; for a coded rate and in the field, this speed fell down to 39 Tbps, which is still very respectable.  Read more…

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