New iPad with Face ID
According to the latest leaks, the bezel-less fashion will soon reach tablets: Apple is preparing to release a new iPad, devoid of the Home button and equipped with Face ID. Bloomberg reports that the device's screen dimensions will be "similar" to the "small" iPad Pro (10.5 "), but the bezels will be reduced, and therefore the tablet will be much more compact. It is logical to assume that the iPad will receive the same design as iPhone X is a nearly full bezel display with a protruding top to house the True Depth camera and other sensors. However, Bloomberg sources did not confirm this information.
According to the publication, Apple does not plan to use an OLED display in the tablet due to "technical and financial constraints." The device should receive an IPS panel with TrueTone technology. The company will also update the digital pen Apple Pen, but how - is not reported.
There is no other information on the iPad X yet. Will it get a glass body and wireless charging? Will it be protected from water? Find out in the fall of 2018 - analysts suggest that Apple will not show the new tablet before.
iPad Pro © apple.com
Scientists manage to grow artificial human skin
… and thus save the life of a child. This is not the first time that, with the help of genetic engineering, specialists were able to obtain material suitable for transplantation, however, the scale of the operation performed and the complexity of the accompanying factors suggest a major medical breakthrough. The recipient, a seven-year-old boy, suffered from a rare disease - epidermolysis bullosa: due to a genetic mutation, his skin was too sensitive to external influences.
This led to the fact that due to a bacterial infection, the child lost 2/3 of the skin, and doctors fought for his life for a long time - and went to extreme measures. The boy was taken to the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Modena, where doctors offered experimental treatment. It worked. Scientists took a certain number of cells from the boy's body, including stem cells - a kind of “blank cells” capable of developing into cells of any human organ. Then, with the help of a harmless virus, a healthy gene was delivered to them - this is what prevented the cells from mutating and “getting sick” with epidermolysis after transplantation. Almost nine square meters of skin was grown from this material in the laboratory and transplanted into the baby.
The boy spent about eight months in the hospital, but now he is healthy. According to doctors, the skin has taken root perfectly, the child can live a full life and even play sports.
Disney plans to direct a series based on "Star Wars"
Rumors that have been circulating on the network for a long time have been confirmed: according to Variety, Disney plans to shoot a full-fledged live action series in its main universe. The head of the company Bob Iger announced this during a conference call. Disney is also working on a television adaptation of Monsters, Inc. and High School Musical.
All of these projects will debut on Disney's own streaming platform, which will broadcast all the exclusive content of all the company's franchises. The launch of the resource is scheduled for 2019.
What the Star Wars series will be about is still unknown. During the entire existence of the franchise, Lucasfilm has developed many concepts for such a TV show. In 2005, George Lucas personally announced that the series would be, and its action would unfold on Coruscant, but the project was abandoned.
And in more news for Star Wars fans, Ryan Johnson, the director of the upcoming Episode 8, has been given the right to direct an all-new trilogy of films. According to the Lucasfilm management, the young director received such an honor because of his qualities on the set of The Last Jedi.
Ryan Johnson © starwars.com
In the USA, unmanned cars without a person behind the wheel appeared on the roads
At this time, distinguished Waymo, holding company Alphabet, which includes the Google. Arizona residents could see unmanned minivans from mid-October.
Self-driving cars have been tested in urban conditions for a long time, but here everything is different. Usually, even if the car is driving itself, a professional driver is still behind the wheel - he must take over control in case something goes wrong. In Waymo's case, the person sat in the passenger seat and took no part in driving the car. This means that we are one step closer to launching full-fledged self-driving taxis.