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Developers said the cease further support of MP3 format

German institute that developed the audio format MP3, announced the completion of the latest patents on the format and termination charges licensing fees from software vendors.

“We thank all of our licensees for the great support in creating MP3, the de facto main audio format in the world the last 20 years” – said in a statement.

It is noted that one of the reasons EOL format was the emergence of new ones, which can give more options and better sound quality at lower bitrates.


Samsung Galaxy S8 turned out to be much more powerful than iPhone 7

A smartphone with an Exynos 8895 chip scored more than 7000 points in the Geekbench test.

The results of testing the flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8 with the Exynos 8895 chip on the benchmark Geekbench were announced. The gadget scored 7101 points in a multicore test, overtaking the iPhone 7, which in a similar test scored 6083 points.

At the same time, in the single-core test iPhone still leads – it showed 3512 points, while the Korean flagship scored only 2121 points.

It is known that the smartphone was tested with 4 GB of RAM, running Android 7.0 Nougat

As for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 with the Snapdragon 835 chip, its results turned out to be much worse: it showed a result of 6084 points in multi-core testing, and 1929 points in the single-core test.


NASA: Titan is the most suitable planet for colonization

For many years, the planets, where earthlings could continue their civilization, were the Moon and Mars.

Among the specialists of NASA, dealing with the problem of space colonization, a division into “Martian” and “Titanic” arose. The latter are trying to prove that Titan (the satellite of Saturn) is the most suitable heavenly body for the earth-colonists. “Titanic” demands to direct the financial and intellectual capabilities of the National Aerospace Agency of the United States for the arrangement of the first cosmopolitan settlement on Titan.