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NASA Budget Threatens Fate of Veteran X-Ray Telescope, Alarming Astronomers

It might be the end of the road for two of NASA’s most iconic telescopes as the space agency looks to reduce the funding for the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, much to the dismay of scientists who rely heavily on the cosmic observations of the missions.The Fujifilm X100VI is the Most Fun I’ve Had With a Camera in YearsShortly after the fate of its 2024 budget was sealed, NASA released its budget proposal for 2025, requesting $1.58 billion for its astrophysics division. Despite the 3% increase…

This budget Android phone is so powerful, it should be double the price

Jack Wallen/ZDNETZDNET's key takeawaysThe Nuu B30 Pro is available now from the Nuu mobile website, for only $299.99.This is a budget phone that punches far above its weight in both looks and performance.The camera can be a bit laggy, it's only guaranteed two years of support, and only supported on select networks.When I received the Nuu B30 ProThe specs6.7" curved AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate and 2,400 by 1,080 resolutionCPU - MediaTek Dimensity 7050RAM - 12GBStorage - 256 GBCameras - 108 MP main camera

Qualcomm’s newest chip will supercharge budget Android phones

Nadeem Sarwar / Digital Trends Qualcomm has introduced a new mid-tier smartphone silicon, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3, that will be adopted by the likes of OnePlus in the coming months. It seems like a minor upgrade over the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, but the changes are actually quite comprehensive. The company notes that for the first time in the Snapdragon 7 series, it is bringing generative AI features such as text-to-image creation, higher-resolution single-lens capture at up to 108-megapixels, a flagship-tier triple…

Our favorite budget wireless earbuds from Anker are cheaper than ever during the Amazon Spring Sale

Even though it's not technically another Prime Day, the Amazon Spring Sale includes a number of decent deals on gadgets we've recommended. Case in point: You can pick up the top pick in our best budget wireless earbuds guide, the Anker Soundcore Space A40, for an all-time low of $49. That's a dollar less than the noise-canceling pair's previous record low and $10 below its typical street price over the last couple of months. This deal is sold by Anker directly and applies to the black model; if you'd prefer a different…

Budget Galaxy Z Fold 6 won’t launch during Samsung’s July event

The rumored budget Galaxy Z Fold 6 variant won’t launch during Samsung’s July event, it seems. According to a new report by The Elec, a Korean publication, the phone will arrive later in the year. The budget Galaxy Z Fold 6 won’t launch alongside the regular Galaxy Z Fold 6 To be more accurate, this device, the so-called Galaxy Z Fold 6 FE, is said to launch in September or October. So it will launch two or three months after the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. Those two phones are tipped to arrive on July 10.…

Our favorite budget wireless earbuds are cheaper than ever right now

The Anker Soundcore Space A40 tops our guide to the best budget wireless earbuds, and right now Amazon has the noise-canceling pair on sale for a new low of $49. That's a buck less than the previous low we saw around the holidays last year. Anker sells the earbuds for $100, though they're often available for less than that; for the last two months, they've typically gone for $59 on Amazon. This offer is sold by Anker directly and comes a couple days ahead of Amazon's wider "Big Spring Sale" sales event.Photo by Jeff Dunn

Price tag of Samsung’s budget foldable seemingly revealed

Samsung is allegedly planning to launch a budget foldable later this year, and its price tag has seemingly been revealed. The device in question is the so-called Galaxy Z Fold 6 FE, which is expected to launch alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 in July. The price tag of Samsung’s upcoming budget foldable has seemingly been revealed Having said that, a report from Sisa Journal, a Korean publication, claims that the company’s smartphone will cost $800. That’s at least the price tag that Samsung is targeting. It is also noted…

I love everything about this budget Android tablet (especially the price)

Adrian Kingsley-Hughe/ZDNET ZDNET's key takeaways The Blackview Mega 1 is available directly from Blackview, with prices starting at $219.The tablet has a big screen, a great display, and fantastic sound output. It's also thin and light and comes at a great price.There's nowhere to store the stylus and the folio case feels flimsy.Think of tablets and most people's minds instantly go to the iPad. However, there are some fantastic Android tablets that you can buy for a fraction of the cost of an Apple device. I've been

Group seeks transparency in implementation of N1.4b budget for Ekiti airport, others

A group, under the auspices of the Ekiti Tax for Service, has demanded transparency in the implementation of the N1.4 billion earmarked for the Ekiti International Cargo Airport in the 2024 budget and other provisions in the appropriation. The Tax for Service policy group, which comprises the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), FIDA, artisans, hoteliers, market women, and traditional chiefs, among others, said that tax payment would not be…

Budget Galaxy Z Fold 6 model mentioned by yet another source

A budget version of the Galaxy Z Fold 6 has been mentioned by another source. This is not the first time we’re hearing about it. The device is usually referred to as the Galaxy Z Fold 6 FE, and it was mentioned by ET News, a Korean outlet. A budget Galaxy Z Fold 6 model has been mentioned again, and could be coming in July That information has been relayed by Revegnus, a tipster. The source is saying that Samsung is preparing its first budget Galaxy Z Fold smartphone. Its name in particular was not mentioned, though. It…