Skype for Android with voice and SMS support

Microsoft is preparing for Android a brand new version of Skype. The tool called Skype Mingo will be equipped with the function of calling and sending text messages.

Soon Android smartphone users will soon be able to opt out of standard applications for making phone calls and sending text messages. Microsoft is working on a completely new version of Skype, specifically designed for this mobile platform.

The application is called Skype Mingo and its functionality is slightly different from the standard version of the popular messenger. First and foremost, it takes over the features of making phone calls and sending and receiving text messages, replacing standard Android tools. In addition, it will offer users options such as chatting, voice and video calls, photo sharing and much more.…

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Germany will change unused coal mines in the hydroelectric power plant

The German government has a plan for what to do with closed mines, of which coal is no longer needed. Instead of filling the excavated windows, it will turn them into a highly efficient hydroelectric plant.

Almost the whole world is definitely turning away from coal as a raw material for electricity generation, as it emits too much pollution that threatens human life.

The Germans also close their mines, which are no longer useful, but do not intend to overwhelm them because they have a much better idea of ‚Äč‚Äčtheir use. As reported by Bloomberg, in 2018, when the government's coal mining subsidies run out, the Prosper-Haniel mine in North Rhine-Westphalia will close. Instead of filling up the windows, they will be transformed into a hydroelectric power plant equipped with pumps.

A new power plant will produce electricity by releasing water that will flow to the lower tank to turn the turbines. Then the water that flows to the bottom of the tank will be pumped back to the upper reservoir for some time.

It will not be the main way to power a nearby city, but rather a spare system used if needed, which will deliver 200 MW of energy. If the project proves successful then more closed mines in the region will be transformed into power plants.…

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