Away from branding announcements, HMD had a couple of more product-focused initiatives to announce. The most interesting of these is HMD Fusion, a new smartphone-style device that HMD is pitching as a DIY platform for tinkerers. Like Moto Mods, but you have to make and program your own accessories.
Essentially, HMD’s aim with the Fusion is to offer the kinds of tinkering possibilities of a Raspberry Pi, but in the form factor of a smartphone complete with a built-in screen and battery. It achieves this with an array of six pogo pins on the back of the device, which are designed to allow the attachment of hardware accessories. For software it’s running Android with an unlocked bootloader, and HMD is calling the kinds of hardware you might build around the device “outfits.” Between them, HMD’s ambition is to provide a device that end users or even businesses can customize to suit their needs.
A faith school is censoring science and geography lessons on religious grounds, Ofsted has found.
In a report published this month, Ofsted said Beis Ruchel D'Satmar, an independent Orthodox Jewish school for girls in London, does not allow pupils to study "certain concepts, read content, or complete tasks" that are "not in line with the school's religious beliefs".
This includes science and geography, where Ofsted found "key content" is "removed and omitted".
Despite it being a legal duty, Ofsted said the school does not "actively promote and encourage respect for other people" in relation to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.
Ofsted said the school also fails to teach "statutory content" in relationships and sex education (RSE), including concepts such as "sexual consent, sexual exploitation, grooming and abuse". This approach means pupils are left "unprepared for life in modern Britain", Ofsted said.
In 2021, a report from Jewish counter-extremism group Nahamu highlighted how a lack of RSE contributes to forced marriage in strictly-Orthodox Jewish communities.
During a previous inspection, school leaders told Ofsted that "no aspect" of sex education is taught in the school, not even "reproduction in the context of an academic subject like science".
The school has been rated "inadequate" since 2016.
During conversations between inspectors and pupils, Ofsted was prevented by school leaders from asking questions relating to "the protected characteristics, other faiths and beliefs or sex education". In some cases, the headteacher remained "close to the classroom door".
Despite being banned from admitting new pupils in 2019, and currently being in breach of its registration agreement due to exceeding the maximum number of pupils, Ofsted said the school "continues to admit pupils below and above the registered age range".
The tiny shitty fan on my Opus BT-C3100 (V1) is failing for the third time, sick of replacing it, so I want to buy a new charger.
I need something that can charge and measure the capacity of Ni-Mh and Li-Ion batteries up to 26650 in size. Was looking at the dragon vp4 plus which seems good, except it's max discharge is 500ma which is a bit pants since my old opus can do 1A. Is there anything better around the same price range?