Hackaday
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Kicking the main micro into operation is where [Joe] is stuck right now. Somewhere between the breadboard and the first spin of the surface mount PCB things went a bit sideways. The oscillators are running, but there are no USB communications. [Joe] is trying another board spin. He made a few improvements and already has new boards on the way. Switching to a toaster oven or skillet paste and solder setup would definitely help him get the new badges up and running. Filed under: contests , radio hacks
Collective Evolution
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Some models are as easy to pop up as a tent, requiring just a few minutes of your time, while others are a bit more involved, and may require a couple of hours. Coodo can be relocated at any time, giving owners the flexibility to get up and go — house and all — whenever they desire. The company wanted not only to create a design that allowed people to travel with no strings attached, but also one that could minimize the home's environmental impact as well. The website explains that all units consist of “low-pollutant, ecologically compatible, and mostly natural materials.” The homes offer triple-glazed full-height windows, high-tech insulation, an outdoor shaded deck built from recycled planking, a built-in micro-filtered ventilation, and air moisture system to keep the interior clean and dust-free. “We want to lead by example by having a great impact on society and proving that high ecological and sustainable standards do not stand in opposition to equally high standards for design and comfort, but can work in harmony through innovation,” explained Mark Dare Schmiedel , CEO of Coodo's LTG Lofts to go GmbH & Co.
MacRumors
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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and other sources have claimed the Apple Watch could gain an LTE chip for cellular capabilities as early as 2017, while a supply chain report last year said Apple may switch from OLED to micro-LED displays for the Apple Watch in the second half of 2017 at the earliest. Micro-LED displays have benefits such as thinness, lightness, improved color gamut, increased brightness, and higher resolutions. The panels do not require backlighting like traditional LCD displays, but they can be difficult and expensive to mass produce. Micro LEDs range in size from 1-micron to 100-micron. Apple has filed patents for a number of ideas that could eventually be included in an Apple Watch, such as a heart rate identification system , modular bands , haptic feedback band , and a band with a built-in charger . More significant health and fitness features could be added pending further FDA approvals.
ZDNet Blogs
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Want to give a legacy application more life? A startup pitches micro apps. But whatever the technology it's clear there's a multi-year move to squeeze more efficiency out of legacy systems as enterprises plot the future.
I4U News
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An apology letter by a student's ex-girlfriend has gone viral after the student from Stetson University in Florida, the US, broke the 'convention' by grading the letter and posted it on the micro-...
ABC News - Western Australia
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Are houses on lots as small as 80 square metres the solution for those comfortable with high-density living but despise apartment blocks?
Bit Tech Forums
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Hey all, I've been working on this scratch build for a while now and I wanted to post the progress here. I wanted to make a simple, clean case that allows for easy liquid cooling integration. This is the current update of the build (More Photos at the bottom): Link to a GIF of the LED's Computer Components [CPU] - Intel i7-4960X [GPU] - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 [MB] - Asus Rampage IV Gene [RAM] - Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB [PSW] - Corsair RM1000 Liquid Cooling Components [RAD] - Hardware Labs Nemesis GTX 280 [GPU Block] - Ek-FC970 GTX ACX – Nickle [Fittings] - Ek Black [Pump] - Aquacomputer D5 Pump (Ek Top) [Monitoring] - Aquacomputer aquaero I had a friend Model a large amount of the parts for me, once they were modeled they were water-cut, and bent. All the metal in the case is aluminum. This is the placement of the Radiator, PSU, Pump, and Motherboard I want to go with: I wanted to make a compact loop, I wanted to make it using as little tubing as I could so I used Barrow Acrylic tubing for this part of the loop.
Plymouth Herald
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A Willy Wonka-style treasure hunt for four super-rare bank notes created by an artist and worth £50,000 is now down to the last one in circulation.It's time to check wallets again just in case you have the last five pound note created by micro-engraver Graham Short, who etched Jane Austen's face into the transparent section of four new plastic £5 notes.In a scenario reminiscent of Roald Dahl's heart-warming tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory three of the...
The Economic Times
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Besides exemption from the customs duty on imports of components and equipment for 15 years, Apple wants relaxation in the mandated 30 per cent local sourcing of components. As far as duty and tax-related concessions being sought by the company, most of them are within the policy domain and decisions would be taken by the respective departments. The company sells its products through Apple-owned retail stores in countries like China, Germany, the US, the UK and France, among others. It has no wholly-owned store in India and sells its products through distributors such as Redington and Ingram Micro.
The Economic Times
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Autocar
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Autocar
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Futurity
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The Points Guy
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Each Canadian city offers unique traits, whether it's Toronto's urban and artistic buzz, Vancouver's rich green parks and easygoing charm or Halifax's flourishing wine, micro-distillery and culinary scene. Even the smaller cities have it going on, like Winnipeg, for example, with its budding indie restaurants and craft-cocktail lounges. And then there's Montreal, which has emerged as a world arts and gastronomic capital — this year the city gets even more exciting with an anniversary of its own: the 375th year since its founding . Montreal celebrates its 375th anniversary with civic and cultural events all year long. Image by the author. 4. Pick a Festival, Any Festival Rain or shine, snow or sun, Canadians love to celebrate, which means you can find festivals any time of year, from the rodeos of the Calgary Stampede to the Montreal International Jazz Festival to the sleigh races of Quebec City's Winter Carnival.
South China Morning Post
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Techradar
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The best Micro Four Thirds camera yet was what we concluded from our time testing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, and video is one area where Olympus has made significant improvements over previous models. Not only do you get 4K capture in both DCI and UHD flavours, you also get clean output over HDMI at 4:2:2, a headphone port for audio monitoring and the benefits of Olympuss fast Hybrid AF system, which works in conjunction with the touchscreen for even easier subject selection. Whether youre shooting stills or videos, you also get one of the most effective image stabilisation systems weve yet seen, which will please those who expect to be largely using the camera handheld. Other reasons why the camera walked away with a full five stars include its excellent weather-sealing, lifelike EVF, and the capability to fire at 18fps with continuous AF and AE tracking.
Derby Telegraph
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Did you know you could be sitting on a fortune? And we mean that quite literally if you have a habit of keeping your wallet or purse in your pocket. In December, we reported how four super-rare £5 notes were in circulation in the UK. They were thought to be worth a whopping £20,000 each then but their estimated value has now risen to £50,000. Now three of them have been found - leaving just one left. And we're wondering if it's you who has it?World famous micro engraver Graham...
South China Morning Post
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TechCrunch
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Bit Tech Forums
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Hi Guys, I donated my old pc to my dad which was housed in a mid tower lian li case. Well it currently takes up quite a bit of space and, for reasons unknown, he insists on having it on a block of polystyrene to keep it off the floor (despite having feet!). I would like to try and find a true desktop pc which could fit under the monitor I also donated him (at the moment this is sat on 3-4" of old magazines). The pc components are sound and I convinced him to splash on an SSD for it so it fits his needs so just need to reduce the footprint of the whole setup. I have found this case which fits the bill: https://www.cclonline.com/product/17...D09B-/CAS2097/ Are there any other atx (not micro/mini) cases I could use? Happy to take a second hand one but ebay didn't have anything appart from HTPC style cases. Want to keep it under £100 (and nearer £50) as otherwise I might as well buy a micro atx barebones / NUC.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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ONLY one rare £5 note is left to be found after another one of the notes, estimated to be worth £50,000 due to a tiny, engraved portrait of Jane Austen, was discovered. It is the third such discovery across the UK, meaning that just one more note is outstanding. The fivers are the creation of Birmingham micro-artist Graham Short. Has more gold been found in Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire?He spent a note in each of the four home nations and said the latest find was in Northern...
Nottingham Evening Post
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Someone could be sitting on a small fortune as a rare £5 worth up to £50,000 is yet to be uncovered.Birmingham micro-artist Graham Short etched out 5mm pictures on the notes and then spent one each in four of the home nations - Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.And there's a good chance it could be in Nottinghamshire, as Graham initially spent it just a stone's throw away, at a pork pie shop in Melton Mowbray.Graham has included a different quote around each one, ensuring...
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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ONLY one rare £5 note is left to be found after another one of the notes, estimated to be worth £50,000 due to a tiny, engraved portrait of Jane Austen, was discovered. It is the third such discovery across the UK, meaning that just one more note is outstanding. The fivers are the creation of Birmingham micro-artist Graham Short. Has more gold been found in Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire?He spent a note in each of the four home nations and said the latest find was in Northern...
Dover Express
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It might be worth having a quick flick through your wallet before you next spend some cash, there's a chance you could have £50,000 in there.New Five Pound Notes with special serial numbers have been selling for hundreds or even thousands of pounds online since they entered circulation in September.But four very special five pound notes were created as well by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short, who was commissioned to etch on a microscopic image of famous author Jane Austen on...