Eight Apple Watch Stands That Stand Out
The new mode adds a landscape orientation to the watch's screen when the device is placed on its side, much like iPhones and iPads, which can be handy at the bedside if using the watch as an alarm clock. It also makes it so pressing the side button ...
August 5, 2015
10 Things That Should Be In Your Emergency Kit
This tent, while only eight pounds, actually has lights — a comfort that you'll want in post-disaster power outages. Sleeping up to four people, the $349, 50-square-foot shelter has a string of LEDs across the top that can be powered by three AAA ...
The Turing Phone Promises to Safeguard Your Info with Unbreakable hardware and ...
Don't worry; the units won't resemble a safe deposit box, nor would it look like a war tank with 3-inches of walls to create a protective wall. TRI, instead, has chosen to go Underneath the tough body, the phone is being powered by 2.5 GHz quad ...
July 15, 2015
16 fun Raspberry Pi projects for IT professionals - how to use the Raspberry ...
This single-board design, aimed at making computers inexpensive enough to bring computer science to the poorest of schools, has kicked off a revolution not just in education, but in tapping computing power to interact with the environment around us ...
July 28, 2015
A Giant e-Ink Digital Clock Powered By a Tiny Watch Battery
The biggest advantage to e-ink display technology is its incredible battery life. It means your Kindle can flip through book after book before needing a charge, and it allows this gorgeous digital wall clock to run for months on just a single cell ...
January 7, 2014
Revisit your alarm clock from 1989 with this mondo E-Ink wall clock
ClockOne, a digital wall clock that uses E Ink for its display, officially goes on sale today. Twelve24, the It also demonstrates how a large, high-contrast active matrix display can be powered by a small watch battery, for up to a year. Other ...
November 4, 2014
Is Elon Musk's new PowerWall a Game Changer?
At the end of April, Elon Musk announced that his new company, Tesla Energy, would manufacture industrial-scale lithium-ion batteries for homes (the PowerWall) and businesses (the PowerPack). Across the country, the thought took hold that renewables ...
May 28, 2015
Our terms: By submitting a tip, you agree to assign TidBITS Publishing Inc. We review all submissions before publication, and reserve the right to select which submissions we feel are appropriate for our readers and to edit those we publish. Mobile devices needing frequent power-ups often spawn cradles, docks, and stands to make charging more convenient and pleasant. This has long been true for the iPad and the iPhone (for our most recent roundup, see “ Apple’s new iPhone Dock Versus the Competition ,” 24 June 2015), and the iPod in its various incarnations before that. Third-party accessory makers, upon learning about the smartwatch’s magnetic charging system consisting solely of a cord with a circular power puck, rushed to augment this minimalist arrangement with charging stands in a dizzying array of sizes,... Some attempt to offer value by giving users additional functionality, such as making room for an iPhone as well as an Apple Watch. And while some stands look and feel chintzy, others attempt to match Apple’s design efforts with clever approaches and luxurious materials. But buyer beware: the ultimate Apple Watch charging accessories are yet to come.
The Turing Phone can differentiate itself from the thousands of other Android smartphones in the market today because it isn't focused on design nor on mega specifications. The case of the smartphone is created with tough Liquidmetal (zirconium, copper, aluminium, nickel, silver alloy), the first handset in the market that boast the material. tried experimenting with Liquidmetal, but the company instead integrated the ingredient to protect certain components of the iPhone. Turing Robotics Industries (TRI) has proven that the material is capable of achieving bigger things by wrapping the Turing phone in a forged and virtually unbreakable Liquidmetal case. the units won't resemble a safe deposit box, nor would it look like a war tank with 3-inches of walls to create a protective wall. TRI, instead, has chosen to go bold with design by mixing colours and textures in one handset - something that no smartphone maker has dared to go. . But its surface is not its best feature. Underneath the tough body , the phone is being powered by 2. 5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a choice between 16/64/128 of onboard storage and 3,000mAh battery. In terms of specifications, it is quite at par with the smartphone releases from last year than the stellar and overperforming gadgets of 2015. The camera clocks in at 13 megapixels on its rear side and five megapixels on the.
16 ways in which IT pros can use the Raspberry Pi . Handy, cheap ways to use the Raspberry Pi in the enterprise. You have to hand it to Eben Upton and crew for the Raspberry Pi. This single-board design, aimed at making computers inexpensive enough to bring computer science to the poorest of schools, has kicked off a revolution not just in education, but in... The following DIY projects just scratch the surface of how you can hack the Raspberry Pi, and its Arduino cousin, into an effective workplace tool. And if you are interested in Raspberry Pi, view our gallery of the evolution of the Raspberry Pi. 16 fun Raspberry Pi projects for IT professionals: Arduino GPS-synchronised clock. I always need accurate UTC time in my work, so what better project to start with than a GPS-synchronized clock. Coming in at just over $100, this great enterprise starter kit can easily be adapted with external GPS antennas, and at 5 volts to run the whole thing, it could easily be powered by batteries and/or Photovoltaics. (See also: 7 single board computers that aren't the Raspberry Pi. ). 16 fun Raspberry Pi projects for IT professionals: Asterisk VoIP for Raspberry Pi. While it's not something you’d run a big enterprise phone network on, this Asterisk Raspberry...
Only connect: Punkt and Jasper Morrison reveal no-frills phone
A time before unplugging and digital detoxes became buzzwords for something hugely ... Previously, Morrison worked with Punkt on a cordless phone and an analogue alarm clock, which have both enjoyed success, confirming Neby’s suspicion that there are ...
August 9, 2015
11 gadgets for the digital nomad
It’s getting easier and easier for digital nomads and road warriors ... Importantly, an internal 4,000 mAH rechargeable battery means it can be paired with either a 3G/4G LTE adapter, used as a self-powered portable travel router, or even to recharge ...
August 4, 2015
How to deal with short battery life in wireless sensors
When a wireless sensor's operation is fully dependent on a battery, and the battery is depleted, it becomes just a piece of junk. If you are designing battery-operated wireless sensors ... During sleep mode, only the real-time clock operates.
August 3, 2015
Earthquake-proof, public smartphone solar charging stations are being built in Tokyo
Free, solar powered smartphone recharging stations that double as streetlights are appearing around the world, with Tokyo the latest to announce a pilot scheme. However, while they’ll help us all out in an everyday battery-related emergency, these new ...
July 26, 2015
Real-time clocks integrate a power switch for battery use
Epson’s RX8130CE and RX8900CE real-time clocks (RTCs) are available from distributor ... the use of any power source including a discharging battery as primary supply. The RX8900CE module uses digital processing temperature compensated crystal oscillator ...
June 26, 2015
Revisit your alarm clock from 1989 with this mondo E-Ink wall clock
ClockOne, a digital wall clock that uses E Ink for its display ... It also demonstrates how a large, high-contrast active matrix display can be powered by a small watch battery, for up to a year. Other challenges include getting all the E Ink components ...
November 4, 2014
Quick Review: Philips AJ7260D/37 Dual Dock Triple Charging Clock Radio charges every iOS device
Philips hopes to remedy the transition to Lightning with their new-ish AJ7260D/37 Dual Dock Triple Charging Clock Radio which retails for around $130. I’ve been using the alarm/clock radio for about a month now and here are my observations: Firstly ...
February 9, 2014