AoIP Technology Review
I know there are many legacy analog audio plants still running in radio stations in the U.S. (and the rest of the world). Undoubtedly Inside the router is a cross-point (electronic) switch; this is where a source is connected to an amplifier that ...
May 20, 2015
Russian launch failure delays landing for space station crew
The European space Sgency ESA confirmed astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's mission on the International Space Station has been extended until the beginning of June. Vladimir Solovyov, the head of the station's Russian segment, said three of the ...
May 12, 2015
Facebook launches 'I'm a voter' button for UK General Election voters
Facebook's 35 million UK users will be able to press the 'I'm a voter' button on Election Day to tell their Facebook friends they have visited the polling station – providing they are of voting age. The button is pictured above in examples of what ...
May 5, 2015
The REAL Death Star! International Space Station to get a laser cannon to ...
It is hoped the experiment could pave the way for a high powered weapon capable of shooting down shoot down pieces of space debris in Earth orbit. Powerful pulses from the laser would then push space junk into Earth's atmosphere, where it would burn up....
May 19, 2015
Vacuum-Seal Your Food, a Better Alarm Clock, and a Lot More Deals
The whole line of Philips' life-changing Wake-Up Lights were on sale a few weeks ago, but if you missed out, the high end model is marked back down to within $10 of the lowest price ever. [Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light, $120] ...
October 29, 2014
Amazon's elusive 'Echo' intelligent home speaker falls short in first major review
Haven't been able to get your hands on Amazon Echo? You're not alone. CNet had to turn to eBay just to get one to review. echo The result is a rare, in-depth, hands-on review of Amazon's intelligent, talking home speaker/virtual assistant. CNet ...
December 2, 2014
Paypal developing a password you can EAT
Jonathan Leblanc, the company's top developer, said that the devices would be powered by stomach acid and include mini computers. He said that technology had become so advanced that it allowed 'true integration with the human body'. The next wave of ...
April 20, 2015
Stranded in space: Russian launch failure leaves crew onboard space station crew for an extra month Crew forced to remain onboard for an extra month Replacement crew will be pushed back from late May to late July ESA confirmed astronaut Samantha... The catastrophic launch failure of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship has left the three cosmonauts on board the International Space Station, who were set to return this week, stranded in space. The European space Sgency ESA confirmed astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s mission on the International Space Station has been extended until the beginning of June. Vladimir Solovyov, the head of the station's Russian segment, said three of the orbiting outposts' six-person crew, who had been scheduled to return this week, were asked to stay in orbit until early June.
Facebook launches 'I'm a voter' button: Tool will let users tell friends they have voted in the UK General Election Button will appear on May 7 to UK Facebook users of voting age 'I'm a voter' tool is designed to encourage people to vote in the... Facebook’s 35 million UK users will be able to press the ‘I’m a voter’ button on Election Day to tell their Facebook friends they have visited the polling station – providing they are of voting age. The company said: ‘Voters logging on to Facebook this Thursday will see a ‘megaphone’ message at the top of their Facebook News Feed, and will be able to click to share that they are voting with their friends. The button has previously been used in the last three US elections, the EU parliamentary election, the Scottish Referendum and in the world’s largest democracy, India, where the megaphone reached 31 million people and 4. 3 million people shared...
International Space Station to get a laser cannon to shoot away orbiting junk Tokyo researchers have proposed a laser system to attach to the ISS It would be used to shoot down pieces of debris in Earth orbit Would have a range of 100km and could... Plans to test a laser cannon onboard the International Space Station have been revealed. It is hoped the experiment could pave the way for a high powered weapon capable of shooting down shoot down pieces of space debris in Earth orbit. Powerful pulses from the laser would then push space junk into Earth's atmosphere, where it would burn up. The system would use a telescope already mounted on the station to find and target pieces of debris up to 62 miles (100km) away. The EUSO telescope, which will be used to find debris, was originally planned to detect ultraviolet light emitted from air showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays entering the atmosphere at night. During twilight, thanks to EUSO's wide field of view and powerful optics, we could adapt it to the new mission of detecting high-velocity debris in orbit near the ISS.
Teardown: Wireless weather sensor transmitters
Last time, I disassembled La Crosse Technology's ... company's WS-811561-W temperature station (plus atomic time/date) receiver (which had been my prior teardown victim). In both writeups, I mentioned that I had two other wireless weather sensor ...
February 13, 2015
Wake Up With iHome’s Wireless Color Changing Clock Radio Dual Alarm Clock Radio
But if we’re talking “extras,” then iHome’s Wireless Color Changing Clock Radio Dual Alarm Clock Radio is the one to get. Sure it has an FM radio geared to play by itself or in conjunction with the two alarms — one to wake up the person making ...
October 28, 2014
Construction behind on new G.E.T. Middle School
Crews have been working round the clock ... "We will have wireless technology, larger classes and science rooms that are up to date. It will be one hundred percent better than what we have now." Because of the cold weather construction crews are behind ...
March 11, 2009