Extreme tech for the great outdoors

Extreme tech for the great outdoors
If you are tired of damaging your mobile device, try the CAT S60 waterproof smartphone for your outdoor adventures. It costs $629.99 and includes a thermal imaging camera. Great for identifying the heat profile of those critters outside the tent.…
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Dell Latitude 7285 becomes world's first wireless charged 2-in-1 notebook

Dell Latitude 7285 becomes world
Today sees Dell unveil the world's first wireless charged 2-in-1 notebook that uses WiTricity's magnetic resonance technology. Must read : How much power does your smartphone charger waste? What makes WiTricity different from other forms of wireless charging is that it uses magnetic resonance technology, and this can both charge devices at a distance and through materials, and also doesn't require the device to be precisely aligned to the char…
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Here's why Prime Day is more than a sale

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(Image: Amazon)While the deals may not approach the discounting levels of the most aggressive Black Friday doorbusters, Amazon's Prime Day is often compared to the kind of major sales event that typically happens in the run-up to Christmas. Of course, Amazon did not invent the idea of a "Christmas in July" sale. Such absurdity dates back to at least Crazy Eddie, the New York electronics chain that gained infamy first for its commercials starring a sc…
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Kano Pixel Kit: Hands on with the lightboard that teaches you to code

Kano Pixel Kit: Hands on with the lightboard that teaches you to code
This is what the programming interface and training projects look like (note the Javascript on the right).…
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IT pro toolbox tour

IT pro toolbox tour
To paraphrase Vincent "Vinnie" Gambini from the film My Cousin Vinnie, repairing a PC is a procedure; like rebuilding a carburetor has a procedure. You know, when you rebuild a carburetor, the first thing you do is you take the carburetor off the manifold. Suppose you skip the first step, and while you're replacing one of the jets, you accidentally drop the jet, it goes down the carburetor, rolls along the manifold, and goes into the head.You're then in a world of pain.While there's no cylinder …
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Toshiba Portégé X30-D review: Thin and light, with plenty of connectivity

Toshiba Portégé X30-D review: Thin and light, with plenty of connectivity
Toshiba's range of high-end business laptops has had a boost with the introduction of the Portégé X30-D. This 13.3-inch laptop is a step up in size from the 12.5-inch Portégé X20W-D. It's a more conventional system, lacking the 360-degree rotation and stylus of the smaller convertible device.The slate-grey chassis has discreet reflective Toshiba branding in one corner, as befits a device aimed at professionals. Toshiba says the magnesium alloy chassis incorporates shock absorptio…
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Samsung aims to surpass TSMC in 7nm foundry by next year

Samsung aims to surpass TSMC in 7nm foundry by next year
Samsung Electronics forecasts a big jump in revenue next year for its foundry or chip contract making business, while surpassing leader TSMC in processing technology, a senior executive has said."By next year, we plan to become a runner-up way ahead of rivals in terms of revenue," said Sanghyun Lee, vice president of marketing for Samsung Foundry."I don't believe their [TSMC]'s EUV process for 7-nanometer can be called full EUV. When we introduce our…
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Foobot, First Take: A flexible and useful air quality monitor

Foobot, First Take: A flexible and useful air quality monitor
Poor air quality is clearly bad for our health, and both forward-looking city governments and campaigning organisations are working to find ways to improve it. But most of what happens in this area takes place outdoors. Air quality inside a building, be it a home or an office, can be worse than outside -- because of inferior air circulation, for example.Foobot stands 172mm tall 71mm deep and weighs 475g. It's powered by an AC adapter and a 2m USB cable. Connectivity is over 802.1…
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iPhone 8: Here's what we think we know so far

iPhone 8: Here
The usual pattern that Apple has followed as of late is to unveil the new iPhone on the first or second Tuesday or Wednesday of September, and then ship the iPhone second Friday following the event, or, as was the case with the iPhone 6s in 2015, the third Friday.However, the current rumormill is suggesting that while the iPhone 8 will go on pre-order in September, it won't be ship until October or perhaps even November. This would allow Apple to not only get the regular and Plus iPhones out of …
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Reolink Argus security camera, First Look: Weather-proof and battery-powered

Reolink Argus security camera, First Look: Weather-proof and battery-powered
Home security cameras have rarely been simpler. The weather-proof, battery-powered Reolink Argus is the little brother of the Reolink Keen, but setup is just as straightforward. A crowd-funded camera with a 130-degree viewing angle, the Argus will record motion events triggered by the built-in PIR motion sensor, and allows you to record and/or remotely view the live stream via an Android or iOS app. It will stream live 720p or 1080p video to your phone, while the app will supp…
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