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Everything we think we know about Google’s mystery gaming announcement
The Verge

Google is having its first-ever GDC keynote next week, where it’s expected to announce some form of gaming hardware and cloud gaming service designed to stream software to any screen. We don’t have a lot of details, but there’s been quite a few clues hinting … more…

Mail Bomb Suspect Who Targeted Clinton, Obama and Other Democrats to Plead Guilty
The New York Times

Cesar Sayoc, a Trump supporter who prosecutors say mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, has decided to enter a guilty plea, according to a court docket. more…

Our favorite Google Doodles through the years - CNET
Cnet.com

Starting with an "out of office" nod to Burning Man, the Google Doodle has turned into a regular tribute. Here's a look at some of the most memorable. more…

Pro-Ject Audio Artist Collection Puts a Spin on Turntable Art
Design-milk.com

Limited edition audiophile-grade turntables from Pro-Ject embellished with details and designs inspired by the music and musicians themselves. more…

Ask Hackaday: How Do You Draw Schematics?
Hackaday.com

The lingua franca of electronic design is the schematic. I can pick up a datasheet written in Chinese (a language I do not read or speak) and usually get a half-decent idea of what the part is all about from the drawings. Unfortunately, even as my design expe… more…

Good deal on USB C portable charger that can charge a MacBook and a Switch
Boingboing.net

I got one of these RAVPower portable chargers for my nephew a couple of years ago, and he told me it was great to use with his Nintendo Switch, because he could play the Switch with the charger connected and the battery charge would increase at the same time.… more…

We shouldn’t care about companies accepting Bitcoin in 2019
The Next Web

Bitcoin – the original cryptocurrency – has been around for a decade, but it’s still struggling to achieve mainstream adoption despite some major companies accepting it as a payment method. I remember when Overstock.com became the first major online retailer … more…

Full moon patents: Uber’s pick-up AR, Microsoft’s crime scene AI, and Boeing’s toilet
The Next Web

Ugh, the Gregorian calendar is so boring. That’s why we’re disrupting monthly series with a lunar cycle-based series about the best patents of the last synodic month, picked by the PatentYogi team. Get ready when that moon gets gibbous, y’all. This March-ish … more…

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Sec.gov

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The steering wheel in an F1 race car requires fighter jet components and lots of practice
Popsci.com

Technology Drivers need to manipulate the controls at 200 mph. A look at the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 racing team's steering wheel. more…

Review: Fans of Classic Mac Designs Will Love the iBot G3
Macrumors.com

If you're a fan of classic Mac designs, you may be interested in the iBot G3, a figurine that's modeled after Apple's iconic iMac G3, first released in 1998. The iBot G3 was designed by Philip Lee, who previously released another Mac-related figurine called t… more…

Data-driven modeling and estimation of lithium-ion battery properties
Phys.org

Electric vehicles are powered by lithium-ion batteries (LIB), a rechargeable battery that's still not fully understood or perfected. And inasmuch as electric cars are expected to replace gas-powered cars, any research that improves the performance of a lithiu… more…

The global shortage of capacitors impacts all consumer electronics
Qz.com

From 5G networks to Teslas, how this tiny component's stalling growth. more…

Scientists put an iPhone in a blender to find out what mobile phones are really made of
Qz.com

University of Plymouth researchers are trying to raise awareness about the amount of minerals and metals contained in our smartphones. more…

The original Apple iPhone prototype unveiled #iPhone #Apple #Development @Apple @Verge
Adafruit.com

The Verge publishes an exclusive look at the 2007 iPhone M68 development board, used by the company to thoroughly test hardware and software. Apple had developed the iPhone in secret over those two and a half years, and for many inside the company, the device… more…

Nvidia’s Big Bet on Ray Tracing Pays Off
Variety.com

Nvidia’s bet on ray tracing as a primary selling feature of its newest, most cutting edge line of graphics cards seemed, in the summer of 2018, to be exceedingly premature. The cards were expensive, their performance improvements over their predecessors more … more…

NASA's Mars 2020 rover is put to the test
Phys.org

In a little more than seven minutes in the early afternoon of Feb. 18, 2021, NASA's Mars 2020 rover will execute about 27,000 actions and calculations as it speeds through the hazardous transition from the edge of space to Mars' Jezero Crater. While that will… more…

Mass manufacturing of metasurfaces
Phys.org

The mass production of flat optical devices with sub-wavelength structures could soon be a reality, thanks to a metasurface fabrication technique developed by researchers at A*STAR. more…

Lamp Base NeoPixel Rings #3DPrinting #3DThursday
Adafruit.com

dagobert_ch shared this project on Thingiverse! UPDATE 18.2.2019: Arduino Code V1.1 added. I you connect no DIP Switch, it will run in flicker mode I have done a remix of the fantastic Flame Lamp base, for easier mounting of the LEDs. I added a base plate for… more…

Handheld Text-Based Adventure Gaming with Quest Smith @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Adafruit.com

Remember adventure games? Video games where text description and input move that game along. It all takes place in your head, so even though the games are primitive, and from the pre-history of video games, they can evoke worlds as big as your imagination.Aft… more…