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The Sigfox Micro Base Station test

sigfox micro-basestation characteristics The Sigfox Micro-Basestation is an indoor / outdoor basestation made to extend the Sigfox public network. You can’t use it to create a private network actually. Even with the added cellular connectivity you can install it outdoor with the casing shown on the right. The antenna is integrated and you have no […]

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Why Video Doorbells Are the Best Smarthome Gadget

Video doorbells are the most important smarthome device you can buy. Smart light bulbs may be flashy, but—when properly integrated—a video doorbell will become something you can’t live without. They’re incredibly reasonable, too, costing just $99 to $199. If you could only have one smarthome device, you should make it a video doorbell—assuming you can […]

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Watch a AC-130 Gunship Devastate Targets on the Ground with Its Howitzer

The largest gun attached to any warplane in the world belongs to the new AC-130W Stinger II flying gunship. Its M102 howitzer can fire 105mm high-explosive shells at targets on the ground at a rate of up to ten rounds per minute. Here it is in action: The video starts with aircrews loading 105mm howitzer […]

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An iOS-only video workflow: Surprises, challenges, and hopes for the future

Last week I attended CES in Las Vegas to help bring you 9to5Mac’s coverage of the latest tech products and Apple accessories going into 2019. While hands-on videos are one of the most effective ways to share the news, they can also be the most challenging to create amidst the chaos that is the show floor. This […]

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YouTube’s new swipe gestures to navigate through video history, rolling out to iOS this week

As more YouTube viewers hit mobile devices, the platform is testing new features to improve the experience on smartphones and tablets. This week, YouTube is launching a new set of swipe gestures for its mobile app to better navigate video history. With these new swipe gestures, YouTube users can easily navigate through their video history. This includes […]

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Galaxy S10 In-Display Fingerprint Reader Confirmed In Official Samsung Pay App

It is very likely that Samsung engages in controlled leaks of upcoming products, a strategy that has worked well for Apple over the years. Some intentional leaks are more blatant than others. For example, the South Korean electronics maker has updated its Samsung Pay app with references to an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is a rumored feature of the Galaxy S10. Well, it was a […]

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Weekly poll: vivo NEX Dual Display, hot or not?

A poll from a month ago showed that people are interested in the extra functionality provided by a second screen. The vivo NEX Dual Display is the latest and, perhaps, most exciting addition to that genre. So, did vivo nail it or not? The eponymous feature comes from the pair of Super AMOLED panels – one 6.39” on […]

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Apple’s FoundationDB open sources the database layer behind CloudKit

Apple originally acquired FoundationDB in 2015, and last April it announced that it was making the cloud database open source. Now, things are being taken a step further as FoundationDB has announced it is open sourcing Foundation DB Record Layer, which powers CloudKit. This is the first public confirmation from Apple that CloudKit is powered by FoundationDB. […]

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Last chance: Get Hyper’s new USB-C Hub for iPad Pro up to 40% off

Today is your last chance to get the new HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro at its limited time preorder price through Kickstarter. Check out our early hands-on look with the new product in the video below. Get HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro on Kickstarter now for 30-40% off (Reg. $99) Shipping this month, the new USB-C Hub […]

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Opinion: Bezel-less is not the way forward

How do you imagine the phones in three years? Foldable? Bezel-less? With invisible cameras? Powered by new long-lasting batteries? I could get behind a few of those ideas, sure. But bezel-less – that can’t be the way forward. While I agree that the sooner we get rid of those awful notches the better, the bezel-less […]

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