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IBC SNEAK PEEK: Omnia to Show Processor Update

September 4, 2018

The Telos Alliance’s processor maker Omnia is bringing key updates to its flagship broadcast audio processors, the Omnia.9 and Omnia.11, at IBC 2018, the company says. The Omnia.11 v3.5 update includes the new “Pepino” clipper — the latest FM final clipper design from Frank Foti, who designed it to complement the Omnia.11’s G-Force dynamics engine. Omnia explains that […]

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Can I update hp 2000t laptop processor?

August 26, 2018

Can’t find any concrete specs on that model. Seems to be one of HP’s CTO (customize to order) models which can have a variety of different specs. But everything I’m finding online says it’s a budget model. The time period the model was released (2012) was right around the time laptop processors switched from socketed […]

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Honda updates the HR-V crossover with new tech

August 13, 2018

The 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol has received an upgrade, which retains its 128bhp power output but sees official fuel economy rise to an impressive 53.2mpg when paired with the CVT gearbox. A six-speed manual is also available. Of more interest to keen drivers will be the addition of the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit, which is coming […]

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Big Bendy Screens, Chatterbox Robots, and TV in the Cloud

February 15, 2017

Welcome, dear friends, to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that’s distracted itself from the shellshock of the election just long enough to cast a beady eye over the latest gadget announcements. Spied from inside the comfort of a warm blanket this time around are a curved monitor, a robot with Alexa integration, and a […]

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AMD Reveals Radeon FreeSync 2: Here’s What You Need to Know

January 4, 2017

One of the longest running bugbears of PC gaming is screen tearing — ever so often you’ll notice that when in motion, visuals on screen appear torn or distorted, even with the best possible PC. Screen tearing happens when the PC’s graphics card pushes out frames either faster or slower than the monitor can refresh […]

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Nasa Sees Record Number of Astronaut Applications

February 21, 2016

Nasa has received a record 18,300 resumes from people keen on becoming astronauts, the US space agency said Friday. The number of applications for a spot in Nasa’s 2017 class is almost triple the amount that came in during the last recruitment call for the 2012 class. And it shatters the previous record of 8,000 […]

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Gravitational Waves: LIGO India Could Be Operational by 2023-End

February 21, 2016

With the Indian government giving in-principle approval for establishing a state-of-the-art LIGO interferometer in the country, a top US scientist has said it is “technically feasible” for the project to be operational by the end of 2023. “It is technically feasible for LIGO-India to go online by the end of 2023,” said Fred Raab, head […]

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Smart Skin May Transform Medicine, Robotics

February 21, 2016

Using items found in a typical household, researchers have created multi-sensor artificial skin that is capable of sensing pressure, temperature, humidity, proximity, pH and air flow. The artificial skin can respond to external stimuli and could have important applications in medicine and robotics. The flexible, paper-based skin is layered onto a post-it note, with paper, […]

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Pluto’s Largest Moon Likely Fractured by Sub-Surface Ocean: Nasa

February 20, 2016

Images from the New Horizon space probe suggest that Pluto’s moon Charon once had a sub-surface ocean that has since frozen and expanded, causing the surface to stretch and fracture, Nasa said Friday. Charon’s surface was photographed by the New Horizons’s Lorri (Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager) camera as the spacecraft flew past the moon in July […]

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Star System With Longest-Lasting Stellar Eclipse Discovered

February 20, 2016

Scientists have discovered a new star system where every 69 years the bigger star disappears in a near-total eclipse that lasts for three and a half years, setting a record for the longest duration stellar eclipse and the longest period between eclipses in a binary system. The newly-discovered system, known only by its astronomical catalogue […]

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