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Noon.com is online and ready for shoppers

Noon.com is online and ready for shoppers

With an ambition to take on the likes of Amazon.com and the backing of Mohamed Alabbar and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, noon.com has finally opened up its website to online shoppers. Revealed last year in October, the website was originally scheduled to go online in January of this year but management shakeupsRead more about Noon.com is online and ready for shoppers[…]

Rohde & Schwarz offers multi-antenna GNSS sat nav tests

Rohde & Schwarz offers multi-antenna GNSS sat nav tests

R&S SMW200A GNSS receivers are able to process signals from diverse navigation systems such as GPS, Glonass, Galileo or BeiDou in several frequency bands in order to improve positioning accuracy. This can often require systems with several antennas operating in parallel. Accuracy can be further improved with differential GNSS (DGNSS) techniques. These techniques are used inRead more about Rohde & Schwarz offers multi-antenna GNSS sat nav tests[…]

Google has a plan to make your account even more secure

Google has a plan to make your account even more secure

Right now two-factor authentication is the best way of protecting your Google account, where you need your email address, your password, and a specific code generated by your phone to gain access to your Google stuff on a new computer – if your password leaks out, you should still be covered. Now Bloomberg is reportingRead more about Google has a plan to make your account even more secure[…]

Nordic nRF52840 bridges Thread and Bluetooth 5 networks

Nordic nRF52840 bridges Thread and Bluetooth 5 networks

What this potentially offers developers, highlights Nordic, is that wireless systems using the nRF52840 SoC can now be interoperable with a Bluetooth v4.0+ wireless device, bridging both networks. “In operation, the nRF52840 can effectively work as a bridge between Thread and Bluetooth 5 networks, and can communicate with, for example, both a smartphone over BluetoothRead more about Nordic nRF52840 bridges Thread and Bluetooth 5 networks[…]

Amazon's new Fire OS update brings picture-in-picture and more to Fire TV

Amazon's new Fire OS update brings picture-in-picture and more to Fire TV

Amazon barely said a word about it amid this week’s Echo smart speaker announcements and squabbles with Google over YouTube videos, but there’s a new version of the company’s Android-based Fire OS headed to the Fire TV. The bulk of the details are relatively hidden in Amazon’s developer documentation, where the company announced Fire OSRead more about Amazon's new Fire OS update brings picture-in-picture and more to Fire TV[…]

TSMC to build 3nm fab in Taiwan

TSMC to build 3nm fab in Taiwan

There had been speculation that the company might locate it outside Taiwan – perhaps in the USA. TSMC says it  ‘recognises and is grateful for the government’s clear commitments to resolve any issues, including land, water, electricity and environmental protectioN.’ TSMC had indicated earlier that it was unhappy about the island’s electricity infrastructure. TSMC hasRead more about TSMC to build 3nm fab in Taiwan[…]

Competition: Win an STMicroelectronics IoT kit – Last chance to enter

Competition: Win an STMicroelectronics IoT kit – Last chance to enter

This one is very relevant for Gadget Master readers. The latest competition on Electronics Weekly, giving you a chance to get your hands on an STMicroelectronics IoT kit. We actually have three of these STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Nodes from STMicroelectronics to give away, in association with Farnell element 14. Enter the competition » The STM32L4 Discovery KitRead more about Competition: Win an STMicroelectronics IoT kit – Last chance to enter[…]

5 best VPN services for DD-WRT routers 2017

5 best VPN services for DD-WRT routers 2017

DD-WRT has been delighting many folks ever since it first emerged in 2005. The Linux-based open source firmware for routers is the weapon of choice for people who want to get more out of their hardware in terms of performance and versatility than their stock firmware will allow. Built with not-quite-so-technical users in mind, DD-WRTRead more about 5 best VPN services for DD-WRT routers 2017[…]

Most read Gadget Master posts in September

Most read Gadget Master posts in September

The answers include a teardown of the new Apple iPhone 8, the hardy perennial of a DIY plant monitor,  a laser trip wire, a bike power meter, voice recognition, an electric ‘hypercar’ and, of course, the Raspberry P… As always, let us take it in reverse order, for the purpose of maximum suspense: 10. iFixit tears down theRead more about Most read Gadget Master posts in September[…]