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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) release date, price, news, and features

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) release date, price, news, and features

Update: The official Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) release date details are below, but you may also be interested in our newly minted hands-on review: You might as well wait for the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) release date before buying the old entry-level smart speaker from Amazon.com. The new version for 2018 launches nextRead more about Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) release date, price, news, and features[…]

Astro Pi 2018 challenge prepares the Raspberry Pi for space

Astro Pi 2018 challenge prepares the Raspberry Pi for space

Specifically, the European Astro Pi Challenge, to give it its full name, involves writing computer programs to run on the single board computer for experiments aboard the International Space Station. It is an ESA Education project run in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We’re buzzing with excitement about the launch of the @astro_pi ChallengeRead more about Astro Pi 2018 challenge prepares the Raspberry Pi for space[…]

The ongoing battle between the two warring VPN factions

The ongoing battle between the two warring VPN factions

Over the last few years VPN usage has come full circle; from IPSEC-VPN to SSL-VPN and now, back to IPSEC-VPN again. The reason for this is simple: connectivity needs have expanded rapidly, and for a while, scale and convenience were key priorities. IPSEC-VPN was originally seen as the best option for organisations that wanted toRead more about The ongoing battle between the two warring VPN factions[…]

Multi-kW bi-directional dc-dc converter is 98% efficient for e-vehicles

Multi-kW bi-directional dc-dc converter is 98% efficient for e-vehicles

Intended for cars, self-driving cars, for example, the LT8708-1 “operates between two batteries and prevents system shut-down should one of the batteries fail,” said the firm. “It can also be used in 48V/12V and 48V/24V dual battery systems.” It operates with a single inductor, over a 2.8-80V on the nominal input (but a >6.4V auxiliaryRead more about Multi-kW bi-directional dc-dc converter is 98% efficient for e-vehicles[…]

WD My Cloud NAS boxes can be hacked over the internet, claim researchers

WD My Cloud NAS boxes can be hacked over the internet, claim researchers

UPDATE: Western Digital has responded to our request for a statement, which we have published below. Security researchers at Securify have discovered a vulnerability on Western Digital’s My Cloud NAS boxes which can grant attackers complete control over their contents. The exploit requires either local network or internet access to a My Cloud device inRead more about WD My Cloud NAS boxes can be hacked over the internet, claim researchers[…]

Photonic ICs could decimate the cost of sensors

Photonic ICs could decimate the cost of sensors

The ICs, integrated on millimetre-size CMOS silicon chips, will “create extremely robust miniature systems, in which discrete components are replaced by on-chip equivalents”, said Leti. “This makes them easier to use and reduces their cost dramatically, expected at least by a factor of 10.” CMOS technology, provides low-cost mass manufacturing, as well as access toRead more about Photonic ICs could decimate the cost of sensors[…]

Huawei Mate 20 may double as a wireless charger for AirPod-style headphones

Huawei Mate 20 may double as a wireless charger for AirPod-style headphones

Huawei’s AirPods-imitating Freebuds earbuds may launch alongside the company’s next flagship smartphone and perform a neat wireless charging trick to boot. The ‘Freebuds 2 Pro’ can be put in their pillbox case and placed on a wireless charging pad to recharge, according to a new leak. Or users can put the case can on theRead more about Huawei Mate 20 may double as a wireless charger for AirPod-style headphones[…]

Tiny slim Bluetooth LE module is 5.0-ready and adds ANT protocol

Tiny slim Bluetooth LE module is 5.0-ready and adds ANT protocol

Dubbed ISP1507-AL, it is based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52 series of chips and “offers a complete wireless connectivity solution, with an embedded antenna, integrated DC-DC converter, and includes both radio and synchronisation crystals,” said Insight. “It is perfect for mesh relay nodes and is suitable for IoT, wearable, industrial sensor and home network applications.” Including itsRead more about Tiny slim Bluetooth LE module is 5.0-ready and adds ANT protocol[…]

Best animated shows on UK Netflix (September 2018): the 12 best Netflix cartoons

Best animated shows on UK Netflix (September 2018): the 12 best Netflix cartoons

Welcome to TechRadar’s guide to the best animated shows and TV series you can stream on Netflix in the UK.  If you think cartoons are just for kids, you couldn’t be more wrong, and with a huge range of brilliant original and syndicated content, Netflix is arguably the best platform for diving into the weirdRead more about Best animated shows on UK Netflix (September 2018): the 12 best Netflix cartoons[…]