Midnight In The Desert — electronics

Aliens likely to be ‘electronic entities’

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Aliens likely to be ‘electronic entities’

If we do get visited by aliens, they will likely be computers, believes one cosmologist. ALIENS are likely to be “electronic entities” which have overthrown and replaced the organic lifeforms which first designed them, the British Astronomer Royal has claimed. Lord Martin Rees said it was likely that aliens — if they exist — will be very different to humans. He said: “My guess is that if we do detect an alien intelligence, it will be nothing like us. “It will be some sort of electronic entity.” Speaking during an interview at Trinity College, the Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and...

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Xiaomi’s newest TV is 30% thinner than an iPhone

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Xiaomi’s newest TV is 30% thinner than an iPhone

Xiaomi today revealed its newest Mi TV at CES. The Mi TV 4, which will come in three different sized (45, 55 and 65 inches) is 30 percent thinner than an iPhone. It’s only 4.9 mm wide at its thinnest point. As Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra noted in today’s announcement, it’s essentially invisible when you look at it from the side and has virtually no bezel. The back of the Mi TV 4 features a brushed metal cover with what Barra called a “very understated” transparent stand. As for the operating system, Xiaomi is using an AI-driven system and its PatchWall...

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Thank Physicist Michael Faraday For Your Electronics

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Thank Physicist Michael Faraday For Your Electronics

Physicist and chemist Michael Faraday is credited for having said, "There's nothing quite as frightening as someone who knows they are right." But when it came to electromagnetism, Faraday got a lot of things just right. The scientist, born on September 22, 1791, in south London, made scientific discoveries and advancements that are present in almost all of the electronics we deal with today. Specifically, Faraday was a pioneer in the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. In 1831, Faraday made the huge discovery of electromagnetic induction. This is the principle behind the electric transformer and generator, devices that are often...

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The true impact of not recycling our old electronics

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The true impact of not recycling our old electronics

Gadgets can be incredibly useful and beneficial parts of our lives. They can connect us, inform us, tell us which way to go and entertain us. And even as they can sometimes lead us to live life virtually instead of being truly in the moment, they can also bring us closer to the world around us. One of the biggest downsides of electronics is that their components are toxic to the environment, and to us, if they're just thrown away and left to leach into the earth. The ideal situation would be that all of us use, repair and repurpose...

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Dear RadioShack, This Is Why We Adored You.

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Dear RadioShack, This Is Why We Adored You.

The time is near to bid farewell to that old security blanket, RadioShack. When the remote control broke, it was there. When we needed a cable or 20, it was there. But soon, it won’t be. The company is about to file for bankruptcy. Shares of its stock have been suspended from trading. We are forced to acknowledge that the era of personal electronics championed by the franchise stores that sold soldering gear and robots and had a Battery of the Month Club is really and truly over. Of course, we already knew that. When you can have exactly the...

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