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Decrease in brightness when heating at LED lamps

2 years, 11 months ago
Testing LED lamps I found in them one feature. Practically at all lamps brightness decreases after warming up.



In 5-30 minutes after inclusion the luminous flux of lamps decreases by 11-12%. When the lamp got warm, its brightness does not change any more.

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Support of the memory sticks microSD will return to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

2 years, 11 months ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! As the representative of the Samsung company said in the interview VentureBeat, the slot of microSD which became to already usual users which will support maps with a capacity up to 200 GB will return to the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models again. Most likely, such measure was forced, after studying of Samsung of reaction of the admirers who in general negatively apprehended lack of the slot and the removable battery in Galaxy S6-S6 Edge.

We will tell about what else interesting, according to the version of the VentureBeat portal is prepared by Samsung in new models which official announcement will take place already very soon below.

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Pre-orders on Oculus Rift start on January 6

2 years, 11 months ago
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Developers of widely advertized points of virtual reality of Oculus Rift declared in the blog that pre-orders on their product, at last, can be placed already in couple of days. The form of the preorder will appear on the website of the company on January 6 in 8am Pacific Time (19:00 Moscow time).

The company tempts potential buyers of points for virtuality not only these points, but also Lucky’s Tale toys (an animation arcade) going complete with them and EVE: Valkyrie – a space shooter game which action happens in EVE Online Universe.

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Moov Now: the fitness tracker which stimulates the owner to be active

2 years, 11 months ago


Until recently "fitness a tracker" beautifully called a pedometer. The majority of gadgets considered quantity of steps and the calories spent for the road. Now everything changed, and fitness trackers became much more functional. It is possible to give Moov Now as an example.

It is already the second version of a tracker Moov which can serve as the personal trainer. At the same time during training information is given in the voice mode so it is not necessary to watch at phone screen all the time that is not always convenient. Let's look what this device is capable of.

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Back to sources: demand for audio cassettes in 2015 considerably grew

2 years, 11 months ago


Cartridges which were extremely popular earlier and about which then all forgot begin to return slowly now. Yes, compact disks and digital media still remain the most popular method of storage and information transfer. But even vinyl remains afloat, and cartridges, seemingly, at all experience a rebirth.

The president of National Audio Company (NAC) Steve Stepp told that his company which is engaged in production of cartridges in 2015 recorded record increase in demand for such carriers. At the same time demand for audio cassettes steadily grows — according to the same Stepp, sales increase by 20% every year. But in 2015 growth made 31% in comparison with previous year at once that is a record.

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"Bad advice" to publishers and developers of games from localizers

2 years, 11 months ago
Author of councils of Epoha3004

If you cool publisher
Or megadeveloper
Also you want the games
To sell around the world,
You need a localizer,
You will not do without it,
Below we will give advice,
How it is necessary to work with it.

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Robot acrobat: what to be engaged during week-end in

2 years, 11 months ago
Family holidays assume family toys, and I will acquaint you with one of them today. Robot acrobat:


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Video: Disney made the machine for driving on walls

2 years, 11 months ago
Robotic cars can be as much as "smart", but they have a shortcoming: they cannot go on walls. Researchers from Disney Research in Zurich added to the four-wheel device two propellers thanks to which the hybrid of the machine and a multikopter goes on any vertical surface.


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Sound #28 — the Podcast about audio equipment and an ecosystem of a sound

2 years, 11 months ago
With you "Sound" – transfer for those who live works, has a rest and moves, listening to favourite music or podcasts. In this show we speak simple words about devices and technologies, we deal with the principles of their work and we acquaint you with an ecosystem of a good sound from And to I.

In the 28th release we discuss New Year's sales and we concern a subject of a double blind method about which many wrote in comments to a podcast "Sound" in Russian-speaking iTunes.

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We learn to write Android in an Ancient Greek way

2 years, 11 months ago
With new 2016, Geektimes! As promised, I continue a series of publications about Android and Ancient Greek characters. If you, having used the previous post, became the happy owner of a device with support of an Ancient Greek font, then today your device will be able to write in an Ancient Greek way.

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