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Infrared multitul or it is simpler – the multipanel

1 year ago
In race of technologies among smartphones it is fashionable to add the IR-port, it seems as not especially necessary thing recently, but for a hang-up that, we have, and at competitors is not present – it is good. Though why not especially necessary? Among equipment still the majority uses the IK-channel for management from the panel and idea it seems good, but here implementation usually limps. Several times observed as my friend, saying that supposedly here I have a built-in IR panel on phone, now I will change the channel of the TV, for example on a visit, came across impossibility of it to make because of some foolish restrictions. It seems the panel is, but does not want to work or demands finding of equipment in the same WiFi of a network, as phone or some wild setup. Generally, straight off the normal inhabitant cannot understand, and further or laziness as it is simpler to make the normal panel, or is not present time for it. I suspect that most of readers of Geektimes has no such problems, but for example, browsing third-party applications for multifunctional IR panels in Play a market, I often met comments it seems: — the great application at last my HTC is able to manage something through IR. That is the problem with a standard IR-port on smartphones is. And what to do who has no such port, but there is a strong wish?


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PINE A64: the universal 64-bit mini-PC with Kickstarter

1 year ago


On Kickstarter the most interesting project — the single-board mini-PC PINE A64 appeared a few weeks ago. His developers consider that this single board computer can be used in the most different spheres, including telecommunications, electronics, educational projects, entertainments.

Despite the small sizes, this quite powerful device, for the class, of course. The quad-core 64-bit ARM A53 processor with a frequency of work of a kernel of 1,2 GHz forms a basis. GPU — MALI-400 MP2 (2 kernels, 500 MHz). Performance of a graphic subsystem is slightly higher, than at original X-Box.

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Ultraviolet and polymer: one more method of use of Bondik glue in life (+ video)

1 year ago


Without glue to the handy person in life in any way. After blow the body of favourite phone will burst, the decorative element will fall off furniture … And if in a family there are small children, then broken-down toys most often are under repair glue!

But glues all different also yield different results. I always liked epoxy glue, holds is dead. But it has two shortcomings: it needs to be parted and it long dries. And if it long dries, then to stick together difficult figures not always it turns out, it is difficult to record them until until glue grabs. And to hold adherend parts with hands 3-4 hours that still pleasure. I paid attention to glue at once Bondik when saw it.

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Svetopulsometr LUPIN

1 year ago
Having for the first time heard the name Lupin I remembered an anime about the cheerful aristocrat pilferer at once though there the main character was called Lyupen and it just coincidence. Anyway the name for the measuring device not trivial and is already good that it was not called, for example as LUX-3418 or like it. So disappears in a box and what it will be useful? Let's look.



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The digital handle or the ultrasonic sonar in a pocket

1 year ago
I have a friend, he is Spaniard. The indigenous Catalan is more correct. And already aged to it for 50. And in the summer he began to learn Russian. We often communicate in WhatsApp and once he sent me a photo as he writes the Russian alphabet by hand. Speaks so easier to remember letters, horses look and are said. At that moment I remembered how I read article about advantage of the letter by hand and told it of it. And itself reflected as far as in the modern world the letter by hand is appreciated? We even more often contact to the keyboard, whether it be the physical keyboard of the computer or on screen the tablet or phone. And it is interesting whether write lectures at institute by hand now or even more often use notebooks and type the text in Word at once? I think, technologies win to themselves space more and more and more often provide occasions to use new simpler methods, and not always simpler means more useful. The hero of today's overview – the digital handle from Dadzhet'a as it seems to me, is capable to solve a text wrapping problem from paper on the computer without loss of benefits of the letter by hand.


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Transparent safe or training of will power

1 year, 1 month ago
I faced safes, as well as many, not really often. But during this time it was necessary and to observe how they are opened, to use and even most to configure the electronic coded lock. That is further the user did not come. In general, my idea of safes sounded approximately so: in it what is hidden from others eyes lies. What my surprise when I for the first time faced the transparent safe not with the standard coded lock, and the countdown timer was.



And here to me the plot from Jumble was for some reason remembered.



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One SBM it is good, and two it is better

1 year, 1 month ago


In the previous article about weak household radiation I used the SOEKS Defender dosimeter equipped with the SBM-20-1 counter. As many commentators noted, its accuracy has not enough reliably to measure a weak background, and I had to go on some tricks to find potassium-40 radiation in bananas. Now to me for testing more advanced SOEKS Quantum device got. Thanks to use at once of two SMB-20-1 Geiger counters, measurements are performed quicker and more precisely. Results are held in non-volatile in remembrance devices and can be unloaded on PC or Mac for the further analysis. Quantum is that exceptional case when the domestic gadget has no twin brother with other label on Ali, and besides is known abroad.

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The overview of typeface bluetooth typeface from Dadzhet – musical "bananas" in ears

1 year, 1 month ago
I am interested in different gadgets long ago and somehow even published couple of articles on one website about mobile technologies. I am not the professional journalist, nevertheless, to me interestingly to investigate new devices and shares my impressions about them.

When I in one of articles on Geektimes I saw the link to Dadzhet's sentence to write the overview on some device, it became interesting to me to try. From those gadgets which are on the website most of all I liked the earphones working by means of bone conductivity of a sound and Geyger's charm. I wrote to Dadzhet, and they at first suggested to write me the bluetooth overview of the stereo headset. This typeface caused less enthusiasm than those two gadgets in me, however, having thought, I agreed.

I already have a certain experience of use of Bluetooth of earphones – now I have Nokia BH-905i, big earphones with excellent system of noise reduction which I because of the size and weight use generally at home, there is a typeface of Samsung HS3000 where I instead of standard earphones thrust Shure SE-215 that gave very high quality of a sound, but did not allow to get rid completely of the disturbing wires and there is MEElectronics Air-Fi Metro2 AF72, the easy and convenient typeface with an excellent sound, the basic shortcomings of which is quite high price and small prevalence in Russia. Respectively, I will compare typeface from Dadzhet to the last two typefaces as the format at all three typefaces is quite similar.


Earphones from Dadzhet

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Pulse — remote control all opportunities of your "reflex camera"

1 year, 1 month ago


In skillful hands and the normal soap tray is capable to give rather qualitative pictures. Nevertheless, much of us nevertheless want to purchase the professional or semi-professional camera. It can be used, for example, on travel, or just on walk down the street. Now there was an opportunity to make your camera even more perfect — having just connected to it a gadget which is called Pulse. Connection goes to miniUSB to port. After that the user has an opportunity to manage the camera from the smartphone — and it is possible to use a wide number of functions, it concerns both a photo, and video.

Sil Pulse — in the Bluetooth module and the functional software. According to developers, they wanted to create what will allow the person to release hands and to photograph, for example, themselves on the way. Or to shoot time-lapse video. The size and design of Pulse allow to apply this device in any place, any situation.

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Power-USB stick

1 year, 2 months ago


Today we will test the Power-USB stick from Dadzhet's company, we will make exact measurements main functions of this device — the USB stick and power-bank. And the most important, we will draw conclusions. I ask to get acquainted with details

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