Tile Mate is the easiest, quickest and most reliable way to find your phone, keys — anything! With over 5 million Tile devices sold, the Tile community is the world’s largest lost and found network. Supported Apple Devices using iOS 8.1 and up: iPhone (Released 2011 or later): 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus. iPad (Released 2012 or later): 3rd Gen, 4th Gen, Air iPad Mini, iPod Touch Apple Watch. Supported Android Devices using 4.4 or higher (KitKat or Lollipop): OnePlus O [...]
Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Chemistry Division say they have developed a safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries. In their work, the team has demonstrated a breakthrough in nickel-zinc (Ni-Zn) technology, where a 3D zinc ‘sponge’ is used to replace the traditional powdered zinc anode. The result is said to be a water based battery with an energy content and rechargeability that rivals lithium-ion batteries. [...]
As part of a new series of high speed A/D converters, Analog Devices has launched the AD9208, said to be targeted at GHz bandwidth applications, where it meets the spectral efficiency demands of 4G/5G multi-band wireless communications base stations. [...]
Apple has escalated its battle with Qualcomm by refusing to pay royalties to its contractors which are owed to Qualcomm. So the contractors won’t pay Qualcomm which means there will be a hit to Qualcomm’s Q1 revenues. Instead of Q1 revenues of an estimated $5.3 billion – $6.1 billion these will now be $4.8 billion ...
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An intrinsic photo-dielectric effect has been found in a ceramic by researchers at the University of Nagoya in Japan. Dielectric changes under light are nothing new, but in the case of LaAl0.99Zn0.01O3-δ it is not accompanied by an increase in dielectric conductivity – it remains an insulator throughout the process. “We have demonstrated the existence ...
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Hi, just wanted to share this 1) service technique to diagnose a failed component using the hot cold method. This video is aimed for those that are learning electronic servicing or expanding fault finding skills. This radio had a receiver failure that was caused by a unstable component in the voltage control oscillator (VCO) stage. It took less than 30 seconds to find the failed component. This method can be used to fault find electronics that have aging components in mid voltage circuits. I hop [...]