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This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer

Giving modular smartphones a new lease on life<p>One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the …

Google leads $542 million funding of mysterious augmented reality firm Magic Leap

Google is leading a huge $542 million round of funding for the secretive startup Magic Leap, which is said to be working on augmented reality glasses that can create digital objects that appear to exist in the world around you. Though little is known about what Magic Leap is working on, Google is …

Nokia's HERE maps is now available for all compatible Android phones

Nokia finally launched HERE maps for Android a couple of weeks back, kicking off as a Samung exclusive for Galaxy-branded devices. Today, Nokia is making the app available to all Android users, though it’s not on Google Play for now.<p>For its remaining beta phase, you can grab the .APK file from this …

Top Ten Most Popular Websites In The World 2014

Every day there are about 250,000 new websites being opened , the internet is the modern source of gaining knowledge , more than 600 million websites …

Forget the battery with Near Field Communication (NFC) and MSP430 FRAM MCUs - MSP Low-Power Plays - Blogs

Near Field Communication is still a fairly new technology, but paired with MSP430 microcontrollers, it unlocks the doors (pun intended) to a number …

Non-Contact Voltage Detector

A <i>transistor</i> is an electrical component that functions, most basically, as a switch — in principle not so different from a light switch. Instead of a physical movement, however, a transistor is controlled by a flow of electricity. And unlike your basic light switch, a transistor can be on, off, or …

Arduino

Automated programming and testing jig built with Raspberry Pi

[Doug Jackson] makes word clocks, and he must be doing quite a bit of business. We say that because he put together a programming and test bed for …

What’s Inside an Array of Transistors?

ZeptoBars recently broke down a 7-transistor ULN2003 Darlington driver chip and analyzed what each component does, identifying the resistors, diodes, and transistors by peering at the chip through a microscope.<p>P and N-type silicon have slightly different colors. This difference is quite small, but …