ScreenForce TemperedCurve Screen Protection The ScreenForce TemperedCurve is designed to fit to the curve of the Note9 display and is made from a high quality Japanese glass that is just 0.33mm thick. It has the usual 9H rating of hardness that you see on decent tempered glass screen protectors. It will fit from one edge all the way to the other while remaining compatible with “most Samsung cases”. Available from the end of September from Belkin and leading retailers it will set you back $59.95 (curved protectors are expensive due to the nature of manufacturing the exact shape of them). Galaxy Note9 chargers Given the history of the Note line it may seem prudent that if you were going to use a third party charger it would pay to use one from a reputable company. Belkin have a few chargers that will suit the Galaxy Note9. Belkin have a couple of USB-C chargers that are suitable for home and car use with the car charger selling for $49.95 and the home charger one for … [Read more...] about Belkin have accessories for your Samsung Galaxy Note9
Giant lines in the sand are incredibly useful for pleasing the gods and hailing overpassing extraterrestrials. Beautiful, unwarranted spray-painted sidewalks might land you in detention with local law enforcement. Of course, why not have both? With the Sand-and-Spraychalk machine, you can! The Sand-and-Spraychalk machine Is a moving two-axis CNC machine that can anoint its path with a spray of either sand bits or spray paint. As with any self-respecting power tool these days, the Spraychalk is driven by a rechargeable Bosch 18 V battery pack. As far as safety goes, leveraging an already-product-proven solution instead of cooking our lawns with questionable LiPos is downright clever. Elegance is in simplicity, and the Spraychalk is no exception. The entire build is a collection of off-the-shelf parts mixed with a few laser cut plates and a one custom nozzle made of POM (Acetal). Precise spraying might sound like a hard problem, but it’s executed here with just … [Read more...] about Spraychalk Anoints your Sidewalks with Precision Sandprints
Depending on whether you ask a technological optimist or pessimist, we might see early versions of consumer-ready self-driving vehicles in the next few years, or not for another couple of decades. But no matter where you fall on that spectrum, it’s likely that the first generation of autonomous driving AI will be ferrying people around within your lifetime. As an AI enthusiast, you’re likely frightened or excited by this thought. The techie consumer in you is likely thrilled by the idea of commuting to work hands-free thanks to your robotic autopilot, or taking a nap on a long road trip. But the skeptical coder in you might be worried that simple regression and pattern recognition algorithms may not be enough to keep you truly safe. Plus, there’s the universal pattern of software (and tech) development that usually unfolds; the first generation of a given tech product is usually terrible, due to rushed schedules or an inability to foresee future issues. So is it smart … [Read more...] about Can We Trust First-Generation Autonomous Driving AI?
Most Hackaday readers will have heard of [Clive Sinclair], the British inventor and serial entrepreneur whose name appeared on some of the most fondly-recalled 8-bit home computers. If you aren’t either a Sinclair enthusiast or a Brit of a Certain Age though, you may not also be aware that he dabbled for a while in the world of electric vehicles. In early 1985 he launched the C5, a sleek three-wheeler designed to take advantage of new laws governing electrically assisted bicycles. The C5 was a commercial failure because it placed the rider in a vulnerable position almost at road level, but in the decades since its launch it has become something of a cult item. [Rob] fell for the C5 when he had a ride in one belonging to a friend, and decided he had to have one of his own. The story of his upgrading it and the mishaps that befell it along the way are the subject of his most recent blog post, and it’s not a tale that’s over by any means. The C5 was flawed not only in … [Read more...] about The Electric Vehicles Of EMF Camp: A Sinclair C5, (Almost) As It Should Have Been
About ten years ago I started to notice a lot of alternatives to PowerPoint popping-up on the web. Some of those presentation tools like Google Slides and Prezi are still going strong while others have faded away. Through it all, PowerPoint kept chugging along even though it wasn't a darling of Web 2.0 users. Today, PowerPoint has all of the features students and teachers need, including collaboration, but often those features are overlooked. If you haven't taken a look at PowerPoint in a while, here are five PowerPoint features that you should try. Screen Recording Making a presentation about your favorite software or websites? Try using the screen recorder that is built into PowerPoint. Your recorded video is automatically inserted into the slide that you have open at the time you make your recording. Of course, you can use that video in other slides too. Find the screen recorder in the "Insert" menu in PowerPoint. Sound Recording/ Sound Upload Add your voice to your slides through … [Read more...] about 5 PowerPoint Features Often Overlooked by Students and Teachers