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LumiCube: A case for the Raspberry Pi with 192 LEDs, an IPS Screen and various sensors

The LumiCube has 192 LEDs, an IPS display and multiple sensors. (Image source: Abstract Foundry)A new case for the Raspberry Pi has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, and it comes with almost 200 RGB LEDs built-in. The LumiCube should be simple for Raspberry Pi beginners to realise and includes an IPS display, among other features.…

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Intel teases Xe HPG graphics and kicks off a GPU scavenger hunt

Something to look forward to: Intel is planning to release their first Xe HPG gaming GPU chips this year, but we don’t know when — it could be late in the year, or it could be later this week when Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger takes the stage for his first presentation. Either way, they’ll be…

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Huge PS5 restock from Amazon expected soon

TL;DR: Amazon is expected to offer a huge PS5 stock drop in the immediate future, offering gamers their best chance yet to secure a next-generation PlayStation console. If you’re part of the majority who’ve yet to bag a PS5, keep a close eye on Amazon’s product page over the coming hours and days. Sony’s PS5…

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Developer Supporting the FlickType Watch app sues Apple for anticompetitive Behaviour

The big picture: The App Store has become home to no less than 1.9 million apps, generating $64 billion in revenue for Apple and app developers. And while Apple will tell you it’s a place you can trust, one developer lawsuit alleges that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Last month, Kosta Eleftheriou, the mobile…

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Barnes & Noble partners with Lenovo on Its Own Newest 10-inch Nook Pill

Editor’s take: The new Nook 10″ HD tablet is the first product to emerge from a collaboration between Barnes & Noble and Lenovo. The latter has plenty of experience in the hardware sector, having produced a range of Android tablets over the past decade. This particular model won’t blaze any trails, but for Barnes &…

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Covid-19 news: Fears of third wave grow as infections rise in Europe

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Doctor Widad Abdi works in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated at the Clinique de l’Estree – ELSAN private hospital in…

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Llamas and alpacas carry genes out of mysterious’ghost’ relatives

By Michael Marshall Adult guanacos (Lama guanicoe) in southern Chile, South AmericaWayne Lynch/AlamyDomestic llamas and alpacas carry DNA from an extinct “ghost” population of their wild camelid relatives. Furthermore, their domestication may have involved interbreeding between two different species. Domestic llamas (Lama glama) and alpacas (Vicugna pacos) were crucial for South American peoples like the…

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Horses may recognise themselves in a mirror, hinting at self-awareness

Life 19 March 2021 By Christa Lesté-Lasserre A horse will seemingly notice a mark on its face in the mirrorBaragli, P., Scopa, C., Maglieri, V. et al. Horses seem to recognise themselves in mirrors, and they may even use the information in their reflection to recognise if their face is dirty and needs wiping clean.…

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The US Navy has a mechanical battery that could power laser weapons

By David Hambling This mechanical battery, based on a spinning flywheel, can deliver short bursts of high powerVishwa RoboticsThe US Navy has a mechanical battery based on spinning flywheels, which store energy as they spin and can discharge it in a quick burst when stopped. It could be used to power laser weapons or railguns,…

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Volcanic eruption may have forced ancient Egyptians to abandon a Town

By Michael Marshall Water being pumped out of the gate chamber housing an ancient well in EgyptM. WoźniakAncient Egyptians abandoned one of their coastal cities more than 2000 years ago, when the supply of fresh water dried up. The cause may have been a major volcanic eruption, possibly on the other side of the world,…