Lets Talk Cell Phones

Handsets have come a long way.  Technology on cell phones has evolved with time. The first commercial mobile phone, known as the Motorola Dyna TAC 8000 X was released via Motorola in 1983.  This particular handset could merely offer 30 minutes of talk-time, six hours standby, and stores 30 phone numbers. In 1989 Motorola introduced to the world Motorola MICRO TAC 9800 X.  This particular handset had a long shelf life.  Later it went through few changes that moved it from an analog phone to a GDM compatible handset in 1994.  Motorola Micro TAC 9800 …

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Lets talk computer

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  If that is true then it is appropriate to say that the computer was invented not for entertainment or email rather out of the need to solve a serious number-crunching crisis.  In the 1800s the U.S. population soared so high that the government sought a faster method to get the job accomplished, therefore, giving rise to Punchcard based computers. The population today, carry more computing power on their smartphones than was available in these early models.  the ensuing brief chronicle of comp0uting is a …

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Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impractical

Faster screens Although watching 8K videos on the S20 Ultra is silly, it’s still a lovely canvas. The cityscapes I shot looked crisp and colorful on the Ultra’s 6.9-inch screen, even in sunlight. I also enjoyed watching a couple of 4K HDR videos and endless Instagram posts about my friends’ exciting lives. Plus, the Ultra’s almost all-screen front made the viewing experience more immersive and inviting. One of the highlights on the S20 series is their 120Hz displays, which allows them to refresh much faster than other phones. So far, only the Razer Phone 2, …

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Automatic Anchor Light

Advertisement Federal and international regulations require boats to carry lights between sunset and sunrise and during conditions of restricted visibility. The number and colors of the lights vary with the size of the vessel. Many commercial vessels carry special lights that identify them to the others. This is important because the right of way depends on the types of vessels involved. Tugs and commercial fishing vessels have the right of way over sailboats, which have the right of way over ordinary power vessels. Fig. 1: Anchor light position at the top of a mast Unique …

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What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

Most of the early smart home inventions used automatic controls, making it possible to turn something or off without lifting a finger. But they didn’t connect to anything else, and their functionality was limited. That would begin to change in 1983 when ARPANET, the earliest version of the internet, adopted the internet protocol suite (also known as TCP/IP). The protocol set standards for how digital data should be transmitted, routed, and received. Essentially, it laid the groundwork for the modern internet. IoT Through the Years 1990 John Romkey creates the first IoT device: a toaster …

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