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New Pokémon Snap adds nighttime photography
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New Pokémon Snap adds nighttime photography

In the original Pokémon Snap, players were strictly daytime photographers. The game, released in 1999 for Nintendo 64, was essentially a rail shooter, but in the photography sense; players drifted slowly throughout an area while trying to take as many good pictures as they could. New Pokémon Snap keeps the original game’s spirit alive but...

The Realme 8 Pro is a £279 phone with a 108-megapixel camera
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The Realme 8 Pro is a £279 phone with a 108-megapixel camera

Officially launching in the UK today, the Realme 8 Pro is a budget device that’s one of the first to use the new Samsung ISOCELL HM2 108-megapixel sensor in its main camera. While similar high-res sensors have been more common in pricier phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, this chip is designed for lower-cost...

Bias Tees and DC Blocks: When to Use Them
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Bias Tees and DC Blocks: When to Use Them

Low-frequency filters such as bias tees and DC blocks are designed to transfer some desired signals and power rails while blocking others and limiting the output effect on RF/microwave circuits. DC blocks are high pass filters with cutoff frequencies down to audio frequencies and DC. Bias Tees are basically diplexers with an extremely low crossover...

Marantz CD6007 review: The CD player that rekindled my love for the format
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Marantz CD6007 review: The CD player that rekindled my love for the format

This year something magical happened: I got back into CDs. With a vengeance. And that’s all because of a very specific CD player: the Marantz CD6007. “Okay Callum, that sounds interesting and all, but… magical? Really? You believe your weird little obsession with CDs deserves to be spoken about as though it’s a Tolkien novel?” Well...

Segway is back! But… less insane and with sit-on scooters
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Segway is back! But… less insane and with sit-on scooters

Remember Segway, the company that used to make those impossible looking, self-balancing, scooter things? Of course, you do! Well, it’s making a bit of a comeback, and it’s all grown up and sensible. I say it’s making a comeback, but in truth, Segway never really went away. Following an acquisition by Chinese robotics firm Ninebot...

NASA unveils plans for first-ever flight on Mars
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NASA unveils plans for first-ever flight on Mars

When NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars last month, it didn’t arrive alone. Tucked under the belly of the buggy, a helicopter named Ingenuity had hitched a ride to the red planet. Its mission: to complete the first powered flight on another world. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSIngenuity was stowed under a debris shield on the bottom of Perseverance...

Why Tesla’s in-car monitoring camera is a major privacy risk
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Why Tesla’s in-car monitoring camera is a major privacy risk

A consumer advice magazine from the US is raising fresh concerns over how electric carmaker Tesla uses cameras on its vehicles. This time, it’t the driver and passenger monitoring (in-cabin) camera that’s in the spotlight. The concerns stem from the fact that Tesla is using a conventional video camera, rather than infrared alternatives that other...

Slack Is About to Become a Nightmare
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Slack Is About to Become a Nightmare

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Back in October, Slack announced it would be intro’ing a product that would allow any paid user—at any organization—to directly message each other across the platform. On Wednesday, the company made good on that promise by opening Slack Connect DM’s for anyone currently paying for their Slack subscription. Advertisement According...