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Apr
2016

Ball-shaped bashers strike a precise MIDI beat

The MIDI-controlled Perc system can be used to play any percussion instrument that can be hit ...

Using samples can bring a convincing level of realism to drum sounds when creating digital music, but the real deal would be even better. You could build yourself a code-controlled Stickboy robotic rhythm master for some authentic paradiddling, or you could make use of a Polish innovation called Perc that marries digital and acoustic beat-making with the help of MIDI commands and ball-ended bashing.

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Category: Music

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Apr
2016

KGI: dual cameras to be exclusive to 5.5″ iPhone 7

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will feature dual cameras for improved photography features, but only on the flagship 5.5-inch model, according to an investment note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider this morning. The analyst, who has a strong track record in predicting Apple’s future product plans, thinks that […]

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3
Apr
2016

Consumer-ready wireless charger for EVs inches closer

Oak Ridge researchers have demonstrated the 20 kW wireless car charging technology using an electric Toyota ...

Tesla and Chevrolet might have committed to mass-producing electric cars, but that doesn't mean everyone is ready to plug a battery-powered car into their garage every night. Depending on who you ask, wireless charging might just be the solution. Even if we can't quite expect every manhole or green lane to extend our range just yet, a team at Oak Ridge Laboratories believes it has come close to creating a wireless car charging system efficient enough to broaden the appeal of electric vehicles.

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Category: Automotive

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Apr
2016

Razer’s history of amazing, must-have, never-going-to-happen faked gadgets

Glowing green intravenous nutrient energy packs, hovering computer mice, powered exoskeleton gloves that turbo-charge a person's button clicking speed: The only thing more surprising than peripheral maker Razer's annual over-the-top April Fools' product announcements are the people who still seem to fall for them and, no matter the personal peril, sign up to be beta testers.

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