DIN-rail gateway offers dual LAN and dual RS485

The Unipi Gate G110 and G100 are PLC-ready DIN-rail gateways that run Linux on a quad -A53 SoC with 16GB eMMC, GbE and 10/100 LAN ports, and up to 2x RS485 ports with modular extensions. Czech based Unipi, which started out in 2014 with a Raspberry Pi based UniPi automation controller board and followed up […]

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Apple Shuffles Hardware Execs To Make Room For a Mysterious 'New Project'

Dan Riccio has served as senior VP of engineering overseeing all of Apple’s hardware since 2012, but now he’s stepping back from that role. A press release revealed he’s focusing on a mysterious “new project” at Apple and will still report directly to CEO Tim Cook. Engadget reports: Exactly what that new project is remains unclear, although recent rumors have pointed to Apple’s plans for augmented and virtual reality or building an electric car. Of course, maybe it’s a differently color iPhone or an even-more-expensive pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Riccio previously lead the iPad team before taking over as senior VP, and oversaw projects all the way up to the recently-launched AirPods Max.

Replacing Riccio on Apple’s executive team is John Ternus, who has been the VP of hardware engineering since 2013, and is noted as a key figure in Apple’s rollout of its new M1 CPUs. Meanwhile, Riccio will still hold the title of vice president of engineering and “play an instrumental role in shaping the future of Apple’s products.”

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Amazon's Alexa Guard Plus security subscription comes to the US

Amazon’s Alexa Guard Plus subscription service is now live in the US. The company unveiled Guard Plus back in September as a paid option for those who want the extra features that come with the premium version of its free Guard service. While the bas…

Source: Engadget – Amazon’s Alexa Guard Plus security subscription comes to the US

Polk Audio claims React is the 'most advanced Alexa-enabled soundbar'

Polk Audio has revealed its latest smart soundbar, which includes several Alexa-powered features. Polk React has four far-field microphones to help it pick up your voice commands even when it’s blasting audio from an action movie.The $249 soundbar ha…

Source: Engadget – Polk Audio claims React is the ‘most advanced Alexa-enabled soundbar’

MyPillow CEO Banned From Twitter For Claiming Trump Won 2020 Election

Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and an unofficial advisor to former president Donald Trump, was permanently booted from Twitter late Monday. Why? Lindell was reportedly spreading too many lies about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, something that can still get you banned from Twitter.

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Source: Gizmodo – MyPillow CEO Banned From Twitter For Claiming Trump Won 2020 Election

Sumitomo Aims for Green Hydrogen in 2023

Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Sumitomo Corporation is taking practical steps to realize green hydrogen production in Gladstone, Australia, by the end of 2023.

“Green hydrogen” denotes hydrogen fuel that is itself produced through a zero carbon emissions process, unlike the current production processes which contribute to global warming.

Sumitomo’s latest move sees it signing a front end engineering and design (FEED) contract with JGC Holdings.

The city of Gladstone in the State of Queensland has an existing industrial infrastructure and rich solar radiation with long daylight hours, making it ideal for capturing the solar power that would go into the green hydrogen production process.

The initial green hydrogen production plant eyed for a 2023 opening is expected produce 250-300 tons of hydrogen annually, with plans to scale up production thereafter.

Sumitomo is also collaborating with other companies to explore possible fuel ammonia production projects.

Last month, the competing Global LH2 Consortium was announced, consisting of the Iwatani Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Fortescue Metals Group, an Australian mining firm. These firms signed a joint agreement to explore the possibility of producing green hydrogen in Australia to be exported to the Japanese market.

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‘Babylon 5 Remastered’ now available to buy or stream on HBO Max

Nearly thirty years after its first broadcast and close to twenty since its troubled DVD release, Babylon 5 is finally getting a polish. From today, Warner Bros. is launching Babylon 5 Remastered both as a digital download (from iTunes and Amazon whe…

Source: Engadget – ‘Babylon 5 Remastered’ now available to buy or stream on HBO Max

Simulating 800,000 Years of California Earthquake History To Pinpoint Risks

aarondubrow shares a report from the Texas Advanced Computing Center: A new study in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America presents results from a new earthquake simulator, RSQSim, that simulates hundreds of thousands of years of seismic history in California. Coupled with another code, CyberShake, the framework can calculate the amount of shaking that would occur for each quake. [The framework makes use of two of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet: Frontera, at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and Summit, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory].

The new approach improves [seismologists’] ability to pinpoint how big an earthquake might occur at a given location, allowing building code developers, architects, and structural engineers to design more resilient buildings that can survive earthquakes at a specific site.

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Rugged mini-PC dips into Elkhart Lake

Neousys unveiled a fanless, 112 x 87 x 50mm “POC-40” computer with an up to 3.0GHz, dual-core Atom x6211E plus up to 32GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 4x USB, 3x M.2, and DP, 2x serial, and isolated DIO. Last month, Neousys announced one of the first Intel Elkhart Lake based embedded PCs with its ultra-compact (153 […]

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Google reveals North Korean-backed campaign targeting security researchers

Google’s Threat Analysis Group has identified an ongoing campaign that’s been targeting security researchers working on vulnerabilities over the past few months. The team says “a government-backed entity based in North Korea” is behind the attacks, w…

Source: Engadget – Google reveals North Korean-backed campaign targeting security researchers

Wacom's pen tablet for students now works with Chromebooks

For all their strengths as eduction tools, Chromebooks have their limitations. Most don’t come with a stylus, and even if they do, they’re usually not the most accurate. Enter Wacom.   The company’s One by Wacom tablet now works with Chrome OS device…

Source: Engadget – Wacom’s pen tablet for students now works with Chromebooks

Wacom's Cheapest Tablet Now Supports Chromebooks For Aspiring Artists on a Budget

With millions of students now attending school from home, affordable laptop alternatives like the Chromebook are more popular than ever. The cheaper price point does come with some trade-offs including limited support for some software and hardware, but artists on a budget can now use a Wacom tablet with their…

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Source: Gizmodo – Wacom’s Cheapest Tablet Now Supports Chromebooks For Aspiring Artists on a Budget

What's on TV this week: 'The Medium' and 'Resident Alien'

This week the next-gen Xbox platform delivers a console exclusive with The Medium, a horror game that features the trick of having the player constantly leap between two worlds that are rendered simultaneously. HBO Max features its latest major film…

Source: Engadget – What’s on TV this week: ‘The Medium’ and ‘Resident Alien’