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First Time Flying A Drone

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First Time Flying A Drone

I did it. I went out and bought a remote control drone. The flying sort.

I had some trepidation, as did my wife, as a few years ago I had gotten into flying model aircraft and after a spectacular crash, got out again, deeming it too expensive and needing far more skill than I had. Would this time be any different or would it be another few hundred pounds down the drain?

I bought a cheap drone – just 12 inches across, with a camera that did not transmit a live picture and so, for the princely sum of 60, I could be airborne again.

The remote control looked familiar and appeared to do similar things to my old aircraft controller.

Personal Alarms – A Device to Help Keep Coeds Safe While Away at College

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Protection for students attending college becomes a concern for parents when their children leave home – perhaps especially for parents of coeds. Why? One reason may be that many schools now house both males and females in the same dormitory, which may pose additional risk in the form of gender-based violence.

Not only that, but there is usually a higher probability of sexual harassment in college – mostly of female students by their male counterparts. Since being in possession of weapons is prohibited in schools, Personal Alarms become an excellent choice of self protection for many would-be victims.

Booming Global Semiconductor Industry

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The lobal semiconductor industry is one of the mature as well as promising industries and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2016 to 2024. Supported by the growth in electronic industry and upcoming innovative products is majorly driving the market growth. 2016 has seen a mixed growth; however, a consistent growth is expected in the year 2017. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) replacing nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) is one of the best examples this industry has seen and the size of the chips are further expected to decrease in the coming years.

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3-D Printing Could Make Your Next Home 40% Cheaper

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3-D Printing Could Make Your Next Home 40% Cheaper

My father’s dream was to build his own house.

However, building a house in India was an incredibly complicated affair.

First, you had to buy a plot of land. Next, you had to get an allocation from the government for all the materials you needed to make a house – cement, steel rebar, piping, you name it.

It was all in short supply because of India’s socialist economy, along with a quota system to dole out the limited quantities then available.

Apple’s New Products – Get Ready for Red

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Apple's New Products - Get Ready for Red

Apple wants you to see “red”, and hopefully buy one too.

The tech giant is releasing a new red phone hoping to capitalize on a vibrant color scheme that could appeal to its huge base of consumers.

The red phones are available in both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. They feature a crimson aluminum finish.

The phones come in 128GB and 256GB storage variations.

Internet: What In The World Is Boolean Phrase Search?

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Internet: What In The World Is Boolean Phrase Search?

Hmm.

The words “Boolean Phrase Search” seem to always be at the corner of the mind, waiting to raise the question: “I’m sorry, what was that word, Boolean? Is that some kind of index of soups?”

Yes, Boolean, and no, you’re probably thinking of bouillon. It’s close, but, well, it’s a different thing.

What in the world is Boolean Phrase Searching? It’s a way of searching a digital database using certain words – operators – to tell the search engine specifically what you want.

Fidget Spinners – Are They Really a Boon or a Bane?

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Fidget spinners are the latest addition to the hype among school-going kids. Teachers and parents are in fact confused whether to allow or ban the usage of it. The internet has mixed reviews thus making it difficult to decide whether it is good or bad.

Did you know that the researchers have come up with the proven fact that these toys greatly help in calming the nerves thus increasing concentration. It is known to help hyper active kids to be hooked to one place. The fidget spinners are also known to be a boon for attention deficit kids who suffer from autism, ADHD, emotional stress or even anxiety disorder.

Learn How to Encrypt Any File for Free with 7-Zip

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Learn How to Encrypt Any File for Free with 7-Zip

    The free, open-source 7-Zip program compresses numerous files and folders into a single archive file thats easily transferable. If the compressed files werent previously compressed, such as text files, the resulting archive will be considerably smaller than the sum of each file size.

Apple Thunderbolt Display Review: All Style, No Substance?

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Apple Thunderbolt Display Review: All Style, No Substance?

    Not Really a New Display

    Apple’s new 27-Inch Thunderbolt display is, for the most part, not really a new display. It is much the same as the older 27″ LED Cinema Display, except it now includes Apple’s Thunderbolt technology.

    Still, that may not be a trival new feature.

Understanding the Changing Laptop Landscape

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      The first portable computer was introduced in the mid-1970s. Since then we have come a long way, from gigantic suitcase sized laptops back then to tiny ultra-portable laptops available today. When words such as ultrabook, smartbook, netbook, convertible and the like are thrown around, it is easy to be confused.

    Traditional Thick Laptops

    When you think of a traditional laptop, you are likely thinking of a book-sized machine with a hinged display.