This Lightning Detector Is Remarkably Sensitive

Lightning strikes are quite high energy events, and release plenty of radio frequency energy when they go off in the atmosphere. This makes them easy to detect, and the magnitude of the energy release means it can be done at impressive range. [Jay] decided to build a device of his very own, and was impressed at its detection performance. The device is a simple but effective design. An antenna is used to capture RF signals, and these are then amplified through a single transistor stage. This is connected to a basic transistor flasher circuit, which is biased to only flash when tipped over the edge by an incoming signal. After building the circuit, [Jay] noticed that the device wasn’t just picking …

Oppo A11 to arrive in China with 48 MP camera

The Oppo A5 (2020) arrived on in India back in September and now a similar device is launching in China, although with a different name. The Oppo A11 appeared in China Telecom listings with a price tag and key specs, and the main differences compared to the A5 are the main camera and the selfie shooter – the body remains the same. Oppo A11 The images reveal a device with a 6.5″ screen and a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera, which has a 16 MP sensor. On the back we see three shooters, lined up vertically, with a depth sensor on the side, keeping company to the LED flash…. Read more: gsmarena.com

You don’t need Dyson’s $649 Pure Cryptomic air purifier to get formaldehyde out of your house

Dyson’s latest air purifier, the Pure Cryptomic, can eliminate formaldehyde that’s floating around in your home. It’s the main selling point that distinguishes this model from the presently-available Pure Cool and Pure Hot + Cool, which can only capture formaldehyde, not destroy it. But before you drop $649 on a formaldehyde-fighting device there are a few things that you should know. First, it is almost guaranteed that there is formaldehyde in your home. Formaldehyde is just about everywhere. It’s a chemical that’s found in your body, in the environment, and in furniture and wood products. People tend to hear about it in conjunction with health problems, and it’s true — when there’s enough of it in the air, formaldehyde can …

There’s A Haunting Memorial In Turkey To Commemorate 440 Women Killed By Their Own Husbands Last Year

There is a certain beauty and strength in weakness as some may say. But sometimes inequity between people brings only sorrow. Such is the case of domestic violence, an acute yet so often unspoken problem all over the world. One artist in Turkey found it so heartbreaking and important, he managed to find a way to bring it to the awareness of his fellow countrymen that just couldn’t be ignored and also beautifully commemorate those who fell victim for this terrible violence so at least the memory of those wasted lives remains. More info: Yankose These 440 pairs of shoes were hung up on the wall of a building in Istanbul, Turkey We hear quite a lot of stories about …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 pushes all-screen phones to their inevitable limits

The wait is over. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is official and, no, it doesn’t have a headphone jack. But before I get to why Samsung killed the classic audio port on the Note 10, I’d like to clarify that the new phone isn’t a single device, but two: a 6.3-inch Note 10 and 6.8-inch Note 10+. Samsung’s always billed the Galaxy Note as its biggest and most cutting edge smartphone — a device for power users built with productivity in mind — and the two Note 10s are no different. The new Android phones don’t break new ground with anything like a foldable display or camera embedded underneath the screen, but when it comes to tried-and-true innovation upgrades, there’s really …

Latest Apple Mac mini at lowest price on Amazon — save $150

TL;DR: Buy the powerful Apple Mac mini with Intel Core i5 processor on sale for $949 at Amazon. With this $150 discount, you get this compact desktop computer at it’s lowest price yet.  With good reason, the MacBook Pro is a favorite among anyone who wants Apple reliability, power, and portability. But there are those who need even more computing capabilities for intensive jobs. Need to render video, build apps, or create thousands of SpongeBob memes? Then take the next giant step and check out the latest deal on the small but mighty Apple Mac mini.  Work faster when you get the new Apple Mac mini with an Intel Core i5 processor for only $949 from Amazon. You save $150, …

Alienware m15 gaming laptop is $430 off on Dell’s website

TL;DR: Both lightweight and powerful, the Alienware m15 gaming laptop is the perfect companion for a no compromises, on-the-go gaming experience — grab one for just $949.99 on Dell’s website. PC gamers know how chunky and cumbersome gaming laptops can get — it’s a struggle to even will yourself to lug the thing around, and what good is having a gaming laptop if you aren’t going to bring it everywhere with you? If you’re new to the gaming laptop world and are trying hard to avoid buying a device that’ll feel like a sack of bricks in your backpack, consider picking up the lightweight Alienware m15 gaming laptop. Read more… More about Alienware, Dell, Gaming Laptops, Mashable Shopping, and Tech …

Puma’s first Wear OS smartwatch debuts in November for $275

Puma is launching its first smartwatch at IFA 2019 this week. The sports brand has teamed up with Fossil Group over the past 12 months to produce the wearable, which is powered by Wear OS and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. The Puma smartwatch will include a 1.19-inch round AMOLED display, housed inside a cut-out nylon and aluminum 44mm case. Puma is naturally aiming this smartwatch at sports fans, and it will will be swimproof and lightweight at 0.06 pounds thanks to some cut outs on the side of the device to reduce its weight. Puma’s smartwatch will include 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, which is the standard on most Wear OS watches. As this has the latest …

Guy Fieri To Feed Area 51 Raiders With ‘Radioactive Ribs’

Guy Fieri – Twitter With over two million people set to storm Area 51 and liberate the aliens inside, Guy Fieri has bravely stepped up to the plate and volunteered to feed the hungry raiders as they assault the complex. Fieri made his intention to help the brave Kyles, Rock Throwers and Naruto Runners clear on Twitter when he posted a picture of himself working on a brand new Area 51-themed recipe, ‘Radioactive Ribs’. The infamous American restaurateur and living Internet meme tweeted: “Workin’ on some new recipes for the folks inside Area 51 The Radioactive Ribs are lookin’ goooooood.” Here’s hoping the Aliens in Area 51 are ready to head to Flavourtown. Workin’ on some new recipes for the …

Arduino and industrial distance sensor communicate via RS-485

After obtaining an industrial distance sensor, TUENHIDIY decided to use it as the basis for an interesting visual indicator. The device communicates with an Arduino Uno via an RS-485 module, and outputs distance values in the form of a 9 x 14 pixel display made out of discrete LEDs soldered onto an LoL Shield. As shown in the video be low, it does a good job of sensing how far an object is from it on a table, and the 126 LEDs provide a nice brilliant display.  Code for the build can be found on GitHub if you’d like to make something similar. Seeing as though the sensor used here will set you back close to $1,000, you may want …

Kobo’s new Libra H20 is like a cheaper Kindle Oasis

Kobo has a new e-reader out, the Libra H20, which looks to join the existing Kobo Forma in taking on Amazon’s luxury Kindle Oasis, with a similar one-handed design. But where the Forma stumbled by upping the screen size to an 8-inch panel, resulting in a device that was somewhat unwieldy to hold, the new Libra H20 matches Amazon’s e-reader exactly with a 7-inch size that’s much easier to manage. Crucially, though, unlike the Forma, which start at $279.99 — even more than the Oasis, which starts at $249.99, despite it’s more premium metal design — the Libra H20 will cost $169.99, making it the cheapest option around for an asymmetrical, Oasis-style e-reader. Aside from with the smaller display and …

Logitech’s MX Master 3 makes the best mouse even better

Logitech’s MX Master mice have long been some of the best money could buy. And now it’s back with the third-generation, the MX Master 3, that once again raises the bar with an even more refined version of its hardware that makes the already great scroll wheel even better and finally switches to USB-C for charging. The ratcheting scroll wheel on the MX Master mice is getting a major overhaul with the MX Master 3 with a new, electromagnetic system that replaces the mechanical scrolling wheel. There are still two modes: a step-by-step ratcheting scroll that offers more resistance, and a faster “silent” mode that lets the wheel freely spin. Logitech calls the new mechanism a “Magspeed” scroll wheel, and …

Amazon reportedly has ‘more than 20’ Fire TV devices coming, including an OLED TV

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon looks set to release a new Fire TV Cube and a host of new “Fire TV Edition” devices soon — as well as what could be the first OLED Fire TV television set. Now-deleted posts on TechCrunch and CordCutters had the details, which have since made the rounds on Engadget, the BBC, and elsewhere. Reportedly, the new Fire TV Cube will have a six-core processor and support Dolby Vision, plus be able to interpret voice controls directly on the device instead of in the cloud. As with the first Fire TV Cube, Engadget says it will have the same far field microphones, HDMI-CEC, and IR blasters — all reportedly at the same …

Lucas Dobson’s heartbroken family say ‘one accident is all it takes’ after ‘little man’, 6, is swept to death in river tragedy

THE heartbroken family of tragic schoolboy Lucas Dobson have paid tribute to their “little man” – after the six-year-old was swept to his death on a fishing trip with his dad. Cousin Chloee Martin said “one accident is all it takes” after little Lucas was drowned in Kent’s River Stour on Saturday. Lucas Dobson, six, pictured with his mum Kirsty Furze, went missing in the River Stour on Saturday The family of Lucas Dobson previously said the little boy would have been paralysed with fear Police divers and emergency services were called in to help with the searchSWNS:South West News Service She wrote: “Rest in peace little man, gone way to soon. Nanny will look after you. I love you …

Asus’ notchless ZenFone 6 with a flip-top camera is now available in the US

The Asus ZenFone 6 is now available for purchase in the US starting at $499.99. Asus differentiates the ZenFone 6 with a camera that flips up from the back of the device to also act as a front-facing camera. It’s a smart idea that maximizes use of the 48-megapixel main camera and 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, all while allowing the 6.4-inch display to run edge to edge without interruption. The camera can rotate on its own for panoramas, and it can follow a subject in motion-tracking mode. The Verge’s Chaim Gartenberg found the camera to be pretty good during his initial preview of the device, but we’ll need to do further testing to see how it compares to others. Asus says …

Nintendo Switch Lite FCC filings confirm a smaller battery, new processor, and Odin fixation

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The new Switch Lite and the slightly improved Nintendo Switch have each appeared in photos at the FCC. And, as you’d hope, they’ve both been thoroughly dissected, so we can get a closer look at what Nintendo seems to have changed from the original model (and what it hasn’t). Nintendo claims that battery life is improved in the Switch Lite relative to the original Switch. And hours of additional battery life is also the only really tangible difference between the slightly updated Switch and the original. But Nintendo isn’t accomplishing that in either device by using a bigger battery. Instead, it’s using a more efficient processor. According to the photo seen below, …