03/04/2020

Consumer & Gadgets

Google Duo audio boost won't leave you hanging on the phone

"It's good to hear your voice, you know it's been so long If I don't get your calls, then everything goes wrong… Your voice across the line gives me a strange sensation" — Blondie, "Hanging on the Telephone"

Consumer & Gadgets

Fitbit launches $149 Charge 4 with GPS tracking

Fitbit unveiled its most advanced fitness tracker on Tuesday, a week after the company noted a significant decline in outdoor workout activity worldwide.

Automotive

BMW in dash for cash as German car sales plummet

BMW is following other German carmakers in pumping up its financial liquidity to ride out the coronavirus crisis, its chief executive said Friday, as car sales in the auto-mad nation booked their steepest plunge in almost ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

A combined optical transmitter and receiver

Researchers at Linköping University, together with colleagues in China, have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver. "This is highly significant for the miniaturisation of optoelectronic ...

Energy & Green Tech

Floating wind turbines on the rise

Over 26,000 megawatts (MW) of planned offshore wind capacity exists in the offshore wind development pipeline. Rapidly falling technology costs for offshore wind, including floating offshore wind technology, have aided the ...

Engineering

Solving the ventilator shortage with windshield wiper parts

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are building a new type of ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices that help ...

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