Monday, June 20, 2016

HP announces voluntary worldwide laptop battery safety recall

HP announces voluntary worldwide laptop battery safety recall



If you want to confirm whether or not your laptop is affected, you can download a utility to perform an automatic validation. Otherwise, you can perform a manual validation by entering the laptop serial number and battery barcode into the recall webpage.



HP is advising customers who find their batteries affected by the recall to cease use of it immediately. Until a replacement battery is shipped, laptops can be run without an installed battery while connected to an external power source.




Thursday, June 16, 2016

Internet Speed Test - HTML5 Speed Test

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Something Super Cool Just Turned Up in Your Digital Toolbox | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

The Smithsonian unveils a game-changing online tool designed to empower anyone to discover and use digital museum resources

Learning Lab


Something Super Cool Just Turned Up in Your Digital Toolbox | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Using WS2811 Chip to Drive Incandescent Lamps | Hackaday

He wanted each bulb to be independently addressable, so he only used
the blue line of the RGB controller, which leaves two outputs empty. I’m
sure you can figure out something to do with them.


Needless to say, we’ve seen a lot of WS2812 hacks here. It’s hard to
pick a favorite. [Mike] of “mike’s electric stuff” fame built what may
be the largest installation we’ve seen, and this hack that effectively projection-maps onto a randomly placed string of WS2812s is pretty cool. But honestly, no project that blinks or glows can go far wrong, right?





Using WS2811 Chip to Drive Incandescent Lamps | Hackaday

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Geoarchaeologist Proposes There Was a "World War Zero" | Smart News | Smithsonian

Now, as Colin Barras at New Scientist
reports, a geoarchaeologist named Eberhard Zangger is proposing a much
grander cause for the collapse: an extended series of ancient conflicts
that he dubs "World War Zero."

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