What If Your Electronic Parts Were More Like Legos?

Long-time Slashdot reader beckman101 writes: This week Electric Dollar Store opened its doors, selling interchangeable postage-stamp sized I2C-based modules for prices between $1.00 and $1.80. The modules include lights, buzzers, counters and sensors — the range is aimed at electronic makers. These aren't manufacturing rejects shipping from Asia — they're assembled, tested and shipped from … Continue reading What If Your Electronic Parts Were More Like Legos?

Airline Passenger Walked Past Security With a Loaded Gun Magazine

An airline passenger "passed a security checkpoint with a loaded gun magazine," reports the Associated Press, citing information from an airport duty manager: Bob Rotiski said the passenger who apparently had visited a shooting range packed a loaded magazine in his carry-on bag. He said an officer identified the magazine during security screening, but the … Continue reading Airline Passenger Walked Past Security With a Loaded Gun Magazine

Facebook Now ‘Vulnerable’ To Government Regulators, Analysts Warn

Citing new warnings from several analysts, Fortune reports that Facebook's business model now faces threats from "a growing array of bi-partisan criticism and fresh regulatory issues." Analysts are now flagging an opinion piece in The New York Times, by Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat who's chairman of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial … Continue reading Facebook Now ‘Vulnerable’ To Government Regulators, Analysts Warn

‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Some of the same podcasters who first extolled AirPods are now complaining about them, reports the Atlantic: The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: "AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters," Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in … Continue reading ‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Some of the same podcasters who first extolled AirPods are now complaining about them, reports the Atlantic: The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: "AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters," Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in … Continue reading ‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Some of the same podcasters who first extolled AirPods are now complaining about them, reports the Atlantic: The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: "AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters," Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in … Continue reading ‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Some of the same podcasters who first extolled AirPods are now complaining about them, reports the Atlantic: The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: "AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters," Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in … Continue reading ‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Some of the same podcasters who first extolled AirPods are now complaining about them, reports the Atlantic: The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: "AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters," Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in … Continue reading ‘Your AirPods Will Die Soon’ — The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries