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The Einova Ultra Fast Power Bank’s most salient feature is its LCD display in the corner which tells you how much juice is left in the battery; so, if you hate guessing and prefer efficiency, your prayers have been answered. The 20,000mAh battery capacity can do 4-8 phone charges, 3-5 tablet charges or 1.5 charges for a laptop. It would be an extremely useful gift for any gender because a stylish water-repellent linen canvas dominates the product’s surface. The color is modern: I’d call it a serious slate gray or a deep gray with a hint of urban business/London or New York blue.
Most of all I must point out: the corner indicator reads significantly brighter in real life compared to the image shown here. Overall it’d make a great gift, even for yourself. It has 3 built-in USB ports and boasts 63W of power in a 6.75 x 4 x 0.63-inch casing. You’ll get 5W USB-A output, 18W USB-A output with Quick Charge 3.0 as well as a 45W USB-C input/output with Power Delivery that can be used to recharge a MacBook or other USB-C laptops. This is a 2nd-gen product; the 1st-gen being one of the first of its kind to hit the consumer electronics market. It also has smart device protection which will stop charging automatically. This feature is built in to prevent devices from overcharging. Is this a lightweight product? Heck no. It’s got weight, but it’s slim and worth carrying because of how it can save your day. Pricewise, for what they’re asking, it’s a great value and might easily end up as your favorite charger, despite its weight and size. If you give it as a gift to someone, you’ll be remembered fondly.
Retail price: $69.99 on the Einova site
To lay the BLOCK Mini flat, play around with the thick main wire (see fig. 4) in the back, or else out of the box it might not. The most reliable parts of this power block are the 2 protected AC outlets with 300J surge protection (see fig. 2) They’re on both sides, 1 on each. The 3 USBs on the top (see fig. 1) are also extremely handy and in a prime position. The wireless charging area (see fig. 3) can act as a simple stand for landscape viewing too.
Retail price: $39.99 on the Accell site Comes in black or white.
The name alludes to the ability to recharge this battery directly through your wall outlet. I sometimes feel like James Bond using this. Wait, Bond would have a battery that lasts 250 years or something crazy right? Haha. Anyway, on the Ampprong Plus, the prongs extend out (not automatically, you need to use your fingers) and back in when not in use. There’s nothing bad to say about this. It’s got 2 USB ports. 6000mAh Lithium Ion battery, 2.0A Input, 2.4A Output. There might be a new iteration of this charger so check the myCharge portal on Amazon. I also notice the company has made even more chargers with prongs, so this isn’t the only one. When I first got the Ampprong Plus, it might’ve been the first of its kind, I’m unsure.
For the ecommerce price, again, please check the myCharge store on Amazon
A safe way to transact, especially for restaurants and eateries. Remember to follow Amanda Brinkman and Ty Pennington @SMBizRevolution on Twitter to see how Deluxe Corp. is right beside small businesses navigating the pandemic together. A summary of the show (“Small Business Revolution”) is below and a bonus tweet beneath:
Restrategizing for the COVID-19 world and looking ahead to possibilities in the post-COVID-19 world, The Chainsmokers are looking to promote their venture fund:
Schoolhouse Rock was an iconic part of Gen X, so I’m wondering what Millennials and Gen Z had as equivalents. Cynicism and irreverence play a role, I’m guessing. Plus, early Gen Z (for example, a person who was born in 2000) is already biologically poised to become parents of the next generation. Anyway, Zonday’s hilarious song is geopolitical in nature but that’s not why I’m sharing it. It’s funny and, for the man who many simply call Chocolate Rain, the music and social media aspects are certainly on-brand. Click the play button in the above tweet and give it a listen 😂 While Schoolhouse Rock did NOT have politics (If it did, I don’t remember. Reach out to me if I’m wrong), it did include many U.S. history ditties like The Shot Heard ‘Round The World and some about civic engagement in democracies like I’m Just A Bill, but irreverence wasn’t a thing.
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Starting on January 1, 2020, FAT News (From Around Twitter), will be called FATATI News (From Around Twitter And The Internet). You can still click on the green link to see old FAT News.
what3words.com explained by 😊me😊 through video:
A way for professionals (especially 🎵music professionals ♪ 🎵) to harness artificial intelligence:
Similar to bus driver announcements but for pedestrians/for the streets, Google Maps introduced detailed voice guidance earlier this month. Video below. While its focus is on people with visual impairments, anyone can use it. This feature is currently available only in English in the United States and Japanese in Japan, but additional languages and countries are on the way:
More map innovation:
Visit the lists I’ve made on Google Maps: click here 🌎 And if you’re a Local Guide on Google’s Local Guides Connect, platform you can get to my info at that link too, if you’d like to connect on LGC.
If you’ve been optimizing your YouTube video descriptions, good on you. A positive surprise might be coming your way.
The initial version of Google Clips requires effort, isn’t cheap and has many shortcomings, according to The Verge:
And these pics have GOTTA BE green-screened, amirite? If you know, email me at
June 11, 2017
➡️ Follow @HeavenBeatbox on Twitter! ⬅️ So one day in the future we’ll look back on these backward-image Snaps⬇️ and know it’s OG Snapchat?? LOL! Fix it, already! C’mon, man!
⬇️ My Snapchat “video” from the event. No HBB beatboxing in it, sadly! My bad . . . I got there a little too late ⬇️
Snaps from tonight:
Taken via: the Huawei Google Nexus 6P smartphone.
Carrier: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. Yes, you CAN use the Nexus 6P on Verizon Wireless. It’s perfectly fine🙄 You’re not doing anything wrong. Don’t let Verizon tell you you can’t use the Nexus 6P on their 4G LTE. #eyeroll🙄
If you’re missing it, you’re missing it!
Click on the pic above
He’s still talking. There’s still time to catch it live.
The MyScript Calculator free Android and iOS app by Vision Objects
I had the fortune of interviewing Giovanni Rodriguez of Vision Objects, a world leader in handwriting recognition. At the Mobile Apps Showdown, Vision Objects’ Fernando Rynne told the crowd that handwriting recognition goes beyond replacing legacy keyboards. The unprecedented app they created proves that. They named it the MyScript® Calculator and it’s available on Android and iOS. Check out the presentation video to see why MyScript Calculator was crowned the 2013 Winner of the Mobile Apps Showdown, besting nearly 40 other great competitors. Now that’s impressive!
Interview answers are provided by Giovanni Rodriguez of Vision Objects.
Q: What’s the difference between the MyScript® MathPad and the MyScript Calculator? How soon was MyScript MathPad created after MyScript Calculator?
A: MyScript Calculator is targeted at the general public and shows that there is an easier way to enter math into a machine than using a keyboard. The fact that your mathematical expression gets transcribed and calculated on the fly is what gives this app its wow effect. However, our core business has nothing to do with developing calculators or scientific solvers – we provide the handwriting recognition engines that let developers add handwriting input methods to their solutions (the SDK used in MyScript Calculator is called MyScript Equation). To illustrate the full power of MyScript Equation, we decided in Q2 2013 to develop a full-fledged mathematical expression renderer capable of recognizing and converting into LaTeX almost any form of mathematical expression. This is a tool many professors and students have longed for!
Q: After its inception, how many years and months did it take to finally present the Calculator at the Mobile Apps Showdown?
A: MyScript Calculator started a couple years back as a demonstration application we developed to showcase our math recognition SDK. All the customers we showed it to were amazed by its accuracy, speed and concept. In fact, after the feedback received at CES 2012, we decided to polish up this demo and turn it into an application. The first release of MyScript Calculator was born on Google Play in late June 2012. Then we recognized the need to port this app to the Apple world and version 1.1 appeared on the App Store that December, just 3 weeks prior to the 2013 Mobile Apps Showdown. The rest is history I guess. We have reached over 12 million downloads since its launch, appeared on the Apple TV commercial, and inquiries are still coming in from all over the world.
Q: At what age did you become aware that you loved math? What else would you like to say about your apps to students, parents, professionals, etc.?
A: Being a system engineer, math was always with me as a student. I remember those big calculators with a lot of buttons. In those days, just to write a simple equation, you’d need to refer to the user manual and do a lot of combinations. What we are looking to do is to have a real natural way to write and interact with math, text, shapes and much more. This is what our technology provides, a natural way for people who want the pen and paper feel, but with the advantage of mobile devices and the interactivity on tablets and smartphones. The idea behind the use of our technology is to provide students and professionals reasons to start using those devices more as companions and content creation devices, and less as consumer devices. Thank you for taking time to write about us and our vision for the great potential of mobile devices for students, parents, children, and professionals.
Special thanks to:
• Robin Raskin of Living In Digital Times
• Fernando Rynne of Vision Objects
• Jay Farris
for helping with this article.
With a huge variety of devices with differences in USB ports, and the complex nature of rechargeable batteries, the USB Battery Charging (BC) version 1.2 is a critical standard for establishing the right way to charge a battery from a USB port. EZQuest’s USB-C Multimedia Hub Adapter is something to look into. The company says the hub will allow you to take full advantage of your Macs or any laptops which have USB-C ports as well as any USB-C smart phones and tablets with OTG support.
You might be wondering why I’m posting about health food on a tech blog! Well, foods bought from a store come to you via supply chains, and supply chains rely on technologies. For example, with fruit products, there’s always a precise place of origin. Sure, consumers and laymen simply say “Mexico” or “Thailand” etc, but precisely WHERE in Mexico or Thailand did the food come from? Now with what3words, it’s easy to answer that.
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If you are just starting your online career, whether you’re online streaming, streaming from Xbox on YouTube, having a job interview in Zoom, or just broadcasting something online, you know how annoying it can be to have a laggy livestream. At some point in our daily life we will come across this issue and in this article I’m listing some tips I have tested personally, and hopefully will help you smooth out your livestream by minimizing your streaming issues and also speeding it up.
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