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Skylab: The Space Station That Fell on Australia 1
Posted Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Article by Allison Marsh: Fifty years ago, on 14 May 1973, a modified Saturn V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center carrying Skylab, the United States’ first space station. Six years later, in the early hours of 12 July 1979, Skylab reentered Earth’s atmosphere in a fiery blaze, spreading debris across the Indian…


Smart lighting, security drive increase in smart home device adoption 2
Posted Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Article by Arielle Feger The share of worldwide video entertainment smart home device shipments will decrease between 2022 and 2026 as the number of smart security device and smart lighting device shipments grow. The share of worldwide video entertainment smart home device shipments will decrease between 2022 and 2026 as the number of smart…


How Amazon’s Struggles May Affect Smart Home Owners 3
Posted Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Article by Jay Basen   Feb 15, 2023 People that use Alexa devices as the primary user interface to control their smart home should be concerned about the news coming out of Amazon. CNBC reported that Amazon would be cutting approximately 18,000 people. While many of these job losses are said to come from…


Intel’s new desktop processor reaches 6GHz without overclocking 4
Posted Friday, Jan 13, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Intel has just introduced a new desktop processor, the Core i9-13900KS, that can reach up to 6GHz without overclocking, making it the fastest desktop processor available. This is made possible by the processor’s Thermal Velocity Boost feature, which allows the chip to run faster when it’s cool enough.


How USB Came to Be – Intel’s 26-year-old plug-and-play tech made it easy to connect everything 5
Posted Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 by Jeff Safire

Article by Joanna Goodrich, IEEE Spectrum       This USB cable was used in 2003 to connect a keyboard to Apple’s G4 computer. SSPL/GETTY IMAGES Today even the least tech-savvy consumers can attach a camera, printer, scanner, or other accessory to their PC effortlessly. But in the early 1990s, attaching a peripheral to a computer was…


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