Edge devices improve drilling efficiency for energy company

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Moving compute and storage resources to edge locations can reduce latency and bandwidth needs, improve performance and save money. At the same time, widespread edge computing deployments can introduce significant management challenges. Servers can be hard enough to maintain when they’re in an on-prem data center. What if they’re deployed in the middle of nowhere?Energy companies know all too well the challenges of remote computing.“When we drill a well, it’s always in the middle of nowhere,” says Dingzhou Cao, senior advisor for data science at independent shale producer Devon Energy, a Fortune 500 company based in Oklahoma City, Okla.Sending a massive stream of data back to a central location isn’t always feasible, but the company still wants to know what happens at its sites. “We always have a bad connection to the Internet,” he...

Charby Pico GaN wall charger provides 65 watts of power to charge 3 devices simultaneously » Gadget Flow

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Keep your devices charged, wherever you go, with the Charby Pico GaN wall charger. This petite charger features a 65-watt power delivery with Programmable Power Supply, thanks to its Gallium Nitride tech. This lets it charge faster, more efficiently, and in a smaller form factor than your typical silicon charger. The Pico can power your laptop, yet it’s as small as a smartphone charger. And it charges large devices as well as small ones. What’s more, this gadget can revitalize up to 3 devices at once, thanks to its one USB-A port and two USB-C ports. This saves you time and outlet space. Moreover, it charges all your devices quickly, from your Macbook to your Nintendo Switch. Furthermore, you can use this device in any country since it supports a universal 100–240 voltage. It’s time to de-clutter your workspace and lighten your backpack...

Devices to support work-from-anywhere – Gadget

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What is it?  Innovative and elegant new units for the “anywhere office”, easy to cart between office, home and park, and adaptable to a variety of situations.  The MOFT-Z 5-in1 foldable laptop desk is based on a Z-structure design, and offers 5 modes of use. It includes four different angles, ranging from 25° to 60° – the latter ideal for propping up an iPad or other tablet. It also folds into a small, raised table, for when one needs to raise a laptop for an improved video-conferencing level. The Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand offers only the latter function, but pairs neatly with the MOFT-Z, enabling standing use of a laptop when both are set up and used together on a desk or table.  How much is it?  MOFT-Z 5-in1 foldable laptop desk: R999 from iStore Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand: R899 from iStore Why...

6 Best Smart Home Devices and Gadgets to Modernize Your House

Turn your home into a voice-controlled oasis with these cool gadgets. All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Ready to make your home smarter? It’s hard enough staying up to date on all the new gadgets and gizmos, but if you’re looking to make your home more advanced, we’re here to help. Getting a smart home doesn’t necessarily mean remodeling everything. In fact, most smart devices are easy to set up and compliment what’s already in your space, which intern makes your day just a little bit easier. To get you started in turning your living space into a voice-controlled oasis, we gathered six items to modernize your...

Gadgets galore: The latest tech devices

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Rollable phones, disinfecting robots, smart doggy doors and other cool new devices are coming soon. The live events industry was among the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic. With ongoing restrictions on large gatherings and travel, organisers have pivoted to virtual events to help fill the revenue void. CES 2021 is a case in point. The world’s largest technology show, this year’s CES became the largest ever digital tech event, with nearly 2000 exhibitors showcasing their wares online. Here are some of the more interesting new products and technologies from the show. LG Rollable Last year, we saw the release of foldable smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr. This year’s new trend is the emergence of rollable smartphones. South Korean giant LG has offered a glimpse of...

Improving customer experience with IOT devices and edge computing

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Information is a critical element in creating a personalized experience and the more information you have, the better the experience you can create. Using IoT devices we can now collect more information than ever before and can deliver it intelligently on digital signage screens, providing contextual messaging that improves the visitor experience in public venues such as airports, sports arenas, and conference spaces. From cameras, to sensors, RFID tags, and many others, we are awash in devices that collect data. Sensors are used in spaces such as airports to automate changes to wayfinding and enable gesture based control in a touchless environment making people comfortable interacting with kiosks. Edge computing collects data from local devices and uses it to determine the content shown on an individual digital screen.During this webinar Chris...