This tent-inspired wireless charging dock adds a touch of liveliness to your tabletop

This tent inspired wireless charging dock adds a touch of liveliness
Working as a charger, multiport hub, and even a wire-organizer, ‘HUT on the reeds’ by Yeeun Son is a quirkily designed piece of tech that explores the intersection between tech and decor… or ‘techor’. It styles itself as a hut, or rather a simplified version of a hut (let’s just call it a tent) that rests on a ‘grassy patch of land’. The hut’s hollow design houses a wireless charging coil, multiple USB ports, and enough empty space to hide/conceal those ugly charging cables that would otherwise be strewn across your desk. The HUT’s base comes with a ridged surface that lets you prop phones up, and even do things like rest pencils and pens! Designer: Yeeun Son The HUT comes in two sizes, a smaller size that works well with phones, and a larger size that also lets you dock tablets, should you choose. While most tablets...

Alienware 720M wireless gaming mouse

Alienware 720M wireless gaming mouse
Alienware is a well-known name in PC gaming mostly for its prebuilt gaming PCs and laptops. But the company, which is actually Dell’s gaming branch, also offers peripherals. Today, we’re going to be checking out the Alienware 720M tri-mode gaming mouse.The 720M is a subtle, competitive-style gaming mouse. The tri-mode aspect refers to the three different connection possibilities: Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz wireless, and wired USB.You can find the 720M on the Alienware website for $149.99, but if you act quickly, it’s currently on sale for $129.99. So let’s see what it’s all about.What’s in the box?Image: Alex Gatewood / KnowTechieMy first impression of the 720M upon opening the box was that it is a very sleek and stylishly designed mouse. It’s long and skinny, only about two and a half inches wide. It has a smooth, white finish with the...

IT News Online – Vertiv Introduces New Plug-and-Play Micro Data Center System for Edge Computing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

IT News Online Vertiv Introduces New Plug and Play Micro Data
Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com/en-emea) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S (https://bit.ly/2SXnbAi), a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small IT sites. Available now in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Vertiv VRC-S incorporates a rack power distribution unit (rPDU), the Energy Star 2.0 certified Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 uninterruptible power supply (https://bit.ly/3wgINpM) (UPS), monitoring sensors and software, and the latest Vertiv™ VRC rack cooling system (https://bit.ly/3yjizV8) in a highly-efficient, all-in-one IT rack. “Choosing and deploying a micro data center has never been faster or easier, and it can even be experienced virtually with our new augmented...

Better info transfer marks step forward for quantum computing — GCN

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Better info transfer marks step forward for quantum computing By Lance VaughnMay 07, 2021 Quantum science has the potential to revolutionize modern technology with more efficient computers, communication, and sensing devices. But challenges remain in achieving these technological goals, especially when it comes to effectively transferring information in quantum systems. A regular computer consists of billions of transistors, called bits. Quantum computers, on the other hand, are based on quantum bits, also known as qubits, which can be made from a single electron. Unlike ordinary transistors, which can be either “0” (off) or “1” (on), qubits can be both “0” and “1” at the same time. The ability of individual qubits to occupy these so-called superposition states, where they...

Now that’s edge computing — GCN

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Now that’s edge computing Astronauts at the International Space Station will soon be taking delivery of an HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2). Expected to be in service for two to three years, the edge computing device will connect ISS users to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. In 2107, NASA sent the first Spaceborne Computer, an HPE Linux machine, to the ISS to give astronauts high-performance computing capabilities for onboard operations and provide extra power for their experiments.   The ruggedized SBC-2 is built on the HPE Edgeline Converged Edge system and offers twice the compute speed as the original Spaceborne Computer. GPUs allow SBC-2 to more easily ingest and process image-intensive data from satellites, environmental sensors and cameras in real time. The GPU capabilities will also support specific...