New Logitech Mouse Pad Offers Wireless Charging for Supported Mice

New Logitech Mouse Pad Offers Wireless Charging for Supported Mice

I’ve never been all that interested in wireless mice for gaming. While they work great for traveling with a laptop, I’m one of those people who frets about battery life in my devices — call it “click anxiety” instead of range anxiety. Wireless charging has been supported in a variety of devices over the last few years, but nobody apparently thought to combine the use of a wireless charging pad with the hardware that could…

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Ted 2017: Frugal scientist offers malaria tools

Ted 2017: Frugal scientist offers malaria tools

Manu Prakash, a bio-engineer at Stanford University, designs cheap tools that can make a big difference in the poorest parts of the world. At the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver, he showed off his latest gizmo – a cardboard centrifuge that can spot malarial parasites in blood. Toy-inspired, it costs 20 cents (15p). He also launched a citizen science project to identify disease-carrying mosquitoes by their sound. The “abuzz” project asks people…

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs

Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs

The government must do more to reduce the number of cut-price and multi-buy offers on unhealthy food to help curb childhood obesity, a group of MPs say. The report, by the Health Select Committee, also calls for rules on junk food advertisements to be made tougher. It argues the government’s official obesity plan contains “vague statements” that are “inadequate”. But ministers say the strategy is the world’s “most ambitious plan on childhood obesity”. The main…

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Airbnb offers free housing to those hit by Trump ban

Airbnb offers free housing to those hit by Trump ban

Airbnb has offered free accommodation to people left stranded by President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions. On Friday the president signed an executive order barring immigrants and visitors from seven, largely Muslim, countries from the US for 90 days. Some of the biggest US technology firms expressed alarm over the travel ban. Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky said the move was “not right” and tweeted that people in urgent need of housing should contact him directly….

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CSA's Airbus 380 Offers Private Suites & Designer Amenities

CSA's Airbus 380 Offers Private Suites & Designer Amenities

Photos Credit: Cynthia Dial Recognized as the world’s most populous country, it is little wonder that the Chinese carrier, China Southern Airlines (CSA), operates the world’s largest jumbo jet—the Airbus 380. Based in Guangzhou and founded in 1988, the relatively young airline has made its name in superlatives: Asia’s largest airline (said to be on track to be world’s biggest), the continent’s first airline to fly the polar route and China’s first carrier to operate…

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EVGA offers updated BIOS, RMA cross-shipping for GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 failures

EVGA offers updated BIOS, RMA cross-shipping for GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 failures

Yesterday, we discussed a problem with EVGA’s GTX 1070 and 1080 cards where at least some GPUs had failed unexpectedly and in fairly high-profile ways. In response, EVGA said it would ship thermal pads to any customer who requested them. The company has made a follow-up announcement to the community in which it discusses the problem and promises a new set of BIOS updates for its GPUs that should bring the cards back into thermal…

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Sugar tax and offers ban 'would work'

Sugar tax and offers ban 'would work'

Sugar tax and offers ban ‘would work’ 22 October 2015 From the section Health comments Image copyright Thinkstock A sugar tax and cutting buy-one-get-one-free deals are part of Public Health England’s “key actions” to tackle people’s addiction to sugar. Their long-awaited report says the nation is “eating too much sugar” leading to health problems and obesity. The report also called for less marketing aimed at children in-store, on TV and online. A spokesman for David…

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