First drive from the crowdfunding platform

On crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo there are various projects, often also related to computers. Never before has such a form of fundraising used to create standard computer components such as SSDs ever been used. The first project to be implemented in this way is Avexir S100.

The S100 is the first solid state SSD that can be launched with an online fundraiser. This is a rather unusual idea, as the production of such devices is usually done by large companies that have been specializing in this field for many years, with the right expertise and their own distribution network. Still, Avexir, well-known for its accessories for modding computers, is behind this project hoping to achieve full success.

The S100 is also a product designed for modding fans, so it is equipped with an LED backlit casing. The backlight is installed under the company logo as well as on the edge of the drive, making it the perfect product for all windows side computers where the components are properly exposed and highlighted.

The SATA 6 Gbps drive will provide read / write speeds of 550 MB / s and 450 MB / s, and is based on the JMicron controller. It is not known what model and what NAND systems are used in it.

Rather, they will not be the latest components, and the disc itself, also does not belong to the thin. Typically, SSDs use a 7 mm thick frame to fit ultrabooks and thin laptops. However, the S100 will use an older 9.5 mm frame and maybe even 15 mm. Of course, in the case of desktops it will not be a problem as there are plenty of space in the case.…


Nintendo has refreshed 3DS and 3DS XL consoles

The Nintendo 3DS portable console has been on the market for several years now, so Nintendo has decided that the popular handheld needs refreshing, so it has just released some modified versions of the 3DS and its expanded 3D XL.

Nintendo 3DS is one of the most popular portable consoles that has sold more than 44 million units since its launch. And although the recent interest in it slightly decreased, in Japan is still the leader of sales.

However, the platform has been in existence for several years now, so the Japanese company decided it needed to be refreshed a bit. So he presented two new models – New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL.

The biggest change in the new consoles is a better screen that lets you see the 3D effect in a wider range of viewing angles, so far impossible. It was enough to tilt the screen too much and the 3D effect vanished. Another modification is the more powerful processor, which of course will increase the smoothness of the game, and will allow you to load more options such as 3DS eShop once Miiverse. But this will not end, because the faster processor will also allow you to transfer to the console more demanding titles, such as the recently announced conversion of Xenoblade Chronicles.…


Modern armband for athletes

Major League Baseball has just given its approval for the use of modern straps by the athletes. Devices developed by Whoop will allow you to accurately monitor the work of each player.

In modern sport, achieving results without modern technology is virtually impossible. Advanced systems keep track of the work of the body, as well as the movements it performs, allowing immediate improvement in the accuracy, efficiency and athlete skills.

Such technology is already used in practically every discipline of sport, and now it has also reached baseball. Major League Baseball has just given permission to use modern Whoop players.

These are not typical fitness bands, but more advanced devices that track the pulse, but additionally monitor the ambient temperature, movement, and even the player’s sleep. The collected data can be stored in the band for three days and the trainer has immediate access to the athlete’s fitness for the match. Wearing a bandage is obviously not compulsory, but entirely voluntary.…


New technology will make life easier for the deaf

People with hearing loss can communicate by reading the lips using sign language or a screw implant. Soon there will be another, possibly much more convenient method that has been developed by scientists from the US State University of Colorado.

The technology developed by the scientists is primarily intended for those who are unable to help the aforementioned cochlear implant. Of course, what is developed at the university is not a way to fully recover your hearing, but rather a substitute for it.

The researchers, led by Professor John Williams, have created a special filling equipped with electrodes that installs on the palate of the patient. The device is Bluetooth-enabled with a wireless microphone. Captured sounds are then translated into a series of vibrations that can be read by pressing tongue to the palate. Hardware support naturally teaches you how to translate those vibrations into words, but designers ensure that it is much easier than you might think.…