National Semiconductor Corp.'s AVC2510 is a dual-channel video converter that accepts PC graphics, as well as standard- and high-definition digital video inputs and processes them to produce an output in any standard video format up to 1080p resolution with a 60-Hz frame rate. A suite of QuietVideo processing technologies, including 3D noise reduction and de-interlacing, as well as contrast enhancing and color re-mapping, enable optimum image rendering. Applications include digital televisions, audio-video receivers, and video processing boxes, among others. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-513.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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