As part of a digital music system that distributes and amplifies audio music files, a secure wireless network extends the range of control to anywhere inside or outside the home. Sonos' Controller accesses the Sonosnet peer-to-peer wireless mesh network to select songs, control the volume, and, in general, provide freedom from the proximity to the PC-, Mac-, or Network-attached Storage box. The Controller has other innovative features including a movement sensor that automatically turns the Controller on when it is moved and a light sensor that limits backlighting to a minimum to conserve battery power. Design engineers choose Xilinx Spartan-3 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to implement advanced capabilities in digital consumer audio products for their flexibility, features, and low cost per gate. The Spartan-3 Evaluation Kit from Avnet provides an affordable prototyping environment with tested demonstration designs to accelerate the design process.
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The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
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.
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