This 6.4-inch panel-mount LCD computer is made for factory automation, facility monitoring, machine automation and environmental monitoring. It has a 3.5-inch embedded board that uses a VIA Eden 667-MHz processor. It has up to 512 Mbytes of memory capacity in its 144-pin SO-DIMM socket. It has video support with a built-in VGA controller and 32 Mbytes of shared display memory. A Realtek 8139 C PCI PnP Base-T Ethernet controller handles local area networking, and there is an optional PCMCIA for wireless applications. It has a 4-wire resistive touch screen, three RS-232 ports, an onboard CompactFlash Type-1 socket, an optional 2.5-inch hard disk drive and a 16-bit PC/104 extension connector. They start at $1,000 for North American sales, and are available for immediate delivery.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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