China launches new satellite to monitor ocean environment

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A Long March 4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2C (HY-2C) satellite takes off at 1:40 pm (Beijing Time) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China, on Sept 21, 2020. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/chinadaily.com.cn]

JIUQUAN — China on Monday sent a new ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.

A Long March 4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2C (HY-2C) satellite took off at 1:40 pm

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How to Use a Second Monitor With Your Laptop

Hellen Wadman

When you worked in the office, you had plenty of space for multiple monitors. But now that you’re working from home, the company laptop screen leaves a little to be desired. Fortunately, it’s easy to add more screen space to most laptops, even if it doesn’t have a built-in display output.

There are a number of ways to extend your laptop’s screen, and we’ll look for the ways that involve

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How to Calibrate Your Monitor to Get the Most Out of It

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Over time, the image quality on your computer monitor can start to look a little lackluster or even too bright. Before you consider upgrading your entire system or getting a new monitor, there might be a much simpler and economical solution.

In some cases, the only thing you need to do is calibrate your monitor. You won’t have to spend a dime, and it shouldn’t take you more than a

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Lepow Z1 (2020) portable monitor review: Gaming, productivity, and more on the go

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Lepow 2020 Portable MonitorSource: Windows Central

Windows Central Recommended Award

Portable monitors are growing in popularity, particularly as more and more of us are switching to a work-from-home lifestyle. Beyond that, mobility, in general, is growing. The power on our smartphones is reaching beyond budget-priced laptops, albeit without the screen real estate needed to be truly productive.

We also have services like Microsoft’s Project xCloud on Xbox Game Pass expanding to Android, again, without the screen space

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Amazon’s best-selling computer monitor is finally back in stock, and it’s only $110

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Setting up a functional and productive work-from-home space doesn’t require much. If you have a favorite spot in your home that you’ve proclaimed as a new office while

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Apple Watch Series 6’s blood oxygen monitor measures an important COVID-19 symptom

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Apple Watch Series 6 has a new blood oxygen sensor that helps measure an important symptom of COVID-19. Apple revealed the new $400 watch as the high end of its Apple Watch lineup at an event today. This feature could be useful for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but aren’t yet ready to go to the hospital or who have been told by a doctor to stay home

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Apple Watch’s blood oxygen monitor is for ‘wellness,’ not medicine

Hellen Wadman

The new Apple Watch Series 6 includes a sensor that allows the watch to measure blood oxygen levels. The device is a long-awaited addition to Apple’s suite of health tools, but it tracks oxygen levels at the wrist, which can be less accurate than measurements typically gathered at the fingertip.

Most oxygen sensors, including Apple’s, measure the amount of oxygen in your blood using light. These devices are called pulse

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Coronavirus: Scientists develop new tool to monitor virus mutations

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Scientists assessed the genome data of more than 1,20,000 samples of the novel coronavirus, and have developed a new tool to monitor mutations in the virus that may make it difficult to develop vaccines and drugs for COVID-19. According to the researchers, including those from the University of Melbourne in Australia, ensuring treatments remain effective as the virus mutates is a huge challenge for scientists across the world.

They explained

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Tablet and phone cameras monitor mask-wearing and distancing in cafes and lobbies

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A tech startup in the Seattle area is offering new software that it says can help businesses track whether they are COVID-safe, including monitoring for whether employees and customers are wearing masks and social distancing.

The four-year-old startup Nomad Go in Kirkland, Washington, sells software for building management — to monitor lines and speed of service, for example. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, co-founder and CEO David Greschler realized his

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You should buy an external monitor for your laptop. You can thank us later

Hellen Wadman

With working from home being the foreseeable norm for so many, there’s no reason to keep cramping yourself up on the couch with a laptop and pretending you’re getting work done efficiently. While laptops are incredibly convenient, for most of us they just aren’t enough to keep up with the demands of daily work. That’s why you need a multi-monitor setup, if you don’t have one already.

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Give your kids a daily report card? Experts say parents should monitor virtual learning | Momaha

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— Set up a rewards system. “Your child’s efforts to meet their daily report card goals will depend on the incentives and rewards you provide,” the center says. Allow your child to create the menu of rewards — with your approval, of course. This, the experts say, will increase their motivation to meet their goals.

Rewards can include screen time, a special treat, art time, a day off from chores

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The best monitor arms for desk-mounting your display

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If you spend any time working on your computer at a desk, a monitor arm is an essential piece of equipment that will streamline your workflow and keep your space ergonomic and tidy. Not only can an arm lift your display off a surface, freeing the desktop up for other uses and reducing wire clutter, but it also brings the screen to a comfortable height and allows you the flexibility

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AI device for nursing homes can monitor elderly residents using radio waves

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AI device for nursing homes can monitor elderly residents’ precise movements using radio waves and call for help if needed

  • The device bounces radio waves around a room to look at objects and movement
  • When it detects movement it bounces the signal back to the mounted sensor 
  • Artificial Intelligence analyses the data to create a constant picture of activity
  • The team say this could be used in care home to
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How to Add a Second Monitor to Your MacBook

Hellen Wadman

This is how to add a second monitor to your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook. These are all great portable computers, and when you are at the office or at home you can upgrade your productivity with a second display.

You can easily add a monitor to your MacBook to get more space to do work. This works with all MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro screen sizes, and

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Republic of Gamers unleashes world’s fastest gaming monitor

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After first revealing the world’s fastest gaming monitor at CES 2020 back in January, Asus has today given full details, pricing and availability for the new ROG Swift, which boasts a 360-Hz refresh rate for “silky-smooth gameplay and ultra-realistic visuals.”

In the professional gaming world, every millisecond counts, and Asus believes that its latest envelope-pushing ROG Swift PG259QN will give top esports players an edge over the competition.

The monitor

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Grab Acer’s 24-inch 1080p monitor on sale for $100 for Costco members

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The Acer K243Y bi 24-inch 1080p IPS monitor is down to $99.99 at Costco. You’ll need to be a Costco member to secure that price, otherwise Costco will charge you an extra 5%. Still, that’d be worth it at this price because the monitor normally goes for around $200. This is a unique model, but Acer has a ton of similar displays around this size with these specifications and you

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Cyborg: Human organs could soon merge with computers to monitor health

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A new ‘cyborg-like’ technology has been developed to safely merge electronic devices with human tissue to better monitor health and track tumours.

Scientists from the University of Delaware found a way to attach devices inside a human body by connecting it to tissue using a coating that is more energy efficient. 

Connecting electronics to tissue is a ‘huge challenge’, researchers say as materials used in technology like gold and silicon

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Vissles 15.6 inch portable touchscreen monitor

Hellen Wadman

If the global pandemic has taught us anything (apart from how important it is to be nice to people and how often we should wash our hands), then it is just how different our work lives can turn, quite quickly.

Strangely then, this year has been a really good time to look at gadgets i.e. a video doorbell is no longer ‘just a video doorbell’, it’s a way of being

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