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From: Blog – Hackaday - Arch Your Eyebrow at Impression Products V. Lexmark International

When it comes to recycled printer consumables, the world seems to divide sharply into those who think they’re great, and those who have had their printer or their work ruined by a badly filled cartridge containing cheaper photocopy toner, or God knows what black stuff masquerading as inkjet ink. It doesn’t matter though whether you’re a fan or a hater, a used printer cartridge is just a plastic shell with its printer-specific ancilliaries that you can do with what you want. It has performed its task the manufacturer sold it to you for and passed its point of usefulness, if …read more

From: Fossbytes - Intel’s 1,000x Faster Optane Memory Is Coming To Your Next Computer On April 24

Short Bytes: Intel has brought his Optane memory to newer desktop PCs featuring 7th Gen Core processors. From April 24, Intel will be shipping 16 and 32GB Optane modules for 130+ compatible motherboards designed by various hardware makers. Various consumer and commercial products fitted with the Optane memory will arrive by the second half of this […]

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From: Fossbytes - Elon Musk Launches New Startup Neuralink To Connect Human Brains With Computers

Short Bytes: Billionaire technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched another company. Named Neuralink, this new venture is focused on enhancing the human brain capabilities using artificial intelligence. The company aims to develop brain-computer interface and devices that can be implanted in the human brain. esla founder Elon Musk isn’t new to the artificial intelligence arena. He played […]

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From: BGR - Air Ambulance regularly flown by Prince William in drone near-miss

Prince William, the future king of England, announced in January that he will stoppiloting a helicopter for an air ambulance charity this summer so he can spend more time with his children in London.

Whether a near-collision of the helicopter he regularly pilots and a drone above London last summer played a role in that decision is something only William — and maybe the Duchess of Cambridge — knows. This is not the sort of thing you tell your grandma.

According to a report by the UK Airprox Board, a four-bladed quadcopter drone 1,900 feet above London passed within 30 meters (98 feet) of a Eurocopter 145 helicopter carrying a pilot and multiple medical crew members on Aug. 26.


The helicopter belongs to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) organization. Prince William was not in the chopper at the time, but he piloted it repeatedly during his work for the service, the EAAA told the BBC.

The drone was flying at nearly twice the legal 1,000-foot altitude and was close enough to the helicopter for the crew to report that it was four-bladed, dark in color and had two red lights.

The Airprox Board, which investigates such incidents, said the proximity of the drone to the helicopter put them at the highest level of risk for a collision.


“This was a situation where a collision had only been narrowly avoided and chance had played a major part,” the board reported.

“There are strict rules that drone operators must follow and it is important they are aware of their responsibilities for safe operations at all times,” an EAAA spokeswoman said.

The operator of the drone was never found.