In a research paper titled "The sensitivity of bone conduction for dental implants," published earlier this month in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, researchers at Tongji University in Shanghai describe tests to determine how well implanted teeth conduct sound. The authors, Fengxuan Ren, Yutong Li, Lidan Chen, Jiaqi Huang, and Jianxiang Tao, explain how it's well-known that bone conduction through natural teeth can produce an auditory effect. But sound transmission through artificial teeth hasn't received as much study. The results suggest "dental implants were more sensitive to bone conduction than natural teeth and mastoids at some frequencies," the authors observe. See #technology #research #medical #health #hearing


I must have missed this video last year because of all the Trump/Covid noise.

> In the latest illustration of our marvelous new decentralized, resilient blockchain future, one single Solana node apparently was able to take down the entire Solana network. Solana outages are nothing new, and tend to end (as this one did) with Solana issuing instructions to the people who run their validators, asking them all to turn them off and on again. > > A validator operator reported that "It appears a misconfigured node caused an unrecoverable partition in the network." It's a bit startling that, in a supposedly decentralized network, one single node can bring the entire network offline.

Yes, it seems expensive, but it is in fact cheaper than some competing 10" eReaders which have a way lower pixel density. These larger format readers with pens are just more expensive, and there is no getting around that. Obviously, battery life is one of the major pluses over LCD and OLED displays, as is the functioning in very bright sunlight. So this will appeal to a niche of users who would find that really useful. You can write directly on-page in PDF documents. You can import and create handwritten sticky notes in Microsoft Word docs and web articles, with adjustable font sizes and layout. You can also create handwritten sticky notes in TXT, PNG, GIF, JPG, TXT, RTF, HTM, HTML, PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, BMP and EPUB. See #technology #Kindle #eInk #annotations

Fantastic announcement from Intel PSG (former Altera) announcing new and planned devices for several fields including RF Soc

According to The Byte Attic, the first commercially available microcomputer was the Q1, based on the Intel 8008 processor. The first Q1 microcomputer was delivered in December of 1972, making it the first, as far as he can tell. Later revisions used the Z80 processor, which is the model pictured above that The Byte Attic has in his possession. It’s a beautiful little machine, with a striking orange plasma display. The irony is that this machine is almost entirely forgotten about. The original unit may have looked more like a typewriter, pictured here. If you have any first hand knowledge, or especially software, documentation, or surviving hardware bits, make sure to check in to add to the knowledge pool about this amazing little machine. See #technology #vintage #retro #Q1 #microcomputer

Microsoft confirmed that it’s removing SwiftKey from the Apple App Store and ending support for the iOS version of the keyboard app on October 5th. It will still be available if you’ve already downloaded SwiftKey on your iPhone, so long as you don’t uninstall it yourself. SwiftKey has been available on iOS since 2014, two years before Microsoft acquired the app. SwiftKey will still remain available and fully supported on Android, and Microsoft continues to roll out regular updates. SwiftKey is actually a very good keyboard, and probably the reason why Microsoft bought it. I do suspect though also that Apple's very restrictive policies make it very difficult for devs to provide some of the really useful features that are found on Android (just think of the crippled robo caller apps). Although I'm still chiefly iPhone user (was iPhone, bought Android, back to iPhone), I did just buy a budget Android phone this week (just to play a bit with) and no doubt Apple's quality, stability, privacy, and camera are better, but Android has more of the apps I'm missing, and the flexibility, so maybe I'll end up being a two-phone person... See #technology #swiftkey #microsoft #iOS

Advertising has a habit of grabbing any available space where we look, and if train windows are available, I'll bet it's going to happen any time soon. No, I'd expect it would not happen on those beautiful Alpine railways.... But on dreary subway trains, oh yes! Maybe a nice use would be to display passing Alpine scenery on a subway train? LG Display has been supplying transparent OLED displays to transport companies in China and Japan since 2020, so we can already see it in action within a number of subway trains in major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shenzhen and Fuzhou, as well as within some of Japan’s overground trains. Seeing the transition between a mostly-transparent subway map and a more traditional screen displaying station layouts feels like we’re stepping ever closer to a world that was teased to us by Sci-Fi franchises like Star Trek. The company suggests some useful applications for the tech, such as displaying maps, news, and weather forecasts on screen while transparent, thereby retaining its use as an actual window. See #technology #advertising #transparentOLED #trains

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