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Review: Nickel-Zinc (Ni-Zn) Rechargeable Batteries and Charger

The Ni-MH rechargeable battery is the most common AA/AAA rechargeable battery chemistry. It took over as the superior technology both environmentally and technically compared to Ni-Cd. These cells provide a nominal 1.2v, but have improved over time to offer larger … Continue reading

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Teardown, Recordings: 1 by One Wireless Door Chime R/X QH-0031 (Quhwa QH-09D)

This post will probably make me seem like a crazy nutter, but oh well. I cannot deny the fact that I can do some very strange things from time to time. I needed a wireless doorbell to alert me to … Continue reading

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Review/Teardown: Unbranded Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (BK3001BA)

It’s pretty clear that tablet devices are a bit difficult when it comes to productivity. Trying to do anything that involves quite a bit of typing or data entry becomes a chore – I couldn’t imagine writing an entire blog … Continue reading

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RTL2832 (ISDB Mini) ADS-B Reception Field Test

After I realized that the RTL2832 TV dongles were capable of receiving and decoding ADS-B transmissions from aircraft using ADSB#, I really couldn’t resist testing it out further. It was a simple one-click (well, almost) procedure, unlike the early incarnations … Continue reading

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Cheap Data: Kogan Mobile and Telstra Modems

Kogan Mobile is one of the hottest new-entrants into the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market. There are many MVNOs on the Australian market, including Virgin, Amaysim, Boost, Crazy Johns, Dodo, TPG, Pennytel, Live Connected, Red Bull Mobile, Lebara, Lycamobile, … Continue reading

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