UK – The PLASA Awards for Innovation, organised in collaboration with LSi magazine, took place at

UK – The PLASA Awards for Innovation, organised in collaboration with LSi magazine, took place at the end of a vibrant Monday at the PLASA Show 2019. The Awards recognise and reward pioneering product designs and the people behind them and are widely respected as they are independently judged by a team of industry experts with a variety of specialist backgrounds. This year saw 36 entries for the Awards, with the judges selecting seven winners and one Gold Award winner. “This is the ‘loudspeaker version of a source 4’ having interchangeable horns with tool-less interchangeability.” “This advances technical practice by increasing the potential lifespan of LED fixtures, hopefully setting the model for other manufacturers to follow.” “A simple solution to the wired mess that media conversion can entail which is robust and effective.”SSE for The Azimuth “This will really help audio companies bring accurate panning to the angle of the dangle in immersive audio applications; it’s simple, effective and well-engineered.” “This will change the way lighting design and operation works by increasing speed in the lighting workflow and making the process of design to conception easier to mana...

Die Cutting Machines Market: Future Opportunities, Production/Demand Analysis & Outlook To 2024

The Die Cutting Machines Market report provides an unbiased and detailed analysis of the on-going trends, opportunities/ high growth areas, market drivers, which would help stakeholders to device and align Die Cutting Machines market strategies according to the current and future market. The report firstly introduced the Die Cutting Machines basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis Look insights of Global Die Cutting Machines industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/366621    With the slowdown in world economic growth, the Keyword industry has also suffered a certain impact, but still maintained a relatively optimistic growth, the past four years, Keyword market size to maintain the average annual growth rate of XXX from XXX million ...

Flash LED Drivers from Diodes Incorporated Deliver High-Current Stability in Portable Devices for Dual- and Quad-Channel Applications

Diodes Incorporated (DIOD) today announced the AL3644, a high-speed, dual-channel flash LED driver designed to support advanced camera flash and torch functionality, as offered by the latest smartphones and other portable consumer devices. Key features include independently controlled output currents configured through an I2C-compatible interface and the ability to combine two devices (with different device identification addresses) to drive four LEDs up to 6A for quad-channel applications. The AL3644 is offered in chip-scale packaging and combines flexible switching-frequency capabilities with constant output current. The AL3644 employs a constant-frequency, synchronous-boost, current-mode PWM converter to deliver up to 1.5A for each of the two constant current sources across its 2.5V to 5V input voltage range. The I2C-compatible interface, operating at up to 400kHz, is used to configure the device to deliver a constant current at one of 128 levels between 1.4mA and 1.5A. The ratio between the two outputs is also adjustable through the I2C-compatible interface. With the increasing trend towards portable and wearable devices that offer sophisticated camera functionality, includi...

Review of Coyuchi’s cotton waffle robe: lightweight, cozy, and drying

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. There are infinite ways to identify these days. You’re a Patriots fan, you’re a vegan, you’re a gym rat, you’re a paperback-book-guy-because-you-just-can’t-get-behind-Kindles. While relatively frugal, I encounter no mental roadblock when spending money on anything comfort-related. I’m a part-time evangelist for smart bulbs with ambiance lighting, and I’ve written the 21st century equivalent of a ballad to Snowe’s hyper-absorbent and cozy cotton robe. But if you’re looking for something light and airy to curl up in, you may want to consider Coyuchi’s Unisex Organic Cotton Waffle Robe. It’s $98 (about $20 less than another iteration from Parachute) and made from 100% organic cotton — something fitting for an eco-conscious San Francisco brand with its own recycling service for sheets and towels. The eco-friendly, organic cotton used in Coyuchi’s waffle robe may be what sets it apart for some, but it’s really the in-person experience that ma...

20 deals that can improve your life for $50 or less

You want the best, but you don’t want to pay exorbitant prices to get it. That’s where we can help you bridge the gap. From grilling to cocktail mixing to smart home improvements, we’ve got the best deals for you from all across the internet, including sales from Amazon , Nordstrom, Ulta, and more. We know these products are high quality and as they’re all coming in under $50, they also won’t set you back too much. We’ve arranged this list from the lowest-cost to the most expensive and all prices were current at time of publication. YIHONG reusable straws You probably have heard by now how many plastic straws are polluting our planet, but maybe you don’t know how easy it is to remove your share. By grabbing this set of stainless steel reusable straws, which is on sale for $5.99, you can make a significant difference. They’re dishwasher-safe and the stainless steel won’t affect the taste of your drinks, so this is a pain-free switch to make. Garden Joy Garden Bench As summer turns into fall, your garden will likely need more love than ever. However, bending into your flower beds for hours at a time can be taxing on your back a...

Hardwood Artisan continues growth | Friend Sentinel

Mark Stutzman of Friend thought he would just be selling custom molding and flooring when he started Hardwood Artisan 10 years ago. Now his business has expanded to custom designs and cabinetry, among other millwork services such as floor installation. Stutzman worked in carpentry for years before buying the lots that now house the Hardwood Artisan building, located at 1530 First Street in Friend. “I knew the guy that owned five lots and he wanted to sell them, so I bought the lots and started from scratch,” Stutzman said. “I like working for myself and have never been very good at working for someone else.” Hardwood Artisan’s current project is the installation of new flooring in T.J. Sokol Hall in Wilber. “When I started, I was doing all the bookkeeping and everything,” Stutzman said. “Now Shane and I are working the whole sales thing.” Hardwood Artisan has most recently added a CNC (computer numerical control) router that cuts wood and other materials into custom designs in a matter of hours or even minutes. It allows the team to not only get through projects faster, but to take on more projects, as they previously were doing everything by hand. “In terms of cutting out boxes...

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies. The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block a tool that many police forces are turning to in the search for both small-time criminal suspects and perpetrators of mass carnage. The authorities used the technology to help identify the suspect in the mass shooting at an Annapolis, Md., newspaper last June. But civil liberty groups have expressed unease about the technology’s potential abuse by government amid fears that it may shove the United States in the direction of an overly oppressive surveillance state. Aaron Peskin, the city supervisor who sponsored the bill, said that it sent a particularly strong message to the nation, coming from a city transformed by tech. “I think part of San Francisco being the real and perceived headquarters for all things tech also comes with a responsibility for its local legislators,” Mr. Peskin said. “We have an outsize responsibility to regulate the exce...

ValuEngine Upgrades ZK International Group (NASDAQ:ZKIN) to “Sell”

ValuEngine upgraded shares of ZK International Group (NASDAQ:ZKIN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Wednesday, ValuEngine reports. ZK International Group stock opened at $1.86 on Wednesday. ZK International Group has a 1 year low of $1.05 and a 1 year high of $4.18. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $1.38 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $1.47. A hedge fund recently raised its stake in ZK International Group stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of ZK International Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ:ZKIN) by 90.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 353,781 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 167,837 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned 2.14% of ZK International Group worth $503,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. 2.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds. ZK International Group Co, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and sells double-press thin-walled stainless steel, carbon steel, and single-press tubes and fittings...

The Best Headlamps for Backpackers | 2018 Headlamps

The best headlamps don’t just help you see in the dark. They do it without getting in your way, with easy controls and consistent lighting that lets you focus on what you’re doing, now how you’re doing it. From minimalist lights to powerful beams, these headlamps manage just that. In the past few years, rechargeable headlamps have gone from curiosities to common; many manufacturers now offer models that juice up through a normal micro-USB cable. But there’s a tradeoff: most headlamps with rechargeable packs have a shorter runtime than their AA- or AAA-using variants. For ultimate versatility, pick a model, like the Petzl ACTIK CORE or the Uco X-120R, that can use either.  Our take The MH10 is a head cannon. With a beastly 600 lumens, it can illuminate terrain up to about 500 feet away, which let one tester scout climbing routes up the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado, before dawn. The MH10 combines a reflector with an adjustable lens, allowing you to focus the light by twisting the bezel for a concentrated beam that lacks the dark spots or dimming around the edges that often plague reflector-only lights. The tradeoff for all that juice? A chunky, cigar-siz...

Ranking The Best Motorcycle Helmet Locks On The Market

Traveling by motorcycle can be one of the most freeing experiences that you can have whilst staying firmly on the ground, but that feeling of freedom comes with baggage. Riding a motorcycle isn’t as simple as you’d think. You’re not just slinging your leg over a machine and heading off into the sunset. You’ve got to get your boots fastened, your jacket zipped, your helmet strapped up, and your gloves pulled on. Before that, you’ve got to pack your backpack with your locks, chains, wet weather gear, and more. All of this preparation, and that’s before you’ve even left the house. So what happens when you get to your destination on the other side? You can wear your boots, you can unzip your jacket, and you can stow your gloves in your bag. But what about that helmet? You definitely can’t walk around with that on without causing a scene. You could just strap it to your bike and hope for the best…but that leaves your $500 lid at the mercy of opportunist thieves. You could try and fit your helmet into your backpack – and some backpacks do have helmet attachments – but that’s not exactly practical. Rather than wandering the streets in search of a storage locker, you could attach your h...

A kiln or foundry is too often seen as a piece of equipment which is only

A kiln or foundry is too often seen as a piece of equipment which is only available if a hackspace is lucky enough to have one or individuals are dedicated enough to drop the cash for one of their own. [The Thought Emporium] thought that way until he sourced materials to make his own kiln which can also be seen after the break. It costs half the price of a commercial model not including a failed—and exploded—paint can version. As described in the video, these furnaces are tools capable of more than just pottery and soft metal baubles. Sure, a clay chess set would be cool but what about carbon fiber, graphene, aerogel, and glass? Some pretty hot science happens at high temperatures. We get a nice walk-through of each part of the furnace starting with the container, an eleven-gallon metal tub which should set the bar for the level of kiln being built. Some of the hardware arrangements could be tweaked for safety and we insist that any current-carrying screw is safely mounted inside an enclosure which can’t be opened without tools. There’s good advice about grounding the container if metal is used. The explanation of PID loops can be ignored. What else can you do with a kiln? How a...