1. T

    Hot Air Rework Stations

    So I'm looking to start learning a little about electronics. I'm never going to be a master, but I would like be able to recap things and maybe solder a new i/o port or some RAM on a board. I've got a butane fueled soldering iron now, and I've been practicing with wires. From what I've read I...
  2. cageymaru

    Laser-Induced Graphene Gains Strength as a Composite

    Researchers at Rice University discovered how to make graphene with a laser in 2014. Laser-induced graphene is a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon that can be combined with other materials to form robust composites. LIG is far cheaper to make than using traditional chemical vapor deposition...
  3. cageymaru

    LG Electronics Surprises Analysts with a 80% Drop in Q4 Operating Profits

    LG Electronics surprised analysts when it declared that its Q4 operating profit fell 80% when compared to the same period a year ago. The estimated profit of 75.3 billion won ($67.03 million) was far lower than analyst estimates of 387 billion won. Because of this, revenue is projected to fall...
  4. cageymaru

    The State of VR in 2018

    Blurbusters has an article on the state of VR in 2018. It touches on the current VR trends as the market shifts from wired headsets to wireless HMDs powered by the latest Snapdragon processor. Bela discusses upcoming options in 2019 to rid ourselves of the wire, and their experience with lesser...
  5. DooKey

    Using Light to Assemble Electronic Components Instead of Robots

    Researchers have come up with a new technique that uses light to manipulate components during the construction of items for smartphones, computers, and other devices. This technique should be cheaper to use compared to robots and will be one of the key micromanipulation techniques for...