Netatmo Weather Station gets support for Apple’s HomeKit

Netatmo has announced that it is finally bringing HomeKit support for its Weather Station, after some serious hardware and software adjustments. Announced over on their blog, Weather Station owners will now be able to view and interact with sensor data inside of the Apple Home app, and they’ll be able to use Siri to ask about certain data. Netatmo’s Weather Station measures indoor and outdoor tempeature and humidity, as well as indoor CO2 and air quality. As 9to5Mac notes, as of iOS 13 those sensors are grouped in a single tile, but in the iOS 13.2 beta these can be ungrouped so that info from each sensor can viewed separately in the Home app. Siri integration means you’ll be able to request specific sensor data from the Weather Station using any compatible Apple device, for example the CO2 level in your bedroom. Automations will also allow users to trigger certains actions based on changes detected by the sensors. If you have a HomeKit enabled thermostat, you could set automations to change the level of your heating if the temperature in a particular room changes. Or, you could set your lights to change colour if the CO2 reading becomes too high. Netatmo̵...

The U.S. Doubles Down On Domestic Lithium Production

Richard is host of www.aheadoftheherd.com and invests in the junior resource sector. His articles have been published on over 200 websites including: Wall Street Journal,… In 2010 the US Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Strategy included lithium as one of 14 elements expected to play a vital role in America’s clean energy economy.  Lithium is also among 23 critical metals President Trump has deemed critical to national security; in 2017 Trump signed a bill that would encourage the exploration and development of new US sources of these metals. According to the US Geological Survey, the United States last year imported around half of 48 minerals and 100% of 18 minerals. According to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence the US only produces 1% of global lithium supply and 7% of refined lithium chemicals, versus China’s 51%. A Tesla executive earlier in the year said the company is worried about a shortage of lithium. The number of EVs is expected to multiply in the coming years, but they can only progress as fast as lithium-ion batteries can get built that go into them. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, in June of 2019, that in order to ensure Tesla has enough batteries to expand its p...

Another Russian Scientist Convicted of Treason – Is Kremlin Silencing Him Due to Possible Knowledge of Losharik?

A Russian court in the Rostov region sentenced a scientist from Novocherkassk, Alexey Temerev, to 7.5 years in a high-security prison for high treason. The case is classified. Nevertheless, upon doing research about the company Temerev owned, I learned he was an intern from Vietnam. However, Vietnam is not known for stealing classified defense sensitive information in Russia. Also, according to the official version, Temerev himself contacted the FSB in 2018 asking permission to sell classified information. Such would be a complete paradox. Also the timing itself is very peculiar. The last wave of convictions shows Putin’s personal interest in gagging a myriad of people ahead of the vote to amendment the Russian Constitution. Overall, Temerev is connected to nearly 46 patents. I took a closer look at the patent database and what patents the Russian scientist held that could be used in the defense sector:  SUBSTANCE: proposed gear has manual winch with antenna cable, stuffing box with cutoff valve and cable machine with frame; mounted on this frame is grip unit with roller holders and toothed belts fitted on smooth pulleys and engageable with toothed belts connected with drive for...

Among trailer manufacturers, there is an ongoing effort to address costly corrosion and moisture intrusion.

Among trailer manufacturers, there is an ongoing effort to address costly corrosion and moisture intrusion. At Great Dane, approaches to combat corrosion include replacing corrosive metal with non-corrosive composite materials and applying coating systems on the metal components, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering. “Great Dane’s EnduroGuard rear frame uses stainless and galvaneal carbon steel to fight corrosion,” Lee explains. “Our CorroGuard thermoplastic coating used over carbon steel also enhances corrosion resistance. Today, we are also researching other coating systems such as zinc-rich epoxy primers and one-part waterborne coatings, for improved corrosion resistance.” To address moisture intrusion during outgassing throughout the life of refrigerated trailers, Great Dane developed a liner material with a non-permeable barrier called ThermoGuard. The glass‐reinforced, thermoplastic liner, as part of its composite construction, features a metal barrier layer that effectively seals the trailer’s insulation. Jong Seog Lee, vice president of research and development at Hyundai Translead, says that hot dip galvanization on all steel components and other critic...

Fight off power outages with CyberPower’s 1350VA 10-Outlet UPS at $110 ($25 off)

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily. Amazon currently offers the CyberPower CP1350AVRLCD 1350VA 10-Outlet UPS for $109.95 shipped. Typically selling for $135 at retailers like B&H, Newegg and Office Max, that’s good for a $25 discount and matches the Amazon all-time low. Alongside its ten built-in outlets, Cyberpower’s 1350VA UPS can allow gear to consume 200W of power running for around 30 minutes. A Simulated Sine Wave output keeps connected computers and gear running close to peak performance. Bringing home this UPS is a perfect way to keep your home network and more running when the electricity goes out. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 4,300 customers. Update 8/07 @ 11:55 AM: Amazon is currently offering the CyberPower Six-Outlet Wall Tap Surge Protector for $10.99 Prime shipped. Usually selling for $17, that’s good for a 35% discount and marks a new Amazon all-time low. This surge protector can guard against 1200 Joule power surges and is a great way too tidy up a home theater, charging setup and more. Over 1,200 customers have left a 4.1/5 star rating. At $70, Cybe...

retro-styled tempus titan R electric bike offers 40+ mile range

bike design refers to the ideation and development of two-wheel, human-powered, pedal-driven vehicles, and their use across various aspects of our lives — from leisure to sport to basic transportation. bicycles can take on a variety of frame geometries, rendered in a diverse range of materials such as aluminium, bamboo and carbon fibre; and include hybrid and electric versions. like their ‘CR-T1’, the ‘titan R’ is another e-bike from tempus that looks more like a vintage motorcycle than an electric innovation. with a head-turning design, the retro bike is said to be perfect for riding to work, exploring cities and even off-road expeditions. with styling cues taken from classic cafe racer motorcycles, the tempus ‘titan R’ e-bike also borrows age-old tested materials and is modeled from aircraft-grade steel. the slim structure is dominated by a faux gas tank that extends into a bench seated upholstered in rich leather. the front features one large, spotlight LED light while the rear pairs two modern taillights. continuing to show that the retro design is modern in detail, the e-bike holds a color LCD that displays the time, speed, range and battery percentage. its ignition c...

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 in iPhone 11 Pro Green On Sale for 25% Off [Deal]

The Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 power bank in a green color that matches the iPhone 11 Pro is on sale for 25% off today. That brings its price down from $41.99 to $31.49.PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is one of our Slimmest power delivery power banks yet, with enough capacity to provide more than two charges for iPhone XS or Google Pixel, and almost one full charge for an 11″ Ipad Pro. And the 18W USB-C power delivery output provides fast charging for a huge range of phones and tablets including iPhone 11 Pro.Features:● High-Speed Charging: The 18W Power Delivery USB-C port pumps out enough power to charge an iPhone 11 Pro at full speed.● Power on the Go: The 10,000mAh capacity is enough to provide multiple charges to your mobile devices — wherever you are.● Universal Compatibility: Combining a Power Delivery USB-C port and a PowerIQ-enabled USB port to seamlessly provide charging to virtually any mobile device.● Power Delivery Recharging: Use a USB-C Power Delivery charger to juice up your PowerCore in just 4.5 hours.● What You Get: PowerCore Slim 10000 PD portable charger, USB-C to C cable, travel pouch, and welcome guide. (USB-C to Lightning cable not included)To get this deal ...

You just can’t get a decent beard trimmer these days! At least that’s what [Peter Franck]

You just can’t get a decent beard trimmer these days! At least that’s what [Peter Franck] found when his trusty Panasonic finally expired after a couple of decades and a few replacement batteries. The shaver’s PCB contained a mains-powered NiCd charger which had comprehensively released its magic smoke, and the expensive replacement trimmers he bought simply didn’t cut the mustard. Many people would have given up in despair, but he persevered, and produced a custom replacement board containing a Maxim DS2710 single-sell NiMH charger, and an AA NiMH cell. It fits perfectly into the space vacated by the previous board, and takes its charge through a micro-USB socket on the edge of the PCB. It’s interesting to note that NiMH-based projects have in recent years become a comparative rarity on these pages compared to ones using Li-ion or Li-poly cells. This is an inevitable progression on cost, size, and power density grounds, but it’s still worth knowing about projects using the older battery chemistry. He remarks that his razor is now future-proofed, but we’d probably have fitted a USB-C conector before making that assertion. Either way, it’s a neat piece of work that has achieved i...