New lab-on-a-chip infection test could provide cheaper, faster portable diagnostics — ScienceDaily

The chip, developed at Imperial College London and known as TriSilix, is a ‘micro laboratory’ which performs a miniature version of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the spot. PCR is the gold-standard test for detecting viruses and bacteria in biological samples such as bodily fluids, faeces, or environmental samples.

Although PCR is usually performed in a laboratory, which means test results aren’t immediately available, this new lab-on-a-chip can process and present results in a matter of minutes.

The chip is made from silicon, the same material that is used to make electronic chips. Silicon itself is cheap, however, it is expensive to process into chips which requires massive, ‘extremely clean’ factories otherwise known as cleanrooms. To make the new lab-on-chip, the researchers developed a series of methods to produce the chips in a standard laboratory, cutting the costs and time they take to fabricate, potentially allowing them to be

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Best Target Black Friday savings: Save on iRobot Roomba, Apple Watch Series 3, JBL portable speaker, more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

It’s finally here. Target’s big Black Friday sales are happening, with huge discounts available on portable speakers, fitness trackers, Roomba vacuum cleaners and much more. Worried about missing out on better deals? You don’t have to at Target. If you buy any product that’s labeled “Black Friday Deal” and the price goes lower than what you paid for it before Dec. 24, Target will offer you a price adjustment.

We also want to note that Target is matching sale pricing on Amazon brand devices. (To be clear, those sale prices on Amazon devices are available from Amazon, of course, as well as from Best Buy.) And Target is one of several retailers trying to keep up with consumers trying to snag

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a portable keyboard that lights the way for first-time musicians

Piano lessons for me as a child meant sitting down every Tuesday at a shiny black Yamaha upright, looking up at shelves laden with tributes to my piano teacher’s twin obsessions: busts of classical greats like Beethoven and Chopin, and copies of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, to which he contributed every year. I’d sit and play; he’d sit and criticize. And over the course of a torturous six-year education, my teacher, Mr Dyson, instilled in my grumpy teenage self a love of music I can never adequately thank him for. I did my grades, paid my dues, and I’ve played more or less ever since.

a person using a laptop: The Lumi is currently selling as a $299 bundle, which includes a carrying case and discounted subscription for extra content like songs and lessons.

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The Lumi is currently selling as a $299 bundle, which includes a carrying case and discounted subscription for extra content like songs and lessons.

All this is perhaps why the Lumi keyboard — the slickest, most intriguing piece of musical hardware I’ve

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Portable Oxygen Concentrators Market (COVID-19 UPDATE) is Thriving with Rising Latest Trends by 2029 | Koninklijke Philips N.V., Inogen Inc.

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Nov 17, 2020 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
A consciously conceived and designed business intelligence report titled Global Portable Oxygen Concentrators market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type, and Application, Forecast to 2029 by discloses a succinct analysis of the regional spectrum, market size, and revenue forecast about the market. This report sheds light on the vital developments along with other events happening in the global Portable Oxygen Concentrators market which is marking on the enlargement and opening doors for outlook growth in the coming years.

This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the

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Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station + Solar Saga 100W Solar Panel

One of the lessons we keep learning repeatedly is that it can be a mistake to count on always having easy access to power. From natural disasters like hurricanes or wild fires, to shutdowns because of construction or accidents, to outdoor activities like camping, there’s not always an electrical outlet when you need one. And we need power more than ever… That’s why it’s a great idea to own a portable power station. As the summer wound down, I wrapped up my evaluation of a potent combination from Jackery: the Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station, and the Solar Saga 100W Solar Panel. The combination effectively gives you an eco-friendly solar generator that can provide power for everything from smartphones to appliances.

About Jackery

Before getting into details, I wanted to touch base on Jackery. High capacity lithium

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An Emerging Tool for COVID Times: The Portable MRI

Among other things, the pandemic of 2020 has emphatically reinforced the need for both patients and their doctors to get reliable medical results quickly. The advent of rapid antigen testing for COVID-19, for example, is changing the way we think about how we approach the disease and prevent its spread.

But what if we could think bigger? What if one of the most useful diagnostic tools in health care could be wheeled to your hospital room bedside, rather than requiring you to be physically moved to another wing—or even another building entirely—in order to make use of it?

For decades, we’ve used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed anatomical images of organs and structures inside the body. Now, improvements in radiology imaging technique have enabled the industry to build smaller low-magnetic-field MRIs and move them into the clinical environment—basically, the first portable versions of this equipment. For emergency physicians

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GPD Win 3 PC gaming portable uses the slider form factor – Tablets – News

GPD has announced the Win 3 ultra mobile gaming PC. Japan’s PC Watch likened the design to that of the VAIO type U, but for those not familiar with that device I think it is better described as being like a Nintendo Switch but the screen slides up to reveal a physical keyboard. In the main picture below you can see it with slider open perched upon its dock.

One of the headlining specs of this UMPC is its Intel Core i7-1160G7 processor. This is a 7-15W Tiger Lake part built on the 10nm SuperFin process. It boasts 4 cores and 8 threads and runs at up to 4.40GHz turbo. Importantly for a portable gaming device, this SoC packs Intel Iris Xe graphics with 96EUs and a max clock of 1.10GHz. The platform supports Thunderbolt 4, PCIe 4.0 and can accommodate up to 32GB of LPDDR4x-4267 RAM (16GB

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Sunday’s top deals: $90 portable projector, $200 Chromebook bundle, $13 true wireless earbuds and more

As we continue through the weekend, I’ve got four pretty darn sweet deals for you. And before we get to that weekend deal action, let me point out that in case you missed it, Amazon has joined the $99 Apple AirPods party. Not sure how much longer supplies will last at that price, just that it’s the lowest price to date on — I’ll admit it — truly exceptional earbuds.


Amazon seller: Zooson

Price: $13.49 with promo code CDDSC3KP

Less exceptional: these earbuds. That said, they’re Bluetooth 5.0, water-resistant (standard AirPods are not) and powered by a charging case that has a cool LCD power meter. They won’t come anywhere near Apple sound quality, but they should be decent enough for background tunes, podcasts and the like.

Last time I posted these, they were a couple bucks cheaper, and the vendor sold out quickly. That could definitely happen

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Global Portable Sawmills Market Dynamic Innovation in Technology and Key Players (2021-2030) || Hud-Son, TimberKing, WOOD-MIZER

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Nov 03, 2020 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
The latest research report provides a complete assessment of the Global Portable Sawmills market for the forecast year 2021-2030, which is beneficial for companies regardless of their size and revenue. This Survey report covering the major market insights and industry approach towards COVID-19 in the upcoming years. The Portable Sawmills Market Report presents data and information on the development of the investment structure, technological improvements, market trends and developments, capabilities, and comprehensive information on the key players of the Portable Sawmills Market. The market strategies undertaken, with respect to the current and future scenario of the industry, have also been listed in the study.

The report begins with a brief presentation and overview of the Portable Sawmills market, about the current market landscape, market trends, major market players, product type,

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Epson’s New Portable VS260 3LCD Projector Creates Productive Workspaces and Captivates Audiences for Remote and Hybrid Office Environments

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Epson, the number one projector manufacturer worldwide,1 today introduced the affordable and versatile new VS260 3LCD XGA Projector. From home offices to video conference rooms in today’s hybrid workspaces, this sleek, compact projector makes it easy to display and share captivating, big-screen images that impress audiences in a variety of environments. Leveraging advanced 3-chip 3LCD technology with crisp XGA resolution and 3,300 lumens of color and white brightness,2 the VS260 delivers dynamic presentations and facilitates seamless Teams, Webex or Zoom video conferencing. Projecting vivid content, the VS260 helps professionals better engage meeting participants and own the room, whether presenting in-person or remote.

“As the hybrid workforce becomes the norm for the foreseeable future, businesses are looking for new communication practices and technology tools to help ensure a successful transition,” said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, projectors, Epson America

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