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This astonishingly lightweight 18-karat gold nugget has a secret – CNET

This astonishingly lightweight 18-karat gold nugget has a secret – CNET

This looks like regular 18-karat gold, but it weighs much less than a traditional nugget. ETH Zurich / Peter Rüegg It looks like gold. It can be polished like gold. It is gold, but it's also something more. Researchers at ETH Zurich university in Switzerland have created a lightweight nugget that is still 18-karat gold. Typical…
8BitDo Zero 2 is a lightweight keychain controller that actually works – VentureBeat

8BitDo Zero 2 is a lightweight keychain controller that actually works – VentureBeat

8BitDo makes some of the best third-party gamepads, but now it also makes some of the best keychains as well. The company is launching the 8BitDo Zero 2, which is available to order now for $20. This is a tiny controller that has a mass of just 20 grams and easily fits in your pocket.…
Lightweight API Design in Swift

Lightweight API Design in Swift

One of the most powerful aspects of Swift is just how much flexibility it gives us when it comes to how APIs can be designed. Not only does that flexibility enable us to define functions and types that are easier to understand and use — it also lets us create APIs that give a very…
5 Best Rain Jackets for 2019: Lightweight, Hiking, and More

5 Best Rain Jackets for 2019: Lightweight, Hiking, and More

Every time I slip on a rain jacket, I give thanks that we no longer have to wrap ourselves in smelly seal skin or bulky rubber slickers to stay dry. Advances in weatherproof textiles and apparel design mean that rain jackets today are more comfortable and watertight than ever before. But depending on the climate…

ProtoThreads: Lightweight, Stackless Threads in C

Protothreads are extremely lightweight stackless threads designed for severely memory constrained systems, such as small embedded systems or wireless sensor network nodes. Protothreads provide linear code execution for event-driven systems implemented in C. Protothreads can be used with or without an underlying operating system to provide blocking event-handlers. Protothreads provide sequential flow of control without…
Google’s lightweight Go search app is now available worldwide

Google’s lightweight Go search app is now available worldwide

A year and a half after it had a limited launch in India and Indonesia, the lightweight Google Go search app is now available worldwide. At just over 7MB in size, the app is meant as a way to find information online for low-powered devices, and is also able to remember your search results when…
How Google’s Lightweight Go Apps Work—and Why You Might Need Them – Gizmodo

How Google’s Lightweight Go Apps Work—and Why You Might Need Them – Gizmodo

Image: GoogleYou may have noticed Google launching a succession of cut-down, lightweight, basic apps under the Go label. The idea is they’re intended for countries where a combination of spotty internet and tight data caps making using all the cool apps on your phone a chore. Only those issues aren’t just happening abroad. Spotty internet…

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Apple Maps now shows COVID-19 testing sites

Apple Maps will now show COVID-19 testing sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico (via TechCrunch). When you search using terms like “COVID-19 test” or “coronavirus test,” places that offer COVID-19 tests will be marked on your map. If you start typing COVID-19 into the search bar, you’ll also see the “COVID-19 Testing” search…

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