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An engineer from Sweden assembled a “commordion” – an accordion from two Commodore 64s and many floppy disks

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Swedish engineer and YouTuber Linus Åkesson created the original accordion. His keyboards are made from two old Commodore 64 computers, and his furs are made from floppy disks. It reproduces the sound using special software when the buttons are pressed. Also used is the Qwertuoso program, which plays SID music on the Commodore 64.

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The design also uses a circuit board to combine sound, and the bellows are made from multiple 5.25″ floppy disks. There is also a power supply inside the case.

At the same time, his “commordion” works like a regular accordion, and does not play pre-loaded music. In particular, he performed the song “Maple Leaf Rag” by composer Scott Joplin.

At the same time, the Kommordion can be programmed to play ready-made samples, which expands its capabilities.

Earlier, another enthusiast showed a new version of the Floppotron, a musical instrument made from drives for floppy disks, hard drives, and scanners.

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Americans set an absolute record for spending on Black Friday. They bought smartphones, consoles, drones and games

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Americans set an absolute record for spending on Black Friday

US consumers spent a record $9.12 billion online during Black Friday this year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales on retailer websites.

Total online sales the day after Thanksgiving rose 2.3% year-on-year, with electronics the biggest contributor, with online sales up 221% over the past year. Another popular category among buyers were games, which saw a 285% increase in sales, and exercise equipment, which saw a 218% increase in sales.

Buy Now, Pay Later payments are up 78% from last week and revenue from the program is up. Some of this year’s hottest merchandise included gaming consoles, drones, Apple MacBooks, Dyson products, and games like Fortnite, Roblox, Bluey, Funko Pop! and Disney Encanto.

Americans set an absolute record for spending on Black Friday.  They bought smartphones, consoles, drones and games

Black Friday shoppers also broke the record for mobile device orders, with 48% of online sales coming from smartphones, up from 44% last year.

The record spending followed a successful Thanksgiving shopping day, when consumers forked online for a record high of $5.29 billion, up 2.9% from last year.

Even though Black Friday is over, e-commerce activity will remain strong over the weekend, according to an Adobe report. $11.2 billion is expected to be spent this year on Cyber ​​Monday, up 5.1% from last year.

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Tesla cars have learned to detect devices that allow you not to keep your hands on the steering wheel when using autopilot

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Tesla cars have learned to detect devices that allow you

The Teslascope team, who understands Tesla software updates, found something interesting in the latest FSD beta update. Tesla vehicles can now detect devices designed to simulate hands on the steering wheel while the autopilot function is in operation. If such devices are detected, the system will disable the autopilot.

In order to use the beta Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features, Tesla requires drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. That being said, the automaker regularly asks drivers to apply some torque to the wheel in order to continue using autopilot.

Tesla cars have learned to detect devices that allow you not to keep your hands on the steering wheel when using autopilot

This prompted some people to use some tricks. Someone just put a water bottle under the steering wheel rim, and some companies even tried to mass-produce special steering wheel pads that fool the Tesla computer.

Because the technology is still in beta and undeniably dangerous if drivers aren’t in control, Tesla is trying to get drivers to take the wheel regularly to be ready to take over.

Tesla is also increasingly using a cab-facing camera for driver attention monitoring, which can detect when drivers are not looking at the road.

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5000 mAh, 120 W, 120 Hz, 50 MP with OIS. iQOO Neo7 SE will be released on December 2 as the world’s first smartphone with SoC Dimensity 8200

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5000 mAh 120 W 120 Hz 50 MP with OIS

On December 2, the iQOO brand will introduce several important new products. Firstly, the brand’s first smartphone on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC will debut (it will be iQOO 11), and secondly, the world’s first smartphone on the Dimensity 8200 single-chip system will debut. This will be the iQOO Neo7 SE.

5000 mAh, 120 W, 120 Hz, 50 MP with OIS.  iQOO Neo7 SE will be released on December 2 as the world's first smartphone with SoC Dimensity 8200

5000 mAh, 120 W, 120 Hz, 50 MP with OIS.  iQOO Neo7 SE will be released on December 2 as the world's first smartphone with SoC Dimensity 8200

No cardinal innovations in Dimensity 8200 in comparison with Dimensity 8100 are expected, but there is no doubt that the new platform will become faster.

As for the phone itself, the iQOO Neo7 SE is expected to feature a 6.78-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED screen, a 5000mAh battery with support for 120W super-fast wired charging, and a camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels and an optical image stabilization system.

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