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  1. Digigear

    Best way to store electronics that aren't used for a long period

    I have a smartphone Gimbal (Freevision Vilta-M Pro) that I got a couple of years ago. I've used it occasionally and now I no longer use it actively. I am just keeping it because I know the resale value in India is shit and I'd rather keep it in the event that I might like to have it in the...
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this but it has finally happened. AliExpress has been banned! As of ~28th Nov, the AliExpress app cannot be found on the play store and the website won't open. For those who had previously had the app installed on the phone, it will work but won't...
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    Suggestions for high quality podcasts that can act as a source of intelligent discussions on current affairs, politics, foreign policy, economy etc?

    I am looking for high quality sources of actually informative intellectually unbiased and rich discussions involving expert guests and/or other interesting persona capable of level-headed conversations. I prefer the podcast format, but can also do with YouTube channels that do this. The way the...
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    Storage Solutions Seagate or Western Digital? | Need a 4TB or 5TB portable HDD

    I'm planning to get a 4TB portable USB 3.0 hard disk that doesn't need external power. I'm looking at these two products:- Western Digital WD 4TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive Seagate Backup Plus Portable 4 TB External Hard Drive HDD They seem comparable, except that the WD unit...
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    Camera My 4K Action camera won't turn on

    Hi, I got the DBPower N5 Pro 4K action camera from the US last year. I tried it right after purchase and thought I'd use it soon. But ended up letting it sit in its original box for over a year now. I just took it out now and tried it and it won't turn on. I thought the battery must have dried...
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    >= 2TB portable USB-powered high-speed HDD/SSD

    I am looking for a high speed portable hard drive with at least 2TB storage. I'm looking for value for money and durability. I don't mind buying a used drive but I am afraid of it failing. So I don't mind going for new for extra cash, but also open to used offers if durability is close to new...
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    SpaceX’s Starlink satellites could make US Army navigation hard to jam

    https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/09/28/1008972/us-army-spacex-musk-starlink-satellites-gps-unjammable-navigation/ So SpaceX decides to launch another 60 starlink satellites and it did last night. I'd been very excited about this even before I knew Space X or Elon Musk. But now that it is...
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    There's a biosensing meditation trainer that you can buy now

    So found this thing called the Core Meditation Trainer which is actually available for purchase right now. Official website - https://hellocore.com/ Apparently it uses biosensing using ECG to monitor your pulse and also helps you train your breathing. It comes with an app to keep track of your...
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    India's regional foreign policy needs a massive shift

    The recent string of events at the LAC involving China is quite alarming and I feel like a lot of Indians are waking up to how aggressive China is and I believe there is more waking up that needs to happen. The Chinese think in a very different way and they have a very different way of life. For...
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    Watch Tesla’s new Model S tri-motor Plaid prototype run lap faster than McLaren P1 *Yawns & rolls eyes*

    So Tesla just announced their new Model S Plaid version that is capable of going from 0 - 60 mph in less than 2 seconds. And has 1100hp, all wheel drive. :rolleyes: https://electrek.co/2020/09/24/tesla-model-s-tri-motor-plaid-prototype-run-lap-faster-mclaren-p1-video/ Does anyone else feel...
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    Firebase pros/cons and alternatives?

    Hi, I'm planning to develop an app with a serverless backend. Right now my top option seems to be Firebase. But I've heard from some devs that it can get you stuck into its ecosystem and it also tends to be quite expensive once it scales up and you end up being stuck in a situation where you...
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    Flutter vs React Native

    I'm a web app developer and I've had experience with both React and Angular. I prefer Angular. And I'm starting to get into mobile app development. My options are Flutter or React Native. I've gone through several of the comparison articles to see which one I should get into, but thought I'd...
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    Audio KZ ZSN PRO X Dual Driver 1BA+1DD Hybrid Metal Earphones with detachable cable

    I bought the KZ ZSN Pro X IEMs from AlieExpress pretty much as soon as it was released. Got if for $17 after a $3 discount during initial sale days. I got it to Chennai after a month. Honestly wasn't expecting it to reach me owing to the pandemic. But it was shipped from Malaysia and it got to...
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    Suggest an Air Fryer

    Not sure if this is a valid question. But I'm looking to buy an air fryer. These are my priorities:- Value for money Capacity (Volume and power) Ease of use Quite simple really. I was thinking of getting the Kenstar Aster-N air fryer, but just as I was typing this post, I found the Havells...
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    Budget 51-70k Hackintosh with additional HDD partions for Windows and Linux

    Hi, I'm a programmer with own YouTube channels where I teach programming to others. So I do programming and also edit videos etc. I'll soon be getting into working on Machine Learning etc which would require an extensive setup. I prefer to code in Linux but I also develop iOS apps so it's nice...
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    My free tutorials on learning WordPress & HTML, CSS and JS!

    Hi everyone, I run a non-profit based in Chennai that teaches poor kids programming for free. I have created a few free courses on YouTube to help them learn web development. It is designed for complete beginners and I'm using these videos to teach 12-14 yo kids from rural parts of India...
  17. Digigear

    FS: Home Audio Video Anker Soundbuds Curve Wireless Headphones | 18H Battery | IPX7 Waterproof | Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones | Original Box + All OEM accessories

    [SOLD] I got this last year, but have only used a few times. I've charged the unit only twice since opening the box. I'm selling it because I barely use it. SoundBuds Curve XS/S/M/L EarTips S/M/L EarWings Cord Management Clip Shirt Clip Micro USB Cable Travel Pouch Original Box
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    FS: Keyboard and Mice Anne Pro 2 Mechanical Keyboard | White | Gateron Red Switches | Lightly Used | With Box and all original accessories

    SOLD! I got this about 6 months ago, although I've only actually used it for a few weeks. I have upgraded to a better keyboard and no longer need this. The keyboard is in fantastic shape. It's in like new condition, may have few barely noticeable cosmetic wear and tear from light use. Color -...
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    What do you think are some of the fundamental problems with the way education happens in India?

    I run a non-profit based in Chennai. We are very keen on working towards reforming education and our non-profit is at the very early stages. Right now we are seeking to initiate discussions on what needs to change and what kinds of solutions people have in mind regarding those problems. So what...
  20. Digigear

    Small quiet, budget-friendly air conditioner

    I have a small studio space where I record screencasting videos. I have all the doors and windows shut and the whole room is insulated with soundproof panels. I can't turn on the fan because that will create noise in the audio recording. I don't want to spend too much on an air conditioning...
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