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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN Free Report) is expected to release its fourth quarter 2021 results on January 25.

For the fourth quarter of 2021, the company expects revenue of between $4.22 billion and $4.58 billion. Zacks’ consensus estimate for the same is pegged at $4.44 billion, suggesting an 8.9% growth from the figure reported a year ago.

The company expects earnings of $1.83 to $2.07 per share for the fourth quarter.

The consensus mark for the same is set at $1.95 per share, indicating an improvement of 8.3% over the figure reported the previous year. The figure has remained unchanged for the past 30 days.

The company has exceeded Zacks’ consensus estimate for the past four quarters, generating a surprise profit of 16.8% on average.

Factors to consider

The strength of Texas Instruments’ product portfolio and expanding manufacturing capabilities should be reflected in its upcoming quarterly results.

Strengthening momentum in the analog and embedded processing segments likely contributed to Texas Instrument’s performance in the fourth quarter.

The company’s robust signal chain and power product lines are expected to have continued to contribute to analog segment revenue growth in the quarter under discussion.

The upward trend in personal electronics, due to the growing demand for electronic gadgets for remote work, learning and entertainment amid the ongoing pandemic, is likely to have led to a growth in the company’s revenue generated from the personal electronics market in the forthcoming quarter.

The continued rebound in the auto industry should have been a tailwind in the fourth quarter.

Solid momentum across key sectors should have continued to support the company’s performance in the industrial market during the quarter under review.

The company’s significant investments in growth paths and competitive advantages should have been positive.

Texas Instrument’s continued returns to shareholders should have acted as tailwinds. Its deepening aimed at accelerating the generation of free cash flow was probably another positive element. The impacts of all of these factors should be reflected in the company’s fourth quarter results.

However, uncertainties related to the coronavirus pandemic should have weighed on TXN during the quarter under review. In addition, the smoothness in space of the communication equipment should have been of concern.

What our model says

Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beatdown for Texas Instruments this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks rank of #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy), or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of beating Earnings. You can discover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re flagged with our earnings ESP filter.

Texas Instruments currently has a Zacks Rank #3 and an Earnings ESP of 0.00%.

Actions to consider

Here are a few companies that, according to our model, have the right combination of elements to post a pace of earnings in their soon-to-be-released quarterly results.

Endava (DAVA Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.70% and a Zacks Rank of 2 at present. You can see the full list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Endava is expected to report the results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 on February 16. Zacks’ consensus estimate for DAVA’s earnings is pegged at 59 cents per share, suggesting a 55.3% increase over the figure reported the previous year.

Alphabet (GOOGL Free Report) has an ESP on earnings of +10.08% and a Zacks Rank #2 at present.

Alphabet is expected to report fourth quarter 2021 results on February 1. Zacks’ consensus estimate for GOOGL’s earnings is pegged at $26.85 per share, suggesting a 20.4% increase over the figure reported the previous year.

Monolithic power systems (MPWR Free Report) has an ESP on earnings of +2.83% and a Zacks rank #2 at present.

Monolithic Power Systems is expected to report fourth quarter 2021 results on February 3. Zacks’ consensus estimate for MPWR’s earnings is pegged at $1.87 per share, suggesting a 42.8% increase over the prior year’s figure.

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Chinese electric vehicles find a niche to make short-haul deliveries in Japan https://jvc-europe.com/chinese-electric-vehicles-find-a-niche-to-make-short-haul-deliveries-in-japan/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/chinese-electric-vehicles-find-a-niche-to-make-short-haul-deliveries-in-japan/

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Logistics firms in Japan, scrambling to cut costs and make the most of the pandemic-inspired online shopping boom, are finding an unlikely white knight in Chinese electric vehicle makers, whose pickup trucks are making deliveries last mile not only cheaper, but also cleaner.

Tokyo-based SBS Holdings Inc., a publicly traded logistics company that offers deliveries, recently struck a deal to buy 2,000 electric light trucks over five years from Japanese start-up folofly. The cars will be made by a unit of Dongfeng Motor Group Co. as well as other Chinese automakers. Sagawa Express Co., meanwhile, will use 7,200 low-cost electric minivans made by Guangxi Automobile Group Co.

“Japanese electric vehicles do not cover our costs,” said SBS Holdings Chairman Masahiko Kamata. “Japanese automakers say it’s impossible to lower prices, so we had to buy cheaper vehicles. We cannot ask our customers to accept higher rates just because we have more expensive trucks.

Like most places around the world, online commerce has exploded in Japan during COVID as people order everything from food to clothes and electronic gadgets right to their doorstep. These increased sales increase the carbon footprint of logistics companies. Yet Japan has pledged to reduce its emissions by almost 50% from 2013 levels by 2030. To achieve this goal, 90% of vehicles sold in the country that year will have to be battery electric. , according to McKinsey & Co.

SBS plans to eventually have a fleet of some 10,000 commercial electric vans that it can use for e-commerce deliveries. The small trucks can travel around 200 kilometers on a single charge and cost around 3.8 million yen ($33,000).

“Range is not a big issue for last-mile deliveries,” said Akira Miyahara, a manager at SBS Sokuhai Support, the rapid delivery unit of SBS Holdings. Although there is a question mark on the performance of Chinese vehicles after three or four years, for now, after 12 hours at night on the charger, there is no problem.

Although Japan isn’t currently a huge market for EVs – EV penetration is just 1% compared to 30% in some cities in China – Chinese automakers sense an opportunity. BYD Co., which counts Warren Buffett among its backers, already controls about 70% of Japan’s pure electric bus market and aims to have 4,000 such buses on the road in the country by 2030.

Cheaper in China

“Japan is well established in the automotive industry due to its reputation as a quality-driven market, so entering the Japanese market is an important step,” a Shenzhen-based BYD spokesperson said. “BYD Japan will continue to promote transportation electrification to accelerate the achievement of carbon neutrality.”

Dongfeng Motor representatives did not respond to requests for comment. Guangxi Automobile said its deal would “accelerate the development of Japan’s new energy micro-logistics market.”

Thanks to Chinese government incentives and subsidies, the average price of electric cars has fallen in the world’s largest car market, while it has risen in Europe and the United States. that Chinese consumers can buy an all-new electric vehicle for as little as $4,200. The price in Europe climbs to at least $17,880 and again to $28,170 in the United States

“If Japanese automakers do nothing, China will take over the industry,” said Kamata of SBS Holdings.

According to Tu Le, general manager of Sino Auto Insights, it is difficult for logistics companies to be both patriotic and profitable.

“These delivery companies are in a really tough spot because they have a mandate to clean their vehicles, but they are beholden to shareholders to be a profitable and healthy company,” he said.

It’s not just Chinese companies that are getting into it. Cenntro Electric Group Ltd., an American manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, received approval in November to sell light trucks in Japan, and its vans will be used by Amazon Fleet, the local subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc. partner of delivery, and Hana Cupid, Japan’s largest floral gift association.

Cenntro CEO Peter Wang sees a bright future for home delivery in the country due to the aging of Japanese society. The company is even planning an assembly plant, potentially in Fukushima, to locally produce electric vehicles and export some to Southeast Asia, he said.

“Electric vehicles are still a cheaper option than hydrogen” for light trucks, Wang said, referring to the fact that Toyota Motor Corp., for example, is also exploring hydrogen as a future fuel for clean cars. “They are practical, easy to use, easy to repair, easy to load. I’ve spoken to many fleet managers in Japan and they haven’t found the right vehicle to do this.

Some observers fear that Japan’s nascent electric car industry is facing a crisis similar to the one that hit its home appliance sector. After dominating the world in the 1980s and 1990s, brands like Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba and Sharp lost out to cheaper Chinese alternatives.

“If Japanese companies stick to producing cars, foreign companies will come,” said Hiroyasu Koma, CEO of folofly, the company working with SBS and Dongfeng Motor on the first-generation fleet electrification strategy. .

China has been working to create an entire infrastructure around electric vehicles, including investing in Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. — now the world’s largest maker of electric vehicle batteries — as a national strategy, Koma said.

According to Carnorama analyst Takeshi Miyao, Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, still has the ability to turn things around, especially if it focuses on making high-performance solid-state batteries. “Chinese electric vehicle makers are at the forefront when it comes to price, but you never know if they will still be leaders three years from now,” he said.

And Japanese truck manufacturers are starting to fight back. Isuzu Motors Ltd. will begin mass-producing electric trucks in 2022 while Toyota’s Hino Motors Ltd. plans to sell the Dutro Z mini EV early this summer. Logistics company Yamato Holdings Co. will use two Hino electric vehicles until May and track how CO2 emissions are reduced.

But with Japanese electric trucks expected to cost about three times as much as diesel trucks, logistics companies may struggle to buy them, according to Kamata.

— With the help of Tian Ying.

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Thirteen simple tips for breaking up with your phone this month https://jvc-europe.com/thirteen-simple-tips-for-breaking-up-with-your-phone-this-month/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 22:57:00 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/thirteen-simple-tips-for-breaking-up-with-your-phone-this-month/

Never mind Veganuary and Dry January. . . it’s time for a digital detox.

We’re more addicted to our phones than ever, according to new figures, spending an average of four hours a day staring at their screens.

That’s a one-third increase since 2019.

In addition to “technical neck” and repetitive strain injuries, research suggests that digital overload can increase anxiety, damage eyesight, and make us more vulnerable to cybercrime.

But there are ways to reduce your addiction.

Kate Jackson shares some simple tips to help you hang back for a while. . .

make it less attractive

By switching the display mode to “grayscale” you are effectively switching from color to an old fashioned black and white.

Dull icons will be less appealing, and notifications that are usually red will lose their urgency.

On iPhones, go to “Accessibility Settings/Display” and “Text Size/Color Filters”.

A study from the University of North Dakota in the US found that students spent 40 minutes less on their phones after making the switch.

By moving social media apps from the home screen to another page, you may be able to reduce screen time.
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Rearrange your apps

Try moving social media apps from the home screen to another page.

Psychotherapist Hilda Burke, author of The Phone Addiction Workbook, says, “When something is very accessible to us, we may find ourselves clicking on something without even thinking about it.

Ditch automatic connections

How often would you use Facebook or Instagram if you had to enter your details very quickly?

Removing social media details from your history will make it less appealing.

A phone displays a game application.
One way to reduce screen time is to keep only apps on your phone that are useful or that make you happy.
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Marie Kondo that’s it!

The decluttering guru urges us to keep only the items that bring us joy and toss the rest. Do the same on your phone with the apps that make you happy.

Get him out of bed…

Ban phones from the bedroom. Use an old fashioned alarm clock.

… or out of reach

Bill Stirling is the founder of Tech-Break, a tool to keep gadgets locked away for a set amount of time.

He says, “Keeping your device out of reach will help you break the habit of mindlessly checking notifications or browsing social media. The physical act of having to get up to retrieve your phone gives you a split second to reconsider.

A woman uses her mobile phone and wears a mask.
Using an old-fashioned alarm clock instead of your phone is a good way to keep it out of the bedroom.
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Have a trial separation

Like a bad relationship, a little time apart can help you reassess yourself.

Catherine Price, author of How To Break Up With Your Phone, recommends a 24-hour trial separation. You’ll realize how often you normally reach for your phone – and remember how much fun you can have without it.

Set a mental “speed bump”

Catherine’s program also recommends setting up a “speed bump” to force you to think before engaging with your phone.

Writer Kevin Roose put a rubber band around his device and changed his lock screen to display three questions: “Why?” “Why now?” and what else?”

You can put it on a piece of paper under the rubber band.

A woman uses her phone in a phone shop.
Tech-Break is a tool to keep gadgets locked away for a set amount of time.
Reuters

Go old fashioned

Before we became so dependent on our phones for everything, we used to write down lists on paper.

Get a calendar to jot down plans and reminders, start writing your shopping list on a notepad, and choose real books over electronic versions. All of this helps reduce screen time.

Define a scrollable window

If you find yourself constantly reaching for your phone, set specific times of the day when you’re allowed a few minutes of screen time.

Psychologist Niels Eek, co-founder of mental health platform Remente, says, “Giving yourself a ten-minute window a few times a day to catch up on news and notifications might be a good approach to cutting down your time. everyday screen. ”

A user holds up a Blackberry cell phone.
Jackson suggests not using your phone while eating or in the bathroom.
AFP via Getty Images

Keep an eye on your time

You can find out how much time you spend on your phone in “Settings”.
If the amount horrifies you, try slowly reducing it.

You can start by cutting it by 20 minutes a day or challenge yourself to cut it in half over the course of a week.

You can set time limits on your phone, not only for total screen time, but also for individual apps.

A user is holding an Android phone.
A study from the University of Texas found that people feel more connected when talking on the phone, rather than messaging.
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Leave him alone

Do not use your phone during meals, even if you are alone.

And don’t take it with you into the bathroom.

Research shows that countless germs are spread up to 6 feet around a bathroom from a single flush with the lid open. Now think about those germs on your phone, which you place next to your face. . .

Phone a friend

Do you remember the last time you spoke to someone in person, instead of emailing them, texting them, contacting them on WhatsApp, or sending them a few likes? on Facebook or Instagram?

Instead of getting frustrated with predictive text or getting stuck in a ten-minute chat thread, why not spend that time talking to them and hearing their voices?

A study from the University of Texas found that people feel more connected when talking on the phone, rather than messaging.

Get a puzzle book

Many of us turn to our phones for a few minutes of distraction with a game or a puzzle.

Instead, get a puzzle book and stretch those gray cells using it.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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Can’t sleep? Tried and tested tips for better sleep https://jvc-europe.com/cant-sleep-tried-and-tested-tips-for-better-sleep/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 01:56:48 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/cant-sleep-tried-and-tested-tips-for-better-sleep/ Likewise, a good night’s sleep is about as important as regular exercise and a good eating routine.Research shows that Vulnerable Rest has quick antagonistic results on your synthetics, practice execution, and frontal cortex work. It can also stimulate …]]> ” class=”lazy img-responsive” data-src=”https://www.iwmbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/cant-sleep-tried-tested-tips-for-a-better- sleep-920×518.jpg” width=”920″ height=”518″ alt=”Can’t sleep? Tried and tested tips for better sleep” />

Likewise, a good night’s sleep is about as important as regular exercise and a good eating routine.
Research shows that Vulnerable Rest has quick antagonistic results on your synthetics, practice execution, and frontal cortex work. It can also stimulate weight growth and increase the risk of infection in adults and children.
Interestingly, plenty of rest can help you eat less, train better, and look better. In recent years, the quality and quantity of rest has declined.
Here are some tips for an amazing sleep schedule:

1. Increase the aperture of bright light during the day
Your body creates normal memories by keeping the clock known as the circadian rhythm. It influences your brain, body, and chemicals, helping you stay alert and letting your body know when it’s the perfect time to rest.
Normal daylight or bright light during the day helps keep your circadian musicality strong. It also produces energy during the day, as does the quality and duration of sleep at night.

2. Decrease blue light aperture in the evening
Opening to light during the day is beneficial, however, opening to light at night has the opposite effect.
Again, it’s because of its impact on your circadian rhythm, tricking your mind into thinking it’s still daylight. This decreases chemicals like melatonin, which help you relax and get deep rest.
Blue light, which electronic gadgets like cell phones and PCs emit in huge amounts, is most visibly terrible in this way.

3. Try not to consume caffeine at the end of the day
Caffeine has various benefits and is consumed by 90% of the American population. A solo piece can improve concentration, energy, and athletic execution. However, when consumed late in the day, caffeine revitalizes your sensory system and can prevent your body from moving normally towards the evening. In one review, binging on caffeine as long as 6 hours before bed fundamentally deteriorated the quality of rest.
Caffeine can stay high in your blood for 6-8 hours. In this way, it is not advisable to drink many espressos later between 3 and 4 p.m., especially assuming that you are sensitive to caffeine or find it difficult to rest.

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Flipkart acquires re-commerce company Yaantra to improve after-sales offers for smartphone customers https://jvc-europe.com/flipkart-acquires-re-commerce-company-yaantra-to-improve-after-sales-offers-for-smartphone-customers/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:32:08 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/flipkart-acquires-re-commerce-company-yaantra-to-improve-after-sales-offers-for-smartphone-customers/

Flipkart Group on Thursday announced the acquisition of Yaantra, an e-commerce company, for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to strengthen its re-commerce business and improve after-sales offers for its customers in the smartphone segment.

The acquisition was made through FK Group Entity, F1 Info Solutions and Services, which offers full lifecycle management (repairs and refurbishment) for various categories including mobility, consumer electronics , computing and computer peripherals, audio-visual and enterprise solutions, in the B2B (business-to-business) segment, according to a press release.

Yaantra, formed in 2013 by Jayant Jha, Ankit Saraf and Anmol Gupta, repairs and sells refurbished consumer technology products such as smartphones and laptops.

With this acquisition, Flipkart will provide its customers with a comprehensive service ecosystem that supports the entire smartphone lifecycle, the statement said.

Flipkart will enable greater access to affordable refurbished smartphones, providing value and convenience to end consumers, he added.

The re-commerce market in India is growing at a rapid pace. However, the Indian smartphone refurbishment market is largely unorganized and fragmented, which has posed trust and convenience issues for end consumers.

As part of the acquisition, the Yaantra team will help Flipkart build its capabilities in this area and accelerate its re-commerce scaling plans, the statement said.

The company will report to Prakash Sikaria, senior vice president and head of Flipkart’s growth charter, he added.

India is one of the fastest growing markets for electronics with smartphones being one of the most in demand. There are a large number of consumers who aspire to own branded devices but the prices are sometimes prohibitive This is where Yaantra fits right in,” Sikaria said.

This will not only help Flipkart continue its commitment to meeting consumer needs, but also reduce the negative impact of overproduction on the environment, given the company’s focus on sustainability.

Ravi Iyer, senior vice president and head (corporate development) of Flipkart, said the company is constantly striving to find new ways to be more relevant to consumers and cater to the internet ecosystem. general public in India.

“This approach includes strategic acquisitions and investments that expand the reach of our current offerings to make customers the one-stop destination for their digital needs.

“Through the acquisition of Yaantra, we are strengthening our capabilities in an area critical to the growth of India’s digital economy, as well as developing a comprehensive service ecosystem to support its expansion,” he said. added.

Jayant Jha, co-founder and CEO of Yaantra, said the company shares with Flipkart a common goal of making technology affordable and available to everyone.

“We believe this association will be a game-changer in making India’s refurbished market a success and creating an even better experience for our consumers,” he added.


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8 awesome gadgets for your tiny home https://jvc-europe.com/8-awesome-gadgets-for-your-tiny-home/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/8-awesome-gadgets-for-your-tiny-home/

No matter how organized you are, living in a small space comes with its challenges. For starters, there isn’t as much room to store your things. You are forced to forgo the conveniences of household appliances (like your dishwasher or coffee machine) and live a minimalist lifestyle.

Fortunately times have changed. Smaller appliances are now available thanks to advancements in modern technology and the growing popularity of mini-houses. But if you don’t know what to buy to keep your limited living space functional, take a look at these cool gadgets that will fit right into your humble abode.


1. Cordless hand-held vacuum cleaner


hand with a cordless hand vacuum cleaner
Image Credit: Marco Verch Professional Photographer / Flickr

The only advantage of living in a small house? There is a smaller area to clean. But that doesn’t mean cleaning products don’t deserve a place in your home. After all, you always have to deal with dirt, especially when guests come.

That said, it’s handy to have cleaning tools that don’t take up too much space in your living room, like a compact cordless hand vacuum. These mini vacuums can’t deep clean your home like the big ones, but they’re good enough at quickly removing crumbs from countertops and pet hair from your sofa.

The best hand vacuums have powerful batteries that can pick up more debris and run longer. Other model innovations include washable filters, various accessories, easy-to-empty dust containers, and wall-mounted designs for flexible storage.

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2. Multicooker

When working in a compact kitchen, it makes more sense to have fewer kitchen appliances to save countertop space. This is why having a multicooker is a must.

With a multicooker, you can simmer, roast, pressure cook and boil everything in the same device. Newer models even come with extra features, from air frying to making yogurt. This makes it easier for you to prepare a multitude of healthy meals, such as steamed vegetables, oatmeal, dumplings and yogurt.

The best part is, you don’t have to worry about burning your meal. All you have to do is add the ingredients to the multicooker, press the corresponding button, and sit down while the appliance takes care of the rest.


3. Portable coffee maker


Wacaco minipresso next to coffee beans

Don’t want to use up your precious counter space for a full-size coffee machine, but can’t function properly without a shot of caffeine? Instead, get a portable coffee maker.

This ingenious product can brew your cup of coffee with just the push of a button. It doesn’t take up much space and fits easily in a drawer. You can even take it with you to bed, to your home office, or just about anywhere. Just put it in your bag and brew yourself a fine cup of coffee, even on the go.

4. Hand steamer

A handheld steamer is an ideal solution for people who attend business meetings often but don’t have the space to set up a full-size ironing station. It’s designed to quickly straighten clothes on the hanger without the need for that bulky ironing board, making it a great way to keep your clothes fresh and wrinkle-free.


When it comes to clothes made from delicate fabrics like suit jackets and silk blouses, a handheld steamer is a definite plus. And since it’s so portable and lightweight, you can easily use it around the home to refresh pillow shams, drapes, and more.

5. Smart display

It’s good to have a good cookbook lying around in the kitchen, especially since it’s inconvenient to watch YouTube tutorials while cooking (you don’t want to repeatedly touch your phone with your fingers. messy hands). However, cookbooks tend to take up valuable counter space that could have been used for other important kitchen appliances.

This is where a smart display comes in handy. Besides answering virtually anything you ask, this nifty device can walk you through a hands-free recipe. All you have to do is say a few voice commands, and it’ll tell you exactly what you need to do to make your favorite baked salmon dish.


Smart displays are also a great alternative to traditional photo frames as they can display photos for you as well. You won’t have to clutter your space with 20 frames just to fit your whole family.

6. Portable mixer

Breakfast smoothies don’t have to be a thing of the past just because you have a small kitchen. In cases like this, a portable blender is a lifeline. This compact device will not only save you cupboard space, but it will also save you time as it is designed for on-the-go mixing.

It’s also easier and faster to use, thanks to its unique speed and one-button operation. And while a portable blender might not be as powerful as a full-size, it can still make an equally tasty cup of protein shake.

7.readers


person reading a kindle

For many book fans, nothing can replace the smell of fresh ink on paper. But it’s no secret that books can take up a lot of space in your tiny home, especially if you’re one of those who love to collect them. With portable e-readers, you’ll never have to worry about running out of space for your new books again.

Like having a digital library of all your favorite readings, this smart gadget lets you carry and access millions of books in one place. Better yet, it takes up less space than a paperback.

If you don’t like reading on a screen, you’ll be happy to know that some models of e-readers come with an anti-glare screen that looks like paper. You will get the same experience as if you were reading a physical book, even under direct sunlight.

8. Portable projector

So you want to watch movies and TV shows on something bigger than your phone, but you don’t have enough room to house a large TV? What you need is a portable projector.

This device comes in compact form factors that can be easily converted into full-scale entertainment. It works well with massive screens that are folded or unrolled after use, compared to TVs that take up valuable space in your small studio even when turned off.

The best part is you can find portable projectors with surround speakers and headphone jacks. This makes them perfect for solo frenzy lovers and movie buffs who want to throw movie nights with friends or family.

Related: Fun Ways To Use A Video Projector In Your Home

Upgrade your tiny home with these awesome space saving gadgets

When it comes to electronic shopping, it’s true that the best things come in small packages. After all, you have space constraints to consider, especially in smaller homes where every square foot counts.

Remember to choose wisely when purchasing appliances for your limited living space. You don’t always have to buy all kinds of gadgets to get by.


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Why the Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be your electric vehicle of choice in 2022 https://jvc-europe.com/why-the-hyundai-ioniq-5-should-be-your-electric-vehicle-of-choice-in-2022/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/why-the-hyundai-ioniq-5-should-be-your-electric-vehicle-of-choice-in-2022/

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an all-electric vehicle from a Korean manufacturer. It looks futuristic, has over 300 miles of range, and has a long list of features. Intended to be Hyundai’s sub-brand, the Ioniq name will be associated with many electric cars for Hyundai, and to begin with, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Available in RWD and AWD, with incredible range and versatile interior. , the Ioniq 5 promises to be a game-changer in the electric SUV segment.

The auto industry is currently in a massive transition to all-electric vehicles, and all automakers are doing their part to help this revolution. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to bring a lot to the table. The Ioniq 5 can quickly charge from 10 to 80% in under 18 minutes, which is blazing fast for this segment. This translates to over 60 miles of range in 5 minutes.

RELATED: Here’s Everything We Know About the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

A retro-modern exterior


2022 hyundai ioniq 5 hd wallpaper
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The stance of the Ioniq 5 may not look like an SUV or a crossover, it looks more like a raised hatch because it is very low to the ground, but in terms of dimensions it is quite tall with its wheelbase of 118, 1 inches, 182.5 inches in total length, 74.4 inches in width and 63 inches in height. On the road, the Ioniq 5 attracts a ton of attention because of its quirky styling. Up front, what draws the most attention are the LED pixel headlights, which are standard across the range. The silver accents on the bumper pair well with the contrasting colors. Since this is an EV, there are no openings in the grille instead of an IC car. However, the traditional grill is expected to house sensors, cameras, and other radar systems.


The first thing you notice on the side are the big alloy rims; Hyundai claims these are the largest alloys ever fitted to its 20 ” production car. Other notable items on the side are the door handles, which stay flush with the car body and pop out once the vehicle is unlocked. Since the Ioniq 5 is a crossover, it has body coating all around but has a silver finish instead of just being left in black like most crossovers. The mirrors have built-in LED indicators with cameras and sensors, as the Ioniq 5 has a 360-degree parking camera.


At the rear, the pixel design continues, and most notable is the section of the taillight that runs across the width of the car. The whole LED pixel bar lights up, but it has everything you’d expect of it. Turn signals, reversing lights, parking lights and more are easily visible when turned on. As this is an electric vehicle, there are no visible exhaust tips. The sensors and cameras are neatly stored in the panels, as is the front end.

The cabin is a home away from home


Via: Hyundainews.com

One of the main talking points about the Ioniq 5 is its “Vehicle to Load” feature. This means that it allows the consumer to charge, power and use any electrical device freely using the Ioniq 5 as a battery. This feature can power e-bikes, scooters, and a fair amount of camping gear. This function can also be used when the vehicle is switched off. The V2L function is also exercised inside the car. Underneath the second row of seats there is a 3.6 kWh power supply that can power electronic gadgets, although the functionality inside can only be used when the vehicle is on.


The E-GMP platform on which the Ioniq 5 is based frees up a lot of space in the passenger compartment. The vehicle has a docking function that slides the driver’s seat back when unlocked, making entry and exit easier. Once inside, the two 12 ” screens do not go unnoticed as they are perfectly placed in the driver’s field of vision. These screens, like any other vehicle, control a lot of things in the car like navigation, EV data, state of charge and others. What’s worth noting is that there are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but it’s not wireless. The car also has heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. The corresponding controls are housed in the 12-inch screen; there is dual zone air conditioning with dedicated physical buttons.


Other things to mention inside the Ioniq 5 are the electronically adjustable rear seats that slide back and forth 135mm, and an optional panoramic sunroof. There is extensive use of environmentally friendly and recycled materials throughout the cabin with fabrics, leather and even paint used inside.

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Charge into the future


2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 can charge 5-80% in just 18 minutes
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According to Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 comes standard with a 58 kWh battery and a 2WD setup, giving it an estimated range of 220 miles. The larger 77.4 kWh battery comes in two options: a single motor and a dual motor and AWD. The dual engine gives 256 miles of range, while the single gives 303 miles. The standard rear-mounted battery gives the Ioniq 5 nearly 168 HP and 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The AWD version is much more powerful at 305 HP and does 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The maximum speed of the Ioniq 5 is 115 mph. All the finishes of the Ioniq 5 are well thought out, you can get the long autonomy battery (77.4 Kwh) with 2WD and AWD, and the same goes for the standard 58 Kwh battery.


The Ioniq 5 has a remote park feature, adjustable regenerative braking levels and a HUD at the front of the technology. The iconic 5 is packed with all the modern safety features like Level 2 autonomous driving, a 360-degree camera and seven airbags. Forward collision warning, blind spot detection system, traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, driver attention monitoring are some of the features standard security offered.

A hit proposal for the money


Hyundai IONIQ 5 2022 third quarter rear view
Via: Netcarshow.com

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts just north of the $ 40,000 mark for the SE RWD model and goes all the way up to $ 55,725 for the high-end Limited AWD variant. There are six variants of the Ioniq 5 to choose from, mainly divided into SE, SEL and the limited version, and all versions have a RWD and AWD option. All this before the federal tax credit of $ 7,500 or any other incentive. It’s a good product if you want a car that stands out while being environmentally conscious.

When Hyundai unveiled the production version of the Ioniq 5, people around the world were talking about how it looked and how much tech it had to offer. It’s fair to say that the Ioniq 5 has met and even exceeded the expectations of many people. It turns heads and offers a ton of space inside, as well as a lot of comfort. In addition, it drives well and offers a lot of practicality. In short, Hyundai has designed a seemingly perfect vehicle to meet the needs of most people in style.


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CAN atmosphere already noticed in Cameroon-Xinhua https://jvc-europe.com/can-atmosphere-already-noticed-in-cameroon-xinhua/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 01:50:35 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/can-atmosphere-already-noticed-in-cameroon-xinhua/

Photo taken on January 5, 2022 shows signs installed in the streets to raise awareness so that they can be vaccinated against COVID-19 before going to the stadium in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. African Cup of Nations (CAN) football, a biennial competition will begin this Sunday in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. As an important sporting event on the continent, it has caught the attention of all Cameroonian fans. As a prelude to the opening ceremony, an atmosphere of this competition could already be noticed in the city. (Photo by Kepseu / Xinhua)

Photo taken on Jan. 2, 2022 shows a street decorated with garlands installed in the shape of a soccer ball in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. African Cup of Nations (CAN) football, a biennial competition will begin this Sunday in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. As an important sporting event on the continent, it has caught the attention of all Cameroonian fans. As a prelude to the opening ceremony, an atmosphere of this competition could already be noticed in the city. (Photo by Kepseu / Xinhua)

Photo taken on January 4, 2022 shows a young man in the street selling gadgets in the colors of the Cameroonian flag in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. African Cup of Nations (CAN) football, a biennial competition will begin this Sunday in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. As an important sporting event on the continent, it has caught the attention of all Cameroonian fans. As a prelude to the opening ceremony, an atmosphere of this competition could already be noticed in the city. (Photo by Kepseu / Xinhua)

Photo taken on January 4, 2022 showing an electronic panel scrolling through images of the 8th edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) that Cameroon hosted in 1972 in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. African Cup of Nations (CAN) football, a biennial competition will begin this Sunday in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. As an important sporting event on the continent, it has caught the attention of all Cameroonian fans. As a prelude to the opening ceremony, an atmosphere of this competition could already be noticed in the city. (Photo by Kepseu / Xinhua)

Photo taken on December 21, 2021 shows a local fashion designer in his shop displaying traditional clothing made for the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. African Cup of Nations (CAN) football, a biennial competition will begin this Sunday in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. As an important sporting event on the continent, it has caught the attention of all Cameroonian fans. As a prelude to the opening ceremony, an atmosphere of this competition could already be noticed in the city. (Photo by Kepseu / Xinhua)

Photo taken on January 4, 2022 shows a young man in the street selling the African Cup of Nations (CAN) program in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. African Cup of Nations (CAN) football, a biennial competition will begin this Sunday in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. As an important sporting event on the continent, it has caught the attention of all Cameroonian fans. As a prelude to the opening ceremony, an atmosphere of this competition could already be noticed in the city. (Photo by Kepseu / Xinhua)

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The Consumer Electronic Show kicks off in Los Angeles – CBS Miami https://jvc-europe.com/the-consumer-electronic-show-kicks-off-in-los-angeles-cbs-miami/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:00:04 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/the-consumer-electronic-show-kicks-off-in-los-angeles-cbs-miami/

Weather CBSMiami.com 1-5-22 11pmCBS4 meteorologist Dave Warren has your weather forecast for Wednesday night.

Miami Police Department release wanted man sketch for New Years sex drumsThe Miami Police Department released the sketch of the man wanted for sexual violence on New Years Day.

Omicron Surge Doesn’t Stop South Florida Restaurants and Bars From Seeing Steady BusinessCBS4’s Ashley Dyer explains how the latest Omicron wave isn’t preventing local restaurants and bars from seeing steady business.

COVID Q&A: Dr Joshua Lenchus Fields Asks Omicron QuestionsCBS4’s Lauren Pastrana began the interview by asking her about the CDC’s vote to recommend booster shots for children as young as 12.

Weather CBSMiami.com 1-5-22 6pmCBS4 meteorologist Dave Warren has your weather forecast for Wednesday.

Consumer electronics show kicks off in Los AngelesCBS4’s Danya Bacchus reports on how many companies showcased their latest gadgets and devices at the event.

Preview of the incredible raceWith the return of The Amazing Race series after a hiatus due to COVID, the show’s teams are back, aiming to win the million dollars.

All Systems Go For Project Wounded Warrior Ride Soldier From Miami To Key WestCBS4 photojournalist Peter Miranda was there as they prepared for the four-day event.

Local mayors test life stress in tackling Omicron surgeJacqueline Quynh of CBS4 has the story.

Miami-Dade Superintendent’s Last Day AnnouncedCBS4’s Peter D’Oench has details from Wednesday’s school board meeting.

Health experts say with Omicron, sheet masks no longer cut itCBS4’s Wendy Gillette has the details.

Metal detectors will soon be available in all Broward public schoolsJoan Murray of CBS4 explains how students at Broward County Public Schools should prepare for dealing with random searches with hand-held metal detectors.

Popular Home COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit Gets More ExpensiveWalmart and Kroger are raising prices for BinaxNOW test kits, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, after an agreement with the White House to sell the kits at cost expires.

CDC does not intend to change definition of “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19Average daily cases are up 98% from the previous week and hospitalizations are up 63%.

Norwegian Pearl returns a week earlier due to COVIDCBS4’s Ted Scouten has the details.

United States Attorney General Says He Found and Prosecuted Those Who Committed Jan. 6 Attack At Top Of Justice Department ListCBS4’s Skyler Henry has more details on Capitol Hill.

ShotSpotter alert leads to arrest, 13 weapons seized on New Years Eve in downtown BrowardGun owner Willie Pickett was arrested on two counts of possession of a short barrel shotgun.

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs resignsFuchs, 67, will work as a teacher in the school’s electrical and computer engineering department after stepping down as president. He came to Florida after serving as president of Cornell University.

Homeless man accused of exposing himself outside SW Miami tutoring center while children were in classPolice identified the man as Keith Tullis, 60.

Homestead Mom Arrested Charged With Locking Son In Dog CrateAdriana Alvarado Gutierrez, 42, reportedly told a Child and Family Department employee that she locked the boy in the cage as punishment because of his aggressive actions towards herself and himself.

2022 Grammy Awards postponed due to Omicron riskThe show was scheduled to take place on Jan.31, but will be postponed to a later date, the Recording Academy and CBS said on Wednesday in a joint statement.

Macy’s to cut store hours amid increase in COVID casesMacy’s stores will now open at 11 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.

EXTRA WEB: Homer Plessy obtains posthumous pardon from governor of LAHomer Plessy was posthumously pardoned by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in New Orleans on Wednesday (1/5). Plessy, a black man, was arrested in 1892, after refusing to leave a carriage reserved for whites. The subsequent Supreme Court Plessy v Ferguson case focused on racial segregation laws and became well known for the notion of “separate but equal.”

EXTRA WEB: Deadly fire in three-story house in PhiladelphiaFirefighters said they were investigating the causes of a fatal fire inside apartments owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority on Wednesday morning (1/5). Firefighters said at least 13 people, including 7 children, had died.

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All playable operators and unique gadgets https://jvc-europe.com/all-playable-operators-and-unique-gadgets/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 16:11:34 +0000 https://jvc-europe.com/all-playable-operators-and-unique-gadgets/

Grab your gadgets and get ready to fight.

Rainbow Six Extraction is a new game from Ubisoft set in the Rainbow Six universe – it will feature a few familiar Rainbow Six Siege faces, but they won’t be exactly as you remember them. Here’s everything you need to know about the playable operators launched with Rainbow Six Extraction, and how they’ll fight the mysterious alien threat hanging over humanity.

Rainbow Six Extraction – All Operators Playable

Ubisoft is going to bring eighteen familiar Rainbow Six Siege faces to Rainbow Six Extraction at launch – however, they’ve only revealed twelve of the lucky Operators who have made the jump so far.

We’ll keep this updated when more Operators are revealed by Ubisoft, but here’s who has joined the fight so far …

GRIDLOCK – TRAX Stinger anti-personnel traps

“Throws and deploys traps on the ground. Enemies hit by the trap take damage and move at a slower pace for a limited time.”

NOMAD – AIRJAB repulsion grenades

“Fires proximity mines, knocking back enemies caught in the blast. Also clears the danger zone.”

SMOKE – Z9 Toxic Gas Grenades

“Launches smoke gas grenades from a distance, dealing damage to any enemies in the gas.” “

ELA percussion mines – GRZMOT

“Launches sticky proximity mines, stunning enemies caught in the blast. Mines recharge over time.”

SLEDGE – Tactical Breach Hammer

“Equip a tough Tactical Hammer that can stun pests and destroy walls to create new paths.”

ALIBI – PRISMA volumetric display

“Can deploy a drone decoy to attract and distract all enemies in the area. Enemies attacking the decoy are scanned.”

LION – EE-ONE-D Drone

“Detects all moving enemies in an area for an average amount of time, requires recharging after each use.”

VIGIL – ERC (Electronic Rendering Cloak)

“Disrupts enemies making it undetectable for an average amount of time. Requires recharging after each use.”

HIBANA – X-KAIROS Grenade Launcher

“Fire detonable sticky explosives from a distance that adhere to all surfaces. Detonate to deal armor-penetrating damage.”

DOC – STIM pistol

“Fire his health pistol to heal or revive or revive teammates when down.”

PULSE – HB-7 heart rate sensor

“Detects VIPs, MIAs and enemy Nests through obstacles.”

FINKA – Adrenaline boost thanks to nanobots

“Temporarily improves team responsiveness and survivability. Revives all downed teammates and they are always downed when active.”

In addition to the gadgets specified above, all operators will have access to the following additional gadgets:

  • Glue Grenade – Slows enemy movement;
  • Arc Mine – Quickly eliminates oncoming threats around corners;
  • Field Wall – Deploys an impact barrier that stops projectiles;
  • REACT Light – Can be used to detect enemies through walls;
  • Scan Mine – Provides an extra pair of eyes;

Rainbow Six Extraction is slated for release on January 20, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, and Stadia.

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