# What Are Unit Rates?

### How To : Ratios & Unit Rates

What Is a Rate? A rate is a comparison of two quantities that have different units. An example is 90 miles/3 hours, which is read as 90 miles per 3 hours. What Is a Unit Rate? Unit rates are rates where the denominator is 1. An example is 30 miles/1 hour. Rates to Unit Rat ...more

### How To : Calculate unit rates with basic arithmeitc

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps. With this installment from Internet pedagogical sup ...more

### How To : Make jello shots with the world's hottest pepper

Ghost chiles. They're the hottest chili peppers known to man, and they come from India. They're rated at over one million Scoville units. The typical jalapeño pepper only has between 2500 and 6000 Scoville units. You don't need liquor to get messed up on these jello shots! Re ...more

### How To : Hack Christmas Lights for Custom Holiday Lighting Patterns

General Electric isn't known for their Christmas lights, but maybe they should be, because their GE Color Effects are pretty awesome. Especially the LED Color Effects G-35 String sets. And especially when someone named Darco hacks them. Darco, whose real name is Robert Sun Qu ...more

### How To : Write Engrossing Sales Copy with Groupon's Editorial Manual

Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's \$6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with ...more

### News : Sound Terminology

In music production the producer have to know about sound waves. This are something they should know. This is also part of a big part of Physics. Frequency: The rate at which something occurs or is repeated over a particular period of time or in given samples Pitch: The qua ...more

### How To : Rewire a fuse from an older style consumer unit

ultimatehandyman shows you how to Rewire a fuse from an older style consumer unit. What you need: fuse from an older style consumer unit, a tester/screwdriver, fuse wire of right thickness1. Use a tester to determine whether your fuse is in working condition or not. Once you a ...more

### News : E3 Sneak Peaks of Sony's Next Generation Portable

In just a few days, the biggest expo in the video game industry will unleash the newest games and hardware from all of the major companies. Nintendo is set to unveil its Wii-replacing Project Café and Konami will showcase its upcoming lineup, including new Silent Hill and Meta ...more

### News : Believe It Or Not, These Dogs Are "Serious" Surfers

As silly as it may seem, Loews Resort's annual dog surf competition is indeed real. These pups aren't just props on a surfboard, they actually DO ride waves. Held in Imperial Beach, CA, this past week, the judges rate each canine contestant based on endurance and ability to c ...more

### HowTo : Spot a Hidden Handgun

Another elegant and informative infographic (previously, The HowTo Behind an Exploding Grenade). This news graphic was created by Megan Jaegerman, while working for the New York Times in the 90's. Jaegerman's reporting behind the infographic is quite interesting. She intervie ...more

### News : So, Now What?

Fads, Fiascos and Good Stuff in FrontierVille This WeekThis is the first of what should, with luck, be a series of weekly columns.Fads firstIt’s St. Patrick’s Day in FrontierVille and it looks like staying that way for the foreseeable future, which will probably be about ten d ...more

### News : April NPD Video Game Sales

April NPD Video Game Sales Every month around the second thursday the sales chart for video games and consoles are released for the previous month. They are released by the NPD group, the main company tracking video games sales in the US. Here are the top twenty games in the ...more

### News : "Piracy is Not Theft" Go Ahead, Pirate Minecraft. Markus Persson Will Allow It.

The video game industry is laboring through its cultural adolescence, and like most adolescents, suffering a severe identity crisis—minus the piercings and bad music. On the mainstream side, big publishers are spending more money on making games than ever before, which has led ...more

### News : Take it on

Take It On Many critics of Traditional Martial Arts (TMA) base their criticisms on the training methodology of the “old school.” Kata and pre-arranged partnered sets, they say, don’t prepare the trainee for anything “real.” The approach of TMA, they continue, is based on assu ...more

### Get Into the Kit Business : How to Build and Sell Your Own Arduino Shields

The DIY industry is booming, despite the desperate blackmailing of society by finance capitalists. Companies like Adafruit and Makerbot are grossing well over a million dollars a year, and Evil Mad Science Laboratories just recently dedicated themselves to running a full-time ...more

### How To : The Ultimate Checklist for Getting Your Phone Travel-Ready

Smartphones are now indispensable when traveling. Domestic and overseas travel alike require food, navigation, translation, and so much more to make work or vacation successful. Gone are the days of lugging multiple tourist books around with you everywhere you go — you need to ...more

### How To : Single Out Data-Hungry Apps on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

If you have a limited or restricted data plan, monitoring your usage can be the difference between escaping the month without overage fees or emptying out your wallet. Android dev Richard Lucas created NetLive to help Android users monitor the transfer rates and usage of thei ...more

### News : Hino Motors Leads the Way to Japan's Planned 2020 Rollout of Commercial Truck Platooning

Japan is in the process of curbing its aging population and mature workforce. According to The Diplomat, the country's population has been declining at a steady rate. To meet future productivity demands in commercial and industrial sectors, local officials are turning to self- ...more

### How To : Dimensional Analysis

What Is Dimensional Analysis? Dimensional analysis is used to convert units. It's the process of analyzing units to decide which conversion factor to use. It's used by multiplying units by conversion factors, rates equal to 1. How Do We Use Dimensional Analysis? Let's say, ...more

### Ranked : The 4 Best Phones for Gaming

Mobile gaming used to mean Game Boy, PSP, Nintendo DS — another device to carry around that usually couldn't replicate the experience of a home console. Well, those days are over. High-quality, powerful games are now available on the phone you already have in your pocket. Whet ...more

### News : How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Using Less Pesticide

Bed bugs are parasites not yet known to spread disease — but they cause plenty of irritation. As scientists and landlords search for new ways to deal with the pests, a new study examines how we can deter bed bugs without so many chemicals. While they don't infect us with anyt ...more

### The Big Android Dictionary : A Glossary of Terms You Should Know

Android comprises an entire ecosystem of apps, games, functions, and features, so it would only make sense that it has its own lexicon. Words, phrases, and acronyms that didn't exist ten years ago are now used in an off-the-cuff style by developers and support technicians acro ...more

### News : Epson's New Moverio Smartglasses Can Tether to Drones, PCs, & Mobile Devices Over HDMI or USB-C

The latest version in Epson's Moverio line of smartglasses looks to offer a headworn window into the world that prioritizes versatility as well as mobility. While previous generations of Moverio smartglasses have been tethered to Android-based controllers, the Moverio BT-35E ...more

### News : Samsung to Debut Galaxy S7 & Others in March 2016

A slide shown during a China Mobile conference indicates that Samsung's Galaxy S7 handsets should be hitting the market next March. If this chart is to be believed, it strongly suggests that Samsung will unveil its flagships at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Feb. 22-25, 2 ...more

### News : Unity Bulks Up Advertising Capabilities with Responsive AR Ads

Augmented reality has taken the advertising industry by storm, but the technology has a steep learning curve. Luckily for advertisers, Unity is here to flatten the curve a bit. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019, Unity unveiled Responsive AR, a new ...more

### News : 3 Reasons You Might Want to Switch to the Galaxy S9 from an iPhone

It's human nature to wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. This is no more true than for people who use iPhones, and those who use Galaxy S phones. While iPhones were initially the gold standard for smartphones, Samsung's phones equal them in many ways and surpass ...more

### News : Meet Samsung's Crazy, Innovative & Flawed Galaxy Fold

After years of rumors and waiting, Samsung's first foldable smartphone is finally a reality. The phone itself is a bit wild, but with Samsung going so far out of their comfort zone with this one, there were some bumps in the road that caused a delayed release. The launch has b ...more

### News : Antibiotics in Infancy Can Have Major Harms Later in Life—A New Test Could Help Parents Avoid Them Without Worry

Antibiotic use in infants has been associated with a host of childhood conditions later in life. Yet when an infection is suspected in a newborn, usually a sample of their blood is drawn to check for the presence of bacteria and 5 to 8 percent of them receive antibiotics while ...more

### 2019 iPhone Rumors : Everything We Know About the iPhone XI & XI Max So Far

Before the release of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, rumors had already started churning about the next smartphone lineup Apple has to offer. With months now passed since the 2018's flagships hit users, the 2019 iPhone rumors are full steam ahead, giving us a pretty clear id ...more

### News : HoloPlayer One Achieves Holograms Sans Glasses Within Reasonable Price Range

A Brooklyn-based startup has launched a glasses-free holographic display for less than the cost of an iPhone 8 Plus. HoloPlayer One (see what they did there?), from Looking Glass Factory, consists of a light-field display, such as those rumored to appear in Magic Leap's devic ...more

### News : Google's Verily Trying to Debug Fresno with Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes

For a company more associated with debugging computer programs, Google's parent company, Alphabet, is making a name for itself by taking on the real thing — mosquitoes. In July, Verily, the Life Sciences unit of Alphabet, the company formerly known as Google, announced the la ...more

### One LiDAR to Rule Them All : Solid-State LiDAR Emerges as the Flavor of Choice for Self-Driving Cars

Solid-state LiDAR is cheap, robust, and compact in size — this is why the device is seen as the LiDAR of choice for future high-volume production of level 3 and level 4 cars. LiDAR sensors, or light detection and ranging sensors, play a key role in detecting surrounding objec ...more

### News : Step Aside Penicillin — A Deep Dive into Fungus Genes Reveals Over 1,300 Potential Antibiotics Waiting to Be Discovered

On October 17, 1943, a story in the New York Herald Tribune read "Many laymen — husbands, wives, parents, brothers, sisters, friends — beg Dr. Keefer for penicillin," according to the American Chemical Society. Dr. Chester Keefer of Boston was responsible for rationing the new ...more

### News : Father.IO Uses Your Smartphone to Turn the World into a Giant Augmented Reality Laser Tag Arena

For those who thought the action in Pokémon Go was a bit too pedestrian, Father.io wants to recruit you for a multi-player, first-person shooter that unfolds on the streets of your own city. Through a mobile app, available now on the App Store and Google Play, and a pocket-si ...more

### News : One Drop of Blood Could Save Your Life from Sepsis with New Test

With a death rate of one in five, sepsis is a fast-moving medical nightmare. New testing methods might improve your odds of survival if this infection ever hits you. While we usually think of a deadly medical condition as the result of infection with a bacteria or virus, seps ...more

### News : Everything You Need to Know About the New Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung unveiled their new flagship device, the Galaxy S4, at a live event in New York City today. Here's a quick rundown of the specs and all of the new features that you can expect when you finally get your hands on one (whenever that will be). The GS4's Specs 5" 1920x1080 ...more

### How To : Preserve Battery Life on Your Apple iPad Mini

Apple has begun selling their new iPad mini at stores around the world starting today. The mini, a smaller and cheaper alternative to the larger iPad, has a starting price of \$329 and is expected to sell around 1 to 1.5 million units in the first weekend, far below the 3 milli ...more

### News : Pixel 3 XL vs. Galaxy Note 9 — the Best of Android Compared

The Pixel 3 XL versus Galaxy Note 9. Stock Android versus Samsung Experience. When I began this comparison, I thought the Pixel 3 XL would be unfairly outmatched. But after looking at the specs side-by-side, you'll see a different picture. This year, Google delivered a worthy ...more

### News : Hands on with the Honor 8X — Coming to the US Very Soon

Despite Huawei's ongoing battle with the US government, the Chinese company has continued to release phones in the US under its Honor brand. The Honor X series has been consistently released for several years, offering midrange specs at ridiculously low pricing, and the Honor ...more

### News : Airlines' Reliance on Group Boarding Could Spread Pandemics

On the airplane, in the middle of cold and flu season, your seatmate is spewing, despite the clutch of tissues in their lap. Your proximity to an infectious person probably leaves you daydreaming (or is it a nightmare?) of pandemics and estimating how likely it is that this se ...more

### News : Hong Kong Butcher in Critical Condition with Rare Strep Brain Infection Caused by Pork

The culprit probably wasn't what doctors were expecting when a 57-year-old man in Hong Kong came to the hospital. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit in critical condition. A clue to the cause of the infection would lie in the man's profession—he was a butcher. ...more

### News : Doctors Are Wrong to Call Zika Mild

Even as health authorities describe the symptoms of Zika infection in the general population as mild, a new surveillance study finds serious side effects are more common, and serious, than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that man ...more

### News : Researchers Have Just Discovered How a Hospital Fungus Forms Slime, Becomes Drug Resistant & Kills Patients

It hasn't even been eight years since Candida auris was discovered—cultured and identified from the ear canal of a patient in Japan—and now it's drug-resistant, setting up residence in hospitals, killing patients, and wreaking havoc across the globe. The yeast, C. auris, find ...more

### News : Finally, Someone Is Fixing the Major Issues with Texture Compression

We live in a computer world full of file formats. Whether we are talking about images, videos, or text documents, there are dozens of file types for each, and there are new ones added every year to applications. Keeping in mind that many of these formats were created before th ...more

### News : Vrvana's Prototype HMD Blends VR & AR to Create the First True Mixed Virtual Reality Headset

Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality are all a little bit different, but as many expect—including Metavision—the continuum of our next realities will converge and give us one head-mounted display (HMD) platform that can do it all. If Vrvana, a Canadian company building AR and ...more

### News : This Guy Tested the Google Pixel XL Against the Nexus 6P (Camera Comparison, Google Assistant, & More)

Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are available for pre-order right now, but the general public won't start to get their hands on these devices for another week or two. Tech reporters got some hands-on time at Google's launch event on October 4th, but camera testing ...more

### Cryptocurrency for the Hacker : Part 3 (Why It May Be a Bad Idea for You)

Of course, if it were a perfect form of currency, it would have become the standard by now. But it hasn't. Wanna know why? The story begins with the advent of agriculture, when humans had settled down under groups as units called villages, over 10,000 years ago. That's when t ...more

### Hands-On : Our Detailed Look at Osterhout Design Group's R-8 & R-9 Smartglasses

I had the opportunity to speak with the COO of Osterhout Design Group, Pete Jameson, shortly before the announcement of the company's R-8 and R-9 smartglasses models at CES in January. And while I sadly could not make it to CES to test the smart specs out right away, ODG invit ...more

Six people have died from fungal infections in Pittsburgh hospitals since 2014—that fact is indisputable. The rest of the situation is much vaguer. A lawsuit has been filed against the hospitals on behalf of some of the deceased patients, alleging that moldy hospital linens ar ...more

### AutonomouStuff : How a Small Company Punching Above Its Weight Is Accelerating Driverless Car Development

Ask anyone that works on the development of driverless vehicle technology and there is a very good chance that AutonomouStuff will have supplied something to their project. Ottomatika, Cruise Automation, and Otto are all companies that specialize in self-driving technology, a ...more

### News : How Researchers Could Use Bacteria to Determine Time of Death

When a dead body is discovered, finding out when the person died is just as important as finding out how the person died. Determining the time of death has always involved lots of complicated scientific detective work and less-than-reliable methods. However, a study by Nathan ...more

### How To : Turn Your Android Phone into a Universal Remote Control with These Cool Apps

Have you ever seen those super-expensive universal remote controls like the Logitech Harmony and thought to yourself, "Man, I really want one of those, but that's just too much money"? You're not alone. Luckily, if you're an owner of an Android device with an infrared (IR) bl ...more

### Silence Is Golden : Why Keeping Quiet at Work Is Actually a Good Thing

Unless you're someone who's terrified of social situations, chances are you love to talk. But no matter how much you want to share you life story or take over the conversation, you shouldn't. Your socially awkward coworkers that keep their mouth shut might actually have a leg ...more

### News : Everything You Need to Know About the Google Pixel 4

With the new year comes a new pair of smartphones from the company behind the Android platform. It seems it was only a few months ago that Google announced the Pixel 3 and 3 XL with its somewhat disappointing design. It seems they heard the critics and for the first time, will ...more

### News : Everything You Need to Know About the Google Pixel 3

With all the controversy around the Pixel 3 XL, the regular-sized Pixel 3 might be the phone of choice for most users. Thanks to the huge boost in screen size, the little brother is now an easier pickup for those who like a bigger screen. And once more, the internals are the s ...more

### How to Hack Radio Frequencies : Building a Radio Listening Station to Decode Digital Audio & Police Dispatches

On April 7, 2017, residents in Dallas, Texas, woke to the sound of emergency sirens blaring all over the city. No one could shut them off, and after repeated efforts to contain the situation, the city had to shut down the entire system. While the media reported a sophisticated ...more

### News : Everything You Need to Know About the OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro is definitely a beast on paper. With a specs page that ticks virtually every box and a price point that undercuts the competition by hundreds of dollars, it's hard to overlook this phone. But before you get too excited, know that OnePlus has repeatedly shown ...more

### News : Everything You Need to Know About the Galaxy S10 & S10+

The Galaxy S10 has finally been revealed to the masses, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. As the flagship to herald the tenth anniversary of the venerable Galaxy S line, the S10 has kept popular and familiar design elements like the immersive Infinity Display while employin ...more

### News : LG G7 ThinQ Comes Packed with Notch, Super Bright Display, Impressive Sound & More

After delaying its launch by four months, LG revealed its 2018 entry to the flagship market on Wednesday, May 2. After years of an underperforming mobile division, the LG G7 ThinQ is the first product since a shakeup within the division to get things back on track, and it brin ...more

### News : The Latest News & Rumors on Huawei's Upcoming P20, P20 Pro & P20 Lite

UPDATE: The P20 and its variants are officially available now. However, there's no official North American variant. You can purchase the international version of the P20 Pro or P20 Lite on Amazon, but be aware that it may not work perfectly on US carriers. As we approach the ...more

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