Darlene Pope to Chair the Connected Virtual Tech Event November 16th and 17th

WARREN, N.J., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Connected Virtual Tech Event, produced by Fifth Gen Media, is pleased to announce that Darlene Pope will be serving as conference chair and leading all the content, speakers and panels at the upcoming event.  Darlene is a well-known industry speaker, thought leader, and globally recognized expert in the field of smart buildings and digital workplace.

“I’m really excited to have Darlene working with us on this event.  There is no one who has a better understanding of the smart building ecosystem than she has,” said Rich Berliner, CEO of Fifth Gen Media and Producer of the event.  “Darlene will add an element to this show that is unsurpassed, and we are so pleased to have her join us.”

The Connected Virtual Tech Event is a two-day virtual trade show and conference using a new interactive platform that delivers the closest

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Best Gaming Chair Deals

It’s Amazon Prime Day 2020, and that can only mean one thing: discounts on gaming chairs. OK it may also mean deals on literally tens of thousands of other items, but finding a great price on a gaming chair never hurt anyone. And if you’re in the market for a racing-style seat to relax in while you get your game on, you’ll want to know where to find the deals. You’ve come to the right place.To take advantage of the Prime Day deals, you’ll need to be a Prime member (you can sign up here). Those who have never done the free trial can get a month’s worth of Prime for free and get all the Prime Day discounts they want. If you’ve already used the free trial, you can pick up a month’s worth of Prime for $12.99 or a year’s worth for $119.

The Best Amazon Prime Day

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Best Prime Day Gaming Deals (2020): Early Gaming PC & Laptop, Corsair & Razer Headset & Peripherals, VR, Elgato & Gaming Chair Deals Listed by The Consumer Post

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compare the top early gaming deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring Corsair & Razer gaming laptops, PC & headsets, Oculus, Valve Index & more VR kits, AVerMedia & Elgato capture devices & gaming & office chair deals. Links to the top deals are listed below.

Best gaming PC & laptop deals:

  • Save up to $400 on gaming PCs and desktops at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on top-rated CyberPowerPC, SkyTech, Omen & many more gaming PCs
  • Save up to $451 on gaming laptops from top manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Razer, Acer, ASUS, MSI & Lenovo – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
  • Save up to $451 on Razer gaming laptops, keyboards, mice & gaming headsets – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
  • Save $161 on the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop at Amazon – featuring Intel Core i5-9400F, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
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New Razer Gaming Chair, Laptop, And More Revealed At RazerCon 2020

RazerCon 2020 is a day-long show featuring new looks at games, product reveals, and live heavy metal concerts. Viewers can expect to get new looks at Torchlight III and Empire of Sin, and if you’re a metal fan, you’ll be happy to hear that DragonForce and Sabaton will close out the show with live performances. On top of all that, GameSpot is serving as RazerCon 2020’s official media partner, and so we have a number of products to reveal alongside the event.

Razer is taking steps into some new territory with its very first gaming chair and PC gaming case. The other new products will be more familiar to fans of Razer’s accessories, including a pair of Bluetooth headphones that boast a 50-hour battery life and kitty ears as well as a plug-and-play microphone that will work great for streamers.

The day-long RazerCon 2020 livestream is live now, and you

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House anti-trust chair says breaking up Facebook-Instagram would be right move

Following the 349-page report by the U.S. House of Representatives’ subcommittee on anti-trust, released yesterday afternoon, the chair of the committee, Democratic rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, on Wednesday said he thinks it would be a good idea ot separate Instagram from Facebook, according to Reuters. 

Cicilline told Reuters in an interview today that “Facebook should not have been allowed to buy Instagram,” according to the account by Reuters staff. 

 “I would be comfortable with unwinding that. I think that’s the right answer,” Cicilline told the news service, referring to Facebook’s purchase of Instagram for $737 million in 2012.

In the report issued Tuesday, Cicilline and staff said that buying Instagram was part of Facebook’s removal of competition in the social networking market. Facebook has become so dominant that the only real competition is between Facebook and its own properties, including Instagram, said the committee.

“Facebook has tipped the

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House space subcommittee chair still seeking NASA plan for 2024 lunar landing

WASHINGTON — The chair of the House space subcommittee says NASA has still not convinced her that the agency has a viable plan to return humans to the moon by 2024.

Speaking at a Wilson Center event Oct. 6 about the geopolitics of space, Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.) said she was waiting to see a plan from NASA that explained how the agency’s Artemis program could meet its goal of a human return to the lunar surface in four years.

“We still haven’t seen a plan that shows us we can get to the moon on the 2024 schedule,” she said, including the ability of NASA to manage “multiple, simultaneous, large” development programs and the various demonstrations leading up to that crewed landing.

Such a plan was an element of a NASA authorization bill that she introduced in January with other leaders of the House Science Committee from both parties.

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Should I buy a cheap gaming chair?

Buying a cheap gaming chair might seem like a good way to save on your home setup. After all, the best gaming chairs can cost nigh-on $400 for the privilege of somewhere to rest your butt. And with the looming spectre of Amazon Prime Day deals and Black Friday deals likely to offer discounts on a host of PC gaming goodies, you can be sure there will be some cheap gaming chairs on offer.

But what do you need to look out for when picking up a budget gaming seat, where can you make compromises, and what do you absolutely need to avoid? 

Considering that you’re likely to be sitting on your gaming throne for many hours it’s worth making sure that it’s something that will be supporting you throughout that time. Though if you go for one of the best gaming desks then at least half the time you

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Southampton Chair in Emerging Technologies targets invisible and ubiquitous wearable technologies | Electronics and Computer Science

Published: 2 October 2020

Professor Steve Beeby is one of the world’s foremost experts on electronic textiles and energy harvesting

Professor Steve Beeby from the University of Southampton has been awarded a prestigious Chair in Emerging Technologies to pioneer reliable e-textile systems that are invisible to the wearer.

The Electronics and Computer Science professor is one of just eight UK-based researchers to share £22 million of funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The research will exploit printed active materials, flexible circuit technologies and textile engineering to integrate sensing, electronic and energy harvesting/storage functionality within a single textile.

Professor Beeby, Head of the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems (SEMS) group, says: “We all come into contact with textiles every day of our lives – in our clothes, inside our homes and in our cars – which makes fabrics an ideal platform technology that can, for example, monitor our

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October: Martin Kuball Chair | News and features

Professor Martin Kuball, Director of the Centre for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR) in the HH Wills Physics Laboratory, has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies.

Professor Kuball is one of eight engineering academics across the UK to receive support from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s largest research funding scheme—the Chairs in Emerging Technologies – which has allocated a total of £22 million to support these innovative researchers and global leaders in their fields whose projects made it through the rigorous selection process in the face of stiff competition.

For his project as Chair, ‘Ultra-wide bandgap emerging power electronics for a low-carbon economy’, Professor Kuball aims to develop a new class of semiconductor power electronic devices using ultra-wide bandgap materials such as gallium oxide, boron nitride and aluminium nitride. Thanks to the outstanding properties of these materials, the new devices will be compact, highly versatile

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Best gaming chair 2020: the best PC gaming chairs

The best gaming chair lets you enjoy in comfort that robust gaming PC powered by a Nvidia RTX 3080 in style. Not only can you game in luxury and style, but all without concern for lower back pain. 

Instead of hunkering down in a run-of-the-mill office chair, you can choose from a couple styles, notably the classic gamer chair style reminiscent of a racing car bucket seat, or the Ergo-design gaming chairs which do have a little more of that office chair aesthetic.

The classic gaming chairs aren’t the most natural feeling. However, chairs like the noblechairs Epic have memory foam pillows. Situated at your lower back and neck, these memory foam pillows give you proper support while you’re staring at your PC monitor, to feel a bit more like the ergo-design chairs.

And, while their look is a bit more of the office variety, ergo-design chairs come with

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