The best graduation gifts you can buy in 2022

The best graduation gifts you can buy

All products recommended by The Hamden Journal are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Surviving years of college is no small feat, so the graduates in our lives deserve … Read more

VRR monitors are becoming ubiquitous, now VESA’s certification wants to make them good

VRR monitors are becoming ubiquitous, now VESA’s certification wants to make them good

VESA, the computer display organization behind standards like the DisplayPort interface, has a new certification program that’s designed to help customers find better variable refresh rate monitors. Unlike its previous HDR certification program, which measured things like peak brightness, the new Adaptive-Sync Display Compliance Test Specification (or Adaptive-Sync Display CTS) is designed specifically for variable … Read more

Scientists ‘knit’ soft robotic wearables for easier design and fabrication

Steve Dent

Scientists have made considerable progress with soft robots used for assistive wearables, rehabilitative technologies and more. Powered by compressed air, they offer advantages over regular robots like sensing capabilities, soft touch, and high power-to-input ratios.  Designing and building them has been a challenge, however, due to the need for a manual design and fabrication pipeline … Read more

EU charges Apple over NFC payment restrictions on iOS devices

Matt Brian

As the European Commission continues to look into whether Apple has abused its market dominance by restricting mobile payments on iOS devices, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager today confirmed that it has formally charged the iPhone maker, which could result in a hefty fine if it is upheld. In a statement, Vestager said that the Commission … Read more

Ventje campers are built for the new hybrid workforce

Ventje campers are built for the new hybrid workforce

Ventje is a car made for the work-from-anywhere types benefiting from the new hybrid and fully-remote workforce enabled by the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve seen one in person and the build quality is impressive. It’s a German engineered Swiss army knife of Dutch design — on wheels. Ventje starts with a new or used VW Transporter … Read more

Apple Pay is anticompetitive, says EU in preliminary ruling

Apple Pay is anticompetitive, says EU in preliminary ruling

Apple has been hit with an antitrust accusation by the European Union over its exclusion of rivals from its Apple Pay mobile payment system. The EU has sent Apple a formal “Statement of Objections” with the preliminary view that Apple has abused its dominant position in mobile wallets on iOS. “The Commission takes issue with … Read more