For Sale – Oculus Rift CV1 VR Headset, 2 Sensors, 2 Touch Controllers & Xbox One Controller

I have an Oculus Rift for sale with the following. Everything is in full working order and has had minimal use. The headset itself has some scratches on the casing due to two occasions where I walked into stuff. These are shown in the pictures. Cash on collection is preferred for £300. Thanks. :)

Oculus Rift CV1 VR Headset
2 Sensors
2 Touch Controllers
Xbox One Controller

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: West Malling
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For Sale – Apple Mac Mini 2011 with Keyboard & Trackpad

Hi all,
am finally selling my mac mini that i bought in 2011. It comes from a smoke free, pet free home. Im selling it with a wireless keyboard and a wireless track pad that is cracked but still works fine. very well looked after and not used that much. Selling due to not being used in the last couple years.

i will post pics this evening of the equipment.

Specs:
Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 3MB shared L2 cache
Memory: 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
HD Capacity: 320GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 320M with 256MB of shared DDR3 SDRAM
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Specifications

Optical drive: 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Video: HDMI port with HDMI to DVI adapter Mini DisplayPort with support for DVI, dual-link DVI, and VGA video via adapters.Connects to up to two external displays with digital resolution up to 2560 by 1600 pixels via Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter or 1920 by 1200 pixels via Mini DisplayPort, HDMI to DVI Adapter, or Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. Analog resolution (VGA) up to 2048 by 1536 pixels using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter or Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter. Expansion: Four USB 2.0 ports / One FireWire 800 port/ One SD card slot Audio: Built-in speaker / Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out / Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in Ethernet: Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Wireless: Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11n) / Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Size (H x W x D): 3.6 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm Weight: 1.37 kg

Price and currency: £200
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Benfleet
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Microsoft’s AI language app will give you a friend to practice Chinese with

Learning a new language is all about practice, but sometimes you don’t have someone to practice with.

Microsoft’s new (and aptly-named) Learn Chinese app wants you to pick up the language with the help of an AI assistant.

The app has two modes available, one for beginners and one for intermediate learners. 

The beginners lessons feature different simple phrases and sentences, with short conversation practices afterwards that allow learners to repeat phrases they’ve learnt in each chapter. 

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You’ll be scored on how accurate your pronunciation is, with words you’ve pronounced wrongly marked in red, and those pronounced accurately in green. The app also provides sample audio so you can hear how words should be pronounced.

The AI kicks in to allow you some freedom in expressing yourself. You’re prompted with keywords you need to include in each phrase you say back to the app, but the sentence structure is up to you.

After you speak, the app grades you out of 100 on each response’s structure and pronunciation.

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The intermediate mode is similar, but presents different real-world scenarios, such as how to order food in a restaurant and even add people on WeChat, China’s most popular social media network. Very practical.

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How it works

According to Microsoft, the app relies on “a suite of AI tools”, such as deep neural networks that have been tuned to recognise what learners are trying to say and to evaluate learners’ pronunciation.

The AI has been tuned to recognise words based on data from native speakers, as well as Microsoft’s text-to-speech technology.

“The app will work with you as a language learning partner,” said Yan Xia, senior develop lead at Microsoft Research Asia in a blogpost.

“It will chat with you and give you feedback based on what you are saying.”

The aim of the app, according to Microsoft, is to prepare learners for real-world conversations with native speakers.

The app comes as online language company Duolingo added Chinese Mandarin to its library just a week ago.

Microsoft Learn Chinese is available for free on the App store.

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For Sale – Intel NUC – Core i5 SFF PC NUC5i5RYK

Have upgraded so am selling my little Intel Core i5 NUC NUC5i5RYK

I don’t have any of the components for it, so you will need to populate it with an SSD and some RAM, however it comes with 801.11ac built into the board

Excellent condition, and would be described as perfect if I hadn’t have kept my mouse on the lid at times, causing some microscratches in the black plastic lid.

Come in original box with PSU and VESA Monitor Mount included

1 5th generation Intel® Core™ i5-5250U processor
2 Two DDR3L SO-DIMM sockets (up to 16 GB, 1333/1600 MHz)
3 M.2 slot with flexible support for a 42, 60, or 80 mm SATA or PCle* SSD
4 Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC and Bluetooth 4.0
5 Kensington lock support
6 Backpanel DC power connector (12V – 19V)
7 One Mini DisplayPort* version 1.2 supporting 8 channel digital audio (7.1 surround sound)
8 Intel® Gigabit LAN
9 2x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
10 Mini HDMI* port supporting HDMI 1.4a and 7.1 surround sound
11 Support for user-replaceable third-party lids
12 2x USB 3.0 ports on the front panel (including one charging port)
13 Intel® HD Audio5 via Headphone/Microphone jack 14 Consumer infrared sensor

For full specs see
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5RYK

Price and currency: £200
Delivery:
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Payment method: PPG
Location: Winchester
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Microsoft launches public preview of Azure Location Based Services with TomTom | ZDNet

Microsoft is launching a public preview of a location-based Azure cloud service that’s designed to integrate well with Internet of things deployments and asset tracking.

Azure Location Based Services will be powered by TomTom’s Online APIs, but can leverage other location technologies in the future. Azure LBS will use the same billion, account and APIs as other Azure services.

Microsoft’s aim is to give cloud developers geospatial data that can be integrated with smart city and Internet of things deployments. Target industries include manufacturing, automotive, logistics, smart cities and retail. A year ago, Microsoft laid out plans to integrate geographic data with Azure.

Sam George, partner director of Microsoft Azure IoT, said Microsoft LBS is aimed at providing one dashboard to manage services and templates enterprises can use to track assets. “As cloud and IoT transform businesses, geospatial data capabilities are needed for connected devices and assets,” said George. “Many of these assets move and monitoring and viewing them in a location is important. It’s part of a broader IoT digital feedback loop.”

The capabilities in Azure LBS–mapping, search, routing, traffic and time zones–are designed to be used for everything from asset tracking for transportation fleets as well as autonomous driving.

Cubic Telecom, an Irish telecommunications company for the automotive industry, built a proof of concept that uses Azure LBS to visualize existing locations of electric vehicle charging stations. Here’s a look at Cubic Telecom’s charging station finder.

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Fathym, an IoT company, is using Azure LBS to visualize road conditions for Alaska’s department of transportation. Fathym’s road and route weather forecasting will be introduced at the LA Auto Show.

Azure LBS can be used as part of a broader suite or as a standalone service. Azure LBS will have consumption based pricing and George noted that enterprise location data is private. For the public preview, Azure Location Based Services will offer a two tiered pricing model – a set of free transactions per account and then 1,000 transactions for $0.50.

General availability will be in calendar 2018.

For Sale – Dual 22″ monitor setup: 2xIIYAMA E2200WS monitors and Duronic arm

Forgive the mess, in the process of clearing out the garage.

Monitors also include their original stands. Stand allows rotation and positioning of monitors how you like. I was using one for looking at A4 datasheets and the other for general work.

Monitors are dual DVI/VGA input. I will bundle mains, VGA and DVI-D -> HDMI leads.

Native panel resolution for the IIYAMA monitors is 1680×1050.
Duronic mount retails at £70 currently, so £75 for the lot is a bargain.

Stand is here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-DM…&sr=8-8&keywords=duronic+monitor+dual+monitor

All in good working condition, monitors are clean without significant marks.
Won’t ship, too much hassle to pack this all up safely to have to travel uninsured.

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Price and currency: £75
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash on collection
Location: Norwich or Ely, UK
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For Sale – Space Grey MacBook 12″, with 2018 warranty

Space Grey Macbook 12″ ordered May 2015, in perfect working order.

Warranty til May 2018.

256GB SSD
8GB RAM
1.1GHz Intel Core M processor.

Charger, USB-C cable, super-lightweight Waterfield suede sleeve, original MacBook box and contents, and postal packaging.

Very good condition, with very minor marking in corners, and a tiny barely visible scratch on top; no other marks or scratches.

For sale due to upgrade – MacBook Pro

Price and currency: £650 + postage
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Payment method: Cash / bank transfer
Location: Cheltenham
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