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A closer look at the Got-It Bluetooth tags

Jan 8, 2020

Intro When I first heard of the Got-it Bluetooth tags, I just had to order a preview set. Those are active Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, embedded into a thin and flexible sticker, including battery. The proposed use case is asset tracking in commercial settings. They are 28mm x 76mm x 0.75mm Battery life is supposed to be one year Waterproof, flexible A preview set containing 10 stickers costs 99$, they plan to get the price down to $1/sticker Some pictures provided by Got-It here How I received my labels: ...

How to buy a car in the US as a foreigner

May 3, 2019

When I went to the US last year on a J-1 visa, I had to figure out how to buy a car. I had never owned a car before, and I obviously did not have a US driver license. If you are thinking about buying a cheap car for a road trip in the US to save on rental costs, it is probably not worth it: buying a cheap beater car exposes you to the risk of it breaking down, which will then cost you a lot of money to fix it. ...