Not quite sure what to do with your Campagnolo EPS’ magnetic on/off switch? Neither were we, which is why it’s buried somewhere in one of our duffels, only found when we’re least looking for it.Token felt your pain and created a simple valve extender with an open end sized to hold the magnetic key. Just slide it in, and you’re off without fear of losing it from a jersey pocket. It’s CNC machined from alloy with a tiny steel bolt inside to hold the magnet. Weight is just 1.6g excluding the EPS magnet button.Retail is just £4.99, EPS part not included. Thanks to Tom from i-Ride for sending this in.
Matrox announced Friday that the Matrox D-Series D1480 multi-display graphics card is now shipping. Purpose-built to power next-generation video walls, this new single-slot graphics card supports up to four 4K@60Hz DisplayPort monitors. It can be combined to drive an output video wall of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. Along with an assortment of video-wall software and developer tools, the D1480 card enables OEMs, system integrators and AV installers to deploy high-performance display walls for a broad range of commercial and critical 24/7 applications, including control rooms, enterprises, industries, government, military, digital signage and broadcast.The D1480 can drive up to four 4K DisplayPort monitors from a single-slot card. OEMs, system integrators, and AV professionals can add — and synchronize — displays by framelocking up to four D-Series cards via board-to-board framelock cables. Also, D1480 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content and Microsoft DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 1.2 support to run the latest professional applications.D-Series cards work seamlessly with Matrox’s complete video wall portfolio. OEMs and system integrators can pair D1480 with Matrox Mura IPX capture cards to add advanced HDCP functionality to capture and display content-protected sources — including set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc and media players, and video game consoles. D-Series can also be combined with Matrox QuadHead2Go multi-monitor controllers to create ultra-large-scale configurations of up to 64 x 1920×1080@60Hz screens.D-Series includes the Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software. Users can select from a variety of tools — including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management and edge overlap. This helps to configure and customize multi-display setups. The Matrox MuraControl video-wall-management software meanwhile provides users with an intuitive platform to manage video wall sources and layouts either locally or remotely and in real-time. Matrox video wall APIs, SDKs, and libraries are also available for developers and AV installers interested in creating custom control functions and applications.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director, Christine Lagarde is in Nigeria on a 4-day visit to advise Africa’s largest oil producer on how to recover from the shock of falling oil prices on the international market.The oil price has slid to $37 a barrel, a tough feat for Nigeria where 70% of revenue is realized through oil sales internationally.Lagarde is meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and newly installed Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun.The Nigerian President recently announced a record budget for 2016. He plans to triple expenditure in a move to help the country adjust to the downturn in oil, which lost almost two-thirds of its value in the last year.Nigeria’s Central Bank has also issued a directive restricting the use of debit and credit cards abroad as a temporary measure to limit the flow of foreign currency out of the country.Nigeria’s currency Naira has also weakened further against the dollar, this on the heels of a forecast that announced a budget deficit of 2.2 trillion naira, about $11-billion.Lagarde will deliver a speech to lawmakers from Nigeria’s National Assembly and will also meet with business leaders during the visit. Also on the agenda for the IMF chief is a meeting with finance ministers from the six member nations of the economic and monetary community of Central Africa – CEMAC – she’ll address hat group on January 8th.