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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals

Canada has issued a guideline for the Duke and Duchess’ visit in the country.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two adorable children, George and Charlotte, landed in Canada this Saturday, September 24.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two children have started their official Canadian tour today.

Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is no stranger to fashion, elegance and high class.

Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

In a rare interview, Pippa opened up about her new book, her fiancé and the difficulties of being Duchess Kate’s sister.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals
Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed
Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon
Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

iPhone 5 Lightning to 30-pin adapter gets teardown

by Nicole
October 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

A teardown of Apple‘s new Lightning adapter shows what the accessory has inside.

Peter from Double Helix Cables decided to open up the connector and take pictures of its components.

He first notes that the connector is “beautifully manufactured like a cruel puzzle.”

A rubber dampening piece encircles it and a thin epoxy coating covers all of the circuitry. All of this is covered by a steel cage.

Here is what he found:

“To access the contacts for the audio output to somehow hack a cable to this and make a dock audio output cable – would require a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and specialized tools.

The dock connector is hyperdelicate when removed from its moorings. It is literally floating there with just its pins attaching it, and the pins are ultra fine as usual. Again, good luck modding this thing. Even if you did mod it, making something that would be appealing to look at and profitable to sell, is essentially not going to happen. I really had high hopes that I could get into this thing and attach an audio output cable, but I should have known better.”

Apple has received criticism for the adapter’s $29 price tag and for incompatibility with a number of accessories.

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