Archive for June 2014

History of Android

Android has been with us in one form or another for more than six years, and it has changed a lot in that time. Android now a historically big operating system. Almost a billion total devices have been sold, and 1.5 million devices are activated per day—but how did Google get here? The history of

The Turing Test was not passed!

Last weekend’s news in the tech world was flooded with a “story” about how a “chatbot” passed the Turing Test for “the first time”: Many media outlets were reporting that a computer programme pretending to be a 13-year-old boy from the Ukraine passed the Turing test for artificial intelligence on Saturday. The problem is that

jsFiddle web code playground

jsFiddle is a well worth to check out online playground for your JavaScript, HTML, CSS code at It  it provides on-line code editor and a custom environment (based on user selections) to test (or fiddle with) your JavaScript, HTML, and CSS code right inside your browser. Getting up and running with jsFiddle is as

Half-Arsed Agile Software Development

Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. The Agile Manifesto introduced the term in 2001. Since then, the Agile Movement, with all its values, principles, methods, practices, tools, champions and practitioners, philosophies and cultures,

Happy Birthday Tetris

Soviet blockbuster computer game Tetris is 30 years old.  Tetris (Russian: Те́трис, pronounced [ˈtɛtrʲɪs]) is a Soviet tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984. It was the first entertainment software to be exported from the USSR to the US. The versions of Tetris were

Friday Fun: Sexy Amplifier

Every once in a while, an interesting product appears on the market. Not a Joke: Texas Instruments Unveil SEXY Amplifier article from few years back has this nice example of interesting naming: This is LM358, a Dual Operational Amplifier by Texas Instruments was seen in PC motherboard.  Be deliberate or accidental, we believe that geek porn fans

Anniversary of the NSA revelations

This week marks the year of Edward Snowden NSA revelations began. I have covered news on NSA relevations on my blog pretty much (Security trends 2013 and Security trends 2014). Register magazine article NSA: Inside the FIVE-EYED VAMPIRE SQUID of the INTERNET is a good wrap-up of what has been revealed over the years and

Be a Linux Kernel hacker when needed

Ever wanted to start hacking the kernel? Don’t have a clue how to begin? Let us show you how it’s done… Be a kernel hacker – Write your first Linux Kernel module is article is a good starting point to learn about Linux kernel programming. Kernel programming is often seen as a black magic because

IOIO-OTG board review

I was some day wondering how to connect IO to Android smartphone or tablet.One well known option is to use IOIO or IOIO-OTG board connected to Android device USB port. The IOIO (pronounced “yo-yo”) is a board specially designed to work with Android devices and robust connectivity to an Android device via a USB or