Archive for February 2015

Arduino vs Arduino

There seems to be some storm on around the Arduino ecoystem. Arduino v. Arduino posting at Hackaday seems to indicate that there are two Arduno companies that are disagreement: Arduino LLC is suing Arduino Srl (the Italian version of an LLC). Arduino LLC is the company founded by Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, David Mellis, Tom

MEMS Mics Are Taking Over

The world of microphones is changing at least on handheld gadgets. MEMS Mics Taking Over article is telling that almost every mobile device has ditched its old-fashioned electret microphone invented way back in 1962 at Bell Labs. Most microelectromechanical (MEMS) microphones just copy the basic principle driving electrets, electrically biased diaphragms whose capacitance changes as

Linux 4.0 is coming

Linus Torvalds has decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching. Linus tagged the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel just moments ago. Linux kernel live patching is an interesting feature, which allows kernel patches

The elevator programming game

Elevator Saga The elevator programming game is an addictive programming challenge. It is a nice JavaScript simulation of transporting people using one or more elevators. You write the code and the elevators move accordingly on your browser. The initial program supplied is flawed, and you have to write your own program with better algorithm. You