Archive for July 2017

Chip Hall of Fame: Intersil ICL8038 Waveform Generator – IEEE Spectrum Intersil’s ICL8038 integrated circuit was designed to meet the need for a convenient way to obtain a precise waveform, capable of simultaneously generating sine, square, and sawtooth waveforms with only a few supporting external components. After some time 8038 became a major hit. I remember that IC because I used it for my first function generator I

Internet Stone Soup | TechCrunch Writing changed as the Internet changed. In this article Internet Stone Soup the Techcrunch writer John Biggs describes his experience of what happened to media in the 21st century, it can begin to explain how we ended up in an era of intentional ignorance and with a truly broken media. The writer of this article

A Photon Has Been Sent To Space Using Quantum Teleportation | IFLScience Last month, Chinese researchers showed that quantum communication between Earth and space is possible, and now they have used the tech to send a photon to space using quantum teleportation. As this research shows, to create a truly global network for quantum communication, we will need quantum satellites.

Shields are your friend, except when… | EDN–except-when-?utm_content=buffer6cce1&utm_medium=social& Engineers just love to put shields on circuits, mostly as a defensive measure against signals on the outside getting into and disturbing our circuits, but they also keep signals inside from getting out and this really makes the folks responsible for EMI compliance happy. So what could go wrong? Well 10 years ago, not

Fusion energy pushed back beyond 2050 – BBC News It seems that using fusion energy will be promising looking “around the corner” technology for quite many years according to a new version of a European “road map”. The road map drawn up by scientists and engineers at EUROfusion lays out the technological hurdles to be overcome. We will have to wait until the second half of

Wikileaks Unveils CIA Implants that Steal SSH Credentials from Windows & Linux PCs WikiLeaks has today published the 15th batch of its ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing two alleged CIA implants that allowed the agency to intercept and exfiltrate SSH (Secure Shell) credentials from targeted Windows and Linux operating systems. BothanSpy implant is for Microsoft Windows Xshell client. Gyrfalcon targets the OpenSSH client on various distributions of Linux OS: CentOS,

Why Finland bans the weirdest things Excessive banning is not exclusively a Finnish phenomenon, but what is astounding, is our ferocity in enforcing our regulations. No matter how silly, we take them seriously. Don´t believe us? Check out a list of funny things somebody somewhere in Finland wanted to ban.

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.  Along the way, the writer has learned

The Difference Between A Programmer, Coder, Developer And Engineer » TechWorm Do you know the difference between a Programmer, Coder, Developer and Engineer? Different titles can be very confusing even for those who are working in the technology industry.  In reality, it depends upon organization to organization and how these terms are used by them in their industry, as these terms are often interchangeable.  This