Archive for January 2018

Covox Speech Thing 30 years later

Back in the ancient days before sound cards, around 30 years ago, sound cards were rare on PCs. One hack those days was the original Covox Speech Thing, that connected a simple DAC to to PC parallel port. The Covox Speech Thing (also known as Covox plug) was an external audio device attached to the

2017 JavaScript Rising Stars Let’s see by the numbers which projects got traction in 2017 by comparing the numbers of stars added on GitHub over the last 12 months.

Ethernet in the first mile I came by a device with 2BASE-TL ports in it. Google search revealed that this standard was made by IEEE Ethernet in the first mile (EFM) working group. It standardizes networking techbologies for the customer’s point of view it is their “first” mile, although from the access network‘s point of view it is known as the “last mile“.  I know

From Arduino Prototype to Manufacturable Product – Hackster’s Blog Creating a prototype based on an Arduino is an excellent start to bringing a new electronic hardware product to market. The Arduino is almost an ideal platform for proving your product concept. However, there is still a lot of engineering work required to turn it into a product that can be manufactured and sold. This article tries

5 blockchain trends to watch for in 2018 | The Enterprisers Project Few new technologies have raised as much discussion as blockchain. One reason is the controversy, concern, and perceived opportunity around blockchain-based cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin and ether) and crowdfunding via initial coin offerings (ICOs). But what is blockchain’s role in the enterprise?  This article gives some ideas to think about. Take those trends with grain of