Archive for February 2018

The maker of the Turing Phone files for bankruptcy and suspends manufacturing | TechCrunch This again proves that,making hardware is hard – both design and business sides. An another Finnish hardware startup with big plans seems to have finished the business. The Finnish phone maker’s story so far is one of delay after delay, and now it’s announced, via Facebook post, that it’s suspending manufacturing. “A recent news

NRZ is dead, but not everywhere | EDN–but-not-everywhere PAM4 modulation is everywhere. “Five years ago, PAM4 was a concept” “PAM4 is being deployed everywhere except in short-reach links.” “DSP is enabling PAM4 optical channels” PAM4 has won the battle in fiber-optic and other medium and long-reach applications.

Announcing “Project Things” – An open framework for connecting your devices to the web. – The Mozilla Blog Last year Mozilla kicked off “Project Things”, with the goal of building a decentralized ‘Internet of Things’ that is focused on security, privacy, and interoperability. Mozilla believes that the future of connected devices should be more like the open web. The future should be decentralized. There are ongoing standardization efforts around the “Web of

Open Source 20 Years: 6 pivotal moments in open source history Here’s how open source developed from a printer jam solution at MIT to a major development model in the tech industry today. NDAs and proprietary software licenses became the norms, and the best programmers were hired from universities to private projects. As a reaction to this, Stallman resolved that he would create a complete

A step-by-step guide to Git | If you’ve never used Git, you may be nervous about it. There’s nothing to worry about—just follow along with this step-by-step getting-started guide, and you will soon have a new Git repository hosted on GitHub.

Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better – IEEE Spectrum Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated vehicles on the state’s public roads the previous year. Companies get to decide how to record these so-called disengagements. Variety in reporting makes for widely disparate data. The disengagement reports are thus probably best viewed as marketing

How Facebook stole the news business | TechCrunch Isn’t it ironic that I was reading this first on Facebook? Don’t you think? Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Now Facebook is pushing into local

Scientists Are Creating Lasers So Powerful They Could Turn Light Into Matter | IFLScience For over 11 decades we have known that matter and energy are interchangeable. The development of nuclear power has shown us that matter can be converted into energy. Three projects top the “one to watch list” of the laser world, are planned to completely annihilate the current record for laser power, which is 5.3

Should I Create a Proof-of-Concept Prototype for My New Product? As the name implies, the purpose of a proof-of-concept (POC) prototype is to prove your product concept. A POC answers if a product is feasible. In most cases a POC prototype is only used internally to determine the practicality of a new product. Customers will rarely see a POC prototype. So do you need