Archive for January 2019

IoT trends 2019

IoT is already completely entrenched in our society across end-market segments, but there are still enormous challenges around the design, development, and deployment of devices and services for the IoT, with security at the top of the list in 2019. Here are some IoT trends for year 2019 to watch: More device: There are four

Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science | TechCrunch Is screen time good or bad? Hard to sau for sure. A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. There seems to be a lot bad science.

MIDI 2.0™ Prototyping has started

Decades old MIDI is going to advance with new major specification change. The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) announce MIDI 2.0TM Prototyping The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and AMEI (the Japanese MIDI association) have finalized the core features and name for the next generation MIDI protocol: MIDI

Crimped connectors

Crimp connectors are typically used to terminate stranded wire. A well-engineered and well-executed crimp is designed to be gas-tight, which prevents oxygen and moisture from reaching the metals (which are often different metals) and causing corrosion. Wire crimping is typically a three step process that needs suitable connector and suitable crimping tool: In the first

Friday Art: Circuit Sculptures

Circuits are beautiful in their own way, and a circuit sculpture takes that abstract beauty and makes it into a purposeful art form. Some artists can use circuit wires as the structure of a sculpture, and can try to tell a story with components. Twelve Circuit Sculptures We Can’t Stop Looking At article shows you

Cyber breaches abound in 2019

Cyber breaches abound in 2019 News of high-profile cyber breaches has been uncharacteristically subdued in recent quarters. Is this a harbinger of a worse hacking landscape in 2019? The answer is unequivocally yes. No question, cyber breaches have been a gigantic thorn in the global economy for years. But expect them to be even

The NSA’s Software Defined Radio application “RedHawk” is now open source page says that NSA released a bunch of software to open source at There is an interesting looking project called “RedHawk” which is described as: “A software-defined radio (SDR) framework designed to support the development, deployment, and management of real-time software radio applications.” github link: Here’s the documentation:

Analog vs digital HDTV for CCTV cameras

For some time it seems that analogue video has seemed die in many applications when digital technologies have replaced the analog video technology. For example the trend in video surveillance systems that old legacy analogue composite video systems are replaces with digital camera interfaces that range from SDI to IP video. In normal video systems