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Bad elecrolytic capacitors again

Why modern high tech electronics fail? Very often the reason for that is electrolytic capacitor failure. Bad electrolytic capacitors on my PC again. The PC stated acting bad. It kept resetting my itself and quickly failed to boot. So I had to start fault-finding. In this kind of cases, the problems could be bad contact

Meeeno ACS712 Current Measuring Sensor

I needed to do some AC current measuring with Arduino, more accurately than with special AC current sensor I tested earlier. To do that measuring I bought Meeeno ACS712 Current Measuring Sensor Brick Module Board for Arduino. This is a picture of that module from dx.com:   This module is pretty easy and safe way

MobilECG goes open source

Few days ago Hackaday reported that after a failed Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, MobilECG has gone open source. MobilECG is a medical grade 12 lead electrocardiograph that connects to USB port. It is designed to meet all the relevant medical standards (ISO 60601-1, etc.). It was designed to work with PCs, notebooks, and Android tablets. Records

Overviews of Finnish Games Industry

The Finnish game industry has been growing dramatically during the past couple of years. An Overview of the $2.905 Billion Finnish Games Industry article says that the Finnish Game Industry is growing at a 39.5 percent growth rate because of some amazing game developers (SuperCell, Rovio, Remedy, etc.). The most well-known Finnish game companies are at the

Mobile World Congress 2014

Mobile World Congress 2014 starts today and goes on this week, which means that technology news will be filled with all kinds of mobile technology releases. Mobile World Congress 2014 tries to shape Mobile trends for 2014. I will follow what different news sources say on the event, and post links to most interesting mobile

Home Routers a Big Consumer Cyberthreat?

Home routers and firewalls are supposed to make users easy and safely connect many devices to their Internet connection. Those devices were advertised to make your Internet safer. In many cases they helped, but more and more often they itself be a real security problem. Strange but saddly true. Home Routers Pose Biggest Consumer Cyberthreat

Art of Photographing at Olympics and Zero-G

Here are links to some interesting articles on professional photography. The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images article tells how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States. Digital photography has completely changed the

Cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure

White House pushes cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure article tells that U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has releases a new cybersecurity framework. It aims to help operators of critical infrastructure develop comprehensive cybersecurity programs. It tries to drive changes in the way organizations deal with cybersecurity, which is not always in good shape based constant flow of

Friday Fun: Mobile fish tank

Hackaday told some days ago that a machine vision company Studio diip based in The Netherlands has created  an interesting fish on wheels, a robotic car controlled by a goldfish. The system appears to work pretty well on the video. This is quite funny looking system. A Logitech 9X0 series camera captures overhead images of the