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Cool thing from Assembly Summer 2010

I visited Assembly Summer 2010 computer festival this weekend. There were many interesting multimedia presentations shown there and some interesting seminars. Check the competition results and view the winners easily on Assembly Summer 2010 gallery and more on YouTube. Check also Future Crew documentary. In the seminars Andreas Jakl from Nokia presented material on programming

Multimeter design fail

The monkeys got my multimeter article has an interesting video that shows a really crappy design aspect of this IDEAL multimeter. Was this caused by a design or specification problem is hard to say. Very probably, for an economy DMM like this one, the ability to operate the buttons without rear support (i.e. your own

iPhone 4 Teardown

iPhone 4 Teardown provide a look inside this new device. For more detailed technical information on the silicon inside the iPhone 4, be sure to check out Chipworks’ in-depth analysis of the iPhone 4′s components. Chipworks will take the reader inside what makes the iPhone 4 so amazingly cool to Apple fanboys. The reviewers of

Look inside iPad

The iPad The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Since the announcement of it in January 2010 it has been one of the most talked about technology gadget. Understanding the iPad’s Industrial Design article tells that iPad is the culmination of Jon Ive’s quest for the ultimate industrial design, a search for

About THX certification

THX began life as part of LucasFilm. The initial goals for THX was to ensure that movie audiences in theaters heard the same audio that sound engineers heard in the listening booth after the final audio mix. Eventually, that goal has mutated. The new THX idea was to ensure that home theater buffs heard the

Look inside Logitech Squeezebox Boom

White paper: Logitech Squeezebox Boom audio design is an interesting in-depth look behind the design of an all-in-one network music player from one of its lead designers. This device includes amplifier and speakers and other music player electronics in one box. One of its lead designers tells the story. Image source: http://www.logitechsqueezebox.com/product_matrix.html

LackRack

This is a really neat trick I just read about. LackRack is the ultimate, low-cost, high shininess solution for your modular datacenter-in-the-living-room. Its low-cost and perfect fit are great for mounting up to 8 U of 19″ hardware, such as switches (see below), or perhaps other 19″ gear. Featuring the LACK (side table) from Ikea,

High end vs. consumer electronics

All the good ideas have been gone in high end AV industry? Why work hard for something original when you can just license it and use your brand to warrant charging huge extra for the same electronics? Are high-end brands just becoming marketing and no real engineering or quality benefits… In earlier blog post there