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Julia Reda – Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised

https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/ This EU law will fundamentally change the internet as we know it – if it is adopted in the upcoming final vote. But we can still prevent that! The history of this law is a shameful one. From the very beginning, the purpose of Articles 11 and 13 was never to solve clearly-defined issues

What to expect from CES 2019

CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 year. This year CES 2019 is held January 8-11 at Las Vegas. So the show starts tomorrow. And some press events by some companies

Phoenix Contact over voltage protector

Here is tear-down of PT 2X2-24DC-ST over voltage protector for 24V systems: PT protective connector with protective circuit for two 2-wire floating signal circuits. 24 V DC nominal voltage. HART-compatible. What is insideComponents close-upWhat was found was two dual gas discharge tubes ant two other over voltage protectors. The gas discharge tubes were connected to

USB to RJ45 adapter teardown

Here is tear-down of cheap USB 2.0 to CAT5E CAT6E RJ45 LAN Modem Extension Extender Adaptor for Webcam XBOX adapter. This adaptor is designed to allow your USB cameras, printers, webcams, keyboard, or any other USB device to be situated some longer than normal USB cable (few meters) distance away from PC. This converts USB

Pedestrian crossing button teardown

In many busy junctions there are pedestrian crossing buttons. Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button actually do anything? The short answer is – it depends. Ask CityLab: Do “WALK” Buttons Actually Do Anything? article also tells that it depends on where you are. I happened to come across a broken (most probably crushed by some

New Auto Safety Technologies Push Repair Bills Up – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/transportation/advanced-cars/new-auto-safety-technologies-pushing-repair-bills-upwards There is little debate over whether advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) could reduce both the number and severity of vehicle crashes. A collision-mitigation system alone can increase the cost of a new vehicle by US $1,500 or more and vehicles equipped with advanced safety features “can cost twice as much to repair following a