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

Julia Reda – Showdown on upload filters and the link tax on September 12: These are the options in front of MEPs

https://juliareda.eu/2018/09/copyright-showdown/ Before the summer, the European Parliament decided to rethink its position on EU copyright reform plans, including upload filters and a “link tax”, after massive protests. Consequently, over 200 individual proposals for changes were filed. MEPs will vote on all of them on Wednesday, September 12. Some background what is happening: The future is