Mobile trends for 2015

The platform wars is over: Apple and Google both won. Microsoft wanted to be the third mobile ecosystem, and it has got clear solid third position, but quite small market share of  overall smart phone market. Apple now sells around 10% of all the 1.8bn (and growing) phones sold on Earth each year and Android

Computer demo stolen for music video?

This is case where computer demo scene and music industry hits.  Giorgio Moroder is legendary producer and songwriter (helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer before conjuring the ’80s synth sound of film soundtracks). Giorgio Moroder plans to release first studio album in over 30 years with big names on it. To celebrate

FTDI removes clone chips bricking driver

http://m.slashdot.org/story/208915 Maybe publicity on this issue made manufacturer to change plans… They understood that intentionally breaking USB-serial hardware owned by somebody else is not a good idea (bad PR and could be illegal). Posted from WordPress for Android

Lightning maps

Larger lightining storm has started hitting Finland, so real-time information on lightning becomes interesting. Blitzortung.org is a lightning detection network for the location of electromagnetic discharges in the atmosphere (lightning discharges) based on the time of arrival (TOA) and time of group arrival (TOGA) method. It consists of several lightning receivers and one central processing