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Academia vs. Business

xkcd webcomic has today a funny comic about difference between academia research and business. Check out that Academia vs. Business strip yourself on the comic web page (the comic strip picture is too big to fit to the layout of this blog so I could not add it nicely here).

What If They Turned Off the Internet?

What would happen if they’ve turned off the Internet. After the riots have settled down and the withdrawal symptoms have faded, how would you cope? Cracked.com asked you to Photoshop what life would be like in an Internet-addicted society learning to cope without it. The World of Tomorrow (If The Internet Disappeared Today) picture collection

Your TV could be watching you

Twice a year, tech companies descend on CableLabs’ Innovation Showcase to demo their wares for a group of cable operators. PrimeSense’s 3D sensing chip won the ops’ vote in an informal poll for best new product idea. This product lets digital devices see a 3-D view of the world. The device includes a sensor, which

Live 2011 Grand Prix

Turku (a city in Finland) will be the European Capital of Culture for year 2011. For this reason Turku has initiated the world’s largest media art and new media competition Live2011 Grand Prix. They were making co-operation with the Assembly Summer 2009 festival where I saw their booth. A digital capital of culture, Live2011.com will

Assembly Summer 2009 Festival

Assembly Summer 2009 is Finland’s largest computer festival. It takes place in Helsinki 6th to 9th of August 2009. ASSEMBLY is a four day computer festival, in which thousands of people and their computers spend the long weekend by meeting friends, playing games, surfing on the net, talking on IRC and enjoying the great productions

Floating measurements

A floating measurement reads the voltage between two points, neither of which is at ground potential. A most typical floating measurement done quite often is when doing voltage measurements with a battery powered multimeter. The floating insulated multimeter allows doing floating measurements of slowly changing signals easily. The advent of switching power supplies and motor

Hard disk vs. solid-state drive

Solid-state disk (SSD) drives are all the rage among techies. The drives use non-volatile NAND flash memory, meaning that there are no moving parts and they are faster in reading and, in most cases, writing data. Computerworld magazine has published a worth to read article Review: Hard disk vs. solid-state drive — is an SSD

Ban on incandescent lamps

Ban on incandescent lamps is coming to Finland and other EU countries. Decision makers think that consumers and the environment alike would benefit from replacing the familiar incandescent lamps with energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs or LEDs. At present, some 80% of the electricity used for lighting by Finnish households is consumed by incandescent bulbs,