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Arduino Playground – Shield Pin Usage

https://playground.arduino.cc/Main/ShieldPinUsage There is a large number of shields available for the Arduino. When debugging Arduino projects it would be nice to know which Arduino pins are utilized by each shield. This page is intended to provide that information.

A bug in cell phone tracking firm’s website leaked millions of Americans’ real-time locations | ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cell-phone-tracking-firm-exposed-millions-of-americans-real-time-locations/ Another week and another privacy disaster. Now a company that collects the real-time location data on millions of cell phone customers across North America had a bug in its website that may have exposed nearly every cell phone customer in the US and Canada, some 200 million customers. The LocationSmart page required explicit consent

Arduino Catches IoT Wave | EE Times

https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1333283 There are a lot of people that are changing the world by building anything and everything. Arduino is enjoying success in the IoT wave because its easy to use, relatively inexpensive, and supported by a large ecosystem. Intel’s decision to stop supporting its Arduino products, including Joule, Galileo, Edison and Arduino 101, has left

Arduino Day 2018

https://day.arduino.cc/official Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino. It’s a 24-hour-long event organized by the community and Arduino’s founders, where people interested in Arduino come together.

Friday Fun: Working LEGO pinball machine built from 15,000 bricks

https://www.brothers-brick.com/2018/05/09/working-lego-pinball-machine-built-from-15000-bricks-features-benny-in-all-his-classic-space-glory-exclusive-feature/ This is a really cool LEGO project. The Brothers Brick contributor Bre Burns hits it out of the nostalgia ballpark with a fully functional LEGO pinball machine called “Benny’s Spaceship Adventure.” She spent several months perfecting the design with over 15,000 LEGO bricks, including LEGO Mindstorms NXT programmable bricks.

Uusiteknologia 01/2018

Uusiteknologia.fi is new Finnish language electronics and technology professionals magazine. In the newest issue have written articles on four topics (text in Finnish with short introduction in English). Here are the topics: USB-C: The USB Type C is the latest USB connector type especially for portable devices. The new USB version offers higher data rates

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Here are some news related to addictive gaming: Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42541404 Gaming can be too addictive to some people. Now gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time. The World Health Organisation’s 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition