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RF bridge for antenna measurements

I got a comment that recommended this RF BRIDGE 0.1 – 3000 MHz from http://www.transverters-store.com/rf_bridge/rf_bridge.html. It looked really interesting as I was planning to build something similar myself. The price was very reasonable ($10) so I had to test out it. Did the ordering, and quite quickly I received a letter from Ukraine that contained

EFF says Kodi lawsuits ‘smear and discourage’ open source

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3018418/eff-says-kodi-lawsuits-smear-and-discourage-open-source  THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION(EFF) is concerned about legal activity around piracy-enabled Kodi boxes and wants to know where the line is being drawn between companies that sell innocent platforms, the vagabonds that install add-ons onto them and the people who share pirated material.  “Open source smart TV software Kodi can access some infringing content streams.

Here’s everything Google just announced

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/heres-everything-google-announced-today/ Google held a press conference yesterday in San Francisco, where the company announced everything from new phones to crazy machine learning-powered wearable cameras. It was a flurry of news. Techcrunch condensed it all the highlights down well into one quick slideshow.

Android users rejoice! Linux kernel LTS releases are now good for 6 years | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/android-users-rejoice-linux-kernel-lts-releases-are-now-good-for-6-years/ The free and open source Linux kernel powers most of the devices around us. It’s not only present in computers and servers, in Android devices, the Internet of things, and almost anything else you can call “smart.” A major change in the maintenance lifecycle of Linux kernels is coming for good. During a Linaro

They’re still selling incandescent flashlights? | EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/power-points/4458907/They-re-still-selling-incandescent-flashlights-?utm_content=buffer6638a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer   The writer of this article assumed that all flashlights would now be LED units, not incandescent, because of many benefits of LED. But in shop roughly one-third of the lights were LED, one-third were halogen, and one-third were incandescent. Why do they still have non-LED flashlights? This article looks for answer to this and teaches about

Nobel Prize Awarded for Detection of Gravity Waves – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/astrophysics/nobel-prize-awarded-for-detection-of-gravity-waves  The three men who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics helped prove Einstein correct by detecting gravitational waves from a pair of colliding black holes.  Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne were awarded for conceiving and creating the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO.  Just last week, a sister detector in Italy called Virgo

Capitalism without consequences | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/01/capitalism-without-consequences/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  Technology decouples economies. AirBNB owns no rooms, but provides accommodations; Uber owns (essentially) no vehicles, but provides transport; Stripe is not a bank, but provides bank accounts; a vast panoply of corporate services run on Amazon-owned servers. There are many excellent things about this decoupling; it improves efficiency, aids focus, and spurs innovation. But technology also has

Understanding Certifications for Electronic Hardware Products

https://blog.hackster.io/understanding-certifications-for-electronic-hardware-products-7f7f983ae5b2  Most electronic products require multiple certifications in order to be sold. The certifications required depends on the product specifics and the countries in which it will be marketed. This article will mainly discuss certifications necessary in the United States, Canada, and the EU.