Archive for April 2011

Location data collecting smart-phones

A location-based services (LBS) are a hot topic among mobile services developers. A location-based service (LBS) is an information or entertainment service, accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and utilizing the ability to make use of the geographical position of the mobile device. Modern smart-phones have abilities to locate the position of the

Generate waveforms

Testing audio-noise-reduction circuits, PLLs (phase-locked loops), and audio-frequency filters may require a noisy sine wave. Generate noisy sine waves with a sound card article tells that using a typical computer sound card, free software, and an external amplifier circuit, you can create a noisy sine wave. So a sound card, software, and an amplifier circuit

Audio, Distortion and Feedback

Audiophiles seem to revel in minor controversies – vinyl vs CD’s, tubes versus solid state, capacitor, wires, magic dots… and negative feedback. At one extreme (“objectivists” and engineers), the position is that “feedback makes amplifiers perfect”. At the other extreme (“subjectivists”) usually claim that “feedback is a menacing succubus that sucks the life out of

LEDs and dimmers

Using existing triac controllers and wiring offers a number of challenges for LED lighting. To maximize the success and adoption of solid-state lighting for retrofit lamps, the LED lamps should be capable of dimming when used with existing controllers and wiring. Lighting designs with flicker-free LED dimming article explores the typical TRIAC dimmer, some of

Facebook datacenter "secrets"

Facebook Open Sources Its Servers and Data Centers. Facebook has shared many details of its new server and data center design on Building Efficient Data Centers with the Open Compute Project article and project. Open Compute Project effort will bring this web scale computing to the masses. The new data center is designed for AMD

20 years of Linux

Linux is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Video and festival competitions can be found on Linux Foundation celebrating 20 years of Linux pages. The History of Linux began in 1991 with the commencement of a personal project by a Finnish student, Linus Torvalds, to create a new operating system kernel. Ari Lemmke named the

It Works on My Machine

I getting certification for your software far too challenging? This is a brilliant idea for a new application certification program The “Works on My Machine” Certification Program. Participating in this innovative new application certification program is as simple as pressing the F5 key on your keyboard. Just few easy steps… Brand your app with your

Tool for faster web pages

Google Labs Page Speed Online analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. Page Speed Online is available from any browser, at any time. This allows website owners to get immediate access to Page Speed performance suggestions. You can also get Page Speed suggestions customized for the mobile