Archive for September 2022

Phantom power issues

48 volt phantom power that is common in pro audio mixer mic inputs can kill the sound card in your laptop or computer (and some other devices). Here Dave Rat shows a quick and easy test to make sure you do not accidentally damage your valuable computer. Don’t Let Phantom Power Kill Sound Cards –

European Energy Crisis

Germany and the EU have spiraled headfirst into the globe’s worst energy crisis since the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s and 1980s. All across the continent, Europe’s energy policies have led to astronomical price increases, industry shutdowns, potential energy shortages, and geopolitical vulnerability. The European Union and its 27 member states have invested more

Friday Fun: This is fine

WHAT DOES THIS IS FINE MEAN? The “This is fine” meme comes from a webcomic called Gunshow, by KC Green Based on a webcomic of an anthropomorphic dog sitting in a burning house saying “This is fine,” this is fine is a meme used as a reaction image in which someone ironically says a

Arduino IDE 2.0 is here

Arduino IDE 2.0 has moved to stable and is available for download! It features a modern editor and provides a better overall user experience thanks to a responsive interface and faster compilation time. Check out welcome Arduino IDE 2.0 and and take a look at Arduino IDE 2 Tutorials to discover and learn all

Friday Fun: AI music videos are here

This modern era of GPU-accelerated AI applications have their benefits. Pulling useful information out of mountains of raw data, alerting users to driving hazards, or just keeping an eye on bee populations are all helpful. Lately there has been a rise in attempts at producing (or should that be curating?) with help of AI works

S-Pankki on-line banking has problems

Finnish bank hacking disaster: 150 data breaches, 53 frauds, loot of millions, a group of friends involved, bug has been on-line for months, allowed fraudent authentication to third party services (like medical records, taxes, etc.) On Tuesday, S-Pankki (S-bank) announced a vulnerability that occurred in the spring and summer when identifying with online banking credentials.

Speakon power

I just saw this Facebook post in AC Disaster group and had to react to it! Source: Post by Jerry Hicks at AV Disasters Facebook group (used with permission) Almost clever! You can actually plug in US charger to speakon connector and have it to make contact with two “pins” (1- and 2-). You can

Embedded Conference Finland 2022

I visited Embedded Conference Finland 2022 this week few days ago. Here are some picks from the cyber security info shown at conference. Embedded cyber security is a horizontal legal requirement in EU by end of 2024 Antti Tolvanen, Sales Director, Etteplan Post-quantum cryptography: The current status and future consequences Kimmo Järvinen, CTO, Xiphera Preparing

Popular Electronics magazine

Popular Electronics was created in 1954 by Ziff-Davis for an audience of electronics hobbyists and experimenters. It soon became the “World’s Largest-Selling Electronics Magazine”. For all of you interested in “Popular Electronics” from 1954 to 2003. Now free to read and download