Archive for December 2022

Cyber trends for 2023

Nothing is more difficult than making predictions, especially in fast advancing cyber security field. Instead of me trowing out wild ideas what might be coming, I have collected here some trends many people and publications have predicted for 2023. HTTPS: These days HTTPS has effectively become the default transport for web browsing. Most notably, the

Transistor on its 75 Birthday

The transistor, the component that created a revolution in modern, miniaturized electronics, turns 75 this week. The first transistor, developed by Walter Brattain and John Bardeen, consisted of the semiconductor germanium, gold, a crude spring and a metal base. See More: A Look Back at the Transistor on its 75 Birthday

PostScript source code available

PostScript (PS) is a page description language in the electronic publishing and desktop publishing realm. It is a dynamically typed, concatenative programming language. It was created at Adobe Systems by John Warnock, Charles Geschke, Doug Brotz, Ed Taft and Bill Paxton from 1982 to 1984. PostScript is the precursor to PDF, and at the time

Guitar effect DSP from Finland

What do Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Wintersun have in commo? The common thing are guitar and bass effect boxes come from Finland. Finnish Darkglass Electronics and Neural DSP export state-of-the-art instrument technology to the world. Neural DSP is developing technology to advance the state of the art in the music industry – mainly effect plug-ins

30 years of the text message

‘Merry Christmas’: 30 years of the text message The text message is celebrating its 30th birthday – the first “Merry Christmas” SMS was sent to a mobile phone by a Vodafone engineer in Berkshire in the UK on 3 December 1992. Originally, an SMS could only be text, up to 160 characters long. The

Star-quad cable

Star quad cable is a type of balanced audio cable that specializes in reducing electromagnetic interference. Quad cable is better at rejecting external noise than an equivalent single pair cable. Star-quad cable is a four-conductor cable that has a special quadrupole geometry which provides magnetic immunity when used in a balanced line. Four conductors are