IoT Hype

July 14, 2014 Leave a comment

I’m wondering what all the IoT hype is about.  I love technology and am more capable to work it than most, and I’m not interested in most IoT ideas.  I’m still scratching my head over the whole NEST thing.  Here’s an article on the subject:

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&piddl_msgid=306776&doc_id=1323077&page_number=2

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AirDog: Another Cool Kickstarter

June 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Between a helmet cam and an AirDog, it looks like sports enthusiasts can buy their own little shooting crew.  I like automotive sports.  Can AirDog do 100mph?

Intel creates hacker playground

June 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Programmable logic in Intel chipsets sounds like a lot of fun to me.  It’s a powerful tool for very savvy end users and unfortunately, hackers.  I know I’d love an FPGA with tight integration to system memory on my next computer – for good purposes of course.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2365240/intel-expands-custom-chip-work-for-big-cloud-providers.html

 

Hackers Develop Cool New Things with DLP

June 17, 2014 Leave a comment

I still enjoy my DLP Bigscreen, but what other cool things can we do with DLP now that the technology isn’t as mainstream in TVs?  Check out http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1322765&_mc=NL_EET_EDT_EET_daily_20140617&cid=NL_EET_EDT_EET_daily_20140617&elq=e89e72eff8d2432380b43b3bee390acd&elqCampaignId=17597

The Future of Storage?

June 12, 2014 Leave a comment

An interesting article on a potential future for storage technology.  Includes references to a new type of memory.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249045/HP_says_39_The_Machine_39_will_supercharge_Android_phones_to_100TB

Perspective on Swift

June 10, 2014 1 comment

I had mixed reactions to Apple’s announcement of Swift.  My first thought was, maybe two wrong’s will make a right?  Objective C is the first wrong.  Now Apple’s creating another closed language of its own and I’m struggling to see why they couldn’t have used one of a few other open, existing languages instead.

Part of my frustration stems from the fact that at one point Apple actively blocked developers from using languages like Lua in iOS apps.  Now they’re releasing a language that looks very similar to Lua.  I’m not sure if that’s ironic, or hypocritical, or maybe a combination.  One thing seems apparent; Apple exercises strong control over their developers.

Time will tell if it was a good move.  Keep your fingers crossed.

 

http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/swift-objectively/240168424?elq=bc5da584821049dc87d565966736c031&elqCampaignId=4665

Banana Pi vs. Raspberry Pi

May 12, 2014 Leave a comment
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