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Some People Get It

Electronics retailer Best Buy is known for catering to mainstream America, not niche audiophiles. So I was surprised to see the company offering an HDMI cable for $1650.99. Granted it’s 8 meters long, but still… It’s a freaking digital cable, folks!

Then I read the reviews. They’re as golden as the connector plating. Go check … Read More → "Some People Get It"

Atmel Gives SIGFOX a Transmitter

You may recall that, some months ago, we wrote about SIGFOX. As a quick review, SIGFOX is installing a completely new cellular system optimized for low-data-rate IoT sensors rather than for voice and Youtube. As a French company, they started the build-out in their European neighborhood, but they are supposedly starting their North American build-out now.

Of course, for this to be successful, you have to have devices that can talk to the network. And if the designers of those devices have to … Read More → "Atmel Gives SIGFOX a Transmitter"

Raspberry Pi: The next generation

The phenomenon that is Raspberry Pi has moved up a gear. On Monday (2nd February) the next generation of the credit card computer was announced. It has a new Broadcom BCM2836 application processor, based on the ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU which they rate at 900MHz. Memory has doubled to 1GB. This is claimed to make the new Raspberry Pi 2 better than six times more powerful than the first generation Raspberry Pi Model B+.

There is full compatibility of both hardware and software with the previous model, and it has the same price of around $35. The … Read More → "Raspberry Pi: The next generation"

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