“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” – unknown (but not Albert Einstein)
It’s sad to see a little kid cry on Christmas morning. He unwraps his new PlayStation 4, plugs it in, grabs the controller in anticipation of playing his first game and then… waits helplessly for over … Read More → "Old Man Yells at Clouds, 2020 Edition"
When you want to unload some rusty old lawn furniture, you have a lot of choices. You can list them on eBay or Craigslist. You can put an ad in your local newspaper or Nextdoor.com, or post a few pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter to see if you get any nibbles. Or just leave it out by the curb and wait for some … Read More → "ARM’s Sleight of Hand"
It’s funny how, when you keep on hearing stories about companies heading in one direction, the news that someone is going the other way makes you sit up and pay attention. It reminds me of that old saying: “‘Dog bites a man’ is not news; ‘Man bites a dog’ is news.”
In my case, for the past couple of years I’ve been talking with companies … Read More → "Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision"
“Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day.” – Pink Floyd
This definitely falls into the “red pill” category. What if I told you that you don’t need a camera to take pictures? Or even an image sensor? Or light? Or that you can capture high-resolution images – with just a single pixel?
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“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (Who watches the watchers?) — Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Most of us are familiar with the RIAA, copyright infringement, and online piracy. Those are common, but new, problems. Much older is the problem of actual physical counterfeited goods. People have been selling knock-off Rolex watches and Gucci handbags for ages, since well before there was an … Read More → "Red Points Catches Online Counterfeiters"