The Internet of Things takes center stage in this week’s episode of Fish Fry. First up, we investigate a new sensor platform developed at Stanford University called BodyNet and how this new device can track both the pulse and rate of respiration by detecting the expansion and contraction of skin. Also this week, Mark Milligan and I discuss the future of the internet of things and how the … Read More → "The Internet of Many Things"
“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben
Nah, me neither. But now it can be yours. For free. Srsly.
IBM has released the Power Architecture instruction set to the Linux Foundation, making it freely available to anyone who wants it. It’s a … Read More → "IBM Gives Away PowerPC; Goes Open Source"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Judy Warner gives us a special sneak peek into this year’s AltiumLive PCB Design Summit. Judy and I discuss the details of this third annual PCB design conference, how the goals of this conference have evolved over the years, and why Judy hopes this event will become the PCB Village Square of the EE industry. Also this week, we investigate … Read More → "PCB Town Square"
I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Bluetooth. And, to be perfectly honest, it leans a bit more toward the “hate” end of the spectrum. As a consumer using various Bluetooth-enabled devices, I’ve experienced the frustration (shared by many, I’m sure) of flaky and unreliable pairing, mysterious behavior, and general lack of user-friendliness. Much of this is the less-than-optimal design of systems … Read More → "Bluetooth Hack for Bad Guys"
“A man with a watch always knows the time. A man with two is never certain” – anonymous
They say you should never go camping without a compass, but don’t ever go with two. Either pack one compass or three, but not two. Because if they ever differ, which one will you believe?