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Conway buckles--your new best friend!

In the course of dealing with customers who ride in lots of different disciplines, we’ve found that some of them are huge fans of Conway buckles, while others may never have seen them before. 29 more words

Small displays for microcontrollers

Over the years I have found that, at least for me, there are two major annoyances of working with microcontrollers: Packaging and a user interface. I’ve dealt with the packaging annoyance by resorting to techniques from the past involving wood (see my O’Reilly article… 868 more words

Hardware

Another Reason Why a Genealogist Might Want to Buy a Chromebook

I have written a number of times (see https://goo.gl/TsSWQ5 to find my earlier articles) about Chromebooks, the low-cost laptop computers that boot up quickly, are simple to use, never get viruses, and perform the computer tasks that many computer owners want. 439 more words

Hardware

OpenWRT on Ubiquiti AC Lite

A year ago, I thought I had upgraded my home WiFi to AC with the purchase of a cheap TP-Link Archer C5, but it only gave me trouble. 1,323 more words

Hardware

There's finally a home robot that's cute enough to love

It might be Memorial Day in the United States but half way around the world, Computex kicked off early with a big press conference hosted by Asus. 301 more words

Hardware

The stupidity of hardware/software/encoders

What’s the point of having a kick ass computer, faster than anything you’ve had, only to have people to make BIOS and hardware controllers throttle things? 167 more words

Every Day Life

Article in Nature - Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library

Great stuff from nature! Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library “The Gould papers were an early indication of an issue that’s been rapidly worsening: four decades after the personal-computer revolution brought word processing and number crunching to the desktop, the first generation of early adopters is retiring or dying. 11 more words

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