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Posted: 07:57:14 PM, 17/12/2015
Here are two multi-port USB chargers: "an Orico DCT-5U, which offers both 1A and 2.4A output options, along with an OTG (on-the-go)-compatible port pair": ? ? "and a Sabrent AX-U5PB, which is supposedly able to deliver 2A to each of its five USB ports": ?......

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Posted: 07:09:46 PM, 07/09/2015
Recent teardowns I've written have highlighted the circuitry differences between hardware powered by batteries, therefore containing DC voltage regulation circuitry, and mains-powered equivalents containing more elaborate AC-DC converters. These discussions reminded me of a newly unveiled prod......

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Posted: 08:21:01 PM, 09/07/2015
Typically, microwave ovens are known for being useful for warming things up rather than cooking food. In fact, even the traditional TV dinner either ends up with a cold centre or overcooked at the edges. Now imagine a microwave oven that can cook a whole meal heating the different parts at differe......

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Posted: 05:54:28 PM, 25/04/2015
Many years ago, I was asked to design a voltage to pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller. Even though microcontrollers (MCUs) were not uncommon in those days, the smallest was a 16-pin device that was presented in a DIL (dual in-line) lead through-hole package. Furthermore, although some were av......

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Posted: 06:42:13 PM, 20/03/2015
The recent Apple Spring Forward event was notable for the hardware it unveiled. And indeed, here is a quote from my previous comment: As is often the case in situations like this, the "rest of the story" will only appear in the coming hours, days, and weeks, as Apple spokespersons accid......

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Posted: 07:16:57 PM, 10/12/2014
I recently had an experience with two awesomely beautiful designs. To my disappointment, I also encountered some bugs, which caused me to wish that formal verification tools had been used as part of the development process. ? The Apple of my eye Last month, I persuaded my family to abandon ......

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Posted: 06:11:49 PM, 04/12/2014
Apple and Google put forth their best efforts with the iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6. These oversized handsets are chock full of features that consumers and mobile professionals alike will enjoy. After spending a month using each phone, I found clear differences in both hardware and software that are ......

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Posted: 06:56:59 PM, 24/11/2014
A Canadian company has put a new spin on the biometric identification technology by using peoples heartbeats to allow them to wirelessly access their devices -- including their smartphone, computer, car, or even their home. ? Bionym, founded in 2011 as a spinoff of the University of ......

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Posted: 09:22:36 PM, 23/11/2014
Do you remember my blog from a couple of months ago, Check this out: Really annoying music suppressors, about my desire to find some effective way of preserving my sanity whilst driving in the car with my wife, Gina the Gorgeous, who is partial to Christian rock and who likes her music on the loud......

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Posted: 03:42:59 PM, 07/11/2014
The Google Nexus 9 has been available for purchase from the Play Store since November 3. The $400 slate is among the first batch of devices to ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board. It is a huge step up from last year's Nexus 7 in terms of size, specs, and cost. Does the performance increase......

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