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Building Yocto Linux for Edison

The Intel Edison is a tiny embedded micro that has 4GB Flash and 1GB Ram. It runs Linux, and is ideal for embedding as an application platform into all kinds of devices, but especially for IoT and wearables. I am currently working on some new products for a major client of mine based around Edison, and […]

Schematic collaboration website

Circuit Diagram – Schematics is the language of electronics. It provides a concise and comprehensive diagrammatic description of a circuit. Schematics.com allows users to connect and share designs and ideas in a like-minded community. Why not take a look for yourself at www.schematics.com  

Repairing PCBs with bodge wires.

I received six PCBs from a contract manufacturer, but due to a glitch in the manufacturing plots two traces were missing from the boards. To get the boards working I need to add two bodge wires to each board. This video shows the process of me repairing the board from start to finish.  

Calculator in Apple’s OS X El Capitan cannot perform basic maths!

I have discovered that the Calculator app that ships with OS X El Capitan cannot do some pretty basic programmer’s maths. Being able to add and subtract in Base 10 (decimal) and Base 16 (Hexadecimal) is a pretty basic requirement of any programmer’s calculator. Developers use these number systems all day long, and the Calculator App […]

2016: An interesting year.

However you look at it, 2016 will be an interesting year.  It’s one that won’t be repeated for another 16 years, and then another 8, then another 4, then another 2, then the following year, then the year after that, and then not for another 1024 years. What I’m talking about is the year 2016 […]

Another exploding iPhone battery

I’ve posted before about how an iPhone in my pocket one day burst open when the battery inside it exploded. Now another iPhone, sitting on a shelf, has done the same thing.

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Take the Phishing Test

Following on from my earlier post about how to spot a “Phishing” email, you can now take a short test to see how good you are at identifying fake emails.  Anything less than 100% and you might be vulnerable to being tricked into installing viruses, handing over your bank login details, or worse!

How to solve Apple’s Pro Video Formats 2.0.1 constant update loop.

A software update which was made available by Apple earlier this month causes some users machines to get stuck in a constant update loop. As soon as you install the update it re-appears as available for update. If this affects you, then there is a simple solution.

What makes apple’s new watch tick?

Want to know what makes Apple’s new Watch tick? Then read on to take a look inside.

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