The human body has the potential for amazing feats, but it also has built-in limitations — we can’t hear certain tones, we see a limited range of colors, and we can’t feel magnetic and electrical fields around us the way some animals do.
Some people choose not to accept those limits.
These little chips may not look much, but in fact they're a new breed of super-small, super-cheap accelerometers that could make motion sensing ubiquitous—even in the clothes you wear.
The chips, made by mCube, measure just a couple of millimeters across—less than half the size of most accelerometer chips. Perhaps most importantly, though, they're more power efficient and cheap, too. That's because they integrate the mechanical device for detecting movement and circuitry that processes the signals into a single chip.
You may have heard me drop hints about it at MakerCon in May…. and now we’re excited to update you that the first Intel® Galileo Gen 2 boards have started to roll off the production line.
Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a “Universal” Serial Bus, in its 18-or-so years on the market it has spawned multiple versions with different connection speeds and many, many types of cables.
The news over the past few years has been spattered with cases of Internet anonymity being stripped away, despite (or because) of the use of privacy tools. Tor, the anonymizing “darknet” service, has especially been in the crosshairs—and even some of its most paranoid users have made a significant operational security (OPSEC) faux pas or two. Hector “Sabu” Monsegur, for example, forgot to turn Tor on just once before using IRC, and that was all it took to de-anonymize him. (It also didn’t help that he used a stolen credit card to buy car parts sent to his home address.)