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28 March 2015, 1:56 pm
After many months of coding and testing ESP8266.com are releasing the ported Arduino IDE for ESP8266. You can find all the support at http://www.esp8266.com/arduino and the source code is on github at http://www.github.com/esp8266/arduino.


28 March 2015, 10:46 am
Blessed with a bit of spare time recently, I completed my most zany ever contraption: A Non-Arduino powered by the giant of computing history – Intel’s 8086 processor.


20 March 2015, 4:58 am
Massimo Banzi tells us about a serious rift in the core Arduino team, which is just coming to light now. One of the founding team members has gone off on his own, claiming rights to Arduino and starting a separate operation. We asked Massimo to explain the situation in his own words.


19 March 2015, 12:29 am
(Phys.org)—The possibility that other universes exist beyond our own universe is tantalizing, but seems nearly impossible to test. Now a group of physicists has suggested that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest particle collider in the world, may be able to uncover the existence of parallel universes, should they exist.


18 March 2015, 10:53 pm
[zeptobars], the folks behind all the decapping hard work and amazing die shots are at it again. This time they decided to look under the hood of two identical looking Nordic nRF24L01+ chips. The nRF24L01+ is a highly integrated, ultra low power (ULP) 2Mbps RF transceiver IC for the 2.4GHz ISM (Ind


9 November 2014, 4:44 pm
After the Raspberry Pi foundation officially announced Raspberry Pi Model B+ board, it was natural to expect a Model A+ to come soon after. Based on a webpage on Element14, an update of the cheapest version of the Raspberry Pi could get announced very soon, maybe as soon as Monday. It has specifications very similar to Model A, but replaces the 26-pin GPIO connector, by a 40-pin connector, a micro SD slot takes the place of a full-sized SD slot, and power management has been improved so that it’s more efficient, and can support “power hungry” USB devices.


2 November 2014, 6:54 pm
There's no getting around it — bookmarks aren't all that great. Google is hoping to make them a bit better with a new Chrome extension that, simply enough, is called Google Bookmark Manager. The extension swaps out the nigh-useless list of links for a grid of items illustrated with snapshots of the pages you've bookmarked. Your existing collection of links will be automatically grouped into to folders, and when you add a new item (by hitting the familiar star button as you browse), Google will suggest folders to help you organize your links as well. You can also manually add a photo or notes to a bookmark for easier retrieval later.


25 October 2014, 9:49 pm
The ESP8266 is a chip that turned a lot of heads recently, stuffing a WiFi radio, TCP/IP stack, and all the required bits to get a microcontroller on the Internet into a tiny, $5 module. It’s an interesting chip, not only because it’s a UART to WiFi module, allowing nearly anything to get on the Internet for $5, but because there’s a user-programmable microcontroller in this board. If only we had an SDK or a few libraries…


5 October 2014, 2:20 pm
Flic is the new era of smartphone simplicity. It is a wireless shortcut button that connects to your smartphone and can do practically anything that your smartphone can do. With flic, you don't have to take your phone out of the pocket or purse to do simple, every day tasks.


20 September 2014, 6:15 pm
The makers of the pcDuino line of products offer several small, low-power single-board computers with ARM processors and support for Arduino Shields. The latest model is the smallest (and cheapest) to date. The pcDuino3 nano is now available for $39.