2021-08-26 - Brian Dipert

Question your assumptions: Diagnosing computer disruptions

When diagnosing a problem, it's important not to cling too tightly to initial assumptions, based on past experiences and/or incomplete…

2021-07-30 - Brian Dipert

Microsoft Xbox 360 teardown

Following up on the dissection of the original Xbox 360 Elite, this teardown explores the more integrated, cooler-running Xbox 360…

2021-07-28 - Thomas Miller

Creating ANC earphones with balanced armatures

In true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones, balanced armature (BA) drivers bring improved fidelity and detail compared to traditional drivers.

2021-06-24 - Brian Dipert

Computer-themed cases of obsolescence by design

These cases of obsolescence by design are all computer-themed; what real-life examples have you experienced lately?

2021-06-17 - Majeed Ahmad

MCU suppliers increase memory content to support AIoT designs

High-resolution displays and complex AI datasets in IoT endpoints and wearable designs increasingly demand additional memory content.

2021-06-08 - Brian Dipert

Spare CPUs get new life in PCs for donation

This engineer details the build of two PCs that were donated to provide computer access for a shelter program.

2021-05-31 - Kangbong Seo

Development of CMOS image sensors accelerates to serve a variety of applications

The design of CMOS image sensors is going through an accelerated phase of development to serve a variety of applications.

2021-05-28 - Richard Quinnell

AI at the edge could provide solutions for IoT security issues

AIoT seems to be here to stay, and the next development step—as with processing—will be to evolve specialized devices for…

2021-05-24 - Brian Dipert

Can satellite internet deliver the competition needed for net neutrality?

Let's do a deep dive on SpaceX's burgeoning Starlink satellite internet service and its predecessors and competitors.

2021-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Set-top box teardown: Android isn’t just for smartphones

Android isn't just for smartphones and tablets, as this set-top box teardown makes obvious.