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I was just thinking about how much things have changed in FPGA space (where no one can hear you scream) over the past ten years.

Have you ever been obliged to use code that originated with a third-party whose scruples may or may not deserve scrutiny?

Which of these two topics attracts you the most – the innocent genius with the wooden model car or the scary genius doing nasty things to an innocent fuse?

Here’s how you can build your own cloud-connected temperature and humidity monitor in 30 minutes for less than $20!

Did you know that Ludwig Boltzmann and Paul Ehrenfest, who spent much of their lives studying statistical mechanics, both died by their own hands?

While you peruse and ponder this article, I will gnash my teeth, rend my garb, and cry to the heavens: “Is there nothing the nefarious Nick Bild cannot build?”

Can you imagine the sensors, algorithms, and processing power required to create a dart board that moves to intercept the dart such that it always ends up as a bullseye?

I don’t know about you, but I’m well-impressed. I can so see one of these little rascals sitting on the desk here in my office.

In addition to being annoying, link rot makes me feel sad that so many resources are “evaporating away” and being lost to time.

In which, amongst myriad other things, we learn how to peel a microtonal banana (do not try this at home!)

Imagine that, while walking around, you ran across a mirror-like “portal” looking like a circular doorway into another world. What would you do?

“Imagine if P.T. Barnum went on Shark Tank and was coached by Tina Fey,” says Stacy Katz, game designer of What the What?! and CEO of Well Why Not Media.