Month: February 2013

Migrating from CVS to Git

Today's software development, both in open and closed source projects, is carried out between groups of developers who may not necessarily be in the same building, city or even country, but there is a need for these teams to work on a single up-to-date version of the projects code … Read More

Kickstarting chip design: The Raspberry Pi effect

On 27th October 2012 Adapteva Inc successfully raised almost $900,000 via the Kickstarter crowd funding website. It's not the largest amount ever raised on Kickstarter, nor is it the most over-subscribed offering. What makes it unusual is being the first such funding success by a chip design company … Read More

Who ate my battery?

The Ericsson T95 launched in 2001. It had a 720 mAh Li-Ion battery, a standby time of 300 hours and a talk time of 11 hours. A decade later the Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10 mini was launched. It has a 910 mAh Li-polymer battery, and using 3G, a standby time of approximately 285 hours¬†and a talk time of approximately 3.5 hours with 3G … Read More